Recent Articles by Jim Bennett
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?
Published: Thursday, July 16, 2015 3:35 pm MDT
What’s the best way to read "Go Set a Watchman," to appreciate it on its own terms without diminishing memories of "To Kill a Mockingbird?" The answer, surprisingly, can be found in the tale of how “...
Published: Thursday, July 9, 2015 3:11 pm MDT
To have any street cred in the geek community, you have to be a fan of "Doctor Who."
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.