Double Edged Double Bill
67: Cate Blanchett in An Ocean of 8 Hannas

67: Cate Blanchett in An Ocean of 8 Hannas

August 13, 2019

Cate Blanchett is one of our greatest working actresses. So in honor of her new film Where'd You Go Bernadette, Double Edged Double Bill hosts Adam Thomas & Thomas Mariani are covering a double bill of two films from her varied filmography. First up is Adam's bad pick Ocean's 8, the heist film spin off which sparks mild disagreement between our duo over how it qualifies for "bad." Then our discusses Thomas' good pick Hanna, the action/fairy tale that displays Cate's talents at deception, manipulation and unspecific Southern accents. So put on your most fabulous outfit and give it a listen!

If you're in the Atlanta, GA area for Labor Day Weekend (August 30th - September 2nd), make sure to check out Thomas at DragonCon! Here's his panel schedule for the Horror and Urban Fantasy Tracks:

  • Apocalypse Now? A Good Omens Fan Panel (Fri 07:00 pm in Chastain 1-2 at the Westin hotel)
  • The Blair Witch Legacy (Fri 10:00 pm in Peachtree 1-2 at the Westin hotel)
  • The Horror of Scooby Doo (Sat 01:00 pm in Peachtree 1-2 at the Westin hotel)
  • Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror (Sat 08:30 pm in Peachtree 1-2 at the Westin hotel followed by a screening of the film with a live score by Valentine Wolfe!)
  • What We Do In The Shadows Fan Panel (Sun 01:00 pm in Peachtree 1-2 at the Westin hotel)

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66: Guillermo del Toro Presents Don’t Be Afraid of the Cronos

66: Guillermo del Toro Presents Don’t Be Afraid of the Cronos

August 7, 2019

Double Edged Double Bill is dedicating an entire episode to visionary filmmaker Guillermo del Toro! Adam Thomas and Thomas Mariani are joined this week by del Toro super fan Alejandra Gonzalez to talk two diverse films from the prolific writer/director/producer. First up is their good feature Cronos, Guillermo del Toro's sparse directorial debut that showcased his love of genre, family & Ron Perlman early on. Then, their bad feature Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, which del Toro only wrote & produced... which shows. Together, our trio are stunned by the amount of puns they can dish out, are horrified by Guy Pearce's hair and perplexed by their picks for next week's episode on Cate Blanchett! So crawl into the most gorgeously creepy corner of the basement and share an ear bud with your favorite misunderstood monster so you can both listen in!

Make sure to check out Thomas doing panels for the Horror and Urban Fantasy tracks at Dragon Con! To stay up to date about the podcast, follow us on Twitter @DEDBpod, our Facebook page and send us feedback at doubleedgeddoublebill@gmail.com! If you like the show, please subscribe to or rate us on platforms like iTunesSpotify or Stitcher!

65: No Pain, No Gain, No Holds Barred

65: No Pain, No Gain, No Holds Barred

July 30, 2019

It's time for Thomas Mariani and Adam Thomas to get in the ring for another round of Double Edged Double Bill! With Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw coming out as a vehicle for a certain pro-wrestler-turned-actor, our duo takes on a double bill of films starring pro-wrestlers! First up is their bad feature No Holds Barred, a giant tribute to wrestler and controversial human/gas station hot dog hybrid Hulk Hogan. Then, their good feature Pain & Gain, which our heroes argue isn't just the best film for pro-wrestler turned star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson & director Michael Bay, but may just be the most brutally dark satire of our modern age. Together, our duo dare to address big issues like Tiny Lister Jr's eyebrow maintenance, Dwayne Johnson's even more massive proportions and picking the films for next week's episode on Guillermo del Toro. So grab your folding chairs and get ready to slam down on that download button! OH YEAH!

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64: Quentin Tarantino Presents A Death Proof Jackie Brown

64: Quentin Tarantino Presents A Death Proof Jackie Brown

July 23, 2019

Quentin Tarantino doesn't make films too often. So, to celebrate the release of Once Upon a Time In Hollywood this week, Adam Thomas and Thomas Mariani are looking back at the influential filmmaker's filmography with special guest Christian Alvarez! First up is their good pick Jackie Brown, which our trio praises as underrated and nuanced. Then, there's much debate over how bad their bad feature Death Proof is, a highly stylized tribute to 70s exploitation that may be too faithful to its influences. Together, our trio answers all the important questions. Is Jackie Brown peak De Niro face? Is Death Proof a prequel to Drive?  What are Adam & Thomas' picks for next week's episode on pro-wrestlers in film? Well, put in that 8 track and get ready for one hell of a double bill, baby!

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63: The Island of Dr. Highlander - Films Worth Remaking

63: The Island of Dr. Highlander - Films Worth Remaking

July 16, 2019

Hollywood keeps remaking movies that don't need to be remade, like a photorealistic The Lion King remake we're getting this week. So, for this week's Double Edged Double Bill, Adam Thomas and Thomas Mariani are suggesting two films that would be worth a new take! First up is Highlander, the fantasy action film that Thomas argues could benefit from better action and less miscasting of Frenchmen playing Scottish. Then, Adam argues the 1996 version of The Island of Dr. Moreau has the definitive version of a classic story with a less ego & more empathy for animal/human hybrids. Together, our duo tries to make sense of a Scottish man playing a Spaniard from Egypt, wonders what movie Marlon Brando was in and picks the films for next week's episode on Quentin Tarantino. So listen in for pitches of what could be!

