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New arrivals for the week of May 10, 2011
Blue Valentine
The Illusionist
No Strings Attached

Greetings everyone,

This week's new release list is much better than last week's. Standout titles include: "Blue Valentine" (Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams), "The Illusionist" (written by Jacques Tati and directed by Sylvain Chomet -- maker of the classic "The Triplets of Belleville"), and "No Strings Attached" (w/Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher). Oddly enough, the biggest title of the week is "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never" -- $72.6 million at the box office and yet only collecting 1.2 stars at IMDB... honest. We also added two more Doctor Who episodes (#55 & 74) to the Doctor Who wall and the third season of "Murdoch Mysteries" to the British Mysteries section. Lastly, three new Criterion titles came in on BluRay: Catherine Breillat's "Fat Girl", Ingmar Bergman's "Smiles of a Summer Night", and Jonathan Demme's "Something Wild". In other exciting Criterion news, look for Charlie Chaplin's "The Great Dictator" later this month and Jean Cocteau's "Beauty and the Beast" in July.

The Illini 4000 are down to just 11 days until they start their 5th cross-country bicycle ride raising money for the American Cancer Society Research Fund and Camp Kesem at University of Illinois -- so far they've raised almost $116,000. They'll be passing through the Urbana-Champaign area on June 6th. I'll let you know if a reception is planned in case you want to come out and help welcome them. To learn more and/or make a donation to the Illini 4000 have a look at their web-site (www.illini4000.org).

The American Independent Film section started out as films that premiered at Sun Dance but we've since loosened up that definition a bit and now include other films we just think belong in the AIF section. So, this week's Top-10 list is the top renters for the past year from the "AIF" section:
1) THE KILLER INSIDE ME
2) THE ROOM
3) PRIMER
4) TRUCKER
5) BRIEF INTERVIEWS WITH HIDEOUS MEN
6) CHILDREN OF INVENTION
7) DONNIE DARKO
8) WELCOME TO THE RILEYS
9) ARTOIS THE GOAT
10) ME AND YOU AND EVERYONE WE KNOW
(a longer version of this list and more "Top 100" lists can be found here)

Note: with finals in full swing and graduation just a few days away, it'll be time for us to switch to summer hours on Monday. New hours will be 11-10 every day except on Sunday when we'll open at noon.

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...

AMERICAN JIHADIST (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 62
BANANAS!* (2011) (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 87
BEING HUMAN: SEASON 3 (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 460
BEN 10: ULTIMATE ALIEN (DVD) ANI TV-Y7 DVD 19.. 225
BHUTTO (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 111
BIEBER, JUSTIN: NEVER SAY NEVER (DVD) MUS G DVD 19.. 105
BLACK DEATH (DVD) SF R DVD 19.. 102
BLUE VALENTINE (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 112
COUGARS, INC. (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 82
CROPSEY (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 84
DEAD MAN ON CAMPUS (DVD) COM R DVD 1998 94
DILEMMA, THE (DVD) COM PG-13 DVD 19.. 112
DOCTOR WHO #055: TERROR OF THE A...(DVD) WHO NR DVD 1971 95
DOCTOR WHO #074: PLANET OF THE S...(DVD) WHO NR DVD 1974 150
DROP DEAD DIVA: SEASON 02 (DVD) TV G DVD 19.. 569
EAST OF EDEN (1981) TV NR DVD 1981 382
FORGOTTEN PILLS (DVD) GEN NR DVD 19.. 80
GETTING HIGH (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 98
GIRL ON THE TRAIN, THE (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 102
GREEN COLLAR COMEDY SHOW (DVD) SUC NR DVD 19.. 60
GREEN HORNET, THE (2011) (DVD) SF PG-13 DVD 19.. 119
HIT LIST, THE (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 90
I SAW THE DEVIL (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 142
ILLUSIONIST, THE (2010) (DVD) INT PG DVD 19.. 80
KIDS IN THE SHOW: DEATH COMES (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 180
LUCKY (2010) (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 82
MURDOCH MYSTERIES: SEASON 03 (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 624
NO STRINGS ATTACHED (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 107
PARAISO TRAVEL (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 110
POKEMON DP GALACTIC BATTLES (DVD) JAN NR DVD 19..
POOR PRETTY EDDIE (DVD) HOR R DVD 1975 86
THE PJS: SEASON 01 (DVD) ANI NR DVD 1999 312
VIOLENT KIND, THE (DVD) HOR R DVD 19.. 89
WEEK ALONE, A (UNA SEMANA SOLOS) (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 110
WHEN IT WAS A GAME (DVD) DOC NR DVD 1991 57

NEW BLURAY

BLACK DEATH (BR) BR R BR 19.. 102
BLUE VALENTINE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 112
COUGARS, INC (BR) BR R BR 19.. 82
DILEMMA, THE (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 112
FAT GIRL (BR) BR R BR 19.. 86
GREEN HORNET, THE (2011) (BR) SF PG-13 BR 19.. 119
HIT LIST, THE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 90
I SAW THE DEVIL (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 142
ILLUSIONIST, THE (2010) (BR) BR PG BR 19.. 80
MODERN FAMILY: SEASON 01 (BR) BR G BR 19.. 513
NO STRINGS ATTACHED (BR) BR R BR 19.. 107
POOR PRETTY EDDIE (BR) BR R BR 1975 86
SMILES OF A SUMMER NIGHT (BR) BR NR BR 1955 108
SOMETHING WILD (BR) BR R BR 1986 113
VIOLENT KIND, THE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 89

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