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The Rad Carpet
104 minutes | Jan 16, 2019
068 - The Top 10 Films of 2018
Thom and Tom discuss the year that was in film in 2018, reveal and compare their respective top 10 lists, and lament some of the more disappointing films of the year. Stick around until the very end for a few words on the future of The Rad Carpet.
125 minutes | Jan 4, 2019
067 - Twin Peaks Revisited, Pt. 9: The Return Parts 17 + 18, plus Wall to Wall Carpet series wrap
The Rad Carpet takes one last pass through the red velvet curtains for the final two episodes of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks: The Return. Thom and Tom grapple with the various conclusions presented in Parts 17 and 18 before wrapping up some big picture thoughts on the 18-part Showtime series in their Wall to Wall Carpet segment.
127 minutes | Dec 31, 2018
066 - Twin Peaks Revisited, Pt. 8: The Return Parts 15 + 16, plus Spider-Verse, Cold War, and more
The Carpet wraps a bow on 2018 with a Rad Ticket segment on a number of late-year new releases, with Whalen and Siblo discussing Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse and Pawlikowski’s Cold War, Siblo unfurling quick takes on Mary Poppins Returns, If Beale Street Could Talk, Vice, and Bohemian Rhapsody, and Whalen waxing ecstatic about the return of horror host Joe Bob Briggs (3:40). Then your Carpeteers approach the home stretch of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks: The Return, discussing parts 15 and 16 of the Showtime limited series (55:30).
108 minutes | Dec 22, 2018
065 - Twin Peaks Revisited, Pt. 7: The Return Parts 13 + 14, plus Mickey and Muppet Christmas Carols
Enjoy a very Rad Christmas as the Carpet is visited by three spirits and two beloved Dickens adaptations, with Thom and Tom snuggling up to the 1983 short feature Mickey's Christmas Carol and the 1993 Brian Henson film The Muppet Christmas Carol in their Carpet Compares segment (3:20). Then your Carpeteers crash their sleighs into the majestic firs of Washington state, covering parts 13 and 14 of the Showtime limited series Twin Peaks: The Return(38:40).
141 minutes | Dec 12, 2018
064 - Twin Peaks Revisited, Pt. 6: The Return Parts 10 - 12, plus Carpet Stain: Dune
After Siblo and Whalen Carpet Stain perhaps the stinkiest dud they’ve yet encountered, David Lynch’s famously mind-numbing 1984 sci fi epic Dune (3:05), your Carpeteers hunker down for an extended session on Twin Peaks: The Return, covering Parts 10, 11, and 12 (40:20). Here’s the DFW article mentioned in the Dune segment: https://longform.org/posts/david-lynch-keeps-his-head
109 minutes | Dec 6, 2018
063 - Twin Peaks Revisited, Pt. 5: The Return Parts 7 - 9, The Favourite, Widows, Buster Scruggs
Thom and Tom have reached the juicy center of David Lynch's Showtime limited event series Twin Peaks: The Return, here covering Parts 7 through 9, including the instantly infamous psychedelic nuclear freakout that is Part 8 (24:00). But first, many a Rad Ticket is punched as your Carpeteers catch up on a busy holiday season at the theater, dishing takes on Yorgos Lanthimos' offbeat Oscar frontrunner The Favourite (3:30), two eastern critical darlings in Burning and Shoplifters (11:00), the Cohen Bro's Netflix anthology film The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (15:04), and Steve McQueen's Widows (18:30).
110 minutes | Nov 30, 2018
062 - Twin Peaks Revisited, Pt. 4: The Return Parts 5 + 6, plus The House That Jack Built
Thom and Tom reel from the world premiere screenings of Lars Von Trier’s masterfully cruel serial killer film The House That Jack Built (2:40), while dishing quick takes on Shudder’s saucy psychological horror film Cam (26:20) and the Wreck It Ralph sequel Ralph Breaks the Internet (30:25), before rejoining David Lynch’s Twin Peaks: The Return for a discussion of parts five and six (38:00).
98 minutes | Nov 26, 2018
061 - Favorite Movies of the 1990s, Part 2: 1995-1999
The long-awaited conclusion to the Carpet's year-by-year discussion of 1990s favorites has Thom and Tom welcoming Matt Siblo and Noisey's Dan Ozzi to discuss Toy Story, Jackie Brown, The Big Lebowski, Heat, Being John Malcovich, and many, many more.
102 minutes | Nov 21, 2018
060 - Twin Peaks Revisited, Pt. 3: The Return Parts 3 + 4, plus In or Out?
The Carpet's David Lynch deep dive continues as Thom and Tom gobble up parts 3 and 4 of Twin Peaks: The Return (29:15), but not before welcoming Sensitive Evan on for a round of the old In or Out?, where the trio dish takes on Lynch players Naomi Watts, Bill Pullman, and Matthew Lillard (3:10).
93 minutes | Nov 14, 2018
059 - Twin Peaks Revisited, Pt. 2: The Return Parts 1 + 2, plus Overlord
The Rad Carpet parts the red curtains to begin its episode by episode discussion of David Lynch’s 2017 Showtime limited series, Twin Peaks: The Return, beginning here with episodes 1 and 2 (33:55). But first, Thom and Tom welcome special guests Ryan Williams from the Fringe Drinking podcast and Sensitive Evan from Rad Carpet infamy for reactions on the splatterific new WW2 action film from Julius Avery, Overlord (02:40). ***Note: the discussion of The Return Part 3 that we mention up top got stranded in the Black Lodge, but we’ll rerecord our thoughts on that episode very soon!
