Dirty Sons of Pitches

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are beaming down a new episode with an emphasis on our first contact with little green men. In honor of the new sci-fi movie "Arrival" the guys are pitching first contact stories and then chat up three more episodes in TV's best zombie series, 'Z Nation.' Stay tuned for the very end where the mystery of where Ben's signature sign-off came from.

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Episode 157 includes:

-The Rock has been declared People's Sexiest Man Alive. How was he not before?

-Anything big going on in the news? Anything at all? Oh yeah, Trump winning the presidential election. How will the world change from 2017 onward.

-Ben finds "Fantastic Beasts" to be an enjoyable Potter prequel. Nate disagrees.

-Nate finds "Arrival" to be an intelligent sci-fi movie. Ben disagrees.

-This Week's Pitch -- First Contact!

-Nate pitches a poorly prepared and ill-equipped White House staff fumbling first contact and an idea where the aliens have come to have sex with the ranking Sexiest Man Alive (save us, The Rock!).

-Ben pitches a "West Wing" episode over first contact, aliens landing in North Korea, aliens looking identical to Hitler based upon our early radio waves, and insectoid aliens who think cockroaches are the dominant species.

-Bonus Discussion: 'Z Nation' (episodes 3x08-10)

-The guys chat about the latest three enjoyable zombie episodes and the storylines shaping up for a confrontation.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" welcome fan Alex Knerem onto the show for a marvelous discussion over the new superhero supreme, Doctor Strange. The guys ask Alex to open up about some of his favorite films of the year and the gang all discusses the highly enjoyable and highly creative comic film, "Doctor Strange" Ben pitches magic in the real world and to close the threesome plays a game of Movies Against Humanity and reminds each other of the rules.

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Episode 156 includes:

-An update on Devin Faraci's strange downfall and the future of The Canon podcast.

-Hollywood white washing debate 3.0

-Alex reveals his favorite films of 2016. Expect many comic book films.

-"Doctor Strange" is a great, imaginative, trippy origin tale that demands to be seen in 3D.

-This Week's Pitch -- Magic in the Real World!

-Ben pitches a battle between science and magic and a world where Shakespeare characters come alive with forgotten memories.

-This Week's Game -- Movies Against Humanity!

-The guys play three rounds arguing the best film cases for Most Environmentally Conscious, Best Special Effects, and Most Groundbreaking.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are recording Halloween weekend with a spooky lineup of news including some significant departures from projects that have been eagerly anticipated. They pitch stories during wartime in honor of the WWII movie "Hacksaw Ridge" and return once more to discussing the latest two episodes of "Z Nation." Also enjoy the misplaced Sega CD nostalgia.

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Episode 155 includes:

-New Lando is in, Tim Miller is out as director of "Deadpool 2" and Bryan Fuller is out as showrunner for new "Star Trek" series.

-Ben and Nate enjoy "Denial" but wish it would have been a documentary instead.

-"Inferno" is a regression from "Angels & Demons" and the best part is the Italian scenery.

-The guys could only watch one and a half episodes of the truly terrible Woody Allen Amazon six-part series, "Crisis in Six Scenes."

-Mel Gibson returns to glorious bloody life as director of the invigorating "Hacksaw Ridge."

-This Week's Pitch -- Life During Wartime!

-Ben pitches a battle over one house fighting two sides of a war that want the land, reanimated soldiers being ripped out of heaven and hell and chased by demons, and an invasion from the future.

-Nate pitches a war that relies upon soldiers from a parallel world or clones to fight in our place.

-Bonus Discussion: SyFy's 'Z Nation' (3x07-08)

-The guys discuss two of the latest episodes from the third season of the best zombie series on TV, SyFy Cahnnel's "Z Nation."

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