Archive for the ‘MOTM’ Category

  • The MOTM for April 2014 will be…

    by Jay Cluitt · Mar 24, 2014 at 19:51 CEST · MOTM, MOTM Champions · 1 Comment
    The MOTM for April 2014 will be…

    I recently put out the call for a new kind of Movie of the Month champion – a trilogy! We had an eclectic bunch of entrants, but as always there can be only one winner…

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  • LAMBCAST #209 MOTM PITCH PERFECT

    by Jay Cluitt · Mar 15, 2014 at 0:29 CEST · Featured, Features, LAMBcast, MOTM, Podcasts · No Comments
    LAMBCAST #209 MOTM PITCH PERFECT

    Last month the MOTM champion was The Wild Bunch, a testosterone fuelled, bloody classic western. This month you’d find it difficult to find a film more different, as we sat down to discuss the 2012 female-driven a capella romantic comedy, Pitch Perfect.

    Host Jay Cluitt was joined by first time MOTM champion Matt Stewart along with DJ Valentine, Jess Manzo and Bubbawheat to discuss their aca-feeling about the movie, before...

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  • The MOTM for March 2014 will be…

    by Jay Cluitt · Feb 23, 2014 at 23:40 CEST · Blogathons, LAMBcast, MOTM, MOTM Champions · 4 Comments
    The MOTM for March 2014 will be…


    The last movie of the month was The Wild Bunch, a very male-dominated, testosterone soaked western that only featured women as targets, hookers or human shields, so it’s very fitting that the preceding month sees a very female-dominated movie taking the crown.

    Matt Stewart of Simplistic Reviews has won this month with Pitch Perfect, quite possibly the polar opposite of The Wild Bunch, which should therefore make for a...

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  • LAMBCAST #205 THE WILD BUNCH MOTM

    by Jay Cluitt · Feb 14, 2014 at 11:12 CEST · Featured, LAMBcast, MOTM, Podcasts · 2 Comments
    LAMBCAST #205 THE WILD BUNCH MOTM

    It’s been a while since we’ve had the chance to talk about a critically acclaimed film as the movie of the month, what with recent months delivering the likes of Timecop, Cocktail and Demolition Man, so it was something of a relief that, thanks to Will from Exploding Helicopter, we got to discuss Sam Peckinpah’s 1969 classic western The Wild Bunch.

    It was only fitting that the most American of movie genres had...

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  • THE MOTM FOR FEBRUARY 2014 WILL BE…

    by Jay Cluitt · Jan 27, 2014 at 10:57 CEST · Blogathons, LAMBcast, MOTM, MOTM Champions · No Comments
    THE MOTM FOR FEBRUARY 2014 WILL BE…


    The past few months have seen some less than stellar movies being crowned Movie of the Month. Now, granted, the likes of Demolition Man, Cocktail, White Men Can’t Jump and Timecop all inspired entertaining discussion, but you won’t find many of them adorning Best Of lists.

    That’s all changed this month, as first time contender Will of Exploding Helicopter has successfully beaten out the competition with Sam...

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  • LAMBCAST #201: TIMECOP MOTM

    by Jay Cluitt · Jan 20, 2014 at 0:22 CEST · Blogathons, Featured, LAMBcast, MOTM, Podcasts · 1 Comment
    LAMBCAST #201: TIMECOP MOTM


    Jean Claude Van Damme! Time travelling! Kicking things! This month’s Movie of the Month champion is not what you’d necessarily call a “good” film, but it certainly provoked an entertaining discussion covering the career of JCVD, the ramifications of time travel and whether or not the same matter can share the same space (it can… but it can’t).…

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  • THE MOTM FOR JANUARY 2014 WILL BE…

    by Dylan · Dec 25, 2013 at 23:25 CEST · Blogathons, Featured, Features, MOTM, MOTM Champions · No Comments
    THE MOTM FOR JANUARY 2014 WILL BE…

    Once again, the MOTM feature proves that all good things come to those who wait.  Of course, your definition of “good things” may differ from someone else’s.  Namely, Dan Heaton’s, whose championing of Timecop has now finally paid off with its selection as the MOTM, beating out Joel’s selection of Runaway Train.  (Apparently, Joel is persona non grata when it comes to MOTM film selections,...

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  • MOTM/LAMBCAST #196: COCKTAIL

    by Dylan · Dec 18, 2013 at 5:29 CEST · Blogathons, Featured, LAMBcast, MOTM, Podcasts · No Comments
    MOTM/LAMBCAST #196: COCKTAIL

    I don’t know if it’s a slight against the film or not, but this is the entirety of the IMDb summary of our most recent Movie of the Month, Cocktail:

    A talented New York bartender takes a job at a bar in Jamaica and falls in love.

    If you’re a normal movie blogger at all, you’re probably wondering why and how this film came to be the Movie of the Month.  For the...

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  • THE MOTM FOR DECEMBER 2013 WILL BE…

    by Dylan · Nov 27, 2013 at 5:00 CEST · Blogathons, Featured, Features, MOTM, MOTM Champions · 2 Comments
    THE MOTM FOR DECEMBER 2013 WILL BE…

    Timing is everything!  At least as it pertains to the selection of the Movie of the Month, it is.  Justin of Man, I Love Films has attempted to wedge his love for Cocktail and/or Tom Cruise into several MOTM polls, and by waiting until the clamor to champion films died down, he nearly got his pick in without even needing a poll.  As it was, Dan of Public Transportation Snob snuck in at the last second with an equally cheesy...

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  • MOTM/LAMBCAST #192: WHITE MEN CAN’T JUMP

    by Dylan · Nov 19, 2013 at 0:55 CEST · Blogathons, Featured, Features, LAMBcast, MOTM, Podcasts · 3 Comments
    MOTM/LAMBCAST #192: WHITE MEN CAN’T JUMP

    Pretty sure I haven’t seen an IMDb summary recently that makes the film it’s talking about sound much worse than this one: 

    Billy and Sydney think they’re the best basketball hustlers in town, so when they join forces, nothing can stop them, except each other. To add to their problems, Billy owes money and is being chased by a pair of gangster types.

    White Men Can’t Jump,...

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  • THE MOTM FOR NOVEMBER 2013 WILL BE…

    by Dylan · Oct 27, 2013 at 20:43 CEST · Blogathons, Featured, Features, MOTM, MOTM Champions · 1 Comment
    THE MOTM FOR NOVEMBER 2013 WILL BE…

    Persistence indeed pays!  Though, it also helps to not have as much competition.  On his sixth (and reportedly final) attempt at making Ron Shelton’s 1992 hoops comedy the Movie of the Month, Joe Giuliano of Two Dude Review has made White Men Can’t Jump a winner.  It was a very light turnout with just 32 votes, but White Men still won handily, easily beating Shep Joel’s choice of Body Double. ...

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  • MOTM/LAMBCAST #188: UPSTREAM COLOR

    by Dylan · Oct 21, 2013 at 5:43 CEST · Blogathons, Featured, Features, LAMBcast, MOTM, Podcasts · 4 Comments
    MOTM/LAMBCAST #188: UPSTREAM COLOR

    Primer was released in 2004 and it’s safe to say that it didn’t exactly set the world on fire.  When the receipts had all been counted, it had made a little less than half a million.  The thing is, when your film costs $7,000 and makes that much (combined with the growing success of Netflix), people start to pay attention.  Word of mouth spreads, talk of brilliance and complexity abounds, and the next thing you know,...

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