Dirty Sons of Pitches

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" have traveled to a galaxy far far away and come back to do what the Internet endlessly seems to do, talk about "Star Wars." It's Episode 9 time with the return of director J.J. Abrams and the poking in the eye of Rian Johnson and the previous installment. The guys square the new trilogy and assess where "Star Wars" could be headed next.

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Episode 251 includes:

-The guys search their feelings to discuss "Rise of Skywalker" and how it stacks up to the other new entries in this trilogy. Ben, surprisingly, becomes the defender of the "Star Wars" legacy.

-The guys discuss the nature of fandom, the future of "Star Wars," and what it means to be a "Star Wars" film.

-This Week's Pitch -- New Saga Re-Write!

-Ben offers his take on what Episodes 7-9 could have been using the same key characters of this new trilogy.

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You've been eagerly anticipating it and now it's here. The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" just experienced the big screen movie musical "Cats" and have rushed home to record their immediate thoughts on this insane movie punishment. Calling all jellicle cats. Get ready. You'll never be the same again.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are picking apart the clues to deduce the real murderers in honor of the new twisty drawing room mystery, "Knives Out." The guys pitch variations on the Agatha Christie-style murder mysteries and then play another rendition of their closing game, "So Shalit Be," but this one goes into even extra special bizarre territory, and that's saying something.

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Episode 250 includes:

-Trailer responses: "Black Widow," "No Time to Die," and "Free Guy."

-"Aladdin" spinoff time with the only white character!

-The "Charlie's Angels" reboot is a hot mess.

-Ben watched the John Cena-as-fireman-family film. and he kind of liked it. No joke.

-Nate highly recommends "Marriage Story" and says "Uncut Gems" is admirable, but boy oh boy does he not think too highly of Clint Eastwood's "Richard Jewell."

-"Knives Out" is a different kind of murder mystery and it charms Nate and mostly works for Ben.

-This Week's Pitch -- Drawing Room Mysteries!

-Ben pitches murder mysteries inside the White House, a cruise ship, a super hero gathering, and inside the mind of a really hacky writer.

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

-The guys conclude another edition by adopting the persona of America's favorite 90-year-old film critic and providing increasingly insane blurbs for the movies reviewed on the podcast. This one gets... weird.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are busy writing some paid projects, so in the meantime, and to use the last of the monthly space, check out "Saturday Night Jive," the podcast by Ben and George covering movies starring SNL alums. With this special 200th edition of their podcast, the guys watch and pick apart what is widely regarded as the worst SNL episode of all time, the 1995 Paul Reiser/Annie Lennox debacle. Discover just how bad it can get, how close the show was to cancellation, the controversy over Jay Mohr stealing other people's writing, the weird faces of Columbus public access TV of past, and George's reading habits.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are spinning, twirling, leaping, and tripping balls to try and make heads or tails out of the French movie "Climax," one of the worst films of 2019. The guys pitch their own version on the spot with Switch the Pitch and then conclude with America's favorite game, "So Shalit Be."

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Episode 249 includes:

-"Star Trek" is back, maybe this time, with Noah Hawley in the captain's chair.

-"Frozen II" let something go... its sense of quality.

-"Doctor Sleep" is a movie that serves two masters and also functions as Stephen King's X-Men.

-The guys try and question the point of Gaspar Noe's "Climax."

-This Week's Pitch -- Switch the Pitch: Climax

-Noe's movie gets rewritten on the spot as Ben and Nate pitch a new version with a random generator for different plot elements.

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

-To summarize the movies reviewed this week, the guys channel the spirit of famed film critic Gene Shalit to come up with increasingly lurid blurbs for them.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" have to wait to talk about recent movies they've seen to clear embargoes, so they've put together a double feature "What the Hell Did We Just Watch?" podcast covering the 2005 "Doom" feature film and the new 2019 direct-to-DVD reboot, "Doom: Annihilation." The guys also talk about the newest and revamped live-action Sonic the Hedgehog trailer, video game movies and their sad history, whether a good video game movie can be made, and the guys pitch bizarre concepts for modern games.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" have completed their writing project and are eager to dig into some of the Oscar-ready movies of this new awards season, as well as special Halloween treats for them, like seeing Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes live and in-person for the roadshow edition of "Jay and Silent Bob Reboot." In honor of that, Ben puts together some youth-chasing reboot pitches, and the guys conclude another hearty podcast with America's favorite game, "So Shalit Be," wherein the guys imitate famed critic Gene Shalit to varying degrees of madness and stupidity.

