Dirty Sons of Pitches

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are bringing good tidings and holiday cheer to their fellow man this season by looking at their series the Movies That Made Us and re-watching Christmas movies that had an effect on them during those formative years. Relive the joy of "Muppet Christmas Carol" and the horror of "Nutcracker Fantasy." Also some huge news out of Disney as far as the next five years of releases and many movies to discuss.

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Episode 287 includes:

-Shia LaBeouf joins the ever-expanding Me Too list.

-Disney unveils dozens of new TV series and movies for Marvel, Pixar, and Star Wars and we're still catching up.

-Ben highly recommends "Wolfwalkers," the traditionally hand-drawn animated feature from Apple Plus.

-Nate says Nolan's "Tenet" is not worth the headaches.

-Check out "Promising Young Woman" but skip out on Netflix's groan-inducing "The Midnight Sky."

-The Movies That Made Us -- Christmas Edition!

-Ben and Nate celebrate the timeless delight of "Muppet Christmas Carol" and argue it's the best version of Dickens' classic.

-Ben shares a childhood nightmare that is the stop-motion animated 1979 fever dream "Nutcracker Fantasy."

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Category:Movies That Made Us -- posted at: 4:58pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are checking out failed pilots of shows that never got a second chance, and this time it's a superhero edition with the failed CW pilot for "Aquaman" in 2006 and the failed NBC pilot for "Wonder Woman" in 2011. This was before the rise of Greg Berlanti, and both provide insight into how to adapt and not adapt comic legends for the small screen.

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Episode 286 includes:

-More fallout from Warner Bros decision to move their entire 2021 slate to streaming, and is Christopher Nolan a murderer?

-"Freaky" is fun but could have been even more fun.

-If you're looking for a period piece, slowburn lesbian romance, don't watch "Ammonite," and just watch last year's "Portrait of a Lady on Fire" instead.

-Nate says Fincher's "Mank" is a movie that is all homage.

-TV Pilot Graveyard V -- Superhero Edition!

-The 2006 "Aquaman" pilot from the team behind "Smallville" makes a very "Smallville"-esque show about a young man who can talk to fish. Plus Adiranne Palicki!

-The 2011 "Wonder Woman" pilot written by David E. Kelley and starring Adiranne Palicki gets Ben so mad he's seeing red, white, and blue.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:52pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are getting in touch with their emotions by looking at formative movies that made them cry and left quite an impact. Ben chooses the Don Bluth animated classic, 1988's "The Land Before Time," and Nate selects a dear favorite, 1999's "The Iron Giant." Can either man resist the emotional pull of these two animated films or have they aged poorly in time? Also, breaking and significant news that could change the entire relationship between studios and theater owners from here on out.

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Episode 285 includes:

-Huge news: Warner Brothers to stream ALL of their 2021 films the same day they release to theaters.

-R.I.P. David Prowse, Hugh Keays-Byrne, and Joss Whedon as the head of his new HBO TV series.

-Ben has seen Nolan's "Tenet"... and hates it.

-"Hillbilly Elegy" is an awards season misfire of screamy proportions and bad thinking.

-The new Melissa McCarthy vehicle "Super Intelligence" seems to be lacking that very ingredient.

-Movies That Made Us -- Movies That Made Us Cry

-Ben and Nate re-watch 1988's "The Land Before Time" and discover it hasn't quite exactly held up.

-Nate talks about his fervent love for 1999's "The Iron Giant" and declares it a perfect movie.

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Category:Movies That Made Us -- posted at: 6:58pm EDT

With more room to give thanks this month, take a listen to Ben's personal podcast still going strong, "This Meets That" where he watches movies and tries to pitch a new creative project based upon the both of them. This is a sub-series of his "Anthologist" podcast widely available online. Give it a listen and see what Ben thinks going back to Christopher Nolan's 2010 Oscar-winning action thriller after almost a decade and seeing a 2017 film from a first-person perspective about a future of implosions.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:04am EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" took extra time to deliver an extra helping of their podcast right before a holiday known for people gorging themselves. The gents are sharing another pairing of Movies That Made Us, films that had a formative impact on who they are, and this family edition looks at movies that their dads still guilt them over having seen in the theater for their children. For Ben it's the 1997 Power Rangers movie "Turbo," and for Nate it's the 1990 sequel "The Never Ending Story Part II." Both sequels, both bad, and both dads are right to continue holding this over their sons' heads.

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Episode 284 includes:

-Disney is trying to rewrite copyright law... again.

-"Wonder Woman 1984" coming to you on streaming now and theaters if you'd prefer COVID.

-"Christmas musical Jingle Jangle" confounds Ben.

-"Run" is a lean, mean thriller but not much more.

-The Movies That Made Us -- Films Our Dads Still Guilt Us Over!

-Ben discusses the woeful Power Rangers big screen sequel/reboot "Turbo" and has no fun whatsoever.

-Nate shares the 1990 sequel to the classic "Never Ending Story" that is quite far from classic.

