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Gilbert Speaks: A Ghost Investigator’s Review of “Haunter”

3 Feb


I love films about ghosts. Maybe it’s because I’ve been seeing the dead since I was a toddler and, except for two rather nasty spirits, most of the spirits that I come in contact with are really nice to know. While flipping through my Comcast guide, I saw a film that captured my interest. “Haunter” is a ghost story that deals with a nasty spirit. Did it pass this ghost investigator’s test? Find out after the jump. Continue reading


Gilbert Speaks On “The Shape of Water”

28 Jan


I am a person who believes in romance and magic, and I love movies that give me both. As a child, I was always the odd duck because I always rooted for the Native American Tribes in all the cowboy shows on television…and I often sided with the monsters in some of the old horror stories. Really, Frankenstein was just misunderstood.

There was one particular movie from my childhood “Creature Double Feature” days at the neighborhood theatre that left a special mark on me. I fell in love with the “Creature from the Black Lagoon.” Was I the only one who saw beauty in this monster? Luckily for me, Guillermo del Toro looks at life through the same rose colored glasses. Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks On “Cell” (Film)

23 Jan


Some movies can be downright frightening because they mirror what is taking place in real life. Do we depend on our cell phones more than we should? Has the constant texting and chatting via smart phone created a nation of zombies? What can we learn from Cell’s cautionary tale? Find out after the jump. Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks On “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

22 Jan


The other day, my husband and I went to see a movie that starred two of our favorite actors: Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson. We heard great reviews about the film, and even though it was a school holiday and we were worried about the crowds, we still went. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was more than we ever expected.  Find out why after the jump. Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks: A Ghost Investigator’s Review of Insidious: The Last Key

9 Jan


I was recently asked by my granddaughter through marriage to go see a scary movie called “Insidious: The Last Key.” Kimberlea had won two free passes to see the film and she figured that since I do investigations that I would want to go. Even though I had not seen the previous three films, I said yes. Did I enjoy the fourth installment of the Insidious franchise? Find out after the jump. Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks On the 1955 Film, Pather Panchali

8 Jan


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 Jordan Peele’s “Get Out”

17 Dec


I’ve heard about “Get Out” and, may have seen some advertising for the film, but I had not watched it. Recently I read on Twitter that the film was nominated for Best Comedy or Musical for the 2018 Golden Globe Awards. I was a bit puzzled with the nomination, especially since the trailers for the film were anything but funny. There is certainly lots of controversy surrounding the film’s placement, but is it a comedy, or a well written horror story? Find out after the jump. Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks On “A Psychic/Medium’s Review of Personal Shopper”

13 Dec


I’ve been seeing dead people since I was a toddler. This ability/gift runs on both sides of the family. My mother and father inherited their gifts from their mothers. When I watch films that deal with the afterlife, I pay careful attention to how the directors portray the mechanics of a haunting. I recently watched a ghost story called Personal Shopper. Did the film successfully replicate what mediums really experience? Find out after the jump. Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks On “The Accountant”

27 Nov


I suck at math. I say this because although I received first honors throughout my twelve years in Catholic school, math was always the one subject that the nuns could not teach me. I have the ruler scars to prove this. I blame it all on those damn fractions. My understanding of math slid downhill ever since I had to learn fractions. Even though I’m not particularly good at math, I do love films that use math in the plot. I recently watched a film called “The Accountant” and although it’s a great thriller, it was all about the math. Meet me after the jump. Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks On “The Autopsy of Jane Doe”

21 Nov


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