On WGVH124: Hosts MATT RISNES & DANNO KLONOWSKI have decided to sail to smoother seas and come back with an old-school WGVH that is just about movies and fun!
FIRST: We are proud to be the last podcast on earth to review CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR. We of course note it’s obvious parallels to BATMAN v SUPERMAN, but mostly focus on what MARVEL/DISNEY is doing RIGHT and why we love it! We also discuss the MALL OF AMERICA, and how in death DARWYN COOKE still has the BEST DC CINEMATIC UNIVERSE film under his belt–JUSTICE LEAGUE: NEW FRONTIER.
THEN: Since we’re already way behind, why not run with it? So DANNO and MATT review 1985’s RAMBO: FIRST BLOOD, Part 2 and 1993’s THE LAST ACTION HERO.
FINALLY: ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER and SYLVESTER STALLONE have made a lot of films. Sometimes they made “THE SAME MOVIE” in the same year, so MATT & DANNO decide: WHO DID IT BEST?!?!
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On WGVH123: Hosts MATT RISNES & DANNO KLONOWSKI are back to chat with the stars at WIZARD WORLD MINNEAPOLIS and talk the potential End of America.
FIRST: This past weekend in Minneapolis was WIZARD WORLD, and so DANNO headed down in a vain attempt to talk with some celebrities. While it didn’t work out as promised by the organizers, Danno did talk with LOU FERRIGNO, BARRY BOSTWICK and personal hero COMMANDER MARK KISTLER! (As well as another SURPRISE GUEST!)
THEN: Hosts MATT and DANNO had a chat. Most of it turned out waaaaaay too dark to post, but here’s what survived: LYING TEDTALK!!!
Please go check out the beyond brilliant SUPER DELUXE!!!
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On WGVH122: Hosts MATT RISNES & DANNO KLONOWSKI are back for a look at the public reaction to all the celebrity death in 2016 & the metal music of 1996.
FIRST: We live in Minneapolis and with the passing of PRINCE this week, DANNO and MATT felt that we all need to have a serious talk about CELEBRIDEATH 2016 and the internet’s reaction to all of it. If you never listen to us again after this, we understand.
THEN: Next episode HOST 5 ANDY SWART will be back for our annual look at the music of 20 years ago, but before that MATT tackles the METAL of 1996, since frankly it was probably the best music of that year and DANNO’n’SWART probably won’t get to anything discussed this go-round, including: EYEHATEGOD, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, KORN, MARILYN MANSON, SEPULTURA, PANTERA, MINISTRY and much more!
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On WGVH121: Hosts MATT RISNES & DANNO KLONOWSKI are back for…Oh Boy…
FIRST: We have a recap of the fallout surrounding the Cinematic War Crime that is BATMAN v SUPERMAN which somehow leads to our current presidential race, the state of world and its leaders, hate groups, ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY, and how we’re all going crazy up there at the lake!!!
THEN: We break down the recently aired FX series AMERICAN CRIME STORY: THE PEOPLE v OJ SIMPSON: the performances, the real life personalities, and the horrible, irrevocable damage the case and its aftermath has had and continues to cause to our society.
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On WGVH120: Hosts MATT RISNES, DANNO KLONOWSKI & Host 7 ANDY SWART went to go see BATMAN v SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE.
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On WGVH119: Host DANNO KLONOWSKI is joined once again by RYAN COLLER for a third installment of TREK TALK!
FIRST: RYAN and DANNO get into speculative TREK mode with the upcoming STAR TREK BEYOND film and 2017’s STAR TREK streaming series.
FINALLY: Last year on WGVH95 Danno interviewed filmmaker TOMMY KRAFT about his then-upcoming STAR TREK fan film HORIZON. Well, the upcoming is now the present, and prior to recording RYAN and DANNO watched STAR TREK: HORIZON (which is now available on Youtube), and are here with their thoughts and review.
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On WGVH118: Hosts MATT RISNES & DANNO KLONOWSKI (and the SWEETY MAN!) are back for another strange, funny, politically bent, end of days for America good time!
