CinemaJaw 206, Meta Movies w/guest Param Gill

Reviewed This Episode: This Is Where I Leave You
I for an I: The Equalizer
Trivia: Generic Title Movie Trivia
CinemaWAR: Is Kevin Smith Still Relevant?
Sponsored by: Onscribe

He sat down at his keyboard, the half-eaten sandwich taunting him from his periphery. How do I write a post about writing a post, he thought. How is that done? He let his fingers stretch and began to type. He enjoyed the felling of knowing where the letters are in space as a subconscious muscle memory. He enjoyed not thinking about typing and letting the words flow out of his mind directly onto the screen. He began to write a post about writing a post about his podcast. The episode in particular that he was writing about that day, just happened to be about “Meta” Movies. Meta a term, especially in art, used to characterize something that is characteristically self-referential. This, of course, was entirely coincidental.

Ok, enough of that.

We also have a great guest this week, Director Param Gill who’s recent movie Last Supper is buzzing on the film festival circuit this fall having just won at the San Francisco Movie Fest. Param helps us get inside our own heads as he talks to us about his new movie, filmmaking, and  his experience working with Eddie Griffin and Penny Marshal! what a great guest!

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In addition to all of that we have I for an I, cinemaWAR, reviews, news and all the greatness you have come to expect from a podcast about movies that are about podcasts about movies…. Think about it.

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CinemaJaw 205, Best Long Takes w/guest Caleb Pike

Reviewed This Episode: The Congress, The Zero Theorem
I for an I: This Is Where I Leave You
Trivia: Christoph Waltz / Terry Gilliam Movie Trivia
CinemaWAR: Which Tom Cruise movie could use a better name Knight & Day or Oblivion?
Sponsored by: Taft Foodmasters Vegitarian GyrosOnscribeWallace Park: A Memoir, SarantosGuinea PixelActivFortis

This week on CinemaJaw we take a long look at the long take. Some views are best left unbroken by a cut away. There is a tone and kinetic feeling that can be conveyed by a good filmmaker who knows when not to edit a scene. The rehearsals and the blocking, the camera movements and the technical challenges can make the long take a real achievement to pull off! There are some truly special Long Takes, and we hope we’ve picked you a good batch!

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Joining us is fellow podcastser of the DSLRVideoShooter show, Caleb Pike. Caleb  is a camera operator, editor, and podcaster based in Chicago, IL. His experience branches from documentary and commercial, to film and educational material. In 2010, Caleb started DSLR Video Shooter where he podcasts, writes reviews, and shares tools and techniques for filmmakers. What a perfect guest to discuss long takes with!

You’ll find all the usual goodies on a long episode on long takes.

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CinemaJaw 204, Fall Preview Special w/guest Eugene Park

Reviewed This Episode: Only Lovers Left Alive, When The Game Stands Tall
I for an I: The November Man
Trivia: Month Movie Trivia
CinemaWAR: Which film was the surprise of the summer, Snowpiercer, or Edge of Tomorrow?
Sponsored by: Taft Foodmasters Vegitarian GyrosOnscribe

September is here and the Summer is unofficially over, time to look ahead to the Fall Movie Season! This week Matt and Ry pick thier most anticipated films of the upcoming season.

Joining them is filmmaker Eugene Park, who’s most recent short Self-Deportation is about to make the rounds on the festival circuit. We are excited to talk to Eugene both about the Fall films, his film, and just film in general. I highly reccommend local JawHeads get out to see his film, as it is a cut above the rest.

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We also play our usual shenannigans. I for an I, Trivia, CinemaWar… etc.

Welcome to the Fall! It’s going to rock!

 

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Reviewed This Episode: If I Stay, Mistaken for Strangers
I for an I: The Congress
Trivia: Sin City Cast Movie Trivia
CinemaWAR: which movie drink is more iconic, Bond’s martini or The Dude’s White Russian?
Sponsored by: Taft Foodmasters Vegitarian GyrosCardRecoveryProOnscribe

This week on CinemaJaw we play ourselves in the movie of this podcast, or something like that, as we cover Top 5 Actors Who Play Themselves. Not including documentaries or simple banal cameos (otherwise Stan Lee would have for sure been at the top of Matt K’s list) we try to dig a little deeper and find the creative roles where actors play a version of themselves. It can get quite meta.

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Joining us this week from your source for cinebriation, Alcohollywood podcast are Clint and Jared! These guys know many things, but no two things better than movies and cocktails. Needless to say, they are awesome!

