The Vern will Return in March. AKA Updates featuring Awesome Videos and Cool Photos


Hello Everyone.

I still do reviews and posts on here but it ain’t what it used to be.  As you know I mainly write reviews and edit podcasts for That Moment In.  I was even asked by the owner of another site to help out with their podcast.  On top of that I am working on tracks for a CD to be released in the summer.    The band is called V.V.C.  which stood for Vile, Violence and Chaos or Vivian, Verm and Chum.  After Chum passed away last year, we found a replacement named Andrew who went by the stage name Chase the dragon.   Here are a few tracks with the new line up.  The audio quality is not the greatest and the 2nd song was  just done on the fly in one take. Continue reading

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The Vern’s Top 10 Best Movies of 2018.

Yes I know, I know.  This list should have been completed on our before New Year’s Day but I just did not have the time that I wanted.  But since the Oscars can wait til February to announce their best from 2018. It shouldn’t matter that I post my list a day later.


So without further to do  here are my 10 best flicks of 2018 Continue reading

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Over 100 posts on That Moment In.Com.

Hello Everyone

Good morning to you all.  I felt like this was something I should share with you, because I am very proud of it myself.  Recently I just surpassed 100 posts over on the site That Moment In.   At first I only  contributed a few guest spots, but when David Duprey (the owner of said site) contacted me about doing a podcast.  I was honored, or maybe I contacted him.  I don’t quite remember how it all went down, but it doesn’t matter. Continue reading

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Random Thoughts of a Movie Insomniac 11/08/18


As I write this it’s election day folks and by the time I publish this.  You’ll all be really happy, super pissed off, or really don’t give a shit, but are just glad those goddamn political ads have stopped.  Either way  I hope you got out there and did your part and voted for the person you think will help this country be better.

The movies have their own way of wining elections and it’s with the box office.  Sadly I only have seen a few movies that did make the top 5 in the last month.  But I did manage to see some older movies that I have never seen before on the big screen again  so that’s cool.  Once again I am sorry for missing out and posting things but I am sick as I finish this so I hope you understand Continue reading

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The Vern loves Assassination Nation and hates Venom

There were two flicks that came out in the last few weeks that I want to talk about.  One is a great social satire about how we are living that feels just as important now more than ever and the ever has a guy talking to a CGI mask.  Guess which one made more money and which one was forgotten Continue reading

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Lori Petty(Official Music Video) by Turn Back Now


I recently attended the 10 year anniversary of Minnesota rock band Turn Back Now and it was epic.  Now to be fair I haven’t gone to everyone of their shows and I forget a lot of the names members but each time they play a live show it is amazing.     At the concert they played their love letter to actress Lori Petty in this great music video.  If you want more info, visit their Facebook page.

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90 years of AI in the movies: What’s Changed (and What Hasn’t)


Here is a great article written by Sara Carter of Enlightened Digital all about artificial intelligence at the movies.

We may be advancing into an age of prevalent artificial intelligence, but humans have been dreaming about the possibilities of AI for far longer. This is evidenced by AI’s first appearance in film in 1927, before movies even had sound.

The relationship between humans and AI in the movies is often complicated, much like it is in reality. Throughout the years, we’ve seen film representations of AI that range from benevolent companions seeking to help their human counterparts to hostile machines bent on the total destruction of humankind.

We may not know in which direction AI is currently leading the human race, or how it will help or harm us, but we can gain insight from the imaginings of writers and directors through the decades. Let’s take a look at the cinematic history of AI to see how our view of this incredible and sometimes foreboding technology has evolved.

You can read full article here

90 Years of AI in the Movies: What’s Changed (and What Hasn’t)


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Criterion Corner: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)

The Criterion Collection for years have been releasing the best versions of movies on DVD and Blue Ray.  They are hands down the ultimate compliment 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.

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg is a 1964 musical directed by Jacques Demy and starring Catherine Deneuve and Nino  Castelnuovo.   It is about the relationship between two young lovers(Deneuve and  Castelnuovo) and  the challenges their relationships face when the boy is drafted into war. It is a movie that is really good, but it took me some time to discover that as you will find out. Continue reading

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The Vern tours various podcasts.


