There was just one token box office hit in this week's new releases -- Werner Herzog's "Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans" with Nicolas Cage as a drug addicted, gambling detective in New Orleans. Other films of note include "Four Corners of Suburbia" (debut from director Elizabeth Puccini), "Lost Sparrow" (documentary about the killing of two Crow Indian brothers -- only available as a DVD-r), and "Seraphine" (about the French painter Seraphine de Senlis). The biggest news on the BluRay front is the release of the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy. Now all we need is the original Star Wars trilogy and Indiana Jones films on BluRay... and this lamp... the ashtray...
Individual tickets are now on sale at the Virginia Theater for Ebertfest films. I imagine at least of few of them are already close to being sold out so I wouldn't waste any time getting over there. If you cannot get a ticket to the opening night (or if Pink Floyd's The Wall just isn't your thing), Parkland College will be having a screening of Justine Nagan's "Typeface" on Wednesday, April 21st at 7:00 -- more information can be found on their website. Also, the week before Ebertfest, The Art Theater and C-U Confidential will be holding the New Art Film Festival of local and independent film (Thursday, April 15th until Tuesday, April 20th). More info can be found on their website and/or Facebook.
C-U Quilts for Haiti is selling raffle tickets for six locally made quilts and auctioning one on eBay to raise money for Doctors Without Borders. The auction ends on April 15th and the raffle will be held at a reception at Wind, Water & Light (Lincoln Square) on the 16th. For more information and pictures of the quilts have a look at their web page (www.hooeybatiks.com/haiti.html).
On Saturday the Illini 4000 braved the pouring rain, cold and wind for their first training ride to Homer Lake. So far this year, they have raised over $70,000 for cancer research. They leave on May 25th for their 4th annual ride across America. Follow their progress on their website (www.illini4000.org). Don't forget, May is Bike Month and Champaign County Bikes will be holding C-U Bike to Work Day on Tuesday, May 4. More information is available on their website.
Have a great week...
Geoff (and all the other Rentertarians)
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Here's what's new this week...
ALIEN TRESPASS (DVD) SF PG DVD 19.. 84
ALL TOMORROW'S PARTIES (2009) (DVD) MC NR DVD 19.. 83
ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: SQUEAKQUEL (DVD COM PG DVD 19.. 88
ATTRACTION (NEROSUBIANCO) (DVD) INT NR DVD 1969 80
AWAKENING OF SPRING, THE (DVD) G&L NR DVD 19.. 90
BAD LIEUTENANT: PORT OF CALL NEW (DVD) GEN R BR 19.. 122
DEADLY SWEET (DVD) INT NR DVD 1967 105
FLECK, BELA: THROW DOWN YOUR HEART (DVD) MUS NR DVD 19.. 97
FOUR CORNERS OF SUBURBIA (DVD) AIF NR DVD 19.. 104
HOWL, THE (L'URLO) (DVD) INT NR DVD 1969 95
JACKSONS, THE: A FAMILY DYNASTY (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 282
LORD PETER WIMSEY MYSTERIES: SET 1 (DVD) INT NR DVD 1972 398
LOST SPARROW (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 78
MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM 00: S 02 PT 01 (DVD) JAN NR DVD 19.. 175
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: VOL 08 (DVD) JAN NR DVD 19.. 100
NEGATIVE HAPPY CHAINSAW EDGE (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 107
ONCE UPON A TIME IN A BATTLEFIELD (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 101
ONE PIECE: SEASON 2, 6TH VOYAGE (DVD) JAN NR DVD 1999 320
PROJECT RUNWAY: SEASON 06 (DVD) TV TV-14 DVD 19.. 596
RENTAL MAGICA: VOLUME 01 (DVD) JAN NR DVD 19.. 525
ROSE, JACK: THE THINGS THAT WE U...(DVD) MUS NR DVD 19.. 147
SAYURI ICHIJO: FOLLOWING DESIRE (DVD) INT NR DVD 1972 70
SERAPHINE (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 125
SHERLOCK HOLMES (2009) (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 128
SHOW BOAT (DVD) CM NR DVD 1951 108
SPAGHETTI WESTERN COLLECTIONE (DVD) WES NR DVD 1970 390
SPECTACLE: SEASON 01 MC NR DVD 19.. 650
SPRING 1941 (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 88
STRUMMER, JOE: FUTURE IS UNWRITTEN (DVD) MUS NR DVD 19.. 222
TAYUTAMA: KISS ON MY DEITY (DVD) JAN TV-14S DVD 19.. 300
TIMELESS TALES: VOLUME 01 (DVD) ANI NR DVD 58
ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: SQUEAKQUEL (BR) BR PG BR 19.. 88
BAADER MEINHOF COMPLEX, THE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 149
BAD LIEUTENANT: PORT OF CALL NEW...(BR) BR R BR 19.. 122
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: SEASON 2 (BR) BR NR BR 999
COLLATERAL (BR) BR R BR 19.. 120
EDUCATION, AN (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 100
FALLEN ANGELS (1995) (BR) BR NR DVD 1995 96
ICHI THE KILLER (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 128
LORD OF THE RINGS: FELLOWSHIP (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 178
LORD OF THE RINGS: RETURN OF THE...(BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 200
LORD OF THE RINGS: TWO TOWERS (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 179
SHERLOCK HOLMES (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 128
STONING OF SORAYA M, THE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 116
THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR, THE (1999) (BR) BR R BR 1999 113
TOM-YUM-GOONG: HONOR OF THE BEAST (BR) BR R BR 19.. 110
VAMPYRES (BR) BR NR BR 1974 88
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