Fighting In The War Room: A Movies And Pop Culture Podcast

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254 – Guava Island, High Life, Her Smell

April 18th, 2019


This week – Katey and Patches watched the suprise Childish Gambino (AKA Donald Glover) movie Guava Island and found it…meh? David wants you to see High Life really bad even though it's probablt hard for you to see …

253 – Game of Pre-Thrones, Endgame Press, SHAZAM! Review

April 11th, 2019


This week – Patches calls in from LA so Katey, Da7e, and David can talk about Game of Thrones (the final season!) coming up this weekend, Patches' experience at the Avengers Endgame Press event, and -finally! – …

252 – Dumbo, Punishing Obsessions, RIP 20th Century Fox

April 4th, 2019


This week – Katey is back to hear David and Da7e talk about what happened with Tim Burton's odd-duck movie DUMBO. What's the deal with Ream Land? Then, David's newest punishing video game has us discussing …

251 – Apple TV+, Love Death Robots, Us Discussion (with Spoilers)

March 28th, 2019


This week – Katey has to take the week off because of visiting family, so the three FITWR boys circle around to discuss: APPLE TV+ ! Yeah, Apple is entering the streaming market with a very vague product that …

250 – The New York Movie Quell

March 22nd, 2019


Pop Culture Obsessions That Have Lasted A Lifetime

It's another Fighting in The War Room Quarter Quell!  

This episode sees each host …

249 and 32/37ths – SXSW 2019, Aladdin Again, and CAPTAIN MARVEL

March 15th, 2019


This week – Everyone has seen CAPTAIN MARVEL and we're finally ready to talk about the 21st installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe …

249 and 7/9ths – Leaving Neverland, I’m Sorry, Netflix Vs. Oscars

March 7th, 2019


This week – The three guys all watched both parts of Leaving Neverland, the HBO Michael Jackson documentary, and get to debate if Katey needs to see it at all. Then, Patches is convinced everyone will like "I'm …

249.5 – Oscars 2019 Breakdown

February 28th, 2019


This week – KATEY IS BACK! Well, we hope she's back, as the podcast balances on her new son's continued sleep. Everyone re-convenes in the War Room to talk about the Academy Awards Ceremony. Did it need a host? …

249 – Berlin Film Festival, David Plays Assassin’s Creed, Last Minute Oscar Discussion

February 21st, 2019


This week, David has returned from the Berlin Film Festival and brings us the notes on stuff that we should definitely look forward to seeing …

248 – The Expanse, Muscle Aladdin, Abducted in Plain Sight

February 14th, 2019


This week, a hail mary pass to Katey for a Russian Doll segment gets blown up by a fussy baby, and David is in Berlin, so it's up to Da7e and …

247 – Velvet Buzzsaw, Fortnite Concert, Sundance 2019 Highlights

February 6th, 2019


This week, the boys are back from Sundance (Katey is still on parental leave)! First up, they take on Velvet Buzzsaw, the new Netflix Jake Gyllenhall black satire film. Then, while everyone else had a football …

FITWR MINISODE – Jordan Hoffman’s Sundance Picks, Star Trek Discovery Season 2

January 29th, 2019


This week, David and Patches are at Sundance, so instead of a normal episode, Da7e decided to give Patches a call and found him hanging out in Park City with Jordan Hoffman. The three re-unite to talk about some …

246 – Oscar Nominations

January 24th, 2019


This week, the nominations for the upcoming Academy Awards have come out and they are…surprising. Patches plays central host to two conversations about the nominess and the Oscars in general, one with Katey Rich …

245 – Glass, News of More M:I Movies, Escape from Dannemora

January 17th, 2019


This week, the three guys of FITWR talk M. Night Shyamalan's newest film Glass (out this weekend), discuss the news that Chris McQuarrie and Tom Cruise are going back to Mission: Impossible twice more, then David …

244 – Aquaman Yet Again, Bandersnatch on Netflix, Revisiting Top Tens 2013

January 10th, 2019


This week, we welcome in the New Year and absent Katey Rich, who gave birth to another son! Congratulations Katey! The boys soldier on, with …

Top Tens 2018

December 28th, 2018


Strap In For A Long Podcast About The Very Good Year of 2018

It's that time of year again: time to make a list! Katey, Patches and David all have their top ten films of the year and Da7e will host a countdown …

243 – Aquaman, Welcome to Marwen, Mary Poppins Returns

December 20th, 2018


This week, Dave is sick, but Patches has seen Aquaman, David has seen Welcome to Marwen and Katey, David, and Patches have all seen Mary Poppins Returns. Can Emily Blunt and Lin Manuel Miranda entertain Patches …

242 – Into the Spider-Verse, The Good Place Check-In, Four Movies for 2018

December 12th, 2018


This week, Into the Spider-Verse is hitting theaters and everyone named David on the podcast is into it. Then, Patches, Katey, and Da7e catch up with The Good Place on the occasion of a very Janet mid-season …

241 – The Favourite, Talking About the Dead, What is “A Good Year In Movies?”

