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Forgetting Sarah Marshall

By David_FSM - Sep 21 2019
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Podcast is great, and imma let you finish but Forgetting Sarah Marshall is the greatest film of all time. Seriously, everything David Ehrlich has ever said that I disagree with is forgiven by his love for Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Hope Katey, Patches, and Da7e share the same feelings.

Da7e vs. Pronunciation

By Brianimaniac - Aug 14 2019
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Da7e says “verse” when he means to say “versus”. This is bad.

iTunes Ratings

562 Ratings
Average Ratings
494
36
12
5
15

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

By David_FSM - Sep 21 2019
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Podcast is great, and imma let you finish but Forgetting Sarah Marshall is the greatest film of all time. Seriously, everything David Ehrlich has ever said that I disagree with is forgiven by his love for Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Hope Katey, Patches, and Da7e share the same feelings.

Da7e vs. Pronunciation

By Brianimaniac - Aug 14 2019
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Da7e says “verse” when he means to say “versus”. This is bad.
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Fighting In The War Room: A Movies And Pop Culture Podcast

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Rank #1: The Sophisticates #210 – Grab Bag Episode

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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 topics such as the clichés of parenting, killing bugs, what is happening with Kanye West, and if this podcast is overlooking any greater social responsibility. Also: Are boozy milkshakes pointless?


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Apr 25 2018
1 hour 7 mins
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Rank #2: 223 – Game Night, Blockers, David’s Vacation, Mission: Impossible Franchise

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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 is performing well at the box office. How is this happening?

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) .

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FORMAT

00:00 – Lightning Round: All Grown Up Sequels

01:30 – Intro – Welcome to Episode 223! Reviews  

07:00 – Tidbit: Game Night and Blockers

26:31 – Mini-Segement: David Went to Italy

36:03 – Segment 3 – Mission Impossible Fallout and the franchise

1:06:49 – Outro

Aug 02 2018
1 hour 9 mins
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Rank #3: 157 – Be Our Guest, Joanna Robinson

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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 the new Beauty and the Beast because Joanna has seen Beauty and the Beast and everyone else wants to know why it exists.

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) .

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FORMAT

00:00 – Lightning Round: Good Oscar Follow Ups

02:05 –   Intro: Welcome To Episode 157!  WINNERS! Reviews!

10:41 –  Tidbit:  GET OUT and it's Ending

28:11  – Mini Segment: Ryan Murphy is back with FEUD

37:13 – Segment 3: Beauty and the Beast: Why?

01:02:11 –  Outro

Mar 08 2017
1 hour 5 mins
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Rank #4: Top Tens 2017

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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 (#onbrand).  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, Dave's First Pick

4:10 – #10s

25:53 – #9s

40:49 – #8s

51:30 – #7s

1:06:55 – #6s

1:18:55 – #5s

1:35:57 – #4s

1:45:57 – #3s

1:57:21 – #2s

2:12:00 -#1s

Lists

KATEY

1. Lady Bird 2. Call Me By Your Name 3. Dunkirk 4. The Lost City of Z 5. Get Out 6. BPM 7. Darkest Hour 8. The Florida Project 9. The Post 10. Stronger

PATCHES

1. Call Me By Your Name
2. Get Out
3. A Ghost Story
4. Columbus
5. The Lost City of Z
6.  Personal Shopper
7. The Florida Project
8. Logan Lucky
9. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
10.  Mother!

DAVID

1. Call Me By Your Name
​2. Dunkirk
3. A Ghost Story
4. Personal Shopper
5. The Florida Project
6. Columbus
7. Lady Bird
8. Faces Places
9. The Post
10. Phantom Thread

Dec 28 2017
2 hours 31 mins
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Rank #5: 161 – Raw, Prevenge, Ghost in the Shell, and The Discovery on Netflix

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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 woman. Then, David and Patches have seen Ghost in the Shell and report back the mysterious findings. Wrapping things up, all three discuss the Sundance debut The Discovery which has just premiered on Netflix. There are some light spoilers but the good news is you can watch it right now (if you want) before you listen!

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) .

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FORMAT

00:00 – Lightning Round: Drunk Monster

01:21 – Intro: Welcome To Episode 161!  Reviews! Contest winners!

