Dirty Sons of Pitches

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are looking forward to the newest "Star Wars" and hoping for the best, and so this week they're pitching "passing the torch" concepts where the old welcomes the new. The guys also chat over two more episodes of SyFy's "Z Nation" as they're gearing up for the final run of episodes.

Available on iTunes.

Episode 127 includes:

-The guys rehash the "Batman vs. Superman" trailer a.k.a. the entire stupid damn movie.

-The last podcast before the new "Star Wars." Will we ever be the same?

-"In the Heart of the Sea" is weirdly most interesting with its frame story of Herman Melville.

-Ben hesitantly says "Ridiculous 6" might be a portent of "positive" things to come from the Sandler-Netflix deal. This is all relative, though.

-Nate declares "Creed" to be the best Rocky sequel, easily.

-This Week's Pitch -- Passing the Torch!

-Ben pitches a two-hander with an outgoing and incoming president, old gods finding new replacements, and a Chosen One who has been set up.

-Nate pitches James Bond adapting to the new world of techno spying, and God looking for a replacement among the most pure and selfless and testing them.

-Bonus Discussion: 'Z Nation' Re-Watch (episodes 1x07-08)!

-The guys continue their discussion with season one of the SyFy zombie series as things get even more dark and serious (but still fun).

Direct download: pitch_127.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:21pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are still recovering from Ben's illness so excuse his raspy dulcet tones once more. This week they're pitching their own Pixar movies in honor of the release of Pixar's "The Good Dinosaur," their second film release of 2015. The guys catch up on a bunch of movies, share their latest short film, say goodbye to the world’s best orange juice pitchman, Robert Loggia, and do their best to make out all the subtext of “Back to the Future” they don’t want you to know.

Available on iTunes.

Episode 126 includes:

-Check out their latest short film, "The Least Dangerous Game" enjoy, folks.

-Ben explains all the weird undercurrents of animosity between the McFly spouses in "Back to the Future."

-Oscar watch: "Brooklyn" is heartfelt, "Spotlight" is too tightly focused, "The Danish Girl" is tasteful to a fault, and "Room" is one of the best films of 2015.

-Ben doesn't get the appeal of the Rocky franchise and "Creed."

-Nate says "Mockingjay Part 2" is all climax and yet still feels anti-climactic.

-Ben says "The Good Dinosaur" is the weakest Pixar film without "Cars" in the title.

-This Week's Pitch -- Ultimate Pixar Movie!

-Nate pitches a Pixar movie that looks into the creative offices of Pixar itself.

-Ben pitches a Bigfoot fish-out-of-water tale, a land of different animation styles, and the secret world of rocks! ROCKS!

-Bonus Discussion: 'Z Nation' Rewatch (episodes 1x06)!

-The guys discuss a mid-season resting point with a momentous sixth episode of SyFy's zombie series.

Direct download: pitch_126.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:58pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are back though Ben's voice is still playing catch-up from his sickness (we apologize for his smoky dulcet sounds). In light of the recently released "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" trailer, the guys are combining the high brow and the low brow in their pitches this week, and then talking about the SyFy Channel zombie show, "Z Nation." Come for the movie discussion, stay for the weird tangents, including one of our possible best concerning a certain refreshment from the 1990s.

Also available on iTunes.

Episode 125 includes:

-Could Mentos be the key legal loophole we've been ignoring all this time?

-Ben questions whether "The Wolfpack" constitutes child abuse.

-Ben raves about Netflix's new Marvel show, "Jessica Jones."

-Nate feels that "Spectre" is the worst of the Daniel Craig Bonds, and yes, he remembers "Quantum of Solace."

-This Week's Pitch -- High Art/Low Art combo!

-Nate pitches a Holocaust doc where the filmmakers have their doubts about whether their subject is actually a good person, and a legal thriller championing the wrong side.

-Ben pitches "A Farewell to Arms and Legs and Heads," a Treasure Island on the Island of Dr. Moreau, and a Moby Dick with Cthulu.

-Bonus Discussion: "Z Nation" Rewatch (episodes 1x04-5)

-The guys continue watching Ben's favorite show on the air as they proceed further into season one of zombie cross-country mayhem.

Direct download: pitch_125.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:01pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are looking into adapting horror movies into TV shows after the success of "From Dusk Til Dawn" and "Ash vs. The Evil Dead." They then extend their next Rewatch segment into the show Ben has been championing for weeks, SyFy's "Z Nation." Along the way they also talk about White Castle's imminent bowl removal.

Available on iTunes.

Episode 124 includes:

-Police unions are unhappy with Quentin Tarantino and it's not just because of that whole ear torture thing.

