Dirty Sons of Pitches

The guys from "Saturday Night Jive," the Bailey brothers, are once again tackling the bad and intriguing movies of SNL alums. This week it's the 1990 movie "Taking Care of Business" with Jim Belushi and Charles Grodin. Naturally, the movie is awful, and Ben and George go to great lengths to make you feel their self-induced misery.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are once again pairing similar movies released shortly together, this time 2009's "Surrogates" starring Bruce Willis in a world of robot doubles, and "Gamer" where Gerdald Butler competes for his life, and also the world and culture are awful, and maybe that's the point but is that good enough to count as commentary?

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Episode 363 includes:

-R.I.P. Kevin Conrroy, Gallagher, Aaron Carter, Saul Bass

-Nate is charmed by the shakespeare spinoff, "Rosaline."

-Be says "Wakanda forever" succeeds on its real-life gravitas.

-Double or Nothing -- "Surrogates" / "Gamer"

-The gents chat about two 2009 sci-fi action movies about people controlling other humans to serve as their real-world avatars. In the bland "surrogates," it's Bruce Willis investigating a murder in a world where 98% of people stay at home and operate their surrogate robots to go outside. In "Gamer," the team behind the "Crank" movies assault our senses and good taste with a murder game show where Gerald Butler is a death row inmate being controlled in kill-or-be-killed combat by Logan Lerman. There are... vast differences of opinion on "Gamer."

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Category:Double or Nothing -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are adding another new format change to their long-standing podcast, this time examining similar movies released in short order from one another. The guys kick things off by exploring the two Christopher Columbus biopics released in 1992, both of which are bad but for different reasons. "Columbus: The Discovery" is the cheaper, sillier, but strangely more accountable version, whereas Ridley Scott's "1492: Conquest of Paradise" is the bigger production but far more boring and more morally egregious even as it had less exploitation aims.

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Episode 362 includes:

-Trailer reactions for "The Whale," the Guilermo del Toro "Pinnochio," and "Glass Onion."

-Elon Musk and Kanye West.... finally bearing some consequences of their idiocy.

-Ben feels like "Black Adam" is a step down for The Rock.

-The Weird Al biopic is about eveyrhting you would want it to be.

-Double or Nothing -- "Christopher Columbus: The Discovery" / "1492: Conquest of Paradise"

-The guys discuss the dueling Christopher Columbus movies released in 1992, marking the 500th anniversary but delivered to a very different market. Both movies have some fleeting artistic merit but are mostly hagiogrpahies of Columbus and excuse his many historical atrocities to other convenient guilty parties. This is a figure whose historical evaluation has gone through great changes, but even in 1992, he was protrayed by Hollywood as a heroic visionary ahead of his time, and the movies are just wrong in so many frustrating ways.

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Category:Double or Nothing -- posted at: 2:27pm EDT