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Several years ago 4 self confessed movie fanatics ruined their favourite pastime by having children. Now we are telling the world about the movies we missed and the frequently awful kids tv we are now subjected to. We like to think we're funny. Come and argue with us on the social medias.
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    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

Several years ago 4 self confessed movie fanatics ruined their favourite pastime by having children. Now we are telling the world about the movies we missed and the frequently awful kids tv we are now subjected to. We like to think we're funny. Come and argue with us on the social medias.
Twitter: @dads_film
Facebook: BadDadsFilmReview
Instagram: instagram.com/baddadsjsy
www.baddadsfilm.com

    Cats & Gabby's Dollhouse

    Cats & Gabby's Dollhouse

    Pussy is the undeniably obvious and deliberately provocative first word that's perfect to use if you have limited time to engage your reader and you'd like them to get to at the least the end of the first sentence of your description. In this part of the overview there originally was a story that ended up with Cats in the plot of Inception but then I realised there was a South Park episode where they did something with sheep and the plot of that movie so, time completely wasted and desperate for more content, this is what we ended up with. Sorry about that. I have to say though my Catception thing was good, it's a shame you missed out.
     
    I picked CATS (2019). Sidey and I have been playfully jesting about reviewing this since it came out 18 months or so ago, which is coincidentally the films running time. 'It would be funny' we said on many occasions. Well, 3 and a half minutes in the joke was over and the horrific reality of what we'd committed to had become fully apparent. Trust me when I say there is no novelty value to be had in watching the entire movie. You can replicate the viewing experience by leaving the trailer on repeat for 2 hours, you can listen to the absolutely excruciating soundtrack on YouTube and you can reproduce the feeling of watching this movie by attacking a litter of newly born Husky's with a handsaw and a set of clamps.
     
    Gabby's Dollhouse is unfortunately the real victim this week, the dads being too jaded by Cats's relentless awfulness to fully appreciate the value of this multi-media edutainment programme on Netflix. Promoting a strong problem-solving mentality, providing early inroads into STEM and as yet unsullied by crass commercialism, this is a bit of a gem.

    We love to hear from our listeners! By which I mean we tolerate it. Try us on twitter @dads_film, on Facebook Bad Dads Film Review or on our website baddadsfilm.com.

    Until next time, we remain...

    Bad Dads

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Midweek Mention... Strictly Ballroom

    Midweek Mention... Strictly Ballroom

    A prolonged vicious online bullying campaign has led us to this point. 

    We were encouraged to watch Strictly Ballroom, Baz Luhrmann's 1992 dance based comedy romance debut.

    These are our findings....

     

    • 23 min
    Moonlight & Disenchantment

    Moonlight & Disenchantment

    The subject of todays Top 5 is one of the great American actors; his collaborations with Martin Scorsese alone have created some of the most celebrated moments and characters in film history. A firm favourite of all of the Bad Dads, it's time we sat down to talk about Robert De Niro.

    2016's MOONLIGHT directed by Barry Jenkins and based on Tarell Alvin McCraney's unpublished semi-autobiographical play "In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue" is this weeks main feature. An indie drama charting the life of Chiron, a poor black drug dealer in Florida, this movie was the first LGBTQ film and the first film with an all-black cast to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. Discussing violence, addiction, sexuality, masculinity, crime and poverty amongst other heavyweight themes, this beautifully crafted movie has a distinctive aesthetic and powerful performances at its core.

    Matt Groening has already experienced the pressure of trying to follow up a hit TV series with FUTURAMA, which followed on from THE SIMPSONS (and we once reviewed, rather pitifully if I'm honest), the question is, can he do it again? DISENCHANTMENT is a Netflix exclusive sitcom set in a medieval fantasy world. Using Groening's recognisable and very much established cartoon art style and a number of the talented voice cast he has worked with on both his previous shows this show had a better chance than most of capturing the Bad Dads hearts. Especially as one of the Dads already considers themselves a fan.

    We love to hear from our listeners! By which I mean we tolerate it. Try us on twitter @dads_film, on Facebook Bad Dads Film Review or on our website baddadsfilm.com.

    Until next time, we remain...

