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

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Call In To Be Part of FITWR 300

For FITWR's 300th episode, we're doing something a little special: a call-in show. Where you can talk about whatever you want. It's like our iTunes reviews, but LIVE. On Monday, May 11, from 9 to 11pm EST, we'll be hanging out on the unofficial FITWR Zoom line to take your calls. Come with questions, comments, or […]
2020-05-11
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299 ? Pandemic Check-In, Parks & Rec Was Back, Josh Trank

This week, even when they try to commit to format, your hosts find a reason to go long. Katey, Patches, Da7e, and David check in with each other for another Pandemic Check-In, unveil plans for Episode 300, talk about the Parks & Recreation special episode and discuss Patches' piece on Josh Trank – The Post-Disaster […]
2020-05-08
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298.5 ? It?s a Minisode if You Call it a Minisode (Pandemic 8)

Two months of pandemic is weighing on everyone, so your host decided to do a mini episode just checking in (and buying time for the Quarter Quell), but then they talked for 47 minutes. It's another pandemic check in! Take a listen, embed and/or download below; for more from all of us on Twitter: follow […]
2020-04-30
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298 ? Pandemic 7, Protest Coverage, and What?s Gonna Happen with the Oscars?

This week, David has to tag out as his paternity leave runs out and the pandemic has not let up. Dave, Katey, and Patches check in on each other for Week 7 of being in a pandemic – there are still things left to watch! Then, Patches is concerned with some of the coverage of the […]
2020-04-24
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297 ? Pandemic Check-In 6, One Fine Day, Crash

This week, we have questions about what T.V. is going to look like after all of this is over since Patches watched H.O.R.S.E. on ESPN. Then, Katey watched One Fine Day which is perfectly fine and takes place in one day. Then, Patches watched Crash for the first time. You know, the movie that's maybe […]
2020-04-17
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296 ? Pandemic Week 5, David Dives Into Video Games, Everyone Quibis

This week, there's a whole new media service that launched for a free trial: IT'S QUIBI! The Gang dives into the QUIck BItes service for segment three after a mini-segment where David is playing difficult video games to excercise control over his life and another Pandemic Check-In with everyone. Take a listen, embed and/or download […]
2020-04-10
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295 ? Pandemic Week 4, The Plot Against America, Wall-E and Movies with Hope

This week, the podcast attempts to go back to format, but everyone's boundaries of topic are still a bit indistinct. We check-up with everyone for a Quarentine Check-IN that involves some Spider-Man cartoon talk at the very end. David and Katey talk about The Plot Agianst America which is halfway through its run on HBO. […]
2020-04-01
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294 ? It?s?Still A Pandemic

This week, we're all still social distancing, which isn't that much different from last week. David, Katey, and Patches are home with offspring while Da7e shows up from his hidey-hole in Denver to have free-form discussion about what is happening and when we might be able to get back to society. Take a listen, embed […]
2020-03-26
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293 ? It?s a Pandemic

This week, we're all social distancing, which isn't that much different for the podcast, but is different for the lives of our hosts. David, Katey, and Patches are home with offspring while Da7e shows up from his hidey-hole in Denver to have free-form discussion about what is happening. The crowd-funding effort David mentions is Cinema Worker […]
2020-03-18
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292 ? First Cow, Love is Blind, and SXSW was Cancelled (with guest Eric Vespe)

This week, Patches is out with a virus that isn't THAT VIRUS, so David, Katey, and Da7e unite in the War Room. Katey tries to sell the Daves on First Cow, and David tries to sell Da7e on Netflix's Love is Blind. From maybe-nice-core to reality-TV-marriages. Finally, someone takes this all seriously when your hosts […]
2020-03-13
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291 ? Curb Your Enthusiasm, Dead-End Drive-In, Current CGI Animation Crisis?

This week, Katey is out and might be becoming a zombie, so the guys get together to talk about all the CGI/Computer-Animated movies for families out there and how it seems like they're getting worse. Outside of that big topic, David and Patches sing the praises of the newest season of Curb Your Enthusiasm, and […]
2020-03-06
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290 ? Star Wars: High Republic, Jesus Rolls, Hunters

This week, Patches headed out west to learn about Project Luminous AKA Star Wars: The High Republic and checks in with Da7e to download. Katey, David, and Da7e discuss Jesus Rolls, the psuedo spin-off to The Big Lebowski and David and Katey try to decide if Hunters is as thrilling as it seems. Take a […]
2020-02-28
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289 ? American Factory, Sonic the Hedgehog, Older Movie Rabbit Holes

