CinemaJaw 231, Best Wes Anderson Scenes w/guest Josh Larsen

Reviewed This Episode: Get Hard
Interested or Ignore: Furious 7
Trivia: Prison Movie Trivia

CinemaWAR: Could Wes Anderson direct a summer blockbuster? 
Sponsored by: MoviePass, C2E2

We’ve had Adam, we’ve had Matty. Like Pokemon, we gotta catch ‘em all. This week we are honored to have on another of the fine folks from Filmspotting, Co-Host, Mr. Josh Larsen. Josh has been writing about film for a very long time and Filmspotting is consistently ranked among the best film podcasts on iTunes and other platforms. Because Josh is such a Wes Anderson Fan, we thought we would take a look into Wes Adnerson’s Best Scenes.

If you are not already familiar with Mr. Anderson (and no we are not talking about The Matrix) then you need to crawl out from the rock and set sail for deliberately paced waters, where dialog is witty and characterizations are rich. Wesley Wales “Wes” Anderson was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for The Royal Tenenbaums in 2001, Moonrise Kingdom in 2012 and The Grand Budapest Hotel in 2015, as well as the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature for Fantastic Mr. Fox in 2009. He received his first Academy Award nomination for Best Director and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for The Grand Budapest Hotel in 2014. He also received the BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay in 2015. Watching an Anderson film is a tragically funny and singular experience. He is one of CinemaJaw’s favorite filmmakers working today.

It was a pleasure to get into the Anderson filmography with Josh Larsen!

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We also get to our best bits: I for an I, Trivia and CinemaWAR as well. It’s whimsical and quirky. Have a listen!

CinemaJaw 228, Best Dance Scenes w/guest James D’Amato

Reviewed This Episode: The Last Five Years
Trivia: Fairy Tale Movie Trivia
Interested or Ignore: Cinderella 
CinemaWAR: Is Vince Vaughn still relevant or is he washed up? 
Sponsored by: Rocky Mountain Revival Podcast Green Ink OrganicsCash Flow Savvy, Sarantos, My Guard Pro, Sal Rastegar

This week on CinemaJaw the boys do some stretches, fluff out their tutus, put on their tap shoes and bust-a-move as they cover the Top 5 Dance Scenes in film. There is a grand tradition in Hollywood of great dance numbers, as movies at the start simply aped the mass entertainment that came before… Vaudeville. The tradition continues to this day in everything from action to animation often feature a great dance number!

On the dance card as partner this week is CinemaJaw go-to guy James D’Amato. Host of his own podcast(s) and one helluva guy!

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So take our hand and let us lead. We will just name a few of our favorite routines. Enjoy.

CinemaJaw 227, Rappers Turned Actors – Focus and More!

Reviewed This Episode: Focus
Trivia: Robot Movie Trivia
Interested or Ignore: Chappie
CinemaWAR: Who is stranger Nic Cage or John Travolta? 
Sponsored by: Rocky Mountain Revival Podcast , Ambit Energy, The Pinky Swear Project, Intelligent Internet Marketing Podcast, Buku Now, Green Ink Organics, Cash Flow Savvy

This week on CinemaJaw Matt K. and Ry The Movie Guy are flyin’ solo, sans guest, still recovering from WingFest weekend. A perfect time to get back to basics, hit some Jaw Announcements, fan interactions and explore who are the best rappers turned actors.

It seems like every single MC to ever pick up a microphone winds up taking a turn at acting. Some for the better, some for the worse (erhem… Vanilla Ice…hrm ahem…). It’s a total crap shoot actually. CinemaJaw drops some science on you to help sort out who have done it best, and who should stick to rap.

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Also in the episode our Intern TJ takes on Matt K. in Robot Movie Trivia and Matt and Ry debate who is stranger: Nic Cage or John Travolta. Both Travolta and Cage have surfaced in Civil War era photos (below) and it’s a strange debate in and of itself!

