CINEMAJAW 379, JERRY VASILATOS – “SMALL” ROLES THAT HAD “GIANT” RETURNS

Reviewed this episode: Ant-Man and the Wasp Trivia: Insect Movie Trivia Sometimes small things can have large repercussions. Like the butterfly effect (the actual thing, not the movie), seemingly tiny actions can lead to a landslide in the future. The same holds true in film. Small roles can lead to huge things for the actor... Read more »

CINEMAJAW 378, EMMANUEL NOISETTE – BEST BORDER MOVIES

Reviewed this episode: Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom Interested or Ignore (I for an I): Sicario Day of the Soldado Trivia: Brolin/Del Toro Movie Trivia CinemaWAR: Is Chris Pratt’s 15 minutes outside the MCU nearly up?   A border is a line, a clear delineation between one thing and another, between one place and another, between one frame of... Read more »

CINEMAJAW 377, BRENT KADO – HIDDEN GEMS OF ’93

Reviewed this episode: Incredibles 2, Won’t You Be My Neighbor  Interested or Ignore (I for an I): Jurrasic Park Fallen Kingdom Trivia: Jurrasic Movie Trivia This week on CinemaJaw, we hop in the DeLorean (again) to head back to 1993. This was one HELL of a year for film! Seriously, there were some major heavy hitters... Read more »
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CINEMAJAW 376, TEAM US COMEDY – MOST POWERFUL KIDS IN FILM

Reviewed this episode: Hereditary, Ocean’s 8 Interested or Ignore (I for an I): Incredibles 2 Trivia: Incredible Movies Trivia Kids get ignored. They can’t work, they can’t vote, they can’t drive. It can seem as though children are powerless. However, of course, they are NOT! Kids can be the tidal change that interrupts societies, and youth is... Read more »

CINEMAJAW 375, TIM KAZURINSKY – BEST ENSEMBLE COMEDIES

Reviewed this episode: Upgrade, Deadpool 2 Interested or Ignore (I for an I): Ocean’s 8 Trivia: Ocean’s 8 Cast Trivia If you are making a comedy, but can’t zero in on that one cast member who can carry the film as a vehicle, why not make an Ensemble Comedy? Large cast comedies allow for more... Read more »

CINEMAJAW 374, NEAL EDELSTEIN – BEST MOVIE SIDEKICKS

Reviewed this episode: Solo: A Star Wars Story Interested or Ignore (I for an I): Upgrade Trivia: “Action” and “Point” movie Trivia No hero is ever truly complete without the sidekick. A good sidekick softens and rounds out a hero character and provides a layer of accessibility. At best a sidekick is as indispensable to the hero... Read more »
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CINEMAJAW 373, BEN-HUR URIBE – BEST IMMIGRANT MOVIES

Reviewed this episode: Tully Interested or Ignore (I for an I): Solo: A Star Wars Movie Trivia: “Story” movie Trivia (movies with “Story” in the title) As is written on the Statue of Liberty “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.” These days, these words are more important than perhaps... Read more »

CINEMAJAW 372, BEST 4TH WALL BREAKS IN FILM

Reviewed this episode: Kodachrome Interested or Ignore (I for an I): Deadpool 2 Trivia: Ryan Reynolds / Josh Brolin Movie Trivia Hello JawHead. This week we are talking (even more) directly to you as we spike the camera (microphone?) and cover our Top 4th Wall Breaks in Film. No guest this week… so enjoy a... Read more »

CINEMAJAW 371, JOE MINOSO – BEST FIRE SCENES

Reviewed this episode: You Were Never Really Here Interested or Ignore (I for an I): Life of the Party CinemaWAR: Better going back to school movie – Billy Madison or Back to School? Trivia: “Life” Movie Trivia It’s a living thing… It breathes, it eats, it hates… And the only way to beat it is... Read more »
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CINEMAJAW 370, STIRLING MCLAUGHLIN – BEST CLIMACTIC SCENES

Reviewed this episode: Avengers Infinity War pt. 1, Lean on Pete Interested or Ignore (I for an I): Tully Trivia: Charlize Theron Movie Trivia   In classic three-act story structure, the climax comes just before the end. Obviously, this structure is up for grabs as creative screenwriters try to leave their personal mark with variations and by... Read more »