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Fighting In The War Room: A Movies And Pop Culture Podcast

Fighting In The War Room: A Movies And Pop Culture Podcast

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270 ? Luce, Midsommar: Director?s Cut, Dumb Discourse of the Summer

This week, Da7e had to drop out, so Katey and David challenge Patches on his liking of the movie Luce, then David got to see the ultra-rare Midsommar director's cut and reports back. Finally – with summer over, let's look back of over the dumb discourse we've had about film the past few months. Take […]
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269 ? Rocko?s Modern Life, Cold Case Hammarskjöld, They Cancelled The Hunt

    This week, Netlfix released a Rocko's Modern Life special called Static Cling and it's actually pretty good! Plus, it's back to trying to talk you into Cold Case Hammarskjold, a true crime documentary. Finally, the President tweeted about violence in Hollywood, then Universal pulled a whole movie off it's slate.  Take a listen, […]
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268 ? The Farewell (again), Grab Bag, Movies with Messages

This week, David is on vacation, but The Farewell is in wide release (!!!) so Katey and David chime in to this fantastic movie. Then, Katey wants to talk about Emmys, Dave wants to talk about going to a metal show and Patches wants to talk about X-Men, so they do all three. Finally, Patches […]
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267- Frankenstein?s Monster?s Monster and Once Upon a Time?In Hollywood

This week, besides a short tidbit to talk about Netflix's strange but charming David Harbour (Jr.) project Frankenstein's Monster's Monster, Frankenstein, the rest of the episode is dedicated to talking about Quentin Tarantino's latest and the first week of discourse around it. Jump off when you hear the GONG if you do NOT want SPOILERS. […]
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266 ? Best Movies of the Decade, TIFF Lineup, San Diego Comic-Con 2019

This week, the gang is all together to talk about IndieWire's Best 100 Movies of the Decade list, which David helped edit. then, thoughts on the recently announced Toronto International Film Festival premieres announced this week since Katey's on her way later this year. Finally, fresh off of San Diego Comic-Con 2019, Patches checks back […]
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265 ? The Lion King, The Farewell, Big Little Lies Season 2

This week, the second of two podcasts. David and Patches did NOT like The Lion King and break down why it's all kind of a pointless excercise you can see this weekend (if you absolutely want to). Then, after a brief plug to The Farewell from David (which most of us cannot see yet), the […]
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264 ? Stranger Things 3, Blair Witch Project 20th Anniversary, Midsommar

This week, you get TWO PODCASTS (because of something Patches will explain at the top), so this one is mopping up some stuff you've probably seen or have the oppertunity to see RIGHT NOW! David is away for the first of this week's two podcasts, so Da7e dominates making Katey watch Stranger Things 3, monologuing […]
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REVIEW ? Spider-Man: Far From Home

This week, David, Da7e, and Patches get together to talk about SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME with FULL SPOILERS in a good-old-fashioned REVIEW episode (that ends up lasting longer than it needs to once it becomes apparent David very much disagrees). Take a listen, embed and/or download below; for more from all of us on Twitter: […]
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263 ? Toy Story 4, Los Espookys, Best Performances 2019 (So Far)

This week, all four hosts get together to talk about the BEST PERFORMANCES of 2019 so far that is not at all inspired by and IndieWire survey, right? But first – Katey and David saw Toy Story 4 and are ready to live in the age of Forky, then Patches and Da7e talk Los Espookys […]
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262 ? E3, Remember Mad Men?, and Euphoria

This week, the podcast is late because od Da7e travelling but – HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATEY! Patches, Da7e, and David all want to talk about E3, David wants to remind everyone that Mad Men was a good show, then all the hosts turn their attention to HBO's Euphoria which is…well, it's something. Take a listen, embed […]
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261 ? Big Little Lies, So That Was X-Men, Parenting Media

This week, everyone is back together to talk about Big Little Lies returning to HBO for another season! Alos, Da7e saw Dark Phoenix and we have to revisit that disaster since it's the final X-Men movie under 20th Century Fox. Finally, David has some great news, which means it's time to talk about Parenting Media. […]
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260 ? Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Dark Phoenix, Fleabag Season 2

This week, after a breif discussion about when Uncle Tom's Cabin was published, we're choc-full of REVIEWS! First on the chopping block, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, which ends up being a surprise letdown for Godzilla-fan Da7e. Then, Patches and David saw Dark Phoenix…is it…a good X-Men movie? Finally, everyone wants to talk and rave about […]
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259 ? Cannes Wrap-Up, Game of Thrones: The Last Watch, Booksmart