-Nate finds "Straight Outta Compton" to be too tame and

-Ben finds the "Peanuts" movie to be the worst filmgoing experience of his life. Wow.

-Ben says "Crimson Peak" is an example of a subgenre of horror that deserves to stay dead.

-This Week's Pitch -- Adapt a Horror Film to Series!

-Nate pitches a "Rosemary's Baby" limited-run series that then transitions to "The Omen" and a modern-day "Freaks."

-Ben pitches a cross country series for "Near Dark," an outbreak drama version following "The Thing," and a case-of-the-week for "Cemetery Man."

-Bonus discussion: "Z Nation" Rewatch (episodes 1x01-03)

-Ben has convinced Nate to watch and discuss his newest favorite TV show. It's just about everything you'd want from "The Walking Dead."

Direct download: pitch_124.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:25pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" were in a rush to record this week, mostly to explain and talk about a controversial decision by present MOFA leaders that left them confused and frustrated from the vantage point of writers. After last week's inspiration with "Mr. Holmes," the guys pitch final stories involving famous characters from movies and literature.

Also available on iTunes.

Episode 123 includes:

-Nate and Ben explain a head-scratching omission from the latest MOFA contest and try and make sense of it all.

-Ben doesn't get the fuss over the David Foster Wallace movie "End of the Tour."

-"Paranormal Activity" is a franchise that doesn't even seem to bother anymore. A found footage movie with flashbacks???

-The last act almost saves "The Last Witch Hunter" according to Ben.

-This Week's Pitch -- Swan Songs for Famous characters!

-Nate pitches Poirot trying to use his years of crime-solving to cover up a murder he accidentally committed (Miss Marple?).

-Ben pitches a post-apocalyptic mutant clone Batman story that needs to be made immediately. Listen to this closely, DC.

Direct download: pitch_123.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:35pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are looking at stories that incorporate their own authors in honor of the new “Goosebumps” film that features Jack Black as R.L. Stine. The guys also complete the last of their watch of the best of the worst episodes of ‘Criminal Minds’ though no imaginary marionette dwarves this time. They also debate the new job opportunities for unemployed trombone players, whether Ben Affleck is responsible for Bill Finger finally getting Batman credit, the majesty of Bryan Fuller as a showrunner, a crossover with JEM and G.I. Joe and Transformers, where the Aeon Flux movie failure should go, Ian McKellen’s mission to play all iconic characters, whether Goosebumps is a series that still has some cultural relevance out of nostalgia, Eli Roth’s first films as a director since 2007, and “rape dolls” from ‘Criminal Minds.’

Also available on iTunes.

Episode 122 includes:

-New 'Star Wars' trailer: do people wait weeks in line for movies any more? Certainly not Mens Rights Activists

-Listen to Ben’s reaction to being told who the director of “The Flash” will be. It’s good for the soul.

-Ben defends “Pan” while Nate doesn’t hate it but sure doesn’t understand it.

-Ben says "Gioosebumps" is “Jumanji” but without the heart. Nostalgia for whom?

-This Week's Pitch -- Author-Insertion!

-Ben pitches “The Room” but with Tommy Wiseau as a con artist, a “Stand By Me” where time travel affects the future’s detailing of the past, a father and son artists who can reunite in their cartoon worlds, and a documentary crew that relives the same scenario of famous cannibals trapped in a cabin.

-Nate pitches a story of an author being held captive by his characters who have their own demands for where their stories should go.

-Bonus Discussion: Best/Worst of 'Criminal Minds'

-Ben and Nate discuss the last episode on their viewing list of the best of the worst episodes of the terrible TV show, 'Criminal Minds.'

Direct download: pitch_122.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:29pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are back to play catch-up after a slew of personal and professional events that have held up recording new episodes. Because of this they are postponing the pitch segment and talking about a number of movies they've recently seen since last recording. The bonus discussion continues for the best of the worst of TV's "Criminal Minds," this time with an ending that you'll never see coming because why would you?

Also available on iTunes.

Episode 121 includes:

-The guys explain their delay including the awards reaped for their short film and the start of another.

-Nate crows about the cartel suspense thriller "Sicario."

-Ben wonders about what strange messages are afloat in "Hotel Transylvania 2."

-"The Martian" is everything Ben was hoping for from "Gravity" (prepare for old "Gravity" gripes relived).

-This Week's Pitch -- None!

-Bonus Discussion: Best/Worst of "Criminal Minds"!

-It's called "The Lesson" and you may never look at dwarves the same way. Or creepy marionette puppeteers. But mostly dwarves.