11:24 –  Tidbit:  Prevenge and Raw

25:52  – Mini Segment: Ghost in the Shell

37:02 – Segment 3: The Discovery on Netflix

58:21 –  Outro

Apr 04 2017
1 hour
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Rank #6: 226 – Blackkklansman, Crazy Rich Asians, The Death of MoviePass

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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 legacy of the obviously dead MoviePass program.

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) .

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FORMAT

00:00 – Lightning Round: Muppbutts

01:17 – Intro – Welcome to Episode 226! 

03:01 – Tidbit: Blackkklansman

22:10 – Mini-Segement: Crazy Rich Asians

34:24 – Segment 3 – The Death of MoviePass

55:43 – Outro

Aug 22 2018
58 mins
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Rank #7: 159 – Iron Fist, Baby Driver, Atomic Blond – and What’s Up With These Remakes/Reboots?

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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 and Atomic Blond at SXSW for David. Finally, all three get in on the conversation to talk about how Hollywood does and does not like it's reboots in honor of Beauty and the Beast and a weird rumor about the movie Life.

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) .

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FORMAT

00:00 – Lightning Round: 90s Adaptation

01:31 – Intro: Welcome To Episode 159!  Reviews!

08:57 –  Tidbit:  Iron Fist

24:08  – Mini Segment: SXSW Movies

38:00 – Segment 3: Remakes and Reboots – are everywhere.

01:02:46 –  Outro

Mar 22 2017
1 hour 6 mins
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Rank #8: 221 – Killing Eve, LGBTQ Characters, The Dark Knight 10 Years Later

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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 take a look back at Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight.

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) .

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FORMAT

00:00 – Lightning Round: Add Cher

01:25 – Intro – Welcome to Episode 221!  Reviews!

06:37 – Tidbit: Killing Eve

21:18 – Mini-Segement: LGBTQ Characters/Stories

34:23 – Segment 3 – The Dark Knight turns 10

1:00:06 – Outro

Jul 19 2018
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #9: 166 – Oscar Worthy Performances in Blockbusters

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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 stories about their mothers in hono of Monther's Day and – finally – Alien: Covenant sparks a discussion about Academy Award calibur performances in blockbusters

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) .

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FORMAT

00:00 – Lightning Round: Kids Book Series

01:55 – Intro: Welcome To Episode 166! Reviews!  

05:54 –  Tidbit:  Da7e Watched Twin Peaks

18:20  – Mini Segment: Mother's Day Pop Culture

25:04 – Segment 3: Alien: Covenant and Oscar Worthy Performances

51:24 –  Outro

May 17 2017
55 mins
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Rank #10: 176 – Personal Shopper Revisited, Ready Player One Trailer, Dunkirk!

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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 context. Finally, all four FITWR podcasters have seen Dunkirk, so it's time to talk about how good Christopher Nolan's PG-13 war movie is.

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) .

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FORMAT

00:00 – Lightning Round: Emoji Star

01:25 – Intro: Welcome To Episode 176!  Reviews!

04:54 –  Tidbit: Catching Up With Personal Shopper

16:56  – Mini Segment: Ready Player One Backlash

27:28 – Segment 3: Dunkirk

56:53 –  Outro

Jul 26 2017
59 mins
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Rank #11: 194 – The Crown, Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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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 up at the top. WARNING! DO NOT LISTEN PAST 34 MINUTES IN IF YOU DO NOT WANT TOTAL SPOILAGE ON STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI.

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) .

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FORMAT

00:00 – Lightning Round: Star Wars Moments!

01:48 – Intro/Tidbit: The Crown

13:26 – Segment 1: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (No Spoilers)

34:03 –  Segment 2: Star Wars: The Last Jedi WITH SPOILERS

01:10:14 –  Outro 

Dec 15 2017
1 hour 14 mins
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Rank #12: 169 – Hearthstone, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and Men Review Wonder Woman

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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 upcoming wedding and why it reminds him that he loves Forgetting Sarah Marshall, then David/Da7e/Patches mansplain Wonder Woman in review-style to Katey, who has yet to see it.

