There’s currently some talk going on over at the LAMB Forums (and previously on Twitter) in regards to what works or doesn’t work (or what should work or shouldn’t work) as it pertains to the voting for the Movie of the Month. As it just so happens, one of the key points being made is about the existing popularity of films, how films like The Princess Bride or Watchmen have built-in audiences that dwarf those of some smaller, potentially indie films such as Primer.
Well…none of those films won this month. Instead, it was a film that I’ll admit to having never ever heard of prior to a couple weeks ago. That would be Night of the Comet, a 1984 comedy horror sci-fi film about Valley Girls taking on the leftovers from an apocalyptic event.
And it won pretty handily (see poll results below). As such, Kristen Lopez of Journeys in Classic Film becomes the latest Champion and has won a chair in the LAMBcast in which we’ll discuss the film, and the hosting rights to the MOTM segment (more below).
So, here’s what goes down from here:
* The first thing you need to know is that January 13th is the big day. You have just under three weeks to watch the flick, write up something, then send me the link (dylan at manilovefilms.com; posting to the LAMB’s Twitter account or to mine does not suffice) to either what you write or something previously written. If you’re planning on doing the former, please hold the post in draft until the 13th (you can send a link prior if you have the capability to do so).
* On January 6th, we’ll be recording our MOTM-themed episode of the LAMBcast, where we’ll dissect and discuss Night of the Comet. If you’d like to get in on it…sorry, that show is full. But keep an eye out at the LAMB Forums to for the future shows schedule, as people often have to bail before the day arrives.
* On the 13th, the LAMBcast will be posted, as well as all of the links to anything written. In addition, I’ll include a poll to decide what the next MOTM flick will be (the call for new Champions will be coming at some point before then). That poll will run for a week, and then there’ll be 3-4 weeks until the next event, and so on.
Here are the final results of the poll (click to enlarge):
* Journeys in Classic Film will be ineligible to become a Champion for the next three months. Lord of the Films has two more months of ineligibility remaining, and Public Transportation Snob has one. Man, I Love Films becomes eligible again with the next poll.