We're just a few days away from Rentertainment's 28th Birthday! According to Patton Oswalt it's not a landmark birthday (1-10, 13, 16, 18-21, and multiples of 10 from there on out) so we shouldn't even mention it -- but, expect to find a few specials over the weekend anyway. Happy Birthday, us.
Although there were no mega-hits released this week, there were a few titles of interest: "Longmire: Season 2" (w/Robert Taylor, Lou Diamond Phillips and Katee Sackhoff), "Lore" (directed by Cate Shortland), "The Loving Story" (documentary about the landmark 1967 Supreme Court "miscegenation" trail) and "The Numbers Station" (w/John Cusack and Malin Akerman). We also got Masterpiece Theatre's "Northanger Abbey" (2007), the second season of the Canadian TV series, "The Newsroom" and George Roy Hill's "A Little Romance" (1979, w/Laurence Olivier and Diane Lane). We should have Covert Affairs S3, Doctor Who S7P2, George Gently S5 and Suits S2 by the weekend. Lastly, continuing their tradition of releasing great films, Criterion released Mike Leigh's "Life is Sweet" (1990). Check out the complete list of new arrivals below.
A documentary about Spanish chef Ferran Adria and his restaurant, "El Bulli: Cooking in Progress", has been the #1 renter from the Cooking Section since its release over a year ago. "Raw and Cooked", a documentary about food in Korea snuck up to 2nd place and David Chang's "Mind of a Chef" is in 3rd (note: David Chang is the man in charge at Momofuku and the editor of the great foodie magazine, Lucky Peach). The rest of the list is a mix of America's Test Kitchen (and their sister show/publication, Cook's Country), Anthony Bourdain, Gordon Ramsey, and a few wine/beer shows (both favorites of mine: Oz & James and Three Sheets). We've got a great selection of Cooking and Drinking Shows (over 100 titles) -- here are the ones that rented this past year:
1 EL BULLI: COOKING IN PROGRESS
2 RAW AND THE COOKED, THE
3 MIND OF A CHEF, THE: SEASON 1
4 AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN: SEASON 12
5 BOURDAIN, ANTHONY: A COOK'S TOUR
6 OZ & JAMES' BIG FRENCH WINE...
7 AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN: SEASON 02
8 AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN: SEASON 03
9 BAKER'S FORUM: ARTISAN BREADS
10 COOK'S COUNTRY: SEASON 05
(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)
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Here's what's new this week...
6 MONTH RULE, THE (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 115
BEAUTIFUL CREATURES (2013) (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 124
CHARGE (DVD) SPO G DVD 19.. 90
FROZEN PLANET: COMPLETE SERIES (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 350
LIFE IS SWEET (DVD) INT NR DVD 1990 102
LITTLE ROMANCE, A (1979) GEN PG DVD 1979 110
LITTLE THINGS, THE (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 86
LONGMIRE: SEASON 01 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 443
LORE (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 108
LOVING STORY, THE (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 77
MULBERRY TREE, THE (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 88
NEWSROOM, THE: SEASON 02 INT TV DVD 19.. 286
NORTHANGER ABBEY (2006) INT TV DVD 19.. 86
NUM8ERS STATION GEN R DVD 19.. 89
POLLYANNA COM G DVD 1960 134
SAVING HOPE: SEASON 01 TV TV-PG DVD 19.. 572
SIDE EFFECTS (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 107
STRUCK BY LIGHTNING COM NR DVD 19.. 84
TOXIC AVENGER 4: CITIZEN TOXIE (DVD) TRO NR DVD 19.. 90
BEAUTIFUL CREATURES (2013) (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 124
CLEOPATRA (1963) (BR) BR G BR 1963 251
HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE (BR) BR PG BR 19.. 119
LIFE IS SWEET (BR) BR R BR 1990 103
MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO (BR) BR PG BR 1988 88
SIDE EFFECTS (BR) BR R BR 19.. 104
TRUE BLOOD: SEASON 05 (BR) BR TV-MA BR 19.. 720
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