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Episode 248 includes:

-New "Star Wars" Episode IX trailer, Benioff & Weiss depart writing "Star Wars," and new "Game of Thrones" spinoff after another spinoff dropped.

-Ever wanted to fast forward through a Netflix movie but didn't want to hit the fast forward button?

-"Jojo Rabbit" and "The Lighthouse" are two very weird, potentially off-putting indies that succeed on their own terms. Only one of them involves an imaginary Hitler.

-"Zombieland 2" is more of the same but also a clear leftover of the TV series that never was.

-"Jay and Silent Bob Reboot" is a movie made for the fans, in both ways good and not quite as good.

-This Week's Pitch -- Hip Reboots!

-In the style of Kevin Smith's reboot, Be quickly runs through some ideas to reboot other movies for a hip, diverse, younger crowd.

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

-The guys run through the movies covered this week by channeling the spirit of movie critic and pun lover Gene Shalit and supplying increasingly insane blurbs. This week it's all about boots and the places they'll go.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" have triumphantly returned after a long though busy break. They have a lot of movies to cover and in honor of the new gritty, R-rated "Joker" film they will be pitching solo ventures in the same dark vein for Batman's other villains. The guys wind up an extra long podcast by channeling the spirit of Gene Shalit to come up with absurd blurbs for a selection of the movies reviewed.

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Episode 247 includes:

-Sony and Marvel kiss and make up realizing they both really like money.

-Martin Scorsese says Marvel movies aren't movies.

-Ben says "The Addams Family" is a nice surprise.

-Nate spits out reviews for "Hustlers," "Ad Astra," "Gemini Man," "Judy," "Parasite," and the Fred Durst-directed, John Travolta-starring "The Fanatic."

-The new "Joker" is good but Ben contests mishandles the entire identity of what makes Joker the Joker. The guys also discuss the nature of comedy in this new era and whether Todd Phillips has any point in his declaration that you can't be funny anymore.

-This Week's Pitch -- Joker-fy Batman Villain Solo Films!

-The guys try and pitch gritty, R-rated solo outings and cast movies for Catwoman, Clay Face, Mr. Freeze, the Penguin, and a dozen other rogues.

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

-The guys take on the persona of America's favorite televised film critic to offer increasingly bizarre pun-laden blurbs for this week's films reviewed.

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While the "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are getting paid to write, enjoy the latest edition of Ben and George's podcast "Saturday Night Jive" where they analyze a terrible movie starring an SNL cast member, and this week it's 2001's blaxploitation rip, "Pootie Tang," written and directed by future Me Too star, Louie C.K. It also presents a strong discussion point for the nature of controversial humor, the difference between racist humor and humor making fun of racism, and whether or not comedian Shane Gillis deserved to be deposed from the new cast of SNL over his past offensive statements.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are back and clowning around for the concluding sequel to Stephen King's hit movie, "It." The guys look to the months to come at a wide range of movies coming out that they may or may not be looking forward to, and they conclude the episode with another round of America's favorite game, "So Shalit Be." You'll never look at kangaroos the same.

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Episode 245 includes:

-Who would you cast for a "Face/Off" remake?

-D23 news: even MORE Marvel TV series! More!

-Ben finds the "Dora the Explorer" movie to be a cute and delightful family adventure film.

-"It Chapter 2" isn't quite what Chapter One offered, but we all knew this was coming, right?

-This Week's Pitch -- None!

-Bonus Discussion -- Looking Ahead to 2019!

-The guys look ahead at two dozen movies coming out between now and the end of the year.

