Reviewed This Episode: The Babadook
I for an I: Birdman
CinemaWAR: Can Michael Keaton mount a comeback?
Sponsored by: MobileMunky, Sal Rastegar, ezonlinetrader, Sarantos

This week on CinemaJaw, we take a trip to the funny farm and go insane as we cover our Top Losing My Mind Movies!

Join us on this adventure are a couple’a nuts who created, program and run the Chicago Comedy Film Festival, Brent Kado and Jessica Hardy.

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The fest is running this weekend and we hope to see all you JawHeads there!

 

Reviewed This Episode: The Judge, Gone Girl
I for an I: Fury
Trivia: Shia LaBeouf Brad Pitt movie Trivia
CinemaWAR: Female Ghostbusters?
Sponsored by: MobileMonkey, ProdigyHardwoodInteriors.com, JobFairWorldWide.com

The leaves are falling, and pumpkins are burning, and the clown who lives under your bed is stirring. It’s time again to watch every horror movie you can! Since we have been doing this ‘Jaw for five years, we decided this year to reflect back on the last half decade of horror and present to you our Top 5 Scariest Scenes of the Last 5 Years.

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As has become our Halloween tradition, we travel to the local (which just happens to be the best in the nation) haunted house and talk with Mr. John LaFlamboy, actor, filmmaker, horror aficionado and haunted house proprietor. John runs Statesville Haunted Prison and City of the Dead, not to mention Zombie Containment at Navy Pier, so he knows his stuff when it comes to scary. In addition to that John has two films under his belt Moleman of Belmont Avenue (available on Netflix) and soon to be released The Adventures of Kitty Zombie, so he knows movies as well. Could there be a better guest I ask you? NO!

Big thanks to John for hosting us as his wonderful attraction. hope you enjoy our Halloween Special!

CinemaJaw 208, Best Courtroom Movies w/guest Jen Bosworth

Reviewed This Episode: The Maze Runner
I for an I: The Judge
Trivia: Roberts Movie Trivia
CinemaWAR: Which is scarier in horror, Clowns or Dolls
Sponsored by: MobileMonkey

Prepaire to be judged. This week in honor of the new film form Robert Duval and Robert Downey Jr. we discuss our favorite Courtroom Movies.

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Joining us is a damn nice lady, comedian, actor and all around performer Jen Bosworth. Fresh off her one-woman show entitled “Why Not Me. Love, Cancer and Jack White,” Jen talks to us about her experience acting here in Chicago as well as LA. She can sling a Nic Cage story with the best of them to boot. Safe to say we had a great time talking to Jen about Courtroom Movies and a bunch of other stuff.

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The verdict is… LISTEN TO IT!

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.

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.

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!

 

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…

 

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:

 

 

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!

 

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!