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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 ‘A Quiet Place’

9 Apr

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There is an old saying: “Silence is Golden.” But in the blockbuster horror film, ‘A Quiet Place’ silence is the only way to survive an alien invasion. Did John Krasinski, director, co-writer, and star, find his true niche with this horror story? Find out after the jump. Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks on ‘Phoenix Wilder: And the Tragedy of Elephant Trophy Hunting’

7 Apr

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Besides writing for my two blogs: Gilbert Speaks and Gilbert Curiosities, I also write for a Canadian pop culture site called Biff Bam Pop. I mostly do film and book reviews with interviews of the director, film star, or author. I really enjoy interviewing and reviewing films, but it is even more enjoyable when my interview is helping with a great cause. Meet me after the jump. Continue reading

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: A Ghost Investigator’s Review of “Haunter”

3 Feb

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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