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New arrivals for the week of November 27, 2012
Lawless
ParaNorman
Sparkle
Step Up: Revolution

Greetings all,

Here's some very welcome news for downtown Urbana: the old Urbana Lincoln Hotel is having their soft re-opening this weekend! Hopefully they can get the bar and restaurant open soon. Back here on campus, new arrivals for the week include: "Lawless" (w/Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, Gary Oldman, Guy Pearce), "ParaNorman" (with the voices of Kodi Smit-McPhee, Casey Affleck, Tempestt Bledsoe, etc), "Sparkle" (w/Jordin Sparks, Whitney Houston, Tika Sumpter, etc) and "Step Up: Revolution" (w/Kathryn McCormick and Ryan Guzman). From the BBC: "Copper: S1" (actually BBC America), "Upstairs Downstairs: S2" (2012, w/Keeley Hawes and Ed Stoppard) and "Wallander: S3" (w/Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hiddleston and Sarah Smart). This week's BluRay highlights include "Ice Station Zebra" (Howard Hughes' favorite movie) and "Dial M For Murder" (1954; in 3-D, as it was originally filmed). By the way, "Men in Black 3" comes out on Friday. Check out this week's complete list of new arrivals below.

Albert Maysles on documentaries: "I think it's inevitable that people will come to find the documentary a more compelling and more important kind of film than fiction. Just as in literature, as the taste has moved from fiction to nonfiction, I think it's going to happen in film as well. In a way you're on a serendipitous journey, a journey which is much more akin to the life experience. When you see somebody on the screen in a documentary, you're really engaged with a person going through real life experiences. So for that period of time, as you watch the film, you are, in effect, in the shoes of another individual. What a privilege to have that experience." There are so many great documentary filmmakers and documentaries you couldn't possibly watch them all -- which isn't to say you shouldn't try! Here are the Top 10 renters from our Documentary section:
1 LIFE IN A DAY
2 IMAX: BORN TO BE WILD
3 BEING ELMO
4 WOODY ALLEN: A DOCUMENTARY
5 INSIDE JOB
6 WORST IN SHOW
7 HOW TO DIE IN OREGON
8 MAN NOBODY KNEW, THE
9 TABLOID
10 CATFISH
(a longer version of this list and more "Top 100" lists can be found here)

Have a great week...

Geoff (and all the other Rentertarians)

P.S. Did you know these e-mails are archived on our web site? If you want to refer to any of them, go here.

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Here's what's new this week...

BURNING MAN INT NR DVD 19.. 109
CHAINED (DVD) HOR R DVD 19.. 94
CHECK IT OUT! SEASONS 1&2 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 132
COLOR ME OBSESSED (DVD) MUS NR DVD 19.. 123
COMES A BRIGHT DAY INT UR DVD 19.. 93
COPPER: SEASON 1 (DVD) BRI NR DVD 19.. 440
DAY, THE (DVD) HOR R DVD 19.. 84
DOCTOR WHO #053: AMBASSADORS OF... (DVD) WHO NR DVD 1970 170
FORKS OVER KNIVES: EXTENDED INTERVIEWS ESI PG DVD 19.. 110
HOUSE OF DARK SHADOWS (DVD) HOR GP DVD 1970 97
I AM. SMTOWN LIVE WORLD TOUR MC 7+ DVD 19.. 125
JUST TELL ME WHAT YOU WANT (DVD) COM R DVD 1979 114
LAST OF THE SUMMER WINE ('95 RES.) (DVD) INT NR DVD 1995 290
LAWLESS (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 116
LUCK: SEASON 01 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 560
MAKE BELIEVE (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 91
MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 95
NIGHT OF DARK SHADOWS (DVD) HOR GP DVD 1971 94
PARANORMAN (DVD) ANI PG DVD 19.. 93
POLTERGEIST II/POLTERGEIST III (DVD) HOR PG-13 DVD 1986 190
SHINING THROUGH (DVD) GEN R DVD 1992 132
SPARKLE (2012) (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 116
STAR WARS: CLONE WARS: S4 (2012) (DVD) ANI NR DVD 19.. 493
STEP UP REVOLUTION GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 99
SUMMER PALACE (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 140
SWIFT. SILENT. DEEP. (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 100
SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 60
TITICUT FOLLIES (DVD) DOC NR DVD 1967 84
UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS: SEASON 2 (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 348
VISIONS OF ECSTASY (DVD) INT NR DVD 1989 101
WALLANDER: SERIES 03 (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 268
YELLOW SEA, THE (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 137

NEW BLURAY

CHAINED (BR) BR R BR 19.. 94
COPPER: SEASON 1 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 440
DAY, THE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 84
DIAL M FOR MURDER (BR) BR PG BR 1955 105
ICE STATION ZEBRA (BR) BR G BR 1968 149
LAWLESS (BR) BR R BR 19.. 116
PARANORMAN (BR) BR PG BR 19.. 93
SPARKLE (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 116
STEP UP REVOLUTION (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 99
SUNFLOWER (1970) (BR) BR NR BR 1970 107

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