Thu, 8 March 2018
The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are sprucing up for the big night at the Oscars and making their predictions and then tying in an awards-season edition of their favorite game, So Shalit Be. The guys also chat about whether anyone has ever played the game Mouse Trap, the ubiquitous of Eric Roberts, whether a "9 to 5" remake can work in this new post-Me Too era, Shakespeare's inspiration for Othello, the missed opportunity of a modern "Death Wish," the glory of "Game Night," and mansplaining how Gal Gadot should pronounce her own name.
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Episode 205 includes:
-Kevin Smith almost died and Joss Whedon is bowing out of Batgirl
-Did somebody make "The Shape of Water" earlier, but with a dolphin and a deaf woman?
-Gropers of the Week: Ryan Seacrest, Alex Jones.
-Ben rails against the live-action "Full Metal Alchemist" and the sci-fi thriller "Annihilation."
-"Red Sparrow" doesn't have the conviction to own its sundry genre elements, even with the naked J-Law.
-This Week's Pitch -- None!
-Bonus Discussion: Oscar Predictions!
-The guys make their predictions for most of the categories for Hollywood's big night.
-This Week's Game -- So Shalit Be!
-The guys play the pun-happy, Gene Shalit-friendly game, this time coming up with Shalit critical blurbs for all 9 of the Best Picture nominees.