Black Dog Newsletter for Week Ending January 17th

Great news! Starting tomorrow we are offering a swell new deal. Black Dog is proud to announce the 10 for $35 card. That’s right, you come in, pay us a measly $35 (includes tax) and we give you a punch card that is good for ten rentals! If my math is correct that works out to $3.50 per rental. Holy hotdogs, hard to beat that price I tells ya. And it’s good for any film in the store. Thing is, if you lose it or forget to bring it in then that’s too bad – it’s hard cheese my friend.

That is in addition to all of our other great deals – 2 for $7 (one old and one new or two old films) or 2 New Releases for $10 Sunday to Thursday, 5 old films for $8.00 on Wednesdays..my head is swimming with all the possibilities….

Wow, what a week for New Releases. I can’t remember such a fantastic selection of films to hit the shelves on one day in a long long time. If you can’t find something to cure your cravings for quality entertainment this Tuesday, well than you are hopeless and I can’t help you.

New Releases for Tuesday January 11th

Alpha and Omega – Mediocre kids flick about some wolves trying to get somewhere and do something. Points for being set in Canada, but that’s it.

Animal Kingdom – Totally excellent Australian crime thriller that follows a 17 year-old trying to navigate his way through his nasty crime family. Sounds like Christmas at my house. Also on Blu Ray.

The Devil’s Mistress – AKA The Devil’s Whore (titles are always better with the word whore in them) tells the tale of the English Civil War as seen through the eyes of a seventeen year-old girl. Yes when I think of wars set in 17th century Europe, I think of teenage girls.

Funny Or Die Presents Season 1 – If you’ve seen the videos on the webernets that started a few years ago by Will Ferrell than you know what to expect from this DVD. If you like to laugh, rent it, if you prefer crying, maybe move on to something else.

Howl – Docudrama revolving around Alan Ginsberg’s famous poem and the “obscenity” trial it provoked. Stars James Franco (he seems to be in almost as many films now as Michael Cera and Jesse Eisenberg) as Ginsberg. Isn’t this film still in the theatres?!

Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work – Excellent doc that follows Joan (plastic surgery nightmare) Rivers as she turns 75 and still kicks the shit out of most comedians.

Mr. Nobody – Strange, beautiful (I hear the cinematography is outstanding – who doesn’t like pretty pictures?) film that follows a 120 year old dude (yes I said 120) as he reflects on his odd and wonderful life. Word has it that its quite a good little film that flew under the radar (probably never even played here in town). Stars Jared Leto (who I don’t like) and Sarah Polley (who I do). Also on Blu Ray.

Piranha – Man I wish I had seen this in the theatres in 3-D. I heard that was a hoot. Still I am very much looking forward to checking this on out. It’s a remake of the film Piranha (really?!) – which I loved. This one apparently has a lot more T and A and gore to make me happy. Also on Blu Ray.

The Social Network – What can one say about this film that already hasn’t been said? It is quite excellent. I guess I could say a bit more than that. I usually am disappointed by films I’ve heard so much hype about – I’m looking at you Inception – but this one easily lives up to the hype. It’s quite amazing how Fincher could make a film about something as mundane as the creation of a website and turn it into a thriller! Everything about this film works – brilliant script, great acting, cinematography, outstanding music. If I had a complaint it would be that there isn’t really any good female roles in this but its a minor quibble as we’re talking about computer nerds here. Rent it if you haven’t seen it and if you have you probably want to see it again. Also on Blu Ray.

Coming Next Week

  • Stone
  • Paper Man
  • Jack Goes Boating
  • Takers
  • Switch
  • Score
  • S &Man
  • Justified Season 1
  • Buried
  • The Virginity Hit

Recently Viewed and Recommended

  • Best Worst Movie
  • The Social Network
  • Animal Kingdom
  • Machete
  • Piranha
  • Mesrine Part 1 and 2
  • Catfish
  • The Last Exorcism
  • Restrepo

On the Internuts

Push this button – http://inception.davepedu.com/

I don’t know about how you cats feel about sex scenes in films, but for me most of the time I find that they bring a film to a screeching halt as they are usually lame and ridiculous. Here’s a fairly good article about sex scenes that are actually sexy (yea for Name of the Rose – one of my favorites) http://www.avclub.com/articles/inventory-14-truly-sexy-sex-scenes,1568/

I don’t know if you’ve noticed but I have affection for The Onion. They are funny. They make me laugh. Anyways here’s a video form The Onion on what they think might be some swell entertainments coming our way this year (2011)…http://www.avclub.com/articles/our-most-anticipated-entertainments-of-2011,49738/?utm_medium=promobar&utm_campaign=recirculation

And remember ya’ll to check out the new Black Dog Video sites for upcoming releases, Gusisms, reviews, blog shit and whatever else I can think of to throw up there.

Peace out.

Black Dog Video
http://www.blackdogvideo.bc.ca/

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