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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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    • 5.0 • 54 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.

    “Saturn 3” Podcast Movie Review

    “Saturn 3” Podcast Movie Review

    Saturn 3 – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 113

    “You flunked!”

    Retentive technocrats Daniel and Corky come down from their blue dreamer trip to review Kirk Douglas, Farrah Fawcett and Harvey Keitel in Stanley Donen’s sloppy space opera Saturn 3. The film assembles an amazing armada of above-the-line talent for a passionless, murky and uninspired Adam and Eve in space parable.

    Elsewhere, Daniel and Corky discuss space chess strategy, robot birthing hips and inexplicable detonation buttons.

    SATURN 3 FACTS AND FIGURES

    U.S. theatrical release: Feb. 15, 1980

    Domestic box office: $10 million (production budget: $9 million)

    Critics scores: 25 on Rotten Tomatoes; 9 on Metacritic

    This week’s darer: [Redacted]

    Why did [Redacted] dare Daniel and Corky to watch Saturn 3? “I don’t think you’ve yet reviewed a bad science fiction movie, of which there are so many choices. Going back to 1980: Saturn 3. Kirk Douglas, Farrah Fawcett and Harvey Keitel — what could be wrong with that combination? And Kirk Douglas does a nude scene!”

    IMDB synopsis: “Two lovers stationed at a remote base in the asteroid fields of Saturn are intruded upon by a retentive technocrat from Earth and his charge: a malevolent eight foot robot.”

    This week’s referenced movies: Shining Through; the Harry Potter movies; the Star Wars movies; Singin’ in the Rain; Funny Face; Charade; A Clockwork Orange; Superman; Superman II; Lucky Lady; Raise the Titanic!; Can’t Stop the Music; Ishtar; Apocalypse Now; Bad Lieutenant; The Magnificent Seven; Deathtrap; Viva Knievel!; The Iron Giant; Eastern Promises; Sliver; Clifford; 365 Days; Ex Machina; Grease; Aliens

    Ratings: Daniel – Dare; Corky – Double Dare

    CLIPS AND CLIPPINGS

    Saturn 3 theatrical trailer

    Hector vs. Farrah

    Deleted Blue Dreamers

    Harvey Keitel remembers Saturn 3

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    • 55 min
    “Biker Boyz” Podcast Movie Review

    “Biker Boyz” Podcast Movie Review

    Biker Boyz – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 112

    “I don’t know what the hell your fool ass was trying to prove, but whatever it was, you proved it!”

    King of Cali cronies Daniel and Corky rev down to review the high-speed, low-energy biker movie Biker Boyz. This underdeveloped outline of a movie concerns motorcycle hustlers striving to become the “King of Cali” for reasons we can never know.

    Elsewhere, Daniel and Corky discuss Kid Rock tribunals, bikini bike wash fundraisers and smoking guys in Fresno.

    BIKER BOYZ FACTS AND FIGURES

    This week’s movie-themed cocktail: Smoke (1.25 oz. Templeton Rye; 0.5 oz. Johnnie Walker Black; 0.25 oz. Warbringer Mesquite-Smoked whiskey; 0.5 oz. Midtown Spirits Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur; 1 tsp. vanilla bean syrup; 2 dashes El Guapo Chicory Pecan bitters; stir, smoke and strain over ice; garnish with a flamed orange peel and top with 1 dash Highland Park Viking Honour)

    U.S. theatrical release: Jan. 31, 2003

    Critics scores: 23 on Rotten Tomatoes; 36 on Metacritic

    This week’s darer: Samantha Kidd

    Why did Samantha dare Daniel and Corky to watch Biker Boyz? “I first saw this movie as a teen and thought it was THE SHIT, but I watched it again a few years ago and was shocked at how truly atrocious it is. I still love it for the nostalgia, but I’ve yet to meet any other human being or has or is willing to watch this piece of trash. I don’t know how I can adequately describe both my love and hatred of this movie and am dying for someone else to experience it, so I dare you guys to give it a watch!”

    IMDB synopsis: “A son of the leader of a legendary group of an urban biker gang tries to retain his championship title.”

