Dirty Sons of Pitches

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are inviting their two top guests of the show, Eric and George, to share their own lists of the best and worst films of 2017, as well as those hat were underrated, overrated, and some of the finest performances of the year. Along the way, Nate and Ben share some changes to their Worst lists, now including "The Bye Bye Man" and potentially the really bad "Flatliners" remake. The gang also discuss the indie darling "Call Me By Your Name" and some problematic elements, and ring out the New Year with Gene Shalit blurbs for some of 2017's best and worst films. 

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are taking stock of the year in film and sizing up their favorite and least favorite films of 2017. The guys share their lists, with many in common, and discuss the year in film as a whole, as well as recently seen films like "All the Money in the World," "Bright," and The Rock's "Jumanji" sequel. The guys discuss plenty of other topics such as a horror-laden "Emoji Movie" sequel, Ben's penchant for a certain specific analogy for subversion, Kevin Smith's hostage video, Ben's desire to sleep with a "Family Feud" host and the guys strange memory of all of those hosts, and why a "fine" movie should no longer be acceptable. Happy New Year, everyone!

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Episode 198 includes:

-More "Last Jedi" fallout and sniping fanboys.

-More gropers: Bryan Singer, Dustin Hoffman, T.J. Miller, Gene Simmons, Tavis Smiley.

-Ben loves the Netflix fantasy "Bright" but Nate thinks it's a solid premise that doesn't really go anywhere.

-"Jumanji" is a fun adventure that will also not tarnish your memories of the first film.

-Nate and Ben reveal their Top Ten Best and Worst Films of 2017, overrated and underrated films, and the best performances of the year.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" tried in vain to do a Director's Cut for Rian Johnson and then just said, screw it, and talked all about the new Star Wars. Ben and Nate have wildly different opinions on the eighth Star Wars film and go into plenty of detail and spittle. Warning, there will be massive spoilers discussed. Grab your porg and enjoy Ben and Nate's take on The Last Jedi.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are back, baby, and they are running through a dozen movies to talk about from holiday fare to end-of-the-year awards contenders. There's big change in the entertainment industry with the seismic news of Disney purchasing 20th Century Fox, and the guys discuss the major implications. In honor of "I, Tonya," the guys pitch movies about scandals. In the meantime, enjoy the conversations about van purposes, what it takes to worry Paul Ryan, Bond villain desk settings, and what a Tarantino Star Trek would be like.

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Episode 196 includes:

-Disney buys Fox in the business deal of the year. Is having a big fish get bigger a good thing?

-More gropers of the week: Charlie Rose, Matt Lauer, John Lasseter, Garrison Keiler, Mario Batali, more politicians, and it's hard to keep up.

-"The Disaster Artist" is a fun movie for fans of "The Room," "Coco" will make you cry, "The Shape of Water" will make you feel strange things in strange places.

-You can skip "Wonder Wheel," "Roman J. Israel, Esq.," and "The Post." However, do see "Downsizing" for the acting power alone of the incredible Hong Chau.

-"I, Tonya" is a Scorsese film filled with Coen brothers characters.

-This Week's Pitch -- Scandals!

-Nate pitches a character study on Linda Tripp, the woman who recorded her friend Monica Lewinsky's confession.

-Ben pitches the stories of the guy who got caned in Singapore, the "Press Your Luck" expert, Rachel Dolezar, and the killer home butt injection lady.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are almost done with their writing project, so enjoy one more edition of the "Saturday Night Jive" podcast from brothers Ben and George. This episode features a 1990 Jim Belushi fantasy film where Michael Caine shows him an alternative version of his life brought about from what seems like the most trifling of crossroads. George and Ben unpack the knotty plot, its many absurd implications, and why this selfish dolt is supposed to be the hero.

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While the "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are on a brief hiatus for a writing project, enjoy another special presentation of Ben and George's regular SNL-themed podcast, "Saturday Night Jive," where they dissect bad and bizarre movies starring SNL alums. The gents tackle 2006's "Little Man" where a tiny Marlon Wayans poses as a baby for a jewel heist. This is one truly gross and disturbing movie, and thankfully Ben and George are there to break it down for the rest of us.

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While the "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are occupied with a writing project, they're giving the spotlight over to Ben's other podcast he records regularly with regular special guest George. "Saturday Night Jive" is where the guys watch a usually terrible movie featuring an SNL-alum and dissect it thoroughly to hilarious results. With 1987's bizarre double Malkovich misguided rom-com "Making Mr. Right," that extends into questioning why anyone would give a robot foreskin. Also starring soon-to-be Oscar nominee Laurie Metcalf. This is a movie that needs to be heard to be believed.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are thankful for the riches at the movie theater, though not thankful enough for the bounty of mediocrity that is the DCU. Ben unloads an EPIC 35-minute pitch rebooting the entire cinematic universe, establishing nine movies and offshoot stories, and lots of casting choices. Watch, WB and DC, how it can be done right. It's gotta be better than "Justice League." 

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Episode 195 includes:

-Disney is attempting to purchase 20th Century Fox and likely the world at large.

-New gropers of the week: Franken, Piven, Hoffman, Tambor, Stallone, Kreisberg, and so so many more.

-Ben shrugs at the slice-of-life meandering plot of Greta Gerwig's coming-of-age indie, "Lady Bird."

-"Three Billboards" is a searing, insightful, and exceptionally written and acted movie.

-This Week's Pitch -- Reboot the DCU!

-Ben unleashes a 35-minute pitch for the ages detailing the plots of over nine movies to do justice for the members of the Justice League.

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It's finally here. The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" survived "Batman vs. Superman" and "Suicide Squad" and have been dreading the upcoming "Justice League" for over a year. They promised to record as soon as they got out of the preview screening and they are true to their word. The guys dissect the movie and its aggressive blandness and wonder if somehow, paradoxically, it's actually worse than the previous installments. Beware plenty of spoilers.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are taking a break from the avalanche of sexual harassment news plaguing Hollywood by... watching a movie that was recently pulled from release schedule because of its creator's year's of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior. "I Love You, Daddy" is writer/director/star Louie C.K.'s secret movie he filmed in June 2017, and it was set for a national release until The New York Times published a story with women on record saying Louie had done them wrong. It just so happens screeners were sent out before. The guys discuss Louie's history of bad behavior, his career, and they psychoanalyze the film and come to the conclusion it was a confession of his past misdeeds.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are thinking of changing their names since the news is a non-stop barrage of bad men finally having their bad deeds coming to the light of day. The guys have many more names to go through, including big names like Kevin Spacey, Brett Ratner, Bryan Singer, and one of the former presidents. In lighter news, they discuss awful new movies like "Goodbye Christopher Robin" and "Suburbicon" before sharing the greatness that is "Killing of a Sacred Deer" and the latest Marvel film, "Thor: Ragnarok." Listen and find out exactly what the Masturbaty is.

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Episode 194:

-Another week, another wave of sexual abuse allegations: Ratner, Spacey, Singer, Halperin, Toback, and more!

-Is Tyrese Gibson actively trying to ruin his career?

-"Goodbye Christopher Robin" is a self-parody of feel-good author biopics that is a clumsy mess. It angered Ben so much he left the theater.

-The director of "The Lobster" makes you feel weird and uncomfortable all over again with the brilliant "Killing of a Sacred Deer."

-The third "Thor" movie is the best and a total blast.

-This Week's Pitch -- None!

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are a little tired this go-round because they spent the last week seeing nonstop movies in the evenings for your listening pleasure. The guys talk about the awful and hard to follow "Snowman" and pitch far-fetched serial killer ideas. They also close out by playing another game of So Shalit Be, to honor podcast favorite, critic Gene Shalit. Along the way the guys chat about more revelations from the Weinstein fallout, why Mark Felt's story is really boring, the oft-putting sexualization of teenagers in a Tyler Perry movie, the potential dirty puns afforded with a hero named Harry Hole, why sometimes legs are the best option for robots, and something the Columbus filmmaking community has been looking forward to for ages, the screening of zombie comedy "Bong of the Living Dead."

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Episode 193 includes:

-More Weinstein news: Academy out, Woody Allen to the rescue, Tarantino and Kevin Smith respond, and more.

-Ben's love for Madea betrays him as "Boo 2" is everything awful that people accuse Tyler Perry's movies of being.

-"The Snowman" is such a bad thriller that they didn't even get to film 15% of the script, and this is according to the director himself.

-The guys discuss the highly awaited premiere of the local zombie stoner comedy "Bong of the Living Dead."

-This Week's Pitch -- Serial Killers!

-Nate pitches a killer fan of Madea at a Tyler Perry convention and people who murder others who say "Happy Holidays."

-Ben pitches a different kind of Zodiac killer, holiday killer, and a vengeful Richard Gere.

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

-The guys try and come up with pun-heavy blurbs for "Fight Club," "Reign Over Me," "Eating Raoul," and, "Easy A."

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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.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are looking into the future through the power of the 1980s with "Blade Runner 2049," a sequel 35 years in the making. Ben and Nate try their hand pitching long-in-the-works sequels to 80s movies starring original cast members, and they play another game of So Shalit Be to close out the episode. Once again there's much to talk about in Hollywood and the guys hit a number of topics, including a new addition to Ben's riches-equal-pedophilia threshold theory, how the Queen may or may not go to the bathroom, "Back to the Future" as personal therapy, and the question of how often they'll be revealing sexual harassers in Hollywood.

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Episode 191 includes:

-Super producer Harvey Weinstein and Screen Junkies' founder Andy Signore become the latest creeps to be given the spotlight of shame.

-Even Tyrese recognizes people only love The Rock and Statham in "Fast and Furious" franchise.

-Ben is confounded by "Girls Trip" and teaches Nate all about "grape fruiting."

-"Blade Runner 2049" > "Blade Runner"

-This Week's Pitch -- Late Sequels to 80s Films (plus maybe set in 2049)!

-The guys pitch late sequels to 80s movies like "the Karate Kid," "War Games," and "The Goonies."

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

-The guys try and conjure Gene Shalit-worthy blurbs for the films "Bruce Almighty, "Frankenweenie," and, "Glen Gary Glen Ross."

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are drawing a line down the middle when it comes to a battle of gender, pitting men and women against one another in this week's pitches in honor of the new film "The Battle of the Sexes." The guys also chat about the first new episodes of "Star Trek: Discovery" as well as other topics such as the horror of Roland Emmerich's "Ghost Chase," buying in bulk with limited edition chips, the medical genius of licking things, whether Elton John should have been more explicit in his cameo, and the DCEU being even dumber than we first believed.

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Episode 190 includes:

-Harry Knowles, the pervy head of Ain't It Cool News, is revealed to be the latest film creep who can't keep his hands off of women.

-"Kingsman 2" is an unmemorable sequel that proves Matthew Vaughn may be mortal after all.

-Ben watches "Wish Upon" and wishes he hadn't.

-Is the sports drama "Battle of the Sexes" too kind to its resident misogynist?

-This Week's Pitch -- Men vs. Women!

-Nate pitches a long-standing couple that competes to see who can sleep with the most other people, and a resort that allows you to hunt your exes for sport.

-Ben pitches a bisexual "This Means War," a slasher damsel that turns the table, robots that try and get the last man and woman on Earth to mate, and  romance between two rival serial killers.

-Bonus Discussion -- Trek Talk!

-The guys discuss the long-awaited action-packed two-episode premiere of "Star Trek: Discovery" as well as Seth MacFarlane's homage to Trek, "The Orville."

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" welcome back special guest and "Saturday Night Jive" podcaster George who has devised a special game just for them. He's been eager for weeks to talk about the strange experience that is "The Book of Henry" and has come up with a game to best illustrate the even more strange paths the movie takes. The guys round out the episode with another round of their pun-heavy game So Shalit Be and mourn the loss of Harry Dean Stanton in a typically insufficient way.

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Episode 189 includes:

-Our long national nightmare is over: J.J. Abrams is returning to direct "Star Wars: Episode 9."

