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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 - A Blake Edwards Movie 'Skin Deep'?

8/28/2015 12:15pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Skin Deep'
With the summer season slowing down and movies going back to the mundane, if felt time for a little laughter pick me up courtesy of one sincerely missed funnyman – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s selection is a memorable mix of colorful comedy and thoughtful drama from a director and lead actor who created some of the funniest work in the business. It’s a tale of a depressed writer and lothario who tries to drown his personal and professional sorrows in booze and babes – and hilarity ensues. Not to worry about the theater lights being too dim, as this one truly glows in the da...

Movie Reviews: Two Indy Films To Check Out This Week

8/27/2015 12:15pm EDT
Movie Reviews: 'Blood Punch' / 'When Animals Dream'
What happens when the typical action/horror scenario gets a fresh twist – anything! We’re delving into the land of repeat kills and coming of age monsters to see if there is hidden gem movie gold in the non-Hollywood hills. See encapsulated reviews of "Blood Punch" and "When Animals Dream" below!

Title: "Blood Punch"

Stars: 3

Genre: Drama / Action

Cast: Milo Cawthorne, Olivia Tennet, Ari Boyland

Director: Madellaine Paxson

Rating: Not Rated

Running Time: 104 Minutes

Release Company: Midnight Releasing

Website: www.bloodpunchthemovie.com

"Blood Punch" takes a Tarantino styl...

DVD Review: 'The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe' - Worth The Money?

8/27/2015 11:00am EDT
DVD Review: 'The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe'
Ready to delve into the private life of the world’s most famous blonde? Then follow us as we check out the new to DVD flick "The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe" out now from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. We see if there are secrets to be had below.

Title: "The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe"

Grade: 2 1/2

Cast: Kelli Garner, Susan Sarandon, Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Director: Laurie Collyer

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 180 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Website: www.lionsgateshop.com

The Flick: Not knowing a ton about Marilyn Monroe, but having seen a ton of way t...

Tom Six To Release More Controversial Films?

8/27/2015 10:00am EDT
'The Human Centipede' Filmmaker Tom Six To Release More Controve
You can’t keep a controversial filmmaker down! Looks like famed writer/director Tom Six, the mad genius behind the trilogy of "The Human Centipede" films, is going to be digging up his archives for those who just can’t wait for new ways to be shocked. The former film is aptly titled "What the F**k?!" – the synopsis via the official press release is below!

"The Human Centipede" trilogy director Tom Six will release one of his earlier Dutch films for the international market. "What The F**k?!" is an hilarious black comedy about famous Dutch singer “Dries Roelvink” who is kidnapped by hi...

Does Camryn Manheim Deserve Better Roles?

8/24/2015 12:10pm EDT
I remember the exact moment I was hit by the overwhelming star wattage of actress Camryn Manheim. It was on November 15, 1989 on the hit ABC show "The Practice" in an episode called 'Trench Work.' That week TV icon Tony Danza of "Taxi" and "Who’s the Boss" fame was guest starring as an attorney who takes on the titular law firm. It was one particular scene that sealed the deal involving Danza’s lawyer Tommy Silva and Manheim’s tough-as-nails gal Ellenor Frutt where Danza tries to make the firm a lame offer. In full Frutt fashion, Manheim goes viciously on the offensive and fully kneecap...

Forgotten Friday Flick - The Horror-Drama, 'Let The Right One In'

8/21/2015 12:15pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Let The Right One In'
With so much generic genre work coming out of America these days, it felt right to stray into Swedish territory for some fanged fun – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s bloodsucking baddie tells the tale of a couple of kids from opposite sides of the tracks who find a funny friendship together. Did I happen to mention one of them might just be a creature of the night? (Think "My Girl" meets "Near Dark!") We’re raising the stakes with a five-star outing that to this day has gone unmatched – be sure you only…"Let The Right One In!"

"Let the Right One In" is the kind of film...

DVD Review: 'Run, Hide, Die.' - Worth The Money?

8/20/2015 11:00am EDT
DVD Review: 'Run, Hide, Die.'
Girls. Cabin. Killer. Mayhem and madness awaits as we check out the new to DVD flick "Run, Hide, Die." out Sept. 1 from RLJ Home Entertainment. We see if there’s still life left in the old school slasher scenario below!

Title: "Run, Hide, Die."

Grade: 2

Cast: Alison Monda, Alicia Mendez, Tabitha Bastien

Director: Collin Joseph Neal

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 75 minutes

Release Company: RLJ Home Entertainment

Website: www.usRLJEntertainment.com

The Flick: The good news here is "Run, Hide, Die." starts off with serious premise. It sets up each of the five girls involved ni...

Blu-ray Review: 'Skin Trade' - Worth The Money?

8/20/2015 10:00am EDT
Blu-ray Review: 'Skin Trade'
Ready to rumble with Lundgren and friends? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray flick "Skin Trade" out August 25 from Magnolia Home Entertainment. We see if fists of fury are still fast below!

Title: "Skin Trade"

Grade: 2 1/2

Cast: Dolph Lundgren, Tony Jaa, Peter Weller

Director: Ekachai Uekrongtham

Rating: R

Runtime: 96 minutes

Release Company: Magnolia Home Entertainment

Website: www.magnetreleasing.com/skintrade

The Flick: How did the great Tony Jaa go from heading up slick move flicks like the "Ong-bak" trilogy to playing second fiddle to Dolph Lundgren? A...

Four Independent Movie Reviews To Check Out

8/19/2015 12:15pm EDT
Four Films
So many movies – so little time! Reviewing some of the smaller film fare it’s safe to say that there is certainly not a shortage of films coming out. Good or bad, it’s inspiring to say the least! In any case we’re checking out four selections that are available to see now involving everything from practical monsters, mean MMA mommies, rape revenge plots and even obsessive family disorders – quite an eclectic list of cinema subjects indeed. So read the encapsulated reviews of "Harbinger Down," "Glena," "Return to Sender" and "Amnesiac" below!

Title: "Harbinger Down"

Stars: 2 1/2


DVD Review: 'William Castle Horror Collection'

8/18/2015 12:00pm EDT
DVD Review: 'William Castle Horror Collection'
Nothing says scary like a master showman who knows the score! That’s why we’re checking out the new spine-tingling five film "William Castle Horror Collection" out now from Mill Creek Home Entertainment and featuring the films "13 Ghosts," "13 Frightened Girls," "Mr. Sardonicus," "Homicidal" and "The Old Dark House." We see if the classics chill the bone below!

Title: "William Castle Horror Collection"

Grade: 4

Cast: Guy Rolfe, Jean Arless, Tom Poston

Director: William Castle

Rating: Not Rated

Release Company: Mill Creek Home Entertainment

Website: www.millcreekent.com