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265 – The Lion King, The Farewell, Big Little Lies Season 2
Jul 18 • 64 min
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…
264 – Stranger Things 3, Blair Witch Project 20th Anniversary, Midsommar
Jul 16 • 59 min
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…
REVIEW – Spider-Man: Far From Home
Jul 3 • 53 min
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…
263 – Toy Story 4, Los Espookys, Best Performances 2019 (So Far)
Jun 26 • 69 min
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…
262 – E3, Remember Mad Men?, and Euphoria
Jun 21 • 64 min
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…
261 – Big Little Lies, So That Was X-Men, Parenting Media
Jun 13 • 63 min
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…
260 – Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Dark Phoenix, Fleabag Season 2
Jun 5 • 53 min
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…
259 – Cannes Wrap-Up, Game of Thrones: The Last Watch, Booksmart
May 30 • 60 min
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…
258 – Aladdin, Cannes Check-In, Even More Game of Thrones
May 23 • 63 min
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…
257 – Wine Country, Oklahoma!, and Game of Thrones
May 15 • 68 min
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…
256 – Avengers: Endgame and ‘I Think You Should Leave’
May 2 • 70 min
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…
255 – Disney +, Re-Watching The Matrix 20 Years Later, Long Running Franchises and Memory
Apr 25 • 62 min
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…
254 – Guava Island, High Life, Her Smell
Apr 17 • 55 min
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…
253 – Game of Pre-Thrones, Endgame Press, SHAZAM! Review
Apr 10 • 56 min
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…
252 – Dumbo, Punishing Obsessions, RIP 20th Century Fox
Apr 3 • 61 min
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…
251 – Apple TV+, Love Death Robots, Us Discussion (with Spoilers)
Mar 28 • 64 min
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…
250 – The New York Movie Quell
Mar 22 • 81 min
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…
249 and 32/37ths – SXSW 2019, Aladdin Again, and CAPTAIN MARVEL
Mar 15 • 69 min
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…
249 and 7/9ths – Leaving Neverland, I’m Sorry, Netflix Vs. Oscars
Mar 6 • 55 min
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…
249.5 – Oscars 2019 Breakdown
Feb 27 • 64 min
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…
249 – Berlin Film Festival, David Plays Assassin’s Creed, Last Minute Oscar Discussion
Feb 20 • 58 min
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,…
248 – The Expanse, Muscle Aladdin, Abducted in Plain Sight
Feb 13 • 62 min
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…
247 – Velvet Buzzsaw, Fortnite Concert, Sundance 2019 Highlights
Feb 6 • 71 min
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…
FITWR MINISODE – Jordan Hoffman’s Sundance Picks, Star Trek Discovery Season 2
Jan 29 • 29 min
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…
246 – Oscar Nominations
Jan 23 • 61 min
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…
245 – Glass, News of More M:I Movies, Escape from Dannemora
Jan 17 • 59 min
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…
244 – Aquaman Yet Again, Bandersnatch on Netflix, Revisiting Top Tens 2013
Jan 9 • 59 min
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…
Top Tens 2018
Dec 27, 2018 • 156 min
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…
243 – Aquaman, Welcome to Marwen, Mary Poppins Returns
Dec 19, 2018 • 49 min
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…
242 – Into the Spider-Verse, The Good Place Check-In, Four Movies for 2018
Dec 12, 2018 • 64 min
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…
241 – The Favourite, Talking About the Dead, What is “A Good Year In Movies?”
Dec 5, 2018 • 56 min
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…
240 – Awards Season Narratives, Lion King Teaser, Hallmark Movies, Eighth Grade, Widows Revisited
Nov 29, 2018 • 57 min
pic.twitter.com/O7jyoeX8M0 — 🎗🍷ᶜʰᵃᵗᵉᵃᵘ ℳargaux🍷🎗 (@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…
239 – The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, The Crimes of Grindelwald, Widows
Nov 21, 2018 • 68 min
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…
238 – Recommendations, Sing, Outlaw King/Roma/Netflix
Nov 15, 2018 • 50 min
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…
237 – Homecoming, Bohemian Rhapsody, Private Life
Nov 6, 2018 • 61 min
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.…
236 – Titanic, Mind the Gap, Filmstruck is Closing
Oct 31, 2018 • 57 min
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…
235 – Aladdin Live Action Teaser, Charlie’s First Lightsabers, Halloween Review
Oct 24, 2018 • 67 min
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.…
234 – Bad Times at the El Royale, Big Mouth, and First Man
Oct 17, 2018 • 56 min
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…
233 – The Good Place Season 3, David and a Hedgehog, A Star Is Born
Oct 12, 2018 • 59 min
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…
232 – Randy Rainbow, Maniac, What Do We Want From Superhero Performances?
