Archive for the ‘MOTM Champions’ Category

  • The MOTM for August 2014 will be…

    by Jay Cluitt · Jul 23, 2014 at 13:38 CEST · LAMBcast, MOTM, MOTM Champions · No Comments
    The MOTM for August 2014 will be…

    The latest Movie of the Month has been decided upon!

    I’m pretty sure this has never happened before. When I put the call out for Movie of the Month champions recently, two separate people managed to put the same film forward. The odds against that are pretty damn astronomical, but clearly it would seem that the best way for your film to win is to have two Lambs campaigning for it, because the winner for August 2014 is...

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  • The MOTM for July 2014 will be…

    by Jay Cluitt · Jun 22, 2014 at 17:49 CEST · MOTM, MOTM Champions · 1 Comment
    The MOTM for July 2014 will be…

    The latest Movie of the Month has been decided upon!

    Another month, another intriguing assortment of movies, and another winner. Last month we saw a film all about making pornography, and now we’ve got one where an adult theatre plays an integral part of a key scene. That’s right, this month’s winner is Taxi Driver.

    Congratulations go to Will from Exploding Helicopter, who by winning...

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  • The MOTM for June 2014 will be…

    by Jay Cluitt · May 25, 2014 at 9:41 CEST · MOTM, MOTM Champions · 1 Comment
    The MOTM for June 2014 will be…

    The latest Movie of the Month has been decided upon!

    There was a really eclectic bunch of movies up this month, but it seems another rule has been added for how to win the poll. From now on it’s not just time travel movies that guarantee a win, but films about sex too. That’s because this week’s winner is Boogie Nights!

    Congratulations go to the gang at French Toast Sunday, who by...

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  • The MOTM for May 2014 will be…

    by Jay Cluitt · Apr 29, 2014 at 0:07 CEST · LAMBcast, MOTM, MOTM Champions, Podcasts · 5 Comments
    The MOTM for May 2014 will be…

    The latest Movie of the Month has been decided upon! And boy was it a nail-biter this time around!

    It was pretty close for four of the five films for almost the entire run (sadly my own All About Eve never really got off the starting block), but in the last few hours there was a last ditch attempt for both Rosemary’s Baby and Shame, with Shame eventually taking the crown by one solitary...

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  • 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…

    …and that winner is Back to the Future! It became pretty clear that this was a two horse race, with the other most critically acclaimed trilogy amongst the competition – The Godfather trilogy – making a valiant effort, but...

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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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