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