The Black Dog Newsletter February 28-March 5 “Did You Know Edition!”

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Did you know that we rent out Blu Ray players? Did you know that we rent out DVD drives for laptops and such (we will as soon as I test it out). Did you know that we sell Blu Ray players and DVD machines? All these things that you didn’t know! Now you do!

New Releases!

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Color out of Space – Richard Franklin directs Nic Cage in the HP Lovecraft tale of a meteorite striking a remote farm and all hell breaks lose! Yes to all of that please!

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Fleabag Season 1 – Much ballyhooed comedy-drama from England finds a smirking hilarious woman making her way in wacky London towne. Excellent series!

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Frozen 2 – The second Frozen movie for those of you scoring at home.

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Knives Out – Excellent whodunit set in a big house with a lot of famous actors – James Bond, Captain America, Halloween, General Zod, Hereditary, Sorry to Bother You and Christopher Plummer (who probably replaced Kevin Spacey). Can’t wait to check this one out.

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In Fabric – Awesome sounding weirdo film about a cursed dress that brings nasty things to it’s wearer. From the fella who made Duke of Burgundy. Blu Ray only.

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Leaving Neverland – Huge doc about how gross Michael Jackson was. Too bad he died before he could share a cell with Cosby and Weinstein.

Coming Soon!

Dark Waters
Queen and Slim
Harpoon
The Sonata
The Affair: Final Season
Chained for Life
We
Vienna Blood
Fleabag Season 2

That’s it for this week folks (sorry this missive is late – Purolator messed with my mind all week). Check out these recommendations if you dare! Till next week…

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The Black Dog Video Newsletter Feb 18-24 “Sucking the World Dry Edition!”

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My friend and local artist, Grant Mercs, rendered this totally accurate portrait of Jeff Bezos, richest glob in the universe, sucking in all the money in the world for himself. Just a friendly reminder to shop local! And now back to your regularly scheduled newsletter…

New Releases!

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21 Bridges – The Black Panther is a hot cop hot on the trail of some cop killers who like to cross many bridges in this thriller of sorts.

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Another Day of Life – Cool-looking animated fare that traces a famous Polish reporter as he traipses across war-ravaged Angola for 3 months. Not the vacation I signed up for!

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Disturbing the Peace – Guy Pearce is a small town sheriff who must battle some crazed bikers who are in town for the weekend to pull of a heist! For all you “Pearce-heads” out there.

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JoJo Rabbit –A young fella, who loves Nazis and is enrolled in the Hitler youth, finds out there’s a young Jewish girl living in his house. Did I mention that his best (imaginary) friend is Hitler? Did I mention that it was a comedy (with some heavy drama involved)? Did I mention that I loved this film?!

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Midway – Another re-telling of that famous battle with the planes and the boats and the guns and the bombs and the hey-hey in WWII that turned the tide for the good guys. From disaster artist Roland Emmerich.

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Twilight Zone – Another kick at the TZ can, this time from Jordan Peele. Get out!

Coming Soon

Fleabag Season 1 (should be on the shelves by the end of the week)
Knives Out
Frozen 2
Mystery Road Season 1
Greener Grass (Commercial)
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We’re hoping to have those blu ray players ready for rent, as well as one of those gizmandios that can hook up to a computer, by next week. Stay tuned. Until then here’s some NR recommendations!

Till next week, my lovelies…

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The Black Dog Newsletter: February 11-17 “Love is in the Air Edition!”

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Here at Black Dog Video we love to love. And with the yearly forced love holiday approaching, we thought we’d take the time to tell you how much we love you, our fabulous customers! You’re the wind beneath our wings, the sugar in our tea, the ice-pick in our foreheads. Please keep coming in and we’ll keep on loving you. Promise. Hugs and kisses.

New Releases!

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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood – 2019 was a Mr. Rogers kinda year. Here’s Sir Tom Hanks having a go at him.

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First Love – New craziness from Takshi Miike! A young boxer and his lady friend get mixed up with the wrong crowd. Love me some fine Miike! Colour me intrigued!

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Ford v Ferrari – Henry Ford steps into the battle cage with Guy Ferrari for a duel to the death. Two men enter, one man leaves! Won some Oscars as well!

