Recent Articles by Jim Bennett
Published: Thursday, December 5, 2013 3:55 pm MST
Traditional carols carry much of the blame for misperceptions about Christmas.
Published: Friday, November 8, 2013 2:20 pm MST
The "Ender's Game" movie is a step up from your average space opera. It’s just not quite as many steps up as an “Ender’s Game” movie ought to have been.
Published: Thursday, October 31, 2013 4:15 pm MDT
A wise teacher once taught me that I was addicted to acting. Life is better now that I'm in recovery.
Published: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 4:01 pm MDT
Everyone has different tastes, and that's a good thing. But when it comes to over-the-top slasher flicks, it's possible that these films are feeding an appetite that, perhaps, ought not be fed.
Published: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 4:01 pm MDT
Adults shouldn't choose their entertainment based on tired gender stereotypes.
Published: Thursday, October 10, 2013 3:38 pm MDT
"Breaking Bad” was written expressly to demonstrate that depravity leads to destruction. But that's problematic if you spend all your time rooting for the bad guy.
Published: Thursday, October 3, 2013 3:01 pm MDT
Yes, the Beatles were better than Bieber, but they were also popular when pop culture used to be a collectively shared experience in a way that just isn’t possible anymore.
Published: Thursday, September 26, 2013 3:01 pm MDT
Hollywood is quick to pounce on opportunities to place the blame for crimes like the Navy Yard shootings on firearms manufacturers, but they are curiously silent when the products produced by their own industry...
Published: Thursday, September 12, 2013 3:01 pm MDT
When I told my friends that I attended the first Salt Lake Comic Con, one of them asked me, "Isn't that just a thing where a bunch of geeks get together and dress up in silly costumes?" Well, yes. Yes it is. Is...
Published: Thursday, September 5, 2013 3:01 pm MDT
Those outraged at the casting of Ben Affleck as Batman forget that a superhero movie’s quality depends more on the writing and the direction than the actor's performance.