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New arrivals for the week of May 17, 2011
The Mechanic
The Rite
The Roommate

Greetings everyone,

You wouldn't know it from the weather, but summer on campus is officially here. Seems odd to be wearing long pants and a jacket but I guess it's good wather for staying home and watching movies. This week's biggest new releases are: "The Mechanic" (a remake of the 70s classic, w/Jason Statham, Ben Foster, and Donald Sutherland), "The Rite" (w/Anthony Hopkins, Ciaran Hinds, and Colin O'Donoghue), and "The Roommate" (w/Leighton Meester, Minka Kelly, and Cam Gigandet). Other titles worth noting include "The Other Woman" (w/Natalie Portman, Lisa Kudrow and Scott Cohen) and "The Vanishing on 7th Street" (w/Hayden Christensen,Thandie Newton, and John Leguizamo). A few TV shows were also released: Covert Affairs (Season 1), Flashpoint (Season 3) and Royal Pains (Season 2). No new Criterion titles this week.

The Global Lens Film Initiative series continues this Thursday at 5:30 at the University YMCA. This month they will be screening "The Invsible Eye" (Dir: Diego Lerman, Argentina, 2010, 95", Spanish w/English). Admission is free and everyone is welcome. Check out the University YMCA web page (www.universityymca.org) for more information.

Just four more days until the Illini 4000 dip their back wheels into the Atlantic ocean and start their 5th cross-country trek towards the Pacific. As in the past, the 30 riders will be raising money for the American Cancer Society Research Fund and Camp Kesem at University of Illinois -- they are $116k towards their goal of $125k. To learn more and/or make a donation to the Illini 4000 have a look at their web-site (www.illini4000.org).

This week's Top-10 list is the top renters for the past year from the "Animation" section:
1) TOY STORY 3
2) DESPICABLE ME
3) TANGLED (2010)
4) DARIA: COMPLETE ANIMATED SERIES
5) HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON
6) FANTASTIC MR. FOX
7) UP
8) MEGAMIND
9) LION KING
10) MARY AND MAX
(a longer version of this list and more "Top 100" lists can be found here)

Reminder: Rentertainment has switched to Summer hours. Our hours are now 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...

BEAUTIFUL PERSON (BELLE PERSON) (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 98
BEST GAY SHORTS: VOLUME 1 (DVD) G&L NR DVD 19.. 104
BEST LESBIAN SHORTS: VOL. 1 (DVD) G&L NR DVD 19.. 103
BEYOND THE GAME (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 79
BIEBER, JUSTIN: NEVER SAY NEVER (DVD) MUS G DVD 19.. 105
BLACK DEATH (DVD) SF R DVD 19.. 102
BLOOMINGTON (DVD) G&L NR DVD 19.. 83
BLUE VALENTINE (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 112
COUGARS, INC. (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 82
COVERT AFFAIRS: SEASON 1 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 494
DAYDREAM NATION (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 98
DEEP RED: THE HATCHET MURDERS (DVD) HOR NR DVD 1975 126
FORGET ME NOT (DVD) GEN NR DVD 19.. 93
GIRL CUT IN TWO, A (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 115
HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER, THE (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 104
I SAW THE DEVIL (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 142
ILLUSIONIST, THE (2010) (DVD) INT PG DVD 19.. 80
JU-ON: WHITE GHOST/BLACK GHOST (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 121
MECHANIC, THE (2011) (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 93
OPA! (DVD) INT PG-13 DVD 19.. 93
ORGASM DIARIES, THE (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 101
OTHER WOMAN, THE (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 102
PENN & TELLER: BULLSHIT: SEASON 8 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 450
RED WHITE & BLUE (DVD) GEN NR DVD 19.. 104
REVENGE (ADAUCHI) (DVD) INT NR DVD 1964 104
RITE, THE (DVD) HOR PG-13 DVD 19.. 114
ROOMMATE, THE (2011) (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 91
ROYAL PAINS: SEASON 2 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 726
SECRET OF DORIAN GRAY (DVD) INT NR DVD 1970 93
SHOESHINE (SCIUSCIA) (DVD) INT NR DVD 1946 91
SOUTH RIDING (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 177
STRICTLY BACKGROUND (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 84
THAT'S WHAT I AM (DVD) COM PG DVD 19.. 101
TSAROUCHAS, ANGELO: BIGGER IS... (DVD) SUC NR DVD 19.. 60
UPSTAIRS AND DOWNSTAIRS (DVD) CLA NR DVD 1959 102
VANISHING ON 7TH STREET (DVD) HOR R DVD 19.. 91
VIOLENT KIND, THE (DVD) HOR R DVD 19.. 89
WAR TORN: 1861-2010 (DVD) DOC TV-14 DVD 19.. 68
WHALE MUSIC (DVD) INT NR DVD 1994 101

NEW BLURAY

5 DEADLY VENOMS, THE (BR) BR R BR 1978 101
BEVERLY HILLS COP (BR) BR R DVD 1984 105
BLUE VALENTINE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 112
COMANCHEROS, THE (BR) BR NR BR 1961 107
DAYDREAM NATION (BR) BR R BR 19.. 98
DEEP RED (BR) BR NR BR 1975 105
FREEDOM RIDERS (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 120
HUSTLER, THE (BR) BR NR BR 1961 135
ILLUSIONIST, THE (2010) (BR) BR PG BR 19.. 80
JU-ON: WHITE GHOST/BLACK GHOST (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 121
MECHANIC, THE (2011) (BR) BR R BR 19.. 93
OTHER WOMAN, THE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 102
RITE, THE (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 114
ROOMMATE, THE (2011) (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 91
VIOLENT KIND, THE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 89

Rentertainment's Summer Hours: Monday - Saturday (11am-10pm), Sunday (noon-10pm)

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