The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR #27: Riddick and the Summer Movie Wrap-Up

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DANNO KLONOWSKI is a cartoonist, writer for THE DAILY ROTATION, 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 and today they took in the first screening possible of RIDDICK!

BUT FIRST: Some VIEWER MAIL from our old friend SCOTT KULANDER, which we hotly retort. Then ANDY LUNN sends us some thought from across the pond, and invents a new game for us: CINEMA GOING EXPERIENCES (we “start” with 1983).

THEN: Some UNO HITTRES including, an ELYSIUM and Summer Film wrap-up, GRANDMASTER, ZERO DARK THIRTY, GUNS, GERMS, and STEEL, WHEN WE LEFT EARTH, JOURNEY TO PLANET X/AMERICAN MOVIE, MY AMITYVILLE HORROR, and THE WORLD’s END!!! 

FINALLY: Matt and Danno give their thoughts, at length, about RIDDICK and the RIDDICK “trilogy”.


Comments

  1. Rafe Guttman says:

    Please read aloud these sentiments about Mel and his movies over the internet.

    I reckon Matt will genuflect sufficiently at the Passion of the Christ’s footage. And if Danno’s Twitter feed can be taken as gospel, he’s the resident Conspiracy Theory expert. Therefore, I only wish to expound upon one movie melded to my mind: Mad Max 2.

    Although the first film in the trilogy is a fine bit of Ozploitation, most fans still can’t get Beyond Thunderdome; I find it interesting even if it is bloated and bombastic, much like Mel these days. Road Warrior, however, will forever have a special place in my subconscious. It affected me.

    I grew up alongside Star Wars kids: an annoyingly optimistic breed. They slept restfully in Ewok pajamas knowing someday machines would be seamlessly integrated into our lives. Eventually polite droids with effeminate English accents would take care of the day-to-day drudgery. These kids had calculators on their watches and conquered space on their Atari 2600. Today they have matured into larger kids and rule our gadget-obsessed world.

    I, on the other hand, was a tiny Road Warrior. While I never roamed the wasteland looking for the precious juice, I would still like to someday, the film molded me. My first memorable and somewhat credible attempts at original art were depictions of vehicles of destruction. My Mead notebook was festooned with muscle cars laden by gun turrets and surface-to-air missile launchers. I scrawled pick-up trucks fully equipped with 4 Wheel Drive, a cow-catcher and grappling hook gun. Somehow, I was sure machines were better equipped to sever man than serve him. Thus far, for the most part, I’ve been proven wrong. I guess I should have been drawing drones. But I take solace in the fact that every silver gadget has a radiation cloud.

    | Reply Posted September 12, 2013, 1:17 pm


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