Direct download: pitch_121.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:05pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are taking stock of the summer film season of 2015 and measuring the highs and lows, focusing more on the lows as they pitch ways to fix some of the more problematic films that emerged this summer. Afterwards, the guys discuss two more episodes of 'Criminal Minds' from its tenth season and just how awful this TV show truly is.

Also available on iTunes.

Episode 120 includes:

-Ben defends the xenophobia of "No Escape." Sort of. Can you be xenophobic and not racist?

-Nate says "The Gift" is an adult thriller that isn't afraid to be ambiguous.

-Surprise, surprise, "The Visit" is actually a decent movie by M. Night Shyamalan. Remember this day ye children.

-Ben thinks "American Ultra" is a fun stoner comedy that got overlooked.

-This Week's Pitch -- Fix a Summer Movie!

-Nate and Ben tackle a slew of summer movies like "Tomorrowland," "Trainwreck," "Jurassic World," and "Fantastic Four" and others and try and find ways to improve them.

-Bonus Discussion: Best/Worst of 'Criminal Minds' part 2

-Two more episodes are viewed and discussed of the worst of the TV show 'Criminal Minds.'

Direct download: pitch_120.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:50pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are taking a page from the upcoming "GhostbusterS" reboot and looking to swap genders for classic properties or stories. In light of a game this week, the guys are going to be watching the Top Ten best/worst episodes of the TV show "Criminal Minds." Ben has put together his list and the guys are indulding their dark sides, which you two can follow week-by-week.

Aso available on iTunes.

-Episode 119 includes:

-Could "Mad Max"'s George Miller direct the Superman film we've been waiting for?

-Ben wildly raves about his new favorite 2015 movie, "Cop Car."

-Discover the horror cabbage patch musical "Patch Town" on Netflix.

-Ben says "Unfriended" is a horror gimmick that gets better as it goes.

-This Week's Pitch -- Gender Swap!

-Ben pitches a female team-up of classic monsters, an all-female Ocean's Eleven heist, a female-lead "Back to the Future" remake with 1950s gender politics, and a group of girls going undercover at a fraternity.

-Nate pitches a horror team up of Final Girls... that is more or less something Ben pitched weeks ago. It happens after 119 episodes.

-Bonus Discussion -- Best/Worst of "Criminal Minds" part 1

-Ben has fashioned a Top Ten of the most messed up/terrible episodes of the long-running crime procedural and he and Nate are watching two episodes at a time for discussion. This week is numbers 10 and 9.

Direct download: pitch_119.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:51pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are joined by George this week because of George's adoration of the so-bad-it's-good series, "Left Behind." The gang pitches faith-based movies and get far too caught up in their conversational tangents to have a game this week. The guys also talk about the purposes of plugs, TV Catwomen actress orgies, the logistics of chasity belts, whether the Roger Corman "Fantastic Four" is the best version of the characters on screen, Jared Fogel's new slogans, the bad aging of CGI effects, the needless early 90s VR sene in "Disclosure," the eligibility of "The Day the Clown Cried" in ten years time, sighing in someone's face, the exact number of books George has read in his life which can be counted on two hands, what to do and what not to do with the Anti-christ, and Dolly Parton's singing voice.

Also available on iTunes.

Episode 118 includes:

-What if "Star Wars" sucks? Think about it, won't you?

-George talks about his thoughts on "Ant-Man," "Ted 2," "Spy," "Fantastic Four," and "Trainwreck."

-Ben says "Straight Outta Compton" turned him into a Republican voter.

-Nate says "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." is fizzy fun and better use of Guy Ritchie's skills, even if nobody remembers the TV show.

-Nate and Ben are truly shocked to find "Little Boy" to be competent even after it implies God dropped the atom bombs.

-This Week's Pitch -- Faith-Based Movies!

-George explains his love of the "Left Behind" movies and books.

-Nate pitches an inspirational movie where a boy puts his faith in Cthulu.

-Ben pitches an atheist with Messiah syndrome, an inter-faith bowling team, and a priest and rabbi who fight gangs together.

-This Week's Game -- None!

Direct download: pitch_118.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:32pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are exploring the would-be catastrophe that is Fox's new "Fantastic Four" reboot, currently being torn apart by critics and fans. The guys pitch unorthodox family projects this week and then play a game of Re-Cast It to better populate a modern "Fantastic" film. Along the way they talk about their possible safe words, Chris Farley as Shrek, David Vitter's diaper fetish, what went wrong with "F4" and what happens next, pitching a film about bad filmmakers exploiting the German tax loophole that helped fund Uwe Boll, and the power of sad giant heads eating planets and its connection to "Flash Gordon."

Availble on iTunes.