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Category:Movies That Made Us -- posted at: 6:32pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are bringing back a formula they haven't had since summer 2018, and they're looking at old failed TV pilots to analyze and wonder what could have been. This episode features two sci-fi pilots, both pushing two episodes in length, and each with sci-fi/fantasy genre bonafides attached, George r. R. Martin's 993 "Doorways" and Bryan Fuller's 2014 "High Moon." One feels like "Sliders" and the other feels like little else.

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Episode 283 includes:

-R.I.P. Alex Trebeck and Sean Connery.

-Johnny Depp removed from "Fantastic Beasts 3."

-Nate says if you're a fan of "The Craft" you should skip the reboot/sequel, "The Craft: Legacy."

-Nate and Ben finally watch "The New Mutants," the movie that's been delayed since 2017, and they wish they hadn't.

-TV Pilots -- "Doorways" (1993) and "High Moon" (2014)

-"Doorways" is like "Sliders" but written for the dumbest common denominator. 

-"High Moon" has goofy characters, a mystery on the moon, and geo-political machinations, plus a giant robot dinosaur and magic Indian mystic warriors.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:23pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are back and revealing the movies that helped to shape them as young adults and lovers of cinema, and this week The Movies That Made Us features coming-of-age tales that left an impression. For Ben, it's 1995's "Angus," and for Nate, it's 1993's ensemble dramedy "Dazed and Confused."

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Episode 282 includes:

-New Marvel TV casting news ahoy with Moon Knight and She Hulk.

-Would you buy a James Bond movie for... $600 million?

-Ben cannot follow "Over the Moon" where it goes.

-"The Trial of the Chicago 7" and "Borat 2" are political movies of relevance and both worth watching.

-Movies That Made Us -- Coming of Age Connections

-Ben shares 1995's "Angus" about a fat kid trying to find his place in school and win over his crush. It's more than a kick-ass soundtrack and unfairly forgotten.

-Nate shares Richard Linklater's "Dazed and Confused," a hangout movie about the last day of school in 1976, with over a dozen characters, and Ben couldn't stand it.

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Category:Movies That Made Us -- posted at: 10:27pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are continuing their newest and personally reflective series where each member, Ben and Nate, share a film that helped define them as a movie lover. This week's theme is Movies That Made Us Realize Movies Could Suck, and their two selections are 1994's live-action "Street Fighter" movie and 1998's "Lost in Space," both notorious bombs that maybe deserve reconsideration in the ensuring 20-25 years.

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Episode 281 includes:

-"Dexter" is coming back to TV... for reasons.

-Ben and Nate bemoan a Dinesh D'Souza documentary and what appears to be a canceled Disney+ tween series, so they should have known better.

-A pair of Brian Duffield movies, "Love and Monsters" and "Spontaneous," are two of the better movies to watch and both examples of great comic voice.

-Movies that Made Us -- Realize Movies Could Suck

-Nate and Ben talk the 1994 big-screen video game adaptation from "Street Fighter" and kinda enjoy it.

-Is it also possible that 1998's notorious sci-fi bomb "Lost in space" isn't the generation-defining stinker it's been made out to be?

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Category:Movies That Made Us -- posted at: 7:43pm EDT

Ben and George are looking back at over 230 hilarious episodes to bring to you the best of the best, the weirdest of the weird, and the tops podcast episodes they enjoyed dissecting and trying to make sense of an array of movies starting "Saturday Night Live" alums. For those unfamiliar with their podcast, these Best Of episodes serve as a great introduction to the pair and their show.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are trying a new format that explores the movies that contributed to their maturation as cinema-loving gentlemen, and this week they're examining the movies that specifically scared them as children. Nate selects 1990's "Arachnophobia" and Ben selects 1978's "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" remake that gave him nightmares as a kid.

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Episode 280 includes:

-With even more major studio films getting delayed, will movie theaters even survive?

-Ben was not charmed by "Enola Holmes" and the guys debate who is the most dashing onscreen Sherlock.

-"Vampires vs. The Bronx" is a fun retro 80s romp.

-Movies That Made Us -- Scared Us as Kids

-Nate shares 1990's "Arachnophobia" and has a fun ride with it as an adult

-Ben shares 1978's "Invasion of the Body snatchers" remake and he and Nate marvel at what a terrific dread-filled horror movie it stands as.

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Category:Movies That Made Us -- posted at: 9:23pm EDT

Here's part two of George and Ben's epic comprehensive overview of their podcast "Saturday Night Jive" and the many, many terrible movies they have watched over the course of six years. If you're new to the podcast, this is a great introduction into their SNL-related discussions and you too can learn just how bad bad movies can get.

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As a bonus to DSOP fans, enjoy one of the newest editions of Ben's solo podcast venture "The Anthologist" and the special series "This Meets That" where he watches two different movies and then tries to combine them into a hybrid pitch, and this episode involves 0% Rotten Tomatoes alum "Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever" and the quite problematic comedy "Dr. Jekyl and Ms. Hyde." Make sure to subscribe to Ben's podcast to hear more weekly. 

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As a bonus to fans, Ben and George have combed through 237 episodes of their podcast "Saturday Night Jive" and formed a list of what they consider to be the best movies they have watched in their six years of recording together. This serves as a Greatest Hits sort of episode with plenty of clips from many of the highlighted movies, many bizarre and lesser known. For anyone wanting a sense of the wild highs of Ben and George's SNL-devoted podcast, give this podcast a listen and laugh along with the guys.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are looking at one of the bets comedies, a favorite of Ben's, for this week's classic film, 1966's "The Fortune Cookie," and one of the biggest bombs of all time, the infamous 1986 "Howard the Duck" adaptation.

