Author Archives: Mike Pihlman

“Moxie” Movie Review

Vivian (Hadley Robinson) and Claudia (Lauren Tsai) have been best friends all their lives. They know what happens in their small town and have learned to put their heads down to the harassment and hope the idiots, mostly football players, just stop. Lucy (Alycia Pascual-Pena) is a new to this school and is much less tolerant of harassment from the

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“Flora & Ulysses” Movie Review

Ten year old Flora (Matilda Lawler) loves following superheroes in the comics and movies. Unfortunately, Flora now knows that superheroes do not exist in real-life. Flora loves the superheroes developed by her father, George (Ben Schwartz), who is depressed because his comics are constantly being turned down by publishers. In fact, after the last rejection, George leaves his family and

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“Status Update” Movie Review

Kyle Moore (Ross Lynch) is being bullied in his new high school in Connecticut. His mother (Wendi McLendon-Covey), and sister (Brec Bassinger) moved to CT from California, and apparently, being a surfer dude, is not cool. After numerous run-ins with the arrogant school hockey star and after the latest fight in the hallway……Kyle’s cell phone broke. Arrrghhh… At the mall,

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