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New arrivals for the week of August 13, 2013
The Big Wedding
The Company You Keep
Olympus has Fallen
What Maisie Knew

Greetings everyone,

It looks like a few new food options are preparing to open on campus: Ambar-India (where Wonderdogs used to be), a BBQ place (in the old Qdoba), and a pizza place (in the old Antonio's). I've also noticed the OMG Sausages truck parked with the other food trucks by the old Garcias on Wright Street. Anyone know any more about any of these? New releases this week include: "The Big Wedding" (w/Robert De Niro, Susan Sarandon, Diane Keaton, Katherine Heigl, etc), "The Company You Keep" (w/Robert Redford, Shia LaBeouf, Julie Christie, Sam Elliott, etc), "Olympus has Fallen" (w/Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman and Aaron Eckhart) and "What Maisie Knew" (w/Steve Coogan, Julianne Moore and Onata Aprile). "A Band Called Death" is a documentary about the early '70s punk trio Death -- an amazing story. Also, two documentaries about the rise and fall of independent record stores came out this week: "Brick and Mortar and Love" (about ear X-tacy Records in Louisville, KY) and "Last Shop Standing" (inspired by Graham Jones' excellent book). On the TV front: "The Mindy Project: S1", "Misfits: S3" and "Smash: S2". And, from the world of International TV: "Annika Bengtzon: S1" (Sweden), "Beck: S6" (Sweden) and "Maigret: S5" (France). Check out this week's complete list of new arrivals below.

"Goat Rodeo: Sessions" (recorded live at the House of Blues in Boston, MA), with cellist Yo-Yo Ma, fiddler Stuart Duncan, bassist Edgar Meyer and mandolinist Chris Thile, tops this week's list of Top 100 Jazz/Blues & Bluegrass/Folk renters. Unfortunately, even with over 120 titles in these sections, only 18 made it onto the list -- but, they are all well worth watching. These are obviously some under-appreciated sections of the store but there are a lot of great titles on those shelves -- do yourself a favor and pick one up the next time you are in. If you're not sure what to get, Ken Burns' Jazz is a constant crowd favorite (and John Prine's Live on Soundstage is mine). Here are the Top 10 titles from the Jazz & Blues and Bluegrass & Folk sections in the past year:
1 GOAT RODEO: LIVE SESSIONS (Folk/Bluegrass)
2 VAN ZANDT, TOWNES: BE HERE... (Folk/Bluegrass)
3 ARMSTRONG, LOUIS: SATCHMO (Jazz/Blues)
4 ARMSTRONG, LOUIS: WONDERFUL WORLD... (Jazz/Blues)
5 BLAKEY, ART & THE JAZZ: LIVE IN '58 (Jazz/Blues)
6 FLECK, BELA: THROW DOWN YOUR HEART (Folk/Bluegrass)
7 BRUBECK, DAVE: LIVE IN '64 & '66 (Jazz/Blues)
8 GUTHRIE, WOODY: AIN'T GOT NO HOME (Folk/Bluegrass)
9 BUKKA WHITE AND SON HOUSE (Jazz/Blues)
10 HIGH LONESOME (Folk/Bluegrass)
(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...

A BAND CALLED DEATH (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 96
ALPHAS: SEASON 02 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 561
ANNIKA BENGTZON: SERIES 01 (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 536
ANTIVIRAL (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 108
BECK: SETS 1 - 6 (EPS 1-18) (DVD) INT NR DVD 1997 999
BIG WEDDING, THE (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 90
BOOM VARIETAL: THE RISE OF... (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 72
BRICK AND MORTAR AND LOVE (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 70
CAPTAINS CLOSE UP, THE (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 150
COMPANY YOU KEEP, THE (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 122
COMPULSION (2013) (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 88
DAMNED, THE (1947) (DVD) FRE NR DVD 1947 105
DETOUR (2013) (DVD) GEN NR DVD 19.. 86
DUCH: MASTER OF THE FORGES OF HELL (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 103
EMPEROR (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 106
EMPLOYER, THE (DVD) GEN NR DVD 19.. 89
EXTRAORDINARY ADV OF ADELE BLANC...(DVD) INT PG DVD 19.. 107
FRIDAYS: THE VERY BEST OF... (DVD) TV NR DVD 1980 810
HATCHET 3 (DVD) HOR NR DVD 19.. 81
HIGHEST PASS, THE (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 89
HOT FLASHES, THE (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 100
I KILLED MY MOTHER (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 100
KING OF THE STREETS (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 88
LABOR OF LOVE, A (DVD) DOC NR DVD 1975 67
LAST SHOP STANDING (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 124
LIVING DOWNSTREAM (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 85
MAIGRET: SET 5 (DVD) INT NR DVD 1996 542
MATCHMAKER, THE (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 112
MIDSOMER MURDERS: SEASON 14 (DVD) BMS NR DVD 19.. 372
MINDY PROJECT, THE: SEASON 01 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 552
MISFITS: SEASON 03 (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 368
OBLIVION (2013) (DVD) SF PG-13 DVD 19.. 125
OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN (BR) BR R DVD 19.. 119
OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 119
PLACE BEYOND THE PINES (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 141
REALITY (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 117
SHORT ORDER (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 100
SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE (DVD) COM PG-13 DVD 1999 96
SMASH: SEASON 02 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 767
SOLOMON KANE (DVD) SF R DVD 19.. 104
SPIRAL: SEASON 01 (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 391
STORAGE 24 (DVD) HOR R DVD 19.. 87
TELEFON ( W/ ST. IVES) (DVD) GEN PG DVD 1977 104
TO THE WONDER (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 113
WHAT MAISIE KNEW (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 98

NEW BLURAY

A BAND CALLED DEATH (BR) DOC NR BR 19.. 96
BIG WEDDING, THE (BR) COM R BR 19.. 90
COMPANY YOU KEEP, THE (BR) GEN R BR 19.. 122
DAMNED, THE (1947) (BR) FRE NR BR 1947 105
EMPEROR (BR) GEN PG-13 BR 19.. 106
EXTRAORDINARY ADV OF ADELE BLANC...(BR) INT PG BR 19.. 107
OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN (BR) GEN R BR 19.. 119
REALITY (BR) INT R BR 19.. 117
WHAT MAISIE KNEW (BR) GEN R BR 19.. 98

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