48 Movies to See in 2016
Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie - January 8
Welcome the new year with Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Lucy and the rest of the Peanuts gang by catching their big screen debut!
Steve Jobs - January 13
Get to know the genius behind the Apple empire in this biopic starring Michael Fassbender.
Our Brand Is Crisis - January 13
Sandra Bullock kicks butt as a lethal political strategist in this satirical comedy. Fun fact: her role was originally written for a man!
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip - January 20
The Chipmunks team up with their terrible soon-to-be stepbrother to stop a proposal that'll bind them for life. #chipmunkproblems
Sisters - January 20
Tina Fey + Amy Poehler + Maya Rudolph + Pitch Perfect director Jason Moore = the must-watch comedy of the month!
The 5th Wave - January 20
If you're looking for something to fill the hole that Hunger Games left in your heart, Chloe Moretz's new dystopian movie is just the thing.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
13 Hours - January 27
John Krasinski saves the day—specifically the fateful day of the 2012 Benghazi attack—in this adaptation of Mitchell Zuckoff's book.
The Finest Hours - January 27
Star Trek's Chris Pine leads the "greatest small boat rescue in Coast Guard history." Captain Kirk would approve!CONTINUE READING BELOWRecommended Videos
The Revenant - January 27
Critics are saying that this harrowing tale of survival and revenge set in the American wilderness might finally help Leonardo DiCaprio win his first Oscar!
The Big Short - January
Crazy, Stupid, Love's Ryan Gosling and Steve Carell reunite in this slick drama about modern banking, along with Brad Pitt and Christian Bale.
Deadpool - February 3
Make way for Deadpool, the newest, most irreverent superhero on the block. Not for the faint of heart!
Zoolander 2 - February 10
The fiercest model of all time is back to save the world from a group that's killing off the beautiful people of the world, like Justin Bieber. Starring Ben Stiller (also the director), Owen Wilson, Penelope Cruz, Kristen Wiig, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Will Ferrell.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Brooklyn - February 10
Saoirse Ronan plays an Irish immigrant in Brooklyn torn between two homes and two loves, one of which is played by Domhnall Gleeson, who will forever be Bill Weasley to us no matter how angry he gets as Star Wars' General Hux!
The Danish Girl - February 10
Before Eddie Redmayne plays Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, catch him as the transgender pioneer Lili Elbe in this movie inspired by true events.
How to Be Single - February 17
Rebel Wilson's latest comedy flick is the perfect post-Valentine's movie date with the girls!
Zootopia - February 17
As the first bunny police officer of the Zootopia metropolis, Judy (voiced by Once Upon A Time's Ginnifer Goodwin) is bent on proving that she's just as good as the other animals in the force.
Joy - February
In this genre-bending movie based on a true story, Jennifer Lawrence is back as a business tycoon and family matriarch. Like we’d expect anything less from our queen!ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
The Other Side of the Door - March 2
If you love horror movies and miss Lori Grimes from The Walking Dead, this movie is perfect for you.
Concussion - March 2
As a forensic neuropathologist, Will Smith is determined to speak the truth about his discovery of a sports-related brain trauma, but the powers that be won’t let him.
Kung Fu Panda 3 - March 9
Po finally meets his long-lost dad, and together they travel to a secret panda paradise, which sounds like the best place on earth.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - March 26
More than the super brawl between Batman and Superman, we're excited for Gal Gadot’s first appearance as Wonder Woman!
The Divergent Series: Allegiant - March
Tris and her squad finally go beyond the wall in part one of the Allegiant adaptation. We wonder how they'll cut the book in half!
The Jungle Book - April 13
Go where the wild things are in this re-imagining of the beloved children's classic.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
The Huntsman: Winter's War - April 20
The Huntsman in Snow White and the Huntsman takes center stage in this movie that shows exactly how far back he and the evil queen go.
Captain America: Civil War - May 6
What is it with superheroes butting heads this summer? (Is it mercury retrograde or something?)
