Black Dog Newsletter January 16-22nd “Party-Time Edition”

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We’re going to be closing early this Sunday night – 9pm to be exact – so the staff can have a little respite from the madness and enjoy a beer or two at the Black Dog Christmas party. Everyone worked hard and they deserve a little something something for doing such a great job in 2017. Here’s to them!

I’ve been sifting through the mania that is the piles and piles of DVDs we just picked up in preparation for the big sale. Date is still to be announced so stay tuned, man. Here’s a photo of my cat helping out.

New Releases!

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Brad’s Status – Fine little comedy drama from the amazing Mike White that has, for better or for worse, Ben Stiller, as a dad who takes his sprog on a tour of colleges where he meets up with an old friend who makes him feel inferior about his life choices. Hilarity and soul-searching, I presume, ensue.

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Dawson City: Frozen Time – Amazing doc about, yes, Dawson City, Yukon, and the treasure of buried films that was found in the permafrost back in the late 70’s. Never heard of this interesting-looking doc until it started popping up on a lot of year-end best of lists. Might be worth a peek.

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Geostorm – Gerald Butler continues his string of lame action films with this one about satellites that control the earth’s weather and, for some reason, they decide to attack the earth. Can GB save the day before some nasty weather ruins the world? Idea possibly stolen from a friend of mine who had a similar concept for a movie called Storm Planet! You decide!

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Lost in Paris – Fine French comedy about a woman who visits her aunt in Paris and the homeless guy who isn’t afraid to tell it like it is. Looks good, oui?

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The Tiger Hunter – Nice-looking culture clash comedy about a dude who arrives in NY from India in the 1970’s. No tigers were hunted or harmed in the movie. Probably.

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Tulip Fever – Sexy costume drama finds Alicia Vikander unhappily married to Christoph Waltz. He commissions a portrait to be painted of her but, unbeknownst to him, she has a steamy affair with Dean DeHaan. All this takes place during the famed tulip mania in 17th century Amsterdam. You remember that, right?

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The Untamed – Strange sexy horror film from Mexico finds an unhappy couple finding a meteorite in the woods that piloted by a weird sex monster. Yes please!

Coming Soon!

The Foreigner
Bullet Head
Happy Death Day
The Snowman
Beyond Skyline
Jigsaw
Killing of a Sacred Deer
My Entire High School is Sinking into the Sea

And conitinuing on with the staff’s year-end picks of the year, here’s RJ with his controversial list…

So my faves from the last year are not in a particular order as I I’m trying to get away from numbered lists and have no preferential order.

TWIN PEAKS : THE RETURN: David Lynch’s masterwork is So large and complex it needs Coles notes but it’s So engrossing and original nothing can compare. This truly is peak TV.

BIG LITTLE LIES: All star cast and a promising French Canadian director team up for the perfect mix of drama and hints of comedy. Great soundtrack, gorgeous aesthetic and highly entertaining.

BEATRIZ AT DINNER: Mike White picks up where he left off on Enlightened and gives us a haunting “comedy ” that looks directly into the eye of the sourness in the heart of greed and human apathy. Beautifully layered and poetic at times. There’s a lot going on here even though it may seem straightforward. Selma Hayek gives a mighty fine performance too.

BETTER THINGS: Break out dramedy from the highly talented Pamela Adlon. This show feels real and hits so many chords it makes you wonder why Adlon isn’t a household name. Full of intelligent emotional insight this show makes you wish it never ends.

HAPPY END: Michael Haneke returns to familiar ground but with a new twist! He has made the blackest of comedies. A sort of sequel to his last film, he takes skewering human faults to new comedic levels.

FACES/PLACES: Agnes Varda teams up with visual artist JR for one hell of a road trip documentary. A great reminder of how art can touch anyone anywhere and put a smile on their face. Charming and touching stuff.

THE OTHER SIDE: Roberto Minervini’s rabbit hole documentary goes deep inside an America you should be scared of with surprising results. Full of serene moments juxtaposed against appalling conditions, this documentary will change the way you might feel about America.