This week, scheduling conflicts lead to a chopped up episode that includes both Daves! David has some more Cannes films to talk about (including some butt boo-ing), then Da7e and Patches discuss the Game of Thrones documentary The Last Watch, then Da7e is out for Katey, David, and Patches to discuss Booksmart and its performance […]
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258 ? Aladdin, Cannes Check-In, Even More Game of Thrones

This week – Game of Thrones spoilers in Segment 3  This week, David is at Cannes and Da7e is doing a live show for another podcast in San Francisco, so Katey and Patches take on the new live action Aladdin before passing into tired Dave updates from elsewhere in the world. Then, Patches and Katey bring home […]
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257 ? Wine Country, Oklahoma!, and Game of Thrones

This week – Game of Thrones spoilers through the penultimate episode in Segment 3  This week, David is at Cannes and Da7e is tired with Game of Thrones coverage, so Katey and Patches take on Amy Poehler's Wine Country in a review, talk about how they saw Oaklahoma on Broadway together, then Da7e wakes up again […]
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256 ? Avengers: Endgame and ?I Think You Should Leave?

This week – AVENGERS ENDGAME SPOILERS  A podcast about Avengers: Endgame's huge box office draw and a SPOILER discussion and review from your four hosts is broken up in the middle by a mini-segment about Tim Robinson's Netflix sketch comedy I Think You Should Leave Take a listen, embed and/or download below; for more from all […]
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255 ? Disney +, Re-Watching The Matrix 20 Years Later, Long Running Franchises and Memory

This week – NO AVENGERS ENDGAME SPOILERS – THAT IS FOR NEXT WEEK. David is out for the week, so Katey, Patches, and Da7e talk about the newly announced Disney+ service that was inevitable, Patches' re-watch of The Matrix 20 years later, and how much Katey does and can be expected to remember about the […]
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254 ? Guava Island, High Life, Her Smell

This week – Katey and Patches watched the suprise Childish Gambino (AKA Donald Glover) movie Guava Island and found it…meh? David wants you to see High Life really bad even though it's probablt hard for you to see High Life, then Katey, Patches, and David all talk about Her Smell and why we need to […]
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253 ? Game of Pre-Thrones, Endgame Press, SHAZAM! Review

This week – Patches calls in from LA so Katey, Da7e, and David can talk about Game of Thrones (the final season!) coming up this weekend, Patches' experience at the Avengers Endgame Press event, and -finally! – our review of SHAZAM! Take a listen, embed and/or download below; for more from all of us on […]
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252 ? Dumbo, Punishing Obsessions, RIP 20th Century Fox

This week – Katey is back to hear David and Da7e talk about what happened with Tim Burton's odd-duck movie DUMBO. What's the deal with Ream Land? Then, David's newest punishing video game has us discussing punishing obsessions, finally REST IN PEACE 20TH CENTURY FOX. The group talks about what was, what has them worried, […]
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251 ? Apple TV+, Love Death Robots, Us Discussion (with Spoilers)

This week – Katey has to take the week off because of visiting family, so the three FITWR boys circle around to discuss: APPLE TV+ ! Yeah, Apple is entering the streaming market with a very vague product that confuses us. Then, for a mini segment we talk about Netflix's Love Death Robots before finally […]
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250 ? The New York Movie Quell

Pop Culture Obsessions That Have Lasted A Lifetime It's another Fighting in The War Room Quarter Quell!   This episode sees each host bring a movie about New York City that reminds them about their personal experience in New York City. That's right! This podcast used to be with four friends living in the same town. […]
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249 and 32/37ths ? SXSW 2019, Aladdin Again, and CAPTAIN MARVEL

This week – Everyone has seen CAPTAIN MARVEL and we're finally ready to talk about the 21st installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (everyone feel old with us). But first – Patches is back from SXSW and can report on some movies, while David saw some new flicks too. Both guys have a list of […]
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249 and 7/9ths ? Leaving Neverland, I?m Sorry, Netflix Vs. Oscars

This week – The three guys all watched both parts of Leaving Neverland, the HBO Michael Jackson documentary, and get to debate if Katey needs to see it at all. Then, Patches is convinced everyone will like "I'm Sorry" a TruTV comedy he pitches as a female Curb Your Enthusiasm. Finally, Steven Spielberg asks the […]
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249.5 ? Oscars 2019 Breakdown

This week – KATEY IS BACK! Well, we hope she's back, as the podcast balances on her new son's continued sleep. Everyone re-convenes in the War Room to talk about the Academy Awards Ceremony. Did it need a host? Why is Patches the only one who didn't end up liking "The Shallow" performance? Why doesn't […]
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249 ? Berlin Film Festival, David Plays Assassin?s Creed, Last Minute Oscar Discussion