December 6th, 2018


This week, David is back, and The Favourite is in enough theaters that it's time all four hosts revisited this costume drama with bite (and …

240 – Awards Season Narratives, Lion King Teaser, Hallmark Movies, Eighth Grade, Widows Revisited

November 29th, 2018


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This week, David was at the Gotham Awards, so Katey, Da7e, and Patches get together to talk about what they watched …

239 – The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, The Crimes of Grindelwald, Widows

November 22nd, 2018


This week, three segments, three movie reviews! The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is on Netflix, Fantastic Beasts 2: The Crimes of Grindelwald is in theaters now, and so is Widows, which is the much better movie!

238 – Recommendations, Sing, Outlaw King/Roma/Netflix

November 15th, 2018


This week, we're keeping up with 2018's Neflix-heavy content meta debate on the occassion of Outlaw King's new edit being available on the platform and Dave getting to see Roma in a theater – can YOU see it in a …

237 – Homecoming, Bohemian Rhapsody, Private Life

November 7th, 2018


This week, the podcast talks about a Julia Roberts Amazon show that's based on a podcast – it's Homecoming! Then, David warns us all off …

236 – Titanic, Mind the Gap, Filmstruck is Closing

November 1st, 2018


This week, David decides that it's time to revisit James Cameron's Titanic this time, not Katey! Then – a documentary about skateboarding called Mind the Gap uses footage from throughout a young man's life and …

235 – Aladdin Live Action Teaser, Charlie’s First Lightsabers, Halloween Review

October 24th, 2018


How does this keep happening?

This week, Patches and Da7e are left alone in the War Room AGAIN – will they shut down the whole show this …

234 – Bad Times at the El Royale, Big Mouth, and First Man

October 18th, 2018


This week, Katey, Patches, David and Da7e take a moment to talk about Bad Times and the El Royale, Drew Goddard's crime film in theaters now! Then, Da7e and Patches have big ups for Netflix's Big Mouth and it's …

233 – The Good Place Season 3, David and a Hedgehog, A Star Is Born

October 12th, 2018


This week, Katey, Patches, and Da7e talk about The Good Place Season 3 (so far), David reveals he's been caring for a live hedgehog, and it's finally time to review A Star Is Born!

Take a listen, embed and/or …

232 – Randy Rainbow, Maniac, What Do We Want From Superhero Performances?

October 5th, 2018


This week, everyone is back in the war room! Katey went to go see internet song-parody/comedy artist Randy Rainbow and that leads the gang to talking about echo chamber media. Then, some thoughts on Netflix's …

231 – American Vandal S2, A Simple Favor, Meme Movies

September 27th, 2018


This week, Dave takes the week off so Katey, Patches, and David discuss American Vandal Season 2, which Patches watched in a dumb way, then David wants to tell everyone that Blake Lively and A Simple Favor is …

230 – Forever on Amazon, Spider-Man and Patriotism, David’s Big TIFF Review

September 20th, 2018


This week, all four hosts are back and IN THE COUNTRY! AND ON THE PODCAST! ALL FOUR!

First off, Katey, Patches, and David try to talk around …

229 – Katey at TIFF, Castle Rock, The Predator

September 13th, 2018


This week, somehow Patches and Dave return to the war room unsupervised to talk about the first season of Hulu's Castle Rock (no spoilers!) and …

228 Mini – Sometimes Reaction is Bad and You Course Correct (The Tale of Popular Oscar, Not A Simile For Other Things)

September 7th, 2018


This Friday, and abbreviated podcast where Patches and Da7e cover some recent news. Spider-Man is out on the PS4, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences decides internet uproar convinced them to not offer …

227 – To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, Movies You Think About A Lot, Sharp Objects Wrap-Up

August 29th, 2018


This week, Patches is not dead, so we're back to talk about Netflix's To All The Boys I've Loved Before and the Rom-Com era of Netflix. Then, spurred by a Joanna Robinson prompt, the hosts each pick a movie they …

226 – Blackkklansman, Crazy Rich Asians, The Death of MoviePass

August 22nd, 2018


This week, Patches might be dead as he doesn't show up for the podcast. That doesn't stop Dave, Katey, and David from talking about Blackkklansman in his absence, as Spike Lee's new movie hits some criticism …

225 – The Lifelong Evolving Obsession Quell

August 16th, 2018


Pop Culture Obsessions That Have Lasted A Lifetime

It's another Fighting in The War Room Quarter Quell!  

