68 - Donnie Brasco

Like a direct-to-video project accidentally getting theatrical release, DONNIE BRASCO rolled into movie theaters as a gangster movie that couldn’t afford proper gangsters. Listen to Alex and Julio as they discuss what happens when Johnny Depp is asked to play a normal person, what happens when Al Pacino tries to imitate Robert DeNiro and what happens when your screenwriter is a little too proud of all those cool mobster words he learned during his research. Also, the role of Nagging Wife will be played by Anne Heche tonight. Enjoy!

 PHOTO: Candid shot of The Sopranos’ stunt doubles.

PHOTO: Candid shot of The Sopranos’ stunt doubles.

TIMELINE:

00:00:00 - 00:01:00   We Watched A Thing promo

00:01:01 - 00:46:48 Contrarians Corner (#CC)

00:46:49 - 00:47:49    Fuggeddaboutit

00:47:50 - 01:10:33      Real Talk

01:10:34 - 01:14:57        The Future!

01:14:58 - 01:26:27 Plugs and See Ya Laters

PLUGS!

- Alex is playing CALL OF DUTY: INFINITE WARFARE years after everyone stopped. He’s also super pumped about the second season of OZARK. And in case you were wondering, yes, THE TRUMAN SHOW is still a masterpiece.

- We plugged it a few episodes ago, but let’s plug it again now that it’s actually going on: FURIOUSTEMBER, from our buddies from We Watched A Thing, is a must-listen for anyone who enjoys the FAST & FURIOUS franchise. Or anyone who enjoys making fun of it.

- Even if the UNFRIENDED movies weren’t your cup of tea, you might want to give SEARCHING a shot. Julio’s a sucker for those “desktop/laptop screen” movies and this one might be the best of them all (so far).

- 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, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER! No, not the TV show, the movie that Joss Whedon hates. Until then, please rate/review/subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, Spotify, you know the drill. And let us know what you think about DONNIE BRASCO. Do you have a soft spot for rent-a-gangsters? Do you prefer Johnny Depp when he isn’t being oh so wacky? E-mail us at wearethecontrarians@gmail.com or tweet at us or facebook us and share your thoughts!