58 - Battlefield Earth

The Summer of Travolta begins!!! Oh, and how. Listen to Alex and Julio as they plumb the depths of the Tomatometer and discover a misunderstood epic fantasy that could have, and should have, been a game-changer. John Travolta's passion project is an ode to human resourcefulness and resilience. More subtly, it's also a visual poem about the plight of both, blue and white collar workers. And, almost imperceptibly, it's a generous Barry Pepper vehicle as well!

 PHOTO: The Phoenix or Icarus?

PHOTO: The Phoenix or Icarus?

TIMELINE:

00:00:00 - 00:55:03    Contrarians Corner (#CC)

00:55:04 - 00:56:55      Livestream for the Cure 2.0

00:56:57 - 01:28:32       Real Talk

01:28:33 - 01:41:46      Plugs! (and more TANK GIRL feedback)

PLUGS!

- Cancer sucks. Who doesn't hate cancer? So here's an easy way to contribute to the battle against it. Visit the LIVESTREAM FOR THE CURE 2.0 website and join the fun on May 18, or make an early donation!

- Check out Julio's guest-stint on BEYOND THE BOX SET and hear him, Harry and John discuss the extended edition of THAT THING YOU DO!

- Alex says the new ANDRE THE GIANT documentary is sad but also uplifting. 

- More podcast recommendations from Julio: a father and son unofficially endorse MoviePass on THE MOVIEPASS POD and two funny, smart women save your podcast queue from being a total sausagefest (while talking movies) on FILM ROAST.

And that's that. We are in it now, folks. The Summer of Travolta continues next episode with PULP FICTION. Need we say more? Until then, please rate/review/subscribe on Apple Podcasts, visit our Facebook page, check out our official Twitter, email us your thoughts at wearethecontrarians@gmail.com - you know the drill.

And because it can't be said enough: support the LIVESTREAM FOR THE CURE!

 PHOTO: They sent stickers!

PHOTO: They sent stickers!