Nicolas Cage and Alain Moussi in Jiu Jitsu (2020)

“Jiu Jitsu” (2020) Podcast Movie Review

Dare Daniel: Cage Match – Round 5 Jiu Jitsu (2020; Dir.: Dimitri Legothetis) – Episode 128 “Get off my piano.” In their final Cage Match review, Nouveau Shamanic acolytes Daniel and Corky grapple with the un-gentle art of Jiu Jitsu. Cage goes Obi-Yawn Kenobi as a neo-hippie martial […]

Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman in Trespass (2011).

“Trespass” (2011) Podcast Movie Review

Dare Daniel: Cage Match – Round 4 Trespass (2011; Dir.: Joel Schumacher) – Episode 127 “You did it, kid! You hit the mother lode!” Rich jerk Daniel and diamond-dealer-on-the-edge Corky go fishing in a bottomless ocean of red herrings with their Cage Match review of Trespass. It’s a mindlessly […]

Nicolas Cage as a pilot in Left Behind (2014)

“Left Behind” (2014) Podcast Movie Review

Dare Daniel: Cage Match – Round 3 Left Behind (2014; Dir.: Vic Armstrong) – Episode 126 “It’s just a bad trip!” Daniel “Dan” “Buck” Barnes and Corky Carpathia continue their Cage Match series with a Rapture-ous review of Left Behind (2014). Cage has little to do but somehow […]

Nicolas Cage as Acid Yellow in Sonny (2002).

“Sonny” (2002) Podcast Movie Review

Dare Daniel: Cage Match – Round 2 Sonny (2002; Dir.: Nicolas Cage) – Episode 125 “Now I know why Mother calls you ‘a natural born whore.’” Trained pod-stitutes Daniel and Corky continue their Cage Match series by reviewing Cage’s only directorial effort. Sonny is highlighted by a wildly […]

Nicolas Cage in a phone booth wearing fake fangs in Vampire's Kiss (1988).

“Vampire’s Kiss” Podcast Movie Review

Dare Daniel: Cage Match Vampire’s Kiss (1989; Dir.: Robert Bierman) – Episode 124 “The tortures of the damned!” Your boys are back! Daniel and Corky kick off their Cage Match series of Nicolas Cage movies by reviewing the Nouveau Shamanic maestro as a cockroach-chugging would-be bloodsucker in the Easton […]

Oppenheimer

Daniel Talks “Oppenheimer” – Bonus Podcast Movie Review

Oppenheimer (2023; Christopher Nolan) Rating: Bump It *Now playing everywhere. In this change-of-pace mini-episode, Sacramento film critic Daniel Barnes shares his thoughts on Christopher Nolan’s new three-hour biopic Oppenheimer, starring Cillian Murphy as the father of the atomic bomb. Daniel recalls his The Two Popes-esque encounter with Nolan, praises Murphy’s […]

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