Cinephile Hissy Fit Boldly Goes Where Classics Have Been Before

The Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast cover for "Star Trek" episode.
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Loyal Cinephile Hissy Fit listeners and followers know one of our hosts, Will Johnson, affectionately as the self-appointed Marvel shill. On multiple shows, Will has been a protective defender of his favorite comic inspirations. Could you believe that Mr. Johnson has a another cherished property he ferociously guards like it’s one of his own children? Co-host Don Shanahan (and, after this episode, so will you) found out that all things Star Trek is a second universe of fervent love and touchy subjects.

For our 16th episode, 25YL film critics and vacationing school teachers Will and Don grab their microphone phasers to take aim at 2009’s reboot of Star Trek from J.J. Abrams. One of of them set their phaser to stun with discontent of how the movie is a shell of what it was supposed to be. The other set their phaser to love calling it their favorite fun film of 2009. Find out who’s wearing what colored Star Trek shirt on this new podcast. As fate would have it, these guys recorded this one on Abrams’ birthday.

The bridge crew of the Enterprise prepare the embark from their stations.

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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!

Star Trek (2009)

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Written by Don Shanahan

DON SHANAHAN is a Chicago-based Rotten Tomatoes-approved and Banana Meter-approved film critic writing here on 25YL Media and his own website Every Movie Has a Lesson. He is also one of the hosts of the 25YL-backed Cinephile Hissy Fit Podcast on the Ruminations Radio Network. As a school educator 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, Hollywood Critics Association, Online Film Critics Society, Internet Film Critics Society, Independent Film Critics of America, and the Celebrity Movie Awards.

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