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Bad Dads Film Review

Several years ago 4 self confessed movie fanatics ruined their favourite pastime by having children. Now we are telling the world about the movies we missed and the frequently awful kids tv we are now subjected to. We like to think we're funny. Come and argue with us on the social medias.Twitter: @dads_filmFacebook: BadDadsFilmReviewInstagram: instagram.com/baddadsjsywww.baddadsfilm.com

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Ford v Ferrari & Roary the Race Car
You can now text us anonymously to leave feedback, suggest future content or simply hurl abuse at us. We'll read out any texts we receive on the show. Click here to try it out!Welcome back to Bad Dads Film Review! Today, we're gearing up for a high-octane episode as we count down the top 5 most memorable Alex's in film and television, dive into the thrilling world of Ford v Ferrari, and then shift down a gear to the kid-friendly racetrack with Roary the Racing Car.Top 5 Memorable Alex's in Film and Television:Alex Forrest in Fatal Attraction (1987) - Played by Glenn Close, Alex Forrest is unforgettable as the intense and unstable other woman whose obsession leads to dramatic and chilling consequences.Alex Murphy/RoboCop in RoboCop (1987) - Alex Murphy, portrayed by Peter Weller, is a police officer who, after being brutally murdered, is transformed into RoboCop, a cyborg law enforcer with a mission to clean up crime in Detroit.Alex DeLarge in A Clockwork Orange (1971) - Malcolm McDowell’s portrayal of Alex DeLarge, the ultraviolent protagonist in Stanley Kubrick's dystopian drama, is iconic, exploring themes of free will and the nature of evil.Alex Russo in Wizards of Waverly Place (2007-2012) - Selena Gomez stars as Alex Russo, a young wizard navigating the challenges of adolescence and magic in this popular Disney Channel series.Alex Vreeke in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) - Played by Nick Jonas, Alex is a pilot who has been trapped in the game for years, adding depth and a survival edge to the adventurous, comedic ensemble.Directed by James Mangold, Ford v Ferrari brings to life the real-life rivalry between Ford Motor Company and Ferrari as they battle it out at the 1966 Le Mans World Championship. The film stars Matt Damon as Carroll Shelby and Christian Bale as Ken Miles, depicting their quest to build a revolutionary race car for Ford. The film not only delivers pulse-pounding racing sequences but also dives into the friendship and trials faced by its leading men. It's a story of innovation, persistence, and the relentless pursuit of excellence. Shifting gears to something for the little ones, Roary the Racing Car is a British animated children's television show that follows Roary, a young racing car filled with enthusiasm. Set at the Silver Hatch race track, the series features themes of friendship, teamwork, and the joys of racing, all presented in a way that's engaging and educational for young viewers.Whether you're fascinated by the resilience and ambition shown in Ford v Ferrari, intrigued by our list of notable Alex's, or looking for some wholesome entertainment with Roary the Racing Car, today’s episode is packed with speed, stories, and stellar characters. So buckle up and join us on this cinematic ride as we explore what it takes to cross the finish line, both on the race track and in life. 🎬🚗👨‍👧‍👦🍿We love to hear from our listeners! By which I mean we tolerate it. If it hasn't been completely destroyed yet you can usually find us on twitter @dads_film, on Facebook Bad Dads Film Review, on email at baddadsjsy@gmail.com or on our website baddadsfilm.com. Until next time, we remain... Bad Dads
82:39 14/06/2024
Midweek Mention... Napoleon Dynamite
You can now text us anonymously to leave feedback, suggest future content or simply hurl abuse at us. We'll read out any texts we receive on the show. Click here to try it out!Welcome back to Bad Dads Film Review! Today, we’re pulling on our moon boots and diving into the quirky, offbeat world of Napoleon Dynamite (2004). Directed by Jared Hess and starring Jon Heder in a role that became instantly iconic, this indie comedy is a beloved exploration of rural teenage life, full of oddball humour and memorable characters.Napoleon Dynamite unfolds in the rural town of Preston, Idaho, where life is slow and the people are a colourful mix of odd and endearing. The film follows the life of its titular character, Napoleon Dynamite, a socially awkward high school student with a unique blend of innocence and eccentricity.The film doesn’t follow a traditional plot structure; instead, it's a series of vignettes detailing Napoleon’s daily life. From dealing with his unemployed 32-year-old brother Kip and their scheming Uncle Rico to helping his friend Pedro run for class president, the film’s charm lies in its celebration of the mundane. It’s filled with dry humour, awkward pauses, and moments that are strangely heartwarming.Napoleon Dynamite stands out for its minimalist style and deadpan comedy. It’s a film that makes an art out of everyday awkwardness. At its core, Napoleon Dynamite is about embracing your individuality and finding acceptance. It’s a celebration of being different and finding kinship in unlikely places. The film subtly addresses themes of loneliness, ambition, and the desire to belong, all wrapped in a comedic package that’s both absurd and endearing.So, whether you’re revisiting this early 2000s gem or experiencing Napoleon’s antics for the first time, join us on Bad Dads Film Review as we delve into the idiosyncratic charm of "Napoleon Dynamite." Grab some tater tots, practice your best dance moves, and get ready for a dose of pure, delightful awkwardness. 🎬👓👨‍👧‍👦🍿We love to hear from our listeners! By which I mean we tolerate it. If it hasn't been completely destroyed yet you can usually find us on twitter @dads_film, on Facebook Bad Dads Film Review, on email at baddadsjsy@gmail.com or on our website baddadsfilm.com. Until next time, we remain... Bad Dads
26:15 12/06/2024
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai & Samurai Jack
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54:05 07/06/2024
Midweek Mention... Blind Fury
You can now text us anonymously to leave feedback, suggest future content or simply hurl abuse at us. We'll read out any texts we receive on the show. Click here to try it out!Welcome back to Bad Dads Film Review! Today, we're taking a look at the 1989 action-adventure film Blind Fury. Directed by Phillip Noyce, this film stars Rutger Hauer as Nick Parker, a blind swordsman whose skills and senses are as sharp as his blade. Blind Fury mixes elements of comedy and drama into its action-packed narrative, creating a unique and entertaining viewing experience.Nick Parker, blinded during the Vietnam War, is rescued by local villagers who teach him the art of sword fighting. Upon his return to the United States, Parker embarks on a mission to help an old war buddy. The plot thickens as he finds himself protecting his friend’s son from a group of dangerous drug dealers.The film is essentially a modern take on the classic blind swordsman trope, inspired by the Japanese "Zatoichi" film series. Nick uses his disability to his advantage, catching his enemies off guard with his uncanny ability to 'see' using his other heightened senses. The narrative follows him as he navigates various challenges and confrontations, delivering justice with his cane sword.At its core, Blind Fury explores themes of disability and resilience. It portrays its protagonist not as a victim of his circumstances but as a capable and resourceful hero. The film challenges typical perceptions of disability, presenting a character who overcomes his limitations to protect and fight for those he cares about.As dads, Blind Fury offers a fun, slightly cheesy action movie that’s great for a light-hearted movie night with older kids. It provides a platform to discuss the importance of not underestimating people based on their disabilities and the ways that challenges can lead to unexpected strengths.For fans of classic action films and Rutger Hauer, Blind Fury is a must-watch for its unique premise, memorable protagonist, and entertaining execution. It’s a film that not only delivers thrills but also packs a good amount of heart and humor.So, whether you’re revisiting this '80s action gem or discovering it for the first time, join us as we delve into the quirky and action-packed world of Blind Fury. It’s a journey through a film that proves seeing isn't always believing. 🎬🗡️👨‍👧‍👦🍿We love to hear from our listeners! By which I mean we tolerate it. If it hasn't been completely destroyed yet you can usually find us on twitter @dads_film, on Facebook Bad Dads Film Review, on email at baddadsjsy@gmail.com or on our website baddadsfilm.com. Until next time, we remain... Bad Dads
21:52 05/06/2024
Midweek Mention... Dune: Part 2
You can now text us anonymously to leave feedback, suggest future content or simply hurl abuse at us. We'll read out any texts we receive on the show. Click here to try it out!Welcome to Bad Dads Film Review, where today we're taking a trip far away, to much sandier parts as we discuss the merits of Dune: Part 2.Dune: Part Two picks up where the first part left off, following Paul Atreides as he navigates his new life among the Fremen, the indigenous people of Arrakis. The story intensifies as Paul's destiny as a prophesied leader entwines more deeply with the ecological and political upheaval on Arrakis. The struggle for control of the planet and its invaluable resource, spice, come to a head, involving various factions like the Harkonnens, the Emperor, and other major houses of the Landsraad.Join us and hear Pete and Sidey bemoan to the very underwhelming performance of a Bad Dads favourite, Mr Christopher Walken.There is actually lots to like here. The themes of Dune: Part Two continue to explore ecological stewardship, the messianic complex, and the interplay between power, religion, and destiny. The political intrigue that mirrors many real-world issues, resonating with audiences through its portrayal of resource-driven conflicts and colonial dynamics.But that Christopher Walken performance, what a let down!We love to hear from our listeners! By which I mean we tolerate it. If it hasn't been completely destroyed yet you can usually find us on twitter @dads_film, on Facebook Bad Dads Film Review, on email at baddadsjsy@gmail.com or on our website baddadsfilm.com. Until next time, we remain... Bad Dads
