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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

Review: We Think ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Will Be A Fun Ride

5/2/2016 12:00pm EDT
Review: 'Captain America: Civil War' Not Flawless But Fun
It’s hard to discuss anything about the new Marvel outing "Captain America: Civil War" (an obtuse title since almost all the Avengers star in it!) without direct comparison to the latest DC debacle "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice." Not because there are parallels like fighting amongst superheroes, the introduction of a batch of new characters or even because there’s a mano-a-mano final fight. (And yes, here it pays off handsomely!) No, it’s because both films have a dramatic storyline that’s almost identical, namely the consequences of past super battles, the destruction they leave b...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'The Emerald Forest'

4/29/2016 12:08pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'The Emerald Forest'
Gorgeous trees, flowing rivers and one kick-ass dad determined to get his kid back – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! This week we’re heading into a tropical world rarely seen by most folks to experience a rare movie treat. It’s a two-fold tale of parental dedication mixed with the horrors inflicted by man upon the earth told by one of the masters of film. Nothing says love like a father fighting to find his son as we follow a proud papa deep into…"The Emerald Forest!"

Bill Markham is an engineer with a vision – a vision to build a dam. But he wants his hydroelectric beast righ...
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Reviews: Movies Opening This Weekend To Check Out

4/28/2016 12:00pm EDT
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This week we’re delving into some dysfunctional cinematic families with the arrival of new films to see. From mob families with hothead problems to middle-class clans with a flair for the flamboyant and even a little small town murder we’re dissecting all for your movie convenience. Check out our encapsulated reviews of "The Family Fang," "Sacrifice" and "Stevie D" below!

Title: "The Family Fang"

Stars: 4

Genre: Drama

Cast: Jason Bateman, Nicole Kidman, Christopher Walken

Director: Jason Bateman

Rating: R

Running Time: 105 Minutes

Release Company: Starz Digital Media

Website:...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Remember'

4/27/2016 12:00pm EDT
Blu-ray Review: 'Remember'
Ready to get revenge in your golden years? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray flick "Remember" out May 3 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. We see if vengeance knows no age below!

Title: "Remember"

Grade: 5

Cast: Christopher Plummer, Martin Landau, Jurgen Prochnow

Director: Atom Egoyan

Rating: R

Runtime: 95 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Website: www.lionsgateshop.com

The Flick: Anyone who has read my theatrical review on this one knows the score, but for those new to the flock "Remember" is five-star stuff. Canadian filmmaker Atom Ego...
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DVD Review: 'The Haunting Of Alice D'

4/27/2016 11:00am EDT
DVD Review: 'The Haunting Of Alice D'
Ready to get both sexy and scared? Then follow us as we check out the new to DVD flick "The Haunting of Alice D" out May 3 from RLJ Home Entertainment. We see if there’s bad in the brothel below!

Title: "The Haunting of Alice D"

Grade: 1

Cast: Kane Hodder, Juan Riedinger, Megan Hensley

Director: Jessica Sonneborn

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 79 minutes

Release Company: RLJ Home Entertainment

Website: www.us.RLJEntertainment.com

The Flick: While it's housed inside one seriously creepy cool DVD cover, "The Haunting of Alice D" is, unfortunately, an utter disappointment on all o...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Krampus'

4/26/2016 12:00pm EDT
Blu-ray Review: 'Krampus'
Ready to celebrate the killer in Christmas? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray flick "Krampus" out now from Universal Home Entertainment. We see if being naughty or nice matters movie wise below!

Title: "Krampus"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner

Director: Michael Dougherty

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 98 minutes

Release Company: Universal Home Entertainment

Website: www.KrampusThe Film.com

The Flick: "Krampus" is highly anticipated amongst genre fans, being Director Michael Dougherty’s follow up to the five-star anthology flick "Trick ‘r...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Backtrack'

4/26/2016 11:00am EDT
Blu-ray Review: 'Backtrack'
Ready to finally confront the demons in your past? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray flick "Backtrack" out now from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. We see if spirits being laid to rest makes for good cinema below!

Title: "Backtrack"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Adrien Brody, Sam Neill, Robin McLeavy

Director: Michael Petroni

Rating: R

Runtime: 90 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Website: www.lionsgateshop.com

The Flick: "Backtrack" begins as a somewhat lame piece of work in which Adrien Brody’s plagued psychologist finds himself in the midst of odd ...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon'

4/25/2016 12:00pm EDT
Blu-ray Review: 'Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the N
Ready to get down, dirty and downright funny with some very irreverent funny folks? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray flick "Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon" out now from Magnolia Home Entertainment. We see how loony got into Lampoon below!

Title: "Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon"

Grade: 4 1/2

Cast: Chevy Chase, John Landis, Kevin Bacon

Director: Douglas Tirola

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 95 minutes

Release Company: Magnolia Home Entertainment

Website: www.magpictures.com/nationallampoon

The Flick: ...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Standoff' - Worth The Money?

4/25/2016 11:00am EDT
Blu-ray Review: 'Standoff'
Ready to fight for someone better than yourself? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray flick "Standoff" out now from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. We see who emerges victorious in the battle of good vs. evil below!

Title: "Standoff"

Grade: 3

Cast: Laurence Fishburne, Thomas Jane, Ella Ballentine

Director: Adam Alleca

Rating: R

Runtime: 86 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Website: www.lionsgateshop.com

The Flick: Staged in a single spot, but thankfully never stagnate, "Standoff" is a surprisingly sound. So the familiar tale of a girl who wit...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - The 10'Love & A .45'

4/22/2016 12:10pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Love & A .45'
With our prolific ‘What Lola Wants Week’ coming to an end it seemed right to choose another past cinematic movie tale of lovebirds on the road trying to outrun trouble – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! The sensational selection this week centers on a bad but desperately in love couple who find themselves trying to flee from angry friends, flamboyant bill collectors and of course the fuzz. It's life on the open road where all you need is…"Love & A .45!"

Watty Watts is a gentleman’s thief – meaning when he robs a place he does it with a calm and classy demeanor. He believes in be...
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