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CinemaJaw 217, Best Movie Trailers w/guest Mark Cantu

Reviewed This Episode: Foxcatcher, A Most Wanted Man
I for an I: Inherent Vice
Trivia: Paul Thomas Anderson Movie Trivia
Sponsored by: The Blu Collar Conglomeration, lushescurtains.com, Regression Inc., VenomCPM, OrthoGeeks.com

In honor of the latest thing to hit the internet… The Star Wars episode 7 Trailer, We take a look at our Top 5 Movie Trailers!

Joining us is writer/director of Superhero Comedy, Now Hiring, Mr. Mark Cantu. Here is the trailer to his film:

Mark is with us this entire episode! Coming soon to a set of headphones near you!

Note: Here are some of the trailers we talk about in this episode, Scroll down to the bottom for the episode!



The Star Wars Trailer:

Ry’s Picks

Matt’s Picks

Mark’s Picks

Bonus Pick

CinemaJaw 216, Best Wilderness Movies w/guest Mike “Mac” McNamara

Just in time for your Thanksgiving travels home! A Second Helping of CinemaJaw:

Reviewed This Episode:
I for an I: Wild
Trivia: Reese Witherspoon
Sponsored by: Race You To The BottomSpectrum Safety TrainingRocky Mountain Revival, Literary PodcastIzza Pizzeria, Fooglebook

This week on CinemaJaw, in honor of new film Wild, we are taking a look at the Best Wilderness Films.

Joining us on this bushwhacking adventure into the jungle is none other than Chicago’s own Mike “Mac” McNamara, founder and programmer of The Midwest Independent Film Festival. Mac sits in this entire episode to give us his picks, take on Matt in Trivia, and a whole lot more!


Seconds Anyone?

CinemaJaw 215, Hunger Games + Best Movie Archers + The Moviewed Game w/ Hammervision

Reviewed This Episode: The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay pt. 1
Trivia: The Moviewed Game
Sponsored by: SpectrumSafetyTraining, Regression Inc., iCarryalls.com, Inside the Criminal Mind Podcast

Welcome to our Thanksgiving FEAST of CinemaJaw episodes! Consider this the first course and desert is coming up!


In this episode CinemaJaw goes in depth on Hunger Games: Mocking Jay pt. 1. Plus we are rejoined by Hammervision to play the long awaited return of The Moviewed Game!

We are also going over our Top Movie Archers.

Stuff yourself!




CinemaJaw 214, Married Movie Couples w/guests Hammervision

Reviewed This Episode: Theory of Everything
CinemaWAR: Should Matt Damon return to the Bourne series?
I for an I: Horrible Bosses 2
Trivia: Boss Movie Trivia
Sponsored by: PublicWiFi.companySpectrumSafetyTraining, Ken’s Anglershqc.international, Regression Inc. 

Marriage…. marriage is what brings us together… today.

CinemaJaw’s Matt and Ry have been together for so long it almost seems like they are a married couple. They certainly fight like a married couple. That’s why this week on the show we are taking a look at Married Movie Couples.


We will need a good guest to help us. Enter John and Julie Hammerle, husband and wife team of the film and television blog, Hammervision! The JJ connection knows a thing or two about Married Movie Couples and they each bring a top list to the table.

In sickness and in health, CinemaJaw is here for you always. Til death do us part 😉

CinemaJaw 213, Best Series Finales + in depth on Interstellar and Big Hero 6

Reviewed This Episode:  Interstellar, Big Hero 6
CinemaWAR: Which Star Wars episode has the better title, Revenge of the Sith or The Empire Strikes Back?
Trivia: Jennifer Movie Trivia
Sponsored by: spankyourboss.comContent Champion Podcastpremierboxbreaks.comRinger, PublicWiFi.com, SpectrumSafetyTraining

This week on CinemaJaw , in honor of The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay pt 1, coming out, we take a look at the final film in a series or franchise. The ultimate. The last one. We will try to discern which ones are worth their salt.


We also have deep reviews on Interstellar and Big Hero 6


It’s a jam packed Jaw as always!