This week, David's on vacation with his wife and child, so Katey, Patches and Da7e convene to finally talk about Netflix's Oscar-winning labor documentary American Factory, Patches fills in Da7e and Katey on Sonic The Hedgehog, then Katey has been watching older movies and falling down rabbit holes. Take a listen, embed and/or download below; […]
2020-02-20
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288 ? Birds of Prey, TV Round-Up, and Oscars 2020

  This week, The Academy Awards happened and PARASITE WON BIG! While Katey is absent on post-Oscar business, David, Da7e, and Matt Patches got together to talk about the surprise stumbling of Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey, they each have a TV show to talk about (Evil, Sex Education, and Locke & Key) plus obligatory […]
2020-02-13
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287 ? Dolly Parton, Last Word On Oscars, Sundance 2020

  This week, Patches and David are back from Sundance! But before they break down the standouts of Sundance 2020 (in another Netflix dominated year), the whole crew pow-wows about how Dolly Parton media has seen a resurgence and has a final "mini" segment about this weekend's Academy Awards. Take a listen, embed and/or download […]
2020-02-07
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286 ? The Bling Ring and Stripes

  This week, David and Patches are at the Sundance Film Festival, so Katey and Da7e make their own fun for a duo episode. Both hosts have picked movies currently streaming that they hadn't seen before. Katey decided to stream Sophia Coppola's The Bling Ring on Netflix and Da7e picked Ivan Reitman's Stripes. Was it […]
2020-01-29
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285 ? Parasite Fever, Bad Boys For Life, Sitcoms in the Age of Streaming

  This week, a big win at the SAG awards has your four hosts revisiting Parasite and America's Parasite fever concerning this best picture hopeful. Then, David has a short period of time to talk to Patches about how Bad Boys For Life actually works. Finally – with Friends, The Office, and Big Bang Theory […]
2020-01-23
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284 ? Catching-Up, Adding a Critic?s Branch to the Academy, 1917 Reviewed

  This week, all four hosts are back in the war room! After a lengthy first segment catching up with the stuff we watched over the break, David and Katey square off over if there should be a Critic's Branch to the Academy of Motion Picture Sciences before all four hosts dive into Best Picture […]
2020-01-15
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Fighting In The War Room ? Begin Year 9

  This week, David is still on baby leave and Katey has a sick child, so Da7e and Patches assemble…each other…to talk about the Golden Globes. The conversation also includes many tangents, such as big lies, what to learn in college, and Da7e insisting The Joker is not good. Take a listen, embed and/or download […]
2020-01-07
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Top Tens 2019

A Long Podcast About The Good Movies of 2019 It's that time of year again: time to make a list! Katey and Patches 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 movie 2019.  Also – MEET DAVID'S […]
2019-12-28
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REVIEW ? Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

SURPRISE! Even though Katey and David are on well deserved holiday breaks, Da7e and Patches thought it would be weird to end 2019 without talking about Star Wars: The Rise of Skeywalker, the newest Star Wars movie where JJ Abrams tries to wrap up the Skywalker Saga. SPOILERS THROUGHOUT – Either see the movie or […]
2019-12-24
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283 ? Golden Globe Nominees, Ghostbusters Trailer, Bombshell

  BE AWARE – THIS IS THE FINAL "NORMAL" EPISODE of Fighting In the War Room for 2019. We Will Return the Week Of 12/22 with our TOP TEN 2109 Episode! This week, David is still taking care of his new child, so Katey, Patches and Da7e unite for one more "normal" episode before 2019 […]
2019-12-14
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282 ? Overlooked Movies From The Decade, Knives Out (Spoilers), and The Irishman

This week, David is still taking care of his new child, so Katey, Patches and Da7e reminisce about movies they liked from the past decade that no one is talking about anymore (okay, not enough people are talking about). Then, Patches has seen Knives Out finally, so there's a short check in before all three […]
2019-12-05
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281 ? Knives Out, HBO?s Watchmen Check In, Frozen 2 and the Decade in Animation

This week, David is OUT because he had a CHILD, so Katey, Da7e, and Patches hold down the fort by discussing Rian Johnson's ensemble mystery Knives Out (without spoiling the whodunnit), the guys update Katey on who HBO's Watchemen is so good after the most recent episode, and the trio discuss Frozen 2 and how […]
2019-11-28
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280 ? The Crown S3, Ford v Ferrari, The Decade in Docs

This week, Katey and David talk about how good The Crown Season 3 on Netflix is, even though David refuses to spoil anything past the second episode of the season, then – Ford V. Ferrari is…boring? Finally, we ponder the past decade in documentaries: what worked for us, what didn't, what got over exposed. Take […]
2019-11-22
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279 ? Marriage Story, Charlie?s Angels, Disney+ and The Mandalorian

