Dirty Sons of Pitches

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are getting weird like they usually do, this time reflecting upon recent Oscar rule changes and the full impact they may or may not have. To go along with the scary doll horror film "The Boy" the guys are pitching stories about possessed, living, or killer inanimate objects, and you haven't lived until you've heard about Killer Commode. After that, the "Z Nation" watch journeys into the exciting world of season two and even more zombie mayhem.

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Episode 132 includes:

-The Oscars are changing their voting rules but will it do the trick?

-Ben catches up on a bunch of Oscar movies including "Spotlight," "Trumbo," "The Walk," and "Steve Jobs."

-Nate says "Lazer Team" by the Internet comedy group Rooster Teeth needed more attention spent on its comedy.

-"The Boy" is 3/4 a decent supernatural horror film about a possessed doll until it throws up its hands and says, "Forget all that, let's make a different, stupid movie!"

-This Week's Pitch -- Inanimate Objects!

-Ben pitches a film about a haunted toilet that demands blood sacrifices. It is awesome.

-Nate pitches a movie about a ghost "personal massager," which then gets the guys thinking about what if "Meet Dave" had a spaceship that was a vibrator.

The guys also remember, finally, to talk about the loss of David Bowie and Alan Rickman. We apologize for letting it go this long without comment.

-Bonus Discussion: 'Z Nation' Recap (episodes 2x01-2)

-The guys kick off season two of SyFy's zombie series by finding out what the fallout is from the explosive season one finale.

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If you think you've seen the weirdest movies of all time, unless you've watched the 210 film "Final Flesh," you are living a lie. Ben and Nate check out the experimental, absurdist movie that is composed of four different segments, produced by amatuer porn-for-hire productions, creating a surreal masterwork that truly needs to be seen to be believed. God bless these performers and their sincerity. Nate and Ben talk about the nature of kink, the amatuer erotica industry and niches, and whether or not to farm out your own scripts to these for-hire performers.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" have much to discuss following the 2016 Oscar nominations, most notably the second year in a row there are all white acting nominees and the response to this controversy. In honor of "Ride Along 2" coming out in theaters, one of Ben's least favorite films of 2014, the guys pitch awful sequels for the worst films of 2015. They wrap up their rewatch of season one of 'Z Nation" and in general explore all number of tangents.

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Episode 131 includes:

-Ben and Nate theorize that we'll all someday turn into actor Jay Davison (The Crying Game, Stargate) as a species.

-What's white and white and white all over? The Oscar nominees! The guys take an in depth discussion that goes deep into the idea of diversity, representation, artistic merit and vision, what's the definition of "supporting" for performance, and what constitutes art.

-Ben and Nate return back to musings over "Hateful Eight" and "Revenant."

-Nate thinks Michael Bay's Benghazi movie is the director at his most restraint. There's only obnoxious product placement rather than in-your-face obnoxious product placement. Progress.

-Ben is surprised to find "Daddy's Home" to be kinda funny and fairly passable and "Sisters" to be an awful comedy.

-This Week's Pitch -- Sequels to Worst Films of 2015!

-The guys pitch terrible sequels to some of the worst films from the previous year, exploring whether there is a bottom for such movies like "Human Centipede," "Joe Dirt," and "Minions."

-Bonus Discussion: 'Z Nation' Re-watch (episodes 1x11-13)

-Ben and Nate finish their season one recap of SyFy's zombie TV series.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are starting 2016 by looking back on some of the bigger awards releases carrying over from the previous year, like "The Revenant." They pitch a variety of survival stories big and small, physical and psychological, and get back to watching SyFy's zombie series "Z Nation" as the first season begins to wrap up. 

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Episode 130 includes:

-What's the best Brett Ratner film? Do these words even make sense?

-Ben lays bare why he blames the success of "Star Wars" for the decline of society.

-Ever wonder what Tyler Perry's Madea would be like as a cartoon?

-Nate says "Carol" is an unrequited romance that is understated to death.

-Ben and Nate find "The Revenant" to be an endurance experience. Ben rejects Leo's Oscar attention and prefers the angry bear.

-This Week's Pitch -- Survival Stories!

-Ben pitches a super-power kill-or-be-killed facility, Cast away with two dudes, and a crazy scout leader who hunts down his scouts for sport.

-Nate pitches a teacher who survived a school shooting incident who may be more involved than believed.

-Bonus Discussion: 'Z Nation' Re-Watch (episodes 1x09-10)

-The guys are back to watching and discussing the first season of SyFy's zombie series. This week they skip the worst episode in the show's history.

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Recorded in conjunction with part one, the "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are continuing their look at the most memorable films of 2015 along with special guests Eric and George. This time they're looking at the worst of the worst and making their case why these cinematic abominations are worth skipping. The gang also takes the advantage of having more than two recording members to play a return game of the Gut-Check Challenge to ring in the new year right.

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Episode 129 includes:

-Ben, Nate, Eric, and George detail their selections for the ten worst films of 2015. Only one movie will appear on all four lists.

-The guys make their picks for overrated and underrated movies from 2015.

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

-George joins Ben and Nate for a round of the game where they take turns betting how many movie titles they can name from a selected actor. How many can you name for Bruce Dern then, huh?

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are taking stock of the year 2015 in movies. Ben and Nate have reassembled original podcast member Eric and special guests George to run through their personal lists of the best movies from 2015. There's plenty of discussion over movies that have yet to be talked over, including "The Hateful Eight," "Anomalisa," and especially the newest "Star Wars," "The Force Awakens." Oh does that one bring out the fury. The podcast was so long we broke it into two parts, so stay tuned for the forthcoming Part Two which will cover the lows of 2015, the ten worst films.

