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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

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...

A Special Los Angeles Movie Event

7/6/2015 12:30pm EDT
Special 'Independence Day' and 'UP' Free Screenings – Los Angele
Looking for an explosive big summer movie special event to take family or friends to in Los Angeles…for free?

Well then Flicks for Fans and the Westwood Village Improvement Association have you covered with the new outdoor movie screenings - “Westwood Village Cinema Under the Stars: Red Carpet Series” hosted by James Oster aka 'Jimmy O' from Joblo.com. Free featured films include “Independence Day” on July 20 and Pixar’s “UP” on August 10 both starting at 8pm.

Both films in this series, “Independence Day” and Pixar’s “UP” had their Red Carpet Premiere’s at the famed Westwood Villag...

DVD Review: ''71' - Worth The Money?

7/6/2015 10:10am EDT
DVD Review: ''71'
Ready to get caught on the wrong side of the tracks after dark? We’re checking out the new to DVD flick "’71" out July 7 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. We see if one can survive a night of being hunted below!

Title: "‘71"

Grade: 4

Cast: Jack O’Connell, Paul Anderson, Sean Harris

Director: Yann Demange

Rating: R

Runtime: 99 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Website: www.lionsgateshop.com

The Flick: Directed, written and ultimately acted well, "’71" is a fine piece of dramatic film work. Featuring by a captivating turn by lead man Jack O’Connell as a ...

Check Out These 3 Movies

7/2/2015 12:20pm EDT
Movie Reviews: 'Bound To Vengeance' / 'I-Lived' / 'Stung'
Ready for some 4th of July genre film fun? The follow us as we check out some of the movie fare hitting theaters and home this week. Gals out for blood, phone apps that bite back and killer wasps from hell – check out encapsulated reviews of "Bound To Vengeance," "I-Lived" and "Stung" below!

Title: "Bound To Vengeance"

Stars: 4

Genre: Action / Drama / Revenge

Cast: Tina Ivlev, Richard Tyson, Kristoffer Kjornes

Director: Jose Manuel Cravioto

Rating: Not Rated

Running Time: 80 Minutes

Release Company: IFC Midnight

Website: www.ifcfilms.com/films/bound-to-vengeance

In all...

Blu-ray Review: 'It Follows' - Worth The Money?

7/2/2015 10:00am EDT
Blu-ray Review: 'It Follows'
Ready to be followed by the unknown? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray flick "It Follows" out July 14 from Anchor Bay Entertainment. We see if this flick is indeed the ‘best horror film in over a decade’ below!

Title: "It Follows"

Grade: 3

Cast: Maika Monroe, Kier Gilchrist, Jake Weary

Director: David Robert Mitchell

Rating: R

Runtime: 100 minutes

Release Company: Anchor Bay Home Entertainment

Website: www.anchorbayent.com

The Flick: "It Follows" as a film has some great contributions to the horror genre – it also has some not so great. On the plus side th...

Future Filmmakers To Watch For – Writer/Director Christopher Soren Kelly

7/1/2015 10:45am EDT
Remember the first time you experienced a flick helmed by a true visual stylist? Early films from talents like David Fincher (via "The Game!"), The Wachowski Bros. (all hail "Bound!"), David Lynch ("Blue Velvet" is his masterwork!) and Tom Tykwer (does it get better then "Run Lola Run!") - directors who understood film was a visual medium and took full eye candy advantage? Always on the lookout for work that brings back that magic to the movies, I recently came across a short film at this year’s Dances With Films Festival 2015 from a filmmaker that made me take pause. Steeped in style, b...

Blu-ray Review: 'I, Madman' - Worth The Money?

6/29/2015 12:00pm EDT
Blu-ray Review: 'I, Madman'
Ready to read some pulp fiction all over again? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray flick "I, Madman" out July 21 from Scream Factory the genre division of Shout! Factory. We see if the it reads as good the second time around below!

Title: "I, Madman"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Jenny Wright, Clayton Rohner, Randall William Cook

Director: Tibor Takacs

Rating: R

Runtime: 89 minutes

Release Company: Shout! Factory Home Entertainment

Website: www.shoutfactory.com

The Flick: A pure product of 80’s horror culture, there are both good things that hold up and bad ones that do...

DVD Review: 'Awaken' - Worth The Money?

6/29/2015 11:00am EDT
DVD Review: 'Awaken'
If you woke up on an island stranded with strangers what would you do? We’re gonna find out when we check out the new to DVD flick "Awaken" out July 7 from Arc Home Entertainment. We see what sights are in store on the island below!

Title: "Awaken"

Grade: 3

Cast: Natalie Burn, Jason London, Daryl Hannah

Director: Mark Atkins

Rating: R

Runtime: 89 minutes

Release Company: Arc Home Entertainment

Website: www.arc-ent.com

The Flick: As a film "Awaken" takes as many B-movie actors as it can and fills the movie with them and surprisingly as a result it’s a good watch. Meaning ev...

Blu-ray Review: 'Kill Me Three Times' - Worth The Money?

6/29/2015 10:00am EDT
Blu-ray Review: 'Kill Me Three Times'
Ready to be killed more than once? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray flick "Kill Me Three Times" out July 7 from Magnolia Home Entertainment. We see if simple Simon can light a fire under this one in the review below!

Title: "Kill Me Three Times"

Grade: 3

Cast: Simon Pegg, Alice Braga, Teresa Palmer

Director: Kriv Stenders

Rating: R

Runtime: 90 minutes

Release Company: Magnolia Home Entertainment

Website: www.magnetreleasing.com/killmethreetimes

The Flick: Mix a little slapstick, some Simon Pegg goofiness (and seriousness!) and some "Jackie Brown"-esk editing ...

Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment'

6/26/2015 12:05pm EDT
With "Ted 2" hitting theaters it felt like a good time to check out a past comedy sequel that matched the bold bravado of the original film – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s selection goes back to a time where hilarity had no boundaries (Blue Oyster Bar alert!) and laughs were loud and proud. Trimming the character fat and bringing back the good stuff, this follow up proved that the first helping was no funny fluke. More goofballs, wacky sound effects, gun loving wackos and even a new screaming villain – watch out for…"Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment!"

Amidst t...