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Daniel Barnes

Film critic, podcast host and member of the San Francisco Film Critics Circle.

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Arnold Stang in Hercules in New York

“Hercules in New York” Podcast Movie Review

Hercules in New York – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 86 “Hercules schmercules!” Daniel and Corky descend from  Olympus to review the fish-out-of-water monkeyshines of Arthur Allan Seidelman’s Hercules in New York. A movie seemingly devoid of second takes, this debut film for 22-year-old Arnold Schwarzenegger (née Strong) is a […]

Runaway (1984)

“Runaway” (1984) Podcast Movie Review

Runaway (1984) – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 85 “Now kiss your ass goodbye!” Daniel and Corky don their electro-magnetic scatter-suits to review Tom Selleck as a robot-hating cop in Michael Crichton’s Runaway. A cliched cop movie with the tiniest sliver of a sci-fi twist, Runaway barrages you with wooden […]

Foodfight Movie

“Foodfight!” Podcast Movie Review

Foodfight! – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 84 “My friends come out to creep.” Marketropolis stock boys Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell use their dog-tective skills to investigate the rancid animated feature Foodfight!. With its horrifying, half-finished visuals and an ensemble cast of sex predator corporate mascots, Foodfight! provides […]

The Conqueror

“The Conqueror” Podcast Movie Review

The Conqueror – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 83 “I am bereft of spit!” Get your Geiger counters ready for this patently offensive episode of the Dare Daniel Podcast. Daniel and Corky review John Wayne in the role he was born to never play, Mongol leader Genghis Khan in […]

Johnny Mnemonic

“Johnny Mnemonic” Podcast Movie Review

Johnny Mnemonic – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 82 “Get that piece of garbage out of here.” LoTek interns Daniel and Corky clear out their brains to properly review Keanu Reeves in Johnny Mnemonic. Reeves leads an international cast of tax breaks in this chintzy cyberpunk thriller inexplicably directed by […]

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