By Todd Campbell
The Patrol is really out of this World, Patrollers! We're traveling the highways and this time spaceways on this one. The Toddster keeps his promises by delivering one of the first movies for August and we never disappoint. Keep going!
New on DVD
Divergent- No one should tell you what you can do with your life. Based on the best selling book, Tris (Shailene Woodley) lives in a World where society has picked out what everyone can do. Those who don't fit in are considered wild cards or are classified as "Divergent." Tris is tested and they are aren't sure what she should be doing. Tris is found by a group of those who have been divergent and become aware of a plot of the leaders trying to find a way to control everyone. Are Tris and the group going to able to stop them? Woodley can be seen in "The Fault in our Stars" now in theaters.
Need for Speed- Finding justice for a friend shows what a friendship really means. Based on the video game,Toby Marshall (Aaron Paul) was one of the best to control street racers and was trying to find a way from losing his Father's garage. A friend of his arranges a race with his former partner Dino Brewster (Dominic Cooper). Toby is put into a race with another friend to race Dino and if he wins, he'll have the money he needs. During the race, Dino accidentally runs into Toby's partner and he hits the wall. He is killed and Toby is sent to prison for the crime. Time passes by and Toby gets out on parole with only one thing on his mind- revenge. Can Toby get back into the game and avenge his friend? Catch Paul on "Breaking Bad" with all seasons available on DVD.
Also on DVD
Killers- Meeting someone who may become the love of your life is something you hope will always happen. Jen (Katherine Heigl) was just coming off a bad realtionship so to get her mind off of it, her parents (Tom Selleck and Catherine O'hara) take her on a trip to France. There she meets Spencer (Ashton Kutcher). Little does Jen know that Spencer works for the CIA by taking out terrorists. Spencer starts to lose his love for the job and decides to marry Jen. A few years pass by and the people Spencer worked for don't exactly like the fact he has traded up for a life in the suburbs. Now to keep themselves safe, they send killers after him and Jen. Now his only problem he has to tell Jen what used to do for a living. Can Spencer do it and hold onto what he's built with the love of his life? Kutcher returns to CBS in the Fall for the 12th and final season for "Two and a Half Men." Heigl returns with a new series on NBC in "State of Affairs" playing a CIA agent attached to the President. It premieres in November airing Mondays at 10PM.
Now in Theaters
Guardians of the Galaxy- Being the bad guy may not always be a bad thing. Meet Peter Quill (Chris Pratt). Peter was a kid when he was kidnapped from Earth right after he lost his Mom. Years later, he becomes a thief working for an outfit called the Ravagers led by Yondu (Micheal Rooker). Peter is sent to steal a mysterious orb that holds the key to ultimate power. The only thing is others want it too. Terrorist Leader Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace) wants the orb and sends Gamora (Zoe Saldana) to intercept Peter. They meet up and get into a fight where they're met by a couple of bounty hunters named Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper) and Groot (Vin Diesel). After a brief schuffle, they all get sent to prison and meet someone named Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista) who doesn't exactly have a friendly disposition.. Following some fast talking, they forge a fast partnership and are met by Ronan isn't exactly a pushover. Ronan mamages to accuire the orb. Will Peter be able to bring the team together and get it back before the Universe is destroyed?
The Toddster's Take- Not since I saw the Avengers 2 years ago have I seen such a crazy assortment of characters who are able to come and take down the bad guys. A very well written story with a great cast, special effects, and excellent screen time for another comic book coming to life. Marvel has been so terrific at finding the right people who can put these stories on the big screen and they have done that with Director James Gunn. The sequel has already been announced. I look forward to it. Really worth your time.
Busy week. As always, the Toddster has some specials coming up with more Toddster's takes too. Just keeping busy working at what I do better. The Patrol is coming back with you next week.