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Benjamin Marlatt





I’m originally from the Orlando-Sanford area in Florida. Moved up to Michigan as a kid and to this day, as Stevie Ray Vaughan once said, “Couldn’t stand the weather.”

I have four main passions in life: music, movies, roller coasters and, as you could probably tell, sports. I come from a family of musicians and can play four instruments (drums, bass, piano and guitar). My three favorite authors are J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and Robert Louis Stevenson. My favorite film director(s) is a tie between Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese and my top five films are Pulp Fiction, The Empire Strikes Back, Jaws, The Wizard of Oz and The Godfather. Cedar Point is my Mecca, and it’s also why I hate Hondas – which is a long, completely separate story for another day. You know those Thrills, Chills and Spills theme park specials they air on Discovery during Memorial Day Weekend? That’s essentially my Shark Week.

Bands My love for writing and film stems back to a short horror story I wrote back during my senior year of high school. It gave two of my classmates nightmares. Tim and Marissa, if you ever stumble upon this site, there’s your nod. I still have it on file and looking back at it, the dialogue is laughable and the story is – well, crap. Today, it would easily earn a spot in my “What the Hell Were They Thinking?!” segment. You gotta start somewhere, though, and it’s that story and all those dumb, dopey little short films I made with my friends that gave me my learning experiences.

I use to have a pretty bad addiction to Rob Schneider and Adam Sandler films. I was saved and rehabilitated by both Francis Ford Coppola and Quentin Tarantino after watching The Godfather and Reservoir Dogs. God knows where I’d be now if not for them. Probably giving Grown Ups and its sequel an A+ .

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Don’t Breathe

Tired of putting up with her neglectful parents, delinquent teen Rocky (Jane Levy) longs to move herself and her younger ...
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The Witch

In 17th century New England, William (Ralph Ineson) and his family – wife Katherine (Kate Dickie) and their children Thomasin ...
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Risen movie review


Following the crucifixion of Yeshua (Cliff Curtis) and two thieves, Yeshua’s body is purchased by Joseph of Arimathea (Antonio Gil) ...
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Race movie review


Hoping to provide a brighter future for his girlfriend Ruth (Shanice Banton) and their daughter, gifted athlete Jesse Owens (Stephan ...
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Benjamin’s Stash

Meet Lester Burnham (Kevin Spacey). Lester’s just your average, everyday ordinary suburbanite. He’s got a comfy job in advertising; his ...
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What the Hell Were They Thinking?!

Ayre “Mac” McGillvary (Bo Derek) is a sweet, young virgin – Ahem! Bull shit! – gal who just graduated from ...
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How to Be Single

After dumping her boyfriend Josh (Nicholas Braun), paralegal-in-the-making Alice (Dakota Johnson) moves to New York to finally experience the joys ...
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Smart-ass Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) is a former special forces operative turned New York mercenary who falls head over heels ...
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Movie Review

Benjamin’s Stash

In 1963 Oregon, Randel McMurphy (Jack Nicholson) is an anti-authoritarian criminal who’s in the midst of serving time on a ...
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Leonard Part 6 movie review

What the Hell Were They Thinking?!

Leonard Parker (Bill Cosby) is a retired spy who’s now living his post-CIA life as a restaurateur. But, as you ...
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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

In 19th century England, the reigning conflict is not class warfare, but a zombie outbreak that has overtaken the land ...
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Hail, Caesar! movie review

Hail, Caesar!

Back in the '50s, Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin) works as both head of production for Capitol Pictures and the studio’s ...
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The Choice movie review

The Choice

Travis Parker (Benjamin Walker) is a charming, smooth-talking vet who meets his new neighbor, the attractive yet slightly insufferable Gabby ...
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Argo movie review


On November 4, 1979, the U.S. Embassy in Tehran has been stormed by Iranian activists in retaliation over President Carter ...
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Wild Wild West movie review

What the Hell Were They Thinking?!

In 1869, U.S. Army Captain James T. West (Will Smith) and U.S. Marshal/inventor Artemus Gordon (Kevin Kline) are on the ...
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