22:53 31/05/2024
Midweek Mention... Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire
You can now text us anonymously to leave feedback, suggest future content or simply hurl abuse at us. We'll read out any texts we receive on the show. Click here to try it out!Welcome back to the Bad Dads Film Review! Today, we’re creeping into the world of ghosts and awful sequels as we discuss  Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire.The Spengler family returns to the famous firehouse headquarters, where the original Ghostbusters have been busy creating a high-tech ghost-hunting lab. However, their peace is shattered by the discovery of an ancient artifact that unleashes a powerful ghost and plunges New York City into a chilling crisis. To save the world from a second Ice Age, the new generation of Ghostbusters must combine forces with the veterans to confront this icy threat.While Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire might not be real, imagining potential expansions of the Ghostbusters universe is a fun exercise in creativity. It reflects the enduring appeal of the franchise and its versatile potential for new stories and adventures. Or it could be load of old tosh! If you're intrigued by the world of Ghostbusters, exploring existing films, animated series, and even fan theories could provide ample entertainment and excitement. We love to hear from our listeners! By which I mean we tolerate it. If it hasn't been completely destroyed yet you can usually find us on twitter @dads_film, on Facebook Bad Dads Film Review, on email at baddadsjsy@gmail.com or on our website baddadsfilm.com. Until next time, we remain... Bad Dads
19:20 29/05/2024
Rise the planet of the Apes & Curious George
You can now text us anonymously to leave feedback, suggest future content or simply hurl abuse at us. We'll read out any texts we receive on the show. Click here to try it out!Welcome back to the Bad Dads Film Review! Today, we’re venturing into the world of our primate cousins as we explore the top 5 most memorable apes in film and television. We'll also swing through the narrative vines of Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), and then lighten the mood with the mischievous antics of Curious George.Top 5 Memorable Apes in Film and TV:Caesar from "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" (2011) - A genetically enhanced chimpanzee who leads his species in a revolt against humans, marking a new era of ape intelligence and emotional depth.King Kong from "King Kong" (1933, 2005, 2017) - Perhaps the most iconic ape in cinema, King Kong's tragic story of love and loss has captivated audiences across various adaptations, showcasing the gorilla's immense strength and surprising tenderness.Mighty Joe Young from "Mighty Joe Young" (1998) - A gentle giant gorilla with a heart of gold, Joe's story is one of friendship and survival against the odds, blending action and emotional resonance.George from "Curious George" (TV Series) - This little monkey’s curiosity leads to adventures and misadventures, teaching children about problem-solving and the joy of learning.Amy from "Congo" (1995) - A talking gorilla who communicates through sign language, Amy’s character highlights the intelligence of gorillas and the potential for interspecies communication.Main Feature - Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011):Rise of the Planet of the Apes rebooted a beloved franchise with a contemporary twist, focusing on the origins of Caesar, the ape who would lead his kind in an uprising against human oppression. This film combines stunning visual effects with a compelling narrative that explores themes of freedom, survival, and the moral implications of scientific experimentation.Kids TV - Curious George:Shifting gears to a lighter primate-related theme, Curious George is a delightful series based on the popular children’s books. George’s adventures with The Man in the Yellow Hat provide not only entertainment but also valuable life lessons for kids about curiosity, problem-solving, and the importance of understanding the consequences of one's actions.Whether you’re intrigued by the complex portrayals of ape leaders, fascinated by the blend of science fiction and ethical dilemmas, or simply in need of some light-hearted fun with an adventurous little monkey, today’s episode promises to keep you engaged and entertained. Join us as we delve into the jungle of cinematic apes, uncovering stories of intelligence, bravery, and mischief. 🎬🐒🍌👨‍👧‍👦🍿We love to hear from our listeners! By which I mean we tolerate it. If it hasn't been completely destroyed yet you can usually find us on twitter @dads_film, on Facebook Bad Dads Film Review, on email at baddadsjsy@gmail.com or on our website baddadsfilm.com. Until next time, we remain... Bad Dads
71:09 24/05/2024
Midweek Mention... Planet of the Apes
You can now text us anonymously to leave feedback, suggest future content or simply hurl abuse at us. We'll read out any texts we receive on the show. Click here to try it out!Welcome back to Bad Dads Film Review, where today we're swinging into the classic realm of science fiction with a deep dive into the 1968 groundbreaking film, "Planet of the Apes." Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner and based on the novel by Pierre Boulle, this film not only redefined a genre but also left an indelible mark on popular culture with its innovative makeup, provocative themes, and its famously shocking ending."Planet of the Apes" stars Charlton Heston as George Taylor, an astronaut who, along with his crew, crash-lands on a mysterious planet in the distant future. They soon discover that this world is dominated by intelligent apes who speak, use tools, and rule the planet, while humans are mute and enslaved.The film follows Taylor's capture, struggle to communicate, and eventual escape with the help of two sympathetic chimpanzee scientists, Cornelius and Zira. As Taylor fights for survival and understanding, he uncovers the shocking truth about the planet and the origins of its ape civilization. The narrative is rich with allegory, dealing heavily with themes of race, science, and the pitfalls of human arrogance.At its core, the film challenges viewers to reconsider what it means to be civilized and human. It explores the dynamics of power, the dangers of unchecked technological advancement, and the moral questions surrounding animal rights and human nature.For any fan of science fiction and cinema, "Planet of the Apes" is a must-watch for its bold storytelling, special effects, and its impact on the genre. The film not only entertains but also provokes thought, making it a classic that resonates through the ages.So, whether you’re revisiting this seminal work or experiencing its wonders for the first time, join us on Bad Dads Film Review as we explore the depths of "Planet of the Apes" and what it tells us about our world, our future, and ourselves. 🎬🌍🐒👨‍👧‍👦🍿We love to hear from our listeners! By which I mean we tolerate it. If it hasn't been completely destroyed yet you can usually find us on twitter @dads_film, on Facebook Bad Dads Film Review, on email at baddadsjsy@gmail.com or on our website baddadsfilm.com. Until next time, we remain... Bad Dads
26:48 22/05/2024
The Magnificent Seven (2016) & The Sound Collector
You can now text us anonymously to leave feedback, suggest future content or simply hurl abuse at us. We'll read out any texts we receive on the show. Click here to try it out!Welcome back to Bad Dads Film Review! Today’s episode packs a numerical punch as we explore the theme of the number four, diving into the top five instances where the number '4' plays a key role in film and entertainment. We'll then saddle up for a ride with the 2016 remake of "The Magnificent Seven" before settling down for a quieter exploration with "The Sound Collector."Top Five '4's in Entertainment:"Fantastic Four" (2005, 2015) - Marvel's first family of superheroes, known for their four distinct powers that complement each other, making them a formidable team against evil."Four Weddings and a Funeral" (1994) - This British romantic comedy cleverly uses the number four in its plot structure, revolving around the social gatherings that bring the characters closer."I Am Number Four" (2011) - A sci-fi film about a group of alien teenagers on Earth, with the protagonist known as Number Four, who must evade assassins sent to kill him before he comes of age."The Four Feathers" (2002) - A historical drama about bravery and cowardice, featuring a protagonist who receives four white feathers symbolizing his perceived cowardice from his friends and loved one."The Sign of Four" (1987) - A Sherlock Holmes film based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's novel, where the plot revolves around the mystery connected to the number four.Main Feature - The Magnificent Seven (2016):In this modern remake of the classic Western, director Antoine Fuqua reimagines the story with a diverse, star-studded cast including Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, and Ethan Hawke. The film follows seven gunslingers who come together to protect a poor village from savage thieves. While the film pays homage to the original, it also infuses new energy and interpretation into the tale, exploring themes of justice, courage, and sacrifice.The Sound Collector:Switching gears to a much different tempo, "The Sound Collector" (a fictional title for the sake of discussion) might be a documentary or a feature film exploring the world of sounds. This could involve a protagonist traveling the world to capture unique sounds from nature, cities, and people, using these sounds to tell stories or even solve mysteries. The film would highlight the importance of listening and the role of sound in shaping our environment and experiences.Whether you’re intrigued by the action and camaraderie of "The Magnificent Seven," fascinated by the auditory journey in "The Sound Collector," or just enjoying our numerical narrative with the top five '4's in entertainment, today’s episode promises a blend of action, thoughtfulness, and a bit of numerical fun. So tune in and join us as we explore these captivating themes. 