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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,

Movie Reviews: 'Everly' / 'Amira & Sam'

January 29th, 2015 12:20pm EST
Movie Reviews: 'Everly' / 'Amira & Sam'
Action and romance don’t always go hand in hand, but for the review purposes this week they do! We’re checking out two new films that could not be more different if they tried – one an action yarn and the other a sweet love story. Check below for reviews of the gun-toting "Everly" and dramatic "Amira & Sam" below!

Title: "Everly"

Stars: 2 1/2

Genre: Action / Drama

Cast: Salma Hayek, Jennifer Blanc, Togo Igawa

Director: Joe Lynch

Rating: R

Running Time: 92 Minutes

Release Company: RADiUS-TWC

Website: www.radiustwc.com/

"Everly" has a lot going for it – a hot lead in the for...
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Blu-ray Review: 'ABCs Of Death 2'

January 29th, 2015 11:00am EST
Blu-ray Review: 'ABCs Of Death 2'
The dark alphabet is calling…a second time! We’re checking out the new to Blu-ray anthology flick "ABCs Of Death 2" out Feb. 3 from Magnolia Home Entertainment. We see if the letters are horror worthy below!

Title: "ABCs Of Death 2"

Grade: 4

Cast: Various

Director: Various

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 122 minutes

Release Company: Magnolia Home Entertainment

Website: www.magpictures.com

The Flick: I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again - "ABCs Of Death 2" is a far better sequel. Encompassing much more cool carnage (the axe head hits in 'Capital Punishment' will haunt me f...
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DVD Review: 'A Bet's A Bet'

January 29th, 2015 10:10am EST
DVD Review: 'A Bet's A Bet'
Ready to do battle of the sexes? Then follow us as we check out the new romantic comedy "A Bet’s A Bet" out now from Cinedigm Home Entertainment. We review the male and female play by play below.

Title: "A Bet’s A Bet"

Grade: 3

Cast: Geoff Stults, Mena Suvari, Josh Hopkins

Director: Jonathan Silverman & Jennifer Finnigan

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 97 minutes

Release Company: Cinedigm Home Entertainment

Website: www.cinedigmentertainment.com

The Flick: Light, fluffy, but also very witty in its writing, "A Bet’s A Bet" is harmless enjoyable fun fare. There’s decent comedy (t...
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DVD Review: 'Exists'

January 28th, 2015 12:20pm EST
DVD Review: 'Exists'
Bigfoot. Nuff said. Join us on a hunt for the hairy guy as we check out the new to DVD flick "Exists" out Feb. 3 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. We review both the myths and realities below!

Title: "Exists"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Dora Madison Burge, Samuel Davis, Brian Steele

Director: Eduardo Sanchez

Rating: R

Runtime: 81 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Website: www.lionsgateshop.com

The Flick: From Eduardo Sanchez, half of "The Blair Witch Project" duo, "Exists" is a so-so found footage flick that gets its film strength from some very savory Bigfoot ...
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Blu-ray Review: 'John Wick'

January 28th, 2015 11:10am EST
Blu-ray Review: 'John Wick'
Ready to see if Keanu can kick a little ass? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray flick "John Wick" out Feb. 3 from Summit Home Entertainment. We see if Ted still has bodacious moves below!

Title: "John Wick"

Grade: 2

Cast: Keanu Reeves, Willem Dafoe, Adrianne Palicki

Director: Chad Stahelski

Rating: R

Runtime: 101 minutes

Release Company: Summit Home Entertainment

Website: www.lionsgateshop.com

The Flick: For a flick with a ton of Blu-ray cover praise, I gotta say "John Wick" lacked cool prowess for me on multiple levels. From a dramatic standpoint Keanu Reev...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Open Windows'

January 28th, 2015 10:30am EST
Blu-ray Review: 'Open Windows'
Stalking, assault and kidnapping – all from the comfort of a computer screen? Follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray thriller "Open Windows" out now from Cinedigm Home Entertainment. We examine the many dangerous windows and pop ups below!

Title: "Open Windows"

Grade: 2 1/2

Cast: Elijah Wood, Sasha Grey, Neil Maskell

Director: Nacho Vigalondo

Rating: R

Runtime: 110 minutes

Release Company: Cinedigm Home Entertainment

Website: www.cinedigmentertainment.com

The Flick: Watching "Time Crimes" director Nacho Vigalondo’s latest outing on a small screen does add a pinch of p...
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Blu-ray Review: 'The Zero Theorem'

January 28th, 2015 10:05am EST
Blu-ray Review: 'The Zero Theorem'
Ready to go down the rabbit hole with Terry Gilliam? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray flick "The Zero Theorem" out now from Well Go USA Home Entertainment. We examine the all things odd and wonderful below.

Title: "The Zero Theorem"

Grade: 3

Cast: Christoph Waltz, David Thewlis, Matt Damon

Director: Terry Gilliam

Rating: R

Runtime: 111 minutes

Release Company: Well Go USA Home Entertainment

Website: www.wellgousa.com

The Flick: For film folks familiar with weirdo works like "Brazil," "The Zero Theorem" won’t be too strange for you. For the "12 Monkeys" and...
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Top 5 Bitter Male Movie Characters

January 26th, 2015 6:00pm EST
Bitter
Bitterness. In today’s very politically correct cinematic landscape it’s a trait that seems to be missing from the characters in movies as of late. We’re not just talking about everyday angry guys who are out for revenge or vengeance, but rather folks that no matter what the situation they manage to find the down side and unapologetically live and breathe there. And while there have been a plethora of top lists for the meanest and nastiest characters movies have to offer, we’re here to fill the need for curmudgeons who are just plain bitter. Below is a list of the gents who fit the film...
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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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