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“Dolittle” Podcast Movie Review

Dolittle (2020)

Dolittle (2020) – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 68

“Teamwork makes the dream work!”

In this week’s episode, Daniel and Corky get their Barry-berries caught in the gears of the robotic Dolittle. This 2020 box office bomb stars dozens of insufferable CGI creatures and an even more insufferable Robert Downey, Jr. It’s a spectacularly ugly exercise in focus-groupthink that tries to please everyone, and thus inevitably pleases no one.

Elsewhere, Daniel and Corky discuss squirrel surgery, Styx lyrics, and Chekhov’s dragon.


Blast from the Past (Darcey Self)

Xanadu (Andrew Reyes)


Theatrical release date: Jan. 17, 2020

Domestic box office gross: $77 million (production budget: $175 million)

Critic scores: 14 on Rotten Tomatoes; 26 on Metacritic

Daniel’s craft beer: Moksa Brewing’s River Kolsch (5.6% ABV)

Corky’s craft beer: Berryessa Brewing’s Free Kittens Rice Lager (5.0% ABV)

This week’s darer: David Paul

Why did David Paul dare Daniel and Corky to watch Dolittle? “I know a lot of people still think of Robert Downey Jr. as nothing more than the son of Morton Downey Jr. But I’m here to tell you he’s breaking out of his father’s substantial shadow in Dolittle. Yours Respectfully, Jan Michael Vincent.”

IMDB synopsis: “A physician who can talk to animals embarks on an adventure to find a legendary island with a young apprentice and a crew of strange pets.”

This week’s referenced movies: AssassinsForbidden ZoneDoctor Dolittle (1967); Dr. Dolittle (1998); Scarface (1983); SerendipityGigliOutfoxedUncovered: The War on IraqWal-Mart: The High Cost of Low PriceDown to Earth (1947); Can’t Stop the MusicMegaforceBounceJurassic Park; The Call of the Wild (2020); CatsJokerWilly Wonka & the Chocolate FactoryCharlie and the Chocolate FactoryPowderThe Big LebowskiThe Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012); NorbitMary Poppins (1964); AquamanStar Wars: The Rise of SkywalkerDonnie DarkoKramer vs. KramerBlockersThe Adventures of Baron MunchausenUltraviolet

Ratings: Daniel – Double Dare; Corky – Double Dare


Theatrical trailer for Dolittle (2020)

Gorilla chess

Dragon farts

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