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Film A Week Podcast Episode 18: Classics Revisited – “Buckaroo Banzai” (Pick Your Poison Month)

“Oh, the duece you say!”

On this episode of Film A Week, host Serg Beret is joined by hosts Matthew Reveles and Jenni Chante to fill in for Patrick to go across the 8th Dimension with “Buckaroo Banzai” in this installment of Classics Revisited. Listen as the hosts discuss why certain cult classic may be hit or miss, the convoluted plot of the film and why this film has the greatest end credits of all time.

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“Theme from “Buckaroo Banzai”” by Michael Boddicker © 1984 MGM

Poem: “Parallels”

I dream in parallels
Different viewpoints in different times
Congruent to the current line of life I’m in

Dreams of answered what ifs
And unforgotten worst-case scenarios
Lines that I never got to draw

The line I’m in is not satisfying
Threads have been made to new parallels
Unrealized yet poignant

Born out of moments harsh or taken for granted
Sometimes crossing into the present line
Diverging into tinier parallels

An infinite number of universes at my disposal
Yet this is the same plane I’ve lived in since birth
I’ll go into the other parallels in my dream-scape

Film A Week Ep. 16: Criterion of the Month – “The 400 Blows” (Pick Your Poison Month)

“Sometimes I’d tell them the truth and they still wouldn’t believe me, so I prefer to lie.”

Hosts Serg Beret and Patrick Raissi head to France to uncover the French New Wave for the Criterion of the Month with the start of the Adventures of Antoine Doniel series “The 400 Blows.” Listen as the hosts discuss the simplicity of storytelling, the complexities of coming-of-age and the direction of François Truffaut.

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Serg edited the episode, but it would be a shame not to mention the true editor.

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Recorded February 25, 2017
Uploaded MArch 2, 2017

Poem: “When I”

When I sleep,
I see you being next to me
With your arms held on tight for security
The warmth we create holds us together
You’ve called this your home.

When I think,
As I lay next to you,
I think of the future we started to build
Those long talks of marriage and our careers
How we will eventually be on our own.

When I dream,
I see the lands we’ve traveled past
The parties we’ve crashed and concerts we’ve sang during
Us looking out into the horizon
Knowing the future is brighter than it ever was.

When I wake,
I remember all this as I rise alone
To an empty bed, once your home
Dilapidated dreams of betrothal and romance
Suddenly out into the ether.

When I head out the door,
I see the horizon knowing that version of time is gone
Parties I’ll continue to crash, concerts I’ll continue to sing during
Lands unexplored I will eventually travel, success in my hands
Will be all for naught without your warmth.

When I sleep,
I see someone being next to me
With my arms held on tight for security
The warmth we create holds us together
Till then, I’ll never feel home.

BREAKING: film-a-week.com replaces thenewsergberet.com in April

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Hello readers, followers and longtime blog fans,

TheNewSergBeret.com will no longer be the main domain name. Instead, it will become Film-A-Week.com (film-a-week.com). This change is being done to give the site an identity it can be proud of an easier to find. It comes from the original blog series on the site titled Film A Week back in 2013 and the new podcast Film A Week Podcast which began its run in 2016. For the time being, visit and like our Facebook page at Film A Week Podcast and our SoundCloud page here at Film a Week Podcast.

The name change was something I personally debated, but felt was necessary to start giving the Film A Week project a home and a stronger presence. Though Serg Beret is a clever name for a persona, it is not a clever name for a website and I’ve learned that the hard way when promoting the site. Film-A-Week.com will be the beginning of the next phase as we move into more film and pop culture based content with podcasts and written posts. We hope to have two new shows up and running be the time the new site launches.

The current step is to allow more access to the contributors that helped with the site to allow themselves to post their own film reviews, Top of the Crop lists, stories and personal ramblings. This allows them to get their own ideas and thoughts out and not be regulated to just podcast hosts.

We personally cannot wait for the next step in this website’s history and hope to bring you the same wonderful content we have brought you over the years.

Thank you,
Sergio J. Berrueta

Content Creator and Writer
“Serg Beret” on Film A Week

Film A Week Ep. 15: “Love & Basketball” (Pick Your Poison Month)

“All is fair in love and basketball.”

After a delay of a week, Film A Week is back this weekend to continue with Pick Your Poison Month with host Patrick Raissi’s pick of the basketball films host Serg Beret gave, 2000’s “Love & Basketball.”

Listen as the hosts talk about the romantic classic with views on the importance of achieving your goals, a bet on which character gets injured first and the beauty and resurgence of Black Cinema. We also discover the first cinematic mention of “The D.”

Stick around to the end for next week’s theme for the Criterion of the Month. Hint: Blondie…but French.

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Recorded February 15, 2017
Uploaded February 18, 2017

Lyrics: “Escapade Perchance”

Maybe it is myself tonight
Maybe I’m finally feeling right

You’ve come and caught my eye
But should I even start try
To get a chance to get to know

I’ve been dragged down
Further than I ever knew I go
You can help me up from
The abyss that took it’s toll
Then we can escape
Perchance I’ll never know

Let’s get going
Out of this place
Keep on going
Away from here
Now let’s get going
Somewhere out of here

Notice that I’m tryin’
To move on from the thorns on my side
These frustrations that fractures my time

You’ve step in by helpin’
Me to get through the madness of the life
To save me from getting stabbed by it’s knife

I’ve been dragged down
Further than I ever knew I go
You can help me up from
The abyss that took it’s toll
Then we can escape
Perchance I’ll never know

Let’s get going
Out of this place
Keep on going
Away from here
Now let’s get going
Somewhere out of here

You can be my savior
From the horrors of yesterday
You can be the warrior
To chase the devils away
You can give the best night
In this escapade perchance

I’ve been dragged down
Further than I ever knew I go
You can help me up from
The abyss that took it’s toll
Then we can escape
Perchance I’ll never know

Let’s get going
Out of this place
Keep on going
Away from here
Now we get going

Poem: “The Contingency of Romance II”

It’s an arbitrary holiday, yet emptiness I feel
No hand-drawn cards, no warm loving greeting
That touch of a hand just an old dream

The lips that met in the rain
Fading into the ether like everything else you gave me
Within our romance of contingency

I feel alone, no clever way or metaphors to color it
So blunt is how I will say that
It’s only taken a few years to feel it
Seems it is here to stay

“They don’t love you like I love you,” Ms. O sang
And I relate despite what became of this.

They never will.

Please be great. I’ll be the better man of us two.

Lyrics: “Phoenix Nova”

I’m hundreds of miles away from you
But still I feel a rush
You stir it inside my heart
And it’s making me weak in the knees
I’ve felt this way before
Yet it’s always felt brief
Hope we can meet one day
To see where it leads

‘Cause I’ve been lost in the haze
Of your supernova for days on end
Entranced by your color; a vibrant array
That calls me to your name

I seem too far away from you
Maybe these feelings are of my own
One-sided as always it seems
But that cheesy cliche of butterflies
Fill my stomach when we speak
Wish I can show you the stars
But it seems you are already familiar

‘Cause I’ve been lost in the haze
Of your supernova for days on end
Entranced by your color; a vibrant array
That calls me to your name

Maybe I’m just hopelessly hopeful
Maybe I’m just encapsulated
Because I’ve been quite isolated
Your words comfort and calm me
And make me feel alive
Or maybe I’m just overthinking a spark

‘Cause I’ve been lost in the haze
Of your supernova for days on end
Entranced by your color; a vibrant array
That calls me to your name

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