Dirty Sons of Pitches

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.

Direct download: pitch_239.mp3
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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.

Direct download: pitch_238.mp3
Category:Switch the Pitch -- posted at: 3:42pm EDT

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!

Direct download: pitch_237.mp3
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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.

Direct download: pitch_236.mp3
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