Bad Dads Film Review

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_film Facebook: BadDadsFilmReview Instagram:


May 31, 2023 20 mins

Today, we journey back to the 18th-century Vienna with the remarkable cinematic masterpiece, "Amadeus".

This 1984 film, directed by the virtuoso Milos Forman, is an opulent dramatization of the imagined rivalry between two of history's most influential composers - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri. From a screenplay penned by Peter Shaffer, based on his own stage play, Forman constructs a lush tapestry of je...

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Strap on your surgical mask and/or your combat gear as we kick off Operation week with a discussion of the Top 5 Operations. You’ll no doubt remember that our operation theme was inspired by us picking two movies with the word ‘operation’ in the title in a row so we thought we’d double down on all that operation action. From various kinds and sizes of operations, to operations in different places and countries, right through to exa...

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May 24, 2023 32 mins

Ridley Scott's terrific depiction of the events of the Battle of Mogadishu kicks off Operations week as we watch 2001's BLACK HAWK DOWN. I thought I was being so clever picking this, with the disastrous events of Operation Gothic Serpent in which US troops extracted General Mohamed Farrah Aidid from the Somali capital at a terrible human cost providing the backdrop to a memorable scene of impromptu battlefield femoral art...

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May 19, 2023 93 mins

Argentina week kicks off with us getting raw as we discuss the Top 5 Movie steaks. Whether they're used as symbols of the choice to willingly subjugate yourself to an artificial reality like they are in THE MATRIX, the manifestation of your burgeoning animal instincts as in MADAGASCAR or even doing something really odd with them like eating them as they do in GOODFELLAS, the well-seasoned Dads have probably got you covered.

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May 17, 2023 29 mins

Gripping legal procedural ARGENTINA, 1985 continues the Dads education in the South American countries cinema following our earlier viewing of THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES and this shares some similarities with that dazzling crime drama not least of which is star Ricardo Darin. Public prosecutor Julio César Strassera (Darin) reluctantly finds himself making the government's case against the former leaders of the military junta for...

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Sometimes the Top 5 section of the show supports the theme of a particular week, sometimes it’s used to explore a specific aspect of or contribution to cinema and other times it is the consequence of the returning Dan's failure to understand a joke at his expense. We open this week with a chat about the Top 5 Eagles.
Who knows exactly how Sidey will cobble together something out of our ramblings about OPERATION FORTU...

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May 10, 2023 27 mins

CHILDREN OF MEN (2006) is Director Alfonso Cuarón’s gloomy sci-fi masterpiece set 18 years after all women have suddenly and inexplicably become infertile. Whilst the rest of the planet is shaken by the death of the youngest person on Earth, Theo (Clive Owen) finds himself reluctantly drawn into escorting Kee (Claire-Hope Ashitey) who might be carrying humanity’s last flicker of hope through an England divided by a refugee crisis a...

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May 5, 2023 74 mins

We have an amazing special guest this week as we’re joined by Meeg who helped kickstart Bad Dads Film review  over three years ago and he picks up exactly where he left off, by not watching this weeks movie.
My first car was a burgundy Fiesta with about 800,000 miles on the clock and a sticker of a dog on the rear right hand side window which was impossible to remove no matter how hard I tried which was not very. I don&ap...

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Peter's Number themed week begins with his first ever viewing of Miloš Forman's highly influential and multi Oscar winning ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST, a 1975 psychological drama about recidivist Randall P. McMurphy (Jack Nicholson) who thinks riding out his sentence in an Oregon State psychiatric hospital will be easier than a stretch in a prison work farm and immediately finds himself engaged in a power struggl...

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It's not hyperbole to say that this week’s kid tv section and outro is the best content from Bad Dads Film Review yet, the laughs, the thrills, the spectacular revelations! And what about that phone call from Harrison Ford? Incredible! Sadly, it's drinking week and appropriately scatter brained, we messed things up by failing to record our DEXTERS LABORATORY segment and the outro. Maybe we'll give the sociopathic sci...

