Dirty Sons of Pitches

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.

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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
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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.

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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
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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.

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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
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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.’

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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
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