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

-The guys play another edition of imitating the spirit of America's favorite TV film critic, Gene Shalit, to summarize via blurbs the films reviewed this week.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are back and picking up the pieces of major reshuffling, from Blumhouse pulling a release to recent tragedies to Sony and Marvel ending their shared partnership with Spider-Man over money. In honor of "Ready or Not," the guys pitch movies featuring the hunting of humans, and then they end another episode with America's favorite game, "So Shalit Be?" where they summarize the movies reviewed through the spirit of notable TV film critic, Gene Shalit. 

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Episode 245 includes: 

-"The Hunt" gets pulled from release following mass shootings, which means it will.... never have a safe period to be released. 

-Sony and Marvel break up over Spider-Man visitation rights. 

-Nate struggles to say too many positive things for "The Kitchen," "Dark Iris," and "Where Did You Go, Bernadette?" 

-"Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" is creepy and a fine introduction to horror for younger kids. 

-"Ready or Not" is a blast and might be Ben's favorite movie of 2019! 

-This Week's Pitch -- Human Hunting! 

-Nate pitches a very uptight librarian keeping order and white nationalist militias deputized by a racist president to round up whatever "illegals" they find. 

-Ben pitches a cannibal president, an extreme marriage counseling couples session, and a hunt through time using the weapons of its older era. 

-This Week's Game -- So Shalit Be! 

-The guys assume the mantle of TV film critic Gene Shalit by providing increasingly insane blurbs for the movies covered this week.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are revving those engines, a term that seems less and less applicable with every sequel, for the "Fast and Furious" spinoff, "Hobbs & Shaw." The guys pitch tag-team spinoffs and then conclude with another round of America's favorite game, "So Shalit Be" where the guys imitate national treasure Gene Shalit to come up with movie blurbs for the films covered that week.

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Episode 244 includes:

-Get ready for the worst podcast idea of all time, and making it about "Batman vs Superman" is only part of the reason why.

-Stephen King writing new ending for "The Stand."

-Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" is a stroll down his memories. A leisurely stroll.

-Indie roundup: "The Farewell," "High-Life," and an Ohio-made drama, "Huckleberry."

-"Hobbs & Shaw" is basically everything you want it to be, and that's not enough for Ben.

-This Week's Pitch -- Tag-Team Spinoffs!

-Ben pitches an Indiana Jones team of Mutt and Short Round, a man and a sentient zombie, the dinosaurs in "Jurassic World," Wolverine helping young Magneto hunt Nazis, and teaming two villainous Purgers.

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

-The guys imitate the famous film critic Gene Shalit and come up with blurbs for the movies reviewed on this podcast episode.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are not recording soon and we have monthly space to give, so enjoy another edition of Ben and George's Saturday Night Live-themed podcast, "Saturday Night Jive." In this episode they cover Adam Sandler and company's excuse for a vacation, "Grown Ups 2," a movie that opens with deer piss and goes downhill from there. Enjoy!

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are reeling from all the recent news at the annual Comicon and trying their best to respond the multitude of amazing new trailers for TV and movies. the guys then review several movies, notably Disney's new live action "Lion King" remake, and discuss the troubles of photo realism. They close out the episode playing another edition of "So Shalit Be" and imitate Gene Shalit blurbs.

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Episode 243 includes:

-So many new trailers but none of them quite as horrifying as the CGI-nightmare "Cats."

-Trailer reactions to "Picard," "Snowpiercer," "His Dark Materials," "It chapter 2," "Watchmen," "The Witcher," "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood," and "Jay and Silent Bob Reboot."

-Marvel unveils its massive Phase 4 news with movies and Disney+ show announcements plus one buzzy casting choice that irritates Ben (Guess who).

-"Stuber" and "Crawl" are okay genre movies, nothing special, and certainly better than "Polaroid" and local Columbus-made indie "Cadia: The World Within."

-Dinsey's live-action "The Lion King" is something nobody asked for and ready for your shrugs.

-This Week's Pitch -- None!