FIRST: We have an UNO HITTRE for PANDING!–aka 2008’s KUNG-FU PANDA–because why not. MATT loves it, DANNO thinks it’s OK, but this leads to a larger discussion about the film’s themes & technical achievements, what makes for a good kids movie, and why PANDING was the best STAR WARS PREQUEL.
NEXT: MATT leads a discussion about the recent race-related incident of PANTERA frontman PHIL ANSELMO. We discuss the case history leading up to the incident, what the aftermath has been in our modern Internet/Social-Justice culture, and what the larger implications of such a culture are.
FINALLY: DANNO leads a tangentially-related discussion about the recent YOUTUBE #WTFU FAIR USE controversy, and while it gets a bit conspiratorial, there are larger “THOUGHT CRIME” implications connected to both of these events that could potentially affect not only THE WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR one day, but you & everyone else who uses the internet. Which is everyone.
SHOW NOTE: This episode was recorded in the early days of the #WTFU debacle when the videos DANNO talks about are more reactionary, ergo some of DANNO‘s blind panic. In the days that followed, many of the personally affected content creators made much more level-headed videos that explain everything in greater detail. PLEASE WATCH THIS! This sort of corporate regulation of the internet is the beginning of the end if left unchallenged.
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LIVE from the Star-filled Batonga Ballroom of the Batongaville Hotel... it’s the 1st ANNUAL WAYNEE AWARDS hosted by DANNO KLONOWSKI and JEREMY ZOSS!!!
The WAYNEES is the only award ceremony where EVERY FILM from the prior year is eligible. It’s also over in like 90 minutes, so suck on that The Oscars!
Cast your votes and play along at home! #WayneesSoWhite
**Best FRANCHISE KILLER, (In MEMORIAM), Best SCREENPLAY ADAPTED, Best SCREENPLAY ORIGINAL, Best PRODUCTION DESIGN, Best COSTUMES, (commercial break), Best EDITING, Best MAKE-UP & HAIR, Best SPECIAL EFFECTS, Best CINEMATOGRAPHY, Best SET PIECE, (commercial break), Best SCORE (and live performance by the Winner!), Best ANIMATED, Best DOCUMENTARY, Best COMIC BOOK MOVIE, Best SUPPORTING ACTRESS, Best SUPPORTING ACTOR, (commercial break), Best ACTRESS, Best ACTOR, Best DIRECTOR, Best REBOOT or SEQUEL, and the Best FILM of 2015!!!
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FIRST: SWART and DANNO went on a podcast date the night before recording and so we open with a review of the COEN Brothers latest triumph: HAIL, CAESAR! (spoilers are time coded)
NEXT: As we do every year, DANNO and ANDY have a look twenty years into the past with a discussion of where they were personally–and where we were as a world–in the year that was 96Platinum! (Spoiler Alert: None of it is good)
FINALLY: SWART and DANNO get into the FILMS of 96Platinum! 1996 was TERRIBLE! TeeeeeerrrrrrIBLE!!! DANNO and ANDY go thru an exhaustive list of THE WORST, a nice little list of HONORABLE MENTIONS, and reveal their personal TOP 10 FAVORITE FILMS of 96Platinum!!!
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On WGVH115: Hosts MATT RISNES & DANNO KLONOWSKI are back with basically an UNO HITTRE spectacular with the thematic through-line: IT’S A STRANGE WORLD, LET’S KEEP IT THAT WAY!
FIRST: We have UNOS of THE REVENANT and 13 HOURS, and DANNO pitches a 9/11 movie to MICHAEL BAY.
NEXT: MATT leads a discussion on the passing of DAVID BOWIE and the dreamscapes of DAVID LYNCH!
FINALLY: DANNO leads a discussion about the fellas recent re-interest in COMICS, wherein we have another entry in the on-going WE NEED TO HAVE A TALK ABOUT FRANK (Miller), the genius of WARREN ELLIS, and we recommend some great work you should really give a look!
