The Vern looks at more shorts.

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Hello everyone and welcome back to another edition of The Vern looks at some shorts….films.  We have a good selection of great short films by talented directors that we know you will enjoy.  Be sure to check out the other works these great filmmakers have made.   If you have one you would like to recommend me.  Hit me up on twitter @videovangaurd Continue reading

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The Vern’s Profiles in Horror and Pick 6.

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I apologize for just basically linking to older posts I have done for other sites, but I know I will be busy for the next week, and won’t have time to do anything new on here for a while.  Over on The Cinematic Katzenjammer, I have written a few reviews here and there, and I have linked a few of them on here. But there are many other articles and lists I left off.  So now I present all of my  Profiles in Horror and  Pick 6 selections. Continue reading

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Criterion Corner: City Lights (1931)

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The Criterion Collection for years have been releasing the best versions of movies on DVD and Blue Ray.  They are hands down the ultimate praise a film can receive,and while many claim  the Oscar to be  the ultimate recognition.  Having the work and praise that goes into a Criterion edition.  Shows that it was put together by film lovers for film lovers.  This section is going to be dedicated to some of the great movies in this growing collection.


It’s been a while since I posted one of these reviews and for this one I thought I would do things a little different.    I decided to a video review of Charlie Chaplin’s City Lights.  Hope you enjoy. Continue reading

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A Killer wants Vern to review The Black Tape


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I should inform you all as of right now , there is a killer standing right behind me watching me type every word.  My waist is tied to a chair and to make sure I don’t runaway.  He has driving a ball and chain into one of my feet( I knew I shouldn’t have requested we watched Lars Von Trier’s Antichrist last night) I’m in a lot of pain right now and had to sleep on the concrete floor last night. So I’m not in the greatest mood to write this review.  However the food has been just amazing.  For breakfast I had an Eggs Benedict with a side of fresh fruit that…. Sorry my captor informs me that I’m getting off track with this review.   Who is this mysterious person, you ask.  Well I thought he was a director who wanted me to review his movies.  I love being able to support independent cinema, and getting filmmakers to send me their work is a big honor. However this is not the best way to get my attention.  Now my captor assures me that no harm will come if I give an honest review of his work. I fell for that once already when I tried to review The Smurfs and ended up cutting off my own fingers because it would be less painful.  Still I am a professional and can do an honest review no matter what situation I’m in. Continue reading

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The Vern predicts the Oscar Nominees…or so he thinks

oscars-2016-predictionsSo over on the site Film Actually Shane Slater has asked other writers to jot down their picks for the Academy Awards.  I’ll be honest with you. I have not seen many movies that were nominated, so most of my list is just what has won other awards. I do plan on seeing every single movie that is nominated before the big award show and will give you a post about my Oscar picks.   Continue reading

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Looking at Shorts with The Vern

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shortsI have a few new short films that I’m going to review in this section.  I haven’t had much time to cover much, but I do urge you to check them out and find out for yourself if you like them or not. Continue reading

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The Vern makes a video of his Top 10 Movies of 2015

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Hello everyone I apologize for being late with this post since everyone has already posted their picks already.   I was making a slideshow/video and was having problems with the editing site Loopster in getting it finished.  They offer ten minutes of space on their basic account. So I made a video just under that time limit, but the audio cuts off right before it reaches the end.  I went back, made some edits and brought the time down to  just a little over nine minutes but it cuts out even earlier then before. I have emailed them and they said they would look into it.  Well that was way over a week ago and I’m afraid if I wait too long.  This list would seem pointless.   So yeah, here it is and guess what, the whole  video is here without any cuts.  Problem is that  I put a text on screen apologizing for having it cut off early and if I change anything more.  I’m afraid more bad things will happen.  I’m still working out issues with my mic, so some sections are a little bit louder then others.  I plan on doing more of these videos. However I may just stick to doing ones where I talk live on camera instead.  Let me know what you think, and share your favorites from 2015. Continue reading

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Sofia and Bill reunite for the Holidays with A Very Murray Christmas(Review)

Murray Xmas 1Well everyone Christmas is just a few short days away and with that.  A whole slew of movies and specials are being released as well.  One of those has filmmaker Sofia Coppola reunite with her Lost in Translation Star Bill Murray for a Holiday special that is sometimes funny but mostly heart warming.

My Review of this Netflix holiday special is at The Cinematic Katzenjammer.  Read it by  by clicking the link below. Continue reading

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The Vern has others talk about The Star Wars Saga

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Only a few hours left before Star Wars: The Force Awakens invades theaters and while I could do a post about my own experiences with the series.  I thought it would be much better(and even more enjoyable) for you to check out these cool stuff others have done  about a galaxy far far away. Continue reading

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The hills are alive when The Vern reviews The Sound of Music(1965)

Sound of MusicBefore I begin my review of this beloved classic that I have never seen until a few days ago.  I think it’s fair to share that this movie has been mentioned before in many other shows and movies I like.   My mother swears that we watched this as a family when I was a kid.  But I don’t remember.  Then again at that age, I thought all musicals were lame and dumb. Continue reading

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