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Prolific film and culture critics Katey Rich, Matt Patches, Da7e Gonzales and David Ehrlich take on pop culture topics, film and TV reviews and interview very special guests in bi-weekly installments.

Prolific film and culture critics Katey Rich, Matt Patches, Da7e Gonzales and David Ehrlich take on pop culture topics, film and TV reviews and interview very special guests in bi-weekly installments.
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Prolific film and culture critics Katey Rich, Matt Patches, Da7e Gonzales and David Ehrlich take on pop culture topics, film and TV reviews and interview very special guests in bi-weekly installments.






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 […]


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), […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


228 – Adventure Time Ends, Remembering FITWR, Summer 2018 FITWillionaire

This week, it's time to end the podcast, just like Adventure Time!, which aired its finale this last Monday. After ruminating on the animated show coming to an end, Patches and Da7e remember the podcast that was before reaching out to frequent guest Jordan Hoffman (in Katey and David's absence). Finally – FINALLY – We […]


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 […]


226 – Blackkklansman, Crazy Rich Asians, The Death of MoviePass

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 Crazy Rich Asians. Finally, David steers the conversation into the strange […]


225 – The Lifelong Evolving Obsession 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 the subject of a lifelong, probably evolving obsession with a piece of pop culture. First, at 2:12, David brought this all about by wanting to talk about Radiohead. At 28:28 Katey builds […]


224 – Eighth Grade, Madeline’s Madeline, Saying Stuff on Social Media

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 this week. Finally, recent events surround James Gunn's tweets and his directing job and […]


223 – Game Night, Blockers, David’s Vacation, Mission: Impossible Franchise

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 – Tom Cruise is back for a new Mission: Impossible that […]


222 – In The Dark Season 2, Mario Odyssey, Mama Mia (Musicals Again)

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 to talk about […]


221 – Killing Eve, LGBTQ Characters, The Dark Knight 10 Years Later

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 something, then they remember the good old days of 2008 and […]


220 – Indie Films Doing Well, What We’re Reading, Ant-Man and the Wasp

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 usual at the box office, before quickly going […]


219 – Westworld S2 Wrap-Up, Fortnite, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

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 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom so you don't have […]


218 – The Staircase, Everything is Love, Set It Up

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 listen, embed and/or download below; for more from all of us on […]


217 – Oceans 8, Hereditary, The Incredibles 2

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 listen, embed and/or download below; for more from all of us on Twitter: […]


216 – Television You Don’t Understand, Billions, and Nice-Core Cinema

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 Neighbor, the Mr. Rogers documentary that Katey has seen, the group […]