As mentioned in last week’s edition of the newsletter, Black Dog on Cambie turns 19 this coming Thursday! What a long strange, wonderful, sad trip it’s been. We’ve seen births, deaths, fires, theft, disruptive construction, met many wonderful people, some not-so wonderful people, made lots of great friends and even a few enemies. We’ve seen plenty of changes happen in the Cambie neighbourhood. So many business have come and gone (I think besides Starbucks, Flying Wedge, Cambie Cycles and Kino, we may be the longest serving business in the hood) and more than a few folks have moved on due to the insane cost of housing in the area. When I first moved to Van back in 1995, we rented an entire house on 18th and Heather for $1100! Don’t think we’ll see that anytime soon again.
It’s been an amazing ride – easily one of the best experiences of my life. Here’s to all of you who’ve supported us through thick and thin, enjoyed our great staff and feasted on all the fantastic films we’ve proudly been able to provide. Let’s do 19 more years!
To celebrate this momentous occasion, drop into the Cambie store this coming Thursday, March 5th, and enjoy a few special specials;
– rent any 2 films, get a 3rd for free
– 50% off of all late charges
– our fabulous T-shirts can be had for a mere $10!
– a new batch of Black Dog pins will be there waiting to be stuck into your flesh – free if you rent something!
Hope to see you there!
New on the Shelves!
The Captive – Atom Egoyan continues to wallow in the swamp of mediocrity. This time out we find mediocre alliterative actors Ryan Reynolds and Scott Speedman working hard to try to figure out what happened to Cassandra, a 9 year-old-girl that disappeared many years earlier.
Foxcatcher – Intense drama follows Olympic wrestling hopeful and talking potato impersonator, Channing Tatum, as he accepts an invitation to train for the 1988 Olympics at the estate of oddball rich guy John du Pont who, for some reason, is played here by the hilarious Steve Carrell in a non-hilarious role. From the director of the underrated Moneyball and the rated Capote.
Hunger Games – Mockingjay Part 1 – More Hungry Games to satisfy your future dystopia needs. One more to go after this one to see if our Katniss can save the world. The depressing future world.
Life Partners – Two best friend’s relationship is put to the test when one of them falls for a local boy. Local boys are the best!
Princess Grace Of Monaco – Nicole Kidman is Princess Grace of Monaco (well just for this movie) as she has a hard time dealing with politics and identity and that sort of thing in the 60’s. Expect lots of intrigue, Tim Roth and nice outfits.
Tinkerbell and the Legend of the Neverbeast – Tinkerbell get down and dirty with the Neverbeast. I don’t know what I’m talking about.
Coming Next Week
Night at the Museum 3
Turn: Washington Spies
Recently Viewed and Recommended
Fargo Season 1
Banshee Season 1
Game of Thrones Season 4
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And coming soon!
Jack Hunter: The Quest for Akhenaten’s Tomb – Suave man-about-town and long time Black Dog Video customer extraordinaire, Jack Hunter, leaves everything behind to embark on a whirlwind adventure to the far-flung reaches of the globe in search of the mysterious tomb of Akhenaten. It’s an exciting romp filled with much peril, damsels, running, heavy drugs and mild profanity. This film is definitely not an Indiana Jones rip-off.
That’s it for this edition, kids! Have a fabulous week!
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