Wed, 23 March 2016
Ben and Nate just saw the new DC comics epic "Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice," and spoiler alert, it is epic in its badness. The guys insisted upon recording immediately after they saw the movie, so here goes an hour of the two "Dirty Sons of Pitches" trying to make sense of the senseless and coming to the startling conclusion that 1997's megabomb "Batman and Robin" was actually a better movie than this new one. Let that fully sink in. Take a tall drink there, Holly Hunter.
WARNING: LOTS OF SPOILERS IN THIS PODCAST.
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Direct download: batman_vs_superman_edit.mp3
Category:What the Hell Did We Just Watch? -- posted at: 1:19am EST
Mon, 14 March 2016
The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" have a lot of news to cover, from Oscar results, to new blackface controversies, to reactions to the new "Ghostbusters" trailer, and also they're pitching Human Worlds for Non-Humans in honor of Disney's animal-centric "Zootopia." The guys are close to completing their rewatch and discussion over season two of SyFy's zombie series, "Z Nation."
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Episode 136 includes:
-Stanley Kubrick: genius or a weirdo with no feel for human emotions?
-Oscar recap and the eternal question of whether a black woman can be in blackface. Also, "Ghostbusters" trailer early reaction.
-"London Has Fallen" is an action movie for the Trump supporters of the world.
-Ben defends "Gods of Egypt."
-Ben declares "Zootopia" to be a fun, colorful, and shockingly relevant look at the racial conflicts at play in our modern society. Huh?
-This Week's Pitch -- Human Worlds for Non-Humans!
-Ben pitches a world of sentient Animals, Vegetables, and Minerals, a world of zombies as a dominant species, and a world overpopulated with superheroes.
-Nate pitches an alternate world where dinosaurs evolved into human-like creatures without that pesky asteroid.
-Bonus discussion: 'Z Nation' Rewatch (episodes 2x10-11)
-The guys discuss a great two-parter for SyFy's ongoing zombie series where our ragtag heroes go up against a powerful Mexican cartel with a unique purpose for zombies.
Sun, 6 March 2016
The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are going for the gold, Olympic gold that is, in honor of "Race" and "Eddie the Eagle." The guys are pitching Olympic-related properties and, after a healthy discussion over the success of "Deadpool" and its implications for the industry, the guys continue their discussion over the re-watch of SyFy's "Z Nation" zombie series. along the way they talk about Gene Shalit, Fergie's lyrical implications, whether "Blade Runner" is overrated, when was the last time they watched the Olympics, the general disappointment over the return of "The X-Files," Gus van Sant's shot-for-shot "Psycho" remake, the danger of "cool" at the expense of substance, and the career of Leni Reifenstahl.
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Episode 135 includes:
-Does anyone know Gene Shalit's opinion on movies beyond bad puns?
-The guys discuss the merits and dangers of fan service movies and whether "Deadpool" is the tipping point of something good or bad.
-Ben thinks "Deadpool" is an okay movie but can't stand its fans.
-A "Cabin Fever" remake... what's the point?
-Jesse Owens deserves a better movie than the formulaic "Race."
-This Week's Pitch -- Olympics!
-Nate pitches a drama about two athletes from different halves of Germany who only get to see one another every 4 years for the Olympics and an expose on the corruption of Olympics officials.
-Ben pitches cyborg Olympics, a story of the first Olympics from ancient Greece, and a small-town that tries to lure the Olympics.
-Bonus Discussion: 'Z Nation' Re-watch (episodes 2x09-11)
-The guys talk about three more episodes of SyFy's zombie TV series with a series of entertaining one-off episodes.
-The guys finally remember to predict who will win the Oscars main categories.