This week, David has returned from the Berlin Film Festival and brings us the notes on stuff that we should definitely look forward to seeing later in the year. He went festivaling so you didn't have to! Then, maybe as a reward for surviving a festival, David gets to talk about his current video game […]
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248 ? The Expanse, Muscle Aladdin, Abducted in Plain Sight

This week, a hail mary pass to Katey for a Russian Doll segment gets blown up by a fussy baby, and David is in Berlin, so it's up to Da7e and Patches to not cancal the podcast this time – they have a 50-50 track record so far. In this normally strucutred episode, Da7e tries […]
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247 ? Velvet Buzzsaw, Fortnite Concert, Sundance 2019 Highlights

This week, the boys are back from Sundance (Katey is still on parental leave)! First up, they take on Velvet Buzzsaw, the new Netflix Jake Gyllenhall black satire film. Then, while everyone else had a football gaming event weekend, Da7e attended an EDM concert in a video game. Finally, with Patches and David both filled […]
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FITWR MINISODE ? Jordan Hoffman?s Sundance Picks, Star Trek Discovery Season 2

This week, David and Patches are at Sundance, so instead of a normal episode, Da7e decided to give Patches a call and found him hanging out in Park City with Jordan Hoffman. The three re-unite to talk about some of Jordan's favorite Sundance movies (including a Dr. Ruth documentary) and Star Trek: Discovery Season 2. […]
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246 ? Oscar Nominations

This week, the nominations for the upcoming Academy Awards have come out and they are…surprising. Patches plays central host to two conversations about the nominess and the Oscars in general, one with Katey Rich who is pulled away for a special maternity leave appearence, and another with David Ehrlich (which includes deciding if the Chicken […]
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245 ? Glass, News of More M:I Movies, Escape from Dannemora

This week, the three guys of FITWR talk M. Night Shyamalan's newest film Glass (out this weekend), discuss the news that Chris McQuarrie and Tom Cruise are going back to Mission: Impossible twice more, then David and Patches finally stumbled into Escape from Dannemora and were pleasently surprised! Take a listen, embed and/or download below; for […]
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244 ? Aquaman Yet Again, Bandersnatch on Netflix, Revisiting Top Tens 2013

This week, we welcome in the New Year and absent Katey Rich, who gave birth to another son! Congratulations Katey! The boys soldier on, with David and Da7e having a go at Patches for including Aquaman in his Top Ten 2018 previous episode, a discussion about the choose your own adventure episode of Black Mirror, […]
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Top Tens 2018

Strap In For A Long Podcast About The Very Good Year of 2018 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, popping in occasionally to give his top five picks for best […]
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243 ? Aquaman, Welcome to Marwen, Mary Poppins Returns

This week, Dave is sick, but Patches has seen Aquaman, David has seen Welcome to Marwen and Katey, David, and Patches have all seen Mary Poppins Returns. Can Emily Blunt and Lin Manuel Miranda entertain Patches and David as much as they entertained Charlie? Find out on this week's Fighting In the War Room. Take […]
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242 ? Into the Spider-Verse, The Good Place Check-In, Four Movies for 2018

This week, Into the Spider-Verse is hitting theaters and everyone named David on the podcast is into it. Then, Patches, Katey, and Da7e catch up with The Good Place on the occasion of a very Janet mid-season finale. Finally – Patches has a prompt that has each host pick a movie "for" 2018. Figure out […]
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241 ? The Favourite, Talking About the Dead, What is ?A Good Year In Movies??

This week, David is back, and The Favourite is in enough theaters that it's time all four hosts revisited this costume drama with bite (and four wonderful performances). Then, a former President of the United States died and people not from our podcast talked poorly of the dead, how did we feel about that? Finally […]
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240 ? Awards Season Narratives, Lion King Teaser, Hallmark Movies, Eighth Grade, Widows Revisited — ????????? ?argaux?? (@Chateau_Margaux) November 25, 2018   This week, David was at the Gotham Awards, so Katey, Da7e, and Patches get together to talk about what they watched over the holiday in a sprawling segment three that begins with Katey watching Hallmark movies and ends with Dave not liking Widows (even after […]
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239 ? The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, The Crimes of Grindelwald, Widows

This week, three segments, three movie reviews! The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is on Netflix, Fantastic Beasts 2: The Crimes of Grindelwald is in theaters now, and so is Widows, which is the much better movie! Take a listen, embed and/or download below; for more from all of us on Twitter: follow the show (@FITWR), […]
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238 ? Recommendations, Sing, Outlaw King/Roma/Netflix