Oct 4, 2018 • 59 min
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…
231 – American Vandal S2, A Simple Favor, Meme Movies
Sep 26, 2018 • 52 min
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!…
230 – Forever on Amazon, Spider-Man and Patriotism, David’s Big TIFF Review
Sep 20, 2018 • 71 min
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…
229 – Katey at TIFF, Castle Rock, The Predator
Sep 12, 2018 • 59 min
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…
228 Mini – Sometimes Reaction is Bad and You Course Correct (The Tale of Popular Oscar, Not A Simile For Other Things)
Sep 7, 2018 • 15 min
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.…
227 – To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, Movies You Think About A Lot, Sharp Objects Wrap-Up
Aug 29, 2018 • 57 min
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…
226 – Blackkklansman, Crazy Rich Asians, The Death of MoviePass
Aug 22, 2018 • 58 min
This week, Patches might be dead as he doesn't show up for the podcast. That doesn't stop Dave, Katey, and David from talking about Blackkklansman in his absence, as Spike Lee's new movie hits some criticism online. Then, the Daves both saw and loved…
225 – The Lifelong Evolving Obsession Quell
Aug 15, 2018 • 87 min
Pop Culture Obsessions That Have Lasted A Lifetime It's another Fighting in The War Room Quarter Quell! This episode sees each host bring the subject of a lifelong, probably evolving obsession with a piece of pop culture. First, at 2:12, David brought…
224 – Eighth Grade, Madeline’s Madeline, Saying Stuff on Social Media
Aug 8, 2018 • 63 min
This week, everyone is back – including Michelle Said, wife of Patches (@splendourific), who comes on the podcast to tell Katey and Da7e how great Eighth Grade (the Bo Burnham movie) is. Then, David stumps for Madeline's Madeline, out in limited release…
223 – Game Night, Blockers, David’s Vacation, Mission: Impossible Franchise
Aug 2, 2018 • 69 min
This week, Katey is on vacation, but David is back for a bro-cast. David and Patches explain the many virtures of 2018 comedies Game Night and Blockers before David takes a brief moment to describe where he's been while absent from the podcast. Finally –…
222 – In The Dark Season 2, Mario Odyssey, Mama Mia (Musicals Again)
Jul 25, 2018 • 55 min
This week, David is out, so Katey and Da7e were able to convince Patches to check out Season 2 of the podcast In The Dark from APM Media. Patches isn't really into it, so Da7e and Katey have to talk him into it. Patches has a baby and a Switch and wants…
221 – Killing Eve, LGBTQ Characters, The Dark Knight 10 Years Later
Jul 18, 2018 • 63 min
This week, the gang's all here for a discussion of Killing Eve, the surprising spy series that can currently be caught on the BBC America App and nabbed Sandrah Oh an Emmy nomination. The hosts answer a question about LGBTQ characters that taught them…
220 – Indie Films Doing Well, What We’re Reading, Ant-Man and the Wasp
Jul 11, 2018 • 63 min
This week, we're back, and sounding worse than ever. Da7e and Patches end up in the same room in New York, but there's no good microphone in it. That doesn't stop the group from discussing how the Indie Films of this year have been performing better than…
219 – Westworld S2 Wrap-Up, Fortnite, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Jun 27, 2018 • 58 min
This week, we finally talk about Westworld S2 in some detail now that Season 2 has come to a very confusing close. Then, Patches and Da7e are late to the game (literally) but have taken a dip into the online Battle Royale sensationi. Finally, The guys saw…
218 – The Staircase, Everything is Love, Set It Up
Jun 21, 2018 • 52 min
This week, Da7e finishes The Staircase on Netflix after having watched the original run way back when, Patches listened to the new Beyonce and Jay-Z surprise album drop and reports back, and everyone but Da7e digested Netflix's rom-com Set It Up. Take a…
217 – Oceans 8, Hereditary, The Incredibles 2
Jun 14, 2018 • 52 min
This week, all the hosts have seen different movies (except Patches), so they each step forward and give opinions on the ones they've seen, covering Oceans 8 (Katey and David), Hereditary (Da7e and David), and Incredibles 2 (Katey and David). Take a…
216 – Television You Don’t Understand, Billions, and Nice-Core Cinema
Jun 6, 2018 • 43 min
This week, Patches is out, so Da7e talks about binge watching Legion and how it compares to other confusing television like Westworld or Twin Peaks: The Return. David talks about Billions as the Showtime show draws him in. In honor of Won't You Be My…
215 – The Tale and Solo: A Star Wars Story
May 30, 2018 • 74 min
This week, the crew finally takes on the newest Star War – Solo: A Star Wars Story in a very lengthy segment. But before that, they stop to consider The Tale on HBO and how the release might be the better way to watch this movie about childhood sexual…
214 – Cannes 2018, Deadpool 2, and The Royal Wedding
May 23, 2018 • 51 min
