64 - Blow Out

It's hard to take Brian De Palma's BLOW OUT seriously, mainly because it tries to convince you that a hunk like John Travolta belongs behind the camera, not in front of one. Also because it casts the silly guy from THIRD ROCK FROM THE SUN as a supposedly creepy serial killer. And finally because it's a De Palma movie, which means it's more interested in ripping off Hitchcock than in telling a coherent story around fully fleshed out characters. Listen to Alex and Julio as they wonder why anyone would put a beloved movie star (and his fans) through the grinder and why Detective Sipowicz only has that one stained wifebeater.

 PHOTO: The Hottest Soundman Ever.

PHOTO: The Hottest Soundman Ever.

TIMELINE:

00:00:00 - 00:45:50   Contrarians Corner (#CC)

00:45:51 - 00:47:54    The bleakest ending we've seen in a while

00:47:55 - 01:16:47      Real Talk

01:16:48 - 01:26:05        Plugs and see ya laters

PLUGS!

- We both watched FISH TANK and thought it was really good. And not just because you get to see Michael Fassbender dance.

- Julio finally watched RASHOMON and... it wasn't what he expected. Still very much worth checking out though.

- 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, another villainous turn for John Travolta! We'll tackle the hacker thriller SWORDFISH! Until then, please rate/review/subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, Spotify, you know the drill. And let us know what you think about BLOW OUT and its obsession with sticking it to Hollywood (and the audience) by emailing us at wearethecontrarians@gmail.com or by tweeting us or Facebooking us. Stay away from Lithgow!