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New arrivals for the week of September 2, 2014
Citizen Koch
Draft Day
Moms' Night Out
Night Moves

Greetings everyone,

I finally ate at Masijta Grill (Korean BBQ) in Downtown Urbana -- loved it! It was our first time there so we asked our waiter to recommend a few dishes -- all the food was great and the service was super-friendly... I'll definitely go again. Now we have excellent Indian (Sitara Indian), Thai (Siam Terrace) and Korean food in downtown Urbana -- not to mention Black Dog, Bunny's, Courier, Crane Alley, Flying Machine Coffee and Pizza M all within the same one block radius. And, it looks like The Dancing Dog Eatery & Juicery (the vegan restaurant on Main Street) is all but ready to open. Now, if only we could convince Maize to open a third location...

This week's biggest new arrivals are: "Citizen Koch" (political documentary directed by Carl Deal and Tia Lessin), "Draft Day" (w/Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner), "Moms' Night Out" (w/Sarah Drew, Trace Adkins, Sean Astin and Patricia Heaton) and "Night Moves" (w/Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning and Peter Sarsgaard). Also worth a mention: Alejandro Jodorowsky's "The Dance of Reality", "For No Good Reason" (a documentary on British artist Ralph Steadman; w/Johnny Depp) and the comedy "They Came Together" (w/Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd). Lots of new TV stuff, too: Breathless S1, Chicago Fire S2, Grey's Anatomy S10, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia S9, League S9, New Girl S3, Originals S1 and Revolution S2. We also got the first of three seasons of Elizabeth Kerr and Robin Williams' "Mork & Mindy" -- we'll have the rest soon. And, in the "we should have had this long ago" category, we grabbed copies of "Bad Influence" (1990, w/Rob Lowe and James Spader) and "My Stepmother is an Alien" (1988, w/Dan Aykroyd and Kim Basinger). Criterion also released a number of excellent titles: "The Essential Jacques Demy" (six titles: Lola, Bay of Angels, Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Young Girls of Rochefort, Donkey Skin and Une Chambre en Ville), John Cassavetes' "Love Streams (1984) and Pedro Almodóvar's "Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!" (1989). You can check out all of this week's new arrivals below.

Criterion seems to be stacking the deck in their favor (by simply releasing great movies?) in this week's Top Renting Film Noir titles -- two of the top three were released by them. Billy Wilders "Double Indemnity" (1944) remains the favorite followed by Fritz Lang's "Ministry of Fear" (1944) and Jules Dasin's "Night and the City" (1950) -- the latter two being from the Criterion Collection. BBC Culture recently did a story "Eight of the Greatest Film Noirs" -- between that and our Top Renter listing, you should be able to find some great titles to watch this week. By the way, we only keep the classic Film Noir in our Film Noir section. The newer Noir titles (The Long Goodbye, Body Heat, Hammett, Mona Lisa, Brick, etc) can be found scattered throughout the store. Here are the Top Renters from our Film Noir section:
1 DOUBLE INDEMNITY
2 MINISTRY OF FEAR
3 NIGHT AND THE CITY (1950)
4 SUNSET BOULEVARD
5 TOUCH OF EVIL
6 GILDA
7 SLEEP, MY LOVE
8 STRANGER, THE
9 BIG CLOCK, THE
10 CROSSFIRE
(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...

AFTERMATH (DVD) HOR NR DVD 19.. 92
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 (DVD) SF PG-13 DVD 19.. 141
AMERICAN PROMISE (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 135
BAD INFLUENCE (DVD) GEN R DVD 1990 100
BLENDED (DVD) COM PG-13 DVD 19.. 117
BREATHLESS: SEASON 01 (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 270
CABIN FEVER 3: PATIENT ZERO (DVD) HOR NR DVD 19.. 95
CHAMBRE EN VILLE, UNE (DVD) INT NR DVD 1982 93
CHICAGO FIRE: SEASON 02 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 930
CITIZEN KOCH (DVD) AP NR DVD 19.. 86
CRIMINAL MINDS: SEASON 09 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 999
DANCE OF REALITY (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 129
DOUBLE, THE (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 93
DRAFT DAY (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 110
FOR NO GOOD REASON (DVD) ART R DVD 19.. 89
GLACIAL BALANCE (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19..
GREYS' ANATOMY: SEASON 10 (DVD) TV TV-14 DVD 19.. 999
HEART OF BRUNO WIZARD, THE (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 70
HEAVENLY SWORD (DVD) ANI NR DVD 19.. 85
HORSES OF GOD (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 115
I AM HAPPINESS ON EARTH (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 124
IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHIL...: S:9 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 254
LEAGUE, THE: SEASON 05 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 325
LINE OF DUTY: SERIES 2 (DVD) BMS NR DVD 19.. 369
LOVE STREAMS (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 1984 141
MOMS' NIGHT OUT (DVD) COM PG DVD 19..
MORK & MINDY: SEASON 01 (DVD) TV NR DVD 1978 635
MY STEPMOTHER IS AN ALIEN (DVD) COM PG-13 DVD 1988 105
NEW GIRL: SEASON 03 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 499
NIGHT MOVES (2013) (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 112
NOW AND AGAIN: SEASON 01 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 972
ORIGINALS, THE: SEASON 01 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 929
REVOLUTION: SEASON 02 (FINAL) (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 943
THEY CAME TOGETHER (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 84
TIE ME UP! TIE ME DOWN (DVD) INT NR DVD 1990 102
TWO: THE STORY OF ROMAN &^ NYRO (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 70
WHO IS DAYANI CRISTAL? (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 85
WITHOUT A TRACE: SEASON 06 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 753
YANGSI (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 81

NEW BLURAY

BAY OF ANGELS (BR) BR NR BR 1963 84
BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS (BR) BR G BR 1971 117
BLENDED (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 117
CABIN FEVER 3: PATIENT ZERO (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 95
CHAMBRE EN VILLE, UNE (BR) BR NR BR 1982 93
DANCE OF REALITY (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 129
DONKEY SKIN (BR) BR NR BR 1970 90
DRAFT DAY (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 117
FOR NO GOOD REASON (BR) BR R BR 19.. 89
HEAVENLY SWORD (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 85
LOLA (1961) (BR) BR NR BR 1961 88
LOVE STREAMS (BR) BR PG-13 BR 1984 141
MOMS' NIGHT OUT (BR) BR PG BR 19..
NIGHT MOVES (2013) (BR) BR R BR 19.. 112
ORIGINALS, THE: SEASON 01 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 929
OUT OF THE PAST (BR) BR NR BR 1947 97
REVOLUTION: SEASON 02 (FINAL) (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 943
THEY CAME TOGETHER (BR) BR R BR 19.. 84
TIE ME UP! TIE ME DOWN! (BR) BR NR BR 1990 102
UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG, THE (BR) BR NR BR 1964 92
YOUNG GIRLS OF ROCHEFORT, THE (BR) BR NR BR 1967 126

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