I have been working as a film journalist since 2010, dividing the first four years between radio broadcasting and entertainment writing in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. In 2014, I entered Fresh Fiction (FreshFiction.tv) as the features editor. The following year, I stepped into the film critic position at the Denton Record-Chronicle, a daily North Texas print publication. My time is dedicated to writing theatrical film reviews, at-home entertainment columns, and conducting interviews with on-screen talent and filmmakers, as well as hosting a podcast devoted to genre filmmaking (called My Bloody Podcast). I've been married for seven happy years, and I have one son who is all about dinosaurs just like his dad.
Preston Barta // Editor
I imagine at some point you went to a barber shop or a beauty salon to have someone style your hair. You book your appointment– Maybe it was based on their presentation in the shop, a recommendation by someone, or purely based on rotation, but whatever way, you’re on your way to looking fresh.
Things click, you enjoy their company, they know what you want– They become YOUR barber.
A good barber truly is like a therapist. They listen and understand you. That’s how you know you got something special.
This is one of the many notions that is explored in the BARBERSHOP franchise.
While the series’ ambitions may seem like they’re after your laughs, BARBERSHOP is a great social commentary, where they dive into politics in an approachable way, discuss gun violence and where we are in the world. These movies are smart as they are entertaining.
The third installment in the series (BARBERSHOP: THE NEXT CUT) opens this weekend, and we had the opportunity to sit down with its stars Ice Cube (also producer) and Lamorne Morris. We talked favorite movies about love, confessions of being an actor and their individual styles that make them unique. Enjoy our video chat below!
0:32-2:32 | Favorite movies about love and family
2:32-3:58 | Confessions of being an actor
3:58-6:26 | Individual styles that make them unique as performers
BARBERSHOP: THE NEXT CUT opens in theaters nationwide on Friday, April 15.