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Daniel Barnes

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

Marc Maron and Johnny Flynn in Stardust (2020)

“Stardust” (2020) Podcast Movie Review

Stardust (2020) – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 106 “Ground control to major bomb.” Awards grubbers Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell pause their bathroom hallucinations long enough to review Johnny Flynn as a brooding and henpecked David Bowie in Stardust. The film claims to be “(mostly) fiction,” but it’s really […]

Matthew McCounaughey and Jennifer Lopez in The Wedding Planner

“The Wedding Planner” Podcast Movie Review

The Wedding Planner – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 105 “The movie demands the blandness! It wouldn’t have it any other way!” Potato chip magnate Daniel Barnes and  Yahoo! Magazine cover model Corky McDonnell engage with the wall-to-wall blandness of The Wedding Planner. A vehicle seemingly designed to seep […]

Neil Breen in Fateful Findings

“Fateful Findings” Podcast Movie Review

Fateful Findings – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 104 “It’s a magical day!” This week, action obtainer Daniel Barnes and insurance company Corky McDonnell hack into pan-hyphenate auteur Neil Breen’s unfathomable Fateful Findings. It’s as though Breen beamed this incomprehensible, egomaniacal, paranoid fever dream from an alien planet that […]

Dex Dogtective from Foodfight!

“Foodfight!” – Dare Daniel Podcast Rerun

Foodfight! – Dare Daniel Podcast Rerun 4 “My friends come out to creep.” FOODFIGHT! FACTS AND FIGURES Corky and Daniel’s craft spirit: Legado Rye Whiskey U.K. theatrical release date: June 15, 2012 Worldwide box office: $120,141 (production budget: $45-65 million) This week’s darer: Charlie Sheen Why did Charlie dare Daniel and Corky to […]

Vanessa Hudgens in The Princess Switch: Switched Again

“The Princess Switch: Switched Again” Podcast Movie Review

The Princess Switch: Switched Again – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 103 “It’s like Christmas was projectile-vomited onto every inch of this movie.” Belgravian baker Daniel Barnes and chief of no staff Corky McDonnell overdose on Christmas with The Princess Switch: Switched Again. This sequel prioritizes Christmas quantity over Christmas […]

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