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

-The guys play America's favorite game coming up with blurbs for this week's movies reviewed in the style of famous TV critic Gene Shalit. Madness usually follows.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are trying to surf the waves of discontent over the anger over a mermaid casting, a bizarre children's movie trailer, the lack of songs in the new Mulan film, as well as making sense of Ari Aster's "Midsommar," a subject that becomes their pitch of the episode as they remake it on the spot via the rules of "Switch the Pitch." The guys close out playing America's favorite game, "So Shalit Be," devising blurbs for the films reviewed in keeping with the famous TV critic turned vulgarian.

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Episode 242 includes:

-The live-action Ariel will be played by a young black woman, and portions of the Internet are losing it.

-Trailer reactions to live-action "Mulan" and "Spies in Disguise."

-Ben and Nate debate the merits of "Midsommar" and whether it's an improvement from "Hereditary."

-January releases "Escape Room" and "The Kid Who Would Be King" get their due. One is... fine.

-"Spider-Man: Far From Home" is a fun sequel that Ben thinks even does things better than its predecessor.

-This Week's Pitch -- Switch the Pitch: Midsommar!

-The guys play their new game where they roll a die and make up a new version of the movie on the spot. You decide if it's any better.

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

-The guys wrap up the episode by emulating famed critic Gene Shalit to give blurbs about the movies reviewed on this week's podcast.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" have some business to tend to since they last recorded, now with a new computer and hopefully just as much signature nonsense listeners have come to expect. There are movies high and low to cover, like "Toy Story 4" and
"Late Night" and "The Dead Don't Die." the guys also conclude with another edition of America's favorite game for America's favorite strange uncle, TV personality Gene Shalit.

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Episode 241 includes:

-New and Old Gropers of the Week: Cuba Gooding Jr., Max Landis, and Donald Trump.

-"Men in Black International" is entirely forgettable.

-The guys rant about what might be the worst theatrical film they've watched for 2019 so far, Jim Jarmusch's zombie "comedy" "The Dead Don't Die."

-Ben raves that the "Child's Play" remake is actually great and deserves to be seen.

-"Toy Story 4" is a worthy sequel and actually improves in some ways over its predecessor.

-This Week's Pitch -- None!

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

-The guys round out another episode by impersonating TV legend Gene Shalit to deliver blurbs for the movies reviewed this episode and, as always, it descends into madness.

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Hey everybody, Ben here, uploading the podcast this week because Nate's computer was dying. But anyway, we recorded this one raw without any edits or music, just pure unadulterated Dirty Sons Of Pitches talkin' right into your ear holes. I don't even remember what we talked about because we recorded this several days ago and it's just been sitting on my laptop because I've been too lazy to post it until Nate literally forced me to, sitting in front of me and staring at me with his dead googly eyes until I did so. We probably talked about movies or something. Enjoy.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are back with a lot of news and some significant May movies to review and discuss. The guys have Batman news, Game of Thrones finales, and more dead celebrities to improperly mourn. This week's pitch is in honor of "Detective Pikachu" and bringing video game characters into the real world or telling stories within those video game worlds. Afterwards the guys summarize the episode in grand Gene Shalit blurb-style with America's favorite game "So Shalit Be."

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Episode 239 includes:

-R.I.P. Tom Conway and Grumpy Cat and these are getting even worse.

-"Twilight" star Robert Pattinson is Batman and the Internet is characteristically mad.

-"Detective Pikachu" is pleasant and strictly made for the fans.

-"John Wick 3" is action-packed and glorious.

-The live-action "Aladdin" is NOT a whole new world.

-This Week's Pitch -- Video Game Fish-Out-of-Water!

-Ben pitches a Ninja Gaiden film noir, bringing Mario to the real world where everyone thinks he's crazy, a live-action Donkey Kong series, a GTA story about the NPCs screwed over, and a real-life version of the classic game about avoiding defecating in your pants.

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

-The guys come up with increasingly bizarre blurbs for this week's films in the style of TV legend Gene Shalit.

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Here's part two of the "Dirty Sons of Pitches" epic game and pitch relating to the new Avengers blockbuster.

