Archive for the ‘MOTM Champions’ 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • THE MOTM FOR OCTOBER 2013 WILL BE…

    by Dylan · Sep 22, 2013 at 23:33 CEST · Blogathons, Featured, Features, MOTM, MOTM Champions · 4 Comments
    THE MOTM FOR OCTOBER 2013 WILL BE…

    After last month’s destruction by, appropriately, Demolition Man, we were due for a change of pace, and boy did we get one.  We had quite the downturn in participation; after 137 votes last month, there were just 51 this month, but the upside of that is that we had an intense race.  It was so close, in fact, that the top three films were separated by a total of two votes, with Upstream Color winning with 14 votes,...

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  • The MOTM for September 2013 will be…

    by Dylan · Aug 19, 2013 at 5:31 CEST · Blogathons, Featured, Features, MOTM, MOTM Champions · 4 Comments
    The MOTM for September 2013 will be…

    Apparently, Jay really, really wanted to win, and he really, really wanted Demolition Man to be the film he won with.  The man from Life vs. Film went all out for the MOTM poll; overall, we had 137 votes, and his film had more than half of them, in a competition that was a competition for about 12 hours before it got out of hand.  To the rest of the potential Champions (well, except for Joe, perhaps), don’t fret.  Try again...

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  • The MOTM for August 2013 will be…

    by Dylan · Jul 21, 2013 at 6:18 CEST · Blogathons, Featured, Features, MOTM, MOTM Champions · 3 Comments
    The MOTM for August 2013 will be…

    This had to have been one of the more diverse groupings of films we’ve had for the MOTM.  True, it’s not as though there were any foreign films or silents or docs, but we had a classic horror flick, a classic noir, a sci-fi thriller, a sports comedy, and whatever Dark City fits into. 

    However, what started as a close race pretty quickly became a blowout, as Dan Heaton’s selection of Double...

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  • The MOTM for July 2013 will be…

    by Dylan · Jun 23, 2013 at 23:36 CEST · Blogathons, Featured, Features, MOTM, MOTM Champions · 8 Comments
    The MOTM for July 2013 will be…

    ** Some news and changes to the MOTM/MOTM Champions this month.  Read on for the skinny. **

    Well, it’s been an up-and-down week or so for the MOTM Champions angle.  Your Shepherd, Joel Burman, was the only one to throw his hat into the ring for July, so I was all set to kill Champions and go back to just having me select five random films and having you vote on them.

    But then a funny...

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  • MOTM/LAMBCAST #171: DEAD ALIVE

    by Dylan · Jun 18, 2013 at 7:30 CEST · Blogathons, Featured, Features, LAMBcast, MOTM, MOTM Champions, Podcasts · 5 Comments
    MOTM/LAMBCAST #171: DEAD ALIVE

    Long before Peter Jackson became known for becoming J.R.R. Tolkien or remaking King Kong, he was that big, hairy fella from New Zealand known for grossout horror comedies.  His third feature was 1992′s Dead Alive , a film that wasn’t received all that well two decades ago but is now seen as a cult classic.  The gang from French Toast Sunday championed the film after barely losing out to American...

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  • The next MOTM will be…

    by Dylan · Aug 27, 2012 at 12:02 CEST · LAMBcast, MOTM, MOTM Champions · No Comments
    The next MOTM will be…


    It’s safe to say that the latest MOTM poll turned into a blowout.  Deny Everything’s choice of Show Me Love took a commanding early lead, and Flights, Tights and Movie Nights’ Robocop selection made a deent run, but Metropolis, championed by 100 Years of Movies ran away with the vote, taking 29% of the 165 votes (nice turnout!).  As such, Pat of 100 Years has won a chair in the LAMBcast in which...

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