Dirty Sons of Pitches

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are watching two movies that aren't worth your time but trying to create a brand new pitch that could be better than both, and this week's subjects are 1998's comedy "Woo" and 2019's British indie dark comedy "A Serial Killer's Guide to Life."

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Episode 323 includes:

-Casting news: Adam Warlock and animated Mario Brothers.

-Trailer discussion for "Scream 5: Scream and Scream Again."

-If you're a Sopranos fan, you might not even find enough to like with "The Many Saints of Newark."

-"The Adams Family 2" is perfectly fine family film.

-Switch the Pitch -- "Woo" / "A Serial Killer's Guide to Life"

-The guys discuss Jada Pinkett's early solo outing, 1998's "Woo," and a frustrating dark comedy that feels entirely stretched thin, 2019's "A Serial Killer's Guide to Life." They then combine both into a new, and better, pitch for a movie about the extent a lonely man will go to accept a charming serial killer girlfriend.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" have returned from a brief break with more movie discussion and news takes and are combining the Phillip K. Dick-inspired sci-fi movie, "Paycheck," John Woo's last American movie, with the 2016 Sundance indie "Southside with You" that chronicles the first date of a young Barack and Michelle Obama. The guys debate whether an interesting movie could be had with either premise (hint: one of them, no way) and create a far more interesting new project on the fly.

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Episode 322 includes:

-Dr. Who getting new showrunner starting with the next season, and it's Russel T. Davies, the old showrunner.

-Marvel is suing the estates of its dead creators. Is this the next chapter in Phase Four?

-Evan Hansen is a monster and "Dear Evan Hansen" is a deeply misguided musical and movie.

-Ben just gives up with "Venom: Let There Be Carnage."

-Switch the Pitch -- "Paycheck" / "Southside with You"

-The guys discuss the disappointing John Wood-Ben Affleck sci-fi action movie and 2016's rambling would-be romance of the Obamas on the first date back in the day. They then combine both mediocre movies into a better pitch for a new project involving presidential time travelin' intrigue.

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On a very special edition of "Saturday Night Jive," the regular podcast Ben and his brother George record to discuss movies starring Saturday Night Love alums, the guys discuss the career and impact of one of their favorite comedians of all time, Norm MacDonald, and the reoccurring part of Stan Hooper. For all Norm fans out there, enjoy this shared tribute. 

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are yet again combining two movies into a brand-new pitch, this time with 2003's big broad successful comedy "Bruce Almighty" with the moribund 1934 "Death Takes a Holiday," which was the inspiration for 1998's "Meet Joe Black," a movie not discussed on this week's podcast.

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Episode 321 includes:

-Is Shang-Chi a secret menanist?

-Ben begins another front in his war of words against Martin Scorsese, this time with director Denis Villeneuve.

-Netflix documentary "Misha and the Wolves" is a survival story that's too good to be true and that's also the point.

-"Candyman" could have been a great horror movie, or message movie, but it kind of suffers from both.

-The guys talk about M. Night Shyamalan's very odd and very head-shaking thriller, "Old."

-Switch the Pitch -- "Bruce Almighty" / "Death Takes a Holiday"

-The 2003 Jim Carrey mass appeal comedy where a man is given the powers of God gets to be combined with the 1934 comedy/romance/drama "Death Takes a Holiday" where the Grim Reaper takes a brief vacation to live life as a human. One of these is less boring, guess which one?

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" have uncovered two little known movies and maybe it's best they remain that way. They discuss 2008's "Dean Spanley," starring Sam Neill and the great Peter O'Toole and 2017's "Krystal" starring Rosario Dawson, William H. Macy, Kathy Bates, and many more in one of the most head-scratching movies they've watched for this podcast.

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Episode 320 includes:

-R.I.P. Norm MacDonald, a craggy comedy icon.

-Trailers for "Dexter," "West Side Story," and finally the new-new "Matrix."

-Nate cheers "Shang-Chi" as the latest Marvel movie.

-Ben thinks he loves "Malignant."

-Switch the Pitch -- "Dean Spanley" / "Krystal"

-The guys discuss 2008's stately British drama based on a novella about a man who believes he used to be a dog and the bizarre 2017 indie "Krystal," directed by, of all people, William H. Macy where it feels like every artistic choice was the wrong one.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are back with another edition of combining different movies into a brand-new pitch. This week it's the dreadful, truly dreadful "comedy" in 1998 written/directed by John Landis and mercifully forgotten combined with the Nicolas Cage/Shirley Maclaine 1994 comedy "Guarding Tess."

