Dirty Sons of Pitches

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.

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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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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are recording multiple podcasts to cover the highs and lows of the year in 2016 movies. There are special guests to partake, and Nate welcomes back the original third Son of Pitch Eric back to each share their Top Ten, Bottom Five movies and underrated and overrated movies from the year. Stay tuned for Ben and George, and possibly other guests, to share their best and worst as well as the gents bid goodbye to the year.

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It's a "Dirty Sons of Pitches" rare lost episode. This was recorded back in February 2015 but because of technical issues and missing audio files has been sitting idle ever since on a hard drive. It's now out there for listeners to hopefully enjoy, ignoring the occasional gap in conversation (just imagine it's eavesdropping on a conversation). The audio isn't up to their normal standards as well so please excuse some of the sound quality. Ben and Nate have a truly animated discussion over the third film in the conservative fantasy "Atlas Shrugged" and pick it apart with raw intensity. It's a crazy movie that seems to be beloved by crazy people. Consider this a last gift of 2016 from your pals at the DSOP.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are reaching the end of the year and catching up on many late 2016 films, which involves many spoiler discussions so that the people can save their money on certain dreck. In honor of "Passengers" and its controversy the guys try to pitch movies based upon moral dilemmas that may put the protagonist in an uncomfortable place. The guys finish talking about the last episodes of season three of "Z Nation" and the many names lost this year in 2016's specter of death. Also MASCOT OF THE SHOW GENE SHALIT IS STILL ALIVE AT 90! Minds blown.

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Episode 161 includes:

-DEATH! A lot of beloved celebrities died in 2016 and Ben and Nate quickly try and review the biggest names.

-Spoiler discussions for "Rogue One," "Nocturnal Animals," "Spectral," "Incarnate," and the woefully misguided "Collateral Beauty."

-Nate says "Manchester by the Sea" is a understated, emotionally engaging movie that isn't quite the masterpiece some say but far better than "La La Land."

-Ben and Nate defend "Passengers" from attacks missing the complexity and context in favor of moral outrage.

-This Week's Pitch -- Moral Dilemmas!

-The guys pitch the dark side of time travel, like a more sensible version of "About Time" that is the horror movie it could be.

-Bonus Discussion: 'Z Nation' (3x13-14)

-The final two episodes of season 3 as all the forces come to a head. Stay tuned to Netflix for the new episodes to arrive soon.

Direct download: pitch_161.mp3
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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are breaking from the critical herd when it comes to one of the most popular movies of the 2016 season, and they don't care. There's a lot of news to get through, good and bad, and this week the guys are pitching movies from long-dead genres in Hollywood in honor of "La La Land" being released. Stay to discover how the Curies fit in with the need fore more 90s-style "Baywatch" beauties.

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Episode 160 includes:

-Old cases of male misconduct are burning up social media, and the guys examine the controversies around "Last Tango in Paris," misapplied butter, and Casey Affleck.

-The guys review a whole mess of trailers including "Spider-Man: Homecoming," "The Mummy," "Transformers 5," "Baywatch," and "War of the Planet of the Apes."

-Ben is surprised with how great "Storks" actually is. Really.

-"Miss Sloane" is a political thriller that exists in a different universe where gun control legislation can actually happen.

-Ben's love for Nicolas Cage is on full alert with "Army of One."

-Ben and Nate resurrect the ghost of Gene Shalit for their collective thoughts on awards darling "La La Land": "More like 'Blah Blah Bland'."

-This Week's Pitch -- Revive a Dead Genre!

-Ben and Nate try and pitch movies in genres that Hollywood has moved on from, like darker adventure movies for kids, German expressionism, and even pornos with stories to them.

Direct download: pitch_160.mp3
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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are looking deep inside one another, as they often do, for this week's pitch, movies taking place within the mind or in dreams. Even though they weren't able to see the movie that inspired the pitch, the demon-possession flick "Incarnate." The guys also go back to chatting about "Z Nation" to the potential consternation of George. Along the way learn all sorts of interesting facts you never knew you never wanted to know like Ben's deflowering soundtrack and what a "Wobbly H" is.

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-Episode 159 includes:

-Learn the math formula of the combo of making a million dollars and your father dying. Happy birthday to you, Ben.

-"Trolls" does about all it can do, and that's enough.

-Nate says "The Handmaiden" is a twisty and ravishing tale, and that's even before all the heavy-breathing lesbian sex.

-"A Monster Calls" feels like you should ignore its calls.

-This Week's Pitch -- Inside the Mind!

-Nate pitches a scenario here greedy family members try to insert themselves into the mind of a rich relative to make them legally incompetent.

-Ben pitches a self-editing memory system and a Rashoman-style mystery where people can create their own perception of reality when they don't like what's actually there, living in their own bubbles.

-Bonus Discussion: 'Z Nation' episodes 3x11-12!

-The guys chat about the latest two episodes from SyFy's superior TV zombie series as it ramps up to its third season finale.

Direct download: pitch_159.mp3
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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are stuffed with food and blessings for the world on this week's podcast. The guys won't be pitching anything but they do discuss what they're thankful for this year after sizing up the latest movies they've viewed. Enjoy the "unsanity" and digest with the guys.

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Episode 158 includes:

-Learn about the new kids show Doc McStuffins and what horrors must lie within.

-The "John Wick" directors are taking over Hollywood though who knows which of the two you're getting.

-Nate catches up on 2016's great animated features like "Kubo and the Two Strings" and "Zootopia."

-Ben is smitten with the Disney renaissance throwback with "Moana."

-"Bad Santa 2" is a comedy so bad that they almost forgot they watched it days later.

-Bonus Conversation: What We're Thankful for -- 2016 Edition!

-Ben and Nate give their thanks to the year in film and on other topics.

Direct download: pitch_158.mp3
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