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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 – ‘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!

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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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Screamfest LA 2014 - 'Parlor' / 'See No Evil 2' Reviews

October 16th, 2014 1:30pm EDT
Screamfest LA 2014 - 'Parlor' / 'See No Evil 2' Reviews
Coming to you from 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), we’re now right in the thick of the joyful movie misery. So hold onto your horror hats kiddies as we review two of the films featured in this year’s crop the tattoo terror tale "Parlor" and the Soska Sisters helmed sequel "See No Evil 2" – check them both out below!

Title: "Parlor"

Stars: 2

Genre: Horror

Cast: Robert LaSardo, Tiffany DeMarco, Sara Fabel

Director: Devon Downs and Kenny Gage

Rating: R
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Reviews: 'Summer Of Blood' / 'Wolves'

October 16th, 2014 10:59am EDT
Reviews: 'Summer Of Blood' / 'Wolves'
October means Halloween and horror films and this week there are two more for fans to check out. One is an offbeat indie horror/comedy of a lazy slacker who gets turned into a vampire and the other is a slick and stylistic look at the werewolf genre. We check out and review both "Summer of Blood" and "Wolves" below!

Title: "Summer of Blood"

Stars: 3 1/2

Genre: Horror / Comedy

Cast: Onur Tukel, Anna Margaret Hollyman, Dakota Goldhor

Director: Onur Tukel

Rating: R

Running Time: 83 minutes

Release Company: Dark Sky Films

Writer/Director Onur Tukel, who also takes on the lea...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Penny Dreadful - The Complete First Season'

October 16th, 2014 10:00am EDT
Blu-ray Review: 'Penny Dreadful - The Complete First Season'
Ready to revisit some old familiar dark folks from the past? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray show "Penny Dreadful – The Complete First Season" out now from CBS and Paramount Home Entertainment. We review if penny is indeed dreadful below!

Title: "Penny Dreadful – The Complete First Season"

Grade: 2

Cast: Eva Green, Timothy Dalton, Josh Hartnett

Director: Various

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 435 minutes

Release Company: CBS and Paramount Home Entertainment

Website: www.paramount.com

Overview: "Penny Dreadful" as an idea is a fascinating one, but it’s executio...
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