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Henchman: The Al Leong Story – Doc about the greatest henchman who every henched! You’ve seen him in every film ever made.

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House that Jack Built – Director’s Cut! – Now with even more disturbing mayhem and vileness! Recommended!

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Keeping Faith S2 – Swell crime drama from across the pond.

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Snatchers – Gory comedy sci-fi effort about a teen who, after losing her virginity, wakes up 9 months pregnant with an alien-baby! Hey, birth control!

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Waves – Heavy-duty family drama made waves with critics and regular people alike!

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Wild Nights with Emily – Drama/comedy that finds Emily Dickinson getting next to her sister-in-law. Scandal ensues!

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Wild Pear Tree – Another top-notch effort from Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Distant, Winter Sleep).

Coming Soon!

Fleabag Season 1 (I promise!)
21 Bridges
Another Day of Life
Disturbing the Peace
JoJo Rabbit
Midway
Twilight Zone Season 1

That’s it for this week folks. Come rent Parasite (if you already haven’t) or any of the other Oscar winners and losers that we have for you! Ta ta till next week!

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The Black Dog Newsletter January 22 – 28 “Funny Man Gone Edition!”

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Sad news about the passing of Terry Jones today. I grew up on Monty Python (my kid loves them now as well) – Holy Grail, Life of Brian, Meaning of Life etc. So many great laughs. And that scene in the restaurant! (caution – involves geysers of vomit!) His comedy was not wafer thin.

On another note – we will soon have a couple of Blu Ray players for rent at each location! We’re just waiting on some HDMI cables and we’ll be good to go. If you’ve been thinking about getting one, now you can check it out and see what all the hub-bub is about. I have one and love it!

One more note, I promise – we should have the following films on the shelves tomorrow. Purolator was late getting them to us this week due to inclement weather, locusts and/or poison monkeys.

New Releases!

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Harriet – Bio-pic of Harriet Tubman who, after escaping slavery in the good ole southern US, helped to free hundreds more. Hero. Originally I heard she was going to played by Scarlett Johansson.

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I See You – Horror chiller mystery finds a small town detective being plagued by strange occurrences (flying monkeys?) as he investigates a missing child.

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Motherless Brooklyn – Ed Norton stars, writes and directs this gumshoe effort about a detective with Tourette’s. This could go either way – be affecting and good or cringy and yikes.

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Parasite – Been looking forward to this number for quite sometime. Lots of Oscar buzz and what not. I’m sure that you’ll love it, as will I!

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Terminator: Dark Fate – The whole gang is back – Arnie, Linda, Ed, J-Cam, that other guy – for another kick at the old rusty Terminator can. Is it any good? Don’t ask me!

Coming Soon!

Doctor Sleep
Keeping the Faith Season 2
Rabid
Greener Grass
Last Christmas
The Good Liar
Waves
Fleabag Season 1

We put together a best of the decade list because we love lists! We currently have 85 listed here but I think that there’s room for more. What’s missing?

Till next week, my lovelies!

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The Black Dog Newsletter January 15 – 21 “Baby, It’s Something Something Outside Edition!”

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Yes it’s cold. I don’t have to tell you that. What I do have to tell you is that you should pop down to the stores and rent or buy something nice for yourselves. You deserve it. Warm those cockles. Also there will be a major announcement coming soon regarding the future of the stores and what that might mean to you and to me and to you

Also! Look to the end of this edition for more “Best of the Year” lists including your humble narrator’s selections!

New Releases!

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Addams Family – Animated version (for some reason) of the much beloved old timey TV show and a couple of movies from back in the day.

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Black and Blue – Tough police drama as a rookie cop witnesses two other cops doing something they shouldn’t be doing (like driving too fast or murder).

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Code 8 – A construction worker with super powers (don’t they all!) joins a drug gang to help pay for his mom’s medical bills. Sounds legit.

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Crown Vic – Thomas Jane is Crown Vic, a bad-ass cop hot on the trail of some cop-killers! Or that’s the type of bad-ass car that he drives!

