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New arrivals for the week of April 28, 2015
The Boy Next Door
The Gambler
Paddington
The Wedding Ringer

Greetings everyone,

This week's biggest titles are: "The Boy Next Door" (w/Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Guzman, John Corbett and Kristin Chenoweth), "The Gambler" (w/Mark Wahlberg, Jessica Lange, Brie Larson and John Goodman), "Paddington" (w/voices of Ben Whishaw, Sally Hawkins, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters, etc) and "The Wedding Ringer" (w/Kevin Hart, Josh Gad and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting). Also of interest: "The Book of Negroes" (based on the novel "Someone Knows My Name" by Lawrence Hill), the PBS series "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies", Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice" (based on the novel by Thomas Pynchon; w/Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Joanna Newsom, Katherine Waterston, etc) and Rory Kennedy's "Last Days in Vietnam" (2014). On the TV front we picked up: Mentalist S7 (the final season), New Tricks S11, Royal Pains S6 and Suits S4. And, for the International Mystery Series section, we grabbed: Cenk Batu: Undercover Agent (Germany), Nicolas Le Floch S1 (France) and Sebastian Bergman: Dark Secrets (Sweden). Lastly, we got another stack of new Criterion BluRay discs: Jean-Luc Godard's "Every Man for Himself" (1980), Robert Montgomery's "Ride the Pink Horse" (1947) and François Truffaut's "The Soft Skin" (1964). You can check out all of this week's new arrivals below.

I think this is the first time we've seen "To Catch a Thief" (1955; w/Cary Grant and Grace Kelly) in the #1 position of the Top Renting Hitchcock films list. The #2 title, "Rear Window" (1954; w/James Stewart and Grace Kelly), can almost always be found in the Top 3 as can the #3 title, "North by Northwest" (1959; w/Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint). "Psycho" (1960; w/ Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh) drop out of the Top 3 but will, no doubt, be back up there next time. We have all of Hitchcock's available films and the TV series, "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" (1955-1962). We're also grabbing all the BluRay discs as they become available -- including Hitchcock's 3D feature film, "Dial M for Murder" (1954; w/ Ray Milland and Grace Kelly). Everyone's bucket-list list include watching all of the Hitchcock films -- I'd suggest doing it in chronological order. If you don't have time for that right now, you should at least watch the top ten before school lets out and the rest through the summer. Here are the Top Renters from the Hitchcock section:
1 TO CATCH A THIEF
2 REAR WINDOW
3 NORTH BY NORTHWEST
4 PSYCHO (1960)
5 39 STEPS, THE
6 TORN CURTAIN
7 REBECCA
8 STRANGERS ON A TRAIN
9 VERTIGO
10 NOTORIOUS
(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...

50 TO 1 (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 111
ACCIDENTAL LOVE (DVD) COM PG-13 DVD 19.. 98
APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 86
BOOK OF NEGROES, THE (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 450
BOY MEETS GIRL (DVD) G&L NR DVD 19.. 95
BOY NEXT DOOR, THE (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 91
CAKE (2014) (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 102
CANCER: EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 360
CENK BATU: UNDERCOVER AGENT (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 531
GAMBLER, THE (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 110
GATES OF HEAVEN (DVD) DOC NR DVD 1978 83
GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT, A (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 100
INHERENT VICE (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 148
LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 120
MAPS TO THE STARS (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 112
MENTALIST, THE: SEASON 07 (FINAL) (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 543
MYSTERY OF LORD LUCAN, THE (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 214
NEW TRICKS: SEASON 11 (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 610
NICOLAS LE FLOCH: VOLUME 01 (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 890
PADDINGTON (DVD) COM PG DVD 19.. 95
RIDE THE PINK HORSE (DVD) CLA NR DVD 1947 101
ROMEO AND JULIET (2014) (DVD) GEN NR DVD 19.. 135
ROYAL PAINS: SEASON 06 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 917
SEBASTIAN BERGMAN: DARK SECRETS (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 178
SILENCE DE LA MER, LE (DVD) INT NR DVD 1949 87
SOFT SKIN, THE (DVD) INT NR DVD 1964 118
SUITS: SEASON 04 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 695
TAKEN 3 (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 109
THIN BLUE LINE, THE (DVD) DOC NR DVD 1988 102
WEDDING RINGER, THE (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 101
WOLF HALL (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 360

NEW BLURAY

AUTUMN AFTERNOON, AN (BR) BR NR BR 1962 113
BOY NEXT DOOR, THE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 91
CAKE (2014) (BR) BR R BR 19.. 102
CONVOY (BR) BR PG BR 1978 110
DAY IN THE COUNTRY, A (BR) BR NR BR 1936 41
EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF (BR) BR NR BR 1980 88
GAMBLER, THE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 110
GATES OF HEAVEN (BR) BR NR BR 1978 139
HOLLYWOOD SHUFFLE (BR) BR R BR 1987 78
INHERENT VICE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 148
MY WINNIPEG (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 80
PADDINGTON (BR) BR PG BR 19.. 95
RIDE THE PINK HORSE (BR) CLA NR BR 1947 101
RIVER, THE (1951) (BR) BR NR BR 1951 99
SATYRICON (BR) BR NR BR 1969 130
SILENCE DE LA MER, LE (BR) BR NR BR 1949 87
SOFT SKIN, THE (BR) BR NR BR 1964 117
TAKEN 3 (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 109
TEACHERS (BR) BR R BR 1984 107
THIN BLUE LINE, THE (BR) BR NR BR 1988 102
WATERSHIP DOWN (BR) BR PG BR 1978 92
WEDDING RINGER, THE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 101

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