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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

Gilbert Speaks On “Hugo”

14 Nov


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


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


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


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 “Annabelle: Creation”

17 Aug


My daughter recently asked me to go see the newest Annabelle film with her and my grandson, Nathan. I love horror movies, but I was really surprised that my daughter wanted to see this film especially since she’s leery of dolls and clowns. Rere grew up with her share of dolls, but they were usually the cute baby dolls or the well-known Barbie dolls. Settled in our reclining seats, and with enough popcorn and candy to give us the supreme sugar high, we waited for the film to start. Did the film live up to the promised screams? Meet me after the jump. Continue reading