Dirty Sons of Pitches

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" have returned from a recent power outage and are even more powerful than ever, or so they believe. The guys are watching two very different movies this week, 1944's "Double Indemnity" and 2016's "Shin Godzilla," to combine into a new project.

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Episode 348 includes:

-The game of chicken that Ezra Miller continues playing with Warner Brothers takes a few new turns, also more MeToo news.

-R.I.P. respected character actor Phillip Baker Hall.

-Nate runs through several mildler romantic comedies like "Downtown Abbey," "Father of the Bride," and "Good Luck to You, Leo Grande."

-Turns out "Jurassic World: Dominion" is even worse than you feared.

-"Lightyear" is solid mid-range Pixar.

-Switch the Pitch -- "Double Indemnity" / "Shin Godzilla"

-The guys discuss the 2016 very talky, very in-the-weeds of government technospeak Godzilla movie, where it loses them, and then Billy Wilder's 1944 film noir classic that has less shine for Ben, and then they attempt to combine them into a new project about insurance fraud via giant monster destruction.

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Category:Switch the Pitch -- posted at: 3:15pm EDT

A special new podcast subset featuring Nate and his father. "My Dad & the Movies" is a ten-part series where Nate and his father, George, discuss a movie of his father's choice, maybe a favorite or a formative work that made him the cinephile he is, and father and son can talk about their shared love of the movies. Next is 2001's "Vanilla Sky," based upon the 1997 Spanish movie, "Open Your Eyes," both starring Penelope Cruz.

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Category:My Dad & the Movies -- posted at: 7:22am EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are back at it with Switch the Pitch, where they watch two unrelated movies and then try and marry both of them into a new creative project. This time it's the 2013 Canadian ghost thriller "Hanter" combined with the hit meta 1995 comedy, "The Brady Bunch Movie."

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Episode 347 includes:

-R.I.P. Ray Liotta

-Reactions to "Black Adam" trailer and Johnny Depp/Amber Heard defamation verdict.

-Ben has seen the horror that is the animated "Marmaduke" movie on Netflix.

-"Dual" leaves soemthing to be desired.

-Switch the Pitch -- "Haunter" / "Brady Bunch Movie"

-The 2013 ghostly thriller is a well-constructed and conceieved chiller, but the 1995 "Brady" movie is a one-joke irony time capsule for not just the 1970s but now the 1990s as well.

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Category:Switch the Pitch -- posted at: 3:07pm EDT

While the "Dirty Sons of Pitches" wait to record next, check out Ben and his brother George's long-running podcast covering movies starring "Saturday Night Live" alums as well as exploring the history of the famous sketch comedy series. Listen to the guys discuss their take on "Problem Child," especially after they both unabashedly loved "Problem Child 2" which they saw first. Can it live up to the hype? Is that even the appropriate term?

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Category:Saturday Night Jive -- posted at: 12:51pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are catching up on movies from April and May to discuss after ending their brief hiatus and get back to pitching starting with the next podcast.

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Episode 356 includes:

-Trailer reactions: "Thor: Love and Thunder," "Mission: Impossible 7," and more.

-"Fantastic Beasts 3" is a slog about election coups that feels like it should be the end of this franchise.

-"2000 Mules" is just as bad as you would think from Dinesh D'Souza.

-Who's the firestarter? Twisted "Firestarter."

-the guys have divided responses to Marvel's "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" and different takes on whether its big villain breaking bad worked.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:22pm EDT

A special new podcast subset featuring Nate and his father. "My Dad & the Movies" is a ten-part series where Nate and his father, George, discuss a movie of his father's choice, maybe a favorite or a formative work that made him the cinephile he is, and father and son can talk about their shared love of the movies. Next is 1945's "The Portrait of Dorian Grey" based upon the story by Oscar Wilde and featuring a young Angela Lansbury.

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Category:My Dad & the Movies -- posted at: 3:10pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are back before a brief hiatus for the first half of May and they have two rather underwhelming movies to discuss before, as per the rules of Switch the Pitch, combining them into a new project on the spot. They talk about 2020's "Ava" with Jessica Chastain as a hired gun, and 2015's "Terminator: Genisys," which was supposed to kickoff an alternate timeline trilogy that never was.

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Episode 345 includes:

-Netflix down! Twitter bought? Disney booted from self-governing! News and politics and entertainment.

