Film critic Daniel Barnes and comedian Corky McDonnell do your dirty work by watching and reviewing the worst movies you can imagine. Send Daniel and Corky your most sadistic movie dares at daredaniel.com, and look for a new episode every other Tuesday.
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since April 17, 2018
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Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 37 – Assassins “We got nada, zilch, zip, zero, dry hump.” On this jasmine perfume-obsessed episode of the Dare Daniel podcast, quirky-ass hosts Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell review the quirky-ass hitmen of Richard Donner’s 1995 snoozer Assassins.  A hilariously pretentious attempt at an existential hitman thriller, Assassins pits Sylvester Stallone’s morose mumbling against Antonio Banderas’ out-of-control mugging. Essentially a slow-witted-cat-and-overacting-mouse chase movie, Assassins stars Stallone and Banderas as rival hitmen gunning for the number one spot on the hitman charts.  Meanwhile, Julianne Moore co-stars as Electra, an off-the-grid “info thief” known only by her “internet logo,” which also contains her e-mail address (it’s [email protected], because of computers). After wistfully recalling meaningful chess games from their pasts, Daniel and Corky talk about cat boyfriends, Banderas memes, magic computers and monorail chases, while also discussing the best ways to casually eat a banana. FACTS AND FIGURES U.S. theatrical release date: October 6, 1995 Domestic box office: $30 million (production budget: $50 million) Critic scores: 15 on Rotten Tomatoes This week’s craft beer: Modern Times Brewing‘s Bedrock (6.2% ABV) This week’s Darer: The President of the Assassins Guild of Assassinations Why did The President of the Assassins Guild of Assassinations dare Daniel and Corky to watch Assassins?  “While The Assassins Guild of Assassinations (AGA) is very supportive of movies highlighting the many contributions those skilled in the assassin arts have made to humanity over the years, this movie is a black eye on an otherwise flawless genre of movies. Antonio Banderas plays an “assassin” who can’t get the #1 ranking with the AGA unless he takes out Sly Stallone, who is in the process of retiring from assassinating people?!  There are lots of stupid scenes of the two trying to get the drop on each other.  And Banderas wearing baseball hats (when he clearly has no idea how they work).  Also, Julianne Moore is in it.” IMDB synopsis: “Professional hit-man Robert Rath wants to fulfill a few more contracts before retiring but unscrupulous ambitious newcomer hit-man Miguel Bain keeps killing Rath’s targets.” This week’s referenced movies: The Dark Knight Rises; The Goonies; Superman; Lethal Weapon; The Omen; Se7en; Judge Dredd; Jury Duty; The Monuments Men; Pulp Fiction; The Snowman; The Marathon Man; Die Hard; Rain Man; Coco; The Money Pit Ratings for Assassins: Daniel – Double Dare; Corky – Double Dare RELATED CLIPS Original theatrical trailer for Assassins Cemetery shootout Taxicab confessions Follow Dare Daniel on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  Be sure to listen, rate, review and subscribe to the show on iTunes, PlayerFM, Listen Notes or wherever you get your podcasts. New episodes come out every othe...
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