150 episodes

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.

Fighting In The War Room: A Movies And Pop Culture Podcast Katey, Matt, Da7e and David

    • TV & Film
    • 4.7 • 813 Ratings

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.

    401 – John Wickification, Bluey, Nope

    401 – John Wickification, Bluey, Nope

    This week, we're back to normal episodes as we march to FITWR 500 with somewhat regular topics. First, based of Bullet Train and The Princess (on Hulu) your hosts debate what "John Wickification" of action movies means. Then, Da7e (childless) likes Bluey! Should you like Bluey? Finally, FITWR gets around to NOPE, a movie that is very fun to talk about.





    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) .





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    FORMAT





    00:00 – Lightning Round: DCPU





    1:38 – Intro – Welcome to Episode 401! 





    10:01 – Tidbit – John Wickification of Action Movies





    30:41 – Mini-Segment: Bluey





    44:40 – Segment 3 – Nope (Spoilers all the way through)





    1:12:15  – Outro





     

    • 1 hr 15 min
    400 – The Call-In Show 2

    400 – The Call-In Show 2

    Eric B—— is the Zodiac?





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





    It has been 100 episodes since our last Call-In Show that we hosted on Zoom, but this time we got to live stream it to YouTube so people in the waiting room weren't relegated to silence. Maybe you caught this one live or have popped by the stream, but for those of you who are Quarter Quell fans: IT'S A LONG ONE. Jump in to see what our listeners ask of your hosts Katey, Da7e, David and Patches. Good lord, are we going to get to episode 500?





    Take a listen, embed and/or download below; for more from all of us on Twitter: follow the show (@FITWR), Katey (@kateyrich) Patches (@misterpatches), Da7e (@Da7e) and David (@davidehrlich).





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    Format





    3:10 – Kevin





    10:08 – Amy





    17:08 – Jordan





    27:50 – Shruti





    35:44 – Ryan





    43:10 – Kayla





    52:13 – Warpstone





    56:36 – Chris Rosen





    1:03:30 – Emily





    1:15:00 – Charlie





    1:20:03 – Kathryn





    1:31:21 – Jeff





    1:39:59 – Muhammad





    1:45:17 – Ryley





    1:54:40 – Stephen





    2:00:44 – Walker





    2:04:34 – David





    2:07:38 – Danny





    2:13:16 – Bennet





    2:22:13 – Tyler





     





    Previous Quarter Quells:





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    OpKino Classic: First Quarter Quell (August 26th 2011)



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    OpKino Classic: The 2nd Quarter Quell (Feb. 22nd 2012)



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    OpKino Classic: Storytelling Quarter Quell (Aug 10th 2012)



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    OpKino Classic: Family Interview Full Quell (Feb 8th, 2013)



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    FITWR 025 – The Filmmaking Quarter Quell (June 3rd, 2014)



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    FITWR 050 – QQ2: Movies for the Moment (Dec. 2nd 2014)



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    FITWR 075 – QQ3: Movies We Wanted To Be When We Grew Up.



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    • 2 hr 32 min
    399.75 – Quiz Quiz Bang Bang Summer Blockbuster Trivia featuring FITWR

    399.75 – Quiz Quiz Bang Bang Summer Blockbuster Trivia featuring FITWR

    This week – Fighting In The War Room is fighting outside the War Room ONCE AGAIN for a return appearence on Quiz Quiz Bang Bang! Annie and David host a pub-quiz style trivia show centered around Summer Blockbusters with your four hosts operating as two teams in a REMATCH: President Merkin Muffley​ (featuring Patches and Katey) Vs. Davids: The Rise of Gru (featuring David and Da7e). 





    Follow Quiz Quiz Bang Bang on your podcasting device!





    Did you miss our first Quiz Quiz Bang Bang episode? That's Number 348!





    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) .





    Please subscribe on iTunes and KICK US A REVIEW if you like what you hear!





     

    • 1 hr 21 min
    399.5 – All About TV

    399.5 – All About TV

    This week, in honor of Emmy nominations and some good spring TV that went overlooked, we spend the whole episode talking about current and future TV. Katey, Patches, and Da7e cover Ms. Marvel, The Bear, and Westworld in addition to discussing the newest Emmy noms.





    SPOILER GONGS IN BOTH SEGMENTS FOR WHEN WE TRANSTION INTO SPOILERS (TIMECODES BELOW)





    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) .





    Please subscribe on iTunes and KICK US A REVIEW if you like what you hear!





    FORMAT





    00:00 – Lightning Round: Cute!





