Author Archives: Mike Pihlman

2015 Scholarship Recipient Claire Guite Writes About Her College Experience

Our 2015 Carol Phan College Scholarship winner, Claire Guite, graduated in May from Cal State Long Beach with a B.A in Fashion Design. Below, Claire writes about her college and work experiences. Go here to see Claire’s 2015 winning scholarship entry. 🙂 Enjoy! Hello everyone! I am here to give an update on my college experience, life in general, and

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Movie Box Office Results July 12 – 14 2019

Spider-Man ruled the weekend box office again this weekend. Great movie….stay all the way thru the credits to the very end…..then you’ll have to watch “Captain Marvel” again to refresh your memory. 🙂 The top ten movies for July 12 – 14, 2019 are listed below. Go to BoxOfficeMojo for more information. #1: Spider-Man: Far From Home, $45.3 million, Total so far: $275 million

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“Spider-Man: Far From Home” Movie Review

After the events of “Avengers” Endgame”, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) is back in high school with his old friends, MJ (Zendaya) and Ned (Jacob Batalon), who were, luckily, snapped as well (they call it “blipped” in this movie). Peter misses Iron Man more than anything, but, he is also REALLY looking forward to a class trip to Europe where he

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Movie Box Office Results July 5 – 7 2019

Spider-Man ruled the weekend box office with an unexpectedly large win. Who says we are super hero “fatigued”? Movie review coming soon….. The top ten movies for July 5 – 7, 2019 are listed below. Go to BoxOfficeMojo for more information. #1: Spider-Man: Far From Home, $93.6 million, Total so far: $185.0 million #2: Toy Story 4, $34.3 million, Total so far: $307 million #3: Yesterday, $10.7 million,

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“Always Be My Maybe” Movie Review

Native San Franciscan’s Sasha Tran (Ali Wong) and Marcus Kim (Randall Park) have been friends since they were little kids. Best friends. When they were 18, Marcus’s mother died in an accident, and trying to console him, Sasha kissed him. He kissed her back and one thing lead to another and….well, they were, now, more than friends. But Marcus did

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Movie Box Office Results June 28 – 30 2019

“Toy Story 4” repeats at #1 this weekend! You’ve got a friend in me! 🙂 The top ten movies for June 28 – 30, 2019 are listed below. Go to BoxOfficeMojo for more information. #1: Toy Story 4, $57.9 million, Total so far: $237 million #2: Annabelle Comes Home, $20.3 million, Total so far: $31.2 million #3: Yesterday, $17.0 million, Total so far: $17.0 million #4: Aladdin, $9.3 million, Total

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“Murder Mystery” Movie Review

New York City Policeman, Nick Spitz (Adam Sandler), has taken the test for Detective several times……and failed it several times. He knows the material, he just chokes during the tests (I know that feeling!). Problem is, he is embarrassed, and tells his wife, Audrey (Jennifer Aniston), that he passed and that he is now a full-fledged Detective. Nick did not

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