-Nate finds Darren Aronfosky's "mother!" to be an interesting allegory, but knows it will be hated.

-George cites two 2017 movies that stuck with him, "The Circle" for all the wrong reasons and "Wakefield" for all the right reasons.

-This Week's Game I -- And Then...?

-George describes sections of the plot of "The Book of Henry" and asks Ben and Nate to predict what will happen next. they are often wrong as this movie reveals itself to be absurdly wrong-headed.

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

-The guys take their turns coming up with Gene Shalit-worthy blurbs for the likes of "Room," "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World," "Hackers," and more.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are celebrating the latest Stephen King adaptation, the killer clown film breaking all sorts of box-office records, "It." In honor of that movie, the guys are pitching stories about kids against monsters of all types. Stick around for the off-the-cuff conversation tangents like comparing the current "Star Wars" morass to Vietnam, Ben's face blindness with a very specific kind of actor, how a Jabba the Hutt movie could work, the difference between kids who act and kid actors, and a scientific breakdown which role in the human centipede is actually the worst.

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Episode 188 includes:

-Colin Treverrow is out at "Star Wars" and Kathleen Kennedy puts another head on her wall. Seriously, what is going on over there?

-Drew Goddard comes in to save the X-Universe right as it appears headed back to dormancy.

-"It Comes at Night" is a victim of misleading marketing and an ending that's just sort of... there. Hint: a plague comes out in daytime too.

-The guys absolutely adore "It" 2017.

-This Week's Pitch -- Kids vs. Monsters!

-Nate pitches an abusive priest who swears his bad deeds are really the demon inside him, so a group of his victims kidnap him and attempt an exorcism.

-Ben pitches killer Jack-O-Lanterns, kids trying to live it up at a murderous summer camp, and ninja kids thrown into a battle they are ill-prepared for.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are examining phobias and fears for the upcoming clown-centric Stephen King horror movie, "It." They end the episode playing a game of So Shalit Be, where they imitate famed critic Gene Shalit and come up with pun-laden blurbs for upcoming fall movies. Learn much about what Ben thinks about white washing, Michael Fassbender's legacy, whether he could live in the Matrix, where the new "Tomb Raider" movie has gone wrong, and what's really at stake with America.

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Episode 187 includes:

-The box-office is at a twenty-year low. How did we get here? Remember Tarsem?

-RIP Tobe Hooper and your crazy horror movies.

-Warner Bros wants Leonardo DiCaprio to play its other Joker. Don't think he's getting out of a supermodel's legs for this one.

-If you like weird whimsy, "Dave Made a Maze" is a DIY delight.

-"Tulip Fever" unleashes a debate over the overall attractiveness of Alicia Vikander and sides are drawn.

-This Week's Pitch -- Phobias!

-Nate pitches a teenager with a phobia of young people who lives in a senior center.

-Ben pitches lots of horror phobia concepts, including a serial killer obsessed with the number 13 and a woman who wakes up on a plane filled with a suicide cult.

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

-The guys try and determine what pun-loving film critic Gene Shalit would think of some upcoming movies this fall.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are doing their best to try and understand what exactly is happening at the Warner Bros offices right now as news item after news item seems to confirm that nobody knows what to do with their DC superhero properties. The guys speculate about the avalanche of prospective news, chat about Joss Whedon's turn of events, the passing of comedy legend Jerry Lewis, and in honor of the live-action "Death Note" film on Netflix, they answer a series of challenging moral questions.

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Episode 186 includes:

-Jerry Lewis has died... now when do we get to see "The Day the Clown Cried"?

-WB and DC throw anything at everything at the wall to see what sticks, and Joss Whedon's wife comes forward to argue he is no feminist.

-The new animated Batman and Harley Quinn movie betrays the animated series... and it's got fart jokes too and... rape?

-Nate declares "The Only Living Boy in New York" to be insufferable hipster prattle.

-The Netflix "Death Note" movie is about as disappointing as you knew it would be.

-This Week's Pitch -- None!

-This Week's Game -- Moral Quandaries!

-Ben quizzes Nate on a series of challenging questions inspired by the moral quandary at heart with "Death Note." Nate learns just how far he'll go for money.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are catching up on movies, sharing their 48 film fest short, and talking the world of fans and fandom thanks to the indie comedy, "Birgsby Bear." Nate's under the weather and sounding a bit more like Kathleen turner, so excuse his voice. In the meantime, enjoy another ribald entry from your favorite podcasters.

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Episode 185 includes:

-Check out the first dramatic short film from the Edwin J. Hill production group, "The Things We Leave Behind" for the 2017 48 Hour Film Fest.

-Lots of Netflix news. Losing Disney but gaining a Shonda Rhimes.

-So WB execs said "Justice League " was "unwatchable." Let that sink in considering these may be the same people that gave a standing ovation to BvS.

"The Dark Tower" will disappoint fans and not fans.

-"Wind River" is an intriguing, character-driven mystery that then.... just explains everything to you.

-"Brigsby Bear" is a poignant and surprising movie that might be this year's "Swiss Army Man" gem.

-This Week's Pitch -- Fans and Fandom!

-Ben pitches a Misery-style kidnapping, a fan dating his older TV sexual fantasy actress, a conspiracy thriller about a lost TV episode no one is allowed to see, and a series based upon the Star Wars commercial kid.

-This Week's Game -- Vanity Project!

-The guys pitch a perfect Samuel L. Jackson vehicle in seconds. That's all it takes, folks.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" have some updates on their progress on short films and have a couple new movies to talk about, one good and one baffling. The guys are pitching product placement movies in honor of "The Emoji Movie" and basically struggling to make sense of a world of ejaculate spiders, Richard Belzer as cereal pitchman, and Rooney Mara's consumption of baked goods.

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Episode 184 includes:

-Learn Ben's top five fears in life and the time he almost invited a prostitute into his car.

-Once again, a bushy mustache brings down a DCU movie.

-NBC appears to be trying to invent a time machine to bring back 2000s TV.

-"Atomic Blonde" is "Suicide Squad" done right.

-If you're looking for a movie that features Rooney Mara eating a pie for ten minutes, your time has finally come.

-This Week's Pitch -- Product Placement Movies!

-Ben and Nate pitch movies around Pez dispensers, the Domino's Noid mascot, the mattress sheep, and an adventure with Coke mascots.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are taking stock of the lesser films of the summer and coming up with solutions to their myriad problems in their annual edition of Fix a Summer Movie. It was inspired following a car ride back from "Valerian and the City of 1000 Planets." Get ready for a Porgs-porging good time.

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Episode 183 includes:

-Porgs... is a thing... a "Star Wars" thing. Ben is unhappy.

-RIP George Romero, Martin Landau, John Heard, and the eternal question over being a boob or a butt man.

-The guys are underwhelmed by Nolan's "Dunkirk" and find it the least memorable film of his career.

-It should have been called "Valerian and the City of 1000 Better Ideas." Whew boy.

-This Week's Pitch -- Fix a Summer Movie!

-Ben and Nate make suggestions to better "Valerian," "King Arthur," "Baywatch," "Alien: Covenant," "Cars 3," "Transformers: the Last Knight," and "The House."

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are back and remind you to go see "Spider-Man: Homecoming" and "War of the Planet of the Apes," two of the best films of 2017. There aren't too many new movies to talk about this week so the guys catch up with news items, Ben confesses a personal problem, and they pitch movies dealing with wishes or genies in honor of "Wish Upon," a film neither has seen.

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Episode 182 includes:

-Disney's "Aladdin" is having trouble finding its lead, Star Wars Monopoly is having problems keeping its promises, and Ben is having his own problems.

-"The House" is a comedy that can't find its funny.

-Learn where Mike Myer got the inspiration for Austin Powers from in an old movie where people hunt others for sport.

-How in the world is a 1980s movie where Charlotte Rampling has an affair with a chimp this strangely dull? Welcome to "Max, My Love," a failed "What the Hell did We Just Watch?" entry.

-This Week's Pitch -- Wish Pitches!

-Ben pitches a sci-fi horror story about creating matter, a woman who can make anything happen by muttering a phrase enough times, and a man who wishes to be the wealthiest and smartest where everyone else just gets impoverished and dumb.

-Nate pitches a "nice guy" who can wish any girl to fall in love with him, but if he wants to trade his trophy, he has to kill the current one.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" have several new movies to talk about, which include two of the best movies of the year and one of the worst. On top of that, there's seismic news on the "Star Wars" front with the ongoing drama lingering from the directors of the Han Solo spinoff being fired.

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Episode 181 includes:

-What the hell is going on in the world of the "Star Wars" spinoffs?!

-The new "War for the Planet of the Apes" is a blockbuster with soul and everything missing in big-budget movies.

-The guys review a slew of movies starting with B (Bad Batch, Beatriz at Dinner, Below Her Mouth), and all of them disappointing.

-The fifth "Transformers" movie almost killed Ben.

-"Spider-Man: Homecoming" is the best Spider-Man film and arguably the best MCU film yet.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are taking the unexpected role of serving as defenders of the much-derided Tom Cruise action film, "The Mummy." The guys explain why they don't understand all the hate. They then follow that by pitching the rest of the Dark Universe, the latest cinematic universe meant to combine all the classic monsters from Universal's older era. Also, Ben is forcibly capped at five "Wonder Woman" name references.

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Episode 180 includes:

-R.I.P. Adam West, the man who saved Batman.

-Terry Gilliam achieves the previously unachieveable and Kevin Smith surprises by being able to keep his mouth shut.

-Does the 2017 "Flatliners" have the worst music choice of any trailer ever? Listen for yourself.

-"Cars 3" is the worst Pixar movie and the laziest.

-Why are the funniest parts of the bachelorette party gone wrong comedy "Rough Night" the parts with ScarJo's fiance?

-Surprise, "The Mummy" is a very enjoyable B-movie and Ben and Nate tackle and counter the biggest charges against this film.

-This Week's Pitch -- Dark Universe!

-Ben and Nate pitch the ongoing Dark Universe films and their monster adventures.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are bringing out the lasso of truth to analyze the big-budget, highly anticipated close-up for Wonder Woman. Ben has a lot to say on the matter and further develops his thesis about the perils of low expectations. The guys talk so much about Wonder Woman that only Ben takes a turn pitching female superhero stories. Stay for conversation on cartoons shooting above the heads of their audience the weird things you might find in vending machines, Yelp reviews for dentists, Ben's stance on all non-Dragon Force music, and the power and detriment of holding onto a hilariously anachronistic article of facial hair.

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Episode 179 includes:

-News on the Monster Universe and the Dark Universe a.k.a. the Universal Monster Universe.

-What kind of life awaits the talking toilet in "Beauty and the Beast"?

-Nate and Ben think the French cannibal horror film "Raw" could have been a bit rawer.

-"Wonder Woman" symbolizes everything wrong with moviegoing audiences for Ben, whereas Nate found some enjoyable things. This is a wide-ranging discussion that lasts for a solid half hour. Stay tuned at the end for a discussion over a big, bushy mustache.

-This Week's Pitch -- Female Superheroes!

-Ben shares some of his prior pitches and characters from his complicated comic book universe of ideas.

-This Week's Game -- No Game!

 

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are going back in time to the most awesome of decades, the 90s, in honor of the not-so-good remake of the 90s international hit of blondes and boobs, "Baywatch." The guys pitch TV shows from the 90s to be rebooted into movies and take a stroll down memory lane essentially recounting all the various TV shows, known and little known, that they loved.

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Episode 178 includes:

-RIP Roger Moore, Caitlin Bree, and Zach Snyder's daughter.

-Ben sets the record straight for the "Star Trek" fans upset about the TV show being diverse.

-Ben and Nate differ on "Pirates 5" but agree Johnny Depp isn't even trying anymore.

-"Baywatch" is a movie that doesn't know what it wants to be.