X-Men: Apocalypse - May 18
The X-Men face a new big bad, who is believed to be the very first mutant. Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, and the rest are back and ready to lead the next generation of X-Men, including Jean Grey (played by Game of Thrones' Sophie Turner).
Alice Through the Looking Glass - May 27
Time to head back down the rabbit hole!
Angry Birds - May
If you've ever wondered why the famous birds are so angry, here's your chance to find out exactly what’s got their feathers in a bunch.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Finding Dory - June 17
Thirteen years after Finding Nemo came out, we finally have th Dory sequel we’ve been waiting for. Don't forget—like Dory probably would—to save the date!
Independence Day: Resurgence - June 22
Gale a.k.a. Liam Hemsworth has left Panem to fight another evil, this time the extraterrestrial kind.
The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist - June
The Conjuring's Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson bring another true scary story to life.
Warcraft - June
The must-watch movie of the month for all the gamers out there.
Tarzan - June
Jane and Tarzan 5eva!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows - June
If you watch Arrow, you'll get a kick out of seeing Oliver Queen a.k.a. Stephen Amell hang with the Turtles.
Ghostbusters - July
We love that this generation of Ghostbusters are all girls!ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
The BFG - July
BFG stands for Big Friendly Giant, who is a, well, big friendly giant that collects dreams and sends them to children. One day, he brings a 10-year-old girl to his cave in Giant Country, which shakes things up both in his hometown and in our world.
Ice Age: Collision Course - July 6
You know how they say that the simplest things, like the flapping of a butterfly's wings, can change the course of history? Let's just say that back in the Ice Age, it wasn't called the butterfly effect—more like the Scrat effect!
Star Trek Beyond - July 8
Captain Kirk and his crew are back, this time with the director of Fast and Furious leading them behind the scenes.
King Arthur - July 21
Meet the new Knights of the Round Table.
Suicide Squad - August 3
Harley Quinn, the Joker, Enchantress, Deadshot, Boomerang, and Rick Flagg are our new #squadgoals.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Pete's Dragon - August 12
This re-imagining of the 1977 Disney classic introduces a new generation to Pete and his pet dragon, Elliot.
Ninjago - September 23
This animated movie about the ninja-inspired line of LEGO should tide you over until The LEGO Movie sequel comes out next year.
Storks - September
A look behind the famous baby-delivering system of storks. Look at all those babies! Too cute.
Inferno - October 14
Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is back to save the world from an Inferno-related global plague, but first he has to get his memories back.
Doctor Strange - November 4
Sherlock's Benedict Cumberbatch is Marvel’s newest superhero, a neurosurgeon who enters a world of magic and alternate universes after a terrible car accident.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - November 17
We're going back to Hogwarts (or at least the wizarding world)! Back to witches and wizards and magical beasts! To goblins and ghosts, and to magical feasts! We seriously cannot wait for this new chapter starring Eddie Redmayne as magizoologist Newt Scamander.
Moana - November 30
Adventure is out there, and 16-year-old Moana knows it. With the help of a demi god, she sets sail for a legendary island to prove that she can be a master wayfinder.
Rogue One - December 16ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
We're ending the year with another Star Wars must-watch movie, which is set before the events of Episode IV: A New Hope. Rogue One tells the story of the resistance fighters who joined forces to steal the plans to the Death Star. After the spectacular Episode VII last December, we're so excited to go back to that faraway galaxy!
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Hi. These are just my thoughts that I put into words during this quarantine. I also miss the beach so much so I'm attaching the photo I took during my last beach trip. Thanks and stay safe! ???? ----
Lately, it has been a roller coaster ride of emotions. You were happy and then you just found yourself feeling empty and lost the next day. Sometimes, it occurs all at once. All the aversion and the doubts, the frustration, the feeling of not feeling anything but sadness. It's all gonna drown you. And it's not gonna be easy. You're gonna question all that you're doing- if in any case, you're achieving anything or if you're succeeding with the path that you take. You wonder if you're now heading to the right direction or still lost and wandering. We all fight these kind of thoughts and struggles.