This episode sees each host …

224 – Eighth Grade, Madeline’s Madeline, Saying Stuff on Social Media

August 8th, 2018


This week, everyone is back – including Michelle Said, wife of Patches (@splendourific), who comes on the podcast to tell Katey and Da7e how great Eighth Grade (the Bo Burnham movie) is. Then, David stumps …

223 – Game Night, Blockers, David’s Vacation, Mission: Impossible Franchise

August 2nd, 2018


This week, Katey is on vacation, but David is back for a bro-cast. David and Patches explain the many virtures of 2018 comedies Game Night and Blockers before David takes a brief moment to describe where he's been …

222 – In The Dark Season 2, Mario Odyssey, Mama Mia (Musicals Again)

July 26th, 2018


This week, David is out, so Katey and Da7e were able to convince Patches to check out Season 2 of the podcast In The Dark from APM Media. Patches isn't really into it, so Da7e and Katey have to talk him into it. …

221 – Killing Eve, LGBTQ Characters, The Dark Knight 10 Years Later

July 19th, 2018


This week, the gang's all here for a discussion of Killing Eve, the surprising spy series that can currently be caught on the BBC America App and nabbed Sandrah Oh an Emmy nomination. The hosts answer a question …

220 – Indie Films Doing Well, What We’re Reading, Ant-Man and the Wasp

July 12th, 2018


This week, we're back, and sounding worse than ever. Da7e and Patches end up in the same room in New York, but there's no good microphone in it. That doesn't stop the group from discussing how the Indie Films of …

219 – Westworld S2 Wrap-Up, Fortnite, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

June 28th, 2018


This week, we finally talk about Westworld S2 in some detail now that Season 2 has come to a very confusing close. Then, Patches and Da7e are late to the game (literally) but have taken a dip into the online …

218 – The Staircase, Everything is Love, Set It Up

June 21st, 2018


This week, Da7e finishes The Staircase on Netflix after having watched the original run way back when, Patches listened to the new Beyonce and Jay-Z surprise album drop and reports back, and everyone but Da7e …

217 – Oceans 8, Hereditary, The Incredibles 2

June 14th, 2018


This week, all the hosts have seen different movies (except Patches), so they each step forward and give opinions on the ones they've seen, covering Oceans 8 (Katey and David), Hereditary (Da7e and David), and …

216 – Television You Don’t Understand, Billions, and Nice-Core Cinema

June 7th, 2018


This week, Patches is out, so Da7e talks about binge watching Legion and how it compares to other confusing television like Westworld or Twin Peaks: The Return. David talks about Billions as the Showtime show …

215 – The Tale and Solo: A Star Wars Story

May 31st, 2018


This week, the crew finally takes on the newest Star War – Solo: A Star Wars Story in a very lengthy segment. But before that, they stop to …

214 – Cannes 2018, Deadpool 2, and The Royal Wedding

May 23rd, 2018


This week, David is BACK from France and gives us his personal highlights from the Cannes Film Festival, then Patches and Da7e both agreed …

213 – Evil Genius, Brooklyn 99 picked up by NBC, Tully and The Letdown

May 16th, 2018


This week, David is still off at Cannes, so Da7e and Patches digested Netflix's new true crime series Evil Genius, Katey celebrates Brooklyn 99 living through its cancellation by Fox, then Patches and Katey dig …

212 – This is America, Met Gala, Westworld Season 2

May 12th, 2018


This week, David is off at Cannes, and Da7e uploads the episode horribly late in the week. BUT! In an episode recorded on the previous Wednesday, Patches, Katey, and Da7e discuss Childish Gambino's This is America …

211 – Meet Me in St. Louis and Infinity War

May 2nd, 2018


This week, everyone is back on the podcast after a very normal Sophisticates week. Katey and Patches talk about Meet Me In St. Louis, the classic Judy Garland musical that is on Filmstruck right now entertaining …

The Sophisticates #210 – Grab Bag Episode

April 25th, 2018


This week, it's another normal episode of The Sophisticates from Matt Patches and Da7e Gonzales! Matt calls in from New Orleans for a different kind of show. Instead of the normal structure, the two hosts toss …

209 – The Rock is the Enemy, Infinity War Questions, Revisiting The Social Network

April 18th, 2018


This week, we all decided to revisit David Fincher's The Socail Network in light of Facebook being back in the news, but for government reasons this time. That takes up a good chunk of the show, but not before …

208 – Full Frame Doc Festival, HBO’s Paterno, an Outdated Conversation About Westworld Spoilers

April 11th, 2018


This week, we tried to be topical and it backfired. In a segment three that is still relevant, but a little off topic, Joanna Robinson joins the FITWR crew to talk about the possibility that the Westworld …

207 – Jesus Christ Superstar, Recommendations, More Ready Player One

April 4th, 2018


This week, everyone is back in the war room! Katey and company watched the live musical Jesus Christ Superstar that aired this Easter and the gang discusses it before getting into a mini-segment of …

206 – Ready Player One, Books, and Watching Facebook

March 29th, 2018


This week, Katey is on vacation and Da7e had to duck out to see Isle of Dogs in his non-costal city, so Patches and David prepare to have a …

205 – Love Simon, John Oliver Revisited, Stargate

March 21st, 2018


This week, Katey got out of the house to see Love, Simon and thought it weaved in nicely to some of the other conversations the podcast has been having about representation lately (David references THIS Ringer …

204 – Queer Eye, Recent Releases, and a Netflix Theory

March 14th, 2018


We're back!

