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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,

Blu-ray Review: 'Twin Peaks – The Entire Mystery' A Five-Star Must For Fans

July 29th, 2014 10:30am EDT
Blu-ray Review: 'Twin Peaks – The Entire Mystery' A Five-Star Mu
The day has come that all "Twin Peaks," coffee, cherry pie and Michael J. Anderson dancing in the red room fans have been waiting for – the arrival of the 10-disc Blu-ray set "Twin Peaks – The Entire Mystery...And The Missing Pieces" is here. (Out today July 29 from Paramount / CBS Home Entertainment) So the big question right off the bat is does this set finally put all others to rest (including the previously decent Definitive Gold Box DVD Edition!) while exceeding expectations and thus warrant the purchase of a Blu-ray set in the day and age of digital downloads? The answer - you betc...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Stage Fright'

July 28th, 2014 11:00am EDT
Blu-ray Review: 'Stage Fright'
A musical with a slasher mentality at heart? We’re checking out the new to Blu-ray chiller "Stage Fright" out now from Magnolia Home Entertainment. The songs and stabs get reviewed below!

Title: "Stage Fright"

Grade: 2

Cast: Allie MacDonald, Minnie Driver, Meat Loaf Aday

Director: Jerome Sable

Rating: R

Runtime: 88 minutes

Release Company: Magnolia Home Entertainment

Website: www.magpictures.com

The Flick: "Stage Fright" lovingly tries to be many things, but in doing so comes up short on all accounts. The comedy in both songs and staging falls flat and is severely spaced ...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Under The Skin'

July 28th, 2014 10:00am EDT
Blu-ray Review: 'Under The Skin'
Ready to be lured into the unknown? We’re checking out the new to Blu-ray flick "Under The Skin" out now from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. We review the outer options below!

Title: "Under the Skin"

Grade: 3

Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy McWilliams

Director: Jonathan Glazer

Rating: R

Runtime: 108 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

The Flick: Folks have been incessantly chatting up "Under The Skin" and it’s easy to see why. It’s an unusual, almost art picture that leaves a lot up to the imagination and story fully up to interpretation. (You don’t even...
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Blu-ray Review: 'The Angriest Man In Brooklyn'

July 23rd, 2014 11:00am EDT
Blu-ray Review: 'The Angriest Man In Brooklyn'
Ready to be angry – and enjoy it? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray flick "The Angriest Man In Brooklyn" out now from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. We review the ups and downs of all things angry below!

Title: "The Angriest Man In Brooklyn"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Robin Williams, Mila Kunis, Peter Dinklage

Director: Phil Alden Robinson

Rating: R

Runtime: 84 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Website: www.lionsgateshop.com

The Flick: "The Angriest Man In Brooklyn" is one of those rare films that wants to have its cake and eat it too and somewhat...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Heaven Is For Real'

July 23rd, 2014 10:10am EDT
Blu-ray Review: 'Heaven Is For Real'
From the mouths of babes – but is it real? We’re checking out the new to Blu-ray film "Heaven Is For Real" out now from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. We review the believers and the skeptics in the story below!

Title: "Heaven Is For Real"

Grade: 2

Cast: Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly, Thomas Haden Church

Director: Randall Wallace

Rating: PG

Runtime: 99 minutes

Release Company: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Website: www.sonypictures.com/bluray

The Flick: While the story shell of "Heaven Is For Real" – a kid almost dies and comes back with tales of going to heaven – is a f...
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Review: While Sensual, Polanski's 'Venus In Fur' Is Unsatisfying and Stoic

July 22nd, 2014 1:20pm EDT
Review: While Sensual, Polanski's 'Venus In Fur' Is Unsatisfying
It’s funny that way back in 1965 filmmaker Roman Polanski had all but mastered drama in a single space. The picture was called "Repulsion" and featured French actress Catherine Deneuve as a gal who is driven to madness inside her small London apartment. It was a movie experience that in the hands of Polanski went way beyond the confines of one location – it was an asset not a burden. Which is why the last few films directed by Polanski, including the new "Venus In Fur," have been such a terrible disappointment. Not just because they’ve been based on Broadway plays (also see "Carnage") o...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Joe'

July 22nd, 2014 11:10am EDT
Blu-ray Review: 'Joe'
Can Nic Cage still bring the work to a good drama? We’ll find out as we check out the now on Blu-ray flick "Joe" from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The acting and flick itself get a firm dissection below!

Title: "Joe"

Grade: 3

Cast: Nicolas Cage, Tye Sheridan, Heather Kafka

Director: David Gordon Green

Rating: R

Runtime: 117 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Website: www.lionsgateshop.com

The Flick: Nic Cage has always had the chops to do quality character work when he wanted to and with the rich in tone and texture film "Joe" he brings the good stuff in...
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Review: Post-Apocalyptic Flick 'Aftermath' A Classic Case Of Been There, Done That

July 22nd, 2014 8:55am EDT
Review: Post-Apocalyptic Flick 'Aftermath' A Classic Case Of Bee
With post-apocalyptic films having been done to death, it’s hard for a film with such a subject to captivate with any sort of fresh perspective. Most recently it was surprisingly accomplished by filmmaker Xavier Gens who examined the after effects on the human animal with his dark and moody flick "The Divide." It’s what makes the arrival of the below average thriller titled "Aftermath" even less welcome. It’s yet another look at survivors after the use of nuclear weapons and comes off like "The Divide" light complete with characters we don’t care about and situations already seen – been ...
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Sneak Peek: Inside ‘Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery’ Footage!

July 17th, 2014 11:20am EDT
Sneak Peek: Inside ‘Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery’ Footage!
A few weeks ago I got a very large yellow envelope containing two cards with some very familiar images on one side (cup of coffee, slice of pie, blue rose!) and an invitation on the other. The event proposed was a rare exclusive treat for a David Lynch fan like myself – a chance to see the World Premiere Screening of The Missing Pieces which are a full 90 minutes of Deleted and Extended Scenes from the film "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me" on the big screen. (And yes, considered to be the holy grail of "Twin Peaks" fandom!) As part of a lush new set hitting Blu-ray on July 29 titled "Twin...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Black Dynamite - Season One'

July 16th, 2014 11:30am EDT
Blu-ray Review: 'Black Dynamite - Season One'
Can the coolest cat in blaxploitation survive being...animated? We’re gonna find out as we check out the new to Blu-ray Adult Swim show "Black Dynamite – Season One" out now from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. We see if we get satisfaction by getting our butts in Dynamite traction below!

Title: "Black Dynamite – Season One"

Grade: 3

Cast: Michael Jai White, Tommy Davidson, Byron Minns

Director: Various

Rating: TV-MA

Runtime: 220 minutes

Release Company: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

Website: www.adultswim.com/shows/black-dynamite/index.html

The Show: Let me start by say...
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