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.

  • 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!

  • 64: Quentin Tarantino Presents A Death Proof Jackie Brown
    by Thomas Mariani on July 23, 2019 at 5:01 am

    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! 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!

  • 63: The Island of Dr. Highlander - Films Worth Remaking
    by Thomas Mariani on July 16, 2019 at 5:01 am

    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! 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!

  • 62: Goonies R Not Good Enough for Strange Days - Overrated vs Underrated Part Deux
    by Thomas Mariani on July 9, 2019 at 5:01 am

    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 iTunes, Spotify or Stitcher!

  • 61: Replicas of Us in 2019 So Far
    by Thomas Mariani on July 2, 2019 at 5:01 am

    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! 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!

  • 60: Aliens Resurrection: Xenomorphobia Runs Rampant!
    by Thomas Mariani on June 25, 2019 at 5:01 am

    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! 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!

  • 59: Pixar Presents Up Yours, Good Dinosaur
    by Thomas Mariani on June 18, 2019 at 5:01 am

    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 iTunes, Spotify or Stitcher!

  • 58: Samuel L. Jackson in The Caveman's Jumper
    by Thomas Mariani on June 11, 2019 at 5:01 am

    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 iTunes, Spotify or Stitcher!

  • 57: 50 Shades of Evil Within Troubled Productions
    by Thomas Mariani on June 4, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Making films can be rough. Budgets inflate, personalities clash, directors are on meth. Movie magic doesn't come easy. That is exactly what Adam Thomas and Thomas Mariani are dissecting this week on Double Edged Double Bill! This week, in honor of X-Men: Dark Phoenix shambling to theaters following a delays & reshoots, it's all about films with troubled productions. First up, our good feature The Evil Within, a horror film that took 15 years of production while being made by reclusive billionaire and meth addict Andrew Getty. Then, our bad feature is 50 Shades of Grey, the massively popular yet universally loathed erotic thriller which had author E.L. James hovering over the entire production. Together, our hosts ponder how to explain surreal nightmares, debate the investment of Dakota Johnson and pick the films for next week's episode on Samuel L. Jackson. So tune in now before this podcast goes even more over budget! Listen to Thomas' guest spots on the podcasts We Forgive You and 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 iTunes, Spotify or Stitcher!

  • 56: Godzilla vs Ghidorah: All Kaiju Revenge Parade
    by Thomas Mariani on May 28, 2019 at 5:01 am

    With Godzilla: King of the Monsters stomping into theaters this week, Double Edged Double Bill is covering a bizarre kaiju two-fer. Adam Thomas, Thomas Mariani and returning guest Sam Brutuxan are here two discuss two films featuring the massive lizard. First up is the good feature Ghidorah the Three Headed Monster, in which Godzilla, Rodan and Mothra tag team to defeat the titular tri-headed dragon while a princess from Venus is chased by assassins. Then the bad feature Godzilla's Revenge, in which a young boy dreams of hanging out with Godzilla and his son while he is kidnapped from his home unsupervised by his working parents. Fun for the whole family! Together, our trio worries about Godzilla's reproductive health, praises the most underrated kaiju Giant Condor and pick the films for next week's episode on Troubled Productions! So Go Go parade through Tokyo with us, won't you? Buy a copy of Sam's book The Quietus Breaker: Brother Death on Amazon and read his blog Lounging Lizard. Also listen to Thomas talk about Brightburn and Superman: The Movie as a guest on The Horror Returns podcast. 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!

  • 55: Will Smith In Men In Focus
    by Thomas Mariani on May 21, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Witness Double Edged Double Bill going Big Willy Style over actor/rapper/blue boy enthusiast Will Smith! To celebrate the release of Disney's new Aladdin, Adam Thomas and Thomas Mariani are talking two films on the opposite sides of quality from Mr. Fourth of July himself. First, the bad feature Focus, in which Smith plays off his future Suicide Squad co-star Margot Robbie as a con artist. Remember it? Neither do our hosts! Then, our good feature of the original Men In Black, the film that solidified Smith as a bonafide star alongside his perfect straight man Tommy Lee Jones. Together, our duo are baffled by elaborate con games, divided over the effectiveness of Linda Fiorentino and excited to pick their choices for next week's episode about Godzilla films. So put on those airpods that you make look good and listen to us "Woooo" and "Haha Haha" about the Fresh Prince himself! 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!

  • 54: Keanu Reeves Is Tai Chi Dracula
    by Thomas Mariani on May 14, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Double Edged Double Bill is doing an episode about Keanu Reeves in honor of John Wick Chapter 3 Parabellum coming out? Whoa! Adam Thomas and Thomas Mariani bring back returning guest & massive Keanu stan Heather Thomas on to talk two films in Mr. Reeves' extensive and varied filmography. First up is our good feature Man of Tai Chi in which Keanu took his first stab as a director while playing a Bond villain running an underground fighting ring in China. Then, our "bad" feature is Bram Stoker's Dracula, a film all three of our hosts really like... but will fully admit it's largest flaw is Keanu Reeves playing stoic Englishman Jonathan Harker. Together, our trio explains how to train a child to perform wire work choreography, ponder how much baby powder is in grey haired Keanu's 'do and pick our films for next week's topic all about Will Smith! So download our most triumphant episode and party on, dudes! Listen to Keanu Believe It here. 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!

