Dirty Sons of Pitches

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.

Direct download: pitch_242.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:06pm EDT
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