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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: 'Tangerine' - Worth The Money?

11/11/2015 12:00pm EST
Blu-ray Review: 'Tangerine'
Just got out of lock up and your boyfriend is cheating on you – time to get some! We’re checking out the new to Blu-ray flick "Tangerine" out now from Magnolia Home Entertainment. We see if payback really is a bitch below!

Title: "Tangerine"

Grade: 3

Cast: Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Mya Taylor, James Ransone

Director: Sean Baker

Rating: R

Runtime: 88 minutes

Release Company: Magnolia Home Entertainment

Website: www.magpictures.com/tangerine

The Flick: "Tangerine" in terms of both filmmaking and story is pretty groundbreaking. Director Sean Baker takes on both new technology (he...

Blu-ray Review: 'Z For Zachariah' - Worth The Money?

11/11/2015 11:00am EST
Blu-ray Review: 'Z For Zachariah'
Ready to fight for the last woman on earth? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray flick "Z For Zachariah" out now from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. We see if the juice is worth the squeeze below!

Title: "Z For Zachariah"

Grade: 3

Cast: Margot Robbie, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Chris Pine

Director: Craig Zobel

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 98 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Website: www.lionsgateshop.com

The Flick: Craig Zobel, the director behind the hard to watch flick "Compliance," once again tries to test the bounds of human decency and animal nature h...

Blu-ray Review: 'Mr. Holmes' - Worth The Money?

11/10/2015 12:00pm EST
Blu-ray Review: 'Mr. Holmes'
Ready to see the super sleuth in his golden years? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray film "Mr. Holmes" out now from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. We see if the old guy still has the detective skills below!

Title: "Mr. Holmes"

Grade: 3

Cast: Ian McKellen, Laura Linney, Milo Parker

Director: Bill Condon

Rating: PG

Runtime: 105 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Website: www.lionsgateshop.com

The Flick: Director and lead actor of "Gods and Monsters" Bill Condon and Ian McKellen re-team to take on the iconic character of Sherlock Holmes and it’...

Blu-ray Review: 'Gravy' - Worth The Money?

11/10/2015 11:00am EST
Blu-ray Review: 'Gravy'
Ready for a little human consumption? Then follow us as we check out the sick flick "Gravy" out now from Shout! Factory’s genre division Scream Factory. We see if there is indeed potential in people meat below!

Title: "Gravy"

Grade: 2 1/2

Cast: Michael Weston, Jimmi Simpson, Sarah Silverman

Director: James Roday

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 90 minutes

Release Company: Shout! Factory Home Entertainment

Website: www.shoutfactory.com

The Flick: "Gravy" is a flick that mixes gross out humor with gross out gags and while both run rampant throughout this one tries way too hard. Me...

Forgotten Friday Flick - Do You Remember 1990s 'Flatliners'?

11/6/2015 12:15pm EST
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Flatliners'
Having recently done an interview with William Baldwin I remembered one of my favorite of his films and began asking people’s thoughts on it. Most hadn’t heard of it and thus this weeks life and death selection – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick. Today’s tale is one with a unique premise with an equally unique cast. It’s a story about some students who are dying to find out what comes after life ends and are willing to put their money where their mouth is. Today is a good day to die via…."Flatliners!"

Nelson Wright is a gifted and driven medical student who has one desire – to fi...

Blu-ray Review: 'A Lego Brickumentary' - Worth The Money

11/6/2015 10:00am EST
Blu-ray Review: 'A Lego Brickumentary'
Ready to go beyond the brick? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray doc "A Lego Brickumentary" out now from Anchor Bay Home Entertainment. We see if there’s life in Lego below!

Title: A Lego Brickumentary

Grade: 3

Cast: Narrated by Jason Bateman

Director: Daniel Junge and Kief Davidson

Rating: G

Runtime: 93 minutes

Release Company: Anchor Bay Home Entertainment

Website: www.anchorbayent.com

The Flick: While this doc feels a tad too long (everything can be covered in an hour!) it most assuredly doesn’t cheat the avid Lego fan. This docs runs the gamut detailing ...

With 'Spectre' Bond Deserved Better

11/5/2015 12:00pm EST
I’ve read a lot of comments recently begging folks in the cinematic opinions biz not to compare the new Daniel Craig 007 outing "Spectre" to the previously perfect "Skyfall." I guess there’s an overall feeling of unfair in comparing any follow-up film to an original one that feels flawless. So I take on the request above and I’ll try to keep the brilliance of "Skyfall" – which incidentally was on my Top Ten films for that year – out of the "Spectre" equation. "Spectre" as a stand alone film has all the troupes one has come to expect from the franchise as a whole - a handful of stunning s...

Three Independent Movies To Check Out

11/4/2015 11:25am EST
Ready to travel far distances in unknown territory? Then follow us as we check out three very different flicks involving everything from highway terror to the trouble with landmines and the mystery that is social media. We’re reviewing the new films "Wrecker," "Landmine Goes Click" and "Why I’m Not On Facebook" – see the encapsulated opinions below!

Title: "Wrecker"

Stars: 1

Genre: Horror / Thriller

Cast: Anna Hutchinson, Drea Whitburn, Jennifer Koenig

Director: Michael Bafaro

Rating: Not Rated

Running Time: 80 Minutes

Release Company: XLrator Media

Website: www.industry-wor...

William Baldwin Talks Father/Son Switching And Films Of The Past

11/3/2015 12:00pm EST
Interview: 'Christmas Trade' Dad William Baldwin Talks Father/So
Of all famed and talented Baldwin brothers who have brought everything from charisma to comedy to their respective roles over the years, in the realm of on-screen sensitivity none hold a candle to William Baldwin. Infusing a soft sweetness and boyish grin to all his memorable work, William has brought everything from sensuality (see "Sliver" and "Fair Game!") to boyish charm (see "Backdraft!") to his roles over the years to create some very memorable movies indeed. His latest project sees Baldwin going back to his days of youth past with a new holiday take on the whole body switching come...

St. Lawrence International Film Festival Wrap Up

11/2/2015 11:20am EST
St. Lawrence International Film Festival 2015 - 'Film Reviews Wr
So the very first "St. Lawrence International Film Festival" that took fans beyond all borders from Ottawa and Brockville, Canada into Canton and Potsdam, New York, for massive two country, four venue, three-day fest may be over (and was a raging success!) but the films linger on. But seeing as though the fest kept it simple, we’re following suit with our own batch of short encapsulated reviews of films that hit the fest this year. And it was pretty eclectic – from docs with serious drama to young adult fare done right, here’s our take on the flicks of the...

"Film Reviews Wrap Up!"