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.
Here’s the first teaser-trailer for the 24th James Bond adventure– titled SPECTRE. Daniel Craig returns to play James Bond a fourth time, and behind the camera is Sam Mendes, who returns as director after SKYFALL.
The film also features Christoph Waltz as Franz Oberhauser; Léa Seydoux as Dr. Madeleine Swann; Monica Bellucci as Lucia Sciarra; Andrew Scott as Denbigh; Dave Bautista as Mr. Hinx; Ralph Fiennes as Gareth Mallory, aka M; Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny; Ben Whishaw as Q; Rory Kinnear as Bill Tanner; and Jesper Christensen as Mr. White.
The trailer feels even darker than SKYFALL, and this is a direction that I personally love.
There are more hints of Bond’s past here– some that even may surprise you. From the trailer, we can except SPECTRE to be more of a character-driven piece, which I am all for.
SPECTRE opens in theaters everywhere on Nov. 6th.