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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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While many people celebrate the Fourth of July by heading to the theaters, there are curiously very few movies that appropriately celebrate Independence Day.
"Before This World," James Taylor's new CD, proves you may not be able to teach an old dog new tricks, but an old singer can write and record wonderful new music.
"Jurassic World" proves there’s nothing wrong with big-spectacle entertainment. But once you go too big, you’re pretty much left with nowhere else to go.
David Letterman's early career was about skewering the kind of talk show host that he eventually became.
Dozens of superhero tales on the big and small screen may seem like overkill, but they're actually satisfying a demand for fundamental moral examinations of good versus evil in bright, shiny packages.
Many actors resent being identified with their most iconic roles, but it's very hard to feel sorry for them.
Most action heroes in the big blockbusters are loners too busy saving the world and/or galaxy to settle down with a wife and kids.
Hollywood usually employs religion as either a villain or a punchline. But Marvel's "Daredevil" treats faith as a positive part of life.
There has never been a time in history with more entertainment choices available than there are now. If you can’t find something consistent with your values or your tastes, it may not be Hollywood’s...
Film is just another way to tell stories, and stories help us understand our world and define our place in it. That’s why Jesus told so many stories during his earthly ministry.