This week, Katey and David have seen Marriage Story and can talk about it now that it's in theaters (and coming to Netflix next month), plus David has seen the new Charlie's Angels and reports back with unexpectady good news. Finally, Disney+ is finally upon us – get some first impressions of the service and […]
2019-11-15
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278 ? Death Stranding, Dickinson, Parasite (with Spoilers)

This week, Katey comes in late for a mini-segment on Dickinson, the Apple TV+ show that modernizes the language and drama of the poet. Before that, it's up to Da7e and Patches to interrogate David about what the new video game Death Stranding really is. Finally, with Da7e getting to see Parasite in theaters, all […]
2019-11-08
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277 ? Here Comes The Streaming Wars, FITWR Feeds, New Era of Auteur Horror Films

This week, Katey, Da7e, and David contemplate the impeding Disney+ and Apple TV+ battle that launches the streaming wars. Then, Da7e has some news about old FITWR wpisode feeds (currently in the process of iTunes Store Approval!) before David's question about Horror Autuer Cinema sparks a conversation. Take a listen, embed and/or download below; for […]
2019-11-01
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276 ? Terminator: Dark Fate, Rise of Skywalker trailer, HBO?s Watchmen

This week, David's microphone cable breaks minutes before the podcast starts, but that doesn't stop David and Patches from getting into a scrap over the quality of Terminator: Dark Fate, Katey from asking Da7e Star Wars questions about the final Rise of Skywalker trailer from Monday Night Football, and all four being relatively impressed with […]
2019-10-24
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275 ? Movie of the Decade Quell

Movies from the Past 10 Years that Define the Past 10 Years It's another Fighting in The War Room Quarter Quell!   This episode sees each host bring a movie they feel represents the past decade, bound by a release date in the past ten years. If that's confusing, don't worry, they talk about it before […]
2019-10-17
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274 and 3/4ths ? Gemini Man, Scorsese Vs. Marvel, Joker Review

This week, David's seen Ang Lee's Gemini Man, so Patches takes this oppertunity to toot the horn of the "event movie" and bring up that it's not playing anywhere in America properly. Then, Martin Scorsese says the Marvel Cinematic Universe isn't cinema and we have TAKES. Finally, everyone in the podcast saw Joker. What did […]
2019-10-10
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274.5 ? Bob Iger?s Book, Untitled Goose Game, Using Technology Advances to Sell Audiences on Movies

This week, Da7e read a book and played a video game, so he's going to pilot our other three hosts through the first two segments, one about the new book from Disney CEO Bob Iger that includes a bunch of Hollywood business stories, and another about a game taking the internet by storm (the one […]
2019-10-03
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274 ? Emmys, The Politician, Ad Astra (with Spoiler Section)

This week, all four hosts are back to discuss this year's Emmy broadcast and Fleabag/streaming dominance before Patches reports in on the newest Ryan Murphy, Netflix's The Politician. Finally, Katey, Patches, and David dig into Ad Astra, now in theaters, including a second half with spoiler talk. Take a listen, embed and/or download below; for […]
2019-09-26
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273 ? Hustlers, JoJo Rabbit Wins TIFF, Cinephile Card Game

This week, Da7e got caught in a Storm, so Katey goes to bat for Hustlers, David feels contrarian about JoJo Rabbit winning the Toronto International Film Festival, and the three hosts play the Cinephile Movie Game – which you can get here. Take a listen, embed and/or download below; for more from all of us […]
2019-09-19
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272 ? It Chapter 2, Netflix?s Dark Crystal, and Katey and David on Toronto International Film Festival

This week, David and Katey phone in for a segement three about the movies they saw at the Toronto International Film Festival this year – including some top five great movies that Katey Rich got to check out. The rest of the episode is what Da7e and Patches wanted to talk about with Katey and […]
2019-09-15
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271 ? The Righteous Gemstones, Succession debate, D23 Musings

This week, David is in transit to another film festival, but Da7e is back (and manages to hold his tongue about Luce). Instead, Katey and Da7e talk up The Righteous Gemstones, the new Danny McBride joint on HBO. Then, Patches isn't liking Succession as much as Katey. Finally, the D23 Convention was last weekend in […]
2019-08-28
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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 […]
2019-08-23
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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, […]
2019-08-15
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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 […]
2019-08-09
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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. […]
2019-08-01
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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 […]
2019-07-25
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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 […]
2019-07-19
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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 […]
2019-07-16
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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: […]
2019-07-03
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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 […]
2019-06-26
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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 […]
2019-06-21
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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. […]
2019-06-14
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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 […]
2019-06-06
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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 […]
2019-05-31
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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 […]
2019-05-23
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