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CinemaJaw 103, In Depth: Meryl Streep

Streep.

Meryl Streep is clearly one of the most talented actors of our generation, and possibly of all time. Having just won what was probably the most talked about Oscar of this last season, Matt K and Ry The Movie Guy decided that it was time to tackle this overdue “In Depth” look at her amazing career. Specifically her Best, Worst and Most Underrated films. There is no doubt that Meryl is a national treasure and someone who we will be talking about, and being entertained by for many generations to come.

But, don’t worry. We’re not going all artsy fartsy on you. This episode also features CinemaWAR, I for an I, Trivia with front bar victims Danny and Vivki, and a whole lot more! Streep… Just had to say it one more time.

I for an I: John Carter
Reviewed This Episode: Pina, The Way,
CinemaWAR: What is the Better Mars Movie? Mars Attacks or Total Recal
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He calls himself Deepthroat…

Since 2012 is an election year we decided to rock the political landscape. No we are not running for president…yet. We are talking about Political Movies. There is nothing quite as thrilling as the high drama of a good political film. Some of the best movies of all time fall into this category and it was high time that CinemaJaw go on the campaign trail and cover the best ones.

To join us on this noble mission we got none other than Inside The Squared Circle, and eGenTV host Frankie Rodriguez! Frankie joins us for the whole episode and we get down to some searius politickin’. Take a listen!

I for an I: The Lorax
Reviewed This Episode: Rampart, Dark Days, Sarah’s Key
CinemaWAR: Excited for the Spider-Man reboot? Or is it too soon?
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Now officially into triple digits, CinemaJaw pauses this Valentines Day to reflect on love, romance, candy and stuff like that… You know, stuff like Prison Movies! What sweeter way to celebrate the holiday of Love than a day late and with a discussion of prison? We couldn’t think of one. We needed a cellmate in this stint in the clink, luckily James VanOsdol was on Skype with us playing the fresh fish.

You may know James from his work on Q101, his many WGN Television appearances, his ChicagoNow blog, or as the latest addition to the pioneering Steve Dahl Podcast Network. This guy is a prolific personality, and we had a great convo on media, prison films, and life in general. Thanks to James for being on the Jaw!

James joins us for the whole episode as we cover our top 5, I for an I, Movie Reviews, Guest vs. Host Trivia, Hollywood Headlines, CinemaWAR and a whole lot more! So escape from the prison of reality with a mp3 file baked into a cake: CinemaJaw!

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CinemaJaw 100th EPISODE EXTRAVAGANZA!

Should we feel old?

Against all odds, and Reno’s better judgement, The Greatest Movies Podcast Ever: CinemaJaw has reached it’s landmark 100th episode! So this is a very special CinemaJaw indeed. For our first half, we reveiw some movies, go I for an I, and the usual. We also reflect back on what it has been like lo these 3 years of recording the podcast and even play a few of our favorite clips from the archives. Then… whooo nelly.

We threw an awesomely WEIRD party down at the Original Mother’s with some performances that, well… if you weren’t there you just cant imagine anyway. Then it was Matt K and Ry The Movie Guys turn to take the stage. Many of our close friends and past guests were in attendance and even comment on the two live segments. We have recorded it all and present it to you as our second half of our 100th Episode Extravaganza! We hope you enjoy it.

Thank you one and all for listening to us, here’s to 100, 200, 500 more! Viva la Jaw!

I for an I: The Vow
Reviewed This Episode: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
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Clooney!

This week on CinemaJaw we go In-Depth on Mr. Batnipples himself, George Clooney. To be serious, this guys has become a Hollywood powerhouse as an actor, director, and producer. Matt and Ry take a close look at his Best, Worst and Most Underrated films, and discuss his career in general.

Later in the episode the Flaming Dames, who were practicing for the big 100th Episode Extravaganza join us to has out a CinemaWAR and take on Matt K in trivia! All that plus, Hollywood headlines, I for an I, and a whole lot more.

Batnipples. I just like saying it.

I for an I: The Woman in Black
Reviewed This Episode: The Iron Lady, 50/50, Fat Sick and Nearly Dead, Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop
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Come and meet Matt K. and Ry the Movie Guy at the CinemaJaw 100th Episode Extravaganza!Jan 31st, 8pm at the Original Mothers!

Series… Film Series…

This week on CinemaJaw we choose our top 5 in a category that just wont quit: Film Series! These are the stories about a character, or world, or what-have-you that are just so damn good, that One is Not Enough! While some series go on way past the point of jumping the proverbial shark, many franchises turn out quality entry after quality entry. Admittedly those are few and far between, so we needed some help to choose our top 5. Enter agent Michael “Mike”  Hough, a friend and regular guest on CinemaJaw. Mike joins the boys to discern exactly which series are deserving of the Jaw’s wag.

Also major anouncements about our upcoming Episode 100 Extravaganza (Jan 31st, 8pm @ Mother’s 26 W. Division) continue! All that plus the rouges gallery of segments: I for an I, Movie Reviews, Guest Vs. Host Trivia, Hollywood Headlines and a whole lot more! So stop polishing your Walther PPK and take a listen!

