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Quaid In Full

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The Quaid In Full podcast rates, reviews, and ranks every single televisual work in which Dennis Quaid appears. This highly unscientific endeavor is hosted by Sarah D. Bunting and Jeb Lund, because they give a fox.
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Tara Ariano returns to send Season 4 of QIF out on an ice floe with Something To Talk About, 1995's marriage/family dramedy starring Julia Roberts; directed by Lasse Hallstrom (!); and written by Callie Khouri (!!). What is it about this "Hallmark movie, but with an associates degree" that lets it hold together despite what Tara called "a fundamental 'should this have happened? maybe not?' quality"? Good sister chemistry with Kyra Sedgwick and a couple of relatable town gossips triumph over zyde-faux, flagrant reshoot-wig fouls, and a BS excuse for infidelity; and WE triumph over the early-to-mid-nineties portion of Quaid's c.v. If you're the one person who would have appreciated SDB's in-and-out joke, high five; everyone else, grab a helmet: it's an all-new Quaid In Full. Overall score: 6 QQQ score: 8 SHOW NOTES Get EVEN MORE Qontent (...sorry) at our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/quaidinfull) Can YOU get past the first 27 seconds of The Dennissance (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dennissance/id1503394153)? Roger Ebert's review (https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/something-to-talk-about-1995) Mick LaSalle's for SFGate (https://www.sfgate.com/movies/article/FILM-REVIEW-Roberts-Suppresses-Smile-New-3027178.php) The origins of the "dazzy" "joke" (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/096-the-elf-developer-trust-continuum/id1407429849?i=1000501082119) Get more Tara Ariano at Again With This: Melrose Place (http://againwiththispodcast.com), Extra Hot Great (http://extrahotgreat.com), and Listen To Sassy (http://listentosassy.com) Or follow T-Bone on Twitter (http://twitter.com/taraariano) Special Guest: Tara Ariano.
S04E06: Wyatt Earp

S04E06: Wyatt Earp

2021-03-1232:32

The good news is, Dennis Quaid is great in Wyatt Earp! The bad news is...the "in Wyatt Earp" part, as the film is interminable, perfused with beige Costnerian self-regard, and did we mention how long it is? It's long, which I guess is what happens when you cast literally half of SAG. Tom Sizemore, the poor man's Tom Sizemore, apparitions of fatherliness, and the endless wait for arrival at the corralworks factory all detract from a fascinating steampunk performance from Quaid in an all-new Quaid In Full. Overall score: 2.5 QQQ score: 7.75 SHOW NOTES Get EVEN MORE Qontent (...sorry) at our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/quaidinfull) Can YOU get past the first 27 seconds of The Dennissance (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dennissance/id1503394153)? Roger Ebert's review (https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/wyatt-earp-1994) Rita Kempley's for WaPo (https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/style/longterm/movies/videos/wyattearppg13kempley_a0a46d.htm) Walter Chaw's at Film Freak Central (https://www.filmfreakcentral.net/ffc/2016/07/wyatt-earp.html)
S04E05: Flesh & Bone

S04E05: Flesh & Bone

2021-02-2541:16

Is it in your blood? We're tackling 1993's Flesh & Bone, featuring Jimmy Caan shoulders; a hall-of-fame patented "look bored and smoke" performance from Gwynnie; armadillo fan fic; Sophoclean MFA-program writing prompts; Car Guy Sarah not being a car guy; the conflation of Johnnies Damon and Depp; and a successful iteration of Dennis Del Mar. Pack up your painted chickens -- it's an all-new Quaid In Full. Overall score: 6.75 QQQ score: 6.25 SHOW NOTES Get EVEN MORE Qontent (...sorry) at our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/quaidinfull) Can YOU get past the first 27 seconds of The Dennissance (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dennissance/id1503394153)? Roger Ebert's review (https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/flesh-and-bone-1993) Rita Kempley's for WaPo (https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/style/longterm/movies/videos/fleshandbonerkempley_a0a3d0.htm)
Our second ep in a row with the I Don't Even Own A Television crew features JW Friedman -- and a much better, fizzier film all around, despite dragging us back to Nawlins and almost going full zydeco. This "nearly totally frictionless" caper is "a happier flavor of so-so" than we anticipated, but we still have questions, like whether the Coens are secret Quaidheads, if/how Herbert Ross directs his actors, what an Ocean's Two would look like, and why we're being punished with a combination of Vince McMahon hair, Reagan voice, and Trump smug smile on DQ. Get your best pleat euphemisms ready; it's an all-new Quaid In Full. Overall score: 6.67 QQQ score: 7.33 (damn repeating decimals) SHOW NOTES Get EVEN MORE Qontent (...sorry) at our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/quaidinfull) Can YOU get past the first 27 seconds of The Dennissance (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dennissance/id1503394153)? Friedman did! Barely. Enjoy his better edited pod with Chris Collision instead (https://www.idontevenownatelevision.com/) Vincent Canby's review (https://www.nytimes.com/1993/09/11/movies/review-film-a-loving-pair-of-spies-take-baby-to-work.html) Ty Burr for EW (https://ew.com/article/1993/09/24/undercover-blues/) Horwitz for WaPo (https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/style/longterm/movies/videos/undercoverbluespg13horwitz_a09e4f.htm) Special Guest: JW Friedman.
S04E03: Wilder Napalm