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CinemaJaw 226, Bizarre Movies w/guest Frank Ziede

Reviewed This Episode: Force Majore
Trivia: Nic Cage Movie Trivia
Interested or Ignore: Focus
CinemaWAR: Will a comic book movie eveer win Best Picture at the Oscars?
Sponsored by: The Content Champion Podcast with Loz James, replacementlaptopkeys.com, Double-Knockout.com, Pajamashoppe.com, Rocky Mountain Revival Podcast 

This week on CinemaJaw, things get weird as we cover our favorite Bizarre Films! It was an especially dificult episode to record since Matt K. and Ry The Movie Guy did a Freaky Friday and switched bodies (talk about bizarre)!

Joining us for this bizarro episode is a Bizarrely talented filmmaker, director, writer Frank T. Ziede.

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Take a listen, and prepare to have your mind blown!!!

 

CinemaJaw 225, Best SNL Movies w/guest Vinicius Machado

Reviewed This Episode: Jupiter Ascending, Spongebob Squarepants: Sponge Out of Water
Trivia: in honor of Fifty Shades of Grey: Color Movie Trivia
Interested or Ignore: Hot Tub Time Machine 2
CinemaWAR: Which SNL cast member has had a more successful career: Eddie Murphy or Bill Murray? 
Sponsored by: Kru85PR, Nominal Buys, 26 Finley StreetAirkiiThe Content Champion Podcast with Loz JamesAfterpartypal

For 40 years Saturday Night Live has been making us laugh, and making stars out of it’s cast members. Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Chevy Chase…. I could go on and on, because after 40 years, the list is quite long. This weekend SNL (as it has been shortened) is celebrating it’s “SNL40th” with a three hour long special in which many past favorites sketches, musical guests and cast members are scheduled to make an appearance. It’s sure to be a riot!

In honor of the above, CinemaJaw is counting down our favorite SNL movies.

Joining us is another young actor who star is on the rise, Vinicius Machado. Vinicius was recently in the 50 Cent fronted series POWER on STARZ, and also is a voice in the popular video game LA Noir. He has been hailed by Directors as “versatile with money-making looks” and is sought after today as a valuable talent around the world. Also, He has also been compared to a younger Antonio Banderas with Orlando Bloom looks (just like Matt & Ry… wink, wink).

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We are happy to have Vinicius’ perspective on the SNL films, and he joins us for a CinemaWAR, a round of Trivia, I for an I and all of your favorite bits of CinemaJaw.

If this podcast goes on for 40 years, he will certainly be among the guests we invite back!

Enjoy!

CinemaJaw 224, Second City Alum w/guest Hallie Jordan

Reviewed This Episode: Borgman, Two Days and One Night
Trivia: Planet Movie Trivia
Interested or Ignore: Jupiter Ascending 
CinemaWAR: Is Mila Kunis Leading Lady material?
Sponsored by: PajamaShoppe, Content Champion Podcast, After Party Pal

Actress Hallie Jordan is a “film industry catch.” She currently has starring roles in four independent feature films and a television pilot, as well as her introductory role in the independent thriller feature film “The Girl,” starring Michael Biehn(Terminator, Aliens) and Tia Carrere (True Lies, Wayne’s World), released in 2014.

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Jordan is no stranger to theater and film. Born and raised in New York City, she began working in theater as a child. A graduate of The Second City – Chicago, Stella Adler Academy of Acting and Theatre – Los Angeles, and the University of Redlands, she is professionally trained in acting, theater, comedy improvisation and music. She utilized her personalized Bachelor of Arts degree in “The Ontology of a Performer” to explore the psychology, sociology, philosophy and business of acting. In developing a sense of creative independence, she formed her own production company, Small Red Star Productions.

It is precisely her level of learning (and her status as a Second City Alum) that makes Hallie perfect to join us on our quest this week: Choosing our Top 5 (non-SNL) Second City Alum.

