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New arrivals for the week of March 22, 2011
How Do You Know
Skyline
The Tourist

Greetings everyone,

Happy Spring Break! If you haven't already, it's time to drag your bike out of the garage, get some air in the tires, oil the chain and ride up to campus -- there's even some bike parking in front of Renter (now that the city has cut the "bike sculpture" off the bike racks). There were a handful of big titles this week: "How Do You Know" (w/Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, Owen Wilson and Jack Nicholson), "Skyline" (alien attack film w/Eric Balfour and Scottie Thompson), and "The Tourist" (w/Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp)... oh, and "Yogi Bear" (with the voices of Dan Aykroyd and Justin Timberlake). Also of interest: "The Parking Lot Movie" (documentary about parking lot attendants in Charlottesville, VA), "People I've Slept With" (w/Karin Anna Cheung and Wilson Cruz) and "Windmill Movie" ("Richard P. Rogers tried for twenty years to make a documentary about his own life..."). Finally, we got two films with sub-par transfers but it doesn't look like anything better is coming along anytime soon: Ken Russell's controversial 1971 rarity "The Devils" (w/Vanessa Redgrave and Oliver Reed) and Sam Peckinpah's 1978 classic "Convoy" (w/Kris Kristofferson as "Rubber Duck" and Ali MacGraw who didn't get a CB handle).

We have 116 Jazz and Blues DVDs but our top 10 lists only count discs that have been rented in the past 12 months... in this case that's just 22 titles. Here are the top 10 Jazz/Blues titles:
1) ICONS AMONG US: JAZZ IN THE PRESENT
2) JAZZ: A FILM BY KEN BURNS
3) MONK, THELONIOUS: STRAIGHT NO CHASER
4) YOU SEE ME LAUGHIN'
5) BEST OF JAZZ AND BLUES
6) BLUES: MARTIN SCORSESE PRESENTS
7) DAVIS, MILES: MILES DAVIS STORY
8) JOHNSON, ROBERT: SEARCH FOR
9) MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL
10) BAKER, CHET: LET'S GET LOST
(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 back to any of them, go here.

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Here's what's new this week...

BLOOD (2009) (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 86
BODDEN, ALONZO: WHO'S PAYING...(DVD) SUC NR DVD 19.. 92
CONVOY (DVD) GEN PG DVD 1976 106
DEVILS, THE (DVD) INT NR DVD 1971 111
FIREBREATHER (DVD) ANI NR DVD 19.. 69
HOME (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 97
HOW DO YOU KNOW (DVD) COM PG-13 DVD 19.. 121
K2: ULTIMATE HIGH (DVD) GEN PG DVD 1992 104
KUSH (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 90
LOOKING FOR PALLADIN (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 115
MADO (DVD) INT NR DVD 1976 135
MESKADA (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 88
MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (1999) (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 1999 120
NECESSARY ROUGHNESS (DVD) COM PG-13 DVD 1991 108
PARKING LOT MOVIE, THE (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 71
PEOPLE I'VE SLEPT WITH, THE (DVD) COM NR DVD 19.. 90
PERFUME OF THE LADY IN BLACK, THE (DVD) INT NR DVD 1974 104
SKEPTIC, THE (DVD) NEW NR DVD 19.. 89
SKYLINE (DVD) SF PG-13 DVD 19.. 94
THUNDERBOLT AND LIGHTFOOT (DVD) GEN R DVD 1974 105
TOUR OF FLANDERS 2010 (DVD) CYC NR DVD 19.. 240
TOURIST, THE (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 103
VANQUISHER (DVD) SF R DVD 19.. 93
VENTURE BROTHERS: SEASON 04 V2 (DVD) ANI NR DVD 19.. 203
WINDMILL MOVIE, THE (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 80
YOGI BEAR (DVD) COM PG DVD 19.. 80

NEW BLURAY

AGAINST ALL ODDS (BR) BR R BR 1984 122
AU REVOIR LES ENFANTS (BR) INT NR BR 1987 105
AWAKENINGS (BR) BR PG-13 BR 1990 122
BATTLE OF THE WARRIORS (BR) INT R BR 19.. 133
BLOOD (2009) (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 86
CORPSE BRIDE (BR) BR PG DVD 19.. 77
HOW DO YOU KNOW (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 121
RANDOM HEARTS (BR) BR R BR 1999 133
SCARY MOVIE 4 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 90
SKYLINE (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 94
STAND BY ME (BR) BR R BR 1986 88
SWITCH (BR) COM PG-13 BR 19.. 101
TOURIST, THE (BR) GEN PG-13 BR 19.. 103
VANQUISHER (BR) BR R BR 19.. 93
YI YI (BR) INT NR BR 19.. 173
YOGI BEAR (BR) BR PG BR 19.. 80

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