Dirty Sons of Pitches

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are back before a brief hiatus for the first half of May and they have two rather underwhelming movies to discuss before, as per the rules of Switch the Pitch, combining them into a new project on the spot. They talk about 2020's "Ava" with Jessica Chastain as a hired gun, and 2015's "Terminator: Genisys," which was supposed to kickoff an alternate timeline trilogy that never was.

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Episode 345 includes:

-Netflix down! Twitter bought? Disney booted from self-governing! News and politics and entertainment.

-Nate find the Netflix doc "White Hot" to be shallow, just like its subject, Ambercrombie & Fitch.

-Ben hates Michael Bay's runaway "Ambulance."

-Switch the Pitch -- "Ava" / "Terminator: Genisys"

-The guys discuss the unheralded 2020 spy thriller with Jessica Chastain, not to be confused with the 2022 unheralded spy thriller starring Jessica Chastain, and one of the many failed Terminator sequel/reboots before combining them into a brand-new creative project.

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Category:Switch the Pitch -- posted at: 6:34pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are celebrating Easter with a very special movie about what if Muslim terrorists went back in time to kill Jesus before he was crucified. Yes, amazingly, this movie exists, and it's "Assassin 33 A.D.," also known as "Black Easter," and the guys are discussing it along with the Asylum mockbuster "10 Million B.C." way back when Roland Emmerich's "10,000 B.C." bombed in 2008.

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Episode 344 includes:

-Ezra Miller working extra hard to not be employable.

-Cronenberg is back to doing what Croneberg do.

-Horror flicks "X" and "Choose or Die" are derivative but neither as good or as bad as advertised.

-Switch the Pitch -- "10 Million B.C." / "Assassin 33 A.D."

-One involves a science team traveling to the past with dinosaurs, the other involves a military team, and scientists, traveling back to the past to kill or save Jesus, so it's only obvious that the combined pitch would be dinosaurs trying to kill Jesus. Surprisingly, both of these schlocky movies earn some respect.

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Category:Switch the Pitch -- posted at: 7:53am EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are looking at sci-fi hunts old and new, with 1997's "Future War" that was so bad it was also covered on MST3K and Best of the Worst, and one of Bruce Willis' many new and problematic films, 2021's "Apex," that has new significance to review through now that Willis is retiring from acting for medical reasons.

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Episode 343 includes:

-More fallout from SlapGate 2022.

-David Lynch secret movie coming to Cannes?

-"Everything Everywhere All At Once" is a miracle.

-Switch the Pitch -- "Future War" / "Apex"

-The guys discuss the notorious, and MST3K-featured, sci-fi movie with cyborgs and exploding dinosaurs and former hookers become nuns, "Future War," and the 2021 update of "The Most Dangerous Game," the late stage Bruce Willis thriller "Apex" that takes on new examination from the actor's revelation of his cognitive problems. the guys then combine the two to pitch a new creative project.

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Category:Switch the Pitch -- posted at: 9:47am EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are here to discuss two crime movies, one set in the future and starring will Smith hunting robots (2004's "I, Robot") and one where Ray Liotta is trying to determine whether his assistant DA murdered a man and possible whether she's not actually black or something (2005's "Slow Burn"). Truly, this one is a bizarre movie with head-scratching decisions the guys try and unpack, and then they combine both into a new project, which they did previously as a short script they wrote, but now it's a game attempt to expand it into a potential feature.

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Episode 342 includes:

-More fallout from Oscar Slapgate 2022.

-Ezra Miller running quickly... out of excuses for his bad behavior and may be booted as The Flash.

-"Judd Apatow's The Bubble" could have been much funnier, but perhaps it's got enough gags to last.

-Here's a shocking surprise: Ben does not hate the next Sony Spider-Man on-its-own film, "Morbius."

-Switch the Pitch -- "I, Robot" / "Slow Burn"

-The guys re-examine the 2004 Will Smith robot action thriller and find it to be underrated, and they try valiantly to make sense of a very confused "erotic thriller" from 2005, "Slow Burn," that was filmed in 2003, and somehow becomes a story of Rachel Dolezar meets Keyser Soze?

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Category:Switch the Pitch -- posted at: 3:09pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are talking Oscars, Ben's absolute most favorite topic of every season, and going over the ceremony, the winners, and especially the big news everyone is talking about, Will Smith slapping Chris Rock and garnering no consequences. The guys also discuss Netflix's 2022 sci-fi action movie "The Adam Project" and the 2014 DC animated film "Son of Batman."

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Episode 341 includes:

-R.I.P. Ivan Reitman and William Hurt.

-All Oscars! Winners! Losers! The slap heard round the world! What should the Oscars have done?

-Nate finds "Deep Water" to be a sign that the erotic thriller is more than a thing of the past.

-Ben says "Moonfall" is a waste of everyone's efforts.

-Switch the Pitch -- "The Adam Project" / "Son of Batman"

-Ben shares his thoughts on Netflix's 2022 sci-fi action movie with Ryan Reynolds and his younger self teaming up to save the world, and the guys then discuss the disappointment of the animated 2014 "Son of Batman," and then the guys attempt to pitch a new project combining elements from both.

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Category:Switch the Pitch -- posted at: 8:19pm EDT