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Episode 279 includes:

-Will the box-office disappointment over "Tenet" scare studios from releasing any big blockbusters into theaters for the forseeable future?

-"The Babysitter: Killer Queen" suffers from Sequel-itis.

-"Antebellum" and "Cuties" are both controversial movies that have more going on than their critics decry.

-Classic Film -- "The Fortune Cookie" (1966)

-Billy Wilder's farce starring an Oscar-winning Walter Matthau and Jack Lemon and it's still an enjoyably chummy comedy that fires on many cylinders.

-Cult Film -- "Howard the Duck" (1986)

-The notorious FIRST Marvel movie about an alien duck, a lot of duck puns, an unrestrained Tim Robbins, a punk band, a demon-posessed Jeffrey Jones, and the question over the terror of duck genitalia. It's very, very bad and not deserving of reappraisal.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:52pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are looking backwards to a time that was looking forward, dreaming of the future and all the fun adventures we'd have battling robots and possibly Nazis. The guys are looking at Disney's 1991 adventure movie "The Rocketeer" or this week's classic and the throwback to adventures of old for the cult movie, 2004's "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow."

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Episode 278 includes:

-The Academy is changing its rules for Best Picture nominees to force inclusivity into the movies.

-They've finally seen the live-action "Mulan" and it is most definitely not worth an additional $30 charge.

-"I'm Thinking of Ending Things" is an appropriate title for Charlie Kaufman's surreal Netflix film.

-Classic Movie -- "The Rocketeer" (1991 )

-Director Joe Johnston's adaptation of the comic, a classic tale of boy finds rocket pack and fights Nazis.

-Cult Movie -- "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow" (2004)

-An adventure looking back at Old Hollywood as its filmed with state-of-the-art special effects to make itself look... blurry and muddy and unrefined.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:20pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are exploring some of the more peculiar, unknowable, and perverse elements of humanity this week with their classic and cult movies. First comes 1974's controversial "The Night Porter" where a Holocaust survivor takes on a relationship with her former Nazi abuser, and then the cult movie is 1986's "From Beyond," a Stuart Gordon follow-up to "re-animator," this time based upon an H.P. Lovecraft short story.

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Episode 277 includes:

-R.I.P. Chadwick Boseman.

-"The One and Only Ivan" would have been better ditcing the talking animals and being a documentary.

-Nate is charmed but Ben is not by "Bill and Ted Face the Music"

-Classic Movie -- "The Night Porter" (1974)

-The controversial high-art Nazisploitation doomed romance is really far more boring and far less interesting than it has any right to be with this premise.

-Cult Movie -- "From Beyond" (1986)

-Lovecraft madness, body horror, sexual perversions, gross practical effects, it's all here, plus Barbara Compston in bondage gear.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:37pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are going deep into the reaches of space to touch the unknown, with a double feature based upon the books of noted scifi author Arthur C. Clarke. First is Stanley Kubrick's ground-breaking, much heralded "2001," and next for the cult film is the much lesser regarded follow-up, "2010," released in 1985 and reflective of the Cold War era. Ben and Nate watch both and debate whether or not "2010" might actually be the better movie after all.

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Episode 276 includes:

-DC everything! "The Batman" trailer! "The Suicide Squad" re-introduction! Snyder Cut! CGI cats made of David Thewlis' mustache?

-"Ava" and "The Sleepover" are generic genre titles that don't exactly deserve your 90 minutes.

-Classic Film -- "2001: A Space Odyssey" (1968)

-Stanley Kubrick's sci-fi touchstone with all the very slow moving space majesty you'd want to put yourself to sleep.

-Cult Film -- "2010: The Year We Make Contact" (1984)

-The far more accessible and straightforward movie that goes to lengths to explain points that were merely ambiguous, or confusing, from the original.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:25pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are pairing two toe-tapping musicals together, one of great renown and the other a cult movie that began the careers of envelope-pushing satirists. This week's classic is, by request, 1952's "Singin' in the Rain," and the cult movie is the first film from the "South Park" creators, 1993's "Cannibal: The Musical."

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Episode 275 includes:

-Ben Shapiro is not a fan of Cardi B, W.A.P., and apparently pleasing his wife.

-Movie theaters are coming back, but should they? "Mulan" is going to cost $30 for Disney+ subscribers, but should it? Julianne Moore debates whether only gay actors should play gay roles, but should that be the case? So many questions.

-The delightfully droll "An American Pickle" gives you two Seth Rogen's for the price of one.

-"Project Power" is a good premise with the most generic and lazy of execution. Bleh.

-Classic Film -- "Singin' in the Rain" (1952)

-Gene Kelly's vibrant celebration of Old Hollywood with some of the most famous song-and-dance sequences in movie history.

