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

Katey, Matt, Da7e and David

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Prolific film and culture critics Katey Rich, Matt Patches, Da7e Gonzales and David Ehrlich take on pop culture topics, film and TV reviews and interview very special guests in bi-weekly installments.

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

1:02:27 | Feb 14th

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 Patches to not cancal the podcast this time – they have a 50-50 track record so far. In this normally strucu...Show More

247 – Velvet Buzzsaw, Fortnite Concert, Sundance 2019 Highlights

1:11:19 | Feb 6th

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 gaming event weekend, Da7e attended an E...Show More

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

29:34 | Jan 29th

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 of Jordan's favorite Sundance movies (...Show More

246 – Oscar Nominations

1:01:31 | Jan 24th

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 who is pulled away for a special mater...Show More

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

59:16 | Jan 17th

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 and Patches finally stumbled into Esc...Show More

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

59:42 | Jan 10th

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 David and Da7e having a go at Patches for including Aquaman in his Top Ten 2018 previous episode, a discussio...Show More

Top Tens 2018

2:36:20 | Dec 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 episode, popping in occasionally to gi...Show More

243 – Aquaman, Welcome to Marwen, Mary Poppins Returns

49:13 | Dec 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 and David as much as they entertained C...Show More

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

1:04:29 | Dec 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 finale. Finally – Patches has a prompt tha...Show More

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

56:47 | Dec 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 four wonderful performances). Then, a former President of the United States died and people not from our podca...Show More

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

57:26 | Nov 29th, 2018

  pic.twitter.com/O7jyoeX8M0 — 🎗🍷ᶜʰᵃᵗᵉᵃᵘ ℳargaux🍷🎗 (@Chateau_Margaux) November 25, 2018   This week, David was at the Gotham Awards, so Katey, Da7e, and Patches get together to talk about what they watched over the holiday in a spr...Show More

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

1:08:28 | Nov 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! Take a listen, embed and/or download be...Show More

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

50:02 | Nov 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 theater? All that plus reccommendation...Show More

237 – Homecoming, Bohemian Rhapsody, Private Life

1:01:15 | Nov 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 Bohemian Rhapsody, then the gang digs into Private Life, the Kathryn Hahn/Paul Giamatti drama currently on Netfli...Show More

236 – Titanic, Mind the Gap, Filmstruck is Closing

57:01 | Nov 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 makes for a good mini-segment reccommend...Show More

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

1:07:41 | Oct 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 time? First, the two guys talk about the new Guy Richie Aladdin teaser and how Disney is growing to eat the wo...Show More

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

56:00 | Oct 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 portrayal of pueberty. Finally, everyon...Show More

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

59:53 | Oct 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 download below; for more from all of u...Show More

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

59:42 | Oct 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 Maniac for a mini-segment. Finally, Tom H...Show More

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

52:52 | Sep 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 worth their time, finally – Movies and Me...Show More

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

1:11:31 | Sep 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 Forever, the Amazon Maya Rudolph/Fred Armisen series that is SUPER SPOILABLE right out of the gate. Then, ...Show More

229 – Katey at TIFF, Castle Rock, The Predator

59:41 | Sep 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 The Predator (eventually spoilers) – two things with new entries this week, just like this podcast. Also, ...Show More

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

15:55 | Sep 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 a Achievement in Popular Film Os...Show More

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

57:15 | Aug 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 think about all the time that no one t...Show More

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

58:31 | Aug 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 online. Then, the Daves both saw and loved...Show More

225 – The Lifelong Evolving Obsession Quell

1:27:55 | Aug 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 bring the subject of a lifelong, probably evolving obsession with a piece of pop culture. First, at 2:12, Davi...Show More

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

1:03:23 | Aug 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 for Madeline's Madeline, out in limited rele...Show More

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

1:09:16 | Aug 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 while absent from the podcast. Final...Show More

STORM OF SPOILERS TOUR – Missions Impossible

0:00 | Jul 26th, 2018

A GAME OF THRONES PODCAST THAT IS TALKING ABOUT OTHER GREAT POP CULTURE DURING THE OFF SEASON  With Joanna Robinson from Vanity Fair, Dave Gonzales, and Neil Miller from Film School Rejects! Welcome to another off season tour episode of A STORM OF SP...Show More

