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’

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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

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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’

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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 The Lure to be LAMB’s Movie of the Month


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I know it has been a while since I last posted on this site.  There is no excuses except that I have been posting reviews and what not, but not so much here.  Most of my stuff can now be found at Cinema Recall which is part of That Moment In (you can read all my posts by clicking here )

I am here today to plead with you beautiful, dear, sweet, wonderful  readers.  Over at The Large Association of Movie Blogs (AKA The LAMB).  They host a contest where fellow bloggers and podcasters each pick a movie to be chosen as  Movie of The Month.   Readers vote on which movie gets chosen and the winner gets to talk about said movie on The LAMBcast.    Past winners I have chosen in the past have been Heathers, American Psycho, Spring Breakers and Howard The Duck.  This month I’m submitting the 2015…or 2017 depending on where you live, movie The Lure to win.  (go here to vote)    If Link is Broken  Go  Here  The Poll should be on right hand side Continue reading

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Why The Final Smile in ‘Magnolia’  is one of the best moments in movies.


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Over on the site That Moment In.  The same place where you can listen to  The very cool podcast, Cinema Recall.  I wrote an article about one of my favorite moments in movies.  The ending of Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Magnolia’.  No, not the the frog sequence.  I’m talking about the final shot of Claudia Wilson Gator(Melora Walters) smiling at the camera.  It is one of the best sequences in movies, and I’m here to explain why

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The Vern’s Top 5 Favorite Movies of 2017


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I’m keeping this next post short, and by short I mean I am not going to write up paragraphs on why I think each movie on this list was great.  If you want to hear my thoughts, I will direct you to listen to this episode of Cinema Recall.  Guest Non Wells (You, Me, Empathy & Joy Sandwich Podcasts) and I discuss our favorite movies of 2017.  After talking about the great movie, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

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So without further to do.  Here we go


5.  Thor: Raganok


4.  Logan

3. Blade Runner: 2049

2. The Shape of Water


  1. Mother!

I will see you cats later on with a brand new post later today.  Enjoy your day everyone.

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Best Movies of 2017 and The Vern Visits 3 Amazing Podcasts

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I hope you had a great week and are enjoying the new year.   Speaking of which I am behind on posting my favorite movies of 2017 for this site.

Here is  20-10 of what I feel are the best movies of 2017.  The only criteria is that all the movies in this list are ones I saw in theaters Continue reading

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The Vern goes deep into the sea and reviews The Shape of Water

Look at this flick,

I saw last week

All I  have to say is  I think it’s really neat.

Wouldn’t you think that Del Toro

Can  do anything.

Look at The Vern

Ripping off Songs

Right off of one from Disney’s renaissance

Reading this post, here you think

Sure, He’s an idiot.

Alright alright, I can’t think of any more ways to rip off any more lyrics to steal from that song, but if you know what some I’m shamelessly doing a bad cover of.  Let me know in the comments.   I have been busy working on episodes of Cinema Recall and there was also Christmas, which should have giving me more time to write up posts, but instead I was with family members at a place that doesn’t get quite as good wifi.  Plus it was Christmas, and I really didn’t  want to write much stuff anyways.   I still need to write up my top 10 of the year, and I will post that after New Years.  Most likely  it will post over at Cinema Recall, but it will post here shortly afterwards.

One of the movies that for sure will be on my best of 2017 list is The Shape of Water.  I recently recorded a review of this movie for Cinema Recall and eve included a link for a written review by one of our staff writers over at That Moment In Continue reading

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