The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.169 — WRIGHT v SNYDER: DEATH of FRIENDSHIP

On WGVH ep.169 hosts MATT RISNES & DANNO KLONOWSKI are finished.

FIRST:  DANNO and MATT discuss JOHN McCAIN being dead, EMINEM being alive, ETHAN HAWKE being a bitter whiner & ASIA ARGENTO being a giant hypocrite.

THEN: MATT loves the films of ZACK SNYDER. DANNO loves the films of EDGAR WRIGHT. And both respect the others work, so they rank WRIGHT & SNYDER’s work against each other & discover they are in many ways opposite sides of the same coin.

FINALLY: MATT & DANNO have their nigh-on 25 year friendship annulled.

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The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.168: DOG DAYS

On WGVH ep.168 hosts MATT RISNES & DANNO KLONOWSKI are finished with summer.

FIRST:  DANNO and MATT have some UNO HITTRES including: BLACKKKLANSMAN, UPGRADE, MATT GROENING’s new series DISENCHANTMENT on NETFLIX, TERMINAL,  HARDCORE HENRY and more!

THEN: MATT and DANNO say good riddance to SUMMER 2018 and wax nostalgic about SUMMER 1993 while playing the WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR MOVIE GAME.

FINALLY: DANNO and MATT dread what the DISNEY/FOX MERGER could mean for some beloved non-MARVEL franchises and also curbstomp MOVIEPASS while it’s down.

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The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.167: POP CULTURE MEMENTO

On WGVH ep.167 hosts MATT RISNES & DANNO KLONOWSKI discuss what SAN DIEGO COMIC CON has wrought, HOLLYWOOD POLITICS & the ever-worsening societal disease of POP CULTURE MEMENTO.

FIRST:  DANNO and MATT say goodbye to JON SCHNEPP, discuss the political misfires of JAMES GUNN & DWAYNE JOHNSON, and react to the COMIC CON trailers for AQUAMAN, SHAZAM!, THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD, GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS & GLASS. 

THEN: MATT saw MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT & READY PLAYER ONE, and both he & DANNO saw YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE.

FINALLY: DANNO and MATT muse about how we have all developed an affliction: POP CULTURE MEMENTO.

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The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.166: COUSIN LARRY MOVIES (aka: YES I CAN HEAR YOU CLEM FANDANGO)

On WGVH ep.166 hosts MATT RISNES & DANNO KLONOWSKI discuss the legends of COUSIN LARRY MOVIES and CLEM FANDANGO.

FIRST:  DANNO and MATT discuss the origins & phenomenon of COUSIN LARRY MOVIES, and discuss if getting into 4K blu ray collecting at this point is a fool’s gambit.

THEN: MATT saw PURGE: THE FIRST PURGE: A PURGE STORY, and DANNO & MATT saw ANT-MAN & THE WASP.

FINALLY: DANNO and MATT fall in love with MATT BERRY’s TOAST OF LONDON, because it’s a real CLEM FANDANGO’s gambit.  (Also: STAR TREK DISCOVERY is referenced three times this episode, so that happens.)

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The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.165: INFINITE ROCK BOTTOM

On WGVH ep.165 hosts MATT RISNES & DANNO KLONOWSKI get their new mics just in time to watch America hit INFINITE ROCK BOTTOM.

FIRST:  DANNO and MATT are looking around at America…and it doesn’t look so good…

THEN: MATT and DANNO have some UNO HITTRES of the recent released films: SICARIO 2: DAY OF THE SOLDADO, the Mr. Rogers documentary WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?, The INCREDIBLES 2 & JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM.

FINALLY: DANNO and MATT chide over the horror film TERRIFIER (aka MURDER CLOWN).

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The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.164: DAYS of TERRIES PAST

On WGVH ep.164 hosts MATT RISNES & DANNO KLONOWSKI take a stroll down the darkest back alleys of humanity: SUICIDE and TERRORISM!

FIRST:  DANNO and MATT have the hottest take possible on the SUICIDE of ANTHONY BOURDAIN

THEN: MATT and DANNO get into some TERRIE TALK with the NETFLIX documentary NOVEMBER 13 and PETER BERG’s films PATRIOT’S DAY & LONE SURVIVOR. 

FINALLY: MATT discovers a love for the filmmaking career of PETER BERG, and DANNO has to begrudgingly give props to MARK WAHLBERG’s acting.

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The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.163: DELIGHTFULLY FORGETTABLE ROMPS

On WGVH ep.163 hosts MATT RISNES & DANNO KLONOWSKI discuss some DELIGHTFULLY FORGETTABLE ROMPS!