So stop playing yourself and take a listen…

 

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CinemaJaw 202, Best Movie Vehicles w/ Nick & Andrew of Little Cabin Films

Reviewed This Episode: Vannin, Lucy, Calvary  
Trivia: Football Coach Movie Trivia
CinemaWAR: Which sport makes for better movies, Football or Baseball?
Sponsored by: Onscribe, Taft Foodmasters Vegitarian GyrosSarantosDeals Gap by D.H.Weemes

 

ve·hi·cle ?(v??k?l,?v??hik?l) - nounvehicle; plural noun: vehicles 1. a thing used for transporting people or goods, especially on land, such as a car, truck, or cart.
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This week on CinemaJaw we are following up with Nick Nummerdor and Andrew Morgan of Little Cabin Films who we last interviewed back in January of 2013. At that time they were just about to launch a Kickstarter for their documentary film Vannin’. Well guess what, the Kickstarter was a success and we have a finished film to review and discuss (and it did not disappoint)!

Vannin’ – A Documentary Trailer from Little Cabin Films on Vimeo.

In honor of the theme of Vannin, (which obviously is vans) we are exploring the greatest movie vehicles of all time, with the help of Nick and Andrew. Vehicles can mean a lot of things in Hollywood, as we will discover, and there is an amazing argument about just what counts as a vehicle on this episode!

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In addition, we also take a moment to reflect on Robin Williams career, and we remember his best.

All of that plus our usual bits, Reviews, Interviews and Trivia. It’s a jam packed jaw.

 

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CinemaJaw 201, Best Suburbia Movies w/guest Curtis Gilbert

Reviewed This Episode: Guardians of the Galaxy, Into The Storm
I for an I: The Giver
Trivia: Expendables Movie Trivia
CinemaWAR: Will Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles be a hit or a flop?
Sponsored by: The New 400 Theaters

SuburbiaThe Urban dictionary defines Suburbia as : “the future slums of america where all the teenagers will either grow stupid and procreate more idiots or they will turn to violence and vandalism after years of boredom.” That seems pretty accurate to us. Images of pastel colored homes and white picket fences dance in our head, yet a sinister secret lies hidden behind those well manicured lawns. Suburbia can be a happy place where bikes are being ridden for the first time and new loves bloom like the rose bushes that creep up latices to your teenage sweethearts window. However, Suburbia can be a bleak and tragic place where hunting neighborhood pets, dodging bullies who extort not only milk money, and doing every drug under the sun just to avoid the soul wringing boredom has been told to be commonplace. In the movies Suburbia has been all of that and more. Matt and Ryan are both from the burbs, which in our eyes qualifies them as experts to pick for us the Top 5 Suburban Movies.

However, why just do it by their lonesomes? Someone is throwing tiny pebbles at the CinemaJaw window at 11:45, and it is none other than P3 Mediaworks Co-Founder and Filmmaker, Curtis Gilbert. Along with his brother Corey, Curtis has spent the last five years crafting Convergence, a web series focused on the past, present, and future of renewable energy. The series has been describes as X-Files in the suburbs, hence this week’s theme. We highly encourage you to check out the Kickstarter for Convergence and lend your support to independent cinema.

Listen to this as you mow your lawn:

 

 

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CinemaJaw 200! Movie Celebrations with guest Charles Klein

Reviewed This Episode: Boyhood, Magic in the Moonlight
I for an I: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Trivia: Guardians of the Galaxy Cast Movie Trivia
CinemaWAR: Which band is due for a Hollywood biopic treatment, Guns -N- Roses or Nirvana?
Sponsored by: Card Recovery Pro

200Who’d a thunk it? 200 episodes of CinemaJaw are in the can!

It’s been a long road to get to this milestone, and on this special episode of CinemaJaw we talk about how we got here. Find out how Ryan and Matt met, and who the very first guest was. Find out how Eliaz was captured and lured into the Jawbox. Long time recurring guest and friend of the show Charles Klein is on hand to guide us on our way, and turn the microphones around and ask the boys a few questions about themselves.

Since it is a celebration, we also take a look at our top 3 Celebration Scenes from film, as well as hit our usual staples. I for an I, CinemaWAR, Trivia, you name it. We did it.

We wouldn’t have gotten here without you, the listener. Thanks to all the JawHeads who tune in each week, and thanks to our past guests who called in some funny and heartfelt voicemails to commemorate the occasion.

