Dirty Sons of Pitches

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" were able to get together during their writing hiatus and record a new podcast covering several movies they have watched recently, including the new surprise sequel to "the Blair Witch," which is quite not good. They pitch ways to fix it and if this franchise can be continued creatively.

Episode 153 includes:

-Ben contends he is not a Millenial and all that this implies.

-Nate says "Sully" is solid and "Bridget Jones' Baby" is a back-to-basics that reminds fans why they enjoyed the characters.

-"God's Not Dead 2" not as mean but just as crazy.

-The new "Blair Witch" could have been called "Bad Jump Scare: The Movie."

-This Week's Pitch -- Fix a "Blair Witch" Sequel

-Ben and Nate try and determine where the new movie should have gone and what can be salvageable.

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While Ben and Nate are on a brief hiatus, the "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are highlighting some of the best selections from Ben's other regular podcast, "Saturday Night Jive." It's a weekly podcast discussing (usually awful) movies starring SNL alums, with Ben's brother and co-host George providing insight and anecdotes related to SNL history. Check out this week's episode covering 2003's Mike Myers' travesty "The Cat in the Hat" which George cites as one of his favorite films of all time.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are taking a break for the month of September for a time-sensitive writing project, but in the meantime here's the newest podcast where the guys talk about recently seen movies including Nicolas Winding Refn's "The Neon Demon." Oh, do they have things to say about that movie. After, the guys attempt to pitch the ultimate Refn movie and it becomes a challenge to pitch a killer mime revenge movie, because anything would be better than a new Refn movie.

Available on iTunes.

Episode 152 includes:

-Pump the brakes on "The Birth of a Nation" awards push because something awful has come to light.

-R.I.P. Gene Wilder, the man who made us fall in love with madness.

-Nate says "The Light Between the Oceans" is a pretty-looking movie about pretty-looking people being sad.

-"The Neon Demon" is Refn's disdain for narrative cinema.

-This Week's Pitch -- Ultimate Nicolas Winding Refn Movie!

-As a joke, the guys pitch what kind of movie Refn could tackle next. It's not pretty.

Stay tuned for select episodes of "Saturday Night Jive" this month!

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are taking full stock of what was a rather mediocre summer movie season with the assistance of podcast friend and regular guest, George. The guys chat about some of the best and worst movies of the summer as well as general trends, disappointments, and what they're looking forward to this fall.

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The guys watch what might be one of the weirdest animated films ever, the 2006 movie "Aachi & Ssipak," a South Korean product that takes place in a dystopian future where people are rewarded for their defecation with an addictive substance. Diaper-wearing gangs, cyborgs, porn stars that look like blow-up dolls, constipation, Prince gangsters, and lots of redundant and nonsensical storytelling follow suit. Ben and Nate try and find the right reference point for this very strange animated movie, and aftewards also talk about recent movies like "Ben Hur," "Kubo and the Two Strings," and "War Dogs" to close out the summer.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are taking a cue from the new "Pete's Dragon" and are looking at old Disney live-action movies worthy of a re-imagining for today's film market. The guys also discuss plenty more about "Suicide Squad" and just how far you can take a movie about talking food.

Available on iTunes.

Episode 150 includes:

-What is reverse Beetlejuice? You'll find out for your SATs.

-Even more "Suicide Squad" news, now with the fallout of the reception and a searing anonymous letter from a former WB employee (which we read in its entirety).

-"Sausage Party" is really a story about the atheist's plight.

-"Pete's Dragon" made both Ben and Nate cry and it's freakin' magical, you jerks.

-This Week's Pitch -- Live-Action Disney Remakes!

-Ben pitches remakes for "The Barefoot Executive," "The Island on Top of the World," "The Black Hole," "Candleshoe," and "A Tiger Walks."

-Nate pitches remakes for "One of Our Dinosaurs is Missing," "Song of the South," "Brink!" and "The Apple Dumpling Gang."

Direct download: pitch_150.mp3
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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" devote a large chunk of this week's episode to the troubled and lambasted super hero movie, "Suicide Squad." There's much to unpack and spoilers will be had. afterwards, the guys pitch movies related to curses in honor of what looks like a terrible movie about Kevin Spacey curses into the body of a cat. To wrap up they play a game of Versus and pit their own Suicide Squad-style teams of movie villains against one another.

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Episode 149:

-Recap of the many stories related to the troubled production of "Suicide Squad" and the fanboy wrath against Rotten Tomatoes.

-Ben and Nate say "Suicide Squad" is jam-packed of awful. they go into much detail and spoilers, so beware.

-"Lights Out" is a fun horror movie that makes fine use of its premise.

-The long-awaited "Killing Joke" animated movie... was not worth the wait, and the new additions make it even worse.

-This Week's Pitch -- Curses!

-Nate pitches a sports documentary about famous curses, an anthology film around the real stories of the Hope diamond, and a haunted rocking chair of death.

-Ben pitches a man who turns all women into demon-possessed monsters after he has sex with them... but still won't stop having sex.

-This Week's Game -- Versus!

-The guys form their own Suicide Squad-style teams made from famous film villains and then pit them against one another.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are extra ornery this episode as the two podcasters take their corners and debate different perspectives relating to "Star Trek Beyond," the new "Ghotbusters," and the philosophical and personal judgement of art. Hide the children because it gets feisty as it goes.

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Episode 148:

-The "Divergent" series is being dumped to TV. Does anyone care?

-The guys memorialize Gary Marshall (R.I.P.) and come to the conclusion that every movie they liked that they thought was directed by Gary Marshall was actually a Penny Marshall movie.

-Ben says "Star Trek Beyond" is the best of the new series and gets closest to what makes "Trek" tick.

-Do you have to invest in a product in order to have an opinion of merit? Consider this the undercard for the main event.

-The guys have drastically different takes on the new "Ghostbusters" remake and get into their most contentious argument over a film since "The Amazing Spider-Man." Strap in.

-This Week's Pitch -- None!

Too much arguing over Trek, Ghostbusters, and the different abilities to judge art from different perspectives.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are walking the walk and sitting down to watch and discuss the notorious 3.5 hour Western that destroyed recently deceased director Michael Chimino's (The Deer Hunter) career, ended United Artists, and shut the door on the autuer director era of the 1970s. Ben and Nate talk about several merits to be found with the movie amidst its excess and bloat. They'll save you two hours and you'll be better for it.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are taking a walk down the aisle this week (thanks Supreme Court!) in honor of "Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates." The guys are pitching movies centered around marriages and weddings.

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Episode 147 includes:

-Gay Sulu controversy and Ben and Nate are on opposite sides.

-DC news, again, with "Killing Joke" theatrical release and turmoil over at "Flash" movie.

-Ben finds "Secret Life of Pets" and "Finding Dory" both lacking but actually has nice things to say about Kevin Hart with "Central Intelligence."

-"The Shallows" is a great survival thriller and doesn't have nearly as much of Blake Lively's butt as the trailer would have you believe.

-"Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates" is an acceptable movie date.

-This Week's Pitch -- Weddings!

-Ben pitches a bride's survival family defending against hostage takers on her big day, a family that worries the bride-to-be is a husband-killer, and a woman who came from circus freaks who has to introduce her family to her in-laws

-Nate pitches a couple of friends faking getting married for all the free stuff and gifts and a wedding where the p

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