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

Welcome to another off season tour episode of A STORM OF SPOILERS!

This week, Neil saw Kong: Skull Island and returns to tell Da7e and Joanna that Kong is still King! Joanna re-watched the 2005 Peter Jackson King Kong and saw the 1976 King Kong for the first time and Da7e has a whole monologue about Kong history brewing inside him that he eventually unleahses.

No audio breaks for spoilers this week, but we do talk about the post-credits scene of Kong and how it kind of spoils itself.

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0:00:00 – Intro, Reviews, "We've Talked About This Before…"

0:15:21 – Kong: Skull Island

0:42:24 – Other Kong Movies

1:16:17 – Outro, SXSW Preview

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This week's closing track:

OpKino Classic: The 2nd Quarter Quell (Feb. 22nd 2012)

Guess what? We’re coming up on our first Fighting In The War Room Quarter Quell!

What is a Quarter Quell?

For fans of The Hunger Games book series, a Quarter Quell takes place every 25 years and something about those Hunger Games is different. In Catching Fire, the movie and the book, the Quarter Quell features a culling from the surviving tributes and…now this has nothing to do with the podcast.

A podcast Quarter Quell represents a break in our usual format. Every 25 episodes, Katey, Patches, David and Da7e stop talking about current pop culture and cover a topic/movie that let’s you know a bit more about the four of them as people.

It’s humanizing, like naming a cow before the slaughter.

Leading up to Fighting In The War Room 25 (June 3rd!), we’ll be seeding our previous Quarter Quells under that other podcast name.

This week on Operation Kino, we’re throwing out the usual format and celebrating our 50th episode with our second Quarter Quell. Last time each of us brought in a movie that represented how we thought about film, but this time we’re getting nostalgic, with each podcaster revisiting the first movie that ever got them really into film. We kick things off with Da7e, who fell in love with monster movies at an early age thanks to this obscure foreign monster Gojira– or, Godzilla to us Americans. Then Patches recalls how exciting it was, as a sheltered youth, to come across the comedic insanity of The Blues Brothers. David takes us back to his film school days with the experimental travelogue Sans Soleil, from the same director who brought you La Jetee. And Katey wraps things up by reviving her pretentious 15-year-old self who thought she was really, really smart when she first saw American Beauty. We do have a lightning round in this episode, so we end, as always, with your lightning round answers for dessert.


00:00-01:08 Lightning Round

1:28 – 2:43 Introductions and explanation of the Quarter Quell

3:23 – 17:20 Da7e’s tribute: Gojira

18:03 – 32:28 Patches’s tribute: The Blues Brothers

33:05 – 49:54 David’s tribute: Sans Soleil

50:28 – 1:06:20 Katey’s tribute: American Beauty

1:06:20 – 1:12:34 Dessert!

022 – The 2014 Binge Summit


Plus The Godzilla Legacy and 2014 Top Movie Trivia

This week, Da7e returns and demands everyone spend a few more minutes talking about Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla and how it fits into the grander tradition of Godzilla movies now that we know there will be a sequel. Then, Katey has devised a round of trivia comprised of quotes from the Top 20 Box Office hits of 2014. You’ll be surprised what’s made it up there. Finally, all four hosts discuss binge watching and how it’s transformed our view. That plus a lighting round question about dream duos that have duo’d poorly in the past.

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00:00 – 01:16: Lightning Round: Duos That Could Duo Better?

01:16  – 01:46:   Intro: Welcome To Episode 23! 

01:46- 14:40:  Da7e Tidbit: Da7eZilla

14:40 – 22:25 – Mini-Segment: Katey’s Cine-Quote Madness Trivia Round

22:25 – 42:23 – Segment 3 – Binging Stories

42:23 – 46:46  Outro


This week’s music:

“Do You Know Where Your Children Are” by Michael Jackson

“Fancy” by Iggy Azalea



REVIEW – Godzilla Should Not Be Destroyed, He Should Be Studied.



This week, Katey, David, and Patches awake from hibernation to attack the latest reboot of the Godzilla franchise. After the blunder of Roland Emmerich’s 1998 Godzilla, is there any way to breath atomic life back into this 60 year old character? Monsters director Gareth Edwards answers that question with his leap into mega-budgeted summer blockbuster territory — and our trio is ready to rumble. That, a lightning round on the TV actor or actress you want to see bump up to movie stardom, and more on this week’s Fighting in the War Room review.

Take a listen, embed and/or download below; for more from all of us: follow the show (@FITWR), Katey (@KateyRich) Patches (@misterpatches) and David (@davidehrlich)

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This week’s music:

“Godzilla Cartoon Theme”
“Godzilla” by Blue Oyster Cult