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.
Universal Studios Home Entertainment and Blumhouse Productions are releasing Jordan Peele’s hit film GET OUT on Tuesday, May 23. Fresh Fiction has some Blu-ray copies to give away. Information on how to get yours is below, along with a short review of the Blu-ray and information on the release.
The rules are simple: Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and full mailing address (Note: U.S. addresses only and no PO boxes). Title your email subject: “Fresh Fiction GET OUT Giveaway.” The giveaway is active now until next Tuesday, May 23 at noon, central time.
BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO BLU-RAY™:
- Alternate Ending with Commentary by Writer/Director Jordan Peele
- Deleted Scenes with Commentary by Writer/Director Jordan Peele
- Unveiling the Horror of Get Out: Go behind-the-scenes for the making of GET OUT
- Q&A Discussion with Writer/Director Jordan Peele and the Cast: Director/Writer Jordan Peele sits down with the cast to answer fan questions on the film hosted by Chance the Rapper.
- Feature Commentary with Writer/Director Jordan Peele (a fascinating breakdown of all the motifs, social commentary and symbolism throughout the film).
Best known for his Comedy Central’s sketch show KEY & PEELE, Jordan Peele fashions a story about an interracial couple, Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and Rose (Allison Williams), who’ve reached the coveted meet-the-parents stage in their relationship. As a way to conquer that milestone, Rose invites Chris to a weekend getaway upstate with her folks, Missy (a haunting Catherine Keener) and Dean (Bradley Whitford).
Upon arrival, Chris reads Rose’s family’s eccentricity and overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their learning of their daughter dating a black man. However, as the weekend moves along, more happenings lead to something more frightening than Chris could have ever anticipated.
Peele has always had a talent for delving into societal truths. Just look at any skit he developed for his popular series. Whether he’s exploring our tendencies to misinterpret text messages in this age of emoticons and abbreviations, or developing tactics for how black people can walk through white suburban neighborhoods (he takes this concept even further at the film’s opening), his amazing array of characters and strong points of view peel back the layers of tough topics with twisted irony. And GET OUT is no different.
Peele deftly juggles two different genres, keeping his audience in the dark about the true nature of this dysfunctional family visit. No need to moderate your expectations: GET OUT is a crowd-pleasing wonder.
GET OUT releases on Blu-ray on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.