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New arrivals for the week of December 9, 2014
Dolphin Tale 2
Frank
Guardians of the Galaxy
When the Game Stands Tall

Greetings everyone,

There are only a few days left to visit Strawberry Fields before they close their doors for good. My mother fondly remembers going to the original store in the 70s when it was in a small house on Main Street, with the produce on the porch and a box by the door where you put your money -- "You couldn't get groceries like that at Eisner". Along with a handful of other businesses (Art Coop, Campus Florist and Zorba's come to mind immediately), Strawberry Fields has been a staple in our community for over 40 years -- it's very sad to see them go. Take a moment to stop by before the end-of-day on the 14th to say goodbye.

This week's biggest new releases include: "Dolphin Tale 2" (w/Ashley Judd, Harry Connick Jr, Morgan Freeman and Kris Kristofferson), "Frank" (w/Maggie Gyllenhaal, Domhnall Gleeson, Scoot McNairy and Michael Fassbender), "Guardians of the Galaxy" (w/Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Lee Pace and Karen Gillan) and "When the Game Stands Tall" (w/Jim Caviezel, Michael Chiklis, Alexander Ludwig and Laura Dern). The 5th installment of the excellent PBS series "The Mind of a Chef" has been released -- this time featuring Magnus Nilsson, head chef at the Faviken restaurant in Sweden. I haven't watched "Radhe, Radhe: Rite of Holi" yet, but the packaging is beautiful! ECM describes it as "a vivid multimedia collaboration by composer-pianist Vijay Iyer and filmmaker Prashant Bhargava, who were inspired by the centennial of the Stravinsky-Nijinsky 'Le Sacre du Printemps' to explore another of rite of spring: the Hindu festival of Holi" -- sounds worthwhile. Criterion released a few new ones: Liliana Cavani's "The Night Porter" (1974) and Todd Haynes' "Safe" (1995). And, we got a couple of new TV titles: Family Guy S12 (aka V13) and Kroll Show S1 & 2. You can check out all of this week's new arrivals below.

In much the same way as the Top Renting Doctor Who listing is simply a list of Doctor Who titles, the Top Renting Star Trek listing is simply a list of Star Trek titles. I suppose, by that same logic, the Top Renting Comedy listing is simply a list of comedies. Regardless, it looks like "Star Trek: The Next Generation" is still the favorite entry in the Top Renting Star Trek listing, with all seven season sitting in the Top 10. "Star Trek Into Darkness" managed to elbow its way in the Top 10 as did the the 2009 movie, "Star Trek", and a season of Star Trek Voyager. The rest of the movies, a smattering of the original series and handful of the other seasons can found throughout the rest of the list. Here are the Top Renting titles from our Star Trek section:
1 STAR TREK NEXT GENERATION: SEASON 1
2 STAR TREK NEXT GENERATION: SEASON 2
3 STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS
4 STAR TREK NEXT GENERATION: SEASON 5
5 STAR TREK NEXT GENERATION: SEASON 6
6 STAR TREK NEXT GENERATION: SEASON 3
7 STAR TREK NEXT GENERATION: SEASON 4
8 STAR TREK NEXT GENERATION: SEASON 7
9 STAR TREK VOYAGER: SEASON 2
10 STAR TREK (2009)
(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...

ADVENTURE TIME: FINN THE HUMAN (DVD) ANI NR DVD 19.. 176
AS ABOVE, SO BELOW (DVD) HOR R DVD 19.. 93
BEYOND THE EDGE (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 90
BROAD CITY: SEASON 01 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 220
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE: SEASON 01 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 475
CATCH HELL (DVD) GEN NR DVD 19.. 98
DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (DVD) SF PG-13 DVD 19.. 130
DEFIANCE: SEASON 02 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 555
DOLPHIN TALE 2 (DVD) GEN PG DVD 19.. 107
FAMILY GUY: SEASON 12 (DVD) ANI NR DVD 19.. 408
FIFI HOWLS FROM HAPPINESS (DVD) ART NR DVD 19.. 102
FRANK (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 95
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (DVD) SF PG-13 DVD 19.. 121
HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY, THE (DVD) GEN PG DVD 19.. 122
I ORIGINS (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 107
JINGLE ALL THE WAY 2 (DVD) COM PG DVD 19.. 93
JUSTIFIED: SEASON 05 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 607
KITE (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 89
KJB: THE BOOK THAT CHANGED... (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 94
KROLL SHOW: SEASONS 1 & 2 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 418
LAW & ORDER: SEASON 16 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 963
LAW & ORDER: SVU: SEASON 15 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 999
MERRY FRIGGIN' CHRISTMAS, A (DVD) COM NR DVD 19.. 81
MIND OF A CHEF, THE: SEASON 03 (DVD) CS 24.99 DVD 19.. 240
PARADISE, THE: SEASON 02 (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 464
PENANCE (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 300
RADHE RADHE: RITES OF HOLI (DVD) PA NR DVD 19.. 52
SHADOW BOXING, THE (DVD) INT NR DVD 1979 108
SIMPSONS, THE: SEASON 17 (DVD) ANI NR DVD 19.. 482
STRAIN, THE: SEASON 01 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 598
STRANGE COLOR OF YOUR BODY'S TEARS (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 102
TOP GEAR (US): SEASON 04 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 845
TRAIL OF THE BROKEN BLADE, THE (DVD) INT NR DVD 1967 110
WAR STORY (DVD) GEN NR DVD 19.. 89
WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL (DVD) GEN PG DVD 19.. 115

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
DOLPHIN TALE 2 (BR) BR PG BR 19.. 107
FRANK (BR) BR R BR 19.. 95
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 121
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
NIGHT PORTER, THE (BR) BR NR BR 1974 118
PENANCE (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 300
SAFE (1995) (BR) BR NR BR 1995 119
SHOOTING, THE (BR) BR NR BR 1966 81
SIMPSONS, THE: SEASON 17 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 481
STAR TREK NEXT GENERATION: SEASON 7 (BR) BR NR BR 1994 999
STRAIN, THE: SEASON 01 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 596
UNDER THE DOME: SEASON 02 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 600
WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL (BR) BR PG BR 19.. 115

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