A warning! We DO swear much more than usual in this episode. Be advised.
Profanity, it’s not called “Anti-fanity” for a reason. There are generally two schools of thought on the topic of profanity in media. The first school think that it is highly offensive, and even dangerous, and more that it demonstrates a lack of creativity. We’ve all heard that a potty mouth is a substitution for strong vocabulary skills, the first school touts that argument. In a nut shell, some people don’t like it. However the second school (which we attend here at CinemaJaw) believe that when used correctly profanity, verbal or otherwise, can be truly musical and add tremendously to a story worth telling. Not that it is always easy or fun to imbibe, but storytelling would be crippled without it. It’s not all sunshine and roses out there and it’s up to art to reflect that.
That’s why this week on CinemaJaw we take a look at our Top 5 favorite Profane Movies. These are the films with an F-Bomb count in the triple digits, or the ones that employ a visual or thematic profanity that flies in the face of wheat is generally acceptable in society. We will need an expert in profanity to help us swear up and down, enter the “Queen of Cussin’” herself, Nicole Knepper of the hit blog Mom’s Who Drink and Swear! Nicole and Profanity Consultant buddy Sal will help us buckle through the swash and crawl through a river of shit and come out clean on the other side.
In addition to profanity, you will find us covering some great topics, trivia games, CinemaWAR and a whole lot more. So why the @#$!%& not listen?
I for an I: Bullet to the Head
Reviewed This Episode: Gangster Squad, Game Change
CinemaWAR: Who has had the better career, Sylvester Stallone or Arnold Schwarzenegger?
Trivia: Jodie Foster movie trivia
Subculture. sub·cul·ture noun \?s?b-?k?l-ch?r\1 a : a culture (as of bacteria) derived from another culture, b : an act or instance of producing a subculture, 2: an ethnic, regional, economic, or social group exhibiting characteristic patterns of behavior sufficient to distinguish it from others within an embracing culture or society Put on your scuba because this week on the Jaw we delve deep into those uncharted waters of subculture. Many films have shined a light on many, many subcultures. These heretofore little known subjects are always effected by the attention. Whether a positive or a negative, few (if any) emerge from the spotlights of Hollywood unchanged. Just as the quantum particle, the simple act of observation changes the nature of each subculture, and Hollywood’s and Indiewood’s attention to these walks of life are one of the most fascinating (sub)genre in film! Many of us were exposed to our very favorite things and passions from films that expose a subculture. From Skateboarding and punk rock to video games and crossword puzzles, there is really only the limit of the human imagination here.
With so many choices, there is bound to be some noise, so CinemaJaw enlists the help of Chicago Filmmakers (in the midst of creating their own subculture film Vannin’) Nick Nummerdor and Andrew Morgan of Little Cabin Films. The Little Cabin guys tell us all about their upcoming projects, and offer up their own top 5 subculture movies list as well. Not only that, but they were kind enough to join us on all of our usual segments and a few unusual ones as well.
Certainly Podcast Listeners and Movie Buffs are their own subcultures, and we thank you for being a part of our little corner of them. VIVA LA JAW!
I for an I: Hansel & Gretel
Reviewed This Episode: Zero Dark Thirty, Total Recall
CinemaWAR: Which third installment will be better Iron Man 3 or Hangover 3?
Trivia: Fairy tale Movie Trivia
Ah 2012, what a year for film. We saw sequels, prequels, reboots and even some originals of epic proportion grace the silver screen with their luminosity! Without naming names here, some of the best actors and directors were at the top of their game this past year, and stunning examples of cinema were produced. That is why this week on CinemaJaw we take a look back and choose our favorite films of 2012. Flying solo (as we like to say) we have our engineer Eliaz Rodriguez fill in the guest slot and offer up his opinions on the year and also participate as victim…er uh… CONTESTANT in trivia and judge of CinemaWAR.
But wait! …There’s More! We will also cover our favorite movie quotes, death scenes, and hidden gems of the year as well. How’s that for content?!
So goodbye 2012, we loved the flix. Looking forward to an even better year!
I for an I: Broken City
Reviewed This Episode: Zero Dark Thirty, Queen of Versailles, Django Unchained, This is 40
CinemaWAR: Who got the biggest Oscar Snub this year?
With the phenomenal movie year 2012 behind us we take a look forward at all the great movies coming out in 2013, boy are there some interesting ones! Yes, we will have a slew of remakes, reboots and sequels, but we will also be treated to some great fresh ideas from A-list directors and actors and we could not be more excited about it!
We are also excited to be joined in studio by none other than Dorian and Brant, the team behind the upcoming indie thriller Chicago Rot. The Rotters tell us all about their upcoming film, and what went into making it the love letter to the darker side of Chicago that it is. The Rot guys also brought their list of films of 2013 that get their blood pumps going and we all go round robin.
All that plus JawBox, Trivia, CinemaWAR, Reviews and a while lot more. So goodbye 2012… Hello 2013!
Happy New Year!
I for an I: A Haunted House
Reviewed This Episode: Les Miserables, Rust and Bone, Arbitrage, Premium Rush, Craigslist Joe
CinemaWAR: Who had the bigger break out year, Joseph Gordon-Levitt or Jennifer Lawrence?
Trivia: 2012 Movie Trivia
Doomsday, Armageddon, Ragnarok, Judgement Day, The End. 12-21-12 has come and gone and the Mayans were wrong about the end of time. We here at CinemaJaw are rather pleased about that fact, because we now get to cover our favorite Doomsday movies (we were waiting… just in case)! The annihilation has been covered in films since the dawn of the medium, and the trend continues today. It seems that we are fascinated by what comes after, and a good Doomsday movie is second to none.
