72 - The Boy Next Door

On the surface: a slick attempt to bring back adult erotic thrillers to the mainstream. Deeper down: THE BOY NEXT DOOR actually tried to reinforce traditional family values by showing Jennifer Lopez she should forgive her cheating husband instead of hooking up with her psycho neighbor. As is usually the case, America wasn’t ready for this. Listen to Alex and Julio as they praise everything this sexy J-Lo vehicle gets right and easily forgive the few things it gets wrong - just like she should’ve done in the movie.

PHOTO: Adult peek-a-boo.

PHOTO: Adult peek-a-boo.


00:00:00 - 00:52:23 Contrarians Corner (#CC)

00:52:24 - 00:53:28    Why you don’t sleep with the neighbors

00:53:29 - 01:16:39       Real Talk

01:16:40 - 01:27:20        Plugs!

01:28:00 - 01:29:21 I think this is SNL


- Alex does NOT recommend I’M SORRY but goddammit it has Tom Everett Scott in it and we love him no matter what.

- Former guest Reid Lansford wasn’t in this episode but that doesn’t mean we’ll stop plugging the OTHER WORLDS AUSTIN SCIFI FILM FESTIVAL. December 6 to December 9 - get your tickets!

- We finally got a proper promo from THE RECASTING COUCH!

- Julio hasn’t gotten to the second season of ATYPICAL yet but he can guarantee the first one is fantastic. Also fantastic (although each in their own way): GREEN ROOM and HOLD THE DARK.

- 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, we didn’t know at the time we recorded but we definitely know by now: THE FLY (the Cronenberg version with Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis) Until then, let us know how you feel about THE BOY NEXT DOOR. Did we miss the point? Is there more to it than the apparent nonsense? What are epipens for? E-mail us at wearethecontrarians@gmail.com or tweet at us or facebook us and share your thoughts!