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

55:48 | Jul 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. Patches has a baby and a Switch and wa...Show More

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

1:03:28 | Jul 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 about LGBTQ characters that taught the...Show More

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

1:03:01 | Jul 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 this year have been performing better ...Show More

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

58:27 | Jun 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 Battle Royale sensationi. Finally, The guy...Show More

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

52:17 | Jun 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 digested Netflix's rom-com Set It Up. ...Show More

217 – Oceans 8, Hereditary, The Incredibles 2

52:40 | Jun 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 Incredibles 2 (Katey and David). Take...Show More

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

43:59 | Jun 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 draws him in. In honor of Won't You Be My...Show More

215 – The Tale and Solo: A Star Wars Story

1:14:10 | 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 consider The Tale on HBO and how the release might be the better way to watch this movie about childhood sexua...Show More

STORM OF SPOILERS TOUR – Solo: A Star Wars Story

0:00 | May 24th, 2018

A GAME OF THRONES PODCAST THAT IS TALKING ABOUT OTHER GREAT POP CULTURE DURING THE OFF SEASON  With Joanna Robinson from Vanity Fair, Dave Gonzales of Thrillist.com, and Neil Miller from Film School Rejects! Welcome to another off season tour episode...Show More

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

51:17 | 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 Deadpool 2 worked better than Deadpool, but have some gripes. Finally, fresh off covering the Royal Wedding thi...Show More

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

58:22 | 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 into Tully and The Letdown as examples ...Show More

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

1:04:52 | 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 video, the fashions at this year's M...Show More

211 – Meet Me in St. Louis and Infinity War

1:07:23 | 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 both you and Katey's child. Then, it's...Show More

The Sophisticates #210 – Grab Bag Episode

1:07:20 | Apr 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 grab bag questions back and forth and co...Show More

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

1:04:21 | Apr 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 Patches introduces a thought: "What if t...Show More

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

1:02:46 | Apr 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 showrunners were going to leak a video about ...Show More

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

1:05:33 | Apr 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 reccommendations (since there's so much to watch!). ...Show More

206 – Ready Player One, Books, and Watching Facebook

1:18:10 | Mar 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 throw-down…BUT WAIT! Joanna Robinson (of Storm of Spoilers, Little Gold Men, and your other favorite podcasts)...Show More

205 – Love Simon, John Oliver Revisited, Stargate

57:25 | Mar 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 piece). Then, John Oliver exploits one o...Show More

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

58:16 | Mar 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 if a Netflix Original is good or not. ...Show More

200 – The Foreign Netflix Quell

1:36:34 | Mar 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 this episodes movies from the followin...Show More

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

55:14 | Feb 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 a segment 3 discussion. But before that – both Katey and Da7e re-read A Wrinkle In Time coming up on Ava Du...Show More

202 – Flames, The Olympics, Black Panther

1:11:54 | Feb 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) the 2018 Winter Olympics are contribu...Show More

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

1:09:57 | Feb 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 The Shape of Water and…doesn't get what...Show More

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

1:04:02 | Jan 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. Then, Patches and David have seen Foriegn...Show More

198 – Poppy, Sundance Update, and Parent Media

54:26 | Jan 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 parent/hosts (Patches has thoughts on ...Show More

197 – Between Two Daves (Mostly Paddington 2)

52:05 | Jan 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. First, a bit from before the podcast w...Show More

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

57:07 | Jan 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 politics of the moment? Was it not enough about the politics of the moment? All of that is after both the Dave...Show More

Top Tens 2017

2:31:57 | Dec 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 occasionally to rate superhero movies (...Show More

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

1:07:36 | Dec 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 Patches has seen All the Money in the Worl...Show More

194 – The Crown, Star Wars: The Last Jedi

1:14:00 | Dec 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 the new season on Netflix, there's some...Show More

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

55:47 | Dec 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 before Star Wars: The Last Jedi (no ...Show More

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

59:07 | Nov 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 for late teens). Then, Patches and D...Show More

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

59:35 | Nov 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 awards season sneaking up on us fast, ever...Show More

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

1:11:17 | Nov 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, Katey, and Da7e have all digested par...Show More

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

1:13:30 | Nov 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 played Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus and Da7e watched the very extreme and not at all subtle Nazi-killing vid...Show More

