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New arrivals for the week of June 17, 2014
The Attorney
Grand Budabest Hotel
Joe
The Lego Movie

Greetings everyone,

There's a lot of activity on campus this summer. So far, I've seen three new food joints going in on Green Street (Koto Ramen, Which Which and a new frozen yogurt place), they're working weekends on the building at 6th & Green (I bet they want to have that occupied by mid-August) and the annual influx of summer school students, ISYM attendees and campus tours -- and next month is Summer Stage (a local music festival). Come on down and check it all out! The hottest new releases this week include: "The Attorney" (directed by Yang Woo-Seok), "The Grand Budapest Hotel" (w/Ralph Fiennes, Edward Norton, Willem Dafoe, Jude Law, etc), "Joe" (w/Nicolas Cage and Tye Sheridan) and "The Lego Movie" (w/voices of Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Neeson, Will Ferrell, Alison Brie, etc). On a customers suggestions, we grabbed a copy of "Dear Mr Watterson" -- a loving documentary about Bill Watterson and his amazing "Calvin & Hobbes" comic strip. First Run Features released a few new documentaries about Paul Bowles, Peter Brook and James Thurber. Criterion released Peter Davis' "Hearts and Minds" (1974), Georges Franju's "Judex" (1963) and Peter Weir's "Picnic at Hanging Rock" (1975). You can check out all of this week's new arrivals below.

Regular Summer Hours: Monday-Thursday 11-9, Friday-Saturday 11-10 and Sunday noon-8.

You can bet "The Lego Movie" will be at the top of the Top 100 Animated films list next time around but for now Disney's "Frozen" holds that distinction. "Monsters University" and "Despicable Me 2" are the next most popular titles followed by the usual mix of Disney, Pixar, Dreamworks and Simpsons. But, if you are looking for something less "popular" or more "obscure", spend some time digging around in the animated section, you'll find some classic stuff by Ralph Bakshi ("Wizards"), Jules Feiffer ("Monro"), Cordell Barker ("The Cat Came Back"), Don Hertzfeldt ("Rejected"), Richard Condie ("The Big Snit") and lots more. There's something for everyone back there! Don't worry, if you are looking for Studio Ghibli (Hayao Miyazaki) titles and don't see any -- they dominate the Top 100 Anime list. Here are the Top 100 rentals from our Animated section:
1 FROZEN (2013)
2 MONSTERS UNIVERSITY
3 DESPICABLE ME 2
4 TANGLED (2010)
5 BRAVE (DISNEY) (2012)
6 DESPICABLE ME
7 SIMPSONS, THE: SEASON 15
8 WRECK-IT RALPH
9 ADVENTURE TIME: SEASON 02
10 SIMPSONS, THE: SEASON 11
(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...

13 SINS (DVD) HOR R DVD 19.. 92
ALMOST HUMAN (2013) (DVD) HOR NR DVD 19.. 79
ATTORNEY, THE (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 127
BOB'S BURGERS: SEASON 03 (DVD) ANI NR DVD 19.. 506
BOWLES, PAUL: THE CAGE DOOR IS... (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 87
BROOK, PETER: THE TIGHTROPE (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 83
COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY (2014) (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 553
DALZIEL & PASCOE: SEASON 09 (DVD) BMS NR DVD 19.. 468
DEAR MR. WATTERSON (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 90
DEVIL'S KNOT (DVD)_ GEN NR DVD 19.. 114
DOCTOR WHO #040: ENEMY OF THE W... (DVD) WHO NR DVD 1968 139
ERNEST & CELESTINE (DVD) ANI PG DVD 19.. 80
FINAL MEMBER, THE (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 82
GHOST OF GOODNIGHT LANE (DVD) HOR NR DVD 19.. 96
GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 100
HAUNT (DVD) HOR R DVD 19.. 85
HAWKING, STEPHEN: GRAND DESIGN (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 129
HOUSE OF CARDS: SEASON 02 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 663
JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 105
JIMMY P. (DVD) GEN NR DVD 19.. 117
JOE (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 117
JUDEX (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 315
LEGO MOVIE, THE (DVD) ANI PG DVD 19.. 101
MACHINE, THE (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 91
MARCH OR DIE (DVD) INT PG DVD 1977 107
METH HEAD (DVD) GEN NR DVD 19.. 108
MISSING PICTURE, THE (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 96
NIKITA: SEASON 04 (FINAL) (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 253
NON-STOP (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 107
RESURRECTION: SEASON 01 (DVD) TV TV-PG DVD 19.. 344
RIPPER STREET: SEASON 02 (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 485
TEST (DVD) G&L NR DVD 19.. 90
THURBER, JAMES: THE LIFE... (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 57
TIM'S VERMEER (DVD) DOC PG-13 DVD 19.. 80
TOP HAT & TALES: HAROLD ROSS... (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 47
TRUE DETECTIVE: SEASON 01 (DVD) TV TV-MA DVD 19.. 458
VENDETTA (DVD) GEN NR DVD 19.. 106
WAKING THE DEAD: SEASON 09 (FINAL) (DVD) BMS NR DVD 19.. 584

NEW BLURAY

ALAN PARTRIDGE: ALPHA PAPA (BR) BR R BR 19.. 90
CALL THE MIDWIFE: SEASON 03 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 547
COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY (2014) (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 553
DEVIL'S KNOT (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 114
GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL (BR) BR R BR 19.. 100
HEARTS & MINDS (BR) BR NR DVD 1974 112
HOUSE OF CARDS: SEASON 02 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 663
JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 105
JOE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 117
JUDEX (BR) BR NR BR 1963 97
LEGO MOVIE, THE (BR) BR PG BR 19.. 101
NIKITA: SEASON 04 (FINAL) (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 253
NON-STOP (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 107
PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK (BR) BR NR BR 1975
RAY DONOVAN: SEASON 01 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 612
TIM'S VERMEER (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 80
TOUCH OF EVIL (BR) BR PG-13 BR 1958 111
TRUE DETECTIVE: SEASON 01 (BR) BR TV-MA BR 19.. 458

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