This week, Queer Eye is on Netflix and it's lured us all in, a mini-reviews of new releases like Red Sparrow, A Wrinkle In Time, and Death of Stalin, then David has a theory about how you can tell …

200 – The Foreign Netflix Quell

March 1st, 2018


To Each Host, a Netflix Gift: A Reccommendation of a Foriegn Film From a Listener.

It's our EIGHTH Quell as Fighting in The War Room!  

This episode is brought to you by YOU the listener, who helped choose …

203 – Oscar Nominated Shorts, Da7e’s Ryan Coogler Tweet, Re-Reading A Wrinkle In Time

February 21st, 2018


This week, David is out at the Berlin Film Festival, so Katey attempted to get the guys to watch all the Oscar Nominated Shorts they could for …

202 – Flames, The Olympics, Black Panther

February 14th, 2018


This week, David and Patches discuss Flames, a semi-recreated non-fiction movie about a relationship that you can watch right now on VOD if you want to give it a try! Then, everyone talks about what (if anything) …

201 – Quentin and Uma, Revisiting Shape of Water, Cloverfield Paradox

February 7th, 2018


This week, Uma Thurman's statements against Harvey Weinstein included terrifying video of a car crash on the Kill Bill set that had Thurman expanding on her profile comments on Instagram. Then, Da7e finally saw …

199 – Sundance 2018, Una mujer fantástica, Call Me By Your Name for everybody

January 31st, 2018


This week, David is back from Park City and not on Ambien this time, so we revisit his experiences at Sundance 2018 and try to find out if this was a down or off year for the festival, or just the perception. …

198 – Poppy, Sundance Update, and Parent Media

January 24th, 2018


This week, David is in Park City, Utah covering Sundance, so Katey, Patches, and Da7e convene to talk about the Youtuber Poppy and her upcoming YouTube Red show and the media that has been consumed by FITWRS two …

197 – Between Two Daves (Mostly Paddington 2)

January 16th, 2018


This week, only David and Da7e show up for the podcast (for very good reasons that are covered). Instead of getting their shit together, the two meander through a few conversations about things Daves talk about. …

196 – Zelda, The Commuter, and the 2017 Golden Globes

January 10th, 2018


This week, Patches is sick, so Katey, Da7e, and David convene to talk about this year's Golden Globes ceremony – was it too  much about the …

Top Tens 2017

December 28th, 2017


The Logest Episode For The Longest Year

It's that time of year again: time to make a list! Katey, Patches and David all have their top ten films of the year and Da7e will host a countdown episode, popping in …

195 – Greatest Showman, All The Money in the World, 2018 Expectations, Mad Star Wars Fans

December 21st, 2017


This week, David, Patches, Katey and Da7e eventually dig into Star Wars: The Last Jedi again because the reaction to it was so unexpected…though maybe not? BUT FIRST – David has seen The Greatest Showman and …

194 – The Crown, Star Wars: The Last Jedi

December 15th, 2017


This week, David, Patches, and Da7e have all seen Star Wars: The Last Jedi – the new Rian Johnson movie – and there is a lot to discuss. BUT – since Katey and David have also been digging into the The Crown for …

193 – The Shape of Water, Last Jedi Check-In, Voting In Critics Awards

December 6th, 2017


This week, David, Patches, and Katey start out with a review of The Shape of Water, the new Guillermo del Toro movie that is expanding across the US this weekend. Then, Katey asks Da7e what the mood is on the week …

192 – Ratings, Star Trek Discovery, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri

November 29th, 2017


This week, David was at the Gotham Awards, so Katey, Da7e, and Patches round up to talk about the MPAA and Ratings because Lady Bird and Call Me By Your Name are both R (and Patches thinks they're both good movies …

191 – Justice League, Performances of Note That Won’t Get Awards, Stuff To Watch Over The Holiday

November 22nd, 2017


This week, Katey, Patches, Da7e, and David convene around the broken husk of Justice League, Zach Snyder's big conclusion for his DCEU Trilogy that is not performing well at the box office. Then, in light of …

190 – Lady Bird, Alias Grace, Separating the Art From The Artist Louis CK Edition

November 15th, 2017


This week, Katey, Patches, and David all live places where you can see Greta Gerwig's Lady Bird and they all really liked it, so they want to give it the review it deserves (Da7e sees it Thursday). Then, Patches, …

189 – Curb Your Enthusiasm, Wolfenstein, Giant Conglomerate Disney Throws Weight Around

November 9th, 2017


This week, David and Patches have praise for the new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm despite a Larry David wiff of an SNL monologue, David …

188 – Stranger Things 2, The Florida Project, Thor: Ragnarok

November 1st, 2017


This week, Patches and Da7e talk about Stranger Things while David chimes in about how he doesn't like the premise and execution but also hasn't watched it. Katey and David talk about The Florida Project, which …

187 – American Vandal, Wonderstruck, AR in the Theater?

