Dirty Sons of Pitches

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" have begun a new decade for their retrospective and they're taking aim at the 1970s, the era of autuer directors flexing their creative muscles and for new voices to emerge. They discuss two movies from 1970, the soldiers-as-scoundrels caper "Kelly's Heroes" starring Clint Eastwood and Telly Savalas and Don Rickles, and then "Watermelon Man," a social satire about racism from the vision of director Melvin Van Peebles. 

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Episode 383 includes:

-Ben learns about the breaking news of OceanGate's lost sub of billionaires touring the Titanic. Irony explodes. 

-Trailer reactions to "3 Body Problem" Netflix series and "Quicksand." Yes, it's a contained thriller about a couple trapped in quicksand, the overly prevalant fear of many a child. 

-Nate declares "Elemental" a cute and winning romance from Pixar. 

-Is the long-gestating movie "The Flash" an unmitigated disaster? No. Is it good? Not really. 

-By the Decade -- 1970 -- "Kelly's Heroes" / "Watermelon Man"

-The guys discuss the men-on-a-mission WWII action movie with Clint Eastoowd leading a group of soldiers into enemy territory to rob a German bank of its gold, and then director Melvin Van Peebles' racial satire of a white man who wakes up one day and becomes black. 

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Category:By the Decade -- posted at: 9:12am EDT