Fri, 24 March 2023
The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are working their way through the early 2000s in their newest segment, and this time it's the year 2003, where they elect to watch two disaster movies on very different budgets and creative approaches. "Nothing" is a small Canadian movie by Vincenzo Natali (Cube, Splice) about two best friends waking up to find the world has been repalced by an endless white void. "The Core" is a schlocky Hollywood disaster where a bunch of famous faces journey to the center of the Earth to re-start the planet.
Available on Spotify and Apple
Episode 375 includes:
-R.I.P. Lance Reddick, a wonderful character actor with an amazing voice.
-Nate catches up with "Cocaine Bear" and the killer Winnie the Pooh movie.
-The "Shazam!" sequel is the least essential of all DCU movies.
-By the Decade -- 2003 -- "Nothing" / "The Core"
-The guys discuss the intriguing indie "Nothing" and its creative choices, and then find different levels of enjoyment with the schlocky disaster throwback of "The Core."
Direct download: pitch_375.mp3
Category:By the Decade -- posted at: 5:38pm EDT
Sat, 18 March 2023
The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are examining the 2000s decade year-by-year, and they've worked their way to 2002, and now they're discussing Robin Williams' dark comedy directed by Danny DeVito, the kids TV satire, "Death to Smoochy," and the inexplicable college sex comedy involving two rephrensible men cloning a lady and then training her to be their "perfect woman/sexual partner," the little known, and for a reason, "Repli-Kate" starring James Roday, Ali Landy, the "Doritos girl," and the requirement for every sex comedy in the 2000s, Eugene Levy. Oh, it's bad on many levels, especially as a condemnation of men.
Available on Apple and Spotify
Episode 374 includes:
-Oscar recap! Hooray for "Everything Everywhere" and hat it means going forward.
-"The Little Mermaid" trailer debuts... during the literal Oscar telecast.
-Ben is bored by "65" and deliberates all the ways it could have been better.
-By the Decade -- 2002 -- "Death to Smoochy" / "Repli-Kate"
-Ben still feels "Death to Smoochy" hits a special place for him, while Nate finds it to be too clunky and obvious and redundant, but both guys dig into the many many ways that the National Lampoon "Repli-Kate" comedy defies consent and feminism and good thinking.
Direct download: pitch_374.mp3
Category:By the Decade -- posted at: 2:50pm EDT
Sat, 11 March 2023
The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are finally back and catching up on movies and trying to recall all the details of their double-feature highlighting the cinema of 2001: the pop-punk fizzy satire "Josie and the Pussycats" and the Jet Li plus Jet Li action-thriller about the multiverse before it was all the rage, "The One."
Available on Apple and Spotify
Episode 373 includes:
-R.I.P. Richard Belzer, Raquel Welch, and not so Tom Sizemore.
-The guys make their preidctions for the upcoming
-The guys discuss whether "Knock at the Cabin" is good Shyamalan or bad Shyamalan.
-Ben declares "Ant Man 3" the best of the series and much better than its bad reviews.
-By the Decade -- 2001 -- "Josie and the Pussycats" / "The One"
-Both films overlooked at their time and both of them prove to have some merit. "Josie" is a goofy but good natured satire on consumerism with some bops, and "The One" is a sci-fi action movie with impressive choreography and the fun duo of Jason Statham and Delroy Lindo as bickering time cops.
Next up: 2002!
Direct download: pitch_373.mp3
Category:By the Decade -- posted at: 5:09pm EDT