October 25th, 2017



This week, Patches is out, so David, Da7e, and Katey talk about Todd Haynes' new film Wonderstruck that is both about children and suitable for children (but not a children't movie), the newly announced …

186 – Meyerowitz Stories, Wonder Wheel, Weinstein

October 19th, 2017


This week, David Ehrlich has seen some G-D Damn movies! First, David and Patches talk The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), which we can …

185 – Rick and Morty Sauce Gate, New The Last Jedi Trailer, Blade Runner 2049

October 11th, 2017


This week, all four hosts converge on the night of the new The Last Jedi trailer to talk about…Rick and Morty fans making fools out of …

184 – Has Ryan Gosling Ever Been Good in a Movie?

October 4th, 2017


This week, Da7e is out, so Katey, Patches and David convene to discuss if Ryan Gosling has ever been in a good movie – just in case you were wondering how people felt about Blade Runner (this is NOT the Blade …

183 – Star Trek: Discovery, American Made, Super Dark Times, Fan Communities in Crisis

September 28th, 2017


This week, Katey watched Star Trek: Discovery and even got into CBS All Access to watch her first episode of television Star Trek. Dave and Patches also have thoughts. Then, Patches saw American Made (out this …

182 – TIFF, Emmys, mother!

September 21st, 2017


This week, David and Katey are back from Toronto and Patches is back in New York so everyone shows up to talk about movies and award shows: very on brand. After a very specific lightning round question, Katey and …

181 – Da7e Catches Up With Both Patches and Rotten Tomatoes

September 13th, 2017


This week, David and Katey are in Toronto for the film festival so Da7e and Patches get on the phone to talk about movies that Patches watched while on vacation. There are a few, so Da7e has to stop him before he …

180 – Reading IT and Ducktales 2017

September 6th, 2017


This week, Patches is out and David goes missing, so Katey and Da7e talk about reading IT as children, and how Da7e is re-reading it now. Then, Da7e pitches Katey on the new Ducktales. It's a loose episode.

179 – Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Asian Whitewashing, Patches Matches Summer 2017

August 29th, 2017


This week, we're talking about a re-release again, this time it's the 40th Anniversary 4K Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Katey and Patches …

177 – Logan Lucky, The Eclipse, Terminator 2

August 23rd, 2017


This week, Katey is travelling back from watching the American solar eclipse of 2017, so Patches, Da7e, and David hold court for two film-based …

175 – Revisiting Previous Infamous Discussions

August 16th, 2017


Old friends, old arguments, new opinions, still good content.

It's our SEVENTH Quell as Fighting in The War Room!  Good Lord. This time, …

177 – Dark Tower, Columbus, 2017 Summer In Review!

August 8th, 2017


This week, Patches, Katey, and Da7e manage to hold on to David Ehrlich for half the podcast as Da7e and Patches wonder what went wrong with The …

176 – Personal Shopper Revisited, Ready Player One Trailer, Dunkirk!

July 26th, 2017


This week, Patches got a text message from Katey about what to watch, so the gang revisits Personal Shopper the Kristen-Stewart-starring ghost movie that you can totally watch yourself right now! Then, Steven …

174 – Luc Besson, Game of Thrones, IMAX and 70mm

July 19th, 2017


This week, Katey, Patches, David and Da7e have two FREE FIRE Blu Rays to give away before they dive into this week's topics: First – David …

173 – Returning to Twin Peaks the Return, Indie Movie Prices, and War for the Planet of the Apes

July 12th, 2017


This week, all four podcast hosts are finally together – and none of us are eating this time – to discuss the week's new release trilogy capper War for the Planet of the Apes, which Patches has seen. Then, David …

172 – A Ghost Story, Con of Thrones, and Spider-Man: Homecoming

July 7th, 2017


This week, Katey is out, so it's up to the guys to bring you up to speed on this week's releases. First, David and Patches re-tread David Lowery's new movie A Ghost Story and debate just how much like a poem it …

171 – Glow, The Transformers Franchise, and Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver

June 27th, 2017


This week, David is still absent, so Katey, Patches, and Da7e unite to discuss GLOW – Netflix's newest Alison Brie fronted series, then the Transformers franchise because Transformers: The Last Knight is weird and …

170 – Politics and Social Media, The Book of Henry (Spoilers), Video Game and Movie Franchise Relations

June 20th, 2017


This week, David is on his honeymoon and Patches started a discussion about healthcare on his Facebook wall that Katey and Da7e both view as various degrees of entertainment. After clearing out that, Patches gives …

SPECIAL: A Bunch of Donatello-Ravenclaws Attend David Ehrlich’s Wedding #StrongerTogethered

June 15th, 2017



the ***amazing*** @carolineplz serenading some doofus and the love of his life with a little Velvet Underground by way of Cat Power.

