Rick Bentley, The Modesto Bee

Rick Bentley

The Modesto Bee

Fresno, CA, United States

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Past articles by Rick:

‘Black Panther’ makes history in many ways

In many ways, “Black Panther” is the most important film that has been made so far in the Marvel Comics-inspired film universe. The importance isn’t something as simplistic as this being the first major superhero motion picture where the central hero is black. Where the film distinguishes itself is that’s just part of a broader perspective that encompasses examinations of politics, social… → Read More

‘Dateline’ will present new video of convicted murderer Scott Peterson

“Dateline NBC” will air a newly unearthed interrogation video of convicted murderer Scott Peterson. → Read More

Several local TV stations will be moving to new channels

The Federal Communications Commission has finished with its auction of broadcast locations to make room for more cellphone providers. The change will mean movement for several local stations. → Read More

Killer job lures Caroline Dhavernas back to lead role

The demands of starring in “Wonderfalls” made Canadian actor Caroline Dhavernas cautious about starring in another series. “Mary Kills People” changed her mind. → Read More

California Adventure promising a super summer with new ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ ride

The opening of the new Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: Breakout! attraction is just part of the super hero activities planned at California Adventure this summer. → Read More

Ax falls on six KFTV Univision employees

Six Univision employee were laid off as a restructuring by the Spanish-language channel that will blend Fresno, Sacramento news. → Read More

Rash now a part of ‘The Morning Blaze’

Local radio personality Rash has joined the morning team at The Blaze. → Read More

TV newsman John Wallace, ‘a great ambassador for Fresno,’ is honored by hundreds

Family and friends gathered Monday, April 3, 2017, at Peoples Church in northeast Fresno for a memorial service for John Wallace. He was a longtime television news anchor, sports fan and supporter, and community crusader. → Read More

‘Ghost in the Shell’ has high, low elements

“Ghost in the Shell” is a visual wonder but stumbles over script problems. → Read More

Veteran news anchor John Wallace has died

John Wallace, a local new anchor for decades, has died after a long illness. → Read More

Shirley MacLaine gets ‘The Last Word’

Shirley MacLaine is the only reason to see “The Last Word,” a movie with countless writing problems. → Read More

Fresno’s Christopher Gorham finds new job a laughing matter

Fresno’s Christopher Gorham has landed a recurring role on the CBS comedy “2 Broke Girls.” He’s playing the new love interest for the character played by Beth Behrs. → Read More

Want more ‘Beauty & the Beast’? Explore these TV shows and films

The work by French novelist Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve has been the inspiration for several TV shows and films. → Read More

John Lithgow loves killer comedy, drama roles – both on display these days

John Lithgow is starring in two very different productions in the streaming series “The Crown” and the network comedy “Trial & Error.” → Read More

Bullard grad Marina Zenovich makes splash with documentary on California water

Emmy-winning filmmaker Marina Zenovich has produced the documentary “Water & Power: A California Heist” to air on the National Geographic channel. → Read More

Erik Rosales leaving KMPH for reporting job in Washington, D.C.

Erik Rosales, who has worked at both CBS47 and FOX26, is leaving Fresno to take a job in Washington, D.C. → Read More

Emmy-winning Bullard graduate has a new documentary coming out on National Geographic

“Water & Power: A California Heist,” a documentary by Bullard High graduate Marina Zenovich, will air at 9 p.m. March 14 on the National Geographic Channel. It is part of the cable channel’s 2017 slate of documentaries. → Read More

What ever happened to the first Kids Day ‘miracle baby’?

Do you remember the first child featured on the first edition of Kids Day? We catch up with our original cover girl, Karissa Grote, 30 years later. She is now a teacher at Visalia’s Valley Oak Middle School in Central California. → Read More

Derek, David Carr show love, respect for hospital

NFL and former Fresno State quarterbacks David and Derek Carr are major supporters of Valley Children’s Hospital. → Read More

‘Jackie’ and ‘Westworld’ top new DVD releases

The new DVD releases hitting stories March 7 include “Jackie” and the first season of HBO’s “Westworld.” → Read More