S04E03: Wilder Napalm

2021-02-1142:48

Chris Collision of the I Don't Even Own A Television podcast is joining us for the misbegotten Wilder Napalm, the early Vince Gilligan joint that would have made a much better X-Files episode than it did a feature film. Arli$$ jokes, aggressive quirk, a Van Helsing comparison somehow, beefcake snarling at each other, Manic Pixie Dream Winger, and a lead who should have failed out of clown college all add up to a very nineties pyrokinetic love triangle with no figurative fireworks. Close up the Quik Foto; it's an all-new Quaid In Full. Overall score: 4 QQQ score: 3.92 (don't ask) SHOW NOTES Get EVEN MORE Qontent (...sorry) at our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/quaidinfull) Can YOU get past the first 27 seconds of The Dennissance (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dennissance/id1503394153)? ...Us either. Try Chris's pod with JW Friedman instead (https://www.idontevenownatelevision.com/) Janet Maslin's review (https://www.nytimes.com/1993/08/20/movies/review-film-brothers-fight-fire-with-fire-in-wilder-napalm.html) And Owen Gleiberman's for EW (https://ew.com/article/1993/08/27/wilder-napalm/) Special Guest: Chris Collision.
Everybody is in 1990 Mike Nichols joint Postcards From The Edge -- and almost everybody's on our episode discussing it! Returning guest John Ramos and first-time longtime Tara Ariano join us to talk about forgotten addiction storylines, if it's possible to miscast Meryl Streep, the Gene Hackman podcast we all long for, acting-legend master classes, and character studies of yesteryear that would be TV shows today. Plus, ONE of us listened to The Dennissance...and another one of us feels pretty guilty that that occurred. Get ready for an endolphin rush in an all-new Quaid In Full. Overall score: 8.5 QQQ score: 2 SHOW NOTES Get EVEN MORE Qontent (...sorry) at our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/quaidinfull) Can YOU get past the first 27 seconds of The Dennissance (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dennissance/id1503394153)? Tara did! Honor her sacrifice by listening to her legit-rad pod with Pam Ribon, Listen To Sassy (https://listentosassy.com/) Get in the (bridge) mix (https://losangelesbridgelessons.com/bio/) with John Roger Ebert's Postcards From The Edge review (https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/postcards-from-the-edge-1990) And Desson Howe's review (https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/style/longterm/movies/videos/postcardsfromtheedgerhowe_a0b29d.htm) Special Guests: John Ramos and Tara Ariano.
It's a love story, a family story, AND a history that probably got sold on the strength of Dennis Quaid's involvement...even though he really shouldn't be Great White Savioring it up with the windows closed in the first place, but we do find a handful of things to like about 1991's Come See The Paradise . It's from the director of Birdy, Fame, and other fondly remembered properties; it's also miscast, oddly scored, and about 20 more minutes of reading The Japanese Internment Camps: An Explainer than we needed. So, we talked about Quaidspiracy theories, why DQ didn't play the Joker, and butt ratios instead. Overall score: 5 QQQ score: 2 SHOW NOTES Get EVEN MORE Qontent (...sorry) at our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/quaidinfull) Can YOU get past the first 27 seconds of The Dennissance (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dennissance/id1503394153)? Roger Ebert's review (https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/come-see-the-paradise-1991) Rita Kempley's review (https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/style/longterm/movies/videos/comeseetheparadiserkempley_a0a0d0.htm)
What can we say about this offensively misconceived slice of Jerry Lee Lewis's late-'50s life, one that casts his "relationship" (ugh) with his 13-year-old cousin (blerf) as a quirkumstance of romantical fate? Well, we can say cocaine was involved; we can wonder if the estate of Foghorn Leghorn sued Dennis Quaid's performance for copyright infringement; and we can admire Winona Ryder's performance as Myra Gale while thinking it makes the story immeasurably ickier. On a scale of one to Hasselhoff, we give DQ's effort a (NC-)17, but very little about this bowdlerization of Myra Gale's memoir works. Also, "Alec Baldwin as Jimmy Swaggart." MERRY CHRISTMAS, EVER'BUDDEH! Overall score: 3 QQQ score: 3 SHOW NOTES Get EVEN MORE Qontent (...sorry) at our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/quaidinfull) Can YOU get past the first 27 seconds of The Dennissance (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dennissance/id1503394153)? Roger Ebert's review (https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/great-balls-of-fire-1989) Rita Kempley's review (https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/style/longterm/movies/videos/greatballsoffirepg13kempley_a09fca.htm) William Poundstone explains how Copperfield disappeared the Statue of Liberty in Bigger Secrets (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Secrets)
Craig Calcaterra joins us this week for a very sports-movie-y sports movie: Everybody's All-American, a "one wedding and one long funeral" look at a college gridiron star's early peak and interminable fall that doesn't know which set of Quarterback Agonistes clichés it wants to use, and recycled Sophie's Choice's Stingo as Timothy Hutton's Cake, with merkinacious results. The three of us had a lot of questions -- why the hot cousin is A Thing in the Quaidverse, why the movie isn't about Jessica Lange's Babs and Carl Lumbly's Blue, and how Wayne Knight feels about that "Fraternity Pisser" credit, just for starters. At least Craig was a good sport about watching this dud, even Overall score: 3 QQQ score: 3 SHOW NOTES Get EVEN MORE Qontent (...sorry) at our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/quaidinfull) Can YOU get past the first 27 seconds of The Dennissance (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dennissance/id1503394153)? Roger Ebert's review (https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/everybodys-all-american-1988) Janet Maslin's review (https://www.nytimes.com/1988/11/04/movies/review-film-the-glory-fades-in-everybody-s-all-american.html) John Cheever, "O Youth and Beauty!" (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1953/08/22/o-youth-and-beauty) Special Guest: Craig Calcaterra.
S03E06: D.O.A.

