Dirty Sons of Pitches

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are stuffed with food and blessings for the world on this week's podcast. The guys won't be pitching anything but they do discuss what they're thankful for this year after sizing up the latest movies they've viewed. Enjoy the "unsanity" and digest with the guys.

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Episode 158 includes:

-Learn about the new kids show Doc McStuffins and what horrors must lie within.

-The "John Wick" directors are taking over Hollywood though who knows which of the two you're getting.

-Nate catches up on 2016's great animated features like "Kubo and the Two Strings" and "Zootopia."

-Ben is smitten with the Disney renaissance throwback with "Moana."

-"Bad Santa 2" is a comedy so bad that they almost forgot they watched it days later.

-Bonus Conversation: What We're Thankful for -- 2016 Edition!

-Ben and Nate give their thanks to the year in film and on other topics.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are beaming down a new episode with an emphasis on our first contact with little green men. In honor of the new sci-fi movie "Arrival" the guys are pitching first contact stories and then chat up three more episodes in TV's best zombie series, 'Z Nation.' Stay tuned for the very end where the mystery of where Ben's signature sign-off came from.

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Episode 157 includes:

-The Rock has been declared People's Sexiest Man Alive. How was he not before?

-Anything big going on in the news? Anything at all? Oh yeah, Trump winning the presidential election. How will the world change from 2017 onward.

-Ben finds "Fantastic Beasts" to be an enjoyable Potter prequel. Nate disagrees.

-Nate finds "Arrival" to be an intelligent sci-fi movie. Ben disagrees.

-This Week's Pitch -- First Contact!

-Nate pitches a poorly prepared and ill-equipped White House staff fumbling first contact and an idea where the aliens have come to have sex with the ranking Sexiest Man Alive (save us, The Rock!).

-Ben pitches a "West Wing" episode over first contact, aliens landing in North Korea, aliens looking identical to Hitler based upon our early radio waves, and insectoid aliens who think cockroaches are the dominant species.

-Bonus Discussion: 'Z Nation' (episodes 3x08-10)

-The guys chat about the latest three enjoyable zombie episodes and the storylines shaping up for a confrontation.

Direct download: pitch_157.mp3
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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" welcome fan Alex Knerem onto the show for a marvelous discussion over the new superhero supreme, Doctor Strange. The guys ask Alex to open up about some of his favorite films of the year and the gang all discusses the highly enjoyable and highly creative comic film, "Doctor Strange" Ben pitches magic in the real world and to close the threesome plays a game of Movies Against Humanity and reminds each other of the rules.

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Episode 156 includes:

-An update on Devin Faraci's strange downfall and the future of The Canon podcast.

-Hollywood white washing debate 3.0

-Alex reveals his favorite films of 2016. Expect many comic book films.

-"Doctor Strange" is a great, imaginative, trippy origin tale that demands to be seen in 3D.

-This Week's Pitch -- Magic in the Real World!

-Ben pitches a battle between science and magic and a world where Shakespeare characters come alive with forgotten memories.

-This Week's Game -- Movies Against Humanity!

-The guys play three rounds arguing the best film cases for Most Environmentally Conscious, Best Special Effects, and Most Groundbreaking.

Direct download: pitch_156.mp3
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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are recording Halloween weekend with a spooky lineup of news including some significant departures from projects that have been eagerly anticipated. They pitch stories during wartime in honor of the WWII movie "Hacksaw Ridge" and return once more to discussing the latest two episodes of "Z Nation." Also enjoy the misplaced Sega CD nostalgia.

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Episode 155 includes:

-New Lando is in, Tim Miller is out as director of "Deadpool 2" and Bryan Fuller is out as showrunner for new "Star Trek" series.

-Ben and Nate enjoy "Denial" but wish it would have been a documentary instead.

-"Inferno" is a regression from "Angels & Demons" and the best part is the Italian scenery.

-The guys could only watch one and a half episodes of the truly terrible Woody Allen Amazon six-part series, "Crisis in Six Scenes."

-Mel Gibson returns to glorious bloody life as director of the invigorating "Hacksaw Ridge."

-This Week's Pitch -- Life During Wartime!

-Ben pitches a battle over one house fighting two sides of a war that want the land, reanimated soldiers being ripped out of heaven and hell and chased by demons, and an invasion from the future.

-Nate pitches a war that relies upon soldiers from a parallel world or clones to fight in our place.

-Bonus Discussion: SyFy's 'Z Nation' (3x07-08)

-The guys discuss two of the latest episodes from the third season of the best zombie series on TV, SyFy Cahnnel's "Z Nation."

Direct download: pitch_155.mp3
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The guys are spending Halloween with a monster and a man in drag, and so they discuss two recent films, the new Japanese Godzilla movie and Tyler Perry's return to the character he built an empire with. "Shin Godzilla" is a totally different approach to large-scale disaster movies, and "Boo! A Madea Halloween" is more or less characters riffing from scene to scene. Give it a good listen and Hallalujer everyone.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are back, baby. They catch up on a lot of movies including "The Accountant," Tim Burton's "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children," "Deepwater Horizon," "Snowden," Nate Parker's indie sensation "The Birth of a Nation," as well as the slew of news relating to the upcoming Power Rangers movie and Disney's plan to make a live-action remake of just about every animated film in their vault. The guys also talk about the return of "Z Nation" and what's transpired since they last recorded. 

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Episode 154 includes:

-What's the worst thing to have as a tram stamp?

-Legitimate Power Rangers movie news at last!

-Ben blows the lid off a weird underground exploitation and extortion market involving men tickling each other with the doc "Tickled."

-"Snowden" is Oliver Stone's best film in a long time.

-Is "The Birth of a Nation" worth the awards hype? Uh... no.

-Ben and Nate rave about "Miss Peregine's Home for Peculiar Children" and "The Accountant" and don't get the indifference other critics have shown.

-This Week's Pitch -- None

-Discussion: 'Z Nation' 3x01-06

-The guys welcome back their favorite zombie TV series and quickly recount the first few episodes and the plight of the characters. Give this show a chance, folks.

Direct download: pitch_154.mp3
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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are still on hiatus for the time being so give a listen to Ben and George's other podcast "Saturday Night Jive," where the brothers look at bad movies starring Saturday Night Live alums. This week they highlight the 1998 movie "Krippendorf's Tribe" starring Richard Dreyfuss, Jenna Elfman, and a young Mila Kunis. It's a movie that probably couldn't be made today and Ben and George marvel at what might be a forgotten comic masterpiece of very un-PC proportions.

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Direct download: SNJ_-_Krippendorfs_Tribe.mp3
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While on hiatus, the "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are highlighting some of the best from the "Saturday Night Jive" podcast from Ben and George, discussing movies related to SNL aluni. This week comes the 1986 woeful action thriller misfire "Out of Bounds" which attempted to turn a mid 80s Anthony Michael Hall into the most unlikely tough-talking action hero. It's a memorable movie that is forgotten in annuls of so-bad-it's-good and it was never released on DVD. Enjoy as Ben and George shed light on this hilarious new classic.

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Direct download: SNJ_-_Out_of_Bounds.mp3
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While the "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are occupied for another week, enjoy a special presentation of Ben and George's SNL-related podcast, "Saturday Night Jive." This week the guys, with special guest Nate, discuss the 1994 erotic thriller "Disclosure" and just how wrongheaded it is at about every turn, and that's before the lengthy VR sequence. You'll never look at the patriarchy the same.

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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.

Direct download: pitch_153.mp3
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