🎬🔢👨‍👧‍👦🍿We love to hear from our listeners! By which I mean we tolerate it. If it hasn't been completely destroyed yet you can usually find us on twitter @dads_film, on Facebook Bad Dads Film Review, on email at baddadsjsy@gmail.com or on our website baddadsfilm.com. Until next time, we remain... Bad Dads
60:22 17/05/2024
Midweek Mention... Rolling Thunder
You can now text us anonymously to leave feedback, suggest future content or simply hurl abuse at us. We'll read out any texts we receive on the show. Click here to try it out!Welcome back to Bad Dads Film Review! Today, we're delving into the gritty, revenge-soaked world of "Rolling Thunder" (1977). This cult classic, directed by John Flynn and co-written by Paul Schrader, who penned "Taxi Driver," delves deep into themes of vengeance and redemption through the lens of a Vietnam War veteran."Rolling Thunder" stars William Devane as Major Charles Rane, a POW returning home to a small Texas town after seven years of captivity. Expecting a hero's welcome and a chance to rebuild, Rane finds himself thrust into a nightmare when a gang of ruthless criminals, seeking a hoard of silver coins gifted to him as a welcome-home present, brutally attack him and his family, leading to tragic losses.The film follows Rane as he transitions from a war hero coping with reintegration into society to a man consumed by a cold, methodical quest for revenge. After the local law enforcement fails to deliver justice, Rane, along with his fellow POW and friend Johnny Vohden (played by Tommy Lee Jones in one of his early roles), takes matters into his own hands. What follows is a bloody pursuit that pushes the boundaries of justifiable retribution."Rolling Thunder" is renowned for its stark portrayal of violence and the psychological scars of war. It challenges viewers with its complex protagonist—a man who, having endured unimaginable torture as a POW, finds his most formidable battles await him at home. The film's stark, unflinching approach to its themes, combined with intense performances, especially from Devane and Jones, gives it a powerful edge that has resonated over the decades.So, whether you're revisiting this '70s classic or experiencing its harsh yet compelling story for the first time, join us on Bad Dads Film Review as we dissect "Rolling Thunder," exploring its legacy and relevance in today's cinematic landscape. 🎬💥👨‍👧‍👦🍿We love to hear from our listeners! By which I mean we tolerate it. If it hasn't been completely destroyed yet you can usually find us on twitter @dads_film, on Facebook Bad Dads Film Review, on email at baddadsjsy@gmail.com or on our website baddadsfilm.com. Until next time, we remain... Bad Dads
26:20 16/05/2024
Beats & The Family Ness
You can now text us anonymously to leave feedback, suggest future content or simply hurl abuse at us. We'll read out any texts we receive on the show. Click here to try it out!Welcome back to Bad Dads Film Review! Today, we're exploring the rugged charm of Scotland through its cinematic contributions. We're kicking things off with our top 5 Scottish characters, actors, or themes that have made a significant impact on film. Following that, we'll delve into the gritty, beat-driven world of "Beats" (2019), and end on a lighter note with the whimsical adventures of "The Family Ness."Top 5 Scottish Characters, Actors, or Themes in Film:Sean Connery as James Bond - Arguably the most iconic Scottish actor, Connery's portrayal of James Bond brought a suave, charismatic presence that has become synonymous with the character. His Scottish heritage brought a distinct flair to Bond's otherwise English persona.Ewan McGregor as Renton in "Trainspotting" - McGregor's portrayal of the heroin-addicted Mark Renton is a landmark in Scottish cinema, capturing the dark humour and struggles of Edinburgh's underbelly.The Scottish Highlands in "Braveheart" (1995) - The breathtaking landscapes of the Scottish Highlands are as much a character in this film as Mel Gibson's William Wallace. The rugged beauty of Scotland serves as the backdrop for this epic tale of freedom and resistance.Billy Connolly in "Mrs. Brown" (1997) - Known as "The Big Yin," Connolly brings his quintessential Scottish humour and warmth to the role of John Brown, Queen Victoria’s attendant, showcasing a deeply moving performance that resonates with authenticity.The Kelpie in "The Water Horse" (2007) - This mythical Scottish creature embodies the enchanting and mystical themes often associated with Scottish folklore, bringing to life the legend of the water kelpie in a family-friendly adventure.Main Feature - Beats (2019):"Beats" is a compelling dive into the '90s rave scene in Scotland, exploring the lives of two best friends who find solace and freedom in the underground music scene. The film is a pulsating journey that captures the spirit of rebellion and the cultural shift of the era, set against the backdrop of Scottish social dynamics. It offers a gritty, authentic look at youth culture, friendship, and the power of music.Kids TV - The Family Ness:Switching gears to a much lighter Scottish export, "The Family Ness" is an animated series that delights with its tales of the Loch Ness Monster and his quirky family. Each episode offers a humorous glimpse into the lives of these mythical creatures, blending Scottish lore with whimsical storytelling suitable for younger viewers.Whether you're in the mood for a nostalgic look at Scotland's cinematic heritage, a rhythmic journey through its contemporary culture, or a dive into mythical lochs with Nessie, today’s episode is here to deliver. So pour yourself a wee dram, settle in, and join us on this Scottish cinematic adventure, where we explore everything from heroic battles to electronic beats. 🎬🏴👨‍👧‍👦🍿We love to hear from our listeners! By which I mean we tolerate it. If it hasn't been completely destroyed yet you can usually find us on twitter @dads_film, on Facebook Bad Dads Film Review, on email at baddadsjsy@gmail.com or on our website baddadsfilm.com. Until next time, we remain... Bad Dads
67:55 10/05/2024
Midweek Mention... Trainspotting
You can now text us anonymously to leave feedback, suggest future content or simply hurl abuse at us. We'll read out any texts we receive on the show. Click here to try it out!Welcome back to Bad Dads Film Review, where today we're diving deep into the gritty and provocative world of Trainspotting (1996). Directed by Danny Boyle and based on the novel by Irvine Welsh, this film has left an indelible mark on the landscape of British cinema, offering a raw and unflinching look at the lives of a group of heroin addicts in Edinburgh.Trainspotting doesn't shy away from the harsh realities of addiction. Set against the backdrop of Edinburgh's less glamorous side, the film combines dark humour with stark social commentary, capturing the highs and lows of heroin use through the eyes of its protagonist, Mark Renton (played brilliantly by Ewan McGregor).The narrative follows Renton and his group of friends as they navigate the exhilarating yet perilous world of drug addiction. The film is structured around Renton’s attempts to get clean, relapses, and interactions with the darker sides of Edinburgh's drug scene. It’s known for its iconic opening scene with Renton's Choose Life monologue, which sets the tone for the film's blend of cynicism, defiance, and black comedy.The film explores deep themes of escapism, the search for identity, and the consequences of life choices. It examines how the characters use drugs as a means to escape their mundane and unfulfilling lives, yet also portrays the devastating physical and emotional toll of addiction.Trainspotting remains a must-watch for its fearless storytelling, superb performances, and its status as a pivotal work in the world of cinema. It's a film that manages to be both entertaining and thought-provoking, leaving viewers with plenty to ponder long after it ends.So, whether you’re revisiting this '90s classic or experiencing its raw power for the first time, join us on Bad Dads Film Review as we tackle the highs and lows of Trainspotting.This is not just a film review; it’s a look at how cinema can confront and capture the complexities of real life. 🎬💉👨‍👧‍👦🍿We love to hear from our listeners! By which I mean we tolerate it. If it hasn't been completely destroyed yet you can usually find us on twitter @dads_film, on Facebook Bad Dads Film Review, on email at baddadsjsy@gmail.com or on our website baddadsfilm.com. Until next time, we remain... Bad Dads
34:04 08/05/2024
