Earth Station One Podcast Please 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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Double Edged Double Bill Each week, Adam Thomas and Thomas Mariani will come to the table to randomly select the yin and yang of a double feature. One will have two good movies. The other two bad ones. Both will have to pick a number between one and ten in order to seal their fates for each episode.

  • 84: Disney + The Rocketeer = Country Bears
    by Thomas Mariani on December 10, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Done marathoning The Mandalorian for the fourth time? Then why not listen to the newest Double Edged Double Bill? This week, Adam and Thomas take a look at the back catalogue of Disney+ with the help of returning guest Yonathan Habtemichael. First up the good feature is The Rocketeer, an underrated superhero film long before the studio owned a single Marvel character. Then our bad feature of The Country Bears, a forgotten attempt from Disney to turn a theme park attraction into a film that leaves one of our hosts speechless. Still, our intrepid heroes answer quite a few questions. Which The Office character sidelines as a nightclub singer? When did Christopher Walken embrace his silliness? Why are all the rules of the show being broken for next week's episode on The Simpsons? Listen to our super bear jamboree of an episode to find out! To stay up to date, follow us on Twitter @DEDBpod, on Facebook and send feedback to doubleedgeddoublebill@gmail.com! Voting for the good pick on our 2019 Wrap Up episode runs from December 4th and ends December 11th! If you like the show, please subscribe or rate us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or The ESO Network!

  • 83: Holmes and Watson Investigate a Deathtrap Mystery
    by Thomas Mariani on December 3, 2019 at 5:01 am

    The game is afoot on Double Edged Double Bill! Inspector Thomas Mariani and Dr. Adam Thomas are on the case investigating two mystery films in honor of Knives Out. First is the bad film Holmes and Watson, a comedy that has mysteriously misplaced its laughs. Then the good film Deathtrap, which throws so many twists at us that one's neck may snap. This prompts our duo to ask many questions. What does Will Ferrell do with his career now? Does Batman run Halliburton? Which two films will they discuss on next week's Disney+ episode? Well stick around before a murder most foul occurs to find the answers! Listen to Thomas talk Knives Out and Rear Window on the latest episode of The Horror Returns! To stay up to date, follow us on Twitter @DEDBpod, on Facebook and send feedback to doubleedgeddoublebill@gmail.com! Voting for the good pick on our 2019 Wrap Up episode runs from December 4th and ends December 13th! If you like the show, please subscribe or rate us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or The ESO Network!

  • 82: Martin Scorsese Presents Gangs of Shutter Island
    by Thomas Mariani on November 26, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Martin Scorsese is bringing The Irishman to Netflix this Thanksgiving. Naturally, there's enough room to stuff in a Double Edged Double Bill between the turkey and mashed potatoes. Adam and Thomas dig into two less discussed films from the acclaimed director. First up, the good pick of Gangs of New York which may be too ambitious for its own good. Then, the bad pick Shutter Island unravels more mysterious than expected. Together, our duo answers crucial questions. Is Ray Romano a Muppet? Can Leonardo DiCaprio do accents? What will be picked for next week's episode on mystery films? Get all that Scorses-a sauce out of your ears and listen to find out! To stay up to date, follow us on Twitter @DEDBpod, on Facebook and send feedback to doubleedgeddoublebill@gmail.com! If you like the show, please subscribe or rate us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or The ESO Network!

  • 81: Tom Hanks in Joe Versus The Apollo 13
    by Thomas Mariani on November 19, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Tom Hanks has received many honors over his career. Now, his most biggest honor of all: being the subject on Double Edged Double Bill! Adam Thomas and Thomas Mariani give the icon his due in honor of A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood! First up, the bad feature Joe Vs. The Volcano where five different plots fight for supremacy. Then the good feature Apollo 13, where Tom Hanks solidifies himself as "America's Dad"in this true story of space heroism. Plus, our hosts answer all the important questions. Can we put Lloyd Bridges in a mech suit? Do astronauts get BFF bracelets? Which two films will they talk about on next week's Martin Scorsese episode? Well board onto our episode to find out! To stay up to date, follow us on Twitter @DEDBpod, on Facebook and send feedback to doubleedgeddoublebill@gmail.com! If you like the show, please subscribe or rate us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or The ESO Network!

