82 - Birdman

You know that awkward situation when you’re just making harmless small talk and suddenly the other person unloads years of emotional baggage on you? That’s what it’s like when you watch BIRDMAN and suddenly feel like you know waaaay too much about Michael Keaton. Listen to Alex and Julio discuss one more Best Picture Winner, one with gimmicks and pretension to spare!

PHOTO: Who is the Bird and who is the Man?

PHOTO: Who is the Bird and who is the Man?


00:00:00 - 00:54:57 Contrarians Corner (#CC)

00:54:58 - 00:56:09    Rooftop Romance

00:56:10 - 01:27:57       Real Talk

01:27:58 - 01:33:25 The future

01:33:26 - 01:36:44 Hudson Hawk and Walter Mitty feedback

01:36:45 - 01:48:37 Plugs! (including a brief chat about THE DIRT) and bye-byes

01:49:00 - 01:50:47 Spielberg and Jackass


- Alex doesn’t exactly recommend THE DIRT, but he had fun with it, as a Motley Crue fan.

- Julio is halfway through the first season of YOU and, so far, it’s addicting.

- 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, either GREEN BOOK, THE AFRICAN QUEEN or LONDON - a bonus episode no matter what! Until then, let us know how you feel about BIRDMAN! What do you think happened at the end? Did you like the gimmick? Do you feel like now you know too much about Michael Keaton? E-mail us at wearethecontrarians@gmail.com or tweet at us or facebook us and share your thoughts!