Tag Archives: movie review

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

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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: 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

Gilbert Speaks on Jordan Peele’s “Get Out”

17 Dec

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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

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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 “Annabelle: Creation”

17 Aug

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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

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 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 the 2017 Film, “Life”

4 Apr

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I’ve heard bad reviews about this film, and a few likes, but I’ve always been the type of person that had to see the film for themselves. I’ve learned over time that films are like fine wine. While I don’t enjoy the full bodied reds, I do enjoy the Zinfandels and Pinot Noirs. My daughter and I headed to the Deptford Eight on Sunday to see the science fiction horror film directed by Daniel Espinosa. Did I enjoy Life? Find out after the jump. Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks on Film Noir, Lured

4 Dec

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My go to cure for insomnia, or when too many dead spirits want to drop in and chat, is Turner Classic Movies. Last night, I found a little gem called Lured and it featured my favorite red head. Did Lucille Ball aka Lucy Ricardo impress me with her role as a femme fatale? Find out after the jump. Continue reading