Dirty Sons of Pitches (general)

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are squeezing time between writing assignments and have a mother of a show to deliver for their listeners. They've got "Deadpool 2" to dissect, a trio of Mother's Day movies ("Tully," "Life of the Party," "Breaking In") and wrap it all up with another edition of everyone's favorite pun-heavy game that goes off the deep end, So Shalit Be.

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Episode 210 includes:

-R.I.P. "Superman" actress Margot Kidder, and R.I.P. out good taste when it comes to these things.

-TV cancellations (farewell Alex Inc.) and a surprise 70-episode renewal for "Rick and Morty."

-"Tully" shows motherhood as incarceration, and it's a strong, observant character piece for Charlize Theron.

-"Deadpool 2" is more of the same, which is fine.

-This Week's Pitch -- None!

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

-The guys imitate their favorite pun-heavy TV critic Gene Shalit and conjure blurbs he would provide for a batch of randomly selected movie titles.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are welcoming back Alex Knerem, super fan of geek culture, for this all-out geeky podcast about the ten-years-in-the-making cinematic event, Marvel's "Avengers: Infinity Wars." There a lot to unpack and there will be spoilers after 24:00 minutes in, so beware. In honor of this major event, the guys, with Alex's help, are pitching what's to come in the larger MCU and the many movies yet to come, including the inclusion of the Fox properties, the X-Men and Fantastic Four. Prepared for the overload on geek culture with this episode, folks.

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Episode 209 includes:

-Bill Cosby is going away for a long, long time and a place with lots of Jello.

-Anyone else underwhelmed by the latest "Venom" trailer? Anyone?

-"Super Troopers 2" is a decent comedy for fans of the original though not much for anyone else.

-The guys go deep into "Infinity War" with SPOILERS and try and chart all of the major developments.

-This Week's Pitch -- Phase 4 of the MCU!

-Alex pitches the inclusion of a new lineup of X-Men and their focus on social issues.

-Ben pitches a life after "Infinity War" and how to bring in the Fantastic Four and X-Men.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are back and extra restful from the time off. There's a lot of news items to cover and several good to great movies as well, making this a bountiful and thankful podcast. The guys record after dark and get a little punchy, a little more absurd, and a little more provocative. If you've ever wondered more about the difference between Allison Mack and Alex Mack and the usefulness of turning into a puddle of liquid metal, then your day has come.

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Episode 208 includes:

-Groomers of the Week: Channel Awesome, Allison Mack, and Jon K.

-Stan Lee's blood stolen, which leads to a bizarre KISS anecdote that Ben thinks is the most amazingly metal thing ever.

-R.I.P. Isao Takahata, Milos Forman, Art Bell.

-John Krasinski's horror hit "A Quiet Place" is a simple idea brilliantly executed.

-The sex comedy "Blockers" is charmingly progressive and quite funny.

-"Rampage" is a big, dumb monster movie that works well at being a big, dumb monster movie.

-This Week's Pitch -- None!

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:41pm EDT
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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are recording late having just gotten out of a "Ready Player One" screening, and in honor of Steven Spielberg's sci-fi time machine, the guys pitch VR properties, soemthing they amazingly haven't done over the course of 206 other episodes. Along the way they chat about film award eligibility, the Real Dolls, what "gourds must predominate" means, the strange discrepancy between the "Sherlock Gnomes" trailer and its final product, whether we look to theme park rides for our vital historical truths, and why editing the podcast is better for the listeners.

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Episode 207 includes:

-I'll tell you what I want, what I really really want... a Spice Girls cartoon series twenty years too late.

-Indiana Jones 5 in 2020.... yay? Will he be in an urn?

-Steven Soderbergh's movie shot on an iPhone is a cruddy looking movie that looks like it was shot on an iPhone.

-The guys saw "Sherlock Gnomes," were flummoxed by the trailer scenes never appearing, and LITERALLY had someone who worked on the movie contact them to answer their theory. A DSOP exclusive!

-"Ready Player One" is first-class spectacle and little else.

-This Week's Pitch -- Virtual Reality!

