The Vern Previews The 36th Annual MSPIFF

Hello everyone

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

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A Triple Shot of Mystery Blogger Awards.


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)

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Movies From the Hat V #48 – Verns’s Pick – Waking Life (2001)

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)

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ScreenTrax Podcast: Grease 2(1982)

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)

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ScreenTrax Podcast: Pump Up The Volume (1990)

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)

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The Vern’s 100 % Correct Oscar Predictions 2017

Hello everyone.

The 85th Academy Awards® will air live on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, 2013.

The Oscars telecast is on Sunday Feb 26 and with many friends and offices doing Oscar polls.  I am bringing to you dear readers.  The winners of the 89th Academy Awards.  I am not going to list down the other nominees or  who I want to to win.  These are the winners Continue reading

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Random Thoughts of a Movie Insomniac: Feb/17 Part 2

Well Gang

I’m trying my best to keep these posts up to date, but it hasn’t been easy.  I still owe you a tribute to another female director for Women in Horror Month, and I’m not sure If I will make it by the end of this month.  I will try my best though.  I have also been giving 2 blogging awards and I need to spend time doing that, and be sure I don’t nominate the same people again.  I have been busy recording new content for ScreenTrax.  So you can expect new episodes of that more frequently.  At least every two weeks.    I’m also trying my best to comment and share everyone that follows my site, but it’s not always easy.  I did promise to give you more of an update of the movies I saw so here you go. Continue reading

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Howard The Duck win LAMB’s Movie of the Month.


HOWARD THE DUCK, Lea Thompson, 1986. (c) Universal Pictures/ Courtesy: Everett Collection.

HOWARD THE DUCK, Lea Thompson, 1986. (c) Universal Pictures/ Courtesy: Everett Collection.

Yes folks.  The film that was rated one of the worst won movie of the month over at The Large Association of Movie Blogs.  I was up against several films that in all honesty should have won because they were most likely better.  I have to seriously thank Actress Lea Thompson( @LeaKThompson).  Yup, the exact same actress for  her help in having this win.    As well as anyone who voted for this movie.  I am greatly appreciated. Continue reading

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Random Thoughts of a Movie Insomniac: February/17 Part 1.



Ughhh.  I’ve had the biggest problems with my WiFi this week.  Which has caused me to not be able to post really much of anything on this site.  I could view stuff via my phone and did my best to at least view a few posts here and there.  But I feel bad I wasn’t able to watch any things movies or shorts I said that I would.  Mainly because I don’t like watching movies on my phone unless I have seen it before.  TV shows are fine, but for me it feels weird watching a movie on a screen smaller than my laptop.  So since, the net wasn’t working I bought a whole slew of flicks over at the pawn store.  I also did see one new film in the theater, which may be my last time going to see ones when they are brand new,  This is part one of a two post section mainly because I don’t have a lot of time to really write on every movie I saw.  But  lets get to the ones  I have seen Continue reading

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Women in Horror Month: Tribute to Filmmaker Jill Gevargizian



February is Women in Horror Month and to celebrate I want to focus on a few very talented female directors who will be mentioned as one of the best filmmakers of this and any other year    Today I want to focus on director Jill Gevargizian.  She is a major talent that more people need to be aware of.

You can check out other great women directors, writers, artists and more by visiting


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