-This Week's Pitch -- 90s TV Reboots!

-Nate pitches reboots for "Lexx," "Walker Texas Ranger," "G vs. E," "Brimstone," and several more.

-Ben pitches reboots for "Beast Wars," "Mummies Alive," "Secret World of Alex Mack," "Clarissa Explains it All," and several more.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are shivering timbers and yo-ho-ho-ing it up in honor of the next entry in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise from Disney. They also watch like 15+ trailers for the new TV series coming out this summer and fall and offer their initial thoughts, which are not that promising. Come for the movie talk, stay for the conversations over little person twins, Jared Leto's intense Method acting habits, and who cares at all about a TV show about podcasting.

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Episode 177 includes:

-What if everyone on Earth had a secret little person twin psychically linked to them? The guys uncover the truth.

-The guys preview a LOT of upcoming new 2017-2018 TV shows and offer their dismal opinions.

-Ben at long last has seen "The Boss Baby"!

-"Snatched" marks the return of Goldie Hawn who, having seen her shadow, will retreat back to her hole for another 15 years.

-Nate says "Alien: Covenant" is more of the same but there is double the Fassbender.

-This Week's Pitch -- Pirates!

-Ben pitches parallel reality pirates, an alien invasion with space pirates, and pirates that travel within the world of books.

-Nate pitches a woman who poses as a boy to sail with a pirate crew for adventure and to leave her old life behind.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are celebrating Mother's Day by pitching movies about parent/sibling adventures, also in honor of Amy Schumer/Goldie Hawn's comedy vehicle, "Snatched." The guys wax over a bevy of topics and attempt to play a game of "Re-Cast It" with the mother/daughter team in "Snatched."

Episode 176 includes:

-More Hellboys and more Deadpools coming your way soon.

-Debate over gender differences in acting awards and where exactly a trans actor would be slotted.

-"King Arthur" isn't even the best movie this year with "King Arthur" in its title. This is a mess of a movie.

-"Risk," the new doc on Julian Assange and Wikileaks, isn't worth much of the effort.

-Stay tuned for an extensive discussion over 1996's "Showgirls" and Ben learns that Paul Verhoeven directed it for the first time in his life.

-This Week's Pitch --Parent/Sibling Buddy Films!

-Nate pitches an absent father who comes back into his adult son's life to reveal a horrible secret that will help the son have a baby.

-Ben pitches an ailing hitman father who kidnaps his adult child to spend time with him while on the run, a secret agent who has to bring his baby on missions, and a crazy series of family games to determine the heir of a corporation.

-This Week's Game Re-Cast It!

-Ben and Nate almost go through with recasting "Snatched" in different decades but then give up.

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With no new movies to chat about, the "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are looking back once again at failed TV pilots and wondering "what if" scenarios. The guys tackle three failed pilots from the 1970s, one of them weirdly entertaining, and then play another round of their newest and possibly stupidest game, So Shalit Be.

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-Episode 175 includes:

-"Black Bart" is a sequel to "Blazing Saddles" that was made for four years in secret just to meet a contract loophole.

-"Baffled!" is the famous pilot where Leonard Nimoy is a race car driver who gets psychic visions. How did they make this boring?

-"Starstruck" is a 1979 "Star Wars" ripoff/strange sitcom/family drama about a hotel and restaurant... IN... SPAAAACE. It's oddly compelling. See it for yourself on YouTube.

-This Week's Pitch -- None!

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

-The guys pull random movie titles and attempt to come up with pun-heavy blurbs for them from the fabled mind of film critic and pun lover, Gene Shalit.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are recording after dark and hot off the presses after coming from a screening of "Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2," so they're a little tired and punchy, which makes for a slightly loopier podcast. The guys pitch montser-as-metaphor ideas after Anne Hathaway's "colossal," and then they call it a night.

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Episode 174 includes:

-Director Jonathan Demme joins all those lambs.

-Ben loves "Guardians 2" and declares it better than the first, and Nate enjoys it thusly but prefers the first tune.

-Ben rewatched all the Harry Potter movies and has some new insights and questions.

-"Colossal" is a very different monster movie and even different from the advertising.

-This Week's Pitch -- Monster as Metaphor!

-Ben and Nate take turns pitching movies where monsters double as metaphors for struggling characters and their conflicts.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are grinding their gears over the eighth film in the never-ending "Fast and the Furious" franchise, and rather than pitch something related to this franchise again, the guys are pitching projects related to "Free Fire." It's stories based around one mistake that spirals out of control. Afterwards, the guys play a game of Re-Cast It to improve "Free Fire" and offer better characters into the same firefight scenario.

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-Episode 173 includes:

-Is there a darker undercurrent behind the tomato/tomatoe song?

-Reactions to new trailers for "Thor Ragnarok" and "Star Wars: The Last Jedi." Hint: one of them is positive.

-"Fast 8" is an absurd and ridiculous movie and that's still the best selling point.

-Ben sings the praises of the practical effects horror thriller "The Void."

-The would-be Tarantino knockoff "Free Fire" shoots blanks.

-This Week's Pitch -- One Mistake Goes Wrong!

-Nate pitches a lottery winner who gets his wallet and ticket stolen and the violent calamities that follow to gain control of the ticket.

-Ben pitches a man set off on a killing spree from the wrong breakfast order, and a space ark where one extra person upsets the balance of elements.

-This Week's Game -- Re-Cast It!

-Ben and Nate recast "Free Fire" by slotting in their own gunslingers, you know people with personality, and debate who would be the one to make it out alive.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" had planned a "What the Hell Did We Just Watch?" edition for surefire disaster "Monster Trucks" and then had to change those plans when the movie actually proved to be okay. In light of that, the guys threw together pitches for family films based upon puns. Yeah, it was a bit of a stretch. The guys also introduce a new game that leaves them giggling like mad, the pun-laden world of Gene Shalit, the podcast's favorite film critic, is put to new use. Happy five years podcasting.

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Episode 172 includes:

-The guys debate the appeal of exploring dark places.

-A potential "Purge" TV show should make a killing. Get it? Get it?

-Ben says so long to "The Bye Bye Man" (DON'T THINK IT! DON'T SAY IT!)

-Surprise of 2017: "Monster Trucks" is actually an okay kids film.

-This Week's Pitch -- Pun-Based Children's Films!

-Listen for pitches for "Couch Potato," "Dog-Gone-It," and "A Monkey's Uncle" to know how far the realm of children's entertainment has come.

-This Week's Game -- Gene Shallit-Off!

-The guys randomly draw film titles and have to come up with a prospective blurb from Gene Shalit. Puns!

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are recording after dark once again and it certainly brings out an extra dose of anger in Ben's case about a certain live-action remake of a classic anime. In honor of the Netflix original sci-fi movie "The Discovery" the guys are pitching stories based upon an unusual afterlife scenario.

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Episode 171 includes:

-Jordan Peele being courted to direct live-action Akira... run away, Jordan... run away.

-Ben unloads on "Ghost in the Shell" and says it is worse than "Suicide Squad," his worst film of 2016.

-Nate says "The Shack" is the most laborious Ted talk ever.

-Ben couldn't even get through "Why Him?" thanks to James Franco's balls.

-"The Discovery" is the kind of story that Garp would have written.

-This Week's Pitch -- Unusual Afterlife!

-Nate pitches a mystery of people waking up in a white void and trying to figure out where they are and who they are.

-Ben pitches the soul as a database that's found and exploited, the discovery that everyone who dies goes to a Hell, and being reincarnated as aliens across the universe

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" welcome back fan of the podcast and overall Power Rangers fan Alex Knerem for a Power Rangers heavy episode now that Ben's most anticipated film of 2017 has come to theater. Expect lots of Power Rangers minutia while Nate tries to play the novice in this world of teenager drama and giant rubber monster suits. Go go, Dirty Sons of Pitches!

Episode 170 includes:

-The new "Justice League" trailer is out and it looks like hot garbage.

-Alex gives his thoughts on "Split," "Logan," and "Get Out," a movie that made him rethink his general dislike of horror.

-Nate says "Life" is an "Alien" ripoff and that's okay.

-"Power Rangers" may not have been the greatest movie of all time... but it was a fairly enjoyable franchise starter.

-This Week's Pitch -- Power Rangers!

-Alex pitches a recreation of an obscure Marvel comic "Team America" (no relation to the 2004 movie) based upon Evel Knievel toys.

-Ben goes nerdy to the next power by unleashing a torrent of Power Rangers pitches he's been waiting years to share.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are recording after dark and are a bit punchy, as quickly evidenced from their opening conversation. In honor of the horror B-movie "The Belko Experiment" the guys are pitching movies based around an office setting. Enjoy this especially energized podcast as the guys come to their 5-year podcasting anniversary. Also listen in on playgrounds in theaters, a possible "Matrix" reboot, why the Enchantress would leave helpful magical items to the Beast she cursed, whether Belle and the Beast had sex, Vampire Ice-T, and the latent labial nature of human-possessed wardrobes.

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Episode 169 includes:

-Watch as a conversation about Chuck Berry possibly being in hell goes to anatomical lengths never before imagined.

-What do Russia and Alabama have in common?

-Surprise, "Beauty and the Beast" is a charmless, inferior version! Do not be our guest.

-Ben defends Netfix's "Iron Fist" from attacks, and also berates those who complained about "Passengers" but excuse the Stockholm syndrome of "Beauty and the Beast."

-"The Belko Experiment" is a bloody, entertaining, good enough B-movie.

-This Week's Pitch -- Office Life!

-Nate pitches an office workplace comedy set in Heaven trying to make sense of God's contradictory demands. And then God goes missing.

-Ben pitches an office building during a zombie apocalypse, an Everything Evil office setting, two men competing to build the tallest building, and a Die Hard on take your child to work day.

 

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are recapping Oscars, lapping up R-rated Wolverine movies, and pitching final farewell stories for superheroes. It's a slightly delayed episode but the discussion will still be the same old level of esoteric nonsense and entertaining stream of consciousness banter.

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Episode 168 includes:

-The live-action "Beauty and the Beast" is banned from an Alabama drive-in. Not for the reason you may think.

-Oscars shock the world and one last "F U 'La La Land.'" Ben and Nate assess the Oscar telecast and make sense of its twist ending.

-Ben and Nate saw "The Red Turtle" and it was... fine. Ben was let down by the all-female directed horror anthology, "XX."

-"Logan" is a bloody, satisfying, mature finale. They saved the best for last. Where does the X-Men franchise go from here?

-This Week's Pitch -- Final Superhero Stories!

-Nate pitches a superhero retirement home and a mysterious killer stalking the ailing residents.

-Ben pitches an epic end of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that starts for Captain America when America elects... Trump, and it involves every big name character like Iron Man and the Hulk in a typically epic fashion. Strap in, folks.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are looking at the films of the man who set the bar for modern fantasy epics, Peter Jackson. Ben and Nate look at his early splatterhouse horror, the best and worst films of his prolific career, how underappreciated 1996's "The Frighteners" is, the impact and risk of the original "Lord of the Rings" trilogy and the excess of the "Hobbit" films, and where the guys might like to see Jackson go next. They also chat about the new "Kong: Skull Island" and compare it to Jackson's epic-sized Kong.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are making predictions for the 2017 Oscar ceremony and are pitching stories based upon living in some aspect of Trump's new America in honor of Jordan Peele's horror debut, "Get Out." Enjoy Ben's extra raspy voice and just pretend that Jeff Bridges is on the podcast and doing the one gruff voice he seems to do with every character nowadays.

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Episode 167 includes:

-More bad news for Batman and could Mel Gibson actually direct a superhero movie?

-The guys predict the top eight Oscar categories while Ben moans and groans over the entire exercise.

-"The Great Wall" proves China can now also make mediocre monster spectacle. It's a new global age in cinema!

-"Get Out" is Nate's favorite theatrical horror film since 2012's "Cabin in the Woods."

