Episode 10 is live!

 

The Rad Carpet is dumping toxic takes straight into the Han River in this, its first of two episodes on the work of Bong Joon-Ho.

Join Thom, Whalen, and CJ5000 as they explore two of Bong’s odd and beguiling early-period Korean films, including his hit monster drama The Host and his overlooked neo-noir Mother. But first, the guys have some Carpet Cleaning to take care of, rewatching and reassessing the 1990 romcom favorite Pretty Woman.  

As always, this here Carpet is an all-inclusive club, so please do share your takes in the comments section below. Is this your first time working through the early films of Bong Joon-Ho? How do you think these films compare to his later, more well-known English-language films? Would you pony up $300 for a night of Pretty Woman takes?

Have a look at our recently revised viewing schedule for the remainder 2017– we’re excited for a change of pace next month, as we discuss the films of Nicole Holefcener, known both for her writing and directing work on milestone TV hits like Sex and the City, Gilmore Girls, and Six Feet Under and for her acclaimed feature films, four of which we’ll watch together next month, beginning with 1996’s Walking and Talking and 2001’s Lovely & Amazing. 

Keep an eye out on this site and on Twitter for our next episode, which will cover Bong Joon-Ho’s English-language films Snowpiercer and Okja.

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.

Happy listening and happy movie-ing… stay rad!

Episode 9: Live from The First Annual Rad Carpet Movie Marathon!

Live from Rad Carpet’s old stomping grounds on Staten Island, NY, Thom, Whalen, and CJ5000 offer a quick recap of the first annual Rad Carpet Movie Marathon!

Your Carpeteers, bleary-eyed after a robust schedule of watching movies and housing pizza and bagels, reflect on the weekend with lightning-round takes on all 12 of the films they watched together, including the new Marvel film Spider-Man: Homecoming, Paul Verhoeven’s Starship Troopers, Russ Meyer’s Ebert-penned Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, Andrzej Zulawski’s Possession, and Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood.

Our first episode on Korean auteur Bong Joon-Ho, covering The Host and Mother, is in the can and set to drop later this week, soon to be followed by an episode covering Bong’s American films, including his 2013 hit Snowpiercer and the recently released Netflix exclusive Okja.

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.

Stay tuned… and stay rad!

Episode 8! Baby Driver takes!

Hold onto your earbuds, folks, cause The Rad Carpet is back with one final episode on Edgar Wright.

Before they flee the scene, Thom, Whalen, and CJ5000 have takes a-plenty on Wright’s widely acclaimed film Baby Driver. Suffice it to say, the Carpet is not shimmying along to the critical consensus. Once the Baby Dribble… ahem, Baby Driver takes have cooled down, there’s a mercifully brief “Wall to Wall Carpet” segment, reviewing Wright’s use of pop music throughout his filmography and wrapping up some general impressions of his work as a whole. There’s also a round of “In or Out?” on the docket, as the bad boys of film podcasting vroom-vroom their thoughts on Jim Carrey and Scarlett Johansson.

As always, this here Carpet is an all-inclusive club, one that we want you to be a part of, so please do share your takes in the comments section below. Was the Carpet too hard on Wright, on Baby Driver, and on the critics who have made this film the talk of the summer? Did our thoughts on ScarJo get under your skin? Will somebody stop these Jim Carrey takes?!?

Have a look at 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 2006’s The Host and 2009’s Mother, both available for streaming on Netflix. Indeed, being part of The Rad Carpet is simply a matter of grabbing that remote and letting the takes unfurl.

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.

Happy listening and happy movie-ing… stay rad!