Wed, 22 August 2018
The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are fresh from their 48 film fest showing (you can watch their film "Christmas Steve" here) and are catching up with the closing of the summer movie season with a big movie about big sharks and a big movie about big representation. The guys pitch shark movies in honor of "The Meg" and play another round of their favorite, and only, game, So Shalit Be. Along the way they'll discuss the unsung praise of Dan Castelenetta, Movie Pass, whether an Oscar category will stifle mainstream films or give them better representation, the near fatal fight over who should play Aretha Franklin in a movie, the merits of plot over atmosphere, and Ben's new podcast, "Head Cannon."
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Episode 218 includes:
-The next Academy Awards will be introducing the category of... Best Popular Movie. Discuss.
-Is Paramount letting "Star Trek" die as a current film franchise?
-Ben is bored to death by "Eighth Grade" and intrigued by "Miseducation of Cameron Post," and the guys discuss the defining traits of coming-of-age movies.
-The 90s rom-com is reborn with "Crazy Rich Asians" and thanks to representation feels fresh again.
-"The Meg" is a fun shark movie that gave Nate enough to enjoy and left Ben wanting a little more bite.
-This Week's Pitch -- Sharks!
-Ben pitches an octopus with shark heads for arms, Hitler shark, a vigilante pledging vengeance against sharks, and microscopic sharks injected inside the president!
-This Week's Game -- So Shalit Be!
-The guys recap the movies they discussed this week but through the lends of pun-happy film critic, Gene Shalit.