FIRST:  DANNO saw MST3K’s THE MADS TRACE BEAULIEU & FRANK CONNIFF (aka DR. CLAYTON FORRESTER & TV’s FRANK) riff on the ARCH HALL, JR film THE CHOPPERS live at the RIVERVIEW THEATER.

THEN: MATT and DANNO discuss the “morality” of DEADPOOL 2.

FINALLY: SOLO a SOLO SOLO is out and has bombed at the box office, giving DISNEY it’s first real black eye for the STAR WARS saga. DANNO and MATT discuss why that happened and give a SPOILER FILLED review!

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The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.162: DARKEST TIMELINE SALAD DAYS

On WGVH ep.162 hosts MATT RISNES & DANNO KLONOWSKI are back to talk life in the DARKEST TIMELINE.

FIRST:  MATT and DANNO catch up on their BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS, DANNO is proven always correct in the SUPERSTORE MINUTE, and MATT says goodbye to his beloved LAST MAN ON EARTH.

THEN: DANNO and MATT talk STAND UP, POLITICS & PHILOSOPHY about JOHN MULANEY, DAVE CHAPPELLE, DONALD GLOVER & JORDAN PETERSON.

FINALLY: MATT and DANNO look back to the DARKEST TIMELINE SALAD DAYS of 2008!

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The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.161: EVERYONE LOST THEIR GODDAMN MINDS

On WGVH ep.161 hosts MATT RISNES & DANNO KLONOWSKI are nearly lost for words…but then end up talking for 100 minutes.

FIRST:  MATT and DANNO have a WAYNE GALE GOES TO WASHINGTON recap, brushed up against fame via BEN FELDMAN of SUPERSTORE, and NICK STRAIGHT made us a fancy new LOGO!

THEN: DANNO and MATT have an UNO HITTRE of the 4.5 hour HBO/JUDD APATOW documentary THE ZEN DIARIES OF GARRY SHANDLING!

FINALLY: MATT and DANNO saw AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR…and everyone lost their goddamn minds!!!

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The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.160: CLASS 3 KILLSTORM

On WGVH ep.160 hosts MATT RISNES & DANNO KLONOWSKI batten down the hatches for a CLASS 3 KILLSTORM of WEATHER, WAR & POP CULTURE!

FIRST:  MATT and DANNO are crazy close to reaching their KICKSTARTER goal for new recording equipment! Contribute, won’t you?! 

THEN: DANNO and MATT have some UNO HITTRES, including: TRUMP bombed SYRIA, HULU dropped THE LOOMING TOWER, MATT saw RAMPAGE, and DANNO saw BUILT TO SPILL & the 372 PAGES PODCAST w/MICHAEL J NELSON live!

FINALLY: MATT and DANNO TALK TV: TRAVEL MAN with RICHARD AYOADE & FX’s TRUST!

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The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.159: MARCH MADNESS

On WGVH ep.159 hosts MATT RISNES & DANNO KLONOWSKI battle it out MARCH MADNESS style…and beg for money…

FIRST:  MATT and DANNO need a new mic, so despite all logic & reason & in contradiction to everything they believe: WGVH has launched a KICKSTARTER!!!…we’re sorry…

THEN: DANNO and MATT have some UNO HITTRES, including: READY PLAYER ONE, THE LAST MOVIE STAR and the 4K release of THE LAST JEDI.

FINALLY: MATT and DANNO enter into our version of MARCH MADNESS: Films from the AFI Top 100 vs. DOMESTIC BOX OFFICE!!! What will best the BEST AMERICAN FILM of ALL TIME?!?!?!

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The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.158: UNDERCOVER OFFICE POTTY

On WGVH ep.158 hosts MATT RISNES & DANNO KLONOWSKI are back for some UNO HITTRES & SNL talk.

FIRST:  MATT and DANNO have UNO HITTRES, including: PACIFIC RIM UPRISING, ANNIHILATION, and THE STRANGERS 2: PREY AT NIGHT.

THEN: MATT flip-flopped on JUSTICE LEAGUE.  Shocked?!?!…you’re not shocked…

FINALLY: MATT and DANNO discuss SNL’s KYLE MOONEY 2017 film BRIGSBY BEAR, then discuss the current cast of SNL, the break-out films stars of SNL, and why the last several years worth of casts are probably better off just being on TV.

#MarchForOurLives

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The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.157: BORN WITH A GOLDEN TICKET

On WGVH ep.157 hosts MATT RISNES & DANNO KLONOWSKI are back to talk movies & save the world. Not necessarily in that order.

FIRST:  MATT and DANNO break out the results of the first of their 2018 BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS challenge on BLACK PANTHER (which MATT also gives his take on), old KEVIN SMITH nearly died, and old DEVIN FARACI has wormed his way back onto the internet…and into MATT’s heart?