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

08:23 | Nov 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 sounds fantastic. For the third segment...Show More

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

44:59 | Oct 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 AR-enabled Moviebill, and Netflix's True C...Show More

186 – Meyerowitz Stories, Wonder Wheel, Weinstein

1:05:27 | Oct 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 all watch on Netflix right now! Then, David tells us if we should check in on Woody Allen's Wonder Wheel (ap...Show More

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

1:02:02 | Oct 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 themselves for a McDonald's promotion, that trailer that we watched right before we started recording. Then, we cap...Show More

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

52:30 | Oct 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 Runner 2049 episode either). But before t...Show More

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

1:00:39 | Sep 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 weekend) and David saw Super Dark Times ...Show More

182 – TIFF, Emmys, mother!

55:41 | Sep 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 David report on the best of the Toron...Show More

181 – Da7e Catches Up With Both Patches and Rotten Tomatoes

56:52 | Sep 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 gets into TV to watch. Then, since th...Show More

180 – Reading IT and Ducktales 2017

32:56 | Sep 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. Take a listen, embed and/or download bel...Show More

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

1:00:29 | Aug 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 gave it a full re-watch while the Daves were concerning themselves with Death Note, the new Netflix movie ...Show More

177 – Logan Lucky, The Eclipse, Terminator 2

59:24 | Aug 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 segments. First, Steven Soderbergh is back with Logan Lucky, but it did not do well and was advertised in ...Show More

175 – Revisiting Previous Infamous Discussions

1:41:36 | Aug 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, each of the hosts has picked an old arguement from a previous episode – this INCLUDES old Operation Kino episo...Show More

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

59:39 | Aug 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 Dark Tower single film adaptation, and David begins to pitch everyone on Columbus, a charming indie that's...Show More

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

59:56 | Jul 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 Spielberg's Ready Player One trailer has ...Show More

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

50:53 | Jul 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 decided to watch the Luc Besson films that he had missed so he could rank them all in preparation for Valerian ...Show More

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

53:57 | Jul 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 poses a thought experiment from recent...Show More

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

56:40 | Jul 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 is. Then, Da7e stops to fill the other ...Show More

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

54:48 | Jun 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 profitable, finally the three all ta...Show More

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

52:20 | Jun 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 his thoughts on Colin Trevorrow's Th...Show More

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

41:38 | Jun 15th, 2017

  the ***amazing*** @carolineplz serenading some doofus and the love of his life with a little Velvet Underground by way of Cat Power. pic.twitter.com/9VvXjEWQMG — david ehrlich (@davidehrlich) June 11, 2017     Katey, Patches and D...Show More

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

49:22 | Jun 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 play digital collectible card game they've talked about once before. Then, David joins the group to talk about...Show More

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

58:12 | Jun 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 experience called Meow Wolf in New Mexico and tries to describe it. Finally, we bring in Kristy Puchko of Ner...Show More

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

1:05:19 | 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 a lot to cover from the return of Twin Peaks, Master of None, and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, to Katey ...Show More

166 – Oscar Worthy Performances in Blockbusters

55:34 | 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 revival, everyone has some pop cultur...Show More

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

59:30 | 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 story. Then, Katey and Patches are d...Show More

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

51:11 | Apr 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 event of a movie several months after the media hype around discussing hit has died down. Are we living in a bu...Show More

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

55:05 | Apr 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 movie, which easily took #1 at the global box office this weekend (spoilers, maybe? Depending on if there are "s...Show More

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

1:04:30 | Apr 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 The Lost City of Z to Katey and Dave, ...Show More

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

1:00:44 | Apr 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 Prevenge, about a murderous pregnant...Show More

160 – Power Rangers, Boss Baby, and Riverdale

56:09 | Mar 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 work on a single premise. Finally, Ka...Show More

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

1:06:20 | Mar 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 pertains to a review, then Da7e watched Iron Fist and Katey has some questions. THEN, Da7e recounts seeing Baby Dr...Show More

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

57:38 | Mar 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 Kong: Skull Island and really DOES like P...Show More

157 – Be Our Guest, Joanna Robinson

1:05:16 | Mar 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 takes on Feud, then we close talking ab...Show More

156 – Logan and What Happened At The Oscars

54:57 | Mar 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 broadcast and awards went from outside Hollywood. then, Patches has a question about his Blu Rays before Da7e an...Show More