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Episode 238 includes:

-Switch the Pitch -- "Avengers: Endgame" Edition

-The guys randomly pitch a new version of the concluding Avengers film from scratch, relying upon a system of dice rolls that determine what plot element to add to build their story one turn at a time. This gets really really epic, and epically long, but if you're a Marvel fan or a fan of superheroes in general, you should be highly entertained by how this pitch shapes up.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are playing the new pitch/game hybrid once again "Switch the Pitch" to randomly make a new version of an existing film on the spot, but because it was so long the guys have split the podcast into two parts. the first part has them covering the news of the week, including some celebrity deaths and celebrity gropers, and then reviewing the small number of movies seen over the week. Part two will include the massive "Switch the Pitch" recording and how epic it all goes down.

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Episode 237 includes:

-R.I.P. John Singleton and Peter Mayhew, who the guys honor as best they can, which means... poorly.

-The "Sonic the Hedgehog" trailer was so bad that they are actually redesigning the whole thing.Is it going to be Superman's mustache all over again?

-Ben survived "Ugly Dolls." It got ugly.

-"Long Shot" is suitably romantic, suitably funny, and Charlize Theron has our votes for anything.

Stay tuned for Part 2 with "Switch the Pitch" performed for "Avengers: Endgame" in the next DSOP podcast coming soon!

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are going big, a bigness that is 11 years in the making as they unpack and discuss the mega blockbuster "Avengers: Endgame" and a concluding chapter in the epic Marvel Cinematic Universe. They delay their pitch for the next episode and conclude with another rendition of America's favorite game, "So Shalit Be." 

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Episode 236 includes:

-Trailer responses and breaking news about John Singleton in a coma (soon to be even more breaking).

-Nate says "Curse of La Llorona" is boring, "Peterloo" is boring, and "Hellboy"is insane.

-Ben sees "Welcome to Marwen" on Nate's dare and rues the experience.

-"Avengers Endgame" is fan service of the highest order. SPOILERS begin at 46:30 minutes in.

-This Week's Pitch! -- Delayed!

-We'll play another rendition of "Switch the Pitch" from episode 236 after the film has a little more time out in theaters for others to catch.

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

-The guys play another round of impersonating famed film personality Gene Shalit and coming up with blurbs for the films reviewed on this week's show.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are trying a new hybrid game/pitch this week in honor of the astounding "Hellboy" reboot, so the guys will pitch a new version of a Hellboy movie using random plot elements decided by dice rolls every so often. It's amazing that it's not only cohesive, and awesome, but easily better than the film in theaters. The guy then close out another podcast with America's favorite game, the "So Shalit Be" of "So Shalit Be" games.

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Episode 235 includes:

-Star Wars is back with a TV show, a new trailer for Episode IX, a new title, and more... of the old.

-"Missing Link" is the least Laika film yet but still charming.

-Nate declares "Dragged Across Concrete" is one of the best films of 2019.

-Ben is flabbergasted by the "Hellboy" reboot.

-This Week's Pitch -- Switch the Pitch (Hellboy)!

-The guys roll a dice to select new plot additions (New Character/Flashback/Plot Twist/Action Scene/Death Scene/Sex Scene) and pitch, on the spot, a new "Hellboy" and it is awesome. This lasts a half hour!

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

-The guys conclude with another rousing edition of impersonating film critic/social deviant Gene Shalit and coming up with increasingly absurd blurbs for films.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" have come to an auspicious moment in the history of their podcast with the release of their first honest-to-goodness movie, being two of the credited writers attached to a low-budget Netflix film. The guys pitch Tim Burton vehicles in honor ofthe new live-action "Dumbo" and conclude with another rendition of America's favorite game, "So Shalit Be," this time with the illustrious Gene Shalit providing a blurb for a movie they have written (and was rewritten).

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Episode 234 includes:

-So... the guys have a movie on Netflix now. That's a thing.

-The new "Joker" back-story trailer reminds you that clowns can also be upsetting.