-Ben pitches a widow bringing his family back to life via VR, a CSI team to recreate final memories of victims in VR, and a man who can download skills to his brain who is being hunted by the government.

-Nate pitches a VR simulator where you can plug in communication and data from an ex and still have them appear via special glasses. 

-This Week's Game -- None!

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are getting their big screen button-mashing on with the newest incarnation of a movie "Tomb Raider," which inspires this weeks pitch, treasure and treasure-hunting stories. The guys also play another game of their ongoing favorite, So Shalit Be, impersonating beloved, pun enthusiast film critic Gene Shalit.

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Episode 206 includes:

-Ava DuVernay gets a new big-budget directing job.... with the DCU... which wants to bury itself even further.

-R.I.P. Stephen Hawking, brilliant scientist and the unknowing bringer of doom for the rest of mankind.

-Anton Yelchin's last film, "Thoroughbreds," is a strongly acted, tense indie thriller worth seeing.

-Take in the madness that is a feature-length game of The Floor is Lava thanks to low-budget Canadian horror flick, "The Bed of the Dead."

-The new "Tomb Raider" is perhaps the best video game adaptation at the movies yet even if Alicia Vikander is no Angelina Jolie in the short shorts dept.

-This Week's Pitch -- Treasure Hunting!

-Nate pitches a scheme where teams must hunt inside the dying body of a wealthy magnate who hid his fortune inside his body.

-Ben pitches kids hijacking a family cruise to hunt for pirate treasure, alien treasure hunt, mob treasure hunt, and parallel world heist crews.

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

-the guys take the movies they watched this week and produce Gene Shalit-worthy blurbs for each, descending into absurdity.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are sprucing up for the big night at the Oscars and making their predictions and then tying in an awards-season edition of their favorite game, So Shalit Be. The guys also chat about whether anyone has ever played the game Mouse Trap, the ubiquitous of Eric Roberts, whether a "9 to 5" remake can work in this new post-Me Too era, Shakespeare's inspiration for Othello, the missed opportunity of a modern "Death Wish," the glory of "Game Night," and mansplaining how Gal Gadot should pronounce her own name.

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Episode 205 includes:

-Kevin Smith almost died and Joss Whedon is bowing out of Batgirl

-Did somebody make "The Shape of Water" earlier, but with a dolphin and a deaf woman?

-Gropers of the Week: Ryan Seacrest, Alex Jones.

-Ben rails against the live-action "Full Metal Alchemist" and the sci-fi thriller "Annihilation."

-"Red Sparrow" doesn't have the conviction to own its sundry genre elements, even with the naked J-Law.

-This Week's Pitch -- None!

-Bonus Discussion: Oscar Predictions!

-The guys make their predictions for most of the categories for Hollywood's big night.

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

-The guys play the pun-happy, Gene Shalit-friendly game, this time coming up with Shalit critical blurbs for all 9 of the Best Picture nominees. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:38pm EDT
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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are celebrating Marvel's "Black Panther" blockbuster by pitching black super hero stories. The guys wrap up the episode playing another game of So Shalit Be, especially after discussing Gene Shalit and his potential departure from TV earlier. Along the way the guys discuss not going full-Shalit, what it takes to get a "mulligan" from the religious right, the influx of the F-word on cable TV, the question of why the female nipple is much more offensive than male nipples, whether "Black Panther" is more or less feminist than "Wonder Woman," the fallacy of the supposed Marvel villain problem, Wakanda not getting off easy for ignoring the slavery of its neighbors, and the blaxploitation possibilities of a were-spider-cop.

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Episode 204 includes:

-Want to hear about the dumbest controversy possibly ever thanks to irate parents and the movie "Peter Rabbit"?

-Gropers of the week: Shaun White and Scott Baio, which raises the question of whether Scott Baio is still even worthy of press coverage.

-The new Aardman "Early Man" is an unexpected sports film with cavemen.

-"Black Panther" is an enjoyable super hero movie unafraid of its blackness.

-This Week's Pitch -- Black Super Heroes!