Episode 117 includes:

-Watch the guys' newest comedy short film for this year's 48 hour film festival: "Detective/Cop"

-Ben critiques the feminism of "Trainwreck" and the everything of disney's TV musical, "Descendants."

-Nate says the "Entourage" movie is 90 more minutes of bro wish fulfillment.

-Ben says "Fantastic Four" is one half of a potentially interesting movie. Then there was a second half.

-This Week's Pitch -- Unorthodox Families!

-Nate pitches a robot child that keeps living long after his family has died out, going from generation to generation of progeny.

-Ben pitches a horror version of "Just Go With It," a sitcom family that becomes self-aware, and a survivalist trying to hide her background from her groom while saving the wedding from terrorists.

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

-Ben and Nate recast a new "Fantastic Four" movie with its four heroes and a series of its more famous villains.

Direct download: pitch_117.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:16pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are catching up on the major July summer releases and in honor of the new "Mission: Impossible" film they're pitching spy properties. In light of the disastrous new Adam Sandler film, "Pixar," Ben and Nate play a game of Vanity Project to try and figure out how exactly Sandler could recapture his earlier mojo. Along the way they talk about the uses of poor Victorian children, the role of documentaries, Ben as symbol of American carelessness, another shooting in a movie theater, Game of Thrones spoilers, and the hopes of Nichiolas Cage action movies being turned into Broadway musicals.

Available on iTunes.

Episode 116 includes:

-What does Harry Potter have to do with "Troll 2"? Find out!

-Ben and Nate pitch a TV documentary series wondering what happened to some of the greatest movies never made.

-Nate dishes on the TV show "The Chair" and its two movies it inspied, one okay (Hollidaysburg) and the other awful awful awful (Not Cool).

-"Mission: Impossible" is consistently entertaining even if Tom Cruise is no longer kicking people in the face with the same gumption.

-This Week's Pitch -- Spies!

-Ben pitches a spy gathering with a mysterious killer picking them off, a usband and wife who are on opposite sides, Q as a lead, and a hidden suburbia of spies who were being trained as back-ups.

-Nate pitches Goon School, a group of teens being trained to be evil henchmen for master villains.

-This Week's Game -- Vanity Project!

-The guys attempt to come up with a series of prjects that would re-energize Sandler as an actor and fit his skill set.

Direct download: pitch_116.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:22pm EDT

Ben and Nate contemplate all their life decisions that lead them to watch the awful sequel to 2001's original "Joe Dirt." Ben declares it the worst film he's seen in THREE YEARS and is shell-shocked by how depressing and lazy and unfunny it is. It's available for free on Crackle.com, and even that is a price too high for this disaster.

Direct download: joe_dirt_2.mp3
Category:What the Hell Did We Just Watch? -- posted at: 4:33pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are inspired by "Self/less" and coming up with body swap pitches this week, after going through news items involving some bad behavior. They also talk about the need for the return of Nick at Night, the pointlessness of blackface in costumes and cosplay, the mysteries behind bathroom reief, the omnipresence of "Friends," whether the Minions are looking to be slaves, whether there are more hetero or homosexual porn parodies, Shaq as a great comedic actor, personal measurements, and themeaning behind "in like Flynn."

Also available on iTunes.

Episode 115 includes:

-Ben laments the over-use of samplying in modern music... and shares the price of bread when he was a kid and what's wrong with them kids today.

-Ben loathes every unintelligible second of "Minions."

-Nate thinks "Trainwreck" is a fine coming-out for comedienne, Amy Schumer, but it's Lebron James who is the film's comedy MVP.

-Ben says "The Cobbler" is a "poorly executed version of a movie I would like, or the best executed version of a movie that should not work."

-This Week's Pitch -- Body Swap!

-Nate pitches a conservative blowhard swapping bodies with a poor, disadvantaged black male and discovering maybe life isn't fair or equal.

-Ben pitches a body swap heist, marriage counseling swapping, kids switching bodies with their parents and taking over, and a hired killer who swaps to set up patsies.

-This Week's Game -- None!

Direct download: pitch_115.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:06pm EDT

One of the "Dirty Sons of Pitches" had a brush with danger since last recording, coming face to face with the power of flame in a house fire. That inspires the pitches this week. No game this episode but plenty of talk about other topics such as the "female experience" while defecation, the fact that Scalia is not the rhetorical master people make him out to be, what some possible negatives might be for removing the Confederate flag, taking Donald Trump at his words, Ben's lack of shame, whether Jai Courtney has the ability to not not be charismatic, the morally disturbing ending for "The Hot Chick," the positives of "Return of the Living Dead," whether trying to kill your own mom is a paradox in an alternate timeline, the creepy nature of asking for cleavage for auditions (Rose McGowan's story), the words "a poor man's David Krumholtz," and the sound of Fourth of July fireworks.

