The Cinephile Hissy Fit Rolls With Dungeons and Dragons

Chris Pine plays Edgin and Michelle Rodriguez plays Holga in Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves from Paramount Pictures and eOne.

The hosts of the Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast sponsored and supported by the Ruminations Radio Network arrive at entertainment property of Dungeons of Dragons knowing there are qualifiers for knowing what the heck you’re doing. There are plenty of people who’ve heard of the tabletop gaming universe, but there’s a host of experienced people who have actually built some characters, dropped some dice, and gone on an adventure. When it comes to bringing Dungeons and Dragons to the cinema–as Hollywood did last year with Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves–the two questions become how much do the filmmakers need to know to pull it off and how much do audiences need to know to join in and comprehend the adventure. Unlike the 2000 bomb, Hollywood got it right last year.

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For their 158th episode, two chaotic evil film critics, two lawful neutral dads, and two chaotic good teachers, Will Johnson and Don Shanahan, cover a 2023 blindspot of the latter host. Last year, Will put Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves in his year-end Top 10 after rolling many months in the #1 spot. Through good old fashioned busy circumstances, Don completely missed the movie. It was time to for him to right that wrong and show off his own D&D history. Roll for initiative! Come learn more 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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