Dirty Sons of Pitches

Here comes part two of the "Dirty Sons of Pitches" to close out the old year and ring in the new. Now they, and guests George and Nicole, share their individual highs and lows for the year before playing one more round of their game, the Gut Check Challenge. Happy 2014, everybody.

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Episode 69 includes:

-Ben, Nate, Nicole, and George recap their Top 10 films of 2013, Bottom 5, and some unerrated and overrated movies. Surprise: lots of "Frozen" and "Her" and "Short Term 12" love. No surprise: lots of "InAPPropriate Comedy" hate. Lots.

-You may see George in "Fast and Furious 7"... if there is a God.

-Eric makes a return visit to dish out his own Top 10/Bottom 5 for the year.

-This Week's Game -- Gut Check Challenge!

-The gang plays another round of the Gut Check Challenge, where they have to outbid one another with how many movies they can name starring the same actor. 

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Category:Movies -- posted at: 1:28pm EDT
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We're counting down the hours to the end of 2013, and so the "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are reviewing the highs and lows for the year in film with special guests George and Nicole (a girl!). The podcast was lengthy so it's been split in two parts. The first half is an examination on some news items and reviewing recent movies watched, and in Part Two the top/bottom lists will be shared along with the game. Stay tuned in the next couple days for the second half of the 2013 recap.

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Episode 68 includes:

-The crazy "Out of the Furnace" lawsuit might force every future movie bad guy/bad influence to be named after Aaron. A. Aaronson. Also: "Duck Dynasty" update.

-Learn how "Mandela" violated George's two primary rules of movies.

-Ben and George appreciate "Dallas Buyers Club" for its realistic lack of change for its protagonist.

-Does Joseph Gordon-Levitt sound like a Muppet to you? Welcome to George's world.

-"Lone Survivor": way to spoil the movie, film title!

-Do movie accents really matter? Can we just do away with them?

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are preparing for Christmas by pitching Biblical movies. After all they did pitch pagan god-related projects, so now it's Christianity's turn in the spotlight. Tis the season for a holiday edition of This Meets That as the game this week. Happy holidays everyone, and be good to one another.

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Episode 67 includes:

-So what's the deal with this "Duck Dynasty" first ammendment controversy that everyone can't stop talking about in the media? What do the ducks think?

-If you're a fan of "Anchorman" then you'll pretty much enjoy "Anchorman 2."

-Ben wishes "Don Jon" was a long-awaited sequel to "Angels in the Outfield."

-"American Hustle" is David O. Russell with a Scorsese filter. Enjoy the copious amount of Amy Adams side boob.

-The guys all talk about Spike Jonze's "Her" and agree it's one of the best films of 2013.

-This Week's Pitch -- Biblical Movies!

-Ben pitches a satire where a pregnant teen falsey claims to have been the recpient of an "immaculate conception" to avoid upsetting her religious parents.

-Eric pitches Jesus making a surprise appeareance at a political convention that assume his positions on the issues of the day.

-Nate pitches a retelling of Sampson and Delilah looking at things from her point of view as well as an actual examination on Sodom and Gomorrah and what really brought about its smiting (hint: nothing to do with the gays).

-This Week's Game -- This Meets That - Holiday Edition!

-The guys play a game combining two random movie titles into a new property, plus giving them a dash of holiday cheer.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are back with another week of raw podcastin', giving you the unedited recording with some extra podcast goodness. This week, for the Christmas season, the guys are pitching different applications of their favorite Christmas film, "Die Hard." It's a week of "Die Hard" in a... pitches. The game this week is another new try-out, Aslyum-Ize, where the guys try and come up with low-rent knockoffs to some of the biggest box-office hits of 2013.

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Episode 66 includes:

-Remember gettin' nasty with a calculator? Relive the upside down memories of childhood.

-Nate thinks the Coen's "Inside Llewyn Davis" is another winner, but if you don't care for folk music, you may be out of luck. And despite the name, no anal probing.

-Eric says "Saving Mr. Banks" is two movies for the price of one, though he'd prefer less of the drunken father in the Outback. More whimsical Tom Hanks as Walt Disney, please.

-Ben and Nate reveal their wounds having watched "A Madea Christmas" on opening day. 

-This Week's Pitch -- Die Hard in a...!

-Eric pitches "Die Hard" in a museum without power and a professor thrown into the mix.

-Nate pitches "Die Hard" in an art museum with Nazi swiss bank account numbers hidden under paintings.

-Ben pitches "Die Hard" in a WWII camp, zombie apocalypse, and an orgy.

-This Week's Game -- Asylum-Ize It!

-The guys play a new game, following the production company Asylum's M.O. and knocking off Hollywood hits. the guys come up with their own cheap knockoffs for "World War Z," "Fast and the Furious," "Man of Steel," and, "Gravity."

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are getting a bit longer in the next few weeks as they experiment in their presentation. They're experimenting with an unedited recording, so the running time is going to balloon a bit. With that extra time, the guys run through a lot of recent news involving superhero films, pitch post-apocalyptic young adult stories, and then the game this week is Disney-fying some of the most famous post-apocalyptic films.

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Epsiode 65 includes:

-We talk about our experiment in being raw for the next few weeks. Enjoy the sudden appearance of lots of "umm"s.

-Superhero news explosion: Wonder Woman cast into "Batman vs. Superman" a.k.a. "Justice League: Backdoor Pilot."