-Ben pitches an alien species that seeded the planet in their black image, an inner city girl who is the goddess of bullets, and an X-Men-style story about slaves who develop mutant powers and revolt.

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

-The guys randomly draw movie titles and try and deliver blurbs in the vein of famed movie critic and pun-lover Gene Shalit.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" have been inundated by J.J. Abram's secretive sci-fi monster series, "Cloverfield," and are looking at the newest film that debuted on Netflix after the Super Bowl. The guys are also pitching movies that could appear within the Cloverfield universe and then playing a new game wherein they try and turn ordinary movies into new Cloverfield property tie-ins. Along the way the guys discuss talk about misinterpreting the "Truth About Cats and Dogs," Christopher McQuarrie's wicked laugh at Henry Cavill's mustache, whether Bryan Fuller will have a career anymore, who is sexier or the better actress: Dakota Johnson or Charisma Carpenter, hummingbird phalluses, the object permanence of masturbation, and what Elizabeth Perkins would do with a thirteen-year-old in a kaiju-sized Tom Hanks.

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Episode 203 includes:

-Uma Thurman comes clean on her conflicts with Harvey Weinstein and Quentin Tarantino.

-The team behind "Game of Thrones" is tapped to write and produce new "Star Wars" films, which means finally we get Luke and Leia together.

-"Fifty Shades Freed" is another bad, unsexy movie in a bad, unsexy trilogy of bad, unsexy movies.

-Ben says the Christian-oriented animated film "The Star" is sacrilegious and he's an atheist.

-The sudden "Cloverfield Paradox" might be the worst Cloverfield movie and with the least Cloverfield in it.

-This Week's Pitch -- Cloverfield Universe Movies!

-Ben pitches different movies that could be told within the larger Cloverfield cinematic universe.

-This Week's Game -- Cloverfield It!

-The guys randomly select movie titles and try and adapt them into Cloverfield movies, much like producers have been doing for years with unrelated scripts.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" have returned from another writing project and celebrating their elders. In honor of "Mom and Dad" the guys are pitching movies related to parental relationships. The guys discuss a new breakthrough in porn, whether "Call Me By Your Name" and "Duke Kukem" need sequels, the amazing first movie to play in Saudi Arabia in 35 years, the unsung excellence of Hong Chau, the history of National Lampoon and where their film brand went, and spending eternity with your in-laws and extended family

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Episode 202 includes:

-Ben introduces the newest stupefying breakthrough in pornography that will terrify actresses for ages.

-Aziz Ansari is not the same as Harvey Weinstein. Repeat.

-Oscar nominations have been released and hooray for weird movies getting some recognition. The guys run through the major categories and surprises and snubs.

-"Phantom Thread" is a return to form enough for PTA.

-Ben and Nate have wildly different opinions on the wild new movie, "Mom and Dad."

-This Week's Pitch -- Parents!

-Nate pitches Satanic parents waiting for their child to reach a certain age before sacrificing.

-Ben pitches sequels to "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" and "Little Nicky", alien step-parents, zombie grandparents, a ghostly possessed mother-in-law, and a revenge sequel to "The Joy Luck Club."

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are coming at you from their resident "shithole" to bring you some podcasting goodness. In honor of the new Liam Neeson thriller "The Commuter" the guys are pitching concepts following the same formula of Neeson getting in trouble on different modes of transport. Along the way the guys discuss the teaching pedagogy of James Franco, whether to fight one TV star unqualified candidate with another TV star unqualified candidate, and the almost certainty of how tiny and gross the president's penis must look like for him to behave the way he does.

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Episode 201 includes:

-New gropers of the week: Stan Lee and James Franco. Did anyone audit Franco's "classes" before?

-Is President Oprah Winfrey really a possibility? No.

-The guys discuss a new Columbus film "After" that will be making the festival circuit in 2018.

-"The Commuter" is a dumb action movie but it drove Nate mad.

-This Week's Pitch -- Liam Neeson in a Place!

-The guys follow the trend and pitch concept of Neeson running into trouble on different modes of transportation and in confined spaces.

Direct download: pitch_201.mp3
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