Double Edged Double Bill Podcast

Earth Station One PodcastPlease have your ticket stubs out for the Double Edged Double Bill! Each week, Adam Thomas and Thomas Mariani will come to the table to discuss the randomly selected yin and yang of a double feature. Then, both will have to pick a number between one and ten in order to seal their fates for the next episode. One will have two good movies. The other two bad ones. Let the chaos begin!

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Cinema To The Letter Welcome to Cinema To The Letter, a podcast that breaks down the very nature of C.I.N.E.M.A. letter by letter. For each episode of a film mini-series topic, we cover six films that fit a C for Classic, I for Indie, N for New, E for Egregious, M for Masterpiece and A for Atypical. Who doesn’t love an acronym?

  • Godzilla vs Hedorah (1971) - A for Atypical Godzilla
    by Thomas & Bryan on May 28, 2024 at 4:01 am

    Godzilla has fought many kaiju, but can he handle one made of smog and sludge? Cinema To The Letter will find the answer as Thomas & Bryan wrap up their Godzilla season with the very A for Atypical choice of Godzilla vs Hedorah! Together, they'll answer the crucial questions. What does Godzilla do in his off time? How weird is this compared to other totally normal films in the later Showa era of Godzilla? Does combining environmental horror and kid's show aesthetics in one film work? Well, prepare to Save The Earth so you can listen to this episode! Join our Patreon for $1 for monthly bonus episodes and the chance to vote for new podcasts at patreon.com/cinema2letter! Follow us @cinema2letter on the socials! Artwork by Michelle Kyle! Music by Burial Grid! We’re a proud member of the TalkFilmSociety podcast network! 

  • Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001) - M for Masterpiece Godzilla
    by Thomas & Bryan on May 21, 2024 at 4:01 am

    Giant monsters demand giant titles! The penultimate entry in our Godzilla season sends Thomas & Bryan into the dawn of the new millennium as they cover Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack! Together, they'll answer the crucial questions. How did the Millennium Era of Godzilla reinvent the King of the Monsters and his kaiju buddies for the 21st century? Why did Baragon get left out of this massive title? Would Godzilla make an effective divorce lawyer? Well, stop trying to take pictures of that cute kaiju so you can survive to listen now! Join our Patreon for $1 for monthly bonus episodes and the chance to vote for new podcasts at patreon.com/cinema2letter! Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook! Artwork by Michelle Kyle! Music by Burial Grid! We’re a proud member of the TalkFilmSociety podcast network! 

  • Godzilla vs Mothra (1992) - E for Egregious Godzilla
    by Thomas & Bryan on May 14, 2024 at 4:01 am

    Godzilla using his atomic breath is the exact kind of flame that attracts moths. Specifically Mothra! As Cinema To The Letter continues to celebrate Godzilla's 70th anniversary, Thomas, Bryan and special guest Chris Luciantonio are here to discuss the 1992 film Godzilla vs Mothra! Together, they'll answer all the crucial questions. What separates Godzilla's late 20th century Heisei era from the classic Showa era? Does this kaiju film have anything to say about the environment in a totally subtle fashion? How fun are ferris wheels once they smack you upside the head thanks to a giant moth monster? Well, stop listening to those twin fairies singing the Mothra song so you can listen in to find out! Join our Patreon for $1 for monthly bonus episodes and the chance to vote for new podcasts at patreon.com/cinema2letter! Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook! Artwork by Michelle Kyle! Music by Burial Grid! We’re a proud member of the TalkFilmSociety podcast network! Listen to Thomas on the first episode of the Talk Film Society Patreon exclusive podcast Record Party all about The Royal Tenenbaums!

  • Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire (2024) - N for New Godzilla
    by Thomas & Bryan on May 7, 2024 at 4:01 am

    First Godzilla & King Kong were fighting. Now? They're "x"-ing! For this episode of Cinema To The Letter, Thomas & Bryan discuss Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire as the brand N for New pick for their Godzilla season! Together, our duo answers the crucial questions in spoilery detail. How has the American Monsterverse treated Godzilla, King Kong and their kaiju friends? Why is one of the best movie stars of our time Dan Stevens trapped in mediocre blockbusters? Does Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire confirm the King of the Monsters' status as an honorary Italian? Well, slap on your robotic arm enhancements and whip out your spinal cord whip before you listen to find out! Join our Patreon for $1 for monthly bonus episodes and the chance to vote for new podcasts at patreon.com/cinema2letter! Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook! Artwork by Michelle Kyle! Music by Burial Grid! We’re a proud member of the TalkFilmSociety podcast network!

  • Godzilla Minus One (2023) - I for Indie Godzilla
    by Thomas on April 30, 2024 at 4:01 am

    Godzilla Minus One equals A Great Movie! That's the kind of math we appreciate at Cinema To The Letter ! Yes, as our Godzilla season's I for Indie pick (don't worry, we explain in the episode) we're covering the recent Academy Award winning sleeper hit from the franchise! Join Thomas, Bryan & special guest Mel Glenn Gore as they answer all the crucial questions. Why did Godzilla Minus One become such a beloved hit? What makes this version of the great kaiju so distinctive? How can anyone compete with director Takashi Yamazaki & his special effects crew's Oscar night Godzilla footwear? Well, prime your Godzilla back spikes and listen to us unleash our atomic breath levels of praise to find out! Join our Patreon for $1 for monthly bonus episodes and the chance to vote for new podcasts at patreon.com/cinema2letter! Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook! Artwork by Michelle Kyle! Music by Burial Grid! We’re a proud member of the TalkFilmSociety podcast network!

  • Destroy All Monsters (1968) - C for Classic Godzilla
    by Thomas Mariani on April 23, 2024 at 4:01 am

    Godzilla is turning 70, so it's about time we finally try to Destroy All Monsters! As the legendary kaiju reaches this milestone, Cinema To The Letter is looking at six different Godzilla films for this brand new season! This episode, Thomas, Bryan and special guest Bill Mulligan discuss the 9th film to feature Godzilla known as Destroy All Monsters, in which the big G shares the screen with fellow kaiju Mothra, Anguirus and King Ghidorah amongst others! Together, our trio asks the important questions about this C for Classic pick. How was this the ultimate culmination of what director Ishiro Honda built up with kaiju cinema? Why do Germans think Frankenstein is in this lineup? What does Varan do exactly? Well, get on the next plane out of Monsterland and listen to this episode on the flight to find out! Join our Patreon for $1 for monthly bonus episodes and the chance to vote for new podcasts at patreon.com/cinema2letter! Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook! Artwork by Michelle Kyle! Music by Burial Grid! We’re a proud member of the TalkFilmSociety podcast network!

  • Cinema To The Letter Season 5: Godzilla Lineup Announcement [Bonus Episode]
    by Thomas Mariani on April 16, 2024 at 4:01 am

    The King of the Monsters is the king kaiju of Cinema To The Letter! For their upcoming fifth season, Cinema To The Letter hosts Thomas & Bryan are tackling their first franchise: Godzilla! That's right, Cinema To The Letter is celebrating this legendary movie monsters' 70th birthday with a full season devoted to covering Godzilla films. Which six Godzilla films will fit the typical acronym programming of Classic, Indie, New, Egregious, Masterpiece and Atypical? Tune into this special bonus episode to find out!   Join our Patreon for $1 for monthly bonus episodes and the chance to vote for new podcasts at patreon.com/cinema2letter! Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook! Artwork by Michelle Kyle! Music by Burial Grid! We’re a proud member of the TalkFilmSociety podcast network!