Also available on iTunes.

Episode 114 includes:

-Ben explains how he saved his mother from a house fire. No joke. He explains his bathroom-centic consequences.

-Lots of news: replace that Confederate flag with a rainbow flag, folks. wow a lot of stuff happened since last we recorded.

-Nate says "Paul Blart 2" is like a modern-day Pagliacci.

-"Inside Out" is a modern classic that shows feelings can have feelings too.

-Ben and Nate debate whether "Terminator Genisys" makes no sense or no f-ing sense.

-This Week's Pitch -- Fire!

-Nate pitches a crime procedural from an arson inspection unit and an epic based upon the Billy Joel song.

-Ben pitches an invisible dragon, a ghost story where the spirit is fire itself, and a woman whose mood affects the environment (aroused = fires!).

-This Week's Game -- None!

Direct download: pitch_114.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:28pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are getting pre-historic with their pitches this week in honor of the summer smash "Jurassic World." The guys are pitching dinosaur properties. After they play a game of Five by Five. Along the way they debate whether Mr. Portato Head was full of self-loathing promoting french fries, the long con of New Coke, how exploitative and awful "Criminal Minds" can be, the political and social meanings behind "Zardoz," the lasting power of "Dino the Last Dinosaur," the particulars of love in "Mannequin," and the unknowable subtitles of the "Land Before Time" direct-to-video sequels.

Also available on iTunes.

Episode 113 includes:

-Ben and Nate talk about the passing of Christopher Lee, the most badass nonagenarian actor/metal singer ever.

-Nate re-watches "Zardoz" and will never be the same again. Again.

-"Spy" causes Ben to pause his dislike for Melissa McCarthy. "Tammy" is 30% forgiven.

-Ben thinks "Jurassic World" would be better with less meta and more dinosaurs.

-This Week's Pitch -- Dinosaurs!

-Nate pitches a children's movie where a group of kids finds a living dinosaur egg and have to hide it from the government.

-Ben pitches a dinosaur buddy copy film and a film with the greatest title known to man.

-This Week's Game -- Five by Five!

-The guys try and guess one another's list of five movies they created off the top of their head after being given a specific category. They then have a last man standing to see who can name more dinosaur movies.

Direct download: pitch_113.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:29pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are inspired by "Tomorrowland" and pitching movies and series based upon the iconogrpahy of Disney, be it movies, parks, or the man himself. The guys also experiment with a new game, Better With The Rock, trying to imagine The Rock in other movies and disocver a pairing that would not benefit from added Rock. Along the way the guys also talk about the "X-Files" history, the secret message of Hanson's "MMMBop" tune, the mistakes of certain "sexy" Halloween costumes, the purpose of a "Symbologist," the magic of early 80s genre films, and the trappings of female facial features in animation vs. the uncanny valley.

Also available on iTunes.

Episode 112 includes:

-Learn about a really awkward Wizard of Oz rendition to educate about AIDS. Learn the forgotten pop-culture catch-phrase, "Please stop the monkeys."

-Hollywood white-washing news: can Emma Stone play Asian?

-"San Andreas" is a little too dumb for dumb fun.

-The "Poltergeist" remake: built on the graveyard of the better movie.

-"Pitch Perfect 2" is a message to normal extroverted kids -- yeah, it gets better, normal extroverted kids.

-This Week's Pitch -- Disney Iconography!

-Nate pitches "Die Hard"-in-a-Disney-park, and a behind-the-scenes documentary of near misses with beloved Disney and Pixar films.

-Ben pitches a steampunk "Frontierland," secret underground little people, a Disney princess team-up, and a curse relating to Tokyo Disney.

-This Week's Game -- Better With The Rock!

-Ben and Nate try and think of films of film scenarios that would NOT be imrpoved by the inclusion of The Rock. Is is hard.

Direct download: pitch_112.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:09pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are looking backwards and forwards by remaking sci-fi action film franchises from the 1970s and 80s, much like the new big-budget rendition in the realm of "Mad Max," a franchise last seen 30 years ago. In the game this week, a quick rendition of Movies Against Humanity. The guys take some strange detours, as usual, with topics like Spider-Man's natural ability to make webbing, whether Lucifer would work for the police or be a defense attourney, American Gladiator rip-offs, and Ben defend the insanity that is "Zardoz."

Also available on iTunes.

Episode 111 includes:

-Is everything all natural when it comes to Spider-Man's webshooting?

-Get ready for fall's next best TV show: "Lucifer" where the Devil leaves hell to assist the LAPD in solving crimes. This is a thing.