This week, David is BACK from France and gives us his personal highlights from the Cannes Film Festival, then Patches and Da7e both agreed Deadpool 2 worked better than Deadpool, but have some gripes. Finally, fresh off covering the Royal Wedding this…
213 – Evil Genius, Brooklyn 99 picked up by NBC, Tully and The Letdown
May 16, 2018 • 58 min
This week, David is still off at Cannes, so Da7e and Patches digested Netflix's new true crime series Evil Genius, Katey celebrates Brooklyn 99 living through its cancellation by Fox, then Patches and Katey dig into Tully and The Letdown as examples of…
212 – This is America, Met Gala, Westworld Season 2
May 12, 2018 • 64 min
This week, David is off at Cannes, and Da7e uploads the episode horribly late in the week. BUT! In an episode recorded on the previous Wednesday, Patches, Katey, and Da7e discuss Childish Gambino's This is America video, the fashions at this year's Met…
211 – Meet Me in St. Louis and Infinity War
May 2, 2018 • 67 min
This week, everyone is back on the podcast after a very normal Sophisticates week. Katey and Patches talk about Meet Me In St. Louis, the classic Judy Garland musical that is on Filmstruck right now entertaining both you and Katey's child. Then, it's a…
The Sophisticates #210 – Grab Bag Episode
Apr 25, 2018 • 67 min
This week, it's another normal episode of The Sophisticates from Matt Patches and Da7e Gonzales! Matt calls in from New Orleans for a different kind of show. Instead of the normal structure, the two hosts toss grab bag questions back and forth and cover…
209 – The Rock is the Enemy, Infinity War Questions, Revisiting The Social Network
Apr 18, 2018 • 64 min
This week, we all decided to revisit David Fincher's The Socail Network in light of Facebook being back in the news, but for government reasons this time. That takes up a good chunk of the show, but not before Patches introduces a thought: "What if the…
208 – Full Frame Doc Festival, HBO’s Paterno, an Outdated Conversation About Westworld Spoilers
Apr 11, 2018 • 62 min
This week, we tried to be topical and it backfired. In a segment three that is still relevant, but a little off topic, Joanna Robinson joins the FITWR crew to talk about the possibility that the Westworld showrunners were going to leak a video about all…
207 – Jesus Christ Superstar, Recommendations, More Ready Player One
Apr 4, 2018 • 65 min
This week, everyone is back in the war room! Katey and company watched the live musical Jesus Christ Superstar that aired this Easter and the gang discusses it before getting into a mini-segment of reccommendations (since there's so much to watch!).…
206 – Ready Player One, Books, and Watching Facebook
Mar 29, 2018 • 78 min
This week, Katey is on vacation and Da7e had to duck out to see Isle of Dogs in his non-costal city, so Patches and David prepare to have a throw-down…BUT WAIT! Joanna Robinson (of Storm of Spoilers, Little Gold Men, and your other favorite podcasts)…
205 – Love Simon, John Oliver Revisited, Stargate
Mar 21, 2018 • 57 min
This week, Katey got out of the house to see Love, Simon and thought it weaved in nicely to some of the other conversations the podcast has been having about representation lately (David references THIS Ringer piece). Then, John Oliver exploits one of…
204 – Queer Eye, Recent Releases, and a Netflix Theory
Mar 14, 2018 • 58 min
We're back! This week, Queer Eye is on Netflix and it's lured us all in, a mini-reviews of new releases like Red Sparrow, A Wrinkle In Time, and Death of Stalin, then David has a theory about how you can tell if a Netflix Original is good or not. Take a…
200 – The Foreign Netflix Quell
Feb 28, 2018 • 96 min
To Each Host, a Netflix Gift: A Reccommendation of a Foriegn Film From a Listener. It's our EIGHTH Quell as Fighting in The War Room! This episode is brought to you by YOU the listener, who helped choose this episodes movies from the following criteria:…
203 – Oscar Nominated Shorts, Da7e’s Ryan Coogler Tweet, Re-Reading A Wrinkle In Time
Feb 21, 2018 • 55 min
This week, David is out at the Berlin Film Festival, so Katey attempted to get the guys to watch all the Oscar Nominated Shorts they could for a segment 3 discussion. But before that – both Katey and Da7e re-read A Wrinkle In Time coming up on Ava…
202 – Flames, The Olympics, Black Panther
Feb 14, 2018 • 71 min
This week, David and Patches discuss Flames, a semi-recreated non-fiction movie about a relationship that you can watch right now on VOD if you want to give it a try! Then, everyone talks about what (if anything) the 2018 Winter Olympics are contributing…
201 – Quentin and Uma, Revisiting Shape of Water, Cloverfield Paradox
Feb 7, 2018 • 69 min
This week, Uma Thurman's statements against Harvey Weinstein included terrifying video of a car crash on the Kill Bill set that had Thurman expanding on her profile comments on Instagram. Then, Da7e finally saw The Shape of Water and…doesn't get what the…
199 – Sundance 2018, Una mujer fantástica, Call Me By Your Name for everybody
Jan 30, 2018 • 64 min
This week, David is back from Park City and not on Ambien this time, so we revisit his experiences at Sundance 2018 and try to find out if this was a down or off year for the festival, or just the perception. Then, Patches and David have seen Foriegn…
