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 // Features Editor
DALLAS – Opening this weekend is the live-action reimagining of the beloved children’s program DORA THE EXPLORER, titled DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD. In this film, we follow a teenage Dora (Isabela Moner) and friends (including Eugenio Derbez) as they try to find Dora’s missing parents (Eva Longoria and Michael Peña) and an ancient city littered with jewels and gold.
You can read Courtney Howard’s review of DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD here.
Fresh Fiction had the opportunity recently to sit down with actor Derbez (Overboard) to discuss his role in the film, its message of finding the positive in all outcomes and the tonal balance.