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Episode 319 includes:

-R.I.P. Ed Asner and Michael K. Williams

-New "Matrix" trailer... kind of.

-Ben says "Demonic" is confirmation Neil Blomkamp is a name that should no longer excite moviegoers.

-"Shang-Chi" is good Marvel fun by ways of punches and kicks.

-Switch the Pitch -- "Susan's Plan" / "Guarding Tess"

-The guys combine a very very bad movie by John Landis about a hit gone wrong (one of the worst films watched for the podcast, says Nate) with a forgettable and quaint Nicolas Cage comedy where he serves as a Secret Service agent to a former First Lady. FLOTUS as femme fatale?

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are watching one of the most notorious flops in the history of Disney animation, the 1985 fantasy not-so-epic "The Black Cauldron," and then also talking about 1994's "Trapped in Paradise," which they both oddly recall the trailer vividly, though the final film is only memorable for unintended reasons. The guys then try and combine both films into an original pitch to once again close out the show.

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Episode 318 includes:

-New "Spider-Man" trailer and more multi-verse chaos.

-Ben says "Vivo" is not as magical as it wants to be.

-Nate says he's now off the "Fast and Furious" bandwagon after the ninth installment.

-"Reminiscence" is too reminiscent of the past.

-Switch the Pitch -- "The Black Cauldron" / "Trapped in Paradise"

-The guys discuss the Disney fantasy flop from 1985 and the bizarre 1994 ensemble comedy with Nicolas Cage before then trying to combine both into a new fantasy-set project of bumbling thieves/champions.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are combining two legendary figures of action cinema and two movies that allow them to poke fun at their super stardom. The guys watch 2008's "JCVD" with Jean-Claude Van Damme and 1993's "Last Action Hero" and sing the praises on high for the ahead-of-its-time entertainment of "Hero" and then combine them int0 a brand new movie pitch.

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Episode 317 includes:

-Blumhouse gets paid $400 million for three new "Exorcist" sequels.

-Ben declares the new "Suicide Squad" a nihilistic example of fun without meaning.

-"Free Guy" is a fun and clever action movie with a good message about the power of kindness.

-Switch the Pitch -- "JCVD" / "Last Action Hero"

-The guys watch two big stars of action movies of old send up their movie star images. First Jean-Claude Van Damme in 2008's "JCVD," and then the unfairly maligned meta blockbuster with Arnold, "Last Action Hero." Ben then pitches a new movie by combining the key elements from both action movies.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are back and discussing plenty of Disney news, feuds, and movies, but the guys are watching the 2015 gangster movie with two Tom Hardys, "Legend," and then the 1989 comedy "Her Alibi" that has to be seen to be believed but really shouldn't be seen.

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Episode 316 includes:

-Disney vs. ScarJo and the squabble for money. Is it the start of a new reality?

-The end of the Chris Chibnal era for "Doctor Who" is nigh.

-Recent docs "Woodstock 99" and "Val" are both worth watching with some limitations.

-Disney's "Jungle Cruise" is not at the level of the "Pirates of the Caribbean."

-Switch the Pitch -- "Legend" / "Her Alibi"

-The guys talk about the double Tom Hardy's in 2015's "Legend" and why it separates itself from other gangster thrillers, and then they try and make sense of the very bad 1989 comedy "Her Alibi" before creating a new story based upon combining the two movies.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are combining two movies about kids growing up, the first the 2009 "Where the Wild Things Are" movie that was met with much consternation from studio execs who didn't get it (were they right?) and the 2016 "Hunt for the Wilderpeople," the comedy written and directed by Taika Watiti before helming "Thor: Ragnarok." The guys will pitch a new kids' movies taking themes and ideas from both.

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Episode 315 includes:

-The new "Dune" trailer looks fancy and dusty.

-Does the big "Black Widow" drop mean anything? Maybe that COVID is still a thing and not everyone wants to go back to the theaters?

-"Gunpowder Milkshake" is empty calories of style.

-"Space Jam: A New Legacy" feels like a WB catalogue that incensed Ben for its shameless cynicism.

-Switch the Pitch -- "Where the Wild Things Are" / "Hunt for the Wilderpeople"

-The guys discuss the curious and disconnected 2009 downer by director Spike Jonze and the 2016 whimsical and heartfelt movie by Taika Watiti before combining them into a brand-new pitch for a new movie.

