67 episodes

The Quaid In Full podcast rates, reviews, and ranks every single televisual work in which Dennis Quaid appears. This highly unscientific endeavor is hosted by Sarah D. Bunting and Jeb Lund, because they give a fox.

Quaid In Full Sarah D Bunting

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 43 Ratings

The Quaid In Full podcast rates, reviews, and ranks every single televisual work in which Dennis Quaid appears. This highly unscientific endeavor is hosted by Sarah D. Bunting and Jeb Lund, because they give a fox.

    S07E10: Pandorum

    S07E10: Pandorum

    Author and critic Zack Handlen made the mistake of offering to return for Pandorum, 2009's "what if we stuck a bunch of grimy Jell-O to some warehouse walls and filmed a live-action 'Space Madness' meets Event Horizon" sci-fi. The movie starts out well -- good atmospherics; good partner chemistry between Quaid and Ben Foster -- but as Zack notes, most of the interesting stuff happened before the movie started. And after we find out the enemy isn't a giant snacky space arachnid, well, it's a tough sit. (How tough? We measured its length in, variously, feet of blanket knitted, Lego kits assembled, and online games of Risk played.) Surrounded by the detritus of the other, better properties Pandorum tried to rip off, we talked about confusing ship layouts, Virtuosity, which member of Roxette wrote Nadia's dialogue, Quaid's search for emotional truth, and why hypersleep pods in the future come with tooth-whitening strips. Oh, also what the hell "pandorum" actually is. It's the QIF season finale, so tell Scotty the PA to douse your cleavage in melted licorice and join us!


    Overall score: 2.83
    QQQ score: 6.17
    Days since a lost Kuffs accident: 454
    Don't Say A Word counter: 2


    SHOW NOTES



    Follow us on Twitter
    Get EVEN MORE Qontent (...sorry) at our Patreon page
    Follow Zack Handlen on Twitter
    Read more from Zack at Episodic Medium
    Xan Brooks's Pandorum review at The Guardian
    Annalee Newitz's at io9
    Nathan Rabin's at AV Club
    Special Guest: Zack Handlen.

    • 38 min
    S07E09: G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra

    S07E09: G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra

    Extra Hot Great's Dave Cole is back to help us list the many complaints prompted by 2009's dreadful and boring live-action take on G.I. Joe, including attempts to elevate an already-fine cartoon, suboptimal explosions and fight scenes, pointless origin stories, creepy side views of Quaid holograms, and the movie putting SDB in the position of defending Transformers 2. G.I. Joe lifts scenes almost wholesale from Star Wars, Apollo 13, and others, and it still sucks -- but is DQ perfectly cast, and not the third or fourth choice for once? Did Channing Tatum's character learn about marriage proposals from Galaxy Quest's historical documents? And could we identify the exact moment, in the middle of a line of dialogue, when Joseph Gordon-Levitt gave up and went full Vincent Price on The Brady Bunch? So many questions (and Winston Lights-infused line deliveries)...but knowing is half the battle in the latest Quaid In Full.


    Overall score: 2
    QQQ score: 6.5
    Days since a lost Kuffs accident: 447
    Don't Say A Word counter: 2


    SHOW NOTES



    Follow us on Twitter
    Get EVEN MORE Qontent (...sorry) at our Patreon page
    The Extra Hot Great podcast
    Dave's previous QIF guest shot, S05E01: DragonHeart
    Ebert's review of GIJ:TROC
    Rolling Stone's
    Zack Handlen's at AV Club
    Cobra Commander video at Something Awful
    Special Guest: David T. Cole.

    • 32 min
    S07E08: SpongeBob Squarepants S06E13, "Grandpappy The Pirate"

    S07E08: SpongeBob Squarepants S06E13, "Grandpappy The Pirate"

    Jeb had never seen a SpongeBob-isode before, and the good news is, he no longer has "incipient dread" about his child possibly enjoying it one day! The bad news...isn't really bad, or specific to this particular 12 minutes of SBSP content, because it involves the show not knowing whether it takes place underwater or on the surface, and Dennis Quaid's inconsistently accented Grandpappy is therefore obliged to fall for middle-school-theatre "set dressing" designed to convince him that Mr. Krabs is continuing the family pirate tradition. It's a hard one to gauge the Quaidosity of, but DQ's having a blast; arrrrr you ready for a pocket-sized episode of Quaid In Full?


