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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 Grifters'

November 21st, 2014 12:20pm EST
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'The Grifters'
We’re keeping the Oscar worthy flicks going this season with a little ditty that may have some of you reaching to see if your wallet is still there – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s stylistic selection features a fantastic script, decadent direction and three killer performances that are all career best. What’s the pitch? We’re talking the lingo of…."The Grifters."

Roy Dillon is a small time con artist who works quick confidence games on unsuspecting folks. His mother Lilly Dillon is also works the angle, but for a bookie betting at the race track to change the odds. ...

Blu-ray Review: 'Reclaim'

November 20th, 2014 11:00am EST
Blu-ray Review: 'Reclaim'
How far would you go to get back a daughter you just adopted? Let’s find out and check into the new to Blu-ray flick "Reclaim" out now from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. We review the gun-toting parenthood options below!

Title: "Reclaim"

Grade: 3

Cast: John Cusack, Ryan Phillippe, Rachelle Lefevre

Director: Alan White

Rating: R

Runtime: 96 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Website: www.shoplionsgate.com

The Flick: Not exactly an original (pangs of Breakdown!) nor groundbreaking flick, Reclaim is nevertheless entertaining to watch. The story involves an ...

What’s In The 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' New Blu-ray Pack? James Gunn Fills Us In

November 19th, 2014 12:20pm EST
Gardians of the galaxy
We here at Starpulse.com are not only big fans of the films in the Marvel universe, but the diverse directors that are behind the camera as well. In the case of the smash hit "Guardians of the Galaxy" (which is currently on Digital HD plus Disney Movies Anywhere and on Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray and On-Demand December 9) it’s the genius of former Troma scribe and "Slither" and "Super" helmer James Gunn that brings both cool and quirk to a unique concept that kicks serious ass. So when we got the invite to sit with Gunn in person and check out some of the tasty upcoming features on the...

Blu-ray Review: 'Housebound'

November 19th, 2014 11:00am EST
Blu-ray Review: 'Housebound'
Ready to be locked in with things that go bump in the night? Then follow us as we check out the new to Bl-ray flick "Housebound" out now from XLRator Media. We review the scary situation below!

Title: "Housebound"

Grade: 5

Cast: Morgana O’Reilly, Rima TeWiata, Ryan Lampp

Director: Gerard Johnstone

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 112 minutes

Release Company: XLRator Media

Website: www.xlratormedia.com

The Flick: This New Zealand import about a gal who is forced back to the home she grew up in under house arrest is a wonderful, fun, scary and all around fantastical five-star flick...

Interview: 'Wolves' Actor Stephen McHattie On Work Past And Present

November 17th, 2014 12:10pm EST
Interview: 'Wolves' Actor Stephen McHattie On Work Past And Pres
You know the voice, you know his face, but the name Stephen McHattie might not register right away for the uninitiated. It should though – the talented character actor has been working in the business for well over three decades providing some of coolest, richest and most memorable roles to ever grace the silver screen. From his captivating performance in David Cronenberg’s "A History of Violence" to his tour-de-force turn in Bruce McDonald’s "Pontypool" and working with directors like Zack Snyder and Darren Aronofsky, McHattie has one impressive resume indeed. His latest outing a coming...

Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Boyz N The Hood'

November 14th, 2014 1:30pm EST
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Boyz N The Hood'
The season of high caliber dramas and various Oscar contenders is vastly approaching, so we’re gonna focus for the next little while on stunning work from the past that warrants gold statue praise – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s thoughtful and moving drama is a tale of life’s struggles from the personal experience of its first time filmmaker. It goes beyond the stereotypes and misconceptions to show what life is like for folks living in South Central Los Angeles. Bold, brash and brave as hell, we salute the 1991 John Singleton debut outing…"Boyz n the Hood."

Tre Sty...

Reviews: 'Starry Eyes' / 'The Babadook'

November 14th, 2014 11:15am EST
Movie Reviews: 'Starry Eyes' / 'The Babadook'
Halloween has passed but the horror hits just keep on coming so we’re checking out two frightful flicks coming to a cinema near you. One shows the price to be paid for fame and fortune while the other is an emotional tale of the boogeyman – reviews for "Starry Eyes" and "The Babadook" are below!

Title: "Starry Eyes"

Stars: 3

Genre: Horror

Cast: Alexandra Essoe, Noah Segan, Pat Healy

Director: Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer

Running Time: 98 Minutes

Release Company: MPI Media Group

Website: http://starryeyesfilm.com/

"Starry Eyes" is a film with a great premise and a fantas...

Blu-ray Review: 'The Expendables 3'

November 14th, 2014 10:00am EST
Blu-ray Review: 'The Expendables 3'
Ready to meet the all new and updated expendables crew? Then follow us as we check out the latest and biggest outing with "The Expendables 3" out now from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. We examine the young and old below.

Title: "The Expendables 3"

Grade: 4

Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Mel Gibson

Director: Patrick Hughes

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 131 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

The Flick: As far as the Expendables series goes I had the most fun with this flashy outing. Even amidst a PG-13 rating (though it can be seen in an unrated form here ...

DVD Review: 'The House At The End of Time'

November 14th, 2014 9:00am EST
DVD Review: 'The House At The End of Time'
Ready for another ghost story? The follow us as we check out the new to DVD flick "The House at the End of Time" out now from Dark Sky Films.

Title: "The House at the End of Time"

Grade: 3

Cast: Ruddy Rodriguez, Adriana Calzadilla, Simona Chirinos

Director: Alejandro Hidalgo

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 101 minutes

Release Company: Dark Sky Films

Website: www.darkskyfilms.com

The Flick: This Venezuelan import is a creepy flick indeed, but one that gets severely hindered by a snail’s pace of taking too much time far too often. The upside of the film is the cleverly staged sto...

Blu-ray Review: 'Dolls - Collector's Edition'

November 13th, 2014 11:00am EST
Blu-ray Review: 'Dolls - Collector's Edition'
Ready for some early Stuart Gordon channeling Chucky? We’re checking out the new to Blu-ray flick "Dolls – Collector’s Edition" out now from Shout! Factory’s genre division Scream Factory. We’re checking out our stuffed friends below!

Title: "Dolls – Collector’s Edition"

Grade: 3

Cast: Stephen Lee, Guy Rolfe, Hilary Mason

Director: Stuart Gordon

Rating: R

Runtime: 77 minutes

Release Company: Shout! Factory Home Entertainment

Website: www.shoutfactory.com

The Flick: On a real horror flick level "Dolls" is certainly subpar, but on a B-movie cheddar scale it’s a hoot. This earl...