-Nate find the Netflix doc "White Hot" to be shallow, just like its subject, Ambercrombie & Fitch.

-Ben hates Michael Bay's runaway "Ambulance."

-Switch the Pitch -- "Ava" / "Terminator: Genisys"

-The guys discuss the unheralded 2020 spy thriller with Jessica Chastain, not to be confused with the 2022 unheralded spy thriller starring Jessica Chastain, and one of the many failed Terminator sequel/reboots before combining them into a brand-new creative project.

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Category:Switch the Pitch -- posted at: 6:34pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are celebrating Easter with a very special movie about what if Muslim terrorists went back in time to kill Jesus before he was crucified. Yes, amazingly, this movie exists, and it's "Assassin 33 A.D.," also known as "Black Easter," and the guys are discussing it along with the Asylum mockbuster "10 Million B.C." way back when Roland Emmerich's "10,000 B.C." bombed in 2008.

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Episode 344 includes:

-Ezra Miller working extra hard to not be employable.

-Cronenberg is back to doing what Croneberg do.

-Horror flicks "X" and "Choose or Die" are derivative but neither as good or as bad as advertised.

-Switch the Pitch -- "10 Million B.C." / "Assassin 33 A.D."

-One involves a science team traveling to the past with dinosaurs, the other involves a military team, and scientists, traveling back to the past to kill or save Jesus, so it's only obvious that the combined pitch would be dinosaurs trying to kill Jesus. Surprisingly, both of these schlocky movies earn some respect.

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Category:Switch the Pitch -- posted at: 7:53am EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are looking at sci-fi hunts old and new, with 1997's "Future War" that was so bad it was also covered on MST3K and Best of the Worst, and one of Bruce Willis' many new and problematic films, 2021's "Apex," that has new significance to review through now that Willis is retiring from acting for medical reasons.

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Episode 343 includes:

-More fallout from SlapGate 2022.

-David Lynch secret movie coming to Cannes?

-"Everything Everywhere All At Once" is a miracle.

-Switch the Pitch -- "Future War" / "Apex"

-The guys discuss the notorious, and MST3K-featured, sci-fi movie with cyborgs and exploding dinosaurs and former hookers become nuns, "Future War," and the 2021 update of "The Most Dangerous Game," the late stage Bruce Willis thriller "Apex" that takes on new examination from the actor's revelation of his cognitive problems. the guys then combine the two to pitch a new creative project.

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Category:Switch the Pitch -- posted at: 9:47am EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are here to discuss two crime movies, one set in the future and starring will Smith hunting robots (2004's "I, Robot") and one where Ray Liotta is trying to determine whether his assistant DA murdered a man and possible whether she's not actually black or something (2005's "Slow Burn"). Truly, this one is a bizarre movie with head-scratching decisions the guys try and unpack, and then they combine both into a new project, which they did previously as a short script they wrote, but now it's a game attempt to expand it into a potential feature.

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Episode 342 includes:

-More fallout from Oscar Slapgate 2022.

-Ezra Miller running quickly... out of excuses for his bad behavior and may be booted as The Flash.

-"Judd Apatow's The Bubble" could have been much funnier, but perhaps it's got enough gags to last.

-Here's a shocking surprise: Ben does not hate the next Sony Spider-Man on-its-own film, "Morbius."

-Switch the Pitch -- "I, Robot" / "Slow Burn"

-The guys re-examine the 2004 Will Smith robot action thriller and find it to be underrated, and they try valiantly to make sense of a very confused "erotic thriller" from 2005, "Slow Burn," that was filmed in 2003, and somehow becomes a story of Rachel Dolezar meets Keyser Soze?

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Category:Switch the Pitch -- posted at: 3:09pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are talking Oscars, Ben's absolute most favorite topic of every season, and going over the ceremony, the winners, and especially the big news everyone is talking about, Will Smith slapping Chris Rock and garnering no consequences. The guys also discuss Netflix's 2022 sci-fi action movie "The Adam Project" and the 2014 DC animated film "Son of Batman."

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Episode 341 includes:

-R.I.P. Ivan Reitman and William Hurt.

-All Oscars! Winners! Losers! The slap heard round the world! What should the Oscars have done?

-Nate finds "Deep Water" to be a sign that the erotic thriller is more than a thing of the past.

