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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 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!


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 16: “The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age Smackdown!”

Happy Wrestlemania weekend, ScreenTeam! The OTVS crew is back again at Faultline Studios to go in — caveman-style — on the WWE’s second animated feature film, The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age Smackdown! In what can only be described as the most cleverly-disguised attack on kayfabe (as well as the most on-point indictment of the business), ever, this movie forces the crew’s hand in questioning the shameless class warfare between cavemen and dinosaurs, the origins of a Vandal Savage-esque immortal in Vince McMagma/McMahon, and what happens when a young Marc Abrigo’s dreams come true, and he’s propositioned by WWE Hall of Famer, Tammy Lynn Sytch, for some good ol’ sexy timez on Twitter.

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Did You Know? According to IMDB, the characters of Fred and Wilma Flintstone were the first married couple, ever, to be actually seen in bed together on U.S. television. Incidentally on American TV, Vince McMagma was the first character to make his wife crawl around on her hands and knees like a dinosaur.

Episode 12: “The Rundown”

Finally, On This Very Screen has come back… to the interwebz! Oh, our dear ScreenTeam, the gang is back with their first episode of 2016 and we go in guns a-blazin’ as we tackle the supremely funny and criminally underrated action/comedy, The Rundown. Starring Dwayne Johnson and Seann William Scott (with some great help in Rosario Dawson and Christopher f’ing Walken), THIS is the film that every WWE Studios movie should aspire to, bar none, as you’ll hear in this glowing review from Marc, Annie, and Corey (pinch-hitting for Paolo). Also in this episode, you’ll find out what a movie’s gotta do to make Marc feel uncomfortable, the logic behind getting your fiancé to watch WWE Christmas movies, and the absolute worst way possible to flirt with Annie. Hint? It’s really, really racist.

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Did You Know?  That “thunder and lightning” bit? A total joke, according to Seann William Scott. But according to IMDB, Stifler’s improv about his fighting skills was so entertaining, that it HAD to stay in. Now, if only he could do something about that second “n” in his first name…


PREVIEW: “The Rundown”

HAPPY NEW YEAR, ScreenTeam! The OTVS crew is back from our holiday/NYE shenanigans and we’re ready to ROCK the ever-loving hell out of 2016. That said, how apropos is it that we take on the 2003 ass-kicking, jungle-hopping epic, The Rundown, starring the Great One himself, Dwayne Johnson, and American Pie’s Seann William Scott?! If you haven’t seen it, SEE IT, as this is easily one of the best WWE Studios movies ever put on film. Also, remember our contest deadline is rapidly approaching, so check the deets and enter NOW!

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