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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.

  • 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!

  • 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!