|Origin||Long Island, New York
|Genres||Melodic hardcore, pop punk, emo|
|Labels||Drive-Thru Records, Revelation Records, Mightier Than Sword Records|
|Associated acts||I Am the Avalanche
Nightmare of You
Set Your Goals
Taking Back Sunday
|Website||The Movielife on Myspace|
|Past members||Eddie Reyes
The Movielife was a Long Island pop-punk band, composed of vocalist Vinnie Caruana, bassist Phil Navetta, guitarist Brandon Reilly, drummer Evan Baken, and guitarist Alex Amiruddin, until 2001 when Alex Amiruddin left and was replaced by Dan Navetta.
In 1997, The Movielife was formed and soon went from basement shows to supporting its debut album, It's Go Time, which was released on Fadeaway Records. In 2000, This Time Next Year was released by Revelation Records. In 2001, The Movielife signed to Drive-Thru Records, and the Has a Gambling Problem EP was released. While en route to their next show the band wrecked their van in Jamestown, North Dakota. While the accident luckily only caused minor injuries, the mental anguish and already stressed relationships between the band members began to tear. During the recording of the follow-up full length, founding member Alex Amiruddin quit to start Keep Breathing. He was replaced by Dan Navetta, Phil's younger brother. In 2003, Forty Hour Train Back to Penn was released, and The Movielife again set out on tour in support of the effort.
On September 27, 2003, a note on the band's website revealed that The Movielife had decided to break up. Most of the members of The Movielife went on to form other bands; Vinnie Caruana formed I Am the Avalanche, Brandon Reilly formed Nightmare of You, in which Phil Navetta also played briefly, but has since left and currently resides in Queens, NY. Dan Navetta went on to form Heavy Rescue.
In January 2008, Vinnie Caruana addressed rumors of a reunion by saying "The Movielife will not be reuniting. The Movielife has been offered ample opportunities to reunite for a show and no one wants to do it but me." On April 6, 2008 at The Bamboozle Left in Irvine, California Vinnie performed a set of The Movielife with Set Your Goals backing. Vinnie also played a set of The Movielife with Set Your Goals on May 3, 2008 at The Bamboozle in New Jersey..
On December 16, 2010 a video was posted on Vinnie Caruana's YouTube account featuring Vinnie and Brandon Riley, announcing that The Movielife will be playing at The Bamboozle (2011) in New Jersey, marking their first performance in almost 8 years.
- Final Lineup
- Vinnie Caruana - lead vocals (1997-2003, 2010-2011)
- Brandon Reilly - guitar (1997-2003, 2010-2011)
- Dan Navetta - guitar (2001-2003, 2010-2011)
- Phil Navetta - bass (1997-2003, 2010-2011)
- Evan Baken - drums (1997-2003, 2010-2011)
- Past Members
- Eddie Reyes - guitar (1997)
- Dave O'Connell - guitar (1997)
- Alex Amiruddin - guitar (1997-2001)
- Nick Ghanbarian - bass (1997)
- It's Go Time (1999)
- This Time Next Year (2000)
- Forty Hour Train Back to Penn (2003) Billboard 200 peak No. 164
- Demos and EPs
- Red Demo (1997)
- White Demo (1998)
- The Movielife/Ex Number Five (Split EP) (2001)
- The Movielife Has a Gambling Problem (2001)
- Single White Female (2000)
- Walking on Glass (2001)
- Jamestown (2003)
- Face or Kneecaps (2003)