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Film critic Daniel Barnes and comedian Corky McDonnell do your dirty work by reviewing the worst movies you can imagine. Send Daniel and Corky your most sadistic movie dares at daredaniel.com, and look for a new episode every other Tuesday.

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    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 52 Ratings

Film critic Daniel Barnes and comedian Corky McDonnell do your dirty work by reviewing the worst movies you can imagine. Send Daniel and Corky your most sadistic movie dares at daredaniel.com, and look for a new episode every other Tuesday.

    “Moment by Moment” Podcast Movie Review

    “Moment by Moment” Podcast Movie Review

    Moment by Moment – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 100

    “I was counting every single moment until this movie ended.”

    Daniel and Corky celebrate Episode #100 by welcoming producer/podcast doula Johnny Flores back to the podcast to review Moment by Moment. This dreary drag of a drippy romance stars Lily Tomlin and John Travolta as lovers who look like and possess the sexual chemistry of siblings. Moment by Moment  announces its indifference and ineptitude in the opening moments, and then reinforces it over the next several thousand moments.

    Elsewhere, Daniel and Corky discuss address book leave-behinds, skulking skills and foot-ography parties.

    MOMENT BY MOMENT FACTS AND FIGURES

    This week’s themed cocktail: Pod Pal (1.0 oz. Rittenhouse Rye; 0.5 oz. Maker’s Mark Bourbon; 1.0 oz. Aperol; 0.75 oz. Dolin Dry Vermouth; 2 dashes Angostura orange bitters; lemon twist; no ice)

    U.S. theatrical release date: Dec. 22, 1978

    Box office gross: $11 million (production budget: $8 million)

    IMDB synopsis: “Trisha Rawlings, a Beverly Hills socialite suffers from loneliness following the separation of her womanizing husband Stu. Strip, a young drifter, became infatuated with her and, develops a May/December relationship with her.”

    This week’s referenced movies: the Mad Max movies; Saturday Night Fever; Grease; The Incredible Shrinking Woman; the Twilight movies; the Fifty Shades trilogy; Perfect; Blue Jasmine; Reds; the Poltergeist universe; The Big Lebowski; Dangerous Men; My Man Godfrey; 9 1/2 Weeks; Sunset Boulevard; Pretty Woman; The Glass Key; Down and Out in Beverly Hills; Scenes from a Mall; Interiors; Stardust Memories; Scoop; A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy; Melinda and Melinda; The Great Santini; Lone Star; Look Who’s Talking; Nashville; Battlefield: Earth

    Ratings: Daniel – Double Dare; Corky – Double Dare; Johnny – Double Dare

    CLIPS AND CLIPPINGS

    1978 TV spot

    A Day With John Travolta

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    • 1 hr 23 min
    “Skullduggery” Podcast Movie Review

    “Skullduggery” Podcast Movie Review

    Skullduggery – Scare Daniel Podcast Episode 99

    “Wanna watch me suck a Greyhound bus through a straw?”

    Trottelville Junior College talent show rejects Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell invoke the Spirit of Evil to review Skullduggery. Pointless beyond comprehension, Skullduggery concerns a malicious game within a game within a muddy and witless non-horror movie. It’s just a series of nonsensical things happening in the most uncompelling manner possible.

    Elsewhere, Daniel and Corky discuss sacred tigers, blood puzzles, Dial-a-Guffaw phone lines and Toronto Argonauts draft picks.

    THIS WEEK’S DARE

    In the Cut (Julio from The Contrarians)

    SKULLDUGGERY FACTS AND FIGURES

    This week’s themed cocktail: Ota Richter Scale (1.5 oz. Johnnie Walker Black; 0.5 oz. Maker’s Mark Bourbon; 1 tsp. maple syrup; 2 dashes Angostura bitters; 1 dash Fee Brothers aromatic bitters; smoked with a lemon peel garnish)

    This week’s darer: Mark Krawczyk

    Mark’s dare: “I remember watching this film on Beta as a kid. I was interested because it involved a D&D type game and it was supposed to be horror. It is from that genre of “D&D will take you to hell” movies. I need to share this pain with someone.”

