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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: Do You Remember 'A Bronx Tale' From 1993?

7/24/2015 12:20pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'A Bronx Tale'
To counteract the bad acting juju of "Pixels" Adam Sandler and cleanse the performance palate the selection this week features top notch work from all involved – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! The movie below has quite a few notables besides being a kick ass five-star gangster flick. It is one of the rare times where a play gets turned into a film without feeling stagnate, it’s the first lead role by one actor and the directing debut of another. It’s definitely one of the great ones – it’s…"A Bronx Tale!"

Calogero Anello is a young Italian boy who lives in the Bronx in New Yor...

Two Independent Films To Check Out

7/24/2015 10:00am EDT
Movie Reviews: 'Dark Was The Night' / 'Synchronicity'
The two films we’re checking out today both seem to see the importance of character work even within a genre setting – meaning plenty of brooding and bravado within a fantastical setting. Reviews of both "Dark Was The Night" and "Synchronicity" below!

Title: "Dark Was The Night"

Stars: 4

Genre: Horror / Drama

Cast: Kevin Durand, Lukas Haas, Bianca Kajlich

Director: Jack Heller

Rating: Not Rated

Running Time: 98 Minutes

Release Company: RLJ / Image Entertainment

Website: www.darkwasthenightmovie.com

What’s most impressive about "Dark Was The Night" is that it’s essentially...

Reviews: 'Lila & Eve,' 'Mad Women,' & '10 Cent Pistol'

7/22/2015 11:55am EDT
Movie Reviews: 'Lila & Eve' / 'Mad Women' / '10 Cent Pistol'
Today’s trio of flicks feature feisty females with more than a few issues on their plates. Gals out for revenge, mothers, and daughters who engage in unnatural behavior and femme fatales who can play their part when it comes to deception all inhabit this week’s cinema selections. We review "Lila & Eve," "Mad Women" and "10 Cent Pistol" – encapsulated opinions below!

Title: "Lila & Eve"

Stars: 1

Genre: Drama

Cast: Viola Davis, Jennifer Lopez, Shea Whigham

Director: Charles Stone III

Rating: R

Running Time: 94 Minutes

Release Company: Samuel Goldwyn Films

Website: www.lilaande...

DVD Review: 'The Summit' - Worth The Money?

7/22/2015 10:00am EDT
DVD Review: 'The Summit'
Ready for another tale of viral outbreak? Then follow us as we check out the new to DVD miniseries "The Summit" out now from Mill Creek Home Entertainment. We see if the outbreak proves entertaining below!

Title: "The Summit"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Bruce Greenwood, James Purefoy, Rachelle Lefevre

Director: Nick Copus

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 179 minutes

Release Company: Mill Creek Home Entertainment

Website: www.millcreek.com

The Flick: Very well weaved for an almost three hour miniseries, "The Summit" is a familiar subject held together by some engaging actors. Meaning the ...

Forgotten Friday Flick - Do You Remember 'Into The Night' From 1985?

7/17/2015 11:30am EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Into The Night'
With the amazing free outdoor screening series titled Cinema Under The Stars: Red Carpet Series in Westwood, California featuring the famed big blockbuster classic Independence Day happening this Monday, July 20 (courtesy of Flicks For Fans and the Westwood Village Improvement Association!) it felt right to feature the underrated work of one of the unsung heroes of that film – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today we’re going into the world of Jeff Goldblum and in this particular film a drab world it is. A man with a ho-hum existence gets a bit more excitement than he expected – and th...

Interview: The Dynamic Duo Behind The Doc 'An Honest Liar'

7/16/2015 11:00am EDT
Interview: The Dynamic Duo Behind The Doc 'An Honest Liar' Share
It’s no secret to anyone who read my recent glowing five-star review (click HERE) of the documentary "An Honest Liar" about showman James 'The Amazing' Randi that it's one of the best films of the year. Mixing a magician’s history with a long career debunking those who use the craft to prey on the weak and topping it off with a personal story of hidden truths, "An Honest Liar" is a rare treat indeed – a doc that doesn’t disappoint and delivers. With its arrival on various digital formats (iTunes, Vimeo on Demand, Amazon and Google Play) as well as DVD & Blu-ray with tons of bonus extras, ...

3 Odd And Interesting Movies To Check Out

7/15/2015 11:20am EDT
Movie Reviews: 'The Death Of Superman Lives: What Happened?' / '
Some seriously odd and interesting flicks out and coming your way including docs on movies that weren’t meant to be, going home and finding skeletons in the closet and being abused and liking it. (Told you this was a kooky crop!) In any case check out reviews of "The Death Of Superman Lives: What Happened?," "Frank The Bastard" and "Tom At The Farm" below!

Title: "The Death Of Superman Lives: What Happened?"

Stars: 3 1/2

Genre: Documentary

Cast: Kevin Smith, Tim Burton, Jon Peters

Director: Jon Schnepp

Running Time: 104 Minutes

Release Company: Schneppzone Inc.


Blu-ray Reviews: 'No Good Deed' / 'Fire Birds'

7/14/2015 11:00am EDT
Blu-ray Reviews: 'No Good Deed' / 'Fire Birds'
The movie minded folks over at Mill Creek Entertainment are resurrecting cinematic oldies for your viewing pleasure including thrillers both on and off the ground. We’re checking out "No Good Deed" and "Fire Birds" both out now from Mill Creek Home Entertainment. We see if these are both thrilling so many years later below!

Title: "No Good Deed"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Milla Jovovich, Stellan Skarsgard

Director: Bob Rafelson

Rating: R

Runtime: 98 minutes

Release Company: Mill Creek Home Entertainment

Website: www.millcreekent.com

The Flick: Strangely I never s...

Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Dead Bang'

7/10/2015 12:20pm EDT
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Things were beginning to feel a little too well known in recent selections of the end of the week featured film, so we’re heading back into unfamiliar movie territory – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s hidden gem is a product of an 80’s TV icon looking to do more work as a leading man in feature films. And said gent could not have picked a better starring vehicle with a great story, cool character and a director known for his stylistic action savvy. It’s an action detective yarn that has the captivated audience…"Dead Bang!"

Jerry Beck is a man whose life is currently in ...

Reviews: 'I Am Chris Farley' And Two Other Documentary Films

7/9/2015 11:10am EDT
Movie Reviews: 'Twinsters' / 'Do I Sound Gay?' / 'I Am Chris Far
Documentary seems to be the category of the week as we examine a trio of real-life events unfolding on camera. Siblings separated at birth, a gay man looking to change the way he speaks and an expose about a famed funnyman – we’re checking out "Twinsters," "Do I Sound Gay?" and "I Am Chris Farley" below.

Title: "Twinsters"

Stars: 3

Genre: Documentary

Cast: Samantha Futerman, Anais Bordier

Director: Samantha Futerman & Ryan Miyamoto

Rating: Not Rated

Running Time: 89 Minutes

Release Company: Ignite Channel

Website: www.twinstersmovie.com/

As a doc "Twinsters" works best when...