-The guys enjoy "Shazam!" and Ben dubs it the finest DCU movie so far.

-"Serenity" might have the strangest twist for the year.

-"Dumbo" is a mostly enjoyable whimsical charm.

This Week's Pitch -- Tim Burton Vehicles!

-The guys pitch remakes, comic properties, and other stories for Tim Burton to adapt in his style.

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

-The guys imitate the style of pun-heavy TV film critic Gene Shalit to review the various movies covered this week including their own.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" were unable to record this week but in their stead enjoy one of the angriest, most analytical podcasts yet from Ben and George on their "Saturday Night Jive" podcast where they review bad and strange movies starring SNL alums. This week they tackle the epic badness that is 2007's "Epic Movie" and the comedy curse that are Friedberg & Seltzer, writers and directors that confuse references with jokes. Get ready for the pain and enjoy the frustrating and disbelief as Ben and George try and make sense of the madness. 

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are looking over their shoulders and questioning mirrors after Jordan Peele's newest horror movie, "Us." and In honor of that film, the guys pitch movies about clones and dopplegangers, and then they wrap up this podcast in grand tradition with America's favorite game, So Shalit Be.

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Episode 233 includes:

-James Gunn is back aboard "Guardians of the Galaxy 3" and Disney finally consumes the last of Fox.

-Is this the death of the mid-tier movie?

-"Captive State" feels like a neat mini-series smashed into a disappointing two-hour movie.

-Ben finds "Christopher Robin" to be horrifying.

-Jordan Peele's "Us" is spooky and fun... and drops the ball in the third act.

-This Week's Pitch -- Dopplegangers!

-Nate pitches twins dating the same woman and getting into trouble with elected office.

-Ben pitches a series where anyone can do whatever they want with a disposable clone, a man hunts his pwn clones for sport, and the U.S. government must kill a clone of the president once the real deal dies secretly.

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

-The guys take this week's reviewed movies and channel famed critic Gene Shalit to come up with pun-laden nonsense blurbs for each title.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are back and celebrating the high-flying first of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with their first female-lead film, the titular "Captain Marvel." The guys pitch prequel movies highlighting other unknown chapters from the MCU and close out the podcast with a wild edition of America's favorite game, "So Shalit Be."

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Episode 232 includes:

-Oscars 2019 recap: the good, the bad, and the "Green Book."

-R.I.P. Luke Perry and Albert Finney and Jussie Smollett's career.

-"How to Train Your Dragon 3" is surprisingly poor.

-If you needed another reason to be uncomfortable with creepy Michael Jackson, might we suggest the 4-hour documentary, "Leaving Neverland."

-"Captain Marvel" is a fine if flawed 90s superhero adventure. Suck it, haters.

-This Week's Pitch -- MCU prequels!

-Ben pitches various prequels highlighting unknown prior chapters in time for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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

-The guys take the movies reviewed this week and develop increasingly insane Gene Shalit-style blurbs for each. Wait until the end on this one.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" have a litany of news to get through and several movies to get caught up with, leading into the big February releases of "Alita: Battle Angel" and "The Lego Movie 2," and in honor of that block-headed family movie, the guys are pitching Lego movies and series. They conclude with America's favorite game, So Shalit Be, where they adopt the spirit of Gene Shalit to provide blurbs for this week's catalogue of movies reviewed.

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Episode 231 includes:

-Gropers of the Week: Ryan Adams, R. Kelly, and Max Landis staging a comeback.

-Stop me if you've heard this before: the Oscars came up with a terrible idea that everyone thought as terrible.

-The long-awaited live-action "Alita: Battle Angel" is... fine, big weird anime eyes and all.

-Netflix's "Polar" is gratuitous in every possible way.

-"Lego Movie 2" might not be as fresh but it's still a highly enjoyable family film. 

-This Week's Pitch -- Lego Movies!

-Ben pitches Lego sequels to other existing franchises as well as a movie where their very building blocks are sold as a commodity in a class system.

