Dirty Sons of Pitches

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are tuning into the mid 90s, a glorious time to be alive, thanks to Jonah Hill's directorial debut, appropriately called, "Mid90s." They're pitching coming of age projects, though assume they have covered this topic previously on a podcast over 220 episodes now. In addition, the guys play a game of Vanity Project to try and get Melissa McCarthy's career in a better place, and the gents round out another episode with America's favorite game -- So Shalit Be. Alogn the way the guys talk about an auditory Terrence Malick, the role piracy has in film preservation, the punishment Ann Dowd must forever pay in movies, the absence of new Christopher Guest films, and a new take on a not-classic nobody has seen, 1990's "Loose Cannons."

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Episode 223 includes:

-R.I.P. FilmStruck streaming service and Megyn Kelly's news career at NBC. Only one due to blackface comments.

-Reboots ahoy for the "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Killer Klowns from Outer Space," and "Critters." Guess which makes Ben the happiest.

-Melissa McCarthy impresses just enough in the just good enough true-story, "Can You Ever Forgive Me?"

-Jonah Hill's "Mid90s" is a slight but mostly enjoyable ode to being young and it also has perhaps the most awkward "sex scene" of 2018 cinema.

-This Week's Pitch -- Coming of Age (II?)!

-Ben pitches a time-traveling "Stand By Me," kids coming of age during a zombie apocalypse, kids fighting for the return of the Halloween of old, and a young child rejecting the MAGA path of his family

-This Week's Game -- Vanity Project!

-Ben and Nate discuss a project for Melissa McCarthy that would make the best use of her acting talents.

-Bonus Game: So Shalit Be!

-The guys come up with Gene Shalit-worthy blurbs for the movies they reviewed this week, "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" and "Mid90s."

Direct download: pitch_223.mp3
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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are getting spooky in preparation for this Hallow's Eve and watching the new remake "Halloween" which takes place 40 years after the original. It's intended to skip the other sequels and so the guys pitch other new editions that pretend the earlier sequels never existed. They also play another round of America's favorite game, So Shalit Be. Along the way learn all about the imprisonment of Fan Bingbing, Ben's pending litigation, a sad state of affairs for Kurt Russell, and a lot about horror franchises from the 80s and 90s.

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Episode 22 includes:

-China releases a popular movie star from house arrest and the DCU welcomes James Gunn to their party.

-Producer Jason Blum says there aren't women interested in making horror movies. About that...

-"First Man" is mostly boring and "Bad Times at the El Ray" is thrilling. They're both 141 minutes long. Choose wisely.

-Nate saw the latest (not) midnight movie from (not) cult filmmaker, Neil Breen.

-The new "Halloween" is one half not so great and one half kinda great. It's confusing.

-This Week's Pitch -- Sequel Skips!

-The guys come up with pitches for new editions of famous sci-fi and horror franchises that forget the earlier sequels.

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

-Another episode of new film titles are given the Gene Shalit treatment for pun-heavy reviews and an increasingly depraved sense of Shalit.

Direct download: pitch_222.mp3
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While the "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are keeping busy with some writing projects, enjoy a fascinating film showcased on Ben's other podcast he records regularly with his brother George, "Saturday Night Jive," an SNL-related podcast that reviews bad movies starring SNL alums. "Million Dollar Mystery" is a "Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" ripoff that was born as a, for real, real scavenger hunt to the public sponsored by Glad trash bags. It's truly bizarre and Ben and George love it. Give it a listen and you may fall in love too.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" have scraped all the alien goo they can off the bottom of their shoes to discuss the hot mess that is Sony's "Venom," a Spider-Man villain without Spider-Man in a world possibly unrelated to the MCU. Ben and Nate try and make sense of this senseless movie and while Nate finds the occasional item to enjoy Ben is adamant about the overall terribleness. The guys break down the film, its awful and on-the-nose post-credit scene, Tom Hardy's acting, the number system when it comes to human body secretions, and then in a crossover with Ben's solo podcast "Head Cannon," the guys pitch out the extended cinematic universe for "Venom" across ten different mediums including sequel, prequel, spin-off, cross-over, video game, and porn parody. 

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Direct download: venom.mp3
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