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.
Film critics Preston Barta and Gwen Reyes sat down with the stars of THE CHOICE (Teresa Palmer and Benjamin Walker) to discuss the excitement of doing a Nicholas Sparks adaptation, what’s in each other’s vinyl collection, life’s defining moments and lessons they learned from doing the film.
0:06-0:54 | Guessing what’s in each other’s vinyl collection
0:54-1:51 | Where they go when they want to be alone
1:51-3:22 | Lessons they learned from their movies
3:22-4:08 | How Nicholas Sparks upped their game
4:08-5:39 | What cuts Nicholas Sparks would make from the movies about their lives
0:06-0:49 | The excitement of being in a Nicholas Sparks movie
0:49-1:51 | How the story will resonate with viewers
1:51-2:28 | How the film shows the medium parts of a relationship / Netflix binging MAKING A MURDERER
2:28-3:42 | How they avoided cliches and made the story human
3:42-4:49 | Chemistry on and off screen
4:49-5:39 | Comparing paranormal notes from previous films
THE CHOICE opens Friday, February 5.