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

1:02:44 | Feb 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 decides to flash back by decades to the ...Show More

154 – Unpopular Opinions About New Movies

1:06:49 | Feb 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 contrary opinons about Fifty Shades Darker ...Show More

150 – Movies that Represent What We Want for America

1:18:51 | Feb 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 topics, the crew ends up selecting a winner, then tweakign the wording a bit. What they're left with is a prompt ...Show More

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

1:01:30 | Jan 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! Then, Katey and Da7e discover they both l...Show More

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

56:02 | Jan 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 Blank Check Podcast to fill in for this ...Show More

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

1:03:27 | Jan 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 previews what they're looking forward to...Show More

149 – Golden Globes, Netflix Histories, and 2016 Trivia

1:07:49 | Jan 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 about the Golden Globes! Then, Patches has everyone re-live the first ten movies they streamed on Netflix ...Show More

Top Tens 2016 – Part Two

1:03:59 | Dec 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, we're splitting the episode into TWO ...Show More

Top Tens 2016 – Part One

1:17:56 | Dec 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 splitting the episode into TWO PARTS for...Show More

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

1:02:20 | Dec 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 warning – we discuss the plot of the film,...Show More

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

58:45 | Dec 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 in their head – will this be Lin Manu...Show More

146 – Fantastic Franchising and Awards Season Begins!

50:42 | Nov 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' Wizarding World. Then, David gets to t...Show More

SPECIAL: Co-Host Wedding Review

15:31 | Nov 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 more from all of us on Twitter: follow the show (@FITWR), Katey (@kateyrich), Da7e (@da7e)  Patches (@mister...Show More

145 – Wedding Music and Art for the Age of Trump

58:14 | Nov 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 listeners), then talk about music that...Show More

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

50:19 | Nov 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 you're listening to this late and are sick of 2016 politics, but it's the last push for us. First, the group...Show More

143 – Doctor Strange and @FITWR Replies

59:42 | Nov 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 segment three to it! Pieces we're proud of! Who our siblings are! Best performances of the decade! That plu...Show More

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

1:04:01 | Oct 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 reccommendations before delving into Saturday Nigh...Show More

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

49:50 | Oct 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 120 Frames Per Second 4K 3D and lived ...Show More

140 – Race/Gender/American Politics and Pop Culture

1:02:11 | Oct 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 politics as it relates to pop culture. First, Ava Duvernay's new documentary The 13th is on Netflix and...Show More

139 – Some Twisted Cowboy Future

57:21 | Oct 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 out this weekend. Then, a quick tak...Show More

138 – Herzog and Fantastic Fest

53:55 | Sep 28th, 2016

        This week, Katey saw Lo and Behold, Werener Herzog's documentary on technology, so David, Da7e, and Patches jump in to debate about the meme-ification of Herzog. Then, David and Patches make a pictch to Katey and all o...Show More

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

59:34 | Sep 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 what went down and what we should...Show More

136 – Clint Eastwood and Emmys Preview

57:18 | Sep 14th, 2016

    This week, Katey, Joanna, Patches and Da7e gather together to talk about Clint Eastwood's career as a director, because Sully SOARED over the weekend (unlike the actual event which involved a plane landing in a body of water), then Ka...Show More

135 – Katey Returns!

57:04 | Sep 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 and reflect back on New York film exp...Show More

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

49:30 | Aug 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 Awards debut of his video for "Fade." Then, the three stop to mourn the passing of actor Gene Wilder, who w...Show More

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

1:11:31 | Aug 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 a short list of Summer Superlati...Show More

132 – The Get Down and Open Letters to DC

1:02:14 | Aug 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 corrected the issue as much as we could and will avoid it in the future. Thanks. This week, Patches, Joanna, ...Show More

131 – White Guys, Then Children’s Movies

59:48 | Aug 9th, 2016

  Plus a "bad" mini segment This week, Patches, Joanna, David and Da7e debate how much they can hold Stephen Colbert responsible for apologizing to Donald Trump on the Late Show last year, only to use him as a target for ridicule to boo...Show More

REVIEW – Suicide Squad

44:19 | Aug 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 doesn't exactly work. Plus your answer...Show More

130 – Potter and Politics (in Criticism)

