Dirty Sons of Pitches

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are back and will explain their absence from the week prior, and it is movie-related. This week the guys pitch biopics they'll never see, either because the person is unworthy or has no audience for it. Afterwards they play a new game hwere they have to randomly draw two movie titles and pitch a thematic combination. Along the way they also talk about...

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Epsiode 37 includes:

-Nate and Eric explain their "Groundhog Day" escpades and how Nate almost got kicked out.

-Ben waxes philosophical about his self-imposed Madea Challenge, watching all Tyler Perry/Madea movies, and how he has lost even more faith in God.

-Why is "Argo" really cleaning up the awards season at this point? We have theories. 

-Eric and Nate call "Warm Bodies" a cute zombie film; Ben introduces you to your next great cult movie, "The ABC's of Death"

-This Week's Pitch -- Unworthy or Unlikely Biopics!

-Eric pitches a biopic of Frank Stallone starring... Sylvester Stallone.

-Nate pitches biopics for Jonas Salk's lesser known brother and a portrait of a great man of courage... who just happened to be fighting for something very wrong.

-Ben pitches biopics on the Singing Nun, little supernatural con artists, and a fartiste, a man with a supernatural ability to control his own... farts.

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

-It's another new game, this time pulling two movie titles randomly from a hat and combining them thematically as a group pitch.

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Category:Movies -- posted at: 11:08pm EDT

The guys talk about the career of Tim Burton, from Gothic artist to mainstream big-budget filmmaker. The guys chat about their favorite and least favorite Burton movies and then discuss whether the man is in a creative rut and why this may be. Finally, they each suggest a property they would like Burton to tackle in the future. Come for the disucssion over which is worst, Planet of the Apes or Dark Shadows, and stay for the analytical movie discussion.

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Category:Director's Cut -- posted at: 7:10pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are all about Westerns this week as they embrace Eric's favorite genre. After pitching their own Westerns, the gang play a new game, Versus, where they tack an actor and pit two of their roles against one another in a duel. Along the way the guys get distracted tlaking about apocalypse by sloth, the use of "antithetical," starting off right with your "hellos," the metaphor of Nicole Kidman peeing on Zac Efron, the power of lieracy against the mentally ill and homocidal, the physicality needed to be a serial killer, and the disadvantages of having your head chopped off.

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Episode 36 includes:

-J.J. Abrams will direct "Star Wars," so how many lens flares should we expect?

-Despite disliking "donnie Darko," Eric watches "Southland Tales" for some reason.

-"Seeking a Friend for the End of the World": Do you save the heroin addiction for the final day?

-Ben reaches new lows of despairity talking about "The Paperboy" and "The Master," his worst films of 2012.

-This Week's Pitch -- Westerns!

-Eric pitches "The Crow" set during the Wild West.

-Nate pitches a neo-Western with today's bankers as your villainous black hats.

-Ben pitches a monster reunion Western as well as adapts "Les Miserables" as a Western.

-This Week's Game -- Versus!

-In this new game, an actor is chosen and then two roles he or she played will duke it out for hypothetical supremacy. They pit roles from Tom Hanks, Russell Crowe, and Christopher Walken.

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Category:Movies -- posted at: 10:13pm EDT

It's the second week of the "Dirty Sons of Pitches" spotlight on favorite genres, and this week it's Nate's turn to revel in one of his -- film noir. The guys then play a reverse version of Disney-fy It by transforming Disney animated films into film noir settings. Along the way they talk about the magic logistics of "The Odd Life of Timothy Green" and perfecting the perfect child, whether we should celebrate celebrity failures, the weird possibility of Channing Tatum in blackface in "Magic Mike," Ben's theory as to why Nate truly loves "Silver Linings Playbook" (hint: Jennifer Lawrence and Lycra), the comical scheduling misfortune for "Gangster Squad" with public shootings, Nick Nolte's similarity to bears, a naked P.I., Belle's Stockholm syndrome in "Beauty and the Beast," and reasons why the "Inspector Gagdet" movie failed as relates to film noir.

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Episode 35 includes:

-Ben's Nazi dream: what does it mean? Probably exactly what you think.

-Manti Te'o: why should we care? Also, can car accidents cause leukemia?

-Ben compares "Silver Linings Playbook" to an indie Adam Sandler movie.

-"Gangster Squad": like "The Unotuchables" and "L.A. Confidential" had a baby missing vital crhomosomes.

-This Week's Pitch -- Film Noir!

-Nate pitches a kid detective, a noir obsessive narrating his own adventures, and a mysterious case about a certain someone with a missing girlfriend.

-Ben pitches a lot of ideas including a sci-fi/fantasy detective, "Sam Phibian."

-Eric pitches a superhero detective and a heist gone wrong, told through the POV of a dying dude.

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

-The guys translate "Beauty and the Beast," "The Lion King," and "Brave" into film noirs.

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Category:Movies -- posted at: 6:20pm EDT

And they're back with part two, folks. Listen to the "Dirty Sons of Pitches" finish what they started in podcast 33, finally getting around to their pitches for Nazi-sploitation films and a game of the Gut Check Challenge.

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This Week's Pitch -- Nazi-sploitation!

-Eric pitches the ultimate battleS: Nazis vs. Blackula!

-Nate pitches a horror thriller where pregnant women ar einseminated with the sperm of Hitler!

-Ben pitches a Fantastic Voyage into the body of hitler, as well as many others.

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

-The guys compete to outbid how many movies with specific actors they can name.

