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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,

Screamfest LA 2014 Interview – ‘Julia’ Actress Ashley C. Williams On Becoming An Angel Of Vengeance

October 23rd, 2014 12:48pm EDT
Julia
Celebrating remarkable acting work is a must when a singular performance is witnessed that makes a lasting impression. In the case of the tour-de-force turn by actress Ashley C. Williams in the powerful new rape-revenge flick “Julia” it’s a case of pointing a spotlight on something movie goers have never seen before. As the titular unforgettable character, Williams runs the emotional gamut of innocence, vulnerability, sadness, anger, and vengeance all wrapped up in one captivating performance that can only be described as arresting. (See the review of the film from our Screamfest LA 2014...
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Reviews: 'Stonehearst Asylum' / 'Hollows Grove'

October 23rd, 2014 11:22am EDT
Reviews: 'Stonehearst Asylum' / 'Hollows Grove'
We’re keeping the fright film reviews going with two new flicks on the horizon – the star studded "Stonehearst Asylum" and found footage flick "Hollows Grove." Check out their scare factor reviewed below!

Title: "Stonehearst Asylum"

Stars: 2

Genre: Drama / Thriller

Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Jim Sturgess, Ben Kingsley

Director: Brad Anderson

Rating: PG-13

Running Time: 112 Minutes

Release Company: Millennium Entertainment

Website: http://www.stonehearstasylum.com/

What the frig happened to the great Brad Anderson? Bursting onto the suspense scene with the highly under...
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Blu-ray Review: 'See No Evil 2'

October 23rd, 2014 10:00am EDT
Blu-ray Review: 'See No Evil 2'
Ready to go second round with Jacob Goodnight – from a female perspective? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray flick “See No Evil 2” out now from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The Soska’s and their slasher spirit get reviewed below!

Title: “See No Evil 2”

Grade: 3

Cast: Danielle Harris, Kane, Katharine Isabelle

Director: Jen and Sylvia Soska

Rating: R

Runtime: 90 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Website: www.lionsgateshop.com

The Flick: The Soska Sisters have carved out a name and reputation for themselves for not only being fans of the horr...
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Screamfest LA 2014 – ‘Final Film Reviews’

October 22nd, 2014 12:40pm EDT
Screamfest LA 2014 – ‘Final Film Reviews’
It’s almost dying time horror hounds! That’s right the “14th Annual Screamfest 2014” taking place in Los Angeles Oct. 14 through Oct. 23 at the TLC Chinese 6 Theaters (for more info go to www.screamfestla.com) is coming to a close soon and we’re throwing some final reviews of feature films at you fast and furious like a knife to the head. Check out the good, bad and bloody reviewed below!

NEW FILMS

Refuge: Another case where Director Andrew Robinson would be perfect to helm an emotional episode of "The Walking Dead." Refuge is a mired in a somber mood of every man for himself and s...
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Screamfest LA 2014 - 'Shorts Reviews'

October 22nd, 2014 11:05am EDT
Screamfest LA 2014 - 'Shorts Reviews'
What would a horror fest be without those nasty little cinematic nuggets known as shorts? At the current "14th Annual Screamfest 2014" taking place in Los Angeles Oct. 14 through Oct. 23 at the TLC Chinese 6 Theaters (for more info go to www.screamfestla.com) there has been a barrage of such mini-flicks big and small that have graced the scary silver screen. So we’ve put together some equally tight reviews that delve deep into a whopping three different shorts programs (with six to seven films in each!) that have everything from killer kidney stones to scary neighbors who don’t appreciate...
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Screamfest LA 2014 Review - Vengeance Themed 'Julia' Like Nothing You've Seen

October 21st, 2014 1:20pm EDT
Screamfest LA 2014 Review - Vengeance Themed 'Julia' Like Nothin
Victimized women seeking revenge is a controversial theme that movies have tackled quite badly of late. Either it’s done in a shameful pop culture style (the horribly executed “The Brave One”) or in a standard blood and guts approach (the slasher remake of “I Spit On Your Grave”), but most lack the respect of their subject matter to make any sort of deep impact. In a lot of cases what’s missing is not the originality in the vengeance area itself, but the emotional through line that hangs over a person who has been brutalized to the point of detachment. It is in this dark and less travell...
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Screamfest LA 2014 Interview - Filmmaker Christian Pfeil On Bringing Style To Short 'Evil Twin'

October 21st, 2014 10:20am EDT
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Short films are not unlike an anthology movie – there’s always a balance of some good, some bad. But every once in a while a short passes through that not only makes the audience turn and take notice, but stands tall as a notable calling card for the person who made it. Such is the fate of a recent short I viewed a this year’s "14th Annual Screamfest LA" currently taking place in Los Angeles Oct. 14 through Oct. 23 at the TLC Chinese 6 Theaters (for more info go to www.screamfestla.com) titled ‘Evil Twin’, a action-packed, sci-fi sporting, martial arts infused thrill ride that has enough ...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Frankenhooker'

October 17th, 2014 12:25pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Frankenhooker'
Now we’re really getting into weird horror Henenlotter territory fright fans! Killer mowers, super crack, exploding hookers and a brain with a single eye – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s Frank Henenlotter selection is a classic take on the famed Mary Shelley story with a few new twists and turns. There’s of course still love, romance, passion and creating new life, but told with a distinctively 42nd Street vibe. Wanna date? It’s…"Frankenhooker!"

Jeffrey Franken is an odd guy. On the surface he has all the trappings of normal life – a steady job at New Jersey Electric,...
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Reviews: 'Young Ones' / 'Default'

October 17th, 2014 11:20am EDT
Reviews: 'Young Ones' / 'Default'
There’s more than enough movie room for some drama in the horror month of October, so here we go. We’re checking out two new flicks that do the heavy lifting including the multi-genre flick "Young Ones" and dark outing "Default."

Title: "Young Ones"

Stars: 3

Genre: Drama

Cast: Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult, Elle Fanning

Director: Jake Paltrow

Rating: R

Running Time: 100 minutes

Release Company: Screen Media Films

Website: https://www.facebook.com/youngones2014

You have to hand it to writer/director Jake Paltrow – he knows how to mix genres well. "Young Ones" is ...
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DVD Review: 'Locked In'

October 17th, 2014 10:00am EDT
DVD Review: 'Locked In'
Is there a cure for those who are in a coma like state? We’re gonna find out as we check out the new to DVD flick "Locked In" out now from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. We check and review the prognosis below!

Title: "Locked In"

Grade: 2

Cast: Ben Barnes, Sarah Roemer, Eliza Dushku

Director: Suri Krishnamma

Rating: R

Runtime: 78 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Website: www.lionsgateshop.com

The Flick: "Locked In" is a so-so psychological thriller that comes off like a poor man’s "Jacob’s Ladder." Ben Barnes plays a successful advertising man who through...
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