Recent Articles by Jim Bennett
Published: Thursday, May 23, 2013 12:41 pm MDT
The title character in "Ender's Game" is only 6 years old when the novel begins. The actor playing the lead in the "Ender's Game" movie is 16 years old. What kind of difference will that extra decade make?
Published: Thursday, May 9, 2013 3:01 pm MDT
Superman is not just a superhero — he’s the superhero. And that's why his upcoming movie, "Man of Steel," needs to be good.
Published: Thursday, May 2, 2013 3:01 pm MDT
KSL's decision to pull "Hannibal" from its primetime lineup is the right call. The show has some redeeming features, but it's R-rated television, and the public airwaves are no place for it.
Published: Thursday, April 25, 2013 3:01 pm MDT
The question isn’t whether Shakespeare wrote Shakespeare. He did. The real question is this: Who was Shakespeare in the first place?
Published: Thursday, April 18, 2013 5:03 pm MDT
Some claim that Star Trek's utopian vision can’t survive alongside shoot-em-up, bang-em-up action/adventure of the new movie sequel coming up. If that’s the case, they haven’t been watching a ...
Published: Thursday, April 11, 2013 3:01 pm MDT
The entertainment world has much to mourn these days, especially with the loss of shatnerstoupee.blogspot.com, the definitive oracle for all information about the history, evolution and cultural relevance of Wi...
Published: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 1:48 pm MDT
It's wrong to say that there’s no religion on television, but it's true to say that there's no respect for religion on television.
Published: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 4:01 pm MDT
Film buffs may disagree, but a strong case can be made for the idea that "The Wizard of Oz" is the greatest movie of all time.
Published: Thursday, March 7, 2013 3:01 pm MST
In the 1950s, the targets of McCarthyism were Hollywood liberals. The same thing is now happening all over again, only this time it’s the conservatives who are showing up on blacklists.
Published: Thursday, February 28, 2013 3:01 pm MST
I’m grateful when a storyteller doesn’t feel it necessary to dump fictional misery into an already sufficiently miserable world.