  • Best Animated Film March Madness Bracket [Bonus From Behind the Patreon Paywall]
    by Thomas Mariani on March 26, 2024 at 4:01 am

    Cinema To The Letter is still on hiatus (Godzilla season starts in mid-April), but here's a bonus episode that'll be long enough to tide you over. Back in the Double Edged Double Bill days, every March marked a March Madness Bracket podcast over on the Patreon. We're still keeping that tradition alive over on the Cinema To The Letter Patreon for the Best Movie Monster, but to sell you on joining here's a rather large sample of what you get for $1. Specifically, Thomas, DEDB co-host Adam Thomas, Jael Peralta, Rafe Telsch & Scott Johnson facing off to determine The Best Animated Film Of All Time via March Madness bracket! 32 animated films will face off. Which one wins? Well, listen to all 280 mins (!) of this bonus episode to find out! Join our Patreon for $1 for monthly bonus episodes (including this year's March Madness Bracket bonus podcast determining the Best Movie Monster of All Time) and the chance to vote for new episode topics at patreon.com/cinema2letter! Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook! Artwork by Michelle Kyle! Music by Burial Grid! We’re a proud member of the TalkFilmSociety podcast network!  

  • BONUS: Oscars® Predictions 2024
    by Thomas Mariani on March 5, 2024 at 5:01 am

    Cinema To The Letter is still currently on hiatus, but here's a surprise bonus episode! Hear Thomas alongside friends of the show Rafe Telsch (Never Say Die/Have Not Seen This), Emily Slade (Why This Film/In A Barbie World) and Mel Gore (Tangent1985) as they discuss the nominees for the 96th Academy Awards® & who they think will win come this Sunday! Join our Patreon for $1 for monthly bonus episodes and the chance to vote for new podcasts at patreon.com/cinema2letter! Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook! Artwork by Michelle Kyle! Music by Burial Grid! We’re a proud member of the TalkFilmSociety podcast network!

  • Rango (2011) - A for Atypical Won 1 Oscar
    by Thomas Mariani on February 27, 2024 at 5:01 am

    It's the last round up for this season of Cinema To The Letter, cowpokes! To close out the Won 1 Oscar season, Bryan, Thomas & special guest Saveydro discuss the unlikely Best Animated Feature winner Rango as their A for Atypical choice! Together, our trio answers the crucial questions. How does Rango stick out in the modern animated film landscape? Why is Gore Verbinski such a visionary filmmaker? Who is the true Spirit of the West? Well, lasso up yourselves some ugly cute critters and have them listen along with you to find out! Join our Patreon for $1 for monthly bonus episodes and the chance to vote for new podcasts at patreon.com/cinema2letter! Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook! Artwork by Michelle Kyle! Music by Burial Grid! We’re a proud member of the TalkFilmSociety podcast network!

  • Michael Clayton (2007) - M for Masterpiece Won 1 Oscar
    by Thomas Mariani on February 20, 2024 at 5:01 am

    Do we look like we're negotiating? No, we look like we're listening to the latest episode of Cinema To The Letter! For this episode, hosts Thomas & Bryan are joined by special guest Matt Curione to discuss 2007's Michael Clayton as the M for Masterpiece pick of their Won 1 Oscar season! Together, our trio answers the crucial questions. How weird is it that Tilda Swinton won her Oscar for this not-so-weird role? What did director/writer Tony Gilroy bring from Michael Clayton to his eventual Star Wars TV show? How much does Tom Wilkinson make you want to bite into a baguette? Well, sit in the back of that taxi like George Clooney pondering what his next step is as you listen to find out! Join our Patreon for $1 for monthly bonus episodes and the chance to vote for new podcasts at patreon.com/cinema2letter! Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook! Artwork by Michelle Kyle! Music by Burial Grid! We’re a proud member of the TalkFilmSociety podcast network!

  • The Greatest Show On Earth (1952) - E for Egregious Won 1 Oscar
    by Thomas Mariani on February 13, 2024 at 5:01 am

    Step right up for The Greatest Podcast On Earth! This week, Cinema To The Letter examines the 1952 Best Picture The Greatest Show on Earth, one of the more infamous winners of the biggest Academy Award about life at the circus as the E for Egregious pick for their Won 1 Oscar season. Together, our duo Thomas and Bryan answer the crucial questions. Why did this inspire a young Steven Spielberg to become a filmmaker? How bad can old school rear screen projection get? Where would we be without the keen insights of Buttons, A Clown? Well, sit back and look at the center ring as you listen to find out! Join our Patreon for $1 for monthly bonus episodes and the chance to vote for new podcasts at patreon.com/cinema2letter! Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook! Artwork by Michelle Kyle! Music by Burial Grid! We’re a proud member of the TalkFilmSociety podcast network!