-Ben says "Moonfall" is a waste of everyone's efforts.

-Switch the Pitch -- "The Adam Project" / "Son of Batman"

-Ben shares his thoughts on Netflix's 2022 sci-fi action movie with Ryan Reynolds and his younger self teaming up to save the world, and the guys then discuss the disappointment of the animated 2014 "Son of Batman," and then the guys attempt to pitch a new project combining elements from both.

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Category:Switch the Pitch -- posted at: 8:19pm EDT

A special new podcast subset featuring Nate and his father. "My Dad & the Movies" is a ten-part series where Nate and his father, George, discuss a movie of his father's choice, maybe a favorite or a formative work that made him the cinephile he is, and father and son can talk about their shared love of the movies. Next is the sci-fi film noir masterpiece and one of Roger Ebert's favorite films, 1998's stylish "Dark City."

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Category:My Dad & the Movies -- posted at: 7:47pm EDT

They've gone and done it. The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are giving noted filmmaker Brian DePalma a final chance to impress them, so each of the guys has selected a DePalma film to review and ask, once and for all, is it time to put the nails in the coffin when it comes to ever watching more DePalma movies?

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Episode 340 includes:

-Ms. Marvel trailer! Mike Myers is back at comedy!

-"Drive My Car" is too meandering for its own good.

-The guys have different takes on Pixar's "Turning Red"

-Nail in the Coffin -- Brian DePalma

-The guys discuss at length two DePalma thrillers, 1980's "Dressed to Kill" and 1992's "Raising Cain," and they go over their many problems with DePalma as a storyteller and filmmaker as he keeps going back to the Hitchcock "Psycho" well again and again.

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Category:Nail in the Coffin -- posted at: 5:27pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are rolling into March with a new Batman movie to talk plenty about, re-examining the many, many issues and discomforts of the 2002 sex comedy "Sorority Boys," as well as living out the harrowing 2016 thriller "Green Room" with Patrick Stewart as a skinhead Nazi leader. Fortunately, the guys have no shortage of things to say to make up for the lack of March episodes thus far. Enjoy.

Episode 339 includes:

-Ryan Coogler mistaken for robbing a bank? What?

-"Marry Me" is a rom-com that suffers from the total lack of chemistry from both of its leads.

-A whole lot to say about Matt Reeves' whole lot of Batman.

-Switch the Pitch -- "Sorority Boys" / "Green Room"

-The guys discuss the nervy 2016 siege thriller by writer/director Jeremy Sauliner and the abhorrent 2002 men-in-drag sex comedy that we are all better forgetting about, and then they combine both movies into a brand-new creative project on the spot.

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Category:Switch the Pitch -- posted at: 10:49am EDT

A special new podcast subset featuring Nate and his father. "My Dad & the Movies" is a ten-part series where Nate and his father, George, discuss a movie of his father's choice, maybe a favorite or a formative work that made him the cinephile he is, and father and son can talk about their shared love of the movies. Next is director Paul Thomas Anderson's sprawling epic, 1999's "Magnolia."

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Category:My Dad & the Movies -- posted at: 5:19pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are back and looking over their shoulders after a double dose of movies to make them paranoid, the first is Netflix's thriller "The Night Clerk" about an autistic hotel clerk who spies on the guests, and 1998's big-budget conspiracy thriller "Enemy of the State" with Will Smith and Gene Hackman, though not as much Hackman as you remember.

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Episode 338 includes:

-Oscars are cutting categories for TV! Super Bowl trailers! "Doctor Strange 2," "Jurassic World 3," "Nope"!

-Ben finally gets to unleash on "House of Gucci."

-Nate dishes on "The King's Man," "Kimi," and Ben Shapiro's contained thriller, "Shut In."

-"Big Bug" is Jean Piere-Jeunet's return to weird.

-Switch the Pitch -- "the Night Clerk" / "Enemy of the State"

-The guys discuss the 2020 Netflix thriller "The Night Clerk" about an autistic voyeur that is just wrong from many reasons, and 1998's Will Smith paranoia thriller, "Enemy of the State," and then combine the two for a new original sci-fi project.

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Category:Switch the Pitch -- posted at: 10:08pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are keeping things leaner with this podcast, only talking about the recent 2022 Oscar nominations in several big categories, and then the guys discuss 2018's underrated and little-known summer camp slasher comedy "You Might Be the Killer" with Whedon alums Alyson Hannigan and Fran Kranz, and 1998's "Zero Effect" starring Ben Stiller and Bill Pullman as the world's most best/worst detective.

