Recent Articles by Jim Bennett
Published: Thursday, July 2, 2015 3:01 pm MDT
While many people celebrate the Fourth of July by heading to the theaters, there are curiously very few movies that appropriately celebrate Independence Day.
Published: Thursday, June 25, 2015 4:01 pm MDT
"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.
Published: Thursday, June 18, 2015 3:23 pm MDT
"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.
Published: Friday, June 5, 2015 4:16 pm MDT
David Letterman's early career was about skewering the kind of talk show host that he eventually became.
Published: Thursday, May 28, 2015 10:11 am MDT
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.
Published: Thursday, May 7, 2015 3:05 pm MDT
Many actors resent being identified with their most iconic roles, but it's very hard to feel sorry for them.
Published: Thursday, April 30, 2015 3:40 pm MDT
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.
Published: Thursday, April 23, 2015 3:03 pm MDT
Hollywood usually employs religion as either a villain or a punchline. But Marvel's "Daredevil" treats faith as a positive part of life.
Published: Saturday, April 18, 2015 10:39 pm MDT
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...
Published: Thursday, April 2, 2015 3:04 pm MDT
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.