Dirty Sons of Pitches

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" devote a large chunk of this week's episode to the troubled and lambasted super hero movie, "Suicide Squad." There's much to unpack and spoilers will be had. afterwards, the guys pitch movies related to curses in honor of what looks like a terrible movie about Kevin Spacey curses into the body of a cat. To wrap up they play a game of Versus and pit their own Suicide Squad-style teams of movie villains against one another.

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Episode 149:

-Recap of the many stories related to the troubled production of "Suicide Squad" and the fanboy wrath against Rotten Tomatoes.

-Ben and Nate say "Suicide Squad" is jam-packed of awful. they go into much detail and spoilers, so beware.

-"Lights Out" is a fun horror movie that makes fine use of its premise.

-The long-awaited "Killing Joke" animated movie... was not worth the wait, and the new additions make it even worse.

-This Week's Pitch -- Curses!

-Nate pitches a sports documentary about famous curses, an anthology film around the real stories of the Hope diamond, and a haunted rocking chair of death.

-Ben pitches a man who turns all women into demon-possessed monsters after he has sex with them... but still won't stop having sex.

-This Week's Game -- Versus!

-The guys form their own Suicide Squad-style teams made from famous film villains and then pit them against one another.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are extra ornery this episode as the two podcasters take their corners and debate different perspectives relating to "Star Trek Beyond," the new "Ghotbusters," and the philosophical and personal judgement of art. Hide the children because it gets feisty as it goes.

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Episode 148:

-The "Divergent" series is being dumped to TV. Does anyone care?

-The guys memorialize Gary Marshall (R.I.P.) and come to the conclusion that every movie they liked that they thought was directed by Gary Marshall was actually a Penny Marshall movie.

-Ben says "Star Trek Beyond" is the best of the new series and gets closest to what makes "Trek" tick.

-Do you have to invest in a product in order to have an opinion of merit? Consider this the undercard for the main event.

-The guys have drastically different takes on the new "Ghostbusters" remake and get into their most contentious argument over a film since "The Amazing Spider-Man." Strap in.

-This Week's Pitch -- None!

Too much arguing over Trek, Ghostbusters, and the different abilities to judge art from different perspectives.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are walking the walk and sitting down to watch and discuss the notorious 3.5 hour Western that destroyed recently deceased director Michael Chimino's (The Deer Hunter) career, ended United Artists, and shut the door on the autuer director era of the 1970s. Ben and Nate talk about several merits to be found with the movie amidst its excess and bloat. They'll save you two hours and you'll be better for it.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are taking a walk down the aisle this week (thanks Supreme Court!) in honor of "Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates." The guys are pitching movies centered around marriages and weddings.

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Episode 147 includes:

-Gay Sulu controversy and Ben and Nate are on opposite sides.

-DC news, again, with "Killing Joke" theatrical release and turmoil over at "Flash" movie.

-Ben finds "Secret Life of Pets" and "Finding Dory" both lacking but actually has nice things to say about Kevin Hart with "Central Intelligence."

-"The Shallows" is a great survival thriller and doesn't have nearly as much of Blake Lively's butt as the trailer would have you believe.

-"Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates" is an acceptable movie date.

-This Week's Pitch -- Weddings!

-Ben pitches a bride's survival family defending against hostage takers on her big day, a family that worries the bride-to-be is a husband-killer, and a woman who came from circus freaks who has to introduce her family to her in-laws

-Nate pitches a couple of friends faking getting married for all the free stuff and gifts and a wedding where the p

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are recording on the 4th of July and celebrating a country that allows for such bizarre and wonderful movies like "Swiss Army Man." In honor of that indie gem, the guys are pitching movies featuring prominent dead bodies and engage in a discussion over what movies they would want to take with them if stranded on a desert island. Along the way the guys talk about when erectile dysfunction may save the universe, whether Jagger and Bowie were getting it on during their music video shoot, the legal loopholes involved with the Purge, and whether or not modern pornography can be saved from its violent, female-unfriendly territory dominating the landscape. It's an eye-opening podcast.

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Episode 146 includes:

-RIP Anton Yelchin, an actor good in everything. RIP Michael Cimino, a director... of... long movies.

-Good news/bad news for fans: Paramount unleashes rules for "Star Trek" fan films; Michael Jackson's secret porn stash comes to light.

-The "BFG" does not translate well to the big screen when its best moment is the Queen violently farting in public.

-The guys are amazed at the sincerity and emotional impact of "Swiss Army Man," a movie prominently featuring a farting corpse. It's a big week for farts.

-This Week's Pitch -- Dead Bodies!

-Ben pitches a slasher victim consoling with her fellow victims on how to escape, an escort that wakes up handcuffed next to her dead john, and a rom-com with a cryogenic frozen lady.

-Bonus Discussion: Desert Island Movies!

-The guys share three movies they would take with them on a desert island.