169 – Hearthstone, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and Men Review Wonder Woman

June 6th, 2017


This week, the podcast starts when Patches and Katey finally let Da7e ramble on a bit more about Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, a free to …

168 – Cannes 2017 and Wonder Woman (w/ Kristy Puchko!)

June 1st, 2017


This week, Patches went to a Mets game, so he misses David filling in Katey and Da7e on his first trip to Cannes. Then, Da7e did a crazy art …

167 – TV Grab-Bag, Moogfest, and What Makes a Movie Good for Sequels?

May 24th, 2017


This week, David's in France and none of the other podcasters can agree on what the date is or when Pulp Fiction went to Cannes, BUT – there is …

166 – Oscar Worthy Performances in Blockbusters

May 17th, 2017


This week, big things are coming up, like the Showtime revival of Twin Peaks and the Cannes Film Festival, so the group decides to be super timely. Da7e's seen Twin Peaks for the first time in anticipation of the …

165 – The Big Sick and Spoilers, Dear White People, Guardians Vol 2

May 10th, 2017


This week, Katey's moved so the podcast is BACK with a normal episode. First, David wants to talk about why it's perfectly fine to know the ending of The Big Sick, the upcoming June rom-com that is based on a true …

164 – Girlboss, Persona 5, and Watching Movies Outside the Media Coverage Bubble

April 26th, 2017


This week, Katey finally saw Rogue One: A Star Wars Story now that it's on iTunes and wants to talk about how it was to view this cultural …

163 – Is Netflix Burying Movies by Not Releasing Them in Theaters?

April 19th, 2017


This week, David is back, so Katey, Patches, and Da7e can all talk about Fate of the Furious, finally. They begin by discussing the whole …

162 – The Lost City of Z(ed), Golf, and Bad Movies that are Good

April 12th, 2017


This week, David is out for Passover duties, so we bring back frequent guest and friend-of-the-pod Jordan Hoffman – man of the internet, host of Engage: The Official Star Trek Podcast. Jordan and Patches explain …

161 – Raw, Prevenge, Ghost in the Shell, and The Discovery on Netflix

April 4th, 2017


This week, Katey is out, so for the first semi-annual acciedental bro-cast of 2017, David, Da7e, and Patches dive into the recent highlights of lady-focused horror with two new entries: Raw, about cannibalism, and …

160 – Power Rangers, Boss Baby, and Riverdale

March 29th, 2017


This week, Katey, Da7e, David and Patches dig into Power Rangers, the movie that managed not to be crushed by Beauty and the Beast this weekend, then David fills in the group on Boss Baby and how long it takes to …

159 – Iron Fist, Baby Driver, Atomic Blond – and What’s Up With These Remakes/Reboots?

March 22nd, 2017


This week, Patches is out, but Katey and David have a lot to check in with Da7e. First, it turns out Da7e saw Kong: Skull Island and it …

158 – K-Stew in Personal Shopper and Big Little Lies

March 15th, 2017


This week, Da7e is down in Texas, so while he's away, Katey, Patches, and David play…with enjoying HBO's Big Little Lies despite (maybe) being a little hesitant of it at first. Then, David doesn't really like

157 – Be Our Guest, Joanna Robinson

March 8th, 2017


This week, Katey Rich is back and she's brought the most frequently requested guest host back with her – Joanna Robinson! David, Matt, Katey, Da7e, and Joanna all talk about the ending of Get Out, have some hot …

156 – Logan and What Happened At The Oscars

March 1st, 2017


This week, Katey Rich takes the week off after providing Vanity Fair Academy Awards coverage, so David, Da7e, and Matt break down how the …

155 – Your Name, Berlin Film Festival, and the 1997 & 2007 Oscars

February 21st, 2017


This week, Patches is back from Japan and wants to talk about anime sensation Your Name, David is back from the Berlin Film Festival and has a wrap up, and Katey is deep in Academy Awards coverage, so the gang …

154 – Unpopular Opinions About New Movies

February 14th, 2017


This week, Patches and David are out of the country, so Katey and Da7e invited returning guest host Jordan Hoffman of The Guardian and Engage! The Official Star Trek Podcast back to the war room. Jordan has …

150 – Movies that Represent What We Want for America

February 7th, 2017


It's only as political as it needs to be.