198 – Poppy, Sundance Update, and Parent Media
Jan 24, 2018 • 54 min
This week, David is in Park City, Utah covering Sundance, so Katey, Patches, and Da7e convene to talk about the Youtuber Poppy and her upcoming YouTube Red show and the media that has been consumed by FITWRS two parent/hosts (Patches has thoughts on ER,…
197 – Between Two Daves (Mostly Paddington 2)
Jan 16, 2018 • 52 min
This week, only David and Da7e show up for the podcast (for very good reasons that are covered). Instead of getting their shit together, the two meander through a few conversations about things Daves talk about. First, a bit from before the podcast where…
196 – Zelda, The Commuter, and the 2017 Golden Globes
Jan 10, 2018 • 57 min
This week, Patches is sick, so Katey, Da7e, and David convene to talk about this year's Golden Globes ceremony – was it too much about the politics of the moment? Was it not enough about the politics of the moment? All of that is after both the Daves…
Top Tens 2017
Dec 28, 2017 • 151 min
The Logest Episode For The Longest Year 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 rate superhero movies…
195 – Greatest Showman, All The Money in the World, 2018 Expectations, Mad Star Wars Fans
Dec 20, 2017 • 67 min
This week, David, Patches, Katey and Da7e eventually dig into Star Wars: The Last Jedi again because the reaction to it was so unexpected…though maybe not? BUT FIRST – David has seen The Greatest Showman and Patches has seen All the Money in the World –…
194 – The Crown, Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Dec 14, 2017 • 74 min
This week, David, Patches, and Da7e have all seen Star Wars: The Last Jedi – the new Rian Johnson movie – and there is a lot to discuss. BUT – since Katey and David have also been digging into the The Crown for the new season on Netflix, there's some…
193 – The Shape of Water, Last Jedi Check-In, Voting In Critics Awards
Dec 6, 2017 • 55 min
This week, David, Patches, and Katey start out with a review of The Shape of Water, the new Guillermo del Toro movie that is expanding across the US this weekend. Then, Katey asks Da7e what the mood is on the week before Star Wars: The Last Jedi (no…
192 – Ratings, Star Trek Discovery, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri
Nov 29, 2017 • 59 min
This week, David was at the Gotham Awards, so Katey, Da7e, and Patches round up to talk about the MPAA and Ratings because Lady Bird and Call Me By Your Name are both R (and Patches thinks they're both good movies for late teens). Then, Patches and Da7e…
191 – Justice League, Performances of Note That Won’t Get Awards, Stuff To Watch Over The Holiday
Nov 22, 2017 • 59 min
This week, Katey, Patches, Da7e, and David convene around the broken husk of Justice League, Zach Snyder's big conclusion for his DCEU Trilogy that is not performing well at the box office. Then, in light of awards season sneaking up on us fast, everyone…
190 – Lady Bird, Alias Grace, Separating the Art From The Artist Louis CK Edition
Nov 15, 2017 • 71 min
This week, Katey, Patches, and David all live places where you can see Greta Gerwig's Lady Bird and they all really liked it, so they want to give it the review it deserves (Da7e sees it Thursday). Then, Patches, Katey, and Da7e have all digested part of…
189 – Curb Your Enthusiasm, Wolfenstein, Giant Conglomerate Disney Throws Weight Around
Nov 8, 2017 • 73 min
This week, David and Patches have praise for the new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm despite a Larry David wiff of an SNL monologue, David played Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus and Da7e watched the very extreme and not at all subtle Nazi-killing video…
188 – Stranger Things 2, The Florida Project, Thor: Ragnarok
Oct 31, 2017 • 8 min
This week, Patches and Da7e talk about Stranger Things while David chimes in about how he doesn't like the premise and execution but also hasn't watched it. Katey and David talk about The Florida Project, which sounds fantastic. For the third segment, the…
187 – American Vandal, Wonderstruck, AR in the Theater?
Oct 24, 2017 • 44 min
This week, Patches is out, so David, Da7e, and Katey talk about Todd Haynes' new film Wonderstruck that is both about children and suitable for children (but not a children't movie), the newly announced AR-enabled Moviebill, and Netflix's True Crime…
186 – Meyerowitz Stories, Wonder Wheel, Weinstein
Oct 19, 2017 • 65 min
This week, David Ehrlich has seen some G-D Damn movies! First, David and Patches talk The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), which we can all watch on Netflix right now! Then, David tells us if we should check in on Woody Allen's Wonder Wheel…
185 – Rick and Morty Sauce Gate, New The Last Jedi Trailer, Blade Runner 2049
Oct 10, 2017 • 62 min
This week, all four hosts converge on the night of the new The Last Jedi trailer to talk about…Rick and Morty fans making fools out of themselves for a McDonald's promotion, that trailer that we watched right before we started recording. Then, we cap it…
184 – Has Ryan Gosling Ever Been Good in a Movie?