I for an I: The Grey
Reviewed This Episode: Ides of March, Trust (a Ry’s Hidden Gem)
Jaws of Life: Pretator, Total recall, Comando
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Come and meet Matt K. and Ry the Movie Guy at the CinemaJaw 100th Episode Extravaganza! Jan 31st, 8pm at the Original Mothers!

goodbye 2011, hello 2012!

Another year has gone by and, wouldn’t ya know, it was a doozy of a year for films! This episode features the boys trying to make sense of the past year as they choose their TOP 10 of 2011. Who better to help out on this mission than our “Best of 2011 So Far” guest, David J. Fowlie of Keeping-it-Reel.com? Answer… No one. So David joins the boys once again to put the proverbial lid on the past year.

Also ever present are our usual suspect segments: I for an I, Guest Vs. Host Trivia, Hollywood Headlines and a whole lot more!

Plus there were some HUGE announcements this episode!  Our 100th Episode Extravaganza is Jan 31st at Mother’s in Chicago. And we have a brand new sponsor! MoviePass! What movie-goer wouldnt want to pay one low price to see unlimited movies at the theater? Check them out here, and be sure to use the promo code “CinemaJaw” for $15 off your plan!

Reviewed This Episode: War Horse, A Dangerous Method, Young Adult, Mission Impossible 4, Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil, Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop
Top 5 New Years Resolutions
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Come and meet Matt K. and Ry the Movie Guy at the CinemaJaw 100th Episode Extravaganza! Jan 31st, 8pm at the Original Mothers!

CinemaJaw 95, The Best Remakes of All Time!

Victims of bad remakes? …Aren’t we all.

The first time was so wonderful they decided to do it again. Or, the first time was so awful they decided to do it right. Or, Hollywood is plum OUT of ideas. Whatever the reasons may be there is simply no shortage of remakes these days.  Most of them are terrible, but occasionally (only VERY rarely) they actually make something better than the original. Matt K and Ry The Movie Guy plumb the depths of the Video shelves to dredge up The Best Remakes of All Time!

The boys are joined for the second part of the show by Brian Ruberry, the man is an institution at The Original Mother’s where the boys record CinemaJaw most weeks. Brian was kind enough to lend us a hand for CinemaWAR and be the contestant for this weeks Trivia battle.

Enjoy the show!

Reviewed This Episode: New Years Eve, Shame, The Debt
I for an I: Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol,
CinemaWAR: Is Guy Ritchie a good director?

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CinemaJaw is planning something very special for it’s upcoming 100th Episode!

Looks like I picked the wrong day to quit sniffin’ glue!

Emergencies, Disasters… They suck. As luck would have it, movies about emergencies and disasters are AWESOME! The 1970′s was certainly the heyday of the Disaster genre, but the category has been strong since the beginning of film, and remains so with modern entries. So, the CinemaJaw boys go over Disater films this week, with some help from a true friend of the show who is going through his own little emergency!

Shawn King is known throughout Chicago as the owner of Evil Squirrel Comics, which is the best comic book shop in the city (we say so). Times are troubled for the shop, and although business is up, a back debt is haunting them, and if things do not go well this December shopping season… he may have to close the shop!  We here at CinemaJaw are throwing our hats into the ring to stop one more independant store, especially a comic book shop from closing! That is why we have Shawn on as our guest!! That and because he is incredibly nice and funny guy. Shawn is throwing a fundraiser at our usual recording spot, The Original Mother’s, and we are trying ot get as many people to attend as possible. HERE is a link to all the details for the party this Tuesday, December 13th.

So Shawn is with the boys all episode and lays out his Top 5 Disaster Movies. All that, PLUS: I for an I, CinemaWAR!, Guest Vs. Host Trivia, Hollywood Headlines, Jaws of Life and a whole lot more! Not listening to this episode would be disastrous!

Reviewed This Episode: Melancholia, The Muppets, Larry Crowne, Incendies
I for an I: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
CinemaWAR: Ashton Vs. Demi

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CinemaJaw is planning something very special for it’s upcoming 100th Episode!

Podcasts are permanent.

This week on CinemaJaw the boys go on location to Royal Flesh Tattoo here in Chicago to meet with renowned tattoo artist Mike Bianco, and talk Tattoos in Movies! This topic may seem light on the surface, but when you think about it, it is much more than skin deep. Tats play a vital role in many movies of many different genres. Horror, comedy, sci-fi, you-name-it tattoos have been both plot devices and even characters in film! This was a fun list to come up with and the results may surprise you!

Mike Bianco is both a Tattoo wiz and a comic book artist to boot. If you are ever looking for a good piece of ink look him up at his site Beyondco.net! Also, special thanks to Ashley who is being tattooed throughout this episode! What a good sport.

Reviewed This Episode: Zach Galifianakis Live at the Puprple Onion, The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, The Descendants
I for an I: Shame
CinemaWAR: Is Halloween or Christmas a better holiday for movies?

Sponsor: Please visit Evil Squirrel Comics in Chicago, or online, for the best deals on comic books around!

CinemaJaw is planning something very special for it’s upcoming 100th Episode!