-Cult Film -- "Cannibal: The Musical" (1993)

-The student film the creators of "South Park" made that first got them serious attention in the comedy world and was released by Troma and has not aged well.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:22pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are digging into another directorial double feature for this week's episode, looking at two movies of legendary animator Ralph Bakshi, best known for adult-oriented animated entries. The guys watch the 1977 "Wizards" as the classic for this week and the 1975 "Coonskin" as this week's cult movie, and it's also one of Nate's most awful experiences in the history of this revamped podcast.

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Episode 274 includes:

-R.I.P. Wilford Brimley, Regis Philbin, Olivia de Havilland and others.

-Is this the end of the Ellen DeGeneres talk show?

-Ben reviews a pair of promising indies, one of which involves Richard Kind having an affair with a pretend A.I. woman.

-"Greyhound" is the most "dad movie" of 2020.

-Classic Film -- "Wizards" (1977)

-Director Ralph Bakshi's combination of sci-fi and fantasy as an evil wizard marches to domination using Nazi propaganda as his unifying weapon.

-Cult Movie -- "Coonskin" (1975)

-Bakshi's "satire" over the racist cartoons of the past that maybe misses the point of its satire.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:05pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are between recording so give a listen to Ben's solo podcast, which features the regular "This Meets That" episodes wherein Ben takes two movie properties and uses them to inspire a new hybrid. This episode it's 1982's "Murder by Phone" about a killer murdering people via electrified phone wires meets 2002's "Thunderpants," a fantasy film about harnessing the energy power of farts starring Rupert Grint. So, you know, good times.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:01pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are putting on their dancing shoes and taking just about everything off for the movies featured on this episode. For the classic, the guys discuss the 1972 Oscar-winning musical "Cabaret," and then for the cult movie, it's one of the most notorious names in modern cinema, 1995's "Showgirls," a film that tainted many careers forever after. 

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Episode 273 includes:

-Fox News hit with another sexual harassment lawsuit.

-Nate details the merits of a movie titled "Killer Raccoons 2." It was a slow week.

-Ben says "The Relic" is a decent horror film that would have been better without its horror twist.

-Classic Film -- "Cabaret" (1972)

-The Broadway hit translated to the big screen earned Oscars for director Bob Fosse, Liza Minelli, Joel Grey, but does it actually, maybe.... suck?

-Cult Film -- "Showgirls" (1995)

-The notorious NC-17 romp through the hell of being a showgirl in Las Vegas. Stick around for a surprisingly deep discussion on the nature and responsibility of depicting rape and sexual violence in media.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are putting together another directorial double feature, this time looking at the films of Brian DePalma. The guys check out 1987's gangster classic "The Untouchables," and then for their cult movie of the week, they watch DePalma's 1993 reunion with his "Scarface" star Al Pacino, this time in "Carlito's Way," a suggestion from a fan. After these two movies, Ben and Nate both come to the conclusion that they don't know if DePalma is even a good filmmaker.

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Episode 272 includes:

-Does Brian DePalma just suck as a filmmaker?

-R.I.P. Kelly Preston, Naya Rivera, and Grant Imahara.

-The action is actually the least interesting part of Netflix's action movie, "The Old Guard."

-"Palm Springs" is a time loop delight.

-Classic Film -- "The Untouchables" (1987)

-DePalma's pulpy showdown between G-men and gangsters in Prohibition era Chicago.

-Cult Film -- "Carlito's Way" (1993)

-Al Pacino plays a Puerto Rican (?) criminal trying to get out of "the life" but can't help but find trouble. Also, Sean Penn's slimy lawyer character is totally Alan Dershowitz.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:28pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are performing another directorial double feature for their look at classic and cult movies, this time with the recently deceased Joel Schumacher. They watch the classic 1978 musical "The Wiz" and also the newly cultish 1993 thriller, "Falling Down," which has grown in popularity with alt-right factions on the Internet. The guys analyze both and the racial lens each proffers and whether they deserve their acclaim.

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Episode 271 includes:

-Is it possible there is still even MORE to debate about "Justice League" and the elusive Snyder cut?

-Margot Robbie as a swashbuckling pirate? Sign me up.

-"Hamilton" comes to Disney+ and it's just as wonderful as you'd expect it to be.

-Classic Movie -- "The Wiz" (1978)

-One of Ben's favorite films is a magical musical that improves upon its source material with many toe-tapping tracks, but is it problematic coming from two white guys channeling their appraisal of black culture?

-Cult Movie -- "Falling Down" (1993)

-Michael Douglas as an antihero vigilante fighting back against an uncaring world, or is he simply the world's biggest 'Karen" whining about his entitlement?

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are once again tackling a classic and cult movie but this time from the same filmmaker. Spike Lee has been making movies since the mid 80s and one of his most prolific offerings is 1989's "Do the Right Thing," which serves as this week's classic, and 2000's "Bamboozled" serves as the cult movie, a film that was met with mixed reviews upon release but has grown in esteem to even bring on a Criterion DVD release. Look for more filmmaker double-feature editions in the future when it's suitable.

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Episode 270 includes:

-R.I.P. Carl Reiner, and have you ever stopped to think what a run Rob Reiner had as a director in the 80s?

-There's been a shakeup in the animation community and white actors are remorseful over voicing minority characters. Is this the same as live-action, though?

-Ben says "Eurovision" is the worst film of 2020.