-When was the last time a Joe Dante film was watchable? "Burying the Ex" may not be that film.

-Ryan Gosling's directorial debut is an endurance test of terrible.

-Nate adores "Mad Max: Fury Road" and Ben says it's too much icing, not enough cake.

-This Week's Pitch -- Reboot 70s/80s Action/Sci-Fi Film into Franchise!

-Nate pitches a revamp of "Logan's Run" with an emphasis on today's generational divide with the Boomers.

-Ben pitches a revamp of "Hell Comes to Frog Town" and his dream casting for a remake of his dream movie, "Dead Heat."

-This Week's Game -- Movies Against Humanity!

-Patterned after Cards Against Humanity, the guys take three categories and argue their cases for various films to be the best representations of the category topics. You'll never see "Big" the same way again.

Direct download: pitch_111-A.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:33pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" haven't delivered a commentary in a while, so they went back to a notorious 1989 horror film best known for its writer.director molesting the teen male lead character. What? Trust us, we talk about this heinous crime a lot while we find ways to make sense of a rather unmemorable horror thriller, which is saying soemthing for killer clowns. Watch a young Sam Rockwell in his film debut. Listen to Ben and Nate bounce around conversation topics including the cultural practices at brises, the requirements of sleeping on Francis Ford Coppola's couch, the fact that every movie literally takes place in space and in 3D, a mom and pop box farm, other famous creepy clowns, and the horrifying original ending to IT in the novel that Victor Salva would enjoy.

Enjoy the listen. Also available on iTunes.

Direct download: clownhouse.mp3
Category:Commentary -- posted at: 8:19pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are getting smaller as this week they get a jump on "any-Man" with pitches focusing on shrinking stories or incredibly tiny worlds. Beforehand, they have much to discuss with the response to the "Avengers: Age of Ultron" sequel, and this week's game relates, a Vanity Project with "Avengers" writer/director, Joss Whedon.

Also available on iTunes.

Episode 110 includes:

-The guys come up with the next "National Treasure" premise.

-The firestorm behind "Avengers" and feminism is justified and also pre-existing. Why don't we have a Black Widow movie already?

-"It Follows" creeps Nate out but bores Ben.

-Nate says "Age of Adeline" is surprisingly decent; Ben says "Strange Magic" is surprisingly delightful. Who knew?

-This Week's Pitch -- Incredible Shrinking Stories!

-Nate pitches a world where the rich hire immigrant laborers to shrink down to tiny sizes to scrub out their internal organs to stay healthy.

-Ben pitches tiny people nudging you onto your fate's path, and a serial killer who shrinks down to kill.

-This Week's Game -- Vanity Project!

-The guys come up with movie and TV options for Joss Whedon now that he's leaving "The Avengers" franchise.

Direct download: pitch_110.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:34pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are once again watching the worst of the worst, this time a low-budget (veeeeeeery low-budget) Canadian superhero film that feels like a knockoff of a knockoff. Watch adults in masks and constumes talk in monotone! Watch ineffective action and gunplay! Watch... or don't, just losten to Ben and Nate rehash the pain of this movie. The guys also chat about recent film news and review "Avengers: Age of Ulrton," so just consider this the all-Avengers podcast.

Also available on iTunes.

Direct download: avenging_force.mp3
Category:What the Hell Did We Just Watch? -- posted at: 8:09pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are bookin' suspects this week with a podcast where they pitch police themed shows and movies, in dubious honor of the new "Paul Blart" sequel. This week's game is a return of Movies Against Humanity and a return to the madness and pop-culture analysis that you've come to expect after 100 podcasts with these gentlemen.

Also available in iTunes.

Episode 109 includes:

-The Scatman can. The Scatman. Can. (cue endless scatting)

-Reactions to "Batman vs Superman" trailer are decidedly... dour.

-"Get Hard" is as unfunny and homophobic as its dumb title promises.

-Netflix's "Daredevil" erases the bad taste of the Ben Affleck film. Mostly.

-This Week's Pitch -- Cop Movies/Shows!

-Ben pitches a found footage film from police body cameras, a procedural where a new drug reveals a supernatural killer, and a giant spider monster that stalks the streets for justice.

-Nate pitches a crime thriller where a U.S. MP and a former Iraqi Republican Guard investigator must work together in recent post-war Iraq to catch a killer of women.

-This Week's Game -- Movies Against Humanity!

-The guys compete arguing which film titles are best represented in a series of categories, much like Cards Against Humanity.

Direct download: pitch_109.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:18am EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are looking into the strange realm of cults for their pitches this week, inspired by the HBO documentary that the Church of Scientology does not want you to see. The guys catch up on "Furious 7" and "Insurgent" and "Cinderella," as well as other movies, and spend so much time chatting about their pitches, and especially the movies, that they have no time for a game this week.

