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Hello Everyone,

If you haven't made it to Boardman's to see "The Lives of Others" you've only got two days left. Treat yourself to an early birthday present, drop everything and go. What a fantastic, powerful and moving film. If you don't make it to the theater at least put it on your "must see" list for when it arrives on DVD. Roger Ebert has announced the line-up for this year's Ebertfest. Looks like it should be a fun time. We'll get our Ebertfest display up by the weekend. The official "Unofficial Roger Ebert's Overlooked Film Festival Blog Site" is up and running again, too. Have a look. Contribute if you would like.

I found something cool last week -- a map of Campustown I made in 1986 (or maybe 1987) listing all the businesses (about 150) and their locations. What's cool about that? Look at the diversity: 3 non-textbook bookstores (0 today), 4 record stores (0 today), a movie theater, a grocery store, three music venues (right here on campus!), a huge variety of locally owned restaurants and a slew of small specialty shops. I posted it on our web site if you want to look into the past. For what it's worth, around that time (actually a few years later) there were 14 local owned video stores in CU, today there is one. I find it all very interesting, telling and sad.

Essential Art House Films Update: Last week's film was Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's "The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp". This week's film will be David Lean's "Brief Encounter" -- watch along, if you want. In case you are interested, the latest review is on Renter's front page with a link to the rest of the reviews below it.

Have a great week!

Geoff (and all the other Rentertarians)

P.S. Did you know these e-mails are archived on our web site? If you want to refer back to any of them, go here.

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ATTACK OF THE GRYPHON (DVD) SF PG-13 DVD 19.. 90
AURORA BOREALIS (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 110
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BAKER, CHET: LIVE AT RONNIE SCOTT'S (DVD JAZ NR DVD 58
BEAT ROUTE: AROUND THE WORLD... (DVD) MC NR DVD 19.. 175
BICYCLE THIEVES (BICYCLE THIEF) (DVD) INT NR DVD 1948 89
BILLY & MANDY'S BIG BOOGEY... (DVD) ANI NR DVD 19.. 80
BLACK X-MAS (DVD) HOR NR DVD 19.. 95
CANDY (2006) (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 108
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CHARLOTTE'S WEB (2006) (DVD) GEN G DVD 19.. 96
CLARKSON: HEAVEN AND HELL (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 72
COMBAT COMEDY TOUR (DVD) SUC NR DVD 19.. 71
COME EARLY MORNING (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 97
COPYING BEETHOVEN (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 104
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COYOTE RAGTIME SHOW: VOL 02 (DVD) JAN 14+ DVD 19.. 100
DEATH OF A PRESIDENT (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 97
DEMON SEED (DVD) HOR R DVD 1977 94
DIALOGUES (DVD) DOC NR DVD 1997 270
DOWN THE P.C.H. (DVD) GEN NR DVD 19.. 95
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MOON PHASE: VOL 05 (DVD) JAN PG DVD 19.. 100
MY COUNTRY MY COUNTRY (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 90
MY GIRL (DVD) GEN PG DVD 1991 102
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NOEIN: VOL 02 (DVD) JAN NR DVD 19.. 125
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SAINT LAURENT, YVES: LIFE & TIMES (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 163
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SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS: SEASON 3 (DVD) ANI NR DVD 19.. 191
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS: SEASON 4:1 (DVD) ANI NR DVD 19.. 117
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THIS BOY'S LIFE (DVD) GEN R DVD 1993 114
TOUKI BOUKI (DVD) INT NR DVD 1973 85
TWIN PEAKS: THE SECOND SEASON TV NR DVD 1991
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VOLVER (DVD) SPA R DVD 19.. 121
WHEN A WOMAN ASCENDS THE STAIRS (DVD) INT NR DVD 1960 111
WOMAN IS THE FUTURE OF MAN (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 88

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