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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.






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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


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. […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


240 – Awards Season Narratives, Lion King Teaser, Hallmark Movies, Eighth Grade, Widows Revisited

More — 🎗🍷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 begins with Katey watching Hallmark movies and ends with Dave not liking Widows (even after […]