Oct 4, 2017 • 52 min
This week, Da7e is out, so Katey, Patches and David convene to discuss if Ryan Gosling has ever been in a good movie – just in case you were wondering how people felt about Blade Runner (this is NOT the Blade Runner 2049 episode either). But before that,…
183 – Star Trek: Discovery, American Made, Super Dark Times, Fan Communities in Crisis
Sep 27, 2017 • 60 min
This week, Katey watched Star Trek: Discovery and even got into CBS All Access to watch her first episode of television Star Trek. Dave and Patches also have thoughts. Then, Patches saw American Made (out this weekend) and David saw Super Dark Times…
182 – TIFF, Emmys, mother!
Sep 20, 2017 • 55 min
This week, David and Katey are back from Toronto and Patches is back in New York so everyone shows up to talk about movies and award shows: very on brand. After a very specific lightning round question, Katey and David report on the best of the Toronto…
181 – Da7e Catches Up With Both Patches and Rotten Tomatoes
Sep 12, 2017 • 56 min
This week, David and Katey are in Toronto for the film festival so Da7e and Patches get on the phone to talk about movies that Patches watched while on vacation. There are a few, so Da7e has to stop him before he gets into TV to watch. Then, since the New…
180 – Reading IT and Ducktales 2017
Sep 5, 2017 • 32 min
This week, Patches is out and David goes missing, so Katey and Da7e talk about reading IT as children, and how Da7e is re-reading it now. Then, Da7e pitches Katey on the new Ducktales. It's a loose episode. Take a listen, embed and/or download below; for…
179 – Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Asian Whitewashing, Patches Matches Summer 2017
Aug 29, 2017 • 60 min
This week, we're talking about a re-release again, this time it's the 40th Anniversary 4K Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Katey and Patches gave it a full re-watch while the Daves were concerning themselves with Death Note, the new Netflix movie based…
177 – Logan Lucky, The Eclipse, Terminator 2
Aug 23, 2017 • 59 min
This week, Katey is travelling back from watching the American solar eclipse of 2017, so Patches, Da7e, and David hold court for two film-based segments. First, Steven Soderbergh is back with Logan Lucky, but it did not do well and was advertised in a new…
175 – Revisiting Previous Infamous Discussions
Aug 16, 2017 • 101 min
Old friends, old arguments, new opinions, still good content. It's our SEVENTH Quell as Fighting in The War Room! Good Lord. This time, each of the hosts has picked an old arguement from a previous episode – this INCLUDES old Operation Kino episodes, so…
177 – Dark Tower, Columbus, 2017 Summer In Review!
Aug 8, 2017 • 59 min
This week, Patches, Katey, and Da7e manage to hold on to David Ehrlich for half the podcast as Da7e and Patches wonder what went wrong with The Dark Tower single film adaptation, and David begins to pitch everyone on Columbus, a charming indie that's…
176 – Personal Shopper Revisited, Ready Player One Trailer, Dunkirk!
Jul 26, 2017 • 59 min
This week, Patches got a text message from Katey about what to watch, so the gang revisits Personal Shopper the Kristen-Stewart-starring ghost movie that you can totally watch yourself right now! Then, Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One trailer has…
174 – Luc Besson, Game of Thrones, IMAX and 70mm
Jul 19, 2017 • 50 min
This week, Katey, Patches, David and Da7e have two FREE FIRE Blu Rays to give away before they dive into this week's topics: First – David decided to watch the Luc Besson films that he had missed so he could rank them all in preparation for Valerian and…
173 – Returning to Twin Peaks the Return, Indie Movie Prices, and War for the Planet of the Apes
Jul 11, 2017 • 53 min
This week, all four podcast hosts are finally together – and none of us are eating this time – to discuss the week's new release trilogy capper War for the Planet of the Apes, which Patches has seen. Then, David poses a thought experiment from recent…
172 – A Ghost Story, Con of Thrones, and Spider-Man: Homecoming
Jul 7, 2017 • 56 min
This week, Katey is out, so it's up to the guys to bring you up to speed on this week's releases. First, David and Patches re-tread David Lowery's new movie A Ghost Story and debate just how much like a poem it is. Then, Da7e stops to fill the other two…
171 – Glow, The Transformers Franchise, and Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver
Jun 27, 2017 • 54 min
This week, David is still absent, so Katey, Patches, and Da7e unite to discuss GLOW – Netflix's newest Alison Brie fronted series, then the Transformers franchise because Transformers: The Last Knight is weird and profitable, finally the three all talk…
170 – Politics and Social Media, The Book of Henry (Spoilers), Video Game and Movie Franchise Relations
Jun 20, 2017 • 52 min
This week, David is on his honeymoon and Patches started a discussion about healthcare on his Facebook wall that Katey and Da7e both view as various degrees of entertainment. After clearing out that, Patches gives his thoughts on Colin Trevorrow's The…
SPECIAL: A Bunch of Donatello-Ravenclaws Attend David Ehrlich’s Wedding #StrongerTogethered
Jun 14, 2017 • 41 min
the ***amazing*** @carolineplz serenading some doofus and the love of his life with a little Velvet Underground by way of Cat Power. pic.twitter.com/9VvXjEWQMG — david ehrlich (@davidehrlich) June 11, 2017 Katey, Patches and Da7e review the wedding of…
169 – Hearthstone, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and Men Review Wonder Woman
Jun 6, 2017 • 49 min
This week, the podcast starts when Patches and Katey finally let Da7e ramble on a bit more about Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, a free to play digital collectible card game they've talked about once before. Then, David joins the group to talk about his…
168 – Cannes 2017 and Wonder Woman (w/ Kristy Puchko!)
