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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

Interview: Director Tom Hammock & Actress Haley Lu Richardson About 'The Last Survivors'

8/5/2015 12:20pm EDT
Interview: Tag-Team Chat With Director Tom Hammock & Actress Hal
For those who follow the films I adore, you may have seen my coverage of a little film out of LA Film Fest 2014 called "The Well." Co-written by Jacob Forman the scribe behind the phenomenal film "All The Boys Love Mandy Lane," the movie was an impressive tale of a water barren landscape that featured a star making turn by lead layered lethal lady Haley Lu Richardson. The film now titled "The Last Survivors" (so it can be seen by many in foreign markets – which I’m all for!) is now available on VOD, Digital Download and of course DVD and Blu-ray from Dark Sky Films (the Blu-ray has a Star...
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Roddy Piper's Forgotten Flick 'They Live'

8/4/2015 12:20pm EDT
In Memory Of Roddy Piper – Forgotten Flick 'They Live'
As most of you know the iconic performer of both the big and small screen ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper passed away recently. And while he was known to most through his groundbreaking work with the WWF and the wrestling world as a whole sparring with the likes of nemesis Hulk Hogan, to us cinephiles Piper will always be associated with a single glorious work of movie art. A flick so memorable (quotable lines fly like bullets!), so sensational (how about a five and a half minute fight sequence to end all others!) and so thought provoking (the slogan ‘Obey’ that you see on every hat and T-shirt start...
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Blu-ray Review: 'The Forger' - Is It Worth The Money?

8/4/2015 11:00am EDT
Blu-ray Review: 'The Forger'
Ready to keep crime in the family? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray drama "The Forger" out now from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. We see if a heist brings a family closer together below!

Title: "The Forger"

Grade: 4

Cast: John Travolta, Christopher Plummer, Tye Sheridan

Director: Philip Martin

Rating: R

Runtime: 96 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Website: www.lionsgateshop.com

The Flick: Even though it feels at times like a more somber update of the 1989 film "Family Business," "The Forger" is still a very solid flick all on its own. Me...
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Forgotten Friday Flick – Do You Remember Christian Bale In 'The Machinist'

7/31/2015 12:20pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'The Machinist'
Having recently sat through the very fluffy ‘could have been directed by anybody’ Marvel flick "Ant-Man" (no Edgar Wright – what a waste!) it seemed a good time to highlight a past helming master of mood to remind folks that a good director does indeed make a difference – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today we’re going back to the early work of a filmmaker who burst onto the scene with much picture prowess. A taunt little thriller about a guy who can’t seem to get his life on track and yearns to understand why, this fabulous flick features not only stark staging, but also a captivati...
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DVD Reviews: 'It Happened Here' / 'Bottoms Up' / 'Knifed Up'

7/28/2015 11:00am EDT
DVD Reviews: 'It Happened Here' / 'Bottoms Up' / 'Knifed Up'
The folks at Cinedigm Home Entertainment are going a little documentary crazy and we’re throwing three of their latest selections in one article just to keep up! So below check out reviews of "It Happened Here: Stories of Sexual Assault on Campus," "Bottoms Up: Rise of the Backside" and "Knifed Up: The Evolution of Cosmetic Surgery" all out on August 18 on DVD!

Title: "It Happened Here"

Grade: 4

Director: Lisa F. Jackson

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 75 minutes

Release Company: Cinedigm Home Entertainment

Website: www.cinedigmentertainment.com

The Flick: Where Kirby Dick’s doc o...
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Forgotten Friday Flick: Do You Remember 'A Bronx Tale' From 1993?

7/24/2015 12:20pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'A Bronx Tale'
To counteract the bad acting juju of "Pixels" Adam Sandler and cleanse the performance palate the selection this week features top notch work from all involved – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! The movie below has quite a few notables besides being a kick ass five-star gangster flick. It is one of the rare times where a play gets turned into a film without feeling stagnate, it’s the first lead role by one actor and the directing debut of another. It’s definitely one of the great ones – it’s…"A Bronx Tale!"

Calogero Anello is a young Italian boy who lives in the Bronx in New Yor...
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Two Independent Films To Check Out

7/24/2015 10:00am EDT
Movie Reviews: 'Dark Was The Night' / 'Synchronicity'
The two films we’re checking out today both seem to see the importance of character work even within a genre setting – meaning plenty of brooding and bravado within a fantastical setting. Reviews of both "Dark Was The Night" and "Synchronicity" below!

Title: "Dark Was The Night"

Stars: 4

Genre: Horror / Drama

Cast: Kevin Durand, Lukas Haas, Bianca Kajlich

Director: Jack Heller

Rating: Not Rated

Running Time: 98 Minutes

Release Company: RLJ / Image Entertainment

Website: www.darkwasthenightmovie.com

What’s most impressive about "Dark Was The Night" is that it’s essentially...
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Reviews: 'Lila & Eve,' 'Mad Women,' & '10 Cent Pistol'

7/22/2015 11:55am EDT
Movie Reviews: 'Lila & Eve' / 'Mad Women' / '10 Cent Pistol'
Today’s trio of flicks feature feisty females with more than a few issues on their plates. Gals out for revenge, mothers, and daughters who engage in unnatural behavior and femme fatales who can play their part when it comes to deception all inhabit this week’s cinema selections. We review "Lila & Eve," "Mad Women" and "10 Cent Pistol" – encapsulated opinions below!

Title: "Lila & Eve"

Stars: 1

Genre: Drama

Cast: Viola Davis, Jennifer Lopez, Shea Whigham

Director: Charles Stone III

Rating: R

Running Time: 94 Minutes

Release Company: Samuel Goldwyn Films

Website: www.lilaande...
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DVD Review: 'The Summit' - Worth The Money?

7/22/2015 10:00am EDT
DVD Review: 'The Summit'
Ready for another tale of viral outbreak? Then follow us as we check out the new to DVD miniseries "The Summit" out now from Mill Creek Home Entertainment. We see if the outbreak proves entertaining below!

Title: "The Summit"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Bruce Greenwood, James Purefoy, Rachelle Lefevre

Director: Nick Copus

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 179 minutes

Release Company: Mill Creek Home Entertainment

Website: www.millcreek.com

The Flick: Very well weaved for an almost three hour miniseries, "The Summit" is a familiar subject held together by some engaging actors. Meaning the ...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - Do You Remember 'Into The Night' From 1985?

7/17/2015 11:30am EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Into The Night'
With the amazing free outdoor screening series titled Cinema Under The Stars: Red Carpet Series in Westwood, California featuring the famed big blockbuster classic Independence Day happening this Monday, July 20 (courtesy of Flicks For Fans and the Westwood Village Improvement Association!) it felt right to feature the underrated work of one of the unsung heroes of that film – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today we’re going into the world of Jeff Goldblum and in this particular film a drab world it is. A man with a ho-hum existence gets a bit more excitement than he expected – and th...
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