-This Week's Pitch -- Horror in Trump's America!

-Nate pitches an investigative journalist that discovers the White House is sacrificing reporters they don't like and a post-apocalypse where scientists are hunted down for sport from climate deniers.

-Ben pitches Trump's West Wing starring the cast of "The West Wing," and a civil war between citizens determining their own reality.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are entering the proverbial Red Room of their imaginations in honor of the "Fifty Shades of Grey" sequel, "Fifty Shades Darker." The guys are pitching kinky movies involving sexual exploration. They chat about plenty of news items, catch up on awards films like "Elle" and "The Founder," and bemoan their tiring experience watching "Lego Batman."

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Episode 166 includes:

-Ben Affleck doesn't want to direct a Batman movie anymore. Burn all the DC movie to the ground. BURN IT DOWN.

-"Lego Batman" almost killed Ben. Almost.

-"Elle" might just be the rape-iest movie of all time.

-Nate says "Fifty Shades Darker" is even worse than the original and even the sex scenes aren't that good.

-This Week's Pitch -- Kinky Movies!

-Nate pitches a polyamorous relationship drama and a couple whose sexual experiments become more and more dangerous.

-Ben pitches a colorful small town comedy that pulls together to save the local sex dungeon, a dominatrix vigilante, and a Hope Springs of BDSM.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are takin' it to all the jive-ass turkeys out there with a double feature of blaxploitation films, both of which came out in what must have been the magical year of 1975. "Candy Tangerine Man" is about a family man who doubles as a pimp in a car designed for James Bond with amusingly comic villains, and "Welcome Home, Brother Charles" is a tonally discordant movie about an ex-con trying to get back on his feet for work and, oh yeah, he also gets bloody vengeance by strangling people with his prehensile penis. Yeah. Ben and Nate try and make sense of these two ultimately disappointing films and talk blaxploitation and exploitation films in general.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are trying to find their bearings in Trump's America and must already re-calibrate their thinking after M. Night Shyamalan's "Split" turns out to be a solid thriller. In honor of that movie, the guys pitch projects about multiple personalities.

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Episode 165 includes:

-New "Power Rangers" trailer equals Ben's constant euphoria.

-Animal cruelty controversy emerges from "A Dog's Purpose" which sounds like a family film made by Lars von trier.

-"Silence" is long and thoughtful and also long. "Slash" is surprising as a slice-of-life about DIY eroticism.

-"Split" is proof that an M. Night Shyamalan movie is no longer soemthign to fear.

-This Week's Pitch -- Multiple Personalities!

-Nate pitches a rom-com with two alternate personalities after the same girl and a heist squad all in one body.

-Ben pitches an adaptation of the game "Killer Seven," a person with multiple personalities is possessed by a demon, and a serial killer who collects personas of his victims.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are now inside 2017 and looking at the new-ness of it all, including a new president and a new slate of movies, though like the president, not all of them seem to measure up. The guys pitch urban legends in honor of the January studio dump "The Bye Bye Man" and get more than a little punch talking about several topics that range from race, to Broadway, to bodily functions now favored by the 45th president of the United States.

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Episode 164 includes:

-A new president is flowing in, streaming our way, and we'll all feel wet and dirty. GOLDEN SHOWERS, PEOPLE. Welcome to the New Year.

-"La La Land" needs to be stopped before it kills again.

-The guys chat about "Hamilton" and go off on a theater tangent that defames "Cats" and then some.

-Nate raves about "Moonlight."

-"Live by Night" and "Patriot's Day" are both slightly disappointing in their own ways.

-This Week's Pitch -- Urban Legends!

-Nate pitches a film following the fake Marine sniper biography of beloved children's host Mr. Rogers.

-Ben pitches a Slenderman origin as a fake thing, celebrity zombies, and the secret behind Kentucky Fried Chicken.

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Here's the second part of the "Dirty Sons of Pitches" look at the best and worst movies of 2016 this time with brothers Ben and special guest George. They each reveal their Top Ten best movies, bottom Ten worst, and a slew of underrated and overrated films, as well as their own podcast plans for 2017 and beyond.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are recording multiple podcasts to cover the highs and lows of the year in 2016 movies. There are special guests to partake, and Nate welcomes back the original third Son of Pitch Eric back to each share their Top Ten, Bottom Five movies and underrated and overrated movies from the year. Stay tuned for Ben and George, and possibly other guests, to share their best and worst as well as the gents bid goodbye to the year.

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It's a "Dirty Sons of Pitches" rare lost episode. This was recorded back in February 2015 but because of technical issues and missing audio files has been sitting idle ever since on a hard drive. It's now out there for listeners to hopefully enjoy, ignoring the occasional gap in conversation (just imagine it's eavesdropping on a conversation). The audio isn't up to their normal standards as well so please excuse some of the sound quality. Ben and Nate have a truly animated discussion over the third film in the conservative fantasy "Atlas Shrugged" and pick it apart with raw intensity. It's a crazy movie that seems to be beloved by crazy people. Consider this a last gift of 2016 from your pals at the DSOP.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are reaching the end of the year and catching up on many late 2016 films, which involves many spoiler discussions so that the people can save their money on certain dreck. In honor of "Passengers" and its controversy the guys try to pitch movies based upon moral dilemmas that may put the protagonist in an uncomfortable place. The guys finish talking about the last episodes of season three of "Z Nation" and the many names lost this year in 2016's specter of death. Also MASCOT OF THE SHOW GENE SHALIT IS STILL ALIVE AT 90! Minds blown.

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Episode 161 includes:

-DEATH! A lot of beloved celebrities died in 2016 and Ben and Nate quickly try and review the biggest names.

-Spoiler discussions for "Rogue One," "Nocturnal Animals," "Spectral," "Incarnate," and the woefully misguided "Collateral Beauty."

-Nate says "Manchester by the Sea" is a understated, emotionally engaging movie that isn't quite the masterpiece some say but far better than "La La Land."

-Ben and Nate defend "Passengers" from attacks missing the complexity and context in favor of moral outrage.

-This Week's Pitch -- Moral Dilemmas!

-The guys pitch the dark side of time travel, like a more sensible version of "About Time" that is the horror movie it could be.

-Bonus Discussion: 'Z Nation' (3x13-14)

-The final two episodes of season 3 as all the forces come to a head. Stay tuned to Netflix for the new episodes to arrive soon.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are breaking from the critical herd when it comes to one of the most popular movies of the 2016 season, and they don't care. There's a lot of news to get through, good and bad, and this week the guys are pitching movies from long-dead genres in Hollywood in honor of "La La Land" being released. Stay to discover how the Curies fit in with the need fore more 90s-style "Baywatch" beauties.

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Episode 160 includes:

-Old cases of male misconduct are burning up social media, and the guys examine the controversies around "Last Tango in Paris," misapplied butter, and Casey Affleck.

-The guys review a whole mess of trailers including "Spider-Man: Homecoming," "The Mummy," "Transformers 5," "Baywatch," and "War of the Planet of the Apes."

-Ben is surprised with how great "Storks" actually is. Really.

-"Miss Sloane" is a political thriller that exists in a different universe where gun control legislation can actually happen.

-Ben's love for Nicolas Cage is on full alert with "Army of One."

-Ben and Nate resurrect the ghost of Gene Shalit for their collective thoughts on awards darling "La La Land": "More like 'Blah Blah Bland'."

-This Week's Pitch -- Revive a Dead Genre!

-Ben and Nate try and pitch movies in genres that Hollywood has moved on from, like darker adventure movies for kids, German expressionism, and even pornos with stories to them.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are looking deep inside one another, as they often do, for this week's pitch, movies taking place within the mind or in dreams. Even though they weren't able to see the movie that inspired the pitch, the demon-possession flick "Incarnate." The guys also go back to chatting about "Z Nation" to the potential consternation of George. Along the way learn all sorts of interesting facts you never knew you never wanted to know like Ben's deflowering soundtrack and what a "Wobbly H" is.

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-Episode 159 includes:

-Learn the math formula of the combo of making a million dollars and your father dying. Happy birthday to you, Ben.

-"Trolls" does about all it can do, and that's enough.

-Nate says "The Handmaiden" is a twisty and ravishing tale, and that's even before all the heavy-breathing lesbian sex.

-"A Monster Calls" feels like you should ignore its calls.

-This Week's Pitch -- Inside the Mind!

-Nate pitches a scenario here greedy family members try to insert themselves into the mind of a rich relative to make them legally incompetent.

-Ben pitches a self-editing memory system and a Rashoman-style mystery where people can create their own perception of reality when they don't like what's actually there, living in their own bubbles.

-Bonus Discussion: 'Z Nation' episodes 3x11-12!

-The guys chat about the latest two episodes from SyFy's superior TV zombie series as it ramps up to its third season finale.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are stuffed with food and blessings for the world on this week's podcast. The guys won't be pitching anything but they do discuss what they're thankful for this year after sizing up the latest movies they've viewed. Enjoy the "unsanity" and digest with the guys.

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Episode 158 includes:

-Learn about the new kids show Doc McStuffins and what horrors must lie within.

-The "John Wick" directors are taking over Hollywood though who knows which of the two you're getting.

-Nate catches up on 2016's great animated features like "Kubo and the Two Strings" and "Zootopia."

-Ben is smitten with the Disney renaissance throwback with "Moana."

-"Bad Santa 2" is a comedy so bad that they almost forgot they watched it days later.

-Bonus Conversation: What We're Thankful for -- 2016 Edition!

-Ben and Nate give their thanks to the year in film and on other topics.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are beaming down a new episode with an emphasis on our first contact with little green men. In honor of the new sci-fi movie "Arrival" the guys are pitching first contact stories and then chat up three more episodes in TV's best zombie series, 'Z Nation.' Stay tuned for the very end where the mystery of where Ben's signature sign-off came from.

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Episode 157 includes:

-The Rock has been declared People's Sexiest Man Alive. How was he not before?

-Anything big going on in the news? Anything at all? Oh yeah, Trump winning the presidential election. How will the world change from 2017 onward.

-Ben finds "Fantastic Beasts" to be an enjoyable Potter prequel. Nate disagrees.

-Nate finds "Arrival" to be an intelligent sci-fi movie. Ben disagrees.

-This Week's Pitch -- First Contact!

-Nate pitches a poorly prepared and ill-equipped White House staff fumbling first contact and an idea where the aliens have come to have sex with the ranking Sexiest Man Alive (save us, The Rock!).

-Ben pitches a "West Wing" episode over first contact, aliens landing in North Korea, aliens looking identical to Hitler based upon our early radio waves, and insectoid aliens who think cockroaches are the dominant species.

-Bonus Discussion: 'Z Nation' (episodes 3x08-10)

-The guys chat about the latest three enjoyable zombie episodes and the storylines shaping up for a confrontation.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" welcome fan Alex Knerem onto the show for a marvelous discussion over the new superhero supreme, Doctor Strange. The guys ask Alex to open up about some of his favorite films of the year and the gang all discusses the highly enjoyable and highly creative comic film, "Doctor Strange" Ben pitches magic in the real world and to close the threesome plays a game of Movies Against Humanity and reminds each other of the rules.

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Episode 156 includes:

-An update on Devin Faraci's strange downfall and the future of The Canon podcast.

-Hollywood white washing debate 3.0

-Alex reveals his favorite films of 2016. Expect many comic book films.

-"Doctor Strange" is a great, imaginative, trippy origin tale that demands to be seen in 3D.

-This Week's Pitch -- Magic in the Real World!

-Ben pitches a battle between science and magic and a world where Shakespeare characters come alive with forgotten memories.

-This Week's Game -- Movies Against Humanity!

-The guys play three rounds arguing the best film cases for Most Environmentally Conscious, Best Special Effects, and Most Groundbreaking.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are recording Halloween weekend with a spooky lineup of news including some significant departures from projects that have been eagerly anticipated. They pitch stories during wartime in honor of the WWII movie "Hacksaw Ridge" and return once more to discussing the latest two episodes of "Z Nation." Also enjoy the misplaced Sega CD nostalgia.

