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New arrivals for the week of September 10, 2013
Chasing Ice
Love is All You Need
Peeples
Star Trek Into Darkness

Greetings everyone,

Things are starting to liven up in downtown Urbana! Sitara Indian Restaurant & Lounge opened up in the former Black Rock Pizza space (aka The Embassy) and Black Rock could be re-opening in their new space (88 Broadway in Lincoln Square) in another week. Also, I'm told we we are just weeks away from the combination Pizza M and Flying Machine Coffee space opening up -- super excited! As for movies, this week's biggest new titles include: "Chasing Ice" (w/James Balog), "Love is All You Need" (w/Pierce Brosnan and Trine Dyrholm), "Peeples" (w/Craig Robinson, Kerry Washington and David Alan Grier) and "Star Trek: Into Darkness" (w/Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zoe Saldana, etc). On TV we got: "Army Wives S7", "Blue Bloods S3", "Castle S5", "Chicago Fire S1" and "Homeland S2". We also got the final set of "Beck" and the penultimate collection of "Maigret" (w/Bruno Cremer). Criterion released Edouard Molinaro's "La Cage aux Folles" (1978) and the BluRay edition of Martin Ritt's "The Spy Who Came in from the Cold" (1965). Check out this week's complete list of new arrivals below.

Last time we looked at the Top Renting Cycling/Sports films, both volumes of ESPN's "30 for 30" collection appeared on the list -- they have both fallen off completely. At the top this time around is "The Last Kilometer", a documentary about an entire cycling season of "the old" Davide Rebellin and "the young" Ignazio Moser. "Klunkerz" takes a look at the early days of mountain bikes with Joe Breezer (Breezer Bikes), Gary Fisher (Gary Fisher Bikes) and Tom Ritchey (Ritchey Logic) among others. Serena Williams winning the US Open this year might have sparked some interest in "Venus and Serena" moving it to the #3 position. And, possibly the greatest cycling film ever made, "A Sunday in Hell" (#4), follows the French Paris-Roubaix spring classic, notorious for the hellish paves or cobbled roads of the north "which are no longer used for traffic but only for transporting cattle - and for cycle races". Fwiw, I've compiled an exhaustive list of all films related to cycling -- you can have a look here. Here are the Top Renters in Rentertainment's Cycling/Sports section:
1 LAST KILOMETER, THE (CYC)
2 KLUNKERZ (CYC)
3 VENUS AND SERENA (SPO)
4 A SUNDAY IN HELL (CYC)
5 CHICAGO BULLS: 1990-1991 (SPO)
6 EARTHED 3 (SPO)
7 FIXATION (CYC)
8 PARIS-ROUBAIX: 1992 & 1993 (CYC)
9 RIDE THE DIVIDE (CYC)
10 2007 ILLINOIS FOOTBALL (SPO)
(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...

ARMY WIVES: SEASON 07 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 559
BECK: SETS 1 - 8 (EPS 1-24) (DVD) INT NR DVD 1997 999
BLACK WATERS OF ECHO'S POND, THE (DVD) HOR R DVD 19.. 93
BLOOD (2012) (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 92
BLUE BLOODS: SEASON 03 (DVD) TV TV-14 DVD 19.. 973
CASTLE: SEASON 05 (DVD) TV TV-PG DVD 19.. 999
CHASING ICE (DVD) DOC PG-13 DVD 19.. 75
CHICAGO FIRE: SEASON 01 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 999
DELETE (DVD) SF NR DVD 19.. 175
DRAGON CITY: PUNK ROCK IN CHINA! (DVD) MUS NR DVD 19.. 75
EAGLES: HISTORY OF THE... (DVD) MUS TV-MA DVD 19.. 233
FRANKENSTEIN'S ARMY (DVD) HOR R DVD 19.. 84
FROM UP ON POPPY HILL (DVD) JAN PG DVD 19.. 91
HAVEN: SEASON 03 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 572
HER MAJESTY (DVD) INT PG DVD 19.. 105
HOMELAND: SEASON 02 (DVD) TV TV-14 DVD 19.. 629
ICEMAN, THE (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 105
IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHIL...: S:8 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 220
LAST KEEPERS, THE (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 100
LORDS OF SALEM, THE (DVD) HOR R DVD 19.. 101
LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 116
MAIGRET: SET 7 (DVD) INT NR DVD 1998 274
NIGHT ACROSS THE STREET (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 111
NOW YOU SEE ME (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 115
ORPHAN BLACK: SEASON 01 (DVD) BMS NR DVD 19.. 450
PARADE'S END (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 300
PEEPLES (DVD) COM PG-13 DVD 19.. 95
PING PONG (2012) (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 76
RADIO UNNAMEABLE (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 87
STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS (DVD) ST PG-13 DVD 19.. 132
SWORD IN THE STONE, THE (DVD) ANI G DVD 1963 79
WAR WITCH (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 90
WE STEAL SECRETS: STORY OF WIKI... (DVD) DOC R DVD 19.. 130

NEW BLURAY

CAGE AUX FOLLES, LA (BR) BR NR BR 1978 96
CHASING ICE (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 75
FROM UP ON POPPY HILL (BR) BR PG BR 19.. 91
HOMELAND: SEASON 02 (BR) BR TV-14 BR 19.. 628
ICEMAN, THE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 105
IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHIL...: S:8 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 220
LORDS OF SALEM, THE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 101
LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED (BR) BR R BR 19.. 116
MUPPETS: MUPPET MOVIE (BR) BR G BR 1979 95
NOW YOU SEE ME (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 125
PARADE'S END (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 300
PEEPLES (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 95
ROBIN HOOD (1973) (BR) BR G BR 1973 83
SPARTACUS: SEASON 03: WAR/DAMNED (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 553
SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD, THE (BR) BR NR BR 1965 112
STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 132
SWORD IN THE STONE, THE (BR) BR G BR 1963 79

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