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New arrivals for the week of April 17, 2012
Born to be Wild
Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
Treme S2
Late Spring

Happy Earth Week!

You know it's going to be a great week when there is so much fantastic stuff happening on Campus. Be sure to check out the various Earth Week calendars to find something you can participate in. As Walt Kelly's Pogo famously said, "We have met the enemy and he is us" -- every bit as true today as it was in 1970... but change is in the air.

It's also a great week for watching movies! New this week: "Born to be Wild" (an IMAX film; narrated by Morgan Freeman), "Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol" (w/Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg and Paula Patton), "Treme: Season Two" and Criterion released Yasujiro Ozu's "Late Spring" (1949). Criterion also released Robert M Young's "Alambrista!" (1977) -- winner of the Cannes Film Festival’s inaugural Caméra d’Or in 1978. "Alambrista!" is the story of a Mexican farmworker who sneaks across the border to California to make money to send to his family back home. Lastly, "High Road to China" (1983; w/Tom Selleck and Bess Armstrong) has finally been released on DVD and BluRay.

When I first opened Rentertainment, I had a shelf in the store labeled "Children's Films" -- I kept all the animated movies there. One day Richard Leskosky walked in and suggested I change the section to "Animated Films" instead since not all animated films were for children. How very true! Here are the Top 10 rentals in our Animated section:
1) TANGLED (2010)
2) RANGO
3) DESPICABLE ME
4) ADVENTURES OF TINTIN, THE
5) MEGAMIND
6) MY DOG TULIP
7) PUSS IN BOOTS
8) SIMPSONS, THE: SEASON 14
9) HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON
10) KUNG FU PANDA 2
(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 to any of them, go here.

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

7 BELOW (DVD) HOR R DVD 19.. 93
ALAMBRISTA! (DVD) AIF NR DVD 1977 96
AMERICA REVEALED (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 240
BOB'S BURGERS: SEASON 1 (DVD) ANI G DVD 19.. 296
COME FLY WITH ME: SEASON 1 (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 180
DARKEST HOUR, THE (DVD) SF PG-13 DVD 19.. 89
DIVIDE, THE (DVD) INT UNRATED DVD 19.. 122
EIGHT IS ENOUGH: SEASON 01 (DVD) TV NR DVD 1977 440
FARMAGEDDON (DVD) ESI NR DVD 19.. 90
FLAW, THE (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 82
GETTING OF WISDOM, THE (DVD) INT NR DVD 1978 97
HEAVENLY VINTAGE, A (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 126
HIGH ROAD TO CHINA (DVD) GEN PG DVD 1977 105
HOSTEL: PART III (DVD) HOR UNRATED DVD 19.. 88
IMAX: BORN TO BE WILD (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 41
IRON LADY, THE (DVD) INT PG-13 DVD 19.. 105
LAST RITES OF JOE MAY, THE (DVD) AIF NR DVD 19.. 107
MAN ON THE TRAIN, THE (DVD) AIF NR DVD 19.. 100
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST PROTOCOL (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 132
MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 95
MOYERS, BILL: CAPITOL CRIMES (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 313
ONE TREE HILL: SEASON 09 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 555
PAUL GOODMAN CHANGED MY LIFE (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 89
RADIO FLYER (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 1992 114
SECRET WAR (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 656
SHAME (DVD) INT NC-17 DVD 19.. 101
SHAUN THE SHEEP: SHEAR MADNESS (DVD) ANI NR DVD 19.. 45
TREME: SEASON 02 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 600

NEW BLURAY

ALAMBRISTA! (BR) BR NR BR 1977 96
AMERICA REVEALED (BR) DOC NR BR 19.. 240
DARKEST HOUR, THE (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 89
DIVIDE, THE (BR) BR UNRATED BR 19.. 122
DOCTOR WHO: DOCTOR, THE WIDOW (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 198
HIGH ROAD TO CHINA (BR) BR PG BR 1977 105
IMAX: BORN TO BE WILD (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 41
IRON LADY, THE (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 105
LATE SPRING (BR) INT NR BR 1949 108
MARDOCK SCRAMBLE: 1ST COMPRESSION (BR) JAN TV-MA BR 19.. 125
MIRACLE OF MARCELINO (BR) INT NR BR 1955 90
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST PROTOCOL (BR) GEN PG13 BR 19.. 132
SHAME (BR) BR NC-17 BR 19.. 101
STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, A (BR) BR PG BR 1951 125

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