It's our sixth Quell as Fighting in The War Room! After polling listeners for Quarter Quell …

153 – Sundance 2017 Highlights, Kindle for iPhone (not an ad), and Politics in Awards Season

January 31st, 2017


This week, Patches left both his computer charger and David at Sundance, so he calls in to Da7e and Katey to report on some of his favorite highlights from the most recent (very snowy) Sundance Film Festival! …

152 – Star Wars Titles, Princess Marches, and Split’s Secret Twist

January 24th, 2017


With Guest Host David Sims from the Black Check Podcast!

This week, Patches and David are maybe dead at Sundance, so Katey and Da7e decided to keep the "David" quotent the same by inviting David Sims of the …

151 – The Young Pope, Sundance Prep, and Oscar Movie Discussion Redux

January 17th, 2017


This week, Katey, Da7e, and Patches listen to David talk about The Young Pope, which might be good yet still overhyped? Then, since Patches and David are off to Park City for another year at Suncance, the gang …

149 – Golden Globes, Netflix Histories, and 2016 Trivia

January 11th, 2017


This week, Katey, Da7e and Patches kick off the New Year with a 3-person lightning round, before David joins with special guest Russell to talk …

Top Tens 2016 – Part Two

December 28th, 2016


The Seventh Annual Top Ten Show (Part 2)!

It's that time of year again: time to make a list! Katey, Patches and David all have their top ten films of the year and Da7e will host a countdown episode. This year, …

Top Tens 2016 – Part One

December 21st, 2016


The Seventh Annual Top Ten Show!

It's that time of year again: time to make a list! Katey, Patches and David all have their top ten films of the year and Da7e will host a countdown episode. This year, we're …

148 – To Space! with Passengers, Rogue One and some Golden Globes Noms

December 15th, 2016


This week, INTO SPACE with varying levels of success. First, David and Patches talk Passengers, the Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawerence are stuck in space together on a long jouney to somewhere movie. Spoiler …

147 – La La Land, Best Original Song Favs, and Westworld Season 1 Spoiler Discussion

December 6th, 2016


This week, La La Land with Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone sees limited release, so Katey, Matt and David all place themselves on the critical spectrum for the film. Then, Katey just saw Moana and has the songs stuck …

146 – Fantastic Franchising and Awards Season Begins!

November 29th, 2016


This week, David is late to the podcast, so Katey and recently-married Matt Patches talk to Da7e about Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them spawning what's looking to be four additional films for Warner Bros' …

SPECIAL: Co-Host Wedding Review

November 25th, 2016



Katey, David and Da7e review the wedding of their co-host in a special short episode.

Take a listen, embed and/or download below; for …

145 – Wedding Music and Art for the Age of Trump

November 15th, 2016


This week, David had to take the week off (he's fine!), so Katey and Patches and Da7e re-conviene to … Well, we're not exaclty sure what out place is this week. We start off by checking in on each other (and our …

144 – Fan Casting 2016’s Election and Obama’s Cinematic Legacy

November 8th, 2016



This week, Katey, David, Patches and Da7e are -AAAAAAHHHHH! It's Election Day in the US, so we're panicking, they're PANICKING. Sorry if …

143 – Doctor Strange and @FITWR Replies

November 2nd, 2016



This week, Katey, David, Patches and Da7e realize they've never actually taken questions from you, the listener, so they dedicate a whole …

142 – Black Mirror and Saturday Night Live’s Election Coverage (with Joanna Robinson)

October 26th, 2016



This week, Joanna Robinson joins the crew to talk about season three of Black Mirror, especially the Joe Wright-directed first episode "Nosedive." Then, all five hosts have Halloween Season film …

141 – Shin Godzilla, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk and Moonlight

October 18th, 2016



This week, back to talking about movies! David, Patches and Da7e all saw and tear into the surprisingly good Shin Godzilla which had a limited release last week. David saw Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk in …

140 – Race/Gender/American Politics and Pop Culture

October 11th, 2016




This week, Katey watched some of the BBC's Fleabag and is ready to talk to David and Patches about it! Otherwise, this show is all …

139 – Some Twisted Cowboy Future

October 4th, 2016







This week, Katey ducks out last minute to take care of her child, so Da7e, Patches and David take on Emily Blunt's newest attempt to elevate a movie Girl on a Train, which comes …

138 – Herzog and Fantastic Fest

September 28th, 2016






This week, Katey saw Lo and Behold, Werener Herzog's documentary on technology, so David, Da7e, and Patches jump in …

137 – TIFF as old as time, Emmys old as rhyme, Blair Witch was a beast

September 20th, 2016






This week, the original gang is back as Katey, Patches, Da7e and David interrogate opinions out of Ehrlich who attended this years Toronto International Film Festival and has the scoops on …

136 – Clint Eastwood and Emmys Preview

September 14th, 2016




This week, Katey, Joanna, Patches and Da7e gather together to talk about Clint Eastwood's career as a director, because Sully …

135 – Katey Returns!

