7 Movies to Watch This Month
- The Beguiled (September 6)
Adapted from Thomas Cullinan's novel and a reinterpretation of the 1971 film about a wounded soldier who takes refuge in an all-girls boarding school, The Beguiled is told from the perspective of the girls. "They get up, work in the garden, pray, play music, study French, eat supper, and then it's bedtime. Everything is shaken up when they take in a wounded soldier and selfishness sets in," says Elle Fanning, who stars in the movie with Kirsten Dunst, Nicole Kidman, and Colin Farrell. This must-watch, slow-boiling thriller won Sofia Coppola Best Director at the recent Cannes Film Festival, the first time a woman was awarded the prize in 56 years (!!!).
- It (September 7)
Can't wait for Strangers Things season two? Watch Finn Wolfhard a.k.a. Mike Wheeler in another horror thriller about a group of misfits battling a scary monster in a small town in It. This time, the monster is Pennywise, a freaky clown who is up to no good, and the story is based on Stephen King's iconic novel. Finn says, "I shot it directly after Stranger Things. It was similar but different... It was like going to college, and a bigger budget kind of thing. It was one of the best experiences I've ever had in my life."
- American Made (September 13)
There's a fine line between doing good and doing the opposite, and in this movie, one pilot (Tom Cruise) hops from one side to another, even straddling that line, after being recruited by the CIA and getting caught up in the sketchy side of things. Is he a smuggler or an informant? A hustler or a patriot? Depends on who you ask.
- Kingsman: The Golden Circle (September 20)
How on earth do you improve the masterpiece that was Kingsman: The Secret Service? By bringing back super spies Taron Egerton and Colin Firth (yep, he's alive!) and having them team up with their American counterparts, which just happens to include the one and only Channing Tatum.
- Mother! (September 20)
From Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky comes another mind-bending thriller starring our girl Jennifer Lawrence. Here, she portrays the titular Mother who wishes she never opened the door to a man (played by Ed Harris) and woman (Michelle Pfeiffer) who invited themselves into the home she shares with Him (Javier Bardem). (Rude!) Making the film was so intense that the crew created a happy place on set for J-Law, with Keeping Up with the Kardashians on loop and pictures of the famous family all over the tent!
- The LEGO Ninjago Movie (September 27)
When you're the hero of the story and the evil warlord you need to beat is your dad, things can get pretty complicated. Good thing the hero in this story, Master Builder Lloyd, is a secret ninja who hangs with fellow secret ninjas. Together, they embark on a quest to defeat Garmadon a.k.a. The Worst Guy Ever a.k.a. Dad.
- Fangirl Fanboy (this month)
A fangirl (Ella Cruz) lives out her wildest dreams when she gets the opportunity to work with her one true love (Julian Trono) and help him become a better actor. She soon learns that even the brightest stars who seem so unattainable are just human beings, too, who make mistakes and (hopefully) learn from them.
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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”.
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.
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.”
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
Here's a fan art that I made for Lee Joo Young of Itaewon class! I've been making digital illustration since last year and I'm happy that I was able to see my improvements. I'm also happy to see people's reactions and support for my craft even though all of it are made through my phone (adobe illustrator) only ????. You don't actually have to use expensive or complicated medium as long as you know how to be creative and like what you're doing, then you can do it. ????