May 31, 2017 • 58 min
This week, Patches went to a Mets game, so he misses David filling in Katey and Da7e on his first trip to Cannes. Then, Da7e did a crazy art experience called Meow Wolf in New Mexico and tries to describe it. Finally, we bring in Kristy Puchko of Nerdist…
167 – TV Grab-Bag, Moogfest, and What Makes a Movie Good for Sequels?
May 24, 2017 • 65 min
This week, David's in France and none of the other podcasters can agree on what the date is or when Pulp Fiction went to Cannes, BUT – there is a lot to cover from the return of Twin Peaks, Master of None, and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, to Katey…
166 – Oscar Worthy Performances in Blockbusters
May 17, 2017 • 55 min
This week, big things are coming up, like the Showtime revival of Twin Peaks and the Cannes Film Festival, so the group decides to be super timely. Da7e's seen Twin Peaks for the first time in anticipation of the revival, everyone has some pop culture…
165 – The Big Sick and Spoilers, Dear White People, Guardians Vol 2
May 10, 2017 • 59 min
This week, Katey's moved so the podcast is BACK with a normal episode. First, David wants to talk about why it's perfectly fine to know the ending of The Big Sick, the upcoming June rom-com that is based on a true story. Then, Katey and Patches are…
164 – Girlboss, Persona 5, and Watching Movies Outside the Media Coverage Bubble
Apr 26, 2017 • 51 min
This week, Katey finally saw Rogue One: A Star Wars Story now that it's on iTunes and wants to talk about how it was to view this cultural event of a movie several months after the media hype around discussing hit has died down. Are we living in a bubble…
163 – Is Netflix Burying Movies by Not Releasing Them in Theaters?
Apr 18, 2017 • 55 min
This week, David is back, so Katey, Patches, and Da7e can all talk about Fate of the Furious, finally. They begin by discussing the whole movie, which easily took #1 at the global box office this weekend (spoilers, maybe? Depending on if there are…
162 – The Lost City of Z(ed), Golf, and Bad Movies that are Good
Apr 12, 2017 • 64 min
This week, David is out for Passover duties, so we bring back frequent guest and friend-of-the-pod Jordan Hoffman – man of the internet, host of Engage: The Official Star Trek Podcast. Jordan and Patches explain The Lost City of Z to Katey and Dave, who…
161 – Raw, Prevenge, Ghost in the Shell, and The Discovery on Netflix
Apr 4, 2017 • 60 min
This week, Katey is out, so for the first semi-annual acciedental bro-cast of 2017, David, Da7e, and Patches dive into the recent highlights of lady-focused horror with two new entries: Raw, about cannibalism, and Prevenge, about a murderous pregnant…
160 – Power Rangers, Boss Baby, and Riverdale
Mar 29, 2017 • 56 min
This week, Katey, Da7e, David and Patches dig into Power Rangers, the movie that managed not to be crushed by Beauty and the Beast this weekend, then David fills in the group on Boss Baby and how long it takes to work on a single premise. Finally, Katey…
159 – Iron Fist, Baby Driver, Atomic Blond – and What’s Up With These Remakes/Reboots?
