Dirty Sons of Pitches

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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Direct download: snj_worst_ep.mp3
Category:Saturday Night Jive -- posted at: 10:18am EDT

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.

Direct download: pitch_249.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:03pm EDT

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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Direct download: wthdwjw_doom.mp3
Category:What the Hell Did We Just Watch? -- posted at: 10:11pm EDT

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.

Direct download: pitch_248.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:40pm EDT