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Daniel Barnes

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

Milla Jovovich riding a motorcycle in Ultraviolet

“Ultraviolet” – Best of Dare Daniel Podcast

Ultraviolet (2006; Kurt Wimmer) – Best of Dare Daniel Rerun 10 Daniel and Corky bravely subject their mind’s eyes to the memory of Milla Jovovich in the retina-shredding Ultraviolet. ULTRAVIOLET FACTS AND FIGURES U.S. theatrical release date: March 3, 2006 Domestic box office: $18.5 million (production budget: $30 million) Critic scores: 9 […]

Neil Breen uncovering corruption in Fateful Findings.

“Fateful Findings” Best of Dare Daniel Podcast

Fateful Findings – Best of Dare Daniel Rerun 9 “I can’t believe we’re revisiting Fateful Findings.” Daniel and Corky uncover the cosmic conspiracy behind Best of Dare Daniel by listlessly pecking at random keys on five broken laptops. New Dare Daniel episodes will resume in the Spring! FATEFUL FINDINGS […]

Andrew Lincoln holding a sign for Keira Knightley in Love Actually

“Love Actually” Best of Dare Daniel Podcast

Love Actually – Best of Dare Daniel Rerun 8 In this week’s holiday-themed Best of Dare Daniel, your hosts (and a special guest) revisit the horndog treacle of Love Actually. LOVE ACTUALLY FACTS AND FIGURES U.S. theatrical release date: Nov. 7, 2003 Domestic box office: $59.7 million (production budget: $40-45 […]

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 […]

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