    IMDB synopsis: “Five anxious players gather for a medieval board game where merciless warlocks battle for ultimate occult power. But something is playing — and it’s no longer just a game. Some unspeakable evil is manipulating an unwitting player to play out a blood-letting orgy of unrelenting horror.”

    This week’s referenced movies: The Piano; Speed 2: Cruise Control; Dude Bro Party Massacre III; Marvel Cinematic Universe movies; Beyond the Seventh Door; The Magnificent Ambersons; The Princess Bride; Spookies; Exorcist II: The Heretic; Porky’s; Zapped!; An American Werewolf in London; Eyes Wide Shut; Austin Powers movies

    Ratings: Daniel – Dare; Corky – Double Dare

    CLIPS AND CLIPPINGS

    Adam’s warlock stats

    List of films graded “F” on Cinemascore

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    “Dude Bro Party Massacre III” Podcast Movie Review

    “Dude Bro Party Massacre III” Podcast Movie Review

    Dude Bro Party Massacre III – Scare Daniel Podcast Episode 98

    “Donato go there!”

    East Chico alumni Daniel and Corky enter the beef box to review the slasher satire Dude Bro Party Massacre III. It’s disjointed, overloaded, and often forced and obvious, with a high volume of jokes and a low connect rate, but there are enough real laughs to make it recommendable.

    Elsewhere, Daniel and Corky discuss thigh guys, Larry King cameos, Bazooka Joe jokes and pornstar gravitas.

    THIS WEEK’S DARE

    Spree (Julio from The Contrarians)

    DUDE BRO PARTY MASSACRE III FACTS AND FIGURES

    This week’s themed cocktail: Dude Bro Party Foul (1.25 oz. blanco tequila; 0.25 oz. jalapeno-infused tequila; 1 oz. Aperol; 0.25 oz. Cointreau; 0.5 oz. lime juice; 1 dash Angostura bitters; 1 dash Angostura Orange bitters; 2 dashes El Guapo Fuego bitters; 1 tsp. agave nectar; shake and strain over ice and top with club soda)

    VOD release date: July 7, 2015

    Critics scores: 90 on Rotten Tomatoes

    This week’s darer: Ryan L. Terry

    Ryan’s dare: “It’s a brilliant satirical horror film that riffs on the tropes of slasher films. This movie is so ballsy that it completely skips the first and second ones and goes directly to the tertiary installment. This hilarious, campy movie knows what it is, and it rocks it! Furthermore, it gender-bends nearly every element so that a group of frat boys instead of sorority girls can be tormented by the masked slasher. More than simply replacing the typical female characters with male characters, leaving it predictable and lazy, this movie feels both familiar yet fresh. More than a satire of 1980s slashers, this movie actually has many layers and delivers some rather thoughtful elements as well.”

    IMDB synopsis: “In the wake of two back-to-back mass murders on Chico’s frat row, loner Brent Chirino must infiltrate the ranks of a popular fraternity to investigate his twin brother’s murder at the hands of the serial killer known as Motherface.”

    This week’s referenced movies: National Lampoon’s Animal House; Christmas with the Kranks; Ryan’s Babe; Spookies; Gigli; The Room; the Bourne movies; The VelociPastor; Airplane!; The Cabin in the Woods; Sleepaway Camp; Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2; Gremlins; Ghoulies; Top Secret!; the Naked Gun movies; Hellzapoppin’; Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me; Caddyshack; Traffik (2018); Duck Soup

    Ratings: Daniel – Reverse Dare; Corky – Reverse Dare

    CLIPS AND CLIPPINGS

    Dude Bro Party Massacre III trailer

    Meet Turbeaux

    Andrew W.K. cameo

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    “Old Fashioned” Podcast Movie Review

    “Old Fashioned” Podcast Movie Review

    Old Fashioned – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 97

    “We’re floating round and round and upside down/Searching for the things our parents found.”

