There are no big blockbuster titles this week (no doubt because no one felt like going up against the last week's powerhouse, "Paul Blart: Mall Cop") but, there are some great re-issues: John Boorman's "Beyond Rangoon", David Cronenberg's "M Butterfly", and Michelangelo Antonioni's "Zabriskie Point". Also, the latest from the folks at Ironweed, "Asparagus: Stalking the American Life", is a documentary about... well, asparagus. The DVD also includes two more short films: "A Growing Season" and "Good Stewards". This is Irownweed's 42nd release -- they are worth checking out (www.ironweedfilms.com).
Saturday is the Champaign County Bikes/Prairie Cycle Club's first annual "Un-official Tour de Builds" bike ride to raise money for Habitat for Humanity. There will be three routes (3 mile, 5 mile and 30 mile). Each will highlight various houses built by Habitat for Humanity. Registration opens at 7:30 behind the Habitat for Humanity ReStore (119 E University Ave, Champaign). Guided rides begin every half hour from 8:30 to 11:30. A $10 donation is requested and snacks will be provided. Saturday is also the kick-off for the Illini 4000 (www.illini4000.org). The 23 University of Illinois students will leave New York City to start their 4000 mile journey to Portland, Oregon raising money for cancer research. This year they hope to raise $80,000. They'll be passing through Urbana-Champaign on June 16th -- I'll fill you in on details soon so you can plan to ride into and/or out of town with them.
That's it for now. Have a great week...
Geoff (and all the other Rentertarians)
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Here's what's new this week...
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ALL THE DAYS BEFORE TOMORROW (DVD) AIF NR DVD 19.. 100
ASPARAGUS! (DVD) ESI NR DVD 122
AU BONHEUR DES DAMES (DVD) INT NR DVD 1930 89
BEYOND RANGOON (DVD) GEN R DVD 1995 99
BUILDING BOMBS (DVD) DOC NR DVD 1989 161
CLOSER, THE: SEASON 04 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 690
COLOR OF A BRISK AND LEAPING DAY (DVD) AIF NR DVD 1996 85
COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO (1998) (DVD) INT NR DVD 1998 414
DESIGNING WOMEN: SEASON 1 (DVD) TV NR DVD 1986 535
EARTH CINEMA CIRCLE: 2009: VOL 03 (DVD) ESI NR DVD 19.. 166
EARTHQUAKE IN CHILE (DVD) INT NR DVD 1974 86
FAMILY FUNDAMENTALS (DVD) G&L NR DVD 19.. 75
FAMILY NAME (DVD) DOC NR DVD 1997 89
GITMO: THE NEW RULES OF WAR (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 76
HEY ARNOLD!: SEASON 01 (DVD) ANI NR DVD 1996 460
INQUIRING NUNS (DVD) DOC NR DVD 1968 66
JANE'S ADDICTION: THREE DAYS (DVD) MUS NR DVD 96
JOHAN (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 97
KILLSHOT (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 95
LEGEND OF FONG SAI-YUK, THE (DVD) INT R DVD 1992 95
M BUTTERLY (DVD) GEN R DVD 1993 101
MY OWN WORST ENEMY: SEASON 1 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 380
NEW IN TOWN (DVD) COM PG DVD 19.. 97
OF CIVIL WRONGS AND RIGHTS (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 70
PASSING POSTON: AN AMERICAN STORY (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 105
PICTURES FROM A REVOLUTION (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 88
PLEASURE FOR SALE (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 158
POWDER BLUE (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 106
PROFIT MOTIVVE AND THE WHISPERING..(DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 61
QUO VADIS (TV) (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 270
RAMEN GIRL, THE (DVD) INT PG-13 DVD 19.. 102
REAL JOAN OF ARC, THE (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 90
REVOLUTION REVISITED (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 1985 115
SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS: 1960: V1(DVD) ANI NR DVD 308
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SHVITZ, THE (DVD) DOC NR DVD 1993 88
SKY CRAWLERS (DVD) JAN PG-13 DVD 19.. 121
SPAGHETTI WEST, THE (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 56
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TERMINATOR 3: RISE OF THE MACHINES (DVD) SF R DVD 19.. 109
ZABRISKIE POINT (DVD) GEN R DVD 1970 114
BUG'S LIFE, A (BR) BR G BR 1995 95
CHILDREN OF MEN (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19..
CINDERELLA MAN (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19..
FALLING DOWN (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19..
MY BLOODY VALENTINE 3D (BR) BR R BR 19.. 103
NEW IN TOWN (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19..
PAUL BLART: MALL COP (BR) BR PG BR 19.. 91
POWDER BLUE (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19..
ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19..
SKY CRAWLERS (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19..
TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY (BR) BR R BR 1991 137
THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOE (BR) BR R BR 1975 117
TRUE ROMANCE (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19..
VALKYRIE (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 120
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