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Jason Coleman is film critic/movie journalist with over 20 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 1988 Action / Adventure 'Willow'

2/12/2016 12:31pm EST
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Willow'
In keeping with the chemistry in cinema theme we’re out to prove that sometimes in life the L-word finds a way in – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s selection was a huge hit back in the day for a director at the peak of his filmmaking powers. Not only in that it had an unlikely hero, but it even spawned a marriage – now that’s real acting! Don’t underestimate the magical powers of…"Willow!"

Willow Ufgood is a local village farmer with a wife and children and a good life. But being a conjurer and hoping to one day become a sorcerer, Willow dreams of more. He soon gets hi...
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Movie Review: The Horror / Drama 'Nina Forever' & Drama / Thriller 'Badge Of Honor'

2/11/2016 12:15pm EST
Movie Review: 'Nina Forever' / 'Badge Of Honor'
This week’s flicks have the strong female lead tie that binds – a welcome character trait we hope to see a lot more of in the future. But for now, let’s take a gander at life through the eyes of a female Internal Affairs officer and a girlfriend willing to put up with blood and bodies for her man. Read the encapsulated reviews of "Nina Forever" and "Badge of Honor" below!

Title: "Nina Forever"

Stars: 3

Genre: Horror / Drama

Cast: Abigail Hardingham, Fiona O’Shaughnessy

Director: Ben and Chris Blanie

Rating: R

Running Time: 98 Minutes

Release Company: Epic Pictures

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Blu-ray Review: 'Secret In Their Eyes' - Worth The Money?

2/11/2016 11:00am EST
Blu-ray Review: 'Secret In Their Eyes'
How far would you go to catch the person that killed a loved one? We’re gonna find out as we check out the new to Blu-ray drama "Secret in their Eyes" out Feb. 23 from Universal Home Entertainment. We see if revenge is indeed a dish best served cold below!

Title: "Secret in their Eyes"

Grade: 3

Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts

Director: Billy Ray

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 112 minutes

Release Company: Universal Home Entertainment

Website: www.SecretInTheirEyes.movie

The Flick: "Secret in their Eyes" is a film that has all the makings of a five-star drama. The...
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Blu-ray Review: 'The Good Dinosaur' - Worth The Money?

2/11/2016 10:00am EST
Blu-ray Review: 'The Good Dinosaur'
Ready to embrace the love and warmth of a dino? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray animated flick "The Good Dinosaur" out Feb. 23 from Walt Disney Home Entertainment. We see if humans and dinos can co-exist below!

Title: "The Good Dinosaur"

Grade: 2 1/2

Cast: Voices of Jeffrey Wright, Francis McDormand

Director: Peter Sohn

Rating: PG

Runtime: 94 minutes

Release Company: Walt Disney Home Entertainment

Website: www.DisneyBluray.com

The Flick: More than any of the Pixar films to date 'The Good Dinosaur' feels uneven. Unlike the clear vision of past hits or even ...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Turbo Kid' (Ultra Turbo-Charged Collector's Edition)

2/10/2016 12:00pm EST
Blu-ray Review: 'Turbo Kid' (Ultra Turbo-Charged Collector's Edi
Ready to get your turbo on? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray flick "Turbo Kid" (Ultra Turbo-Charged Collector’s Edition) out now from Epic Pictures. We see if the kid has the guts to do good below!

Title: "Turbo Kid" (Ultra Turbo-Charged Collector’s Edition)

Grade: 4

Cast: Munro Chamber, Laurence Leboeuf, Michael Ironside

Director: Francois Simard/AnoukWhissell/Yoann-Karl Whissell

Rating: Unrated

Runtime: 94 minutes

Release Company: Epic Pictures

Website: www.turbo-kid.com

The Flick: With a very 80’s ridden tone (just see the Tangerine Dream and John Carpen...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Zombie Fight Club' - Worth The Money?

2/10/2016 11:00am EST
Blu-ray Review: 'Zombie Fight Club'
Ready to take on an opponent while surrounded by the undead? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray flick "Zombie Fight Club" out now from Scream Factory, the genre division of Shout! Factory Home Entertainment. We see if zombies can still put up their dukes below!

Title: "Zombie Fight Club"

Grade: 1

Cast: Andy On, Jessica C, Michael Wong

Director: Joe Chien

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 95 minutes

Release Company: Shout! Factory Home Entertainment

Website: www.shoutfactory.com

The Flick: Wracked with an uneven tone, seriously jarring story jumps and characters that...
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DVD Review: '99 Homes' - Worth The Money?

2/10/2016 10:00am EST
DVD Review: '99 Homes'
What happens when you get evicted from your home and have nowhere to go? We’re gonna find out as we check out the new to DVD flick "99 Homes" out now from Broadgreen Pictures. We see if making money off the misery of others has a price below!

Title: "99 Homes"

Grade: 3

Cast: Michael Shannon, Andrew Garfield, Laura Dern

Director: Ramin Bahani

Rating: R

Runtime: 112 minutes

Release Company: Broadgreen Pictures

Website: www.99HomesMovie.com

The Flick: As a drama, "99 Homes" is powerful for sure, but for all those currently living life paycheck to paycheck it’s a hard watch. ...
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Blu-ray Review: 'The Serpent And The Rainbow' (CE) - Worth The Money?

2/9/2016 12:00pm EST
Blu-ray Review: 'The Serpent And The Rainbow' (CE)
Ready to get buried again – even if you’re not dead? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray flick "The Serpent and the Rainbow" - Collector's Edition out Feb. 23 from Scream Factory, the genre division of Shout! Factory Home Entertainment. We see if the voodoo still instills fear after all these years below!

Title: "The Serpent and the Rainbow" - Collector's Edition

Grade: 4

Cast: Bill Pullman, Zakes Mokae, Cathy Tyson

Director: Wes Craven

Rating: R

Runtime: 98 minutes

Release Company: Shout! Factory Home Entertainment

Website: www.shoutfactory.com

The Flick: My ...
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DVD Review: 'Criminal Activities' - Worth The Money?

2/9/2016 11:00am EST
DVD Review: 'Criminal Activities'
Ready to provide payback to the mob? Then follow us as we check out the new to DVD flick "Criminal Activities" out Feb. 16 from RLJ Home Entertainment. We see if mafia debt is damning below!

Title: "Criminal Activities"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Michael Pitt, Dan Stevens, John Travolta

Director: Jackie Earle Haley

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 94 minutes

Release Company: RLJ Home Entertainment

Website: www.RLJEntertainment.com

The Flick: Making "Criminal Activities" his debut as a director, actor Jackie Earle Haley does a decent job of staging his flick with some style. But it’s Hal...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Estranged' - Worth The Money?

2/9/2016 10:00am EST
Blu-ray Review: 'Estranged'
Ready to run into the loving arms of a family you don’t remember? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray horror outing "Estranged" available Feb. 12 from Well Go USA Home Entertainment. We see if freaky family is familiar below!

Title: "Estranged"

Grade: 2

Cast: Amy Manson, James Lance, James Cosmo

Director: Adam Levin

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 92 minutes

Release Company: Well Go USA Home Entertainment

Website: www.wellgousa.com

The Flick: "Estranged" starts off well enough with a girl heading back home with her boyfriend after a motorcycle accident that has lef...
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