-Nate has seen Netflix's 50 Shades knockoff, "365 Days," and it has no idea what consent or romance is.

-"Da 5 Bloods" is an example of great Spike Lee.

-Classic Movie -- "Do the Right Thing" (1989)

-Spike Lee's heralded drama documenting the many tempers and prejudices in a New York neighborhood one very hot and momentous day.

-Cult Movie -- "Bamboozled" (2000)

-Spike Lee's biting media satire where horrendous minstrel shows become popular TV in modern-day.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:32pm EDT

Ben's newest solo podcast "The Anthologist" has been running for months, but now Ben has hit a new stage where he's trying out a special edition, a full "This Meets That" podcast where he watches "One Eyed Monster" and "The Shining" and come up with an unholy horror union. The result is something Ben has excitedly been pitching for years, a porn parody of Stanley Kubrick's classic that needs to be heard to be believed.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:53pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" have decided to look into the filmography of a favorite director of the 2010s, Bong Joon-ho, fresh off of his Oscar victories with "Parasite." The guys will be watching his second ever film, 2003's police thriller "Memories of Murder," for this week's classic movie. For the cult movie of this week, a friend suggested that Ben and Nate watch the horror musical 2008's "Repo: The Genetic Opera," and now Ben doesn't know if he should consider this person a friend any longer.

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Episode 269 includes:

-R.I.P. Ian Holm and Joel Schumacher.

-New names for the Gropers of the Week: Chris D'Elia, Jeffrey Ross, and the Baby Driver, Ansel Elgort.

-Ben heartily recommends "VFW" as good 80s heyday schlocky fun. 

-Classic Movie -- "Memories of Murder" (2003)

-BongJoon-ho's second film and big international breakthrough is a methodical police procedural about a real-life serial killer in 1980s South Korea.

-Cult Movie -- "Repo: The Genetic Opera" (2008)

-It's a weird musical with vivisection, Paris Hilton, and the director of Saw 2. How could Ben not love it?

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are back and riding the rails of Hollywood for this week's double feature. The guys watch the 1985 Cannon classic "Runaway Train" and then follow that with 2016's popular zombie action movie from South Korea, "Train to Busan."

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Episode 268 includes:

-J.K. Rowling just can't seem to stop saying hurtful comments about trans people and doubling down.

-Reappraisals of racist media depictions like "Gone with the Wind" are heating up the culture wars.

-Nate thinks "The King of Staten Island" is an enjoyable showcase to the strengths of star, Pete Davidson.

-The ignoble "Artemis Fowl" feels like nobody simply gave a shit. Also, Josh Gad is terrifying.

-Classic Movie -- "Runaway Train" (1985)

-Jon Voight and Eric Roberts are escaped convicts who pick the wrong train to make a break for it in a Cannon film that was nominated for three Oscars including two acting Oscars!

-Cult Movie -- "Train to Busan" (2016)

-A South Korean speeding train filled with zombies is an exceedingly exciting action-horror movie that exemplifies great storytelling. Even non-horror fans will love it.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:54pm EDT

While the "Dirty Sons of Pitches" ready another recording soon, fan of the show and occasional guest Alex Knerem has seen the "Artemis Fowl" movie on Disney+ and has several thoughts on what has transpired to a favorite book of his middle school years. Alex has submitted his own fan recording to get a few things off his manly chest about the disappointment he experienced.He even goes so far as to say, "This is my 'Cats'." Yikes.

If you'd like to submit a fan recording of your own "What the Hell Did We Just Watch?" edition for a bad or mystifying movie, we'll strongly consider sharing it on the DSOP channel for everyone to listen to your pain.

Send your submissions to boyfriendproject1@gmail.com

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Category:What the Hell Did We Just Watch? -- posted at: 11:05am EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are welcoming special guest George to the podcast to discuss the classic movie, and only classic movie, this week, 1939's inspirational "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington." Listen to what George loves about the film, how it still makes him cry to this day, and about Ben's wild theory about the real sin of Mr. Smith hiding in plain sight.

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Episode 267 includes:

-The guy's welcome George and discuss, among other things, about.... sigh... taint moles.

-Netflix's "The Last Days of American Crime" is 150 minutes better spent doing just about anything else.

-Ben actually has good things to say about Kevin James as a villainous neo-Nazi in the horror movie "Becky."

-Classic Movie -- "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" (1939)

-The gents debate the Frank Capra civics lesson classic starring Jimmy Stewart as a regular guy who wants to shake up Washington. It's a George all-time favorite!

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" had some minor technical difficulties midway through so this week's discussion of both "Psycho" films, the 1960 original by Alfred Hitchcock and the 1998 remake from Gus van Sant, had to be recorded separately and spliced together. Hear Ben and Nate's thoughts on the two "Psychos", the idea of remaking art so precisely, and whether Hitchcock still works in a modern day media setting.

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Episode 266 includes:

-The world erupts in protests over police brutality, but will it stick this time and really change things? What does it mean when the "bad apples" are all there is?

-Ben goes all in on "Butt Boy," a cop thriller about a man who hides people up the portal inside his butt.

-Nate says "The Vast of Night" feels like a narrative-based podcast, though this isn't a bad thing for the right viewer.

