148 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

    • Film Reviews
    • 4.7 • 725 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.

    343 – Pandemic Check-In, The Vanishing Half, Godzilla Vs. Kong

    343 – Pandemic Check-In, The Vanishing Half, Godzilla Vs. Kong

    This week – David is back from vacation and Katey, Patches, and Da7e basically broke his soul making him watch Adam Wingard's Godzilla Vs.. Kong. But before that epic hollow Earth throwdown, everyone's nice to David with a Pandemic Check-In and him and Katey discussing a book – The Vanishing Half – they both enjoy.





    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: Space





    1:35 – Intro – Welcome to Episode 343! Reviews! 





    8:43 – Tidbit – Pandemic Check-In





    28:07 – Mini-Segment – The Vanishing Half





    37:15 – Segment 3 – Godzilla Vs. Kong





    1:08:39  – Outro





     

    • 1 hr 12 min
    342 – Bad Trip, Space Jam 2 Posters, Another Round

    342 – Bad Trip, Space Jam 2 Posters, Another Round

    This week – David is on a vacation mistakenly thinking he could miss Godzilla Vs. Kong next week. Katey, Patches, and Da7e get together to discuss the Eric André prank movie on Netflix, Bad Trip, the new character posters released for Space Jam 2, and do a deep dive into Thomas Vinterberg's Another Round, which is on Hulu!





    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: Versus





    1:19 – Intro – Welcome to Episode 342! Reviews! 





    9:25 – Tidbit – Bad Trip





    27:20 – Mini-Segment – Space Jam 2 Posters





    35:35 – Segment 3 – Another Round





    58:38  – Outro





     

    • 56 min
    341 – Defending Your Life, SXSW 2021, Zack Snyder’s Justice League

    341 – Defending Your Life, SXSW 2021, Zack Snyder’s Justice League

    This week – Katey, Patches, Da7e, and David are gathering the motherboxes, but it takes us an awfully long time to get around to Zack Snyder's Justice League. With a little more distance from last week's events in Georgia, we present to you last week's Segment 3, a review of Albert Brooks' Defending Your Life. Then, David recaps some highlights from a SXSW that had movies produced under COVID before we all dive into the four hour journey that was Zack Snyder's Justice League. Big podcast week for HBO Max.





    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: Action Comedians





    2:03 – Intro – Welcome to Episode 341! Reviews! 





    13:10 – Tidbit – Defending Your Life





    36:37 – Mini-Segment – SXSW 2021





    49:31 – Segment 3 – Zack Snyder's Justice League





    1:25:37  – Outro





     

    • 1 hr 28 min
    340 – Cherry, Oscar Nominations, Charlie on Detective Pikachu

    340 – Cherry, Oscar Nominations, Charlie on Detective Pikachu

    This week – Katey, Patches, Da7e, and David are talking about the Russo Bros making Tom Holland do Cherry and what-the-eff happened with that. Then, there's a brief segment where we talk about this year's Oscar Nominations even though we have until late April before the actual ceremony. Finally, in place of a Defending Your Life segment (which will air in its entirety next week), Katey and Charlie talk the stone-cold classic Detective Pikachu.





    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: Zack Snyder's Justice League 2





    2:39 – Intro – Welcome to Episode 340! Review! 





    8:38 – Tidbit – Cherry





    22:12 – Mini-Segment – 2021 Oscar Nominations





    34:09 – Segment 3 – Charlie on Detective Pikachu





    36:21  – Outro





     

    • 40 min
    339 – WandaVision Post Series Discussion, Oprah and the Royals, The World to Come

    339 – WandaVision Post Series Discussion, Oprah and the Royals, The World to Come

    This week – Katey, Patches, Da7e, and David are talking some of David's favorite topics: lyrical romances between two women set in some period. This week, we're talking about The World To Come, which you can VOD right now! Before that, the quad wrap up WandaVision now that its all aired and Katey answers all David's questions about the Megan and Harry's Oprah interview.





    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: Leaks





    2:45 – Intro – Welcome to Episode 339! Review! 





    12:16 – Tidbit – WandaVision Again.





    31:10 – Mini-Segment – Megan, Harry and Oprah





    43:54 – Segment 3 – The World to Come





    59:38  – Outro





     

    • 1 hr 3 min
    338 – One Night In Miami, Billie Vs. Billie, Tom and Jerry

    338 – One Night In Miami, Billie Vs. Billie, Tom and Jerry

    This week – Katey, Patches, Da7e, and David have all caught up with Regina King's One Night In Miami on Amazon Prime and have lots of praise for it. Then, a mini-segment that features mini-reviews of The United States Vs. Billie Holiday and Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry. If the episode seems like reasonable discussions of media so far, don't worry, the third segment is on Tom and Jerry, the new offering streaming on HBO Max.





    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: Program A Flick





    2:27 – Intro – Welcome to Episode 338! Reviews! 





    10:54 – Tidbit – One Night In Miami





    27:27 – Mini-Segment – Billie Vs. Billie





    34:39 – Segment 3 – Tom and Jerry





    1:00:45  – Outro





     

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
725 Ratings

725 Ratings

ETJawsB2TF ,

Absolutely great podcast

You guys are the best. One of the best things of my quarantine. I wish you all the best always and thank you for being a light through this very tough year.

Nick from Wisconsin ,

Kong Bows to No One

Hello hosts of Fighting in the War Room. Hoping this review is read on the episode that you cover Godzilla vs. Kong and can’t wait to hear Da7e finally get to talk about it, although it’s different than the segment promised if no reviews came in, and David to come back from vacation and be forced to interact with a film that couldn’t be further from Gareth Edwards post-human film which he liked. I thought it would have been wild for him to be on last week’s episode where the rest of you hosts got some chuckles out of searching provocative Looney Tunes artwork online.

Finally, when discussing Another Round and director Thomas Vinterberg’s best director nomination, I can’t believe Katey couldn’t remember Bennet Miller when it came to directors nominated without their film getting a best picture nomination, since it was her favorite film of 2014. Keep up the great work, your podcast and camaraderie is always a delight to listen to in the back half of the week.

Longtime Speller ,

It’s a podcast

Please. Please. Please don’t let me stop you from talking about GVK, or talking about talking about GVK. At this point, it seems inevitable. What I wouldn’t mind putting a stop to is the interruptions and overlapping voices. Yes. I know it has a certain energy and Altmanian charm, but I don’t like missing out on hearing what each of you - all qualified voices on all things movies and TV - has to say. I know there is some editing and post in the show - music bumpers and whatnot - but I do think that a little, additional, interruption trimming would help the whole thing go down easier. Thanks! KUTGW.

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