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Top 5 DVDs: Horror, drama and romance

Jenna Milly is a screenwriter. She co-created the TBS microseries "Gillian in Georgia." She earned her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Georgia and a M.F.A. in Screenwriting from UCLAs School of Theater, Film and Television. She...

Stay in this weekend with these rental picks

This week’s top five DVD picks include romance, drama, horror and a host of great acting. Curl up on the couch for a hot summer night with some picks from our list of must-rents.

Stay in this weekend with these rental picks

No. 1 — The Deep Blue Sea

This sexy drama about a judge’s wife who has an affair with a pilot from the Royal Air Force is steamy to say the least. Staring Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston and Simon Russell Beale, this is a must-rent if you like period films (it’s set in the gorgeous '50s). Who will our heroine choose? You must rent to find out.

Rotten Tomatoes: 80% fresh

No. 2 — Meeting Evil

A must-rent simply for all those Luke Wilson fans out there, Meeting Evil is the story of family man who gets mixed up with an insane killer who wants nothing more than to destroy his life. Samuel L. Jackson co-stars.

Rotten Tomatoes: 20% splat

No. 3 — Brake

Stephen Dorff (Immortals) stars in this heart-thumping thriller about a secret service agent who is kidnapped and held hostage in the trunk of a car.

Rotten Tomatoes: 45% splat

No. 4 — Footnote

The quirky comedy about the relationship between a father and son digs into issues that go beyond parenting. When the two compete to win an esteemed award, things get messy. Heartwarming, endearing and a bit funny, this indie film took Cannes by storm, and now you can have it in your living room.

Rotten Tomatoes: 91% fresh

No. 5 — Silent House

Younger sister of the famous Olsen twins, Elizabeth Olsen, has been making a splash in several new films, Silent House included. The horror story of a woman terrorized at her family vacation house comes from the filmmakers of the chilling down under horror film Open Water. Run Elizabeth, run. Muahaha!

Rotten Tomatoes: 42% splat

Photo credit: Music Box Films

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