In life, you can never be happy and content at all times. All the broken pieces will remain to be broken. You're still gonna breakdown at some point; you're still gonna cry. But don't be hopeless. Even though life is throwing you with so many reasons to give up, please fight. Don't be hopeless. I'm gonna agree with you, if you'll say "it's not easy" But none of the things that are worthwhile in life is ever easy.
I wish you well.
I know that right now, things are not okay. There's a deadly virus. You lost your job. You have no money and you have to pay your bills. You suddenly broke up with your boyfriend. You can't figure out what's going on. It's like you're facing blank walls and you're lost in a different world.
You are sad, confused and totally scared. But dear, you don't have to keep it all inside. You can talk about it. Telling your fears and troubles is not a bad thing. It's never wrong to be honest. It maybe frightening at first but it will make you feel better. Don't be afraid to ask for help. It took me a while to learn this. It was a complete struggle and I forced myself to believe that I was okay even if I was not.
For many years, I kept everything to myself. And it was very difficult to fight my battles alone. I even reached the point when I wanted to give up because I was already tired of all the fears, pains, rejections and disappointments. Until I have learned to accept that sometimes, things don't go our way. And it's okay to fail, to cry, to be different, to get angry, to feel negative emotions because it makes us human. Admitting that you're not okay and knowing that it's okay is your first step to healing.
You don't have to be perfect. You have nothing to prove to anyone. Your mistakes and failures do not make you any less. And if you're going through a hard time, talk to people you trust. Remember that your feeling is valid, no matter what it is. So, don't be afraid to show your emotions. Nothing is wrong with that. That's what I did and it really helped me a lot. Think of the things that make you happy. Do them all over again. Choose to relax and appreciate everything that you have. And don't forget to pray. Life is beautiful, so, always take care of yourself.
By: Jairus Gabriel A. Cardinoza
With the world suffering by crisis and chaos today, where everyone of us seems to be caged, may be in our home, in our thoughts, with our regrets, or even with someone whom we can never have, while sulking in our house with our home works and household choirs, there are those idle moments when I stop and stare into oblivion, I can’t help but to think about those moments where we are the happiest, or we are the most sad, we have our own highlights of our life, either our downfall or shortcomings, sometimes our triumphs, but how about those moments caught in between but played as much as important episode to those we remember the most?
Sometimes you can’t help but to think about those moments in between. We think that our life is built by big moments, but little do we realized how little they play in our lives, we barely even consider the little things, that made a huge impact in our lives, maybe it wasn’t about the medal you’ve got from winning an essay contest, but the stranger who let you borrow his/her pen because you forgot yours at home, maybe it wasn’t the brand new watch that your parents gave you as a present but the person that you saved unconsciously, asking you what time is it because he/she was worried he/she might be late for the class.
Admit it, or not, we have all took those moments for granted, those moments when everything is in between. In times like this, where a crisis is on the midst, our mind often wanders elsewhere, there will always be that moments that the silence of our room will be filled by the cacophonies of our thoughts that strangle us in the subtle ways. The only solace we could find in this misery is sometimes our memories, not the big ones but those moments we once thought idle, who would have guess that the last time you drink your favorite coffee was a month ago, or the comfort of your favorite street you passed after school, hoping you could meet the person you want to talked to accidentally, the way you rush to the favorite fast food chain after a tiring day, hoping for a cone of ice cream, our life will always be built by these moments.
There will always be something in between, that stiches two extremes into a one fine art, between love and pain, there is learning, the midnight always reminds us that yesterday is over but there is always a tomorrow waiting for us to rise, between our dreams and our failures, there is hope, the wisest person sometimes understand that life is a prism, it can blind us with all the colors and wonders of its side, but there is one source of light that made all those colors possible. Take a chance to be that light, that sees not only the parts that we hide, nor the highlights of our lives but those moments of everything in between.