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), Kristy Puchko (@KristyPuchko) and David (@davidehrlich) .

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FORMAT

00:00 – Lightning Round: Dark Universe

01:22 – Intro: Welcome To Episode 169! New Zealand Reviews!

07:32 –  Tidbit: Hearthstone's back

20:50  – Mini Segment: Forgetting Sarah Marshall

27:51 – Segment 3: Wonder Woman, say the Men

46:30 –  Outro

Jun 06 2017
49 mins
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Rank #13: 171 – Glow, The Transformers Franchise, and Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver

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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 about Edgar Wright by way of his newest release Baby Driver!

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) .

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FORMAT

00:00 – Lightning Round: Simon And Garfunkel

01:22 – Intro: Welcome To Episode 171!  

04:01 –  Tidbit: Netflix's GLOW

18:44  – Mini Segment: Transformers Franchise

30:57 – Segment 3: Edgar Wright and Baby Driver

52:01 –  Outro

Jun 27 2017
54 mins
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Rank #14: 155 – Your Name, Berlin Film Festival, and the 1997 & 2007 Oscars

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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 and 1997 Academy Awards to see how the show (and it's nominees) have changed and what stuck.

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) .

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FORMAT

00:00 – Lightning Round: Tense Moments

02:02-   Intro: Welcome To Episode 155!  GIVE AWAYS! Reviews!

10:38 –  Tidbit:  Your Name

23:56  – Mini Segment: Berlin Film Festival

35:50 – Segment 3: Looking back at he '97 and '07 Academy Awards from '17

59:57 –  Outro

Feb 21 2017
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #15: 217 – Oceans 8, Hereditary, The Incredibles 2

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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: follow the show (@FITWR), Katey (@kateyrich), Da7e (@da7e)  Patches (@misterpatches), and  David (@davidehrlich) .

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FORMAT

00:00 – Lightning Round: Animated Action!

01:28 – Intro – Welcome to Episode 217! 

04:19 – Tidbit: Oceans 8

20:46 – Mini-Segement: Hereditary

31:12 – Segment 3 – Incredibles 2

49:40 – Outro

Jun 14 2018
52 mins
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Rank #16: 227 – To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, Movies You Think About A Lot, Sharp Objects Wrap-Up

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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 up on HBO – the hosts distill the Amy Adams opus and see what they thought.

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) .

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FORMAT

00:00 – Lightning Round: Best Thing You Saw In Theaters '18

01:44 – Intro – Welcome to Episode 227! – Read the Review David is talking about at the bottom of the notes

04:21 – Tidbit: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

20:33 – Mini-Segement: A Movie You Think About All The Time That No One Talks About

29:16 – Segment 3 – Sharp Objects Wrap-Up

53:53 – Outro

DAVID TOLD ME TO ADD THIS

Hi Fighting in the War Room,

I’m writing in to tell you all how much I enjoyed the recent Quarter Quell podcast where you all talked about your personal lifelong obsessions. I think the main reason I listen to podcasts is that I get to hear from people who have unique tastes and interests that I share, which I don’t often find in people I know in real life. A couple years ago I moved up to Minnesota from Georgia for a job opportunity, and although I knew a few people up here, for the most part I had to star over with meeting people with similar interests and making friends, which gets more and more difficult the older I get (I’m 29; I moved here when I was 26…I think?). Podcasts can be a good way to hear people talk about things you like when you don’t know anyone else that likes what you like. I really loved your episode because I connected really deeply with all of your personal obsessions. I don’t think I’m unique in being equally interested in Radiohead, musicals, Sherlock Holmes, and trivia, but the coincidence of all four being together was pretty astonishing because those are four things that have all been lifelong interests of mine as well.

