Jurassic World (2015)
PG-13 | 2h 4m

A new theme park, built on the original site of Jurassic Park, creates a genetically modified hybrid dinosaur, the Indominus Rex, which escapes containment and goes on a killing spree.

Jurassic World was a nostalgic thrill ride for this 80's kid who grew up loving sci-fi. While it couldn't quite capture the awe and wonder of Spielberg's original Jurassic Park trilogy from the 90's, it still delivered a satisfying dose of dinosaur mayhem. The special effects have come a long way since my childhood, making the prehistoric creatures even more breathtaking and terrifying. Chris Pratt's rugged hero and Bryce Dallas Howard's determined park manager added a fresh twist to the formula, but it's the nostalgic nods to the past that truly warmed my heart. Despite its shortcomings, Jurassic World successfully reignited my love for this franchise, reminding me of the timeless appeal of dinosaurs in cinema.

App Love (2014)
Original Title:  Sing lek lek thi na rock 
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A new Thai comedy which the story is about a man who dresses like a woman. One day, he falls in love with a beautiful woman that he meets at school in all of sudden. Their relationship becomes more interesting and many funny moments comes up as they become closer to each other.

I stumbled upon this Thai film released as "Rock Angels" locally, while browsing through my local cable provider's offerings. Fortunately, it had been dubbed in Tagalog, sparing me the need to read subtitles. Intrigued by the mention of the same director behind "A Little Thing Called Love," I couldn't resist delving into the story to see how it would unfold. 

At first glance, I couldn't help but wonder if BB Gandanghari was portraying the character Pupe, but it turned out to be someone else entirely.

However, as I watched the film, I couldn't shake the feeling that something was missing. I couldn't determine whether it was due to a less-than-stellar screenplay or if the performances simply didn't measure up. I had initially anticipated experiencing the same heartwarming "kilig" moments that I cherished in the Thai movie "A Little Thing Called Love," but unfortunately, that magic didn't quite materialize in "Rock Angels."


For the month ahead:

Ever notice that the quality we most admire in movies - especially in the leading man or leading lady - is always perseverance? Well, that's another word for Strength, so when this card arrives in the department of love, you're being asked - no, actually, told - to hang in there, to never give up, and to let the person you care for know that you'll always be there for them.

If you've got the feeling that someone is working behind the scenes to undermine your authority or to make you look like you're less valuable than you are - well, you're not crazy. In fact, you're probably about to uncover something you need to see, especially if you're about to be promoted, which is likely. Don't let this person or persons get to you. Stand your ground and let them know you're not going anywhere!

If you've been feeling unsatisfied with the circumstances in your life, it's time to change that. The good news is that it can most certainly be done over the coming month - that's as long as you're willing to work at it. You may need to work harder than you thought to get along with everyone around you and to make peace with situations you'd previously have found intolerable.