CinemaJaw 212, Best Movie Teachers w/ guest Charles Klein

Reviewed This Episode: Whiplash
I for an I: Foxcatcher
CinemaWAR: Is 20 years later a good time for a Dumb and Dumber sequel, or have they miss their window?
Sponsored by: spankyourboss.comContent Champion Podcastpremierboxbreaks.comRingerAfterPartyPal.comThePajamaCompany
We can teach you a thing or two… About movies.
This week on CinemaJaw we get out the yardstick and our protractors as we measure on a bell curve our Top 5 Movie Teachers.
It’s an epic topic so we need an epic guest. Welcome back to the show Mr. Charles Klein. Co-founder of Chicago’s Indie Incubator Film Fest and independent filmmaker Charles could teach a thing or two. So who better to copy notes from?

CinemaJaw 211, Afterlife Movies w/guest James D’Amato

Reviewed This Episode: Birdman, Nightcrawler, I Know That Voice
I for an I: Interstellar
CinemaWAR: Which Nolan film is the masterpiece: Dark Knight or Inception?
Sponsored by: spankyourboss.com, Sal Rastegar, Ballet 18 Street, Content Champion Podcastpremierboxbreaks.comRinger

Happy Halloween!


This week on CinemaJaw we are covering our favorite Afterlife Movies in honor of Halloween. There is a special surprise this episode… which I won’t spoil here. Suffice it to say, we are very lucky the guest James D’Amato of the One Shot podcast (and others) is also a medium!

Enjoy, stay safe, and keep on ‘Jawing about the movies!

CinemaJaw 210, Losing My Mind Movies w/ Jessica and Brent of The Chicago Comedy Film Festival

Reviewed This Episode: The Babadook
I for an I: Birdman
CinemaWAR: Can Michael Keaton mount a comeback?
Sponsored by: MobileMunky, Sal Rastegar, ezonlinetrader, Sarantos

This week on CinemaJaw, we take a trip to the funny farm and go insane as we cover our Top Losing My Mind Movies!

Join us on this adventure are a couple’a nuts who created, program and run the Chicago Comedy Film Festival, Brent Kado and Jessica Hardy.

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The fest is running this weekend and we hope to see all you JawHeads there!


CinemaJaw 209, Halloween Special from Statesville Haunted Prison w/ John LaFlamboy

Reviewed This Episode: The Judge, Gone Girl
I for an I: Fury
Trivia: Shia LaBeouf Brad Pitt movie Trivia
CinemaWAR: Female Ghostbusters?
Sponsored by: MobileMonkey, ProdigyHardwoodInteriors.com, JobFairWorldWide.com

The leaves are falling, and pumpkins are burning, and the clown who lives under your bed is stirring. It’s time again to watch every horror movie you can! Since we have been doing this ‘Jaw for five years, we decided this year to reflect back on the last half decade of horror and present to you our Top 5 Scariest Scenes of the Last 5 Years.


As has become our Halloween tradition, we travel to the local (which just happens to be the best in the nation) haunted house and talk with Mr. John LaFlamboy, actor, filmmaker, horror aficionado and haunted house proprietor. John runs Statesville Haunted Prison and City of the Dead, not to mention Zombie Containment at Navy Pier, so he knows his stuff when it comes to scary. In addition to that John has two films under his belt Moleman of Belmont Avenue (available on Netflix) and soon to be released The Adventures of Kitty Zombie, so he knows movies as well. Could there be a better guest I ask you? NO!

Big thanks to John for hosting us as his wonderful attraction. hope you enjoy our Halloween Special!

CinemaJaw 208, Best Courtroom Movies w/guest Jen Bosworth

Reviewed This Episode: The Maze Runner
I for an I: The Judge
Trivia: Roberts Movie Trivia
CinemaWAR: Which is scarier in horror, Clowns or Dolls
Sponsored by: MobileMonkey

Prepaire to be judged. This week in honor of the new film form Robert Duval and Robert Downey Jr. we discuss our favorite Courtroom Movies.


Joining us is a damn nice lady, comedian, actor and all around performer Jen Bosworth. Fresh off her one-woman show entitled “Why Not Me. Love, Cancer and Jack White,” Jen talks to us about her experience acting here in Chicago as well as LA. She can sling a Nic Cage story with the best of them to boot. Safe to say we had a great time talking to Jen about Courtroom Movies and a bunch of other stuff.


The verdict is… LISTEN TO IT!