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!

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.

CinemaJaw 195, Top 5 Recast Roles + a TON of Reviews

Reviewed This Episode: How To Train Your Dragon 2, Fed Up, X-Men Days of Future Past, Tiny, Magic Camp
I for an I: Transformers 4 Age of Extinction 
Trivia: Clint Eastwood Directed Movie Trivia 
CinemaWAR: Has Dreamworks Animation caught up to Pixar?
Sponsored by: Mara K. Eton’s The Hypocrites

This week on CinemaJaw we take a look at famously recast roles and choose our Top 5 most significant. Recastings can be disastrous or potentially an upgrade. Which is which? Good thing CinemaJaw is here to help you!

the-dumbledoresWe are flying solo this week, so we use the extra time on the show to announce a NEW MOVIE CLUB PICK: The Institute! Remember to watch that film and leave us a voicemail with your thoughts on the ‘Jaw Hotline! You can reach us at  (940) 784-3529! Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on this film. There are tons of surprises this episode, plus at CinemaJaw FIRST!

Thanks for listening.

 

 

CinemaJaw 194,Best Comedy Sequels, with Mike “McBeardo” McPadden

Reviewed This Episode: Edge of Tomorrow
I for an I: 22 Jump Street
Trivia: Dragon Movie Trivia
CinemaWAR: Which Tom Cruise ex-wife had the better nude scene, Nicole Kidman in Eyes Wide Shut or Katie Holmes in the Gift?
Sponsored by: Silver Dogs, short film

There just aren’t too many good comedy sequels. The genre is littered with flop after disappointing flop. Turns out jokes just aren’t as funny the second time you hear it, one of the main elements of humor (a delightful surprise) is missing by nature of a second go. This week on CinemaJaw we are here to tell you, THEY DO EXIST! There ARE good comedy sequels out there, but you just may have to dig down deep to find them.

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We will need a guest who isn’t afraid of said dig. A man who could dig to the pits of hell with a garden trowel if he heard a good flick would be showing there. Enter author of new book  HEAVY METAL MOVIES, Mr. Mike “McBeardo” McPadden. Now my may recall from his previous appearances on CinemaJaw that Mike is also the Head Writer over at the ultimate resource for nudity in movies MrSkin.com. We discus nudity, metal and decent comedy sequels with McBeardo, and as always, it was a treat!

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This episode is all kinds of awesome!

CinemaJaw 193, Best Tom Cruise Scenes w/guest Mark Dujsik

Reviewed This Episode: Blended, X-Men: Days of Future Past
I for an I: A Million Ways To Die in the West
Trivia: X Movie Trivia
CinemaWAR: Should Seth MacFarlane stay behind the camera or pursue and acting career? 
Sponsored by: Castn.com and Sarantos

TomCruiseIs Tom Cruise an American Treasure? That is the question this week on CinemaJaw as we reveal our Top 5 Favorite Tom Cruise Scenes.

Tom has had a successful acting career, and a tumultuous personal life. Several wives, a militant devotion to an unusual religion, questions about his sexuality, and bizarre interviews have made him enigmatic as a human being. Some would argue that this has hurt his career, and to be sure, he has made some duds, especially recently, but damn if this guy can’t ACT! Ranging from outright comedic roles to heavy emotional drama, to balls-to-the-wall action and sci-fi, Tom Cruise has done it all and done it all to major box office receipts! Will his personal transgressions eclipse his achievements in cinema? Time will tell. But this week we are choosing his best scenes and there are a lot to pick from!

We need a well centered man to accompany us into the secret world of Tom Cruise. Enter Mark Dujsik. Mark is an accredited film critic and has been a mainstay on Rotten Tomatoes pretty much since the website launched. He is a perfect man to keep his eyes wide shut and join us on this journey.

In addition to Tom Cruise, we hit all the usual segments. Its a jam packed ‘Jaw! Enjoy!

CinemaJaw 192, Movie Mutants w/guest James D’Amato

Reviewed This Episode: Godzilla, CinemaJaw Movie Club pick: Stander
I for an I: Blended
Trivia: Godzilla cast movie trivia
CinemaWAR: Who has made more bad movies: Eddie Murphy or Adam Sandler?
Sponsored by: BearsHQ.com

Little-godzillaTake one part radioactive materials, two parts unsuspecting victim, add a splash of movie magic, shake well and serve glowing.

Movie Mutants have been a cornerstone of the summer season since the debut of the said season. Creatures and monsters that were once mundane, and then become special. They have been heroes and villains, lovable cuties and horrible monsters. Mutants is a very broad term as we come to learn on this week’s episode.  So in honor of Amazing Spider-man 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and especially Godzilla hitting theaters we take on our top 5 Movie Mutants.

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It’s important to have the correct guest for such an undertaking. James D’Amato should be no stranger to longtime listeners. Host of both the fantastic role playing podcast One Shot, and comedy podcast The Overshare, both part of the Peaches and Hot Sauce Network. James has become our go-to guy and fan favorite recurring guest. We are thrilled to have this mutation expert back on for another episode.

[note from Matt K: And if I may... This was one of the most fun times I have ever had recording an episode! It was laugh out loud funny and I think you guys are in for a real treat!]

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