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!!!

#RipSteveKlonowski

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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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The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.145: IN DANK PURITY

On WGVH145: Hosts MATT RISNES & DANNO KLONOWSKI find the DANK PURITY is the worst of yesterday and today…

FIRST: DANNO & MATT are two of probably the only sixteen people in America who actually  saw the new 9/11 film starring: CHARLIE SHEEN, WHOOPI GOLDBERG, GINA GERSHON & LUIS GUZMAN!

THEN:  MATT sees IT, and then he and DANNO TALK TV: AMERICAN HORROR STORY: CULT, MANHUNT: UNAMBOMBER and TWIN PEAKS.

FINALLY: DANNO and MATT discuss THE WORST YEAR IN CINEMA EVER: 1997.

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The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.144: POP CULTURE LANDFILL

On WGVH144: Hosts MATT RISNES & DANNO KLONOWSKI take a tour of the POP CULTURE LANDFILL.

FIRST: DANNO & MATT go to the mall on #ForceFriday, then have some UNO HITTRES, including: THE HURRICANE DESIGNED FOR PEOPLE, the McGREGOR v MAYWEATHER fight, the passing of TOBE HOOPER, ROB ZOMBIE’s HALLOWEEN turns 10, and evidently the HITMAN’S BODYGUARD is a thing.

THEN:  MATT and DANNO TALK TV: The SEASON FINALE and a recap of the uneven 7th SEASON of GAME OF THRONES.

FINALLY: The SUPERHERO SHOWDOWN of the YEAR: The TICK v The DEFENDERS!!! Also: The continued DCEU TOILET FIRE, and “WHAT JOSS DID”.

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The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.143: HELL FREEZES OVER

On WGVH143: Hosts MATT RISNES & DANNO KLONOWSKI are back with an all-new, Hell Frozen Over Uno Hittres Spectacular!!!

FIRST: MATT and DANNO have some UNO HITTRES, including: podcasting etiquette, WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER: 10 YEARS LATER, The DARK TOWER, ANNABELLE: CREATION, and GAME OF THRONES

THEN: HELL FREEZES OVER and MATT actually watched some stuff DANNO suggested for once: RICK & MORTY and THE IMAGE REVOLUTION documentary about IMAGE COMICS.

FINALLY: DANNO finally saw WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES. Meanwhile: AMERICA IMPLODES.

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The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOURep.142: NO COMPLAINTS

On WGVH142: Hosts MATT RISNES & DANNO KLONOWSKI are back with an all-new Uno Hittres Spectacular!!!

FIRST: DANNO says goodbye to his beloved pooch LEELOO, MATT saw VALERIAN & THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS and bought the Criterion blu of RUMBLE FISH, DANNO saw DUNKIRK & SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, and MATT & DANNO have all the hot gossip on 3-D T2, BATFLECK, SUPERMAN’s STACHE, and MUCH MORE.

THEN: MATT and DANNO discuss the homage-heavy horror flick THE VOID (streaming on NETFLIX).

FINALLY: WE TALK TV–MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: THE RETURN and new GAME OF THRONES.

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The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.141: From the WGVH VAULT

 

On WGVH141: Hosts MATT RISNES & DANNO KLONOWSKI open up the WGVH vault to release a previously unreleased episode from early February 2017.

FIRST: DANNO and MATT have some UNO HITTRES, including: BILL & TED’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE, RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER and PAW PATROL.

THEN: MATT and DANNO had one of the best night’s ever at the cinema seeing the glorious disaster XXX: THE RETURN OF XANDER CAGE.

FINALLY: Following ROGUE ONE, MATT decided to get deep and nerdy on STAR WARS by reading the the DARTH PLAGUEIS novel and going down a STUPENDOUS WAVE youtube rabbit hole. Then DANNO has some pre-trailer predictions for THE LAST JEDI.

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Look as stylish as WGVH listener & friend of the show Andy Ditty aka “Name Drop”!