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New arrivals for the week of May 19, 2015
American Sniper
Hot Tub Time Machine 2
Leviathan
Strange Magic

Greetings everyone,

This week's biggest new releases are: "American Sniper" (w/Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller), "Hot Tub Time Machine 2" (w/Rob Corddry, Clark Duke, Craig Robinson and Adam Scott), "Leviathan" (directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev; w/Elena Lyadova, Vladimir Vdovichenkov and Aleksey Serebryakov) and "Strange Magic" (new animated film from Lucasfilm w/voices of Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth, etc). Also of interest: the Australian film "Angel Baby" (1995, directed by Michael Rymer), SXSW winner "Before I Disappear" (debut from writer/director/star Shawn Christensen) and 2015 Eberfest selection "Girlhood" (directed by Celine Sciamma). We also got some new TV stuff: Beauty & the Beast S2, Call the Midwife S4, Glee S6 (the final season), Orange is the New Black S2 and Welcome to Sweden S1. And, this week we only got handful of new Criterion titles: Ingmar Bergman's "Cries and Whispers" (1972), Jean-Luc Godard's "Every Man for Himself" (1980), Steve James' "Hoop Dreams" (1994), Frank Capra "It Happened One Night" (1934) and Mark Rydell's "The Rose" (1979; w/ Bette Midler). We've finally decide to piece together a Criterion section -- look for it in the next week or so! You can check out all of this week's new arrivals below.

Remember, we are now on our somewhat shorter Summer hours:
Monday - Thursday (11:00-8:00), Friday (11:00 - 9:00), Saturday (noon-9:00) and Sunday (noon - 8:00)

Morten Tyldum's "The Imitation Game" (2014) has replaced "Downton Abbey" as the most rented title in our International section. The Swedish series "The Bridge" is the #2 renter and Jonathan Glazer's "Under the Skin" (2013) rounds out the Top 3. The rest of the Top 10 is all fairly familiar: the British series "Broadchurch" (w/David Tennant), the Danish series "Borgen", the Indian film "The Lunchbox", the Australian "Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries", the BBC's "New Tricks" and the Welsh noir crime drama series "Hinterland". You'll notice some crossover with the new International Mystery Series section -- sorry about that, there's no easy way to filter them out. Our International Section continues to be one of the most popular sections in the store -- and still the one I am most proud of. With almost 10,000 International titles, we have films from every corner of the world by all the major (and many more minor) directors. You can always find something awesome you haven't seen yet. Here are the Top 100 (plus a few) Renters for the past 12 months from our International Film Section:
1 IMITATION GAME, THE
2 BRIDGE, THE (BRON/BROEN):SERIES 01
3 UNDER THE SKIN (2014)
4 BROADCHURCH: SEASON 01
5 BORGEN: SEASON 01
6 LUNCHBOX, THE
7 MISS FISHER'S MURDER MYSTERIES: SERIES 2
8 NEW TRICKS: SEASON 10
9 HINTERLAND: SEASON 01
10 MISS FISHER'S MURDER MYSTERIES: SERIES 1
(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...

AMERICAN SNIPER (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 132
ANGEL BABY (1995) (DVD) INT R DVD 1995 104
BEAUTY & THE BEAST: SEASON 02 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 999
BEFORE I DISAPPEAR (DVD) AIF NR DVD 19.. 98
BELOVED SISTERS (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 171
BLACKHAT (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 134
BLUE ROOM, THE (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 75
CALL THE MIDWIFE: SEASON 04 (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 555
COBBLER, THE (DVD) COM PG-13 DVD 19.. 98
EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF (DVD) INT NR DVD 1980 88
GIRLHOOD (2014) (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 112
GLEE: SEASON 6 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 570
HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2 (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 93
LEVIATHAN (2014) (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 141
MAD MAX: THE ROAD WARRIOR (DVD) SF R DVD 1981 95
ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK: SEASON 02 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 774
POWER: SEASON 01 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 460
ROSE, THE (DVD) GEN R DVD 1979 125
STRANGE MAGIC (DVD) ANI PG DVD 19.. 99
WELCOME TO SWEDEN: SEASON 1 TV NR DVD 19.. 220

NEW BLURAY

AMERICAN SNIPER (BR) BR R BR 19.. 132
BLACKHAT (BR) BR R BR 19.. 134
CALL THE MIDWIFE: SEASON 04 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 555
COBBLER, THE (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 98
CRIES AND WHISPERS (BR) BR NR BR 1972 91
GIRLHOOD (2014) (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 112
HOOP DREAMS (BR) BR NR BR 1994 172
HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2 (BR) BR R BR 19.. 99
IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (BR) BR NR BR 1934 105
LEVIATHAN (2014) (BR) BR R BR 19.. 141
ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK: SEASON 02 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 774
ROSE, THE (BR) BR R BR 1979 134

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