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Direct download: pitch_34.mp3
Category:Movies -- posted at: 6:38pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are back and have so much to say that we had to halve this week's episode. Part One concerns the recent Oscar nominations as well as the boys rehashing their thoughts on the movies they've seen since the break. They often get sidetracked with silliness, as they do, so get used to Ben arguing an ethical stance against "Zero Dark Thirty" and its depiction of toture one minute and the next the guys giggling over the concept of a porno version of "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" which alos happens to star Maggie Smith. Stay tuned in the next couple days for Part Two which will contain this week's pitch and game.

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Category:Movies -- posted at: 11:37pm EDT

The Dirty Sons of Pitches have one last gift to offer 2012, having recorded earlier but held on for this moment. With guest star Chris Holben, the guys talk all about the holiday movies they've seen and then fix movies from 2012. Wait till you get a load of Ben's take on "Looper." They end the podcast revealing their individual lists of the best and worst movies of 2012. Enjoy, world, and a merry 2013 to you all with extra Sons of Pitches to bless your new year.

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This episode includes:

-Would you inseminate yourself with the sperm of Ernest?

-The guys review "Les Miserables," "This is 40," "Red Dawn" and "Zero Dark Thirty"

-"The Hobbit": an unexpectedly long and self-indulgent journey

-To 48 frames per second or to not?

-This Week's Pitch -- Redo a 2012 movie!

-Ben pitches different takes on "Avengers," "Dark Shadows," and "Looper"

-Nate pitches a new direction for "The Raven"

-Eric fixes "Brave" with relative ease
-Chris Holben pitches a different take on "The Dark Knight Rises"

-Bonus Discussion -- Best/Worst/Underrated Films of 2012!

-Each person lists their 10 best films of the year, bottom 5 worst, and one underrated film worth checking out.
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Category:Movies -- posted at: 6:43pm EDT

It's a special time of year and the "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are in a holiday mood, talking about their favorite winter holiday films and then pitching their own. The game also gets a holiday turn as the guys play Genre Swap, turning horror movies into Christmas classics. Along the way the guys get cuaght tlaking about what the name of the "Kwanzaa menora" is, accidentally ripping off Kevin Smith while simultaneously inspiring him, 2013 calendar of Mayan harsassment, Ben's back tattoo of the "8 Crazy Nights" poster, Peter Jackson tampering with Ben's car brakes, the natural evolution of Goblin King chin testicles, Ben's mother's special Christmas message for him, Ben's Kwanzaa activities with Eric's mother and a pterodactyl, the reluctant zombie, how to properly be eaten by Galactus, the Dirty Sons of Pitches seal of approval, and the sad unknown history behind Ray Combs' hidden life.

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Episode 31 includes:

-Ben shares his new title as Kwanzaa ambassador and gives good reason why this should not be.

-We lived! Take THAT dead Mayans!

-The guys share their favorite holiday movies, and the conversation takes a turn toward Ben's back hair grooming habbits.

-Ben can't decide which he hates more, "The Hobbit" or "A Christmas Story 2."

-Eric dislikes "Hitchcock" so much it encourages Ben's mom to come chim in. Yeah!

-This Week's Pitch -- Holiday Movie!

-Ben pitches Christmas super teams, Christmas zombies, and a conqueror Claus.

-Nate pitches a slasher based around Kwanzaa and a racist killer with a catchy acronym.

-Eric pitches both DC and Marvel-related specials, plus with the Mayan apocalypse the way it should be.

-This Week's Game -- Genre Swap!

-The guys turn inappropriate horror movies into destined-to-be-beloved holiday classics and with the added help of Ben's mom! 

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Category:Movies -- posted at: 10:40pm EDT

A special treat for the "Dirty Sons of Pitches" fans, another commentary track, this time for the 1994 killer-robot vehicle, "Evolver." It's available via Netflix instant streaming. Marvel at the involvement of notable actor William H. Macy as the voice of the homocidal robot, and then also marvel at the 1994 depcition of virtual reality, which was by all purposes the wave of the future.

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Category:Commentary -- posted at: 12:08am EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" have officially achieved MILF status, turning 30. The guys get into an involved conversation about the ability to separate art from the artist, inspired from Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash's fall from grace. The guys then pitch trilogy re-dos or new takes on movies that have yet to get to trilogy status, then they play a game of Sequel-ize It with trilogy editions for other film franchises. Along the way they tlak about yettis, the formation of the actual words "I really enjoyed Chris Tucker," an appreciation of "Jeepers Creepers 2" and a question on how it goes about upgrading itself, the film catalogue of Woody Allen, the hypocrisy of "The Hangover" filmmakers taking a moral stand, personal stories of walkouts in movies, the font of where love comes from, werewolf connections to polio, the nature of the two children trapped inside Ben's mind, and the mobius strip of potential "Back to the Future" sequels.

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Episode 30 includes:

-"Being Elmo" just got a very interesting footnote.

-Can we separate art from the artist? Can we enjoy the works from people we abhor?

-"Killing Them Softly": What's with all the walkouts?

-"Rise of the Guardians": Ben and Eric love it, Nate does not and apparently admits to not having a soul in the process.

-This Week's Pitch -- Trilogy Additions/Red-dos!

-Nate and Eric both pitch alternatives to the misfire "Spider-Man 3" both without the Sandman and Venom!

-Insipired by Nate's pan, Ben develops a third film for "Rise of the Guardians" with the subtitle, "Holiday-caust"

-This Week's Game -- Sequel-ize It!

-The guys work together to develop third additions for franchises like "Clerks" and "Kill Bill"

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Category:Movies -- posted at: 6:02pm EDT