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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 - 'The Game'

January 23rd, 2015 12:20pm EST
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'The Game'
With the success of David Fincher’s film "Gone Girl" (due in no small part to Rosamund Pike’s performance of course!) it seemed fitting to revisit some of the lessor known earlier work of the visually gifted auteur – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today we’re going old school Fincher back in the day when his sinister style and visual flair was front and center. Matched with a captivating story, terrific twists and one killer cast, this was a film I consider to be Fincher’s finest. Not to worry "Fight Club" fans, it’s only…"The Game."

Wealthy investment banker Nicholas Van Orto...
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Review: 'Killers' Captivates - And Then Some

January 22nd, 2015 1:10pm EST
Review: 'Killers' Captivates - And Then Some
In the world of cinema serial killers have frankly been done to death. Good (see Vincent D’Onofrio in "The Cell!"), bad (Sean Bean sucked ass in "The Hitcher" remake!) and ugly (Robert Englund in "A Nightmare on Elm Street" is the scarred face of the genre!), it’s hard to believe there’s anything left of note to say about such a dark subject that has been done to death. But the stylistic, clever and altogether riveting new five-star film "Killers" from the famed Mo Brothers manages through its story examination of good vs. evil to bring something completely compelling to a familiar subjec...
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Movie Reviews: 'Mommy' / 'Dark Summer'

January 22nd, 2015 11:20am EST
Movie Reviews: 'Mommy' / 'Dark Summer'
It’s January and the flicks just keep on coming! We’re watching everything and anything, so below are a peek at two flicks opening this week that cover everything from dysfunctional family dynamics to stalker obsessed poltergeists. See the reviews of both "Mommy" and "Dark Summer" below.

Title: "Mommy"

Stars: 2

Genre: Drama

Cast: Anne Dorval, Antoine Olivier Pilon, Suzanne Clement

Director: Xavier Dolan

Rating: R

Running Time: 139 Minutes

Release Company: Roadside Attractions

Website: www.mommythemovie.com

As a deeply depressing drama, "Mommy" is gonna be a tough ride for ...
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'R100' S&M Day Part 2 - The Interview

January 21st, 2015 12:20pm EST
'R100' S&M Day Part 2 - The Interview
Not many actors can pull off being the CEO of an exclusive boutique dominatrix agency that specializes in extreme acts of public degradation. But if you’re a forceful, intimidating, 6’ 8 1/4” tall, ripped and gorgeously stacked blonde Amazonian woman, playing a position of that type can come very easily. Such is the physical prowess of the mighty Lindsay Kay Hayward, a former WWE fighter turned actress who plays the very memorable S&M CEO in Hitoshi Matsumoto’s kinky and funny flick "R100" (opening Jan. 23 in theaters and On Demand from Drafthouse Films). After having a full day of sexy ...
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DVD Review: 'Big Driver'

January 21st, 2015 11:10am EST
DVD Review: 'Big Driver'
Ready for a little woman scorned payback? Then follow us as we check out the new to DVD flick "Big Driver" out Jan. 27 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. We see if the crime is worth the time below.

Title: "Big Driver"

Grade: 2

Cast: Mario Bello, Olympia Dukakis, Joan Jett

Director: Mikael Salomon

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 90 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Website: www.lionsgateshop.com

The Flick: The biggest problem this one has is the rape revenge genre has gone way past the obvious already and "Big Driver" is still at the starting line. Meaning t...
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'R100' S&M Day Part 1 - The Dungeon Tour

January 19th, 2015 12:20pm EST
R100
The things I do for the fans! Not being a stranger to the truly weird and bizarre that the most extreme cinema has to offer, I was nevertheless intrigued recently by the strange, ominous yet compelling invite in celebration of the film "R100" (opening in theaters and On Demand on Jan. 23 from Drafthouse Films) sent to my email below:

Never one to be squeamish and a huge fan of the work of "R100" helmer Hitoshi Matsumoto (go "Big Man Japan!") this event seemed like one worth checking out. (An 'Undisclosed Dungeon' - oh boy!) So for the all you folks out there who dare to dream in l...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Running On Empty'

January 16th, 2015 12:20pm EST
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Running On Empty'
With the Oscars being announced this week it felt right to check out a flick that all but screams Academy Award worthy on all accounts from way back in 1988 – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s heartbreaking drama is one that melts even my hardened heart – it’s that good. From a cast all giving the best work of their very amazing careers to a director at the peak of his helming prowess, this is one that truly celebrates all that’s great about memorable movies. Nothing is more effective than a film about family – it’s…"Running On Empty."

Sixties radicals Arthur and Annie Po...
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Movie Reviews: 'Little Accidents' / 'Winter Sleep'

January 16th, 2015 11:30am EST
Movie Reviews: 'Little Accidents' / 'Winter Sleep'
The movies are coming fast and furious this January. So we’re checking out two new flicks coming to a theater near you – both dramas. First up is the Elizabeth Banks starring flick "Little Accidents" followed by the Palme d’Or winner "Winter Sleep." We either dig or despise the drama below!

Title: "Little Accidents"

Stars: 2 1/2

Genre: Drama

Cast: Elizabeth Banks, Boyd Holbrook, Jacob Lofland

Director: Sara Colangelo

Rating: Not Rated

Running Time: 105 Minutes

Release Company: Amplify

Website: www.littleaccidentsfilm.com

"Little Accidents" has all the right elements to make...
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DVD Review: 'Horror 4 In 1 Collection'

January 16th, 2015 11:00am EST
DVD Review: 'Horror 4 In 1 Collection'
Ready to get some horror – times four? Then follow us as we check out the new to DVD compilation Horror 4 in 1 Collection featuring "Hostel" (Extended Cut), "Hollow Man" (Director’s Cut), "I Know What You Did Last Summer" and "When A Stranger Calls" out now from Mill Creek Home Entertainment. We see if four times is a deadly charm below!

Title: "Horror 4 in 1 Collection"

Grade: 4

Cast: Jay Hernandez, Kevin Bacon, Camilla Belle

Director: Eli Roth / Paul Verhoeven / Jim Gillespie / Simon West

Rating: Unrated / Unrated / R / PG-13

Release Company: Mill Creek Home Entertainment

Web...
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DVD Review: 'Sci-Fi Double Feature'

January 16th, 2015 10:30am EST
DVD Review: 'Sci-Fi Double Feature'
Ready for a Sci-Fi twosome? Then follow us as we check out the new to DVD duo of the Sci-Fi Double Feature "Krull" & "Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone" out now from Mill Creek Home Entertainment. We get the sci-fi skinny below!

Title: "Sci-Fi Double Feature"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Ken Marshall, Peter Strauss, Molly Ringwald

Director: Peter Yates / Lamont Johnson

Rating: PG

Release Company: Mill Creek Home Entertainment

Website: www.millcreekent.com

KRULL

The Flick: I definitely watched this one as a kid and did not realize then that in a shamefully smaller si...
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