Sun, 6 March 2016
The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are going for the gold, Olympic gold that is, in honor of "Race" and "Eddie the Eagle." The guys are pitching Olympic-related properties and, after a healthy discussion over the success of "Deadpool" and its implications for the industry, the guys continue their discussion over the re-watch of SyFy's "Z Nation" zombie series. along the way they talk about Gene Shalit, Fergie's lyrical implications, whether "Blade Runner" is overrated, when was the last time they watched the Olympics, the general disappointment over the return of "The X-Files," Gus van Sant's shot-for-shot "Psycho" remake, the danger of "cool" at the expense of substance, and the career of Leni Reifenstahl.
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Episode 135 includes:
-Does anyone know Gene Shalit's opinion on movies beyond bad puns?
-The guys discuss the merits and dangers of fan service movies and whether "Deadpool" is the tipping point of something good or bad.
-Ben thinks "Deadpool" is an okay movie but can't stand its fans.
-A "Cabin Fever" remake... what's the point?
-Jesse Owens deserves a better movie than the formulaic "Race."
-This Week's Pitch -- Olympics!
-Nate pitches a drama about two athletes from different halves of Germany who only get to see one another every 4 years for the Olympics and an expose on the corruption of Olympics officials.
-Ben pitches cyborg Olympics, a story of the first Olympics from ancient Greece, and a small-town that tries to lure the Olympics.
-Bonus Discussion: 'Z Nation' Re-watch (episodes 2x09-11)
-The guys talk about three more episodes of SyFy's zombie TV series with a series of entertaining one-off episodes.
-The guys finally remember to predict who will win the Oscars main categories.