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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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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.
Time and technology have changed the way we tell and receive visual stories.
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.
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.
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.