Dirty Sons of Pitches

And now here's part two of the "Dirty Sons of Pitches" one-year anniversary special. The guys take on an extended edition of their game Court of Public Opinion, wherein two of the Sons of Pitches face off with a disagreement they've had over the course of 40 previous podcasts. There may not be another podcast after how things play out with this one. Remember: these guys are friends.

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Episode 42 includes:

-This Week's Game -- Court of Public Opinion!

-Ben vs. Eric: The quality of "The Avengers"

-Nate vs. Ben: The quality of an actress that Jennifer Lawrence is.

-Eric vs. Nate: The quality of the film "Superman Returns."

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It's been a whole year since the world has known the "Dirty Sons of Pitches" podcast, and we'd like to think it's been a better world since. To mark the occasion, the guys are expanding their game of Court of Public Opinion to rehash some of the bigger disagreements during that one year. Each Son of Pitch will square off against another at one point. But because the podcast went so long, they've split them up into two separate episodes. Expect the next one, covering the actual game, to be released later this week.

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Episode 41 includes:

-One year later... it's all downhill from here.

-"Veronica Mars" on Kickstarter: the start of a trend or a new way for corporations to screw us over?

-"Stand Up Guys": Shouln't Al Pacino really add an "H" to his name already?

-"The Call": Why you should never not kill the killer when you can.

-"Incredible Burt Wodnerstone" will surprise you. It's at least better than "Identity Thief."
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This one was a hard one for the "Dirty Sons of Pitches." Ben almost didn't make it out alive. Hopefully their commentarry track for the 1976 horror movie "The Devil's Kiss" a.k.a. "The Caresss of Satan" will spare others. It's an awful movie, sure, but it's also mostly aimless except for wandering zombies and maids who are constantly undressing. You can watch the film via Netflix streaming and listen to the boys' commentary to keep your sanity as they struggle with their own. Other topics broached include a fond look back at the bizarre multiculutral world of the Nickelodeon cartoon, "Doug," whether Pee Wee Herman was simply misunderstood and voicing his displeasure with the movie, and what to do with spoons at an orgy.

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Direct download: devils_kiss.mp3
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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" welcome their second female guest to the podcast -- Sarah (I suppose third if you count Ben's mother).This week, in honor of Oz, it's all about fantasy pitches, and the theme even extends into this week's game as the gang recasts the "Wizard of Oz" trilogy. Along the way they tlak about things such as the mechanics of mating with giants, the illogical nature of a government combatting overcrowding with a 12-hour free-for-all period of lawlessness, whether "Jack the Giant Slayer" stole from the MIB cartoon, Jason Bateman's status as a quality comic actor, Michael J. Fox's TV sitcom names, the flaws in the gameplay of Chaka and the Forever Man, and the taint-quality of Kevin James.

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Episode 40 includes:

-What would you do with a 12-hour window of lawlessness? Ben's answer may surprise you and... not surprise you but depress you all the same.

-We predict everyone in America will be working on simultaneous heists.

-"Amour": the love story of the year that will make you wish for death.

-"Oz the Great and Powerful": too much CGI, too much Franco, and yet not enough Zach Braff?

-This Week's Pitch -- Fantasy film!

-Ben pitches a "Full Metal Jacket"-style bootcamp for dragon warriors.

-Nate pitches a super wizard savior switched at birth tale, a fantasy "Puddin'head Wilson," if you will.

-Eric pitches a wannabe sword fighter who has to battle Lancelot for the fate of mankind.

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

-The gang recasts "The Wizard of Oz," "Return to Oz" and "Oz the Great and Powerful" as contemporary films.

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Direct download: pitch_40.mp3
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The gang talks about comedy legend Mel Brooks, whom they hold personal fondness over. They chat about the best and worst Brooks flms, his seeming retirement from cinema, concentration into musical theater, and what exactly they'd like to see him do next. Hint: It's not a secret to Dracula: Dead and Loving It. They also tlak about the challenges of adapting his own work for the stage, whether Blazing Saddles could still exist in its original form for today's audiences, and why The Artist ripped him off.

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