Forbidden Hollywood. BABY FACE ( 1933)

Today’s review is courtesy of Cracked Rear Viewer

Made before any ratings system was put in place. Baby Face is a movie that made many censors gasp at the idea of a woman being that sexually confident.  If this was made today, there would still be some controversy from both liberals and conservative viewers about a female character using sex to get what she wants.  In general, conservatives would be offended at the idea of a girl having no shame of so many sexual partners.  While a few liberals would be upset about a girl who doesn’t mind being seen as a sex object to get what she wants.

Barbara Stanwyck was really good as the lead role of Lilly.  A person that can be seen as both a victim and a villain. Lilly is a very complex character and how you chose to perceive her is up to you.   Baby Face also features a young John Wayne as one of Lilly’s victims.  It’s very different to see him play such a shy and somewhat weaker character.

Cracked Rear Viewer gives a really good detailed review in their Pre Code Confidential series and I urge you to not only check out this review, but the rest in the series as well

Source: Pre Code Confidential #8: Barbara Stanwyck in BABY FACE (Warner Brothers 1933)

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The Vern is constantly looking at the sky after watching Space Babes from Outer Space

 

Space Babes from Outer Space

Cast:  Ellie Church, Alyss Winkler, Allison Maler

Director: Brian Williams

Right from the title alone you would be expecting nothing more then just a cheesy comedy with loads of T&A and a lot of low brow humor, and you would be right.  This latest feature from Bandit pictures (Harvest Lake) does feature a lot of nudity and bad jokes about sex.  But that just adds to the films charms.  Space Babes From Outer Space is a throwback to the glory days of 90’s soft core porn and 80’s sex comedies.  Back in the 90’s, networks like HBO, Showtime and especially Cinemax would feature many soft core/erotica movies.  They would include nudity and various sexual acts but none would contain any actual penetration.  For many people too afraid to go to the store to buy a porno.  This was the only way to get their fix, so to say.  When the internet took over and it was much easier to view hardcore titles at your home.  The era that was soft core sort of went away too.    Director Brian Williams’ feature is bringing some of that soft core mentality back with the attitude of an 80’s sex comedy. Continue reading

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New Podcast. Cinema Recall at ThatMomentIn.Com

Hello everybody

 

I am proud to announce that in July.  I am going to be starting up a brand new podcast over on the great site That Moment In.(@ThatMomentIn)  This is a site whose members fully believe that every movie has a great moment that is worth exploring. I hope to bring these kind of discussions further on each episode of this brand new series. Continue reading

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Yet Another Random Thoughts Of A Movie Insomniac

 

Damn it has been a while since I last posted one of these articles and during that time I was recently put on Furlough at my job.  This has been quite stressful because I’ve not been fired, but can’t collect any payments since I am not working.  I was approved for unemployment but am still waiting for additional paperwork from the company.  I’m applying for other jobs and getting interviews but they are much further away then my current one.  Still I’m going to try and remain positive.  Maybe I should start a Patreon account

There has been a lot of time since my last post and yes I have seen a few movies here and there. Not as many as I would have liked and there are still quite a few that I missed seeing in theaters. Continue reading

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The Film Pasture Podcast: Top 5 movies best seen in theaters.

Recently over at The Film Pasture Podcast.  We did a show all about the best movies that were seen in the cinemas compared to watching them at home.  Joining me for this episode was Matt Neglia of Next Best Picture and Tony Coogan of Coogs Reviews  Continue reading

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Movie Rob’s Genre Grandeur – Kick Ass

Hello Cats and Kittens.  The Vern here with a post on my review for Movie Rob’s Genre Grandeur.  I was fortunate to have been chosen to pick the genre, and mine was favorite graphic novels that have been adapted to the big screen.  However each movie has to be based on book that has been published.

Example, Watchmen would be acceptable because it’s based off one book. while X-Men would not because it’s just based off the characters. For my pick, I am choosing the ultra violent, but extremely fun superhero flick Kick Ass. Continue reading

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Please Vote The Neon Demon as June’s MOTM at The LAMB

Hello everyone.

The Vern here to ask for your help in getting Nicholas Winding Refn’s visual epicness that is The Neon Demon, to be June’s Movie Of The Month  over at The LAMB (aka The Large Association of Movie Blogs)  This movie has been divided among many film lovers.  While some love it’s striking visuals and over the top story.  Others feel that it’s nothing more but style over substance.

I will admit I didn’t know what to make of this film when I first saw it, as this conversation with my brain and I will explain.

https://videovortex.wordpress.com/2016/06/25/the-vern-and-his-brain-try-to-make-sense-of-the-neon-demon/

I have seen it a few times since and am still not 100 % sure of what it all really means in term of symbolism, but I will give you a quick recap of the plot.  Yes there will be SPOILERS.  You have been warned. Continue reading

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The Vern reviews the Mockumentary “We Make Movies”

 

Several weeks ago I got a message from filmmaker Matt Tory asking me to review his feature We Make Movies.  I said yes and promised that I would have one completed by that weekend.  When I began watching the movie on the site it kept pausing to buffer every few minutes.  There was a download option which I didn’t notice until much later.  The downloading option was a hassle, but that is my fault for not looking at the different formats before randomly clicking at ones.  Now that I have finally  seen this, I’m ready to give you my thoughts. on it But before I do, I feel like I should explain a little of what this movie is about. Continue reading

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Movie Rob’s Genre Grandeur: Great Graphic Novel Adaptations

Rob has picked yours truly to help host May’s Genre Grandeur over on his site and I am thrilled to do so.  This month the genre is Graphic Novels that have been adapted to the screen.  Now I’m talking movies that were based on a book not based off of characters from one.  You know what I’m going to let Rob explain this himself Continue reading

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The Vern looks at some shorts from the 36th Annual MSPIFF

Hello everybody.

It’s been a very hectic few weeks for yours truly and for this  post. I wanted to focus on a collection of short films I saw at the  36th Minneapolis St. Paul Film Festival. Brought to you by the Minneapolis Film Society As of right now, I’m currently fighting a cold. So my latest episode of Film Pasture covering films for the fest will have to wait.  But they will post soon.   Now on to look at some shorts. Continue reading

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