Take a listen… Thanks for listening… and here’s to 200 more!

Viva La Jaw!

 

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CinemaJaw 199, Train Movies w/guest Colt Cabana

Reviewed This Episode: Snowpiercer , Life Itself
I for an I: Lucy
Trivia: Scarlett Johansson – Morgan FreemanMovie Trivia 
CinemaWAR: Who is more believable as an action star: Scarlett Johansson o Angelina Jolie?
Sponsored by: Redbox Instant, The New 400 Theaters

TrainWhat can you say about Train Movies? … Turns out not so much. Back in the day (20s,, 30s, 40s and 50s) there was a slew of them, in fact the very first popular motion picture ever featured a train coming at the screen that was said to make movie goers jump out of their seat to get out of the way!  However in modern film the train just ain’t what it used to be. Sure there are a few exceptions, and in honor of one of the most recent examples Snowpiercer, we take a look down the tunnel and listen for that choo-choo as we cover our Top 5 Train Movies.

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We need a guest who knows how to take a hit. Someone who can be told the topic is train movies and get right back up… Enter Pro Wrestler, Comedian, Podcaster and all around Chicago hero… Colt Cabana. Colt travels the world as a proud alternative & independent performer. His hybrid comedic style along with his crossover appeal has made Colt one of the most in-demand wrestlers around. He wrestles anywhere fron burlesque comedy shows like Lucha VaVoom to cult underground happenings like ICP’s Gathering of the Juggalos. He’s also taken his wit and humor to such shows as Marc Maron’s WTF & Chicago’s Second City Main Stage. This guy is a true polymath, and we are happy to have him on board for our Train Movies episode!

In addition to the bar car, the baggage car, and the passenger car, we also have the I for an I car, CinemaWAR car and a couple others.

So take a listen this week. I promise we don’t go off the rails… much.

 

JawHeads… CinemaJaw episode 200 is coming! We aould love for you to call in and give us your silliest thoughts and memories of the show, or just wish us well. We will play many of these voicemails on the show.  Just dial (940) 784-3529, and leave us a message! Cheers!

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CinemaJaw 198, Movie Club: The Institute w/guest Director Spencer McCall

Each month on CinemaJaw we choose a film that is streaming, or otherwise easily accessible and make it our Movie Club Pick of the Month. This month we chose The Institute and are very please to be joined by Spencer McCall the films director.

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The film documents the mysterious Jejune Institute, a mind-bending San Francisco phenomenon where 10,000 people became “inducted” without ever quite realizing what they’d signed up for. Was it a cult? Was it an elaborate game? Told from the participants’ perspectives, the film looks over the precipice at an emergent new art form where real world and fictional narratives collide, creating unforeseen and often unsettling consequences. Fusing elements of counter-culture, new religious movements and street art, THE INSTITUTE invites viewers down the rabbit hole into a secret underground world teeming just beneath the surface of everyday life.

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But just how much of this surreal documentary is real, and how much of it s part of the game and culture that surrounds it called nonchalance?

Take a listen and find out how much light Spencer sheds, and how many shadows he casts.

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CinemaJaw 197, American Movies w/guest Beckie Stocchetti

Reviewed This Episode: Tammy
I for an I: Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Trivia: Prequel Movie Trivia
CinemaWAR: Should Motion Capture Actors have their own Oscars category? 
Sponsored by: EDYL – Island of Immortality – MARK CAPELL

The Red, White & Blue. The Stars & Bars. Old Glory. America… F**k yeah! In honor of our nations birthday we celebrate cinema by selecting our favorite American Movies. We left this topic purposely obtuse and open to interpretation and each of our panelists come up with their own unique way to define American Movies.

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Speaking of the panel… We are delighted to be joined once again by the amazing Beckie Stocchetti. You may remember Beckie from our episode last summer at Chicago Filmmakers where she worked at the time. Well, she is now with the world famous documentary house behind such films as Hoop Dreams, The Interrupters, and this weekends Life Itself, Kartemquin Films. We are very excited to have her on again to discuss American Movies, Documentaries and a whole lot more.

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So throw another brat on the grill, lather on some sun screen, and crack open a cold one. Listen to an earfull of Americana. Cheers!

Remember to participate and leave your thoughts on the CINEMAJAW MOVIE CLUB PICK: The Institute!
You can reach us at  (940) 784-3529! Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on this film.

 

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