The Cinephile Hissy Fit Sizes Up Gyllenhaal’s Road House

(L-R) Billy Magnussen and Jake Gyllenhaal in Road House. Photo by Laura Radford for Amazon

The hosts of the Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast, sponsored and supported by the Ruminations Radio Network, have found themselves in a place where movie fans are trying to choose between Patrick Swayze and Jake Gyllenhaal and their respective Road House films. They hear you, but feel differently. Like that referenced Lisa Simpson remake wisdom last week, Will Johnson and Don Shanahan will be the first to tell you that no new movie truly erases an old one. If you’re “Crazy for Swayze,” that’s awesome. Jake Gyllenhaal checks in to add new energy.

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For their 151st episode, two muy thai film critics, two buns-baring dads, and two bouncer teachers, Will and Don, have set the table to talk about Doug Liman’s 2024 remake of Road House, starring Jake Gyllenhaal. While comparisons are there to be made between this one and Patrick Swayze’s from 1989, we’ve got two guys who know how to compartmentalize their film history and prevent any whiny erasure feelings. As they’ll tell you, the fun part is we now get multiplied fun for the weekend couch movie scene. Come for the shared challenge and stay for the mutual love and respect for the fun movies encapsulate. Enjoy our podcast!

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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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