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331 – Holiday Pandemic Check-In, Wonder Woman 1984, Soul

This week – Katey, Patches, Da7e, and David give updates on what they watched (and what toys their kids got) during the holiday for a brief Holiday Pandemic Check-In, then all four return to reviewing movies with segments on Wonder Woman 1984 (streaming on HBO Max) and Soul (streaming Disney+). 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  David (@davidehrlich) . Please subscribe on iTunes and KICK US A REVIEW if you like what you hear! FORMAT 00:00 – Lightning Round: Harrowing 1:26 – Intro – Welcome to Episode 331! Review! 4:52 – Tidbit – Hliday Pandemic Check-In 26:43 – Mini-Segment – Wonder Woman 1984 52:08 – Segment 3 – Soul 1:18:59  – Outro

1hr 22mins

7 Jan 2021

Rank #1

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310 – Taylor Swift’s Folklore, 2021 Movie Predictions, Pandemic Check-In

This week, Katey has taken another vacation, so Patches, Da7e and David gather for another Bro-Cast, this time corrisponding with our 20th Pandemic Podcast. First, the guys discuss Taylor Swift's new album Folklore, then Patches has a question about what movies are going to look like post virus. Finally, there's a big Pandemic Check-In that involves media and fears. Never have we gotten this much use out of Kanye West's "Lift Yourself" Poopity-scoop. 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  David (@davidehrlich) . Please subscribe on iTunes and KICK US A REVIEW if you like what you hear! FORMAT 00:00 – Lightning Round: Netflix Sequels 01:54- Intro – Welcome to Episode 310! Reviews! 14:17 – Tidbit – Folklore 31:12 – Mini-Segment – Biggest Prediction for Movies in 2021​ 43:49 – Segment 3 – Pandemic Check-In 01:07:41  – Outro

1hr 10mins

30 Jul 2020

Rank #2

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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 below; for more from all of us on Twitter: follow the show (@FITWR), Katey (@kateyrich), Da7e (@da7e)  Patches (@misterpatches), and  David (@davidehrlich) . Please subscribe on iTunes and KICK US A REVIEW if you like what you hear!

1hr 8mins

7 Jan 2020

Rank #3

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Top Tens 2020

A Long Podcast About The Good Movies of 2020 It's been quite the 2020 for the movies, but we made a Top Tens episode anyway! With fewer blockbusters in theaters because basically nothing was in theaters, movies still shone through. Let's close out this nightmare year with discussion and reccommendation of great films. Take a listen, embed and/or download below; for more from all of us on Twitter: follow the show (@FITWR), Katey (@KateyRich),  Patches (@misterpatches), Da7e (@da7e) and David (@davidehrlich ). Please subscribe on iTunes and KICK US A REVIEW if you like what you hear!  CLICK HERE FOR DAVID'S GO FUND ME SUPPORTING RICH FAMILY MINISTRIES! Here's David's Video Countdown! FORMAT 00:00 – Introduction 11:51 – #10s 25:36 – #9s 40:39 – #8s 49:11 – #7s 58:42 – #6s 1:04:35 – #5s 1:13:40 – #4s 1:30:33 – #3s 1:43:10 – #2s 1:55:30 -#1s Lists KATEY 10. Time 9. Palm Springs 8. Boys State 7. The Nest 6. Minari 5. Small Axe (Lovers Rock) 4. The Personal History of David Copperfield 3. American Utopia 2. Nomadland 1. First Cow PATCHES 10. Possessor 9. Feel Good Man 8. The Nest 7. I’m Thinking of Ending Things 6. First Cow 5. Dick Johnson Is Dead 4. Nomadland 3. Borat 2 2. Time  1. Palm Springs DA7E 10. Soul 9. Mangrove 8. Palm Springs 7. Another Round 6. Never Rarely Sometimes Always 5. Time 4. Wolfwalkers 3. First Cow 2. Dick Johnson is Dead 1. Nomadland DAVID 10. Swallow 9. Bad Education 8. David Byrne’s American Utopia 7. Nomadland 6. Bacurau 5. I’m Thinking of Ending Things 4. Never Rarely Sometimes Always 3. World of Tomorrow Episode III: The Absent Destinations of David Prime 2. Minari 1. Time