I loved David’s unabashed love of Radiohead. I was introduced to Radiohead by a kid in my class that I shared an almost complete overlap in musical taste with back in 9th grade, and we became friends in part based on a mutual interest in music. I think my first album was The Bends, and I remember him burning me a copy (back when you still did that), which I ripped onto my computer and listened to on my 256 MB mp3 player. He bought all the albums in sequence over the next few months, and slowly burned me copies (don’t tell Radiohead) through Hail to the Thief, which was the latest release at the time. I had always liked Radiohead, but it wasn’t till I was a freshman in college when In Rainbows came out, and I became what I consider a superfan of them. I made a lot of friends that first semester from mutual excitement about the album and strange pay-your-price format (I guess I’d been getting free Radiohead music for years, though). That album is a straight up masterpiece and is probably my favorite of theirs. I’ve always considered R.E.M. my official favorite band (I’m from Athens, GA, which is where they’re from, and I’ve got an emotional attachment to them cause of that), but looking at my last.fm stats, Radiohead has always been my most listened-to band. Their music is transcendently good. Every song is different, and seems to have been plucked from the ether fully formed and perfect, and listening to them is engaging and surprising and wonderful.

I’ve always considered myself a movie guy above anything else, and it’s great to hear Katey talk about musicals because when I was growing up, my favorite movie was Singin’ in the Rain. I didn’t have broadcast/cable TV growing up, so I was kind of at the mercy of watching whatever VHS movies my parents happened to own, and they owned several musicals, including Singin’ in the Rain, which I watched over and over and over. I think Katey is right about the musical format having something that no other form of art has, a combination of visuals, music, and editing, combined with this mutual everyone-breaks-out-into-song-together that is just magic when it all comes together perfectly. In my day job, I’m a librarian, and a few years ago I ran a monthly film series where I’d show a movie and talk about it, with a little handout with some research that was me pretending to be a film critic (you guys are living the dream, seriously—that’s what I’d do if I had any balls), and I got to revisit it for the first time since I was a kid. I think the main thing I responded to so strongly in the movie were actually the meta elements, being a movie about making a movie, where the subject is intertwined with the form in such a mind-bendy way. You guys also mentioned the Cyd Charisse musical number, which is a great surreal sequence that primed me for the strangeness of David Lynch and German expressionism. To my shame, I’ve never seen Oklahoma! but I hope to remedy that soon. Da7e’s Sherlock Holmes interest might be the most direct crossover from me, because I’ve also had a lifelong interest in Sherlock Holmes. I was a big reader as a kid too, and my favorite genre was detective stories. You all mentioned the kid detective stories, which I read all of—Hardy Boys, Boxcar Children, Encyclopedia Brown, etc. I graduated to Agatha Christie in 6th grade, and shortly thereafter found Sherlock Holmes from a reading assignment for Hound of the Baskervilles. I liked that book so much, I read everything Conan Doyle wrote about Holmes, except for maybe the last few stories of his very last collection, which were all garbage, since Conan Doyle hated Holmes by that point. (My favorite Homes story, for the record, is The Valley of Fear.) For my high school senior project in English, I wrote a paper on how Conan Doyle’s spiritualism influenced his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes, spiritualism being the diametrical opposite of Holmes’ rigorous logic (my thesis was since Doyle hated Holmes, making Holmes rigorously logical was a form of condemnation, since he’d never get to be spiritually enlightened). Since I was such a huge Holmes fan, I got my family into watching Holmes stories on screen, and over the years we’ve watched the entire Jeremy Brett series, as well as most of Basil Rathbone’s Holmes movies. I agree with Da7e that the Robert Downey Jr. movies don’t really have the same flavor—more action than moody detection—and I don’t like them as much. When the Benedict Cumberbatch Sherlock came along, it became one of my favorite shows ever, and is easily my favorite Holmes incarnation. That show is one reason why I’ve always advocated for reinterpretations of old stories, and have also used the Sherlock show as an argument for Idris Elba as Bond. In fact, when I was a kid, the very first instance I ever saw of a reinterpretation like this was a Masterpiece Theater where Holmes’s brother Mycroft solves a case in Holmes’s absence (in the stories, Mycroft is actually smarter than Holmes; it’s just that he’s really lazy). I feel like I’ve also seen some shows with Watson solving crimes at some point, but that might just be my imagination. I studied English in college and my senior project was about Michael Chabon’s detective fiction, which included a Sherlock Holmes book called The Final Solution, which is a truly brilliant book about a Jewish boy who escapes the Holocaust and seeks the help of a very old Sherlock Holmes in England; I heartily recommend it to Da7e if he hasn’t read it already. Patches’ interest in trivia is a funny one, because when you’re interested in trivia you’re kind of interested in everything. I’ve got 2 connections for this one. First, regarding actual trivia, I really love pub trivia, and I played pub trivia with a team of friends every week for about 3 years. Our name was “This Isn’t Nam, This Is Trivia, There Are Rules,” in reference to The Big Lebowski and to other teams that we were convinced were cheating. Part of the fun, like you said, was figuring out the questions as a way of getting at the answers. The guy who ran trivia at the bar we went to was named Andy, and we called him Drunk Andy, because he got drunk every single trivia as the night wore on, as he would start to slur the questions more and more. He would ask some variations of the same categories every single week—famous people’s birthdays that week, movie taglines (I was always good at that one), American presidents, populations of major cities, etc. etc.—and with a little research, we could usually place in the top 3 week to week. There’s just nothing like knowing the exact answer to a random, useless piece of trivia, because it validates all the strange interests we have that otherwise serve no purpose. The other connection I have to this is a lifelong fascination with encyclopedic information. When I discovered Wikipedia in high school, I literally lost months of my life going down rabbit holes, chasing random facts, but that’s actually served a greater purpose—that’s literally my job now. After I graduated college, I became a librarian, and it’s now my job to help people hunt down information. I really love the feeling that comes from helping someone find out the exact factoid they were looking for.