Saltburn & Salt Acid Fat Heat
You can now text us anonymously to leave feedback, suggest future content or simply hurl abuse at us. We'll read out any texts we receive on the show. Click here to try it out!Welcome back to Bad Dads Film Review! Today's episode is a seasonal journey, a seaside escapade, and a culinary exploration all rolled into one. We're starting with our top 5 favourite seasons in cinema, taking a detour to the charming town of Saltburn, and wrapping up with a dive into the flavoursome world of Salt Fat Acid Heat.Top 5 Seasons in Cinema:Spring - "Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring" (2003): This beautiful film uses the cyclical nature of the seasons to tell profound stories of human life, reflecting the passage of time and the lessons learned along the way.Summer - "The Endless Summer" (1966): An iconic surf documentary that follows two surfers on a global quest to find the perfect wave, capturing the essence of summer and adventure.Autumn - "When Harry Met Sally" (1989): The autumnal scenes of New York City provide a picturesque backdrop to this classic romantic comedy, enhancing the film’s themes of change and maturity.Winter - "The Revenant" (2015): Winter's harshness is palpable in this survival drama, where the icy landscapes are both breathtakingly beautiful and brutally challenging.All Seasons - "Forrest Gump" (1994): Forrest's life story moves through the seasons of his life, with the changing scenery reflecting his journey from a young boy to a seasoned adult.Buckle up, podcast listeners, for a cinematic ride that's equal parts posh and psychotic. We're diving into "Saltburn," the darkly comedic brainchild of Emerald Fennell, the filmmaker who brought us the unforgettable (and slightly terrifying) "Promising Young Woman."This time, Fennell takes us to the hallowed halls of Oxford University, where we meet Oliver Quick. Oliver's about as out of place as a rogue Crocs sandal in a Savile Row suit. But fear not, for a knight in shining bespoke armour appears – well, more like a charming aristocrat named Felix Catton.Felix, dripping in privilege and charisma, offers Oliver a summer getaway he can't refuse: an invitation to Saltburn, the sprawling estate overflowing with Felix's equally eccentric family. Imagine "The Grand Budapest Hotel" if it took a very wrong turn down Downton Abbey Lane.Oliver jumps at the chance to escape his dorm room ramen existence. But what starts out as a posh poolside dream quickly descends into a hilarious, horrifying mess. Think "Weekend at Bernie's" meets "The Talented Mr. Ripley," with a healthy dose of Evelyn Waugh thrown in for good measure.Shifting from the cinematic to the culinary, Salt Fat Acid Heat is a fascinating docuseries hosted by chef and food writer Samin Nosrat. Based on her bestselling book, the series explores these four fundamental elements of cooking to uncover how they can be used to enhance flavour and create culinary delights. Nosrat's journey takes viewers around the world, from the sea salt of Japan to the olive groves of Italy, making it a mouth watering exploration of global cuisine. We were of course really only interested in the salt contentWhether you’re a film aficionado, a seaside explorer, or a culinary enthusiast, today’s episode offers a rich palette We love to hear from our listeners! By which I mean we tolerate it. If it hasn't been completely destroyed yet you can usually find us on twitter @dads_film, on Facebook Bad Dads Film Review, on email at baddadsjsy@gmail.com or on our website baddadsfilm.com. Until next time, we remain... Bad Dads
66:43 03/05/2024
Midweek Mention... Salt
You can now text us anonymously to leave feedback, suggest future content or simply hurl abuse at us. We'll read out any texts we receive on the show. Click here to try it out!Welcome back to Bad Dads Film Review, where today we're diving into the high-octane world of espionage with the 2010 action thriller, SALT. Directed by Phillip Noyce and starring Angelina Jolie in a role that cements her status as a modern action icon, Salt is a film that combines intense action sequences with a plot full of twists and turns.Salt follows Evelyn Salt (Angelina Jolie), a CIA officer who finds herself on the run after a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. With her loyalty questioned, Salt must use all her skills and cunning to evade capture from her colleagues and prove her innocence.The film's narrative is a labyrinth of deception and double-crosses, as Salt's quest to clear her name uncovers a far-reaching conspiracy that threatens global stability. The story challenges viewers to constantly question Salt's true allegiance, keeping the suspense and intrigue dialed high from start to finish.Salt is noteworthy for several reasons:Angelina Jolie's Performance: Jolie delivers a powerhouse performance, showcasing physicality and emotional depth that elevates the film beyond standard spy fare. Her portrayal of Salt is both formidable and nuanced, making her one of the most compelling female action heroes in cinema.Action Sequences: The film features some brilliantly choreographed action scenes that range from high-speed chases to intense hand-to-hand combat, all executed with precision and flair.Plot Twists: Salt keeps the audience guessing with its multiple plot twists that blur the lines between friend and foe. The screenplay cleverly plays with spy genre tropes, offering a fresh take on the double agent storyline.Salt stands out as a gripping, intelligently crafted action thriller that keeps viewers on the edge of their seats. Whether you're a fan of spy dramas, action-packed thrillers, or strong female leads, Salt delivers on all fronts, making it a must-watch for fans of the genre.So, whether you’re revisiting this modern classic or experiencing its thrilling twists for the first time, join us as we decode the mystery and action of Salt on Bad Dads Film Review. 🎬🕵️‍♀️👨‍👧‍👦🍿We love to hear from our listeners! By which I mean we tolerate it. If it hasn't been completely destroyed yet you can usually find us on twitter @dads_film, on Facebook Bad Dads Film Review, on email at baddadsjsy@gmail.com or on our website baddadsfilm.com. Until next time, we remain... Bad Dads
32:04 01/05/2024
Beasts of No Nation & Tales of Africa
You can now text us anonymously to leave feedback, suggest future content or simply hurl abuse at us. We'll read out any texts we receive on the show. Click here to try it out!Welcome back to Bad Dads Film Review! Today's episode takes a deep dive into power and tyranny as we explore the top 5 most notorious dictators in film—both real and fictional. We'll then transition to a gripping discussion on Beasts of No Nation, followed by a lighter segment exploring Tales of Africa, offering a rich tapestry of African folklore.Top 5 Dictators in Film:Idi Amin in "The Last King of Scotland" (2006) - Forest Whitaker gives a chilling portrayal of Idi Amin, the Ugandan dictator. His performance captures the charisma and volatility that characterized Amin’s rule, earning Whitaker an Academy Award.Coriolanus Snow in "The Hunger Games" series - Donald Sutherland plays the cold and calculating President of Panem, a fictional dictator whose manipulative governance involves pitting district against district in deadly games.Adolf Hitler in "Downfall" (2004) - Bruno Ganz’s portrayal of Hitler's final days in his Berlin bunker offers a humanizing yet horrifying glimpse into the psyche of one of history's most infamous dictators.Palpatine in the "Star Wars" series - Emperor Palpatine, a fictional dictator whose quest for control of the galaxy embodies the classic traits of tyranny and corruption, showing how power can absolutely corrupt.T’Challa in "Black Panther" (2018) - While not a dictator in the traditional sense, T'Challa’s role as the king of Wakanda brings up interesting discussions on autocratic rule and benevolent dictatorship in a fictional, technologically advanced African nation.Beasts of No Nation is a harrowing look at child soldiers under the command of a warlord in an unnamed African country. Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and based on the novel by Uzodinma Iweala, the film stars Idris Elba as the charismatic and brutal Commandant. This film does not shy away from the grim realities of war and its impact on children, making it a profound piece for discussing the consequences of unchecked power and the loss of innocence.Shifting gears to a more family-friendly topic, Tales of Africa is a delightful exploration of African myths and folklore. This segment introduces kids and their parents to a world of moral tales, animal fables, and legendary heroes, offering insights into the rich cultural heritage of Africa. It's an excellent way to educate children about the diversity of narratives and the importance of storytelling in different cultures.Whether you're intrigued by the portrayal of dictators on screen, looking to understand the complex issues presented in Beasts of No Nation, or eager to journey through African folklore, today’s episode has something for every dad. So tune in as we explore the realms of power, tyranny, and tradition in another thought-provoking session of Bad Dads Film Review. 🎬🌍👑👨‍👧‍👦🍿We love to hear from our listeners! By which I mean we tolerate it. If it hasn't been completely destroyed yet you can usually find us on twitter @dads_film, on Facebook Bad Dads Film Review, on email at baddadsjsy@gmail.com or on our website baddadsfilm.com. Until next time, we remain... Bad Dads
66:49 26/04/2024
Midweek Mention... The Gods Must Be Crazy
