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A Bay Area entertainment podcast created by the San Francisco Chronicle Datebook section - with interviews and discussions related to current news and features. Hosted by the critics, editors and reporters of Datebook, who interview celebrities and newsmakers, recap and preview big events and break down the latest Bay Area entertainment news.

Datebook San Francisco Chronicle

    • Arts
    • 4.3, 23 Ratings

A Bay Area entertainment podcast created by the San Francisco Chronicle Datebook section - with interviews and discussions related to current news and features. Hosted by the critics, editors and reporters of Datebook, who interview celebrities and newsmakers, recap and preview big events and break down the latest Bay Area entertainment news.

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Virgil's Jukebox ,

Leba and Mick make a great duo!

Leba and Mick make a great duo!

Vladimir_____Putin ,

Re: Legend of the Red Dragon

Mick, you were dead wrong about Jet Li’s Legend of the Red Dragon* (1994). You wrote in July 1995:

“The spectacle comes in endless waves, and although it is well-executed, it gets monotonous. When the film does slow down, it shows things of little interest. The efforts of Red Bean to swindle a lecherous old man are only marginally funny.”

You couldn’t be more wrong. Legend of the Red Dragon is 94 minutes of nonstop entertainment. There’s something for everyone in this film. It’s a thrill ride that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Near perfect comedic timing breaks tension and seamlessly transitions the viewer into moments aching romanticism and wholesome life lessons.

I ask that you step down from your role in this podcast and retire from film criticism. It’s the only noble action left that can redeem you as a critic. A man trusted to offer good faith critical opinions to the public has a responsibility to the public. The truth, Mick, is that you overlooked one of the best films of the last century. The Legend of the Red Dragon will the test of time and be vindicated, and you will be forgotten, lost in the noise of men who spoke loud and said nothing.

*titled The New Legend Of Shaolin for domestic release in China

Cousin Cliff ,

Lou’s Eel

Mostly okay. The movie reviews with Leba whatsherface are pretty bad. She’s one of these that get standard, well known, cultural facts wrong, but sticks with it until the Mick or whoever else graciously just moves the conversation forward. Like talking about movies with my mom who I love! But if I wanted a bad take on what’s in theatres I could just pick up the phone. Which when you think about I’m doing anyway to listen to this pod.

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