TITLE: Good night
It was the morning of May 5; I went to the ICU to take the morning shift. I peeked from the sliding door and saw a female doctor and 3 nurses probably making their rounds. Half asleep, I entered the room not realizing what was happening. I sat in front of my grandma’s bed, waiting for the doctors to leave. My aunt was crying from the corner of the room, I thought that perhaps my grandma was deteriorating. Then the monitor on the upper left part of the bed kept beeping, then the lady in white coat announced “time of death 8:50”.
Everything froze, I didn’t understand a thing. I saw my aunt hug our grandma so tight, shaking out of grief and desperation. I sat there frozen and speechless, it was so surreal I thought it was a dream. My sister who was sitting beside me took a few heavy steps towards grandma’s bed. She hugged our grandma and whispered words lost in between her sobs.
When it was my time, I held her right hand, the hand I used to wipe and hold. It wasn’t cold, it was still warm, soft and wrinkly. The bruises from countless injections she endured. I pressed her hand trying to wake her up, more tears rolled when she wouldn’t respond. “Inang! Agriing kan a, bigaten!” (Granma wake up, it’s morning already) I wrapped my hands around her, she’s the same Inang I used to hug but this time she isn’t hugging me back. I tried to wake her up a couple more times more desperate than the last. I wanted to see those little eyes open again and look at me. I wanted her to ask me “apaya nakkong?” (why my dear?) once more. How about calling me miss Universe when she forgets my name. I loved her and will love her even if she calls me the wrong name.
I still remember the night she held my hands so tight she said “ haan nak panpanawan a, ta nu matay nak ket haan ko nga maymaysa.” (Please don’t leave me so that if I die, I will not be alone “I hope I fulfilled my promise to her I hope she didn’t die lonely but happy. The room was enveloped with grief engraved in the cries we made but in the middle of the room, there she lies. She laid still, she looked so serene and peaceful. It looked like she was having a good nap. It was the first time in years that I saw her sleep so tight.
After all the restless nights she can finally sleep. I wiped my tears as I marvel the way she looked. It was a painful but beautiful sight. I wanted her to wake up but how could I ask that if she looked so peaceful now? After all the pain she endured she is finally resting. I couldn’t ask her to come back when I know she’s in a better place. She is free now, free from pain and suffering. I stop waking her up and held her hand tightly, in between my cries I bid goodbye. To my dearest Inang Nani, go on find the light. I know Tatang and Tito are waiting for your arrival. Rest well Inang, Good night.
Loneliness that Turned into Beautiful Solitude
Are you one of those many people who experienced loneliness? The moment where you do not have someone else to rely on. Have you experienced it? Going home with a lot of thoughts running in your mind but no one was there to listen. Have you ever felt bad for yourself? In realizing that you were the only one left. When every one else was leaving. When most people around you have chosen others over you. Have you experienced the pain? The pain of being alone? A lot of people are afraid to be alone for various reasons. Some people says that they are just used to something that there is always someone out there for them. Someone who is always there. Someone who is always ready to accompany them in all. Someone who is always willing to stay. Stays in your best and most especially at your worst. While others simply do not have the courage to face the world of loneliness. I, experienced the pain of loneliness but gained a lot of benefit from it.
Living alone is not a simple thing for me to do but for me to survive and acquire proper education, I have to. I have to learn to live alone. In living alone, I had face a lot of difficulties. I encountered a lot of problems that were made to be fixed by many but was able to get it fixed by myself. Yes it was hard, it is hard. It was never easy to begin with. There will be times or days that it can make you drain and cause you countless sleepless nights. Yes, it is painful. But we have to realize that in loneliness, we can also find peace in ourselves. The "YOU". The genuine "YOU".
People are so afraid to experience loneliness. Most of us do not realize that with so much fear of being alone, we started to forget that good things come from being alone. As time pass by, I got used in solving problems by myself, I learned to live alone, I saw the "beauty of loneliness" that's how my loneliness slowly turned into beautiful solitude. As time passes by, I realized that there are a lot of good things that you can get in being alone. So, for those who are reading this, I hope you guys learn to appreciate the beauty of being alone.