S03E06: D.O.A.

2020-12-1041:21

It's another thriller, but we aren't thrilled by 1988's D.O.A., featuring Dennis Quaid as a former wunderkind novelist turned tenured professor in a rut. No: really. Is that off-label casting why this confrontationally sweaty film doesn't work? Is it the lack of onscreen chemistry between Quaid and Jane Kaczmarek...AND Jane and Meg Ryan? Does a fetal Robert "T-Bag" Knepper need more to do? New Coke, Silk Stalkings, Wonder Boys, Binder & Binder, and the heartbreak of chronic zydeco all factor into our discussion of a "noir" in which noir wit doesn't factor...at all. Overall score: 3.5 QQQ score: 3.5 SHOW NOTES Get EVEN MORE Qontent (...sorry) at our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/quaidinfull) Can YOU get past the first 27 seconds of The Dennissance (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dennissance/id1503394153)? THREE stars, Rog? idk (https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/doa-1988) Desson Howe's WaPo review (https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/style/longterm/movies/videos/doarhowe_a0b150.htm)
S03E05: Suspect

S03E05: Suspect

2020-12-0439:42

We're back! And we're joined by John Ramos, JD (Juris Dennisor) for our discussion of 1987 legal thriller Suspect -- a formative Quaid property for John and SDB (and Jeb's mom?) that's greater than the sum of some awkward parts, including a martini served in a parfait glass; Quaid's character hailing from Wisconsin; a Schoolhouse Rock episode on lobbying; weird bald-cap choices by John Mahoney; and a Southern firehose of charm. How do you talk to an angel...or make out with an expensive candle? The rules of procedure state that you'll have to listen to find out. Overall score: 7 QQQ score: 8.33 SHOW NOTES Get EVEN MORE Qontent (...sorry) at our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/quaidinfull) Can YOU get past the first 27 seconds of The Dennissance (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dennissance/id1503394153)? Roger Ebert's review (https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/suspect-1987) Desson Howe's WaPo review (https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/style/longterm/movies/videos/suspectrhowe_a0c89f.htm) Special Guest: John Ramos.
S03E04: Innerspace

