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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

Blu-ray Review: 'The Diary Of A Teenage Girl' - Worth The Money?

2/4/2016 10:30am EST
Blu-ray Review: 'The Diary Of A Teenage Girl'
Ready to hear the intimate thoughts of an amorous teen girl? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray flick "The Diary of a Teenage Girl" out now from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. We see if there’s life in adolescent love below!

Title: "The Diary of a Teenage Girl"

Grade: 3

Cast: Bel Powley, Kristen Wiig, Alexander Skarsgard

Director: Marielle Heller

Rating: R

Runtime: 102 minutes

Release Company: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Website: www.SonyPictures.com

The Flick: Containing a so-so story of a confused teenage girl in 1976 who begins a complex love affai...
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Blu-ray Review: 'The Original Christmas Classics' (Anniversary Collector’s Edition)

2/4/2016 10:00am EST
Blu-ray Review: 'The Original Christmas Classics' (Anniversary C
Ready to relive the Rankin/Bass era on Blu-ray? Then follow us as we check out the new Blu-ray set "The Original Christmas Classics" (Anniversary Collector’s Edition) out now from Classic Media Home Entertainment. We see is Santa’s got a brand new bag below!

Title: "The Original Christmas Classics" (Anniversary Collector’s Edition)

Grade: 4

Cast: Various

Director: Various

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 275 minutes

Release Company: Classic Media Home Entertainment

Website: www.classicsanta.com

The Flick: Taking classic Christmas programs that we used to have to find on TV and pu...
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Sundance 2016: Filmmaker Rich Fox Breaks Down His Doc 'The Blackout Experiments'

2/2/2016 12:08pm EST
Sundance 2016 Interview: Filmmaker Rich Fox Breaks Down His Doc
At the big movie cinemas, January is seen as more of a dumping ground for fluffy and forgettable genre fare. But that’s exactly why events also held in January like the iconic Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah are so important – they pride themselves on showing sincerely scary stuff that the studios are afraid too. This year’s Sundance fest was no different, with a slew of sinful cinema in the Midnight category that made January a good month for horror again. But there was one film that truly stood out amongst the alarming with a creepy combination of horrific visuals and demente...
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Slamdance Film Festival 2016 - Best Of Fest 'Wrap Up'

2/1/2016 12:10pm EST
Slamdance Film Festival 2016 - Best Of Fest 'Wrap Up'
Well film fans, our cinematic exploits via the savory Slamdance Film Festival 2016 have come to a close and we’re ready to say goodbye. But before we pack the pictures in we’re taking one last look at what thrilled, chilled and killed us out of this year’s crop. The odds get even, the good go bad and the sexy get sexier in the…

Starpulse.com Best of Fest – ‘Wrap Up’!

Best Film: Many films were of a high caliber quality this year, but none stuck with us like "Neptune." Featuring a long lingering performance by lead Jane Ackermann as a girl caught between loyalty, religion, guilt...
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Slamdance Film Festival 2016 - 'Final Film Reviews'

2/1/2016 7:20am EST
Slamdance Film Festival 2016 - 'Final Film Reviews'
The 2016 Slamdance Film Festival may be officially over in Park City, but here at Starpulse.com we’re still going cinematically strong. So in taking our coverage through to the home stretch we’re putting up a few more reviews that cover everything from weird to the wilderness. Up Monday will be our official Slamdance Best of Fest ‘Wrap Up’, but just before here are our…"Final Film Reviews!"

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"Alvin’s Harmonious World of Opposites" – A first feature from writer/director Platon Theodoris, "Alvin’s Harmonious World of Opposites" is one wild and wonderful odd egg. T...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 1991 Comedy / Drama 'Defending Your Life'

1/29/2016 12:15pm EST
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Defending Your Life'
Love is in the air (or at least until Valentine’s Day!) and for all cinefiles that means more lust in the past movie dust – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! This week we’re heading into the afterlife for some affection in a tale of a recently deceased gent who has to answer for his life’s choices and at the same time ends up finding a special someone along the way. (Better late than never, huh?!) Love, mini-golf and all you can eat food minus the weight gain all while you’re…"Defending Your Life."

It's Daniel Miller’s fortieth birthday and he’s out for a drive in his small but s...
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More Film Reviews From Slamdance Film Festival 2016

1/27/2016 12:15pm EST
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It’s still Slamdance Film Festival (Jan. 22-28 – go to www.Slamdance.com for more details!) time in Park City and our eyes are bloodshot from the sheer amount of cinema we’re lovingly taking in! So we’ll keep the films flowing with even more encapsulated review coverage hot off the screen. From Aussie comedies to eye opening docs, see the cinematic skinny below!

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"The Tail Job" – Full embracing the notable cavalcade of comedy misadventures that have come before it, this Aussie taxicab adventure is one wild ride. From the leading men (Blair Dwyer and Craig Anders...
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More Reviews From The Slamdance Film Festival

1/26/2016 12:15pm EST
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The indie loving 'Slamdance Film Festival' (Jan. 22-28 – go to www.Slamdance.com for more details!) in Park City is in full swing and the flicks are flying fast and furious. Everything from documentaries to narrative features and everything in between (or beyond!) is awaiting the eager and hungry cinephile. We’re still watching and wading through the myriad of unknown cinematic choices and rest assured there’s no shortage of eclectic work to watch. But below is our first foray into movie dissection of some of the films at this year’s fest for your convenience – the good the bad and the fu...
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Three Independent Film Reviews To Check Out

1/25/2016 12:10pm EST
Movie Reviews: 'JeruZalem' / 'Stolen From Suburbia' / 'Lazer Tea
January is a time for smaller, quirky and mixed genre film fare – so let the show begin! From winged undead folks to ass kicking moms and even a gang of unlikely superheroes, we’re seeking out the smaller stuff to see if it cuts the cinematic mustard. So check out encapsulated reviews of the horror outing "JeruZalem," the action drama "Stolen From Suburbia" and campy comedy "Lazer Team" below!

Title: "JeruZalem"

Stars: 3

Genre: Horror

Cast: Danielle Jadelyn, Yael Grobglas, Yon Tumarkin

Director: Yoav and Doron Paz

Rating: R

Running Time: 94 Minutes

Release Company: Epic Pictur...
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Blu-ray Review: 'The Guardian' - Worth The Money?

1/25/2016 11:30am EST
Blu-ray Review: 'The Guardian'
Ready to head into the forest with Friedkin? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray flick "The Guardian" out now from Scream Factory the genre division of Shout! Factory Home Entertainment. We see if the babies are still in the trees below!

Title: "The Guardian"

Grade: 3

Cast: Dwier Brown, Jenny Seagrove, Carey Lowell

Director: William Friedkin

Rating: R

Runtime: 92 minutes

Release Company: Shout! Factory Home Entertainment

Website: www.shoutfactory.com

The Flick: Even though "The Guardian" is ala "The Exorcist" helmer William Friedkin, there’s a serious tone pro...
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