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And with part two, the "Dirty Sons of Pitches" use a random dice roll generator to pitch out an entire three-act structure combining key elements from the 2009 animated fantasy "Coraline" and the 2019 meta made-for-TV Christmas movie, "A Christmas Movie Christmas."

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In part one of the latest from the "Dirty Sons of Pitches," the guys are covering movies they've watched this week including the first Marvel movie in two years, "Black Widow." They also assess the completion of the "Loki" TV show, with spoilers, and then have much to discuss with trying to make sense of the frustrating Christmas TV movie, "A Christmas Movie Christmas." Stay tuned for the next episode where the guys pitch a brand-new movie based upon combining "Coraline" and "A Christmas Movie Christmas."

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Episode 313 includes:

-Trailer responses to new Disney animated features, "Encanto" and "Turning Red."

-The latest MCU show is over and the guys sing the praises of "Loki" and what it means for the future.

-"Black Widow" is a Marvel movie where the dramatic interactions are even better than the action spectacle.

-The "UpTV original" movie, "A Christmas Movie Christmas" is a bland and starkly un-imaginative Christmas movie and Ben finds it all to be torture.

-"Coraline" might not be as good as you remember, with too much filler and mechanics, but it's still a fun.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are once again using their skills to pitch out a brand new movie based upon two pre-existing films, this week with 1995's Coolio-tastic "Dangerous Minds," where teachers adopt leather jackets to be cool and tough, and 2007's "Death Sentence" where we watch Kevin Bacon stumble his way through bloody vigilante vengeance.

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Episode 312 includes:

-R.I.P. Richard Donner. Thanks for the memories.

-The guys discuss the legacy of "The Sopranos" in the lead up to the prequel movie.

-Amazon's costly "The Tomorrow War" could have been a better series than an extra long action movie.

-Ben sings the praises of the Purge franchise and the catharsis of "The Forever Purge."

-Switch the Pitch -- "Dangerous Minds" / "Death Sentence"

-The guys pitch a brand-new teacher-based thriller combining elements from 1996's inspirational melodrama "Dangerous Minds" and 2007's gritty vigilante thriller, "Death Sentence."

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are getting medieval this week by exploring two fantasy movies, 1996's buddy film "Dragonheart," and Robert Zemeckis' second mo-cap epic, 2007's "Beowulf." the guys will once again pitch a brand-new three-act structure combining key elements from both movies.

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Episode 311 includes:

-Me Too news: Josh Duggar, Kyle Massey, and breaking news, Bill Cosby released from prison. Ugh.

-"Clifford the Big Red Dog" is coming to horrify us all.

-Nate has finally found an Ohio-made indie deserving of an F grade.

-Ben declares "Fast and Furious 9" to be anything but "F9."

-Switch the Pitch -- "Dragonheart" / "Beowulf"

-The guys talk about the simple pleasures of 1996's fantasy romp "Dragonheart" and the added complexity of the 2007 "Bewoulf" CGI movie before combining both movies into a brand-new pitch to play out via dice game.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are back to their pitching roots and this time are combining two office workplace comedies pitting workers against management, the sexual harassment comedy hit from 1980, "Nine to Five," and the 2017 dark comedy about bloody office politics, "Mayhem." 

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Episode 310 includes:

-Trailer reactions to the horror movie of our age -- "Karen."

-Nate says "Awake" will struggle to keep you awake.

-Ben has studied the laziness of Bruce Willis in two sci-fi indies where he was clearly there for a weekend.

-Netflix's "Wish Dragon" is like a Chinese "Aladdin" but okay.

-Switch the Pitch -- "9 to 5" / "Mayhem"

-The guys discuss the two movies of this week and try and pitch an entire three-act structure for a blend new movie synthesizing elements from both with the help of a random die roll system.

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In part two, the "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are playing the latest game of Switch the Pitch be combining the likes of 1971's "Harold and Maude" and the awfulness of the truly terrible 1998 "Avengers" movie (non-MCU, mind you) into a brand-new movie that they will pitch out an act structure for. Behold, the likes of a May-December romance between spies and their helpers.

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Episode 310 includes:

-The guys talk about their generally warm feelings for "Harold and Maude," and their very cold cold feelings for the big-budget catastrophe, 1998's "Avengers."

