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New arrivals for the week of June 26, 2012
21 Jmp Street
The Artist
Mirror, Mirror
Wrath of the Titans

Greetings all,

A member of an Independent Video Store chat board just mentioned she wasn't ordering any titles in the first week of July -- no new releases at all. I felt a bit sheepish because we somehow always manage to bring in a pretty good stack of new titles and the first week of July will be no exception... new stuff every week here at Renter! This week's biggest titles are: "21 Jump Street" (w/Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum), "The Artist" (w/Jean Dujardin, Berenice Bejo, James Cromwell and John Goodman), "Mirror, Mirror" (w/Lily Collins and Julia Roberts) and "Wrath of the Titans" (w/Sam Worthington, Ralph Fiennes and Liam Neeson). Somehow we missed the BBC series "Campion" (w/Peter Davison and Brian Glover) when it came out -- thanks to an astute customer, we have now rectified that. Also of note is Michael R. Roskam's "Bullhead" -- Belgium's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 84th Academy Awards 2012. Per normal, the complete list of new arrivals can be found below.

The Parkland Poster Project is hung! This year, one of Professor Paul Young's assignments for his Parkland College Graphic Design III class (GDS 222) was to re-imagine popular movie posters in the style of Jason Munn, an American Graphic and Poster Artist. The class ultimately came up with 16 posters we thought would represent That's Rentertainment well. You can see the posters on Renter web site, or better yet, stop by the store -- they are all on display...

Over the years, people have told me I should have romance, war and drama sections. We keep those in the Classics if they were made before I was born and in the International section if they come from another land. A few of them even land in the Independent section. The rest get dropped in the General section -- our catch all for anything that doesn't fit neatly anywhere else. Every now and then, we have enough titles fitting a new category that we'll cull them from the General section and make a whole new section. Other times we pull just one title and call it the "Bikers from Hell" section. My favorite sub-genre was spotted in San Francisco: "Bloated Dead Rockers" -- how many films could we put there? In any case, here are the Top 10 Renters from the General section:
1) TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY (2011)
2) DESCENDANTS, THE
3) MONEYBALL
4) TREE OF LIFE, THE
5) DRIVE
6) HUGO
7) GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (2011)
8) IDES OF MARCH, THE
9) HELP, THE
10) LIMITLESS
(a longer version of this list and more "Top 100" lists can be found here)

Remember: Rentertainment is in Summer Hours mode. We will be open Monday-Saturday from 11am to 10pm and Sundays from noon - 10pm... plan accordingly.

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...

21 JUMP STREET (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 110
39 STEPS, THE (DVD) HIT NR DVD 1935 86
A THOUSAND WORDS (DVD) COM PG-13 DVD 19.. 91
AND EVERYTHING IS GOING FINE (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 89
ARTIST, THE (DVD) INT PG-13 DVD 19.. 101
BIG FIX, THE (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 90
BIG MIRACLE (DVD) GEN PG DVD 19.. 107
BULLHEAD (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 124
CAMPION: CASE OF THE LATE PIG (DVD) INT NR DVD 1989 107
CAMPION: DEATH OF A GHOST (DVD) INT NR DVD 1989 108
CAMPION: LOOK TO THE LADY (DVD) INT NR DVD 1989 108
CAMPION: POLICE AT THE FUNERAL (DVD) INT NR DVD 1989 105
CARRY ON: VOL 4 (DVD) BH NR DVD 1970 182
CARRY ON: VOL 6 (DVD) BH NR DVD 1972 173
CHASING MADOFF (DVD) GEN NR DVD 19.. 91
CLEANFLIX (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 93
DAMAGES: SEASON 04 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 502
DECOY BRIDE, THE (DVD) INT PG DVD 19.. 89
DOCTOR WHO #153: HAPPINESS PATROL (DVD) WHO NR DVD 1988 74
FP, THE (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 83
JEFF WHO LIVES AT HOME (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 82
LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT YR 07 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 999
LOVE IN A COLD CLIMATE (2012) (DVD) BRI NR DVD 1980 405
MARY PICKFORD: MUSE OF THE MOVIES (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 101
MIRROR MIRROR (2012) (DVD) GEN PG DVD 19.. 106
MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 95
ORANGES & SUNSHINE (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 106
PERFECT FAMILY, THE (DVD) AIF PG-13 DVD 19.. 84
PROFANE (DVD) GEN NR DVD 19.. 79
PROJECT X (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 88
PTOWN DIARIES (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 89
ROAD RANT: LYDIA LUNCH (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 74
ROCKWELL: NIGHT OF LEGENDARY COL (DVD) MC NR DVD 19.. 66
SOUND OF NOISE (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 102
TALES OF VESPERIA: FIRST STRIKE (DVD) JAN NR DVD 19.. 110
TOXIC LULLABY (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 92
WANDERLUST (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 98
WHY LIE? I NEED A DRINK (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 75
WRATH OF THE TITANS (DVD) SF PG-13 DVD 19.. 99

NEW BLURAY

21 JUMP STREET (BR) BR R BR 19.. 109
39 STEPS, THE (BR) BR NR BR 1935 86
A THOUSAND WORDS (BR) BR PB-13 BR 19.. 91
ARTIST, THE (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 101
BIG MIRACLE (BR/DVD) BR PG BR 19.. 107
BULLHEAD (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 124
CARMEN (2010) (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 167
DECOY BRIDE, THE (BR) BR PG BR 19.. 89
JEFF WHO LIVES AT HOME (BR) BR R BR 19.. 82
MIRROR MIRROR (BR) BR PG BR 19.. 106
ORANGES & SUNSHINE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 106
PROJECT X (BR) BR R BR 19.. 94
SAMURAI TRILOGY, THE (BR) BR N/A BR 1954 200
SECTOR 7 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 112
TALES OF VESPERIA: FIRST STRIKE (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 110
WANDERLUST (BR) BR R BR 19.. 98
WRATH OF THE TITANS (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 99

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

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