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New arrivals for the week of December 2, 2014
As Above, So Below
The Congress
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
The Hundred-Foot Journey

Greetings everyone,

Lots of new stuff this week. The biggest titles include: "As Above, So Below" (w/Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman and Edwin Hodge), "The Congress" (w/Robin Wright Harvey Keitel Paul Giamatti), "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" (w/Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Kirk Acevedo, etc) and "The Hundred-Foot Journey" (w/Helen Mirren, Om Puri and Manish Dayal). Sebastian del Amo's "Cantinflas" (2014; w/Oscar Jaenada and Michael Imperioli) is the story of Mexico's greatest and most beloved comedy film star of all time, Mario Moreno Reyes. "Design is One: Lella & Massimo Vignelli" looks at two of the world's most influential designers (whose work includes New York's subway signage, the interior of Saint Peter's Church at Citicorp Center, logos for Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Avenue, Ford and American Airlines, and bringing the Helvetica font to America). Julia Halperin and Jason Cortlund, the directors of "Now, Forager" ("A food lover's film"), sent us a copy of their film with a very nice note saying how much they love independent video stores and that Ebert gave the film "Two Thumbs Up" -- that's a pretty good recommendation for us (and it's a food film!). "Penance" (2012), a 5-part murder-mystery-thriller mini-series, is the latest from Kiyoshi Kurosawa, known for The Cure (1997), Tokyo Sonata (2008) and Pulse (2001). There's lots of other new TV stuff, too: Broad City S1, Brooklyn Nine-Nine S1, Defiance S2, Justified S5, Law & Order S16, Law & Order SVU S15, Paradise S2, Simpsons S17, Strain S1 and Star Trek TNG S7 (on BR!). Almost too much to watch in a week! You can check out all of this week's new arrivals below.

Comedian Jim Gaffigan's latest, "Obsessed", is the top renting film in our Stand-Up Comedy section this month. Bill Cosby's "Far From Finished" dropped to 2nd followed by Robin Williams' "Live on Broadway". Top 10 regulars Dave Chappelle, Louis CK and Patton Oswald move around a bit but can always be found towards the front of the list. The rest of the list is a mix of SNL, SNL players and some of the biggest and best names in comedy -- mostly current. For some old-school stand-up, I'd recommend watching "The Lenny Bruce Performance Film" (or listening to any of his albums). Here are the top renters in our Top Stand-Up Comedy section:
1 GAFFIGAN, JIM: OBSESSED
2 COSBY, BILL: ...FAR FROM FINISHED
3 WILLIAMS, ROBIN: LIVE ON BROADWAY
4 CHAPPELLE, DAVE: PLATINUM COMEDY
5 COEXIST COMEDY TOUR, THE
6 LOUIS C.K.: SHAMELESS
7 OSWALT, PATTON: NO REASON TO COMPLAIN
8 GALIFIANAKIS, ZACH: LIVE AT PURPLE
9 GLOVER, DONALD: WEIRDO
10 HART, KEVIN: LET ME EXPLAIN
(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...

APACHES (2014) (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 84
AS ABOVE, SO BELOW (DVD) HOR R DVD 19.. 93
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS: CELEBRATES... (DVD) MC NR DVD 19.. 110
BROAD CITY: SEASON 01 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 220
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE: SEASON 01 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 475
CANTINFLAS (DVD) INT PG DVD 19.. 102
CONGRESS, THE (DVD) SF NR DVD 19.. 117
DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (DVD) SF PG-13 DVD 19.. 130
DEFIANCE: SEASON 02 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 555
DESIGN IS ONE (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 79
EXPENDABLES 3, THE (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 126
FIELD OF LOST SHOES (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 96
GIVER, THE (DVD) SF PG-13 DVD 19.. 97
HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY, THE (DVD) GEN PG DVD 19.. 122
IN REAL LIFE (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 89
JINGLE ALL THE WAY 2 (DVD) COM PG DVD 19.. 93
JUSTIFIED: SEASON 05 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 607
KIDS FOR CASH (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 102
KITE (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 89
LAW & ORDER: SEASON 16 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 963
LAW & ORDER: SVU: SEASON 15 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 999
NOVEMBER MAN, THE (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 108
NOW, FORAGER (DVD) AIF NR DVD 19.. 93
PARADISE, THE: SEASON 02 (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 464
PENANCE (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 300
SIMPSONS, THE: SEASON 17 (DVD) ANI NR DVD 19.. 482
STRAIN, THE: SEASON 01 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 598
TO KILL A MAN (DVD) CSA NR DVD 19.. 82
TRAILER PARK BOYS: DON'T... (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 95
WHAT IF (DVD) INT PG-13 DVD 19.. 98

NEW BLURAY

AS ABOVE, SO BELOW (BR) BR R BR 19.. 93
DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 130
DEFIANCE: SEASON 02 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 555
EXPENDABLES 3, THE (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 131
GIVER, THE (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 97
HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY, THE (BR) BR PG BR 19.. 122
JINGLE ALL THE WAY 2 (BR) BR PG BR 19.. 93
JUSTIFIED: SEASON 05 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 607
KITE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 89
NOVEMBER MAN, THE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 108
PENANCE (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 300
SIMPSONS: SEASON 17 (BR) BR NR BR 481
STAR TREK NEXT GENERATION: SEASON 7 (BR) BR NR BR 999
STRAIN, THE: SEASON 01 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 596

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