-Switch the Pitch

-The guys play a dice roll game to pitch out a combination for both movies and create an original movie story.

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Due to the size, the recent recording by the "Dirty Sons of Pitches" is being split in half, with part one being the discussion of the week's news items and the movies seen, including big new studio releases like whether there is a moral fault for "In the Heights" and "The Conjuring 3," whether "Luca" is anything more than a literal fish out of water tale, and just how bad Paramount Plus' "Infinite" can get.

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Episode 308 includes:

-R.I.P. Ned Beatty, a man who is best known for squealing like a pig when requested.

-Ben think "In the Heights" is a tragedy because the character don't burn down the mechanisms of capitalism. Nate likes the songs.

-"The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It" is a gross example of deifying hucksters trying to free a real killer.

-"Luca" is pretty but nothing special from Pixar.

-"Infinite" is the first "Paramount Plus original" and there's a reason this generic, big-budget, vaguely supernatural sci-fi action thriller got shuttled off to a streamer. The guys discuss the faults at length and Ben pitches a much improved version in minutes.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are back to their pitching roots and coming up with a brand-new movie based upon the mixing of two sci-fi movies, 1995's schlocky action thriller "Virtuosity," a silly hoot that nobody really talks about, and David Cronenberg's body horror descent into madness with 1983's Videodrome." The guys create a new property and set up next week's pairing to also be pitched out on the spot.

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Episode 307 includes:

-Amazon buys MGM for eight billion dollars because...?

-Sony announces another Spider-Man villain solo movie, this time starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson.

-The "Quiet Place" sequel is still worth talking about.

-"Cruella" might make you howl once you find out why she's so upset with dalmations.

-Switch the Pitch -- "Virtosity" / "Videodrome"

-The guys play a dice roll system and come up with a three-act structure to a pitch, on the spot, combining two bizarre technology sci-fi movies. 

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are closing out their run on movies and their remakes with a zombie apocalypse thanks to Netflix's big new movie, "Army of the Dead," directed by Zack Snyder. The guys watch Snyder's first movie, 2004's "Dawn of the Dead" as well as the 1978 George Romero version that cemented the world of zombies as well as zombies-as-metaphors. Stay tuned for the next new edition of the podcast.

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Episode 306 includes:

-Trailer reactions for Marvel's "The Eternals," "Last Night in Soho," and "Gunpowder Milkshake."

-The story behind the author of "The Woman is the Window" is WAY WAY more interesting than watching the movie.

-Nate says "Those Who Wish Me Dead" is a waste of Angelina Jolie, its exciting premise, and even fire.

-"Army of the Dead" is Zack Snyder's return to zombie cinema and, depending upon who you listen to, a fun return to schlocky form or more evidence he sill cannot tell a story.

-Remakin' It -- "Dawn of the Dead"

-The 1978 zombie classic from George Romero might be a little more rough around the edges, but Snyder's 2004 remake has its own merits as well as an action thriller.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" have fulfilled a long-delayed promise and finally, at long last, watched the 1962 and 2004 "Manchurian Candidate," and surprise, they enjoyed both quite a lot. The 1962 original is definitely ahead of its time in approach and technique, and the 2004 remake is relevant for our times as well as finds ways to make some improvements.

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Episode 305 includes:

-AT&T is selling Warner Media to Discovery.

-R.I.P. Charles Grodin. May you meet all the Beethovens in heaven.

-Trailer reactions to "Hotel Transylvania 4" and "Dear Evan Hanson."

-"Oxygen" is a contained thriller that could have done more by ironically doing less.

-"The Woman in the Window" has a twist that Ben guessed in its opening SECONDS.

-Remakin' It -- "The Manchurian Candidate"

-The political thriller about an unwitting American sleeper agent caught in a dangerous conspiracy and it's actually a very good movie from 1962 and a quite good thriller from 2004. They've done it, they've found a movie that succeeds as an original and as a remake!

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are gambling on one of the few remakes held in high regard with its well regarded source material. the guys are watching the 2008 Swedish vampire movie "Let the Right One In" as well as the 2010 American remake from director Matt Reeves and starring Chloe Grace-Moritz and Richard Jenkins, "Let Me In." Stay tuned for a long-delayed promise to finally get penciled in for the next episode's remakes.

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Episode 304 includes:

-Trailer responses to "A Quiet Place II," "The Forever Purge," and whatever you're calling "Venom 2"

-Seth Rogen and James Franco won't be starring in any projects together if Rogen has his way

-Ben has found an even worse animated movie on Netflix than the last bad animated movie from Netflix.