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Divine Fury – This one sounds fun. Korean film about a MMA fighter who joins forces with a priest/exorcist to fight evil.

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The Lighthouse – The best and weirdest “salty dogs going crazy while living in a remote lighthouse” movie ever made. Fantastic!

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Little Monsters – Lupita Nyong’o flexes are comedy/horror chops in this comedy/horror movie about a zombie outbreak.

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Pain and Glory – Almodovar makes a semi-auto-bio-graphical film about a film director looking back on his life. Antonio Banderas is the best!

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Veep Final Season – The final season of Veep.

Coming Soon!

Gemini Man
Zombieland 2
Fosse/Verdun
Parasite
Terminator Whatever its Called
Depraved
Mister America
Monos
Paradise Hills
The Golden Glove

And with much further ado (unless you enjoy ado) here’s my picks for the best and worst films I enjoyed and didn’t enjoy this past year.

And if you’re playing along at home, here’s a small list of the best in TV that I saw.

Succession
Chernobyl
Sharp Objects
Better Call Saul
The Americans
Killing Eve
Fleabag
True Detective

And here’s Mr Dylan’s picks as well!

I saw 53 movies in 2019. I haven’t seen a few apparently great films like Knives Out, 1917, The Lighthouse, Midsommar and Us but I also haven’t seen stinkers like Cats, Terminator Dark fate or Hobbes & Shaw. Anyway, as of Dec 31, 2019 this was my list of films I managed to check out. Here they are:

TOP TEN BEST FILMS OF 2019 (SO FAR)

1. DARK WATERS: This is what cinema has the power to do when the makers actually give a shit and have something to say. Reminiscent of Spotlight, and is every bit as powerful, emotionally devastating and infuriating. Todd Haynes’ patient, detailed direction skillfully tells the true story of Robert Bilott, a corporate attorney who is compelled to expose chemical giant DuPont’s downright sinister efforts to cover up the poisoning of, well, the entire planet. Mark Ruffalo reminds us that he’s not just a frumpy hulk but one of this generations greatest actors. Five stars, ten out of ten, thumbs up. See it.

2. JO JO RABBIT Delightful! I haven’t been moved to this many feelings in a movie in years. Colourful, hilarious, terrifying, heartbreaking. And Sam Rockwell. Go Taika go!

3. MARRIAGE STORY: Noah Baumbach’s latest is simultaneously heartbreaking and heartwarming. This is magnificent storytelling about humans and love, both sides of it. Every single performance is gold standard but it’s Adam Driver who throws himself into his role with a depth that is rarely seen, like an exposed nerve. You will cry more than once and then want to watch it again.

4. WILD ROSE: Overlooked gem about a shit kicking Glaswegian lass with dreams of making to Nashville as a country star. Biggest surprise of year. And my favourite soundtrack to boot. So damn good.

5. ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD: Tarantino’s hypnotic mediation on the very idea of LA, whether it’s true or not. The cinematography alone is reason enough to love this film never mind career best performances from both the leads.

6. THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD Peter Jackson spent years painstakingly restoring WW1 footage and the result is nothing short or mesmerizing. But it’s not heavy and depressing rather exploring the friendship and community that emerges when people are brought together. A masterpiece.

7. BOOKSMART: You probably know somebody who has seen this and urged you to watch it. A movie about young people where they’re not depicted as morons or self-righteous little shits. This generation’s Heathers. I just adored it.
8. FORD V FERRARI: I have zero interest in cars but this movie makes me want to drive very very fast. This is a movie that goes the extra mile to entertain everyone. And it’s not a damn franchise film, remake or reboot. Good old fashioned fun at the movies again. Top marks.
9. ARCTIC: Possibly the best survival movie I’ve seen. Right up there with Never Cry Wolf and Alive. Mads is the man. (NOT to be confused with another Mads movie called Polar that came out this year that’s by all accounts unwatchable tripe.)
10. DOCTOR SLEEP: I wasn’t expecting to love this one but love it I did. Blends both the book and film versions of The Shining and adds to the lore without succumbing to JJ Abrams syndrome. Haunting and, in some scenes, deeply disturbing. This is how world building should be done.