LEFTOVERS S3: This severely under-watched show has managed to go deeper into profound human issues than most shows ever will. Damon Lindleof and writer Tom Perotta have more than proved they can take TV to new heights of emotional honesty and perpetually engaging ambiguity. Every episode feels like a serious journey.
One of my favourite series of all time.

SUMMER 1993: I’m a sucker for coming of age stories and this is one of the best in many years. Set in the year in the title, a 6 year old girl (Frida) is orphaned by her parents who are dying of AIDS in a time when fear was still rampant about said disease. Told from the perspective of Frida as she must relocate to an idyllic farm in the country owned by her aunt and uncle, she must not only deal with a new life but also the stigma surrounding the death of her parents and just being a kid. Laia Artigas who plays Frida is stellar and gives an amazing performance.

BASKETS: Zach Galifinakis’ clown/family dramedy is so pitch perfect he takes oddball comedy to new heights as he lets Louie Anderson steal the show once again as his mom. Its very hard to describe this show to people but its really good. Hilarious and emotionally aware.

The biggest disappointments and turds for me were…

ALIEN COVENANT: or in other words how to ruin my hopes of ever having a good alien film again. Apparently no one in Hollywood can write a good script in the Alien universe..

MOTHER: like we need any more bible movies

TRANSFORMERS THE LAST KNIGHT: a 2 hour plus Marky Mark video written by a 9 year old with a boner for robots

BAYWATCH: more flesh than a porn parody with none of the payoff or laughs

And last but not at all least, Dylan chimes in with what he liked…

10. AMERICAN MADE. Loosely based on actual events, the story of an American Airlines pilot recruited to run guns for the CIA in the 1980’s is tremendously entertaining. This movie suffered from anti-Cruise backlash following The Mummy. But anyone who’s seen Edge of Tomorrow knows Doug Liman knows exactly how to use The Cruise.

9. RUMBLE: INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD. My favourite doc of the year highlights the influence of Native American traditions in forming Rock n Roll. I should have known about all of this this already. Thanks to this excellent doc a whole new world of appreciation has opened up to me.

8. BRIGSBY BEAR. The less you know about this one, the better. Full of surprises, heart, comedy and childlike fun. Watch this one if you want to be happy tonight..

7. LOGAN. The most game changing film in the superhero genre since The Dark Knight. In an increasing tired genre, a breath of fresh air, even if it is bleak as all hell.

6. COCO. It’s Pixar, and it’s great even by their standards. This isn’t a movie, it’s a celebration of life, family, inspiration and even mortality.

5. BLADE RUNNER 2049. I hated the very idea of this. And then I saw it. It’s a fucking masterpiece. It may even surpass the original, which seems like cinema sacrilege to say. But it’s true.

4. T2: TRAINSPOTTING. No movie this year had me as edgy leading up to its release. But It wasn’t only as good as the iconic original, but was the only logical way a sequel could have panned out for these characters I grew up with. Perfection. The 90’s thanks you, Danny Boyle.

3. THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI. The best black comedy in years features career best performances from Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell playing against type and absolutely owning it. Martin McDonagh’s dialogue shines in the mouths of these actors. Sweating has never sounded so elegant.

2. I, DANIEL BLAKE. Ken Loach’s dissection of institutionalized poverty in Northern England could have easily wound up cloying, sentimental or just plain depressing. Instead, this story of the friendship between an out of work contractor and a single mother is the most human film I’ve seen in years. Building up to one man’s simple, elegant and powerful act of protest. Devastating, non-flashy filmmaking.

1. THE BREADWINNER. Spectacular, heartwarming, terrifying, infuriating, and funny. I cannot remember the last time I was this moved by a film. Never have I seen a movie that so effectively communicated the terror women must feel at the hands of men every minute of every day. In part an inspirational family tale, scathing social critique and a marvelous, colourful fantasy. This one left me in tears and I can’t recommend it strongly enough.

Honourable mentions go to INGRID GOES WEST, THE BAD BATCH, COLOSSAL and MY FRIEND DAHMER.