  • Another Round (2020) - N for New Won 1 Oscar
    by Thomas Mariani on February 6, 2024 at 5:01 am

    Cheers to a new episode of Cinema To The Letter! This week, Thomas & Bryan cover the N for New pick for their Won 1 Oscar season: the 2020 Best International Film winner Another Round! While those Academy Awards might be a blur, the exploits of Mads Mikkelson and his bros attempting to stay consistently inebriated is an incredibly entertaining watch worth looking back at! Together, our duo answer the crucial questions. How does Another Round pull off one of the best endings in modern cinematic history? Why is Mads Mikkelson so uniquely hot? Can dudes both rock and not rock simultaneously? Well, grab a cold one and listen in to find out! Join our Patreon for $1 for monthly bonus episodes and the chance to vote for new podcasts at patreon.com/cinema2letter! Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook! Artwork by Michelle Kyle! Music by Burial Grid! We’re a proud member of the TalkFilmSociety podcast network!

  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) - I for Indie Won 1 Oscar
    by Thomas Mariani on January 30, 2024 at 5:01 am

    Did you forget there's a new episode of Cinema To The Letter? Don't worry, it's still here for you to discover! For the I for Indie pick for their Won 1 Oscar season, Thomas & Bryan are joined by Lili Labens to remember the 2004 sci-fi romantic drama Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind! Together, they'll answer the crucial questions. Why is screenwriter Charlie Kaufman the king of "Dude Are You Okay" cinema? What made sad clown Jim Carrey perfect for this role? Where did Hollywood lose sight of Michel Gondry's talents? Well, stop dancing around in your underwear and listen in to find out! Join our Patreon for $1 for monthly bonus episodes and the chance to vote for new podcasts at patreon.com/cinema2letter! Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook! Artwork by Michelle Kyle! Music by Burial Grid! We’re a proud member of the TalkFilmSociety podcast network!

  • Rashomon (1950) - C for Classic Won 1 Oscar
    by Thomas Mariani on January 23, 2024 at 5:01 am

    No matter what perspective you're following, there's no denying that a new season of Cinema To The Letter has started! To kick off their awards focused Won 1 Oscar season, Thomas, Bryan and special guest John Patterson discuss Rashomon! This C for Classic pick from director Akira Kurosawa won the initial version of what is now known as Best International Feature Academy Award and would lead of an incredible run of acclaimed masterpieces from Kurosawa. Together, our trio answers the crucial questions. Can we find an empirical truth in this cruel world? Why are early Oscar categories so weird? How can anyone not feel sad looking at Takashi Shimura on the edge of tears? Well, try to remember what you've witnessed and listen in to find out! Join our Patreon for $1 for monthly bonus episodes and the chance to vote for new podcasts at patreon.com/cinema2letter! Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook! Artwork by Michelle Kyle! Music by Burial Grid! We’re a proud member of the TalkFilmSociety podcast network!

  • Cinema To The Letter Season 4: Won 1 Oscar Lineup Announcement [Bonus Episode]
    by Thomas Mariani on January 16, 2024 at 5:01 am

    There's Oscar buzz abound and that means Cinema To The Letter is returning for a new season! This time, hosts Thomas and Bryan are looking at six films that have Won 1 Oscar! That's right; this selection is not just Best Picture winners or any of the other major categories. All of them won (at least) one Academy Award in any category! Listen in to find out which specific films will be covered! Join our Patreon for $1 for monthly bonus episodes and the chance to vote for new podcasts at patreon.com/cinema2letter! Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook! Artwork by Michelle Kyle! Intro music by Burial Grid!

