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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Monty Python is now officially dead, but that's unlikely to slow them down.
The TV series "Arrow" explores the inherent moral complexities of being a superhero.
A substantial portion of the people who would love the plays at this year's Utah Shakespeare Festival will never see them. Indeed, many of them won’t even consider live theater as an option.
With the release of her short story sequel to her Harry Potter saga, J.K. Rowling seems as eager for more Potter as the rest of us.
The principles of good storytelling aren’t some great secret, but most animated sequels can’t be bothered to pay any attention to them.
Road trips in cars with built-in DVD players teach you that some movies are better to listen to than others.
Not only are Hollywood predictions usually wrong, they always imagine a future considerably worse than the real one that arrives.
Star Wars Episodes I, II and III are Star Wars movies in name only.
If there’s no measurable demand for profanity in movies, why does there seem to be an unlimited supply?
Continuity problems in the X-Men movies show that the producers don't respect their viewers enough to keep things consistent.