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New arrivals for the week of April 24, 2012
Contraband
Pariah
Titanic
The Wicker Tree

Greeting everyone,

One blockbuster and lots of great smaller titles this week: "Contraband" (w/Mark Wahlberg and Kate Beckinsale), "Pariah" (w/Adepero Oduye, Charles Parnell and Kim Wayans), "Titanic" (the 4-part TV mini-series) and "The Wicker Tree" (Director Robin Hardy's reimagining of his eerie 1973 film, "The Wicker Man"). Criterion released Series 32 of their Eclipse series -- "Pearls of the Czech New Wave" (includes: Pearls of the Deep, Daisies, A Report on the Party and Guests, Return of the Prodigal Son, Capricious Summer, and The Joke). They also released Mario Monicelli's "The Organizer" (1963) with Marcello Mastroianni. On BluRay we got "The Girl on a Motorcycle" (1968) with Alain Delon and the lovely and talented Marianne Faithful. Also on the BluRay: the original "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" with Obi-Wan Kenobi as George Smiley. So, if you missed out on Ebertfest tickets there's still plenty to watch at home!

Last week, the League of American Bicyclists (LAB) designated That's Rentertainment as a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Business. We are one of 67 businesses nationwide to receive this designation during this cycle -- and the only video store on the list. As a life-long resident and a cyclist for almost as long, I am honored to have received this award and plan to continue doing all I can to promote safe commuting and recreational bicycling in the Campustown and Urbana-Champaign area.

Even though we have over 150 films in our Art & Artists section, they can't make the Top 100 unless they rent. So, this week's Top 100 list only represents the 47 titles that have rented in the past year. "Exit Through the Gift Shop" has managed to hold onto the pole position for another round followed closely by "Helvetica" (which shares the top 10 with another Gary Hustwit film, "Objectified" -- I'm sure his third film "Urbanized" would make the list but it's in the documentaries). Nice to see the PBS series "Craft in America" in the top 10, too. Here you have it, the Top 10 renters from the Art & Artists section:
1) EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP
2) HELVETICA
3) BETWEEN THE FOLDS
4) OBJECTIFIED
5) CRAFT IN AMERICA: SEASON 3
6) HOW TO DRAW A BUNNY
7) IN THE REALMS OF THE UNREAL
8) SKETCHES OF FRANK GEHRY
9) ANSEL ADAMS
10) BLACK WHITE + GRAY
(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...

ALBATROSS (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 90
AMERICA REVEALED (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 240
BIRDSONG (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 165
CAPRICIOUS SUMMER / THE JOKE (DVD) INT N/A DVD 1969 157
CINEMA VERITE (DVD) GEN NR DVD 19.. 90
CONTRABAND (2011) (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 110
CRIME AFTER CRIME (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 93
DAISES / A REPORT ON THE PARTY... (DVD) INT N/A DVD 1966 146
DARK TIDE (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 114
DOMAIN (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 110
EIGHT IS ENOUGH: SEASON 01 (DVD) TV NR DVD 1977 440
FIELDS, THE (DVD) HOR NR DVD 19.. 98
FROM THE OTHER SIDE (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 169
HOLLIS FRAMPTON ODYSSEY, A (DVD) AIF NR DVD 1979 266
IMAX: BORN TO BE WILD (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 41
INNKEEPERS, THE (DVD) HOR R DVD 19.. 101
LET THE BULLETS FLY (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 132
MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, THE (DVD) PA NR DVD 19.. 139
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST PROTOCOL (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 132
MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 95
ORGANIZER, THE (DVD) INT NR DVD 1963 130
OSWALT, PATTON: FINEST HOUR (DVD) SUC NR DVD 19.. 67
PARIAH (2011) (DVD) G&L R DVD 19.. 87
PEARLS OF THE DEEP (DVD) INT NR DVD 1965 103
RETURN OF THE PRODIGAL SON (DVD) INT N/A DVD 1967 103
REUNITING THE RUBINS (DVD) COM PG DVD 19.. 99
SOME DAYS ARE BETTER THAN OTHERS (DVD) AIF NR DVD 19.. 93
SUN CAME OUT: 7 WORLDS COLLIDE (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 90
THOR AT THE BUS STOP (DVD) COM NR DVD 19.. 100
TIME THAT REMAINS, THE (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 109
TITANIC (TV MINI-SERIES) (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 187
TREME: SEASON 02 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 600
WICKER TREE, THE (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 96
WILD THORNBERRYS, THE: S2:P2 (DVD) ANI NR DVD 19.. 180
YOUNG GOETHE IN LOVE (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 102

NEW BLURAY

AMERICA REVEALED (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 240
CONTRABAND (BR) BR R BR 19.. 110
GIRL ON A MOTORCYCLE (BR) BR R BR 1968 88
IMAX: BORN TO BE WILD (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 41
LET THE BULLETS FLY (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 132
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST PROTOCOL (BR) BR PG13 BR 19.. 132
ORGANIZER, THE (BR) BR NR BR 1963 130
PARIAH (2011) (BR) BR R BR 19.. 87
PROPHECY COLLECTION (4 FILMS) (BR) BR R BR 1995 350
TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY (1979) (BR) BR NR BR 1979 324
TITANIC (TV MINI-SERIES) (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 187

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