AND NOW THE WORST TEN FILMS OF 2019 (SO FAR)

1. THE HUSTLE: Complete garbage remake of one of the funniest films of all time. Anne Hathaway has zero comic chops and Rebel Wilson does her gross out slutty woman schtick. Again. (Why is she famous, exactly?) Made all the worse by using the same locations and scenes taken verbatim from Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Unforgivable. The worst remake in a year of terrible remakes.

2. THE LION KING: Did you know that hyenas can distend their rectums to scent mark their territory? This is the cinematic equivalent of that.

3. PET SEMATARY: Made me want to be buried in a pet sematary.

4. NOELLE: Hey it’s the holidays! People will watch anything with red and green in it! Even if it’s filmed in an obvious back lot in LA in the middle of September! Why bother trying to write something fresh and original?! Elf without the laughs. Even Bill Hader can’t save this.

5. ALWAYS BE MY MAYBE: 2 boring leads with about as much chemistry as a luke warm jar of piss. Seems to think having Keanu Reeves in it is somehow hilarious without actually having anything funny for him to do.

6. STUBER: Sooooooo boring. Kumail’s character is everything boomers accuse millennials of being. Lazy, charmless, glued to his phone the whole time. Uber is not a plot.

7. LATE NIGHT: A movie about comedians with zero jokes in it. The lead character isn’t a comedian and lucks in to a cushy job writing comedy and then whines about how hard it is. Fuck I hate this movie.

8. TOLKIEN: You remember those parts in Lord of the Rings where it’s just pages and pages describing a minor character’s entire lineage? This is even more boring than that.

9. THE LAUNDROMAT: A lot of wealthy celebrities have a grand old time educating us dumb viewers on why wealthy people have an unfair advantage. Me too dumb to watch news. In the words of friend of Black Dog Amanda: SELF IMPORTANT.

10. CAPTAIN MARVEL: Everything exhausting and tedious about the current onslaught of Marvel movies. It doesn’t help that the lead has absolutely zero likeable character traits. The plot was the same old shit and the twist was so obvious that I spent the film in a state of frustration waiting for everyone to finally figure out what was blatant from the very beginning. What a waste of time.

That’s it for this week, folks. Stay warm, bring in those brass monkeys and we’ll see you next week!

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The Black Dog Video Newsletter Dec 31 – Jan 6 “Last Night Edition”

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Well this is it, the last day of the year and the decade. Weird. Hoping for good things for all of you in the new year. There will be some notable changes happening at Black Dog in 2020. Details will be made available when they are made clear to us. In the meantime, have a safe and fun New Year’s Eve no matter what you’re up to. Me? I’ll be at home with the family sipping bubbly and watching movies. Just like any other day (maybe not the bubbly part).

We’re starting to do our best of the year wrap up thingies. Becky and Josie have chimed in with theirs – check the bottom of this newsletter.

New Releases!

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Big Little Lies Season 2 – What are these nice (mostly) rich ladies up to in season 2? Fighting crime? Solving global warming? Assassinating the President? Only one way to find out, I guess.

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Joker – Might be the most controversial film of the year as some thought it would incite rioting in the streets or something. Relax, folks, it’s just a movie. I thought it was pretty good (some parts I did not like) and the kid who plays Joker was awesome.

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Judy – Renee Zellweger is Judy Garland in this singing and sadness bio-pic.

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Million Little Pieces – Dude does too many drugs and writes a book about the drugs which may be true or untrue. You decide!

Coming Soon!

The Lighthouse
Gemini Man
Fosse/Verdun
Veep Season 7
Code 8
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

And as promised here’s Becky’s list!

