It looks like the typically slow summer release schedule has kicked into high gear but we still managed to get a few new movies in. The bigger ones include: "Alice in Wonderland" (directed by Tim Burton; w/Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter), "Life" (narrated by David Attenborough), and "The Wolfman" (w/Benecio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins and Emily Blunt). We also got the PBS documentary "Bicycle Corps" (the story of the African-American 25th Infantry's bicycle trip from Missoula, Montana, to St. Louis, Missouri in 1897 to see if the bicycle could replace the horse), the complete "Hetty Wainthropp Investigates" series (13 discs worth of the British Mystery), and "All My Friends are Funeral Singers" (written, directed and starring Chicago's own Califone). Criterion just announced the August 24th release of "Three Silent Classics by Josef von Sternberg" (including "Underworld", "The Last Command" and "The Docks of New York"). They will also be doing Terry Zwigoff's "Louie Bluie" and "Crumb". Way to go Criterion!
New Campus business news: Two new restaurants are opening up on campus soon. The Beef Stand (where Howbowda Bagel was) sounds like a typical Chicago Hotdog place (and there's nothing wrong with that but I imagine I'll still go to Wonderdog). Casablanca (over by Zorbas), owned by the same folks who own Bombay Indian Grill, will serve Middle Eastern fare -- I bet it will be awesome. There also seems to be another frozen custard type place going in on Sixth Street but I've seen no action there since they taped the windows.
Have a great week...
Geoff (and all the other Rentertarians)
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Here's what's new this week...
ALICE IN WONDERLAND (2010) (DVD) GEN PG DVD 19.. 109
ALL MY FRIENDS ARE FUNERAL SINGERS (DVD) AIF NR DVD 19.. 83
AMERICAN RADICAL: TRIALS OF NORMAN (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 89
AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE: VOL. 7 (DVD) ANI NR DVD 19.. 127
BARE KNUCKLES (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 95
BICYCLE CORPS (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 59
BURN NOTICE: SEASON 03 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 704
FAME WHORE (DVD) AIF NR DVD 1997 70
GANGLAND: SEASON 02 (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 564
HELL'S KITCHEN: SEASON 2 (DVD) CS NR DVD 19.. 500
HETTY WAINTHROPP INVESTIGATES (DVD) INT NR DVD 999
INSOMNIA MANICA (DVD) AIF NR DVD 19.. 127
KANON: COMPLETE COLLECTION (DVD) JAN TV-PG DVD 576
LIFE (BBC SERIES) (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 586
LIQUID VINYL (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 84
MAXX, THE: THE COMPLETE SERIES (DVD) ANI NR DVD 1995 178
MIDSOMER MURDERS: SEASON 11 (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 347
MIDSOMER MURDERS: SUPER SLEUTHS (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 47
MR. RIGHT (DVD) G&L NR DVD 19.. 95
MY DEGENERATION (DVD) AIF NR DVD 1989 70
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: VOL 10 (DVD) JAN NR DVD 19.. 100
OUTRAGEOUS FORTUNE (DVD) COM R DVD 1987 99
PARTY DOWN: SEASON 01 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 280
RED BARON, THE (DVD) INT PG-13 DVD 19.. 106
ROAD, THE (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 111
SCUMROCK (DVD) AIF NR DVD 19.. 102
SENSORED (DVD) HOR NR DVD 19.. 91
SMALL TOWN SATURDAY NIGHT (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 94
TERMINAL USA (DVD) AIF NR DVD 1993 128
THREE STOOGES: 1955-1959 (DVD) CLA NR DVD 1955 515
TRUE BLOOD: SEASON 02 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 120
WAR EAGLE, ARKANSAS (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 93
WHO KILLED PIXOTE? (DVD) INT NR DVD 1995 116
WILD THINGS: FOURSOME (DVD) GEN UNRATED DVD 19.. 91
WOLFMAN, THE (DVD) HOR R DVD 19.. 119
ALICE IN WONDERLAND (BR) BR BR 19..
BAD BOYS (BR) BR BR 19..
BY BRAKHAGE: AN ANTHOLOGY (BR) AIF NR DVD 689
DEAR JOHN (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 108
DR. HORRIBLE'S SING-ALONG BLOG (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 92
LIFE (BR) BR BR 19..
ROAD, THE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 111
SAMURAI PRINCESS (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 85
TRUE BLOOD: SEASON 2 (BR) BR TV-MA BR 19.. 720
WOLFMAN (BR) BR BR 19..
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