Dirty Sons of Pitches

On a very special edition of "Saturday Night Jive," the regular podcast Ben and his brother George record to discuss movies starring Saturday Night Love alums, the guys discuss the career and impact of one of their favorite comedians of all time, Norm MacDonald, and the reoccurring part of Stan Hooper. For all Norm fans out there, enjoy this shared tribute. 

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Direct download: 273___R.I.P._Norm__-_Norm_MacDonald_Tribute.mp3
Category:Saturday Night Jive -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are yet again combining two movies into a brand-new pitch, this time with 2003's big broad successful comedy "Bruce Almighty" with the moribund 1934 "Death Takes a Holiday," which was the inspiration for 1998's "Meet Joe Black," a movie not discussed on this week's podcast.

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Episode 321 includes:

-Is Shang-Chi a secret menanist?

-Ben begins another front in his war of words against Martin Scorsese, this time with director Denis Villeneuve.

-Netflix documentary "Misha and the Wolves" is a survival story that's too good to be true and that's also the point.

-"Candyman" could have been a great horror movie, or message movie, but it kind of suffers from both.

-The guys talk about M. Night Shyamalan's very odd and very head-shaking thriller, "Old."

-Switch the Pitch -- "Bruce Almighty" / "Death Takes a Holiday"

-The 2003 Jim Carrey mass appeal comedy where a man is given the powers of God gets to be combined with the 1934 comedy/romance/drama "Death Takes a Holiday" where the Grim Reaper takes a brief vacation to live life as a human. One of these is less boring, guess which one?

Direct download: pitch_321.mp3
Category:Switch the Pitch -- posted at: 4:37pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" have uncovered two little known movies and maybe it's best they remain that way. They discuss 2008's "Dean Spanley," starring Sam Neill and the great Peter O'Toole and 2017's "Krystal" starring Rosario Dawson, William H. Macy, Kathy Bates, and many more in one of the most head-scratching movies they've watched for this podcast.

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Episode 320 includes:

-R.I.P. Norm MacDonald, a craggy comedy icon.

-Trailers for "Dexter," "West Side Story," and finally the new-new "Matrix."

-Nate cheers "Shang-Chi" as the latest Marvel movie.

-Ben thinks he loves "Malignant."

-Switch the Pitch -- "Dean Spanley" / "Krystal"

-The guys discuss 2008's stately British drama based on a novella about a man who believes he used to be a dog and the bizarre 2017 indie "Krystal," directed by, of all people, William H. Macy where it feels like every artistic choice was the wrong one.

Direct download: pitch_320.mp3
Category:Switch the Pitch -- posted at: 11:40am EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are back with another edition of combining different movies into a brand-new pitch. This week it's the dreadful, truly dreadful "comedy" in 1998 written/directed by John Landis and mercifully forgotten combined with the Nicolas Cage/Shirley Maclaine 1994 comedy "Guarding Tess."

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Episode 319 includes:

-R.I.P. Ed Asner and Michael K. Williams

-New "Matrix" trailer... kind of.

-Ben says "Demonic" is confirmation Neil Blomkamp is a name that should no longer excite moviegoers.

-"Shang-Chi" is good Marvel fun by ways of punches and kicks.

-Switch the Pitch -- "Susan's Plan" / "Guarding Tess"

-The guys combine a very very bad movie by John Landis about a hit gone wrong (one of the worst films watched for the podcast, says Nate) with a forgettable and quaint Nicolas Cage comedy where he serves as a Secret Service agent to a former First Lady. FLOTUS as femme fatale?

Direct download: pitch_319.mp3
Category:Switch the Pitch -- posted at: 5:09pm EDT