The Vern’s Top 5 Favorite Movies of 2017


Hello All

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

Hello Everyone


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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Random Thoughts of a Movie Insomniac’s Birthday

Hello and welcome to all of you dear sweet readers, that do continue to read this blog site.  Today is my birthday and I have nothing really planned for this  post except putting just random clips of movies I like and music videos  I think are cool.  Yes, this will date me a lot and that’s fine.  The older you get, the less you care about what others think of you.   I am very excited about the new year approaching and if you think you know what to expect.    I’ll let this clip explain
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Cinema Recall Podcast: The Killing of a Sacred Deer(2017)

The Killing of a Sacred Deer was the latest movie from Yargos Lanthimos.  I was such a big fan of Dogtooth, and The Lobster.(click each link to read the reviews)  This was a movie I was looking most forward to.   I recently reviewed this feature over on the site That Moment In.  Be sure to listen to the podcast, because there is a bonus review of an earlier film from Nicholas Winding Refn(Drive, Bronson)

Cinema Recall Terror Tuesday: ‘The Killing Of A Sacred Deer’ (2017) 

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Cinema Recall Podcast: Top 5 Best Moments in Holiday and Horror Movies

Hello Gang.

Over on The Cinema Recall Podcast.(Courtesy of  the site That Moment In)  I recently posted two great episodes that feature a great list of movie recommendations. Continue reading

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Cate Blanchett: Hollywood Icon

Portions of this article appeared on my older site The Vern’s VideoVanguard

Why it has taken me so long to write a post on this woman.  I’ll never know.  Not only is she one of the best actresses we have around right now, but she is also drop dead sexy.  Yeah that’s right I said it.  She is very sexy.  Next to her, Margot Robbie,Naomi Watts, and Nicole Kidman.  She is one of the sexiest Australian actresses(well the only ones I can think of) around right now. I would even put her in the same ranks as other classic movie starlets like Audrey Hepburn, Barbara Stanwyk, and Katherine Hepburn.   For which she has won an Oscar for portraying her in “The Aviator“.  Her most recent performance in Woody Allen’s latest “Blue Jasmine” got her another well deserved win.  Now she has achieved greatness and is now part of the Marvel franchise.  Playing the main villain Hela in Thor: Ragnarok  The following tribute will look back at a few of the movies she has made in her long outstanding career.  I’m not going to post a review of everything that she has done, but trust me.  It’s a damn good list.  I’m mainly trying to post the ones where she was one of the main leads.  Or had a real memorable cameo at least.

I apologize about any formatting errors.  I tried everything and don’t know how to fix it but I hope you still enjoy it 
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Criterion Corner: Straw Dogs (1971)

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

Straw Dogs

Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Susan George

Writers: Gordon Williams(Novel. “The Siege of Trencher’s Farm),David Zalag Goodman, Sam Peckinpah

Director: Sam Peckinpah

Sam Peckinpah’s Straw Dogs  is a great examination on the nature of violence in our society.  It describes the use of violence as a basic human necessity.   Just as food and sex are human desires, the need to protect ourselves and the ones we love is also a basic human need.   None of us ever really want to be in that type of situation where we have to use violence but sometimes it is important to use, just as the main character David soon discovers in this movie.
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Introducing: Terror Tuesdays at Cinema Recall


Starting this week over at the Cinema Recall Podcast over on the site That Moment In .Com  I am starting up a new podcast series called Terror Tuesdays. Each week I will be checking out a horror or a  suspense flick that not many people have seen before.  First episode is about May (2002).  This is the one starring Angela Bettis who learns the best way to get a friend is to make one.

Listen to it below or read my review  over on That Moment In

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Strange Days feels more relevant in 2017 than it did in 1995.

I have just been to see Blade Runner 2049. I’m pleased to report it doesn’t disappoint. However, I don’t want to write about it, I think the less you know about the plot going in the better. I knew nothing other than what’s in the trailer. Instead I am going to talk about the film […]

via Strange Days: Kathryn Bigelow Underrated Masterpiece — Fandango Groovers Movie Blog

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