“Upside Down”

Upside Down (2013; Dir.: Juan Solanas) GRADE: C- By Daniel Barnes *NOTE: This is the spec review that I wrote when I applied to become the Sacramento News & Review film critic in July 2013.  It was never published until now.  Look for my list of the Top 25 […]

Dare Daniel Podcast Mini-Episode 11.5

In this pint-sized mini-episode of the Dare Daniel podcast, Daniel and Corky get into character to review Nancy Walker’s 1980 musical epic Can’t Stop the Music, a Village People origin story co-starring Steve Guttenberg and Valerie Perrine.  The film that coke-snortingly assumed the already-deceased disco craze would never die, Can’t […]

Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 11 – “The Dark Tower”

“Have a great apocalypse.” In this Grudge Match episode of the Dare Daniel podcast, Daniel and Corky go toe-to-toe over Nikolaj’s Arcel’s The Dark Tower, starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey.  Just as The Dark Tower books link together Stephen King’s various literary universes, this review of The Dark Tower inspires a Unified Dare […]

Dare Daniel Podcast Mini-Episode 10.5

On this finger-food mini-episode of the Dare Daniel podcast, we preview our upcoming review of Nikolaj Arcel’s The Dark Tower, starring Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba.  Still not sleeping nights following their traumatic experience with Theodore Rex, Daniel and Corky embrace the darkness by choosing their favorite (and least favorite) […]

Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 10 – “Theodore Rex”

“This is where the nightmare reaches its horrifying crescendo.” On this shellshocked episode of the Dare Daniel podcast, esteemed dinosaurologist Daniel Barnes and “bodacious cretaceous” Corky McDonnell review Jonathan R. Beteul’s disastrous 1995 buddy-cop-mystery Theodore Rex, starring Whoopi Goldberg and a talking dinosaur.  Under the threat of a lawsuit, your […]

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