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Episode 155 includes:

-New Lando is in, Tim Miller is out as director of "Deadpool 2" and Bryan Fuller is out as showrunner for new "Star Trek" series.

-Ben and Nate enjoy "Denial" but wish it would have been a documentary instead.

-"Inferno" is a regression from "Angels & Demons" and the best part is the Italian scenery.

-The guys could only watch one and a half episodes of the truly terrible Woody Allen Amazon six-part series, "Crisis in Six Scenes."

-Mel Gibson returns to glorious bloody life as director of the invigorating "Hacksaw Ridge."

-This Week's Pitch -- Life During Wartime!

-Ben pitches a battle over one house fighting two sides of a war that want the land, reanimated soldiers being ripped out of heaven and hell and chased by demons, and an invasion from the future.

-Nate pitches a war that relies upon soldiers from a parallel world or clones to fight in our place.

-Bonus Discussion: SyFy's 'Z Nation' (3x07-08)

-The guys discuss two of the latest episodes from the third season of the best zombie series on TV, SyFy Cahnnel's "Z Nation."

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The guys are spending Halloween with a monster and a man in drag, and so they discuss two recent films, the new Japanese Godzilla movie and Tyler Perry's return to the character he built an empire with. "Shin Godzilla" is a totally different approach to large-scale disaster movies, and "Boo! A Madea Halloween" is more or less characters riffing from scene to scene. Give it a good listen and Hallalujer everyone.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are back, baby. They catch up on a lot of movies including "The Accountant," Tim Burton's "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children," "Deepwater Horizon," "Snowden," Nate Parker's indie sensation "The Birth of a Nation," as well as the slew of news relating to the upcoming Power Rangers movie and Disney's plan to make a live-action remake of just about every animated film in their vault. The guys also talk about the return of "Z Nation" and what's transpired since they last recorded. 

Available on iTunes.

Episode 154 includes:

-What's the worst thing to have as a tram stamp?

-Legitimate Power Rangers movie news at last!

-Ben blows the lid off a weird underground exploitation and extortion market involving men tickling each other with the doc "Tickled."

-"Snowden" is Oliver Stone's best film in a long time.

-Is "The Birth of a Nation" worth the awards hype? Uh... no.

-Ben and Nate rave about "Miss Peregine's Home for Peculiar Children" and "The Accountant" and don't get the indifference other critics have shown.

-This Week's Pitch -- None

-Discussion: 'Z Nation' 3x01-06

-The guys welcome back their favorite zombie TV series and quickly recount the first few episodes and the plight of the characters. Give this show a chance, folks.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are still on hiatus for the time being so give a listen to Ben and George's other podcast "Saturday Night Jive," where the brothers look at bad movies starring Saturday Night Live alums. This week they highlight the 1998 movie "Krippendorf's Tribe" starring Richard Dreyfuss, Jenna Elfman, and a young Mila Kunis. It's a movie that probably couldn't be made today and Ben and George marvel at what might be a forgotten comic masterpiece of very un-PC proportions.

Available on iTunes.

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While on hiatus, the "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are highlighting some of the best from the "Saturday Night Jive" podcast from Ben and George, discussing movies related to SNL aluni. This week comes the 1986 woeful action thriller misfire "Out of Bounds" which attempted to turn a mid 80s Anthony Michael Hall into the most unlikely tough-talking action hero. It's a memorable movie that is forgotten in annuls of so-bad-it's-good and it was never released on DVD. Enjoy as Ben and George shed light on this hilarious new classic.

Available on iTunes.

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While the "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are occupied for another week, enjoy a special presentation of Ben and George's SNL-related podcast, "Saturday Night Jive." This week the guys, with special guest Nate, discuss the 1994 erotic thriller "Disclosure" and just how wrongheaded it is at about every turn, and that's before the lengthy VR sequence. You'll never look at the patriarchy the same.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" were able to get together during their writing hiatus and record a new podcast covering several movies they have watched recently, including the new surprise sequel to "the Blair Witch," which is quite not good. They pitch ways to fix it and if this franchise can be continued creatively.

Episode 153 includes:

-Ben contends he is not a Millenial and all that this implies.

-Nate says "Sully" is solid and "Bridget Jones' Baby" is a back-to-basics that reminds fans why they enjoyed the characters.

-"God's Not Dead 2" not as mean but just as crazy.

-The new "Blair Witch" could have been called "Bad Jump Scare: The Movie."

-This Week's Pitch -- Fix a "Blair Witch" Sequel

-Ben and Nate try and determine where the new movie should have gone and what can be salvageable.

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While Ben and Nate are on a brief hiatus, the "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are highlighting some of the best selections from Ben's other regular podcast, "Saturday Night Jive." It's a weekly podcast discussing (usually awful) movies starring SNL alums, with Ben's brother and co-host George providing insight and anecdotes related to SNL history. Check out this week's episode covering 2003's Mike Myers' travesty "The Cat in the Hat" which George cites as one of his favorite films of all time.

Available on iTunes.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are taking a break for the month of September for a time-sensitive writing project, but in the meantime here's the newest podcast where the guys talk about recently seen movies including Nicolas Winding Refn's "The Neon Demon." Oh, do they have things to say about that movie. After, the guys attempt to pitch the ultimate Refn movie and it becomes a challenge to pitch a killer mime revenge movie, because anything would be better than a new Refn movie.

Available on iTunes.

Episode 152 includes:

-Pump the brakes on "The Birth of a Nation" awards push because something awful has come to light.

-R.I.P. Gene Wilder, the man who made us fall in love with madness.

-Nate says "The Light Between the Oceans" is a pretty-looking movie about pretty-looking people being sad.

-"The Neon Demon" is Refn's disdain for narrative cinema.

-This Week's Pitch -- Ultimate Nicolas Winding Refn Movie!

-As a joke, the guys pitch what kind of movie Refn could tackle next. It's not pretty.

Stay tuned for select episodes of "Saturday Night Jive" this month!

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are taking full stock of what was a rather mediocre summer movie season with the assistance of podcast friend and regular guest, George. The guys chat about some of the best and worst movies of the summer as well as general trends, disappointments, and what they're looking forward to this fall.

Available on iTunes.

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The guys watch what might be one of the weirdest animated films ever, the 2006 movie "Aachi & Ssipak," a South Korean product that takes place in a dystopian future where people are rewarded for their defecation with an addictive substance. Diaper-wearing gangs, cyborgs, porn stars that look like blow-up dolls, constipation, Prince gangsters, and lots of redundant and nonsensical storytelling follow suit. Ben and Nate try and find the right reference point for this very strange animated movie, and aftewards also talk about recent movies like "Ben Hur," "Kubo and the Two Strings," and "War Dogs" to close out the summer.

Available on iTunes.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are taking a cue from the new "Pete's Dragon" and are looking at old Disney live-action movies worthy of a re-imagining for today's film market. The guys also discuss plenty more about "Suicide Squad" and just how far you can take a movie about talking food.

Available on iTunes.

Episode 150 includes:

-What is reverse Beetlejuice? You'll find out for your SATs.

-Even more "Suicide Squad" news, now with the fallout of the reception and a searing anonymous letter from a former WB employee (which we read in its entirety).

-"Sausage Party" is really a story about the atheist's plight.

-"Pete's Dragon" made both Ben and Nate cry and it's freakin' magical, you jerks.

-This Week's Pitch -- Live-Action Disney Remakes!

-Ben pitches remakes for "The Barefoot Executive," "The Island on Top of the World," "The Black Hole," "Candleshoe," and "A Tiger Walks."

-Nate pitches remakes for "One of Our Dinosaurs is Missing," "Song of the South," "Brink!" and "The Apple Dumpling Gang."

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" devote a large chunk of this week's episode to the troubled and lambasted super hero movie, "Suicide Squad." There's much to unpack and spoilers will be had. afterwards, the guys pitch movies related to curses in honor of what looks like a terrible movie about Kevin Spacey curses into the body of a cat. To wrap up they play a game of Versus and pit their own Suicide Squad-style teams of movie villains against one another.

Available on iTunes.

Episode 149:

-Recap of the many stories related to the troubled production of "Suicide Squad" and the fanboy wrath against Rotten Tomatoes.

-Ben and Nate say "Suicide Squad" is jam-packed of awful. they go into much detail and spoilers, so beware.

-"Lights Out" is a fun horror movie that makes fine use of its premise.

-The long-awaited "Killing Joke" animated movie... was not worth the wait, and the new additions make it even worse.

-This Week's Pitch -- Curses!

-Nate pitches a sports documentary about famous curses, an anthology film around the real stories of the Hope diamond, and a haunted rocking chair of death.

-Ben pitches a man who turns all women into demon-possessed monsters after he has sex with them... but still won't stop having sex.

-This Week's Game -- Versus!

-The guys form their own Suicide Squad-style teams made from famous film villains and then pit them against one another.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are extra ornery this episode as the two podcasters take their corners and debate different perspectives relating to "Star Trek Beyond," the new "Ghotbusters," and the philosophical and personal judgement of art. Hide the children because it gets feisty as it goes.

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Episode 148:

-The "Divergent" series is being dumped to TV. Does anyone care?

-The guys memorialize Gary Marshall (R.I.P.) and come to the conclusion that every movie they liked that they thought was directed by Gary Marshall was actually a Penny Marshall movie.

-Ben says "Star Trek Beyond" is the best of the new series and gets closest to what makes "Trek" tick.

-Do you have to invest in a product in order to have an opinion of merit? Consider this the undercard for the main event.

-The guys have drastically different takes on the new "Ghostbusters" remake and get into their most contentious argument over a film since "The Amazing Spider-Man." Strap in.

-This Week's Pitch -- None!

Too much arguing over Trek, Ghostbusters, and the different abilities to judge art from different perspectives.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are walking the walk and sitting down to watch and discuss the notorious 3.5 hour Western that destroyed recently deceased director Michael Chimino's (The Deer Hunter) career, ended United Artists, and shut the door on the autuer director era of the 1970s. Ben and Nate talk about several merits to be found with the movie amidst its excess and bloat. They'll save you two hours and you'll be better for it.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are taking a walk down the aisle this week (thanks Supreme Court!) in honor of "Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates." The guys are pitching movies centered around marriages and weddings.

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Episode 147 includes:

-Gay Sulu controversy and Ben and Nate are on opposite sides.

-DC news, again, with "Killing Joke" theatrical release and turmoil over at "Flash" movie.

-Ben finds "Secret Life of Pets" and "Finding Dory" both lacking but actually has nice things to say about Kevin Hart with "Central Intelligence."

-"The Shallows" is a great survival thriller and doesn't have nearly as much of Blake Lively's butt as the trailer would have you believe.

-"Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates" is an acceptable movie date.

-This Week's Pitch -- Weddings!

-Ben pitches a bride's survival family defending against hostage takers on her big day, a family that worries the bride-to-be is a husband-killer, and a woman who came from circus freaks who has to introduce her family to her in-laws

-Nate pitches a couple of friends faking getting married for all the free stuff and gifts and a wedding where the p

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are recording on the 4th of July and celebrating a country that allows for such bizarre and wonderful movies like "Swiss Army Man." In honor of that indie gem, the guys are pitching movies featuring prominent dead bodies and engage in a discussion over what movies they would want to take with them if stranded on a desert island. Along the way the guys talk about when erectile dysfunction may save the universe, whether Jagger and Bowie were getting it on during their music video shoot, the legal loopholes involved with the Purge, and whether or not modern pornography can be saved from its violent, female-unfriendly territory dominating the landscape. It's an eye-opening podcast.

Available on iTunes.

Episode 146 includes:

-RIP Anton Yelchin, an actor good in everything. RIP Michael Cimino, a director... of... long movies.