Take a listen wont you?

Reviewed This Episode: Still Alice 
Trivia: Black & White Movie Trivia
Interested or Ignore: Black or White
CinemaWAR: which was the bigger Oscar snub? Lego Movie for Animated Feature or Ava DuVernay
Sponsored by: Blue Collar GlomerationSarantos, PajamaShoppe

This is what it sounds like when PODCASTS COLLIDE!

This week, we are happy to be joined by members of our growing film podcast community, the always vocal on twitter, and good buddies of ours Barry and Jairo from True Bromance Film Podcast.

DC, Chicago and Tampa in the house this week!

I will let this episode speak for itself!

CinemaJaw 222, Best Wedding Movies w/guest Lauren “Geek Girl Chicago” Faits

Reviewed This Episode: American Sniper
Trivia: Friends Movie Trivia
Interested or Ignore: Cake
CinemaWAR: Who will win the fight in Avengers 2: Hulk or Iron Man?
Sponsored by: Erase My Boss, Blue Collar Glomeration, Sarantos

Mawage… Mawage is whwt bwings us togwah today….

This week on CinemaJaw, the chapel bells are a’ ringin’ as we cover our Top 5 Wedding Movies in honor of new film The Wedding Ringer. Surprisingly, what we thought could be lesser topic turned out to be quite a good one since marriage is such an event in the human experience that is reflected in film.

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Joining us on this trip to the altar is fellow ChicagoNow blogger, and pop culturist, Lauren Faits perhaps better known as Geek Girl Chicago. Lauren sits in our entire episode as we explore silver screen nuptials and offers up her own list on the topic.

ALSO: New this epsisode – CinemaJaw welcomes intern Talyor James “TJ” Jarrad to the show! Welcome to the Jawbox TJ!

Just admit it… You’d marry this podcast if you could!

CinemaJaw 221, Best of 2014 w/guest Brian Tallerico

Reviewed This Episode: Inherent Vice
Trivia: Bradley Cooper / Clint Eastwood Movie Trivia
Interested or Ignore: What film are you most excited for in 2015 (Besides Star Wars and Avengers)?
CinemaWAR: Which film is the most anticipated of 2015 Star Wars or Avengers?
Sponsored by: OnscribeKen’s Anglers,premierboxbreaks.com, Errase My Boss

Another year is in the books. Should Old Acquaintance be forgot,and never thought upon, and all that jazz. I have to say, from our perch here at CinemaJaw, 2014 was one helluva year at the movies!

Here to help us out with a Very Special Episode, in which we will countdown our Top 10 of 2014, is Brian Tallerico! You may have heard Brian covering TV on WGN Radio saturday mornings, or you may be familiar with his work as the Managing Editor over at Roger Ebert Dot Com, or perhaps you may recognize his name as the Vice President of the Chicago Film Critics Association, then again you just may know him from his previous appearances on good ol’ CinemaJaw! However you know Brian Tallerico, just know that he is one of the best voices in film criticism in this or any other city, and a damn cool guy to boot.

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So goodbye 2014, hello 2015! We hope you enjoy this (slightly longer than usual) CinemaJaw. Here’s to a great new year!

Reviewed This Episode: The Interview, Into The Woods, Unbreakable
Trivia: 2014 Sequel Movie Trivia
CinemaWAR: Which film is the most anticipated of 2015 Star Wars or Avengers?
Sponsored by: Onscribe, Ken’s Anglers, premierboxbreaks.compennamek.blogspot.commycomuniti.com

Great Scott Marty!

In Back to the Future 2, Doc and Marty travel to the year 2015. What did the producers of the film get right,and what was far fetched? In honor of our favorite time travelers we take a look at our favorite Depictions of the Future.

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Joining us in the DeLorean is none other that Chicago radio personality Ken “Al Roker Jr.” Smith, giving us his picks for the future.

You wont need 1.21 Gigawatts to take this trip!