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Daniel Barnes

Co-host of the Dare Daniel podcast and member of the San Francisco Bay Area Film Critics Circle.

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Dare Daniel Podcast – All Dares Episode 3

Dare Daniel Podcast – All Dares Episode 3 On this very special Dare Daniel podcast episode, Daniel and Corky read a bumper crop of bad movie dares. The hosts also prepare for their upcoming 100th episode by recounting their most (and least) popular reviews. FACTS AND FIGURES This […]

Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt and Jack Whitehall in Jungle Cruise (2021)

“Jungle Cruise” Movie Review by Daniel Barnes

Jungle Cruise (2021; Jaume Collet-Serra) GRADE: D By Daniel Barnes *Now playing in wide release and streaming on Disney+ with Premier Access. Knockoffs Upon Knockoffs Based on an opening day Disneyland ride heavily inspired by John Huston’s The African Queen, the long-delayed Jungle Cruise is unnecessary, unoriginal and practically […]

Hayden Christensen in The Last Man

“The Last Man” Podcast Movie Review

The Last Man – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 93 “Much like Harvey Keitel, I’ll be slumming and disinterested this whole way through.” Doomsday prepper Daniel Barnes and apocalyptic lifestyle manual procurer Corky McDonnell prepare for the final storm by watching Hayden Christensen sleepwalk through The Last Man. A dreary, […]

Sandra Bullock and Jason Patric in Speed 2 Cruise Control

“Speed 2: Cruise Control” Podcast Movie Review

Speed 2: Cruise Control – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 92 “Zero knots.” In this week’s episode, Seabourn Legend mainstage mainstays Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell excoriate Speed 2: Cruise Control “with an almost sensual pleasure.” Sandra Bullock and not-Keanu star in this lazy and pointless rehash/desecration of Speed that makes the […]

Taylour Paige and Riley Keough in Zola

“Zola” Movie Review by Daniel Barnes

Zola (2021; Janicza Bravo) GRADE: B- By Daniel Barnes *Now playing. “It’s kind of long, but it’s full of suspense.” So begins #thestory, A’Ziah Zola King’s 2015 Twitter thread recounting a Florida “ho trip” gone wrong. However, while a 148-tweet thread epic for Twitter, the film version of […]