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New arrivals for the week of June 2, 2015
Focus
Jupiter Ascending
McFarland USA
Spongebob: The Movie

Greetings everyone,

We're still getting in new releases! This week's biggest titles are: "Focus" (w/Will Smith and Margot Robbie), "Jupiter Ascending" (w/Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum), "McFarland USA" (w/Kevin Costner and Maria Bello) and "The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water". Also of interest: Kristin Stewart in "Camp X-Ray", Bruno Dumont's "Li'l Quinquin" (a murder mystery from the director of The Life of Jesus, Humanite, Camille Claudel, etc), "R.E.M. By MTV" (documentary + live footage) and "Smiling Through the Apocalypse" (a documentary about Esquire magazine in the 60s). We picked up quite a few new TV seasons, too: Falling Skies S4, Justified S6, New Worlds, Parks and Recreation S7, Pretty Little Liars S5, Rectify S2 and Rizzoli & Isles S5. We only got one Criterion titles this week: Carol Reed's "Odd Man Out" (1947; w/ James Mason, Robert Newton and Cyril Cusack). You can check out all of this week's new arrivals below.

Remember, we are now on our somewhat shorter Summer hours:
Monday - Thursday (11:00-8:00), Friday (11:00 - 9:00), Saturday (noon-9:00) and Sunday (noon - 8:00)

The entire Top 3 of this week's Top Renting Jazz & Blues and Bluegrass & Folk has changed from last time around: Ken Burns' excellent series "Ken Burns' Jazz" has reclaimed the #1 position. The #2 and #3 positions are Bela Fleck's "Throw Down Your Heart" (2008) and the Arhoolie Records documentary, "This Ain't No Mouse Music" (2013). Last time's top renter, Margaret Brown's "Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt" (2004) dropped to 4th followed by "The American Folk Blues Festival 1962-1966, Vol. 1" (with Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Willie Dixon, John Lee Hooker, Sonny Boy Williamson, T-Bone Walker, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Memphis Slim and Big Mama Thornton -- WOW!). We have over 120 titles in our Jazz & Blues and Bluegrass & Folk sections -- and they are all worth watching. These are obviously some under-appreciated sections in the store but there are a lot of great titles on those shelves -- do yourself a favor and pick one up the next time you are in. If you're interested in Jazz, Blues, Folk and/or Bluegrass but are not sure what to get, try one of the Top 3 listed above (especially "Ken Burns' Jazz") or something from Martin Scorsese's "The Blues" series. All are regular crowd favorites and will get you watching more and more from the section. Here are the titles that made the list from the Jazz & Blues and Bluegrass & Folk sections in the past year:
1 JAZZ: A FILM BY KEN BURNS (Jazz/Blues)
2 FLECK, BELA: THROW DOWN YOUR HEART (Folk/Bluegrass)
3 THIS AIN'T NO MOUSE MUSIC (Folk/Bluegrass)
4 VAN ZANDT, TOWNES: BE HERE... (Folk/Bluegrass)
5 AMERICAN FOLK BLUES FESTIVAL (Jazz/Blues)
6 BLUES: MARTIN SCORSESE PRESENTS (Jazz/Blues)
7 HARRIS, EMMYLOU: SPYBOY (Folk/Bluegrass)
8 DON'T START ME TALKIN' (Jazz/Blues)
9 HEARTWORN HIGHWAYS (Folk/Bluegrass)
10 LEGENDS OF FLATPICKING GUITAR (Jazz/Blues)
(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...

CAMP X-RAY (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 117
EASTERN BOYS (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 128
FALLING SKIES (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 528
FOCUS (2015) (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 105
JUPITER ASCENDING (DVD) SF PG-13 DVD 19.. 127
JUSTIFIED: SEASON 06 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 583
KNOW HOW (DVD) AIF NR DVD 19.. 106
LI'L QUINQUIN (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 206
MAJOR CRIMES: SEASON 03 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 802
MCFARLAND US (DVD) GEN PG DVD 19.. 129
NEW WORLDS: COMPLETE SERIES (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 233
ODD MAN OUT (DVD) INT NR DVD 1947 116
PARKS AND RECREATION: SEASON 07 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 280
PRETTY LITTLE LIARS: SEASON 05 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 999
R.E.M.: BY MTV (DVD) MUS NR DVD 19.. 107
RAY DONOVAN: SEASON 02 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 636
RECTIFY: SEASON 2 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 451
REPUBLIC OF RICK, THE (DVD) COM NR DVD 19.. 78
RIZZOLI & ISLES: SEASON 05 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 757
SHE MUST BE SEEING THINGS (DVD) G&L NR DVD 1987 94
SMILING THROUGH THE APOCALYPSE (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 97
SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUTTA WATER(DVD) COM PG DVD 19.. 92
SPRING (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 110
TAKING OF TIGER MOUNTAIN, THE (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 143

NEW BLURAY

FALLING SKIES (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 528
FOCUS (BR) BR R BR 19.. 105
JUPITER ASCENDING (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 127
JUSTIFIED: SEASON 06 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 583
LI'L QUINQUIN (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 206
MCFARLAND USA (BR) BR PG BR 19.. 125
MERCHANT OF FOUR SEASONS, THE (BR) BR NR BR 1971 88
NEW WORLDS: COMPLETE SERIES (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 233
R.E.M.: BY MTV (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 107
RAY DONOVAN: SEASON 02 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 636
SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUTTA WATER (BR) BR PG BR 19.. 92

That's Rentertainment - 516 E John Street (at the corner of 6th), Champaign, IL 61820 - (217) 384-0977
Rentertainment's Summer hours are: Monday - Thursday (11:00-8:00), Friday (11:00 - 9:00), Saturday (noon-9:00) and Sunday (noon - 8:00)

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