  • 80: The Platoon Revolution War
    by Thomas Mariani on November 12, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Double Edged Double Bill is shipping off for a war film double feature! Adam Thomas and Thomas Mariani suit up for two very different cinematic depictions of war. First up is the bad feature Revolution, where America is born with help from a highly miscast Al Pacino. Then the good feature Platoon, where a cast of future stars experience the madness of Vietnam as seen from veteran Oliver Stone. Together, our duo answers all the important questions. Would Adam Sandler in drag improve Revolution? Was Keith David ever really young? Which two films will they choose for next week's episode on Tom Hanks? Well get in line and march off to download this episode, soldier! Ten-hut! Hear Adam talking I Spit on Your Grave and Ms. 45 on the latest episode of Desmond's Flicks! To stay up to date, follow us on Twitter @DEDBpod, on Facebook and send feedback to doubleedgeddoublebill@gmail.com! If you like the show, please subscribe or rate us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or The ESO Network!

  • 79: Arnold Schwarzenegger Hopes You Don't Recall Junior
    by Thomas Mariani on November 5, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Arnold Schwarzenegger is back in theaters with Terminator Dark Fate so he's getting the Double Edged Double Bill treatment! Adam Thomas and Thomas Mariani bring along returning guest James Rodrigues to talk all about the Austrian action hero. First up is their good feature Total Recall, where Paul Verhoeven got to make a heady sci-fi action film with all the guts & glory that Arnold brings. Then, their bad feature is the comedy Junior where Arnold plays a pregnant man... and takes it seriously? Together, our trio answers all the important questions. Is Michael Ironside a "snacc"? Why isn't Randy Newman on the Junior soundtrack? What two films will the show cover on next week's war films episode? We'll see you at the podcast party to find out, Richter! To stay up to date, follow us on Twitter @DEDBpod, on Facebook and send feedback to doubleedgeddoublebill@gmail.com! If you like the show, please subscribe or rate us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or The ESO Network!

  • 78: Freddy Krueger Gives You A Final New Nightmare on Elm Street
    by Thomas Mariani on October 29, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Are you ready for Freddy? Yes, A Nightmare on Elm Street is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year. So, Double Edged Double Bill is unfurling the red & green carpet as Adam Thomas and Thomas Mariani are joined by Desmond Alexander Peel of Desmond's Flicks to wrap up October with two films featuring horror icon Freddy Krueger. First up for our trio is the bad pick of Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare, which gave the Elm Street franchise a less than respectful send off. Then their good pick New Nightmare, where Wes Craven returned to give the gloved slasher a meta contextual makeover. Plus, our Dream Warriors answer all the important questions. Why does Freddy look like an action figure? Did Wes Craven will an earthquake into existence? What will the two films be for next week's episode on Arnold Schwarzenegger? Well listen to the podcast of your dreams to find out! To stay up to date, follow us on Twitter @DEDBpod, on Facebook and send feedback to doubleedgeddoublebill@gmail.com! If you like the show, please subscribe or rate us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or The ESO Network!

  • 77: Trick R Treat Ft. Snoop Dogg
    by Thomas Mariani on October 22, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Welcome to another Double Edged Double Bill, boils and ghouls! This week, Adam Thomas and Thomas Mariani continue the spooky season with an episode on horror anthology films! First up is the bad feature Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror, one of the worst films our duo has ever covered. Then, our boys squeal with delight over the good feature Trick R Treat, one of the best films covered for the show. So much like your average horror anthology, it's a mixed bag. This leads to our duo asking many questions. Does Anson Mount play the worst character in cinematic history? Is Dylan Baker a leather vampire daddy fetishist? What will the next two films be for next week's episode on the A Nightmare on Elm Street series? Well tune in for two terrifying tales to find out, kiddies! To stay up to date, follow us on Twitter @DEDBpod, on Facebook and send feedback to doubleedgeddoublebill@gmail.com! If you like the show, please subscribe or rate us on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or The ESO Network!