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FIRST: After a hellos and Thank You’s to everyone who took part in helping to make The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR possible in 2015, we have the return of our new segment: QUESTION TIME WITH THE SWEETY MAN!
THEN: We have our UNO HITTRE: The H8FUL EIGHT (and what up with QUENTIN TARANTINO)!
NEXT: MATT and DANNO look back at what the world became in 2015–oh, what a mess! Politics, race relations, and the goddamn internet all lead our heroes to some 2016 RESOLUTIONS!
FINALLY: DANNO and MATT break down their TOP 10 WORST and BEST FILMS of 2015!
Thanks to MATT for helping to kick off 2016, the CO-HOSTS and GUESTS who helped to make a great 2015, and thanks, as always, to YOU for listening!
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FIRST: We have a quick SPOILER-FREE review of THE FORCE AWAKENS, then GENERAL ZOSS and DANNO get into this ep’s UNO HITTRE: FARGO (season 2)!
FINALLY: DANNO and JEREMY look ahead to the big releases of 2016–buckle up, folks. It’s going to rough year, cinematically speaking…
Thanks to GENERAL ZOSS for another fun talk, and thanks, as always, to YOU for listening!
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AND WE’RE BAAAAAAAAACK!!!!!
FIRST: THE LUNN and DANNO reminisce about hanging out recently for the first time IRL in dear old Londontown, as well as some other adventures DANNO had abroad.
THEN: At nigh-on 40 years of age DANNO has finally seen a 007 film in the theater, so he and ANDY UNO HITTRE: SPECTRE!
FINALLY: Tis the Season for the 12 WAYNES of XMAS!!!
Thanks to THE LUNN (and THE LOVELY JOANNE) for an amazing, life-altering time in London, and thanks, as always, to YOU for being patient with DANNO’s wishey-washey decisions and listening!
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The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.111: BACHELOR PODCAST with Aaron “Captain Honkass” Wallace, Ryan Coller, and Cory Swap
WELCOME BACK to the WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR!!! As you may have noticed there hasn’t been a new show in a while. Basically, I (Danno) while on actual vacation realized I was very burnt out doing this show weekly, and combined with the fact co-host/co-founder/soul brother #1 MATT RISNES will be very unavailable for the foreseeable future, I decided the show needed a change.
From now on the WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR will be a MONTHLY show. I’m phasing out guests, and so all co-hosting duties on episodes MATT can’t record will be performed by the lovable and awesome WGVH staff: ANDY LUNN, JEREMY ZOSS, ANDY SWART, DAN NORDQUIST, possibly THE NELS, and who knows, maybe even RAFE GUTTMAN for realzies this time.
ONE NEW EPISODE A MONTH begins in December, but until then please enjoy this “LOST” WGVH recorded about two months ago, featuring familiar voices on the WGVH including: RYAN COLLER, CORY SWAP, and the bachelor himself, AARON “CAPTAIN HONKASS” WALLACE!
Peace to the Highest Moon!!!
The WGVH celebrates BACK TO THE FUTURE DAy–Oct 21, 2015!
by Danno Klonowski–made with Fair Use…I think. (NOPE! Youtube removed it!!!)
FIRST: Host 5 JEREMY ZOSS returns! GENERAL ZOSS and DANNO have UNO HITTRES including: The nascent LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT , GRAVITY revisited, JZOSS’s picks for MOVIES TO WATCH IN A CABIN or ON A PLANE, and much, much more.
THEN: JEREMY has his memory of the Fall of 1997 tested in the WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR MOVIE GAME!!!
FINALLY: DANNO and JEREMY look ahead to the end of 2015 and GODAMMIT WRAP IT UP ALREADY, AMIRITE?! THE FORCE AWAKENS and a WHOLE BUNCH OF OTHER CRAP NOT WORTH MENTIONING notwithstanding, JZOSS and DANNO have picks for what looks the best, what looks like the worst, and the highlights of what fall in-between.
Thanks to GENERAL ZOSS for another fun talk (sorry Turtle mucked up the audio) and thanks, as always, to YOU for listening!
