The Black Dog Newsletter September 3 – 9 “Fall on Me Edition!”

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Yes, I know it’s not officially fall but, for me, fall unofficially starts when the kids go back to school (yay!). And it couldn’t have come at a better time. The fall is our busiest season and after a tough summer, we welcome Autumnus, the slanky god of Autumn. All hail!

And after taking a couple of weeks off to mull over the business (and eat and drink too much) I’ve (well, we’ve) come up (with the help of all of you fine folks) with a few new ideas to help bolster business:

Expand our sales to online and pre-ordering films for you collectors (we can offer great deals on Criterion, Shout Factory and other great labels).

Offer a subscription service similar to online services (just with better content). Details on that to follow shortly.

Increase our swag department, specifically our T-shirts. Maybe hats. Maybe other things.

Renting out (or selling cheap) DVD players like the old days. Seems many folks don’t even have one nowadays.

Have an automatic charge at the end of the month for any outstanding late fees. This one I’m still on the fence about but we’ll see.

We’re doing our best to stay relevant in these future times. Hopefully you can stay with us. #shoplocal

New Releases!

(There’s been quite a few since the last newsletter, but here’s a smattering)

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American Gods – Season 2 – Cool, weird show about the old gods being swept aside by the new gods. (windmill guitar solo)

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Booksmart – One of the year’s best films finds a couple of nerds who, on the night of their graduation from high school, realize they should have had more fun. Hi-jinks and smart dialogue, I presume, ensue. (more DVDs are on the way)

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Chernobyl Season 1 – Most excellent HBO show about that bugaboo at the famed nuclear power plant in 1986. We should have more copies soon, so please don’t freak out.

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Game of Thrones – Final Season – Here it is, the final moments you’ve been salivating for. Will John Snow crack a smile? Will Cersei enjoy her new haircut? Will Jamie learn how to draw his warrior girls with his bronze hand? Will Daenerys ride off into the sunset on her dragons? No pushing or shoving, we have multiple copies.

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters – Dumb, long, loud monster movie. I liked it! But I’ve always had a place in my cold crumbling heart for the big guy.

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Ma – Crazy lady invites some teenagers into her house to party. It’s a horror movie so you can guess what happens next.

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MIB: International – Not too sure why they’re still calling this mediocre series “Men” in Black when clearly Tessa Thompson is not a “Men”.

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Rocketman – If you liked the Bohemian Rhapsody, you’re sure to dig this musical fantasy extravaganza about Elton John! Right?!

Coming Soon

John Wick: Parabellem
Aladdin
Dead Don’t Die
Late Night
Nekrotonic
True Detective Season 3

That’s it for this week folks. Enjoy the nice weather while you can – get out, go for a walk…down to your local and grab some swell entertainment. It’s the right thing to do.

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