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New arrivals for the week of August 19, 2014
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Fading Gigolo
Only Lovers Left Alive
The Quiet Ones

Greetings everyone,

This weekend is both the Urbana Sweet Corn Festival and the University YMCA's Dump and Run Garage Sale! The Urbana Sweet Corn Festival is held in Downtown Urbana on Friday evening and all-day and into Saturday evening (August 22nd & 23rd) -- lots of food, fun and music (check out the schedule on-line). The University YMCA's Dump and Run Garage Sale has been an annual event for years and is held at the University of Illinois' Stock Pavilion (on Pennsylvania Ave) on Saturday and Sunday. At the end of the school year, volunteers collect over six semi-trailers worth of stuff from students moving out of the dorms and certified housing, spend the summer organizing it and collecting more from local residence, then have this huge sale at the beginning of the school year. Keep lots of stuff out of the waste stream and raise money for all the good things the University YMCA does -- Win-Win!

This week's biggest new arrivals include: "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" (w/Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Paul Giamatti, etc) (trailer), "Fading Gigolo" (w/John Turturro, Woody Allen, Liev Schreiber, Sofia Vergara, etc) (trailer), "Only Lovers Left Alive" (w/Tom Hiddleston, Tilda Swinton, Mia Wasikowska, Anton Yelchin, etc) (trailer) and "The Quiet Ones" (w/Jared Harris, Sam Claflin and Olivia Cooke) (trailer). It seems just about the rest of the new release box was filled with TV stuff: Boardwalk Empire S4, Dalziel & Pascoe S10, Good Wife S5, Last Tango in Halifax S2, Millers S1, Mindy Project S2, NCIS S11, NCIS LA S5, Once Upon a Time S3, Parenthood S5, Parks & Recreation S6 and Top Gear S21. And, Alfonso Arau's "Like Water for Chocolate" (1992) finally got released on BluRay. You can check out all of this week's new arrivals below.

We'll be switching back to our regular hours on Saturday (23rd). So, for the few days our hours will be: Monday-Thursday 11-9, Friday-Saturday 11-10 and Sunday noon-8. After that: Monday-Friday (10-10), Saturday (11- 10) and Sunday (noon-10)

"The Act of Killing" (2012), a documentary about former Indonesian death-squad leaders, is currently the top renting film in our Documentary section. The long running "Up Series", which follows the lives of 14 kids in the UK revisiting them every seven years, came in 2nd (spurred on by the latest installment, "56 Up") followed by Carl Sagan's "Cosmos" (1980) series -- no doubt because of the interest in Neil deGarsse's "Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey" (2014) which came in 4th. The documentary section will always be one of my favorite sections in the store -- so many great films, so many great stories. If you are every at a loss for something to watch, grab a documentary -- you'll rarely be disappointed. Here are the Top 100 renters from our Documentary section:
1 ACT OF KILLING, THE
2 UP SERIES, THE
3 COSMOS: CARL SAGAN
4 COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY (2014)
5 BLACKFISH
6 PERVERT'S GUIDE TO IDEOLOGY, THE
7 ROOM 237
8 TIM'S VERMEER
9 20 FEET FROM STARDOM
10 HISTORY OF BRITAIN: COMPLETE COL.
(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...

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 (DVD) SF PG-13 DVD 19.. 141
AUCTION, THE (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 111
COLD LANDS, THE (DVD) AIF NR DVD 19.. 101
DALZIEL & PASCOE: SEASON 10 (DVD) BMS NR DVD 19.. 502
EASTSIDERS (DVD) G&L NR DVD 19.. 115
FADING GIGOLO (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 90
FILTH (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 98
GIRL IN A SWING, THE (DVD) INT NR DVD 1989 118
GOOD WIFE, THE: SEASON 05 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 949
GRIGRIS (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 100
HAUNTED HOUSE 2, A (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 87
JA'MIE: PRIVATE SCHOOL GIRL (DVD) INT TV-MA DVD 19.. 180
JARHEAD 2: FIELD OF FIRE (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 103
LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX: SEASON 02 (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 347
MILLERS, THE: SEASON 01 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 493
MINDY PROJECT, THE: SEASON 02 (DVD) TV TV-PG DVD 19.. 477
NCIS: LOS ANGELES: SEASON 05 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 999
NCIS: SEASON 11 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 999
ONCE UPON A TIME: SEASON 03 (DVD) TV TV-PG DVD 19.. 926
ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 123
PARENTHOOD: SEASON 05 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 942
PARKS AND RECREATION: SEASON 06 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 557
PROXY (DVD) HOR NR DVD 19.. 122
QUIET ONES, THE (DVD) HOR PG-13 DVD 19.. 98
RAGE (DVD) GEN NR DVD 19.. 98
RAILWAY MAN, THE (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 108
ROSEMARY'S BABY: MINISERIES (DVD) HOR TV-14 DVD 19.. 170
SACRAMENT, THE (DVD) HOR R DVD 19.. 99
TOP GEAR: SEASON 21 (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 300
TOY STORY OF TERROR! (DVD) ANI TV-G DVD 19.. 22
WHEN I SAW YOU (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 98

NEW BLURAY

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 141
FADING GIGOLO (BR) BR R BR 19.. 90
HAUNTED HOUSE 2, A (BR) BR R BR 19.. 87
JARHEAD 2: FIELD OF FIRE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 103
LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE (BR) BR R BR 1992 105
ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 123
QUIET ONES, THE (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 98
RAGE (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 98
ROSEMARY'S BABY: MINISERIES (BR) BR TV-14 BR 19.. 170
TOY STORY OF TERROR! (BR) BR TV-G BR 19.. 22

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