-Classic Movie -- "Psycho" (1960)

-The genre-smashing original from Alfred Hitchcock that made people look at their showers differently.

-Cult Movie -- "Psycho" (1998)

-Gus van Sant's near shot-for-shot remake was released in 1998 to people asking, "Why bother?" Does it hold up better over time or is it a strange folly?

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:02pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are staying away from tall building ledges and looking out for psychedelic color swaths thanks to this week's classic movie, 1958's "Vertigo" by director Alfred Hitchcock. They both share a differing opinion on the appraisal of this classic. Then the cult movie for this week is the 1987 family film, "*batteries not included." One of these two movies charmed the pants off the boys, and the other is named "Vertigo."

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Episode 265 includes:

-There, in fact, eventually, maybe, be a Snyder Cut after all.

-Ben raves about the indie horror movie "The Wretched."

-Nate says Glenn Danzig's "Verotkia" is one of the worst movies he has ever seen.

-Ben does not fall for "The Lovebirds."

-Classic Movie -- "Vertigo" (1958)

-Alfred Hitchcock's revered tale of one man, a fear of heights, and two mysterious women.

-Cult Movie -- "*batteries not included" (1987)

-What happens when a family of robots befriends an apartment building full of colorful New York characters? Pure whimsical delight.

Direct download: pitch_265.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are once more practicing social distance and watching a pair of movies to talk about with their latest podcast model. This week's classic is Orson Welles' The Magnificent Ambersons," where the studio sliced out 50 minutes and reshot a happy ending. The cult movie is a childhood favorite of Ben's, 1985's "Explorers." Will it become the latest in Ben's realization that the movies that made childhood impressions on him were not actually good?

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Episode 264 includes:

-R.I.P. Fred Willard and Lynn Shelton.

-Ben doesn't understand why "Scoob" is trying to be a backdoor pilot for a Hannah Barbara superhero universe.

-Josh Trank's "Capone" is a movie that tears down the mystique of its gangster lead.

-Bonus discussion: whether Ridley Scott's own re-cutting of "Blade Runner" with footage from "Legend" is

-Classic Movie -- "The Magnificent Ambersons" (1942)

-Orson Welles' famous "Kane" follow-up that was gutted by studio interference drives Ben crazy. Nate tries to see what Welles was setting up to be taken away.

-Cult Movie -- "Explorers" (1985)

-Joe Dante's very Speilbergian adventure with young Ethan Hawke and River Phoenix building their own flying saucer. It's successful whimsy for once, plus, as with all 80s movies, there's peeping.

Direct download: pitch_264.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:39am EDT

Ben and his bother George have finally done it for their SNL-themed podcast "Saturday Night Jive." They watched all three "Daddy Day Care" movies, but tackling them in a style Christopher Nolan would be proud of. They began with "Gran Daddy Day Care," then "Daddy Day Camp" with Cuba Gooding Jr., and now come to where the pain all started, with 2003's Eddie Murphy family comedy, "Daddy Day Care." The episode is golden just for George's investigation into the Kid's Choice Award of Best Fart for that cinematic year. Let their pain be your gain.

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Category:Saturday Night Jive -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are keeping up their social distance trend with their revised podcast format and this week's classic is the 1976 conspiracy thriller "Marathan Man" starring Dustin Hoffman and Laurence Olivier, and the cult movie is the 1985 fantasy film "Legend" from Ridley Scott and starring a young Tom Cruise.

Available on Spotify and iTunes

Episode 263 includes:

-Could Amazon become a theater chain and save AMC? Would Disney flex their muscle and follow?

-R.I.P. Jerry Stiller and Little Richard.

-Ben heartily recommends Netflix's macabre animated film, "The Willoughbys."

-Nate finds "My Spy" to be acceptable and "Wendy" to be a Neverland of muddy themes and messages.

-Classic Film -- "Marathon Man" (1976)

-Dustin Hoffman gets ensnared in a deadly Nazi conspiracy and somehow this movie finds a way to be boring even with old Nazi Laurence Olivier with a forearm sword.

-Cult Film -- "Legend" (1985)

-Ridley Scott's fantasy film is neither escapist or accessible and a misuse of Tom Cruise. How many good movies has Scott actually made when you think about it?

Direct download: pitch_263.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are back at a respectable distance and discussing more films of the classic and cult variety, and this week they're discussing the somewhat overshadowed Cold War thriller "Fail Safe" and the 1992 "Doctor Mordid" as a strange artifact of what could have been an early 90s Marvel movie.

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Episode 262 includes:

-Ben introduces the world to "Lil' Humpers" and a TV show about a woman who makes knick-knacks out of animal poop.

-AMC declares war on Universal movies while there still is an AMC.

-Nate has seen the Columbus indie equal of Neil Breen. See it for yourself, "Constraint" is on Amazon Prime.

-Classic Movie -- "Fail Safe" (1964)

-The Cold War paranoia thriller from director Sidney Lumet is like a straight version of "Dr. Strangelove" and still very relevant and very well made.

-Cult Movie -- "Doctor Mordrid" (1992)

-Full Moon Pictures once was going to make a doctor Strange movie. This 90s mess is the aftermath.