2017 was a Hell of a year and it was refreshing to see how many indy flicks flourished and how many tentpole pictures tanked. High hopes for 2018.

That’s it for this week folks. Thanks for reading all of this!

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Black Dog Newsletter January 9-15 “Ch-Changes Edition!”

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Not a big week for New Releases, save for a certain sci-fi blockbuster, but there’s some news thingies I should fill you in on. The lovely and talented Dylan will be leaving us at the end of the month to pursue his dreams of becoming a lion tamer or running his own adult diaper cleaning service or something. While it’s sad to see him go we wish him all the best in his future endeavours. He’ll always be part of the Black Dog family as we are like the mafia, once you’re in, there’s no getting out.

As you can tell by the photo, my dining room is a mess! Why is it a mess and why am I telling you it’s a mess, you ask? Well, all of those boxes and piles of stuff are DVDs! We just acquired a rather large collection and after we’re done sorting and pricing them, we’re going to have a big big sale! It will be sometime in February. Details to follow.

At the bottom of this missive you can find the lists of our favourite films of the year! Please enjoy responsibly.

New Releases!

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Blade Runner 2049 – Pretty darned good sequel, especially in the cinematography and sound design departments, to The Blade Runner of yore. Canada’s own baby goose, Ryan Gosling, is out to track down retired Blade Runner, Han Solo, to find out what’s going on.

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Comet – Romantic time-jumping drama from the writer director of Mr. Robot. Sadly there are no robots in this movie.

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Loving Vincent – Beautiful oil painted film about the final days of Vince Van Gogh. Looks very nice.

Coming Soon

Brad’s Status
Tiger Hunter
Dawson City: Frozen Time
Rumble
Lost in Paris

As promised, here’s some of the staff’s picks for our favourite films and what not of the year.

I’ll go first!

I, Daniel Blake
mother!
The Greasy Strangler
Get Out
Wind River
Atomic Blonde
Killing of a Sacred Deer
Good Time
Brawl in Cell Block 99
The Villianess

These are my top ten, if you care to check it out I have a bit of a longer list here.

And some TV that I quite liked..

Twin Peaks
The Leftovers
Big Little Lies
The Fall
Game of Thrones
Master of None
Stranger Things
Mindhunter
The Crown

Avash is up next!

John Wick 2
A strangely surreal follow-up to my favourite movie of 2014, John Wick 2 builds upon the world-building of the first movie while adding in an absurd comic sensibility; infinitely spawning bumper car taxis, an endless flight of stairs, a final action scene that takes place in an art exhibition centered around mirrors and reflections.

Raw
This isn’t a horror film, this is just how French people are. Don’t watch while eating.

Brawl in Cell Block 99
Craig Zahler’s follow-up to Bone Tomahawk has a John Cassavete’s inspired scene in which Vince Vaughn delivers a melancholy and touching monologue about skim milk, and he also decapitates a guy with a toilet.

American Gods Season 1
I will watch anything Brian Fuller directs. Terrific performances from Ian McShane, Peter Stormare, and the inimitable Gillian Anderson.

Legion Season 1
Honestly worth it just for the Aubrey Plaza musical sequence.

And Josie chimes in.

Three movies I liked, but not as much as I had hoped to like, going in.

Wonder Woman
Logan
Guardians Of the Galaxy 2

Best artsy fartsy actual pieces of cinema that I saw in 2017,

Embrace of The Serpent.
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Good Time
I, Daniel Blake
Lady MacBeth

TV.
Top of the Lake
Better Call Saul
Twin Peaks
The Expanse
Animal Kingdom

We’ll have a couple of more Black Dogger’s lists next week.

That’s it for this week, folks.

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Black Dog Video Newsletter January 2 – 6th “It’s a New Year Dawning Edition!”

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Well, the year widely known as 2017 is in the books. Many are wont to say it was a terrible year what with the orange despot down south doing his best to ruin the planet and such. I’m not going to get all political up in your face with this edition as that’s not our jam. I just wanted to say that I hope y’all had a swell holiday and also thanks to everyone who continues to support what we do. We can’t do it without you fine folks! We had some scares and almost closed down one of the stores this past year but after much planning, lots of hard work, wrestling with stress and anxiety and bears, we decided to “see what happens”. And what happened was astounding! We had a nice rebound fall which carried on into winter. It’s remarkable to me that we can still do this. I’m hoping to say these same words to you a year from now. Peace.