-Good news/bad news for fans: Paramount unleashes rules for "Star Trek" fan films; Michael Jackson's secret porn stash comes to light.

-The "BFG" does not translate well to the big screen when its best moment is the Queen violently farting in public.

-The guys are amazed at the sincerity and emotional impact of "Swiss Army Man," a movie prominently featuring a farting corpse. It's a big week for farts.

-This Week's Pitch -- Dead Bodies!

-Ben pitches a slasher victim consoling with her fellow victims on how to escape, an escort that wakes up handcuffed next to her dead john, and a rom-com with a cryogenic frozen lady.

-Bonus Discussion: Desert Island Movies!

-The guys share three movies they would take with them on a desert island.

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It's been over a year since the "Dirty Sons of Pitches" unveiled a new edition of their Director's Cut podcast subset, and so with the release of "Independence Day 2," the guys are looking at the career of the master of disaster himself, Roland Emmerich. Along with a review of "ID4-2"(?) the guys chat their favorite and least favorite Emmerich movies, why he's so good at disaster movies, ways 1998's "Godzilla" might be forgivable, the lasting power of "Stargate," and what they'd like to see him do next.

Available on iTunes.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are taking a cue from Jacques Cousteau and going deep deep under the ocean blue for this week's pitch. It also might have soemthing to do with Pixar's newest film, "Finding Dory." The guys discuss the ongoing Summer of Sequels (and the Summer of Meh) and then play another edition of Movies against Humanity to close out this week's episode. Learn about Ben as a lover and be forever unchanged. Also we apologize for Ben's voice and constant horse breathing.

Available on iTunes.

Episode 145 includes:

-Johnny Depp's career might not recover from the allegations from his wife. Although he did survive "The Long Ranger."

-"Warcraft" is making crazy money in China. Is this the new normal?

-"Now You See Me 2" loses what made the first one fun, and "Conjuring 2" finds enough of the original's spooky mojo to be enjoyable, "TMNT 2" doesn't do enough well, and "Alice in Wonderland 2" is even worse than the original. Depp has a sad.

-Nate thinks "Finding Dory" is in a lower league of Pixar.

-This Week's Pitch -- Under the Sea!

-Nate pitches a rediscovery of Atlantis and the threat of continental shifts.

-Ben pitches missing civilizations that sunk that re-emerge and go to war over Earth, colonizing the ocean, and a pirate treasure hunt.

-This Week's Game -- Movies Against Humanity!

-The guys play another game of MAH where they argue the best film title for the categories of "Most Conservative," "Most Dreamlike," and, "More Artistic."

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are celebrating Memorial Day weekend by looking at the larger picture, namely the Hollywood trend of building super franchises with combined cinematic universes. The guys have a lot of news to catch up on, new and old, and lay into the newest "X-Men" movie for its many missed opportunities.

Available on iTunes.

Episode 144 includes:

-Ben and Nate lament modern pop music and shake their fist at clouds.

-DC films tries to get their act together. Also, our impression of Harley Quinn doing the "Vagina Monologues."

-James Bond rumors: Jamie Bell or Tom Hiddelston?

-"Angry Birds" is better than it could have been but still not good.

-"X-Men: Apocalypse" is a waste of everyone's abilities, and as we all know, the third one is the worst.

-This Week's Pitch -- Cinematic Universes!

-Ben pitches a Saban cinematic universe, a Canon cinematic universe to build a new Delta Force, a Hannah-Barbara universe, a Konami cinematic universe, and a Spielberg cinematic universe.

-This Week's Game -- None!

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are being holding up for the long hall this week as they pitch hostage and siege concepts in honor of the George Clooney vehicle "Money Monster." They drop the plan to discuss "The Flash" on a weekly basis and play another game of Movies Against Humanity. Come for the banter that vacillates between inane and enlightened, and stick around for the hidden war between Fred Murtz v. Fred MacMurray, the new Civil War, whether dogs can recognize the real Kevin Bacon, what Ben's four nipples and their placement say about him, and why Disney should flex its muscle and release an explicit movie.

Available on iTunes.

Episode 143 includes:

-Will there be a good video game movie yet? "Assassins Creed" trailer says.... probably not?

-Ben theorizes the rise and fall of the dog-eat-dog blockbuster era and the return of the auteur. Guess which studio he thinks will outlast them all.

-New chief overseer for the struggling DCU. Can they course correct?

-Ben unknowingly watches a Lifetime original movie, and Nate heartily recommends "Green Room" for fans of suspense thrillers.

-"Money Monster" feels strangely out of touch and out of place. Wall Street culture let off the hook and the dumbest hostage taker.

-This Week's Pitch -- Hostage Situations!

-Nate pitches a pair of sorority sisters who have to navigate and survive a frat house party, learn who they can trust as allies, to escape and report a rape.

-Ben pitches Congress held hostage, a father holding a medical facility hostage to clone his dead son, and a time loop White House thriller.

-This Week's Game -- Movies Against Humanity!

--The guys take turns competing by arguing a movie that best fits a series of category topics including Better Music, More Complex, and More Un-American.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are facing a civil war but the best kind, Marvel's "Captain America: Civil War," an excellent new addition to the MCU. They pitch properties related to bad breakups in honor of Team Cap vs. Team Iron Man and then take a turn discussing the first two episodes of CW's "Flash" under the idea it could be a regular segment (it won't be).

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Episode 142 includes:

-Would you wait 100 years to see a Robert Rodriguez movie? Get ready for a century of unmet disappointment.

-More DC fallout from "Batman v. Superman" and Affleck's Batman.

-Ben says "High Rise" wants to be Snowpiercer in a building but doesn't quite work.

-Nate and Ben rave about "Civil War" and say it does everything right that "Batman vs. Superman" did wrong.

-This Week's Pitch -- Bad Breakups!

-Ben pitches a biopic of No Doubt, a remake of the Burning Bed, and a Scott Pilgrim-like world of a club of wronged ex-boyfriends.

-Nate pitches a group of friends trying to sabotage their one friend's relationship because even though he has found happiness he and his girlfriend are extremely annoying now.

-Bonus Discussion: The Flash (episodes 1x01 & 02)

-The guys discuss the CW comic book hero's starring vehicle

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" learn a thing or two about vengeance this week thanks to the thematic link of the movie "Wild Tales," a rip-roaring Argentinian movie made up of a series of vengeance-laden shorts. The guys pitch projects centered around revenge in many forms. They also play another round of the game Movies Against Humanity.

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Episode 141 includes:

-Does the upcoming DC movie lineup, and its new turmoil at Warner Brothers, resemble a slate of "I Love Lucy" episodes to anyone else? No? Okay.

-Alicia Vikander (Everyone's 2015 crush) slips on the short shorts for Lara Croft.

-"Wild Tales" is a movie that every human being needs to see.

-Keanu is an adorable kitten. Also "Keanu" is a fairly funny movie by Key & Peele.

-This Week's Pitch -- Revenge!

-Nate pitches the vengeance of a foreign transplant who erroneously grew up believing the Buffalo Bills won four Super Bowls.

-Ben pitches a high school monster movie, a mutual hitman association, and a woman who wonders if her husband is really an old high school enemy playing a long con.

-This Week's Game -- Movies Against Humanity!

-The guys take turns competing by arguing a movie that best fits a series of category topics including Most Spiritual, Best Movie for Kids, and Most Eclectic Film.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" have watched many bad movies but now they're looking into the world of bad unaired TV, pilots that never made it to your television set because somebody realized, rightly, that they were awful (or were they???). The guys talk, as usual, about an assortment of topics both intellectual and low-brow as Ben has a moral crisis of whether he should go to the same crude joke wells so readily. You be the judge, folks.

Available on iTunes.

Episode 140 includes:

-Hasbro Cinematic Universe segues into a remembrance of TNN, the weird return of Ren and Stimpy, and the new Rita Repulsa.

-Ben is shocked and amazed to find himself actually sort of enjoying "The Boss."

-Ben attempts to name ten Spanish names on the spot. Stay for "Lil' Pogo, the investment banker."

-Ben and Nate disagree over "Midnight Special" and then somehow shift into a "Foxcatcher" impression about repopulating that "Interstellar" planet with Anne Hathaway. So... yeah.

-This Week's Pitch -- None!

-Bonus Discussion -- What the Hell Did We Just Watch? TV Pilots!

-The guys explore a world of failed TV pilots based upon TV and feature films including "Clerks," "Driving Miss Daisy," and a 21st century "Mr. Ed."

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are losing themselves deep in the jungles of... jungles. In honor of the new Disney version of "The Jungle Book" the guys are pitching movies set in or related to jungles. But before they get to that they have an array of news items to discuss from the high and low.

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Episode 139 includes:

-NEWS! Dr. Strange trailer! Star Trek TV show! MIB 23! Jumanji 2! Etc.!

-Would you go to a theater that allowed texting? Stupid Millenials.

-Hollywood finds a way to be even dumber about white washing with the live-action "Ghost in the Shell." #GhostinShellSoWhite

-Ben says "The Jungle Book" is a great visual experience... weighed down by a bad child actor.

-This Week's Pitch -- Jungle Pitches!

-Nate pitches a sequel to "A Bug's Life" set in a rain forest.

-Ben pitches a story where the world wakes up to nature having taken over, a flower that grants immortality deep in a jungle, and Tarzan in space on a jungle planet.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are adopting the perspective of the new action thriller "Hardcore Henry" which means they're pitching movies from a first-person perspective. The guys also finish their discussion rewatching season 2 of SyFy's zombie series "Z Nation."

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Episode 138 includes:

-What is the appeal of apocalyptic chic? What would the movies of the post-apocalypse be like?

-"Rogue One" trailer debuts and there's already sexist complaints.

-Louie C.K.'s web series "Horace and Pete" is one of the greatest things you will ever see and a twenty-first century masterpiece of theater.

-Ben declares "Hardcore Henry" the best action movie of all time and Nate says it made him sick.

-This Week's Pitch -- POV Movies!

-Nate pitches a first-person version of "Rashoman."

-Ben pitches witnesses to their own murders, a totalitarian government that can jump from different people's eyes and ears for surveillance.

-Bonus discussion: 'Z Nation' Re-watch (episodes 2x14-15)

-The guys come to an end of the second season with the SyFy Channel zombie series.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are celebrating four years doing this silly thing and they are reflecting on their time together and what it has meant. The guys reveal a lot of information they've been holding back for years. Beforehand, they've got even more to discuss about the reactions to "Batman vs. Superman" and end the anniversary show on a return game of Five-by-Five. No Marthas need to die when you listen to the DSoP.

Also available on iTunes.

Episode 137 includes:

-How much do you think you know about Johnny Appleseed? Was it all a ruse? Do you know how to behave with apple salesmen?

-"Batman vs. Superman" and its negative fallout on WB/DC Universe. Marvel has proven itself as a brand. DC not so much. Affleck Batman solo film? "Suicide Squad" reshoots for levity? Record second weekend drop?

-They compare BvS to the animated "Dark Knight Returns" and what could have been BvS.

Bonus discussion: 4-Year Anniversary Podcasting!

-Ben and Nate reflect about podcasting together for four years and also FINALLY reveal exciting news about their creative productivity thanks to this very podcast. They've been holding back on this stuff for a long time.

-This Week's Game -- Five-by-Five!

-The guys take turns guessing five movies that were on each other's list of category topics. They then get into a final round of seeing who can name more Gary Oldman movies, and they fail.

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Ben and Nate just saw the new DC comics epic "Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice," and spoiler alert, it is epic in its badness. The guys insisted upon recording immediately after they saw the movie, so here goes an hour of the two "Dirty Sons of Pitches" trying to make sense of the senseless and coming to the startling conclusion that 1997's megabomb "Batman and Robin" was actually a better movie than this new one. Let that fully sink in. Take a tall drink there, Holly Hunter.

WARNING: LOTS OF SPOILERS IN THIS PODCAST.