This week, we're keeping up with 2018's Neflix-heavy content meta debate on the occassion of Outlaw King's new edit being available on the platform and Dave getting to see Roma in a theater – can YOU see it in a theater? All that plus reccommendations from Katey, David, and Dave, and Charlie, sort of, who […]
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237 ? Homecoming, Bohemian Rhapsody, Private Life

This week, the podcast talks about a Julia Roberts Amazon show that's based on a podcast – it's Homecoming! Then, David warns us all off Bohemian Rhapsody, then the gang digs into Private Life, the Kathryn Hahn/Paul Giamatti drama currently on Netflix. Take a listen, embed and/or download below; for more from all of us […]
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236 ? Titanic, Mind the Gap, Filmstruck is Closing

This week, David decides that it's time to revisit James Cameron's Titanic this time, not Katey! Then – a documentary about skateboarding called Mind the Gap uses footage from throughout a young man's life and makes for a good mini-segment reccommendation. Finally, Filmstruck announces it is closing at the end of November. It is very […]
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235 ? Aladdin Live Action Teaser, Charlie?s First Lightsabers, Halloween Review

How does this keep happening? This week, Patches and Da7e are left alone in the War Room AGAIN – will they shut down the whole show this time? First, the two guys talk about the new Guy Richie Aladdin teaser and how Disney is growing to eat the world. Then, for a very special mini-segment, […]
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234 ? Bad Times at the El Royale, Big Mouth, and First Man

This week, Katey, Patches, David and Da7e take a moment to talk about Bad Times and the El Royale, Drew Goddard's crime film in theaters now! Then, Da7e and Patches have big ups for Netflix's Big Mouth and it's portrayal of pueberty. Finally, everyone liked First Man, except Da7e who did not see it. A […]
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233 ? The Good Place Season 3, David and a Hedgehog, A Star Is Born

This week, Katey, Patches, and Da7e talk about The Good Place Season 3 (so far), David reveals he's been caring for a live hedgehog, and it's finally time to review A Star Is Born! Take a listen, embed and/or download below; for more from all of us on Twitter: follow the show (@FITWR), Katey (@kateyrich), […]
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232 ? Randy Rainbow, Maniac, What Do We Want From Superhero Performances?

This week, everyone is back in the war room! Katey went to go see internet song-parody/comedy artist Randy Rainbow and that leads the gang to talking about echo chamber media. Then, some thoughts on Netflix's Maniac for a mini-segment. Finally, Tom Hardy's bizarre performance in Venom has us asking what we want from superhero performances […]
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231 ? American Vandal S2, A Simple Favor, Meme Movies

This week, Dave takes the week off so Katey, Patches, and David discuss American Vandal Season 2, which Patches watched in a dumb way, then David wants to tell everyone that Blake Lively and A Simple Favor is worth their time, finally – Movies and Memes! They go together like white and gold dresses, far […]
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230 ? Forever on Amazon, Spider-Man and Patriotism, David?s Big TIFF Review

This week, all four hosts are back and IN THE COUNTRY! AND ON THE PODCAST! ALL FOUR! First off, Katey, Patches, and David try to talk around Forever, the Amazon Maya Rudolph/Fred Armisen series that is SUPER SPOILABLE right out of the gate. Then, Da7e played some PS4 Spider-Man and Patches is afraid of large […]
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229 ? Katey at TIFF, Castle Rock, The Predator

This week, somehow Patches and Dave return to the war room unsupervised to talk about the first season of Hulu's Castle Rock (no spoilers!) and The Predator (eventually spoilers) – two things with new entries this week, just like this podcast. Also, Katey checks in very late from her hotel room in Toronto to tell […]
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228 Mini ? Sometimes Reaction is Bad and You Course Correct (The Tale of Popular Oscar, Not A Simile For Other Things)

This Friday, and abbreviated podcast where Patches and Da7e cover some recent news. Spider-Man is out on the PS4, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences decides internet uproar convinced them to not offer a Achievement in Popular Film Oscar. It's so weird when there's public outcry to a bad decision and a […]
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227 ? To All The Boys I?ve Loved Before, Movies You Think About A Lot, Sharp Objects Wrap-Up

This week, Patches is not dead, so we're back to talk about Netflix's To All The Boys I've Loved Before and the Rom-Com era of Netflix. Then, spurred by a Joanna Robinson prompt, the hosts each pick a movie they think about all the time that no one talks about, then – Sharp Objects wrapped […]
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