Mar 21, 2017 • 66 min
This week, Patches is out, but Katey and David have a lot to check in with Da7e. First, it turns out Da7e saw Kong: Skull Island and it pertains to a review, then Da7e watched Iron Fist and Katey has some questions. THEN, Da7e recounts seeing Baby Driver…
158 – K-Stew in Personal Shopper and Big Little Lies
Mar 14, 2017 • 57 min
This week, Da7e is down in Texas, so while he's away, Katey, Patches, and David play…with enjoying HBO's Big Little Lies despite (maybe) being a little hesitant of it at first. Then, David doesn't really like Kong: Skull Island and really DOES like…
157 – Be Our Guest, Joanna Robinson
Mar 8, 2017 • 65 min
This week, Katey Rich is back and she's brought the most frequently requested guest host back with her – Joanna Robinson! David, Matt, Katey, Da7e, and Joanna all talk about the ending of Get Out, have some hot takes on Feud, then we close talking about…
156 – Logan and What Happened At The Oscars
Mar 1, 2017 • 54 min
This week, Katey Rich takes the week off after providing Vanity Fair Academy Awards coverage, so David, Da7e, and Matt break down how the broadcast and awards went from outside Hollywood. then, Patches has a question about his Blu Rays before Da7e and…
155 – Your Name, Berlin Film Festival, and the 1997 & 2007 Oscars
Feb 21, 2017 • 62 min
This week, Patches is back from Japan and wants to talk about anime sensation Your Name, David is back from the Berlin Film Festival and has a wrap up, and Katey is deep in Academy Awards coverage, so the gang decides to flash back by decades to the 2007…
154 – Unpopular Opinions About New Movies
Feb 14, 2017 • 66 min
This week, Patches and David are out of the country, so Katey and Da7e invited returning guest host Jordan Hoffman of The Guardian and Engage! The Official Star Trek Podcast back to the war room. Jordan has contrary opinons about Fifty Shades Darker and…
150 – Movies that Represent What We Want for America
Feb 7, 2017 • 78 min
It's only as political as it needs to be. It's our sixth Quell as Fighting in The War Room! After polling listeners for Quarter Quell topics, the crew ends up selecting a winner, then tweakign the wording a bit. What they're left with is a prompt to bring…
153 – Sundance 2017 Highlights, Kindle for iPhone (not an ad), and Politics in Awards Season
Jan 31, 2017 • 61 min
This week, Patches left both his computer charger and David at Sundance, so he calls in to Da7e and Katey to report on some of his favorite highlights from the most recent (very snowy) Sundance Film Festival! Then, Katey and Da7e discover they both love…
152 – Star Wars Titles, Princess Marches, and Split’s Secret Twist
Jan 24, 2017 • 56 min
With Guest Host David Sims from the Black Check Podcast! This week, Patches and David are maybe dead at Sundance, so Katey and Da7e decided to keep the "David" quotent the same by inviting David Sims of the Blank Check Podcast to fill in for this week's…
151 – The Young Pope, Sundance Prep, and Oscar Movie Discussion Redux
Jan 17, 2017 • 63 min
This week, Katey, Da7e, and Patches listen to David talk about The Young Pope, which might be good yet still overhyped? Then, since Patches and David are off to Park City for another year at Suncance, the gang previews what they're looking forward to…
149 – Golden Globes, Netflix Histories, and 2016 Trivia
Jan 10, 2017 • 67 min
This week, Katey, Da7e and Patches kick off the New Year with a 3-person lightning round, before David joins with special guest Russell to talk about the Golden Globes! Then, Patches has everyone re-live the first ten movies they streamed on Netflix Watch…
Top Tens 2016 – Part Two
Dec 27, 2016 • 63 min
The Seventh Annual Top Ten Show (Part 2)! 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. This year, we're splitting the episode into TWO PARTS…
Top Tens 2016 – Part One
Dec 21, 2016 • 77 min
The Seventh Annual Top Ten Show! 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. This year, we're splitting the episode into TWO PARTS for…
148 – To Space! with Passengers, Rogue One and some Golden Globes Noms
Dec 15, 2016 • 62 min
This week, INTO SPACE with varying levels of success. First, David and Patches talk Passengers, the Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawerence are stuck in space together on a long jouney to somewhere movie. Spoiler warning – we discuss the plot of the film,…
147 – La La Land, Best Original Song Favs, and Westworld Season 1 Spoiler Discussion
Dec 6, 2016 • 58 min
This week, La La Land with Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone sees limited release, so Katey, Matt and David all place themselves on the critical spectrum for the film. Then, Katey just saw Moana and has the songs stuck in their head – will this be Lin Manuel…
146 – Fantastic Franchising and Awards Season Begins!
