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.

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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

Lyrics: “The Weight of Your Shadow”

There’s a weight on my shoulders
It’s of your shadow
That seems to keep me small

It weighs so heavy
This burdening beast
That grew to a monster
Devouring my life

If I stay still
Will you leave my sight?
If I take you off,
Will I sleep at night?
Can I be sane
With all of you on top of me?

I feel the pressure
To rush away from it
Young love blooming
Old love still sailing
This shadow betrays me
Eating my very heart

If I stay strong,
Will you finally go?
If I destroy you,
Will you not reborn
Can I be sane
When you lose control?

The feeling of the madness I took in
Those voices that told you aren’t worth it
That being crying in the corner begging for forgiveness
Is nothing more than tears of false sorrow
You be gone tomorrow or whenever I decide to leave
The shadow is still stalking and haunting me
You never cared at all
Until the fall

If I remain calm,
Can I be sane to go
On to enjoy life
With pleasures I never felt before

If I shine the light on your shadow,
Will they still want you?
Can I be sane
Now that I’ve lost you?

Film A Week Ep. 14: “American Ninja” (Pick Your Poison Month)

“I will honor the code, father.”

After playing “Pick Your Poison” from a hat of three choices of cheesy action films (“American Ninja,” “Over the Top” & “Sudden Death, host Patrick Raissi subjects himself and Serg Beret to the Cannon Films classic (for some reason), 1985’s “American Ninja.”

Listen as the host try to make sense of the cheapness of action, the subdued acting of Michael Dudikoff and why the film is the perfect “Drunk Night” film.

Stick around to the end to see what next week’s theme is. Here’s a hint: It’s a game in which you can blow a 3-1 lead in.

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Recorded on January 29, 2017
Uploaded February 3, 2017