Dirty Sons of Pitches

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.

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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
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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."

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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
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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.

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Direct download: clownhouse.mp3
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