2hr 26mins

13 Jan 2021

Rank #4

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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 movie 2018.  Take a listen, embed and/or download below; for more from all of us on Twitter: follow the show (@FITWR), Katey (@KateyRich),  Patches (@misterpatches), Da7e (@da7e) and David (@davidehrlich ). Please subscribe on iTunes and KICK US A REVIEW if you like what you hear!  FORMAT 00:00 – Introduction and Format 01:01 – #10s 17:11 – #9s 30:51 – #8s 47:29 – #7s 1:02:08 – #6s 1:12:36 – #5s 1:23:22 – #4s 1:32:24 – #3s 1:50:49 – #2s 2:06:51 -#1s Lists KATEY 10. Leave No Trace 9. Death of Stalin 8. Blakkklansman 7. The Favourite 6. The Sisters Brothers 5. A Star Is Born 4. Widows 3. Support the Girls 2. First Man 1. Private Life PATCHES 10. Aquaman 9.  The Favourite 8. First Man 7. You Were Never Really Even Here 6. If Beale Street Could Talk 5. Eighth Grade 4. Burning 3. Can You Ever Forgive Me? 2. Widows 1. Minding the Gap DAVID 10. Mandy 9. Wildlife 8. If Beale Street Could Talk 7. Mission Impossible: Fallout  6. Burning  5. The Tale 4. Shoplifters 3. Madaline's Madaline 2. Paddington 2 1. First Reformed DA7E 5. The Favourite 4. Hereditary 3. Sorry To Bother You 2. Eighth Grade 1. Roma

2hr 36mins

28 Dec 2018

Rank #5

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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 Oscar thoughts. 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  David (@davidehrlich) . Please subscribe on iTunes and KICK US A REVIEW if you like what you hear! FORMAT 00:00 – Lightning Round: 90s Video Game Movie 01:46 – Intro – Welcome to Episode 288! Reviews!   11:31 – Tidbit – Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey 30:09 – Mini-Segment – TV Roundup 44:04 – Segment 3 – Oscars 2020 Reactions 01:11:41  – Outro

1hr 15mins

13 Feb 2020

Rank #6

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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 diving into a depressing-yet-uplifting examination of The Social Network, The Comedy, Lincoln, and The Wolf of Wall Street. Take a listen, embed and/or download below; for more from all of us on Twitter: follow the show (@FITWR), Katey (@kateyrich) Patches (@misterpatches), Da7e (@Da7e) and David (@davidehrlich). Please subscribe on iTunes and KICK US A REVIEW if you like what you hear!  Format 00:00 – Welcome to Episode 275! 04:32 –  Da7e – The Social Network 21:38 – Patches – The Comedy 39:41 – Katey – Lincoln 54:49  – David – The Wolf of Wall Street 01:14:03 – Outro Previous Quarter Quells: OpKino Classic: First Quarter Quell (August 26th 2011) OpKino Classic: The 2nd Quarter Quell (Feb. 22nd 2012) OpKino Classic: Storytelling Quarter Quell (Aug 10th 2012) OpKino Classic: Family Interview Full Quell (Feb 8th, 2013) FITWR 025 – The Filmmaking Quarter Quell (June 3rd, 2014) FITWR 050 – QQ2: Movies for the Moment (Dec. 2nd 2014) FITWR 075 – QQ3: Movies We Wanted To Be When We Grew Up. FITWR 100 – Significant Other Full Quell FITWR 125 – Movies We Want to Show (Our) Children FITWR 150 – Movies That Represent What We Want For America FITWR 175 – Revisiting Previous Infamous Discussions FITWR 200 – Foriegn Netflix Quell FITWR 225 – The Lifelong Evolving Obsession Quell FITWR 250 – The New York Movie Quell

1hr 17mins

17 Oct 2019

Rank #7

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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 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  David (@davidehrlich) . Please subscribe on iTunes and KICK US A REVIEW if you like what you hear! FORMAT 00:00 – Lightning Round: Best Josh Gad 02:06 – Intro – Welcome to Episode 280!  Review! 07:44 – Tidbit – The Crown Season 3 on Netflix 18:57 – Mini-Segment – Ford V. Ferrari  25:34 – Segment 3 – The Decade in Documentaries 53:59  – Outro