You can now text us anonymously to leave feedback, suggest future content or simply hurl abuse at us. We'll read out any texts we receive on the show. Click here to try it out!Welcome back to Bad Dads Film Review, where today we're diving into the quirky and thought-provoking world of "The Gods Must Be Crazy" (1980). This unique comedy film, written and directed by Jamie Uys, has captured audiences with its sharp social commentary wrapped in a series of absurd and humorous events.Set in Botswana, "The Gods Must Be Crazy", tells the story of Xi, a San Bushman who lives a peaceful, traditional life in the Kalahari Desert. His life takes a turn when a Coca-Cola bottle, thrown out of an airplane, lands near his tribe. Unfamiliar with such objects, the tribe believes it's a gift from the gods. However, as the single bottle isn't enough to share among all, it soon becomes a source of conflict—a stark contrast to their previously harmonious existence.The film follows Xi's decision to throw the troublesome bottle off the edge of the Earth, a task that leads him on an unexpected journey through modern society. Along the way, the film intersects his story with that of a clumsy biologist, a newly hired school teacher, and a band of guerrillas, weaving a rich tapestry that contrasts Xi's simplistic and content life with the complications of modern civilization."The Gods Must Be Crazy" is celebrated for its original storytelling technique, using a documentary style that adds an element of realism and satire. The film is a social commentary on the absurdity of modern civilization and consumer culture, highlighting how something as simple as a glass bottle can disrupt the harmony of a community.At its core, the film explores themes of innocence, simplicity, and the often bewildering nature of technological advances. Xi’s journey is a metaphor for the invasive impact of modern civilization on traditional cultures. It questions the supposed superiority of technologically advanced societies and pokes fun at the complexities that come with 'progress.'So grab some popcorn and join us on this cinematic journey that is as hilarious as it is enlightening. "The Gods Must Be Crazy" promises not just laughs but a few eye-opening moments about the simplicity of happiness and the complexity of human desires. 🎬🌍👨‍👧‍👦🍿We love to hear from our listeners! By which I mean we tolerate it. If it hasn't been completely destroyed yet you can usually find us on twitter @dads_film, on Facebook Bad Dads Film Review, on email at baddadsjsy@gmail.com or on our website baddadsfilm.com. Until next time, we remain... Bad Dads
21:58 24/04/2024
The Sapphires & The Magic Prank Show
You can now text us anonymously to leave feedback, suggest future content or simply hurl abuse at us. We'll read out any texts we receive on the show. Click here to try it out!Welcome back to Bad Dads Film Review! In today’s eclectic episode, we’re starting with a rundown of the top 5 iconic scans in movies, exploring the captivating story of "The Sapphires," and wrapping up with some magical laughs in "Magic Prank Show with Justin Willman."Top 5 Iconic Scans in Movies:"Blade Runner" (1982) - Voight-Kampff Test: This polygraph-like machine scans for emotional responses to distinguish humans from replicants, setting the tone for this sci-fi classic’s deep exploration of what it means to be human."Total Recall" (1990) - X-Ray Security Scan: A memorable scene where Schwarzenegger's character walks through a full-body X-ray scanner, revealing his skeleton and a hidden gun – a pivotal moment that blends high-tech with high stakes."Minority Report" (2002) - Retinal Scan: This film uses retinal scans not just for security but also for personalized advertising, highlighting a future where privacy is penetrated by technology."The Terminator" (1984) - The Terminator's Vision: Although not a traditional scan, the Terminator’s red-tinted POV as it assesses threats and targets encapsulates a critical use of scanning technology in film."Prometheus" (2012) - Alien Lifeform Scan: The crew uses advanced scanning technology to discover and map alien life forms and structures, driving the plot forward into new territories of alien horror.Main Feature - The Sapphires (2012):Moving from technology to heartfelt human stories, "The Sapphires" is a gem of a film based on the true story of an all-Aboriginal female soul group in the 1960s. The film follows these talented singers as they navigate their burgeoning careers during a tumultuous time in history, facing racial prejudice and personal challenges. With stellar performances and soul-stirring music, the film not only entertains but also illuminates a significant yet often overlooked part of cultural history.Kids TV - Magic Prank Show with Justin Willman:To lighten the mood, we switch gears to the "Magic Prank Show with Justin Willman," where magic meets mischief. This show combines astonishing magic tricks with hilarious pranks, all performed by the charismatic Justin Willman. It’s a delightful watch for the family, offering a mix of laughter and wonder that keeps everyone guessing what’s real and what’s magic.Whether you’re intrigued by cinematic technology, inspired by powerful stories of resilience and talent, or just in the mood for some magical entertainment, today’s episode has something for everyone. So tune in, enjoy the ride, and let us take you from the scanning tech of futuristic worlds to the singing hearts of 1960s Australia, and into the enchanting tricks of modern magic. 🎬🎶✨👨‍👧‍👦🍿We love to hear from our listeners! By which I mean we tolerate it. If it hasn't been completely destroyed yet you can usually find us on twitter @dads_film, on Facebook Bad Dads Film Review, on email at baddadsjsy@gmail.com or on our website baddadsfilm.com. Until next time, we remain... Bad Dads
81:28 19/04/2024
Midweek Mention... The Birds
You can now text us anonymously to leave feedback, suggest future content or simply hurl abuse at us. We'll read out any texts we receive on the show. Click here to try it out! Welcome back to Bad Dads Film Review, where today we're taking a flight into the menacing skies of Alfred Hitchcock's 1963 classic, "The Birds." This film is not only a cornerstone of horror cinema but also a masterclass in suspense and unconventional storytelling.The Birds unfolds in the seemingly tranquil seaside town of Bodega Bay, California, where a series of increasingly violent bird attacks begins to terrorize the residents. The film starts as a light romantic thriller but quickly morphs into a chilling tale of unexplained and relentless nature.The film follows Melanie Daniels (played by Tippi Hedren), a young socialite who drives out to Bodega Bay to deliver a pair of lovebirds to Mitch Brenner (Rod Taylor), a man she met in San Francisco. What begins as a playful quest soon spirals into horror as various bird species begin attacking humans without any apparent reason.The Birds is remarkable for its absence of a conventional soundtrack, relying instead on the chilling sounds of bird cries and attacks, which enhances the eerie, unsettling atmosphere. Hitchcock's use of suspense is meticulous, building tension through visual storytelling and the unpredictable behaviour of the birds. The special effects were ground breaking at the time, effectively conveying the terror of bird attacks.As dads, The Birds offers a great opportunity to introduce older kids to classic cinema and discuss how suspense and horror can be generated through atmosphere and pacing rather than gore. It's also a compelling prompt for discussions about nature, human impact on the environment, and the elements of suspenseful storytelling.The Birds is a seminal piece in the thriller genre, showcasing Hitchcock’s genius at manipulating audience emotions and expectations. It remains a compelling watch for its innovative approach to horror, its enduring impact on the genre, and its ability to still unsettle viewers decades after its release.So, whether you’re a Hitchcock aficionado or a newcomer to his work, join us as we explore the terrifying world of "The Birds." It’s a journey into classic horror that promises to keep you on the edge of your seat. 🎬🐦👨‍👧‍👦🍿 We love to hear from our listeners! By which I mean we tolerate it. If it hasn't been completely destroyed yet you can usually find us on twitter @dads_film, on Facebook Bad Dads Film Review, on email at baddadsjsy@gmail.com or on our website baddadsfilm.com. Until next time, we remain... Bad Dads
25:51 17/04/2024
Hacksaw Ridge & GI Joe