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April 26, 2023 23 mins

Directed by Alexander Payne from a screenplay written by himself and collaborator Jim Taylor (I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU CHUCK AND LARRY would you believe it), 2004's SIDEWAYS is a comedy about middle-age, depression and alcoholism. Miles Raymond (Paul Giamatti) is a divorced wine aficionado and unpublished writer of a terrible sounding semi-autobiographical novel who takes best friend and former television star Jack (Thomas Hayden C...

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This week’s show starts with a look at the Top 5 Journeys because that word sounds a bit like genie. Yeah, that's the level we're at this week.
We're big fans of George Miller around these parts so we thought we'd take a look at the Australian auteurs most recent effort, THREE THOUSAND YEARS OF LONGING (2022). 'Narratologist' Alithea (Tilda Swinton) discovers a trinket whilst on a speaking en...

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April 12, 2023 23 mins

FINAL DESTINATION (2000) follows student Alex Browning (Devon Sawa) who saves the lives of himself, a teacher and several classmates after experiencing a terrifying premonition that their plane bound for Paris will explode shortly after take-off. Afterwards, as each of the survivors begins to die in appalling and unexpected ways, Alex realises that Death is coming for them anyway...

When SCREAM forever altered the horror l...

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April 7, 2023 75 mins

Reegs starts things off with some embarrassingly poor puns this week proving just how out of material he was as we discuss the Top 5 Bears. From Gentle Ben to The Revenant we've probably got your favourite ursine actor covered, and if not you should let us know, call us morons etc via any of our channels below but probably email and Twitter.
Believe it or not but the story behind COCAINE BEAR is that it was the subje...

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April 5, 2023 25 mins

Peter's Bear themed week begins with a first for us as we review a silent movie. American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter Larry Semon collaborated three times with Stan Laurel, who went on to partner with some other guy that even I know the name of despite being pretty unknowledgeable about this era of cinema, and the second of their efforts was 1918's BEARS AND BAD MEN, a Hatfield-McCoy inspired farce about a...

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As you get older it's a fact that your memory declines. Hormones and proteins that protect and repair brain cells and stimulate neural growth slow down their production as you age, and decreased blood flow to the brain leads to changes in cognitive function. Sometimes I find myself entering a room and wondering what I'm doing there, other times I'll start a sentence on one subject before changing my trousers for a ne...

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March 29, 2023 33 mins

With tepid reviews of some of our favourite movies and shows like THE SIMPSONS and BRIGHTON ROCK under our belt, Sidey feared the worst as we sat down to review a film which features his favourite ever sequence committed to celluloid, Sofia Coppola's 2003 LOST IN TRANSLATION. Bill Murray is perfectly cast as wearied movie star Bob Harris who finds a connection with unhappy college graduate and newlywed Charlotte (Scarlett Joha...

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March 24, 2023 34 mins

Renny Harlin's DEEP BLUE SEA (1999) is a classic sci-fi horror mixing B movie conventions with a genre savvy script and a love of JURASSIC PARK to create the best not JAWS related shark horror movie of all time. Tune in to hear Reeg's and Cris discuss this masterpiece!      

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...

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March 22, 2023 64 mins

Things went into a total meltdown this week, which is a shame as we had lots of great fish related content to share with you all. We did manage to record something for Friday, but for now you'll have to remember the time we watched a skateboarding movie.


Have you ever wondered if Frank Sinatra was allergic to silk? Do you lie awake at night pondering whether Charlton Heston tried to talk down David Kores...

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March 17, 2023 72 mins

We're getting violent this week as we take a look at the Top 5 Punches. Fans of punch bowls, punch cards, punch clocks and pneumatic punch presses should probably steer well clear as we almost exclusively discuss the fisting kind.
When MGM approached Ryan Coogler to write and direct an expansion to the Rocky universe it wasn't a foregone conclusion that it would be a hit even though both he and star Michael B. J...

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