S03E04: Innerspace

2020-11-1233:48

Both your co-hosts saw Innerspace about a squillion times as kids; does it hold up? Is director Joe Dante secretly a master? Why wasn't the film marketed as a thriller for tweens and teens? Where do '80s movies' ideas about nightclubs come from? And will this 1987 film about a nanoscopic test pilot journeying through Martin Short to greater maturity bring you the highest Quaidosity rating yet? ...Before we answer these questions, we'll finally confront less than half a minute of The Dennissance, so tell the band from Overboard to play "Hail To The Squeef" and settle in for S03E04 of Quaid In Full. Overall score: 8 QQQ score: 8.5 SHOW NOTES Get EVEN MORE Qontent (...sorry) at our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/quaidinfull) Can YOU get past the first 27 seconds of The Dennissance (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dennissance/id1503394153)? Roger Ebert's review (https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/innerspace-1987) Janet Maslin's review (https://www.nytimes.com/1987/07/01/movies/film-innerspace-a-comic-fantasy.html) Hal Hinson's review (https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/style/longterm/movies/videos/innerspacepghinson_a0c948.htm)
S03E03: The Big Easy

S03E03: The Big Easy

2020-11-0534:57

The Big Easy: where dancing is a way of life, allegedly -- and so, alas, is Epcot-Cajun exposition, sexist condescension to "uptight" ladies, and an ambient horniness that doesn't quite translate here in 2020. But it's not all bad, because Ned Beatty wears a crawdad hat, Jim Garrison plays himself, and we did NOT get recreationally upset about a podcast not our own. You'll love this episode like a pig loves corn; listen now! ("Onh honh honh honh honnnnh." Overall score: 2.25 QQQ score: 7.75 SHOW NOTES Get EVEN MORE Qontent (...sorry) at our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/quaidinfull) If we're not going to hear The Dennissance (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dennissance/id1503394153), one of y'all should Vincent Canby, laboring under the impression that TBE was intended as a comedy (https://www.nytimes.com/1987/08/21/movies/film-the-big-easy-comedy-about-police-case.html) Roger Ebert, also trying to have A Positive Day (https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/the-big-easy-1987) The Big Tee-Veasy (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0115111/)
S03E02: Enemy Mine

S03E02: Enemy Mine

2020-10-2939:53

Well, there's one excellent performance in Enemy Mine -- but it's not Dennis Quaid's, and it's not the script's. This clumsy Dennis Of Arabia In Space joint with the ending of A New Hope stapled onto the back sees DQ "overmatched in almost every way": lots of traipsing, LOTS of goo, a turgid voiceover, and...space-funeral processing. Grab a lint-anemone wig and have a listen! Overall score: 3.5 QQQ score: 2.5 SHOW NOTES Get EVEN MORE Qontent (...sorry) at our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/quaidinfull) If we're not going to hear The Dennissance (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dennissance/id1503394153), one of y'all should Janet Maslin's review (https://www.nytimes.com/1985/12/20/movies/screen-enemy-mine.html)
S03E01: Dreamscape

S03E01: Dreamscape

2020-10-2237:46

QIF returns for what is probably the ur-Quaidiest season in the line-up, and we kick off the mid-to-late-'80s portion of Dennis Quaid's c.v. with Dreamscape, featuring a roguish semi-retired clairvoyant's journey into political dream disinformation. ...Look, it was the Reagan era; nightmares looked different back then. But is this thriller actually thrilling? Or are we too easily distracted by Val Kilmer vehicles of the same era; the melancholy death of Norm; "well meaning" special effects; and saxophones posing as character traits? Slap some 'trodes on your forehead; it's Quaid In Full's season premiere. Overall score: 6 QQQ score: 6 SHOW NOTES If we're not going to hear The Dennissance (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dennissance/id1503394153), one of y'all should TV Guide's review (https://www.tvguide.com/movies/dreamscape/review/113554/) The Times review (https://www.nytimes.com/1984/08/15/movies/screen-dreamscape-a-comedy.html) Get EVEN MORE Qontent (...sorry) at our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/quaidinfull)
Bill manipulated us pretty effectively back in Episode 7 (https://quaidinfull.fireside.fm/16) of this season; how well did the sequel do? This superfluous -- and anticlimactically un-Quaidish -- follow-up relies a great deal on how much viewers enjoy mid-'80s Helen Hunt; the harmonica; the redemption of some guy named Doug; and investigating early inspirations for the This Is Us killer crockpot. Join us for hot zoning action as we wrap up QIF's second season. Overall score: 4.5 QQQ score: 2 SHOW NOTES Want to help defray the costs of the pod, like getting a print of that Baretta episode made? Throw a few bucks in the hat at QIF's GoFundMe page (https://t.co/MItcWMHOPU?amp=1)! If we're not going to hear The Dennissance (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dennissance/id1503394153), one of y'all should People's review (https://people.com/archive/picks-and-pans-review-bill-on-his-own-vol-20-no-20/) The Times review (https://www.nytimes.com/1983/11/09/arts/tv-mickey-rooney-in-bill-sequel.html) "Giving Nat a little what-for (https://www.abramsbooks.com/product/very-special-90210-book_9781419747465/#)"
The Right Stuff launches our scoring into the stratosphere along with the Mercury 7, and our conversation orbits our late grandfathers, poppy-fields movies, witty takedowns of bureaucracy, Mrs. Grissom agonistes, flaming wienies, when critics willfully miss the point, and actors playing non-actors who are bad at acting. This is the best and the Quaidiest film we've contemplated yet, so supply your own helmets and have a listen. Overall score: 9 QQQ score: 9 SHOW NOTES Want to help defray the costs of the pod, like getting a print of that Baretta episode made? Throw a few bucks in the hat at QIF's GoFundMe page (https://t.co/MItcWMHOPU?amp=1)! If we're not going to hear The Dennissance (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dennissance/id1503394153), one of y'all should Pauline Kael's review (https://scrapsfromtheloft.com/2020/07/05/the-right-stuff-review-pauline-kael/) of The Right Stuff Vanity Fair's oral history of TRS (https://www.wired.com/2014/11/oral-history-of-right-stuff/)
S02E10: Jaws 3D

