LAMB #1336 – The Madlab Post

by Shep. Burman · August 29, 2012 · New LAMB · No Comments

Site name
The Madlab Post
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Reviews, General, News, Editorials, Lists
Additional Categories
Interviews and Tutorials
Site Rating
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What is the main focus of your site?
I highlight different aspects of mainstream movies and the actors in them while illustrating how they can inspire activities in various aspects of life, from birthday parties to personal reflection. In addition to DVD/VOD rental recommendations, I also feature information about independent film screenings around the world and relatively little-known facts about what goes on behind-the-scenes.

What are your blogging goals, personally and/or professionally? In other words, what, if anything, are you trying to get out your blog?
I initially started The Madlab Post blog to promote my films and keep people updated on the latest developments with my projects. However, I started to run out of things to write about as my productivity came to a halt a few years ago. After reassessing what works and what doesn’t, I decided to make The Madlab Post about more than just my own projects. My blogging goals are to celebrate movies in all their glory, from the beauty of watching them to the fun of discussing how we receive them to the unexpected sides of production and everything in between. More specifically, I aim to introduce movie buffs to interesting facets about Hollywood and indie films as well as the filmmakers or cast members behind them, so that my blog remains active while I work on my films.
Do you prefer an interactive community for your blog or are you the teacher and your readers the students?
I prefer an interactive community for my blog. Since making movies are usually a collaborative process, then the discussion of them should be as well, especially since we all perceive films in our own different way. I can’t tell you how many times I learned about a new movie from one of my readers mentioning it and vice versa. For example, I probably would have never even heard of the foreign film “Oldboy” or thriller “1408” starring Samuel Jackson film had it not been for people who interact with me on my blog.
How long has this site been active for, and how frequently do you post updates to your site?
My blog has been active for five years. I used to post sporadically until maybe 2010. Now, I post 2-3 times per week thanks to two of my blog series: The Monday Movie Meme and King Dong. The former consists of list style posts where I select a theme for the week and pick movies that fit it. The latter is a monthly feature where I focus on one specific male actor and write a post about him every weekend…until a new actor is chosen for the following month. In between those two posts, I publish interviews, movie themed drink recipes, party ideas, casting calls and related film matters that tickle my fancy and those of my readers.
Name up to three of your favorite movies (and no more).
Leon: The Professional, A Beautiful Mind. Four Eyed Monsters
Name a movie you hate!!
November
How did hear about the LAMB? If it was a LAMB, do you recall which one?
I didn’t exactly hear about the LAMB, but rather, I noticed a LAMB banner when reading a post on Candace Frederick’s Reel Talk blog.
Any additional comments, or give yourself an interview question that’s not listed above.
If I could add a fourth favorite movie, it would be: Tarnation. Also, I saw my first IMAX movie last year. It was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. I saw my first 3D movie last month. It was Wrath of the Titans. I totally forgot about 3D movies and those disposable 3D glasses until that day. Although I understand the allure of 3D, it’s still not much of a big deal for me. Regular screens and IMAX are just fine. Just do me a favor and keep the damn 4-month old crying babies out of the movie theater, please. It’s a theater. Not a playground.

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