Fighting In The War Room

Fighting In The War Room

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The Film and Pop-Culture Podcast

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

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 Manuel Miranda's chance to EGOT? Finally, the first […]

146 – Fantastic Franchising and Awards Season Begins!  

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 the podcast to talk about the Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life […]

SPECIAL: Co-Host Wedding Review  

  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 (@misterpatches), and David (@davidehrlich) 

145 – Wedding Music and Art for the Age of Trump  

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 should and should not be played at […]

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

  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 fan-casts the inevitable Election 2016 movie, then they each pick their […]

143 – Doctor Strange and @FITWR Replies  

  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 plus some reccommendations on movies about foriegn politics (because the U.S. is a ball […]

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

  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 Night Live's touch-and-go relationship with this year's election and Patches' longing for something resembling satire. Take a listen, embed […]

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

  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 to tell us never to do that. Finally, Katey, Patches and […]

140 – Race/Gender/American Politics and Pop Culture  

    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 people have opinions! Then, we talk Fleabag until Charlie pulls […]

139 – Some Twisted Cowboy Future  

          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 taking of temperature for Netflix's newest Marvel offering (Luke Cage) […]

STORM OF SPOILERS TOUR: Star Wars: Rebels Season 3 and Rogue One  

    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 from Geek.com and Neil Miller from Film School Rejects! Welcome to another off season tour episode of A STORM OF SPOILERS! This week, Joanna and Da7e have to replace Neil who took our Sith Holocron and ran off to Fantastic Fest. Luckily, Fighting in the War Room co-host and Thrillist Senior Entertainment Editor Matt Patches was free to stop by and talk about Star Wars: Rebels Season 3 and how storytelling in the Star Wars Universe has become more complex since 2012 (not that it wasn't complex beofore, as Da7e can ramble about). Also, Rogue One toys come out on September 30th, so a quick refresher of what we've learned from Rogue One toys and Rogue One actors is included. THIS WEEK'S TIMECODES: 0:00:00 - Intro, Game of Thrones News 0:11:51 - Rebels S3/Rogue One Follow Neil (@rejects), Joanna (@jowrotethis), Da7e (@da7e) and the show (@StormofSpoilers) on Twitter! Like this podcast? Subscribe to FIGHTING IN THE WAR ROOM through iTunes or your podcast app. This week's closing track:

138 – Herzog and Fantastic Fest  

        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 of us to watch the Amazon Prime show Fleabag before everyone questions Patches, who just got back from Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas. 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 (@misterpatches), David (@davidehrlich) . Please subscribe on iTunes and KICK US A REVIEW if you like what you hear! FORMAT 00:00 - Lightning Round: Whalberg Is the Hero 02:09-   Intro: Welcome To Episode 138!  Reviews! 07:14 -  Tidbit:  The ModernWerner Herzog 23:41  - Mini Segment: Watch Fleabag. 31:09 - Segment 3: Patchtastic Fest. 51:31 -  Outro  

STORM OF SPOILERS TOUR: South Park  

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 from Geek.com and Neil Miller from Film School Rejects! Welcome to another off season tour episode of A STORM OF SPOILERS! This week, Neil and Da7e successfully trcik Joanna into revisiting South Park after basically abandoning it after she left college. That means some great discussion about what this animated satire comedy means depending on time you watch versus time it was aired. Before that, all three hosts talk about their background with Trey Parker and Matt Stone's animated series and discuss if South Park's new serialized format is working out (it is). THIS WEEK'S TIMECODES: 0:00:00 - Intro, Game of Thrones News 0:15:35 - South Park 1:05:13 - Star Wars Day/Rebels Preview Follow Neil (@rejects), Joanna (@jowrotethis), Da7e (@da7e) and the show (@StormofSpoilers) on Twitter! Like this podcast? Subscribe to FIGHTING IN THE WAR ROOM through iTunes or your podcast app. This week's closing track:

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

        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 look forward to seeing (or skipping) in the upcoming season. Then, Patches and Da7e both saw Blair Witch and both watched it bomb over the weekend...what happened? Finally, after watching the Emmys on Sunday, David thinks it's absurd that single episodes are submitted. The group has to talk that out. 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 (@misterpatches), David (@davidehrlich) . Please subscribe on iTunes and KICK US A REVIEW if you like what you hear! FORMAT 00:00 - Lightning Round: Favorite Disney Song 02:02 -   Intro: Welcome To Episode 137!  Reviews! 07:58 -  Tidbit:  TIFF 2016 Round-Up 23:43  - Mini Segment: What happened with Blair Witch? 34:15 - Segment 3: Submitting to the Emmys 55:11 -  Outro  

STORM OF SPOILERS TOUR: Fall 2016 Preview!  