S02E10: Jaws 3D

2020-08-2747:45

Finally, one you've heard of! ...Unfortunately. 1983's third sequel to the classic Jaws features a mother/baby murder team, shark science a third-grader could debunk, dubious canoodling, the Texan-est Red Sox fan in film history, and 17 different arts-and-crafts dorsal fins, each shittier than the last. Why is Dennis Quaid hurling a golf-cart driver to the ground? Why are we talking about Celebration, FL? Should we have watched the movie with 3D glasses? Send a kid out for some SeaCorn(tm) and settle in for the latest Quaid In Full. Overall score: 3 QQQ score: 4.75 SHOW NOTES Want to help defray the costs of the pod, like getting a print of that Baretta episode made? Throw a few bucks in the hat at QIF's GoFundMe page (https://t.co/MItcWMHOPU?amp=1)! If we're not going to hear The Dennissance (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dennissance/id1503394153), one of y'all should All the crappy reviews of Jaws 3D in one place (https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/jaws_3/reviews) Watch "the Zardoz of the sea" for yourselves (https://play.hbomax.com/feature/urn:hbo:feature:GXYT0_QRID8IAIwEAAAQI)
S02E09: Tough Enough

S02E09: Tough Enough

2020-08-2033:54

No, not the Fabulous T-Birds song -- it's a 1983 cornpone Rocky featuring Dennis Quaid's cartoonishly bad boxing, not nearly enough Pam Grier, and the rare Warren Oates character we wanted to see more of. Why didn't we see the Battling Burger Chefs? Was the late Wilford Brimley even old enough to order a beer in this joint? Is this a Quaidy outing for our hero, or is that just gas? And why the hell did the studio dump this on the same weekend as Return Of The Jedi? Turn off that Manson Family Zoom reunion and find out. Overall score: 4.5 QQQ score: 4.5 SHOW NOTES Want to help defray the costs of the pod, like getting a print of that Baretta episode made? Throw a few bucks in the hat at QIF's GoFundMe page (https://t.co/MItcWMHOPU?amp=1)! If we're not going to hear The Dennissance (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dennissance/id1503394153), one of y'all should Watch Tough Enough for yourselves (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OyBGDFCDJI)
S02E08: Johnny Belinda

S02E08: Johnny Belinda

2020-08-1346:53

Peevish social-services pinko John-Boy Walton befriends a young Deaf woman in Ruraltania...but doesn't fall in love with her until she's home-invaded by her rapist, Dennis Quaid, whose biological clock gets his head blown off. This was a TV movie, you guys. We couldn't find any contemporary reviews of it; we kept calling it Hannah Montana and Johnny Dangerously; we have a lot of questions about WHEN the movie thinks it is...but we weren't bored! Shove your other commitments off a railroad trestle, kick back with an L.A. Beer, and have a listen. Overall score: 6 QQQ score: 4.75 SHOW NOTES Want to help defray the costs of the pod, like getting a print of that Baretta episode made? Throw a few bucks in the hat at QIF's GoFundMe page (https://t.co/MItcWMHOPU?amp=1)! If we're not going to hear The Dennissance (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dennissance/id1503394153), one of y'all should Watch Jackie Daytona -- er, Johnny Belinda for yourselves (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZoa0xMCDgg)
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