57mins

22 Nov 2019

Rank #8

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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 are joined by film journalist and writer/producer of the short horror film Seek (which was accepted into the SXSW Film Festival this year) joins the crew to talk about the consequences of SXSW 2020 being cancelled. You can follow Eric on Twitter @EricVespe 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  David (@davidehrlich) . Please subscribe on iTunes and KICK US A REVIEW if you like what you hear! FORMAT 00:00 – Lightning Round: Pandemic Watching 01:26- Intro – Welcome to Episode 292! Reviews!  05:27 – Tidbit – First Cow 14:14 – Mini-Segment – Love is Blind 25:22 – Segment 3 – SXSW Cancellation and Seek with Eric Vespe 54:57  – Outro

57mins

13 Mar 2020

Rank #9

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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 the War Room think? 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  David (@davidehrlich) . Please subscribe on iTunes and KICK US A REVIEW if you like what you hear! FORMAT 00:00 – Lightning Round: Newspaper Strip Adapts! 01:38 – Intro – Welcome to Episode 274 and 3/4ths!  Reviews! 12:06 – Tidbit – Gemini Man 27:03 – Min-Segment – Scorsese Vs Marvel 30:55 – Segment 3 – Joker 57:39  – Outro

1hr

10 Oct 2019

Rank #10

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323 – On the Rocks, The Haunting of Bly Manor, Borat 2

This week, Katey, Da7e, and Patches get David back now that his birthday is over, but keep Sacha Baron Cohen subjects around. The podcast starts with a discussion of Sofia Coppola's newest On The Rocks, then we touch on The Haunting of Bly Manor before everyone dives in on the second Borat movie that dropped on Amazon Prime. 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  David (@davidehrlich) . Please subscribe on iTunes and KICK US A REVIEW if you like what you hear! FORMAT 00:00 – Lightning Round: Monsters! 1:52 – Intro – Welcome to Episode 323! Review! 9:08 – Tidbit – On The Rocks 28:55 – Mini-Segment – The Haunting of Bly Manor 43:30 – Segment 3 – Borat 2 1:21:15  – Outro

1hr 26mins

29 Oct 2020

Rank #11

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324 – A Podcast Recorded The Day Before The Election To Air After The Election

This week, Katey, Da7e, Patches and David talk about Queens Gambit on Netflix and Creeping American Anxiety. 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  David (@davidehrlich) . Please subscribe on iTunes and KICK US A REVIEW if you like what you hear!

1hr 9mins

5 Nov 2020

Rank #12

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334 – Sundance 2021, A Glitch In The Matrix, The Little Things

This week – Katey, Patches, Da7e, and David are sticking with movies starring Washingtons and talking about The Little Things, currently in theaters and streamable on HBO Max. But, before we get to The Little Things, Patches, Katey and David have updates about this year's virutal Sundance and they briefly touch on  CODA, On the Count of Three, The World to Come, In the Earth, and Flee. For a mini-segment, Patches tries to explain A Glitch In The Matrix. 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  David (@davidehrlich) . Please subscribe on iTunes and KICK US A REVIEW if you like what you hear! FORMAT 00:00 – Lightning Round: Movie Realities! 2:21 – Intro – Welcome to Episode 335! Reviews!  6:33 – Tidbit – Sundance 2021 18:11 – Mini-Segment – A Glitch In the Matrix 27:14 – Segment 3 – The Little Things 56:06  – Outro

1hr 15mins

4 Feb 2021

Rank #13

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256 – Avengers: Endgame and ‘I Think You Should Leave’

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 Should Leave 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  David (@davidehrlich) . Please subscribe on iTunes and KICK US A REVIEW if you like what you hear! FORMAT 00:00 – Lightning Round: Climactic Battle Scene 01:43 – Intro – Welcome to Episode 256!  Reviews! 06:28 – Tidbit – Avengers: Endgame Box Office Smash 19:45 – Mini Segment – Netflix's I Think You Should Leave 27:34 – Segment 3 – Avengers: Endgame Review 01:07:55 – Outro

1hr 10mins

3 May 2019

Rank #14