Dirty Sons of Pitches

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are taking a retrospective of puppets behaving badly in cinema, starting with the new puppet cop comedy "Happytime Murders" co-starring human Melissa McCarthy. After the guys discuss Peter Jackson's notorious "Meet the Feebles," a movie neither of them have watched since high school that does not age well, and then finally on the 1970s pornographic entry, "Let My Puppets Come," about puppets getting into the action. But is a single one of these films actually good beyond the novelty? 

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Category:What the Hell Did We Just Watch? -- posted at: 12:47pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are fresh from their 48 film fest showing (you can watch their film "Christmas Steve" here) and are catching up with the closing of the summer movie season with a big movie about big sharks and a big movie about big representation. The guys pitch shark movies in honor of "The Meg" and play another round of their favorite, and only, game, So Shalit Be. Along the way they'll discuss the unsung praise of Dan Castelenetta, Movie Pass, whether an Oscar category will stifle mainstream films or give them better representation, the near fatal fight over who should play Aretha Franklin in a movie, the merits of plot over atmosphere, and Ben's new podcast, "Head Cannon."

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Episode 218 includes:

-The next Academy Awards will be introducing the category of... Best Popular Movie. Discuss.

-Is Paramount letting "Star Trek" die as a current film franchise?

-Ben is bored to death by "Eighth Grade" and intrigued by "Miseducation of Cameron Post," and the guys discuss the defining traits of coming-of-age movies.

-The 90s rom-com is reborn with "Crazy Rich Asians" and thanks to representation feels fresh again.

-"The Meg" is a fun shark movie that gave Nate enough to enjoy and left Ben wanting a little more bite.

-This Week's Pitch -- Sharks!

-Ben pitches an octopus with shark heads for arms, Hitler shark, a vigilante pledging vengeance against sharks, and microscopic sharks injected inside the president!

-This Week's Game -- So Shalit Be!

-The guys recap the movies they discussed this week but through the lends of pun-happy film critic, Gene Shalit.

Direct download: pitch_218.mp3
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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are back from making another 48 hour film festival entry and can finally talk about a great new movie, Spike Lee's strange-but-true "BlackkKlansman." The guys pitch movies about minority races, race itself, and racial oppression, and then they conclude the episode by playing another game of everyone's favorite pun-laden film critic, So Shalit Be.

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Episode 217 includes:

-Come gather ye children to hear the tale, the tale of Movie Pass and foolhardy venture capitalists.

-Ben pimps his new solo podcast, "Head Cannon."

-Who knew Bo Burnham could be so sincere on behalf of eighth grade girls everywhere?

-"BlackkKlansman" is Spike Lee's best movie in decades.

-This Week's Pitch -- Race/Race Relations!

-Nate pitches a "Babel"-like tale of multiple points of view from immigrants, minorities, and people dramatically affected by Trump policies.

-Ben pitches a varied look at a Trayvon Martin-style tragedy, white America trying to flee to Mexico but foiled by a wall, the life of an Asian guy with a goatee who everyone assumes is a kung-fu master, and a vigilante superhero in an urban neighborhood.

-This Week's Game -- So Shalit Be!

-The guys attempt to form Gene Shalit-worthy puns blurbs for each of the movies they talked about on the episode.

Direct download: pitch_217.mp3
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