Dirty Sons of Pitches

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are getting a jump on Presidents Day and pitching movies and other properties revolving around real-life or fictional presidents. Then they play their game of Vanity Project to develop and spitball a biopic for the current commander in chief, Barack Obama. Along the way they talk about topics like the sexiness of certain numbers, cake vs. pie, the short-lived Tom Arnold Apology Tour, straying from the facts with true stories, the ridiculous twist ending of "Safe Haven," the reality of an Oprah sex scene somewhere on the cutting room floor, the better lodging in heaven for people who are more liked, the Marilyn Monroebot, Ben's mother's experience on a political focus group during the 2008 election, the fallacy of electing candidates who promise to make government worse, the rule that ALL Canadians get free Timbits at any Tim Horton's, a mini-series on presidential losers, and the collective ignorance over currently working black directors.

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Episode 57 includes:

-Eric has finally watched his Netflix Steaming Streaming challenge punishment -- "Autumn in New York." Coming up next: Tom Arnold.

-Ben tears apart "Elysium" as well as the notion of President Hobo.

-"Kick-Ass 2" deserves so much more of Jim Carrey. "Hell Baby" has extensive nude scenes and baby punching, so, just right.

-Ben and Nate deabte whether "Lee Dainels' The Butler" is a bad biopic or a subversive anti-biopic.

-This Week's Pitch -- Presidential movies!

-Nate pitches a Roosevelt corssover and a group of juvenile delinquents vs. killer animatronic presidents. 

-Eric pitches... Kid President! So, how mnay other people died in the line of succession? And "The Grey" but with Teddy Roosevelt and big sticks.

-Ben pitches Nixon as a secret woman, a president kidnapped and replaced by a doppleganger, and a film all about one climactic presidential debate.

-This Week's Game -- Vanity Project!

-The guys try and think out different film narratives and biopic casting for our 44th president, Barack Obama. They even have fun thinking of the "crazy fringe" version of the man's life.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches"are looking into the future with their pitches this week, sci-fi future worlds, and with the state of Hollywood filmmaking. There's a lot to talk about.

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Episode 56 includes:

-The guys reflect upon their exeprience in this year's 48 Hour Film Fest. Watch their short "Cordless" HERE. You'll never think of extension dennis cords the same way.

-"The Canyons" just makes you feel sad all over. And that's with Lindsay Lohan nudity.

-The one problem with "The Way, Way Back": not enough cliches?

-"2 Guns" has way more guns than that. Also, "Elysium" is many things but subtle it ain't. 

-This Week's Pitch -- Horrible Sci-fi Future Worlds!

-Nate pitches a world where tehcnology has destroyed our face-to-face communication.

-Eric pitches a world overpopulated with people who cannot die. Plus get a load of "Worm Women."

-Ben pitches a world overrun by evil puppets, and a scary future built upon the conservative warnings about what legalizing gay mariage will do to the country.

-Bonus Discussion -- Future of Hollywood Blockbusters?

-The guys have an in-depth conversation on the future of the big-budget Hollywood movie, the costs of doing blockbuster business, the concept of ticket sales changing to reflect audience interest, and whether we're heading for an implosion.

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In honor of the new Batman/Superman news fresh from Comicon, the "Dirty Sons of Pitches"are crossing over different characters and properties. They pitch crossover movies and then play another round of one of their newer games, Versus, pitting similar characters or agencies against one another. Along the way they talk about a classic Robert Loggia TV advertisement, the appeal of Cinemax in the 90s, our choices for a possible Batman, the sin of gluten, the unintelligible nature of Jeff Bridges' speaking voice, the prevalence of deer breaking and entering according to "Grown Ups 2," Ben's hatred of Ryan Gosling's non-acting, the alarming penetrability of Japan's bullet trains, the Pixar Universe theory combining all the studio's movies into one timeline, angels vs. aliens, and a Hugh Jackman-off.

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Episode 55 includes:

-Kevin Smith comes out of retirement for the weirdest project you can imagine.

-Batman vs. Superman in 2015? After "Man of Steel," do we still have hope?

-"R.I.P.D." is D.O.A. when it comes to entertainment.

-Enjoy the insightful metaphor of a deer peeing in Adam Sandler's face in "Grown Ups 2."

-"The Wolverine" is perfectly adequate, which means it could have been much worse.

-This Week's Pitch -- Crossovers!

-Eric pitches the solution to Detroit's woes: Axel Foley and his new partner, Robocop.

-Ben pitches an all-Rock affair, Avengers vs. Uma Thurman's Avengers, and how "Cool World" and "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" represent heaven and hell.

-Nate pitches the Halloween creatures from "Nightmare Before Christmas" working with the monsters of "Monsters Inc."

-This Week's Game -- Versus!

-The guys pit Ryan Reynolds' Green Lantern vs. Deadpool, the R.I.P.D. vs. the M.I.B., and Hugh Jackman's Van Helsing vs. The Wolverine.

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