Sun, 22 October 2017
The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are taking cues from the film "The Mountain Between Us" and looking at survival stories, including real-life horror show Harvey Weinstein and the ongoing revelations of his history of harassment and abuse. Another week and another raft of news related to the ongoing Weinstein scandal and cover-up hitting Hollywood. The guys also discuss the nature of adapting books and fidelity to the source material, the nature of fan entitlement, Ben's bizarre dream that includes character arcs, cutting off your own arms to form a ladder, the Olestra chips that gave you the runs, and what the level of forgiveness is for Hollywood's offenders and whether it's talent-based.
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Episode 192 includes:
-Weinstein update: new accusations, new curious defenders, new gropers, new pained reactions, new revelations. The guys dive into what all of it means.
-McDonald's ran a promotion that angered "Rick and Morty" fans. Ben and Nate take opposing sides.
-Nate has seen "Girls Trip." And...
-Ben says Netflix's "The Babysitter" is a fun horror comedy that needed a better director than McG.
-"The Mountain Between Us" is a survival story without stakes and a romance without chemistry or good characters. But it does have a dog.
-This Week's Pitch -- Survival Tales!
-Ben pitches a man stuck in a bear trap, a couple trapped in a teetering car, a vision quest gone wrong, and an active volcano with killer robots.
-Nate pitches a stranded astronaut drifting in space and reflecting on his or her inevitable death.