Nov 29, 2016 • 50 min
This week, David is late to the podcast, so Katey and recently-married Matt Patches talk to Da7e about Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them spawning what's looking to be four additional films for Warner Bros' Wizarding World. Then, David gets to the…
SPECIAL: Co-Host Wedding Review
Nov 24, 2016 • 15 min
Katey, David and Da7e review the wedding of their co-host in a special short episode. 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…
145 – Wedding Music and Art for the Age of Trump
Nov 15, 2016 • 58 min
This week, David had to take the week off (he's fine!), so Katey and Patches and Da7e re-conviene to … Well, we're not exaclty sure what out place is this week. We start off by checking in on each other (and our listeners), then talk about music that…
144 – Fan Casting 2016’s Election and Obama’s Cinematic Legacy
Nov 8, 2016 • 50 min
This week, Katey, David, Patches and Da7e are -AAAAAAHHHHH! It's Election Day in the US, so we're panicking, they're PANICKING. Sorry if you're listening to this late and are sick of 2016 politics, but it's the last push for us. First, the group fan-casts…
143 – Doctor Strange and @FITWR Replies
Nov 2, 2016 • 59 min
This week, Katey, David, Patches and Da7e realize they've never actually taken questions from you, the listener, so they dedicate a whole segment three to it! Pieces we're proud of! Who our siblings are! Best performances of the decade! That plus some…
142 – Black Mirror and Saturday Night Live’s Election Coverage (with Joanna Robinson)
Oct 25, 2016 • 64 min
This week, Joanna Robinson joins the crew to talk about season three of Black Mirror, especially the Joe Wright-directed first episode "Nosedive." Then, all five hosts have Halloween Season film reccommendations before delving into Saturday Night Live's…
141 – Shin Godzilla, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk and Moonlight
Oct 18, 2016 • 49 min
This week, back to talking about movies! David, Patches and Da7e all saw and tear into the surprisingly good Shin Godzilla which had a limited release last week. David saw Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk in 120 Frames Per Second 4K 3D and lived to tell us…
140 – Race/Gender/American Politics and Pop Culture
Oct 11, 2016 • 62 min
This week, Katey watched some of the BBC's Fleabag and is ready to talk to David and Patches about it! Otherwise, this show is all politics as it relates to pop culture. First, Ava Duvernay's new documentary The 13th is on Netflix and people have…
139 – Some Twisted Cowboy Future
Oct 4, 2016 • 57 min
This week, Katey ducks out last minute to take care of her child, so Da7e, Patches and David take on Emily Blunt's newest attempt to elevate a movie Girl on a Train, which comes out this weekend. Then, a quick taking of temperature for Netflix's newest…
138 – Herzog and Fantastic Fest
Sep 27, 2016 • 53 min
This week, Katey saw Lo and Behold, Werener Herzog's documentary on technology, so David, Da7e, and Patches jump in to debate about the meme-ification of Herzog. Then, David and Patches make a pictch to Katey and all of us to watch the Amazon Prime show…
137 – TIFF as old as time, Emmys old as rhyme, Blair Witch was a beast
Sep 20, 2016 • 59 min
This week, the original gang is back as Katey, Patches, Da7e and David interrogate opinions out of Ehrlich who attended this years Toronto International Film Festival and has the scoops on what went down and what we should look forward to seeing (or…
136 – Clint Eastwood and Emmys Preview
Sep 14, 2016 • 57 min
This week, Katey, Joanna, Patches and Da7e gather together to talk about Clint Eastwood's career as a director, because Sully SOARED over the weekend (unlike the actual event which involved a plane landing in a body of water), then Katey has some…
135 – Katey Returns!
Sep 7, 2016 • 57 min
This week, KATEY RICH IS ON THE WHOLE PODCAST! Back from producing a new life, Katey and Patches discuss how little Charlie has changed Kateys media consuption, the view from Katey's house regarding awards season and reflect back on New York film…
134 – Kanye West Videos, Gene Wilder and THAT BBC List
Aug 30, 2016 • 49 min
This week, Da7e is mysteriously gone as Patches, David and Joanna expolore the phenomena of Kanye West videos, prompted by the MTV Video Music Awards debut of his video for "Fade." Then, the three stop to mourn the passing of actor Gene Wilder, who was…
133 – Amazon’s The Tick with Returning Guest Griffin Newman!
Aug 23, 2016 • 71 min
This week, Joanna is mysteriously gone as Patches, David and Da7e wrap up the summer. Starting off with a discussion about a series of tweets about original summer movies from author Mark Harris and transitioning into a short list of Summer Superlatives…
132 – The Get Down and Open Letters to DC
Aug 16, 2016 • 62 min
AUDIO NOTE – David’s microphone began generating static during segment three when the laptop he was recording began to run low on memory. We corrected the issue as much as we could and will avoid it in the future. Thanks. This week, Patches, Joanna, David…
131 – White Guys, Then Children’s Movies
Aug 9, 2016 • 59 min
Plus a "bad" mini segment This week, Patches, Joanna, David and Da7e debate how much they can hold Stephen Colbert responsible for apologizing to Donald Trump on the Late Show last year, only to use him as a target for ridicule to boost his ratings now.…
REVIEW – Suicide Squad
Aug 5, 2016 • 44 min
Whose joke is this? This week, the government recruits David and Patches to battle evil. Specifically, the latest stab at a DC comic book universe blockbuster. With so much promise, here's why Suicide Squad doesn't exactly work. Plus your answers to our…
130 – Potter and Politics (in Criticism)
Aug 2, 2016 • 62 min
Plus a "bad" mini segment This week, Patches, Joanna, David and Da7e wake up to find themselves in a world where Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts 1 & 2 is published Potter canon. Then, Patches wants to talk about the trend of "Bad" movies after…