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.
The Rad Carpet takes one last pass through the red 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.
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. 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.
Enjoy a very Rad Christmas as the Carpet is visited by three spirits and a pair of 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. 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.
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
Thom and Tom reel from the world premiere screenings of Lars Von Trier’s masterfully cruel serial killer film The House That Jack Built, while dishing quick takes on Shudder’s saucy psychological horror film Cam and the Wreck It Ralph sequel Ralph Breaks the Internet, before rejoining David Lynch’s Twin Peaks: The Return for a discussion of parts five and six .
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.
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).
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. 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.
***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!
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, with a section for spoilers. 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.