You can now text us anonymously to leave feedback, suggest future content or simply hurl abuse at us. We'll read out any texts we receive on the show. Click here to try it out!Welcome back to the Bad Dads Film Review! In today's episode, we're suiting up and diving into the trenches to honor the top 5 soldiers in film history. From the valiant to the virtuous, these cinematic soldiers have captured our imaginations and respect. Following that, we'll storm the beaches with a review of "Hacksaw Ridge," before enlisting with "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero" for some animated action suitable for the younger brigade.Top 5 Soldiers in Film:John Rambo in "First Blood" (1982) - Sylvester Stallone's portrayal of the troubled Vietnam War vet set the standard for the action hero as a lone soldier, battling both external enemies and internal demons.Captain John H. Miller in "Saving Private Ryan" (1998) - Tom Hanks delivers a powerful performance as a WWII officer on a perilous mission to bring home a soldier behind enemy lines, embodying the sacrifice and burden of command.Sergeant Elias in "Platoon" (1986) - Willem Dafoe's portrayal of a morally upright and compassionate soldier in the Vietnam War offers a poignant look at the conflict's human cost.Private Desmond T. Doss in "Hacksaw Ridge" (2016) - Andrew Garfield plays WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who became the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.Lieutenant Dan Taylor in "Forrest Gump" (1994) - Gary Sinise's role as the fiercely proud Vietnam vet provides a moving narrative on the challenges faced by soldiers returning home from war.Main Feature - Hacksaw Ridge (2016):Directed by Mel Gibson, "Hacksaw Ridge" is a war film that tells the extraordinary true story of Desmond T. Doss (Andrew Garfield), a conscientious objector who served as a medic during the Battle of Okinawa. Refusing to kill, Doss saved 75 men without ever carrying a firearm. The film is a brutal, blood-soaked, yet inspiring portrayal of courage, faith, and conviction in the face of unimaginable horror.Kids TV - G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero:Switching gears to something a little more family-friendly, "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero" is a classic '80s animated series that follows a team of elite soldiers as they battle the evil Cobra organization. It's a show that defined a generation, blending action-packed adventures with lessons on teamwork, responsibility, and patriotism.Whether you're in the mood for a deep dive into the valor of wartime heroism, a discussion on the complexities of combat, or just some nostalgic fun with action figures come to life, today's episode has something for every kind of dad. So, load up your gear and join us on Bad Dads Film Review as we salute these cinematic soldiers and the incredible stories they bring to life. 🎖️🎬👨‍👧‍👦🍿We love to hear from our listeners! By which I mean we tolerate it. If it hasn't been completely destroyed yet you can usually find us on twitter @dads_film, on Facebook Bad Dads Film Review, on email at baddadsjsy@gmail.com or on our website baddadsfilm.com. Until next time, we remain... Bad Dads
73:18 12/04/2024
Midweek Mention... Death Wish
You can now text us anonymously to leave feedback, suggest future content or simply hurl abuse at us. We'll read out any texts we receive on the show. Click here to try it out!Welcome back to Bad Dads Film Review, where today we're taking aim at a controversial classic that arguably defined an entire genre: Death Wish (1974). Directed by Michael Winner and starring Charles Bronson as the archetypal vigilante, Paul Kersey, this film sparked debate upon its release and continues to be a topic of conversation for cinephiles and critics alike.Death Wish plunges viewers into the grim reality of a New York City plagued by crime and fear. Charles Bronson's Paul Kersey is an architect, a conscientious objector turned avenging angel after a brutal attack leaves his wife dead and his daughter catatonic. The film explores Kersey's transformation from a peace-loving citizen into a gun-toting vigilante, taking the law into his own hands to exact revenge on the city's muggers and criminals.The narrative thrust of Death Wish follows Kersey as he prowls the streets at night, baiting criminals so he can dispatch his own brand of justice. It's a brutal, morally ambiguous journey that forces viewers to question the lines between right and wrong, justice and vengeance.Death Wish was ground-breaking for its stark portrayal of vigilante justice, a theme that has been replicated, examined, and critiqued in countless films since. Bronson's stoic performance as Kersey became iconic, embodying the frustrations and fears of a city (and a nation) feeling powerless against rising crime rates. The film's gritty realism, combined with its controversial subject matter, makes it a compelling yet uncomfortable watch.Despite its controversies, or perhaps because of them, Death Wish is a seminal film in the action genre. It's a product of its time yet remains relevant in its exploration of crime, fear, and the lengths to which individuals will go to feel safe. It offers no easy answers but instead serves as a gritty, thought-provoking piece of cinema that continues to resonate with audiences today.So, whether you view Death Wish as a thrilling action film or a problematic portrayal of justice, there's no denying its impact on cinema and culture. Join us on Bad Dads Film Review as we delve into the dark streets of New York City with Paul Kersey, exploring the legacy and controversies of this iconic film. 🎬🔫👨‍👧‍👦🍿We love to hear from our listeners! By which I mean we tolerate it. If it hasn't been completely destroyed yet you can usually find us on twitter @dads_film, on Facebook Bad Dads Film Review, on email at baddadsjsy@gmail.com or on our website baddadsfilm.com. Until next time, we remain... Bad Dads
27:48 10/04/2024
A Quiet Place & Dick and Dom in Da Bungalow
You can now text us anonymously to leave feedback, suggest future content or simply hurl abuse at us. We'll read out any texts we receive on the show. Click here to try it out!Welcome back to the Bad Dads Film Review! Today, we're embarking on a journey through some of cinema's most memorable libraries, then delving into the silence-drenched terror of A Quiet Place, before lightening things up with a look back at the chaotic fun of Dick and Dom in Da Bungalow.Top 5 Libraries in Film:The Library in "The Name of the Rose" (1986) - This medieval monastery library is a labyrinth of secrets and mysteries, central to a plot filled with intrigue and intellectual battles.The New York Public Library in "Ghostbusters" (1984) - The opening scene in this iconic building sets the tone for this supernatural comedy classic.The Hogwarts Library in the "Harry Potter" series - A place of magic and learning, this library is every book lover's dream, with its restricted section adding a layer of mystique and danger.The Library in "Beauty and the Beast" (1991) - A symbol of Belle's love for books and the Beast's affection for her, this library is a pivotal location in their love story.The Public Library in "The Day After Tomorrow" (2004) - In this climate disaster film, the library becomes a sanctuary for survivors, highlighting the importance of knowledge and community in the face of catastrophe.A Quiet Place is a masterclass in tension, utilizing the power of silence to create an atmosphere thick with suspense. Directed by John Krasinski, who also stars alongside Emily Blunt, this film explores the lives of a family forced to live in silence to avoid attracting deadly creatures that hunt by sound. It's a riveting, heart-pounding thriller that examines themes of family, survival, and the lengths to which parents will go to protect their children.Shifting gears to a much lighter note, Dick and Dom in Da Bungalow offered a unique blend of chaos, comedy, and custard pies, making Saturday mornings an anarchic adventure for kids and parents alike. This show was a staple of early 2000s children's TV in the UK, remembered for its irreverent humour, interactive games, and the infamous "Bogies!" game. It's a nostalgic trip back to a time when children's programming dared to be different and genuinely unpredictable.Whether you're a cinephile with a love for the quiet sanctuaries of film libraries, a horror enthusiast drawn to the silent terror of A Quiet Place, or a fan of classic children's TV looking for a dose of nostalgia with Dick and Dom in Da Bungalow, today's episode has something for everyone. So join us on this cinematic and televisual journey, proving that entertainment can be found in the most silent of places and the loudest of bungalows. 🎬📚👨‍👧‍👦🍿We love to hear from our listeners! By which I mean we tolerate it. If it hasn't been completely destroyed yet you can usually find us on twitter @dads_film, on Facebook Bad Dads Film Review, on email at baddadsjsy@gmail.com or on our website baddadsfilm.com. Until next time, we remain... Bad Dads
60:19 05/04/2024
Midweek Mention... Hush
You can now text us anonymously to leave feedback, suggest future content or simply hurl abuse at us. We'll read out any texts we receive on the show. Click here to try it out!Welcome back to Bad Dads Film Review, where today we're plunging into the silent yet deafeningly intense world of HUSH. Directed by Mike Flanagan, this home invasion thriller presents a unique twist on the genre by centering on a protagonist who is deaf and mute, adding layers of suspense and vulnerability rarely explored in horror cinema.HUSH unfolds in a secluded house in the woods, home to Maddie Young (played by Kate Siegel), a successful author who lost her ability to hear and speak due to a bout of bacterial meningitis at a young age. Her isolated existence becomes a nightmarish fight for survival when a masked intruder discovers her and sees her disabilities as an advantage for his sadistic game.The film is a masterclass in tension, utilizing the absence of sound to amplify the suspense. Maddie, unable to hear her assailant's movements, must rely on her other senses and wit to outmanoeuvre him. The cat-and-mouse game that ensues is both cerebral and visceral, challenging Maddie to overcome her perceived limitations and confront her attacker.HUSH stands apart from typical slasher films by its clever use of silence, not just as a plot device but as a storytelling medium. The film delves into the experience of its deaf protagonist with authenticity and respect, turning what could have been a mere gimmick into the film's most compelling feature. Flanagan's direction and Siegel's performance create a palpable sense of fear and resilience, making the audience root for Maddie's survival against seemingly insurmountable odds.Whether you're a seasoned horror aficionado or a newcomer to the genre, HUSH is a thrilling, edge-of-your-seat experience that redefines the boundaries of horror cinema.Join us on Bad Dads Film Review as we delve into the silent terror of HUSH, exploring how its unique premise elevates the film to new heights of suspense. 🎬🔇👨‍👧‍👦🍿We love to hear from our listeners! By which I mean we tolerate it. If it hasn't been completely destroyed yet you can usually find us on twitter @dads_film, on Facebook Bad Dads Film Review, on email at baddadsjsy@gmail.com or on our website baddadsfilm.com. Until next time, we remain... Bad Dads
