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Gilbert Speaks on “Wonder Woman” in Today’s Society

15 Jun

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Wonder Woman has been around for a long time: first in comic books, then on television with the beautiful Lynda Carter. Princess Diana has been featured in three live action films: a television film that starred Cathy Lee Crosby; the 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice; and the newest film to feature Princess Diana. Why did the Wonder Woman film touch the goddess within me and millions of other women? Meet me after the jump Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks on M. Night Shyamalan’s Film, Split

3 Jun

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Yea, I know! I’m really late with my review of “Split” but I’ve only just seen it on Comcast’s Demand. Why did I wait so long to see this film? I have no idea. But, having finally seen it, I’ve got plenty to say. Meet me after the jump for the review. Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks on Snatched, A Mother and Daughter Romp

30 May

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This holiday weekend, my daughter and I finally had the time to sneak away to the movies. We were looking for something light and fluffy to watch having already seen “Alien Covenant” and “Guardians of the Galaxy, Volume 2” with our hubbies. The trailers for Snatched looked like fun and even though I’m not a fan of Amy Schumer, I do love Goldie Hawn. Was “Snatched” worth fighting the holiday traffic to see? Find out after the jump. Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks on Alejandro Agresti’s “Valentin”

28 May

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This little gem, which was written and directed by Alejandro Agresti, and is based on his childhood, is a worthy addition to my Granny’s Insomnia Theater collection. Whatever adults say and do is witnessed by their children. Would we live differently, if we could see life through theirs eyes? Valentin is a lesson for all of us. Meet me after the jump Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks on Alien Covenant

23 May

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I love films about aliens, and the scarier the better. I love aliens so much that my science fiction apocalyptic series Roof Oasis has kick-ass aliens included throughout the first four books. But, when it comes to my favorite alien story, Ridley Scott’s Alien franchise wins thumbs up. My husband and I went to see Alien Covenant today. Did it meet my expectations? Find out after the jump. Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks on HBO’s “The Wizard of Lies”

22 May

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At a time, when our very own president is acting very much like a Con Man amidst rumors of deal making with the Russians and rich corporations while turning a deaf ear to the very people he promised to protect, it was all the more important for me to watch HBO’s cautionary tale about the King of Con, Bernie Madoff. What kind of man willingly bilks thousands of people out of their life savings with his Ponzi scheme? Did Robert DeNiro accurately portray Madoff? Hold on to your life savings and meet me after the jump. Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks On Mary Pickford’s Sparrows

2 May

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It was another sleepless night: my father dropping by with a few recently departed souls; I was stressing out because I’m in the middle of publishing one book as I begin work on another book about the ghosts in my attic. After sending Fred and his friend on their merry way, I decided to watch some television. Whenever I can’t sleep, I always turn to the Turner Classic Movie Channel. This time I was treated to a 1926 film called Sparrows. Do you know who Mary Pickford is? You will after the jump. Continue reading