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Episode 34: “Hell Comes to Frogtown”

Welp, this is a weird one, Screenteam. After our last foray in episode 33 on Edge and Lana’s “Interrogation”, the boys all decided to take tiny bit of a break from WWE Studios, and instead treat ourselves to a bit of an acquired taste (but still in spirit of the show). This “critic’s pick” series gets handed off to Corey for a movie where the word “bizarre” is only the beginning — 1989’s Hell Comes To Frogtown, starring the late WWE Hall of Famer, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper.

In the near-future, the world has been decimated due to nuclear warfare, leaving the United States a dystopic, barren wasteland. Humanity is facing a population crisis and only one man, Sam Hell (Piper), can help alleviate that. Sent in to a reservation full of amphibious mutant humanoids to rescue eight fertile human women, Sam is joined by Sandahl Bergman as he shotguns and mugs his way through Frogtown. “Strange” doesn’t even begin to describe this as the boys (with show cinephile, Aaron Weaver, taking the fourth spot) get really philosophical about the various themes of this flick, discover frog puns days removed from watching it, and come to terms that MRA red-pillers will be around for a long, long time. Did we mention that Frogtown mutants have three dicks?

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Did You Know? The “Dance of the Three Snakes” sequence originally called for Spangle (Sandahl Bergman) to be in the nude. Thankfully, after pointing out the contractual agreement saying she wasn’t obligated to, we instead got way more shots of the General Toty’s three wieners. Nice.

Episode 30: “Jingle All The Way 2”

…is it too early to say, “Merry Christmas?” ScreenTeam, we at On This Very Screen want to apologize for the lack of updates, here. Over the holidays, we ran into some crazy server issues, bad timing with each other’s availability, and generally, just not liking Corey enough to want to do any more episodes. Thankfully, all that’s been figured out now, and we are BACK — in the holiday spirit, no less!

On this episode, the boys (joined by previous guest, Aaron Weaver) take on Jingle All The Way 2, the spiritual sequel to Marc’s favorite holiday movie to star Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sinbad. In this flick, Larry the Cable Guy (yes, that one) plays a happy-go-lucky father competing with his daughter’s new stepfather over who’s going to deliver Christmas’s hottest toy, first. Holiday shenanigans are abound as the boys wax poetic about the importance of literacy, class warfare in Christmas form, and how, exactly, a WWE Studios Christmas movie has anything to do with Law & Order: SVU.

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Did You Know? In the very strange (and perhaps unnecessary) mechanical reindeer competition scene, Claude (played by WWE’s Santino) lasts approximately one second — the same amount of time he lasted in a Royal Rumble. It is also the same amount of time Marc needed to realize he made a grave mistake creating this podcast.

Episode 28: “Suburban Commando”

In this New AmericaOn This Very Screen looks to its favorite, most enduring patriot when we finally crack open a feature we’ve been talking about for ages: The Bollea Collection. And when it comes to our favorite American hero (brother), we had no problem starting this special podcast series off with the 1991 action/comedy gem, Suburban Commando. In this mullet-infused, skateboard-riding, cinematic equivalent of Zubaz pants, Hulk “Terry Bollea” Hogan plays Shep Ramsey, an intergalactic space warrior who arrives on Earth to… charge his car battery, essentially. Living with a suburban family headed by Christopher Lloyd and Shelley Duvall, Shep learns the ways of Earth by basically destroying fucking everyone and everything he happens to come across, all while avoiding space bounty hunters (one of whom, you might recognize).

In this episode, the boys discuss early ’90s nostalgia, the unbearably long (and numerous) montages of the Hulkster getting used to Earth, and another strange heel turn/face turn that may or not allude to a “highly-touted” gay love scene between Hogan and Christopher Lloyd.

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Did You Know? The original casting for this movie had Arnold Schwarzenegger in the titlular role, with Danny Devito playing Christopher Lloyd’s part. Unfortunately, this project was passed on by both actors, and instead given to Hogan/Lloyd to prove, once and for all, that cocaine use can be on both sides of the camera.

Episode 26: “Leprechaun: Origins”

Here comes Halloween for the OTVS crew, as the boys are back with friend of the show, Aaron Weaver from Two Cats Comic Book Store, for the first of our WWE Studios horror double-shot! In this episode, Paolo gives us a quick report from being at both Smackdown and Raw this week and describes what can only be called the “eye of the wrestling storm.” Afterwards, they jump right into what might just be the worst movie ever reviewed here at On This Very Screen — the prequel to an “iconic” franchise that absolutely nobody asked for in 2014: Leprechaun: Origins! In it, the boys discuss the murky “mythology” of the film, the sheer nonsense of its plot and character motivations (even for horror standards), and the theory that this entire movie may just be an ill-fated homage to Steven Spielberg. Feeling lucky?

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Did You Know? According to IMDB, Dylan “Hornswoggle” Postl hadn’t seen any of the previous movies in the Leprechaun franchise, and vowed not to do so, so as to create his own version of the titular character. Thankfully, he wasn’t playing that character, and instead played a dumb monster in a rubber suit. 

Episode 23: “Scooby-Doo! & WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon!”

