Campus hasn't quite emptied out but it certainly is easier to get around, eat and park. It should also be much easier to find your favorite films in stock at Rentertainment. As you pass through campus, be sure to look up at all the high-rise construction. All those apartment leases start in about three months -- will they be done in time? Stay tuned... it's like reality TV! And, speaking of leases, I saw a for rent sign in Hollywood Video's parking lot... does anyone know what's up with that? moving or closing?
On the DVD front, we just got eight new Tony Palmer films (most will turn up on next week's update): "All You Need is Love", "England, My England", "Fairport Convention & Matthews Southern Comfort", "Ginger Baker in Africa", "Hail Bop! A Portrait of John Adams", "O Thou Transcendent: The Life of Ralph Vaughan Williams", "Rachmaninoff", and "The Space Movie". You can read all about them on Tony's web-site (www.tonypalmer.org). I hear he is slowly working through all his films, re-mastering them for DVD, and releasing them for us to enjoy. We'll get 'em all as they become available.
We are almost half-way through Bike Month. Today is LiveSTRONG day -- Lance Armstrong Foundation's one-day initiative to raise awareness and funds for the cancer fight (www.livestrong.org). Locally, we'll meet at Meadowbrook Park's Race Street Pavilion today at 6:00pm for a presentation and two short bike rides (2 and 8.8 miles). Tomorrow is hump day for Bike-to-Work Week (May 12-16). But, if nothing else, oil your chain by Friday (May 16th) because it's Bike-to-Work Day. The Illini 4000 for Cancer are packing the van and getting ready for their 4000 mile cross country trek. Check out their web site (www.illini4000.org) for more information and to make a donation.
Have a great day...
Geoff (and all the other Rentertarians)
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Here's what's new this week...
5 CENTIMETERS PER SECOND (DVD) JAN PG DVD 19.. 65
BACKYARDIGANS:HIGH FLYING ADVENTURES(DVD ANI NR DVD 99
BAKER, GINGER: IN AFRICA (DVD) MUS NR DVD 1971 53
BETWEEN (DVD) GEN NR DVD 19.. 86
BOTCHED (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 94
BREAKING IN (DVD) COM R DVD 1989 94
CHASE, THE: SEASON 1 (DVD) BRI NR DVD 19.. 416
COMEDY JUMP OFF: LATINO EXPLOSION (DVD) COM NR DVD 19.. 72
COTTAGE, THE (DVD) BRI NR DVD 19.. 91
DRAWN TOGETHER: SEASON 3 ANI NR DVD 19.. 304
EUREKA SEVEN: VOL 12 (DVD) JAN PG-13 DVD 19.. 100
FRONTIER(S) (DVD) FRE NR DVD 19.. 108
GARAGE, THE (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19..
GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND, A (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 90
GREAT DEBATERS, THE (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 124
HARD NUT, THE (DVD) PA NR DVD 1992 87
HARUKA BEYOND THE STREAM OF TIME: 1(DVD) JAN PG-13 DVD 52
I REALLY HATE MY JOB (DVD) AIF NR DVD 19.. 90
IF BY CHANCE (DVD) AIF NR DVD
MAD MONEY (DVD) COM PG-13 DVD 19.. 103
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: SEASON 4 TV NR DVD 999
MY HIME Z: MY OTOME: VOL 05 (DVD) JAN PG-13 DVD 100
NARUTO: VOL 23 (DVD) JAN T DVD 88
NUMB (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 93
OUT OF THE ASHES (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 113
PAYASO COMEDY SLAM (DVD) SUC NR DVD 90
RAISIN IN THE SUN (DVD) GEN NR DVD 19.. 131
RAT PATROL: SEASON 1 (DVD) TV NR DVD 1967 402
RAT PATROL: SEASON 2 (DVD) TV NR DVD 1968 662
SERGEANTS 3 (DVD) CLA NR DVD 1962 113
SHADOWS OF FORGOTTEN ANCESTORS (DVD) INT NR DVD 1964 92
STARTING OUT IN THE EVENING (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 111
STEEL CITY (DVD) AIF R DVD 19.. 95
TRISTAN UND ISOLDE (2007) (DVD) OPE NR DVD 358
UNTRACEABLE (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 101
WALK ALL OVER ME (DVD) CAN R DVD 19.. 99
YOUTH WITHOUT YOUTH (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 125
ZOMBIES ANONYMOUS (DVD) HOR NR DVD 19.. 104
NEW BLURAY DVDs
COURAGE UNDER FIRE (BR) BR R BR 1996 116
DEVIL'S OWN, THE (BR) BR R BR 1997 111
FIRST SUNDAY (BR) BR PG-13 BR 98
HELVETICA (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 95
I, ROBOT (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 114
ICE AGE: THE MELT DOWN (BR) BR PG BR 19..
MEN OF HONOR (BR) BR R BR 19.. 129
P.S. I LOVE YOU (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 127
PATHFINDER (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 107
PHONEBOOTH (BR) BR R BR 19.. 81
PLANET EARTH: COMPLETE SERIES (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 550
SAAWARIYA (BR) BR PG BR 19.. 138
SHALL WE DANCE? (BR) BR PG-13 BR 106
SPECIES (BR) BR R BR 1995 108
TERMINATOR, THE (BR) BR R BR 1984 108
TWISTER (BR) BR PG-13 BR 1996 113
ULTRAVIOLET (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 87
X-MEN 3: THE LAST STAND (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 104
NEW HD DVDs
(none... in fact, we may not be getting any more... sorry)