Dirty Sons of Pitches

The on-the-spot pitching of what could have been 2019's "Hellboy" is genuinely awesome and surprising. 

"The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are trying a new hybrid game/pitch this week in honor of the astounding "Hellboy" reboot, so the guys will pitch a new version of a Hellboy movie using random plot elements decided by dice rolls every so often. It's amazing that it's not only cohesive, and awesome, but easily better than the film in theaters. 

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Episode 235 includes:

-Star Wars is back with a TV show, a new trailer for Episode IX, a new title, and more... of the old.

-"Missing Link" is the least Laika film yet but still charming.

-Nate declares "Dragged Across Concrete" is one of the best films of 2019.

-Ben is flabbergasted by the "Hellboy" reboot.

-This Week's Pitch -- Switch the Pitch (Hellboy)!

-The guys roll a dice to select new plot additions (New Character/Flashback/Plot Twist/Action Scene/Death Scene/Sex Scene) and pitch, on the spot, a new "Hellboy" and it is awesome. This lasts a half hour!

-This Week's Game -- So Shalit Be!

-The guys conclude with another rousing edition of impersonating film critic/social deviant Gene Shalit and coming up with increasingly absurd blurbs for films."

Direct download: dsop_throwback_pitch_235.mp3
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Before the "Dirty Sons of Pitches" jump back into their cretive discussion over the sci-fi project "The Void," including the overview of all of a prospective second season, the guys run through some recent movies they've watched and offer their thoughts and condolences. 

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Episode 412 includes:

-Nate explains some personal developments that might impact future installments. Also, his life. 

-"The Strangers: Chapter 1" is fright-free, "Back to Black" is misguided, and "Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey 2" is better than its predessor, which means it's still plenty bad. 

-"Inside Out 2" is an enjoyable Pixar sequel that could have stood even more meaningful developments. 

-Star Trek-ify -- "The Void" season 2

-Ben unleashes a full breakdown of the 12 episodes for the second season of "The Void," the project developed over the podcast beginning back in 2022. 

Direct download: pitch_412.mp3
Category:star trek-ifying -- posted at: 9:39am EDT

The infamous "Susan's Plan" episode and all that it wrought. 

"The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are back with another edition of combining different movies into a brand-new pitch. This week it's the dreadful, truly dreadful "comedy" in 1998 written/directed by John Landis and mercifully forgotten combined with the Nicolas Cage/Shirley Maclaine 1994 comedy "Guarding Tess."

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Episode 319 includes:

-R.I.P. Ed Asner and Michael K. Williams

-New "Matrix" trailer... kind of.

-Ben says "Demonic" is confirmation Neil Blomkamp is a name that should no longer excite moviegoers.

-"Shang-Chi" is good Marvel fun by ways of punches and kicks.

-Switch the Pitch -- "Susan's Plan" / "Guarding Tess"

-The guys combine a very very bad movie by John Landis about a hit gone wrong (one of the worst films watched for the podcast, says Nate) with a forgettable and quaint Nicolas Cage comedy where he serves as a Secret Service agent to a former First Lady. FLOTUS as femme fatale?"

Direct download: dsop_throwback_pitch_319.mp3
Category:Best Of -- posted at: 8:00pm EDT


The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are getting deep into the weeds for "The Void," the sci-fi TV pilot that they developed and worked on the podcast in the fall of 2022. The series is described  as "Star Trek with Lovecraftian monsters," and the guys go through the second half of season one following the events discussed in the pilot and the first six episodes. It's several episodes of sci-fi exploration, alien civiizations and cultures, and advancing the mysterious and character arcs begun in the pilot as well. It's gettin' nerdy in here.

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Direct download: pitch_411.mp3
Category:star trek-ifying -- posted at: 7:56pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are continuing to examine the failed pilots of yore with the intention of laucnhign into further discussion and analysis of the sci-fi TV project, "The Void" (appearing soon in a seperate podcast). This episode focuses on two failed pilots from the late 80s/early 90s aimed at children, "Microcops" about small space aliens, and "The Danger Team," about a budding young detective who works together with magic claymation figures built from the goo of a crashing meteor. 

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Episode 410 includes:

-Trailer reactions to "Wolfs" and "Venom 3" but also an unexpected discussion on disliking John Landis. 

-What if copyright law just didn't exist? Coul that resolve our A.I. hellscape?

-Nate discusses recent movies "Dune 2," the Moviepass documentary, "Spaceman," and the Hunger Games prequel about sexy young fascist dictator, "The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes."

-"Furiosa" is here and witness Ben as he declares it better than "Fury Road."

-TV Pilot Graveyard VII (Microcops, the Danger Team)

-Two failed pilots intended for children are both lackluster in different ways, with "microcops" featuring tiny aliens helping a NERD save the day and get the girl but also proving they can change their size, thus ending the obstacle of them being so tiny, and "The Danger Team" about a trio of claymation animated safety figures that rescue their creator from an unexpected mistaken identity mob subplot. 

Direct download: pitch_410.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:30am 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 the third season, and with the third episode the gentlemen discuss the thoughtful sci-fi allegory about our dystopian class system divide, Bong Joon-ho's "Snowpiercer" from 2014. 

Available on Spotify and Apple

Direct download: mdm_snowpiercer.mp3
Category:My Dad & the Movies -- posted at: 7:57am EDT