The Cinephile Hissy Fit Podcast Reignite Their Series Rewatch With 1992’s Alien 3

Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley in Alien3 (20th Century Studios)

At the end of 2023, the hosts of the Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast, sponsored and supported by the Ruminations Radio Network, set themselves on a very brutal spacefaring path in cinema. People high and low swear by the Alien series before they became their own punchline getting mixed up with Predator battles and being existentially rebooted by its original filmmaker Ridley Scott. This podcast wanted to turn back the clock with new examination. Carrying over into 2024, their rewatch path and brought them to the most maligned core movie of the franchise. Who’s ready for Alien 3?

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For their 148th episode, two shaved film critics, two preaching dads, and two imprisoned teachers, Will Johnson and Don Shanahan, returned to the sequel galaxy of their Alien series rewatch with an episode on 1992’s hotly contested and often-panned Alien 3 directed by a baby David Fincher. Has the movie improved with time? The two share a quizzical discussion on what is normally ranked as the lowest or worst film of the series. You may be surprised how they feel. Come for the shared challenge and stay for the mutual love and respect for the fun movies encapsulate. Enjoy our podcast!

Cinephile Hissy Fits is a Film Obsessive media podcast, brought to you by the Ruminations Radio Network. Please visit, rate, review and subscribe. If you enjoyed this show, we have more where that came from, with interesting hosts, and wonderful guests. All available on iTunesSpotify, and anywhere you find your favorite shows. Follow the show on Twitter at @CinephileFit and on Facebook. Also, find both Will Johnson and Don Shanahan on Letterboxd as the accumulate their viewings and build their ranks and lists.

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Written by Don Shanahan

DON SHANAHAN is a Chicago-based Rotten Tomatoes-approved film critic writing here on Film Obsessive as the Editor-in-Chief and Content Supervisor for the film department. He also writes for his own website, Every Movie Has a Lesson. Don is one of the hosts of the Cinephile Hissy Fit Podcast on the Ruminations Radio Network and sponsored by Film Obsessive. As a school teacher by day, Don writes his movie reviews with life lessons in mind, from the serious to the farcical. He is a proud director and one of the founders of the Chicago Indie Critics and a voting member of the nationally-recognized Critics Choice Association, Online Film Critics Society, North American Film Critics Association, International Film Society Critics Association, Internet Film Critics Society, Online Film and TV Association, and the Celebrity Movie Awards.

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