Also available on iTunes.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" have a lot of news to cover, from Oscar results, to new blackface controversies, to reactions to the new "Ghostbusters" trailer, and also they're pitching Human Worlds for Non-Humans in honor of Disney's animal-centric "Zootopia." The guys are close to completing their rewatch and discussion over season two of SyFy's zombie series, "Z Nation."

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Episode 136 includes:

-Stanley Kubrick: genius or a weirdo with no feel for human emotions?

-Oscar recap and the eternal question of whether a black woman can be in blackface. Also, "Ghostbusters" trailer early reaction.

-"London Has Fallen" is an action movie for the Trump supporters of the world.

-Ben defends "Gods of Egypt."

-Ben declares "Zootopia" to be a fun, colorful, and shockingly relevant look at the racial conflicts at play in our modern society. Huh?

-This Week's Pitch -- Human Worlds for Non-Humans!

-Ben pitches a world of sentient Animals, Vegetables, and Minerals, a world of zombies as a dominant species, and a world overpopulated with superheroes.

-Nate pitches an alternate world where dinosaurs evolved into human-like creatures without that pesky asteroid.

-Bonus discussion: 'Z Nation' Rewatch (episodes 2x10-11)

-The guys discuss a great two-parter for SyFy's ongoing zombie series where our ragtag heroes go up against a powerful Mexican cartel with a unique purpose for zombies.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are going for the gold, Olympic gold that is, in honor of "Race" and "Eddie the Eagle." The guys are pitching Olympic-related properties and, after a healthy discussion over the success of "Deadpool" and its implications for the industry, the guys continue their discussion over the re-watch of SyFy's "Z Nation" zombie series. along the way they talk about Gene Shalit, Fergie's lyrical implications, whether "Blade Runner" is overrated, when was the last time they watched the Olympics, the general disappointment over the return of "The X-Files," Gus van Sant's shot-for-shot "Psycho" remake, the danger of "cool" at the expense of substance, and the career of Leni Reifenstahl.

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Episode 135 includes:

-Does anyone know Gene Shalit's opinion on movies beyond bad puns?

-The guys discuss the merits and dangers of fan service movies and whether "Deadpool" is the tipping point of something good or bad.

-Ben thinks "Deadpool" is an okay movie but can't stand its fans.

-A "Cabin Fever" remake... what's the point?

-Jesse Owens deserves a better movie than the formulaic "Race."

-This Week's Pitch -- Olympics!

-Nate pitches a drama about two athletes from different halves of Germany who only get to see one another every 4 years for the Olympics and an expose on the corruption of Olympics officials.

-Ben pitches cyborg Olympics, a story of the first Olympics from ancient Greece, and a small-town that tries to lure the Olympics.

-Bonus Discussion: 'Z Nation' Re-watch (episodes 2x09-11)

-The guys talk about three more episodes of SyFy's zombie TV series with a series of entertaining one-off episodes.

-The guys finally remember to predict who will win the Oscars main categories.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are excited to bring back another year of a game of their own invention, the Fantasy Movie Mogul where players draft movies for their teams and track box-office gains against budgets. It's a chance for the guys to get even nerdier. They also discuss another batch of 'Z Nation' season two episodes, and along the way they talk about the new 'X-Files,' the physical properties of GoGurt, whether anyone has gotten anything useful out of Yahoo Answers, the perils of subscription services, the trailer for the third Purge movie, how bad '50 Shades of Black' gets, and the positives for attracting downloads by putting the word "naked" and "nude" in your title for what is an auditory medium.

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Episode 134 includes:

-Find out what the "coolest calcium" could possibly be.

-Star Trek news that should excite even non-Star Trek fans.

-Ben sings the praises for 'Room' and Jacob Tremblay.

-Nate goes into vivid detail about the suck that is "Jem and the Holograms."

-'Deadpool' is a fan service character in a fan service movie.

-This Week's Game -- Fantasy Movie Mogul!

-Ben and Nate draft their teams of film releases from March through the end of August to play the 2016 rendition of their box-office fantasy game. Nerds.

-Bonus Discussion: 'Z Nation' Rewatch (episodes 2x06-8)

-The guys continue recapping the SyFy zombie series' second season and some major events that transpire for our ragtag heroes.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are celebrating the art of filmmaking this week as they pitch movies about Hollywood, filmmaking, and the studio system, in honor of the new Coen brother film, "Hail Caesar." Ben dishes his opinions on a group of new 2016 releases, the guys talk about an absurd Lifetiem original TV series that was canceled, and discuss the next three episodes of "Z Nation" in their season two viewing. Along the way they talk about what the future of Google will be like, whether Bing is the symbol of the revolution, their love for Liev Schreiber, the most unfortunate FDA-approved product, and whether the glut of superhero films will be looked at as the Western was in the 50s in the future.

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Episode 134 includes:

-Behold the amazing TV show following Lizzie Borden... fighting crime?

-"World of Tomorrow" may be one of the weirdest Oscar front-runners you'll find, and available on Netlfix streaming to boot.

-Ben blasts "The Boy" and "The Fifth Wave" for being predictable and then blasts them even further. We pity Liev Schreiber.

-"Kung Fu Panda 3" is the weakest of the trio but still way better than other Dreamworks part 3 movies.

-This Week's Pitch -- Movies About Movies!

-Ben pitches a cursed script that will bring the apocalypse if produced, a family drama where the family members unknowingly play their parts in the film-version, and a dumb director trying to make his magnum opus about the South winning the Civil War.

-Nate pushes for a relaunch of the HBO Latin series "Magnifica '70," a comic docudrama about working for Cannon Films in the 80s, and a workplace series for found footage editors.

-Bonus Discussion: 'Z Nation' Rewatch (episodes 2x03-5)

-The guys carry on watching and discussing SyFy's zombie series, getting further into the strange whereabouts of season two.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are getting weird like they usually do, this time reflecting upon recent Oscar rule changes and the full impact they may or may not have. To go along with the scary doll horror film "The Boy" the guys are pitching stories about possessed, living, or killer inanimate objects, and you haven't lived until you've heard about Killer Commode. After that, the "Z Nation" watch journeys into the exciting world of season two and even more zombie mayhem.

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Episode 132 includes:

-The Oscars are changing their voting rules but will it do the trick?

-Ben catches up on a bunch of Oscar movies including "Spotlight," "Trumbo," "The Walk," and "Steve Jobs."

-Nate says "Lazer Team" by the Internet comedy group Rooster Teeth needed more attention spent on its comedy.

-"The Boy" is 3/4 a decent supernatural horror film about a possessed doll until it throws up its hands and says, "Forget all that, let's make a different, stupid movie!"

-This Week's Pitch -- Inanimate Objects!

-Ben pitches a film about a haunted toilet that demands blood sacrifices. It is awesome.

-Nate pitches a movie about a ghost "personal massager," which then gets the guys thinking about what if "Meet Dave" had a spaceship that was a vibrator.

The guys also remember, finally, to talk about the loss of David Bowie and Alan Rickman. We apologize for letting it go this long without comment.

-Bonus Discussion: 'Z Nation' Recap (episodes 2x01-2)

-The guys kick off season two of SyFy's zombie series by finding out what the fallout is from the explosive season one finale.

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If you think you've seen the weirdest movies of all time, unless you've watched the 210 film "Final Flesh," you are living a lie. Ben and Nate check out the experimental, absurdist movie that is composed of four different segments, produced by amatuer porn-for-hire productions, creating a surreal masterwork that truly needs to be seen to be believed. God bless these performers and their sincerity. Nate and Ben talk about the nature of kink, the amatuer erotica industry and niches, and whether or not to farm out your own scripts to these for-hire performers.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" have much to discuss following the 2016 Oscar nominations, most notably the second year in a row there are all white acting nominees and the response to this controversy. In honor of "Ride Along 2" coming out in theaters, one of Ben's least favorite films of 2014, the guys pitch awful sequels for the worst films of 2015. They wrap up their rewatch of season one of 'Z Nation" and in general explore all number of tangents.

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Episode 131 includes:

-Ben and Nate theorize that we'll all someday turn into actor Jay Davison (The Crying Game, Stargate) as a species.

-What's white and white and white all over? The Oscar nominees! The guys take an in depth discussion that goes deep into the idea of diversity, representation, artistic merit and vision, what's the definition of "supporting" for performance, and what constitutes art.

-Ben and Nate return back to musings over "Hateful Eight" and "Revenant."

-Nate thinks Michael Bay's Benghazi movie is the director at his most restraint. There's only obnoxious product placement rather than in-your-face obnoxious product placement. Progress.

-Ben is surprised to find "Daddy's Home" to be kinda funny and fairly passable and "Sisters" to be an awful comedy.

-This Week's Pitch -- Sequels to Worst Films of 2015!

-The guys pitch terrible sequels to some of the worst films from the previous year, exploring whether there is a bottom for such movies like "Human Centipede," "Joe Dirt," and "Minions."

-Bonus Discussion: 'Z Nation' Re-watch (episodes 1x11-13)

-Ben and Nate finish their season one recap of SyFy's zombie TV series.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are starting 2016 by looking back on some of the bigger awards releases carrying over from the previous year, like "The Revenant." They pitch a variety of survival stories big and small, physical and psychological, and get back to watching SyFy's zombie series "Z Nation" as the first season begins to wrap up. 

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Episode 130 includes:

-What's the best Brett Ratner film? Do these words even make sense?

-Ben lays bare why he blames the success of "Star Wars" for the decline of society.

-Ever wonder what Tyler Perry's Madea would be like as a cartoon?

-Nate says "Carol" is an unrequited romance that is understated to death.

-Ben and Nate find "The Revenant" to be an endurance experience. Ben rejects Leo's Oscar attention and prefers the angry bear.

-This Week's Pitch -- Survival Stories!

-Ben pitches a super-power kill-or-be-killed facility, Cast away with two dudes, and a crazy scout leader who hunts down his scouts for sport.

-Nate pitches a teacher who survived a school shooting incident who may be more involved than believed.

-Bonus Discussion: 'Z Nation' Re-Watch (episodes 1x09-10)

-The guys are back to watching and discussing the first season of SyFy's zombie series. This week they skip the worst episode in the show's history.

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Recorded in conjunction with part one, the "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are continuing their look at the most memorable films of 2015 along with special guests Eric and George. This time they're looking at the worst of the worst and making their case why these cinematic abominations are worth skipping. The gang also takes the advantage of having more than two recording members to play a return game of the Gut-Check Challenge to ring in the new year right.

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Episode 129 includes:

-Ben, Nate, Eric, and George detail their selections for the ten worst films of 2015. Only one movie will appear on all four lists.

-The guys make their picks for overrated and underrated movies from 2015.

This Week's Game -- Gut-Check Challenge!

-George joins Ben and Nate for a round of the game where they take turns betting how many movie titles they can name from a selected actor. How many can you name for Bruce Dern then, huh?

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are taking stock of the year 2015 in movies. Ben and Nate have reassembled original podcast member Eric and special guests George to run through their personal lists of the best movies from 2015. There's plenty of discussion over movies that have yet to be talked over, including "The Hateful Eight," "Anomalisa," and especially the newest "Star Wars," "The Force Awakens." Oh does that one bring out the fury. The podcast was so long we broke it into two parts, so stay tuned for the forthcoming Part Two which will cover the lows of 2015, the ten worst films.

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Episode 128 includes:

-Ben, Nate, Eric, and George count down their lists of the ten best films of 2015.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are looking forward to the newest "Star Wars" and hoping for the best, and so this week they're pitching "passing the torch" concepts where the old welcomes the new. The guys also chat over two more episodes of SyFy's "Z Nation" as they're gearing up for the final run of episodes.

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Episode 127 includes:

-The guys rehash the "Batman vs. Superman" trailer a.k.a. the entire stupid damn movie.

-The last podcast before the new "Star Wars." Will we ever be the same?

-"In the Heart of the Sea" is weirdly most interesting with its frame story of Herman Melville.