Direct download: pitch_262.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:47pm EDT

Oh folks, are you in for a quarantine treat. We've at long last uncovered the notorious "Welcome to Marwen" episode that essentially killed Ben's other podcast, "Head Cannon." Ben watches "Marwen" (TWICE!) and builds out a ten-point cinematic universe that includes prequels, sequels, spinoffs, remakes, porn parodies, you name it. For any "Dirty Sons of Pitches" fan, you'll finally be able to listen to what has been talked about for over a year between Ben and Nate, and "Head Cannon" is still available on podcast platforms. Enjoy Ben's suffering and bewilderment at this very misguided movie.

Available on Spotify and ITunes

Direct download: marwen.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:31pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are keeping up their social distance with another adapted podcast where they watch a classic movie and a cult movie for their ribald discussion. This week the classic is Billy Wilder's "Sunset Blvd." and the cult movie is the alien-leech-exploding-head 1986 film, "Night of the Creeps." Can both find a way to be slightly boring? We'll find out!

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Episode 261 includes:

-Is fake boob prostetics in movies and TV getting better? WHAT AN AGE WE LIVE IN.

-Ben recommends "Come to Daddy" and not "Groupers."

-Nate thinks "Extraction" is a mix of cool movie violence and real-world serious violence that doesn't quite work.

-Classic Movie -- "Sunset Blvd." (1950)

-The guys discuss Billy Wilder's classic about a faded Hollywood star trying to make her big comeback.

-Cult Movie -- "Night of the Creeps" (1986)

-It's got alien slugs, head explosions, gratuitous nudity, so why does this movie seem so dull?

Direct download: pitch_261.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:38pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are recording soon, but since we have the space, enjoy one of the newer editions of Ben and George's podcast, "Saturday Night Jive," where the brothers watch a movie starring an SNL alum, and 2006's "Zoom" might just be the ultimate "Saturday Night Jive" movie. Well the years start coming and they don't stop coming.

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Direct download: 215___Songs_By_Smash_Mouth__-_Zoom_2006.mp3
Category:Saturday Night Jive -- posted at: 9:54am EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are back with their social distanced revamped podcast where they talk new movies they've seen, including a classic and cult movie that they have not have ever watched before. This week the guys discuss the 1970 hit "Joe" with Peter Boyle as a violent conservative crank, and the cult movie of renown is 1975's "Bug," the last William Castle-produced movie about killer intelligent fire-starting bugs.

Available on iTunes and Spotfy

Episode 260 includes:

-R.I.P. Brian Dennehy, the dad from "Tommy Boy."

-Corona discussion over what the "new normal" might look like in the months to come until a vaccine.

-Nate reviews "The Rhythm Section," "The Platform," and Blumhouse's "Fantasy Island."

-Ben raves about "Freaks" (not the 1930s movie).

-Classic Movie -- "Joe" (1970)

-The guys watch the Oscar-nominated tale of a conservative bigot that urges for the murder of hippies and other social groups he dislikes. Totally not relevant for today's conservative audiences.

-Cult Movie -- "Bug" (1975)

-The guys talk about a William Castle film where bugs have evolved to start fires and attack humans.

Direct download: pitch_260.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:55am EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are keeping their social distancing but joining forces through Skype to record together. It's the first time they've recorded together since watching "A Serbian Film" and much has changed. They review recent movies and then discuss a film classic ("Barry Lyndon") they had not previously watched as well as a cult film of renown ("Society"). 

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Episode 259 includes:

-The guys respond to a new COVID-19 world and its impact on culture and politics.

-Ben reviews "The Hunt," "Swallow," and "The Room."

-Nate reviews "The Boy II," "Bloodshot," and "I Still Believe."

-Classic Movie -- "Barry Lyndon" (1975)

-The guys discuss Stanley Kubrick's three-hour costume drama and its artistry, length, purpose, tone, and lasting effect.

-Cult Movie -- "Society" (1989)

-Ever wondered what the elite do in the privacy of their rich houses? If you guessed "dissolve into a slimy flesh orgy of body horror" then congrats.

Direct download: pitch_259.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:27pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" have had to retool under their social distancing, and with the lack of new releases for the present time being, the guys are taking the extra free time to catch up on older movies they haven't seen, both classics and cult curiosities. The guys watch much hyped WWII romance "Casablanca" and then the world's most famous mime killing people and reanimating their bodies in the horror film from 1974, "Shanks." Are they classics or are they... hot garbage?

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Episode 258 includes:

-Nate introduces the new show format and offers his takes on recent 2020 film watches for "Guns Akimbo" and "The Hunt."

-Classic Movie: "Casablanca" (1942)

-The guys discuss, in separate parts, their assessment of a movie widely regarded as one of the greatest of all time, even if it doesn't have vampires in it.

-Cult Movie: "Shanks" (1974)

-Can Marcel Marceau succeed in the realm of cinema as a killer puppeteer? Find out in this William Castle-directed movie that Ben will certainly enjoy more.

Direct download: pitch_258.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:21pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" have made a promise to their listeners to determine the worst film of the last decade, and they will see this promise through. Their tournament of bad had excluded two titles, movies that were believed to be unbeatable for the worst of the worst. So Ben and Nate watched "A Serbian Film" and "InAPPropriate Comedy" back-to-back, and have come to some surprising conclusions.