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Episode 337 includes:

-Oscars nominations! Predictions! Snubs! Feel Ben's loathing for all of it! So much loathing!

-Switch the Pitch -- "You Might Be the Killer" / "Zero Effect"

-The guys talk about the 2018 meta indie horror comedy "You Might Be the Killer" and the modern-day Sherlock Holmes vehicle, 1998's "Zero Effect," and then combine them to pitch a quirky crime procedural pilot project.

Direct download: pitch_337.mp3
Category:Switch the Pitch -- posted at: 3:13pm EDT

A special new podcast subset featuring Nate and his father. "My Dad & the Movies" is a ten-part series where Nate and his father, George, discuss a movie of his father's choice, maybe a favorite or a formative work that made him the cinephile he is, and father and son can talk about their shared love of the movies. This month they kick things off with 1944's film noir classic, "Double Indemnity."

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Category:My Dad & the Movies -- posted at: 5:51pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are back and looking at political and media satire done with two very different styles, comparing 2018's indie "the Oath" with the studio bombast of 1987's "The Running Man," with Richard Dawson as a villainous game show host too.

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Episode 336 includes:

-Geoffrey Rush to play Groucho Marx and Joseph Gordon-Levitt to play cult leader Jim Jones.

-"Scream 5" is a worthy ad fun sequel for the franchise.

-Ben declares the animated movie "Trash" to be... well...

-"The 355" is an all-girl spy thriller that replaces male spy cliches with women. Progress?

-Switch the Pitch -- "The Oath" / "The Running Man"

-The guys discuss the promise and failing of 2018's Trumpian political satire "The Oath" and then the mega-schlock Arnold action vehicle that typifies 80s action, 1987's "The Running Man," and then combine both into a brand-new pitch.

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Category:Switch the Pitch -- posted at: 11:25am EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are looking at the annuls of goofy television this week as they combine two blowhard TV personas to make a new pitch. The guys watch and discuss 2016's "Mindhorn" from Netflix and 2002's unexpected spy thriller "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind," where the host of "the Gong Show" was really a CIA hitman.

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Episode 335 includes:

-R.I.P. Meat Loaf and Louie Anderson and "sexy M&Ms."

-No more dwarves in "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves"? About time.

-"Voyagers" and "the Humans" are two films to skip.

-"Happily" is a worthwhile exercise that almost makes it to the end.

-Switch the Pitch -- "Mindhorn" / "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind"

-The guys discuss the dry British comedy "Mindhorn" from the team behind "The Mighty Boosh," and more so discuss George Clooney's directorial debut, the Charlie Kaufman-penned "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind." Then they combine elements of both to make a brand-new pitch.

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Category:Switch the Pitch -- posted at: 12:32pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are back in 2022 and taking stock of the recent losses, new trailers, ongoing controversies, and this week are reminiscing about two solid action thrillers from the 2010s, "Non-Stop" and "Source Code," to combine into a new pitch.

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Episode 334 includes:

-R.I.P. Betty White, Sidney Poitier, Bob Saget

-Does Marvel's Moon Knight look like 1997's Spawn?

-Joss Whedon just can't help but dig that grave a little deeper.

-Nate runs through several Oscar-contending indie movies, "Parallel Mothers," "The Novice," "Passing," and "The Hand of God."

-Ben's loathing of Wes Anderson's "The French Dispatch" is everything you come for.

-Switch the Pitch -- "Non-Stop" / "Source Code"

-The guys discuss two elevated action thriller,s the first about a terrorist on a plane (Non-Stop) and the second about a terrorist on a train (Source Code), and then combine them into an original pitch for a man who claims to be a time traveler trying to thwart a hijacking.

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Category:Switch the Pitch -- posted at: 9:03pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are back with part two of their retrospective on the best and worst of 2021 movies, and now it's time for the unfortunate ones. The guys share their Bottom Ten lists for the worst movies of 2021.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" have watched over 100 movies from the year 2021, with more to go, and share their compilations for their Ten Best Movies. Part two is arriving soon as the guys look at the worst of 2021.

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Direct download: pitch_332.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:57pm EDT

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