New Releases

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American Made – Doug Liman (Go, Edge of Tomorrow) directs Tom Cruise (Days of Thunder, Legend) in this true tale of a CIA dude who ran secret drugs (mmmm, secret drugs) that would later be exposed as the Iran/Contra affair. Heard this is a pretty good time.

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Battle of the Sexes – Emma Stone plays Billie Jean King in 1973 as she goes head to head against dirt-bag Bobby Riggs in the famed tennis match.

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IT – The best “murderous clown who lives in the sewers and eats children” movie to come out in 2017.

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Mark Felt: The Man who Brought Down the White House – Liam Neeson plays the titular fellow, AKA Deep Throat, in this tense drama about, well you know what Deep Throat did. No, not that Deep Throat, perverts.

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My Little Pony Movie – It’s the My Little Pony Movie! Lots of colourful colours to make the brony in your life happy.

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November Criminals – Crime thriller finds Ansel Elgort (love that name!) and Hit-Girl investigating a murder for some reason. A murder most foul!

 

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Shameless Season 7 – Season 7 of Shameless.

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Top of The Lake: China Girl – Season 2 or a sequel, if you will, to the excellent cop drama from a few years ago.

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Trip to Spain – The boys (Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon) take their love of food and impersonations to the eateries of Spain. Hilarity, I presume, ensues.

Coming Soon!

Blade Runner 2049
Loving Vincent
Happy Death Day
The Snowman

There’s a few big things on the horizon here at ye olde Black Dogge! We’re frantically putting together our lists for best of the year, the podcast is almost ready to go and there might just be a big announcement in the next week or so (don’t worry it’s good news)…

Stay tuned.

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Black Dog Video Newsletter December 19-25 “Winter is Here Edition!”

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It’s less than a week until the only day of the year that we’re closed! We’ll be open Noon until 6pm on Sunday (Christmas Eve) and closed on Christmas Day. Make your plans accordingly. And of course, don’t forget to shamble on down to the stores, not only to get some fine films, but to grab some lovely gifts for the ones you love or your family. We’ve got gift certificates, hoodies, t-shirts, Studio Ghibli merch, cool mugs and lunch boxes, other stuff! I’m still debating whether or not to do a newsletter next week, but if one doesn’t show up, please don’t freak out.

New Releases!

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Brawl in Cell Block 99 – Vince Vaughn must fight his way through a bunch of tough guys in prison for some reason. From the fella who brought you the amazing and brutal Bone Tomahawk. I cannot wait to see this!

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Dunkirk – Chris Nolan (Memento) takes his fine cinematic eye to the beaches of Dunkirk for this 3/4s amazing movie. Thousands of British soldiers are trapped on the beach as the Nazi’s approach to kill them all. It’s up to regular folk and their regular boats to rescue them. It’s a pretty riveting film for most of the running time but it falters, like most of Nolan’s films, (in my opinion) near the end. I won’t give away any spoilers except to say that the Allies won the war and the Nazi’s lost.

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Jeepers Creepers 3 – Supposed horror movie about a scarecrow or something that eats people. Seems they’ll make a horror movie about anything these days. What’s next, a killer snowman? Oh wait, that’s been done. Maybe a bed that eats people? Seen it. Killer tires? Yep. Possessed hair extensions? Who knew? Zombie beavers? Sigh.

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Leatherface – Be there when little Leatherface gets his fist chainsaw! Share the precious moments with him as he fashions his first mask made out of human skin. Awww. They grow up so fast! I guess when you’re born with the name “Leatherface” your lot in life is pretty much laid out for you. Directed, for some reason, by the folks that made the outstanding French horror film, Inside.

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Lego Ninjago Movie – Fun Lego commercial, er, I mean movie! If you liked the others ones (I did) you’ll enjoy this one as well.