    This week’s referenced movies: Skullduggery; Smoke; Blue in the Face; Final Destination 2; The Recruit; the Fast and the Furious films; Fight Club; Viva Knievel!; Gangs of New York; Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace; Backdraft 2; Saturday Night Fever; 8 Mile; Deadly Attraction; The Good, the Bad and the Ugly; Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

    Ratings: Daniel – Dare; Corky – Double Dare

    CLIPS AND CLIPPINGS

    Biker Boyz trailer

    Rider in the rain

    Kid vs. Smoke

    “He’s your son!”

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    “365 Days: This Day” Podcast Movie Review

    “365 Days: This Day” Podcast Movie Review

    365 Days: This Day – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 111

    “I’m a little bit of a psycho/I’m driving you like a Lambo”

    Daniel and Corky are back and stronger than ever. But a conspicuously terrible movie bidding for no sane human’s heart complicates the  podcasters’ lives. 365 Days: This Day distances itself from the sex-trafficking-as-courtship ethos of its predecessor, yet somehow emerges as an even more loathsome and vapid entity.

    Elsewhere, Daniel and Corky discuss appetizer montages, yule log workouts, drone shot brunches and Chekhov’s twin brother.

    365 DAYS: THIS DAY FACTS AND FIGURES

    This week’s movie-themed cocktail: Love Grows (1.5 oz. reposado tequila; 0.25 oz. blanco tequila; 0.5 oz. mezcal; 0.75 oz. pineapple juice; 0.75 oz. rosemary syrup; 0.5 oz. lemon juice; stir, strain and serve over ice; top with 1 dash Fee Brothers Old Fashioned bitters and garnish with rosemary sprig)

    U.S. streaming debut: April 27, 2022

    Critics scores: 0 on Rotten Tomatoes; 8 on Metacritic

    IMDB synopsis: “Laura and Massimo are back and stronger than ever. But Massimo’s family ties and a mysterious man bidding for Laura’s heart complicate the lovers’ lives.”

    This week’s referenced movies: 365 Days; Viva Knievel!; Fifty Shades trilogy; Fateful Findings; Transformers: The Last Knight; Goodfellas; Star Wars movie franchise; Beyond the Seventh Door; Little Shop of Horrors; The Grifters; The Godfather

    Ratings: Daniel – Double Dare; Corky – Double Dare

    CLIPS AND CLIPPINGS

    365 Days: This Day trailer

    Top golf

    On the beach

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    “365 Days” – Dare Daniel Podcast Rerun

    “365 Days” – Dare Daniel Podcast Rerun

    365 Days – Dare Daniel Podcast Rerun 5

    “Are you lost, baby girl?”

    Daniel and Corky get you pumped for their upcoming review of 365 Days: This Day with a rerun of their popular 365 Days episode.

    365 DAYS FACTS AND FIGURES

    Daniel’s craft beer: Henhouse Brewing‘s MK Ultra IPA (6.9% ABV)

    Corky’s craft beer: Berryessa Brewing‘s Free Kittens rice lager (5% ABV)

    Critic scores: 0 on Rotten Tomatoes

    This week’s darer: Jesse Davis

    Why did Jesse dare Daniel and Corky to watch 365 Days? “Because you guys loved the 50 Shades trilogy so much, and despite the obvious similarities, this is so much better!”

    IMDB synopsis: “Massimo is a member of the Sicilian Mafia family and Laura is a sales director. She does not expect that on a trip to Sicily trying to save her relationship, Massimo will kidnap her and give her 365 days to fall in love with him.”

    Ratings: Daniel – Double Dare; Corky – Double Dare

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    • 59 min
    “Viva Knievel!” Podcast Movie Review

    “Viva Knievel!” Podcast Movie Review

    Viva Knievel! – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 110

    “Viva Corky!”

    We celebrate Corky’s birthday by squeezing into our iconic stars-and-bars jumpsuits and reviewing Evel Knievel in Viva Knievel! It’s as moth-eaten a movie as you’ll ever see, with only the messianic egomania of its star to differentiate it from a thousand other duds.

    Daniel and Corky discuss orphanage break-ins, helmet crowns and Stratocycle suicides.