THEN: DANNO and MATT get politically active in WAYNE GALE GOES TO WASHINGTON.

FINALLY: MATT and DANNO discuss DUNCAN JONES criminally underrated MUTE, and RAFE SPALL the sublime THE RITUAL–both available on the ever-dankening NETFLIX.

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The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.156: THE LAND OF ICE & SNOW with Host 004 ANDY LUNN

On WGVH ep.156 host DANNO KLONOWSKI is joined once again in person from across the pond by Host 004 ANDY LUNN to talk MINNESOTA! 

FIRST:  ANDY and DANNO recap the adventures they (and other members of the WGVH family) had while LUNN was here to explore this lovely land of ICE & SNOWMINNESOTA.

THEN: DANNO and LUNN discuss some movies filmed in MINNESOTA (which DANNO showed the filming locations to ANDY), including: FARGO, UNTAMED HEART, JINGLE ALL THE WAY, DROP DEAD FRED and PURPLE RAIN.

#RepealThe2nd

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The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.155: WE CARE A LOT

On WGVH ep.155 hosts MATT RISNES & DANNO KLONOWSKI are pissed. Royally Pissed.

FIRST:  MATT and DANNO once again–AGAIN!!!–have to discuss another pointless gun-related tragedy that took the lives of 17 people in Florida, including CHILDREN!  However, all this has done is instill in MATT he has chosen to do the right thing in our new segment MR. RISNES GOES TO WASHINGTON.

THEN: DANNO saw BLACK PANTHER (spoiler free).

FINALLY: MATT and DANNO discuss THE CLOVERFIELD PARADOX, how JJ screwed over NETFLIX (and us all) with it, and have nothing but love for STAR TREK: DISCOVERY.

#BanAssaultWeapons

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The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.154: FOGGY OLDE LUNN’s IN TOWN (w/Host 004 ANDY LUNN)

On WGVH ep.154 hosts MATT RISNES & DANNO KLONOWSKI welcome in-studio for the first live & in person all the way from across the pond Host 004 ANDY LUNN!!!

FIRST:  MATT and DANNO are overjoyed to have long-time listener, co-host & all-around delightful bloake ANDY LUNN visit Minnesota from The Olde Blighty and join us in the podcast rec room!  MATT and ANDY met IRL for the first time earlier that day and recount their adventures (DANNO and ANDY have hung out 3 times previously in Foggy Olde Londontown).

THEN: ANDYDANNO and MATT end up discussing ORSON WELLES, seeing MURDER, MY SWEET at the HEIGHTS THEATREthe opening film of their “INTO THE SHADOWS–RKO NOIR” series–and why ABBOTT & COSTELLO/UNIVERSAL MONSTER team-ups are the worst.

FINALLY: MATT, ANDY & DANNO look ahead to the films of 2018 to discuss what they are looking forward to, what looks wretched, and what the hell happened to OTHO from BEETLEJUICE.

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The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.153: WEREN’T YOU SUPPOSED TO BE A THING?

On WGVH ep.153 hosts MATT RISNES & DANNO KLONOWSKI have an UNO HITTRE SPECTACULAR and discuss Hollywood’s forgotten one-time darlings.

FIRST:  MATT and DANNO have an UNO HITTRE SPECTACULAR on: The YEAR of DOUG JONES(es), THE SHAPE OF WATER, STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, THE DISASTER ARTIST, that shithole TRUMP, award season politics, aging out of of aging directors, and MUCH MORE!

THEN: DANNO and MATT look at one-time Hollywood Darlings and ask WEREN’T YOU SUPPOSED TO BE A THING to: Ryan Phillipe, Tom Everett Scott, Eddie Furlong, Fairuza Balk, Josh Hartnett, Claire Forlani, Joey Lauren Adams, Tea Leoni, Lauren Holly, Justin Long, Mira Sorvino, Skeet Ulrich, Kevin Sorbo/Lucy Lawless, David Arquette, Patty Arquette, the other Arquette, Selma Blair, Jessica Simpson, Helen Hunt, Paul Reiser, Tom Green, and much more!

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The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.152: The FILMS of 199Ecch

Happy 2018! On WGVH ep.152 hosts MATT RISNES & DANNO KLONOWSKI take a look 20 years back at the wretched year in film that was 1998.

FIRST:  MATT revisited REVENANT and finally sees DUNKIRK on New Years Eve, then he and DANNO have a couple POP CULTURE RESOLUTIONS.

THEN: DANNO and MATT have a JOEL EDGERTON UNO HITTRE double-header: Netflix’s BRIGHT and IT COMES AT NIGHT.

FINALLY:  MATT and DANNO look back at what was probably the WORST YEAR IN FILM EVER: 199Ecch!!!

