63 - Basic

What's better than a movie twist? How about A BILLION movie twists? Alex and Julio discuss BASIC, the military thriller which not only reunited John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson, but also allowed director John McTiernan to out-Shyamalan M. Night Shyamalan. Listen as The Contrarians drool over Travolta's impressive physique, decide Giovanni Ribisi is the new Marlon Brando, applaud Sam Jackson's choice of death scream and, more importantly, explain the plot of the film to all of you. This one's not for the faint of heart but it's oh, so good. It even has Taye Diggs in it!!!

PHOTO: Off the set of "300".

PHOTO: Off the set of "300".


00:00:00 - 00:44:36   Contrarians Corner (#CC)

00:44:35 - 00:45:38    Giovanni Ribisi's Colonel Kurtz bit

00:45:39 - 01:14:50      Real Talk

01:14:51 - 01:26:30        Plugs and see ya laters


- Here's an audio reflection of that legendary match Alex was talking about, the one between Mankind and Undertaker on the 1998 King of The Ring.

- Make sure you rewatch Season 4 of ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT before you dive into Season 5. It doesn't even have to be the Remix Edition (but that one's worth checking out, so why not?)

- Hans Rothgiesser, the man behind our logo, can be reached at @mildemonios on Twitter or you can email him at mildemonios@hotmail.com in case you ever need a logo (or comics) produced. And you can listen to him talk about Peruvian politics on his own podcast, NACION COMBI.

Up next, our third bonus episode during the Summer Of Travolta takes us all the way back to the Disco Era: SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER! Until then, please rate/review/subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, you know the drill. And let us know what you think about BASIC and its never-ending stream of twists by emailing us at wearethecontrarians@gmail.com or by tweeting us or Facebooking us. Stay out of the jungle!