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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.






194 – The Crown, Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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 discussion and praise for that […]

Duration: 04:39:40

193 – The Shape of Water, Last Jedi Check-In, Voting In Critics Awards

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 spoilers), before David, Katey, and Patches start […]

Duration: 04:14:42

192 – Ratings, Star Trek Discovery, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri

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 geek out about Star Trek Discovery for […]

Duration: 04:19:13

191 – Justice League, Performances of Note That Won’t Get Awards, Stuff To Watch Over The Holiday

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 picks at least one performance from this year that has been […]

Duration: 04:22:08

190 – Lady Bird, Alias Grace, Separating the Art From The Artist Louis CK Edition

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 (or all of) Netflix's Margaret Atwood miniseries Alias […]

Duration: 05:06:45

189 – Curb Your Enthusiasm, Wolfenstein, Giant Conglomerate Disney Throws Weight Around

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 game, and everyone has opinons about Disney, who breifly banned The Los Angeles […]

Duration: 04:41:55

188 – Stranger Things 2, The Florida Project, Thor: Ragnarok

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 guys start digging into Thor: Ragnarok even though Katey hasn't seen it, […]

Duration: 04:49:02

187 – American Vandal, Wonderstruck, AR in the Theater?

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 satire American Vandal…yeah, the thing about the guy who draws dicks. It turns out […]

Duration: 03:08:34

186 – Meyerowitz Stories, Wonder Wheel, Weinstein

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 (apparently not) before all the hosts realize that the Harvey Weinstein fiasco and women in […]

Duration: 04:55:25

185 – Rick and Morty Sauce Gate, New The Last Jedi Trailer, Blade Runner 2049

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 all off with a FULL SPOILER review of Blade Runner […]

Duration: 04:39:19

184 – Has Ryan Gosling Ever Been Good in a Movie?

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, a review of The Mountain Between Us […]

Duration: 03:44:53

183 – Star Trek: Discovery, American Made, Super Dark Times, Fan Communities in Crisis

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 (someplaces this weekend) and give us quick reviews. Finally, the Austin Film […]

Duration: 03:36:25

182 – TIFF, Emmys, mother!

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 International Film Festival and that leads them to […]

Duration: 04:12:40

181 – Da7e Catches Up With Both Patches and Rotten Tomatoes

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 York Times ran a […]

Duration: 01:30:15

180 – Reading IT and Ducktales 2017

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 more from all of us on Twitter: follow the […]

Duration: 02:35:27

179 – Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Asian Whitewashing, Patches Matches Summer 2017

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 on manga and anime. Thanks to some Hellboy casting news this week, […]

Duration: 04:38:05

177 – Logan Lucky, The Eclipse, Terminator 2

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 way. Then, after Katey bops in to talk eclipse, the […]

Duration: 04:31:29

175 – Revisiting Previous Infamous Discussions

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 if you've been listening since 2011, you're set to go. Revisit […]

Duration: 07:32:18

177 – Dark Tower, Columbus, 2017 Summer In Review!

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 coming out. Then, technical difficulties fell David mid-description and the remaining […]

Duration: 04:29:57

176 – Personal Shopper Revisited, Ready Player One Trailer, Dunkirk!

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 everyone worried, so Katey and Da7e try to use thier book knowledge to put things in […]

Duration: 04:22:20

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