-"Tom Clancy's Without Remorse" is Tom Clancy even minus Tom Clancy.

-Remakin' It -- Let the Right One in" (2008)

-The guys talk adolescent vampires and disaffected teen friendships and the places you'll go with the Swedish vampire import "Let the Right One In" and the American remake from 2010, "Let Me In."

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are heading for disaster with the Irwen Allen classic, the Academy Award-winning 1972 spectacle "The Poseidon Adventure," one of Ben's favorite movies, and then the big-budget 2006 Wolfgang Peterson remake, "Poseidon."

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Episode 303 includes:

-Trailer for Paul Verhoeven's first movie in five years, and there are lesbian nuns.

-Me Too hits the "Dr. Who" family.

-Ben reviews the first season of Amazon's animated super hero satire, "Invincible."

-Nate loves "The Mitchells vs. the Machines" and Ben enjoys it but with some mild reservations.

-Remakin' It -- "The Poseidon Adventure" / "Poseidon"

-The guys talk about the power of cheese versus action spectacle, which movie had the more authentic or resonant emotional moments, and whether both can be fun on different disaster terms.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are going to prom this week, twice, thanks to watching the 1976 horror classic "Carrie" and its far less regarded 2013 remake starring Chloe Grace-Moritz and Julianne Moore. The guys assess the original, director Brian De Palma's artistic inclinations and limitations, and whether or not the new version is better than its predecessor.

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Episode 302 includes:

-Oscars! Reactions! Surprises! Octopuses!

-Can Steven Spielberg direct a musical?

-Ben laments how both "The Courier" and "Stowaway" get caught in their realism details a little too much.

-The new "Mortal Kombat" movie has guts and not much else, but does it matter?

-Remakin' It -- "Carrie"

-Is it actually possible the 2013 remake that few liked is actually an improvement on Brian De Palma's 1976 horror original? Believe it!

 

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are checking out feminist sci-fi classic "The Stepford Wives" from 1975 and the much-reviled 2004 remake starring Nicole Kidman and directed by Frank Oz. It's an extra big episode so enjoy all that granular analysis and scant scat jokes.

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Episode 301 includes:

-Trailer responses for "Army of the Dead" and Marvel's "Shang-Chi"

-Oscar predictions for the Oscars the least amount of people may watch.

-Ben declares "Thunder Force" a guaranteed slot for his Worst Films of 2021 List.

-"Nobody" is a fun, bruising action movie that might have been more fun had its lead been less special.

-Remakin' It -- "The Stepford Wives"

-The guys talk about the commentary and relevancy of the 1975 original and the steep steep decline of the 2004 comedy remake.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are all monkey business on this episode and the gents are looking at the cinematic titan of King Kong, first in the stop-motion original 1933 version and then in the 1976 remake that answered what a man in a suit would add to the lore. There's a lengthy discussion over the assessment of old art, nostalgia, and the lens we view film classics, and yes, there needs to be a discussion over the obvious racial optics.

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Episode 300 includes:

-All WB news this week, including reactions to the new "Space Jam" trailer, where Ben asks, "Has nostalgia become that dumb?"

-"Chaos Walking" is not worth the chaos. Or the walking.

-The new "Godzilla vs. Kong" is a giant monkey fighting a giant lizard and it certainly is that.

-Remakin' It -- "King Kong"

-The guys talk about the film legend that dazzled audience,s inspired generations, and may not be as good as you choose to remember. They discuss the maligned 1976 remake and find points of improvement, and assess the nature of deference to "film classics."

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are making up for the pain of past movie choices by going back to the goodness that is the 1987 "RoboCop" movie, offering a balm to Ben's soul. The guys talk about the schlocky 80s sci-fi satire and the 2014 remake and where it went wrong and how it might have been ahead of its time as well.

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Episode 299 includes:

-R.I.P. Yaphet Kotto, Jessica Walter, George Segal, and maybe Thomas Middleditch's career

-New "The Suicide Squad" trailer with more "the."

-Ben challenges Nate to watch Netflix's "Secret Magic Control Agency" as homework.

-The Oscar-nominated "Another Round" is a curious fizzle.

- Canadian horror comedy "Slaxx" is stretched out.

