88 - Almost Famous

On our way to the fourth stop in The Contrarians Summer Road Trip, we picked up a hitchhiker. Kinsey Jones returns to the show and joins Alex and Julio in analyzing the blandest, least insightful rock ‘n roll movie of all time! Why do people love ALMOST FAMOUS? Why did Cameron Crowe put his sort-of biopic on the shoulders of the black hole of charisma that is Patrick Fugit? And who let Jimmy Fallon in? All this plus: Alex finally comes to terms with Kate Hudson’s Oscar nomination!

PHOTO: It’s all happening.

PHOTO: It’s all happening.


00:00:00 - 01:02:25 Contrarians Corner (#CC)

01:02:26 - 01:04:01    Uncool

01:04:02 - 01:45:41       Real Talk

01:45:42 - 01:46:58 The Future

01:46:59 - 01:54:12 Plugs and bye-byes

01:54:42 - 01:55:51 Kinsey’s second plug


- In honor of Jay Baruchel’s cameo in Almost Famous, Alex will plug UNDECLARED again.

- Kinsey was floored by THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY. More importantly, she served coffee to Theo Rossi from SONS OF ANARCHY and CAGE.

- Julio got to rewatch THE MUPPETS for The Contrarians’ upcoming guest spot on Movie Reviews on 20 Qs. It’s as joyful as ever.

- 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. Aaaaand you can also check out all the stuff he’s written on his own website. Don’t know Spanish? He also did a podcast in English called LIVING IN PERU, about immigrants in - where else - Perú.

Up next, the final stop in The Contrarians Summer Road Trip and a bittersweet reunion with the star of last Summer’s extravaganza: the John Travolta vehicle, WILD HOGS! Until then, let us know how you feel about ALMOST FAMOUS! Are you as enamored with Patrick Fugit as Cameron Crowe clearly is? Did the soundtrack resonate with you? Do you ever listen to Fever Dog on your own? E-mail us at wearethecontrarians@gmail.com or tweet at us or facebook us and share your thoughts!