Siblo and Whalen begin a month immersed in Seijun Suzuki’s esoteric crime films with 1963’s Youth of the Beast (30:40). In Rad Ticket, your Carpeteers wrestle with the puerile pleasures and harsh critical reception of Brian Henson’s The Happytime Murders (4:25) while Siblo dishes quick takes on Andrew Bujalski’s latest, Support the Girls (22:20).
Siblo and Whalen close the book on Zucker, Abrahams, and Zucker month with a Bad or Rad? segment on David Zucker’s FOX News-approved Dickens riff An American Carol (49:00) as well as a broad discussion of the trio’s work in Wall To Wall Carpet (1:08:55). But first, your Carpeteers punch a couple few Rad Tickets by discussing The Meg (3:15) and BlacKkKlansman (14:00), with quick takes on Are We Not Cats, Madeline’s Madeline, and Crazy Rich Asians (38:05).
Siblo and Whalen pivot from the vintage ZAZ classics Airplane! and Police Squad! to the trio’s minor fare, including the troubled 1984 cult fave Top Secret! (24:00) and the Devito/Midler pairing Ruthless People (42:40). But first, they patch up a Hole in the Carpet as Siblo catches Whalen up on Paul Feig’s 2015 send up Spy(4:05).
The Carpet follow Lynne Ramsay month with some much-needed levity by yucking it up with the comedy trio Zucker, Abrahams, and Zucker, beginning with their uproarious 1980 hit Airplane! (38:00) and their short-lived cult favorite TV series Police Squad! (1:05:25). But before that, Siblo and Whalen Carpet Clean what may be the most widely seen ZAZ-related film of all: Jerry Zucker’s Oscar-winning 1990 fantasy romance Ghost (3:55). Looks like we picked a bad week to quit film clubbing!
Join Siblo and Whalen as they careen at dangerously high speeds into the latest Mission: Impossible entry, Fallout, discussing their reactions to the rapturously hyped new film as well as their thoughts on the series as a whole.
Be sure to scroll back in this feed for our Sorry To Bother You spoiler episode and our recent entries on Scottish auteur Lynne Ramsey.
Siblo and Whalen put a nail in Lynne Ramsay month by discussing her 2018 arthouse thriller You Were Never Really here (19:05) before hashing out their thoughts on the director’s work at large in the Wall To Wall Carpet segment (49:15). Your Carpeteers begin the show with a small slice of Carpetspondence concerning mental health themes in Hereditary and checking facts on Alyssa Milano and Marisa Tomei (5:35).
Be sure to poke around in this feed for our special Sorry To Bother You spoiler episode, published earlier this week.
Siblo and Whalen poke in for a special mini-Carpet episode to discuss one of 2018’s most bizarre, confrontational, and imminently spoilable films, Boots Riley’s weird slice of agitprop satire Sorry To Bother You. Your Carpeteers go full bore with spoilers here, discussing the film’s plot–including its utterly wild final act–in serious detail, so be sure you’ve seen Sorry To Bother You before you tune in.
Keep an eye out later this week for our regularly scheduled Carpet episode, wrapping our month of Lynne Ramsay with a discussion of her 2018 arthouse thriller You Were Never Really Here.
Siblo and Whalen continue Lynne Ramsay month with a discussion of perhaps her most widely admired film, 2007’s troubling and hypnotic We Need To Talk About Kevin. But first, as an aggressively dumb palate cleanser, your Carpeteers subject themselves to the easy-ridin’ mid-life-crisis road comedy Wild Hogs in a new segment called Bad or Rad?
In a mini-Carpet episode, Siblo and Whalen key off a particularly insightful piece of listener feedback to present a mid-year movie going roundup for 2018. Your Carpeteers take the temperature of the year’s box office numbers, wonder why so many movie-goers subject themselves to the diminishing returns of the Jurassic World franchise, discuss what effect (if any) the failure of Solo will have on franchise tent poles, recommend their favorite theatrical releases of the year as well as some streaming deep cuts, and much more.
Siblo and Whalen trade their summer blues for the grey skies of Glasgow in their first foray into the work of Scottish auteur Lynn Ramsay, covering her youth squalor debut Ratcatcher (37:15) and her impeccably soundtracked grief essay Morvern Callar (1:03:10). But first, your Carpeteers punch their Rad Ticket to discuss the new Ant Man film, the unexpected Sicario sequel, the “once in a lifetime bad” Gotti, and more (4:15) before shaking out the Rad Carpet mailbag for some Carpetspondance regarding moms, dads, and John Waters and further, pizza-themed explorations of the biopic (27:20).