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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 - 'Shocker'

October 24th, 2014 2:15pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Shocker'
Halloween is a time of mischief, mayhem and murder. In other words no more Mr. Nice Guy – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s misplaced terror tale proves that lightning can not only strike twice, but it can also set your demonic soul free to murder at will. Such is the fate of the killer in tonight’s selection who all by himself embodies mass murder and incidentally owes a fortune to the swear jar. His name is Horace Pinker and if you meet him he’s a real…"Shocker!"

Horace Pinker is a menacing man with a thirst for blood. The television repair man by trade, the limping P...
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Screamfest LA 2014 – Best Of Fest ‘Wrap Up’

October 24th, 2014 11:20am EDT
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Another year has gone by and it was a thrilling time for sights and scares at the "Screamfest LA 2014." But we always highlight the best of the best, so here are the winners of the...

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BEST OF SCREAMFEST LA 2014!

Best Film: By miles the fantastic, groundbreaking and tour de force flick for lead actress Ashley C. Williams “Julia.” (Runner Up – “Refuge”)

Best Short: The stylistic short “Evil Twin” was not only cool, but announced an emerging talent in cool director Christian Pfeil. (Runner Up – “Monstro!”)

Best Performance by an Actress: Ashley C. Williams in ...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Life After Beth'

October 24th, 2014 10:00am EDT
Blu-ray Review: 'Life After Beth'
Can love survive an undead zombie change? We’re gonna find out as we check out the new to Blu-ray flick “Life After Beth” out now from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. We review the options of loving a deceased significant other below.

Title: “Life After Beth”

Grade: 4

Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHann, John C. Reilly

Director: Jeff Baena

Rating: R

Runtime: 89 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Website: www.lionsgateshop.com

The Flick: Not quite a comedy, horror film or romantic picture, the unlike anything I’ve seen “Life After Beth” is a bit of all of the ab...
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Screamfest LA 2014 Interview – ‘Julia’ Actress Ashley C. Williams On Becoming An Angel Of Vengeance

October 23rd, 2014 12:48pm EDT
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Celebrating remarkable acting work is a must when a singular performance is witnessed that makes a lasting impression. In the case of the tour-de-force turn by actress Ashley C. Williams in the powerful new rape-revenge flick “Julia” it’s a case of pointing a spotlight on something movie goers have never seen before. As the titular unforgettable character, Williams runs the emotional gamut of innocence, vulnerability, sadness, anger, and vengeance all wrapped up in one captivating performance that can only be described as arresting. (See the review of the film from our Screamfest LA 2014...
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Reviews: 'Stonehearst Asylum' / 'Hollows Grove'

October 23rd, 2014 11:22am EDT
Reviews: 'Stonehearst Asylum' / 'Hollows Grove'
We’re keeping the fright film reviews going with two new flicks on the horizon – the star studded "Stonehearst Asylum" and found footage flick "Hollows Grove." Check out their scare factor reviewed below!

Title: "Stonehearst Asylum"

Stars: 2

Genre: Drama / Thriller

Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Jim Sturgess, Ben Kingsley

Director: Brad Anderson

Rating: PG-13

Running Time: 112 Minutes

Release Company: Millennium Entertainment

Website: http://www.stonehearstasylum.com/

What the frig happened to the great Brad Anderson? Bursting onto the suspense scene with the highly under...
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Blu-ray Review: 'See No Evil 2'

October 23rd, 2014 10:00am EDT
Blu-ray Review: 'See No Evil 2'
Ready to go second round with Jacob Goodnight – from a female perspective? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray flick “See No Evil 2” out now from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The Soska’s and their slasher spirit get reviewed below!

Title: “See No Evil 2”

Grade: 3

Cast: Danielle Harris, Kane, Katharine Isabelle

Director: Jen and Sylvia Soska

Rating: R

Runtime: 90 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Website: www.lionsgateshop.com

The Flick: The Soska Sisters have carved out a name and reputation for themselves for not only being fans of the horr...
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Screamfest LA 2014 – ‘Final Film Reviews’

October 22nd, 2014 12:40pm EDT
Screamfest LA 2014 – ‘Final Film Reviews’
It’s almost dying time horror hounds! That’s right the “14th Annual Screamfest 2014” taking place in Los Angeles Oct. 14 through Oct. 23 at the TLC Chinese 6 Theaters (for more info go to www.screamfestla.com) is coming to a close soon and we’re throwing some final reviews of feature films at you fast and furious like a knife to the head. Check out the good, bad and bloody reviewed below!

NEW FILMS

Refuge: Another case where Director Andrew Robinson would be perfect to helm an emotional episode of "The Walking Dead." Refuge is a mired in a somber mood of every man for himself and s...
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Screamfest LA 2014 - 'Shorts Reviews'

October 22nd, 2014 11:05am EDT
Screamfest LA 2014 - 'Shorts Reviews'
What would a horror fest be without those nasty little cinematic nuggets known as shorts? At the current "14th Annual Screamfest 2014" taking place in Los Angeles Oct. 14 through Oct. 23 at the TLC Chinese 6 Theaters (for more info go to www.screamfestla.com) there has been a barrage of such mini-flicks big and small that have graced the scary silver screen. So we’ve put together some equally tight reviews that delve deep into a whopping three different shorts programs (with six to seven films in each!) that have everything from killer kidney stones to scary neighbors who don’t appreciate...
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Screamfest LA 2014 Review - Vengeance Themed 'Julia' Like Nothing You've Seen

October 21st, 2014 1:20pm EDT
Screamfest LA 2014 Review - Vengeance Themed 'Julia' Like Nothin
Victimized women seeking revenge is a controversial theme that movies have tackled quite badly of late. Either it’s done in a shameful pop culture style (the horribly executed “The Brave One”) or in a standard blood and guts approach (the slasher remake of “I Spit On Your Grave”), but most lack the respect of their subject matter to make any sort of deep impact. In a lot of cases what’s missing is not the originality in the vengeance area itself, but the emotional through line that hangs over a person who has been brutalized to the point of detachment. It is in this dark and less travell...
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Screamfest LA 2014 Interview - Filmmaker Christian Pfeil On Bringing Style To Short 'Evil Twin'

October 21st, 2014 10:20am EDT
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Short films are not unlike an anthology movie – there’s always a balance of some good, some bad. But every once in a while a short passes through that not only makes the audience turn and take notice, but stands tall as a notable calling card for the person who made it. Such is the fate of a recent short I viewed a this year’s "14th Annual Screamfest LA" currently taking place in Los Angeles Oct. 14 through Oct. 23 at the TLC Chinese 6 Theaters (for more info go to www.screamfestla.com) titled ‘Evil Twin’, a action-packed, sci-fi sporting, martial arts infused thrill ride that has enough ...
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