Here are the latest posts from Benjamin M. Weilert:

Just like everyone has a bellybutton, we all have opinions. However, if the 2016 election has taught us anything, it’s that most people’s opinions seem to be on extreme ends of the spectrum. I know you can’t please all the people all of the time, but as writers who want to sell books, we should […]
Posted: March 6, 2018, 10:00 pm
When I first started my website,, I knew I wanted it to be a repository of reviews for all the books I’ve read and all the movies I’ve seen. I have some of these reviews scattered across the web, but I wanted a single location where all of them could reside. A single place […]
Posted: February 6, 2018, 10:00 pm
You can’t please all people all the time. The best you can do is please most people most of the time. This adage is as true in life as it is to writing. Some readers will love your book, others will not. We all love to receive glowing reviews, as they boost our confidence, but […]
Posted: January 9, 2018, 10:00 pm

Here are the latest posts from Benjamin M. Weilert’s movie blog:
Cinema Connections 2016

If there’s a monster under your bed, chances are it’s probably been directed by Guillermo del Toro. While his work isn’t outright horror based on the “slasher” or “gorenography” interpretations of the genre, many of his films feature some scary monsters. Perhaps what makes these monsters somewhat more palatable is their inclusion in a (mostly)... Read more.
Posted: March 16, 2018, 6:01 am
As a society, we seem to have a love/hate relationship with puppets. While we enjoy films featuring puppets as the main characters, like in Pinocchio (1940) and The Muppet Movie (1979), we also fear them in movies like Child’s Play (1988) and Goosebumps (2015). Aside from the aforementioned Muppets, very few films actually use puppetry... Read more.
Posted: March 9, 2018, 7:01 am
Once again, I thought I had this Best Picture Oscar pegged and get surprised with a film that traditionally would not have won. I hope this means we’ll see more representation from other genres than “drama” in the years to come. Of the nine contenders for Best Picture this year, there were plenty that I... Read more.
Posted: March 5, 2018, 5:29 am