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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 33: “Interrogation”

Cinephile Aaron Weaver is baaaaaaaaack with the boys on this episode of On This Very Screen as we dive head-first into one of the WWE Studios’ more recent offerings — Interrogation, starring WWE’s Edge and Lana.

In this bungled mess of an 24-style action thriller (that should have been a lot better than it was), Edge plays FBI special agent, Lucas Nolan — an expert interrogator assigned to sussing out a layered terror plot from self-professed terrorist, Patrick Sambongui. Filled with enough secrets and betrayals to make even fans of Basic blush, this movie gets the boys talking about what separates a “mind palace” from a “memory house,” their thoughts on the only neo-Nazi bar in Minnesota, and their take on one of the ballsiest twists  ever seen for a movie on this podcast.

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Did You Know? According to IMDB, this movie took eleven days to shoot. Could have fooled us.

Episode 32: “Legendary”

2017 is shooting by like a rocket, ScreenTeam, and thankfully, the boys (minus Paolo) team up with stand-up comic and podcaster, Tirumari Jothi, to discuss one of the more serious movies in WWE Studios’ catalog — the John Cena-starring, high school wrestling drama, Legendary!

In this flick, Devon Graye (Dexter, The Flash) plays Calvin “Cal” Chetley, a bullied bookworm who looks to turn his life around by joining his high school’s wrestling team. Unbeknownst to him, this puts him on a journey that reunites members of his estranged family and enables him to find closure regarding his father’s death. John Cena, playing his brother, is a 28 year-old hermit who takes Cal under his wrestling wing, being a “legendary” high school wrestler, himself. Throughout the episode, the boys explore more of Marc’s weird SVU spider-sense, look back on their awkward high school attempts at strolling down “Boob Boulevard,” and why it’s really important to watch the whole beginning of the movie so you don’t think you’re some genius when you “figure out” something that was clearly established at the start.

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Did You Know? Our guest for this episode, Tirumari Jothi, ALSO runs Super Trashed Bros., a “crowdsourced videogame drinking game broadcasting live from the San Francisco Bay Area.” Tirumari, however, received those reins from prior OTVS guest, O.J. Patterson, who joined us for episode 10 as we saw “No Holds Barred.”

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 29: “Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia”

Every now and then as a podcaster, you sit down and do a show that can be considered “chaos in a bottle.” At On This Very Screen, the temptation to do that is stronger than you think, especially when you’ve got a certified stinker to watch and everyone’s still full off Thanksgiving turkey. Long story short? THIS is that show.

On this episode, the boys take on Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia, and get a lot more than they bargain for. Starring Joe Manganiello (True Blood, Justice League), Keith David (The Thing, They Live) and former WWE Superstar, Mr. Kennedy (Kennedy),  this movie takes us to South America where a group of Navy Seals have to find their way out of enemy territory after an op gone horribly wrong. Throughout the show, the OTVS crew goes off on every tangent imaginable — from the genius of Magic Mike movies, old FMV video games, and of course, Goldberg’s shirtless son.

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Did You Know? Joe “Deathstroke” Manganiello is a lifelong wrestling fan, and has been spotted with wife Sofia Vergara at at least one PWG show in Southern California. His impressions of the Macho Man Randy Savage as well as “Ravishing” Rick Rude are also the stuff of legend.

 

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 24: “Barricade”

In the Kiefer Sutherland episode of On This Very Screen, the boys celebrate Paolo’s 30th birthday by unpacking WWE Studios’ first non-Superstarred feature film that totally isn’t The Shining — the horror-mystery-thriller, Barricade (2012)! Starring the curiously-cast Eric McCormack of Will and Grace fame, this flicks tells the tale of a widowed single father who’s haunted by the ghosts of his past after taking his kids up to a desolate snowy mountain cabin. In the review, the boys (joined by very funny stand-up comedian, Mean Dave) are divided by the movie’s refreshingly bold (and arguably unfocused) approach to both screenwriting and editing, while still having quite the thoughtful discussion about what makes an effective horror movie. Later on, they recast Eric McCormack in the lead role with WWE Superstars, and read off a hilarious “face turn/heel turn” review from the edgiest youth ministry teacher in America.

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Did You Know? The director of this movie also helmed 2006’s zombie satire, “Fido,” starring Billy Connelly, who — according to Marc — may or may not have been a part of “Montell Python.”

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.