Ahoy, ScreenTeam! The boys are back this show to celebrate OTVS’s first birthday with none other than the much-awaited sequel to Scooby-Doo! & WWE: Wrestlemania Mystery — the rip-roaring, goofy as-all-hell ode to WWE Crush Hour, Scooby-Doo & WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon! When the WWE’s newest business venture (Wacky Racers, what?) is threatened  by a vengeful zombie-demon in a souped up monster truck, it’s up to the Undertaker and Mystery Inc. to solve the case and ensure Muscle Moto X doesn’t go the way of the XFL. In this episode, the boys dive headfirst into the film’s never-ending parade of red herrings, the unbelievable amount of references to the first movie, and the most bonkers iteration of the Undertaker ever before seen on screen! Think you know who the bad guy is when the mask comes off? THINK AGAIN!

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Did You Know? This is the last WWE appearance of the “American Dream,” Dusty Rhodes, daddeh, and there won’t be any shitty joke, here. Rock your polka dots for this one, folks.

PREVIEW: “Scooby-Doo! and WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon”

It’s finally here! The long-awaited sequel to “Scooby-Doo! and WWE: Wrestlemania Mystery” is finally out from WWE Studios, and the OTVS crew is raring to go! Check out the trailer, watch it on Blu-Ray, DVD, or Digital HD, and get ready for On This Very Screen’s one-year anniversary next week!

Episode 22: “The Marine 4: Moving Target”

On this week’s episode of On This Very Screen, the boys are joined in the studio by a very special guest, none other than “Broseph” Joe Brody, himself — the face of wrestling cult phenomenon, Hoodslam AJ Kirsch!  In the first part of the show, AJ and the guys talk about Hoodslam’s beginnings and its recent great run of press (this mini-doc from AJ+ is particularly remarkable), the inspirations behind the “Broseph” Joe Brody character, as well as his current run on Dwayne Johnson’s weekly promo-battle competition, Rock The Promo!  A can’t-miss interview from one of our favorite guests, yet!

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But of course, what episode wouldn’t be complete without a review from WWE Studios? This episode, the four of them take on The Marine 4: Moving Target, a feature-length escort mission (yay!) starring Mike “The Miz” Mizanin (reprising his role as Jake Carter from The Marine 3: Homefront), Melissa Roxburgh as the VIP he’s been assigned to protect, and Total Divas’ Summer Rae as… well, a lazily-named sniper who may or may not have been ripped off from Metal Gear Solid V. Are you a fan of never-ending gunfights, whiny female “characters,” and multiple references to the Resident Evil series? This is the show for you!

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Did You Know? We mention it at the end of this episode, but it cannot be ignored that the writer of this movie, Alan B. Mcelroy, has more than a few movies under his belt: the original “Marine,” “The Condemned 2,” “Tekken,” and one of the worst-reviewed movies in cinematic history — “Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever.” The boys’ reactions to this news, you have to hear.

Episode 21: “Inside Out”

After a short hiatus/summer vacation, the boys are back in the studio to talk about what they’ve done in the last two months as well as review the meandering, though absolutely mesmerizing, crime yarn that is Inside Out (2011), starring Triple H, Michael Rapaport, and Parker Posey. In this flick (that’s otherwise a serious reboot to The Chaperone), the Game stars as AJ, a newly-released ex-con who finds himself caught up in a counterfeit cigarette (yes, cigarettes) racket that slowly begins to pull him back into a life of crime. The boys try to decipher who this movie’s actually supposed to be about, the abject horror of getting shot in the dick (R.I.P., Sylvester), and how we inexplicably try to make WWE movies more complex than they actually are. We also run into one of the biggest left turns we’ve ever seen during our face turn/heel turn segment as one WWE fan is very particular about what he wants to see in his WWE Studios movies.

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Did You Know? Triple H was refreshingly candid in the promotional lead-up to this movie about having to replace Dave “Batista” Bautista in the starring role. Whether this means Dave owes him a favor and will even let him have a sniff of the “Guardians of the Galaxy 2” set remains to be seen. 

Episode 20: “The Reunion”

“JOHN CENA ON A HORSE” is really all you need to know about the twentieth episode of OTVS, where we review a movie that’s one-part City Slickers one-part Four Brothers, and a little bit of any Mexican drug cartel movie, ever — The Reunion. In this John Cena vehicle (also starring Ethan Embry, Amy Smart, and Boyd Holbrook), four siblings find out their abusive father has died, and — in order to secure $12M from his will, the siblings (okay, really just the brothers, because men and stuff) — have to start a business together and run it for two years. You’d think this movie was a comedy until suddenly it turns into an action flick involving a nebulous kidnapping  plot featuring the most unlikable victim in cinematic history, a Gary Stu character for the ages, and the least likely criminal mastermind this side of Heat. There are twists abound in this glorious trainwreck of a flick, and you won’t believe how we go about it during the recommendations and subsequent face turn/heel turn.

And of course we talk about the Hardy segment from TNA — SUBSCRIBE to the gang on iTunes and Stitcher, LIKE us on Facebook and FOLLOW the show on Twitter for everything OTVS and WWE Studios.

Did You Know? In this episode, Marc brings up Ethan Embry as T.B. Player from “That Thing You Do,” who — in that movie — talks about shaking Hass’ hand from the TV show, “Bonanza.” In “The Reunion,” Embry goes on to describe John Cena as Hass. Coincidence, or incredibly lame Easter egg? You be the judge.

NEWS: “The Marine 5: Battleground” is a GO!

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From WWE.com:

“The Miz returns as Jake Carter, an ex-Marine who served in the Middle East and is now saving civilian lives stateside as an EMT. After responding to an emergency call in an abandoned parking lot, Carter finds himself protecting an injured man from a ruthless biker gang. With the odds stacked against him, Carter utilizes his unique Marine skills to stop the bikers’ rampage before any more innocent blood is shed.”

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