Dirty Sons of Pitches

While the "Dirty Sons of Pitches" coordinate schedules for another recording, enjoy another edition of "Saturday Night Jive," where brothers Ben and George typically watch movies featuring Saturday Night Live alums and talk about the history of the show. In this podcast, none of that happens, as the guys leap into the genre classic with Charles Bronson unleashing hell on an inner city of minoritities, and they discuss the film's problematic legacy, interpretation, and the nature of the revenge thriller as social commentary. 

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Direct download: 302___Track_Of_Thought__-_Death_Wish_1974.mp3
Category:Saturday Night Jive -- posted at: 2:40pm EDT

With the "Dirty Sons of Pitches" looking to record again with busy schedules, enjoy this years-in-the-making podcast from "Saturday Night Jive," the podcast from brothers Ben and George on Saturday Night Live-related cast members and bad movies in genera. At long last, Ben has his odler brother finally watch his favorite movie, the deliberately weird movie with Sean Connery running around in a loin cloth and a giant floating head spewing guns and shouting "the gun is good, the penis is evil" -- 1974's "Zardoz." George is generally stupified but tries his best to keep up with Ben's love of a very weird 1970s passion project. 

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Direct download: 317___But_I_Put_It_In_My_Mouth__-_Zardoz_1974.mp3
Category:Saturday Night Jive -- posted at: 2:21pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are introducing a new segment where they go year-by-year through a decade of film, highlighting two movies unseen or looking to rewatch, and the first decade is that of the twenty-first centry. Starting with the year 2000 (cue Conan voice), the guys watch cult comedy "The Specials" written by James Gunn (!) and directed by Craig Mazen (!) and while it doesn't fully work, it's worlds better than "Whipped," a detestable rom-com with such odious characters, atrocious comedy, and inept filmmaking. It is, simply, one of the worst movies this podcast has ever viewed. Enjoy. 

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Episode 372 includes:

-James Gunn's blueprint for the DC universe going forward. Discussion ahead. 

-Nate has seen "Babylon" and sings its praises. 

-Ben has seen "Shotgun Wedding" and "Alice, Darling."

-By the Decade -- 2000 -- "The Specials" / "Whipped"

-The guys talk about the history and cast of cult superhero dark comedy "The Specials" and then try and make sense of just how truly awful "Whipped" is as a comedy and an artifact of human beings. 

Direct download: pitch_372.mp3
Category:By the Decade -- posted at: 1:26pm EDT

A special new podcast subset featuring Nate and his father. "My Dad & the Movies" is a ten-part series where Nate and his father, George, discuss a movie of his father's choice, maybe a favorite or a formative work that made him the cinephile he is, and father and son can talk about their shared love of the movies. It's season two and to kickoff another year of podcasts is the 2012 fact-based thriller about the takedown of Osama bin Laden, the torture-friendly "Zero Dark Thirty." Much of the discussion also touches upon the Iraq War, torture, drone warfare, and America's foreign diplomacy for the last thirty years, so expect a lot of additional points of conversation with the movie.

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Direct download: zero_dark_thirty.mp3
Category:My Dad & the Movies -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are wrapping up the previous year before looking onward and starting their next podcast themed around selecting two movies per year of a decade. Until then, hear the gents' thoughts on the new Oscar nominations, Justin Roiland's career, the history of stuntpeople dying in movies, and whather or not horror breakout "Skinamarink" is brilliant or an empty exercise in trying to make absent connections. Enjoy!

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Episode 371 includes:

-Some news catch-ups: Alec Baldwin charged with manslaughter, and Justin Roiland charged with spousal abuse and also being a creep.

-Oscar nomination round-up: the guys talk the top categories, who was snubbed, and Ben's continuous disdain for the Oscars every year.

-Nate runs through a list of foreign films like "Decision to Leave," "Corsage," and Best Picture nominee "All Quite on the Western Front."

-Is "M3GAN" as fun and satirical as it's been billed, or is it missing some key parts?

-The new horror indie "Skinamarink" might be the worst film of 2023 and Ben is happy to share his soul-scraping pain he felt while watching.

Direct download: pitch_371.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:17pm EDT