Tue, 28 March 2017
The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are recording after dark and are a bit punchy, as quickly evidenced from their opening conversation. In honor of the horror B-movie "The Belko Experiment" the guys are pitching movies based around an office setting. Enjoy this especially energized podcast as the guys come to their 5-year podcasting anniversary. Also listen in on playgrounds in theaters, a possible "Matrix" reboot, why the Enchantress would leave helpful magical items to the Beast she cursed, whether Belle and the Beast had sex, Vampire Ice-T, and the latent labial nature of human-possessed wardrobes.
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Episode 169 includes:
-Watch as a conversation about Chuck Berry possibly being in hell goes to anatomical lengths never before imagined.
-What do Russia and Alabama have in common?
-Surprise, "Beauty and the Beast" is a charmless, inferior version! Do not be our guest.
-Ben defends Netfix's "Iron Fist" from attacks, and also berates those who complained about "Passengers" but excuse the Stockholm syndrome of "Beauty and the Beast."
-"The Belko Experiment" is a bloody, entertaining, good enough B-movie.
-This Week's Pitch -- Office Life!
-Nate pitches an office workplace comedy set in Heaven trying to make sense of God's contradictory demands. And then God goes missing.
-Ben pitches an office building during a zombie apocalypse, an Everything Evil office setting, two men competing to build the tallest building, and a Die Hard on take your child to work day.
Fri, 24 March 2017
The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are recapping Oscars, lapping up R-rated Wolverine movies, and pitching final farewell stories for superheroes. It's a slightly delayed episode but the discussion will still be the same old level of esoteric nonsense and entertaining stream of consciousness banter.
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Episode 168 includes:
-The live-action "Beauty and the Beast" is banned from an Alabama drive-in. Not for the reason you may think.
-Oscars shock the world and one last "F U 'La La Land.'" Ben and Nate assess the Oscar telecast and make sense of its twist ending.
-Ben and Nate saw "The Red Turtle" and it was... fine. Ben was let down by the all-female directed horror anthology, "XX."
-"Logan" is a bloody, satisfying, mature finale. They saved the best for last. Where does the X-Men franchise go from here?
-This Week's Pitch -- Final Superhero Stories!
-Nate pitches a superhero retirement home and a mysterious killer stalking the ailing residents.
-Ben pitches an epic end of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that starts for Captain America when America elects... Trump, and it involves every big name character like Iron Man and the Hulk in a typically epic fashion. Strap in, folks.
Mon, 13 March 2017
The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are looking at the films of the man who set the bar for modern fantasy epics, Peter Jackson. Ben and Nate look at his early splatterhouse horror, the best and worst films of his prolific career, how underappreciated 1996's "The Frighteners" is, the impact and risk of the original "Lord of the Rings" trilogy and the excess of the "Hobbit" films, and where the guys might like to see Jackson go next. They also chat about the new "Kong: Skull Island" and compare it to Jackson's epic-sized Kong.
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Wed, 1 March 2017
The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are making predictions for the 2017 Oscar ceremony and are pitching stories based upon living in some aspect of Trump's new America in honor of Jordan Peele's horror debut, "Get Out." Enjoy Ben's extra raspy voice and just pretend that Jeff Bridges is on the podcast and doing the one gruff voice he seems to do with every character nowadays.
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Episode 167 includes:
-More bad news for Batman and could Mel Gibson actually direct a superhero movie?
-The guys predict the top eight Oscar categories while Ben moans and groans over the entire exercise.
-"The Great Wall" proves China can now also make mediocre monster spectacle. It's a new global age in cinema!
-"Get Out" is Nate's favorite theatrical horror film since 2012's "Cabin in the Woods."
-This Week's Pitch -- Horror in Trump's America!
-Nate pitches an investigative journalist that discovers the White House is sacrificing reporters they don't like and a post-apocalypse where scientists are hunted down for sport from climate deniers.
-Ben pitches Trump's West Wing starring the cast of "The West Wing," and a civil war between citizens determining their own reality.