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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,

Review: Single Bad Casting Stops 'Poker Night' From Achieving Five-Star Status

December 23rd, 2014 12:20pm EST
Review: Single Bad Casting Stops 'Poker Night' From Achieving Fi
Bridging the gap between genres is a tough job for any filmmaker newbie or seasoned pro and it takes a careful hand to pull it off. But to also infuse intelligence and style to boot is a rare feat and in the case of the new slasher flick / detective story outing titled
"Poker Night" it’s a seamless and captivating blend of all of the above. Though much like it’s careful and thoughtful lead detective, filmmaker to watch Greg Francis makes one slight mistake that just stops his amazing film from achieving five-star status – more on that later.

Young Jeter is a rookie cop who has been pr...
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DVD Review: 'Sanatorium'

December 23rd, 2014 11:30am EST
DVD Review: 'Sanatorium'
Ready to tour the haunted hospital? Then follow us as we check out the new to DVD flick "Sanatorium" out now from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. We see if the bumps and scares are real enough to review below.

Title: "Sanatorium"

Grade: 3

Cast: Kate Wood Riley, Ben Rodgers, Don Fanelli

Director: Brant Sersen

Rating: R

Runtime: 89 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Website: www.lionsgateshop.com

The Flick: As a found footage flick "Sanatorium" is actually a decent outing. Following a crew of Ghost Trackers as they investigate an old sanatorium with a deadly...
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DVD Review: '7 Assassins'

December 23rd, 2014 11:10am EST
DVD Review: '7 Assassins'
Ready to join the fight against those in power? The follow us as we check out the new to DVD flick "7 Assassins" out now from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. We review the strategy and strength of the warriors below.

Title: "7 Assassins"

Grade: 2 1/2

Cast: Eric Tsang, Felix Wong, Guo Tao

Director: Eric Tsang / Xiong Xinxin

Rating: R

Runtime: 103 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Website: www.lionsgateshop.com

The Flick: "7 Assassins" is like many films before it, pitting a few quirky and ample warriors against an evil kingdom out to do no good. And there’...
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Blu-ray Review: 'The Skeleton Twins'

December 23rd, 2014 10:00am EST
Blu-ray Review: 'The Skeleton Twins'
Ready to get real with Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray flick "The Skeleton Twins" out now from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The brother/sister dynamic gets reviewed below!

Title: "The Skeleton Twins"

Grade: 5

Cast: Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, Ty Burrell

Director: Craig Johnson

Rating: R

Runtime: 93 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Website: www.lionsgateshop.com

The Flick: Unsurprisingly full of laughter and chemistry and surprisingly full of deep drama and reflection, "The Skeleton Twins" is a real wonderful...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'A Clockwork Orange'

December 19th, 2014 12:20pm EST
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'A Clockwork Orange'
We’re keeping in tune with awards season, but with a slight twist this week. With Sony’s unfortunate move pulling the new comedy "The Interview" from theatrical release due to hacker threats it felt like time to take a stand. So controversy is the pick of the day…welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick. The selection this week is a film certainly no stranger to harsh criticism. It was a daring blend of visceral violence, lush visuals, captivating performances and the use of classical music in ways no one had ever seen before. Most of you know this one, but after the sad state of events this ...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Do The Right Thing'

December 12th, 2014 12:30pm EST
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SAG Awards, Golden Globes – the award nominated dramatic hits just keep on coming. So do they here as we look back at a film that tried to fight the power and change minds to boot – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s selection is a funny, poignant, dramatic and still relevant today pot boiler that announced a unique voice on the cinematic scene. Combining humor with a serious issue like race and injecting it with a scorching style that matched the films’ hot setting and rising tensions, this was one film that anyone who saw would never forget. For all those who haven’t, it’s tim...
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Reviews: 'The Captive' / 'After The Fall'

December 11th, 2014 12:20pm EST
Movie Reviews: 'The Captive' / 'After The Fall'
Times are definitely tough out there and to provide some cinematic perspective we’re checking out two new flicks that deal with loss, tragedy and doing what it takes to protect ones family. We’re talking the new films "The Captive" and "After The Fall" – reviews are below!

Title: "The Captive"

Stars: 3 1/2

Genre: Drama / Thriller

Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Durand, Alexia Fast

Director: Atom Egoyan

Rating: R

Running Time: 112 Minutes

Release Company: A24

Website: www.thecaptivemovie.com

When I heard that master craftsman Atom Egoyan was booed at Cannes for this new outing, I w...
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DVD Review: 'The Devil's Hand'

December 11th, 2014 11:00am EST
DVD Review: 'The Devil's Hand'
Ready to make a little deal with the devil? Then follow us as we check out the new to DVD horror haunting "The Devil’s Hand" out Dec. 16 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. We examine the deadly deal below!

Title: "The Devil’s Hand"

Grade: 4

Cast: Rufus Sewell, Jennifer Carpenter, Colm Meaney

Director: Christian E. Christiansen

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 101 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Website: www.lionsgateshop.com

The Flick: "The Devil’s Hand" may seem like yet another straight-to-video B-flick,but it’s actually a fascinatingly spooky story about six ...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Under The Dome - Season 2'

December 11th, 2014 10:00am EST
Blu-ray Review: 'Under The Dome - Season 2'
Ready to go back under an invisible barrier a second time? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray "Under The Dome – Season 2" out now from CBS / Paramount Home Entertainment. We examine the ups and downs of being trapped inside below!

Title: "Under The Dome – Season 2"

Grade: 3

Cast: Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre, Dean Norris

Director: Various

Runtime: 531 minutes

Release Company: CBS / Paramount Home Entertainment

Website: www.paramount.com

The Flick: Much like Season One, the new season of "Under The Dome" has its share of both ups and downs. On the up side th...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'The Crying Game'

December 5th, 2014 3:20pm EST
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'The Crying Game'
Those Academy Award seeking masters the Weinstein Brothers seemed to be poised to pounce on the gold guy once again spearheading the 2014 flick "The Imitation Game." But way back in 1992 the charismatic brothers were pushing and touting another film that had a big secret to keep – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s Oscar worthy drama is a tale of action, lust, suspense with a loving dose of the unknown. For those who know everything there is to know (and especially for those who don’t!) it’s time for…"The Crying Game."

Foot soldier Fergus is a member of the militant IRA. ...
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