  • Return to Oz (1985) - A for Atypical Disney
    by Thomas Mariani on December 26, 2023 at 5:00 am

    We're not in Kansas anymore here on Cinema To The Letter! For the final episode in their Disney season, Bryan and Thomas discuss a truly A for Atypical film from this family friendly studio. While Return to Oz was aimed at a family audience, the intensity of its fantasy imagery was so decried upon release that Oscar winning editor Walter Murch never got to direct a film again. However, does that mean Thomas and Bryan dislike this infamous film from the studio? What separates this L. Frank Baum adaptation from the most famous Oz film of all? How well does the Nome King wear those ruby slippers? Well, walk down the dilapidated yellow brick road while listening to this episode to find out! Join our Patreon for $1 for monthly bonus episodes and the chance to vote for new podcasts at patreon.com/cinema2letter! Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook! Artwork by Michelle Kyle! Intro music by Burial Grid! We’re a proud member of the TalkFilmSociety podcast network!

  • The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) - M for Masterpiece Disney
    by Thomas Mariani on December 19, 2023 at 5:01 am

    Hi ho and happy holidays from Cinema To The Letter! To get into the festive mood during their Disney season, Bryan and Thomas are dedicating an episode to The Muppet Christmas Carol! Thomas is a lifelong Muppet fan while Bryan hadn't seen a Muppet film until earlier this year. The results may fill you with the spirit of the holiday season! Together, they'll answer the crucial questions. How does this A Christmas Carol adaptation and its Scrooge as played by Michael Caine stick out from the many others? What does the future hold for Jim Henson's Muppets in a the modern Disney landscape? Why are The Muppets masters of the fourth wall break in an age of Ryan Reynolds snark? Well, hear the singing of the street corner choir and return home so you can get warm by the fire while listening to this episode! Join our Patreon for $1 for monthly bonus episodes and the chance to vote for new podcasts at patreon.com/cinema2letter! Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook! Artwork by Michelle Kyle! Intro music by Burial Grid! We’re a proud member of the TalkFilmSociety podcast network

  • Tomorrowland (2015) - E for Egregious Disney
    by Thomas Mariani on December 12, 2023 at 5:01 am

    There's a great big beautiful tomorrow shining through the end of this episode of Cinema To The Letter! For the E for Egregious pick of the Disney season, Thomas, Bryan and special guest Shakyl Lambert are discussing the 2015 Disney flop Tomorrowland! Yet, not everyone thinks that Brad Bird's live action folly is all that bad! Together, our trio answers the crucial questions. Was this the last of a bygone era for Disney blockbusters? Why is Tomorrowland not on Disney+ in the US? Does donning a baseball cap magically deage you ten years? Well, grab your pin and transport yourself to another dimension where you can listen to this episode to find out! Join our Patreon for $1 for monthly bonus episodes and the chance to vote for new podcasts at patreon.com/cinema2letter! Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook! Artwork by Michelle Kyle! Intro music by Burial Grid! We’re a proud member of the TalkFilmSociety podcast network!

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (2023) - N for New Disney
    by Thomas Mariani on December 5, 2023 at 5:01 am

    The dog days are over. And by "dog days" we mean "days without a new episode of Cinema To The Letter!" For the N for New pick on their Disney series, Bryan and Thomas are discussing the very fresh Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3! Or rather, they discuss their complicated relationships with the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a whole in contrast to their absolute love for the final entry in James Gunn's trilogy at length. Together, our duo answers the crucial questions. What does the future hold for the current rocky status of the MCU? Did we get a satisfying conclusion for all our space friends? How do you waste Judy Greer when she's playing a cyborg pig monster? Well, load up your Zune so you can listen to this episode to find out! Join our Patreon for $1 for monthly bonus episodes and the chance to vote for new podcasts at patreon.com/cinema2letter! Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook! Artwork by Michelle Kyle! Intro music by Burial Grid! We’re a proud member of the TalkFilmSociety podcast network!

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