Tag Archives: Dramas

All Time Classics: Blue Velvet(1986)

  Blue Velvet Cast: Kyle MacLachlan, Laura Dern, Dennis Hopper Writer and Director: David Lynch I was lucky enough to get to see this in theaters a few weeks ago for it’s 30th anniversary.  It’s the kind of movie that … Continue reading

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All Time Classics: Sunset Boulevard(1950)

Sunset Blvd.(1950) Cast: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich Von Stroheim Writers: Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, D.M. Marshman Jr. Director: Billy Wilder I’ve always wondered what happens to actors and actresses who are no longer relevant. There are some who have … Continue reading

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The Vern reviews The Palme d’Or winner: Blue is the Warmest Color.

Blue is The Warmest Color Cast: Adele Exarchopoulous Lea Seydoux, Salim Kechiouche Writers: Ghalia Lacroix, Abdellatif Kechiche(Screenplay) Julie Maroh(Graphic Novel) Director:  Abdellatif Kechiche Portraying sex on-screen has always been a tricky thing for movies to show.  It seems like most … Continue reading

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The Vern’s early look at Quite a Conundrum.

Quite a Conundrum Cast: Sasha Ramos, Erin Cline, Anthony Rutowicz Writer and Director: Thomas L Phillips. I have been to my fair share of parties in the past that I thought were wild.  Well nothing could prepare me for the … Continue reading

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The Vern watches Mr. Lonely with Marilyn Monroe and Michael Jackson.

Mr. Lonely Cast:  Diego Luna, Samantha Morton,Denis Lavant Writers: Harmony Korine, Avi Korine Director: Harmony Korine With the amount of famous celebrities that is in this.  I am a bit surprised this did not get more exposure when it was … Continue reading

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The Vern tries to find a “Safe” place for Julianne Moore, and review her movie.

Safe.  1995 Cast: Julianne Moore,James LeGros, Xander Berkeley Writer and Director: Todd Haynes What if you were to wake up one day and found that everyday normal things in your life made you severely ill.   Driving in rush hour … Continue reading

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The Vern steps into the ring with Benny The Bum and reviews the movie.

Benny The Bum Cast:   Jon Cross, Molly Kunz,  John Gray Writers: Dan Cantgallo, Paul Cantgallo, John Cross, Directors: Dan Cantagallo, Paul Cantgallo. Hitting rock bottom and having to start over is never an easy deal.  I should know because I … Continue reading

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Criterion Corner: Sweet Smell of Success 1957

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 … Continue reading

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The Vern reviews Canada’s version of Crash.

Crash (1996) Cast:  James Spader, Holly Hunter Writers: J.G. Ballard (Novel)  David Cronenberg (Screenplay) Director: David Cronenberg. One of the most controversial films of the 90’s, David Cronenberg’s “Crash“, was met with a lot of  backlash and heated debate when it … Continue reading

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Forbidden Hollywood: Night Nurse (1931)

This was part of a DVD collection I picked up called Forbidden Hollywood.  This is a great series because it shows movies that were released before the Hayes code was put in to effect as the early ratings system in … Continue reading

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