September 7th, 2016


This week, KATEY RICH IS ON THE WHOLE PODCAST! Back from producing a new life, Katey and Patches discuss how little Charlie has changed Kateys media consuption, the view from Katey's house regarding awards season …

134 – Kanye West Videos, Gene Wilder and THAT BBC List

August 30th, 2016


This week, Da7e is mysteriously gone as Patches, David and Joanna expolore the phenomena of Kanye West videos, prompted by the MTV Video Music …

133 – Amazon’s The Tick with Returning Guest Griffin Newman!

August 23rd, 2016


This week, Joanna is mysteriously gone as Patches, David and Da7e wrap up the summer. Starting off with a discussion about a series of tweets about original summer movies from author Mark Harris and transitioning into …

132 – The Get Down and Open Letters to DC

August 17th, 2016


AUDIO NOTE – David’s microphone began generating static during segment three when the laptop he was recording began to run low on memory. We …

131 – White Guys, Then Children’s Movies

August 9th, 2016



Plus a "bad" mini segment

This week, Patches, Joanna, David and Da7e debate how much they can hold Stephen Colbert responsible for …

REVIEW – Suicide Squad

August 5th, 2016


Whose joke is this?

This week, the government recruits David and Patches to battle evil. Specifically, the latest stab at a DC comic book universe blockbuster. With so much promise, here's why Suicide Squad …

130 – Potter and Politics (in Criticism)

August 2nd, 2016






Plus a "bad" mini segment

This week, Patches, Joanna, David and Da7e wake up to find themselves in a world where Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts 1 & 2 is published …

129 – Comic Con 2016 and a Horseman

July 26th, 2016




Stranger Things and Ghostbusters

This week, Patches, Joanna, David and Da7e ponder Bojack Horseman now that season three has been released and discover the diving line is Will Arnett. Then, …

128 – Stranger Things and Ghostbusters Both Make a Nostalgia Play

July 19th, 2016






Stranger Things and Ghostbusters

This week, Joanna Robinson continues her reign of Rich-ness as Da7e, David and …

127 – When Franchise Filmmaking Goes…Wrong? When Pokémon Goes…Right?

July 12th, 2016



Plus HBO's Not-Game of Thrones "The Night Of"

This week, Joanna Robinson begins to fill in for Katey (who is out on maternity leave). She's joined by David, Patches and Da7e as they discuss HBO's …

126 – It’s Been A Lackluster Summer, Except For That Farting Body

July 7th, 2016


With Special Guest Neil Miller!

This week, Katey Rich finally has Charlie Gul'Dan and David's on assignment, so Matt Patches and Da7e invite …

125 – Movies We Want To Show (Our) Children

July 1st, 2016


It's our fifth Quell as Fighting in The War Room, and one of us is super pregnant. With Katey Rich's due date passed, each host picks a movie …

The Significant Other Full Quell – Episode 100 Re-Release

June 30th, 2016


Each Host Replaced By The Person Who Puts Up With Them

It’s our fourth Quell as Fighting in The War Room (and our 2nd 100th episode as a foursome), and we’ve all stopped going it alone. It’s time to meet the …

Movies for the Moment – FITWR Quarter Quell Week Episode 50 Re-Release

June 27th, 2016


Each Host Brings A Film On Their Mindset

It’s been a long time podcasting for Katey, Da7e, David and Patches, so each host brought a film that timestamps something about their mindset right now. Newly married Katey …

The Filmmaking Quarter Quell – FITWR Quarter Quell Week Episode 25 Re-Release

June 26th, 2016



Each Host On When They Weren’t A Filmmaker

If you haven’t bopped over to to watch short films from Da7e, Patches and David (f Davdi decides to unlock his film), queue that up now! Don’t …

124 – Machismo in Movies

June 21st, 2016


Plus Anton Yelchin and Matthew McConaughey

This week, Katey, Patches, Da7e and David start by reflecting on the unexpected passing on Anton Yelchin this week. Each host had varying degrees of familiarity with his work …

123 – What Happens When This Week Sucks

June 14th, 2016


Let’s Talk Literal Escapism

This week, Katey, Patches, Da7e and David kick things off with Finding Nemo and it’s upcoming sequel Finding Dory. Patches doesn’t remember liking Nemo and is suspcious of Dory, so David …

Review – Warcraft

June 10th, 2016


A movie was saw for the Horde.

This week, Patches, Katey, and David travel through the Dark Portal, enter Azeroth, and cast their best arcane spells in order to properly review Warcraft, the latest film from …

122 – Katey Likes a Movie, Katey Likes a Game, Da7e Likes Zoos

June 8th, 2016


Katey Played Warcraft before seeing Warcraft

This week, Katey, Patches, Da7e and David want to talk about Zoos as entertainment and/or cruelty. Some news items have Patches wondering if documentaries or even virtual …

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