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Mayhem – A virus infects a bunch of white collar workers in a working building (offices I think they’re called) causing them to act out on their worst impulses! A cautionary tale on the inherent dangers of the corporate world and it’s eats dog eat dog nature or a fun excuse to create some on-screen bloodletting and craziness? You decide. DECIDE! (Blu Ray is here, DVD should be arriving this week)

Coming Soon!

Hello Destroyer
Flatliners
Breathe
Killing Gunther
Coming Through the Rye
Battle of the Sexes
It
Mountain Between Us
American Made
Brad’s Status

We’ve been getting a lot of calls about folks wanting to get rid of their DVD collections. We do accept donations, of course, and we also are willing to pay a modest sum for select DVDs. If you want to declutter your home and have any cult, horror, classics or Criterions, we’re happy to help you out.

Hey, it snowed today. Cool. I hope that everyone has a really swell holiday – make merry, be kind, be safe. See you soon!

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Black Dog Newsletter December 12-18 “It’s Almost Here Edition!”

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Yes, that’s right it’s almost here! Our podcast! You thought I was talking about Christmas, didn’t you? We’ll that’s almost here as well. But more importantly, we here at Black Dog laboratories have been working hard on a fun movie podcast I’m sure (well, hope) that you’ll enjoy. We’ve experienced some technical difficulties but we should have 3 episodes ready for your ears by next Friday (the 22nd) including a special Christmas themed extravaganza.

New Releases

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Game of Thrones Season 7 – The latest season of this fine show, now with more dragons! More snow zombies or whatever they’re supposed to be! More incest! More everything!

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Killing Heydrich – Second film this year that details the assassination attempt of that ghoul, Heydrich, and the consequences that followed.

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The Kingsmen: The Golden Circle – Tepid sequel to the fun original flick from 3 years ago finds the Kingsmen, whose headquarters have been destroyed, heading to America to hang out with Channing Potatoman, Elton John and some cowboys/spies.

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Mother! – One of my most anticipated films of the year (can’t believe I still haven’t seen it!) finds Jennifer Lawrence (J-Law) and Javier Bardem (Jav-Bard) living a nice tranquil life but then some people show up and won’t leave or something like that. Think maybe Rosemary’s Baby or maybe Transformers 2 (probably not Transformers) or something along those lines.

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Stronger – Jake Gyllenhall gets his legs blown off during the Boston Marathon (by a bomb). His story of recovery inspires a nation. Interesting fact – Gyllenhall actually had his legs removed for the film (that’s some method acting). They eventually grew back.

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Victoria and Abdul – “Hmmm, who can we get to play an elderly Queen Victoria? What about Helen Mirren? Too busy. What about Meryl Streep? Too American. What about Shaq? Ummm…What about Dame Judi Dench? It’s been a few months since she’s played a queen, right? Sold!”

Coming Soon!

Dunkirk
Lego Ninjago Movie
Top of the Lake: China Girl
The Trip to Spain
Leatherface
The Mountain Between Us
Flatliners

And of course it would be wrong of me not to mention all the fine things that are available for your Christmas gift giving and stocking stuffing. Check out our page here to see what’s what. Stuff is going fairly quickly so act now!

Have a good week, drop into Bomber Brewing this Monday for cheap beers and a free showing of Home Alone! Ciao, bella.

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Black Dog Newsletter December 5-11 “Stuffing Your Stockings Edition!”

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Hey look, the new line of fabulous Black Dog T-Shirts have arrived! Just in time to stuff them into the stockings of the ones you love. In addition to the shirts, our comfy hoodies are back in stock! We have 100’s of movies just added to the sale sections as well as really cool swag that everyone one in your family will love. even crusty old Uncle Cephus. Click here to see what else we have for you! And if can’t decide let our gift certificates decide for you!

New Releases!

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Aquarius – Fine Brazilian film stars the legendary Sonia Braga as a women who refused to leave her beloved apartment when the evil developers swoop in. Could be here. Could be anywhere.

