by Dylan · August 12, 2013 · Blogathons, Featured, Features, LAMBcast, MOTM, Podcasts · 5 Comments

220px-Double_indemnityWanna win the Movie of the Month poll? 

I wouldn’t go so far as to say it’s a lock – particularly not when there’s more than one film meeting the criteria – but choosing a film from pre-1965 seems to be a pretty solid strategy.  I also wouldn’t go so far as to say that that was the strategy Dan Heaton had in mind when he chose Double Indemnity as his film to Champion, but the results speak for themselves, as DI lapped the field and won the MOTM poll handily last month.

Before we get to the links, here’s the IMDb summary for the film, for those that aren’t familiar with it:

“An insurance rep lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses an insurance investigator’s suspicions.”

Now, let’s see what your fellow LAMBs had to say about it. Thanks to the LAMBs that sent in their posts for this edition of the MOTM.

* Is It Better Than Avatar?

* Life vs. Film

* Public Transportation Snob

* Silver Emulsion Film Reviews

* To the Escape Hatch

It’s also time to vote on next month’s movie. Once again, I put out the call for MOTM Champions. The gist is this: I ask for volunteers – people to select a film to be placed on the poll (up to 5 per month, as usual), then promote it on their site, Facebook, Twitter, whatever. Should their film win, they are guaranteed a spot on the LAMBcast episode where we will discuss said film. As a bonus (?), they will also get to host that segment of the show. This month, we have five potential Champions – the sites are listed along with the films in the poll below (and in the sidebar). You have one week to vote (and promote your movies!). I’ll be putting out the call for the next MOTM in a few weeks, so stay tuned.

As we do every month, the LAMBcast is tied in with the MOTM. This time around, Dan hosted the discussion on the MOTM, and were joined by Jess, Robert, Kristen, and Dylan.

Also on tap:

* Rants and Raves of the Week
* Name That Year Times Five

A couple notes:

* The show can be found, of course, via iTunes – just do a search for “LAMBcast.” Also, I always post a link to the show on the LAMBcast’s Facebook page, and there’s a player there if you’d like to listen online.

* Shows will eventually make their way to the LAMBcast Archives. If you’d ever like to catch up on back episodes, go there.

* If you’re interested, you too can be a LAMBcaster – we love new blood! For more information on the LAMBcast, check out the topic at the LAMB Forums. Music provided royalty-free by Kevin MacLeod’s Incompetech website. Big thanks to Kevin for providing this service. Opening song by Cake. The LAMBcast loves feedback, too – if you’d like yours read on a future show, leave it in the comments section at the LAMB. Please visit and like our Facebook page, and finally, we’re on iTunes, and would still love a review, even if it’s a bad one.

Thanks for listening!

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  1. jaycluitt says:

    That was a mean bunch of film years for the game Dylan! Glad I wasn’t on for that, all I got was Snow White!

    And it sounds like David O Russell could be a contented for a future Directrospective,once American Hustle is released. It’s a more manageable number of films than Linklater had.

    Oh, and everybody be sure to vote for Demolition Man for the next MOTM! Or anything other than Cocktail, really.

    • Dylan Dylan says:

      It was a mean bunch of years, but to be fair, I did make it “closest wins” for them, which I think I kind of liked better. Definitely works better for the more difficult years.

      David O. Russell would be an excellent choice for a future retrospective. Especially since Flirting, Spanking, and Huckabees will all likely be pretty divisive.

      • jaycluitt says:

        Yeah, closest wins is definitely a good addition, just need to make sure there’s a plan for a tie. I’ve not seen Flirting or Spanking, but Huckabees is definitely a Marmite film, and Three Kings and Playbook both have their detractors too.

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