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The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.151: 2017–YEAR in REVIEW

On WGVH ep.151 hosts MATT RISNES & DANNO KLONOWSKI take a look back at the year we somehow survived that was 2017.

FIRST: DANNO and MATT have the only STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI review worth listening to.

THEN: MATT and DANNO briefly discuss the year that was, then have their TOP 10 WORST FILMS of 2017!

FINALLY:  DANNO and MATT have their TOP 10 BEST FILMS of 2017 (der), and MATT has some closing thoughts.

THANKS TO EVERYONE for listening! See you in 2018!

#Rip2017

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The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.150: NOSTALGIA STEW–80’s CARTOONS

It took 5 years, but hosts MATT RISNES & DANNO KLONOWSKI welcome you all to the 150th episode of the WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR!!!

FIRST: DANNO and MATT have your JUSTICE LEAGUE AFTERMATH report and recount how MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 once again saved DANKSGIVING!

THEN: MATT needs to have YET ANOTHER TALK ABOUT FRANK MILLER on THE SPIRIT, SIN CITY 2 & THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS 3: THE MASTER RACE.  Oh, and CHARLES MANSON died.

FINALLY:  DANNO and MATT look back at the formative CARTOONS of the 1980’s that helped make us the Man-Children we are today!

THANKS TO EVERYONE who has listened in for the last 150 episodes!!!

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a WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR Emergency Podcast–PLEASE CLAP 2: #AllDone

On a very special “Emergency Podcast”: WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR hosts MATT RISNES & DANNO KLONOWSKI see JUSTICE LEAGUE so you don’t have to.

…you’re going to see it anyway, aren’t you?

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The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.149: The DRAGNET TIGHTENS

On WGVH149: Hosts MATT RISNES & DANNO KLONOWSKI watch the DRAGNET TIGHTEN on HOLLYWOOD & TRUMP, as well as the BEST FILM of 2017!!!

FIRST: DANNO and MATT wish a fond farewell to the DARK UNIVERSE, as well as speculate on what a world where DISNEY owns EVERYTHING looks like. (Answer: 2021 at the latest)

THEN: As it seems everyone in HOLLYWOOD and WASHINGTON is dropping like flies, MATT and DANNO debut a new segment to begin keeping track of it all–THE DRAGNET TIGHTENS!

FINALLY:  DANNO and MATT saw THOR: RAGNAROK, as well as the Best Film of 2017: BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99!!!

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The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.148: FRUITY VAMPIRES

On WGVH148: Hosts MATT RISNES & DANNO KLONOWSKI welcome you–the CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT–to HALLOWEEN 2017 with a talk about FRUITY VAMPIRES!

FIRST: DANNO got to the theater for a BLADE RUNNER 2049 screening & MATT saw it AGAIN, so we chew over that real quick—FULL SPOILERS!!!

THEN:  MATT ushers in celebrating HALLOWEEN 2017 with re-watches of such films as PRINCE OF DARKNESS, POLTERGEIST 2, DAWN OF THE DEAD & more. This leads he & DANNO into a discussion about the beauty, glory & missed era of PRACTICAL SPECIAL F/X.

FINALLY:  DANNO did some HORROR HOMEWORK and watched some of MATT’s favorite FRUITY VAMPIRE films, including: SALEM’S LOT, 1979’s DRACULA w/FRANK LANGELLA, LOVE AT FIRST BITE, DRACULA UNTOLD, and the LESTAT films INTERVIEW WITH A VAMPIRE & QUEEN OF THE DAMNED. This is all leads to a discussion about the eternal appeal of DRACULAS.

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The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.147: WELP…I EMOJI NEW YORK

On WGVH147: Hosts MATT RISNES & DANNO KLONOWSKI take you on a journey thru the #DarkestTimeline…and New York!

FIRST: What’s that? We haven’t talked about GUN CONTROL in 14 months? …K… What’s that? We haven’t talked about SEXUAL HARASSMENT in HOLLYWOOD since last episode? …Welp…

THEN:  MATT saw BLADE RUNNER 2049 and loved it, and bought TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT and hated it! Then he and DANNO TALK TV: RICK & MORTY season finale, TIM & ERIC BEDTIME STORIES season 2, and AHS: CULT—that went south fast.

FINALLY:  DANNO went to NEW YORK and had a blast! So in addition to a vacation recap, he and MATT talk some of their favorite films set in NEW YORK!

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The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.146: SAD. APOLOGIZE.

On WGVH146: Hosts MATT RISNES & DANNO KLONOWSKI demand you take a knee.

FIRST: OH MY GOD–THE WORLD! THE FUCKING WORLD!!!

THEN:  MATT and DANNO saw JEEPERS CREEPERS 3 so you don’t have to.

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