The Cinephile Hissy Fits Lifts Up the Fun of The Marvels

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For a while now, the hosts of the Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast, sponsored and supported by the Ruminations Radio Network, have maintained two different levels of fandom and respect when it comes to the vaunted and successful Marvel Cinematic Universe. Lately, Don Shanahan has felt and spoke on the so-called “fatigue” and saturation of IP that has made Marvel’s offerings rushed, convoluted, and less special than they used to be. In contrast, Will Johnson has long-been the courageous, flag-waving, and self-titled “Marvel Shill.” This month, cinematic fate may have dealt a blow that leads him to drop that label and nickname.

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For their 135th episode, two open-minded film critics, two girlpower dads, and two body-swapping teachers are graced with the new Marvel movie to review. The Captain Marvel follow-up, The Marvels, has arrived with less than usual hoopla and less than usual box office returns for the dominant MCU brand. Has it all become so much that the Will questions retiring his proud title? Find out here. 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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