    Small-town shock jock Daniel Barnes and song parodist Corky McDonnell slog through the torturous theory-mongering of Rik Swaltzwelder’s Old Fashioned. Director-writer-producer Swartzwelder stars as Clay, an intensely unlikeable, old-fashioned old fascist with serious serial killer vibes. Despite its holier-than-thou position, Old Fashioned fetishizes a toxic relationship with as much zeal as Fifty Shades of Grey or 365 Days.

    Elsewhere, Daniel and Corky discuss somnolent turtles, Chekhov’s DVD and manic pixie dream hobos.

    THIS WEEK’S DARE

    Jaws: The Revenge (Dean Longenecker)

    OLD FASHIONED FACTS AND FIGURES

    This week’s themed cocktail: Barnesyard Old Fashioned (2 oz. Maker’s Mark bourbon; 1 dash Angostura Orange bitters; 1 dash Peychaud’s bitters; 2 dashes El Guapo Barrel-Aged Vanilla bitters; 1 tsp. demerera syrup; orange and lemon peel twists with a Luxardo cherry)

    U.S. theatrical release date: Feb. 6, 2015

    Domestic box office: $1.9 million (production budget: $600,000)

    Critics scores: 18 on Rotten Tomatoes; 29 on Metacritic

    This week’s darer: Rachael Legg

    Rachael’s dare: “Old Fashioned was filmed in my hometown, and so when I was 15, I became an extra in the film. But when I watched it for the first time at the premiere, I knew that I had been a part of something terrible. This thinly veiled Christian flick was released in limited theatres around the same time that Fifty Shades of Grey came out. In fact, at the premiere, Swartzwelder compared his movie to David and Fifty Shades to Goliath, as if both movies weren’t absolutely horrendous. After watching Old Fashioned, I have concluded that Swartzwelder made this movie because he really wanted to write himself as a good Christian man, and then forced an entire cast of actors to comment on his godliness for 115 minutes. Good luck.”

    IMDB synopsis: “A reformed frat boy opens an antique store in a college town and falls for the free-spirited girl who moves into the apartment above his shop. In time, this unlikely pair fall into a traditional courtship.”

    This week’s referenced movies: Dancin’: It’s On!; Jaws 3-D; Orca; God’s Not Dead; God’s Not Dead 2; Theodore Rex; Cosmic Sin; Deadly Attraction; Warcraft; Psycho; Meet John Doe; Diner; Sleepless in Seattle; Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas; Little Shop of Horrors; Let the Right One In; The Exorcist

    Ratings: Daniel – Double Dare; Corky – Double Dare

    CLIPS AND CLIPPINGS

    Old Fashioned trailer

    Clay’s theory

    Swartzwelder speaks

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    “Cosmic Sin” Podcast Movie Review

    “Cosmic Sin” Podcast Movie Review

    Cosmic Sin – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 96

    “Being sucked off by the universe doesn’t sound so bad.”

    Net-positive Corky McDonnell and net-negative Daniel Barnes commit a cosmic sin by reviewing Bruce Willis in Cosmic Sin. This brain-dead space opera stars Willis as a fading star who refuses to do second takes or give a fart.

    Elsewhere, Daniel and Corky discuss Q-bombs, robot bartenders, Costas Mandylor-ians and blood generals.

    THIS WEEK’S DARE

    Pet Sematary II (Professor Ryan L. Terry)

    COSMIC SIN FACTS AND FIGURES

    This week’s themed cocktail: Cosmic Mai Tai (1 oz. Goslings Black Seal Rum; 1/2 oz. dark rum; 1/2 oz. white rum; 3/4 oz. Cointreau; 1 oz. lime juice; 1/2 oz. orgeat; 1 tsp. Luxardo liqueur; 1 dash Angostura bitters; shake and strain over crushed ice; float 1 tsp. Papa’s Pilar Dark Rum on top)

    VOD release date: Mar. 12, 2021

    Critics scores: 3 on Rotten Tomatoes; 9 on Metacritic

    This week’s darer: Dean Longenecker

    Dean’s dare: “I love my sci-fi. I like Bruce Willis, I don’t have any problems with Frank Grillo. I can usually forgive some stupidity in the story if everything else is at least ok. This is not possible with this utter shit show of a movie. Year 2524. We have quantum physics space travel. But we still drive early 2000s pickup trucks and chopper motorcycles. Story, sets, F/X, acting all BAD! They tried to say something about your life decisions, I think.”

