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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,

Review: Thoughtful 'White Bird In A Blizzard' Is Araki's Masterpiece

September 30th, 2014 4:30pm EDT
Review: Thoughtful 'White Bird In A Blizzard' Is Araki's Masterp
I’ve always been a fan of the style and poised potential of bold indie filmmaker Gregg Araki. Whether the wild abandon vibe of "The Doom Generation" or the youthful hopelessness of "Mysterious Skin," Araki’s voice certainly stands out in all he undertakes. But now matched with an notable cast all delivering their best work, pitch perfect subject matter and a story befitting his slow and substantial sensibility, Araki’s latest titled "White Bird In A Blizzard" might just be his masterpiece. A coming of age tale meshed with a Lynch-like infused murder mystery proves to be just the material...

Review: Charismatic 'Plastic' Keeps The Inner Movie Geek Satisfied

September 30th, 2014 11:20am EDT
Review: Charismatic 'Plastic' Keeps The Inner Movie Geek Satisfi
I’m seasoned enough to know that not every film is going to be a stunning achievement in cinematic history. Some movies are merely meant to entertain – provide escapism where needed. The problem lies in films that either think they are giving more with little to no extra effort (see the new Equalizer!) or those that merely go through the motions with zero thought to the folks who pay to see it. Thankfully the more style than substance grifting thriller "Plastic" is none of the above, instead a pleasant distraction with enough charisma and cool to keep the inner movie geek satisfied.


DVD Review: 'The Paranormal Diaries: Clophill'

September 30th, 2014 10:00am EDT
DVD Review: 'The Paranormal Diaries: Clophill'
Ready to dive head first into a hallowed horror church? Then follow us as we check out the new to DVD flick "The Paranormal Diaries: Clophill" out now from RLJ/Image Entertainment. We review the ripe religious aspects below!

Title: "The Paranormal Diaries: Clophill"

Grade: 3

Cast: Craig Stovin, Criselda Cabitac, Kevin Gates

Director: Kevin Gates and Michael Bartlett

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 88 minutes

Release Company: RLJ/Image Home Entertainment

Website: www/RLJEntertainment.com

The Flick: Part real feeling doc, part found footage horror outing, "The Paranormal Diaries: ...

Vancouver International Film Festival 2014 - 'What To See'

September 26th, 2014 12:20pm EDT
Vancouver International Film Festival 2014 - 'What To See'
It’s fest time in the great north and Canadian correspondent (and my film expert father!) Michael Coleman will be tackling the good, the bad and the snowed from Vancouver International Film Fest 2014 all for your movie pleasure – take it away Dad!

While the upcoming Vancouver International Film Festival 2014 taking place Sept. 25 through Oct. 10 (go to www.viff.org for more details!) does not have the name or the red carpet glitz of a Toronto or Cannes event it is one of, if not the, biggest and most attended fest in North America. Over 500 screenings, 341 films from 75 countries, over 16 ...

Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Reign Of Fire'

September 26th, 2014 11:20am EDT
Reign of Fire
With the lackluster new film "The Equalizer" hitting theaters this weekend, it felt like the right time to show the mundane movie powers that be that action work can still possess awesome acting…welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s movie has both popcorn fun and cool character depth all under the roof of the fantasy genre. It also introduced audiences to some of the most amazing actors of our generation while re-invigorating those already familiar. All this and dragons – oh, yeah! We’re talking about Matthew McConaughey channeling inner crazy man in the 2002 flick…"Reign of Fire!"...

Blu-ray Review: 'The Rover'

September 26th, 2014 10:00am EDT
Blu-ray Review: 'The Rover'
Ready to get post apocalyptic with Guy Pearce and Rob Pattinson? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray flick "The Rover" out now from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. We review the survival options below!

Title: "The Rover"

Grade: 1

Cast: Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson, Scoot McNairy

Director: David Michod

Rating: R

Runtime: 102 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Website: www.lionsgateshop.com

The Flick: Sometimes a slow, methodic and symbolic flick can add layers as it gradually unfolds. In the case of the new film from "Animal Kingdom" helmer Da...

Review: 'The Equalizer' A Fluffy Film That's Forgettable

September 25th, 2014 12:59pm EDT
Review: 'The Equalizer' A Fluffy Film That's Forgettable
For the sake of this review, I’m going to put aside my strong sentimental feelings for the highly underrated TV series upon which this movie is loosely based. And I’ll forget that it was a hard man in an unusual shell by the name of Edward Woodward that singlehandedly took a simple and somewhat familiar premise and elevated it to deep dark heights that lingered. But sadly even in the absence of such unforgettable beginnings, the new movie version of "The Equalizer" still manages to come out being just…okay. The cookie cutter mix of music video action sequences, clichéd bad guys and Denze...

Interview: 'Run Like Hell' Actor Canyon Prince Talks Tough Guy

September 24th, 2014 1:30pm EDT
Run Like Hell
Most great genre films have an element of surprise. Be it a clever twist, witty dialogue or a character that captivates, a strong story device out of left field can certainly raise stakes. Such is the case in the new horror movie “Run Like Hell” (now available on VOD from Gravitas Ventures), an old school homage that mixes “The Devil’s Rejects” with “The Hills Have Eyes” all with a John Carpenter-esk vibe. The film follows a group of two couples stranded in a small town where nothing is as it seems. But the interesting thing is one of the four folks Luke is a red herring of sorts - a mi...

Blu-ray Review: Five-Star 'Halloween - The Complete Collection' To Die For

September 23rd, 2014 11:40am EDT
Blu-ray Review: Five-Star 'Halloween - The Complete Collection'
It’s getting near trick or treating time and nothing is better in the goodie bag than a Blu-ray set meant to keep the screams loud and proud. Today’s set review is a true gem for not only the avid horror fan but for those who adore everything about the pumpkin-carving season. We’re talking about the demonically detailed, whopping 15-disc sporting, five-star must have Blu-ray "Halloween – The Complete Collection Deluxe Edition" out Sept. 23. The mammoth set that fans have long been waiting for is indeed an impressive sight, not to mention a momentous and joyous collaboration between genre...

Blu-ray Review: 'Spartacus - The Complete Series'

September 23rd, 2014 8:20am EDT
Blu-ray Review: 'Spartacus - The Complete Series'
Ready to don sword and sandals for four seasons of hi-def glory? Then follow us as we dissect the new to Blu-ray thirty-nine episode set "Spartacus - The Complete Set" available now from Anchor Bay Home Entertainment. We review the streets of Rome and beyond!

Title: "Spartacus - The Complete Series"

Grade: 4

Cast: Andy Whitfield, John Hannah, Liam McIntyre

Director: Various

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 2173 minutes

Release Company: Anchor Bay Home Entertainment

Website: www.anchorbayent.com


Grade: 4

The Show: Taking quite a large step forward...