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!

CinemaJaw 219, Controversial Films w/guest Tim Barnes

Reviewed This Episode: The Imitation Game
I for an I: The Interview
Trivia: Into The Woods Cast Movie Trivia
CinemaWAR: Which Holiday movie  is required viewing, Christmas Vacation or It’s a Wonderful Life?
Sponsored by: premierboxbreaks.com, Overflowcafe.compsdkennels.comaimkts.com

An unprecedented defeat has befallen the US. Our most important ideal, the Freedom of Speech has been compromised by a decision by theater chain and studio owners. This, perhaps more than anything else I have seen from my time in US history, has scared me to my very core. No one could have guessed that Seth Rogen and James Franco would be the catalyst to a thought war, and yet, here we are. Though, to be fair, this conflict has been brewing for decades.

CinemaJaw won’t be able to solve this national issue, but we can help advance to conversation! Let’s do so by taking a look at our Top 5 Controversial Films. These are the films that sparked outrage, ruffled feathers, and caused a kerfuffle. Perhaps why we can learn why people are so damn sensitive for goodness sake! (But, probably not.)


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Joining us in our exploration of controversy is comedian, fellow podcaster Tim Barnes. Tim’s show It’s All True can be found on the monolithic podcast juggernaut WBEZ. We talk to him about his favorite controversial films as well as how he got started in comedy and podcasting, right down to his favorite podcast apps.

Another jam packed ‘Jaw… nothing controversial about it!

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.

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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.

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We also have deep reviews on Interstellar and Big Hero 6

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It’s a jam packed Jaw as always!

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!

 

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.

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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.

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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.

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The verdict is… LISTEN TO IT!