-Remakin' It -- "RoboCop"

-The guys sing the praises of the 1987 Paul Verhoeven original and find new meaning and relevancy with the unheralded 2014 remake.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are spending the ENTIRE PODCAST, nearly two hours, to discuss Zack Snyder's fabled "Snyder cut," the four-hour new version of 2017's "Justice League" superhero movie. The guys explain why bigger isn't exactly better and how they actually have a strange new appreciation for the 2017 version.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are looking into two very different movies from very different directors that both disappointed them, in somewhat different ways. "The Virgin Spring" is an Oscar-winning rape revenge film from Igmar Bergman, and it was remade into a low-budget 1972 exploitation movie by Wes Craven, the hugely successful "Last House on the Left." The guys watch both and discuss the problems in both and especially the issues of tone and execution with the remake somehow considered a genre classic.

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Episode 297 includes:

-Conservatives and the false uproar over cancel culture extending to Dr. Seuss, Mr. Potato Head, Pepe LePew and Lola Bunny.

-Nate and Ben discuss the full-spoiler season of the MCU TV series "WandaVision."

-"Boss Level" is a living video game of a movie.

-"Raya and the Last Dragon" is an enjoyable fantasy franchise from Disney.

-Remakin' It -- "The Virgin Spring" / "Last House on the Left"

-The guys talk about the Igmar Bergman 1960 Swedish original and the atrocious 1972 remake that serves as the film debut of Wes Craven. Yikes.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are looking to see how comedy handles the remake process with their Remakin' It series this week. The guys examine the 1988 con caper "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" and the much less beloved 2019 remake, "The Hustle." It's a textbook example of how hard comedy can be even if you're repeating someone else's funny material near beat-for-beat.

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Episode 296 includes:

-Hope you like the return of box-sized movies, Snyder Cut Apologists, because your "Justice League" opus got scrunched for your home televisions. 

-"Monster Hunter" is excuse-free monster pulp.

-Nate says the Russo brothers' Marvel-follow-up "Cherry" is all style and little substance (butthole POV shot!).

-Ben bemoans the existence of "Tom and Jerry."

-Remakin' It -- "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels"

-The guys talk about the delightful 1988 Michael Caine and Steve Martin con artist comedy and the extremely lesser imitation from 2019 with Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are looking at more remakes through 2021, this time the horror film "The Wicker Man" that taught us al to fear and loathe wicker. The guys watch the 1973 film for the first time, for both of them, and then try and make sense of the 2006 remake and whether it actually might be an improvement over the heralded original.

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Episode 295 includes:

-R.I.P. Rush Limbaugh, a man who made the world a worse place.

-Trailer reactions for "Cruella" and "Mortal Kombat."

-Sia's much-maligned autism musical "Music" gets an unexpected defender with Ben.

-The guys fall in love with Netflix's "Street Sweepers."

-Remakin' It -- "The Wicker Man"

-The guys discuss the 1973 original, whether it is deserving of its classic status, and the 2006 Nicolas Cage "so bad it's good" remake and whether it is deserving of that status as well.

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Category:Remakin' It -- posted at: 7:57pm EDT
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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are furthering their newest segment on their podcast as they look at movie originals and their remakes. This week it's creepy crawly 1982 nightmare-fuel classic "The Thing" and its CGI-laden prequel/remake in 2011. Do either hold up?

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Episode 294 includes:

-R.I.P. Christopher Plummer and the future careers of Gina Carano and Joss Whedon.

-Nate recommends "The Father" and "Judas and the Black Messiah."

-Ben loves "Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar." Really.

-Ben says "Willy's Wonderland" is just about everything you'd want in a Five Nights at Freddy's movie.

-Remakin' It -- "The Thing"

-The guys relive the 1982 John Carpenter body horror classic and the far lesser prequel/remake from 2011.

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Category:Remakin' It -- posted at: 5:15pm EDT
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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are starting a new double-feature option for their podcast and that's watching an original movie and then its remake. This week is the hostage thriller "The Taking of Pelham 123" and the guys watch the 1974 original and the 2009 Hollywood remake. Will one outshine the other? Will Ben become incensed? Listen and find out.

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Episode 293 includes:

-More movies are delayed even longer. Repeat.

-Lots and lots of R.I.P.'s this episode.

-Ben declares "Psycho Goreman" the greatest film of all time.

-"The Little Things" is a 90s serial killer movie that feels left behind.