-Ben thinks "Violet & Daisy" is like a Tarantino/Wes Anderson turducken. Just imagine that.

-Nate says "All is Lost" is like The Old Man and the Sea without the fish, and it's just as boring.

-"Frozen" may be the best Disney animated film since the 1990s. It's that good, and it's finally a female friendly message.

-This Week's Pitch -- Dystopias with Kid POV!

-Ben pitches a world where parents upload themselves into the bodies/minds of their children once they reach maturity. That's right, you will become your mother.

-Eric pitches a world where children are custom designed, but when you need more "blonde hair/blue eyes" they have to cull the genes from the poor.

-Nate pitches a world of overpopulation where second children are hunted down.

-This Week's Game -- Disney-fy It!

-The guys Disney-fy post-apocalyptic films like "Soylent Green," "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome," and "The Hunger Games."

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" had previously recorded a Halloween special but are now making up for the lost episode, so it's Halloween in December! The guys are pitching Stephen King adaptations and/or remakes, and then they play another round of Porno-Ize It with King's many movies. 

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Episode 64 includes:

-What happened to Episode 62? Oh, and check out the guys' short film "The Red Menace."

-"Planes" is the confirmation tat the "Cars" films exist in a horrible, post-apocalyptic world after humans have destroyed themselves or the machines have risen up.

-"The Counselor" proves that not all seductive humping of windshields are made equal.

-Eric and Nate disagree with Ben over "Thor 2," which leads to much thunder.

-Are the Hunger Games the worst part of "The Hunger Games" series?

-This Week's Pitch -- Stephen King adaptation/remake!

-Eric pitches a anthology series exploring "The Shining"'s Overlook hotel through the decades.

-Nate pitches the adaptation of the dystopian teen deadly TV competition, "The Hunger..." err "The Long Walk." In the time it took to read that sentence, it's probably been optioned.

-Ben pitches adaptions of short stories "Survivor Type," "Beach World," and a tale of a man cursed by Stephen King stories coming to life.

-This Week's Game -- Porno-Ize It!

-The guys, but mostly Ben and Nate, take a Stephen King film from each decade (70s/80s/90s/00s) and turn it into an absurd porn parody. Also, was "The Langoliers" really all that bad?

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are making due for a grave omission in their podcast sub-series looking at the works of a single director. Arguably the most popular director of his generation, Steven Spielberg's films are discussed as a whole, his penchant for sentimentality, his bold imaginations, and the guys favorite and least favorite films. They discuss changes over his career, including E.T.'s walky talky controversy, resonating themes, and where Spielberg stands today. 

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are taking a look back into the past, exploring the religions of old for material for pitches. In honor of the Thor sequel, they're pitching movies of TV shows based upon pre-Christian religions/cultures/mythology. As for the game, Eric take his turn as Game Master for another round of Triple Titles.

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Episode 63 includes:

-Blockbuster is officially dead. Did you know it still existed? Well, it did.

-"Blackfish" shows all you need is a BA and being able to swim to work at SeaWorld. Also, humans suck.

-"Hellbenders" is like Ghostbusters as done by Kevin Smith. If you like things dark, check it out.

-Ben laments why there cannot be magic in "Thor: The Dark World," conveniently ignoring the pressence of Kat Dennings.

-This Week's Pitch -- Pre-Christian Religion!

-Nate pitches a body swap film between a normal human being and the Greek party god, Dionysis. Also, comical goat transformation.

-Eric pitches a prequel to the book "What in God's Name?" about God consolidating the other older gods, and a fantasy tailored for Ben's tastes.

-Ben pitches an apocalypse-palooza, an artist that kills so his muse will inspire his works, a Dr. Frankenstein who wants to recreate Greek creatures like centaurs.

-This Week's Game -- Triple Titles!

-With Eric as Game Master, Nate and Ben are given three pairs of actors and have to connect the movie titles.
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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are back from their break, and they're here to test out a new batch of games for their show. No pitch this week but they try out three new games and encourage the listeners to play along. 

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Episode 61 includes:

-Learn who the winner/loser is of the Madea Bowl and will see "Madea's Family Christmas" with Ben. Perhaps they'll be inspired, "Oogieloves"-style.

-"Prisoners" asks the eternal question, "Who doesn't want to punch Paul Dano in the face?"

-"Escape From Tomorrow" is David Lynch's Disney vacation video. But is it worth watching?

-The guys are all across the board on their reception to zero-gravity thriller "Gravity."

-Can the ghost of George Clooney be even more handsome?

-This Week's Pitch -- None!

-This Week's Game(s) -- New Game Tryouts!

-Ben plays Game Master and the gang tries new games for the show: "That Meets This," "Triple Titles," and "Role Reversal." Challenge yourself and play along.

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Minus Eric, two thirds of the "Dirty Sons of Pitches" brave Scotland's first homegrown CGI animated film, 2013's "Sir Billie." The movie is also known as actor Sean Connery's last film, since he has declared he is retired. Listen as Ben and Nate try and make sense out of a skateboardin' grandpa trying to rally his small town to save the last beaver in Scotland. And that's just the part that sort of makes sense. The brazen incoherence is analyzed, as well as Connery's sleepwalking performance, the obsession over beavers, what should and shouldn't be in a kid's film, and also an opening discussion on the social contract one is entered upon crossing the borders of Michigan. Try hard not to feel sad for Connery.

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