    VIVA KNIEVEL! FACTS AND FIGURES

    This week’s movie-themed cocktail: Tommy Wallbanger (1.0 oz. Cazadores blanco tequila; 0.5 oz. Corralejo reposado tequila; 0.5 oz. El Dorado 15-Year Rum; 0.5 oz. Galliano L’Autentico; 1.0 oz. lime juice; 2.5 oz. orange juice; 1 tsp. agave nectar; 2 dashes El Guapo Fuego bitters; 1 dash El Guapo Polynesian Kiss bitters; shake over ice and strain into a glass filled with ice)

    U.S. theatrical release: June 1, 1977

    Critics scores: 17 on Rotten Tomatoes

    This week’s darer: Dean Longenecker

    Dean’s dare: “In honor of Corky, I subjected myself to this 1977 dud. I can’t in good faith recommend this to anyone unless they like being tortured. Everything that’s bad about 70s movies is in here. Feel sorry for the cast, which is pretty good for the time, having to be involved with this movie.”

    IMDB synopsis: “He’s powered his Harley over cars, trucks, lions, infernos and plummeted headlong into a canyon. But if the mob has its way, his next incredible leap will land him six feet under.”

    This week’s referenced movies: Evel Knievel (1971); Jaws: The Revenge; Cosmic Sin; Megaforce; Singin’ in the Rain; The Babe Ruth Story; The Dark Crystal; The Naked Gun movies; Assassins (1995); Rabbit Test; Brewster McCloud; The Royal Tenenbaums; The Omen; Dumb and Dumber; The Wedding Planner; The Manchurian Candidate (1962); Raiders of the Lost Ark; Beverly Hills Cop; Gymkata; Raging Bull; Airplane!

    Ratings: Daniel – Dare; Corky – Reverse Dare

    CLIPS AND CLIPPINGS

    Original trailer for Viva Knievel!

    Evel at the orphanage

    Caesar’s Palace crash

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    “The Crow: Wicked Prayer” Podcast Movie Review

    “The Crow: Wicked Prayer” Podcast Movie Review

    The Crow: Wicked Prayer – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 109

    “The stupidity of this movie compounds every single second that you watch it.”

    Daniel and Corky have no sympathy for the devil after watching Edward Furlong as avenging bird Jimmy Cuervo in this wretched straight-to-video sequel. A film that tries too hard while making no effort whatsoever, The Crow: Wicked Prayer concerns an ex-con tragically caught between wealthy fundamentalist Christian Aztecs and Satanist miners. No, seriously, it does. If that’s not enough terrible, Tara Reid plays an eye-slicing serial killer shaman redeemed through the power of prayer.

    Elsewhere, Daniel and Corky discuss Stephen Tobol-ouchies, gas pump farts, zap flashbacks and peyote-dusted deviled ham.

    THE CROW: WICKED PRAYER FACTS AND FIGURES

    This week’s movie-themed cocktail: Mai Tai the Knot (1.5 oz. Campari; 0.75 oz. Appleton Estate rum; 0.5 oz. Cointreau; 1.0 oz. lime juice; 1.0 oz. Small Hand Foods Orgeat; a few drops of El Guapo Cuban bitters; shake and strain over crushed ice; garnish with mint)

    U.S. theatrical release: June 3, 2005

    Critics scores: 0 on Rotten Tomatoes

    This week’s darer: Caroline Hostetler

    Caroline’s dare: “There is so much to say about this movie, yet I am speechless. Like all the greats, this film raises more questions than it answers. And most of those questions are ‘What the f**k?’”

    IMDB synopsis: “On his way to becoming an immortal demon, a gang leader orchestrates the murder of an ex-con and his girlfriend.”

    This week’s referenced movies: The Crow movie franchise; The New Mutants; A Christmas Story 2; Ava; Six String Samurai; Kill Bill movies; Ferris Bueller’s Day Off; Norma Rae; Gigli; Star Wars movies

    Ratings: Daniel – Double Dare; Corky – Double Dare

    CLIPS AND CLIPPINGS

    The Crow: Wicked Prayer trailer

    Hung out to die

    Zap flashbacks

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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 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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