Dirty Sons of Pitches

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" have leaped forward into a new decade, the safe confines of the 1990s, and they're looking at two under-valued and weird entries from 1990, the surreal rom-com "Joe Versus the Volcano" and the wild meta sequel "Gremlins 2" that broke many rules of what sequels should be. 

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Episode 393 includes:

-The Screen Actors Strike is over! Hooray!

-Ben is let down by indie comedies "Bottoms" and "Dicks: The Musical."

-Nate says "The Killer" and "Five Nights at Freddy's" are two movies that miss their marks. 

-The guys defend "The Marvels" as a perfectly enjoyable and fun B-movie. 

-By the Decade -- 1990 -- "Joe vs. the Volcano" / "Gremlins 2"

-First is a surprisingly offbeat and satirical rom-com that seems to have been forgotten and then it's a crazy creatures sequel that is literally one of Ben's favorite movies and the future of the podcast might be at stae if Nate doesn't enjoy it. 

Direct download: pitch_393.mp3
Category:By the Decade -- posted at: 3:45pm EDT

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 ninth episode is looking at the only movie that Joan Crawfrod won an Oscar for in her storied career, 1945's melodrama "Mildred Pierce." Spoiler: the son is not as impressed with the film as his father. 

Available on Spotify and Apple

Direct download: mdm_mildred_pierce.mp3
Category:My Dad & the Movies -- posted at: 7:24pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are finishing their look at the movies of the 1970s one year at a time, closing the decade on 1979's Oscar-winning satire "Being There" and "Time After Time" about H.G. Welles chasing Jack the Ripper through moder-day (a.k.a. 1979) America. 

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Episode 392 includes:

-Marvel in further trouble and the changes that may be ahead to course correct Phase 5. 

-R.I.P. Michael Gambon, Suzanne Sommers, and Matthew Perry

-Nate grimaces through "Pain Hustlers" while Ben champions one of the two 2012 movies he recently watched. 

-By the Decade -- 1979 -- "Time After Time" / "Being There"

-The guys discuss their disappointment with the imagination of a cat-and-mouse game between Welles and Jack the Ripper that doesn't know what to do with its characters, and the quaintness of "Being There," a much-heralded comedy that is a little too gentle in our modern age to land too many satirical blows. 

Direct download: pitch_392.mp3
Category:By the Decade -- posted at: 4:58pm EDT