Fighting In The War Room

Fighting In The War Room

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The Film and Pop-Culture Podcast


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

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 2007 and 1997 Academy Awards to see […]

154 – Unpopular Opinions About New Movies  

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 and John Wick 2 while Da7e disliked Lego Batman (unlike the rest of America). The two […]

150 – Movies that Represent What We Want for America  

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 to bring movies that represent what they want to see in […]

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

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 love the Kindle iPhone app for very specific reasons and the […]

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

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 week's topics! First: Star Wars Episode VIII has a […]

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

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 (even Da7e and Katey, who will not be going). Finally, the team […]

149 – Golden Globes, Netflix Histories, and 2016 Trivia  

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 Watch Instantly almost ten years ago before unleashing a PATCHES MATCHES Trivia Game […]

Top Tens 2015 – Part Two  

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 PARTS for suspense and easy listening. Take a […]

Top Tens 2016 – Part One  

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 suspense and easy listening. Take a listen, embed […]

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

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, which the trailers have concelead. Then, Katey gets some reactions from the […]

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) […]

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