Fri, 22 July 2022
The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are staring into the madness of 2017's "The Evil Within," a self-financed horror movie from a wealthy Getty scion before he died of a drug overdose, and then going back to Orson Welles with his last movie, completed near 30 years after his death and available on Netflix. Both are artistic visions that consumed their artists, finished after their demise, and both present an interesting discussion.
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Episode 352 includes:
-R.I.P. James Caan, who we forgot to mention last episode.
-More "Halloween" and "Jeepers Creepers" we don't care about.
-"The Black Phone" is an enjoyable survival horror thriller with too many other kinds of movies competing for time.
-Switch the Pitch -- "The Evil Within" / "The Other Side of the Wind"
-The guys discuss at length (like 45+ minutes) about the final films for two artists finished years after their deaths. "The Evil Within" is a horror movie by Andrew Getty, and it's nightmarish and impressive and campy and crazy but works. "The Other Side of the Wind" was the movie Orson Welles tried completing for the last 15 years of his life, and it took an additional few decades to finally be completed by Netflix. The guys go into both movies problems, ambitions, artistic merits, and then combine into a new project sharing both of their key creative elements.
Direct download: pitch_352.mp3
Category:Switch the Pitch -- posted at: 3:07pm EDT
Thu, 14 July 2022
The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are examining Netflix's 2020 indie sci-fi thriller "Horse Girl" co-written and starring Alison Brie as a woman who thinks she may be abducted by aliens, and they're watching for the first time the supposed classic from 1974 "The Conversation," the Francis Ford Coppola movie he mad between the two "Godfathers"s.
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Episode 351 includes:
-Me Too updates: David O. Russell, R. Kelly, and James Franco still bad humans
-Is there any realistic hope at all for Rob Zombie's "The Munsters"?
-"Jerry and Marge Go Large" is sweet and shockingly almost conflict-free.
-"Thor: Love and Thunder" has the right parts but is trying too hard to rekindle your memory of "Ragnarok."
-Switch the Pitch -- "Horse Girl" / "The Conversation"
-What exactly is 2020's "Horse Girl" really going for? Is 1974's "The Conversation" a victim of our sensibilities about a surveilance state and a conspiracy thriller moving beyond what it can do? The guys discuss their misgivings about both movies and then pitch a brand-new project combining elements from both movies.
Direct download: pitch_351.mp3
Category:Switch the Pitch -- posted at: 9:15am EDT
Sat, 9 July 2022
The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are having a lengthy discussion over the appeal and nature of the "Star Trek" film canon, about David O. Russell's Me Too status, about popcorn ads, and about combining two films into a brand new creative project for this week's Switch the Pitch. Also, they discuss their old monthly sketch comedy show in 2007 when they were unknowingly the front for a local religious cult. Click here to watch the comedy sketches (and not religious cult propoagands, we promise).
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Episode 350 includes:
-Are the Skinny Pop ads just a little bit... overdoing it?
-Trailer reactions for "The Woman King," "Amsterdam," and Kevin Smith's "Clerks III."
-"Men" is all about... well... men.
-Ben has seen the "Minions" and... did not hate it or himself.
-Switch the Pitch -- "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" / "From Beyond"
-The guys pitch a TV series combining elements from the first, very leisurely paced foray into film for the "Star Trek" franchise as well as the Lovecraftian horror movie "From Beyond."
Direct download: pitch_350.mp3
Category:Switch the Pitch -- posted at: 8:19am EDT