    IMDB synopsis: “A teenage boy and his father move to his recently-deceased mother’s hometown, where they encounter the ancient Native American cemetery with the power to raise the dead.”

    This week’s referenced movies: Dancin’: It’s On!; Vice (2015); Extraction; First Kill; Acts of Violence; Reprisal; Air Strike; 10 Minutes Gone; Trauma Center; Survive the Night; Hard Kill; Breach (2020); Out of Death; Midnight Run; Stargate; Armageddon; Starship Troopers; the Star Wars franchise; Alien: Covenant; 28 Days Later; Godzilla vs. Kong; Aliens; Independence Day

    Ratings: Daniel – Double Dare; Corky – Double Dare

    CLIPS AND CLIPPINGS

    Cosmic Sin trailer

    Suiting up

    Barfights in the future

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    “From Justin to Kelly” Podcast Movie Review

    “From Justin to Kelly” Podcast Movie Review

    From Justin to Kelly – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 95

    “Oh man, I rock!”

    Pennsylvania Posse alpha douches Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell follow up their review of Dancin’: It’s On! by reviewing Singin’: It’s On!. Also known as From Justin to Kelly, the film stars American Idol contestants Justin Guarini and Kelly Clarkson as reality show hostages grimly going through the motions of a bland and brainless Spring Break musical.

    Elsewhere, Daniel and Corky discuss tie skirts, bandanna shirts, and other garments not used for their intended purposes.

    THIS WEEK’S DARE

    Cosmic Sin (Dean Longenecker)

    FROM JUSTIN TO KELLY FACTS AND FIGURES

    This week’s themed cocktail: Thyme Thief (2 oz. St. George Botanivore gin; 0.25 oz. St.-Germain; 0.75 oz. lemon juice; 0.5 oz. thyme simple syrup; 1 dash orange bitters; 7 or 8 drops St. George Absinthe Verte)

    U.S. theatrical release date: Jun. 20, 2003

    Box office gross: $4.9 million (production budget: $12 million)

    Critics scores: 10 on Rotten Tomatoes; 14 on Metacritic

    IMDB synopsis: “A waitress from Texas and a college student from Pennsylvania meet during spring break in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and come together through their shared love of singing.”

    This week’s referenced movies: Dancin’: It’s On!; Spring Breakers; She’s All That; The Spice Girls Movie; Seeing Double; Gigli; Where the Boys Are; Where the Boys Are ’84; An American Werewolf in Paris; The Last Man; Sleepaway Camp; Speed 2: Cruise Control; Gentlemen Prefer Blondes; Grease; the High School Musical franchise; Jungle Cruise; Black Widow (2021); Big Money Hustlas; The Apple Dumpling Gang

    Ratings: Daniel – Double Dare; Corky – Double Dare

    CLIPS AND CLIPPINGS

    From Justin to Kelly trailer

    “Madness”

    Sailin’ and singin’

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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

ATXhorror ,

One of my favorites

One of the best new (to me) podcasts about bad movies. Dan and Corky play so well off each other, have a great format and production, and both have great "radio" voices which makes them easy to listen to. Still catching up on all the episodes, but am subscibed and looking forward to more.

The Bree's knees ,

If you like bad movies, this is recommended

Really funny hosts talking about movies that are bad for different reasons, and in different ways. This is candy for the mind, truly recommended.

UnpredictablyUsPodcast ,

Great listen!

These guys have great chemistry! The way they describe movies and such make me want to crack a cold one open and hang out!

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