The Long Awaited Return of Random Thoughts of a Movie Insomniac.



Hello Everyone.

After A very long hiatus, I am back.   Well sort of?    I want to keep this site updated weekly with something movie related.  It can be a sort review or thoughts about going to the theater, something.  I will say that after 2018, I no longer am going to care what movies win the big awards or have the largest box office sales.  I’m only going to look at movies that I want to see.    I say this because many of the movies I enjoyed from that year such as Sorry to Bother You and Assassination Nation never had any box office success or much critical acclaim either.  However it has been a long time since I last wrote any thing on here and since the last time I wrote I have see some features I would like to share with you. Continue reading

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The Lambs Devour The Oscars 2019: Best Cinematography.


How a film look is just as important as the screenplay, the sound, the acting , the directing and sometimes even more.  A Cinematographer’s job is to make the images the director has in her or his mind come to life on the big screen and it’s never an easy task While there were certainly tons of movies that should have been picked for this list like First Man, Suspiria, Upgrade, Thoroughbreds, Assassination Nation, and Black Panther.  Here are the five nominated movies from least to most likely to win on February 24th for the Academy Awards. Continue reading

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The Vern will Return in March. AKA Updates featuring Awesome Videos and Cool Photos


Hello Everyone.

I still do reviews and posts on here but it ain’t what it used to be.  As you know I mainly write reviews and edit podcasts for That Moment In.  I was even asked by the owner of another site to help out with their podcast.  On top of that I am working on tracks for a CD to be released in the summer.    The band is called V.V.C.  which stood for Vile, Violence and Chaos or Vivian, Verm and Chum.  After Chum passed away last year, we found a replacement named Andrew who went by the stage name Chase the dragon.   Here are a few tracks with the new line up.  The audio quality is not the greatest and the 2nd song was  just done on the fly in one take. Continue reading

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The Vern’s Top 10 Best Movies of 2018.

Yes I know, I know.  This list should have been completed on our before New Year’s Day but I just did not have the time that I wanted.  But since the Oscars can wait til February to announce their best from 2018. It shouldn’t matter that I post my list a day later.


So without further to do  here are my 10 best flicks of 2018 Continue reading

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Over 100 posts on That Moment In.Com.

Hello Everyone

Good morning to you all.  I felt like this was something I should share with you, because I am very proud of it myself.  Recently I just surpassed 100 posts over on the site That Moment In.   At first I only  contributed a few guest spots, but when David Duprey (the owner of said site) contacted me about doing a podcast.  I was honored, or maybe I contacted him.  I don’t quite remember how it all went down, but it doesn’t matter. Continue reading

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Random Thoughts of a Movie Insomniac 11/08/18


As I write this it’s election day folks and by the time I publish this.  You’ll all be really happy, super pissed off, or really don’t give a shit, but are just glad those goddamn political ads have stopped.  Either way  I hope you got out there and did your part and voted for the person you think will help this country be better.

The movies have their own way of wining elections and it’s with the box office.  Sadly I only have seen a few movies that did make the top 5 in the last month.  But I did manage to see some older movies that I have never seen before on the big screen again  so that’s cool.  Once again I am sorry for missing out and posting things but I am sick as I finish this so I hope you understand Continue reading

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The Vern loves Assassination Nation and hates Venom

There were two flicks that came out in the last few weeks that I want to talk about.  One is a great social satire about how we are living that feels just as important now more than ever and the ever has a guy talking to a CGI mask.  Guess which one made more money and which one was forgotten Continue reading

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Lori Petty(Official Music Video) by Turn Back Now


I recently attended the 10 year anniversary of Minnesota rock band Turn Back Now and it was epic.  Now to be fair I haven’t gone to everyone of their shows and I forget a lot of the names members but each time they play a live show it is amazing.     At the concert they played their love letter to actress Lori Petty in this great music video.  If you want more info, visit their Facebook page.

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90 years of AI in the movies: What’s Changed (and What Hasn’t)


Here is a great article written by Sara Carter of Enlightened Digital all about artificial intelligence at the movies.

We may be advancing into an age of prevalent artificial intelligence, but humans have been dreaming about the possibilities of AI for far longer. This is evidenced by AI’s first appearance in film in 1927, before movies even had sound.

The relationship between humans and AI in the movies is often complicated, much like it is in reality. Throughout the years, we’ve seen film representations of AI that range from benevolent companions seeking to help their human counterparts to hostile machines bent on the total destruction of humankind.

We may not know in which direction AI is currently leading the human race, or how it will help or harm us, but we can gain insight from the imaginings of writers and directors through the decades. Let’s take a look at the cinematic history of AI to see how our view of this incredible and sometimes foreboding technology has evolved.

You can read full article here

90 Years of AI in the Movies: What’s Changed (and What Hasn’t)


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Criterion Corner: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)

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

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg is a 1964 musical directed by Jacques Demy and starring Catherine Deneuve and Nino  Castelnuovo.   It is about the relationship between two young lovers(Deneuve and  Castelnuovo) and  the challenges their relationships face when the boy is drafted into war. It is a movie that is really good, but it took me some time to discover that as you will find out. Continue reading

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