10. Her Smell – I like movies where people have some sort of breakdown, and Her Smell delivers 100%. Elisabeth Moss plays a washed up punk singer who comes face to face with her addiction and mental health issues over time. Told in frenetic vignettes, we watch Becky Something hit rock bottom and crawl her way back up again hanging on to just a shred of her former fame.
9. Booksmart – As much as I love to be scared, I also love to laugh. Olivia Wilde’s Booksmart hit all the right notes as a comedy – raunchy but sweet, stupid but entertaining. Amy and Molly are two straight-A students who have one night left to party before college, so they make sure they go out with a bang. Watch two extremely likeable friends get into a bit of trouble and have the night of their lives.
8. The Lodge – This one’s a bit of a cheat since I saw it at VIFF and it doesn’t really hit theatres until February, but I loved it so it’s going on the list. Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala first made their mark in the horror genre in 2014 with Goodnight Mommy, an ambitious story about the darkness that can lurk within children. The Lodge takes it to the next level, telling the story of a soon-to-be stepmother spending Christmas in an isolated cabin with her fiance’s deeply imaginative children. I’ll just leave it at that.
7. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – When it came out that Tarantino was doing a Manson retelling, people were largely divided. But, as Tarantino does, he created a pitch-perfect film that engages from beginning to brutal bloody end. What can I say? A stellar cast, fantastic music, engaging story, sharp writing… all things you can expect from this guy.
6. Honeyland – This moving documentary is about so much more than beekeeping. Come alongside Hatidze Muratovaj, a woman trying to make her way in Macedonia using ancient beekeeping practices. When a nomadic family becomes her neighbours, they begin to keep bees as well, but disregard her advice and simple way of living with devastating consequences. This story is told simply and beautifully, and every small moment feels important. Take a glimpse at a vanishing way of life while you can.
5. Midsommar – Ah, daylight folk horror. We don’t have enough of it. Ari Aster knows what makes people squirm (remember Hereditary?) and he brings it in full force with Midsommar. When a group of friends travel to Sweden for a festival that takes place every 90 years, they find themselves wrapped up in something a little more sinister than they expected. If you like The Wicker Man, check this one out.
4. Parasite – Nobody mashes genres together like Korean cinema, and Parasite is no exception. It features two families: one wealthy (the Parks), the other poor and scraping to get by (the Kims). One by one, the Kims scheme to become employed by the wealthier family and use up the resources of the household. At some points a black comedy, at others a thriller, Parasite takes chances and turns corners you might not expect.
3. Beach Bum – Every now and then you need to watch something that makes you feel like nothing on earth matters. Beach Bum is that movie. Matthew McConaughey (playing himself, I presume) is Moondog, a stoner poet farting around the Florida Keys working on his next novel at the demand of his wife. Surrounded by a motley crew of characters, watch him be an idiot and somehow make everything work out despite it all. At the end you might feel like your time has been wasted. But what is time, anyway, man?
2. Honey Boy – Wow. It’s been awhile since I’ve seen such an earnest (if messy) film. Shia LaBeouf brings all his childhood trauma to the screen with Honey Boy, a story that largely features his childhood relationship with his father, who is played by Shia himself. Anyone who remembers Even Stevens will recognize this period of his life, and many will be shocked by what went on in the background of his young fame. Boasting strong performances from every actor (how does Lucas Hedges sound exactly like LaBeouf?) this is a film for those who appreciate things outside of a standard narrative. Sometimes funny, but always moving, Honey Boy is a must-watch for fans and the curious.
1. The Lighthouse – The Lighthouse isn’t for everyone, but it tops my list far and above the rest. Robert Eggers first wowed me with The Witch, so I was excited to see his latest film and boy did it deliver. This one’s for the acting fans with Dafoe and Pattinson absolutely blowing it out of the water with their performances. It’s the 1890s and two lighthouse keepers find themselves stranded on an island due to a storm. As time passes their minds begin to unravel and they dance between friend and foe, sanity and insanity, life and death. It’s atmospheric and gorgeous as hell, written like a Greek tragedy, full of strangeness and discomfort. I can’t wait to see it again.

And Josie is up to bat next and her picks can be found on her Letterboxd site here!

That’s it for this week/year/decade folks. It’s been a wild ride. Here’s hoping you all have a swell evening and hope to see you in the stores!

xo

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The Black Dog Video Newsletter Dec 17-31 “End of Days (or Year) Edition!”

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This will be the last newsletter of the year (2019) as we’re not expecting much in the line of films arriving at the stores until the first week of January. We are hoping to have a couple of nifty sale items before Christmas but it might be close. They might include another one of those gorgeous Godzilla Criterion sets, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood combos (available now!) as well as a lovely Suspiria Blu Ray!

