July will continue to yield treasures during the upcoming week for those of you observing one of those “stay-cations.”
ALLEGIANT – The ‘Divergent” series continues with this second installment. Here the characters are forced to explore what lies beyond the safe Chicago region. It yields more questions than answers . Good action sequences though audiences stayed away when this played theaters.
THE DRESSER – Remake of the Albert Finney film about an actor’s relationship with his dresser. This time Sir Anthony Hopkins is the actor who is entering old age and dealing with health issues while facing a demanding tour of the English countryside with a Shakespeare company. Ian McKellan is his devoted friend and dresser. Very well acted and as good as the first version.
MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN- True story of a family that devotes itself to advocacy for their ten year old daughter who is diagnosed with an incurable disease. A freak accident that should have been fatal , however, reveals a miraculous change in the girl’s health. Jennifer Garner(Alias) stars as the devoted mom.
SLASHER – This series from Canada focuses on a young woman who returns to her hometown where her parents were killed by a masked madman on Halloween. The murders start up again and each one brings the killer closer to her. Good stuff that premiered on ‘Chiller” and is much better than the bigger budgeted ‘Scream” series from MTV.
Tom Doty is a columnist for The Floyd County Times.