Posts by Michael Benedict

Michael Benedict

About The Author

Michael was born and raised in south Texas before moving to Dallas where he graduated with a film degree from the University of North Texas. During this time he worked a variety of cringe worthy jobs to pay the rent. He worked as a movie projectionist which was able to feed his appetite for compulsive movie watching. Spontaneously he did a lot of traveling and couch surfing until gravitating to Los Angeles like most small time film aficionados. He now works on different projects doing production assistant work as well as other odd jobs. He enjoys coffee, offbeat humor, and some other third thing. He spends a lot of time writing but currently has a loss for words. Some odd fun facts about Michael- He once won a chicken nugget eating contest and felt really gross afterwards. He owned sixty guinea pigs at one point in his life. His middle name is Scott.
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Movie Review: ‘Detroit’

"Detroit" is a difficult movie to sit through but the poignancy and craftsmanship make it one of the year’s best.

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Movie Review: ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’

"War for the Planet of the Apes" reminds us that the series stands out as one of the most inventive and astonishing franchises in recent movie history.

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Movie Review: “Cars 3”

The silliness is dialed back and the heart is amped up which makes "Cars 3" an upgrade from the last installment but it's still miles behind Pixar's best.

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Movie Review: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’

The offbeat novelty is not as fresh in "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2," but it’s still an exciting spectacle worth revisiting.

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Movie Review: ‘Gifted’

"Gifted" works for a general audience not expecting more than getting a punch in the feels.

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Movie Review: ‘A Dog’s Purpose’

For what "A Dog's Purpose" tries to accomplish in heart, it fails in story. Michael Benedict reviews...

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Movie Review: ‘Collateral Beauty’

Even fans of the sappiest Christmas movie won’t buy the cringe-inducing premise and artificial sentiment of "Collateral Beauty."

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Movie Review: “Blair Witch”

"Blair Witch" is essentially more of the same but a reminder that the unsettling elements from the original are still effective.

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Movie Review: “The BFG”

With some expertly crafted sequences and effects, "The BFG" ultimately still feels a bit lifeless.

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Movie Review: ‘Finding Dory’

While it lacks the complete originality, "Finding Dory" has so much fun and heart that it is indeed another accomplishment from Pixar.

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Movie Review: ‘The Angry Birds Movie’

Even with talented voice over work and masterful animation, the lazy script and dull plot can't save the shameless "Angry Birds Movie."

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Movie Review: ‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’

With special effects, elaborate costumes, and an attractive cast, "The Huntsman: Winter’s War" has all the ingredients to make a great movie trailer. But when it comes to the actual movie...

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Movie Review: ‘Whiskey Tango Foxtrot’

While the likeable cast keeps "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot" afloat, it can’t get out of troubled waters with an uneven tone and unfocused plot.

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Movie Review: ‘Deadpool’

"Deadpool" feels new and it’s a welcomed tweak to the overdone superhero origin story. Michael Benedict reviews...

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Movie Review: “Sisters”

If "Sisters" offers anything, it's proof that Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are one of the best comedic duos in all of entertainment.

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