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New arrivals for the week of May 24, 2011
A Small Act
Gnomeo & Juliet
I Am Number Four

Greetings everyone,

This week's biggest titles include: "A Small Act" (shown at this year's Ebertfest), "Gnomeo & Juliet" (from the director of Shrek 2), and "I Am Number Four" (w/Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant, and Teresa Palmer). Also new this week: Stanley Tucci's "Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench", the documentary "Marwencol", and the Norwegian film "A Somewhat Gentle Man". There are two first time on DVD releases from Otto Preminger: "Hurry Sundown" (1967) and "Such Good Friends" (1971). And, saving the best for last, Criterion has released their second Chaplin film, "The Great Dictator", on both DVD and BluRay.

The Illini 4000 are on day 3 (now in Lancaster, PA) of their cross-country trek by bicycle raising money for the American Cancer Society Research Fund and Camp Kesem at University of Illinois. This week they passed the $120k fundraising mark 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).

Once again, Hayao Miyazaki dominates the Japanese Animation wall. Seven titles in the Top 10 are his (and an 8th by his son) and practically everything else he's done turns up somewhere on the Top 100... for good reason, too. If you haven't watched any Anime, start with a Miyazaki title and work your way around from there. Here are the Top 10 renters from the Anime wall:
1) PONYO
2) SPIRITED AWAY
3) MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO
4) TALES FROM EARTHSEA
5) PRINCESS MONONOKE
6) HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE
7) NAUSICAA: VALLEY OF THE WIND
8) CASTLE IN THE SKY
9) PAPRIKA
10) SUMMER WARS
(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...

BIG BANG, THE (DVD) GEN NR DVD 19.. 101
BLUE VALENTINE (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 112
BURNING PALMS (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 112
CAILLOU'S SUMMER VACATION (DVD) ANI G DVD 19.. 110
CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL: SEASONS 1 & 2 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 185
DUEL, THE (DVD) GEN NR DVD 19.. 95
FERTILE GROUND (DVD) HOR R DVD 19.. 95
FIGHTING MAD/MOVING VIOLATION (DVD) GEN R/PG DVD 1976 181
FLASHPOINT: SEASON 1 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 999
FLASHPOINT: SEASON 2 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 999
FLASHPOINT: SEASON 3 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 999
GIRL CUT IN TWO, A (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 115
GNOMEO & JULIET (DVD) ANI G DVD 19.. 84
GREAT DICTATOR (DVD) CLA NR DVD 1940 120
GUY AND MADELINE ON A PARK BENCH (DVD) GEN NR DVD 19.. 84
GUYS & BALLS (DVD) G&L R DVD 19.. 102
HURRY SUNDOWN (DVD) GEN NR DVD 1967 142
I AM NUMBER FOUR (DVD) SF PG-13 DVD 19.. 109
IDENTITY (2010) BMS NR DVD 19.. 279
LEMONADE MOUTH (DVD) GEN G DVD 19.. 107
MAD WORLD (DVD) AIF NR DVD 19.. 98
MARWENCOL (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 84
MECHANIC, THE (2011) (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 93
NORTH STAR, THE (DVD) ANI NR DVD 19.. 57
OTHER WOMAN, THE (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 102
PUBLIC SPEAKING (DVD) DOC TV-PG DVD 19.. 82
RITE, THE (DVD) HOR PG-13 DVD 19.. 114
ROOMMATE, THE (2011) (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 91
SECONDS APART (DVD) HOR R DVD 19.. 89
SMALL ACT, A (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 88
SOMEWHAT GENTLE MAN, A (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 103
SOULKEEPER (DVD) HOR R DVD 19.. 106
STRIPPERLAND! (DVD) HOR NR DVD 19.. 103
SUCH GOOD FRIENDS (DVD) COM R DVD 1971 101
TELEVISION UNDER THE SWASTICA GER NR DVD
TO PARIS WITH LOVE (DVD) CLA NR DVD 1954 78
VIOLET TENDENCIES (DVD) G&L NR DVD 19.. 99
WAITS, TOM: ONE STAR SHINING (DVD) MUS NR DVD 19.. 97
WHALE MUSIC (DVD) INT NR DVD 1994 101
WILD THORNBERRYS, THE: SEASON 1 (DVD) ANI NR DVD 1999 420

NEW BLURAY

BIG BANG, THE (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 101
BURNING PALMS (BR) BR R BR 19.. 112
DAYLIGHT (BR) BR PG-13 BR 1996 115
DUEL, THE (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 95
GETTYSBURG (BR) BR NR BR 1993 271
GIRL WHO LEAPT THROUGH TIME, THE (BR) BR 13+ BR 19.. 98
GNOMEO & JULIET (BR) BR G BR 19.. 84
GREAT DICTATOR, THE (BR) BR NR BR 1940 125
I AM NUMBER FOUR (BR) BR PG BR 19.. 109
MECHANIC, THE (2011) (BR) BR R BR 19.. 93
PAPILLON (BR) BR PG BR 1973 150
RITE, THE (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 114
ROOMMATE, THE (2011) (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 91

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