Also available on iTunes.

Episode 108 includes:

-The guys propose a very unclean homeopathic option they read about. You'll want to wash your hands verrily after listening.

-"Furious 7" might be slightly less furious-er than previous installments, but it's still furious-ish enough to be satisfying.

-Ben and Nate argue the merit over retelling another "Cinderella" movie.

-"Going Clear" goes there when it comes to Scientology.

-This Week's Pitch -- Cults!

-Nate pitches a survivor of a death cult who's hunted down by the remaining members who can only go to the afterlife is all of the death cult members are suitably dead.

-Ben pitches a reprogrammer who kidnaps a cult member for mysterious and vengeful purposes.

-This Week's Game -- None!

Direct download: pitch_108.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:58pm EDT

"Amazing" might be too generous a term, or perhaps it's exactly fitting. Ben and Nate are still left scratching their heads to assess the ripoff of a ripoff, "The Amazing Bulk," about a scientist who turns into a big purple man of rage. It's also entirely filmed on green screen and many of the visuals look like they were made in MS Paint. Listen as Ben and Nate try their best to make sense of this 75-minute excuse for a movie.

Also available on iTunes.

Direct download: bulk-A.mp3
Category:What the Hell Did We Just Watch? -- posted at: 10:17pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are revving up their engines in preparation for the next "Fast and Furious" entry by pitching car chase stories. If Hollywood loves itself a movie brokered around car chases, well here's the next hot would-be franchises. The guys also discuss the various world of YA novels-turns-movies and go over the pros and cons of each realm from a cost-of-living standpoint. 

Also available on iTunes.

Episode 107 includes:

-The guys address the people from the future who have a very specific prediliction.

-Batman cover art: should the artist every censor art from outside pressure? Can you see this cover and not understand the offense?

-Ben champions "Z Nation" over "The Walking Dead."

-"Run All Night" is another decent Liam Neeson movie where he runs around with a gun and barks at people.

-This Week's Pitch -- Car Chase Movies!

-Ben pitches an escapaed prisoner story where rich elites bet on their prisoner, a supernatural car chase, and a road rage virus that forces others to hunt one another to the death.

-Nate pitches a closing of the borders in wake of a plague, so a family must race across the country to escape the closing quarantine.

-Bonus Discussion: YA Post-Apocalyptic Worlds!

-Ben and Nate talk about the worlds of YA staples like "Hunger Games," "Divergent," "Maze Runner," and others and discuss which world they would rather live in if they had to make a choice.

Direct download: pitch_107.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:58am EDT

Ben and Nate explore what the folks at Aslyum have to offer with their requisite "50 Shades of Grey" knockoff, "Bound," starring Charisma Carpenter, best known as Cordelia on TV's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." What starts as soft-core doldrums magically transforms in the third act into... something... surprising. It becomes a commentary against "50 Shades" and actually empowering. Shocking. Listen as Ben and Nate try and reconcile what they have watched and the nature of Asylum knockoffs.

Also available on iTunes.

Direct download: bound.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:53pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are recapping the Oscars and pitching movies akin to the recently crowned Best Picture winner, "Birdman." They're talking about movies that can be done all in one take. The guys also play another rendition of their game Five by Five and prove tht they either know too much or nothing at all. Learn what a "vag deferens" is at long last, as well as Lawrence Kasdan's last movie, the highs and lows of Stephen King adaptations,

Also available on iTunes.

Episode 106 includes:

-Oscar recap: Will Eddie Redmayne be doing unclean things for nickles at bus stations in 10 years time?

-Marvel takes back Spider-Man, but will it not spider-suck?

-"Harmontown" makes Ben "kinda hate Dan Harmon." Nate sees "Sex Tape" and it makes him kinda hate sex tapes.

-"Chappie" is like "Robocop" and "Short Circuit" had a baby and it grew up on trashy gangster rap.

-This Week's Pitch -- One-Take Movies!

-Nate pitches the last hours of a death row inmate, a view in a jury room, and an interrogation scenario all done in one take.

-Ben pitches a sniper film from a sniper's POV, split-screen movie, and a time traveler on an exploding airplane.

-This Week's Game -- Five by Five!

-Ben and Nate come up with specific film categories and have two options to win points: pick 5 movies no on the list for that category or pick all 5 that are on the list.

Direct download: pitch_106-A.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:47pm EDT

In light of the runaway success of "50 Shades of Grey," Ben and Nate are pitching erotic thrillers to tanatlyze the creative possibilities. The guys get down and dirty with their bad selves and go to places they have routinely gone before on their podcast. Stay tuned for a further discussion on the gorwing industry of crypto-zoological erotic fiction.