1:02:29 | Aug 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 Potter canon. Then, Patches wants to talk a...Show More

129 – Comic Con 2016 and a Horseman

1:04:19 | Jul 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, David must praise Indignation before ev...Show More

128 – Stranger Things and Ghostbusters Both Make a Nostalgia Play

56:40 | Jul 19th, 2016

        Stranger Things and Ghostbusters This week, Joanna Robinson continues her reign of Rich-ness as Da7e, David and Patches follow her to a discussion of Netflix's Stranger Things, the recently debuted sci-fi/horror mini-seri...Show More

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

1:08:31 | Jul 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 nine-part crime miniseries The Night Of (no sp...Show More

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

59:57 | Jul 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 Film School Rejects' Neil Miller over from the Citadel of Crazytown to fight in our war room. This week, t...Show More

125 – Movies We Want To Show (Our) Children

1:18:51 | Jul 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 that they would pass on to the next generation, even if that generation isn't biologically theirs. We go in ...Show More

The Significant Other Full Quell – Episode 100 Re-Release

1:21:26 | Jun 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 significant others, the people who have pu...Show More

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

1:15:33 | Jun 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 sees marriage in Neighbors, Da7e br...Show More

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

1:17:50 | Jun 26th, 2016

  Each Host On When They Weren’t A Filmmaker If you haven’t bopped over to FightingInTheWarRoom.com/XXV/ to watch short films from Da7e, Patches and David (f Davdi decides to unlock his film), queue that up now! Don’t start yet, though, because Katey...Show More

124 – Machismo in Movies

51:40 | Jun 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 and all agree his career was cut...Show More

123 – What Happens When This Week Sucks

49:04 | Jun 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 tries to help. Then, Patches has tw...Show More

Review – Warcraft

45:20 | Jun 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 director Duncan Jones. They also pick you...Show More

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

46:57 | Jun 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 reality provides the same connecti...Show More

121 – Potentially Disastrous Career Moves for Sandler, Depp and Katey’s baby

58:23 | Jun 1st, 2016

We ALL Want a Do-Over Please Note: Da7e suffered from verbal dyslexia during Fighting In The War Room Episode 120 and knows that he said “Casual” every time he meant “Causal.” Rest assured his soul has died 1000 deaths since then and he’s eternally s...Show More

Review – X-Men: Apocalypse

43:10 | May 28th, 2016

X-Men: Part 9 This week, David, Katey, and Patches graduate from Xavier’s School for Gifted Film Snobs and take on X-Men: Apocalypse, the latest installment of the 2CFMCU (20th Century Fox Marvel Cinematic Universe). Is it… the apocalypse?? That and...Show More

120 – Time Travel is Tricky

54:35 | May 25th, 2016

It’s Not A Paradox This week, Katey, Patches, Da7e and David fix their audio and deliver a whole show! AMC has finally brought a Preacher adaptation to screen? Is it working for our hosts, who didn’t read the graphic novel (except for Da7e, who did)?...Show More

REVIEW – Nice Guys and Neighbors 2

51:58 | May 20th, 2016

Smoking Joints, Talking About Life This week, David, Patches, and Katey tackle a double feature: Shane Black’s Nice Guys and Nicholas Stoller’s Neighbors 2. Both involve smoking joints and talking about life. But do they both work? That and answers ...Show More

119 – DANGER! A Short Episode

26:24 | May 18th, 2016

When Segment 3 Got Deleted This week, Katey, Patches, Da7e and David suffer some technical difficulties, so this week’s segment 3 about hte “Game of Thrones” phenomena had to get cut (it was full of static and pauses, you would have hated it). After ...Show More

Review – Money Monster and High-Rise

47:23 | May 13th, 2016

With returning guest Jordan Hoffman! This week, Dave, Katey, Patches, and special guest Jordan Hoffman of The Guardian invest all their critical thoughts into two cinematic options: Money Monster, the latest from director Jodie Foster, and High-Rise,...Show More

118 – What is Star Power in Current Hollywood?

