Dirty Sons of Pitches

A special new podcast subset featuring Nate and his father. "My Dad & the Movies" is a monthly 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 the sixth episode takes another Steven Spielberg classic, 1981's rip-roaring adventure, "Raiders of the Lost Ark." 

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Category:My Dad & the Movies -- posted at: 11:50am EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pictures" are continuing to journey through the 1970s decade, and this episode tackles 1973, with the guys discussing the psychedelic French animated sci-fi allegory "Fantastic Planet" and the Oscar-winning con artist caper "Paper Moon" directed by Peter Bogdonavich. 

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Episode 386 includes:

-SAG joins the WGA and goes on strike! Also, Jonah Hill possibly a bad person too.

-"Sound of Freedom" is a well-meaning but draggy action movie right up the QAnon alley. 

-Ben has seen "Asteroid City" and has some very irate thoughts about Wes Anderson. 

-By the Decade -- 1973 -- "Fantastic Planet" / "Paper Moon" 

-The guys discuss the strange French animated movie with striking but off-putting imagery, and then they discuss Peter Bogdonavich's throwback to classic Hollywood capers with father-and-suaghter team Ryan O'Neal and Tatum O'Neal. Whatever positives are there tainted by Ryan O'Neal being a garbage person. 

Direct download: pitch_386.mp3
Category:By the Decade -- posted at: 12:22pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are delving through the 1970s of cinema one year at a time, and this episode looks at two movies from 1971, the popular and acclaimed thriller "Deliverance," and the lesser-known low-budget Hammer horror movie "Raw Meat" about an unfortunate cannibal causing trouble in London's underground. 

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Episode 385 includes:

-R.I.P. Alan Arkin and Ray Stevenson and the studio blockbuster when its budget is north of $300 million.

-Nate thinks "Nimona" is an animated fantasy well worth its journey to get here. 

-Ben declares "Dial of Destiny" a better Indiana Jones avdenture than "Crystal Skull."

-By the Decade -- 1972 -- "Delierance" / "Raw Meat"

-The guys discuss the Best Picture-nominated tale about a group of men being terrorized by rapist hillbillies and its approach and lasting impact of John Boorman's "Deliverance," and then "Raw Meat," also known as "Death Line," a Hammer horror movie about a cannibal living in the London subway that manages to be so crushingly boring while also being compassionate about its tragic monster figure. 

Direct download: pitch_385.mp3
Category:By the Decade -- posted at: 10:46am EDT