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 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!

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!