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Jason Coleman is film critic/movie journalist with over 20 years of experience, most recently as Senior Entertainment Editor for, as well as 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 - Do You Remember 'Critters' - 1986

May 29th, 2015 12:20pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Critters'
After chatting this week with a female authority on all things horror (I bow!), one of her favorites sprung to mind for some deserving past work praise – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Even though the below selection is vastly seen as a Gremlins rip-off of sorts (and it is at times – let’s be frank!), there’s more than enough alien awesome to make it a B-movie classic. Quirky kids, hot sisters, dim heroes, face changing bounty hunters and furballs with big teeth and even bigger appetites – watch out for them…"Critters!"

The Brown family are a typical rural Kansas farm clan – ha...

'Barely Lethal' Director Kyle Newman On The Lure Of Lethal Ladies

May 29th, 2015 11:15am EDT
Interview: 'Barely Lethal' Director Kyle Newman On The Lure Of L
As a director, there’s nobody better to helm an action fantasy set in high school more than a filmmaking fanboy Kyle Newman. As the talent behind the famed flick Fanboys, Newman has shown that pop culture and a creative sensibility are his wheelhouse and now he brings it all to a new outing entitled "Barely Lethal." (Currently available on DirecTV and hitting theaters on May 29 from A24.) The film stars Hailee Steinfeld as a special ops agent trained from a young girl who upon reaching her teenage years decides to go out, fake her own death and experience high school life for real. Also...

DVD Review: 'Blindsided' - Is It Worth The Money?

May 29th, 2015 10:00am EDT
DVD Review: 'Blindsided"
Ready to not see the bad guys? Then follow us as we check out the new to DVD flick "Blindsided" out June 2 from Cinedigm Home Entertainment. We see, or don’t see, if the threat is real via review below!

Title: "Blindsided"

Grade: 3

Cast: Michelle Monaghan, Michael Keaton, Barry Sloane

Director: Joseph Ruben

Rating: R

Runtime: 86 minutes

Release Company: Cinedigm Home Entertainment


The Flick: A sort of update on the famed flick "Wait Until Dark," "Blindsided" features the lovely Michelle Monaghan as a former war photographer who is blin...

Dances With Films Festival 2015 - 'What To See'

May 28th, 2015 11:15am EDT
Dances With Films 2015
With a barrage of way too many big budget studio flops lately, nothing delivers divine diversity more then a film festival and for those who live in Los Angeles your cinematic prayers have been answered! Starting today the very illustrious Dances With Films Festival 2015 (Year 18 and counting!) will be taking place at the TLC Chinese Theaters (Hollywood & Highland) from May 28-June 7. (Head over to for more info!) The fest, which started way back in 1988, focuses on films by folks fresh out of the movie gate with vision, creativity and a true indie spirit. We’re ...

DVD Review: 'Debug' - Worth The Money?

May 28th, 2015 10:10am EDT
DVD Review: 'Debug'
Ready to go head to head with an aggressive computer program? Then follow us as we check out the new to DVD flick "Debug" out June 9 from Ketchup Entertainment. We see if man or machine is more powerful below!

Title: "Debug"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Jeananne Goossen, Adam Butcher, Jason Momoa

Director: David Hewlett

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 86 minutes

Release Company: Ketchup Entertainment


The Flick: The lush looking sci-fi flick "Debug" is quite a feat for writer/director David Hewlett. It’s got a complex story (a gang of hackers gets in...

Blu-ray Review: 'Sleepaway Camp II & III' - Collector's Edition - Worth The Money?

May 25th, 2015 12:00pm EDT
Blu-ray Review: 'Sleepaway Camp II & III' - Collector's Edition
Ready to spend some unhappy time with everyone’s favorite sex-changed crazy camp counselor Angela? Then follow us as we check out both new to Blu-ray flicks "Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers" (Collector’s Edition) and "Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland" (Collector’s Edition) out June 9 from Scream Factory, the genre division of Shout! Factory. We see if fans will be happy campers with these releases reviewed below!

Title: "Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers" (CE)

Grade: 3

Cast: Pamela Springsteen, Renee Estevez, Walter Gotell

Director: Michael A. Simpson

Rating: R


Blu-ray Review: 'Cut Bank' - Worth The Money?

May 25th, 2015 10:00am EDT
Blu-ray Review: 'Cut Bank'
Ready to visit a town filled with folks who have a myriad of secrets and sins? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray flick "Cut Bank" out May 26 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. We see if there’s hope for the shifty residents below!

Title: "Cut Bank"

Grade: 4

Cast: Liam Hemsworth, Teresa Palmer, Michael Stuhlbarg

Director: Matt Shakman

Rating: R

Runtime: 93 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment


The Flick: "Cut Bank" is a well written entertaining flick about a group of small town yokels that become entangled in a g...

Forgotten Friday Flick - Do You Remember 'Runaway Train' From 1985

May 22nd, 2015 12:15pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 1985 Action / Drama 'Runaway Train'
Since character actor Eric Roberts was so humble as to grace the latest horror outing "The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence)" with his fine performance presence, it felt right to rehash the very best of Roberts via his powerful past work – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Amidst some very intense early films (see "Star 80!") and fabulous collaborations (see him with Mickey Rourke in "The Pope of Greenwich Village!"), this week’s choice is by far Robert’s finest hour. It’s a harrowing drama that shows what happens when human conflict and mechanical difficulties collide. There’s simpl...

'The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence)' Has Arrived!

May 20th, 2015 11:21am EDT
Review: 'The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence)' A Wicked Walk
I’ll admit it’s hard to claim an outright affinity for the movies within the Human Centipede universe. Widely ridiculed and shunned for what most perceive as a vile concept, there’s a stigma attached to Tom Six’s very original work that naturally gives film fans pause. But the one thing that I always appreciated and saw as character commendable was the insane inspired turn by actor Dieter Laser as the demented Dr. Heiter. With his gaunt expressive face and guttural German delivery, Laser’s misguided man of medicine was the epitome of dirty tongue-in-cheek fright fun and made the twisted ...

DVD Reviews: 'Nightlight' / 'Infected' / 'The Poltergeist Of Borley Forest'

May 20th, 2015 10:00am EDT
DVD Reviews: 'Nightlight' / 'Infected' / 'The Poltergeist Of Bor
Ready to be a fly on the flashlight wall, plagued by an unknown entity and for a UK infused dose of the undead? Then follow us as we check out the new to DVD horror flicks "Nightlight," "The Poltergeist of Borley Forest" and "Infected" out from both Lionsgate and RLJ/Image Home Entertainment. We review the horror below!

Title: "Nightlight"

Grade: 3

Cast: Shelby Young, Chloe Bridges, Mitch Hewer

Director: Scott Beck and Bryan Woods

Rating: R

Runtime: 84 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment


Release Date: May 26

The Flick: Creat...