54:59 | May 10th, 2016

Plus, David is a Fanboy about Radiohead This week, Katey, Patches, Da7e and David hear you: That Captain America: Civil War review last Friday was divisive. Our comments and Twitters felt the force of Civil War fans who felt David and Patches went to...Show More

Review – Captain America: Civil War

58:35 | May 7th, 2016

It’s 2 vs. 2 in the battle of the newest MCU installment This week, Katey, Patches, David and Da7e assemble again to review yet another Marvel movie. You know what it is, how could you avoid it? It’s Captain America: Civil War! Two hosts liked/loved...Show More

117 – David Talked To His Chiropractor

1:00:21 | May 4th, 2016

With Special Guest Chris Plante! This week, Katey, Patches, Da7e and David are joined for a third segment by Chris Plante of TheVerge.com because David was forced to see video game film adaptation of Ratchet and Clank and we thought maybe an expert v...Show More

116 – Thrones, Prince and Lemonade

1:06:34 | Apr 29th, 2016

Queen Bey in the North This week, Katey, Patches, Da7e and David celebrate a weekend where even non-subscribers had access to HBO. That means everyone got to check out the Season 6 premiere of Game of Thrones, maybe television’s last great watercoole...Show More

Review – The Huntsman: Winter’s War

41:17 | Apr 22nd, 2016

With returning guest Joe Reid of Decider! This week, Katey, Patches, and special guest Joe Reid of Decider and the Extra Hot Great podcast gaze into the magical mirror of their local AMC multiplex and wonder, “Mirror, Mirror, on the 60-foot wall, wh...Show More

115 – Is This The Other Side of the Uncanny Valley?

58:37 | Apr 20th, 2016

We’re alive, dammit. This week, Katey, Patches, Da7e and David pour over the second season of Netflix’s The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and its reception. Then, David is on the ground at the Tribecca Film Festival 2016 and has some quick hits from the ...Show More

Review – The Jungle Book

34:20 | Apr 15th, 2016

It’s a review menagerie! This week, Kitty Rich, Matt Pooches, and David Ehrliphant brave the wild for Disney’s reimagined Jungle Book. Jon Favreu’s live-action take wants to be like the original, wants to walk like the original, and wants to talk lik...Show More

114 – The Invitation and Barbershop: The Next Cut

50:47 | Apr 12th, 2016

Plus, David breaks down and watches OJ This week, Katey, Patches, Da7e and David all unite to talk about movies once again, except for a mini-segment where David breaks his No Ryan Murphy Rule because he has a subway commute, that’s about TV. Girlfig...Show More

113 – The Boss, Video Game Movies and Trash TV

49:53 | Apr 7th, 2016

Hardcore. This week, Da7e heads to the West Coast for business, so Katey, David, and Patches bring their East Coast Bernie Sanders impressions to the war room. What trash TV are we watching? Are video games more influential than movies to today’s mod...Show More

Review – Everybody Wants Some!!

40:25 | Apr 2nd, 2016

With Returning Guest Joanna Robinson!! This week, Katey, Patches, and special guest Joanna crack open some beers and head back to their college days for a raucous review of Richard Linklater’s new hang out movie, Everybody Wants Some!! Plus, we pick ...Show More

112 – Brief Performances We Love

52:44 | Mar 29th, 2016

There are no small parts, just small…whatever. This week, David Ehrlich takes a sudden vacation to switch jobs, so Katey, Patches and Da7e have run of the war room. After a review that asks for fewer political opinions, the group unwisely decides to ...Show More

Review – Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice

1:00:48 | Mar 25th, 2016

God Vs. Knight. Day Vs. Night. Dust Vs. Night. This week, Patches, David and Da7e finally get to see Zack Snyder’s sequel to Man of Steel, Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice, after being aware that it was coming since 2013. What does Warner Bros’ bi...Show More

100 – The Significant Other Full Quell

1:21:26 | Mar 22nd, 2016

Each Host Replaced By The Person Who Puts Up With Them This week, we’re changing up the format for our 100th Episode Full Quell Special! It’s our fourth Quell as Fighting in The War Room (and our 2nd 100th episode as a foursome), and we’ve all stoppe...Show More

111 – Animated Animals and 10 Cloverfield Lane Allegience

55:26 | Mar 15th, 2016

Back to the bunker. This week, Da7e and Patches both saw Zootopia and Da7e’s crazy animation brain got spinning on anthropomorphized animals by Disney and how being “on style” can help and hurt in 3D animation. Them, Katey’s pretty sure there’s a Div...Show More