Siblo and Whalen sink their giant dino teeth into the new Jurassic Park sequel, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (34:50), and they genetically engineer a new Rad Carpet segment, Carpet Stain, revisiting the complexly titled, critically maligned 1997 Spielberg joint The Lost World: Jurassic Park (4:15).

Next episode will mark a return to our curriculum to wrap Brad Bird month. We’ll watch his films Ratatouille and Tommorowland before reviewing his work at large in Wall to Wall Carpet. Until then: stay rad!


In anticipation of this week’s Incredibles 2, Thom and Tom take a giant metal bite out of the films of Brad Bird, beginning with his beloved 1999 feature debut The Iron Giant (32:40). But first, your Carpeteers tear a few Rad Tickets, doling out takes on the re-re-boot Oceans 8 (3:30), the college heist film American Animals (20:00), the Paul Schrader’s critically lauded First Reformed (23:30), and the sci-fi thriller Upgrade (29:50).

Poke around in this feed for a special bonus episode, where we go full spoilers on Ari Aster’s super hyped and divisive debut feature Hereditary.

Let us know how you reacted to the many films that we covered this week: hit us up on Twitter (@theradcarpet), via e-mail (theradcarpet@gmail.com), throw us a thumb on Facebook and a follow on Instagram. And get stoked for a super two-fer next week, when we cover Bird’s 2004 smash hit The Incredibles and it’s upcoming sequel. Thanks for listening–stay rad!!!



Thom and Tom log on to talk in depth with full spoilers about Hereditary, the debut film from Ari Aster that comes with much critical hype, divisive audience reactions, and a seemingly instantaneous rep as one of the most unsettling horror films in recent memory. Needless to say, you’ll want to have seen Hereditary before you tune in–we pull no punches with plot details here. But if you have seen the film, you’re probably itching to talk about it, so tune in and get rad!

Write to us at theradcarpet@gmail.com to let us know what you thought of Hereditary and of our spoiler takes. And keep an eye on this feed for another new episode of the Carpet, where we discuss Brad Bird’s Iron Giant, with spoiler-free discussions of several other new releases, including First Reformed, Oceans 8, American Animals, and Upgrade.