Also availably on iTunes.

Episode 105 includes:

-Does Dorf still exist? Remember Dorf? Anybody?

-Nate and Ben make Oscar predicitons for the major categories. Ben complains again about the Oscars. Repeat.

-"Kingsman" is a head-poppin' good time, though relies a bit too heavily on the meta.

-Nate and Ben debate what is worst in "50 Shades" and there are many culprits.

-This Week's Pitch -- Erotic Thriller

-Nate pitches a coed who works as a high-end call girl who ends up being ensared in a political scandal.

-Ben pitches "Exit to Eden" but with Furries/Plushies and a reverse "50 Shades" scenario where a man seeks his dom.

-This Week's Game -- Fetish-Ize It!

-It's a spinoff of "Porno-Ize It" where we take peopular movies like "Back to the Future," "Birdman," and "The Godfather" and develop fetishes relted to the films' content.

Direct download: pitch_105.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:57pm EDT

The guys are finally back to what their title imples -- pitches. The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are going back to their early podcast to honor the time they've spent recording and being ridiculous. Along the way the guys talk about a host of other weird topics.

Also available on iTunes.

Episode 104 includes:

-The guys come up with the perfect formula for a movie: Liam Neeson + dinosaurs + kicking dinosaurs + Hitler.

-The "Gravity" lawsuit may be the most important Hollywood trial you have absolutely no clue about.

-Nate says that "Jupiter Ascending" is laughably terrible with a lead character who should have just been left to fall to her death.

-Ben catches up on a slew of 2014 horror films and singles out "As Above So Below" as the one to see.

-This Week's Pitch -- Sequels!

-Nate pitches seques to "Boyhood," "Seven," and "School of Rock."

-Ben pitches sequels to "Misery," "Three Men and a Baby," "Pet Semetary," and "Silent Night Deadly Night."

-This Week's Game -- Sequel-ize It!

-The guys take their own pitches and push them even further with more sequels.

Direct download: pitch_104.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:17pm EDT

Here's part two of the "Dirty Sons of Pitches" recording with special guest George. The guys continue talking about recent movies and then play an extended game of the Gut-Check Challenge. How many Kevin Bacon movies can you name?

Available on iTunes.

Direct download: pitch_103.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:19pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are together with special guest George who shares his own version of the Oscars, the GABBY's, and discusses his best and worst films of 2014. The guys talk about the new all-female "Ghosbusters" cast, whether short people have no reason to live like Randy Newman claimed, the appeal of biopics, "The Interview" and "John Wick" and whether better movies negate perfectly good movies. Stick around for George's dead-on impression of Steve Carell's "Foxcatcher" character narrating the whole movie. Part two to be available soon.

Also available on iTunes.

Direct download: pitch_102.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:11pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" cut their last podcast in two, much like Solomon promised, and now the second part explores Nate and Ben's own top 10 lists for the best films of the year, the bottom 10 worst of the year, some underrated and overrated films, and lots of talk in between. It's a recap of the many lows and some of the highs that was the year 2014 in cinema. Can't imagine a world where there are EIGHT films worse than "Tammy"? Listen and discover for yourself.

Also available on iTunes.

Direct download: bestworst_2014.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:22pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are back to two and Ben is returning for his first podcast since November. He's got plenty of movies to catch up on, and the guys also talk about the recent Oscar nominations and who is deserving, who got snubbed, who will and should win, and whether the Academy is a bunch of old farts in general. Stay tuned for a second part where Nate and Ben discuss their opinions on the best and worst films of 2014.

Also available on iTunes.

Direct download: pitch_100.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:54pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are down a Ben but are up an Eric as their former third member returns to discuss a flurry of exciting Marvel and DC news about the years-in-the-making rollouts of a dozen movies. There's also the big news that North Korea is threatening to attack the U.S. over "The Interview" and the response to this weirdly national dilemma. Eric and Nate also rundown a slew of movies they've sene since last recording.

Also available on iTunes.

Direct download: pitch_99.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" have shaken off their months-long rest and have a lot of movies to get through. After some explanation for their absence and some general vulgarity you've come to expect, they cover films like "Annabelle," "Fury," "Gone Girl," "A Walk Among the Tombstones," "The 100 Foot Journey," "Dear White People," "V/H/S 3," "Left Behind," "Birdman," "Whiplash," "Interstellar," "Big Hero 6," "Nightcrawler," "The Skeleton Twins," and "Mockingjay Part 1."

Also available on iTunes, folks.

Direct download: pitch_98.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:32pm EDT