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Category:What the Hell Did We Just Watch? -- posted at: 12:05am EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are jazzed for the new Blumhouse horror reboot of "The Invisible Man" that they're pitching reboots for the Mummy, Dracula, Frankenstein, and the Wolfman too. They also continue their self-punishing tournament determining the worst film of the 2010s decade, narrowing down to a final Four of Awful. Then they close out with a rushed version of everyone's favorite game, "So Shalit Be," before bidding goodbye on an extra-sized podcast.

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Episode 257 includes:

-Gropers of the Week: Timothy Hutton, plus Harvey Weinstein verdict arrives.

-Spielberg out for Indy 5. James Mangold in. For now.

-Pixar's "Onward" works better as an emotional journey than as a comic fantasy, go figure.

-"The Invisible Man" is the first great film of 2020.

This Week's Pitch -- Universal Monster Reboots!

-The guys pitch movies following writer/director Leigh Whannell's formula of grounding the famous monsters in real-world and socially relevant angles.

-Bonus Discussion: Not-So Elite 8 of Worst of 2010s!

-It's the final eight worst of the worst for the dishonorable title of worst film of the 2010s decade.

Direct download: pitch_257.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:56pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are getting into the thick of their tournament to determine what the worst film of the 2010s was (excluding "A Serbian Film" and "InAPPropriate Comedy") and arguing eight match-ups over 16 very bad movies. The guys also recap the big Oscar winners and the shocking news of "Parasite" winning the top award, the first foreign winner. The guys discuss new movies, trailers, and news, but this episode is all about the Not-So Sweet Sixteen of bad movies.

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Episode 256 includes:

-Oscars finally do something right, and give their top awards to the actual best movie of the year, "Parasite."

-Sam Raimi returns to the world of Marvel.

-"Birds of Prey" is more a Harley Quinn solo affair, and Ben has some bones to pick.

-The "Sonic the Hedgehog" movie is here, with a redesigned, less horrifying Sonic, and it's okay!

-Bonus Discussion: Not-So Sweet Sixteen!

-The guys go through the first round of their Worst Movie of 2010s bracket and determine 8 lucky winners that will vie for the next round of competition. 

Direct download: pitch_256.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:58am EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are taking some very bad movies to task now that we've entered a new decade of cinematic promise. The guys kick off a new feature for 2020 where they whittle down a list of bad movies released from 2010 to 2019, the worst of the worst, and decide what will make their ultimate tournament of the worst movies of the previous decade. With no pitch and few movies to review this episode, the emphasis is on setting up this new bracket of bad.

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Episode 255 includes:

-R.I.P. Oscar winner Kobe Bryant, who also, maybe, was some kind of sports person.

-Super Bowl trailer reactions: "A Quiet Place 2," "Fast and Furious 9," and Marvel's Disney+ shows.

-"Color Out of Space" is H.P. Lovecraft done right.

-Nate says "The Gentlemen" isn't stand-up Ritchie.

-Bonus Discussion: Worst Films of 2010s Tournament!

-Ben and Nate debate which 32 worst films of the last decade will earn a spot in their Not-So Sweet Sixteen and then be placed in brackets to compete in upcoming episodes as a new feature.

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

-Once more, the guys adopt the spirit of famed film critic Gene Shalit to provide bizarre blurbs for the films reviewed on this episode.

Direct download: pitch_255.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:32pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" have over a dozen movies to talk about this edition, some of them from 2019 playing catch-up, both good and bad, and several new year releases, mostly bad. However, the guys are shocked to discover that "Doolittle" is not the disaster it's billed. With no time for a pitch or a game this edition, the guys spend their time discussing the recent Oscar nominees and speeding through all the films seen.

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Episode 254 includes:

Oscar nominations! Ben and Nate run down the nominees in major categories along with their thoughts and predictions.

-Ya'll see that Morbius trailer? Uh huh.

-Nate talks about possibly one of the worst movies of 2019, the exploitation-heavy "She's Just a Shadow."

-Two January surprises: both "Underwater" and the much-maligned "Doolittle" are surprisingly enjoyable.

Direct download: pitch_254.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:13pm EDT

And now "The Dirty Sons of Pitches" present part two of their yearly look back and the lows of cinema in 2019, with special friend of the podcast, George.

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Episode 253 includes:

-The guys recount their bottom ten worst films of 2019, overrated films, and some bearing dishonorable mention. Expect lots of "Cats."

Direct download: pitch_253.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are looking back on the year as a whole and charting the highs and lows in a huge two-part podcast with special guest of the show, George. On this first part, the guys will quickly review some other 2019 releases before sharing their ten best films of 2019. Part two will be uploaded soon highlighting the worst films of 2019. 

Available on iTunes and Spotify

Episode 252 includes:

-A quick rundown of other 2019 movies not making lists including "Spies in Disguise," "Jumanji: The Next Level," "Bombshell," "Richard Jewell" and others.

-The guys share their individual lists for Ten Best Films of 2019 as well as underrated films from the year.

Direct download: pitch_252.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:09pm EDT