Hey there. My name is Ben Pearson. I graduated cum laude from the University of Florida in 2008 where I majored in Telecommunication Production and minored in Classical Studies (aka Greek and Roman mythology). I've worked in the entertainment industry for a couple of years now, running the gamut from an intern at the CW television affiliate in Jacksonville, Florida, to a studio page at Paramount Pictures. (I moved to Los Angeles in August of 2009.)
I took a few film classes in college, and learned to watch movies with a critical eye and to evaluate their meaning in a cultural and intellectual context instead of passively viewing them as I had done in years past. After those classes were over, I wanted to continue writing about movies - so I started this blog.
I love writing about movies, so in October of 2009 I started writing for GeekTyrant.com, where I'm now a contributing editor and regular member on the panel for the GeekTyrant Weekly Podcast. Soon after, I began writing for Filmonic.com, where I publish most of my reviews. In July of 2010, I started The Not Just New Movies Podcast here on this site, in which myself and a couple of friends discuss films currently not playing in theaters. Give it a listen at the Podcast Page.
If you're new to the site, I encourage you to glance through the archives and read one of my reviews on a movie you've seen, and tell me your thoughts in the comment section. I'd love to discuss anything that I've reviewed in the past, or hear suggestions for requests for the future. Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you'll come back soon.