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Alex Bentley

Alex Bentley

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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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Movie Time

Kevin Costner's Draft Day is a JaMarcus Russell-sized bust: Limp story doesn't do Arian Foster justice

By Alex Bentley

The behemoth that is the National Football League has long extended its reach beyond the boundaries of its season. With offseason training, free agent signings and more, the league can ...


JT Returns

Justin Timberlake really is bringing sexy back with another Houston concert

By Alex Bentley

For anyone who was unable to make Justin Timberlake's Houston concert last year or for those for whom once wasn't enough, your fandom will be rewarded when Timberlake ...


Jesus Rocks

Sex Pistols, Destiny's Child & 'N Sync singers make up odd cast of Jesus Christ Superstar

By Alex Bentley

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Jesus Christ Superstar returns to Houston for the first time in a decade as part of a nationwide tour. The classic rock opera ...


It Ain't Just a Rumour

Together again: Reunited Fleetwood Mac plans Houston return with Christine McVie

By Alex Bentley

With Christine McVie back, a fully reunited Fleetwood Mac will return to Houston on Dec. 15 as part of their forthcoming On With the Show Tour. The band, without McVie ...


Movie Quirkiness at its Finest

The Grand Budapest Hotel shows Houston-born director at his wacky best

By Alex Bentley

Even if you’ve never quite understood the appeal of his films, it’s hard to knock Wes Anderson for his dedication to the craft. The Houston native who graduated ...


No Hannah Montana

Twerking gives way to simulated sex acts, near nudity: Yes, Miley Cyrus is in Houston

By Alex Bentley

When Miley Cyrus drops by Toyota Center Sunday night for the latest stop of her Bangerz tour, she'll be armed with a truckload of buzz and controversy. Since the ...


They Will Rock You

Adam Lambert channels Freddie Mercury on summer concert tour with Queen

By Alex Bentley

Queen and former American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert are teaming up for a summer arena tour with a stop at the Toyota Center on July 9. The tour will hit ...


All Night Long

'80s pop legend plans return visit to The Woodlands with The Voice star

By Alex Bentley

Lionel Richie plans a return visit to Houston. The singer, who appeared at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion last October, is bringing his All the Hits All Night Long Tour ...


The Review Is In

New RoboCop blows by the overrated original as Samuel Jackson's crazy radio host steals the show

By Alex Bentley

Because many studios are hard up for original ideas these days, remaking movies from the 1980s has been all the rage. Fame, Footloose, The Karate Kid, Red Dawn — all of ...


The Review Is In

George Clooney's big fail: Monuments Men wastes Matt Damon and all its other A-list stars

By Alex Bentley

It’s hard to get a good read on George Clooney as a director. His five films, including his latest, The Monuments Men, have vacillated between drama and comedy and ...


Rock and Roll Courtesy of DMB

Dave Matthews Band kicks off a different kind of national tour in The Woodlands — again

By Alex Bentley

The Dave Matthews Band sure must love The Woodlands. The popular 23-year-old band will kick off its latest tour at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion on May 16 — the same ...


Movie Time

Jason Reitman's Labor Day movie isn't as embarrassing — or sexy — as you've been led to believe

By Alex Bentley

Writer/director Jason Reitman (Juno, Up in the Air) has taken on a variety of topics in his short but lauded career, but all of his films have generally had ...


No More Dr. Feelgood

Notorious rock band signs agreement to break up after farewell tour with Houston stop

By Alex Bentley

It may come as a shock to some, but '80s metal band Motley Crue is still alive and kicking after all these years. Determined to go out on their own ...


The Review Is In

Keira Knightley is dreadful and distracting in new Jack Ryan movie: Still, Shadow Recruit sort of works

By Alex Bentley

Once upon a time, the character of Jack Ryan — the creation of recently deceased author Tom Clancy — was a hot commodity. Books featuring Ryan were adapted into four separate films ...


Hear her Roar

Katy Perry saves the best for last with Houston concert tour stop

By Alex Bentley

Katy Perry is saving the best for last. The singer, who has become one of the biggest music stars in the world, will end her 46-city North American tour at ...


Movie Time

An honorable fail: Gruesome Lone Survivor's story just doesn't add up

By Alex Bentley

There have been a number of movies about the War on Terror in Iraq and Afghanistan, but surprisingly few have dealt with actual soldiers on the ground. In fact, most ...


Movie Time

A seductive Scarlett Johansson helps make Her one of the strangest movies ever

By Alex Bentley

Spike Jonze’s mindset has always been slightly askew from the majority of those in the entertainment industry. Whether making videos for the Beastie Boys or Bjork, generating ideas for ...


Chelsea Hasn't Been Here Lately

Chelsea Handler bucks monotonous male comedian trend with Houston show

By Alex Bentley

Most of the big names in comedy who come through Houston tend to be of the male persuasion. But Chelsea Handler will buck that trend when she visits the Bayou ...


Movie Magic

Best movies of 2013: Zombies, slaves and astronauts lost in space

By Alex Bentley

Like any year, 2013 had its fair share of bad movies. But when its movies were good, they were very good.


Seriously Bad Films

Gatsby, Superman & the Millers among 10 worst movies of 2013, but the real stinker is....

By Alex Bentley

Being a film critic can be a lot of fun, but sometimes it's a real drag. Forcing yourself to sit through a clunker of a movie just to write ...


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