Tag Archive: Bullying

Haiku Review: Carrie (2013)

carrieStarring: Chloƫ Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Judy Greer & Portia Doubleday
Written by Lawrence D. Cohen & Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Directed by Kimberly Peirce

After suffering abuse at the hands of her fanatically religious mother and cruel high school bullies, a teenage girl with telekinetic powers is pushed to the point of revenge.

One of her powers
is the ability to
make you roll your eyes.

Grade: C

By Daniel J. Hoag
Carrie is now available on Blu-ray and DVD.


way way backStarring: Liam James, Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Sam Rockwell, Allison Janney, Maya Rudolph, AnnaSophia Robb, Rob Corddry, Amanda Peet, Nat Faxon & Jim Rash
Written & directed by Nat Faxon & Jim Rash

On vacation with his mother and her emotionally abusive boyfriend, a shy teenager begins to come out of his shell after he befriends the employees of a local water park.

Although, most older
guys who friend kids at water
parks are pedophiles.

Grade: B+

By Daniel J. Hoag
The Way Way Back is playing now in select cities.

Starring: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Casey Affleck, Christopher Mintz-Plasse & John Goodman
Written by Chris Butler
Directed by Chris Butler & Sam Fell

A bullied kid who can speak to dead people must stop a witch’s curse after it raises zombies from the grave.

I want all grown-up
movies to have zombies, so
why not kids’ ones, too.

Grade: B

By Daniel J. Hoag
ParaNorman is playing in theaters nationwide.

Written by Lee Hirsch & Cynthia Lowen
Directed by Lee Hirsch

A documentary on the detrimental effects of bullying that occurs in schools nationwide.

Respect everyone
Don’t take sh*t from anyone
All kids should watch this

Grade: B+

By Daniel J. Hoag
Bully is playing now in select cities.

Haiku Review: Young Adult (2011)

Starring: Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt & Patrick Wilson
Written by Diablo Cody
Directed by Jason Reitman

A young adult novelist returns to her hometown to win back her high school ex-boyfriend, who is now married with a new baby.

Theron makes being
hard to love easy to love.

Grade: B+

By Daniel J. Hoag
Young Adult is now playing in theaters nationwide.