Wed, 20 February 2019
The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" have a litany of news to get through and several movies to get caught up with, leading into the big February releases of "Alita: Battle Angel" and "The Lego Movie 2," and in honor of that block-headed family movie, the guys are pitching Lego movies and series. They conclude with America's favorite game, So Shalit Be, where they adopt the spirit of Gene Shalit to provide blurbs for this week's catalogue of movies reviewed.
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Episode 231 includes:
-Gropers of the Week: Ryan Adams, R. Kelly, and Max Landis staging a comeback.
-Stop me if you've heard this before: the Oscars came up with a terrible idea that everyone thought as terrible.
-The long-awaited live-action "Alita: Battle Angel" is... fine, big weird anime eyes and all.
-Netflix's "Polar" is gratuitous in every possible way.
-"Lego Movie 2" might not be as fresh but it's still a highly enjoyable family film.
-This Week's Pitch -- Lego Movies!
-Ben pitches Lego sequels to other existing franchises as well as a movie where their very building blocks are sold as a commodity in a class system.
-This Wee's Game -- So Shalit Be!
-The guys play another round of imitating notable film critic Gene Shalit when it comes to delivering blurbs for the films reviewed on this podcast.