Recent Articles by Jim Bennett
Published: Thursday, September 24, 2015 3:18 pm MDT
The producers of the new Muppets series on ABC seem to think audiences want to see these beloved characters deconstructed and post-modernized. They couldn't be more wrong.
Published: Thursday, September 17, 2015 3:00 pm MDT
Movies set in a "post-apocalyptic" environment create unnecessarily dismal expectations about the future.
Published: Thursday, September 10, 2015 2:00 pm MDT
Rosie O'Donnell was once the "Queen of Nice," but she's now an opinionated political activist. With his "Late Show" debut, Stephen Colbert seems to be going in the opposite direction.
Published: Tuesday, September 8, 2015 10:10 am MDT
The stigma that used to be attached to film actors working in television is all but gone, and people are calling this the New Golden Age of Television.
Published: Thursday, August 27, 2015 3:00 pm MDT
“The Hobbit” isn’t “Braveheart,” and whatever the new R-rated Extended Edition of “The Battle of Five Armies” is, it isn’t “The Hobbit.”
Published: Monday, August 24, 2015 11:14 am MDT
It’s often painful to watch a bad movie, but it’s much more painful to watch a bad movie that you expected to be good.
Published: Monday, August 17, 2015 3:32 pm MDT
Donald Trump is running his presidential campaign as if it were the latest season of "The Apprentice," which is why it makes for great television and terrible politics.
Published: Thursday, August 6, 2015 3:02 pm MDT
Controversy over whether or not my article about "The Book of Mormon" musical constituted a "review" obscured the valid point that the show should be offensive to everyone, not just Mormons.
Published: Thursday, July 30, 2015 7:03 pm MDT
Should Mormons find "The Book of Mormon" musical offensive? Yes. Not because they're Mormons, but because they're human beings.
Published: Thursday, July 23, 2015 6:29 pm MDT
The Utah Shakespeare Festival's brilliant production of "Amadeus" raises an important question: when portraying bad people behaving badly, how much is too much?