Our Holiday Hours are as follows at BOTH locations…

Monday December 23rd – noon till ten
Tuesday December 24th – noon till 6 pm (may stay later if folks show up)
Wednesday the Christmas Day – Closed
Thursday the 26th – noon till 10pm.
Tuesday December 31st – noon till 8pm (may stay later if folks show up)
January 1st – noon till 10pm
Note – the two weeks from the 23rd to the 3rd, Cambie will open at noon.

New Releases!

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Abominable – Three meddling teenagers must help a bloodthirsty Yeti find his way home in this animated family affair.

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Ad Astra – Brad Pitt gets shot into space to find his dad and save the world. I’m really hoping his dad is played by Ed Asner.

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Downton Abbey Movie – Find out what the gang is up to as the Royal Family pops in for a visit. Will Carson unfurl his brow? Will Edith be sad? Will Jeeves fall down the stairs? Will Greasy Joe eat that sandwich? So many important questions!

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Ghosts in the Graveyard – A ghost comes back to haunt some teens after they saw her become a ghost in the graveyard! Sung to the tune of Mirror in the Bathroom.

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The Happy Prince – (On the shelves tomorrow or Thursday!) – Rupert Everett is Oscar Wilde (at least in this film where he also writes and directs) who said one of my favourite quotes – “Everything in moderation. Including moderation.”

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Linda Ronstadt: Sound of My Voice – Swell documentary about the famed singing and her amazing pipes. (On the shelves tomorrow or Thursday!)

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Long Day’s Journey into Night – Very well regarded mesmerizing nourish film tells the story of a guy going back to Guizhou to look for a missing woman. But it’s much more to it than that. (On the shelves tomorrow or Thursday!)

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Queens of Mystery – Fun, BBC-soaked mystery comedy show about the wacky adventures of 3 sisters who solve crimes. (On the shelves tomorrow or Thursday!)

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Rambo: Last Blood – Nothing says Christmas like Sylvester Stallone butchering some Mexicans!

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Where’s my Roy Cohen? – Documentary about the evil mastermind responsible for launching trash like Joseph McCarthy and Trump into our faces and creating the current nightmare that is American politics.

Coming Soon!

Joker
The Lighthouse
Judy
Big Little Lies Season 2
Paradise Hills
A Million Little Pieces

That’s it for this year folks! Please have a safe and wonderful holiday and I just wanted to say THANK YOU to all that continued to support us in these tough times. We couldn’t do it without you. Who knows what 2020 will bring (besides the best of the year/decade lists) but changes will be afoot at Black Dog Video. Stay tuned.

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The Black Dog Video Newsletter Dec 9-15 “Helping Us Help You by Helping Us Edition!”

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Couple of weeks left till X marks the Mas. As mentioned before we have lots swell gift ideas – T-shirts, movies, gift certificates, movies – to stuff into various stockings. At the moment we have a 4K Blu Ray combo pack of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and will have some DVD/ Blu Ray combos soon as well. It’s a swell gift for the movie lover in your life. Hit us up if you’re interested as supplies are limited.

Also we have a Christmas-like podcast ready for you! Listen in as we contentiously discuss the movie Toys. Let the hilarity begin.

New Releases!

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Freaks – What’s so scary outside their front door that dad has kept from his daughter? Monsters? Aliens? Battlesnakes? Freaks?

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Hustlers – Fun heist type flick where a bunch of exotic dancers look to turn the tables on their sleazy Wall Street clients. Go strippers!

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It Chapter II – Overly long, CGI heavy conclusion to the scary clown movie. Should have been better but worth a look nonetheless.

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Loudest Voice – Russell Crowe is scumbag supreme Roger Ailes in this mini-series that documents the rise of Fox News, their invovlment in the GOP and his eventual downfall. Look everyone, a show where you hate all the people!

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Lucky Day – QT ripoff/homage from the co-writer of Pulp Fiction. Can’t say to the quality of this motion picture.

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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – A cinematic treat from QT. Loved this movie (judgement still out on the ending though). So much fun! It’ll be on my best of the year list.

