Thu, 30 November 2023
The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are digging their trip back to the films of the 1990s, and this episode they move forward to the year 1991 and discuss two wildly different movies about city dwellers with fantasy elements, from HBO's noir-but-with-fantasy made-for-TV movie, "Cast a Deadly Spell," and then the Oscar-winning comebac for director Terry Gilliam, the quirky buddy film that's also about grief and guilt and maybe the Holy Grail, "The Fisher King."
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Episode 394 inclues:
-Ben Shapiro's company is making an anti-trans sports comedy called "Lady Ballers." Deep sigh.
-Nate celebrates the new holiday crowd-pleaser "The Holdovers."
-Ben says "The Creator" is three different kind of intersting movies trapped in one film.
-By the Decade -- 1991 -- "Cast a Deadly Spell" / "The Fisher King"
-The guys discuss what makes "Cast a Deadly Spell" work as well as underutilize more of its fantasy elements to serve its noir elelments, but most of the discussions is reserved for analyzing "The Fisher King" and how many of these intriguing film elelments were begging for a slightly different development.