Articles Posted by Jan Ostegard

Jan Ostegard

It's been four decades since I first discovered a passion for movies. One momentous evening in 1977 my sister and brother introduced me to Star Wars and it forever changed my life. I relocated to Los Angeles after receiving a BA in Theatre and lived in the San Fernando valley for nineteen years. Besides acting and writing, I enjoy movies, music, theatre, relaxing at the beach or in the mountains, mastering racing games, traveling around the world, and hoarding chapstick. My husband and I are currently readjusting to life back in the States after spending three years living in Shanghai, China.

  • “Back Fork” Review

    Writer/Director Josh Stewart’s new film Back Fork is a harrowing look at the current opioid epidemic in the States. It is both raw and unflinching as it grabs a hold of you and shoves you down into the rabbit hole of addiction. There it leaves you to free fall until you eventually hit rock bottom. […]

  • “Tread” Review

    Director Paul Solet’s new film Tread documents the unbelievable true story of welder Marvin Heemeyer’s rampage in the small Colorado town of Granby. Through actual footage, re-enactments, Marvin’s taped confession and interviews with Granby locals we learn the whole story for the very first time. Once we see what led up to the events of […]

  • Bullet Head – Review

    Writer/Director Paul Solet (Grace, Mars, Tales of Halloween) pens an unique love letter to dogs in his latest feature Bullet Head. A thrilling ride from start to finish Bullet Head drags the audience down into the underbelly of crime then rolls us around in the muck and grime. Paul has an incredible talent for breaking […]

  • More Crow’s Blood with Clint Sears

    Writer Clint Sears (Halloween Tales) is gearing up for the English premiere of his much anticipated Japanese/American mini-series Crow’s Blood. El Rey Network will be airing Crow’s Blood as part of their “Horror by Numbers” Halloween Marathon this weekend. We caught up with Clint to talk about the evolution of Crow’s Blood, what it was […]

  • Sand Castle with Neil Brown Jr

    Over the past couple of decades Neil Brown Jr. has made his mark with memorable roles in hit shows and films like The Walking Dead, Suits, Fast & Furious and Battle Los Angeles to name a few. In 2015, Neil stunned audiences and critics alike with his remarkable portrayal of DJ Yella in Straight Outta […]

  • Back Fork with Josh Stewart

    It’s been thirteen years since Josh Stewart made his mark as rookie Brendan Finney on Third Watch. Now with over a decade of playing some of the most interesting, memorable and fan favorite characters in both television and film Josh is gearing up to direct his second feature film Back Fork.  MV: Welcome to Movie […]

  • Deepwater Horizon on DVD

    Inspired by a true story, the tragic drama Deepwater Horizon is now available on DVD. Known as the worst oil spill in the history of the United States it is hard to forget the news images that plastered every single TV station and newspaper in those months following the accident. However, what most of us […]

  • The Accountant on DVD

    Director Gavin O’Connor’s action crime thriller The Accountant is now available on DVD. CPA Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck) is hired by a robotics company to find a multi-million dollar discrepancy in their books. Upon arriving at the company he is introduced to Dana (Anna Kendrick) who has been tasked with assisting Christian. With high functioning autism […]

  • Train to Busan on VOD

    The critically acclaimed South Korean zombie film, Train to Busan, is now available on VOD (iTunes offers optional English subtitles). When one person recommends a film it is worth adding it to your wish list to eventually watch one day. However, when everyone and their dog are recommending a film you had better stop what […]

  • Middle School The Worst Years of My Life on DVD

    Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life is now available on DVD. Director Steve Carr is at the helm of this funny, sweet and poignant adaptation of the first book from James Patterson’s Middle School series.  After being expelled from two schools Rafe (Griffin Gluck) is offered one final chance as a mid-semester transfer […]