Dirty Sons of Pitches

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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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?

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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.

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