Ben Travers is an awards season analyst and prognosticator with a devout interest in all things film & TV. A graduate of the University of Iowa's film and journalism departments, Mr. Travers got his start during his adolescent years when he wrote movie reviews as a hobby for his family and friends. Specializing in Hollywood productions, Travers went on to write for his high school newspaper, The Chief, his college newspaper, The Daily Iowan, and most recently served as an assistant editor and columnist for a start-up film website. In addition to having published articles on Oliver Stone, the Academy Awards, and multiple box office projections and analysis, he has written multiple screenplays, with a few being picked up for production. He also worked on set for The Odd Life of Timothy Green.
Reuniting Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore can't spark the magic long lost from the former comedian's flailing career.
03 Sep 2014
Three decades later, Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro are still the stars they were at 35, and it's their efforts that carry Grudge Match over the top.
30 Apr 2014
This new box set of all four Jack Ryan films features proves it's hard to resist everyone's favorite CIA analyst turned field agent.
07 Jan 2014
This substantial documentary displays the genre at its most vital: telling a story for a subject incapable of voicing complaint.
04 Dec 2013
The heart is in the right place even if the head isn't for Springsteen and I, a "fan-made" homage to the Boss for... who, exactly?
02 Dec 2013
The audience serves as a sounding board for every batshit crazy idea ever thought by anyone who ever thought them.
16 Oct 2013
Switching genres isn't the cure for the third Hangover, an action film thinking it's a comedy while missing on both fronts.
08 Oct 2013
One man's mission to make Castle relevant in a culture ready to move past episodic television. Mission impossible?
19 Sep 2013
Flashing yet another varied version of himself, Matthew McConaughey doesn't steal the show in Mud -- he supports it.
08 Aug 2013
Tron: Legacy creator Joseph Kosinski applies his visual brand to a Tom Cruise product with mixed results.
04 Aug 2013
The aughts are in desperate need of a new action hero. In his upcoming film, Mad Max: Fury Road, here's how director George Miller can make Tom Hardy be the new Mel Gibson (you know, in a good way).
13 Jun 2013
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