"The Movielife" was a hardcore punk/pop-punk band, which was together from 1997 to 2003 and comprised 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. The Movielife's van crashed while on tour to support the record, which caused minor injuries and mental anguish. The band rallied hard and toured with New Found Glory and Glassjaw in the process. In 2001, The Movielife signed to Drive-Thru Records, and the Has A Gambling Problem EP was released. Shortly after its release, 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. However, on September 27th, 2003, a note on the band's website revealed that The Movielife had decided to break up.