It was a battle for the ages, and it led to a film containing a fair few battles eing the winner. Yes, The Princess Bride took down Primer, this renewing the debate over what should and shouldn’t be a Movie of the Month yet again. Should it shine a light on lesser-known/lesser-seen gems that slipped through the cracks or should it feature timeless classics? If you ask me, the answer leans towards the former but doesn’t have to exclude the latter, especially when the winning Champion is so passionate about their choice. Such is the case this time around, as Nick of The Cinematic Katzenjammer cites the 1987 fantasy-comedy as his favorite film of all time. As such, he was well-prepared to praise the film (and defend it when necessary), proving that even a film as beloved as this one could produce an interesting (and low on fawning) discussion.
Before we get to the links, here’s the IMDb summary for the film, for those that aren’t familiar with it:
“A classic fairy tale, with swordplay, giants, an evil prince, a beautiful princess, and yes, some kissing (as read by a kindly grandfather).”
Now, let’s see what your fellow LAMBs had to say about it. Thanks to the LAMBs that sent in their posts for this edition of the MOTM.
It’s also time to vote on next month’s movie. Once again, I put out the call for MOTM Champions. The gist is this: I ask for volunteers – people to select a film to be placed on the poll (up to 5 per month, as usual), then promote it on their site, Facebook, Twitter, whatever. Should their film win, they are guaranteed a spot on the LAMBcast episode where we will discuss said film. As a bonus (?), they will also get to host that segment of the show. This month, we have five potential Champions – the sites are listed along with the films in the poll below (and in the sidebar). You have one week to vote (and promote your movies!). I’ll be putting out the call for the next MOTM in a few weeks, so stay tuned.
Also on tap:
* Rants and Raves of the Week
* Last LAMB Standing
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