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New arrivals for the week of January 13, 2015
Gone Girl
The Identical
Love is Strange
A Walk Among Tombstones

Greetings everyone,

New titles this week include: "Gone Girl" (w/Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike), "The Identical" (w/Ashley Judd, Blake Rayne, Seth Green, Ray Liotta and Joe Pantoliano), "Love is Strange" (w/Alfred Molina, John Lithgow and Marisa Tomei) and "A Walk Among Tombstones" (w/Liam Neeson, Ruth Wilson and Dan Stevens). Other highlights include: "Finding Fela" (about Nigerian singer Fela Kuti), "Jimi: All Is by My Side" (directed by John Ridley), "Men, Women & Children" (directed by Jason Reitman of "Juno" and "Thank You for Smoking" fame) and "Two Faces of January" (w/Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen and Oscar Isaac). On the TV front we got: Boardwalk Empire S5, The Bridge S2, Episodes S3 and Tyrant S1. Lots of new International TV shows, too: Antigone 34 (France), The Bridge S1 (this is the 2011 Sweden/Denmark/Germany production the US version was based on), Don Matteo S1 (Italy), The Eagle S2 (Denmark), Irene Huss S3 (Sweden) and Unni Lindell S1 (Norway). And, because it can only be enjoyed in 1080p, we picked up "Ishtar" (1987) on BluRay. 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 rest of the week: Monday-Thursday (11-9), Friday-Saturday (11-10) and Sunday (noon-9). This going home at 9 thing has worked pretty well so we may stick with it next semester, but will go back to opening at 10 on Monday.

Lake Bell's "In a World..." (2013; starring, written and directed by Lake Bell) was the most rented film in our American Independent section this time around. Randy Moore's creepy Disney World film, "Escape from Tomorrow" (2013; filmed guerrilla-style at Disney World) came in second followed by Destin Daniel Cretton's "Short Term 12" (a 2014 Ebertfest film). Richard Linklater's trilogy, "Before Sunrise" (1999), "Before Sunset" (2004) and "Before Midnight" (2013) made the Top 10 but have fallen off the podium. It's nice to see our recent foodie arrival, "Now, Forager" (2012; directed by Jason Cortlund and Julia Halperin) up there, too. Our AIF section started out as a place to put films that debuted at the Sundance Film Festival but has grown to include lots of films simply made outside of the "system". It's full of interesting, smaller titles and is a great go-to place to go for something you probably haven't seen yet, but most certainly ought to. Here are the Top 100 renters from the AIF section:
1 IN A WORLD...
2 ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW
3 SHORT TERM 12
4 BEFORE MIDNIGHT
5 BEFORE SUNRISE
6 BEFORE SUNSET
7 MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (2013)
8 INEVITABLE DEFEAT OF MISTER...
9 NOW, FORAGER
10 BENEATH THE HARVEST SKY
(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...

ANTIGONE 34 (DVD)
BOARDWALK EMPIRE: SEASON 05 (DVD)
BOYHOOD (DVD)
BRIDGE (BRON/BROEN): SERIES 01 (DVD)
BRIDGE: SEASON 02 (DVD)
DON MATTEO: SET 01 (DVD)
EAGLE: SEASON 02 (DVD)
EPISODES: SEASON 03 (DVD)
FINDING FELA (DVD)
FUGLY (DVD)
GONE GIRL (DVD)
IDENTICAL (DVD)
IRENE HUSS: EPISODES 7-9 (DVD)
JESSABELLE (DVD)
JIMI: ALL IS BY MY SIDE (DVD)
KEEP ON KEEPIN ON (DVD)
KELLY & CAL (DVD)
LOVE IS STRANGE (DVD)
MAY IN SUMMER (DVD)
MEMPHIS (DVD)
MEN WOMEN & CHILD (DVD)
MICHALS, DUANE: MAN WHO INVENTED HIMSELF (DVD)
MIDDLE OF NOWHERE (DVD)
MOVEABLE FEAST, A (DVD)
RACING HEARTS (DVD)
REVENGE OF GREEN DRAGONS (DVD)
SKIN (DVD)
TWO FACES OF JANUARY (DVD)
TYRANT S1 (DVD)
UNNI LINDELL: SET 01 (DVD)
WALK AMONG TOMBSTONES (DVD)
WETLANDS (DVD)
WHO KILLED ALEX SPOURDALAKIS (DVD)

NEW BLURAY

BANSHEE: SEASON 02 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 511
BLACK SAILS: SEASON 01 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 456
BOARDWALK EMPIRE: SEASON 05 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 480
BOYHOOD (BR) BR R BR 19.. 164
FINDING FELA: MUSIC IS THE WEAPON (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 120
GET ON UP (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 139
GIRLS: SEASON 03 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 360
GONE GIRL (BR) BR R BR 19.. 149
IDENTICAL, THE (BR) BR PG BR 19.. 107
ISHTAR (BR) BR NR BR 1987 105
LEFT BEHIND (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 110
LOOKING: SEASON 01 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 240
LOVE IS STRANGE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 95
MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN (BR) BR R BR 19.. 119
NO GOOD DEED (2014) (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 84
WALK AMONG TOMBSTONES (BR) BR R BR 19.. 113

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