Mini-Episodes

Film Podcast – Dare Daniel Mini-Episode 31.5

John Wayne as Genghis Khan“It’s time for you to get your big, fat, extra crispy bucket o’ chicken, two-liter Pepsi-Cola-drinking ass out of bed.”

In this heartless mini-episode, podcast hosts Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell prepare for next week’s review of Heart Condition, a film that joins Collision Course and Theodore Rex in the Dare Daniel Hall of Casually Racist Buddy Comedies.  This 1990 oddity stars Bob Hoskins as a bigoted slob haunted by Denzel Washington, and it was dared to us by Gav at Films on Trial, the popular movie podcast/star chamber.

Inspired by last week’s review of the insipid gangster biopic Gotti, and especially by the terribly cast John Travolta’s terrible performance in the lead role, Daniel and Corky offer their picks for the worst casting in a biopic.

Finally, the hosts read a few of your movie dares, including one from that murderous purple scamp and friend of the show Thanos.

Question of the Week: What is the worst casting in a biopic?

Daniel’s pick: The Hall of Presidents (Robin Williams as Eisenhower; James Marsden as Kennedy; Liev Schreiber as LBJ; John Cusack as Nixon; Alan Rickman as Reagan) in Lee Daniels’ The Butler

Corky’s pick: Penn Badgley as Jeff Buckley in Greetings From Tim Buckley

New Dares: An American Werewolf in Paris (An American Moviewatcher in Paris); The Warrior and the Sorceress (Kevin Cooley); Iron Man 2 (Thanos)

RELATED CLIPS

Original theatrical trailer for Heart Condition

Original theatrical trailer for The Conqueror

Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs in Jobs

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