Dirty Sons of Pitches

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" tried in vain to do a Director's Cut for Rian Johnson and then just said, screw it, and talked all about the new Star Wars. Ben and Nate have wildly different opinions on the eighth Star Wars film and go into plenty of detail and spittle. Warning, there will be massive spoilers discussed. Grab your porg and enjoy Ben and Nate's take on The Last Jedi.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are back, baby, and they are running through a dozen movies to talk about from holiday fare to end-of-the-year awards contenders. There's big change in the entertainment industry with the seismic news of Disney purchasing 20th Century Fox, and the guys discuss the major implications. In honor of "I, Tonya," the guys pitch movies about scandals. In the meantime, enjoy the conversations about van purposes, what it takes to worry Paul Ryan, Bond villain desk settings, and what a Tarantino Star Trek would be like.

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Episode 196 includes:

-Disney buys Fox in the business deal of the year. Is having a big fish get bigger a good thing?

-More gropers of the week: Charlie Rose, Matt Lauer, John Lasseter, Garrison Keiler, Mario Batali, more politicians, and it's hard to keep up.

-"The Disaster Artist" is a fun movie for fans of "The Room," "Coco" will make you cry, "The Shape of Water" will make you feel strange things in strange places.

-You can skip "Wonder Wheel," "Roman J. Israel, Esq.," and "The Post." However, do see "Downsizing" for the acting power alone of the incredible Hong Chau.

-"I, Tonya" is a Scorsese film filled with Coen brothers characters.

-This Week's Pitch -- Scandals!

-Nate pitches a character study on Linda Tripp, the woman who recorded her friend Monica Lewinsky's confession.

-Ben pitches the stories of the guy who got caned in Singapore, the "Press Your Luck" expert, Rachel Dolezar, and the killer home butt injection lady.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are almost done with their writing project, so enjoy one more edition of the "Saturday Night Jive" podcast from brothers Ben and George. This episode features a 1990 Jim Belushi fantasy film where Michael Caine shows him an alternative version of his life brought about from what seems like the most trifling of crossroads. George and Ben unpack the knotty plot, its many absurd implications, and why this selfish dolt is supposed to be the hero.

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While the "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are on a brief hiatus for a writing project, enjoy another special presentation of Ben and George's regular SNL-themed podcast, "Saturday Night Jive," where they dissect bad and bizarre movies starring SNL alums. The gents tackle 2006's "Little Man" where a tiny Marlon Wayans poses as a baby for a jewel heist. This is one truly gross and disturbing movie, and thankfully Ben and George are there to break it down for the rest of us.

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While the "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are occupied with a writing project, they're giving the spotlight over to Ben's other podcast he records regularly with regular special guest George. "Saturday Night Jive" is where the guys watch a usually terrible movie featuring an SNL-alum and dissect it thoroughly to hilarious results. With 1987's bizarre double Malkovich misguided rom-com "Making Mr. Right," that extends into questioning why anyone would give a robot foreskin. Also starring soon-to-be Oscar nominee Laurie Metcalf. This is a movie that needs to be heard to be believed.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are thankful for the riches at the movie theater, though not thankful enough for the bounty of mediocrity that is the DCU. Ben unloads an EPIC 35-minute pitch rebooting the entire cinematic universe, establishing nine movies and offshoot stories, and lots of casting choices. Watch, WB and DC, how it can be done right. It's gotta be better than "Justice League." 

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Episode 195 includes:

-Disney is attempting to purchase 20th Century Fox and likely the world at large.

-New gropers of the week: Franken, Piven, Hoffman, Tambor, Stallone, Kreisberg, and so so many more.

-Ben shrugs at the slice-of-life meandering plot of Greta Gerwig's coming-of-age indie, "Lady Bird."

-"Three Billboards" is a searing, insightful, and exceptionally written and acted movie.

-This Week's Pitch -- Reboot the DCU!

-Ben unleashes a 35-minute pitch for the ages detailing the plots of over nine movies to do justice for the members of the Justice League.

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It's finally here. The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" survived "Batman vs. Superman" and "Suicide Squad" and have been dreading the upcoming "Justice League" for over a year. They promised to record as soon as they got out of the preview screening and they are true to their word. The guys dissect the movie and its aggressive blandness and wonder if somehow, paradoxically, it's actually worse than the previous installments. Beware plenty of spoilers.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are taking a break from the avalanche of sexual harassment news plaguing Hollywood by... watching a movie that was recently pulled from release schedule because of its creator's year's of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior. "I Love You, Daddy" is writer/director/star Louie C.K.'s secret movie he filmed in June 2017, and it was set for a national release until The New York Times published a story with women on record saying Louie had done them wrong. It just so happens screeners were sent out before. The guys discuss Louie's history of bad behavior, his career, and they psychoanalyze the film and come to the conclusion it was a confession of his past misdeeds.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are thinking of changing their names since the news is a non-stop barrage of bad men finally having their bad deeds coming to the light of day. The guys have many more names to go through, including big names like Kevin Spacey, Brett Ratner, Bryan Singer, and one of the former presidents. In lighter news, they discuss awful new movies like "Goodbye Christopher Robin" and "Suburbicon" before sharing the greatness that is "Killing of a Sacred Deer" and the latest Marvel film, "Thor: Ragnarok." Listen and find out exactly what the Masturbaty is.

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Episode 194:

-Another week, another wave of sexual abuse allegations: Ratner, Spacey, Singer, Halperin, Toback, and more!

-Is Tyrese Gibson actively trying to ruin his career?

-"Goodbye Christopher Robin" is a self-parody of feel-good author biopics that is a clumsy mess. It angered Ben so much he left the theater.

-The director of "The Lobster" makes you feel weird and uncomfortable all over again with the brilliant "Killing of a Sacred Deer."

-The third "Thor" movie is the best and a total blast.

-This Week's Pitch -- None!

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are a little tired this go-round because they spent the last week seeing nonstop movies in the evenings for your listening pleasure. The guys talk about the awful and hard to follow "Snowman" and pitch far-fetched serial killer ideas. They also close out by playing another game of So Shalit Be, to honor podcast favorite, critic Gene Shalit. Along the way the guys chat about more revelations from the Weinstein fallout, why Mark Felt's story is really boring, the oft-putting sexualization of teenagers in a Tyler Perry movie, the potential dirty puns afforded with a hero named Harry Hole, why sometimes legs are the best option for robots, and something the Columbus filmmaking community has been looking forward to for ages, the screening of zombie comedy "Bong of the Living Dead."

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Episode 193 includes:

-More Weinstein news: Academy out, Woody Allen to the rescue, Tarantino and Kevin Smith respond, and more.

-Ben's love for Madea betrays him as "Boo 2" is everything awful that people accuse Tyler Perry's movies of being.

-"The Snowman" is such a bad thriller that they didn't even get to film 15% of the script, and this is according to the director himself.

-The guys discuss the highly awaited premiere of the local zombie stoner comedy "Bong of the Living Dead."

-This Week's Pitch -- Serial Killers!

-Nate pitches a killer fan of Madea at a Tyler Perry convention and people who murder others who say "Happy Holidays."

-Ben pitches a different kind of Zodiac killer, holiday killer, and a vengeful Richard Gere.

-This Week's Game -- So Shalit Be!

-The guys try and come up with pun-heavy blurbs for "Fight Club," "Reign Over Me," "Eating Raoul," and, "Easy A."

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