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New arrivals for the week of January 20, 2015
Annabelle
Boxtrolls
The Drop
Lucy

Greetings everyone,

This week's biggest new releases include: "Annabelle" (w/Annabelle Wallis and Alfre Woodard), "The Boxtrolls" (w/voices of Ben Kingsley, Toni Collette, Elle Fanning, etc), "The Drop" (w/Tom Hardy, James Gandolfini and Noomi Rapace) and "Lucy" (w/Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman). There were also a few other titles of note: "Pride" (w/Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West and Paddy Considine), "Rudderless" (directed by William H Macy; w/Billy Crudup, Anton Yelchin, Selena Gomez, etc) and "The Zero Theorem" (directed by Terry Gilliam; w/Christoph Waltz, Melanie Thierry and David Thewlis). Robin Bell's "Positive Force: More Than A Witness: 30 Years Of Punk Politics In Action" is a very interesting documentary on Positive Force, a DC based punk activist collective. We also got another pile of International TV shows: The Eagle S3 (Denmark), Inspector and the Sea S1 (Sweden/Germany) and Irene Huss S4 (Sweden). On the Anime front, we finally found a copy of "Cowboy Bebop: The Complete Series" on BluRay. And, from a customer's recommendation, we picked up Michael Ritchie's teen beauty pageant satire, "Smile" (1975; w/Bruce Dern and Barbara Feldon). You can check out all of this week's new arrivals below.

With school back in session, we are back to our regular hours but we've changed those a bit: we now close at 9 on weekdays and Sundays. So, our New Regular Hours are: Monday - Thursday (10am - 9pm), Friday (10am - 10pm), Saturday (11am - 10pm), Sunday (noon - 9pm)

This time around, "The Lego Movie" knocked "Monsters University" off the podium but both Disney's "Frozen" and Universal's "Despicable Me 2" managed to hold their spots -- and "Monsters University" only dropped down a bit farther in the Top 10. It's nice to see the French title, "Ernest & Celestine" and Wes Anderson's "Fantastic Mr Fox" holding their own in the Top 10. The rest of the Top Renters in the Animated Section are the usual mix of Disney, Pixar, Dreamworks and Simpsons with a handful of lesser know titles thrown in. If you are looking for some less popular and more obscure animated titles, spend some time digging around in the section, you'll find some classic stuff by Ralph Bakshi ("Wizards"), Jules Feiffer ("Monro"), Cordell Barker ("The Cat Came Back"), Don Hertzfeldt ("Rejected"), Richard Condie ("The Big Snit") along with collections of shorts (Academy Award winners and others) and lots more. There's something for everyone back there! Don't worry, if you are looking for Studio Ghibli (Hayao Miyazaki) titles and don't see any -- they dominate the Top 100 Anime list. Here are the Top 100 rentals from our Animated section:
1 FROZEN (2013)
2 LEGO MOVIE, THE
3 DESPICABLE ME 2
4 CLOUDY W/ A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2
5 WRECK-IT RALPH
6 MONSTERS UNIVERSITY
7 HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2
8 TANGLED (2010)
9 ERNEST & CELESTINE
10 FANTASTIC MR. FOX
(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...

ANNABELLE (DVD) HOR R DVD 19.. 98
BOXTROLLS, THE (DVD) ANI PG DVD 19.. 97
BRING ME THE HEAD OF THE... (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 73
COHERENCE (DVD) SF NR DVD 19.. 88
DROP, THE (2014) (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 107
EAGLE, THE: SEASON 03 (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 451
HOUSE OF LIES: SEASON 03 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 332
INSPECTOR AND THE SEA: SEASON 01 (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 536
INTERNET'S OWN BOY, THE (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 105
IRENE HUSS: SERIES 04 (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 581
LIFE'S A BREEZE (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 83
LUCY (DVD) SF R DVD 19.. 90
ONCE UPON A TIME IN SHANGHAI (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 96
PIRATES, THE (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 130
POSITIVE FORCE: PUNK POLITICS (DVD) AP NR DVD 19.. 69
PRIDE (2014) (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 120
RUDDERLESS (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 105
SATISFACTION: SEASON 01 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 450
SCORPION KING 4: QUEST FOR POWER (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 105
SMILE (1975) (DVD) COM PG DVD 1975 113
TWO FACES OF JANUARY (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 97
WHITE BIRD IN A BLIZZARD (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 91
YOUNG ONES (DVD) SF R DVD 19.. 93
ZERO THEOREM, THE (DVD) SF R DVD 19.. 111

NEW BLURAY

ANNABELLE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 98
BOXTROLLS, THE (BR) BR PG BR 19.. 97
COWBOY BEBOP: COMPLETE SERIES (BR) BR TV-14 BR 1998 650
LUCY (BR) BR R BR 19.. 90
SCORPION KING 4: QUEST FOR POWER (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 105
SOUTH PARK: SEASON 17 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 220
WALK AMONG TOMBSTONES (BR) GEN R BR 19.. 113
ZERO THEOREM, THE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 111

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