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Meet Our Newest Big Picture High School Intern: Philip Benais

Meet Our Newest Big Picture High School Intern: Philip Benais

We’d like to welcome our newest Intern to The B-Town Blog, Philip Benais, a 16-year old student at Big Picture High School in SeaTac. Philip will be working as a Writer, Reporter, Reviewer and more,... [Read more]

Happy Birthday to us – 10 years ago today, The Blog started publishing!

Happy Birthday to us – 10 years ago today, The Blog started publishing!

Happy 10th Birthday to Us! Ten years ago today – on Dec. 11, 2007 – the first stories were published on The B-Town Blog, with the hopes of providing an effective, frequently-updated, professional... [Read more]

Highline Big Picture High School: real world career experiences drive education

Highline Big Picture High School: real world career experiences drive education

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Over the last four years, B-Town Blog Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer has served as a Mentor to three students from Burien’s Big Picture High School. His current Intern Bryan... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: ‘I Don’t Know How To Convey How I Feel About Bloodz vs. Wolvez’

INTERN’S VIEW: ‘I Don’t Know How To Convey How I Feel About Bloodz vs. Wolvez’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: It’s a bittersweet moment in the history of The B-Town Blog as we bid adieu to our feisty, intellectual 17-year old Big Picture High School Intern Philip Benais – below is... [Read more]

Society Of Professional Journalists Names B-Town Blog ‘Best Hyperlocal Website’

Society Of Professional Journalists Names B-Town Blog ‘Best Hyperlocal Website’

My Oh My! – Saturday night (May 21st) at Safeco Field, The B-Town Blog team hit a major home run when it was named ‘Best Hyperlocal Website’ by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: ‘Thor’ Is A Fun, Fast, Enjoyable Popcorn Movie & You’ll Love It

INTERN’S VIEW: ‘Thor’ Is A Fun, Fast, Enjoyable Popcorn Movie & You’ll Love It

by Philip Benais Thor: Directed by Kenneth Branagh; Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins and Stellan Skarsgard. The recent influx of Marvel comics films has been... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: ‘Atlas Shrugged Part 1’ Is Brilliant And Thought Provoking

INTERN’S VIEW: ‘Atlas Shrugged Part 1’ Is Brilliant And Thought Provoking

by Philip Benais Atlas Shrugged Part 1: Directed by Paul Johansson; Starring Taylor Schilling, Grant Bowler, Matthew Mardsen, Graham Beckel and Jsu Garcia. I informally promised myself when I started... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: I Hated Every Moment Of ‘Sucker Punch’

INTERN’S VIEW: I Hated Every Moment Of ‘Sucker Punch’

by Philip Benais Sucker Punch; Directed By Zack Synder: Starring Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone, Vanessa Hudgens, Jamie Chung, Oscar Isaac, Carla Gugino, Jon Hamm and Scott Glenn. Critical... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: ‘Red Riding Hood’ Example Of Everything Wrong With Films Today

INTERN’S VIEW: ‘Red Riding Hood’ Example Of Everything Wrong With Films Today

by Philip Benais Red Riding Hood; Directed By Catherine Hardwicke: Starring Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman, Shiloh Fernandez, Virginia Madsen, Julie Christie and Max Irons. Being a legitimate cinema lover... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: You’ll Love Every Minute Of Breeders Theater’s ‘West’

INTERN’S VIEW: You’ll Love Every Minute Of Breeders Theater’s ‘West’

by Philip Benais West; Directed By Alan Wilkie: Starring Eric Hartley, Adrienne Grieco, David Roby, Amber Rack, Doug Knoop, Stephen R. Scheide, Erika Zabelle and Nancy Warren. Written by T.M. Sell. Music... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: BLT’s ‘Clean House’ Will Warm Your Heart & Make You Think

INTERN’S VIEW: BLT’s ‘Clean House’ Will Warm Your Heart & Make You Think

by Philip Benais The Clean House; Directed by Maggie Larrick: Starring Luciana McCadden, Geni Hawkins, Brynne Garman, Stela Diaz and Russ Kay. Written by Sarah Ruhl. The Clean House is not unlike the... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: Gondry’s ‘Green Hornet’ Is The Perfect Superhero Comedy

INTERN’S VIEW: Gondry’s ‘Green Hornet’ Is The Perfect Superhero Comedy

by Philip Benais The Green Hornet; Directed by Michel Gondry; Starring Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Christoph Waltz, Tom Wilkinson and Cameron Diaz. Sometimes a superhero film doesn’t need to challenge our... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: Breeders Theater’s ‘Casting Call’ A Hidden Gem