  • 76: Slither Around Those Freaks of Nature
    by Thomas Mariani on October 15, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Horror comedy is a pretty niche subgenre. Luckily, Adam Thomas and Thomas Mariani are part of that niche and celebrate it this week in honor of Zombieland 2 coming out! First up on their Double Edged Double Bill is the bad film Freaks of Nature, where our duo is gobsmacked at all the hilarious people in this unfunny production. Then, the boys discuss their love for the nasty yet highly entertaining Slither as their good film. Our duo also asks all the important questions. How many hats is too many? Which Muppet does Lloyd Kaufman most resemble? What two films will they discuss on next week's horror anthology episode? Well calm down your laughs so you can hear all about it now! To stay up to date, follow us on Twitter @DEDBpod, on Facebook and send feedback to doubleedgeddoublebill@gmail.com! If you like the show, please subscribe or rate us on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or The ESO Network!

  • 75: Prepare A Burial Ground for the Cemetery Man of Italian Horror
    by Thomas Mariani on October 8, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Mamma Mia! It's a spicy episode of Double Edged Double Bill! This week, born Italian Thomas Mariani receives an education on Italian Horror cinema from not-at-all Italian Adam Thomas. The first lesson centers on our bad film Burial Ground wherein poorly dubbed Italian folks run away from zombies. Then we change course to our good film Cemetery Man in which a British man tries to fight zombies, love and his own descent into madness. This Italian Horror mini-course will answer all your questions. Why does that young boy look like he's 45 years old? Is Super Mario a co-host of this podcast now? What will the films be for next week's episode on horror comedies? Well make yourself a pizza pie and dig right in to find out! To stay up to date, follow us on Twitter @DEDBpod, on Facebook and send feedback to doubleedgeddoublebill@gmail.com! If you like the show, please subscribe or rate us on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or The ESO Network!

  • 74: Clive Barker Says Candyman Will Rex Your Teeth
    by Thomas Mariani on October 1, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Happy Birthday, Clive Barker! Adam Thomas and Thomas Mariani kick off the Halloween season by talking two adaptations of the horror author's work with guest Scott Crawford. First up is the bad feature Rawhead Rex. A film so bad it made Barker take up directing. Then, the good feature is Candyman which our crew agrees is far better than your typical slasher. Plus, our trio asks the important questions. What does a demon have against kitchens? Why does Virginia Madsen keep picking up bloody knives? Which two films will be picked for next week's episode on Italian Horror? Well, follow the buzzing sound of bees to find out! To stay up to date, follow us on Twitter @DEDBpod, on Facebook and send feedback to doubleedgeddoublebill@gmail.com! If you like the show, please subscribe or rate us on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or The ESO Network!

  • 73: Kevin Smith Preaches the Dogma of Yoga Hosers
    by Thomas Mariani on September 24, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Given Jay & Silent Bob Reboot is near, Adam Thomas & Thomas Mariani dedicated a Double Edged Double Bill to Kevin Smith! Special guest Rafe Telsch of the new podcast Have Not Seen This joins in to talk about all things View Askew! First is Thomas' good pick Dogma, where mixing religious commentary with dick jokes feels natural. Then there's Adam's bad pick of Yoga Hosers, which is the target of universal loathing... except for one of the three people on this episode! Plus, our trio answers the important questions. Is Kevin Smith responsible for this show existing? Is there a classic literature influence over Yoga Hosers? What are the picks for next week's episode on Clive Barker? Snooch to the nooch that is your podcast player and find out! To stay up to date, follow us on Twitter @DEDBpod, on Facebook and send feedback to doubleedgeddoublebill@gmail.com! If you like the show, please subscribe or rate us on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or The ESO Network!

  • 72: Sylvester Stallone Pays Cash to Tango in Cop Land
    by Thomas Mariani on September 18, 2019 at 5:01 am

    With Rambo: Last Blood oncoming, Double Edged Double Bill is doing an episode about Sylvester Stallone! First, Adam & Thomas cover the good pick Cop Land, showing Sly's nuances as an actor. Then, our duo talk the "bad" pick Tango & Cash, where Stallone and Kurt Russell give 1980s excess a grand finale. Together, Adam & Thomas connect the Stallone Cinematic Universe, honor Harvey Keitel keeping it in his pants & pick the films for next week's episode on Kevin Smith! So sit in your cop car and get ready to listen to us while you tango! Hear Adam & Thomas guest on The Horror Returns! To stay up to date, follow us on Twitter @DEDBpod, on Facebook and send feedback to doubleedgeddoublebill@gmail.com! If you like the show, please subscribe or rate us on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or The ESO Network!

