The LAMB’s Movie of the Month

Hey everyone, how’s it going?

First of all, I’d like to take a quick moment to thank everyone for your support last time in helping me get “The Shining” elected as the LAMB’s Movie of the Month. 16 different movie bloggers wrote and/or published “Shining” related articles, including myself. You can see them all, here.

As you all know, I also had the honor of appearing on the LAMBcast again to discuss the movie. Well, originally, it was a bit of a disheartening experience for me. Skype issues made the recording session brutal to work through, and we had a very difficult go of it. In the end, we cut the discussion short. I was more than a little bummed.

But then, when I heard that the LAMB also went over their bandwidth limit on their podcast host, and couldn’t get the podcast posted? I suddenly became PSYCHED. I realized…

“The Shining” podcast was CURSED


Jinxed or no, it came out really well. Thanks to Dylan Fields of Man I Love Films, LAMBcast host and producer… he smoothed out the recording issues, put together a very listenable product, and worked around the hosting issue in order to get the podcast up. You can download it from the LAMBcast archives here. If anyone wants to listen but can’t, just get in touch with me and I’ll see if I can help.

But the LAMBcast is ongoing, and this is the first month that they’re instituting the new “FMR Champions Rule”. Now how it works is that bloggers nominate movies to be included in the poll, and if they can muster enough votes for their cause, the movie they “Champion” will be the next movie of the month. The winning movie’s “Champion” will also be given a spot on that month’s Lambcast.

The movie I selected for this inaugural “MOTM Champions” contest is Ridley Scott’s “Blade Runner”. It’s one of my favorite films of all time… It’s an incredible blend of Science Fiction and Film Noir. A futuristic detective story where the “Dame” is a robot, and the villain comes with an expiration date. I’ve already done a MTESS on it, but I’m sure if it wins I’ll find the motivation to expand on it, or create something new…

Of course, in order for that to happen, it needs to win the poll first! Voting is open through Saturday night, and we’re off to a strong start thanks to a push from my friends on Facebook, and the fact that “Blade Runner” kicks ass.

I still need your help to ensure we win the day though, so if you have a moment, and if Blade Runner is a movie you enjoy – OR if you just want to support the FMR cause, please click here to vote “Blade Runner” for the next Movie of the Month! 

The LAMB’s Movie of the Month: Help Support “The Shining”!

Calling all FMR Readers! I need your help!

(Fogs gets up and sounds the bugle, but all that comes out is a weak, dying bleat…)

“Never had one lesson!” :D

I’ve been lucky enough to score a spot on another Lambcast! The Lambcast is the official podcast of the Large Association of Movie Blogs, which now includes over 1,200 sites as members. The episode I’ll be on is scheduled to record early next month… and the topic will be the movie that wins this month’s “Movie of the Month” poll.

So I’m getting out the vote… I dont want to wind up talking about “Hackers”… c’mon! There’s a movie there I’d like to champion, and I’m hoping you’ll help me support it, so that I can make the most of my guest spot and really get behind the movie in question. It’s Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining”. In my opinion, it’s one of the greatest horror films of all time, from one of the greatest directors of all time, starring one of the biggest movie stars of all time, in one of his most legendary roles. This is an awesome movie, complete with iconic images, memorable quotes, and one of the greatest villains (anti-heroes? LOL) ever to hit the screen.

Jack Torrance.

I’ve also been hoping to connect with a “Movie of the Month” in order to write up a “Movie That Everyone Should See” column on it. Each month LAMB members who choose to submit articles they’ve written in regards to the MOTM in question, and I just haven’t connected with one in the few months since I’ve been a member. This is a chance to change that in a BIG way.

So help me out! Swing over to the Movie of the Month poll by clicking this link, tell ’em…

Heeeeere’s Johnny!