It looks like it's time to hunker down with a glass of Scotch and bowl of popcorn and watch movies -- it got cold out there in a hurry! This week's biggest new releases are: "How to Train Your Dragon 2" (from Dreamworks), "Jersey Boys" (directed by Clint Eastwood; w/Christopher Walken), "Let's Be Cops" (w/Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr) and "Tammy" (w/Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Dan Aykroyd, etc). Other titles of interest include: James Cameron's "Deepsea Challenge", Michel Gondry's "Mood Indigo" (w/Audrey Tautou, Romain Duris and Omar Sy) and "Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon" (directed by Beth Aala and Mike Myers). "Monty Python Live (Mostly): One Down, Five to Go" is the teams latest final reunion recorded live in 2014 at the O2 Arena in London. And, in "What is Cinema", Chuck Worman (The Source, Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol) uses interviews with directors and clips from films to give us ideas of what the future of cinema might hold. You can check out all of this week's new arrivals below.
John Maloof's "Finding Vivian Maier" (2013), a documentary on the previously unknown Chicago street photographer Vivian Maier, is the most rented title in our Photography & Photographers section. The 12-part, six-hour French television series, "Photo: A History from Behind the Lens" is the runner-up followed by the Irish documentary, "Men at Lunch", which tells the story of the iconic 1932 photograph of 11 workers taking their lunch break while sitting on an iron beam high above NYC. We have a great selection of films about Photography & Photographers -- including titles about greats like Ansel Adams, Richard Avedon, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Bill Cunningham, Annie Leibovitz, Bert Stern and William Wegman. Seeing their work gives us not only an insight into the artist, but also a look at the time and place in which they created their photographs. What a great way to spend an afternoon! Here are the Top Renters from our Photography & Photographers section:
1 FINDING VIVIAN MAIER
2 PHOTO: A HISTORY FROM BEHIND...
3 MEN AT LUNCH
4 LEIBOVITZ, ANNIE: LIFE . . .
5 ANSEL ADAMS
6 AVEDON, RICHARD: DARKNESS AND LIGHT
7 BERT STERN: ORIGINAL MAD MAN
8 BILL CUNNINGHAM NEW YORK
9 CARTIER-BRESSON, HENRI...
10 CREWDSON, GREGORY: BRIEF ENCOUN...
(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)
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Here's what's new this week...
ART: 21: SEASON 07 (DVD) ART NR DVD 19.. 240
DADS: THE COMPLETE SERIES (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 418
DEEPSEA CHALLENGE: JAMES CAMERON (DVD) DOC PG DVD 19.. 91
GETTING ON: SEASON 01 (DVD) TV TV-MA DVD 19.. 180
HERCULES (2014) (DVD) SF PG-13 DVD 19.. 97
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 (DVD) ANI PG DVD 19.. 102
I AM YOURS (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 100
ICEMAN (2014) (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 105
JERSEY BOYS (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 134
LADY VALOR: KRISTIN BECK STORY (DVD) G&L NR DVD 19.. 84
LET'S BE COPS (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 104
MALEFICENT (DVD) GEN PG DVD 19.. 97
MONTY PYTHON: LIVE (MOSTLY) (DVD) MP NR DVD 19.. 100
MOOD INDIGO (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 131
MOST WANTED MAN, A (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 122
NOCTURNA (DVD) INT PG DVD 19.. 88
ORNETTE: MADE IN AMERICA (DVD) JAZ NR DVD 1985 85
PATEMA INVERTED (DVD) JAN NR DVD 19.. 98
PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE (DVD) ANI PG DVD 19.. 83
PORTRAIT OF JASON (DVD) DOC NR DVD 1967 107
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: AMY POEHLER (DVD) SUC NR DVD 19.. 105
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: WILL FERRELL 3 (DVD SUC NR DVD 19.. 61
SUPERMENSCH (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 85
TAMMY (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 100
VENUS IN FUR (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 96
WELCOME TO THE SPACE SHOW (DVD) JAN NR DVD 19.. 136
WHAT IS CINEMA? (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 78
HERCULES (2014) (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 98
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 (BR) BR PG BR 19.. 102
JERSEY BOYS (BR) BR R BR 19.. 134
LET'S BE COPS (BR) BR R BR 19.. 104
MALEFICENT (BR) BR PG BR 19.. 97
MONTY PYTHON: LIVE (MOSTLY) (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 100
MOOD INDIGO (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 131
MOST WANTED MAN, A (BR) GEN R BR 19.. 122
PATEMA INVERTED (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 98
PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE (BR) BR PG BR 19.. 83
SUPERMENSCH (BR) BR R BR 19.. 85
TAMMY (BR) BR R BR 19.. 100
TRUE BLOOD: SEASON 07 (FINAL) (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 600
WELCOME TO THE SPACE SHOW (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 136
WHAT IS CINEMA? (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 78
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