The Contrarians

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Hosts Alex Mattis and Julio Olivera take on popular opinion, trashing movies everyone loves and praising movies everyone hates. Visit their website at

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Did Ben Stiller ego grow way out of hand, or did he finally evolve into the everyman we always knew he could be? Is his WALTER MITTY a love poem to himself, or an ode to all of us who aren’t major superstars? More importantly: is Kristen Wiig’s rendition of Ground Control to Major Tom more poignant than David Bowie’s? The Contrarians tackle all the angles in their eighth “Grey Area” episode, with…
Must we mock England so relentlessly? Must we maliciously tell the embellished story of a conman who preyed on royalty and got away with it? Alex and Julio tackle yet another Best Picture Winner that got its Oscar by making fun of foreign customs, one that didn’t even bother to give Helena Bonham Carter anything to do besides looking dashing on some of the posters. Also: more recent Oscars chat i…
Science versus religion! Spock versus his own brother! Shatner versus God!!!! How on Earth is this movie considered the worst Star Trek movie ever made??? Listen to Alex and Julio as they marvel at the talents of William Shatner behind and in front of the camera, the charisma of Laurence Luckinbill as an intergalactic preacher, and the dark disturbing undertones of what this film does to Bones’ s…

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Dec 9th, 2014
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Mar 18th, 2019
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