NEW EP IS LIVE! AVENGERS, VIRGIN SUICIDES, COPPOLA WALL TO WALL

Siblo and Whalen run the proverbial gauntlet, reporting back from their respective screenings of Marvel’s ambitious new Avengers: Infinity War (3:10). Then your Carpeteers put a bow on Sophia Coppola month by spinning the recent Criterion release of her debut film The Virgin Suicides (37:40) and wrapping Coppola month with a discussion of the director’s work as a whole in Wall to Wall Carpet (1:05:00).

The fellas were split on Marvel’s new blockbuster–where do you stand? How did the near-20-year-old Virgin Suicides age for you? Which of these Coppola films was your favorite? Give us the proverbial skinny via theradcarpet@gmail.com, on Twitter (@theradcapet), on Facebook, and on Instagram. And don’t forget to help us out with a five-star rating on iTunes, Sticher, or wherever else you do your podcatching.

Throw a tarp on the month of May, cause things are going to get a little filthy: we celebrate a full year with the Carpet calendar by returning to the work of John Waters, this time keying in on his Hollywood period, beginning with 1988’s Hairspray and 1990’s Cry-Baby. Stay tuned–and stay rad!!!  

COPPOLA PART 2 IS LIVE! TRANSLATION, ANTOINETTE, BLING…

The Carpet is heading to Toyko… and to the Hollywood Hills… oh, and to 18th century France. Yes indeed, the fellas are globe-hopping with Sophia Coppola, as CJ5000 logs in to help Carpet Clean her breakout hit Lost In Translation (4:00), and then Siblo and Whalen unfurl takes on two of her more divisive films, Marie Antoinette (41:30) and The Bling Ring (1:11:40).

Does Lost In Translation endure for you as a 21st century classic? Are you hot or cold on Marie Antoinette and The Bling Ring? Roll your takes our way via theradcarpet@gmail.com, on Twitter (@theradcapet), on Facebook, and on Instagram. And don’t forget to help us out with a five-star rating wherever you catch your pods.

We’ll wrap our Coppola month next time in our grande finale, where we’ll spin the new Virgin Suicides Blu ray from Criterion and review the director’s work as a whole in Wall to Wall Carpet. Stay tuned, and stay rad!

SOPHIA COPPOLA MONTH BEGINS, PLUS A QUIET PLACE, ISLE OF DOGS, AND MORE

We can’t keep this one quiet: the new Rad Carpet is live and loud!

After digging into some listener feedback in Carpetspondence (3:50), Whalen and Siblo tear their Rad Ticket by unfurling takes on the hit John Krasinski horror film A Quiet Place, Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs, with some quick thoughts from Siblo on Aaron Katz’s Gemini and the teen sex comedy Blockers (12:20). For the main event, the fellas begin their month long Sophia Coppola curriculum, starting with 2017’s The Beguiled (32:20) and 2010’s Somewhere (50:00).

Do you out there in Carpetland believe the hype on A Quiet Place? Where you as taken as we were with Isle of Dogs? How did you react to the simmering Beguiled and the gentle, experimental Somewhere? Unfurl your takes at theradcarpet@gmail.com, via Twitter (@theradcapet), on Facebook, and on Instagram. And don’t forget to throw your boys a five-star rating wherever you catch your pods.

There’s much more Coppola in the offiing next time: we’re set to Carpet Clean the director’s breakout Lost in Translation, as well as 2013’s Bling Ring and 2006’s Marie Antoinette. Stay tuned and stay rad!!

READY PLAYER ONE AND SPIELBERG WALL TO WALL!

We’ve reached the final level of our Sci Fi Spielberg month: it’s time to talk Ready Player One!

Siblo and Whalen were somewhat split on Spielberg’s new CG-intensive gamer adventure yarn, so there’s plenty to unpack here, from its referential design to its alleged anti-corporate ethos to its thorny gender politics to its wild action set pieces (3:45). And once your Carpeteers emerge from their RPO deep dive, they go right back under for a big picture look at Spielberg’s sci fi work at large in their Wall to Wall Carpet segment. What is Spielberg’s legacy as a sci fi director? Has Spielberg successfully adapted across his four decades of sci fi work or does he simply skate by on his early success? An oasis of takes awaits–hit play and get rad!

Ready Player One appears to be a somewhat divisive film with critics and audience, as does Spielberg as a whole–where do you stand? Slide your takes on over at theradcarpet@gmail.com, via Twitter (@theradcapet), on Facebook, and on Instagram. And don’t forget to throw your boys a five-star rating wherever you catch your pods.

We’ll be unfurling in some slightly more rarified air next month as we anticipate the Criterion release of The Virgin Suicides with an early spring dance with the films of Sophia Coppola. Cue up The Beguiled and Somewhere for our next episode. And while you’re at it–stay very rad!