We are joined by Renascence Man, Mulit-media artist and comedian extraordinaire: Mr. Jonathan Fin. Jonathan has a whole slew of new projects up his sleeve to tell us about plus he is outfitted with his own top 5 Doomsday Movies.
I for an I: Gangster Squad
Reviewed This Episode: Django Unchained, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Impossible, Savages, Thin Ice
CinemaWAR: Was 2012 the Year of the Avengers, or the Year of James Bond?
Careers, like great stories, have a beginning, middle and end. This week on CinemaJaw we are taking a look at the beginning of some of our favorite directors careers as we cover the Best Directorial Debuts! It was amazing to us how many fantastic movies are made by directors who nailed it right out of the gate. Seriously, there are too many to list in just a top 5 list!
To help us cover this fresh topic, we needed someone with a fresh perspective. Welcome Sam Long. Recent graduate of Tribecca Flashpoint Academy and a winner in the Indie Incubator Film Fest. Sam lends us a fantastic point of view as we delve into the firsts… Best Directorial Debuts.
Also returning are a few new segments: JawBox, CinemaFeud among others. Plus the usual suspects I for an I, Movie Reviews, Trivia and a whole lot more. It is brimming over with CinemaFresh Happiness! Listen:
I for an I: Django Unchained, Zero Dark Thirty
Reviewed This Episode: Ted, Lawless, Dark Shadows
CinemaWAR: Superman Man of Steel, good idea? Or Leave it Alone?
This Holiday Season, don’t just listen to any ol’ advice. Go to the people you trust at CinemaJaw to help you make those xmas shoppin lists for the movie lover in your family… or just for you, because CinemJaw is droppin the GEMS of home theater shopping. While Matt K may famously think that physical media is dead, it still seems to fly off the shelves and true collectors rejoice because this episode we are picking the Best DVDs and Blu Rays!
Helping us choose is a guy on an epic mission. One that could take him 25 years or more. His mission… to watch every Criterion film! He is Matt Streets, also know as The Criterion Completist over at Keeping-it-reel.com. Matt S. sits in on the entire episode and lends his tremendous expertise and shopping savvy to the show.
Add to it new segments including a new game and this episode is chock full of ju-ju yummies! Its Cinemalishous! Happy Holidays!
I for an I: The Hobbit and Unexpected Journey
Reviewed This Episode: Killing Them Softly, Life of Pi, Hide Park on the Hudson, Brave
CinemaWAR: Which is the better prequel The Hobbit or X-Men First Class?
Zip up those parkas because on this CinemaJaw the boys mount their Tauntauns and brave the elements as they cover their favorite Winter Movies. These are the frostbitten films that feature the season almost as an additional character in the script. There is no doubt that Winter can be the most picturesque of the 4 and we at the Jaw think that our picks will help keep you entertained when snowed in this year.
Busting out his ice pick, and lacing up his Uggs, Eliaz Rodriguez is our Sherpa on this expedition up Mount Hollywood. Eliaz is the newest member of the CinemaJaw team, having stepped in for Reno, taking the reigns of the Engineer role. He is a wiz at photos, filmmaking and motion graphics. He made our “What Is CinemaJaw” Video (above) and even made us this slick visualizer, and shot our talk with Tony Moore of Walking Dead before he was officially on the team. What a guy! You can also catch his filmmaking and comedy work over at Woodsugars.com. We welcome Eliaz to the team with a full fledged guest spot!
So scoop yourself another bowl of the Greatest Movies Podcast…EVER. Now in 131 flavors. Brrrrrr!
I for an I: Killing Them Softly
Reviewed This Episode: Anna Karenina, Silver Linings Playbook, The Campaign, Arthur Christmas, The Amazing Spiderman
CinemaWAR: Which is the better Mob movie, Godfather or Goodfellas?
Bust out your whips and chains this week, because the CinemaJaw Circus is in town, we ain’t clownin around here. The boys are wrestling bears, and sticking their heads into the mouths of our favorite Animal Movies. Joining us is a lion tamer of a Producer over at The Onion, Mr. Gus Spelman, his new series of video for the Onion can be seen here. Gus and the boys dangle the fishies in front of the movie porpoises and coax an amazing episode into its cage.
This week CinemaJaw goes live, on location to bring you coverage of an amazing art opening that happens to be tied into an upcoming documentary film. We know… That sounds complicated, bear with us here, because this is a great episode!
Prof. John Otterbacher (who you may remember from his other appearances on CinemaJaw) is currently in the process of making a new documentary called “Officially Limited” that takes a look at licensed and unlicensed movie posters, the artist that make and print them, their process, the fans, and the whole industry that has sprung up around this phenomenon. Recently Professor O. had an event at Gallerie F here in Chicago to raise some money and awareness for not only the film but this whole movie poster movement in pop art. He was kind enough to ask CinemaJaw to join him. In this episode, we interview the Galerie F owner, discuss Wreck-it Ralph with Jaw heads outside of The New 400 Theaters, and talk about our favorite movie vampires. All in less than an hour… Hang this episode on your wall, because THAT is an ART!
Also – This is Red Box Reno’s last episode as the official Producer of CinemaJaw. Reno is the best in the biz, and we have been so happy to have him for the past 3 years! Stay tuned for a proper goodbye and news on who the next Engineer will be! (Yes we already have one!)
I for an I: Twilight Breaking Dawn pt2, Silver Linings Playbook
Reviewed This Episode: Wreck-it Ralph, Flight, The Raven
CinemaWAR: Will the new Star Wars films be cool, or worse than the Prequels?