92 minutes | Nov 8, 2018
058 - Twin Peaks Revisited, Pt. 1: Fire Walk With Me, plus Suspiria 2018 with spoilers
October may be through but the screams keep coming on the the Carpet, as Thom and Tom talk through two of the freakiest films they've discussed all year, beginning with a Rad Ticket discussion of Luca Guadagnino's utterly gonzo Suspiria remake (2:40), with a section for spoilers (19:50). Then the two-month Twin Peaks: The Return deep dive begins with a Carpet Stain segment on David Lynch's harshly received prequel feature, Fire Walk With Me (43:20).
96 minutes | Oct 31, 2018
057 - Dario Argento and the Giallo, Pt. 4: Opera & Retrospective, plus Paul Schrader's Cat People
A super-sized Halloween edition of the Carpet finds Thom and Tom considering Paul Schrader's steamy 1982 Cat People remake along side the more austere 1942 original in Carpet Compares(4:10). Your Carpeteers then crow about the film that marks the consensus end of Dario Argento's peak period, 1987's Opera (35:50). Finally, Argento month draws to a close with a long discussion of director's giallo work at large in Wall To Wall Carpet (52:30).
52 minutes | Oct 25, 2018
056 - Dario Argento and the Giallo, Pt. 3: Tenebrae, plus Val Lewton's Cat People
Thom and Tom continue their month-long excursion into the stylish murder mysteries of Italian horror legend Dario Argento by getting lost in his knotty and ultra-violent 1982 film Tenebrae (20:10). But first, your Carpeteers unfurl a brand new segment, Carpet Compares, considering the atmospheric 1942 Val Lewton horror classic Cat People (3:45) before wrapping their rugs around the steamy 1982 Paul Scrader remake next week.
82 minutes | Oct 22, 2018
56.5 - Rad Ticket: Halloween (1978 & 2018), Mandy, A Star is Born (2018), Netflix’s Maniac
Thom and Tom catch up after a long layoff, reacting to their screenings of the new Halloween sequel (1:40) and coming to blows over the Panos Cosmatos' instant cult classic Mandy (13:30). Plus, Whalen raves A Star Is Born (31:00)and Thom reports back from a major TV binge, including Netflix's Maniac (1:07:20), among many, many other sordid takes and digressions.
28 minutes | Oct 15, 2018
055 - Carpet Stain: Rob Zombie's Halloween
David Gordon Green's Halloween remake hits theaters this weekend, and the positive buzz for the 2018 film might have us forget that this isn't the first return to Haddonfield we've seen century. Dreadlocked metalhead turned horror auteur Rob Zombie tried his hand at resurrecting Michael Myers in 2007, and the result is one of the more outright reviled horror properties of recent memory. Thom and Tom revisit Zombie's Halloween remake: is it really that bad?
71 minutes | Oct 8, 2018
054 - Dario Argento and the Giallo, Pt. 2: Deep Red, plus revisiting the Twin Peaks pilot
All those high hats and funky bass licks can only mean one thing: the blood flows and the Carpet unfurls for Dario Argento’s giallo-to-end-all-gialli, Deep Red (37:50). But first, Thom and Tom warm up for their upcoming deep dive on Twin Peaks: The Return but winding back to where David Lynch's cult fave series began, Carpet Cleaning 1990's feature-length Twin Peaks pilot (2:40).
49 minutes | Oct 1, 2018
053 - Dario Argento and the Giallo, Pt. 1: The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, plus Pet Sematary
The Carpet welcomes the most blood-curdling month on the calendar by beginning its discussion of Dario Argento's stylish murder thrillers. Where else to start than with the film that made the giallo form an international craze, his 1970 debut The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (26:35). But first, Thom and Tom dig up another horror icon, Carpet Cleaning the hit 1989 Stephen King adaptation Pet Sematary (3:40).
56 minutes | Sep 24, 2018
052 - Carpet Cleaning: Ichi the Killer, plus Seijun Suzuki Wall to Wall
Thom and Tom wrap Seijun Suzuki month by discussing Youth of the Beast, Toyko Drifter, and Branded to Kill side by side in their Wall To Wall Carpet segment (26:40). But first, your Carpeteers assess Takashi Miike's infamously brutal cult classic yakuza gore-fest Ichi the Killer in perhaps their ickiest Carpet Cleaning job yet (3:10).
47 minutes | Sep 17, 2018
051 - Seijun Suzuki's Yakuza Films Pt. 3: Branded to Kill, plus Disney's 20,000 Leagues
Just when you thought Suzuki month couldn't get any weirder, Thom and Tom watch and discuss the film that got Seijun Suzuki blacklisted from the Japanese film industry for a decade, the utterly bonkers Branded To Kill (26:40). But first, Siblo takes Whalen deep for a Hole In The Carpet segment on Disney's 1954 FX landmark 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (2:50).
30 minutes | Sep 13, 2018
050.5 - Rad Ticket: Searching
Siblo and Whalen check in for a quick mini episode reviewing Aneesh Chaganty's new screen-to-screen thriller Searching, then Siblo offers some quick thoughts on Let The Corpses Tan, Juliet Naked, and John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection.
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