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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

Blu-ray Review: 'The Serpent And The Rainbow' (CE) - Worth The Money?

2/9/2016 12:00pm EST
Blu-ray Review: 'The Serpent And The Rainbow' (CE)
Ready to get buried again – even if you’re not dead? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray flick "The Serpent and the Rainbow" - Collector's Edition out Feb. 23 from Scream Factory, the genre division of Shout! Factory Home Entertainment. We see if the voodoo still instills fear after all these years below!

Title: "The Serpent and the Rainbow" - Collector's Edition

Grade: 4

Cast: Bill Pullman, Zakes Mokae, Cathy Tyson

Director: Wes Craven

Rating: R

Runtime: 98 minutes

Release Company: Shout! Factory Home Entertainment

Website: www.shoutfactory.com

The Flick: My ...
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DVD Review: 'Criminal Activities' - Worth The Money?

2/9/2016 11:00am EST
DVD Review: 'Criminal Activities'
Ready to provide payback to the mob? Then follow us as we check out the new to DVD flick "Criminal Activities" out Feb. 16 from RLJ Home Entertainment. We see if mafia debt is damning below!

Title: "Criminal Activities"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Michael Pitt, Dan Stevens, John Travolta

Director: Jackie Earle Haley

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 94 minutes

Release Company: RLJ Home Entertainment

Website: www.RLJEntertainment.com

The Flick: Making "Criminal Activities" his debut as a director, actor Jackie Earle Haley does a decent job of staging his flick with some style. But it’s Hal...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Estranged' - Worth The Money?

2/9/2016 10:00am EST
Blu-ray Review: 'Estranged'
Ready to run into the loving arms of a family you don’t remember? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray horror outing "Estranged" available Feb. 12 from Well Go USA Home Entertainment. We see if freaky family is familiar below!

Title: "Estranged"

Grade: 2

Cast: Amy Manson, James Lance, James Cosmo

Director: Adam Levin

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 92 minutes

Release Company: Well Go USA Home Entertainment

Website: www.wellgousa.com

The Flick: "Estranged" starts off well enough with a girl heading back home with her boyfriend after a motorcycle accident that has lef...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Man Up' - Worth The Money?

2/8/2016 12:00pm EST
Blu-ray Review: 'Man Up'
Ready to go on someone else’s blind date? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray romantic comedy "Man Up" out now from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. We see if love can exist within a comedy of errors below!

Title: "Man Up"

Grade: 4

Cast: Simon Pegg, Lake Bell, Rory Kinnear

Director: Ben Palmer

Rating: R

Runtime: 89 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Website: www.lionsgateshop.com

The Flick: "Man Up" is a surprisingly wonderful flick, starting with a witty, funny and romantic script by Tess Morris that enlists the old school comedy tropes and ad...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Truth' - Worth The Money?

2/8/2016 11:00am EST
Blu-ray Review: 'Truth'
Ready to challenge the powerful man in the world and face the consequences? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray drama "Truth" out now from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. We see if the truth is out there below!

Title: "Truth"

Grade: 4

Cast: Robert Redford, Cate Blanchett, Topher Grace

Director: James Vanderbilt

Rating: R

Runtime: 125 minutes

Release Company: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Website: www.SonyClassics.com

The Flick: A powerful drama not just because of it’s engaging look at real-life 60 Minutes story about then-Presidential candidate George Bu...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Extraordinary Tales' - Worth The Money?

2/8/2016 10:00am EST
Blu-ray Review: 'Extraordinary Tales'
Ready to greet medieval mayhem via some ‘out there’ animation? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray outing "Extraordinary Tales" out now from Cinedigm Home Entertainment. We see if the toons are terror filled below!

Title: "Extraordinary Tales"

Grade: 3

Cast: Christopher Lee, Bela Lugosi, Julian Sands

Director: Raul Garcia

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 73 minutes

Release Company: Cinedigm Home Entertainment

Website: www.cinedigmentertainment.com

The Flick: As a horror anthology of the past works of the great Edgar Allan Poe, "Extraordinary Tales" is both good and ...
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Forgotten Friday Flick – The Comedy/Drama 'Ghost Town'

2/5/2016 12:20pm EST
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Ghost Town'
Heading down the power of love path we’re here once again pre-Valentine’s Day to point out that past cinematic chemistry is alive and well – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick. Today’s selection is an odd one to find affection within, but bitter beggars can’t be choosers. It’s the story of a cynical man who prefers to be alone that suddenly becomes to the toast of the town – for dead people! With plenty of laughter and a special lady along the way, it’s a weird but worthwhile road down to…"Ghost Town!"

Bertram Pincus hates people. A sarcastic and cynical person who enjoys being al...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Bridge of Spies' - Worth The Money?

2/5/2016 11:00am EST
Blu-ray Review: 'Bridge of Spies'
Ready to defend a sworn enemy? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray flick "Bridge of Spies" out now from Touchstone Home Entertainment. We see if there’s justice for even the un-American below!

Title: "Bridge of Spies"

Grade: 3

Cast: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Amy Ryan

Director: Steven Spielberg

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 141 minutes

Release Company: Touchstone Home Entertainment

Website: www.bridgeofspies.com

The Flick: While the story of "Bridge of Spies" based on actual events has some obviously dramatic moments, it’s the inclusion of Steven Spielberg’s signature ...
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DVD Review: 'All Hallows' Eve 2' - Worth The Money?

2/5/2016 10:30am EST
DVD Review: 'All Hallows' Eve 2'
Ready to play a VHS tape and go full anthology? Then follow us as we check out the new to DVD outing "All Hallows’ Eve 2" out now from RLJ Home Entertainment. We see if the horror gets put back into Halloween below!

Title: "All Hallows’ Eve 2"

Grade: 3

Cast: April Adamson, Drew Davis, Brendan Heard

Director: Various

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 91 minutes

Release Company: RLJ Home Entertainment

Website: www.us.RLJEntertainment.com

The Flick: Less and theology and more like short analogies, "All Hallows’ Eve 2" is somewhat decent. Meaning even though the stories are way too sh...
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DVD Review: 'Meadowland' - Worth The Money?

2/5/2016 10:00am EST
DVD Review: 'Meadowland'
What really happens to parents who lose a child? We’re gonna find out as we review the new to DVD flick "Meadowland" out now from Cinedigm Home Entertainment. We see if there’s cinematic gravitas in grieving below.

Title: "Meadowland"

Grade: 2

Cast: Olivia Wilde, Luke Wilson, John Leguizamo

Director: Reed Morano

Rating: R

Runtime: 95 minutes

Release Company: Cinedigm Home Entertainment

Website: www.cinedigmentertainment.com

The Flick: A prime example of why movie descriptions should be avoided like the plague, this tale of two parents who lose their son and then ‘come unhin...
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