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New arrivals for the week of April 12, 2011
Country Strong
A Summer in Genoa
White Material

Greetings everyone,

This week's three biggest titles weren't terribly big at the box-office but are all worth mentioning: "Country Strong" (w/Gwyneth Paltrow, Garrett Hedlund, Tim McGraw, and Leighton Meester), "A Summer in Genoa" (Colin Firth and Catherine Keener), and Criterion's release of Claire Denis' "White Material" (w/Isabelle Huppert and Christopher Lambert). We also got two new Tracy & Hepburn titles: George Cukor’s 1942 Citizen Kane-like wartime suspense film "Keeper of the Flame" and Elia Kazan’s 1946 political melodrama about a couple at odds politically and personally "The Sea of Grass". Also, two new Doctor Who episodes with Peter Davison: "Kinda" (#119) and "Snakedance" (#125). Note: In another instance of "why not have multiple street-dates?", Warner Brothers has decided to release "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" on Friday instead of today.

At this time of year I'm usually gushing on and on about both Ebertfest and the Illini 4000 -- I'd better get started, I'm way behind! As I'm sure you all know, Ebertfest 2011 is happening at the end of the month and the films are posted on the official Ebertfest website. Be sure to get in line early for the newly extended, 154 minute "Metropolis" with the Alloy Orchestra -- it is going to be packed! The Illini 4000 head out May 22nd on their 5th cross-country bicycle trek "documenting the American cancer experience, raising funds for cancer research and patient support services, as well as spreading awareness for the fight against cancer through annual cross country bike rides". The 30 riders are busy with training rides and fund raising. They are rapidly approaching the $100k raised mark ensuring this will be the best year yet. Check 'em out at www.illini4000.org when you get a chance. More on both next week...

We know, Harry Potter isn't really Science Fiction but we don't have a Fantasy or Action Adventure section so it gets shoved in with Star Wars and Blade Runner. Anyway, here are the top 10 Science-Fiction renters from the past year:
1) IRON MAN 2
2) AVATAR
3) BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: SEASON 01
4) INCEPTION
5) HARRY POTTER & THE HALF-BLOOD...
6) DAYBREAKERS
7) CAPRICA: SEASON 1.0
8) THE BOOK OF ELI
9) STAR WARS IV: A NEW HOPE
10) MONSTERS (2010)
(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...

AIR BUD: WORLD PUP (DVD) COM G DVD 19.. 83
ALIEN PLANET (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 94
ANTARCTIC MISSION (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 150
BEHIND THE BURLY Q (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 98
BLACK HEAVEN (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 105
BLUE BIRD, THE (DVD) CLA G DVD 1940 83
BOSS, THE (DVD) INT NR DVD 1973 112
CALIBER 9 (DVD) INT NR DVD 1972 102
CHRONICLES OF NARNIA:VOYAGE DAWN TR(DVD) SF PG DVD 19.. 113
CLANNAD (DVD) JAN TV-PG DVD 19.. 600
CLANNAD: THE MOVIE (DVD) JAN TV-PG DVD 19.. 95
COUNTRY STRONG (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 117
CUMMING, WHITNEY: MONEY SHOT (DVD) SUC NR DVD 19.. 48
DOCTOR WHO #119: KINDA (DVD) WHO NR DVD 1982 98
DOCTOR WHO #125: SNAKEDANCE (DVD) WHO NR DVD 1983 98
GREAT FAMINE, THE (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 60
GYPSY (1962) (DVD) CLA NR DVD 1962 143
HEARTLESS (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 114
HIGHWATER (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 95
IN PLAIN SIGHT: SEASON 03 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 575
IS IT JUST ME? (DVD) G&L NR DVD 19.. 93
ITALIAN CONNECTION, THE (DVD) INT NR DVD 1972 100
KEEPER OF THE FLAME (DVD) CLA NR DVD 1942 100
LAST CONTINENT, THE (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 106
LAST OF THE SUMMER WINE (1988-89) (DVD) INT NR DVD 1988 389
LEGION OF EXTRAORDINARY DANCERS (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 182
LEMMY (DVD) MUS NR DVD 19.. 117
LIVE AND BECOME (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 140
LONELY ARE THE BRAVE (DVD) CLA NR DVD 1962 108
MADE IN DAGENHAM (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 113
MAN OF LA MANCHA (DVD) GEN PG DVD 1972 129
MUAY THAI FIGHTER (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 116
MUST READ AFTER MY DEATH (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 75
PLASTIC PLANET (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 99
RICKY (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 89
RULERS OF THE CITY (DVD) INT NR DVD 1976 96
SEA OF GRASS (DVD) CLA NR DVD 1946 123
SECRET OF THE URN, THE (DVD) INT NR DVD 1966 91
SKY FIGHTERS (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 97
SUMMER IN GENOA, A (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 93
TWIST, THE (DVD) INT NR DVD 1976 107
VANQUISHED, THE (I VINTI) (DVD) INT NR DVD 1953 114
WHITE MATERIAL (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 105
WHO SHALL LIVE AND WHO SHALL DIE? (DVD) DOC NR DVD 1982 85

NEW BLURAY

ANCHORMAN (BR) BR UNRATED BR 19.. 98
ANTARCTIC MISSION (BR) DOC NR BR 19.. 150
CABLE GUY, THE (BR) BR PG-13 BR 1996 96
CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: DAWN TREADER (BR) BR PG BR 19.. 113
COUNTRY STRONG (BR) GEN PG-13 BR 19.. 117
HIGHWATER (BR) DOC NR DVD 19.. 95
LAST CONTINENT, THE (BR) DOC NR BR 19.. 106
LEMMY (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 117
U2: 360 AT THE ROSE BOWL (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 251
WHITE MATERIAL (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 105

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