The Matrix Resurrections Stays Dead for the Cinephile Hissy Fit Podcast

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Oh, The Matrix, how we all loved you when you debuted in 1999! The sequels landed questionably for many, but at least they came to a definitive end. That’s what we thought, but Warner Bros. disagreed. With greedy cash-charging defibrillator, Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss are brought back to virtual life for The Matrix Resurrections. The Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast, sponsored and supported by the Ruminations Radio Network, is going to need a whole lot more pills than one blue one and one red one for this wannabe holiday tentpole.

For their 43rd episode, 25YL film critics, simulated dads, and plugged-in school teachers Will Johnson and Don Shanahan are seeing double. A double episode for the week of January 7, 2022. The guys welcome themselves back to The Matrix with the new The Matrix Resurrections. Do our hosts welcome this new life or wish it stayed dead? Get your emo fashions out of the closet and listen to hear the trendy discussion!

Cinephile Hissy Fits is a 25YL media podcast, brought to you by 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 of our episodes are 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 they accumulate their viewings and build their ranks and lists from The Matrix Resurrections and beyond.

As Will and Don love to say, come for the shared challenge and tirade and stay for the mutual love and respect for the fun movies encapsulate. Thank you so much for your captive audience and social media participation! Enjoy our new podcast episode!

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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