The Vern’s Top 10 Best Movies of 2016

Happy New Years

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Last time I went through a list of the movies I watched that were mostly Meh.  Today I am listing the one that made me say Wow.  These are the best movies I have watched  and ones, I will be happy to check out again. Continue reading

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The Vern’s Top 10 Most Mediocre Movies of 2016

 

 

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The year 2016 has brought in a slew of movies that were either total shit or really blasting awesome.  But what about the ones that were mainly O.K.  Do they not have a voice, why are they the ones in limbo.  Am I just a chicken shit for not sticking to my guns and placing them in one category or another.  Well, maybe, umm, no, but, yeah, hmm.  I don’t hate these movies, but I don’t fully love them either.  Every film on this list are ones I would watch again but I wouldn’t buy them on Blu-Ray brand new.   Well in any case at least you get an extra couple of lists when I do post my best and worst of 2016.  So let’s get cracking Continue reading

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The Vern’s YouTube Channel or How I Learned to Love the Vlog

 

Hello Everyone.

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Way back in 2014 I started posting video reviews because  I thought just reading my words wasn’t enough for my dear sexy followers.   It was a lot of fun making these, but I haven’t made any in a while due to lack of activity on there.  That and my camera isn’t working too well either   So my question for those that still read this is would you prefer written posts or video ones.  Also do you want more where I talk live on camera or do you prefer to just hear my voice. Now to be fair, the ones I made are not as professional as others you’ve seen. They are mostly just a photo slide show with my voice underneath, but there are a few that feature me on camera for the full thing.

Now let’s check out some of the videos I made Continue reading

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ScreenTrax: That Thing You Do (1996)

On our first official episode.  Jordan and I look back at the 1996 music comedy “That Thing You Do” and than listen to all the great songs on the soundtrack.  You can listen to the show on the site below and we are also on Itunes as well.

More ways to listen will happen in 2017 as more episodes are being released.  Do you have any suggestions of other great movies with soundtrack we should cover  Leave a comment here or on ScreenTrax site and we promise to feature them and mention your site for choosing them.  Thank you.

Source: First Episode: That Thing You Do (1996)

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Random Thoughts of a Movie Insomniac: December

White male caucasian young adult on bed with head on pillow with eyes wide open staring off into space at the camera. Afraid of the dark.

White male caucasian young adult on bed with head on pillow with eyes wide open staring off into space at the camera. Afraid of the dark.

As I write up this latest draft, I am now in the last year of my 30’s.  Today  I am 39, and I  feel pretty damn good about it.  I’m still doing the things I love, and am still pretty active.  I guess it hasn’t hit just yet.  I don’t feel old because I don’t understand what my niece is listening to because I never was much into pop music anyways.

Although I feel bad about my lack of writing new articles and reviews.  I feel most bad for not visiting the many great sites that took time out of their day to read mine.  So for this post I’m going to give you my thoughts and  links to reviews that others have wrote.  Not for all but for some Continue reading

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Introducing ScreenTrax Podcast.

Hello Everyone.

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As if I wasn’t busy enough, I go and start up a brand new podcast .  This one is called ScreenTrax and unlike other shows I do.  This one is locally made in my town of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota.  On each episode I join my bandmate of Victory Riot Jordan in reviewing a great movie and than discussing the great soundtrack that went with that movie.  So far only one episode has posted, but I’m currently at work editing the next one and it should be up next week. Continue reading

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6 Great Movies to watch on Thanksgiving.

 

***Repost of an earlier article I wrote for Cinematic Katzenjammer****

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When Halloween approaches there are tons of movies and television programs to watch. Same thing goes for Christmas, Easter, and Valentines Day. Hell even April Fools Day have their own damn flick, but do you know the one holiday that doesn’t get much film love? That’s right, Thanksgiving. Well here are a few flicks that I think are worth your time and effort to seek out.

*Note: Keep in mind dear readers that is is not a countdown list. I’m not good at ranking movies, and I’m not about to start now.   Continue reading

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The Vern Visits The Twin Cities Film Fest

 

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A few months back I got a message from Ruth over at FlixChatter.  She asked if I would like to contribute reviews for The Twin Cities Film Fest and I said sure. I only saw one film last time, so I went an really wanted to check out more this year.    This post should have been written sooner but I started a new job and didn’t have time.  I was mainly writing reviews for Cinema Sentries and didn’t have time to do anything else.  When I got home, all I wanted to do was just eat, relax, and go to sleep.  Below is a few of the films I saw at the fest.  Just click each title to read the review
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31 Days of Halloween Music Videos: Final Week

 

Happy Halloween everybody

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This is it folks the final week of posting horror related music videos for this site. I haven’t been posting these via Facebook and Twitter because I have been busy covering the Twin Cities Film Fest for Cinema Sentries.   Not  to mention a full time job, and I also promised to do a post that celebrates other great writers and their horror picks.  Give me at least a week and I will cover that very soon.  Until than let’s look at the final list of music videos perfect for Halloween.  This was very difficult because it had to have some kind of horror elements in the videos.  I hope you approve of it and have all have a  very great night. Continue reading

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The Vern goes searching for his true love and reviews Everlasting.

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Sometimes  when you are young and in love.  You feel like the world is perfect and that it will never ever end.  For Matt(Adam David)  life seemed perfect.  He has a beautiful girlfriend named Jessie(Valentina de Angelis) and once you have someone that beautiful in your life.  Does anything really matter.  Than one day the rug gets pulled away from Matt as he learns his girlfriend wants to move to L.A.   She wants to become the world’s next top model.  They both go on a trip to the city and as much as Matt hates the idea of his lady living far away.  He’s not going to change her mind.  Than he gets the news that no one ever wants to hear ever. Jessie has been murdered and to make matters worse.  Someone has sent him a video of her last moments alive.  It’s unclear of whose behind her demise, but it must be someone from where she works.  So Matt is on his way to find out what truly happened to the woman he loved. Continue reading

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