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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

Forgotten Friday Flick - 'The Hitcher' (1986)

10/30/2015 12:15pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'The Hitcher' (1986)
With Halloween one day away fright fans, we're hitting you square in the kisser with a nostalgic 1986 cinematic nasty nugget guaranteed to get your blood pressure up – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! This week we’re checking out a chiller with an important lesson – no good deed goes unpunished! It’s about a kid who gives a stranded man a ride and spends the rest of the film paying for it. Nothing says creepy more than a man with mayhem in mind – watch out for…"The Hitcher!"

Jim Halsey is driving a car from Chicago to San Diego for someone and the road is long and lonely. So wh...

Movie Reviews: Three Independent Movies To Check Out

10/30/2015 11:00am EDT
Even though it’s Halloween time and the films below aren’t exactly in the category of horror, each of the following titles does have some scary elements within their respective genres. The dangers of progressive parenting, gun control in the Christian community and being gay during the height of Hollywood glamor are just some of the themes explored in the film "Nasty Baby," "The Armor of Light" and "Tab Hunter Confidential" – check out the encapsulated reviews below!

Title: "Nasty Baby"

Stars: 1

Genre: Drama

Cast: Kristen Wiig, Sebastian Silva, Mark Margolis

Director: Se...

Blu-ray Review: 'Tiger House' - Worth The Money?

10/29/2015 12:00pm EDT
Blu-ray Review: 'Tiger House'
Ready to see Kaya kick some ass? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray female fights the flock flick "Tiger House" out Nov. 3 from Magnolia Home Entertainment. We see if the gang can take the girl below!

Title: "Tiger House"

Grade: 3

Cast: Kaya Scodelario, Ed Skrein, Dougray Scott

Director: Tom Daley

Rating: R

Runtime: 83 minutes

Release Company: Magnolia Home Entertainment

Website: www.magnetreleasing.com/tigerhouse

The Flick: It’s always nice to see a ringer flick where a poison pill ends up popping up inside a well-laid criminal plan, but especially when it’s...

Blu-ray Review: 'Last Shift' - Worth The Money?

10/29/2015 11:00am EDT
Blu-ray Review: 'Last Shift'
Ready to do battle with the poltergeists in a police station? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray flick "Last Shift" out now from Magnolia Home Entertainment. We see if the cops or the creeps win below!

Title: "Last Shift"

Grade: 2

Cast: Juliana Harkavy, Joshua Mikel, J Larose

Director: Anthony Diblasi

Rating: R

Runtime: 88 minutes

Release Company: Magnolia Home Entertainment

Website: www.magnetreleasing.com/lastshift

The Flick: A kind of "Assault on Precinct 13" where the baddies are in fact grizzly ghosts, "Last Shift" rests heavily on the work of lead gal Ju...

Looking For Some Scary Movies To Watch This Halloween Season?

10/28/2015 11:30am EDT
Movie Reviews: '8 Films To Die For 2015'
What good is Halloween without a slew of scary movies and the good folks at After Dark Films once again provide the product with their famed "8 Films to Die For" new, ready and waiting for eager fans to get their fear factor on. We decided to help you horror hounds by checking out and reviewing all eight of this year’s crop to let the cinematic creepers lurking in the shadows know what’s in store. From creature features to zombie flicks, serial killing to demonic possession, we brave the good, bad and ugly via our eight encapsulated reviews of "Unnatural," "Re-Kill," "Murder in the Dark...

Blu-ray Review: 'White Of The Eye' - Worth The Money?

10/26/2015 12:00pm EDT
Blu-ray Review: 'White Of The Eye'
Ready to step into the wacky world of filmmaker Donald Cammell? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray flick "White of the Eye" out Nov. 17 from the genre arm of Shout! Factory Home Entertainment Scream Factory. We see if the film stays killer after all these years below.

Title: "White of the Eye"

Grade: 2 1/2

Cast: David Keith, Cathy Moriarty, Art Evans

Director: Donald Cammell

Rating: R

Runtime: 111 minutes

Release Company: Shout! Factory Home Entertainment

Website: www.shoutfactory.com

The Flick: I’ve always been curious to see "White of the Eye" being both a ...

Blu-ray Review: 'Toy Story That Time Forgot' - Worth The Money?

10/26/2015 11:00am EDT
Blu-ray Review: 'Toy Story That Time Forgot'
Ready to join Woody, Buzz and the gang for even tastier toy adventures? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray flick "Toy Story That Time Forgot" out Nov. 3 from Disney Home Entertainment. We see if the toys stay out of trouble below!

Title: "Toy Story That Time Forgot"

Grade: 2

Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Kristen Schaal

Director: Steve Purcell

Rating: G

Runtime: 22 minutes

Release Company: Disney Home Entertainment

Website: www.DisneyBluray.com

The Flick: "Toy Story That Time Forgot" has a great story (the gang goes on a play date!), fun message (toys can enjoy ...

Blu-ray Review: 'Jurassic World' - Is It Worth The Money?

10/26/2015 10:00am EDT
Blu-ray Review: 'Jurassic World'
Ready to hit Hi-Def with the monsters of Jurassic theme park? (Yeah, I mean Chris “Starlord” Pratt!) Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray flick "Jurassic World" out now from Universal Home Entertainment. We see if the T-Rex can indeed be tamed below!

Title: "Jurassic World"

Grade: 2 1/2

Cast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins

Director: Colin Trevorrow

Rating: R

Runtime: 125 minutes

Release Company: Universal Home Entertainment

Website: www.JurassicWorldMovie.com

The Flick: I must say that there’s a major disappointment for me when it comes to this ...

Forgotten Friday Flick: The Horror - Thriller, 'The Deaths of Ian Stone'

10/23/2015 12:15pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'The Deaths of Ian Stone'
Since After Dark has their new Horrorfest going on this year (watch for my upcoming reviews of all 2015 '8 Films To Die For!') what better way to celebrate than looking back at a past flick that knocked cinematic socks off – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today we’re going back to 2007 for what would turn out to be the strongest and best of the eight films that year. Featuring a killer story, tasty twists and some effective effects via the late great Stan Winston, this one combined everything from horror to sci-fi to even time travel. Ready to meet your maker again and again – it’s "...

Interview & Review: Shawnee Smith Talks 'Saw'

10/23/2015 11:15am EDT
Interview & Review: Shawnee Smith Talks 'Saw' For Starpulse
It wasn’t too long ago that Halloween time at the movies belonged to "Saw." Beginning as a small indie film by two aspiring Australian talents James "Furious 7" Wan and Leigh "Insidious 3" Whannell, "Saw" not only went on to spawn a whopping seven sequels, but it created a new horror icon in the form of Tobin Bell’s tortured soul character John "Jigsaw" Kramer. Well, now fans can revisit the traps and tropes of all things "Saw" as Lionsgate presents a brand-new, 3-part, 77 minute retrospective on the whole "Saw" experience titled "Game Changer: The Legacy of Saw" which is available exclus...