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Daniel Barnes

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

Kirk Cameron in Saving Christmas

“Saving Christmas” Best of Dare Daniel Podcast

Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas – Best of Dare Daniel Rerun 7 “It’s putting the ka-ching back in Christmas.” Daniel and Corky take the Christ out of Christmas long enough to review Kirk Cameron and his unique brand of Bible-sanctioned materialism in Saving Christmas. NEW DARES The Cat (Doug Glassman) Knowing (Courtney) SAVING […]

John Travolta and Kelly Preston as aliens in Battlefield Earth

“Battlefield Earth” Best of Dare Daniel

Battlefield Earth (2000; Roger Christian) – Best of Dare Daniel Rerun 6 “Holy amazing shit, John Travolta.” Daniel and Corky conclude Travolt-ember with the beloved Battlefield Earth, the first in their Best of Dare Daniel series of reruns. Elsewhere, Daniel and Corky discuss learning machines, corporate crapheads, ironic punishments, […]

John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John in Two of a Kind

“Two of a Kind” Podcast Movie Review

Two of a Kind – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 123 “It’s a movie forgotten by time, and I look forward to forgetting it myself.” Kooky inventor Daniel Barnes and flirty bank teller Corky McDonnell get together to save the world from the abysmal nothing-burgerTwo of a Kind. Grease stars John […]

“The Exorcist III” Podcast Movie Review

The Exorcist III – Scare Daniel Podcast Episode 122 “It’s just a bunch of peas and anchovies.” Daniel and Corky do their shouty best to keep up with George C. Scott in William Peter Blatty’s so-underappreciated-it’s-almost-overappreciated The Exorcist III. Blatty crafts a shockingly effective slow creep that is […]

Kathy Najimy, Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker in Hocus Pocus (1993)

“Hocus Pocus” Podcast Movie Review

Hocus Pocus – Scare Daniel Podcast Episode 121 “Max likes your yabbos.” Daniel and Corky light a Febreze to clear the air after reviewing Bette Midler in the inexplicably beloved Hocus Pocus. This sloppily written, egregiously unfunny Halloween comedy about three Stooges-esque witches somehow became a beloved holiday […]

Joan Crawford in Strait-Jacket (1964)

Strait-Jacket (1964) Podcast Movie Review

Strait-Jacket (1964) – Scare Daniel Podcast Episode 120 “Do you want to date a doctor?” Zombie Daniel and Mummy Corky return from the dead for the 2022 edition of Scare Daniel. This is the fifth installment of our October horror movie series, meaning we’ve reached A New Beginning in Friday […]

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