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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,

Blu-ray Review: 'These Final Hours' - Worth The Money?

May 11th, 2015 11:00am EDT
Blu-ray Review: 'These Final Hours'
What would you do if the world were about to end? We’re gonna find out as we check out the new to Blu-ray flick "These Final Hours" out now from Well Go USA Home Entertainment. We make a reviewed final choice below!

Title: "These Final Hours"

Grade: 4

Cast: Nathan Phillips, Angourie Rice, Sarah Snook

Director: Zak Hilditch

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 87 minutes

Release Company: Well Go USA Home Entertainment

Website: www.wellgousa.com

The Flick: Combining both the thoughtful and animal instinct versions of the world coming to an end, the Australian import "These Final Hours"...

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

May 11th, 2015 10:00am EDT
Blu-ray Review: 'Mortdecai'
Ready to see the silly side of Johnny Depp? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray comedy "Mortdecai" out May 12 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. We see if there is indeed funny in the film below.

Title: "Mortdecai"

Grade: 1

Cast: Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor

Director: David Koepp

Rating: R

Runtime: 107 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Website: www.lionsgateshop.com

The Flick: I actually admire the fervor of Johnny Depp for taking on the role of fast talking buffoon "Mortdecai," a throwback of sorts to bumbling detectives lik...

Forgotten Friday Flick - 1981's 'Blow Out' Starring John Travolta

May 8th, 2015 12:15pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Blow Out'
We’ve been wading through everything from comedy to action and even some drama over the last few weeks, so it felt right to give suspense it’s time in the cinematic sun – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s selection takes us into the world of sound effects design and conspiracy theories with a thriller that heralds the hubris of early Hitchcock but stands alone as a masterpiece. On a mysterious road at night a tire goes out on a lone car – was it an accident or was it in fact a…"Blow Out!"

Philadelphia sounds effects man Jack Terry is one of the best technicians in the ...

Movie Reviews: Schwarzenegger In 'Maggie' & Western Thriller 'Echoes Of War'

May 7th, 2015 12:15pm EDT
Movie Reviews: Horror Drama 'Maggie' & Western Thriller 'Echoes
Somber cinema is the order of the week with a couple of flicks that mire their madness in mood. Zombies, the effects of war and the bravado of men fill in the films here as we check out "Maggie" and "Echoes of War" – encapsulated reviews below.

Title: "Maggie"

Stars: 2

Genre: Horror / Drama

Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Abigail Breslin

Director: Henry Hobson

Rating: PG-13

Running Time: 95 Minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions

Website: http://maggiethefilm.com/

The most notable revelation about the new drama "Maggie" actually has nothing to do with the act...

Blu-ray Review: 'The Drownsman' - Is It Worth Your Money?

May 7th, 2015 11:10am EDT
Blu-ray Review: 'The Drownsman'
Ready to become afraid of the water again? The follow us as we check out the shark free, but still water logged flick "The Drownsman" out My 12 from Anchor Bay Home Entertainment. We see what’s luring in the tub and review it below!

Title: "The Drownsman"

Grade: 3

Cast: Michelle Mylett, Caroline Korycki, Ry Barrett

Director: Chad Archibald

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 86 minutes

Release Company: Anchor Bay Home Entertainment

Website: www.anchorbayent.com

The Flick: Love, love, love the concept of this one – bad guy pulls unsuspecting folks through various spots of water (fro...

'Fifty Shades Of Grey' (Unrated Edition) Released

May 7th, 2015 10:00am EDT
Blu-ray Review: 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' (Unrated Edition)
Can bondage play a part in a budding romance? We’re gonna find out as we check out the new to Blu-ray flick "Fifty Shades of Grey (Unrated Edition)" out May 8 from Universal Home Entertainment. We review the rules of the red room below!

Title: "Fifty Shades of Grey (Unrated Edition)"

Grade: 3

Cast: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Marcia Gay Harden

Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson

Rating: Unrated

Runtime: 129 minutes

Release Company: Universal Home Entertainment

Website: www.UniversalHiDef.com

The Flick: As a film "Fifty Shades of Grey" has both good and bad points. On the positi...

These 80s Soundtracks Made The Movie Better

May 5th, 2015 8:35pm EDT
80's Soundtracks
"Out of Bounds," "D.C. Cab" and "Trick or Treat?" I know what you’re thinking film fans – how can these selections be on a top ten list involving memorable 80’s soundtracks? Easy! This is not a conventional list of groundbreaking iconic big budget studio films where the music that matches the movie. (Meaning "Top Gun," "Flashdance" and "Footloose" are out!) The flicks that inhabit this list are somewhat smaller lessor known films – some amazing, some just okay – that all have savory soundtracks that enhance the viewing pleasure in common. So while some of the flicks below feature at t...

DVD Review: 'Miss Julie' - Is It Worth The Money?

May 4th, 2015 11:00am EDT
DVD Review: 'Miss Julie'
Does class rule when it comes to passionate matters? We’re gonna find out as we check out the new to DVD flick "Miss Julie" out May 5 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. We examine the roles of servants and masters and the grey lines in between below.

Title: "Miss Julie"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton

Director: Liv Ullman

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 130 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Website: www.lionsgateshop.com

The Flick: Based of course on the famed play by August Strindberg, this adaptation has its fair share of ups...

Forgotten Friday Flick - Do You Remember 'Tuff Turf' From 1985?

May 1st, 2015 12:20pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Tuff Turf'
Since both Robert Downey Jr. and the mighty James Spader are co-starring in a small but notable little flick out this week titled "Avengers: Age of Ultron," it felt right to go down the dark aisles of movie past to check out a previous teaming of the dynamic duo – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today we head back to high school for a little troubled teen rebellion and forbidden love with Spader and Downey Jr. at the helm as a rebel without a cause and his quick-witted, drum playing best bud. (Can you guess who’s playing who?!) There’s also a hottie love interest in the form of one of...

Blu-ray Review: 'Harley Davidson And The Marlboro Man' - Worth The Money?

May 1st, 2015 11:00am EDT
Blu-ray Review: 'Harley Davidson And The Marlboro Man'
Ready to hang with a pair of old school tough guys? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray action flick "Harley Davidson And The Marlboro Man" out May 19 from Shout! Factory Home Entertainment. We review if it’s indeed better to be dead and cool than alive and uncool below!

Title: "Harley Davidson And The Marlboro Man"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Mickey Rourke, Don Johnson, Tom Sizemore

Director: Simon Wincer

Rating: R

Runtime: 98 minutes

Release Company: Shout! Factory Home Entertainment

Website: www.shoutfactory.com

The Flick: "Harley Davidson And The Marlboro Man" is a...