Dirty Sons of Pitches (Switch the Pitch)

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are combining two movies about kids growing up, the first the 2009 "Where the Wild Things Are" movie that was met with much consternation from studio execs who didn't get it (were they right?) and the 2016 "Hunt for the Wilderpeople," the comedy written and directed by Taika Watiti before helming "Thor: Ragnarok." The guys will pitch a new kids' movies taking themes and ideas from both.

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Episode 315 includes:

-The new "Dune" trailer looks fancy and dusty.

-Does the big "Black Widow" drop mean anything? Maybe that COVID is still a thing and not everyone wants to go back to the theaters?

-"Gunpowder Milkshake" is empty calories of style.

-"Space Jam: A New Legacy" feels like a WB catalogue that incensed Ben for its shameless cynicism.

-Switch the Pitch -- "Where the Wild Things Are" / "Hunt for the Wilderpeople"

-The guys discuss the curious and disconnected 2009 downer by director Spike Jonze and the 2016 whimsical and heartfelt movie by Taika Watiti before combining them into a brand-new pitch for a new movie.

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And with part two, the "Dirty Sons of Pitches" use a random dice roll generator to pitch out an entire three-act structure combining key elements from the 2009 animated fantasy "Coraline" and the 2019 meta made-for-TV Christmas movie, "A Christmas Movie Christmas."

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are once again using their skills to pitch out a brand new movie based upon two pre-existing films, this week with 1995's Coolio-tastic "Dangerous Minds," where teachers adopt leather jackets to be cool and tough, and 2007's "Death Sentence" where we watch Kevin Bacon stumble his way through bloody vigilante vengeance.

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Episode 312 includes:

-R.I.P. Richard Donner. Thanks for the memories.

-The guys discuss the legacy of "The Sopranos" in the lead up to the prequel movie.

-Amazon's costly "The Tomorrow War" could have been a better series than an extra long action movie.

-Ben sings the praises of the Purge franchise and the catharsis of "The Forever Purge."

-Switch the Pitch -- "Dangerous Minds" / "Death Sentence"

-The guys pitch a brand-new teacher-based thriller combining elements from 1996's inspirational melodrama "Dangerous Minds" and 2007's gritty vigilante thriller, "Death Sentence."

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are getting medieval this week by exploring two fantasy movies, 1996's buddy film "Dragonheart," and Robert Zemeckis' second mo-cap epic, 2007's "Beowulf." the guys will once again pitch a brand-new three-act structure combining key elements from both movies.

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Episode 311 includes:

-Me Too news: Josh Duggar, Kyle Massey, and breaking news, Bill Cosby released from prison. Ugh.

-"Clifford the Big Red Dog" is coming to horrify us all.

-Nate has finally found an Ohio-made indie deserving of an F grade.

-Ben declares "Fast and Furious 9" to be anything but "F9."

-Switch the Pitch -- "Dragonheart" / "Beowulf"

-The guys talk about the simple pleasures of 1996's fantasy romp "Dragonheart" and the added complexity of the 2007 "Bewoulf" CGI movie before combining both movies into a brand-new pitch to play out via dice game.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are back to their pitching roots and this time are combining two office workplace comedies pitting workers against management, the sexual harassment comedy hit from 1980, "Nine to Five," and the 2017 dark comedy about bloody office politics, "Mayhem." 

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Episode 310 includes:

-Trailer reactions to the horror movie of our age -- "Karen."

-Nate says "Awake" will struggle to keep you awake.

-Ben has studied the laziness of Bruce Willis in two sci-fi indies where he was clearly there for a weekend.

-Netflix's "Wish Dragon" is like a Chinese "Aladdin" but okay.

-Switch the Pitch -- "9 to 5" / "Mayhem"

-The guys discuss the two movies of this week and try and pitch an entire three-act structure for a blend new movie synthesizing elements from both with the help of a random die roll system.

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In part two, the "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are playing the latest game of Switch the Pitch be combining the likes of 1971's "Harold and Maude" and the awfulness of the truly terrible 1998 "Avengers" movie (non-MCU, mind you) into a brand-new movie that they will pitch out an act structure for. Behold, the likes of a May-December romance between spies and their helpers.

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Episode 310 includes:

-The guys talk about their generally warm feelings for "Harold and Maude," and their very cold cold feelings for the big-budget catastrophe, 1998's "Avengers."

-Switch the Pitch

-The guys play a dice roll game to pitch out a combination for both movies and create an original movie story.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are back to their pitching roots and coming up with a brand-new movie based upon the mixing of two sci-fi movies, 1995's schlocky action thriller "Virtuosity," a silly hoot that nobody really talks about, and David Cronenberg's body horror descent into madness with 1983's Videodrome." The guys create a new property and set up next week's pairing to also be pitched out on the spot.

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Episode 307 includes:

-Amazon buys MGM for eight billion dollars because...?

-Sony announces another Spider-Man villain solo movie, this time starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson.

-The "Quiet Place" sequel is still worth talking about.

-"Cruella" might make you howl once you find out why she's so upset with dalmations.

-Switch the Pitch -- "Virtosity" / "Videodrome"

-The guys play a dice roll system and come up with a three-act structure to a pitch, on the spot, combining two bizarre technology sci-fi movies. 

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are trying to surf the waves of discontent over the anger over a mermaid casting, a bizarre children's movie trailer, the lack of songs in the new Mulan film, as well as making sense of Ari Aster's "Midsommar," a subject that becomes their pitch of the episode as they remake it on the spot via the rules of "Switch the Pitch." The guys close out playing America's favorite game, "So Shalit Be," devising blurbs for the films reviewed in keeping with the famous TV critic turned vulgarian.

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Episode 242 includes:

-The live-action Ariel will be played by a young black woman, and portions of the Internet are losing it.

-Trailer reactions to live-action "Mulan" and "Spies in Disguise."

-Ben and Nate debate the merits of "Midsommar" and whether it's an improvement from "Hereditary."

-January releases "Escape Room" and "The Kid Who Would Be King" get their due. One is... fine.

-"Spider-Man: Far From Home" is a fun sequel that Ben thinks even does things better than its predecessor.

-This Week's Pitch -- Switch the Pitch: Midsommar!

-The guys play their new game where they roll a die and make up a new version of the movie on the spot. You decide if it's any better.

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

-The guys wrap up the episode by emulating famed critic Gene Shalit to give blurbs about the movies reviewed on this week's podcast.

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Here's part two of the "Dirty Sons of Pitches" epic game and pitch relating to the new Avengers blockbuster.

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Episode 238 includes:

-Switch the Pitch -- "Avengers: Endgame" Edition

-The guys randomly pitch a new version of the concluding Avengers film from scratch, relying upon a system of dice rolls that determine what plot element to add to build their story one turn at a time. This gets really really epic, and epically long, but if you're a Marvel fan or a fan of superheroes in general, you should be highly entertained by how this pitch shapes up.

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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. The guy then close out another podcast with America's favorite game, the "So Shalit Be" of "So Shalit Be" games.

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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.

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Category:Switch the Pitch -- posted at: 9:21pm EDT
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