This email is really long and self-indulgent, and I have no idea if anyone will read it, but I just wanted to say thanks for doing this podcast, and that I get a lot out of it every week. I recently moved to Minneapolis and got a new job and have been nervous about it, and this podcast helped me take my mind off it.

Thanks, Luke

Aug 29 2018
57 mins
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Rank #17: Top Tens 2016 – Part One

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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 suspense and easy listening. 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

3:08 – #10s

26:17 – #9s

40:22 – #8s

54:49 – #7s

1:07:00 – #6s

Lists

KATEY

6. The Lobster 7. Hunt for the Wilderpeople 8. The Witch 9. "Nosedive"  10. A Bigger Splash

PATCHES

6. Mountains May Depart
7. Krisha
8. Sing Street 
9. Weiner
10. Patterson 

DAVID

6. Kubo and the Two Strings 
7. The Fits
8. La La Land 
9. The Lobster
10. The Love With 

Dec 21 2016
1 hour 17 mins
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Rank #18: 175 – Revisiting Previous Infamous Discussions

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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 the episodes we're talking about!

There will be short clips of each old episode in this Quarter Quell to refresh your memory as well!

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).

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Format

00:00 – Welcome to Episode 175!

03:07 – Patches Revisits Soul Surfur

27:28 – David Revists if the Oscars Matter

50:25 – Da7e Revisits Netflix and New Television

01:11:32 – Katey Revisits Her #1 Movie of 2014

01:37:57 – Outro

Previous Quarter Quells:

Aug 16 2017
1 hour 41 mins
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Rank #19: 177 – Dark Tower, Columbus, 2017 Summer In Review!

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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 3 hosts have to soldier on to discuss just how good this Summer Movie Season has been to us.

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: Spin-Off

02:25 – Intro: Welcome To Episode 177!  Reviews!

08:55 –  Tidbit: The Dark Tower

25:09  – Mini Segment: Columbus

35:47 – Segment 3: Summer 207 in Review

57:44 –  Outro

Aug 08 2017
59 mins
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Rank #20: 148 – To Space! with Passengers, Rogue One and some Golden Globes Noms

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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, which the trailers have concelead. Then, Katey gets some reactions from the guys about the new Golden Globes nominess (Go Deadpool) before the gang takes on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in both spoiler-free and spoiler-heavy reviews. 

CHECK OUT OR FILM INDEPENDENT SPOTLIGHT HERE!

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: Bizaare Plots

01:43-   Intro: Welcome To Episode 148!  Review!

05:46 –  Tidbit:  Passengers

21:03  – Mini Segment: Golden Globe Nominees

30:09 – Segment 3: Rogue One (Review!)

42:34 – SPOILERS – Rogue One

59:56 –  Outro

Dec 15 2016
1 hour 2 mins
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