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Jason Coleman is film critic/movie journalist with over 20 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 – You’ll Enjoy The 1981 Classic 'La Chèvre'

9/4/2015 12:15pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'La Chèvre'
Last Friday we checked out comedy via the US, so why not keep the laughs going with something a little more funny and French – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! We’re ending this week with some bumbling idiot sight gag fun with a tale about an accident prone gal who goes missing and the equally inept investigators who try to track her down. It’s a hilarious tale of the blind leading the blind via the fabulous French farce…"La Chèvre!" (Translation – The Goat!)

The daughter of a wealthy business man named Marie has mysteriously disappeared while on vacation in Mexico and after seve...
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Movie Reviews: Four Indy Films To Check Out This Week

9/3/2015 11:15am EDT
Movie Reviews: 'Contracted: Phase II' / 'Bloodsucking Bastards'
Movies, movies, movies! For those who say there just aren’t enough movies being made and released, you’re looking in all the wrong places. Just this week there’s a slew of four new flicks to check out involving everything from zombie spreading diseases to office vampires, plus old school heists and even the resurrecting of wrestling icons. (Quite a diverse bunch, no?!) Check out the encapsulated for your convenience reviews of "Contracted: Phase II," "Bloodsucking Bastards," "Rififi" and "The Resurrection of Jake The Snake" below!

Title: "Contracted: Phase II"

Stars: 2

Genre: Hor...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Shocker: Collector's Edition'

9/2/2015 11:00am EDT
Shocker
Ready to go toe-to-toe with the evil Horace Pinker once again? The follow us as we check out the classic flick "Shocker: Collector’s Edition" Blu-ray out Sept. 8 from Shout! Factory’s genre division label Scream Factory. We see if a bad man stays dead this time below!

Title: "Shocker: Collector’s Edition"

Grade: 4 1/2

Cast: Mitch Pileggi, Peter Berg, Michael Murphy

Director: Wes Craven

Rating: R

Runtime: 110 minutes

Release Company: Shout! Factory Home Entertainment

Website: www.shoutfactory.com

The Flick: Even way back in 1989 as part of the savory horror films coming out ...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Crystal Lake Memories - The Complete History Of Friday The 13th'

9/1/2015 11:00am EDT
Blu-ray Review: 'Crystal Lake Memories - The Complete History Of
Ready to delve deep into one of the best and bloodiest franchises ever with the folks who made it? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray doc "Crystal Lake Memories – The Complete History of Friday the 13th" out Sept. 8 from RLJ Home Entertainment. We see if Jason gets his due in the review below!

Title: "Crystal Lake Memories – The Complete History of Friday the 13th"

Grade: 4 1/2

Cast: Corey Feldman, Sean S. Cunningham, Betsy Palmer

Director: Daniel Farrands

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 400 minutes

Release Company: RLJ Home Entertainment

Website: www.us.RLJEntertai...
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In Memoriam: The Five Best Wes Craven Films Of All Time

8/31/2015 10:50pm EDT
Wes Craven
The film world has lost one of its legends. Horror master Wes Craven died Sunday, August 30, 2015 after a battle with brain cancer.

To say his loss is massive is an understatement – nobody in horror history was more prolific, beloved and utterly creative than Craven. From Freddy Krueger to Ghostface, "The Hills Have Eyes" to "The Last House On The Left," Craven made great cinema.

And while a lot of his films went on to be remade to much lesser effectiveness, it was the cool of Craven that made a film he wrote and directed such an original experience.

So in loving memory of the man w...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - A Blake Edwards Movie 'Skin Deep'?

8/28/2015 12:15pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Skin Deep'
With the summer season slowing down and movies going back to the mundane, if felt time for a little laughter pick me up courtesy of one sincerely missed funnyman – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s selection is a memorable mix of colorful comedy and thoughtful drama from a director and lead actor who created some of the funniest work in the business. It’s a tale of a depressed writer and lothario who tries to drown his personal and professional sorrows in booze and babes – and hilarity ensues. Not to worry about the theater lights being too dim, as this one truly glows in the da...
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Movie Reviews: Two Indy Films To Check Out This Week

8/27/2015 12:15pm EDT
Movie Reviews: 'Blood Punch' / 'When Animals Dream'
What happens when the typical action/horror scenario gets a fresh twist – anything! We’re delving into the land of repeat kills and coming of age monsters to see if there is hidden gem movie gold in the non-Hollywood hills. See encapsulated reviews of "Blood Punch" and "When Animals Dream" below!

Title: "Blood Punch"

Stars: 3

Genre: Drama / Action

Cast: Milo Cawthorne, Olivia Tennet, Ari Boyland

Director: Madellaine Paxson

Rating: Not Rated

Running Time: 104 Minutes

Release Company: Midnight Releasing

Website: www.bloodpunchthemovie.com

"Blood Punch" takes a Tarantino styl...
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DVD Review: 'The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe' - Worth The Money?

8/27/2015 11:00am EDT
DVD Review: 'The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe'
Ready to delve into the private life of the world’s most famous blonde? Then follow us as we check out the new to DVD flick "The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe" out now from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. We see if there are secrets to be had below.

Title: "The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe"

Grade: 2 1/2

Cast: Kelli Garner, Susan Sarandon, Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Director: Laurie Collyer

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 180 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Website: www.lionsgateshop.com

The Flick: Not knowing a ton about Marilyn Monroe, but having seen a ton of way t...
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Tom Six To Release More Controversial Films?

8/27/2015 10:00am EDT
'The Human Centipede' Filmmaker Tom Six To Release More Controve
You can’t keep a controversial filmmaker down! Looks like famed writer/director Tom Six, the mad genius behind the trilogy of "The Human Centipede" films, is going to be digging up his archives for those who just can’t wait for new ways to be shocked. The former film is aptly titled "What the F**k?!" – the synopsis via the official press release is below!

"The Human Centipede" trilogy director Tom Six will release one of his earlier Dutch films for the international market. "What The F**k?!" is an hilarious black comedy about famous Dutch singer “Dries Roelvink” who is kidnapped by hi...
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Does Camryn Manheim Deserve Better Roles?

8/24/2015 12:10pm EDT
Manheim
I remember the exact moment I was hit by the overwhelming star wattage of actress Camryn Manheim. It was on November 15, 1989 on the hit ABC show "The Practice" in an episode called 'Trench Work.' That week TV icon Tony Danza of "Taxi" and "Who’s the Boss" fame was guest starring as an attorney who takes on the titular law firm. It was one particular scene that sealed the deal involving Danza’s lawyer Tommy Silva and Manheim’s tough-as-nails gal Ellenor Frutt where Danza tries to make the firm a lame offer. In full Frutt fashion, Manheim goes viciously on the offensive and fully kneecap...
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