Hello, there! My name is Preston Barta, and I am the features editor of Fresh Fiction and senior film critic at the Denton Record-Chronicle. My cinematic love story began where I was born: off planet on the isolated desert world of the Jakku system. It's there I passed the time scavenging for loose parts with my good friend Rey. One day I found an old film projector and a dusty reel of the 1975 film JAWS. It rocked my world so much that I left my kinfolk in the rearview (I so miss their morning cups of green milk) to pursue my dreams of writing about film. It wasn't long until I met two gents who said they would give me a lift. I can't recall their names, but one was an older man who liked to point a lot and the other was a tall, hairy fella. They got me as far as one of Jupiter's moons where we crossed paths with the U.S.S. Enterprise. Some pointy-eared bastard said I was clear to come aboard. He saw that I was clutching my beloved shark movie and invited me to the "moving pictures room" where he was screening the 1993 film JURASSIC PARK to his crew. He said my life would be much more prosperous if I were familiar with more work by the god named Steven Spielberg. From there, my love for cinema blossomed. Once we reached planet Earth, everything changed. I found the small town of Denton, TX, and was welcomed into the Barta family. They showed me the writings of local film critic Boo Allen. He became my hero and caused me to chase a degree in film and journalism. After my studies at graduate of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, I met some film critics who showed me the ropes and got me into my first press screening: 2011's THE GREEN LANTERN. Don't worry; I recovered just fine. MAD MAX: FURY ROAD was only four years away.
Studio Movie Grill Hosts Tom Cruise Doppelgänger Contest
Best Tom Cruise lookalike will win free movies at SMG for 365 days
When: Now through Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Why: Calling all Tom Cruise lookalikes! SMG is gearing up for their new location in The Colony. To celebrate the opening, SMG is hosting a Tom Cruise doppelgänger contest. One lucky lookalike will win free movies at SMG for an entire year, good for admission for two. The winner will also get the chance to see Tom Cruise on the big screen in MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE ROGUE NATION, opening July 31, at an exclusive event at the new SMG The Colony.
To enter to win, submit photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. Photos should be less than 2MB. Entry must include first name, last name and phone number. Participants must be 18 years of age or older. Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on Tuesday, July 28. Winning photo will be posted to SMG Facebook page.
About Studio Movie Grill
Studio Movie Grill modernized the traditional movie-going experience by combining first-run movies with full-service, in-theater dining. SMG is characterized in the market today by its continued ability to innovate movie and menu offerings, as well as its dedication to the communities it serves. Considered the industry leader in its rapidly growing segment, SMG currently has 20 locations in 10 states with more expansion on the way. For additional information, please visit www.studiomoviegrill.com.