I finally watched "Searching for Sugar Man" -- what an awesome story and a great film... highly recommended! I would also suggest buying both of Rodriguez's albums: "Cold Fact" and "Coming from Reality" (no doubt available from Exile on Main Street). As for new arrivals, this week's biggest New Releases include: "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" (w/Logan Lerman, Emma Watson and Ezra Miller), "The Sessions" (w/John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, William H. Macy, etc), "Silent Hill: Revelation" (w/Sean Bean and Deborah Kara Unger) and the new James Bond film, "Skyfall" (w/Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, etc). Joining those titles on the New Release wall are: "Bully" (Lee Hirsch's documentary about bullying), "Girl Model" (documentary on the modeling industry's 'supply chain' between Siberia, Japan, and the US), "The Man with the Iron Fists" (w/RZA, Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu) and "Robot & Frank" (w/Frank Langella, James Marsden, Liv Tyler and Susan Sarandon). Criterion released Belgium's Academy Awards submission for Best Foreign Language Film and Grand Prix winner at Cannes, "The Kid with a Bike" (2011). Lastly, the final season of Weeds (Season 8) has been released... now what?
With the making of Star Wars Episode VII just around the corner, I expect we'll see the entire Star Wars canon in the Top 10 soon -- for now they all reside in the Top 100 and are creeping their way up the chart. Complete runs of Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Twilight and the Alien trilogy also take up their fair share of the list. Nice to see the former Governor of California rounding out the list with both installments of the Conan series. The glaring lack of any Star Trek and Doctor Who titles is because each has their own section. I'll make Top 100 Lists for both of those soon. Anyway, here they are, the Top 10 renters from the Science Fiction section:
1 HUNGER GAMES, THE (DVD)
2 LOOPER (DVD)
3 AVENGERS, THE (2012) (DVD)
4 BATMAN: DARK KNIGHT (DVD)
5 STAR WARS IV: A NEW HOPE (DVD)
6 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, THE (DVD)
7 BATMAN BEGINS (DVD)
8 CAPTAIN AMERICA: FIRST AVENGER (DVD)
9 THOR (DVD)
10 MEN IN BLACK 3 (DVD)
(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)
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Here's what's new this week...
28 HOTEL ROOMS (DVD) AIF NR DVD 19.. 82
ALEX CROSS (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 101
BOND: SKYFALL (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 143
BULLY (2011) (DVD) DOC PG-13 DVD 19.. 99
COUGAR TOWN: SEASON 03 (DVD) TV TV-14 DVD 19.. 321
DANGEROUS LIAISONS (2012) (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 111
DRACULA VS FRANKENSTEIN (DVD) HOR NR DVD 1971 82
DUCK DYNASTY: SEASON ONE TV TV DVD 19.. 330
FLIGHT (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 135
GIRL MODEL (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 77
HEIST: WHO STOLE THE AMERICAN... (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 76
JEDI JUNKIES (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 73
LONG GRAY LINE, THE GEN NR DVD 19.. 137
MONTY PYTHON: LIAR'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 90
NURSE JACKIE: SEASON 04 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 280
PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER, THE (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 103
PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORY (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 87
ROBOT & FRANK (DVD) COM PG-13 DVD 19.. 85
SEARCHING FOR SONNY (DVD) COM NR DVD 19.. 95
SESSIONS, THE (DVD) GEN R DVD 19..
SILENT HILL: REVELATION (DVD) HOR R DVD 19..
SLEEPERS (BBC) BRI TV DVD 1991 211
SLEEPY EYES OF DEATH: COLLECTOR'S SET 3 INT 18+ DVD 1969 329
TEDDY BEAR (2012) (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 96
THIEVES (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 136
WAKE IN FRIGHT INT NR DVD 19.. 109
WALLED IN HOR R DVD 19.. 91
WEEDS: SEASON 08 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 379
ALEX CROSS (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 101
BOND: SKYFALL (BR) BR 14+ BR 19.. 143
BULLY (2011) (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 99
FLIGHT (BR) BR R BR 19.. 138
KID WITH A BIKE, THE (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 87
SESSIONS, THE (BR) BR R BR 19..
SILENT HILL: REVELATION (BR) BR R BR 19..
WEEDS: SEASON 08 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 379
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