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Film critic for the Sacramento News and Review. Craft beer columnist for the Sacramento Bee. Member of the San Francisco Film Critics Circle.

Scare Daniel Podcast Episode 23 – “Transylmania”

“Vampire orgy, here I come!” In the latest installment of Scare Daniel, Codex Eroticon scholars Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell put on their most valuable blue jeans to review David and Scott Hillenbrand’s witless and scare-less horror comedy Transylmania.    Daniel and Corky shelve their slob vs. snob rivalry […]

Scare Daniel Podcast Mini-Episode 22.5

Continuing their month-long Scare Daniel series, Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell kick off this fun-sized mini-episode with a preview of the horror comedy Transylmania, the film so unfunny that even National Lampoon wouldn’t put their name on it.  Boasting a historic discrepancy between critical reviews and audience reviews, Transylmania is emblematic […]

Scare Daniel Podcast Episode 22 – “The Cloverfield Paradox”

“This dimension is eating us alive!” Interdimensional travelers Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell renew their Netflix streaming subscriptions for this week’s Scare Daniel review of the dreary space horror sequel The Cloverfield Paradox.  Originally called God Particle but rewritten mid-production to make it part of the Cloverfield franchise, The Cloverfield Paradox concerns an energy crisis on […]

MVFF41 Wrap-Up

By Daniel Barnes The 41st annual Mill Valley Film Festival kicked off last night with the California debuts of two awards-groveling biopics: Peter Farrelly’s TIFF Audience Award winner Green Book and Matthew Heineman’s A Private War.  Over the next week-and-a-half, celebrities such as Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton and Maggie Gyllenhaal will breeze […]

Scare Daniel Podcast Mini-Episode 21.5

In this week’s bone-chilling episode, the confluence of horror movie season and football season inspires hosts Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell to hold a horror movie murderer fantasy draft, with both hosts going the conventional route and selecting stabbers in the first round.  After braving the schlock-value scares […]

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