Call More Than The Ghostbusters to Help The Cinephile Fit Podcast Battle

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Who doesn’t love a good fight about what’s fun and what’s pandering when it comes to the maligned buzzword terms of “nostalgia” and “fan service?” One person’s warm blanket of comfort and connection is another person’s torture chamber of redundancy. That’s right, the fight this week on the Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast, sponsored and supported by the Ruminations Radio Network, is about Ghostbusters: Afterlife, and neither host is afraid of any ghosts.

For their 34th episode, 25YL film critics and slimed dads Will Johnson and Don Shanahan find themselves as split as they’ve ever been for Ghostbusters: Afterlife. We’ve got one host keyed into the nostalgia and the other who wants to put crooked sharp things in sensitive places. See who’s who on this long-distance blockbuster sequel. Also, enjoy a quick little discussion of the new and massive “Middle-Earth” boxed set out now in stores.

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 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 Ghostbusters: Afterlife 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!

Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021) *SPOILERS!*

Listen to this episode from Cinephile Hissy Fit on Spotify. For our 34th episode, 25YL film critics, slimed dads, and unqualified school teachers Will Johnson and Don Shanahan find themselves as split as they’ve ever been for “Ghostbusters: Afterlife.”

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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