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Gilbert Speaks on “Attack of the Killer Donuts”

21 Apr

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I am a connoisseur of ridiculous movies, and if they’re bad, I’ll watch them. I do my own version of Mystery Science Theatre 3000 on these films, sans the robots. I guess this love for senseless movies comes from my dad. I thought I’d seen it all after watching “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes” but there is always something much worse around the bend. Grab yourself a glazed donut, and meet me after the jump for my review of “Attack of the Killer Donuts” Continue reading

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Gilbert Speaks On “Wakefield” A 2016 Dark Comedy

5 Apr

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Do you ever wish that you could disappear from your life? If that seems too severe, then how about hiding from life while still having the capability to spy on your loved ones. No, I’m not talking about ghostly observers, although in “Wakefield” our protagonist is behaving like a spirit. Did Robin Swicord’s film that was based on E.L. Doctorow’s book and inspired by Nathanial Hawthorne’s 1835 story make it into my “Granny’s Insomnia Collection?” Meet me after the jump to find out. Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks On the British Horror Film “The Ritual”

4 Mar

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I’m always looking for new films to add to my “Granny’s Insomnia Theatre” collection. During the bad storm that hit the east coast, I decided to watch Netflix. After scanning what gems were offered, I settled on “The Ritual” because of the positive comments on Twitter that this film was really scary. I love scary like some people like ice cream, but did “The Ritual” make it to my Insomnia Collection? Find out after the jump. Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks On the 1955 Film, Pather Panchali

8 Jan

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I recently watched a foreign film that took three years to complete because of a limited budget. Pather Panchali was filmed in West Bengal, and is the first of the Apu Trilogy. Its success soon led to the production of Aparajito and The World of Apu. Claimed as the greatest movies of all time in the history of Indian cinema, I knew I had to watch Pather Panchali to see if it was good enough for Granny’s Insomnia Theatre Collection. Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks On “The Autopsy of Jane Doe”

21 Nov

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I recently watched a film that although I’m a lover of horror films, scared the bejeebers out of me. “The Autopsy of Jane Doe” is touted as an American supernatural horror film, but it was so much more. The film touched a nerve with this ole ghost investigator. To find out why this film made it into the coveted “Granny’s Insomnia Theatre” meet me after the jump. Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks On “Hugo”

14 Nov

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There are films that capture your very soul. These magical films are rare, so when I have the pleasure of watching a film like “Hugo” then I am obligated to share the good news to everyone. It’s not a new film, and I’ve watched it multiple times. Did Hugo make it to Granny’s Insomnia Theatre? Oh yeah, baby. Oh yeah! Meet me after the jump. Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks On “A Cure for Wellness”

10 Nov

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I love psychological thrillers, and “A Cure for Wellness” has it all: an incest obsessed Baron; a spa that boasts water with mysterious curative powers, slimy eels, and a Wall Street business deal gone wrong. Did this squeamish tale make it into Granny’s Insomnia Theatre? Find out after the jump. Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks On “The Sissi Trilogy”

24 Oct

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I’m not sure why Ernst Marischka’s 1955 film, Empress Elisabeth of Austria, kept me so totally engrossed, but it did. I’m not even sure why I stayed up through the night to watch the succeeding two films starring Romy Schneider in the leading role as the Princess Elisabeth, but I did. There are some films that grab hold of your imagination without warning. Sometimes it’s because of the plot, and sometimes, it’s because of the cast. How did Empress Elisabeth of Austria make into my Granny’s Insomnia Theatre? Find out after the jump. Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks On Films: The Shack, The Red Turtle, Maggie

11 Oct

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Yes, my dear followers, I am serving up a tasty dish of reviews of three different films that I watched over this past weekend. All three have won the honor of being included in “Granny’s Insomnia Theatre” collection. Each has its own special message. So what does God have to do with animation or zombies? Find out after the jump. Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks on “The Alfred Hitchcock Hour”

9 Aug

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In the good ole days, we boomers enjoyed the best of television’s outstanding programing with shows like Twilight Zone, Outer Limits and the Alfred Hitchcock Hour. There are certain episodes from all three series that have squirreled their way into my memory. There is one in particular that may have sparked my obsession with the paranormal genre. Where does the Woodbine Twineth? You’ll need to follow closely to learn. Meet me after the jump. Continue reading