Dirty Sons of Pitches

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" welcome back fan of the podcast and overall Power Rangers fan Alex Knerem for a Power Rangers heavy episode now that Ben's most anticipated film of 2017 has come to theater. Expect lots of Power Rangers minutia while Nate tries to play the novice in this world of teenager drama and giant rubber monster suits. Go go, Dirty Sons of Pitches!

Episode 170 includes:

-The new "Justice League" trailer is out and it looks like hot garbage.

-Alex gives his thoughts on "Split," "Logan," and "Get Out," a movie that made him rethink his general dislike of horror.

-Nate says "Life" is an "Alien" ripoff and that's okay.

-"Power Rangers" may not have been the greatest movie of all time... but it was a fairly enjoyable franchise starter.

-This Week's Pitch -- Power Rangers!

-Alex pitches a recreation of an obscure Marvel comic "Team America" (no relation to the 2004 movie) based upon Evel Knievel toys.

-Ben goes nerdy to the next power by unleashing a torrent of Power Rangers pitches he's been waiting years to share.

Direct download: pitch_170.mp3
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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.

 

Direct download: pitch_169.mp3
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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.

Direct download: pitch_168.mp3
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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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Direct download: peter_jackson.mp3
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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.

Direct download: pitch_167.mp3
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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are entering the proverbial Red Room of their imaginations in honor of the "Fifty Shades of Grey" sequel, "Fifty Shades Darker." The guys are pitching kinky movies involving sexual exploration. They chat about plenty of news items, catch up on awards films like "Elle" and "The Founder," and bemoan their tiring experience watching "Lego Batman."

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Episode 166 includes:

-Ben Affleck doesn't want to direct a Batman movie anymore. Burn all the DC movie to the ground. BURN IT DOWN.

-"Lego Batman" almost killed Ben. Almost.

-"Elle" might just be the rape-iest movie of all time.

-Nate says "Fifty Shades Darker" is even worse than the original and even the sex scenes aren't that good.

-This Week's Pitch -- Kinky Movies!

-Nate pitches a polyamorous relationship drama and a couple whose sexual experiments become more and more dangerous.

-Ben pitches a colorful small town comedy that pulls together to save the local sex dungeon, a dominatrix vigilante, and a Hope Springs of BDSM.

Direct download: pitch_166.mp3
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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are takin' it to all the jive-ass turkeys out there with a double feature of blaxploitation films, both of which came out in what must have been the magical year of 1975. "Candy Tangerine Man" is about a family man who doubles as a pimp in a car designed for James Bond with amusingly comic villains, and "Welcome Home, Brother Charles" is a tonally discordant movie about an ex-con trying to get back on his feet for work and, oh yeah, he also gets bloody vengeance by strangling people with his prehensile penis. Yeah. Ben and Nate try and make sense of these two ultimately disappointing films and talk blaxploitation and exploitation films in general.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are trying to find their bearings in Trump's America and must already re-calibrate their thinking after M. Night Shyamalan's "Split" turns out to be a solid thriller. In honor of that movie, the guys pitch projects about multiple personalities.

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Episode 165 includes:

-New "Power Rangers" trailer equals Ben's constant euphoria.

-Animal cruelty controversy emerges from "A Dog's Purpose" which sounds like a family film made by Lars von trier.

-"Silence" is long and thoughtful and also long. "Slash" is surprising as a slice-of-life about DIY eroticism.

-"Split" is proof that an M. Night Shyamalan movie is no longer soemthign to fear.

-This Week's Pitch -- Multiple Personalities!

-Nate pitches a rom-com with two alternate personalities after the same girl and a heist squad all in one body.

-Ben pitches an adaptation of the game "Killer Seven," a person with multiple personalities is possessed by a demon, and a serial killer who collects personas of his victims.

Direct download: pitch_165.mp3
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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are now inside 2017 and looking at the new-ness of it all, including a new president and a new slate of movies, though like the president, not all of them seem to measure up. The guys pitch urban legends in honor of the January studio dump "The Bye Bye Man" and get more than a little punch talking about several topics that range from race, to Broadway, to bodily functions now favored by the 45th president of the United States.

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Episode 164 includes:

-A new president is flowing in, streaming our way, and we'll all feel wet and dirty. GOLDEN SHOWERS, PEOPLE. Welcome to the New Year.

-"La La Land" needs to be stopped before it kills again.

-The guys chat about "Hamilton" and go off on a theater tangent that defames "Cats" and then some.

-Nate raves about "Moonlight."

-"Live by Night" and "Patriot's Day" are both slightly disappointing in their own ways.

-This Week's Pitch -- Urban Legends!

-Nate pitches a film following the fake Marine sniper biography of beloved children's host Mr. Rogers.

-Ben pitches a Slenderman origin as a fake thing, celebrity zombies, and the secret behind Kentucky Fried Chicken.

Direct download: pitch_164.mp3
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Here's the second part of the "Dirty Sons of Pitches" look at the best and worst movies of 2016 this time with brothers Ben and special guest George. They each reveal their Top Ten best movies, bottom Ten worst, and a slew of underrated and overrated films, as well as their own podcast plans for 2017 and beyond.

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Direct download: pitch_163.mp3
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