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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Please Vote Showgirls(1995) as the Movie of The Month at The LAMB

  1. Hello dear readers.

It has been a long while since I have  posted anything on this blog but as you know.  I have been busy posting podcasts and content over at That Moment In.  I would love it if you could stop by and check it out.  Over on The LAMB(aka The Large Association of Movie Blogs), they have posted their list of the nominees for September’s Movie of the Month.  This time I am choosing Paul Verhoven’s erotic train wreck Showgirls as my nomination.  Not because I think it is a misunderstood masterpiece.  It is deserving of all the scorn it’s got, but I do think it’s one of the most fun times you will spend watching a movie.  If you have a bunch of friends get together and watch this, you will have an amazing time.  What makes it funny is that it’s actors take the material seriously, which just adds more to the humor for me. Continue reading

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The Vern tours various podcasts.


Hello dear readers.

Recently I have been appearing as a guest on various podcasts, as well as having many great people appear on Cinema Recall. Here are the ones I was on.  All of these shows are amazing and I fully support them all. Continue reading

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Help Support Cinema Recall’s Patreon Page (and get bonus content)

Hello Everyone

I know I have not been doing much work on here, but I am proud to announce that over at Cinema Recall.  Things are looking very good.  We just launched our new Patreon page and it’s a good place where you can get exclusive bonus content.  Including an all new audio drama of Ed Wood’s ‘Plan 9 From Outer Space‘ featuring many great podcasters.  Get all the bonus episodes for just a $1 a month.




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A24 Films Rock at Making Trailers for their Movies.


After watching Hereditary(which you can read my review on by clicking  here) I was blown away at how great their official theatrical trailer was.  It never gave away any major plot points  and it  kept you  fully interested in wanting to see it.  Thinking back, A24 Films have been doing a fantastic job with promoting all of their feature films.  With that said, I wanted to do a post on some of my favorite trailers from this studio.

With That said I should, mention that not all the movies they made will be on here, just the ones I like. Oh and if there is a review for any of these I will post a link below the trailer, OK Continue reading

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Teaser Trailer for Gaspar Noe’s New Film ‘Climax’


Ever since I saw Irreversible I have been really interested in the filmmaking of Gaspar Noe.  Now to be fair, that movie highly disturbed me after watching it and I had a hard time sleeping afterwards.  If you suffer from depression you might have a hard time as well.  Than Enter The Void came out and that was like taking visual extacy and was a real mind trip.  Imagine if the last moments of Dave Bowman going through the whole wormhole in 2001: A Space Odyssey was the entire movie.  I wasn’t keen on Love or I  Stand Alone, but they are ones I would like to revisit again.   Noe’s movies are not for everyone and that is what I respect about him.  He isnt just showing you shocking things to just be shocking although some may make the argument that he is.  Anyways here is the trailer for his newest feature, Climax Continue reading

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The Vern wishes people would shut up about “A Quiet Place”


Damn.  Damn Damn Damn Damn  Damn Damn.   I’m sorry.  I know a lot of you really love this movie, but I was disappointed with A Quiet Place.  Yes It was cool that there was a big mainstream movie that got people to shut up.  However this family did a lot of stupid things that I was laughing at them instead of being scared for them.


You can read my review of a A Quiet Place from That Moment In


Or if you dont have time to waste on words you can listen to my review from Cinema Recall Podcast


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The Vern asks “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” and reviews this great documentary

If you grew up with Mr. Rogers.  You are probably a well adjusted individual.  If not, you are most most likely deeply disturbed.    OK, maybe the last part is a bit rough, but I worry about kids now who will never know who Mr. Rogers was or what he meant to several generations who grew up with him.

Here is my Review of Wont You Be My Neighbor.  The great documentary about Mr. Rogers from That Moment In


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The Vern gets banished and reviews Disobedience

Yes I know It’s been a long long time since I was on here and I apologize.  There were a lot of flicks I saw and have written reviews  for them over at That Moment In.  So for the next several days I will be sharing those reviews over on this site.  Thanks as always for reading.

Anyways here is my review of Disobedience.  Starring Rachel Weiz and Rachel McAdams


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