Dirty Sons of Pitches

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are closing out he year by reviewing some of the biggest blockbusters of the holiday season, "Aquaman" and "Bumblebee," both movies pivotal to the longevity of their larger franchises. The guys pitch "kid and their dog" stories across an array of settings and genres in honor of the formula for "Bumblebee," and then they close out 2018 by playing one more rendition of "So Shalit Be," coming up with blurbs for each film reviewed. Happy 2019, listeners, and get ready for a Best/Worst of 2018 next.

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Episode 226 includes:

-Trailer reactions to "Hellboy" reboot and "Men in Black International" reboot are both shurgs.

-R.I.P. Penny Marshall, the superior Marshall.

-"Aquaman" is enough fun for Nate, but Ben wants it to sink to the bottom.

-"Bumblebee" makes you wish they had been making these kinds of Transformers movies from the start.

-This Week's Pitch -- A Kid and Their Dog Tales!

-Nate pitches a boy and his pet zombie.

-Ben pitches a boy and his cannibal bodyguard, a boy and his dog/werewolf dad, a boy and his robot friend/suit, a woman and the robotic moon, and a Bigfoot family adventure.

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

-The guys play America's favorite game as they look back at the movies this week and come up with Gene Shalit-inspired blurbs for each one. 

Direct download: pitch_226.mp3
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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" have another round of movies to speed through in an attempt to catch up, ending on the incredible new animated film, "Into the Spider-Verse." In honor of the film, the guys pitch movies from parallel comic worlds. The guys also play another edition of America's favorite game, So Shalit Be, coming up with increasingly bizarre pun-laden blurbs for the movies reviewed this episode to honor the legacy of Gene Shalit.

Episode 225 includes:

-The worst song of all time has been unleashed. Have your ears try and comprehend Pitbull's "Ocean 2 Ocean."

-Gropers of the Week: Michael Weatherly and Neil deGrasse Tyson.

-Nate reviews the likes of "Creed II," "Death of a Nation," "Green Book," "Roma," and "Mowgli." Ben reviews "Old Man and the Gun" and "Vox Lux."

-The two of them then review "The Favourtie," "Mary Queen of Scots," "Mortal Engines, and "Into the Spider-Verse," the best 2018 animated film.

This Week's Pitch -- Parallel Comic Worlds!

-Nate pitches a crossover between the Fantastic Four and the better film Fantastic Four, the Incredibles.

-Ben pitches the Canon films version of Spider-Man, the 1970s Japanese Spider-Man, Victorian era superheroes, and Star Trek superheroes.

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

-The guys take all of the many, many movies they reviewed this week and find appropriate and inappropriate blurbs from the mind of Gene Shalit.

Direct download: pitch_225.mp3
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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" were not expecting this. They were not expecting a movie so cringe-inducing, maddening, and filled with artificial whimsy that bordered on delusional sadism. The new sequel "Mary Poppins Returns" get the guys going like few others as they try and make sense of what they have just watched as if they have witnessed a Lovecraftian god, which Mary Poppins just might be. Enjoy their lively and disturbed critical and comical analysis of the Disney movie that begs to be belittled and feel bad for Emily Blunt and Lin Manuel-Miranda. And you thought "A Wrinkle in Time" was a bad move for Disney. Just you wait. Just you wait. 

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Direct download: mary_poppins_returns.mp3
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While the "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are busy working on several writing projects, here's another edition of the other podcast Ben and his brother record on a weekly basis, "Saturday Night Jive," where the guys discuss an SNL-alum's very bad movie. This week it's the notorious animated flop that used to be the lowest grossing wide release of all time, "Delgo." It's a special episode of "Saturday Night Jive" combined with Ben's other podcast, "Head Cannon," which makes this a TRIPLE CROSSOVER in the "Dirty Sons of Pitches" podcast universe. Enjoy George and Ben trying to make sense of the senseless.

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Direct download: 170___The_Crossover_Episode__-_Delgo_2008.mp3
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