The Vern is Closing the Portal (for a little while)

Hello you sexy beautiful beings that read or somehow drunkenly stumbles and clicks on this site.

PortalThis is indeed a dark time for yours truly.  The command center I use to write up these posts and to help edit the podcasts you love(The Film Pasture & As You Watch) is no more. As of right now I am writing up this one at a library by my house. Let me explain my complication a bit further. Continue reading

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Top 20 Best Visual Music Videos of All Time(of right now)

AHAI read a post from the great blog Cinema Parrot Disco that reviewed two music videos from Chris Cunningham.  In it she mentions a tweet from director Duncan Jones(Moon, Source Code) that music videos are not as cool as they once were.  First I was kind of shocked, because I didn’t think they were playing any music on MTV except on their shows.  2nd, music videos were a tool to help people discover songs.  Now  with  Spotify and other music services you can try on your Ipod.  I feel that music videos have become sort of irrelevant.   Today I want to share a few videos that I feel are really beautiful and despite the age of the song are still relevant and fun to watch too. Continue reading

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Random Thoughts of a Movie Insomniac Vol 15. Part 2

fightclubThe one thing that becomes problematic when hosting a blog  and this will make sense to all of you wonderful people that do it.  Is that you never feel like there is enough time to write up your post or edit a podcast.  Most of us have jobs and hopefully a nice social life and so it’s not always easy to put these reviews up as constant as we would like.   Right now I’m writing for Channel Superhero with my reviews of X-Men The Animated Series(my apologies for not writing any new things for The Cinematic Katzenjammer. I urge you all to still check it out),editing and hosting As You Watch, and Film Pasture podcasts, and still doing posts for this here blog.   I also love reading reviews from you all and I try my best to look at all your stuff, but fuck.  There is not enough time in the day.  Plus I still want time to watch a movie and play some X-Box.   Oh shit.  I forgot the band I’m in Victory Riot has a paid gig  this labor day weekend.  I need to practice for.  Still despite all this.  I have managed to see some flicks and most of them are still in theaters.  At least I hope they still are by the time this posts. Continue reading

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That Moment In: Ghost in The Shell.

Ghost in The ShellOn my last post I wrote about some sites and podcasts that I have appeared on.  Well one that I forgot to mention was my review for the uber awesome site,That Moment In. David and fellow movie fans write about their favorite scenes in film ad give insights into why that moment was important to them. My pick was a scene for the animated Sci-Fi Classic, Ghost in The Shell.  If you liked  Ex-Machina  or Blade Runner.  You should watch this movie.   Read my full review below Continue reading

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Random Thoughts of a Movie Insomniac Vol 15 Part 1.

Hello all you sexy sexy people.

InsomniaI have been away far too long  and while I haven’t been reviewing things on this site.  I have been doing other things for other sites and stuff.   I have seen a few newer movies and will talk about those in part 2.  But for now I’ll just  write about the other shit that I have done.  I want to start off by saying that I have moved.  My friend Tara (who fronts the band I’m in, Victory Riot) has allowed me to stay in her guest room at her house, and I’m very grateful.  Still working at trying to find a better job which will explain on why I will not be able to post as much as I would like.  Had a great job set up that payed more and was close to my house, but that was a no go because I messed up one of their questions during the interview.  Still kicking myself on that one, but at least I learned something.   I would much rather get paid more then learn a life lesson, so fuck that place for not getting me a job.   Anyhow I was lucky enough to be a guest on a great podcast and have contributed my awesomeness to other great things.  So let’s check it out Continue reading

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Shitfest 2015: The Avengers: Age of no Emma Peel

SHitfestI know I’m suppose to be on vacation right now,but after reading Eric from The IPC’s thoughts on Birdman(Or The Unexpected Virtues of Ignorance).  I think it’s only fair for me to write about a real pretentious piece of shit that many of you actually enjoyed watching.   The Avengers Age of Ultron Continue reading

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The Vern’s 200th Post

Post_200Yup, it is finally here. My 200th post on this here site and to celebrate. I have a video for you all to enjoy. Yes it is a long one and for that you are very welcome. Enjoy. Continue reading

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Random Thoughts of a Movie Insomniac. Vol 14

Hello everyone.

How is everyone’s week doing so far. I want to thank everyone for leaving comments on this site and for all the new followers as well. It’s been a while since I did a recap of what I watched, and I did manage to see some new ones in the theaters. I still need to see “Inside Out” and I hope to do that very soon. Enjoy. Continue reading

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The Vern feels something crawling under his skin so he reviews “Bug” instead.

bug titleBug.

Cast: Katherine Prebie, Aaron Henry, Eli Coats

Writer: Tracy Letts

Director: Justin M. Kirkeberg

 I don’t go to the theater much. Wait that doesn’t sound right.  That implies that I do go, just not very often.  The theater is a venue whose presence once intimidated me.  No, no, no, that only comes off that I think all stage actors are snobbish.  Which makes me sound like an A-hole.  Hmmm.  How do I open this review?…….. Oh yeah! I got it.  I am too broke to attend the theater.  Most plays that run in my area cost way more then your average  movie ticket price Some single tickets can cost more then a  3D I-MAX at night for a large family with snacks too.   So when I see an ad for this play on Facebook and it says “Chose your Own Price”, I became very interested.   I have seen the film version directed by William Friedkin with Ashley Judd and Michael Shannon and I really wanted to see the original play that it was based upon.  I get to the box office and find out that the choose your own price method was on a different day.  I was about to leave and come back a different day.  When the lady behind the counter let me in with the price I could afford to see this play.  That incredibly nice woman was Angela Walberg and she is the marketing producer over at Shadow Horse Theater(links will appear at end of review) and I thank her for letting my broke ass  attend the show. Continue reading

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Saturday Morning Memories Blogathon: Ranma 1/2


Bubbawheat is hosting a cool blogathon over at Channel Superhero called Saturday Morning Memories.  I was suppose to do one last week, but I completely forgot about it until now.  My apologies for messing that up, but I have one now and I hope you like it.  Now I’m not sure if this played during Saturday Morning, but I remember watching it then.  So damn it, it counts.

Ranma 1/2

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