Hey! I wanted to bring everyone’s attention to the fact that I was able to participate in a Lambcast recently ūüėÄ in fact, this is the first of two back to back episodes I wound up on… I tried to make the most of it because now it’s going to be awhile before I can make my triumphant return…

But in the meantime, I was able to have a great conversation with host Dylan Fields of Man I Love Films, co-host Nick Jobe of Random Ramblings of a Demented Doorknob Tom Clift of Movie Reviews by Tom Clift (amongst other places) and Markus Welby of Green People Soup about the Alien Franchise!

The five¬†of us go over the franchise¬†in depth¬†– comparing Alien to Aliens, arguing over whether Alien3¬†is better than Alien Resurrection, debating the possibilities of replicating a parasitic organism via DNA cloning… all the nerdy fun you would expect when you get a group of movie geeks together and record their thoughts for public consumption!

It’s a really fun listen, I’ve had a chance to listen to the finished product myself already, and I highly recommend it, especially to fans of the franchise! You can search it out on iTunes under “Lambcast” or play it directly here via podomatic!

And just a word of warning… this is the first episode of three guest appearances I have over the next week, plus I wouldn’t dream of not doing our (title pending)s! So it’ll be podcast city here, check out the ones you like and leave the rest!

– Joel Burman, “Shepherd” of the Large Association of Movie Blogs


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!¬†



I had the honor and the privilege of being on The Lambcast!

The Lambcast is the official podcast of the Large Association of Movie Blogs, which boasts over 1,100 movie site members, and I’m proud to be a part of it. ūüėÄ

I had the good fortune to be on Facebook at the exact time they posted up that they were looking for someone to fill an open spot, and I hopped all over it. LOL.

Anyone want to guess what the topic¬†movie was? LOL. I’ll give you a¬†hint!

Check it out, it’s already being called “In Depth” and “Classic”. Ok, well, those are just tweet excerpts back and forth from the people who were participants on it, but I¬†didn’t say them¬†at least. LOL!! ūüėÄ I do have to say though in all honesty, I think it came out really well, and it was seriously cool to be a part of a podcast I listen to myself (even prior to getting started in this crazy movie blogging thing).

You can listen to it directly, here,¬†or¬†downloading it on iTunes by searching for “The Lambcast” – I’m on episode #96, just out last night!