Jim Bennett
Jim Bennett is a recovering actor, theater producer and politico, and he writes about pop culture and politics at his blog, stallioncornell.com.

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We geeks feel a compulsion to assign every movie to a ranking on a series of arbitrary lists. Why on earth does this matter? I don’t know. But does it matter? Why, yes. Yes, it does.
The fatal flaw of the “Noah” movie is that its director, who doesn’t believe in God, doesn’t understand him, either.
Even a bad cinematic adaptation of the Noah story will send people back to Genesis to see where the filmmakers got it wrong.
Charlie Brown is coming back. I didn’t realize, until I saw the trailer to the new "Peanuts" movie, just how much I’d missed him.
Even if the filmmakers really were trying to use “The Lego Movie” to brainwash our children into hating free markets, most kids know the difference between a good story and propaganda.
The decline of comics pages in newspapers may be directly attributable to the end of Calvin and Hobbes.
Some say we should separate the art from the artist. But, in light of accusations about Woody Allen's alleged sordid personal life, I won't be buying a ticket to any of his movies any time soon.
Shirley Temple made one film that left an indelible impression on me that continues to this day — 1940’s “The Blue Bird.”
Writers and filmmakers need to respect their audience enough to honor the rules of their fictional creations that they themselves establish. 

Movies that show people making bad choices glamorize their subjects in a way that reality television does not.