  • 53: Scott Pilgrim Vs. Chun-Li - The Legend of Video Game Cinema
    by Thomas Mariani on May 7, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Insert your coins and grab your controllers because Double Edged Double Bill is doing video game inspired films this week in honor of Detective Pikachu. Now, Adam Thomas and Thomas Mariani are both well aware of how bad most films adapted from video games are. Their bad feature Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li exemplifies that succinctly. So, the two of them opened up the qualifications to films with video game aesthetics, which fits perfectly for our good feature Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World. Together, our Player 1 & Player 2 puzzle over Chris Klein's massive nostrils, consider joining the Vegan Police and pick the films for next week's episode that's all about Keanu Reeves. So press start now to get in on all this combo breaking back & forth! 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!

  • 52: Marvel Cinematic Universe Will Ragnarok Your Iron, Man
    by Thomas Mariani on April 30, 2019 at 1:01 am

    We're all still in the glow of Avengers Endgame blowing our minds (no spoilers here, so don't worry). Yet, there's another major finale to focus on: the end of the first year of Double Edged Double Bill! To celebrate 52 straight weeks of episodes, Adam Thomas and Thomas Mariani are returning to the subject of the very first episode with the Marvel Cinematic Universe alongside special guest Ryan Corderman! The good feature for our trio is Thor Ragnarok, the third Thor film that radically reinvented the Thor character by making him fun. Then our "bad" feature is the highly divisive Iron Man 3, which even our hosts can't universally agree on. Together our Avengers assemble to marvel at how thicc Hulk is, hear as Adam becomes everything he hates and pick the films for next week's topic on video game inspired films! Tune in now before the episode turns to dust! Listen to Thomas talk Batman Forever and the rest of Joel Schumacher's filmography on Zackman Forever. 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!

  • 51: Escape from Inside Llewyn Davis: A Redemption Song
    by Thomas Mariani on April 23, 2019 at 5:01 am

    By the very nature of Double Edged Double Bill's format - in which Adam Thomas and Thomas Mariani each have two films & have one from those pairs selected as the good and bad portion of a double feature - many potential films from previous episodes are left by the wayside. Given they've passed the 50 episode mark, our duo has decided to give two previous losers of the draw a chance at the spotlight. First the good feature is Inside Llewyn Davis, Thomas' alternative choice from their Coen Brothers episode. Then the bad feature is Escape from L.A., Adam's alternative choice from their dystopian fiction episode. Quite a double bill, huh? Together, our duo will advise Justin Timberlake to come to terms with his new dorky dad phase, pitch a Wyatt Russell take over of the Snake Plissken franchise and pick their films for next week's topic on the Marvel Cinematic Universe! So tune your guitars and play along with their ballad of redemption, ya post apocalyptic folkies! 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!

  • 50: Fantastic Mr. Monkeybone
    by Thomas Mariani on April 16, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Double Edged Double Bill turns the big 5-0 at 24 frames per second. Since the Laika title Missing Link came out recently, Adam Thomas and Thomas Mariani are joined by their returning animation enthusiast guest Scott Johnson to talk about two films featuring the artform of stop motion animation. First up is the good feature Fantastic Mr. Fox, where Wes Anderson brought his live action dollhouse aesthetic to a miniature landscape. Then, the bad feature is Monkeybone, in which Henry Selick's stop motion aesthetic was squandered on a lame fantasy comedy filled with crass humor and Brendan Fraser mugging. Together, our trio wonders how many corduroy jackets Mr. Anderson sacrificed, feels weird about heaping praise on Chris Kattan and picks the films for next week where our alternate choices from the last 50 episodes are given a chance at redemption! So get that cussin' cotton out of your ears and listen to the latest bout of chaos! 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!

  • 49: Red Sonja Of Oz - Return to Fantasy
    by Thomas Mariani on April 9, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Double Edged Double Bill returns to the realm of fantasy films! Along with returning guest Caitlin Turner, Adam Thomas and Thomas Mariani take a look at two fantasy films from the magical year of 1985! First is our bad feature Red Sonja, where Bridget Nielsen makes her awkward debut and Arnold Schwarzenegger is... briefly there. Then, our good feature is Return to Oz, the weird quasi sequel to the classic musical that Disney has tried to bury for being too dark. Together, this trio will marvel at the early stunt work of Ernie Reyes Jr, shudder at the dead eyes of The Scarecrow and pick their films for next week's episode on stop motion animation! Quick, download the episode now before Princess Mombi's headless body gets you! Listen to Adam's appearance on The Horror Returns talking the old and new Pet Sematary here! 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!

  • 48: Spawn of the Ninja Turtles
    by Thomas Mariani on April 2, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Double Edged Double Bill has done episodes on Marvel and DC Comics adaptations, but what about the films based on comic books outside the big two? Given a new Hellboy movie is on the horizon along with several other comic book films this month, Adam Thomas and Thomas Mariani decided to do a double feature of independent comic book film adaptations with returning guest Torrey Depina! The good feature is 1990's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the first cinematic adaptation of the anthropomorphic shelled beings. The bad is 1997's Spawn which brought Todd McFarlane's edgy demonic character to life... before killing it pretty instantaneously. Together, our trio contemplates the brunch habits of Casey Jones, declares that Spawn was the origin point of CGI hate and pick the films for next week's episode where we revisit the fantasy film genre! So grab that last slice of pizza and listen in on this radical discussion! 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!