Dirty Sons of Pitches

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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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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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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