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Better Watch Out – Nice Christmas home invasion film finds a babysitter defending her charge against some nasty fellas. But not everything is at is it seems, probably. Love me some Christmas horror!

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Detroit – Tough, harsh drama from Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty, Near Dark) chronicles a nasty brutal race riot in the lovely city of Detroit in 1967.

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Fargo Season 3 – Very excited for the new season of one of the best shows on the TVs. It’s late arriving at Cambie – should be there in a day or two.

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Home Again – Reese Witherspoon, single mom in LA, takes in three young men as borders with unexpected results! I guess it’s a comedy. Or a porno.

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Homeland Season 6 – Season 6 of Homeland.

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Howard Lovecraft and the Undersea Kingdom – Children’s film starring every kids favourite mischevious imp, HP Lovecraft, and his kooky cast of characters including Nyarlathotep and Cthulhu the Destroyer of Worlds.

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Limehouse Golem – Spooky British flick about a series of unexplained murders. Since the townsfolk can’t figure it out, the next logical conclusion to be drawn is that it must be an ancient mythical beast – the Golem. Always my first choice when I can’t find my keys or one of my neighbours gets murdered.

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Orphan Black Season 5 – Final season in this tight, crazy show about clones and the cloning around that they do.

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Stranger Things Season 1 – Fine show about some kids in the 1980’s who set out to discover what happened to their missing friend. Monsters, alternate universes and Mathew Modine and his white white hair all add to the scares.

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Twin Peaks Season 3 – Who’d have thunk it that after all these years David Lynch would return to make such an excellent conclusion to the amazing Twin Peaks? Not me. But now I do! On DVD, Blu Ray coming this week!

Coming Soon!

Game of Thrones Season 7
Dunkirk
Kingsmen: Golden Shower
The Trip to Spain
Lego Ninjago Movie
Mother!
Victoria and Abdul
England is Mine!
Doc Martin Season 8

So many great titles for your appreciation. To appreciate them even more click here to see what we like!

All of our Christmas films are on the shelves and ready for you to to take home and make merry.

Have a great week, stay warm, stay hydrated and remember, keep watching!

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Black Dog Newsletter Nov 28 – Dec 4th Edition “Hey No-Face, Where’s Your Face? Edition”

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Hey check out these ultra cool Spirited Away No-Face piggy-banks that just arrived! Might be the neatest piece of swag we’ve brought in (so far). Only $19.99. At Commercial and later this week at Cambie. There’s a certain holiday, I’m told, where you’re forced to buy gifts for people coming up. Just sayin’…

New Releases!

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American Assassin – Guy’s lady-friend gets taken out by terrorists so he embarks on a journey of revenge. Tough-guy Michael Keaton is there to show him the tough-guy ropes.

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Birth of the Dragon – Bruce Lee famously fights another guy in 1960’s San Francisco.

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Brigsby Bear – Odd-sounding but very well received little comedy/drama about a kid imprisoned somewhere and the only thing he knows about the outside world is a from a show called Brigsby Bear that was created just for him. It ends and he tries to finish off the show. Or something like that.

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Despicable Me 3 – Gru teams up with his charming and nicely-quaffed brother Dru for some sort of scheme. Hilarity, I presume, ensues.

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Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards – Lots of actors tell 7 different tales of various stories with different subjects. Hello indie comedy/drama effort.

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The Innocents – Tough, heartbreaking drama that finds a bunch of nuns pregnant after being attacked by Soviet “liberators” in 1945 Poland.

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Of Horses and Men – Weird-looking Icelandic (go figure) comedy/drama about men and women and horses and love and vodka and tractors and well…watch and you decide!

Coming Soon!

Game of Thrones Season 7
Fargo Season 3
Twin Peaks Season 3
Homeland Season 6
Aquarius
Limehouse Golem
We Go On
MFA
Kingsmen: Golden Circle
Home Again
Doc Martin Season 8

Lots of great things on the shelves for you to watch. Here’s what we think you should be enjoying!

That’s it for this week, folks. Stay warm, stay dry, stay hydrated and remember, keep watching!

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Black Dog Newsletter Nov 21-27 “Hunky-Dory Edition!”

