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New arrivals for the week of November 25, 2014
Expendables 3
The Give
Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas
November Man

Greetings everyone,

Happy Fall Break! This week's biggest new releases are: "Expendables 3" (w/Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Mel Gibson, etc -- but our copies are delayed until Friday), "The Giver" (w/Brenton Thwaites, Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep), "November Man" (w/Pierce Brosnan, Olga Kurylenko and Luke Bracey -- these are delayed, too) and "Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas" (w/Tyler Perry, Chad Michael Murray and Alicia Witt). We also picked up another set of Mystery Science Theater 3000 films (The Turkey Day Collection -- Set 31), the 5 1/2 hour long director's cut of Lars von Trier's "Nymphomaniac", the other two parts of the "Saints and Soldiers" trilogy ("Airborne Creed" and "The Void"), Robert X. Cringely's "The Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires" (an irreverent history of the PC industry) and all three available seasons of the Danish crime drama "Unit One" (we're going to have to make a special section for all of these). And, in the "I would have bet money we owned this... but didn't" category, we now have "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle" (1992; w/Annabella Sciorra and Rebecca De Mornay). You can check out all of this week's new arrivals below.

Fall Break Hours: We will be keeping roughly our normal hours over the Fall Break. The two changes are:
1) We will close early on Wednesday (at 8:00 instead of 10:00)
2) We will not be open at all on Thursday
Everything will go back to normal on Friday... until Sunday, December 21 when our Winter Break schedule will kick in.

The #1 renting film in the Sports & Cycling categories this time around is "The Armstrong Lie", chronicling Lance Armstrong's rise and fall from what is still the greatest sport on earth. Taking silver is A&E's "100 Years of Wrigley Field" (2014) followed by Lucy Walker's half-pipe rivalry doucmentary, "The Crash Reel" (2013). Narrowly missing a podium spot is "Reveal the Path", a "genre-defying adventure film that contemplates what it means to live an inspired life using the bicycle as a mechanism to explore, dream and discover." And, rounding out the Top 10 is one of my favorite cycling documentaries, "A Sunday in Hell", which follows the 1976 Paris-Roubaix -- a psychological and dramatic study of the battle between Merckx, DeVlaeminick, Marten and Moser. Fwiw, I've compiled an exhaustive list of all films related to cycling. If interested, you can have a look here. Here are the Top Renters in Rentertainment's Cycling/Sports section:
1 ARMSTRONG LIE, THE (CYC)
2 100 YEARS OF WRIGLEY FIELD (SPO)
3 CRASH REEL, THE (SPO)
4 REVEAL THE PATH (CYC)
5 GIRO DI LOMBARDIA: 2009 (CYC)
6 LIEGE-BASTOGNE-LIEGE 2010 (CYC)
7 LIEGE-BASTOGNE/FLECHE WALLONNE 2009(CYC)
8 RISING FROM ASHES (CYC)
9 TOUR DE FRANCE (2001) (CYC)
10 A SUNDAY IN HELL (CYC)
(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...

22 JUMP STREET (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 112
24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 522
BASQUIAT, JEAN-MICHEL: RADIANT... (DVD) ART NR DVD 19.. 93
FOR A WOMAN (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 110
FOREIGN LETTERS (DVD) AIF NR DVD 19.. 99
FROZEN (2013) (DVD) ANI PG DVD 19.. 102
GIVER, THE (DVD) SF PG-13 DVD 19.. 97
GUARDIANS OF THE MUSEUM (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 120
HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE, THE (DVD) GEN R DVD 1992 110
IN THE FACE OF CRIME (2010) INT NR DVD 19.. 479
INCH' ALLAH DIMANCHE (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 98
INSPECTOR LEWIS: SERIES 07 (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 270
INTO THE STORM (2014) (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 89
JFK: THE PRIVATE PRESIDENT (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 53
KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE (DVD) JAN G DVD 1989 105
LAW & ORDER: SEASON 15 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 999
LIFE IN DIRTY MOVIES, A (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 80
MADEA CHRISTMAS, A: THE MOVIE (DVD) COM PG-13 DVD 19.. 100
MADEA'S CLASS REUNION: THE PLAY (DVD) PA NR DVD 19.. 125
MST 3K: JUNGLE GODDESS TV NR DVD 1990 62
MST 3K: SQUIRM (DVD) TV NR DVD 1999 92
MST 3K: THE PAINTED HILLS (DVD) TV NR DVD 1993 68
MST 3K: THE SCREAMING SKULL (DVD) TV NR DVD 1998 68
NYMPHOMANIAC: VOLUME 1 (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 117
NYMPHOMANIAC: VOLUME 2 (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 124
PRINCESS MONONOKE (DVD) JAN PG-13 DVD 19.. 134
SAINTS AND SOLDIERS: AIRBORNE CREED(DVD) AIF NR DVD 19.. 94
SAINTS AND SOLDIERS: THE VOID (DVD) AIF PG-13 DVD 19.. 96
SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 102
STEP UP: ALL IN (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 111
TRIUMPH OF THE NERDS, THE (DVD) DOC NR DVD 1996 165
UNIT ONE: SET 1 (EPISODES 1-12) INT NR DVD 19..
UNIT ONE: SET 2 (EPISODES 13-24) INT NR DVD 19..
UNIT ONE: SET 3 (EPISODES 25-32) INT NR DVD
WE COULD BE KING (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 80
WIND RISES, THE (DVD) NEW PG-13 DVD 19.. 127
YOU AND THE NIGHT (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 98

NEW BLURAY

22 JUMP STREET (BR) BR R BR 19.. 112
24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 522
GIVER, THE (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 97
INTO THE STORM (2014) (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 89
KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE (BR) BR G BR 1989 105
MADEA CHRISTMAS, A: THE MOVIE (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 100
NYMPHOMANIAC: VOLUME 1 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 117
NYMPHOMANIAC: VOLUME 2 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 124
PRINCESS MONONOKE (BR) BR PG-13 BR 1989 134
SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR (BR) BR R BR 19.. 102
STEP UP: ALL IN (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 111
WIND RISES, THE (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 127

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