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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,

Reviews: 'Late Phases' / 'Pioneer'

December 5th, 2014 11:15am EST
Reviews: 'Late Phases' / 'Pioneer'
There are always dangers both above and below the earth’s surface. Thus our cinematic dynamic duo we’re checking out this week including the on land wolfen thriller "Late Phases" and the underwater epic "Pioneer." Check out the skinny below!

Title: "Late Phases"

Stars: 3

Genre: Horror / Thriller

Cast: Nick Damici, Ethan Embry, Lance Guest

Director: Adrian Garcia Bogliano

Rating: R

Running Time: 95 Minutes

Release Company: Dark Sky Films

Website: www.darkskyfilms.com

"Late Phases" is a "Bubba Ho-Tep" like take on the whole werewolf genre that has it's share of both ups...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Dead Snow 2: Red Vs. Dead'

December 5th, 2014 10:00am EST
Blu-ray Review: 'Dead Snow 2: Red Vs. Dead'
Ready to do battle with the undead Third Reich again? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray flick "Dead Snow 2: Red Vs. Dead" out Dec. 9 from Well Go USA Home Entertainment. We examine the zombie battle plan below!

Title: "Dead Snow 2: Red Vs. Dead"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Vegar Hoel, Martin Starr, Joceyln DeBoer

Director: Tommy Wirkola

Rating: R

Runtime: 101 minutes

Release Company: Well Go USA Home Entertainment

Website: www.wellgousa.com

The Flick: Very different from the more somber at times first outing, "Dead Snow 2: Red Vs. Dead" is a camp riot. Never takin...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'

December 4th, 2014 12:10pm EST
Blu-ray Review: 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'
Ready to take another ride with some unlikely superheroes? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray hit "Guardians of the Galaxy" out Dec. 9 from Marvel / Disney Home Entertainment. We check out the crazy cast of characters below!

Title: "Guardians of the Galaxy"

Grade: 4

Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista

Director: James Gunn

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 121 minutes

Release Company: Marvel / Disney Home Entertainment

Website: www.Disney.com

The Flick: The first thing that comes to mind watching former Troma scribe James Gunn’s inspired "Guardians of the Galax...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Frank'

December 4th, 2014 11:00am EST
Blu-ray Review: 'Frank'
Ready to witness some Michael Fassbender sans head? Then follow us as we check out the unusual flick "Frank" out Dec. 9 from Magnolia Home Entertainment. We examine the odd headdress below!

Title: "Frank"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Michael Fassbender, Maggie Gyllenhaal

Director: Lenny Abrahamson

Rating: R

Runtime: 95 minutes

Release Company: Magnolia Home Entertainment

Website: www.magpictures.com/frank

The Flick: What starts out as a flick with a somewhat goofy tone evolves into something sadly captivating. The tale of a band whose lead singer wears a giant paper machete looking ...
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Next James Bond Film 'Bond 24' Gets 'Spectre' Title And Cast Revealed

December 4th, 2014 9:25am EST
Spectre
So the upcoming Bond 24 film has a title, a cast and a new car – read below to get the live play-by-play as it happened and got announced at 3am PST this morning!

At approximately 2:46am PST the song "We Have All The Time In The World" by Louis Anderson from the film "On Her Majesty’s Secret Service" rings out signifying that Bond news is on the way.

A little Shirley Bassey hits next with some glistening "Diamonds Are Forever" at 2:49am PST – fitting and pleasing.

We are then whisked away to Pinewood Studios at the Albert R. Broccoli 007 Sound Stage. We get some history (it was bu...
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A Film Father Thanks 'Cinema Paradiso'

December 1st, 2014 12:20pm EST
A Film Father Thanks 'Cinema Paradiso'
Recently as part of the Cinema Italian Style 2014 program presented by the American Cinematheque I was invited to a special screening of the classic five-star 1988 Italian import "Cinema Paradiso" at the Aero Theatre in Los Angeles and it was particularly special for a few different reasons. First off the film was recently given a lush 4K restoration and was to be screened as such. Secondly it was a chance to see the movie where it firmly belongs…on the big screen. But it was the third and most important reason that gave the movie fan and film father in me a truly unique opportunity I co...
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'Guardians Of The Galaxy's' Michael Rooker On Yondu Past, Present And Future

November 25th, 2014 12:30pm EST
Interview: 'Guardians Of The Galaxy's' Michael Rooker On Yondu P
Anyone who witnessed Marvel’s latest big blockbuster spectacle that was James Gunn’s "Guardians of the Galaxy" knows the great Michael Rooker all too well. As the scene stealing space pirate Yondu Udonta, surrogate father to Star-Lord Peter Quill and overall bawdy blue bad guy, Rooker created one of the coolest, quirkiest and funniest Marvel characters to date. Of course, it helps that Rooker and Gunn have worked together successfully many times in the past (from "Slither" to "Super!"), but ever solid performer Rooker has always been up for the challenge. (See his first flick "Henry: Por...
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DVD Review: 'Speak No Evil'

November 24th, 2014 11:00am EST
DVD Review: 'Speak No Evil'
Beware the kids! Dodge the tots with us as we check out the new to DVD flick "Speak No Evil" out Dec. 2 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. We see if the munchkins within have bite below!

Title: "Speak No Evil"

Grade: 2

Cast: Gabrielle Stone, Carl Jensen, Olivia Cavender

Director: Roze

Rating: R

Runtime: 74 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Website: www.lionsgate.com

The Flick: "Speak No Evil" starts off interestingly enough with a single mom partnering with her latest one-night stand to find her missing daughter. Problem is things go south when evil spi...
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DVD Review: 'Phobia'

November 24th, 2014 10:00am EST
DVD Review: 'Phobia'
Ready to be trapped inside with what haunts you? The follow us as we check out the new to DVD flick "Phobia" out now from RLJ/Image Home Entertainment. We examine the haunting at home below!

Title: "Phobia"

Grade: 1

Cast: Michael Jefferson, Emma Dubery, Sarah Schoofs

Director: Rory Douglas Abel

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 84 minutes

Release Company: RLJ/Image Home Entertainment

Website: www.rljentertainment.com

The Flick: The eye opening art on the box for phobia is some of the creepiest imagery I’ve seen in a while – too bad the flick housed inside doesn’t keep the quality ...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'The Grifters'

November 21st, 2014 12:20pm EST
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'The Grifters'
We’re keeping the Oscar worthy flicks going this season with a little ditty that may have some of you reaching to see if your wallet is still there – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s stylistic selection features a fantastic script, decadent direction and three killer performances that are all career best. What’s the pitch? We’re talking the lingo of…."The Grifters."

Roy Dillon is a small time con artist who works quick confidence games on unsuspecting folks. His mother Lilly Dillon is also works the angle, but for a bookie betting at the race track to change the odds. ...
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