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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

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...

Blu-ray Review: 'The Town That Dreaded Sundown' (2015)

6/26/2015 11:00am EDT
Ready to find some fear again in Texarkana? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray updated chiller "The Town That Dreaded Sundown" out July 7 from RLJ Home Entertainment. We see if the scare factor is warranted below!

Title: "The Town That Dreaded Sundown"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Addison Timlin, Anthony Anderson, Gary Cole

Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

Rating: R

Runtime: 86 minutes

Release Company: RLJ Home Entertainment

Website: www.us.RLJEntertainment.com

The Flick: Not so much a remake as a nod and wink to the first film, this horror homage is one fine flick. Dire...

DVD Review: 'Echoes Of War'

6/26/2015 10:30am EDT
Ready to fight for a war at home? Then follow us as we check out the new to DVD flick "Echoes of War" out July 7 from Arc Home Entertainment. We see if can be peace between two families with a quarrel below!

Title: "Echoes of War"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: James Badge Dale, Ethan Embry, William Forsythe

Director: Kane Senes

Rating: R

Runtime: 99 minutes

Release Company: Arc Home Entertainment

Website: www.arc-ent.com

The Flick: While "Echoes of War" certainly steals a lot of its story from other films (think a darker "Pale Rider" where the Eastwood character turns unstable!) an...

Blu-ray Review: 'Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter'

6/26/2015 10:00am EDT
Ready to go hunting for lost loot? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray adventure "Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter" out June 30 from Anchor Bay Entertainment. We see if the walk is worth its weight in gold below!

Title: "Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter"

Grade: 2

Cast: Rinko Kikuchi, David Zellner, Nathan Zellner

Director: David Zellner

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 104 minutes

Release Company: Anchor Bay Home Entertainment

Website: www.anchorbayent.com

The Flick: Inventive for sure, "Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter" is a film with a great idea that simply goes nowhere. The od...

Two Horror Movie Reviews: 'Felt' & 'We Are Still Here'

6/25/2015 11:00am EDT
Movie Reviews: 'Felt' / 'We Are Still Here'
This Thursday feels like a bit of a scary day – time for some malicious movie reviews! Today we’re checking out two very different fear flicks that cover everything from oddballs to the occult. We’re hitting fright fans with reviews of the equally disturbing films "Felt" and "We Are Still Here" – hold on for dear life!

Title: "Felt"

Stars: 1

Genre: Drama / Horror

Cast: Amy Everson, Kentucker Audley, Elisabeth Ferrara

Director: Jason Banker

Rating: Not Rated

Running Time: 80 Minutes

Release Company: Amplify Releasing

Website: www.feltmovie.com/

While the trailer for this one,...

Dances With Films 2015 Profile – Valerie Brandy & 'Lola’s Last Letter'

6/24/2015 11:00am EDT
Lola Pics
With the Dances With Films Festival 2015 having been such a daunting film watching event for one movie geek, sadly some stellar work inevitably falls through the cracks. One such gem recently brought to our attention was an original and at times heartbreaking drama titled "Lola’s Last Letter." In the film a young twenty-two year old ex-con named Lola decides to create a video apology letter for a mysterious man named Henry as a penance of sorts for unknown events. The film is the brainchild of director/writer/producer/actress Valerie Brandy (who also served as editor - but refused to tak...

Reviews: 5 Films You Might Have Missed

6/22/2015 11:15am EDT
Movie Reviews: 'Five Missed Feature Film Reviews'
With the myriad of fests hitting hard lately, a few films came out recently that slipped through the review cracks. So today we’re rectifying their various omissions with a full five encapsulated reviews to give you movie freaks our sincere skinny on what to expect. Undead girlfriends, Mexican zombies, oddballs, strange swingers and teens with low self-image – we cover all of the above in our 'Missed Feature Film Reviews!'

Title: "Burying The Ex"

Stars: 3

Genre: Horror / Comedy

Cast: Anton Yelchin, Ashley Greene, Alexandra Daddario

Director: Joe Dante

Rating: R

Running Time: 89...

Best Of The LA Film Fest 2015

6/19/2015 11:00am EDT
LA Film Fest 2015 – Best of Fest 'Wrap Up'
It’s over! That’s right, the 'LA Film Fest 2015' is officially done and frankly we’re damn tired! With a whopping eight articles that included a fest first look, party coverage, twenty-three film reviews and two featured interviews with people of note we’re very proud of all our hard work and ready to rest. So we’re celebrating in Starpulse.com fashion with a final look at what we thought was the best of fest this year. The crème de la crème, the top dogs, the ones that make it all worthwhile – front and center. Proudly, here is our own…

Starpulse.com Best of Fest ‘Wrap Up’