INTERN’S VIEW: Breeders Theater’s ‘Casting Call’ A Hidden Gem

by Philip Benais Casting Call; Directed By Doug Knoop; Starring Teresa Widner, Erika Zabelle, Eric Hartley, Andrew Smith, Laura Smith, Stephen Scheide, Doug Knoop and Steve Coffey. Written by T.M. Sell. A... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: ‘Season Of The Witch’ Is A Vast Empty Void Of Nothingness

INTERN’S VIEW: ‘Season Of The Witch’ Is A Vast Empty Void Of Nothingness

by Philip Benais Season Of The Witch; Directed By Dominic Sena: Starring Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman and Claire Foy. The story of Nicolas Cage’s career is certainly a tragic one; how he managed to go... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: ‘True Grit’ Is One Of The Best Westerns In Years

INTERN’S VIEW: ‘True Grit’ Is One Of The Best Westerns In Years

by Philip Benais True Grit; Directed by Joel & Ethan Coen: Starring Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Hailee Steinfeld and Barry Pepper. The Coen Brothers have directed some of the most influential... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: ‘The King’s Speech’ Made Me Speechless

INTERN’S VIEW: ‘The King’s Speech’ Made Me Speechless

by Philip Benais The King’s Speech; Directed By Tom Hooper: Starring Colin Firth, Geoffery Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Gambon and Guy Pearce. It goes without saying that if you know me, I usually... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: In Only One Word, Aronofsky’s ‘Black Swan’ Is Perfect

INTERN’S VIEW: In Only One Word, Aronofsky’s ‘Black Swan’ Is Perfect

by Philip Benais Black Swan; Directed By Darren Aronofsky: Starring Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Barbara Hershey and Winona Ryder. Terrifying. Thrilling. Sensual. Psychotic; these words,... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: Latest ‘Narnia’ Flawed, At Times Worthwhile Experience

INTERN’S VIEW: Latest ‘Narnia’ Flawed, At Times Worthwhile Experience

by Philip Benais The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader; Directed By Michael Apted; Starring Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, Will Poulter, Ben Barnes, Liam Neeson and Simon Pegg. I must... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: ‘Harry Potter: Deathly Hallows’: An Entertaining Appetizer

INTERN’S VIEW: ‘Harry Potter: Deathly Hallows’: An Entertaining Appetizer

by Philip Benais Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part One: Directed By David Yates; Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter and Alan Rickman. Harry... [Read more]

Happy Birthday To Us – The B-Town Blog Is 3 Years Old Today!

Happy Birthday To Us – The B-Town Blog Is 3 Years Old Today!

Three years ago today (Dec. 11, 2007, to be exact), from a humble dining room table in a home in Burien, The B-Town Blog came unto this planet, chock full of hopes and dreams of informing, entertaining... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: ‘Martha, Josie & The Chinese Elvis’ At BLT: Great Time(ing)!

INTERN’S VIEW: ‘Martha, Josie & The Chinese Elvis’ At BLT: Great Time(ing)!

Photo by Ken Holmes by Philip Benais Martha, Josie And The Chinese Elvis; Directed by John Vreeke: Starring Kelli Mohrbacher, Geni Hawkins, Alexandra Novotny, Gerald B. Browning, Ken Wong and Angelica... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: ‘Megamind’ Is A Fun Kid’s Film, Even For A Teenager

INTERN’S VIEW: ‘Megamind’ Is A Fun Kid’s Film, Even For A Teenager

by Philip Benais Megamind: Directed By Tom McGrath; Starring Will Ferrell, Brad Pitt, Tina Fey, Jonah Hill and David Cross. It’s rare that I find a kid’s film that I can actually enjoy now as a teenager.... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: ‘Skyline’: Worst Thing To Happen To Sci-Fi Since ‘Highlander II’

INTERN’S VIEW: ‘Skyline’: Worst Thing To Happen To Sci-Fi Since ‘Highlander II’

by Philip Benais Skyline: Directed By The Brothers Strause; Starring Eric Balfour, Scottie Thompson and Donald Faison. There are many things that come to mind when I think of this movie. For instance,... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: I Should Have Loved ‘Due Date,’ But I Didn’t

INTERN’S VIEW: I Should Have Loved ‘Due Date,’ But I Didn’t

by Philip Benais Due Date: Directed By Todd Phillips; Starring Robert Downey Jr, Zach Galifianakis, Jamie Foxx. I should have loved this film. I should have rushed out of the theatre eager to share my... [Read more]