WE ARE RAD CA-CARPET! ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! You heard right: Thom, Whalen, and CJ5K are back to continue their month-long discussion of fanboy favorite Edgar Wright in anticipation of his just-released film Baby Driver, here covering his woefully underappreciated 2010 comic adaptation Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. But before they get around to smashing baddies and collecting coins, the bad boys of film podcasting unfurl a new segment called Carpet Cleaning, reappraising John Hughes’ beloved 1985 high school drama The Breakfast Club.
Remember, this is a film club, and we want you, our dear listeners, to be part of the club by sharing your takes in the comments section below. Would you put us in Saturday detention over our Breakfast Club takes? Is Scott Pilgrim indeed Wright’s definitive film?
Check out our viewing schedule for the remainder 2017–next month we’ll be watching four films from Korean director Bong Joon-ho, including his new Netflix exclusive Okja. Keep an eye out on this site and on Twitter for our next episode, which will cover the newly released critical darling Baby Driver, as well as review Wright’s work as a whole in another edition of Wall To Wall Carpet. Until then, happy listening– and stay rad!
You’ve got red on you, cause The Rad Carpet is back to discuss hyper-stylish UK director Edgar Wright in anticipation of his upcoming film Baby Driver, with this episode covering his cult hit TV show Spaced and his Three Flavours Cornetto film trilogy: Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World’s End (2013).
Remember, this is a film club, and we want you, dear listeners, to be part of the club by sharing your takes in the comments section below. Does Spaced stand the test of time as a hip sitcom send-up? Does Wright’s fan-favorite homage trifecta push beyond its dense referentiality to emerge as great genre cinema in its own right? Is Gervais’ turn as David Brent enough to forgive his grating public persona?
Check out our viewing schedule for the remainder 2017, and keep an eye out on this site and on Twitter for our next episode, which will cover Wright’s underappreciated 2010 film Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, as well as unfurl a new segment called Carpet Cleaning, where we will rewatch and reexamine a beloved classic, this time covering John Hughes’ high school drama The Breakfast Club. Until then, happy listening– and stay rad!
Goody goody gumdrops, The Rad Carpet is foaming green at the mouth for their third and final early John Waters episode! Thom, Whalen, and CJ5000 are headed to Mortville to discuss Waters’ profane fairy tale Desperate Living before unfurling the first ever Wall to Wall Carpet segment, wherein they pull together the unseemly threads of all four early Waters films discussed over the last month. But first, your valiant Carpeteers class up their act by playing a game of Signature Role, here hashing out the (mostly) prestigious filmography of Julianne Moore.
The Rad Carpet is, above all, a club, and we want you, the listener, to join in! Unfurl your own takes in the comments section below (or on our new Facebook page!): Does the absence of Divine loom large over Waters’ junkyard fairy tale, or does every piece of trash that you pick up remind you of your love for Desperate Living? Do our takes on Julianne Moore make some men uncomfortable?
Check out our viewing schedule for the remainder 2017, and keep an eye out on this site and on Twitter for our next episode, our first on director Edgar Wright, covering his TV show Spaced and his films Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World’s End. In the meantime, stay rad!