“The Dark Tower” Podcast Movie Review

Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey in The Dark Tower

The Dark Tower (2017; Nikolaj Arcel) – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 11

“Have a great apocalypse.”

In this Grudge Match episode of the Dare Daniel podcast, Daniel and Corky go toe-to-toe over Nikolaj’s Arcel’s The Dark Tower, starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey.

Just as The Dark Tower books link together Stephen King’s various literary universes, this review of The Dark Tower inspires a Unified Dare Daniel Podcast Theory.

While Daniel forgets the face of his father and Corky dons a “Kiss the Man in Black” apron, the hosts discuss the inherent hilarity of people wearing people clothes and inadvertently solve the JFK assassination.


U.S. theatrical release date: August 4, 2017

Domestic box office: $50 million (production budget: $60 million)

Critic scores16 on Rotten Tomatoes; 34 on Metacritic

IMDB synopsis: “The last Gunslinger: Roland Deschain, has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim, also known as the Man in Black, and determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower that holds the universe together. With the fate of the world at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle, as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.”

This week’s craft beer: Track 7 Brewing’s Idaho 7 IPA (6.2% ABV)

This week’s referenced movies: Farewell My QueenItTheodore RexBrightThe Lawnmower ManThe CircleMagic MikeInterview with the VampireThe ShiningShining ThroughClose Encounters of the Third KindThe Identical; King Arthur: Legend of the SwordMaximum OverdriveThe MummyThe Snowman; Aloha

Ratings: Daniel – Double Dare; Corky – Reverse Dare

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