81 - Hudson Hawk

Legend says if you were quiet enough during the opening weekend of HUDSON HAWK, you could hear Bruce Willis’ soul shattering into a million bitter pieces. Poor Bruce gave his all in an offbeat super quirky adventure heist musical extravaganza and the world turned on him. Listen to Alex and Julio as they reckon with the fact that Willis’ passion project is not the punchline everyone proclaimed it was. What else have you been lying to us about, America?

PHOTO: When your passion project tanks.

PHOTO: When your passion project tanks.


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

00:50:46 - 00:51:44    Joyous singing

00:51:45 - 01:23:45       Real Talk

01:23:46 - 01:37:10 The future, plugs and see ya laters

01:37:38 - 01:37:55 False Start


- Alex took care of a blind spot and lusted over Warren Beatty and Faye Danaway, watching BONNIE AND CLYDE! (the book Julio mentions is actually called PICTURES AT A REVOLUTION: FIVE MOVIES AND THE BIRTH OF NEW HOLLYWOOD).

- Julio loved CAPTAIN MARVEL (no surprise there), THE WIFE (unexpected) and finally followed up on one of Alex’s old recommendations, the Oasis doc SUPERSONIC. Watch them both!

- The LIVESTREAM FOR THE CURE 3 is coming up! We’ll join the show on May 18th. from 5pm to 6pm, EST, and we’ll be doing our Contrarians routine with a movie that will be revealed closer to the event!

- 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, the beginning of our Awards Season Finale, as we delve into Best Picture Winner BIRDMAN! Until then, let us know how you feel about HUDSON HAWK! Has Bruce Willis ever tried harder? Do you miss Old Bruce? Can you remember the plot after watching it? E-mail us at wearethecontrarians@gmail.com or tweet at us or facebook us and share your thoughts!