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New arrivals for the week of April 14, 2015
Antarctica: A Year on Ice
The Babadook
Big Eyes
The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death

Greetings everyone,

The 17th Annual Ebertfest kicks off this week with a dozen films at the beautiful Virginia Theatre. I'll get a list together of which titles we have in case you miss any of them. As promised last week, the new release list this week is massive! The biggest titles are: "Antarctica: A Year on Ice" (directed by Anthony Powell), "The Babadook" (w/Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman and Daniel Henshall), "Big Eyes" (directed by Tim Burton; w/Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz) and "The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death" (w/Jeremy Irvine). Also of special interest are: "Goodbye to Language" (showing at Ebertfest this year), "Happy Valley" (Amir Bar-Lev's State College/Penn State documentary), "Kidnapping Mr. Heineken" (based on the real-life 1983 kidnapping) and "You're Not You" (w/Hilary Swank, Emmy Rossum and Josh Duhamel). The Champaign-Urbana Film Society (CUFS) brought in a copy of their latest "Pens to Lens" collection (showcasing local talent). That, and another nudge from Jason Pankoke, might be what it final takes for us to make a "Local" section. Somehow we've made it all these years without a copy of Terry Jones' "Mr. Toad's Wild Ride" (1996; w/Steve Coogan, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, John Cleese, Michael Palin, etc) and someone called us on it. So, now we have it. We also got a couple of new Criterion titles: Preston Sturges' "Sullivan’s Travels" (1941) and Martin Rosen's "Watership Down" (1983). By the way, we seem to have about 20 Criterion titles on back-order right right now -- I'll have to see what I can do about that. Hopefully they'll start flowing in soon. You can check out all of this week's new arrivals below.

Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" (2014; w/Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette) is the top renting film in our General section this time around. Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" (2013) came in 2nd followed by Damien Chazelle's "Whiplash" (2014) in 3rd. Our General Section is the catch-all for anything we cannot find another section for. As usual, the Top 10 is stacked with relatively new releases (Birdman, Gone Girl, etc) and this time it's rounded out by Rob Thomas' record-breaking Kickstarter success, "Veronica Mars", in the 10th position. This is a great list to hit up when you're just not sure what to watch -- rely on the watching habits of others! Here are the Top 100ish Renters from the General section:
1 BOYHOOD
2 WOLF OF WALL STREET, THE
3 WHIPLASH
4 BIRDMAN
5 GONE GIRL
6 JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT
7 12 YEARS A SLAVE
8 NEBRASKA
9 NIGHTCRAWLER
10 VERONICA MARS (THE MOVIE)
(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...

ANTARCTICA: A YEAR ON ICE (DVD) DOC PG DVD 19.. 92
BABADOOK, THE (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 93
BESIDE STILL WATERS (DVD) AIF NR DVD 19.. 77
BIG EYES (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 105
BLOOD OF THE VINE: SEASON 02 (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 370
BUONA SERA, MRS. CAMPBELL (DVD) CLA PG DVD 1968 108
DISORDER (2009) (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 58
EAST WEST 101: SEASON 02/03 (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 721
FOG AND CRIMES: SEASON 02 (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 577
FOYLE'S WAR: SET 8 (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 276
GOD HELP THE GIRL (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 112
GOODBYE TO LANGUAGE (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 69
GRANTCHESTER: SEASON 01 (DVD) BMS NR DVD 19.. 360
HAPPY VALLEY (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 97
IF YOU DON'T, I WILL (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 102
IMITATION GAME, THE (DVD) INT PG-13 DVD 19.. 114
IMMIGRANT, THE (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 117
INTERSTELLAR (DVD) SF PG-13 DVD 19.. 168
INVISIBLE FRONT, THE (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 76
ISLAND OF LEMURS: MADAGASCAR (DVD) DOC G DVD 19.. 41
KENNEDY'S BRAIN (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 178
KIDNAPPING MR. HEINEKEN (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 95
KING OF MASKS, THE NEW NR DVD 1996 102
KING OF THE HILL: SEASON 09 (DVD) ANI NR DVD 19.. 336
KING OF THE HILL: SEASON 10 (DVD) ANI NR DVD 19.. 344
LOVE HUNTER (DVD) AIF NR DVD 19.. 86
MAD AS HELL (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 82
MANH(A)TTAN: SEASON 01 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 622
MANNY (DVD) DOC PG-13 DVD 19.. 87
MASSACRE GUN (DVD) INT NR DVD 1967 89
MONK WITH A CAMERA (DVD) PHO NR DVD 19.. 90
MOST VIOLENT YEAR, A (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 125
MR. TOAD'S WILD RIDE (DVD) INT PG DVD 1996 88
MST 3K: THE TOUCH OF SATAN (DVD) TV NR DVD 1971 90
OCTOPUS, THE: SERIES 01 (DVD) INT NR DVD 1984 392
PENS TO LENS: YEAR 02 (DVD) AIF NR DVD 19..
PENTON: THE JOHN PENTON STORY (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 153
POPULATION BOOM (DVD) ESI NR DVD 19.. 90
SILICON VALLEY: SEASON 01 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 228
SOZHOU RIVER (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 83
THAT MAN FROM RIO / UP TO HIS EARS (DVD) INT NR DVD 1964 104
VEEP: SEASON 03 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 307
VOICES, THE (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 103
WATERSHIP DOWN (DVD) ANI PG DVD 1978 92
WILD (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 115
WOMAN IN BLACK 2, THE (DVD) INT PG-13 DVD 19.. 98
YOU'RE NOT YOU (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 102

NEW BLURAY

ANTARCTICA: A YEAR ON ICE (BR) BR PG BR 19.. 92
BABADOOK, THE (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 93
BIG EYES (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 105
GOODBYE TO LANGUAGE (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 69
GRANTCHESTER: SEASON 01 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 360
IMITATION GAME, THE (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 114
IMMIGRANT, THE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 117
INTERSTELLAR (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 168
ISLAND OF LEMURS: MADAGASCAR (BR) BR G BR 19.. 41
MANHATTAN: SEASON 01 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 622
MASSACRE GUN (BR) BR NR BR 1967 89
MOST VIOLENT YEAR, A (BR) BR R BR 19.. 125
SILICON VALLEY: SEASON 01 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 228
SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS (BR) BR NR BR 1941 90
VEEP: SEASON 03 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 307
WHIPLASH (BR) BR R BR 19.. 107
WILD (BR) BR R BR 19.. 115
WOMAN IN BLACK 2, THE (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 98

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