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Alex Bentley

Alex Bentley

Associate Editor

Alex Bentley isn’t a Dallas-Fort Worth native, but with all his experience in the area, he’s the next best thing. He received his bachelor’s degree from TCU, and after a five-year sojourn to work for the Florida Marlins in Miami, he returned to the area to get his master’s degree at UNT. Prior to joining CultureMap, he worked for Pegasus News, helping deliver hyper-local news to the internet masses. He uses that experience to make CultureMap the go-to site for everything to see and do in Dallas.

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Miserable Comedy

Tammy's depressing plot manages to make the hilarious Melissa McCarthy unfunny

By Alex Bentley

Since her breakout performance in 2011’s Bridesmaids, for which she earned an Oscar nomination, Melissa McCarthy has quickly risen to the level of A-list star. After co-starring in two ...


Towering Achievement

Texas icon named quirkiest landmark in America

By Alex Bentley

In a beatdown of epic proportions, Big Tex, the icon of the State Fair of Texas, was voted the Best Quirky Landmark in the United States by readers of USA ...


Hot Interview

Joe Manganiello swears audiences will love every stripper in La Bare documentary

By Alex Bentley

Prior to to playing Big Dick Richie in Steven Soderbergh's 2012 film Magic Mike, Joe Manganiello had never really considered the world of male dancers. But after doing research ...


The Naked Truth

La Bare documentary about famed Dallas strip club fails to arouse

By Alex Bentley

For most people, their curiosity about the world of male strippers started and ended with Magic Mike, the 2012 Steven Soderbergh dud that was only entertaining because of the actors ...


Jersey Boys

Music takes center stage in Jersey Boys but storyline falls flat

By Alex Bentley

Since debuting in 2005, Jersey Boys has been one of the most popular Broadway musicals around. It has also revived interest in Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, a group ...


21st Century Romance

Obvious Child director and star talk mining laughs from touchy subject

By Alex Bentley

The new film Obvious Child isn't your typical romantic comedy, and not just because it deals with a touchy topic: abortion. Writer/director Gillian Robespierre and star Jenny Slate ...


Comic in Recovery

Injured Tracy Morgan cancels comedy tour, including Austin stop

By Alex Bentley

Comedian Tracy Morgan has canceled the rest of his Turn It Funny tour, including the scheduled Austin stop at the Paramount on June 28. Morgan was involved in a serious ...


Big Tex Likes Music

State Fair of Texas 2014 releases lineup for free weekend concert series

By Alex Bentley

One of the many benefits of attending the State Fair of Texas in Dallas is the free weekend concert series, which this year will be headlined by the likes of ...


No Mere Kids Film

How to Train Your Dragon 2 wows with exceptional animation and story depth

By Alex Bentley

The main reason that most sequels fail to satisfy is because it’s nearly impossible to replicate the originality of the first film. Audiences already know the main characters, so ...


Sequel Success

22 Jump Street's bromance proves just as hilarious as original

By Alex Bentley

When 21 Jump Street came out in 2012, few expected it to become the success that it did. But Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum had the ineffable chemistry every good ...


Pedal to the Metal

Austin-area drivers pay more for speeding tickets than most of Texas

By Alex Bentley

Everybody hates getting a speeding ticket, but according to financial website NerdWallet, if you're going to get caught speeding anywhere in the state of Texas, you should steer clear ...


Movie Insights

Stars of The Fault in Our Stars reveal why this touching love story is the film of the summer

By Alex Bentley

One of the most anticipated movies of the summer contains no superheroes, explosions or popular animated characters. What The Fault in Our Stars does have, though, is a touching love ...


Heartbreaking Yet Life-Affirming Film

The Fault in Our Stars proves the power of young love

By Alex Bentley

Movie romances tend to come with a certain formula, and that doesn't usually include main characters afflicted with deadly diseases. That’s just the first of many things that ...


Movie Insights

Stars of The Fault in Our Stars reveal why this touching love story is the film of the summer

By Alex Bentley

One of the most anticipated movies of the summer contains no superheroes, explosions or popular animated characters. What The Fault in Our Stars does have, though, is a touching love ...


No More Drama

Jesus Christ Superstar tour feauturing odd cast of '90s stars suddenly gets canceled

By Alex Bentley

The national tour of Jesus Christ Superstar, which was scheduled for June 20 at the Frank Erwin Center, has been canceled. Options Clause Entertainment, the group in charge of the ...


Lackluster Comedy

A Million Ways to Die in the West shoots and mostly misses

By Alex Bentley

The last couple of years for Seth MacFarlane have been up-and-down — if always high profile. His stint as the host of the 2013 Academy Awards generated controversy befitting of the ...


Frozen on Ice

Disney's Frozen skates into Texas for most obvious spin-off ever

By Alex Bentley

Disney's Frozen has been one of the most successful animated films ever, so it was only a matter of time before the Mouse House spun it off into other ...


This Is Not The Brady Bunch

Drew Barrymore makes Adam Sandler slightly more tolerable in Blended

By Alex Bentley

Adam Sandler is not in the business of surprising people. The vast majority of films released under his Happy Madison Productions banner are comedies that aim for cheap, easy laughs ...


Blockbuster Blast

X-Men: Days of Future Past blends brains and brawn into superheroic movie

By Alex Bentley

It’s now been 14 years since X-Men started the current superhero movie craze that shows no sign of slowing down. That film and most of its sequels, prequels and ...


Airfare Wars

Southwest Airlines announces new $99 fares for Texas flyers

By Alex Bentley

Southwest is now offering fares as low as $79 one way from Dallas starting on October 13, 2014, i.e. the day the Wright Amendment finally falls by the wayside ...


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