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FIRST: Meet BRAD! Learn about his horror fan-zine MIDNIGHT NERVE, as well as his series of paintings he’s doing on unused VHS cassettes! DANNO and BRAD also get into American Geography, the scam that is the Art Institute and much, much more.
THEN: Since he paints on VHS tapes, BRAD has his knowledge of the Home Video Revolution tested in the WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR MOVIE GAME!!!
FINALLY: As fate would have it, both BRAD and DANNO worked at news-stands back in the day and spent hours upon hours reading magazines. So DANNO and BRAD take a look back at some of their favorite publications from the era WHEN THE INTERNET WAS MADE OF PAPER!
Thanks to BRAD BAKER–it was fun to finally meet!–and thanks, as always, to YOU for listening!
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FIRST: SWART and DANNO catch up and have some TALES OF HOME SHOPPING, and then they get into UNO HITTRES including: UNREAL, MR ROBOT, STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON, ANOTHER PERIOD, MI5: ROGUE NATION, KRISTEN WIIG needs to learn to say ‘NO’, SWART fall for CAT BATH, DANNO takes the youth to see THEY LIVE, and much, much more.
THEN: Since SWART has said on many an occasion NIC CAGE is his favorite actor, he has his CAGE KNOWLEDGE tested in the WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR MOVIE GAME!!!
FINALLY: SUMMER IS OVER! WINTER IS COMING! And SWART and DANNO are here to get you in the mood by BUMMING YOU THE F*CK OUT with some DEPRESS-O-RAMA FALL MUSIC and PERSONAL STORIES OF SUICIDAL BREAKDOWNS!
Thanks as always to HOST 7 ANDY SWART for gabbing and thanks, as always, to YOU for listening!
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FIRST: After a statistical breakdown of the films of WGVH100 from Host 004 ANDY LUNN, MATT and DANNO discuss their old MOVIE GAME from the 90’s and how it was unknowingly podcast practice. Then they get into UNO HITTRES including: MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E, TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A., HOW TO SAVE US, DOCUMENTARY NOW!, STAR TREK V: THE FINAL FRONTIER, and much, much more.
THEN: To celebrate his farewell-for-now podcast because of the pending birth, MATT has his knowledge of TV shows that had hail-mary babies late in the series run tested in the WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR MOVIE GAME!!!
FINALLY: Inspired by the recent FANT4STIC debacle, DANNO and MATT get into some of the great trainwrecks Hollywood history. From CLEOPATRA to HIGHLANDER 2 to KNOCK-OFF to the recent ISLAND OF DR MOREAU ’96 documentary LOST SOULS and many in-between, MATT and DANNO get into the how’s and why’s of what leads a film from conception to cinematic implosion.
Thanks to MATT for one last hurrah until THE FORCE AWAKENS, the CO-HOSTS and LISTENERS who wrote in wishing MATT luck on Baby #2, and thanks, as always, to YOU for listening!
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FIRST: Meet HELLOGREEDO! HELLOGREEDO is the creator and star of his own insanely popular STAR WARS-themed Youtube channel and all-around class act! DANNO and HELLOGREEDO discuss where he came from, how his channel started, and how the channel has evolved over four years. They also discuss the channel’s various video themes including: STAR WARS news/reviews, Re-Release Changes, Deleted Scenes, Sagan-inspired Science, the comedy videos, and much, much more.
THEN: HELLOGREEDO has his mind blown by just how bad the STAR WARS EXPANDED UNIVERSE really can be in the WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR MOVIE GAME!!!
FINALLY: DANNO and HELLOGREEDO discuss #InJJweTrust, their hopes for THE FORCE AWAKENS, their love for REBELS and the WHO SHOT FIRST trivia podcast, their Worst-Case Scenario Fears for the rest of the new trilogy and Stand-Alone films, why HELLOGREEDO is the “VOICE OF REASON” in STAR WARS fandom, and so much more! He also reveals his face and name.
Thanks to HELLOGREEDO for the awesome chat and videos, and thanks, as always, to YOU for listening!
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