28:05 03/04/2024
Prey & Hey Arnold
You can now text us anonymously to leave feedback, suggest future content or simply hurl abuse at us. We'll read out any texts we receive on the show. Click here to try it out!Welcome back to Bad Dads Film Review! In today’s episode, we're embarking on a journey through the wilderness of cinema to uncover the top 5 most formidable predators to ever stalk the silver screen. We’ll then venture into the depths of "Prey," the latest entry in the iconic Predator franchise, before lightening the mood with a nostalgic look back at the animated classic, "Hey Arnold!"Top 5 Predators in Film:The Predator from "Predator" (1987) - The original jungle stalker that blends high-tech hunting with primal instincts, setting the bar for extra-terrestrial hunters.The Xenomorph from "Alien" (1979) - H.R. Giger’s nightmarish creation remains one of the most terrifying and efficient killers in sci-fi history.The T-Rex from "Jurassic Park" (1993) - Spielberg resurrected cinema's most iconic dinosaur as a towering, relentless force of nature.The Shark from "Jaws" (1975) - The great white that made an entire generation think twice about stepping into the ocean, proving that the most frightening predators come from the depths.The Velociraptors from "Jurassic Park" (1993) - Smart, fast, and terrifyingly coordinated, these dinosaurs showcased the lethal cunning of nature’s hunters.Main Feature - Prey (2022):"Prey" takes us back to the roots of the Predator franchise, setting the stage centuries ago in the Comanche Nation. It’s a refreshing take that combines the survival and hunting elements intrinsic to the Predator lore with a historical backdrop, offering a unique perspective on the clash between alien technology and human ingenuity. The film has been praised for its strong character development, particularly the protagonist, a skilled female warrior, and for revitalizing the franchise with its innovative storytelling and breath-taking action sequences.Kids TV - Hey Arnold!Switching gears to something a bit more urban and a lot less predatory, "Hey Arnold!" offered '90s kids and their parents a heartfelt look at life through the eyes of Arnold, a city kid with a head shaped like a football, and his diverse group of friends. The show was celebrated for its nuanced portrayal of urban life, tackling issues like bullying, family dynamics, and the value of community with humour and grace.Whether you’re in the mood for a thrilling hunt, a dive into a franchise’s new territory, or just a trip down memory lane with some animated friends, today’s episode has something for everyone. So, join us as we explore the predators that haunt our cinematic dreams, celebrate the latest chapter in a storied franchise, and reminisce about the simpler times of after-school cartoons. Let the hunt begin on Bad Dads Film Review! 🎬👽🦖👨‍👧‍👦🍿We love to hear from our listeners! By which I mean we tolerate it. If it hasn't been completely destroyed yet you can usually find us on twitter @dads_film, on Facebook Bad Dads Film Review, on email at baddadsjsy@gmail.com or on our website baddadsfilm.com. Until next time, we remain... Bad Dads
62:51 29/03/2024
Midweek Mention... Predator
You can now text us anonymously to leave feedback, suggest future content or simply hurl abuse at us. We'll read out any texts we receive on the show. Click here to try it out!Welcome back to Bad Dads Film Review! Today, we're locking and loading for a deep dive into the quintessential 80s action-horror classic, Predator (1987). Directed by John McTiernan and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger at his muscle-bound, one-liner-besting peak, "Predator" is a masterclass in tension, action, and the art of the hunt.Predator drops us into the dense, steaming jungles of Central America, where an elite team of commandos, led by Schwarzenegger's Dutch, is on a rescue mission. However, they quickly discover that they're up against something far deadlier than any human enemy – an alien hunter who's come to Earth for sport, picking off the soldiers one by one.The genius of Predator lies in its simplicity. It's a cat-and-mouse game, but both the cat and the mouse are armed to the teeth (and in the Predator's case, equipped with advanced alien technology and a penchant for trophy hunting). As the team's numbers dwindle, Dutch must rely on his wits and survival skills to face the alien in a final showdown.Predator blends genres seamlessly, combining the machismo and firepower of an 80s action film with the suspense and horror of an alien thriller. The Predator itself, with its now-iconic design by Stan Winston, is a marvel of practical effects, and its ability to turn invisible raises the stakes to nerve-wracking levels.With its unforgettable lines ("Get to the choppa!"), ground-breaking effects, and a pulse-pounding finale, Predator has earned its place in the pantheon of action movie classics. It's a film that not only defined a genre but also stands as a testament to the enduring appeal of the action-hero archetype.So, grab your camouflage gear and join us on Bad Dads Film Review as we venture into the jungle to revisit "Predator." It's a journey into the heart of darkness and one of the high points of 80s cinema – perfect for a night of nostalgia and nail-biting tension. 🎬👽🌳👨‍👧‍👦🍿We love to hear from our listeners! By which I mean we tolerate it. If it hasn't been completely destroyed yet you can usually find us on twitter @dads_film, on Facebook Bad Dads Film Review, on email at baddadsjsy@gmail.com or on our website baddadsfilm.com. Until next time, we remain... Bad Dads
30:52 27/03/2024
Enys Men & Grange Hill
You can now text us anonymously to leave feedback, suggest future content or simply hurl abuse at us. We'll read out any texts we receive on the show. Click here to try it out!Listen in this week as we laud our mediocre achievements, and to celebrate them what better way could there possibly be than chatting about the Top 5 Celebrations.  It may have taken four hundred episodes to do so but the Dads finally sat down together in the man cave to watch director Mark Jenkin's ENYS MEN (2022). A kind of twisted lovechild of David Attenborough and H.P. Lovecraft, the film is set in 1973 on an uninhabited island off the Cornish coast and follows a lone woman, played with haunting subtlety by Mary Woodvine, as she observes a rare flower in the shadow of an ancient stone monument. A study in solitude, where the most dialogue you’ll get is the scribbling of ‘No change’ in a ledger, which becomes increasingly ironic as everything on screen suggests otherwise, ENYS MEN is a film that both marvels at and fears the power of nature. It looks stunning of course, filmed on 16mm Kodak Film giving it an authentic feel of the era, almost lending a kind of found footage or documentary quality but also being dreamlike and cinematic, and the sound design helps to strengthen the sense of foreboding. That being said this is not going to be everybody's cup of tea, with the director's debut BAIT a far more traditional offering in terms of plotting and pacing than this more avant-garde follow-up.Theme tune aside, Sidey sees nothing of value in this week’s kids tv choice as we look at classic children’s drama GRANGE HILL. We look at the first episode which features wallpaper almost as mind-bending as this week’s film was. Stuff I remember from Grange Hill which traumatised me: the kid who fell off the multi-storey car park, Zammo getting into a fight at the zoo and falling into the sea lion enclosure, Michael Sheard's terrifying Mr Bronson and of course,  Just Say No when Roland discovered Zammo slumped against a wall in the back room of an amusement arcade, surrounded by drug paraphernalia, his eyes fixed in a dead-eyed stare. Good stuff, We love to hear from our listeners! By which I mean we tolerate it. If it hasn't been completely destroyed yet you can usually find us on twitter @dads_film, on Facebook Bad Dads Film Review, on email at baddadsjsy@gmail.com or on our website baddadsfilm.com. Until next time, we remain... Bad Dads
73:26 22/03/2024
Midweek Mention... The Wicker Man
You can now text us anonymously to leave feedback, suggest future content or simply hurl abuse at us. We'll read out any texts we receive on the show. Click here to try it out!Welcome back to Bad Dads Film Review! Today, we're diving into the eerie, enigmatic, and utterly unforgettable world of The Wicker Man (1973). Directed by Robin Hardy, this British folk horror film has become a cult classic, celebrated for its atmospheric tension, haunting soundtrack, and a storyline that lingers long after the credits roll.The Wicker Man transports us to the remote island of Summerisle, where Police Sergeant Neil Howie (played by Edward Woodward) arrives to investigate the disappearance of a young girl. What he discovers is a community steeped in pagan rituals and traditions, starkly contrasting with his devout Christian beliefs.Howie's investigation unravels in a community that at first seems idyllic and welcoming, but harbors dark secrets beneath its surface. The islanders, led by the charismatic Lord Summerisle (a role immortalized by Christopher Lee), engage in practices that bewilder and horrify the devout sergeant, leading him on a path that culminates in one of cinema's most shocking finales.The Wicker Man is more than a horror film; it's a piece of cinematic art that questions, provokes, and mesmerizes. Its influence can be seen in numerous films and TV shows that followed, making it essential viewing for fans of the genre and cinephiles alike.So, whether you’re a long-time fan or new to the haunting tale of Sergeant Howie and the island of Summerisle, join us as we explore the legacy, the lore, and the lasting impact of "The Wicker Man." 🎬🔥👨‍👧‍👦🍿We love to hear from our listeners! By which I mean we tolerate it. If it hasn't been completely destroyed yet you can usually find us on twitter @dads_film, on Facebook Bad Dads Film Review, on email at baddadsjsy@gmail.com or on our website baddadsfilm.com. Until next time, we remain... Bad Dads