Coming Soon!

Ad Astra
Downton Abbey Movie
Abombinable
Ghost in the Graveyard
Rambo Last Blood
Where’s My Roy Cohen

That’s it for this week, kids. Be safe. Be happy. Remember us in your dreams.

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The Black Dog Newsletter Dec 4-10 “Cloth Yourself, Heathen!” Edition!

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We finally got a lovely new batch of T-shirts in stock at both stores! Check out the awesome new design done by the lovely and talented Vanessa! And we have more nice grey heather Fear and Loathing shirts created by the lovely and talented RJ! They would make wonderful gifts for all the folks you love/like/tolerate in your lives!

New Releases!
(on the shelves at Commercial now and Cambie St tomorrow!)

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Honeyland – This one sounds interesting (won a bunch of awards and everything!) – When nomadic beekeepers invade their land, the last female bee-hunter (is that a thing?) must save the bees and return the natural balance to Honeyland!

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Ophelia – The story of Hamlet told through Ophelia’s eyes. And those eyes belong to Star Wars lady, Daisy Ridley!

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Ready or Not – Fun mystery/suspense/horror thing finds a nice new bride being forced to participate in a terrifying wedding night game with her fresh new in-laws. Pretty fun stuff for a cool winter’s eve.

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Spanish Princess – Acclaimed mini-series finds Catherine of Aragorn (not the Lord of the Rings guy, or is it?!) working her way through the royal family with her eye on the thrown.

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Those Who Kill – Tense mini-series from Denmark finds some investigators hot on the trail of kidnappers who kidnap people. From the fine folks who brought you The Killing.

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Yellowstone Season 2 (Cambie st only) – Season 2 of this fine western type show that finds Kevin Costner fighting against those who encroach on his land including a certain talking bear who has a penchant for stealing pic-a-nic baskets.

Coming Soon (Like, Hopefully This Weekend!)

Freaks
Hustlers
It: Chapter II
The Loudest Voice
Lucky Day
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (we’ll have a couple of extra 4K copies for sale at a swell price! First come, first serve!)

We have lots of nice things for sale to ram into folks stockings if that’s your thing. And if you need some suggestions on what to rent, look no further than HERE.

Thanks for listening. See you next week.

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The Black Dog Video Newsletter Nov 26-Dec 2: “Cats in the Cradle Edition!

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New T-Shirts should be ready to go very soon (think tomorrow!). We had some printing issues that delayed these a bit but they look pretty sharp!. And to those of you who have ordered films from us, thank you for your patience. We’re doing our best to get them into your soft little hands asap.

New Releases!

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Angel Has Fallen – Gerald Butler stars in another action movie about things that have fallen (White House, London, Pantaloons).

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City on a Hill Season 1 – Kevin Bacon (mmmm bacon) stars in this “corrupt cop working with a DA to uncover even more corruption in 1990’s Bawsten” thriller series.

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The Goldfinch – Book-based drama about a fella who’s taken in by a rich NY family after his mum is killed in a bombing. Stars Oakes Fegley and Ansel Elgort. Just rolls of the tongue, doesn’t it?

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In the Aisles – Nice little German film about a guy who works at a job doing things where he meets people and talks to them. (today at Commercial tomorrow at Cambie)

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Official Secrets – Thrilling whistle-blower thriller regarding information being leaked about the 2003 bogus invasion of Iraq. Interesting that in the movies whistle-blowers are usually portrayed as heroes but in real life they’re often painted as traitors. Like, what’s up with that? (today at Commercial tomorrow at Cambie)

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Where’s You Go, Bernadette? – Latest from Richard Linklater finds Cate Blanchett stepping out on her family to reconnect with her creative passions. Hilarity and life lessons, I presume, ensue. (today at Commercial tomorrow at Cambie)

Coming Soon!

Ready or Not
Downton Abbey Movie
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
It Chapter 2
Hustlers
Freaks
Honeyland

With November winding down, the chill spreads across the town and December rears it’s spiky head. Or something like that. This is usually the busiest time of the year for us (fingers crossed) so hopefully we’ll see all your lovely faces over the next month or so. Help to help us keep on keepin on.

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