    Bad Dads

    • 1 hr 55 min
    Midweek Mention... The Slammin' Salmon

    Midweek Mention... The Slammin' Salmon

    A few of the Dads found something to like in this listener nominated movie. Sidey on the other hand.... Well he wasn't a fan. Not by a long shot! 

    We watched The Slammin' Salmon, and you probably shouldn't! 

     

    • 18 min
    Whiplash & How to Train Your Dragon - Legends

    Whiplash & How to Train Your Dragon - Legends

    If you have a car and a child, you will be painfully aware that even with the very best intentions it won't be long before the interior of your vehicle is a hoarder’s paradise. Assuming of course that the hoarder in question's idea of paradise includes odd socks, miscellaneous toys, hairbands, half eaten dried fruit and flakes of excrement. I've long worried/fantasised that some of this detritus, a stray water bottle or plastic horse toy say, will somehow become lodged under the brake pedal as I drive, forcing me off or into the nearest hazard, resulting in a gloriously high fall or the satisfying and punishing brutality of ploughing straight into a wall at great speed. Preferably after careening through a home for rescue dogs or an orphanage.  Anyway, it was almost certainly these completely normal thoughts which prompted Dan to pick Motor Vehicle Accidents for this week’s Top 5.
     
    Remember when we reviewed Damian Chazelle's sophomore feature LA LA LAND back in the days of Anonymous Meeg? Of course you don't. This time we thought we'd try the 36-year-old screenwriter, director and producers’ debut, WHIPLASH (Chazelle's that is, Meeg is both older and as of the time of writing has not written and directed a movie).  Jonathan Kimble Simmons (JK Rowling) delivers a career defining performance as Terence Fletcher, the psychotic music teacher at the fictional Schaffer Conservatory who pushes Miles Teller's Andrew to realise his true potential as a jazz drummer through whatever means necessary. An exhilarating and thought-provoking examination of what it means to be truly exceptional at something and whether it's worth the costs, Simmons and Chazelle have together crazy created one of cinema's truly iconic villains in this blistering and breath-taking award winner.
     
    Loosely based on novels by British author Cressida Cowell, the HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON franchise is 12th in the list of highest grossing animated films, racking up a cool $1.6 billion worldwide over 3 cinema releases. The movies follow the adventures of Hiccup and Toothless as a Viking and a Dragon respectively, I won't ruin it by telling you who trains whom. Amazingly one of the dads had never seen this so we were eased in gently, like a child gradually sticking a big toe into a chilly pool or that time I eased myself gently into your mothers hoop with Netflix's HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON - LEGENDS, an animated series of short films continuing the plot of the first movie. GIFT OF THE NIGHT FURY is set during the festival of Snoggletog and sees the Dragons suddenly incredibly horny.

    We love to hear from our listeners! By which I mean we tolerate it. Try us on twitter @dads_film, on Facebook Bad Dads Film Review or on our website baddadsfilm.com.

    Until next time, we remain...

    Bad Dads

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Midweek Mention... Legends of the Fall

    Midweek Mention... Legends of the Fall

    A favourite of Dan's and an absolute epic.... we watched Legends of the Fall. 

    Some stuff happens and it's all very dramatic. The main take away from this movie is that Brad Pitt looks absolutely incredible. He really does. 

    I knew nothing about this movie, so I was taken aback by all the dramatic events that take place.  Let us know what you thought of it. You can find us on Twitter - @dadsfilm, or even better you can hit up our website - baddadsfilm.com.

    See you on Friday for our Whiplash chat.

    Until then we remain.

    Bad Dads 

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

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Funny dads

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Bad Dads are actually Grrreeeaaaatt!

Enjoyed every second I have listened to thus far! I loved their Top 5 and just their vibe in conversation! Having sons it’s great to have some adult time review followed by good recommendations and reviews on shows for the kids! I like how they know what’s coming next and tell you where to find the show on which streaming device! Definitely should listen and subscribe!

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Great Podcast for Any Movie Fan

Been having an absolute blast listening to Bad Dads. Great concept of being dads and trying to catch up on everything they missed, puts a nice twist on being a movie buff. Their Top 5 segment is a personal favorite.

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