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13 Movies to Watch This August

Suicide Squad, The Secret Life of Pets, and more!
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  1. Bad Moms (August 3)

From the makers of The Hangover comes this movie about moms gone wild. Because these are moms are so, so tired of trying to be perfect. (Now's probably a good time to give your mom a hug and volunteer to do the dishes!)

  1. Suicide Squad (August 4)

It's the DC super villains' time to team up, and this movie promises to be a riot. Dibs on Harley Quinn for Halloween!

  1. The Shallows (August 10)

The Blake Lively vs. Great White Shark Showdown has been moved from this month to August 10.

  1. The BFG (August 10)

BFG stands for Big, Friendly Giant, so prepare to meet the gentlest giant ever, who has made it his life's work to catch dreams.

  1. Ben-Hur (August 17)

You know what's better than revenge? Redemption. Take it from this prince who goes through hell and back after being falsely accused of treason by his own bro.

  1. Warrior's Gate (August 31)

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If you've ever wondered what it would be like to enter your favorite video game, this movie's for you. (Spoiler alert: it's not all fun and games!)

  1. Godzilla Resurgence (August 31)

Will the world ever stop making Godzilla movies? Nope. Will we ever stop watching them? Nope.

  1. War Dogs (August 24)

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Miles Teller and Jonah Hill play twentysomethings who find themselves dealing with the shadiest people as actual arms dealers. Sounds about right—we can’t wait to laugh our heads off with these funny boys. 

  1. The Secret Life of Pets (August 24)

You know what your toys do when you leave the room—now find out what your pets get up to when you're not around. Cutest things ever so prepare for lots of cooing and squealing (on your part, not your pets’)!

  1. Nine Lives (August 17)

Have you ever encountered a cat who acted so peculiarly, you wondered if it was a human in another life? Well here we have a misbehaving dad getting all Freaky Friday with his most hated animal in the world as his mystical punishment. He’s got one week to prove that he loves and prioritizes his family, or else be stuck as a cat for the rest of his nine lives! 

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  1. Sammy 2: Escape from Paradise (August 20 and 21 exclusive at SM Cinemas)


 
It's like Finding Nemo with the tables turned—two adorable baby turtles search high and low for their beloved grandparents who are trapped in an aquarium and are also trying to find their way back home. Tip: your little siblings or cousins can watch this movie for free—just buy two tickets on August 20 or 21 and you’ll get two free tickets for the kids plus a bunch of freebies!

  1. Florence Foster Jenkins (August 24)


 
It's never too late to pursue your dreams, as you'll learn from the true story of frustrated singer and heiress Florence Foster Jenkins, played by Meryl Streep. Hugh Grant and Simon Helberg (Howard from The Big Bang Theory!) join the fun.

  1. Don’t Breathe (August 31)

A group of friends break into a blind man's house, thinking they can easily get away with it. It doesn't take long for them to realize that they're so, so wrong. 

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Stalks celebrities, watches TV, marathons movies, curls up with books, and flails at concerts for a living. Also: semi-hardcore Whovian.
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To the Person Who Does Not Know Any 1D Song

By: CJ Reyno

Never in my wildest dream I imagined to meet someone who does not know a single One Direction song or who does not even know, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, and err… Zayn Malik. How did you spend your teenagehood without listening to their songs? The disrespect to my #StyPayHorLikSon. My initial reaction, Vas Happenin’?

Since I was 12 years old, that was way back on 2012, One Direction songs have been my official life soundtrip, my go-to songs whenever I feel happy, sad, mad, excited, and etch. I can still remember how people went crazy just to attend their concert here in the Philippines. I must admit, I was one of those. LOL. The group was also dubbed as, “The Biggest Boyband in the World”. They were an era. You really left me in awe when you told me that you do not know a single One Direction song. Their songs are gold. But I was a little hopeful when a new messaged popped up on our conversation, “Hey I know one, Make You Beautiful”.

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You do not know how my world collapsed after reading your message. I would like to say that I appreciate the effort, thanks, but they do not have a song entitled, Make You Beautiful, because it is, What Makes You Beautiful. I tried to explain but you said that they are just the same. (Tip: Never fight with a Directioner when it comes to this because we will not let our guards down). No! They are not the same. How can you make this big mistake? LOL. What Makes You Beautiful is One Direction’s debut song. Almost everyone knows this, “you’re insecure, don’t know what for,” ring a bell? The music video of this surpassed 1 billion views on Youtube. On my 21 years of existence, you are the very first person who told me this “I-Thought-It-Was-A-Joke-But-You-Are-Serious” statement.

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As a persuasive fangirl, I thought to myself that I should make you appreciate their music, that you should know that it is What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. The group may be in hiatus but their music is and will always remain superior. You are hard-headed lad. We even when to the point where you challenged me to treat so I can make you watch their music video. Am I even surprised that I agreed to this? HAHA. I feel like an agent trying to persuade her customer to buy a property on our company. You do not know how happy I was when you sent me your video listening to What Makes You Beautiful. I felt like I successfully closed a deal with my client. Not to exaggerate but I really jumped because of happiness after watching your video. It was the first message I checked that morning. Thank you for your effort, so much appreciated. Funny how our conversation starts with your innocence on One Direction until it goes deeper and last longer. Up All Nigh conversations which turned to almost Midnight Memories. Ironic how a Directioner had developed an admiration on someone who dislikes her favorite boys? Just like One Direction’s song, Change My Mind, “Never felt like this before. Are we friends or are we more?” I guess, like Liam’s line on Love You Goodbye, “It's inevitable everything that's good comes to an end. It's impossible to know if after this we can still be friends.”

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I was happy that I made you listen to One Direction. At least I made you appreciate and made you aware that there is a song called, What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. I am happy that you already found your Girl Almighty. Wish me luck on finding my Summer Love. xoxo, Your Directioner friend

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