-Remakin' It - "The Taking of Pelham 123"

-The guys discuss the 1974 original, which is one of Ben's favorite films, and the abysmal 2009 Tony Scott remake starring John Travolta and Denzel Washington.

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Category:Remakin' It -- posted at: 3:41pm EDT
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While the "Dirty Sons of Pitches" prepare for their next recording, take in another edition of Ben and his brother George's SNL-themed podcast, "Saturday Night Jive." On this episode, the guys watch "Problem Child 2" and fall under is strange, crude spell and sing its insane praises.

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Category:Saturday Night Jive -- posted at: 1:54pm EDT
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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are finalizing their double-feature breakdown of the "Alien" franchise, this time focusing on the more action-oriented entries, 1986's "Aliens" for the Classic film entry and 1997's "Alien: Resurrection" for the Cult film entry. You may be surprised which of the two Ben prefers.

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Episode 292 includes:

-Is Armie Hammer a cannibal?

-"Shadow in the Clouds" is entertaining despite the icky Max Landis of it all.

-Ben genuinely loves COVID-made "Locked Down," and Nate is simply stunned.

-Classic Film -- "Aliens" (1986)
-James Cameron's sci-fi blockbuster is still a classic example of big filmmaking and iconic moments.

-Cult Film -- "Alien: Resurrection" (1997)

-The much-maligned final chapter with Ripley might be schlocky, but could it also be the best movie of the series?

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:11am EDT
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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are starting 2021 by tackling the "Alien" franchise but splitting the four movies along tonal lines, so this week will be the more horror/thriller based films, with 1979's "Alien" as this week's Classic and 1992's "Alien 3" as this week's Cult. Stay tuned for the other half in the next podcast.

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Episode 291 includes:

-One week later, storming the Capitol to overthrow democracy at the behest of Donald Trump still seems like a bad idea.

-Ben lauds "The Prom" as exactly what he needed.

-Nate shares two foreign, depressing, but artistic and meaningful movies -- "Beanpole" and "Collective."

-Classic Film -- "Alien" (1979)

-The OG "Alien" movie that kicked things off with a chest-bursting flourish, but might it be a little dated, slow, and... quaint?

-Cult Film -- "Alien 3" (1992)

-David Fincher's first movie has quite a bad reputation, but is it the disaster it's been made out to be?

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:40am EDT
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Here's the second part of the "Dirty Sons of Pitches" examining the best and worst movies of 2020, and this podcast features the worst of the worst. See the previous podcast for the highlights, because it's all low-lights from here.

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Episode 290 includes:

-Ben and Nate run down their Top Ten Worst Films of 2020 and also cite some overrated titles.

-Can Dinesh D'Souza win a FIFTH Worst Film of the Year declaration? What are some of the most unfunny and painful movie experiences of the year? Find out.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:07pm EDT
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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" have gotten together to talk the best and worst films of this past garbage fire of a year. This first edition will cover each sharing their top ten films of the year as well as some underrated selections, and the next part will cover the worst of the year and movies that were overrated.

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Episode 289 includes:

-Ben catches up on movies that didn't make his list, including "Da 5 Bloods" and "Promising Young Woman."

-Nate catches up on god movies, like "Unpregnant" and "Never Rarely Sometimes Always," and some not as good, like "Pieces of a Woman" and "Fatale."

Nate and Ben share their Top Ten Films of 2020 and share several common choices.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:47pm EDT
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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are performing yet another directorial double feature and this time the lucky artist is Robert Zemeckis. The guys are revisiting 1992's "Death Becomes Her" as their cult movie of the episode and his follow-up, 1994's "Forrest Gump," as the classic edition. Shocker: both are pretty great and Ben and Nate have the hot take of hot takes for "Gump."

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Episode 288 includes:

-Tom Cruise goes off on crew members about COVID safety and splits the guys down the middle.

-Pixar's "Soul" feels a little lacking in that department.

-"Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" and "One Night in Miami" are two great ensembles worth your time.

-"Wonder Woman 84" doesn't quite soar.

-Cult Film -- "Death Becomes Her" (1992)

-The dark comedy pitting Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn against one another is a fun, underrated slapsticky dark comedy worth revisiting.

-Classic Film -- "Forrest Gump" (1994)

-Forget everything you thought you knew about the Best Picture Oscar-winner from 1994. "Forrest Gump" is one of the most subversive, cynical, and ironic movies of recent memory and everyone missed it!

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:24pm EDT
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