Dirty Sons of Pitches

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.

Direct download: pitch_231.mp3
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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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Direct download: snj_i_feel_pretty.mp3
Category:Saturday Night Jive -- posted at: 6:41pm EST