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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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The Utah Shakespeare Festival's brilliant production of "Amadeus" raises an important question: when portraying bad people behaving badly, how much is too much?
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 “...
To have any street cred in the geek community, you have to be a fan of "Doctor Who."
While many people celebrate the Fourth of July by heading to the theaters, there are curiously very few movies that appropriately celebrate Independence Day.
"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.
"Jurassic World" proves there’s nothing wrong with big-spectacle entertainment. But once you go too big, you’re pretty much left with nowhere else to go.
David Letterman's early career was about skewering the kind of talk show host that he eventually became.
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.