    Overall score: 6.5
    QQQ score: 7.5
    Days since a lost Kuffs accident: 440
    Don't Say A Word counter: 2


    SHOW NOTES



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    Get EVEN MORE Qontent (...sorry) at our Patreon page

    • 12 min
    S07E07: Horsemen

    S07E07: Horsemen

    Horsemen seems to have gotten memory-holed immediately after the fest circuit (or...during production by much of the below-the-line talent?), and with good reason -- it's bafflingly poor, studded with visual clichés, its actors apparently undirected, its script evidently without access to a Bible despite basing its tortuously contrived serial-killer procedural plot on more than one book therein. It's got a grieving-family subplot that should have come to the foreground, and a couple of actors -- including Quaid! -- who could have carried that version of the movie, but the version we got is a disorganized Seven For Teens with a crumbly topping of dated kink-shaming. A lot of the cast is either straight-up wasted in this mess or doing more than they need to, but Quaid is actually not bad. "Come and see" (...sigh) what we mean in the latest episode of Quaid In Full.


    Overall score: 1.5
    QQQ score: 6.25
    Days since a lost Kuffs accident: 433
    Don't Say A Word counter: 2


    SHOW NOTES



    Follow us on Twitter
    Get EVEN MORE Qontent (...sorry) at our Patreon page
    Literally the only contemporary review we could find
    Project Greenlight S02
    S02E01: The Long Riders
    The mystery Bible verse is Exodus 9:15, if anyone cares

    • 36 min
    S07E06: The Express

    S07E06: The Express

    [NB: Due to file-corruption issues, this episode's sound isn't stellar; apologies for any inconvenience!] Critics were kindly disposed towards The Express, a well-meaning Ernie Davis bio-pic that seems to count on knee-jerk positive responses to 1) sports movies that 2) defy bigotry. It's done well, mostly, even though the dialogue really isn't how people speak to each other, mostly, and the traditional football-feelm structure wastes certain excellent actors while giving others more than they can handle -- so we're landing on "creditable, but not crucial." The Quaidosity is a more ambiguous prospect; after SDB regrettably uses the phrase "liminal space," we ponder the changing nature of the "qua" in "Quaid Qua Quaid," and DQ's transition from rakish pilot to avuncular coach/cop. Will Roy Williams-branded cliché containers, teratomae of movie rage, and the birth of a weird Brittany Murphy runner add up to a victory for our side?


    Overall score: 5
    QQQ score: 7.25
    Days since a lost Kuffs accident: 426
    Don't Say A Word counter: 1


    SHOW NOTES



    Follow us on Twitter
    Get EVEN MORE Qontent (...sorry) at our Patreon page
    Peter Hartlaub's at the Chron
    SDB Blind Side rage
    "I'll never teh-elll"

    • 27 min
    S07E05: Vantage Point

    S07E05: Vantage Point

    [NB: Due to file-corruption issues, this episode's sound isn't stellar; apologies for any inconvenience!] For a third-choice star in a first-draft action movie, Dennis Quaid's quite good in 2008's Vantage Point, a fridge-magnet-poetry "thriller" script whose "what if In The Line Of Fire + 24 + Dave gave DQ the adrenaline trots" logline invited multiple weary comparisons to Rashomon in (uniformly negative) reviews. Despite dialogue some film student shook out of the Michael Bay Presents: Boggle cup, a Frogger algorithm used as a car chase, inconsistent blocking, an inert title, and Quaid adopting the wrong posture for a Secret Service agent, we did find a handful of things to enjoy, like William Hurt doing an imitation of that flappy dude outside the car wash while getting shot, and imagining Niles Crane listing budget rental-car models. The president is a clone, but there's a Quaid In Full episode to distract you, so: who cares!


    Overall score: 4
    QQQ score: 6.5
    Days since a lost Kuffs accident: 419


    SHOW NOTES



    Follow us on Twitter
    Get EVEN MORE Qontent (...sorry) at our Patreon page
    Stephanie Zacharek's review at Salon
    Kipp Gonzalez LLC's at Slant
    Manohla Dargis does a bit at NYT

    • 21 min

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