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Jason Coleman is film critic/movie journalist with over 10 years of experience, most recently as Senior Entertainment Editor for The213.net, as well as JoBlo.com. Having worked for two local newspapers as a movie reviewer at the early age of 12, Coleman continues to spew his love and passion for film for Starpulse. Coleman currently helps manage the Village and Bruin Theaters in Westwood and will eventually open his own theater in Studio City,

Forgotten Friday Flick - 'A Clockwork Orange'

December 19th, 2014 12:20pm EST
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'A Clockwork Orange'
We’re keeping in tune with awards season, but with a slight twist this week. With Sony’s unfortunate move pulling the new comedy "The Interview" from theatrical release due to hacker threats it felt like time to take a stand. So controversy is the pick of the day…welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick. The selection this week is a film certainly no stranger to harsh criticism. It was a daring blend of visceral violence, lush visuals, captivating performances and the use of classical music in ways no one had ever seen before. Most of you know this one, but after the sad state of events this ...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Do The Right Thing'

December 12th, 2014 12:30pm EST
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SAG Awards, Golden Globes – the award nominated dramatic hits just keep on coming. So do they here as we look back at a film that tried to fight the power and change minds to boot – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s selection is a funny, poignant, dramatic and still relevant today pot boiler that announced a unique voice on the cinematic scene. Combining humor with a serious issue like race and injecting it with a scorching style that matched the films’ hot setting and rising tensions, this was one film that anyone who saw would never forget. For all those who haven’t, it’s tim...
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Reviews: 'The Captive' / 'After The Fall'

December 11th, 2014 12:20pm EST
Movie Reviews: 'The Captive' / 'After The Fall'
Times are definitely tough out there and to provide some cinematic perspective we’re checking out two new flicks that deal with loss, tragedy and doing what it takes to protect ones family. We’re talking the new films "The Captive" and "After The Fall" – reviews are below!

Title: "The Captive"

Stars: 3 1/2

Genre: Drama / Thriller

Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Durand, Alexia Fast

Director: Atom Egoyan

Rating: R

Running Time: 112 Minutes

Release Company: A24

Website: www.thecaptivemovie.com

When I heard that master craftsman Atom Egoyan was booed at Cannes for this new outing, I w...
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DVD Review: 'The Devil's Hand'

December 11th, 2014 11:00am EST
DVD Review: 'The Devil's Hand'
Ready to make a little deal with the devil? Then follow us as we check out the new to DVD horror haunting "The Devil’s Hand" out Dec. 16 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. We examine the deadly deal below!

Title: "The Devil’s Hand"

Grade: 4

Cast: Rufus Sewell, Jennifer Carpenter, Colm Meaney

Director: Christian E. Christiansen

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 101 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Website: www.lionsgateshop.com

The Flick: "The Devil’s Hand" may seem like yet another straight-to-video B-flick,but it’s actually a fascinatingly spooky story about six ...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Under The Dome - Season 2'

December 11th, 2014 10:00am EST
Blu-ray Review: 'Under The Dome - Season 2'
Ready to go back under an invisible barrier a second time? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray "Under The Dome – Season 2" out now from CBS / Paramount Home Entertainment. We examine the ups and downs of being trapped inside below!

Title: "Under The Dome – Season 2"

Grade: 3

Cast: Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre, Dean Norris

Director: Various

Runtime: 531 minutes

Release Company: CBS / Paramount Home Entertainment

Website: www.paramount.com

The Flick: Much like Season One, the new season of "Under The Dome" has its share of both ups and downs. On the up side th...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'The Crying Game'

December 5th, 2014 3:20pm EST
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'The Crying Game'
Those Academy Award seeking masters the Weinstein Brothers seemed to be poised to pounce on the gold guy once again spearheading the 2014 flick "The Imitation Game." But way back in 1992 the charismatic brothers were pushing and touting another film that had a big secret to keep – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s Oscar worthy drama is a tale of action, lust, suspense with a loving dose of the unknown. For those who know everything there is to know (and especially for those who don’t!) it’s time for…"The Crying Game."

Foot soldier Fergus is a member of the militant IRA. ...
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Reviews: 'Late Phases' / 'Pioneer'

December 5th, 2014 11:15am EST
Reviews: 'Late Phases' / 'Pioneer'
There are always dangers both above and below the earth’s surface. Thus our cinematic dynamic duo we’re checking out this week including the on land wolfen thriller "Late Phases" and the underwater epic "Pioneer." Check out the skinny below!

Title: "Late Phases"

Stars: 3

Genre: Horror / Thriller

Cast: Nick Damici, Ethan Embry, Lance Guest

Director: Adrian Garcia Bogliano

Rating: R

Running Time: 95 Minutes

Release Company: Dark Sky Films

Website: www.darkskyfilms.com

"Late Phases" is a "Bubba Ho-Tep" like take on the whole werewolf genre that has it's share of both ups...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Dead Snow 2: Red Vs. Dead'

December 5th, 2014 10:00am EST
Blu-ray Review: 'Dead Snow 2: Red Vs. Dead'
Ready to do battle with the undead Third Reich again? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray flick "Dead Snow 2: Red Vs. Dead" out Dec. 9 from Well Go USA Home Entertainment. We examine the zombie battle plan below!

Title: "Dead Snow 2: Red Vs. Dead"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Vegar Hoel, Martin Starr, Joceyln DeBoer

Director: Tommy Wirkola

Rating: R

Runtime: 101 minutes

Release Company: Well Go USA Home Entertainment

Website: www.wellgousa.com

The Flick: Very different from the more somber at times first outing, "Dead Snow 2: Red Vs. Dead" is a camp riot. Never takin...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'

December 4th, 2014 12:10pm EST
Blu-ray Review: 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'
Ready to take another ride with some unlikely superheroes? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray hit "Guardians of the Galaxy" out Dec. 9 from Marvel / Disney Home Entertainment. We check out the crazy cast of characters below!

Title: "Guardians of the Galaxy"

Grade: 4

Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista

Director: James Gunn

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 121 minutes

Release Company: Marvel / Disney Home Entertainment

Website: www.Disney.com

The Flick: The first thing that comes to mind watching former Troma scribe James Gunn’s inspired "Guardians of the Galax...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Frank'

December 4th, 2014 11:00am EST
Blu-ray Review: 'Frank'
Ready to witness some Michael Fassbender sans head? Then follow us as we check out the unusual flick "Frank" out Dec. 9 from Magnolia Home Entertainment. We examine the odd headdress below!

Title: "Frank"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Michael Fassbender, Maggie Gyllenhaal

Director: Lenny Abrahamson

Rating: R

Runtime: 95 minutes

Release Company: Magnolia Home Entertainment

Website: www.magpictures.com/frank

The Flick: What starts out as a flick with a somewhat goofy tone evolves into something sadly captivating. The tale of a band whose lead singer wears a giant paper machete looking ...
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