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Episode 128 includes:

-Ben, Nate, Eric, and George count down their lists of the ten best films of 2015.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are looking forward to the newest "Star Wars" and hoping for the best, and so this week they're pitching "passing the torch" concepts where the old welcomes the new. The guys also chat over two more episodes of SyFy's "Z Nation" as they're gearing up for the final run of episodes.

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Episode 127 includes:

-The guys rehash the "Batman vs. Superman" trailer a.k.a. the entire stupid damn movie.

-The last podcast before the new "Star Wars." Will we ever be the same?

-"In the Heart of the Sea" is weirdly most interesting with its frame story of Herman Melville.

-Ben hesitantly says "Ridiculous 6" might be a portent of "positive" things to come from the Sandler-Netflix deal. This is all relative, though.

-Nate declares "Creed" to be the best Rocky sequel, easily.

-This Week's Pitch -- Passing the Torch!

-Ben pitches a two-hander with an outgoing and incoming president, old gods finding new replacements, and a Chosen One who has been set up.

-Nate pitches James Bond adapting to the new world of techno spying, and God looking for a replacement among the most pure and selfless and testing them.

-Bonus Discussion: 'Z Nation' Re-Watch (episodes 1x07-08)!

-The guys continue their discussion with season one of the SyFy zombie series as things get even more dark and serious (but still fun).

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are still recovering from Ben's illness so excuse his raspy dulcet tones once more. This week they're pitching their own Pixar movies in honor of the release of Pixar's "The Good Dinosaur," their second film release of 2015. The guys catch up on a bunch of movies, share their latest short film, say goodbye to the world’s best orange juice pitchman, Robert Loggia, and do their best to make out all the subtext of “Back to the Future” they don’t want you to know.

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Episode 126 includes:

-Check out their latest short film, "The Least Dangerous Game" enjoy, folks.

-Ben explains all the weird undercurrents of animosity between the McFly spouses in "Back to the Future."

-Oscar watch: "Brooklyn" is heartfelt, "Spotlight" is too tightly focused, "The Danish Girl" is tasteful to a fault, and "Room" is one of the best films of 2015.

-Ben doesn't get the appeal of the Rocky franchise and "Creed."

-Nate says "Mockingjay Part 2" is all climax and yet still feels anti-climactic.

-Ben says "The Good Dinosaur" is the weakest Pixar film without "Cars" in the title.

-This Week's Pitch -- Ultimate Pixar Movie!

-Nate pitches a Pixar movie that looks into the creative offices of Pixar itself.

-Ben pitches a Bigfoot fish-out-of-water tale, a land of different animation styles, and the secret world of rocks! ROCKS!

-Bonus Discussion: 'Z Nation' Rewatch (episodes 1x06)!

-The guys discuss a mid-season resting point with a momentous sixth episode of SyFy's zombie series.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are back though Ben's voice is still playing catch-up from his sickness (we apologize for his smoky dulcet sounds). In light of the recently released "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" trailer, the guys are combining the high brow and the low brow in their pitches this week, and then talking about the SyFy Channel zombie show, "Z Nation." Come for the movie discussion, stay for the weird tangents, including one of our possible best concerning a certain refreshment from the 1990s.

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Episode 125 includes:

-Could Mentos be the key legal loophole we've been ignoring all this time?

-Ben questions whether "The Wolfpack" constitutes child abuse.

-Ben raves about Netflix's new Marvel show, "Jessica Jones."

-Nate feels that "Spectre" is the worst of the Daniel Craig Bonds, and yes, he remembers "Quantum of Solace."

-This Week's Pitch -- High Art/Low Art combo!

-Nate pitches a Holocaust doc where the filmmakers have their doubts about whether their subject is actually a good person, and a legal thriller championing the wrong side.

-Ben pitches "A Farewell to Arms and Legs and Heads," a Treasure Island on the Island of Dr. Moreau, and a Moby Dick with Cthulu.

-Bonus Discussion: "Z Nation" Rewatch (episodes 1x04-5)

-The guys continue watching Ben's favorite show on the air as they proceed further into season one of zombie cross-country mayhem.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are looking into adapting horror movies into TV shows after the success of "From Dusk Til Dawn" and "Ash vs. The Evil Dead." They then extend their next Rewatch segment into the show Ben has been championing for weeks, SyFy's "Z Nation." Along the way they also talk about White Castle's imminent bowl removal.

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Episode 124 includes:

-Police unions are unhappy with Quentin Tarantino and it's not just because of that whole ear torture thing.

-Nate finds "Straight Outta Compton" to be too tame and

-Ben finds the "Peanuts" movie to be the worst filmgoing experience of his life. Wow.

-Ben says "Crimson Peak" is an example of a subgenre of horror that deserves to stay dead.

-This Week's Pitch -- Adapt a Horror Film to Series!

-Nate pitches a "Rosemary's Baby" limited-run series that then transitions to "The Omen" and a modern-day "Freaks."

-Ben pitches a cross country series for "Near Dark," an outbreak drama version following "The Thing," and a case-of-the-week for "Cemetery Man."

-Bonus discussion: "Z Nation" Rewatch (episodes 1x01-03)

-Ben has convinced Nate to watch and discuss his newest favorite TV show. It's just about everything you'd want from "The Walking Dead."

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