Recent Articles by Jim Bennett
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.
Published: Friday, March 27, 2015 10:02 am MDT
Time and technology have changed the way we tell and receive visual stories.
Published: Friday, March 6, 2015 10:53 am MST
The passing of the great actor Leonard Nimoy calls to mind his indelible performance in "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan," which contains arguably the most moving death scene ever committed to film.
Published: Thursday, February 26, 2015 3:03 pm MST
Even if you don’t watch the show, it’s almost impossible to not be affected by the impact "Saturday Night Live" has had on the culture at large these past four decades.
Published: Friday, February 13, 2015 10:01 am MST
I’m not quite sure where series creator Vince Gilligan is taking viewers with "Better Call Saul," but I'm giving it the benefit of the doubt.