  • 71: A Piranha Can Throw a Brick II: A Directorial Debut
    by Thomas Mariani on September 10, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Every director starts somewhere. So this week, we're looking at two very different directorial debuts! First up the bad pick Piranha II: The Spawning, showing how James Cameron went from rubber fish to box office billions. Then the good pick Brick, where Rian Johnson went from high school noir to a galaxy far far away. Together, hosts Adam Thomas & Thomas Mariani praise Lance Henriksen's sultry voice, examine Joseph Gordon-Levitt's odd career and pick films for next week's double bill of Sylvester Stallone! 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 iTunes, Spotify or Stitcher!

  • 70: Rutger Hauer Flies a Ladyhawke Over Dracula In 3D
    by Thomas Mariani on September 3, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Earlier this year, we lost Rutger Hauer. Hauer performed in many films of varying quality over five decades, so Adam and Thomas are spotlighting two examples tonight. First is Thomas' bad pick Dracula 3D, one the worst films ever covered on this show. Then, Adam's good pick Ladyhawke an underrated 80s fantasy gem. Together our heroes recommend a slice at Dario Argento's pizza parlor, puzzle over how to reload a crossbow and pick the films for next week's episode on directorial debuts. Now give this one a listen before it transforms into a hawke and flies away! 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 iTunes, Spotify or Stitcher!

  • 69: Why Don't Vampire & Frankenstein Girls Play Nice In Hell?
    by Thomas Mariani on August 27, 2019 at 5:01 am

    This week, Double Edged Double Bill is discussing two bizarre films from Japan. First is Thomas' good pick Why Don't You Play In Hell, which combines renegade filmmaking & yakuza ultraviolence to hilarious effect! Then, Adam's bad pick of Vampire Girl Vs. Frankenstein Girl where ultraviolence is the least offensive thing on this film's mind. Together, our heroes paint a house gore red, reveal a tragic origin story involving Meow Mix and pick the films for next week's episode on the late Rutger Hauer. So grab your Japanese to English dictionary and interpret the meaning as you listen in! 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) Hear Adam & Thomas guest on the Earth Station One podcast and just Thomas guest on Desmond's Flicks. 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 iTunes, Spotify or Stitcher!

  • 68: 1999 - The Year of Ghost Dog Days
    by Thomas Mariani on August 20, 2019 at 5:01 am

    1999 was a major year for film. Plenty of beloved blockbusters and future cult classics came from this final year in the 20th century. Now, Adam Thomas and Thomas Mariani are here to talk two films from this iconic year in cinema with special guest Lance Langford of The Horror Returns podcast! For the good feature, Adam picked Jim Jarmusch's Ghost Dog: Way of the Samurai which features Forest Whitaker fighting the mob with a katana in the chillest way possible. Then, Thomas' bad pick End of Days in which Arnold Schwarzenegger fights the devil in the most baffling way possible. Together, our trio spews love for ice cream scooping Frenchmen, wonders how many times Arnold has to jump, makes a big announcement about the podcast and picks the films for next week's episode on Japanese Cinema! So get into your time machine and get ready to party like it's 1999 while listening to us! 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) 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 iTunes, Spotify or Stitcher!

  • 67: Cate Blanchett in An Ocean of 8 Hannas
    by Thomas Mariani on August 13, 2019 at 5:01 am

    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) 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 iTunes, Spotify or Stitcher!

  • 66: Guillermo del Toro Presents Don't Be Afraid of the Cronos
    by Thomas Mariani on August 7, 2019 at 5:02 am

    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 iTunes, Spotify or Stitcher!

  • 65: No Pain, No Gain, No Holds Barred
    by Thomas Mariani on July 30, 2019 at 5:02 am

    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! 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 iTunes, Spotify or Stitcher!