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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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Reviewed This Episode: In Your Eyes, Neighbors, Locke
I for an I: Godzilla
Trivia: Fraternity/Sorority Movie Trivia
CinemaWAR: Will Jon Hamm make it as a leading man on the big screen? 
Sponsored by: BearsHQ.com

ChaosDisorder, disarray, disorganization, confusion, mayhem, bedlam, pandemonium, havoc, turmoil, tumult, commotion, disruption, upheaval, uproar, maelstrom, muddle, mess, shambles, free-for-all, anarchy, lawlessness, entropy, hullabaloo, hoopla, train wreck, all hell broken loose… CHAOS! Some people just want to watch the world burn.

This week on CinemaJaw we take a look at the chaotic moments in film and the point in the movie at which the doo-doo hits the rotary blades. We do this in honor of our Chaotically Awesome guests, Chloe Dykstra and Michele Morrow, geeky gals and hosts of  BiteSizeTV’s talk show Chaotic Awesome.

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Have a listen and try not to step in it!

THIS JUST IN: CinemaJaw is counting down the next TEN episodes to #200!!! We are planning a huge event and hope to see you all there. Details to come! 9 episodes to go!

Remember: Next week we review Stander, the CinemaJaw Movie Club pick. Leave your thoughts on our voicemail at: (940) 784-3529. Cheers!

CinemaJaw 190, Sumner Movie Preview w/guest David J. Fowlie

Reviewed This Episode: Walking With The Enemy
I for an I: The Neighbors
Trivia: Jamie Fox Movie Trivia
CinemaWAR: Is Malificent going to be a blockbuster or is it a bad idea?
Sponsored by: StanleyHelps.net , a great podcast about making money online!

Breakout the popcorn and light up the marquee, because Summer Movie Season is HERE! Matt K. couldn’t be more excited.

SummerPopcornSummer is the season that the studios give us thrills, explosions, and eyecandy galore. Sure the arthouse is still cranking them out too, but the real action is wearing brightly colored spandex and flying high on the silver screens of the multiplex.

This season has so many interesting blockbusters to look forward to Matt and Ry take a look at which are good bets. Helping them place their chips is accredited Chicago film critic and head writer of keeping-it-reel.com Mr. David J. Fowlie. David joins us to discuss the Summer Movie Season as well as the upcoming (and very exciting) Chicago Critics Film Festival. what better place to discuss blockbusters than at Chicago’s Comic and Entertainment Expo (aka: C2E2), so consider this a bonus episode from our favorite annual comic con!

Cheers!

CinemaJaw 186, Star Wars Special part 3 w/guest Cris Macht

Reviewed This Episode: The Muppets Most Wanted, 20 Feet From Stardom
I for an I: Captain America: Winter Soldier
Trivia: Jennifer Connelly/Russell Crowe Movie Trivia
CinemaWAR: should the Walking Dead make a movie or stick to TV? 

Whether you use a blaster, thermal detonators, or a more elegant weapon you’ve kicked some ass on the outer rim. Perhaps you had a wookie sidekick and barely made that jump to hyperspace with an imperial star destroyer hot on your tail. Did you make the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs? If any of the above doesn’t ring a bell then feel free to skip this episode of CinemaJaw because we are going to a galaxy far far away… that’s right its time once again for The CinemaJaw Star Wars Special. Part 3! This time out we stick to the prequels as we go round Beggars Canyon and divulge our Top 5 Scenes from the Star Wars Prequels.

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Returning as he does for all our Star Wars specials is documentarian filmmaker and wookiepedia like expert Cris Macht. Cris now has two Star Wars documentaries under his belt and is turning his special brand of fandom exploration toward the world of The Walking Dead with his latest film The Walkers Among Us. We highly encourage you to support his Kickstarter!

In addition to all that, we have the usual antics. Lightsabers flash as we duel on trivia and CinemaWAR. May the Force be with you.

Also JawHeads, just a reminder that we will be at C2E2 this April 25-27. We will be giving away posters designed by our own Eliaz Rodriguez. Take a gander:

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This Episode Is Sponsored By: Lipa.dk

CinemaJaw 185, Best Young Adult Novel Adaptations w/guest James D’Amato

Reviewed This Episode: Divergent, Mr. Peabody and Sherman
I for an I: Noah
Trivia: Kate Winslet Ashley Judd Movie Trivia
CinemaWAR: Should Darren Aronofsky direct blockbusters or stick to the arthouse?

librarySparkling vampires, boy wizards, tom boys who are great at archery. These are the images that spring to mind when the subject of Young Adult Novel Adaptations gets brought up. But perhaps one my plumb a little deeper to get at the truly good stuff. Not that the aforementioned aren’t good, but we are seeking the gems. So this week on CinemaJaw we explore exactly that.

