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Gilbert Speaks on Three Classic Ghost Films

28 Oct


I love ghosts! I’ve been seeing them since I was a toddler. Whenever Turner Classic Movie Channel has one of its classic ghost films featured, I always make a point to watch. This week, I was lucky to catch three ghostly classics. Will they make it into my Granny’s Insomnia Theatre Collection? Continue reading


Gilbert Speaks On “The Beaver”

5 Aug

The Beaver

Wow, I went from not watching films featuring Mel Gibson to watching two films back to back. I watched and reviewed “Edge of Darkness” before watching “The Beaver.” How did Mel fare in this 2011 comedy-drama? Find out after the jump. Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks on “Edge of Darkness”

4 Aug


I am always looking for movies to add to my growing Granny’s Insomnia Theatre collection. Edge of Darkness had been featured on cable for several weeks, but I found myself hesitating to watch it because Mel Gibson was in it. The other night, I gave in, and I am so happy that I did. Will Mel make it into Granny’s collection? Meet me after the jump. Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks on a Psychic/Medium’s Review of “Dragonfly”

27 Jul


Can the dead send messages? Dragonfly is a supernatural fantasy film that does an excellent job of describing just how powerful a spirit can be at getting a message to their loved ones. This film is definitely a keeper for my Granny’s Insomnia Theatre. Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks on “Mother!”

19 Jul


I love horror films and horror dramas, but I never expected Darren Aronofsky’s “Mother!” to keep me up all night. How much should we love? Meet me after the jump. Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks on “Attack of the Killer Donuts”

21 Apr


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

Gilbert Speaks on ‘A Quiet Place’

9 Apr


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


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


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


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