    1:30 – Intro – Welcome to Episode 399.5! Reviews!





    7:34 –  All About TV





    1:11:05  – Outro





     

    • 1 hr 17 min
    399 – Brocast – Stranger Things 4 Volume 2 and Thor: Love and Thunder

    399 – Brocast – Stranger Things 4 Volume 2 and Thor: Love and Thunder

    This week, Katey is on vacation with her family, and Patches has been reading comics, so Da7e does a lot of talking, first about Stranger Things 4 Volume 2, which dropped on Netflix July 1st and sort of points to the end of the series, then David and Da7e try to get Patches excited about Thor: Love and Thunder after Patches has read the Jason Aaron comic book run this T4or movie is loosely based on.





    SPOILER GONGS IN BOTH SEGMENTS FOR WHEN WE TRANSTION INTO SPOILERS (TIMECODES BELOW)





    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) .





    Please subscribe on iTunes and KICK US A REVIEW if you like what you hear!





    FORMAT





    00:00 – Lightning Round: Weapon





    1:23 – Intro – Welcome to Episode 399! Reviews!





    9:04 – Tidbit – Stranger Things 4 Volume 2 (Spoilers start at 19:25)





    23:02 – Segment 3 –   Thor: Love and Thunder (Spoilers start at 57:02)





    1:01:54  – Outro





     

    • 1 hr 6 min
    398 – Pandemic Civil Rights Check-In, Beavis and Butt-Head Do The Universe, Elvis

    398 – Pandemic Civil Rights Check-In, Beavis and Butt-Head Do The Universe, Elvis

    This week, everyone is back in the War Room and has seen the main move: Baz Luhrman's Elvis, which is in theaters now and is…a lot. Before Katey, Patches, Da7e and David dive into this week's long review segment, they dive into a general discussion about what happened in America with reproductive rights and the Supreme Court, and Patches and Da7e praise the simplicity of a new Beavis and Butt-head movie. 





    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) .





    Please subscribe on iTunes and KICK US A REVIEW if you like what you hear!





    FORMAT





    00:00 – Lightning Round: Minion





    1:41 – Intro – Welcome to Episode 398! Reviews!





    16:15 – Tidbit – Pandemic Civil Rights Check-In





    34:23 – Mini-Segment – Beavis and Butt-Head Do The Universe (On Paramount Plus)





    45:55 – Segment 3 –   Elvis (in theaters)





    1:20:47  – Outro





     

    • 1 hr 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
813 Ratings

813 Ratings

Jeremiah Rosen ,

First time, long time

Hey FITWR,

I’ve been holding off writing a review because I’ve enjoyed the weekly russian roulette of wondering if I would be hearing about star wars galaxy of heroes, but for Katey and Patches’ sake, I’ll leave one. I’ve been listening since 2013 and it’s the podcast that I always turn to for great insight and discussion about a new movie or tv show. Podcasts have come and gone from my rotation, but this is the only one that has stayed with me this whole time because the podcast feels like listening to your friends talk. If this podcast was only discussions and reviews, dayenu. What sets it apart are the quarter quells and other special episodes where Katey, Patches, Da7e, and David share stories and things about themselves and let us see them as more than just professional critics and writers. More episodes about Patches’ mail problems please! It pains me that I missed both call in shows and I can only there might be another one in the future, hopefully not because we’ve reached pandemic 200. So thank you for 10 years of great podcasting, I plan to keep listening as long you keep doing this and eagerly await the reboot in 20 years hosted by the fitwr kids.

Audreyista ,

Don’t threaten me with a good time

I held off on writing a review until now because I didn’t want to deprive myself of Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes talk. As someone who finds the minutiae of phone games weirdly interesting and enjoys reading the Marvel Strike Force subreddit when I need to feel sane and well-adjusted by comparison, I was disappointed that the phone game talk isn’t a regular segment. But you guys want reviews, so I’ll leave you a review. And in any case, I need to give out some five stars to balance out all of the really mean three star reviews I’ve left on other podcasts. Love the show.

AlexDJM ,

My favorite podcast

This is my second review for this excellent podcast. The reason is that I have recently noticed the crew discussing things other than film (i.e. Patches’ dilemma with someone else’s mail). Truth is, I could listen to you guys discussing paint dry, and I would still find it incredibly entertaining. Thank you for all you do. This podcast was essential to me when stuck at home during the (still ongoing) pandemic. You all are doing a public service for more people than you probably realize. Thank you. (p.s. David, keep interrupting and expressing your views unapologetically, it’s very entertaining and awesome).

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