Zed’s dead, baby, but the Rad Carpet is live and loud!

There’s two plus hours of Carpet to unfurl here, recorded live in the show’s home turf on Staten Island, NY, where Thom, Whalen, and CJ5000 run through their favorite films of the first half of the 1990s, year by year, with help from extended Rad family members Matt Siblo and Justin Marino. Each Carpeteer picked a favorite and runner up for each year, so even with a few common picks, there’s a ton of movies to discuss, including classics like Goodfellas, Silence of the Lambs, Pulp Fiction, and Terminator 2, as well as a few unexpected oddball choices and sentimental faves. The fellas even finish the session with a big-picture discussion of trends in early 90s film, such as the decade’s sweet tooth for sequels and the birth of blockbuster culture. The guys are real loose and fired up on this one–pump up the volume and get rad!

We would love nothing more than to hear about your favorite 90s films. How does your list run down year by year? Any major omissions from the Carpet? Any so-called classics that you wish we swept aside? Any sleeper picks that you wish we discussed? Unfurl your takes in the comments section below, or his us up on Twitter (@theradcarpet) or via e-mail at theradcarpet@gmail.com.

We’ll be back (ahem) with the second installment of our 90s show sometime around Christmas. In the meantime, expect our second Clooney episode (covering Goodnight and Good Luck and Confessions of a Dangerous Mind) to air shortly, and get ready to dive into the fantastical weirdness of Guillermo del Toro in December.

As always, thanks for listening, and stay rad!



Smirk ‘um if you got ‘um, cause The Rad Carpet is back!

Thom, Whalen, and CJ5K tackle the filmography of director George Clooney, the well-intentioned Hollywood hunk who has been known to sub out his ER slab for a director’s chair. Your Carpeteers work backwards through Cloon’s rather uneven filmography, starting with his recent box-office blunder, the Coens-penned Suburbicon, before turning their attention to the dad-baiting WW2 throwback Monuments Men. But before the Cloon swoon sets in, the fellas have another zesty round of “In or Out?”, this time unfurling a take or three on non-theatrical cuts and midnight movies. It’s a hunka hunka burning smug–dig in and get rad!

Did any of you folks catch Suburbicon during its short run in theaters? Do you think the critical response and audience apathy were warranted? Any Monuments Men truthers in the house? What are your takes on non-theatrical cuts and midnight movies? We’d love to hear from you in the comment section below, on Twitter, and on our Facebook page.

Be sure to check out our viewing schedule for the remainder 2017–and the first months of 2018! Next month we hope to fare a little better with two of Clooney’s more critically acclaimed directorial efforts, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind and Goodnight and Good Luck.

If you’re looking for ways to contribute to the pod and help us continue to unfurl the Carpet with pride, head over to our pages on iTunes and Stitcher and throw us a rating and review–we’d really appreciate it.

Thanks for listening–and stay rad!