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 from Geek.com and Neil Miller from Film School Rejects! Welcome to another off season tour episode of A STORM OF SPOILERS! This week, our hosts take a long view of the months to come and spotlight movies, television and books that they'll be checking out and think you might like too! Some of the topics discussed here will be revisited in future OFF SEASON TOUR episodes, so stay sharp! Also: Game of Thrones has become the most Emmy-awarded drama of all time, and we've got SPOILERS for next season at the top of the show! What a week it is. Neil Movies: Arrival, Doctor Strange TV: Luke Cage, Westworld Books/Comics: Infamous Iron Man (Bendis, October), Moonglow (Chabon, November) Da7e Movies: Shin Godzilla, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them TV: NBC HINDENBURG, The Flash Books/Comics: Jerusalem by Alan Moore, Reading along with All-Star Batman by Scott Snyder Joanna Movies: La La Land, The Magnificent Seven TV: Atlanta, American Horror Story  Books/Comics: Angel Catbird (Margaret Atwood), The Wonder By Emma Donoghue THIS WEEK'S TIMECODES: 0:00:00 - Intro, Game of Thrones News 0:14:58 - Fall Preview 2016! 1:19:54 - South Park Preview Follow Neil (@rejects), Joanna (@jowrotethis), Da7e (@da7e) and the show (@StormofSpoilers) on Twitter! Like this podcast? Subscribe to FIGHTING IN THE WAR ROOM through iTunes or your podcast app. This week's closing track:

136 – Clint Eastwood and Emmys Preview  

    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 Katey has some reccommendations for 2016: the year of good coming of age movies before all four dig into their thoughts on this year's Emmys (though mostly Katey and Joanna for obvious, non-gendered reasons).  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 (@misterpatches), David (@davidehrlich) . Please subscribe on iTunes and KICK US A REVIEW if you like what you hear! FORMAT 00:00 - Lightning Round: Shoulda Won (or Been Nominated) 01:19 -   Intro: Welcome To Episode 136!  Reviews! 07:26 -  Tidbit:  Clint Eastwood: What don't we get? 20:55  - Mini Segment: Katey's Reccommendation Section 29:34 - Segment 3: 2016 Emmys Preview 52:28 -  Outro  

Thought Bubble 42 – Storm Of Spoilers Crossover!  

A podcast about Comics Pop Culture! Hello FITWR listeners, Republic City Dispatch fanatics and Storm of Spoilers/Cast of Kings fantasy nerds, we're back for more comics discussion! New comics enthusiast Joanna Robinson of Vanity Fair's Hollywood and The Station Agents podcast is joined by  Da7e Gonzales of Geek.com. No matter your level of engagement, if you're interested in comic books and their surrounding pop culture, this show's for you! THIS WEEK: In a special crossover episode, Joanna and Da7e welcome Neil Miller from Storm of Spoilers (another podcast) to talk about comics they've been reading and news they've missed. Also - Da7e geeks out on the possibility of the CW doing a CRISIS-like event and where me might see the remaining two INFINITY STONES. Which means... SPOILERS BEGIN AT 36:06 SUBSCRIBE TO US ON iTUNES AND LEAVE US A REVIEW!  

135 – Katey Returns!  

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 experiences in honor of Katey's 10 year Living-In-New-York-versery. Da7e even chimes in right at the end. 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 (@misterpatches), David (@davidehrlich) . Please subscribe on iTunes and KICK US A REVIEW if you like what you hear! FORMAT 00:00 - Lightning Round: Little Known Kids Films 01:11-   Intro: Welcome To Episode 135!  Reviews! 06:39 -  Tidbit:  How having a baby changes your life​ 22:12  - Mini Segment: Oscar buzz from Katey's awards-season bunker in Park Slope​ 30:35 - Segment 3: New York'n Film 50:28 -  Outro  

STORM OF SPOILERS TOUR: Hamilton (and Musicals)  

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 from Geek.com and Neil Miller from Film School Rejects! Welcome to another off season tour episode of A STORM OF SPOILERS! This week, our hosts take trip to Yorktown via Lin Manuel Miranda's Broadway sensation Hamilton! It was by far our most requested off season tour stop and on top of providing a few production insights to the show and Joanna sharing her knowledge of the play's production, the crew spends a good deal of time sharing personal memories and trying to dig into what it is about musicals that make them a special form of storytelling and adaptation. THIS WEEK'S TIMECODES: 0:00:00 - Intro, Game of Thrones News 0:14:58 - Hamilton and Musicals 1:24:54 - Bubbling/Fall Preview Preview Follow Neil (@rejects), Joanna (@jowrotethis), Da7e (@da7e) and the show (@StormofSpoilers) on Twitter! Like this podcast? Subscribe to FIGHTING IN THE WAR ROOM through iTunes or your podcast app. Off Season Art by @WikiRascals This week's closing track:  

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

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 was more than Willy Wonka. Finally, the three weigh in on the BBC's Top Films of the 21st Century. Take a listen, embed and/or download below; for more from all of us on Twitter: follow the show (@FITWR),  Da7e (@da7e)  Patches (@misterpatches), David (@davidehrlich) and special guest Griffin Newman (@grifflightning). Please subscribe on iTunes and KICK US A REVIEW if you like what you hear! FORMAT 00:00 - Lightning Round: Bad "Oscar-Ready" Films 01:51-   Intro: Welcome To Episode 134!  Reviews! 09:19 -  Tidbit:  Kanye West and Music Videos 23:13  - Mini Segment: RIP Gene Wilder 30:27 - Segment 3: The BBC's Top Movies of the 21st Century 47:23 -  Outro  

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