The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep 16: The Summer 2013 Movie Preview


DANNO KLONOWSKI is a cartoonist and podcaster. MATT  RISNES is a noted film blogger and podcast guest. They have been friends for nearly 20 years and like talking about stuff at length and in-depth.  In the sixteenth episode, along with some thoughts by listener ANDY LUNN, Matt and Danno give their thoughts and predictions on the already upon-us SUMMER OF FILM 2013!!!

But right off the bat we open with some Viewer Mail, including a show suggestion we WILL do by MARK CARROLL, along with his accurate theory on THE LORDS OF SALEM, and then more TLOS talk by 3rd host RAFE GUTTMAN, which of course will blow your mind– oh, and we discussed TLOS at length last episode, so that’s what’s that’s all about.

Then it’s onto One-Hitters: Matt did a bit of his own homework at Danno’s bequest and watched the streaming-on-Netflix-so-you-can-decide-for-yourself about their split call on IRON SKY (to answer Matt’s  question of “WHO IS THIS MOVIE FOR?” Answer: Danno). Matt re-evaluates DJANGO UNCHAINED and reviews PAIN & GAIN. Then Danno, having not seen UNFORGIVEN since he was a snot-nosed teen and THE DEVILS REJECTS since its opening day–and DETESTED them both!!!–reevaluates them years later which leads into a chat about Mr. Eastwood. Then we have a vehement chat about Zack Braff’s KICKSTARTER, and finally, with less much less enthusiasm, we discuss a few other things.

After the best break song ever, Danno and Matt bust into: THE SUMMER 2013 MOVIE PREVIEW!!! After a SPOILER-IFFIC discussion of IRON MAN 3 (which runs from about 54:00 to about 1:22:00  if you want to skip–that’s right, 30 minutes on IRON MAN 3!!!), Matt breaks down the summer films by release date, whereas Danno had gone to the trouble of ranking summer films. Either way, lots of films are discussed, including: WORLD WAR Z, THE WORLD’S END, THE LONE RANGER, PACIFIC RIM, ELYSIUM, MAN OF STEEL, STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS, FAST 6, KICK-ASS 2, THE WOLVERINE, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, RIDDICK, ALAN PARTRIDGE IS IN ALPHA PAPA, and many, many, many more.


  1. Captain Ringfinger says:

    The first part of this episode was like a greatest hits compilation, A+ hilarious throughout. Danno’s sly comments peppered throughout giving Matt pause were awesome: “all those marionette movies being made”, “Will Smith’s dong”, and so on.

    I was literally taken aback about by the brilliance that Michael Bay is a Cohen wannabe. Bravo. Rarely do I hear an eye-opening interesting idea like that.

    I liked your Kickstarter analogies and the sacrifices and risks taken by artists when producing art, whether commercially or not. I’m still neutral about the concept of Kickstarter; it’s more how people use it that would be good or bad.

    Matt had a great line referring to Danno wasting a weekend: “Weekend. . . weekend? Woof!” Once again only true friends can say things like that.

    Agree with Danno 100% about Michelle Rodriguez.

    Another fun listen. It would be interesting if you guys reference this next May to hear your opinions after seeing these movies.

    Lastly, Star Trek 2009 would have been ST 11 not ST 13.

    And Helium 3 is an isotope of Helium that could be used to create clean fusion power on the Moon (or the Earth) and is probably the most expensive thing per pound in the Solar System second only to anti-matter. It would have taken a helluva lot to mine and refine the quantities shown in the movie, but hey, it’s a movie.

    Good Show.


    | Reply Posted August 9, 2013, 3:09 pm

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