Hello dear readers.

Recently I have been appearing as a guest on various podcasts, as well as having many great people appear on Cinema Recall. Here are the ones I was on.  All of these shows are amazing and I fully support them all. Continue reading

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The Vern goes to rescue his lost dog and reviews Isle of Dogs.


I just saw the new Wes Anderson feature, Isle of Dogs and it was astounding.  If this isn’t a major contender at next year’s award shows.  I’m going to assume that Disney is buying off voters, or they actually do make good movies.  I don’t know I haven’t seen Coco yet.

This tale of a young boy on the search to find his dog had a amazing animation and a story that kept me hooked.   with great voice work including Bill Murray, Bryan Cranston, Francis McDormand, Jeff Goldblum, Scarlet Johansson and more.  I truly loved this movie.  You can read my full review below on the site That Moment In

Isle of Dogs Review

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The Vern visits a mental ward and reviews ‘Unsane’

Hello everybody

I recently watched Steven Soderbergh’s latest feature Unsane and I thought of a few things things.  One, why is it that every movie I have seen that is set at a mental institution?  The place for the most part seems like an alright place to be.  The staff can be kind of pricks and I’m sure that most places don’t treat their patients well.  But for me, it seems like sort of a vacation.  You never have to worry about anything, just take drugs and watch TV.  I know this is not real case with these places, but in movies.  It seems like they would be alright.  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, 12 Monkeys, Girl Interrupted .ect. I would stay in all of them.

The  other is that I thought Soderbergh said he was retiring  from film making  I may be wrong and it’s cool if he wants to continue making movies.  Anyways I recently reviewed Unsane for That Moment In and wrote a review.   Check it out

Unsane Review


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2018 Twin Cities Actor Expo.

2018 Twin Cities Actor Expo

I have attended the Twin Cities Film Festival ( )for various sites along the years and was thrilled at all of the great movies I saw there.  Many of them were created by and starred people from my home state of Minnesota  and I was amazed.    On April 7th 2018.   The folks from TCFF are presenting a great event where actors from all different aspects(stage, film, tv,voice,ect) can come together and network  with each other.

There will be lots of great panels and workshops that are perfect for novice and professional actors.  Along with opportunities to meet with a lot of the top talent agencies as well.  It’s also a great way for actors to meet filmmakers and audition for upcoming projects.

You can learn about all of this and more by visiting the site below

2018 Twin Cities Actor Expo





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The Vern visits great ladies and reviews Tomb Raider(2018) , A Fantastic Woman. and Thoroughbreds

Hello gang.


I recently posted full reviews of Tomb Raider(2018), Thoroughbreds and A Fantastic Woman for the Site That Moment in.  I am damn damn sorry I haven’t posted on this site in a while and I am very sorry I have been lacking on reading posts from all you other  other great bloggers.  I will be fixing that for sure this weekend.  But for now here are the reviews

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Welcome to the Jungle as The Vern Reviews ‘Annihilation’

Hello readers

I recently posted a review of the latest feature from Writer/Director Alex Garland(Ex Machina, Dread) Annihilation for That Moment In.  You can read or listen to podcast via Cinema Recall  Continue reading

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Please Vote Showgirls(1995) as the Movie of The Month at The LAMB

  1. Hello dear readers.

It has been a long while since I have  posted anything on this blog but as you know.  I have been busy posting podcasts and content over at That Moment In.  I would love it if you could stop by and check it out.  Over on The LAMB(aka The Large Association of Movie Blogs), they have posted their list of the nominees for September’s Movie of the Month.  This time I am choosing Paul Verhoven’s erotic train wreck Showgirls as my nomination.  Not because I think it is a misunderstood masterpiece.  It is deserving of all the scorn it’s got, but I do think it’s one of the most fun times you will spend watching a movie.  If you have a bunch of friends get together and watch this, you will have an amazing time.  What makes it funny is that it’s actors take the material seriously, which just adds more to the humor for me. Continue reading

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