It seemed only fitting that, after a hard-fought battle against The Princess Bride, the 16th entry in the James Bond series, Licence to Kill, won out in the last MOTM poll. It turned out to be a film of discovery for several of us on the accompanying LAMBcast – some continued to love it, some not so much, but it’s fair to say we all learned a bit more Bond history: why this film might have been received so poorly and perhaps why it appeared to have killed Bond for a short period before Goldeneye reinvigorated the franchise.
Before we get to the links, here’s the IMDb summary for the film, for those that aren’t familiar with it:
“James Bond is on possibly his most brutal mission yet. Bond’s good friend, Felix Leiter, is left near to death by drug baron Franz Sanchez. Bond sets off on the hunt for Sanchez, but not everyone is happy. MI6 does not feel Sanchez is their problem and strips Bond of his license to kill. Bond is now more dangerous than ever. Bond gains the aide of one of Leiter friends, known as Pam Bouvier and sneaks his way into the drug factories, which Sanchez owns. Will Bond be able to keep his identity secret, or will Sanchez see Bond’s true intentions? “
Now, let’s see what your fellow LAMBs had to say about it. Thanks to all of the LAMBs that sent in their posts for this edition of the MOTM.
* Bananas About Movies
* Cinema Sights
* Deny Everything
* Fogs Movie Reviews
* Kirkham A Movie A Day
* Surrender to the Void
* The Stop Button
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 10 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 six Champions – the sites are listed along with the films in the poll below. 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, as mentioned, Dan hosted the MOTM segment, and was joined by Joel, Kristen, Justin and Dylan.
Also on tap:
* Rants and Raves of the Week
* Last LAMB Standing
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.
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