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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.

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

    • Film Reviews
    • 4.8, 659 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.

    310 – Taylor Swift’s Folklore, 2021 Movie Predictions, Pandemic Check-In

    310 – Taylor Swift’s Folklore, 2021 Movie Predictions, Pandemic Check-In

    This week, Katey has taken another vacation, so Patches, Da7e and David gather for another Bro-Cast, this time corrisponding with our 20th Pandemic Podcast. First, the guys discuss Taylor Swift's new album Folklore, then Patches has a question about what movies are going to look like post virus. Finally, there's a big Pandemic Check-In that involves media and fears.





    Never have we gotten this much use out of Kanye West's "Lift Yourself"





    Poopity-scoop.





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    FORMAT





    00:00 – Lightning Round: Netflix Sequels





    01:54- Intro – Welcome to Episode 310! Reviews!





    14:17 – Tidbit – Folklore





    31:12 – Mini-Segment – Biggest Prediction for Movies in 2021​





    43:49 – Segment 3 – Pandemic Check-In





    01:07:41  – Outro





     

    • 1 hr 10 min
    309 – Tenet Delayed, Antkind, Pandemic Check-In

    309 – Tenet Delayed, Antkind, Pandemic Check-In

    This week, there's no end in sight by the FITWR Pandemic Metric: Tenet has been delayed again. We discuss what that means, argue about masks, then David talks about the weird new Charlie Kaufman novel, Antkind. Katey, Da7e, David, and Patches all chime in for another big old Pandemic Check-In.





    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: Last Time In Theaters





    03:40- Intro – Welcome to Episode 309! Reviews!





    11:19 – Tidbit – Tenet Delayed





    26:19 – Mini-Segment – Antkind by Charlie Kaufman





    35:39 – Segment 3 – Pandemic Check-In





    01:14:46  – Outro





     

    • 1 hr 17 min
    308 – Palm Springs, Pandemic Check-In Impossible Mini-Segment, The Old Guard

    308 – Palm Springs, Pandemic Check-In Impossible Mini-Segment, The Old Guard

    This week, Katey is back and there are a bunch of new movies to watch! First, all four hosts dig into Palm Springs, the new Hulu comedy sensation that's currently streaming. They all liked it and discuss some spoilers, so watch before listening if possible. Then, Da7e tries to hold Patches, Katey, and David to a BRIEF Pandemic Check-In that involves David talking about video games again. Finally, it's David and Da7e versus Katey and Patches on enjoying Netflix's newest franchise starter The Old Guard. Some good, old-fashioned Fighting In The War Room.





    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: Bad Weddings





    02:28- Intro – Welcome to Episode 308! Reviews!





    09:47 – Tidbit – Palm Springs





    29:01 – Mini-Segment – Pandemic Check-In Mini





    37:46 – Segment 3 – The Old Guard





    01:03:33  – Outro





     

    • 1 hr 5 min
    307 – Pandemic Check-In, Eurovision, Hamilton on Disney+

    307 – Pandemic Check-In, Eurovision, Hamilton on Disney+

    This week, Katey is on vacation, so it's just the guys here to make weird jokes and talk about media. First, David, Patches, and Da7e bring their media they've been watching for a Pandemic Check-In. Then, Patches and David want to caution you off Eurovision. Finally, Patches saw Hamilton for the first time and Da7e saw the stage show for the first time on Disney+ after being obsessed with the soundtrack. HAMILTON! Shout out to our boys at Emerson. 





    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: LLLLLeeeeaaaarrrrnnniiinnnnggg…





    01:53- Intro – Welcome to Episode 307! Reviews!





    18:37 – Tidbit – Pandemic Check In





    45:19 – Mini-Segment – Eurovision





    53:16 – Segment 3 – Hamilton on Disney+





    01:22:38  – Outro





     

    • 1 hr 25 min
    306 – Blackface Episodes Being Pulled, The Babysitters Club, Pandemic Check-In

    306 – Blackface Episodes Being Pulled, The Babysitters Club, Pandemic Check-In

    This week, David finally gets to talk about playing The Last of Us Part 2. He dives right in (wth some spoilers towards the end, Patches will warn you). Before all that, though, Katey, Matt, Da7e, and David debate if they're going to the theater to see Tenet (they're not, it's a death trap), and how theaters seem to be opening too early. Plus a mini-segment about all these damn fireworks.





    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: Upcoming Releases!





    01:13- Intro – Welcome to Episode 306! Reviews!





    11:03 – Tidbit – Blackface Episodes are Being Pulled





    30:37 – Mini-Segment – Netflix's The Babysitters Club





    35:05 – Segment 3 – Pandemic Check-In





    01:00:04  – Outro





     

    • 1 hr 3 min
    305 – Are we seeing Tenet?, The Fireworks, and The Last of Us Part 2

    305 – Are we seeing Tenet?, The Fireworks, and The Last of Us Part 2

    This week, David finally gets to talk about playing The Last of Us Part 2. He dives right in (wth some spoilers towards the end, Patches will warn you). Before all that, though, Katey, Matt, Da7e, and David debate if they're going to the theater to see Tenet (they're not, it's a death trap), and how theaters seem to be opening too early. Plus a mini-segment about all these damn fireworks.





    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: Drive Ins!





    01:48- Intro – Welcome to Episode 305! Reviews!





    10:23 – Tidbit – Tenet/Theaters Opening





    26:35 – Mini-Segment – The Fireworks





    35:31 – Segment 3 – The Last of Us Part 2





    01:04:51  – Outro





     

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
659 Ratings

659 Ratings

littlelael ,

Like having friends in your ears weekly

There is so much to love about this podcast. I have especially been enjoying the pandemic check-ins. All four hosts have great and varied opinions to contribute. I must disagree with Katey and Patches’ opinions about Schitts’ Creek. Dan Levy and Annie Murphy are as essential and wonderful as Catherine O’Hara’s over-the-top (and genius) performance. Also, why does no one say the actual c-word when discussing Harley Quinn? You all say the f-word. Is there some prohibition against that word? Just curious.

Dani (not of house Targaryen) ,

Sex Education

I don’t know if I just love him bc I’m kind of a pretentious ass too, but David is my fave and he is usually spot on with his reviews matching my tastes. Katie is the great too and adds much needed female representation, if only Patches would stop interrupting her. Patches, is ok. Most days I could take him or leave him. Da7e, gets way into the nerdverse and sometimes I’m so there but sometimes I am so not. All in all this is a great Podcast with a great mix of peeps and keeps me informed to all the latest and greatest movies and television. Also, as a new parent, it has been awesome to hear other new parents in this space talk about their experiences too. Side note: I’m a little behind and just heard David talk about Sex Education. Watch Sex Education! It is great! Stop being haters! ✌️

Cal O'Boyle ,

We’re Done

Huge fan of the progressively great blending of Charlie’s outro with beats that slap. Great job Dave 7. Everyone else also good.

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