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New arrivals for the week of December 23, 2014
Elsa & Fred
The Equalizer
Last Weekend
Tusk

Greetings everyone,

With a few of the holidays behind us and at least one more to come, the new release slowdown continues. But, the studios did manage to eke a few titles out by year's end: "Elsa & Fred" (w/Christopher Plummer and Shirley MacLaine), "The Equalizer" (w/Denzel Washington and Chloe Grace Moretz), "Last Weekend" (w/Patricia Clarkson) and "Tusk" (w/Michael Parks, Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment and Genesis Rodriguez). PBS's "Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking" follows Australian Chef Pete Evans around the United States as he teams up with area chefs and regional ingredients to create multi-course dinners for friends. The voices behind some of your favorite animated characters are profiled in "I Know That Voice". And, just one new TV title this week: Banshee S2. Don't worry, it looks like next week we'll be back to the usual long list of new releases again! You can check out all of this week's new arrivals below.

Winter Break Hours: We'll be opening a bit later and closing a bit earlier for the next few weeks...
Monday-Thursday (11-9), Friday-Saturday (11-10) and Sunday (noon-9). We'll close early (8pm) on the 31st and open late (noon) on the 1st.

Woody Allen's 2013 release, "Blue Jasmine" is once again the most rented title from that section. An oldie, 1979's "Manhattan", managed to sneak into the runner up spot followed by his 2011 release, "Midnight in Paris". The rest of the Top 10 is a nice mix of selections from each of Woody Allen's styles. Amazingly, Woody Allen has released a new film practically every year since his directorial debut, "What's Up, Tiger Lily", was released in 1969. His latest, "Magic in the Moonlight" (w/Emma Stone and Colin Firth), would certainly be in the Top Ten here but, still being on the New Release wall, doesn't get to compete. I'm sure it'll be up there next time around, though. Here are all the Woody Allen films in order of rental popularity:
1 BLUE JASMINE
2 MANHATTAN
3 MIDNIGHT IN PARIS
4 TO ROME WITH LOVE
5 MATCH POINT
6 HANNAH AND HER SISTERS
7 CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS
8 MELINDA AND MELINDA
9 VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA
10 ANNIE HALL
(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...

APP (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 80
BANSHEE: SEASON 02 (DVD) TV TV-MA DVD 19.. 511
ELSA & FRED (DVD) COM PG-13 DVD 19.. 97
EQUALIZER, THE (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 132
FRENCH AFFAIRS (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 89
I KNOW THAT VOICE (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 83
LAST WEEKEND (DVD) COM NR DVD 19.. 94
MOVEABLE FEAST: SEASON 01 (DVD) CS NR DVD 19.. 330
ONE SHOT (DVD) SF NR DVD 19.. 91
REACH ME (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 92
TUSK (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 104

NEW BLURAY

EQUALIZER, THE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 132
TUSK (BR) BR R BR 19.. 104

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