The Vern here to ask for your help in getting Nicholas Winding Refn’s visual epicness that is The Neon Demon, to be June’s Movie Of The Month over at The LAMB (aka The Large Association of Movie Blogs) This movie has been divided among many film lovers. While some love it’s striking visuals and over the top story. Others feel that it’s nothing more but style over substance.
I will admit I didn’t know what to make of this film when I first saw it, as this conversation with my brain and I will explain.
I have seen it a few times since and am still not 100 % sure of what it all really means in term of symbolism, but I will give you a quick recap of the plot. Yes there will be SPOILERS. You have been warned. Continue reading
Rob has picked yours truly to help host May’s Genre Grandeur over on his site and I am thrilled to do so. This month the genre is Graphic Novels that have been adapted to the screen. Now I’m talking movies that were based on a book not based off of characters from one. You know what I’m going to let Rob explain this himself Continue reading
Posted in article
Tagged adaptation, alena, Blue is the Warmest Color, Edge of Tomorrow, gene grandeur, Ghost in The Shell, Ghost World, Graphic Novel, movierob, movies, the dark knight, the killing joke
Right now I am feeling extremely humble because I have received, not one but three Mystery Blogger Awards. They come from three very talented sites whose links will be listed below. They are Rhyme and Reason, DB Movies Blog, and Plain Simple Tom’s Reviews. I am very thankful that they each nominated me, and I do apologize for the lateness of this post.
A big shout out goes to Okoto Enigma for creating this award in the first place. It’s damn good thing that this exists so we can help support each other.
The rules of the tag/award are:
- Put the award logo/image on your blog
- List the rules.
- Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
- Mention the creator of the award
- Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
- Nominate 10 – 20 people
- Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
- Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question
- Share a link to your best post(s)
Posted in article, Information, Uncategorized
Tagged Awards, blog, Heathers, Jess Archer Vs, mystery blogger awards, Okoto Enigma, Pulp Fiction, Richard Linklatter, tape, The Fast and The Furious, the house of leaves, The Matrix
Hello Cats and Kittens. The Vern here with a post on my review for Movie Rob’s Genre Grandeur. I was fortunate to have been chosen to pick the genre, and mine was favorite graphic novels that have been adapted to the big screen. However each movie has to be based on book that has been published.
Example, Watchmen would be acceptable because it’s based off one book. while X-Men would not because it’s just based off the characters. For my pick, I am choosing the ultra violent, but extremely fun superhero flick Kick Ass. Continue reading
Posted in Reviews
Tagged 500 days of summer, aaron taylor johnson, chloe grace moretz, genre grandeur, Graphic Novel, Kick Ass, mark strong, matthew vaughn, Movie Reviews, movie rob, Nicolas Cage, star dust, watchmen, X-Men
Several weeks ago I got a message from filmmaker Matt Tory asking me to review his feature We Make Movies. I said yes and promised that I would have one completed by that weekend. When I began watching the movie on the site it kept pausing to buffer every few minutes. There was a download option which I didn’t notice until much later. The downloading option was a hassle, but that is my fault for not looking at the different formats before randomly clicking at ones. Now that I have finally seen this, I’m ready to give you my thoughts. on it But before I do, I feel like I should explain a little of what this movie is about. Continue reading
Posted in Reviews, Uncategorized
Tagged A New Don, Anne Crockett, Be Kind Rewind, Cecil Be Demented, film, John Waters, Johnathan Holmes, Jordan Hopewell, matt tory, Michel Gondry, mockumentary, movies, Reviews, we make movies, Zack Slort
It’s been a very hectic few weeks for yours truly and for this post. I wanted to focus on a collection of short films I saw at the 36th Minneapolis St. Paul Film Festival. Brought to you by the Minneapolis Film Society As of right now, I’m currently fighting a cold. So my latest episode of Film Pasture covering films for the fest will have to wait. But they will post soon. Now on to look at some shorts. Continue reading
Posted in article, The Vern's Shorts.
Tagged Beth Peloff, Brendan Cleaves, Carrie Bush, CB Jacobson, film festivals, Justin & Kristin Schaack, Kati Skelton, Liam Hall, Mathijs Geijskes, Molly McGlynn, MSP Film Society, Short Films, Todd Selby
I am beyond thrilled to announce that I will be covering movies for a third year at the MSPIFF(Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Fest). I have covered quite a few movies at this festival for this site and others before, but this year it will be slightly different. Each week I am going to post audio updates of what I saw on The Film Pasture Podcast. I will also be posting reviews of single reviews as the fest goes on. Just not right when they are showing. So to prepare, I’m sharing with you all a list of the movies I will be seeing. Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized
Tagged 2017, Alankrita Shrivastava, Alice Lowe, Benedict Andrews, Crispin Glover, Daguerreotype, Dean, Demetri Martin, Dennis Hopper, Desperately Seeking Susan, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Keanu Reeves, Kevin Kline, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Lipstick Under My Burka, Luc Dardenne, madonna, Marie Curie The Courage of Knowledge, Marie Noëlle, Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, mspiff, Oldboy, Park Chan Wook, Prevenge, River's Edge, Rooney Mara, Rosanna Arquette, Sexy Durga, Stoker, Susan Seidelman, The Truth Beneath, The Unknown Girl, Tim Hunter, una, Wings
MovieRob recently asked his friends if they would each pick a random movie for him to watch. My choice was the very trippy animated feature Waking Life.
I listed this as one of my favorite movies of all time. Only Richard Linklater could have people just talking with no real plot and have it be interesting. Before I saw this in theaters back in 2001. I was in a car accident and did very much experience what the main character was going through. Even though my conversations were only limited to a few before I woke up from my week long slumber. It was still as vivid as any of my waking days. After I saw the movie,I learned of the term lucid dreaming. Which basically means to be aware that you are dreaming. I have only been able to have this happen a few times, but it is awesome.
The basic themes of Waking Life is if we have the ability to control our dreams. We should do the same when we are awake. t I liked the movie because I did not know what the story was about until close to the end, and that’s rare in movies. Not knowing the plot until close to the end and that’s what I loved most. Plus we get the first return of Jesse and Celine (Ehtan Hawke and Julie Delpy) from Linklater’s ‘Before‘ trilogy. Thanks again, to Movie Rob for watching this, even though it may not be his or a lot of people’s cup of tea( if he likes tea. I don’t know, I never asked)
MOVIE ROB: Movies From the Hat V #48 – Verns’s Pick – Waking Life (2001)
I know Im a bit behind in posting newer reviews on this site but have been a bit busy with work. I will have more time next week.
Over on ScreenTrax. We had our first special guest. Audrey Fox of the podcast Rated M for Macphail as we talked about the 1982 misunderstood musical Grease 2. Despite its problems we liked it way more than the original
Listen to show below.
Source: 4th Episode: Grease 2(1982)
Over on the podcast ScreenTrax. Jordan and myself talk about the movie that really introduced the whole concept of podcasting. Pump Up The Volume
Source: 3rd Episode: Pump Up The Volume (1990)