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72 – Disaster Movies Kill Our Future


And we round up Cannes so you don’t have to

This week, Katey, Patches, Da7e and David want to take Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland bait and wonder if liking disaster cinema is feeding into a gross human part of all of us that is cynical and dying. Granted, that’s not what all four hosts believe…let’s just say someone should be ready for the zombie apocalypse. Also: Patches says that The Phantom Menace is a better movie than Return of the Jedi and in certain circles, dem’s fightin’ words. Finally: Katey, Da7e and Patches each mention one Cannes film they’re interested in and David talks about a good half dozen.

Follow the show (@FITWR), Katey (@kateyrich)  Patches (@misterpatches), Da7e (@da7e) and David (@davidehrlich or @CriterionCorner).

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00:00 – Lightning Round: Comedy Music Cues

01:29 –   Intro: Welcome To Episode 72! REVIEW! 

04:01 –  Tidbit: The Phantom Menace is better than Return of the Jedi

18:29 – Mini Segment: Can Cannes!

27:22 –  Segment 3: Disaster Movies are killing our future

52:49 – Outro


Music Breaks 

A Beautiful Mine by RJD2

REVIEW – Tomorrowland


Touch the pin.

This week, David, Katey, and Patches are deemed Minus Ultra, and banned from the parallel universe of Tomorrowland. So they settle for the movie version, directed by Brad Bird and written by Damon Lindelof. That and answers to our Mad Men-themed lighting round question on this week’s Fighting in the War Room review episode.

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STORM OF SPOILERS – What did you think the sugar was for?



With Joanna Robinson from Vanity Fair, Dave Gonzales from and Neil Miller from Film School Rejects!


If you’re looking for spoiler-free dissection of the highest caliber, you’re looking for A CAST OF KINGS (click there)

This podcast includes some deep sighs and acknowledgement of what happened on the TV last Sunday.

This week, Neil, Joanna and Da7e are pretty much in agreement that they’ve witnessed some serious errors in Game of Thrones storytelling. From the geography of Dorne being as unclear as Littlefinger’s overall plan to the sad limitations of real life production leading to another disappointing outing for the Sand Snakes. Also, the show doesn’t stick the landing and all our worst Sansa fears became true in a very clumsy way.

That doesn’t mean this week is without it’s bright spots of crackpotitude and literature-based extrapolation!

Neil makes several attempts to return to the Crazytown Citadel we built last week, Da7e becomes obsessed with a giant mockingbird and pairs off Lady Olenna with the High Sparrow (sexually), and Joanna introduces us all to a Twitter account called @catelynshead

Follow Neil (@rejects), Joanna (@jowrotethis) and Da7e (@da7e) on Twitter!

The Boneyard (book characters left out entirely):

  • Young Griff/(f)Aegon

  • Griff/Jon Connington

  • Cold Hands

  • Strong Belwas

  • Brown Ben Plumm

  • Osney Kettleblack and his brothers

  • Aryanne Martell

  • Quentyn Martell

  • Arys Oakheart

  • Randyll Tarly (still possible)

  • Val and her baby

  • Donal Noye

  • Edric Storm (condensed with Gendry)

  • Wyman Manderly (and with him, Frey Pies… maybe)

  • Marillion the Bard

  • Patchface (Shireen’s bestie)

  • Long-winded descriptions of food.


At the Gates of the Boneyard (characters discarded by the show whose role is seemingly bigger in the books):

  • Benjen Stark

  • The Ironborn (Victarion, Euron, Balon, Yara)

  • Nymeria the Direwolf (and her pack)

  • Beric and Thoros

  • The Blackfish



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A Storm of Spoilers theme by schädel

This week’s closing track:

71 – Mad Men in Review



And our favorite Mad Men quotes

Audio Note: This week Katey had to phone it in, but does NOT phone it in. If you get our drift.

This week, Katey, Patches, Da7e and David say goodbye to AMC’s Mad Men, a show we’ve spent almost a decade watching, writing about and thinking about. Which host cried during the Finale? What’s everyone’s favorite quote and why is Patches so into defending Betty as a character. If you haven’t caught up with Mad Men through the series finale “Person to Person,” you’re a bit S.O.L. on this one. But we’d like to buy you a Coke and keep you company regardless.

Follow the show (@FITWR), Katey (@kateyrich)  Patches (@misterpatches), Da7e (@da7e) and David (@davidehrlich or @CriterionCorner).

Please subscribe on iTunes and KICK US A REVIEW if you like what you hear! 


00:00 – Lightning Round: Mad Men Spinoff!

01:08 –   Intro: Welcome To Episode 71! REVIEW! 

03:53 –  Tidbit: Mad Men finale “Person to Person”

32:44 – Mini Segment: Favorite Mad Men Quotes

36:52 –  Segment 3: Mad Men, the series, in Review

01:08:18 – Outro


Music Breaks 

A Beautiful Mine by RJD2