Wed, 21 February 2018
The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are celebrating Marvel's "Black Panther" blockbuster by pitching black super hero stories. The guys wrap up the episode playing another game of So Shalit Be, especially after discussing Gene Shalit and his potential departure from TV earlier. Along the way the guys discuss not going full-Shalit, what it takes to get a "mulligan" from the religious right, the influx of the F-word on cable TV, the question of why the female nipple is much more offensive than male nipples, whether "Black Panther" is more or less feminist than "Wonder Woman," the fallacy of the supposed Marvel villain problem, Wakanda not getting off easy for ignoring the slavery of its neighbors, and the blaxploitation possibilities of a were-spider-cop.
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Episode 204 includes:
-Want to hear about the dumbest controversy possibly ever thanks to irate parents and the movie "Peter Rabbit"?
-Gropers of the week: Shaun White and Scott Baio, which raises the question of whether Scott Baio is still even worthy of press coverage.
-The new Aardman "Early Man" is an unexpected sports film with cavemen.
-"Black Panther" is an enjoyable super hero movie unafraid of its blackness.
-This Week's Pitch -- Black Super Heroes!
-Ben pitches an alien species that seeded the planet in their black image, an inner city girl who is the goddess of bullets, and an X-Men-style story about slaves who develop mutant powers and revolt.
-This Week's Game -- So Shalit Be!
-The guys randomly draw movie titles and try and deliver blurbs in the vein of famed movie critic and pun-lover Gene Shalit.
Sun, 11 February 2018
The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" have been inundated by J.J. Abram's secretive sci-fi monster series, "Cloverfield," and are looking at the newest film that debuted on Netflix after the Super Bowl. The guys are also pitching movies that could appear within the Cloverfield universe and then playing a new game wherein they try and turn ordinary movies into new Cloverfield property tie-ins. Along the way the guys discuss talk about misinterpreting the "Truth About Cats and Dogs," Christopher McQuarrie's wicked laugh at Henry Cavill's mustache, whether Bryan Fuller will have a career anymore, who is sexier or the better actress: Dakota Johnson or Charisma Carpenter, hummingbird phalluses, the object permanence of masturbation, and what Elizabeth Perkins would do with a thirteen-year-old in a kaiju-sized Tom Hanks.
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Episode 203 includes:
-Uma Thurman comes clean on her conflicts with Harvey Weinstein and Quentin Tarantino.
-The team behind "Game of Thrones" is tapped to write and produce new "Star Wars" films, which means finally we get Luke and Leia together.
-"Fifty Shades Freed" is another bad, unsexy movie in a bad, unsexy trilogy of bad, unsexy movies.
-Ben says the Christian-oriented animated film "The Star" is sacrilegious and he's an atheist.
-The sudden "Cloverfield Paradox" might be the worst Cloverfield movie and with the least Cloverfield in it.
-This Week's Pitch -- Cloverfield Universe Movies!
-Ben pitches different movies that could be told within the larger Cloverfield cinematic universe.
-This Week's Game -- Cloverfield It!
-The guys randomly select movie titles and try and adapt them into Cloverfield movies, much like producers have been doing for years with unrelated scripts.