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It's been over a year since the "Dirty Sons of Pitches" unveiled a new edition of their Director's Cut podcast subset, and so with the release of "Independence Day 2," the guys are looking at the career of the master of disaster himself, Roland Emmerich. Along with a review of "ID4-2"(?) the guys chat their favorite and least favorite Emmerich movies, why he's so good at disaster movies, ways 1998's "Godzilla" might be forgivable, the lasting power of "Stargate," and what they'd like to see him do next.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are taking a cue from Jacques Cousteau and going deep deep under the ocean blue for this week's pitch. It also might have soemthing to do with Pixar's newest film, "Finding Dory." The guys discuss the ongoing Summer of Sequels (and the Summer of Meh) and then play another edition of Movies against Humanity to close out this week's episode. Learn about Ben as a lover and be forever unchanged. Also we apologize for Ben's voice and constant horse breathing.

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Episode 145 includes:

-Johnny Depp's career might not recover from the allegations from his wife. Although he did survive "The Long Ranger."

-"Warcraft" is making crazy money in China. Is this the new normal?

-"Now You See Me 2" loses what made the first one fun, and "Conjuring 2" finds enough of the original's spooky mojo to be enjoyable, "TMNT 2" doesn't do enough well, and "Alice in Wonderland 2" is even worse than the original. Depp has a sad.

-Nate thinks "Finding Dory" is in a lower league of Pixar.

-This Week's Pitch -- Under the Sea!

-Nate pitches a rediscovery of Atlantis and the threat of continental shifts.

-Ben pitches missing civilizations that sunk that re-emerge and go to war over Earth, colonizing the ocean, and a pirate treasure hunt.

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

-The guys play another game of MAH where they argue the best film title for the categories of "Most Conservative," "Most Dreamlike," and, "More Artistic."

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are celebrating Memorial Day weekend by looking at the larger picture, namely the Hollywood trend of building super franchises with combined cinematic universes. The guys have a lot of news to catch up on, new and old, and lay into the newest "X-Men" movie for its many missed opportunities.

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Episode 144 includes:

-Ben and Nate lament modern pop music and shake their fist at clouds.

-DC films tries to get their act together. Also, our impression of Harley Quinn doing the "Vagina Monologues."

-James Bond rumors: Jamie Bell or Tom Hiddelston?

-"Angry Birds" is better than it could have been but still not good.

-"X-Men: Apocalypse" is a waste of everyone's abilities, and as we all know, the third one is the worst.

-This Week's Pitch -- Cinematic Universes!

-Ben pitches a Saban cinematic universe, a Canon cinematic universe to build a new Delta Force, a Hannah-Barbara universe, a Konami cinematic universe, and a Spielberg cinematic universe.

-This Week's Game -- None!

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are being holding up for the long hall this week as they pitch hostage and siege concepts in honor of the George Clooney vehicle "Money Monster." They drop the plan to discuss "The Flash" on a weekly basis and play another game of Movies Against Humanity. Come for the banter that vacillates between inane and enlightened, and stick around for the hidden war between Fred Murtz v. Fred MacMurray, the new Civil War, whether dogs can recognize the real Kevin Bacon, what Ben's four nipples and their placement say about him, and why Disney should flex its muscle and release an explicit movie.

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Episode 143 includes:

-Will there be a good video game movie yet? "Assassins Creed" trailer says.... probably not?

-Ben theorizes the rise and fall of the dog-eat-dog blockbuster era and the return of the auteur. Guess which studio he thinks will outlast them all.

-New chief overseer for the struggling DCU. Can they course correct?

-Ben unknowingly watches a Lifetime original movie, and Nate heartily recommends "Green Room" for fans of suspense thrillers.

-"Money Monster" feels strangely out of touch and out of place. Wall Street culture let off the hook and the dumbest hostage taker.

-This Week's Pitch -- Hostage Situations!

-Nate pitches a pair of sorority sisters who have to navigate and survive a frat house party, learn who they can trust as allies, to escape and report a rape.

-Ben pitches Congress held hostage, a father holding a medical facility hostage to clone his dead son, and a time loop White House thriller.

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

--The guys take turns competing by arguing a movie that best fits a series of category topics including Better Music, More Complex, and More Un-American.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are facing a civil war but the best kind, Marvel's "Captain America: Civil War," an excellent new addition to the MCU. They pitch properties related to bad breakups in honor of Team Cap vs. Team Iron Man and then take a turn discussing the first two episodes of CW's "Flash" under the idea it could be a regular segment (it won't be).

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Episode 142 includes:

-Would you wait 100 years to see a Robert Rodriguez movie? Get ready for a century of unmet disappointment.

-More DC fallout from "Batman v. Superman" and Affleck's Batman.

-Ben says "High Rise" wants to be Snowpiercer in a building but doesn't quite work.

-Nate and Ben rave about "Civil War" and say it does everything right that "Batman vs. Superman" did wrong.

-This Week's Pitch -- Bad Breakups!

-Ben pitches a biopic of No Doubt, a remake of the Burning Bed, and a Scott Pilgrim-like world of a club of wronged ex-boyfriends.

-Nate pitches a group of friends trying to sabotage their one friend's relationship because even though he has found happiness he and his girlfriend are extremely annoying now.

-Bonus Discussion: The Flash (episodes 1x01 & 02)

-The guys discuss the CW comic book hero's starring vehicle

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