Returning for his third appearance on The ‘Jaw is none other than our go – to guy and fellow podcaster, host of One Shot, James D’Amato. James is a hilarious golden voiced champion of nerdery and geekdom at large and his voracious appetite for film closely rivals that of Matt K. And Ry the Movie Guy.

This episode is bursting at the seams with laugh out loud moments. We hope you will enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it!

Special thanks to James for hosting us and guest engineering.

CinemaJaw 184, Movie Club: Citizen Ruth & Dark Comedy

Reviewed This Episode: Citizen Ruth, Awful Nice
I for an I: Need For Speed
Trivia: Movie Car Trivia
CinemaWAR: Is Aaron Paul Ready for the Big Screen?

Welcome to another fine episode of CinemaJaw. This week Ryan and Matt take a look at their favorite Dark comedies in honor of this month’s CinemaJaw Movie Club pick, Citizen Ruth. They also go in depth on Alexander Payne’s Citizen Ruth with plenty of feedback from the Jaw Heads woven in.

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Also, Ry got out to the Midwest Independent Film Festival last week and caught up with the creators of indie comedy Awful Nice. Awful Nice, filmed in Branson, MO by director Todd Sklar, his co-writer and lead Alex Rennie and an outstanding cast and crew. Thanks to Mac from MIFF for arranging the interview!

All that plus some announcements. It’s a jam packed ‘Jaw as always!

I for an I: The Grand Budapest Hotel 
Trivia: Wes Anderson Movie Trivia
CinemaWAR: Should the Watchowskis make anouther Matrix film?

“It puts the lotion in the basket”, “I’m your number one fan!”, “heeere’s Johnnny!” If these quotes terrify you, then you’re not alone. Seeing psychopathy portrayed on the silver screen can be a harrowing and fascinating experience. Just like the crash on the highway that we do not want to look at, but at the same time can not look away from, psychos have captured our attention and seeped into our nightmares. That is why this week on CinemaJaw we are taking a look at our Top 5 Movie Psychopaths.

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Joining us on this journey to the dark corners, is a man who is well known for his turn as the psycho, the character Trevor in the massively successful video game Grand Theft Auto V, actor Steven Ogg. Who better than the man behind the deranged and murderous lunatic that we all love to take on joy rides in GTAV to help us pick out the best movie psychos? No one.  In case you didn’t know Steven was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and had his acting debut with the National Film Board of Canada, he will be in the upcoming film by Justin Zimmerman, Safe, and is one hell of a cool dude! Seriously, after hours and hours spent playing Trevor and basking in Stevens amazing acting and performance as the character, getting to talk to him was a real treat. Thank you Steven for joining us, and JawHeads we know you will enjoy this episode… or else we will find you…

CinemaJaw 182, The Oscars 5 Years Ago w/guest Owen Weber

Reviewed this episode: Ender’s Game
I for an I: Nonstop
Trivia: Airplane Movie Trivia
CinemaWAR: Which series should stop now, Terminator or Transformers?

Let’s face facts. The Academy gets it wrong QUITE often. They botch it, screw it up, kerfuffle, and take a mulligan. Especially when looking back years after the fact it is easy to see the glaring mistakes that make the word snub seem meaningless. Don’t get me wrong, we here at CinemaJaw LOVE LOVE LOVE the Oscars! It is our Super Bowl, our World Series. We just wish that maybe they would reflect of the lasting impression of a film and perhaps wait 5 years to name the winners. That is why this week, we are taking a look at the 81st Academy Awards, the awards given to the films of 2008, which took place in 2009. What did they get right, get wrong, and what films were overlooked completely?

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Joining us this week is comedian/filmmaker extraordinaire, Owen Weber. Owen Weber is a Detroit native who has spent the last eight years in Chicago performing live and creating comedy shorts . He has worked with nationally-touring comics like Chelsea Handler (E!’s Chelsea Lately), Greg Vaccarello (The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The King of Queens), Steve Iott (A&E, Comedy Central) and Ben Creed (Comedy’s Dirtiest Dozen).  Owen can currently be seen doing standup and improv at a variety of venues across the Midwest. so, Owen journeys with us down this Oscar hole (that sounds dirty) with us and helps us second guess the Academy 5 years after the fact.

Take a listen!