Author: Mike Pihlman

  • Movie Review: “Luck”

    Movie Review: “Luck”

    Sam (Eva Noblezada) is aging out of the girls home she has been living in since she was a child. Sam never found her forever family. But Sam’s roomate, Hazel (Adelynn Spoon), is still young and hopeful of finding her forever family. In fact, all she needs to round out her box of lucky charms…

  • Movie Review: “Sharper”

    Movie Review: “Sharper”

    “If you’re gonna steal……steal a LOT” That one sentence pretty much says it all…… Billionaire Richard Hobbes (John Lithgow) is ill and recently lost his wife. Undergoing treatments for his illness, he also meets and marries, Madeline (Julianne Moore) who treats him well, loves him, and makes sure her scheming, con artist, son, Max (Sebastian…

  • Movie Review: “CODA”

    Movie Review: “CODA”

    Click the link to Wikipedia for more information: CODA = Child of Deaf Adults Ruby Rossi (Emilia Jones) is the youngest child of Jackie (Marlee Matlin) and Frank (Troy Kotsur) and the sister of Leo (Daniel Durant). Ruby is the only member of the family that can hear. As such, she is critically important to…

  • Movie Review: “Finch”

    Movie Review: “Finch”

    10 years ago, an immense solar flare hit Earth and made the atmosphere “swiss cheese”. 150 degree heat and massive UV radiation is now the norm. No crops survived and only a very few living beings are still alive. Luckily, Finch (Tom Hanks) was at work (in St. Louis) when the flare hit, and only…

  • Movie Review: “Phil”

    Movie Review: “Phil”

    Phil (Greg Kinnear) is a recently divorced dentist…..and he is deeply depressed. Wondering what life is about, Phil, has vivid thoughts of committing suicide, and actually stops his car on the bridge and stands on the edge. He needs help. A patient, Michael Fisk (Bradley Whitford), has everything: His new book is doing well, he…

  • Movie Review: “The Wedding Year”

    Movie Review: “The Wedding Year”

    Mara (Sarah Hyland) finds fault with everyone she goes on a date with….then dumps him. One night, Sarah was hungry, so she swiped right on a chef, Jake (Tyler James Williams). A pancake dinner became a pancake breakfast and Mara and Jake became an item! Mara’s best friend, Alex (Matt Shively), asks her what Jake’s…

  • Movie Review: “Love Hard”

    Movie Review: “Love Hard”

    Los Angeles based, Natalie Bauer (Nina Dobrev), is a journalist making a living writing about her dating disasters. And she is making a good living doing that…..as there have been quite a few disasters! Natalie, however, is getting tired of losing in the dating world and is ready to find someone who could, possibly, be…

  • Movie Review: “Your Place or Mine”

    Movie Review: “Your Place or Mine”

    20 years ago, Debbie Dunn (Reese Witherspoon) and Peter Coleman (Ashton Kutcher) hooked up for one night. Then Peter said good-bye, but, they stayed friends. Now, Debbie lives in Los Angeles and is on the verge of getting her accounting degree. She has only a few more courses to take that she can complete quickly…

  • Movie Review: “About Fate”

    Movie Review: “About Fate”

    Margot (Emma Roberts) and Griffin (Thomas Mann) wake up (at 7:30 am) expecting this day to be the best day of their lives. Margot is expecting Kip (Lewis Tan) to propose to her, and, Griffin is planning to propose to Clementine (Madelaine Petsch). Instead…. Margot got dumped, while eating at Bennigans. and, Griffin got put…