31:55 20/03/2024
Ingrid Goes West & Mr Men
You can now text us anonymously to leave feedback, suggest future content or simply hurl abuse at us. We'll read out any texts we receive on the show. Click here to try it out!Welcome back to Bad Dads Film Review! In today’s eclectic episode, we're taking you on a geometric journey through cinema with our top 5 circles in film, delving into the social media satire Ingrid Goes West, and revisiting the charming world of Mr. Men for our younger fans and the young at heart.Top 5 Circles in Film:"The Circle" (2017) - This tech-thriller explores the dark side of social media and surveillance, encapsulating the circular nature of our digital footprint coming back to haunt us."The Ring" (2002) - The eerie image of a ring-shaped well in this horror classic has haunted viewers for years, symbolizing the never-ending cycle of the curse."Dr. Strange" (2016) - The mystical circles of light from which Dr. Strange draws his powers are not only visually stunning but also represent the circular nature of time and dimensions in the Marvel Universe."Vertigo" (1958) - Alfred Hitchcock uses spirals and circles masterfully throughout this film to represent obsession and the dizzying effects of vertigo, encapsulating the protagonist's spiraling descent."Arrival" (2016) - The circular heptapod language symbolizes the film's exploration of time as non-linear, challenging our perceptions of communication and understanding.Ingrid Goes West is a biting commentary on the Instagram era, starring Aubrey Plaza as Ingrid, a woman obsessed with the seemingly perfect lives depicted on social media. This dark comedy delves into themes of identity, loneliness, and the quest for genuine connection in our curated online worlds. It's a relevant and sharp critique of the influence social media has on our lives, friendships, and self-worth.Shifting gears to a lighter note, Mr. Men is a delightful series that has entertained children for generations with its colourful characters, each embodying a specific personality trait or mood. The show's simple yet effective storytelling and vibrant animation make it a timeless classic that teaches valuable life lessons through the adventures of characters like Mr. Happy, Mr. Bump, and Little Miss Sunshine.Whether you're in the mood for a thought-provoking analysis of social media culture, a cinematic appreciation of circles, or a nostalgic trip to the whimsical world of Mr. Men, today's episode has something for everyone. So grab your favorite snack, gather the family, and join us on Bad Dads Film Review for an exploration of the circular connections that tie these diverse topics together. 🎥🔵📱👨‍👧‍👦🍿We love to hear from our listeners! By which I mean we tolerate it. If it hasn't been completely destroyed yet you can usually find us on twitter @dads_film, on Facebook Bad Dads Film Review, on email at baddadsjsy@gmail.com or on our website baddadsfilm.com. Until next time, we remain... Bad Dads
60:20 15/03/2024
Midweek Mention... The Hidden
You can now text us anonymously to leave feedback, suggest future content or simply hurl abuse at us. We'll read out any texts we receive on the show. Click here to try it out!Welcome back to the Bad Dads Film Review, where today we're diving into the cult classic depths of The Hidden (1987), a film that blends the thrills of sci-fi, the pace of action, and the intrigue of crime drama into one unforgettable cinematic experience.The Hidden, directed by Jack Sholder, is a gem from the late '80s that may not have dominated the box office but has since garnered a loyal following for its innovative take on the alien invasion trope. The film sets itself apart by embedding its extra-terrestrial terror in a gritty, urban crime story.The story kicks off with a seemingly straightforward crime spree, but we quickly learn there's an alien entity hopping from body to body, driving its hosts to commit violent acts. Enter FBI agent Lloyd Gallagher (played by Kyle MacLachlan), who knows more about this interstellar threat than he initially lets on. Partnered with a seasoned LAPD detective, Tom Beck (Michael Nouri), the duo embarks on a mission to stop this alien force before it can complete its mysterious mission.The Hidden thrives on its blend of genres, offering more than just your typical '80s action or sci-fi fare. It delivers car chases, shootouts, and a compelling mystery, all while exploring themes of identity, humanity, and the unseen threats among us. Kyle MacLachlan's performance, fresh off his role in "Blue Velvet," adds a layer of intrigue and otherworldliness perfectly suited to the film's tone.Despite its initial under-the-radar release, The Hidden has since been recognized for its creativity, influence on the genre, and as a launching pad for Kyle MacLachlan. It's a film that deserves a spot in the conversation about the best sci-fi action movies of the '80s, thanks to its smart script, tight pacing, and innovative concept.So, whether you're a longtime fan or a newcomer curious about this cult classic, The Hidden is a thrilling ride from start to finish, proving that sometimes the best cinematic treasures are the ones you have to dig a little deeper to find. Join us on Bad Dads Film Review as we uncover the legacy, the lore, and the lasting appeal of The Hidden. 🌌🚓👽🎬👨‍👧‍👦🍿We love to hear from our listeners! By which I mean we tolerate it. If it hasn't been completely destroyed yet you can usually find us on twitter @dads_film, on Facebook Bad Dads Film Review, on email at baddadsjsy@gmail.com or on our website baddadsfilm.com. Until next time, we remain... Bad Dads
25:20 13/03/2024
Rustin & Creeped Out
You can now text us anonymously to leave feedback, suggest future content or simply hurl abuse at us. We'll read out any texts we receive on the show. Click here to try it out!This week we've decided that you aren't bombarded by enough advertising as you go about your daily life so we start things off with a look at the Top 5 Adverts. From sexy coffee dramas and drum playing gorillas to Tango and sanitary pads, we go full Dad and mostly reminisce. After that we’ll continue our recent love affair with the biopic as we take a look at NETFLIX’S Oscar Nominated RUSTIN. Now you guys probably already knew that the architect of one of the defining moments of the civil rights movement and the man who organised the stage where Martin Luther King famously proclaimed “I Have A Dream” was actually a guy called Bayard Rustin who was criminally erased from history because of his sexual identity but this was news to me. But were we entertained?We finish things off with a look at BLACK MIRROR for children, anthology horror tv series CREEPED OUT. Jessie is constantly embarrassed by her parents who are dorky and don't quite have enough cash to get her the kicks that will help her ingratiate herself into the cool gang so when sinister ventriloquist doll Mr Blackteeth offers her a way to control them she happily takes him up. Jessie may find she should be careful what she wishes for... We love to hear from our listeners! By which I mean we tolerate it. If it hasn't been completely destroyed yet you can usually find us on twitter @dads_film, on Facebook Bad Dads Film Review, on email at baddadsjsy@gmail.com or on our website baddadsfilm.com. Until next time, we remain... Bad Dads
71:15 08/03/2024
Midweek Mention... Armageddon
You can now text us anonymously to leave feedback, suggest future content or simply hurl abuse at us. We'll read out any texts we receive on the show. Click here to try it out!Never has the divide between us been so sharply illustrated than when reviewing 1998's ARMAGEDDON. For Dan, this is a beloved, often quoted action classic watched fondly with generations of family alike, Sidey likens it to the empty pleasure of a fast food meal whereas Reegs raises the usual litany of complaints he levels at every Michael Bay movie: the directors obsession with awesome macho bro's being awesomely macho, the disorientating editing and chaotic camera whirling, the portrayal of officials as insufferable idiots, the simultaneous slack-jawed fascination with technological innovation coupled with a complete disregard for any kind of scientific literacy, minor characters presented as comedy relief who are actually predators, racists or weirdos, action scenes that are consistently hard to follow because of their lack of geography and a script that is largely ignored and ad-libbed over by a huge ensemble cast, with no respect for the rhythm or overall tone of a piece. The movie's one redeeming quality is that there isn't a lot of nodding and winking at the audience; the actors and the script believe in the premise enough not to be dicks about it, but that doesn't save the fact that this is 151 minutes of sweaty men shouting incoherently at each other. Loud and aggressively stupid. But still excellent. We love to hear from our listeners! By which I mean we tolerate it. If it hasn't been completely destroyed yet you can usually find us on twitter @dads_film, on Facebook Bad Dads Film Review, on email at baddadsjsy@gmail.com or on our website baddadsfilm.com. Until next time, we remain... Bad Dads
33:28 06/03/2024

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