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62: Goonies R Not Good Enough for Strange Days - Overrated vs Underrated Part Deux

62: Goonies R Not Good Enough for Strange Days - Overrated vs Underrated Part Deux

July 9, 2019

After their last excursion into the world of overrated & underrated cinema, Adam Thomas & Thomas Mariani are returning to spark controversy with their hot takes on Double Edged Double Bill yet again! This time, the duo is joined by guest Desmond Peel of the Desmond's Flicks Podcast and YouTube channel for this strange randomly decided double header. First up, Adam's underrated choice of Strange Days, the Kathryn Bigelow film where she got the villain of Schindler's List to play a VR used car salesman. Then, Thomas' overrated choice of The Goonies, which will likely send an angry mob of '80s kids to his door. Together, our trio pitches their Tom Arnold podcast, reveals Adam's crippling One Eyed Willy related debt and picks the films for next week's episode all about films that deserve to a remake. So hook up your SQUID headset and dial into our show, ya Goonies!

Check out Thomas talking Midsommar and The Wicker Man on The Horror Returns! To stay up to date about the podcast, follow us on Twitter @DEDBpod, our Facebook page and send us feedback at doubleedgeddoublebill@gmail.com! If you like the show, please subscribe to or rate us on platforms like iTunesSpotify or Stitcher!

61: Replicas of Us in 2019 So Far

61: Replicas of Us in 2019 So Far

July 2, 2019

2019 has hit the halfway mark and Double Edged Double Bill is celebrating with a good and not-so-good film from the first six months of the year! First up, Adam Thomas' bad pick that the listeners voted for is Replicas, the Keanu Reeves film from 2019 no one wants to bring up in his modern Keanu-ssance. Then, our good feature that was Thomas Mariani's choice is Jordan Peele's second feature Us, in which Lupita Nyong'o leads a strong double header cast to scary heights. Together, Adam & Thomas wonder how Keanu relates to today's Cardi B obsessed youth, highlight the aristocratic nature of physical media owners and pick the films for next week's episode revisiting Overrated & Underrated movies! So share an Airpod with your horrific duplicate of science gone mad and listen in!

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60: Aliens Resurrection: Xenomorphobia Runs Rampant!

60: Aliens Resurrection: Xenomorphobia Runs Rampant!

June 25, 2019

Alien turns 40 this year and Double Edged Double Bill is celebrating by covering two entries in this bizarre yet enduring franchise! Adam Thomas and Thomas Mariani both love the sci-fi/horror/action tales of Xenomorphs and Ellen Ripley... to varying degrees. First up, the good feature & second film in the series Aliens, which made Sigourney Weaver an action legend and James Cameron the titan he is today. Then, the bad feature is Alien Resurrection, where a snarky Joss Whedon screenplay and a visionary French director clash to form a sultry Xeno/Ripley hybrid. Together, our duo laughs hysterically at Jenette Goldstein's "authentic" makeup, confirm Dan Hedaya's status as Hollywood's hairiest man and pick the films for next week's episode on 2019 So Far! So download the podcast now before that xenomorph blood burns your hand off!

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59: Pixar Presents Up Yours, Good Dinosaur

59: Pixar Presents Up Yours, Good Dinosaur

June 18, 2019

As we all prepare to open our toy boxes again for Toy Story 4, Double Edged Double Bill is doing a double feature from everyone's favorite Disney subsidiary Pixar Animation Studios! Adam and Thomas are joined by guest James 'Rodders' Rodrigues as he classes up the show with his British accent. First up is the good film Up, which drives our trio to tears from it's famous start to it's underrated finale. Then, the bad feature The Good Dinosaur, which feels almost unfinished compared to other Pixar films. Together, our trio makes this an unofficial Christopher Plummer stan podcast, recommends playing with Fisher Price toys on hallucinogens, pitch the Pixar slasher film and picks the films for next week's episode on the Alien franchise. So tie those balloons to your house and give us a listen while you soar over the city!

To stay up to date about the podcast, follow us on Twitter @DEDBpod, our Facebook page and send us feedback at doubleedgeddoublebill@gmail.com! Remember to vote for our bad film pick on the 2019 So Far episode by June 19th! If you like the show, please subscribe to or rate us on platforms like iTunesSpotify or Stitcher!

58: Samuel L. Jackson in The Caveman’s Jumper

58: Samuel L. Jackson in The Caveman’s Jumper

June 11, 2019

Samuel L. Jackson is one of the most ubiquitous actors working today. So, given he's returning to screens for the fourth time this year with Shaft, Adam Thomas and Thomas Mariani are here to do a double header of films from his filmography alongside returning guest Shakyl Lambert of Seequels podcast and OneOfUs.net! First up, our good film is The Caveman's Valentine. What? You've never heard of the classic mystery/thriller where Jackson plays a cave dwelling homeless man trying to solve a murder before? Well, neither ha 2/3rds of our crew. Then, our bad feature is Jumper, in which a teleporting Hayden "Anakin Skywalker" Christensen is hunted down by a bleach blonde Jackson. Together, our trio compare the integrity of Samuel's wigs, drive Adam to his breaking point and pick the films for next week's episode on Pixar. So jump right into this episode before Samuel L. Jackson starts cursing at you!

To stay up to date about the podcast, follow us on Twitter @DEDBpod, our Facebook page and send us feedback at doubleedgeddoublebill@gmail.com! Remember to vote for our bad film pick on the 2019 So Far episode by June 19th! If you like the show, please subscribe to or rate us on platforms like iTunesSpotify or Stitcher!