Black Dog Newsletter for Week Ending December 19th

Hey, have you heard, Christmas is coming. In fact it’s almost here. And to celebrate this oh-so festive time of year we here at Black Dog would like to offer you this – $3.00 Christmas movies! That’s right, no need to adjust your eyeballs, three dollar movies, Christmas-freakin’ movies! All of our Christmas flicks will only cost you 3 measly bones, but here’s the catch (you know that there was going to be a catch, right?) the rental period will only be for 2 days. So starting today at both stores, drop in and grab a copy of It’s a Wonderful Life, Love Actually, Die Hard or Christmas Evil (we have many more titles, don’t worry) for only three dollars! (Did I mention that they only cost $3?).

We also have gift certificates and are fully restocked with our fabulous Black Dog T-Shirts (black only) to help keep you warm and styling throughout the cold winter months.

And one other note – the Holiday hours at both stores are as follows – Christmas Eve – noon till 7pm. Closed Christmas Day. Noon till 11pm on Boxing Day. Oh and starting next week at the Cambie store (Monday the 19th) we will be open until 11pm every night until the new year (except, of course, Christmas Eve and Day). Hope to see ya’ll soon.

Oh, and one more thing (last I promise) – big thanks for all the folks who took advantage of our late charge amnesty for food promotion. I filled up my car (and almost threw out my back) with tons of edibles. Good job!

New Releases for Tuesday December 13th

Circumstance – Heavy, lovely drama about two girls who fall in love. Sounds like nothing all that special, right? Well what if I said that the girls were Iranian (I believe that lesbians are kind of frowned upon in Iran) and that one of the girls brother is suspicious. Now does that sound a little heavier. Supposed to be quite excellent.

Fright Night – Mediocre remake – Colin Farrell is no Chris Sarandon (never thought I’d utter that sentence) – of the quite good original from years back. Actually none of the characters are as interesting or compelling compared to the first time around. Where’s Roddy McDowell when you need him? Maybe that was what was lacking – that and the use of crappy CGI blood and gore. It just looks so phony. I was vaguely disappointed and I had quite low expectations. Also on the Blu Ray.

Gainsbourg – Bio-pic of the famous, some say sexy, some say cheesy (I say cheexy), French crooner. Expect lots of cool sounds, fine ladies and cigarettes being smoked.

Kung Fu Panda 2 – OK sequel to the pretty fun original. The animation is incredibly well done (would have been nice to see this in 3-D in the theatre) but the story is kind of lacking and somewhat boring in parts. The action is fast and furious (a little too furious for my old tired eyes). Might be a bit scary for the real young-in’s – my 6 year-old thought so. Also on the Blu Ray.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes – Who knew? Who knew that this prequel to those fine Ape movies of the 1960’s and 70’s (we’ll totally ignore Tim Burton’s abomination) would turn out so good? It really had all the earmarks of being a disaster but it’s quite a well made, compelling action drama thing. Outside of the X-Men movie, Apes is the best of the big summer blockbusters. It’s shot mostly around the town here – there’s a scene when the apes are running rampant through parts of downtown that reminded me of the hockey riot a few months back. Just slap some Canucks jerseys on the apes and it would have looked pretty much identical. Good times. Also on the Blu Ray.

13 – Kind of a remake of the fine French thriller 13 Tzameti, finds a bunch of tough guy actors – Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke, Ray Winstone, Alexander Skarsgard, Michael Shannon, 50 Cent and Ben Gazzara (I thought he was dead?) involved in a secret organization that plays Russian Roulette (the worst kind of roulette) for money and fun and what not. Also on the Blu ray.

Coming Next Week

Warrior

Margin Call

Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame

Columbiana

Straw Dogs

The World is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner

Midnight in Paris

Love Exposure

Hostel Part 3

A Good Old Fashioned Orgy

Beautiful Lies

Dolphin Tale

Old stuff just in…

Alien Anthology – Blu Ray

Heavenly Creatures (uncut edition) – Blu Ray

Evil Dead 2 – Blu Ray

Recently Viewed and Recommended

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

The Future

A Better Life

Point BlankNHL 24/7

Project Nim

Portlandia

Friends with Benefits

Tucker and Dale vs Evil

Incendies

 

That’s it for this week folks. I’ll leave you with a little Christmas greeting comic from The Oatmeal. Enjoy!

 http://theoatmeal.com/comics/christmas

Have a good week, eat and drink well, stay warm and keep watching.

Black Dog Video

http://www.blackdogvideo.bc.ca/

 

 

 

 

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