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.
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.