Dirty Sons of Pitches

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.

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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.

Available on iTunes.

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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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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.

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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.

Available on iTunes.

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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.

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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.

Available on iTunes.

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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.

Available on iTunes.

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