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.


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****


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



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


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.


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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The Vern gets the Nerve to watch the movie and review it

(The Following review comes from the one I wrote for Cinema Sentries)

We live in an age where everyone can record anything and with a good wifi connection, be seen by everyone.  There is this strange urge to post everything we do in hopes it will get more “like”s and more followers because that has become our currency today.  It no longer matters how much money you make or what your career is.  It’s how many Facebook friends and Twitter followers you have.  Why do we feel that it’s important to post everything that we do?  I think it’s mainly because we are scared of being forgotten.  We only have a short time left on this Earth, and while we are here, we want to make sure that we are remembered.  This may not be important to a lot of you who are reading this, but it’s probably more important to that of a young girl going into adulthood.  At least for a certain female character in this movie it is.  Read the full review by clicking the link at bottom Continue reading

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31 Days of Halloween Music Videos: Week 3


I know I am a few days late in posting this and I haven’t been posting things on my Facebook or Twitter pages recently.  I’m attending the Twin Cities Film Fest this week and will be giving you my thoughts on the movies once the fest wraps.  I’m also have been receiving a slew of new features to watch and review.  two of them will be posting this weekend.  Not to mention work on episodes of Film Pasture and As You Watch podcasts. Continue reading

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The Vern’s Six Favorite Horror Movies of All Time


Hello everyone.

This list was originally published on the site I used to write for called The Cinematic Katzenjammer.  I urge you to check out the other posts, I and other great writers have made on there.

When I first heard the assignment from our editor about writing a Pick Six piece about my favorite scary movies, I got really excited. But when it came time to actually choose just six, I became a bit nervous at the task.  Picking just six horror films was real difficult for me. Do I go for the ones that really scared me, or do I go for the ones that I truly enjoyed? Should I stick with the classics or should I be different and go with some cult film that a lot of people have not heard of before? Well, I’m going to go with all of these aspects and give a list that will have all of these

The Vern’s Top Six Favorite Horror Movies


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31 Days of Halloween Music Videos: Week 2



It’s another week of fright filled videos as we get closer to one of my holidays.  Most of the videos listed, have been posted on Facebook and Twitter during the week.  But there are a few (mostly on the weekend) that I forgot to post on those sites.  Enjoy. Continue reading

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