Dirty Sons of Pitches

While Eric is on vacation, Nate and Ben take the absence to discuss the works of "Donnie Darko" director Richard Kelly in the second edition of "Director's Cut." Both guys talk about why they enjoy Kelly's first film and their less than enthusiastic feelings for Kelly's follow-up films, like "Southland Tales" and "The Box." They disucss where Kelly has gone wrong and debate whether or not they'll see another stellar film from the likes of Kelly. In honor of "The Box," the guys also pitch a movie based on an old "Twilight Zone" episode.

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The British are coming, the British are coming. No, they've already invaded our televisions. The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" discuss their favorite British TV shows and then adapt a British Tv property for an Americna audience. Then they play a game of Defend Yourself with the films of Alan Moore's graphic novels, tackling the hardest one, "The League of Extroadinary Gentlemen." Along the way they discuss Robocop's need for self-love to be designed in his costume, the depressing heights of "Law and Order SVU: Russia," the truth that all undecided voters are really Eskimoes, the vastly different endings for the British and American versions of "Life on Mars," Ben's Mr. Bucket as the Most Interesting Man in the World, the unhealthy state of Richard Griffiths, crime inspiring pie-making, how "Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows" ripped off "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen," and Eric's unique vacation plans with hillbillies.

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Episode 23 includes:

-New Robocop: if you have a future crime-ridden hellish city, it's insulting if it's not Detroit.

-Why do we have to remake British shows but not Canadian shows? Racism?

-Ben lays into "Elementary," the lame CBS imitation of "Sherlock." A female Watson? Congratulations, you've reinvented the wheel, CBS!

-The surprising amount of American-to-Britain translations. A British version of "The Jersey Shore" with a country with no New Jersey?

-This Week's Pitch -- British TV Translation!

-Eric brings back the show about a cop and his crime-related baked goods, "Pie in the Sky."

-Ben wants to bring back what may be one of the most offensive TV shows in British history.

-Nate brings "Luther" to the States and ditches with all that will they/won't they BS.

-Together the guys imagine what an American version of "Dr. Who" would look like.

-This Week's Game -- Defend Yourself!

-The guys take the challenge to defend the 2003 film "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen."

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are stretching out and rolling out a new series of podcasts focused on examining the career of a film director. For the inaugural podcast, the guys are taking a look at the works of Kevin Smith, the man who inspired the very formation of this podcast. They talk about their favorite Smith films, defend "Jersey Girl," debate the merits of "Cop Out," and even pitch some Kevin Smith-like films dealing with singular locations. Come celebrate Silent Bob and the man who increased all of our vocabularies (and gave us a new definition of "snowball").

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are blending fantasy with reality, taking a look at alternative worlds and their interaction with our own. The guys pitch projects about an alternative world and then play the newest game, Re-Direct It, where they attach a famous director to a different project. Along the way the guys talk about what to do with waffles when no one's looking, how "Expendables 2" is really a remake of "Street Fighter," perfect DNA cross-breeding with Rashida Jones, Jon Hamm, and Brangelina, that Superman would be the next target of Tea Party outrage, Sarah Palin's influence on the winning football team in "Undefeated," applying Pokemon's catch-phrase to venereal diseases, the necessity of a Hitler Universe, limiting your steps after the five-fingered palm of death, and the many talents of Jon Hamm.

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-Episode 22 includes:

-The guys all confess their collective man crushes on actor extraodinaire, Jon Hamm.

-"Killer Joe": Not waiting for the KFC endorsement.

-Ben and Nate deconstruct the many, many faults of pseudo-documentary, "2016: Obama's America"

-This is going to be the "evidence" your crackpot uncle cites to prove his opinion is right.

-This Week's Pitch -- Fictional/Alternative World Crossover

-Eric pitches a realistic take on Pokemon, a world of legal cock fighting with cute monsters.

-Nate pitches an action movie around a school for kids from parallel dimensions -- "Parallel U."

-Ben pitches "Copyright Infringement PD" to police the literary characters entering our world, and a fantasy mating competition where one nerd controls the fate of all realities.

-This Week's Game -- Re-Direct It!

-The guys attach famous directors to other works, like Kevin Smith's "Star Wars" and Quentin Tarantino's "Little Women."

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are taking a look at the misunderstood plight of the poor villain. The guys examine some of their favorite movie villains, discuss what makes a good villain, and then share villain-centric pitches. And now that it's September, the guys take one final look at the movies of summer 2012 and cite their favorites, dissapointments, and thoughts as a whole. Along the way they talk about things like how awful Boba Fett is as a bounty hunter, Ben's criminal empire on movie piracy, how one rebels against your whale parents, the prospect of God as a criminal accomplice (He's got some priors), the end of "Cemetery Man," Ben's sudden falsetto voice, a very fleshy asterisk, the powerful sway of porn to decide technological battles (VHS vs. Beta, etc.), a kelp-only diet, Ben's hatred of Julianne Moore, and Tom Hardy cannot be killed.

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-Episode 21 includes:

-Ready for one whale of a tale? Wait til you hear about the girl-raised-by-whales movie, "Beached."

-Ben finally found a gritty moive that gets the Batman story right: "The Dark Knight: An XXX Parody."

-What makes a really great villain?

-This Week's Pitch -- Villain Story!

-Eric pitches a Harley Quinn/Joke movie in the style of "Frost/Nixon"

-Nate pitches a story about the real threat at the RNC convention this week, the mischievious, invisible Obama!

-Ben pitches a "Con Air" spinoff and a villainous alernative to TV's "Eureka"

-Bonus Conversation -- Summer 2012 at the Movies!

-The guys talk about the highs and lows this year with summer movies... mostly lows.

-Indie movies and the superhero films saved this summer.

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