Not sure what to watch on those nights when there seems to be absolutely nothing on all 325 television channels? Well ponder no more, here are four must see video rentals of the summer. From action to drama to comedy to suspense, these films are sure to please.
Divergent: With this dynamic cast, it is no wonder that Divergent pulled in $56 million dollars in its first weekend and a total of $142.7 million in 45 days. This movie is definitely not a slow crawler; viewers were grabbed in right from the beginning as those of age are lining up to be tested to see which faction they will live in.
Shailene Woodley plays Tris who quickly learns that she is what is called Divergent and that though it is rare, it must be kept a secret. The beautifully talented, Ashley Judd plays Natalie, Tris’s mother and her father is played by Tony Goldwyn.
Theo James is the hot, sexy and mysterious character, Four, that is part of the Dauntless faction which Tris is trying to become a part of. Though the viewers slowly start to understand why Divergent’s are a threat to the factions the other story-line still grips the viewers with nail-biting scenes to see if Tris survives.
Kate Winslet also appears in the film and it is certain that this must see video rentals sequel will have all the actors together again for yet another blockbuster hit.
Heaven Is for Real: For viewers that need a good cry or a fantastic breath of hope, Heaven Is for Real is just the movie to watch. Starring Greg Kinnear and Kelly Reilly as the parents of Colton Burpo, played by Connor Corum, Heaven Is for Real is a beautiful story of a boy who says he was in heaven. The story unfolds after Colton makes it through surgery and then slowly starts to reveal what happened to him while he was being operated on.
Based on true events, Heaven Is for Real is a treat as viewers watch and see a town of churchgoers divided over the very question that they all go to church for – Is there a Heaven?
The Other Woman: This film is so hilarious, it is a definite on the must see video rentals list for the summer. Everybody loves a good “chick flick” and this one just pulls out all the stops.
Cameron Diaz has never been more on point with comedy. Diaz cracks up the audience time and time again playing Carly Whitten who finds out her boyfriend is actually married. Leslie Mann plays the unsuspecting wife and is bursting with energy and laughs. Kate Upton plays girlfriend number two and when the three ladies find out the truth, they get together for the sweetest revenge.
Transcendence: Transcendence is for certain a must see video rental for the summer if it was missed on the big screen. The film flopped at the Box Office but it is no disappointment when watching it from the comfort of home.
Johnny Depp plays Will Caster, a scientist who is dying and his wife, Evelyn Caster, played by Rebecca Hall, decides to upload his consciousness into a computer program in order to keep him alive. Morgan Freeman plays Joseph Tagger, friend and colleague and tries to anchor Evelyn’s way of coping with reality.
The film is brilliantly written and the acting and cinematography superb. Other actors that launch this movie on the must see video rentals list of the summer are Paul Bettany, Kate Mara and Cillian Murphy.
Opinion By Derik L. Bradshaw