The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.177: DEEP OUROBOROS

On WGVH ep.1767 hosts MATT RISNES & DANNO KLONOWSKI get trapped in the infinite loop of DEEP ADAPTATION.

FIRST: DANNO has a birthday and digs HAWKEYE’s HAIR, MATT reads THE GUNSLINGER and watches TRIPLE FRONTIER. and both get waaaaaay into JEM BENDELL’s ‘DEEP ADAPTATION‘. Then MATT & DANNO review CAPTAIN MARVEL.

THEN: MATT & DANNO continue their focused look back 25 years on events marking the quadricentennial of 1994, and if those events stands the test of time.  This episode we look back at releases from PANTERA, NINE INCH NAILS and BECK and touch quickly on much more!

FINALLY: MATT is not a SCIFI GUY, but for DANNO’s birthday agrees to watch some TIME LOOPS, including: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT TIME TRAVEL, HAPPY DEATH DAY and the STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION episode ‘CAUSE AND EFFECT’.


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The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.176: THREE REMAKES & A HOLLYWOOD FUNERAL

On WGVH ep.176 hosts MATT RISNES & DANNO KLONOWSKI agree, chide & mourn the ever-pointless Hollywood Awards.

FIRST: DANNO and MATT both saw and celebrate ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, then they fight to the death over the remakes of SUSPIRIA and TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE.

THEN: MATT & DANNO continue their focused look back 25 years on events marking the quadricentennial of 1994, and if those events stands the test of time.  This episode we look back at the release of the HARLEY QUINN origin comic MAD LOVE by PAUL DINI & BRUCE TIMM, two cases of groundbreaking legislation, and the February 14, 1994 release of PAVEMENT’s “Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain”.

FINALLY: Just hours before the ACADEMY AWARDS air, MATT and DANNO give their predictions of who will win AND who they would pick if every film of 2018 were eligible.



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The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.175: POLAR VORFLIX

On WGVH ep.175 hosts MATT RISNES & DANNO KLONOWSKI are enduring a POLAR VORTEX and celebrating the 175th episode!!!

FIRST: DANNO and MATT discuss the END OF BATFLECK, MATT has gotten on a STEPHEN KING kick, and DANNO is mad for the podcast FINDING DRAGO.

THEN: MATT & DANNO continue their focused look back 25 years on events marking the quadricentennial of 1994, and if those events stands the test of time.  This episode we look back at the release of SLAYER’s ‘Divine Intervention’, HELMET’s ‘Betty’ & the passing of comedian BILL HICKS.

FINALLY:  Trapped indoors during the POLAR VORTEX, MATT and DANNO have turned to the warmth of NETFLIX to pass the time with: FYRE: THE GREATEST PARTY THAT NEVER HAPPENED, RUSSIAN DOLL, VELVET BUZZSAW, the appropriately titled POLAR with MADS MIKKELSEN, and the soul-crushing CONVERSATIONS WITH A KILLER: The TED BUNDY TAPES.

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The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.174: The GREATEST GENERATION X

On WGVH ep.174 hosts MATT RISNES & DANNO KLONOWSKI make their case for the GREATEST GENERATION X.

FIRST: DANNO and MATT discuss how Netflix has probably bought the Oscars, MATT totally spoils SERENITY then reviews GLASS, DANNO reviews THE REIGN OF THE SUPERMEN, and then both say goodbye to the IMAX theater at the MN ZOO & UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT.

THEN: MATT & DANNO introduce a new segment — a focused look back 25 years on an event marking the quadricentennial of 1994, and if that event stands the test of time.  This episode we look back at MAY 10th, 1994: the release date for the album WEEZER (the Blue album).

FINALLY:  MATT gets on a real TOBE HOOPER kick and talks SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION, The MANGLER, POLTERGEIST, FUNHOUSE, EATEN ALIVE and INVADERS FROM MARS.

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The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.173: STAY-AT-HOME SONS

On WGVH ep.173 hosts MATT RISNES & DANNO KLONOWSKI vacillate wildly between hope and despair.

FIRST:  DANNO and MATT try not to get too political, but then end up discussing the GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN, the sordid politics of the 2019 GOLDEN GLOBES, the ridiculous BOX OFFICE of AQUAMAN & if we’ll see any large entertainment companies topple in 2019.

THEN: MATT & DANNO have UNO HITTRES for: BIRD BOX and FIRST REFORMED.

FINALLY: DANNO & MATT, in an attempt to escape the despair of global armageddon, have found hope in the youtubers ANDREW of AR MEDIAMOVIEGUY365 & CARTOONIST KAYFABE!

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The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.172: YOU STAY CLASSY, 2018! (Year in Review)

On WGVH ep.172 hosts MATT RISNES & DANNO KLONOWSKI say goodbye to the toilet fire year that was 2018.

FIRST:  DANNO and MATT have a brief chat about what 2018 was all about & wish it a quick death.

THEN: Both MATT & DANNO travelled to SAN DIEGO (not together) within two weeks of each other, and re-cap their travels.

FINALLY: DANNO & MATT saw a combined 100 films from 2018, and discuss their TOP FIVE WORST and TOP TEN BEST of the year!

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The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.171: NEW WORLD DICE ROLL

On WGVH ep.171 hosts MATT RISNES & DANNO KLONOWSKI hedge their bets against a NEW WORLD DICE ROLL.

FIRST:  DANNO and MATT discuss the passings of GEORGE HW BUSH, STAN LEE, and our dear friend SCOTT KULANDER. 

THEN: It’s DC vs MARVEL as DANNO read DOOMSDAY CLOCK and watched THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN & TEEN TITANS GO TO THE MOVIES, meanwhile MATT had been revisiting the entire X-MEN Fox film series.

FINALLY: MATT & DANNO discuss the MINNESOTA BOYS DONE GOOD  (ON NETFLIX)MST3K returns for year 30 with “THE GAUNTLET”, and the COEN bros debut THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS.

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The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.170: CLASSIC LIB BEHAVIOR

On WGVH ep.170 hosts MATT RISNES & DANNO KLONOWSKI are back after two months, have survived the midterms & will now exhibit some CLASSIC LIB BEHAVIOR.

FIRST:  DANNO and MATT catch up on two months of POLITICS & discuss the MIDTERMS, KAVANAUGH, SESSIONS getting fired, TRUMP going full STRONGMAN, the short-lived PETE DAVIDSON/DAN CRENSHAW feud and more!

THEN: MATT & DANNO discuss seeing the recent films: BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY, HALLOWEEN & THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS.

FINALLY: MATT & DANNO discussing seeing the slightly older films: CONAN THE BARBARIAN in 35mm, VENOM, THE INCREDIBLES 2, THE PREDATOR (sequels), MANDY & much more!

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a WGVH FAKE NEWS SPECIAL: VOTE!!!

Hey! We’re not dead, just our recording equipment was.

BUT WE’RE BACK!!!…next week…

Until then we urge you to VOTE!!!


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.

#RipDavidOgdenStiers

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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.

#RipJohnMahoney

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