I don’t know if it’s a slight against the film or not, but this is the entirety of the IMDb summary of our most recent Movie of the Month, Cocktail:
“A talented New York bartender takes a job at a bar in Jamaica and falls in love.“
If you’re a normal movie blogger at all, you’re probably wondering why and how this film came to be the Movie of the Month. For the real answer, check out the LAMBcast episode itself for more of an explanation. It should also be noted that its only competition to win the last poll was the timeless Jean Claude Van Damme flick Timecop. So let’s just say our potential champs had some cheese on the brain.
The winning Champ this time out was Justin Gott of Man, I Love Films, and I happen to know that Justin is a tremendous Tom Cruise fan. He had actually come to me several times over the last few months bouncing ideas for films off of me and this was one that I (somewhat sheepishly) encouraged him to push for. It was a popular film in 1988 but has become largely forgotten (for good reason?) in the 25 years since its release. Warranted?
Also on tap:
* Rants and Raves of the Week
* Name That Year Times Five
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