Criterion has sent us Carl Dreyer's "Vampyr" and a re-release of Kurosawa's "High and Low" but we are having all sorts of trouble getting a copy of Claude Jutra's "Mon Oncle Antoine" which was supposed to come out a few weeks ago. Scorsese's "Shine a Light", a documentary about the Rolling Stones, came out this week. If it's even half as good as his 1978 Band documentary, "The Band's Last Waltz", then it will be amazing! Looking forward to it.
The Two Corey's are back (as in Corey Feldman and Corey Haim) in a sequel that certainly should never have been made, "Lost Boys: The Tribe". You may remember them from such greats as Blown Away (no, not that Blown away, the other one), Busted, Dickie Roberts, Dream a Little Dream (1 and, believe it or not, 2), Last Resort, License to Drive, and, of course, the Lost Boys Trilogy. Not only is it odd that none of the titles begin with a letter past the letter "L" but also that their combined IMDB rating averages below 5 (with the high being 6.9 and the low being a paltry 2.2) and yet they still manage to make films together. This all begs the question: Why did we order this one? Not sure.
After 21 grueling days, the Tour de France wrapped up in Paris over the weekend. An Illinois native, Christian Vande Velde, has placed an amazing 5th overall. After almost 88 hours of racing Christian finished only three minutes behind the winner. He is riding for Team Garmin/Chipotle and will certainly be one to watch next year. By the way, his father, John, can be seen as one of the "bad Italians" in the movie "Breaking Away".
The Illini 4000 for Cancer are enjoying their last rest day in Astoria, OR before the start their final three day leg through Washington State ending up in Seattle. The University of Illinois Alumni Association will be throwing a party for them at the end. Hopefully soon thereafter I will have final fund-raising numbers and will, of course, relay all that to you. In case you've forgotten, all the funds raised are being donated to Camp Kesem and the American Cancer Society Research Fund. Have a look at the Illini 4000 web site for more information, to read the riders journal entries and/or to make a donation.
Three more weeks until the school year starts up again!
Have a great day...
Geoff (and all the other Rentertarians)
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Here's what's new this week...
ADVENTURES OF JOHNNY TAO (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19..
AFRO SAMURAI (DVD) ANI MA DVD 125
ALICE UPSIDE DOWN: THE MOVIE (DVD) GEN NR DVD 90
ALWAYS OUTNUMBERED ALWAYS OUTGUNNED(DVD) GEN R DVD 1998 108
AMERICAN DAD: VOLUME 03 (DVD) ANI G DVD 393
AVATAR: BOOK 3: FIRE: VOL 4 (DVD) ANI NR DVD 19.. 148
BABA YAGA (DVD) INT NR DVD 1973 83
BAND'S VISIT, THE (DVD) INT PG-13 DVD 19.. 87
BATMAN, THE: VOL 5 (DVD) ANI NR DVD 272
BIG DREAMS LITTLE TOKYO (DVD) COM G DVD 86
BLUE MURDER: SET 02 (DVD) INT NR DVD 275
BOONDOCKS, THE: SEASON 02 (DVD) ANI NR DVD 325
BRUTAL MASSACRE: A COMEDY (DVD) COM R DVD 95
COOL SCHOOL, THE (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 85
CRY IN THE DARK, A (DVD) INT PG-13 DVD 1988 121
DARLING LILI (DVD) GEN G DVD 1970 107
DOOMSDAY (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 113
EMERGENCY!: SEASON 02 (DVD) TV NR DVD
FLAMINGO KID, THE (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 1984 100
FREAKAZOID!: SEASON 1 (DVD) ANI NR DVD 300
GHOSTRIDE THE WHIP: THE HYPHY... (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 83
HAROLD AND KUMAR ESCAPE FROM GITMO (DVD) COM NR DVD 19.. 107
HEAVEN'S GATE (DVD) GEN R DVD 1980 219
HERCULES IN NEW YORK (DVD) COM G DVD 1970 92
HIGH AND LOW (DVD) INT NR DVD 1963 143
KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN (DVD) G&L R DVD 19.. 120
LAW & ORDER: S.V.U: 7TH YEAR (DVD) TV NR DVD
LOST BOYS: THE TRIBE (DVD) HOR NR DVD 94
NEVER BACK DOWN (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 113
ON THE DOLL (DVD) GEN NR DVD 19.. 102
ONE THAT GOT AWAY, THE (DVD) CLA NR DVD 1958 111
ONLY YOU (DVD) COM PG DVD 1994 109
REBOUND: LEGEND OF EARL MANIGAULT (DVD) DOC R DVD 111
ROLLING STONES: SHINE A LIGHT (DVD) MUS PG-13 DVD 121
SHUFFLE!: VOL 05 (DVD) JAN MA DVD 100
STARGATE: CONTINUUM (DVD) SF NR DVD 98
STRAUSS FAMILY, THE (DVD) BRI NR DVD 1972
STRAWBERRY PANIC: VOL 03 (DVD) JAN 13+ DVD 125
TURN OF THE SCREW, THE (DVD) OPE NR DVD 19.. 108
TWEENY WITCHES: VOL 03 (DVD) JAN 13+ DVD 19.. 138
UP SERIES, THE: SOUTH AFRICA (DVD) INT NR DVD 70
VAMPYR (DVD) INT NR DVD 1931 75
WAR GAMES: THE DEAD CODE (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 100
XXXHOLIC: VOL 04 (DVD) JAN PG DVD 100
21 (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 123
EARTH: THE BIOGRAPHY (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 230
FROM HELL (BR) BR R BR 19.. 122
HOOSIERS (BR) BR PG BR 1986 115
I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER (BR) BR R BR 1997 101
KING OF NEW YORK (BR) BR R BR 1990 106
LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 110
NIGHT OF THE WEREWOLF/VENGEANCE... (BR) BR NR BR 1997
OMEN, THE (2006) (BR) BR R BR 19.. 110
PERFECT STORM, THE (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 130
ROCKY (BR) BR PG BR 1976 119
TRANSPORTER 2 (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 87
URBAN LEGEND (BR) BR R BR 1998 99