Season 9

Nov. 16, 2022

Midweek Mention... The Equalizer

Denzel Washington once again collaborates with Antoine Fuqua to bring us THE EQUALIZER. A preboot-remake-aquel of the 1980's tv series, Denzel brings his usual dry wit and charisma to this tale of the OCD suffering Robert McC...

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Nov. 9, 2022

Midweek Mention... Swiss Family Robinson

Our Disney themed week begins with a review of 1960's SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON. After their ship is wrecked on a deserted tropical island, a family is forced to make a new home whilst simultaneously fending off a menagerie of da...

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Nov. 2, 2022

Midweek Mention... A Clockwork Orange

Stanley Kubrick's cinematic treatise on violence and free will, A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (1971), gets the Bad Dads treatment as we tackle the story of Alex DeLarge (Malcolm McDowell), leading his gang of droogs and getting ready fo...

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Oct. 26, 2022

Midweek Mention... Next

Based very loosely on "The Golden Man" by Philip K. Dick, NEXT (2007) tells the story of Chris Johnson (Nic Cage), cursed with the ability to see 2 minutes into the future, except for when the plot demands it. Using …

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Oct. 19, 2022

Midweek Mention... The War of the Roses

Danny DeVito’s blackly comic THE WAR OF THE ROSES (1989) charts the disintegration of a marriage as Barbara and Oliver Rose try anything and everything to drive each other out of the shared marital home during a vicious divor...

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Oct. 12, 2022

Midweek Mention... Harold and Maude

When pseudocidal proto-emo Harold meets his opposite, manic pixie Grandma Maude, at a funeral, both will enrich the others’ lives in Hal Ashby's 1971 black comedy metaphor about the circle of life. Harold is obsessed by death...

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Oct. 5, 2022

Midweek Mention... The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

The last few weeks Top 5 discussions have included Dinner Scenes and Hitchhikers and understandably that's seen us talk about THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (1974), one of the most influential horror movies of all time. Director...

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Sept. 28, 2022

Midweek Mention... Team America: World Police

TEAM AMERICA: WORLD POLICE (2004) began life as a straight parody of Bruckheimer style action movie tropes before morphing into something more satirical after the commencement of the Iraq War, and successfully captures the sa...

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Sept. 21, 2022

Midweek Mention... The Men Who Stare At Goats

George Clooney explains how to be a Jedi to Ewan McGregor in director Grant Heslov’s debut feature, satirical war movie THE MEN WHO STARE AT GOATS. Reporter Bob Wilton (McGregor) investigates the New Earth Army, a branch of t...

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Sept. 14, 2022

Midweek Mention... The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Garth Jennings's adaptation of THE HITCHHIKERS'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY starts much like the source material, when the Earth is unexpectedly demolished to make way for a hyperspace bypass, before veering off on a contrived and u...

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Sept. 7, 2022

Midweek Mention... Back to the Future III

BACK TO THE FUTURE PART III picks up immediately after the cliff-hanger ending of the second movie, with Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) receiving a letter from a stranded but happy Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd), after a freak b...

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Aug. 31, 2022

Midweek Mention... The Fly

Wouldn't it have been fun to review THE FLY (1986) and also the 1958 original version? I guess we'll never know, having only found time to cast our critical eye at the DAVID CRONENBERG remake. There's no messing about as …

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Oct. 15, 2021

Prisoners & Inspector Gadget

Inspired by this week’s main feature, Reegs took the easy way out and nominated the Top 5 Prisoners for our discussion. As it happens this was pretty fruitful territory as there has been one or two movies made featuring priso...

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Oct. 8, 2021

Hateful Eight & Dive Club

With the Bad Dads reduced to a mere duo through a combination of illness and stupidity on behalf of the rest of the team, it's up to Sidey and Dan to steady the ship and bring us this week’s show. …

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Oct. 1, 2021

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer & Doc McStuffins

There's a mere trio of Bad Dads for you this week with both Howie and Peter Andre absent for various trivial and unimportant reasons. The Top 5 Movies with a French Connection is quite possibly one of the least well-defined …

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Sept. 24, 2021

Mortal Engines & Bob the Builder

10 years ago my wife and I got married in a small, intimate ceremony at a local hotel and today we celebrated a decade married by packing the kids off to school and going to play crazy golf, so yeah, …

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Sept. 17, 2021

Gold & Q-Force

This week’s show is brought to you from the mind of everyone's favourite sea defecator, Howie. There's been a notable rise in diversity on screen over the last few years as evidenced by the increasing number of LGBTQ+ charact...

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Sept. 10, 2021

Tangerine & M.A.S.K

Just like most of the world’s population I'm hopelessly addicted to my smartphone, whether it be used to avoid talking to my family by playing a pointless grindy mobile game or to earn a small fortune by selling my exclusive …

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Sept. 3, 2021

The Big Short & A Series of Unfortunate Events

Whether it's for planning an ambush, escaping a crime scene, staging an elaborate fight, or simply used to get from point A to point B via some solid rock, the tunnel has been reliable since it was first conceived over …

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Aug. 27, 2021

Icarus & Ricky Zoom

With Reegs having been thrashed by a golf ball wielded by his youngest and Sidey committing avicide earlier in the day, the stage is set for another perfect episode of Bad Dads Film Review. This week’s show sees us shamelessl...

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Aug. 20, 2021

A Simple Favor & Masters of the Universe: Revelation

Alternative facts, post truth, yes it really is the age of bullshit as far as reality is concerned but movies that are based on real events have always captured the cinemagoer's imagination. Our Top 5 Movies Based On A True …

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Aug. 13, 2021

Andhadhun & Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom

The train was invented by Englishman Dr Glenjamin Train back in the summer of 1997 when he realised what an incredible name he had for a new form of transportation. No of course, I'm being facetious: the truth is that …

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Aug. 6, 2021

Mamma Mia! & Beat Bugs

Sidey pointed out to me this week that our podcast is not for film experts but film enthusiasts which is obvious really because there's little of insight to be had in this weeks show. The distinction that our favourite tattoo...

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July 30, 2021

Anomalisa & Rainbow Rangers

It may not be obvious to our listeners but we do usually put quite a lot of thought into our choices for each weeks podcast, whether it's to link the main feature and kids tv programme thematically or to ensure …

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