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

-The guys play another round of imitating notable film critic Gene Shalit when it comes to delivering blurbs for the films reviewed on this podcast.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" have been down from some bad weather and mismatched schedules, so in the meantime, please enjoy the podcast that Ben records regularly with his brother George, "Saturday Night Jive," where the guys watch and analyze a strange film starring an SNL alum. "I Feel Pretty" stars Amy Schumer as a regular woman who hits her head and suddenly thinks of herself as a slim beauty and struts her stuff. As Ben says, "I don't know if we've ever watched a movie so conceptionally wrong." Can it be saved? Listen to a highly analytical, engaging podcast all about beauty standards, feminism, "El Kabong" logic, and the business failings of a bizarre GroupDate website promotion. 

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are bundling up during the winter col and polar vortexes and getting lost in the combined cinematic universes of different directors. In honor of "Glass," the guys pitch on the spot shared universes for the films of various directors. Then they end things with America's favorite game, "So Shalit Be," and once again imitate the highly imitateable Gene Shalit to come up with film blurbs for movies covered

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Episode 230 includes:

-More bad news for Bryan Singer but will it matter to the people with money?

-Oscar nominations are here and Ben doesn't care.

-The feel-good film "Stan & Ollie" answers the question of what John C. Reilly would look like in a big fat suit.

-"Glass" may not have been worth an 18-year wait for fans, but it's still entertaining.

-This Week's Pitch -- Directorial Shared Universes!

-The guys pitch shared stories for the films of Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese,

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

-The guys go back through the movies of the episode and produce Gene Shalit-quality blurbs for each that inevitably descend into madness.

Direct download: Episode_230.mp3
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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are going without their blindfolds to explain the popularity of "Bird Box," the new Netflix horror thriller where everyone, including your mother, has watched it and has soemthing to say. In honor of the new January release "Escape Room," the guys pitch movies to be adapted into real-life escape rooms and how it would best work. To round out the episode, the guys play America's favorite game, "So Shalit Be," and ring in the new year right.

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Episode 229 includes:

-Kevin Hart may come back to the Oscars, Louis C.K. may come back, but are both wanted at this time?

-Ben shockingly loved "Holmes and Watson." No joke.

-"The Mule" does NOT involve Clint Eastwood putting drugs up his butt. You've been warned.

-"Bird Box" is a Netflix sensation and it's... not really that good.

-This Week's Pitch - Movie Escape Rooms!

-The guys pitch movies to be applied to the escape room concept, including "Panic Room," "The Shining," "Saw" and "Cube," and "Jurassic Park."

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

-The guys take the movies reviewed on this week's show and give them the ole Gene Shalit blurb/madness treatment that icnreasingly becomes more insane and vulgar.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are revealing their favorite and least favorites films of 2018. Stick around as they debate the highest highs, lowest lows and whether "A Wrinkle in Time" or "Mary Poppins" were originally good sources to begin with.

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Episode 228 includes:

-The Best films of 2018

-Overrated and Underrated films

-The Worst films of 2018

-The Rooney Mara Eats a Pie Award for the Best/Worst sequences of 2018

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are readying their best and worst films of 2018, but before they get into the particulars they have some news items and other films to review. This is Part One of the massive end of the year retrospective that was too big for one podcast. Part Two will be uploaded shortly but until then enjoy the boys trying to make sense of Kevin Spacey, "The Playmobil Movie," "Show Dogs," and "Welcome to Marwen" and other 2018 moments of curiosity.

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Episode 227 includes:

-Kevin Spacey is not going away quietly and it's utterly bizarre. Will he monologue to the cameras in court?

-Trailer reactions to Jordan Peele's "Us," "Brightburn," and the "Lego Movie" ripoff, "The Playmobil Movie."

-The guys have finally watched "Show Dogs" and lived to tell the tale.

-"Welcome to Marwen" is powerfully misguided.

-Surprisingly, "Hotel Transylvania 3" and "Smallfoot" are both good films about tolerance and the power of skepticism.

Stay tuned for Part Two -- Best/Worst of 2018 Film!

Direct download: pitch_227.mp3
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