-Ben hesitantly says "Ridiculous 6" might be a portent of "positive" things to come from the Sandler-Netflix deal. This is all relative, though.

-Nate declares "Creed" to be the best Rocky sequel, easily.

-This Week's Pitch -- Passing the Torch!

-Ben pitches a two-hander with an outgoing and incoming president, old gods finding new replacements, and a Chosen One who has been set up.

-Nate pitches James Bond adapting to the new world of techno spying, and God looking for a replacement among the most pure and selfless and testing them.

-Bonus Discussion: 'Z Nation' Re-Watch (episodes 1x07-08)!

-The guys continue their discussion with season one of the SyFy zombie series as things get even more dark and serious (but still fun).

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are still recovering from Ben's illness so excuse his raspy dulcet tones once more. This week they're pitching their own Pixar movies in honor of the release of Pixar's "The Good Dinosaur," their second film release of 2015. The guys catch up on a bunch of movies, share their latest short film, say goodbye to the world’s best orange juice pitchman, Robert Loggia, and do their best to make out all the subtext of “Back to the Future” they don’t want you to know.

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Episode 126 includes:

-Check out their latest short film, "The Least Dangerous Game" enjoy, folks.

-Ben explains all the weird undercurrents of animosity between the McFly spouses in "Back to the Future."

-Oscar watch: "Brooklyn" is heartfelt, "Spotlight" is too tightly focused, "The Danish Girl" is tasteful to a fault, and "Room" is one of the best films of 2015.

-Ben doesn't get the appeal of the Rocky franchise and "Creed."

-Nate says "Mockingjay Part 2" is all climax and yet still feels anti-climactic.

-Ben says "The Good Dinosaur" is the weakest Pixar film without "Cars" in the title.

-This Week's Pitch -- Ultimate Pixar Movie!

-Nate pitches a Pixar movie that looks into the creative offices of Pixar itself.

-Ben pitches a Bigfoot fish-out-of-water tale, a land of different animation styles, and the secret world of rocks! ROCKS!

-Bonus Discussion: 'Z Nation' Rewatch (episodes 1x06)!

-The guys discuss a mid-season resting point with a momentous sixth episode of SyFy's zombie series.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are back though Ben's voice is still playing catch-up from his sickness (we apologize for his smoky dulcet sounds). In light of the recently released "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" trailer, the guys are combining the high brow and the low brow in their pitches this week, and then talking about the SyFy Channel zombie show, "Z Nation." Come for the movie discussion, stay for the weird tangents, including one of our possible best concerning a certain refreshment from the 1990s.

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Episode 125 includes:

-Could Mentos be the key legal loophole we've been ignoring all this time?

-Ben questions whether "The Wolfpack" constitutes child abuse.

-Ben raves about Netflix's new Marvel show, "Jessica Jones."

-Nate feels that "Spectre" is the worst of the Daniel Craig Bonds, and yes, he remembers "Quantum of Solace."

-This Week's Pitch -- High Art/Low Art combo!

-Nate pitches a Holocaust doc where the filmmakers have their doubts about whether their subject is actually a good person, and a legal thriller championing the wrong side.

-Ben pitches "A Farewell to Arms and Legs and Heads," a Treasure Island on the Island of Dr. Moreau, and a Moby Dick with Cthulu.

-Bonus Discussion: "Z Nation" Rewatch (episodes 1x04-5)

-The guys continue watching Ben's favorite show on the air as they proceed further into season one of zombie cross-country mayhem.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are looking into adapting horror movies into TV shows after the success of "From Dusk Til Dawn" and "Ash vs. The Evil Dead." They then extend their next Rewatch segment into the show Ben has been championing for weeks, SyFy's "Z Nation." Along the way they also talk about White Castle's imminent bowl removal.

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Episode 124 includes:

-Police unions are unhappy with Quentin Tarantino and it's not just because of that whole ear torture thing.

-Nate finds "Straight Outta Compton" to be too tame and

-Ben finds the "Peanuts" movie to be the worst filmgoing experience of his life. Wow.

-Ben says "Crimson Peak" is an example of a subgenre of horror that deserves to stay dead.

-This Week's Pitch -- Adapt a Horror Film to Series!

-Nate pitches a "Rosemary's Baby" limited-run series that then transitions to "The Omen" and a modern-day "Freaks."

-Ben pitches a cross country series for "Near Dark," an outbreak drama version following "The Thing," and a case-of-the-week for "Cemetery Man."

-Bonus discussion: "Z Nation" Rewatch (episodes 1x01-03)

-Ben has convinced Nate to watch and discuss his newest favorite TV show. It's just about everything you'd want from "The Walking Dead."

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" were in a rush to record this week, mostly to explain and talk about a controversial decision by present MOFA leaders that left them confused and frustrated from the vantage point of writers. After last week's inspiration with "Mr. Holmes," the guys pitch final stories involving famous characters from movies and literature.

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Episode 123 includes:

-Nate and Ben explain a head-scratching omission from the latest MOFA contest and try and make sense of it all.

-Ben doesn't get the fuss over the David Foster Wallace movie "End of the Tour."

-"Paranormal Activity" is a franchise that doesn't even seem to bother anymore. A found footage movie with flashbacks???

-The last act almost saves "The Last Witch Hunter" according to Ben.

-This Week's Pitch -- Swan Songs for Famous characters!

-Nate pitches Poirot trying to use his years of crime-solving to cover up a murder he accidentally committed (Miss Marple?).

-Ben pitches a post-apocalyptic mutant clone Batman story that needs to be made immediately. Listen to this closely, DC.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are looking at stories that incorporate their own authors in honor of the new “Goosebumps” film that features Jack Black as R.L. Stine. The guys also complete the last of their watch of the best of the worst episodes of ‘Criminal Minds’ though no imaginary marionette dwarves this time. They also debate the new job opportunities for unemployed trombone players, whether Ben Affleck is responsible for Bill Finger finally getting Batman credit, the majesty of Bryan Fuller as a showrunner, a crossover with JEM and G.I. Joe and Transformers, where the Aeon Flux movie failure should go, Ian McKellen’s mission to play all iconic characters, whether Goosebumps is a series that still has some cultural relevance out of nostalgia, Eli Roth’s first films as a director since 2007, and “rape dolls” from ‘Criminal Minds.’

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Episode 122 includes:

-New 'Star Wars' trailer: do people wait weeks in line for movies any more? Certainly not Mens Rights Activists

-Listen to Ben’s reaction to being told who the director of “The Flash” will be. It’s good for the soul.

-Ben defends “Pan” while Nate doesn’t hate it but sure doesn’t understand it.

-Ben says "Gioosebumps" is “Jumanji” but without the heart. Nostalgia for whom?

-This Week's Pitch -- Author-Insertion!

-Ben pitches “The Room” but with Tommy Wiseau as a con artist, a “Stand By Me” where time travel affects the future’s detailing of the past, a father and son artists who can reunite in their cartoon worlds, and a documentary crew that relives the same scenario of famous cannibals trapped in a cabin.

-Nate pitches a story of an author being held captive by his characters who have their own demands for where their stories should go.

-Bonus Discussion: Best/Worst of 'Criminal Minds'

-Ben and Nate discuss the last episode on their viewing list of the best of the worst episodes of the terrible TV show, 'Criminal Minds.'

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are back to play catch-up after a slew of personal and professional events that have held up recording new episodes. Because of this they are postponing the pitch segment and talking about a number of movies they've recently seen since last recording. The bonus discussion continues for the best of the worst of TV's "Criminal Minds," this time with an ending that you'll never see coming because why would you?

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Episode 121 includes:

-The guys explain their delay including the awards reaped for their short film and the start of another.

-Nate crows about the cartel suspense thriller "Sicario."

-Ben wonders about what strange messages are afloat in "Hotel Transylvania 2."

-"The Martian" is everything Ben was hoping for from "Gravity" (prepare for old "Gravity" gripes relived).

-This Week's Pitch -- None!

-Bonus Discussion: Best/Worst of "Criminal Minds"!

-It's called "The Lesson" and you may never look at dwarves the same way. Or creepy marionette puppeteers. But mostly dwarves.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are taking stock of the summer film season of 2015 and measuring the highs and lows, focusing more on the lows as they pitch ways to fix some of the more problematic films that emerged this summer. Afterwards, the guys discuss two more episodes of 'Criminal Minds' from its tenth season and just how awful this TV show truly is.

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Episode 120 includes:

-Ben defends the xenophobia of "No Escape." Sort of. Can you be xenophobic and not racist?

-Nate says "The Gift" is an adult thriller that isn't afraid to be ambiguous.

-Surprise, surprise, "The Visit" is actually a decent movie by M. Night Shyamalan. Remember this day ye children.

-Ben thinks "American Ultra" is a fun stoner comedy that got overlooked.

-This Week's Pitch -- Fix a Summer Movie!

-Nate and Ben tackle a slew of summer movies like "Tomorrowland," "Trainwreck," "Jurassic World," and "Fantastic Four" and others and try and find ways to improve them.

-Bonus Discussion: Best/Worst of 'Criminal Minds' part 2

-Two more episodes are viewed and discussed of the worst of the TV show 'Criminal Minds.'

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are taking a page from the upcoming "GhostbusterS" reboot and looking to swap genders for classic properties or stories. In light of a game this week, the guys are going to be watching the Top Ten best/worst episodes of the TV show "Criminal Minds." Ben has put together his list and the guys are indulding their dark sides, which you two can follow week-by-week.

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-Episode 119 includes:

-Could "Mad Max"'s George Miller direct the Superman film we've been waiting for?

-Ben wildly raves about his new favorite 2015 movie, "Cop Car."

-Discover the horror cabbage patch musical "Patch Town" on Netflix.

-Ben says "Unfriended" is a horror gimmick that gets better as it goes.

-This Week's Pitch -- Gender Swap!

-Ben pitches a female team-up of classic monsters, an all-female Ocean's Eleven heist, a female-lead "Back to the Future" remake with 1950s gender politics, and a group of girls going undercover at a fraternity.

-Nate pitches a horror team up of Final Girls... that is more or less something Ben pitched weeks ago. It happens after 119 episodes.

-Bonus Discussion -- Best/Worst of "Criminal Minds" part 1

-Ben has fashioned a Top Ten of the most messed up/terrible episodes of the long-running crime procedural and he and Nate are watching two episodes at a time for discussion. This week is numbers 10 and 9.

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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are joined by George this week because of George's adoration of the so-bad-it's-good series, "Left Behind." The gang pitches faith-based movies and get far too caught up in their conversational tangents to have a game this week. The guys also talk about the purposes of plugs, TV Catwomen actress orgies, the logistics of chasity belts, whether the Roger Corman "Fantastic Four" is the best version of the characters on screen, Jared Fogel's new slogans, the bad aging of CGI effects, the needless early 90s VR sene in "Disclosure," the eligibility of "The Day the Clown Cried" in ten years time, sighing in someone's face, the exact number of books George has read in his life which can be counted on two hands, what to do and what not to do with the Anti-christ, and Dolly Parton's singing voice.

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Episode 118 includes:

-What if "Star Wars" sucks? Think about it, won't you?

-George talks about his thoughts on "Ant-Man," "Ted 2," "Spy," "Fantastic Four," and "Trainwreck."

-Ben says "Straight Outta Compton" turned him into a Republican voter.

-Nate says "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." is fizzy fun and better use of Guy Ritchie's skills, even if nobody remembers the TV show.

-Nate and Ben are truly shocked to find "Little Boy" to be competent even after it implies God dropped the atom bombs.

-This Week's Pitch -- Faith-Based Movies!

-George explains his love of the "Left Behind" movies and books.

-Nate pitches an inspirational movie where a boy puts his faith in Cthulu.

-Ben pitches an atheist with Messiah syndrome, an inter-faith bowling team, and a priest and rabbi who fight gangs together.

-This Week's Game -- None!

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