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Everything is fine. Right? Good. Now look at all the great new films we have on the shelves for your viewing pleasure!

New Releases

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Brand New Testament – So it seems that God is a grumpy old man living in Brussels with his very opinionated young daughter. Hi-jinks, I presume, ensue in this crowd-pleasing comedy.

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Churchill – Another movie about Churchill (Winston) finds old Winnie the British Bulldog grappling with the enormity of Operation Overlord (invasion of France) in 1944.

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The Fall Season 3 – The conclusion to the excellent, heavy, dramatic police drama that finds Scully on the trail of a nasty sexual predator played by 50 Shades of Grey.

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Good Time – Well-received thriller finds the sparkly Twilight vampire Robert Pattison trying to keep his mental patient brother out of jail after a heist goes wrong.

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Hitman’s Bodyguard – Sam Jackson and Deadpool are a hit-man and a body guard (not too sure which is which) in this screwball action comedy. You’re on your own with this one.

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I Do…Until I Don’t – Fake documentary comedy written by, directed by and starring Lake Bell about marriage and, like, what’s up with that? The thesis is what if marriage were a 7-year contract with an option to renew? Hilarity, I presume, ensues.

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Kedi – Lovely little documentary about cats that live on the streets of Istanbul and how they are mostly loved and well taken care of. Stars Bengu, Deniz and Duman.

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Logan Lucky – Steven Soderburgh is back, baby! But did he ever really go away? Doesn’t matter, I’ve pretty much liked everything this guy has ever done. Here’s a comedy crime thriller about some dudes – Channing Tatum, Adam Driver and Daniel Craig – who decide to pull off a heist at at NASCAR racing place.

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The Only Living Boy in New York – Dude has a thing for his Dad’s mistress. Should make for an interesting Thanksgiving dinner.

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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets – Luc Besson’s sci-fi extravaganza sure looks pretty. A dark force threatens the universe or something and, as usual, it’s up to a couple of teenagers to save everyone.

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The Villainess – Cool-looking South Korean revenge thriller (no one does revenge quite like South Korea) about a female assassin who leaves a trail of bodies in her wake while trying to slake her thirst for revenge. I think there might be a little knife work in this one as the IMDB warnings include: stabbed in the head, stabbed in the chest, stabbed in the throat and stabbed in the foot, among other things. Yes please!

Coming Soon!

Brigsby Bear
Limehouse Golem
Tulip Fever
M.F.A.
Game of Thrones Season 7
American Assassin
Despicable Me 3
Twin Peaks Season 3
Better Watch Out
Fargo Season 3

Recently Viewed and Recommended!

Atomic Blonde
Ingrid Goes West
Westworld Season 1
Logan Lucky
Wind River
Raw
Big Little Lies
American Gods Season 1

For more stellar ideas on what to watch click here!

Also we have some sweet things for sale! Check them out here. Also – there’s a new line of T-shirts on the way as well as a re-stocking of the warm comfy hoodies!

That’s it for this week, folks. Stay dry, stay warm and remember, keep watching.

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Black Dog Newsletter November 14-20 “November Rain Edition”

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Yes, they’re here, the cold nasty November rains. Dress warm, Vancouver. Rent some movies. It’s the right thing to do.

New Releases!

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Dead Shack – Fun, zombie-cabin-in-the-woods type horror-comedy from Canada! Yes please!

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Glass Castle – One of those “young girl comes of age in a poverty-stricken dysfunctional family setting” type of dramas. From the writer/director of Short Term 12.

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Jungle – New film from Greg McLean (Wolf Creek, Rogue, Belko Experiment) shoves Harry Potter into the jungles of Bolivia and makes it hard for him to get out.

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Wind River – Excellent new thriller from the writer of Hell of High Water finds Jeremy Renner investigating the mysterious death of a Native American woman. Thrilling thrills, I presume, ensue.

Coming Soon!

Brigsby Bear
Hitman’s Bodyguard
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
Leap
Birth of the Dragon
Good Time
The Fall Season 3
Kedi
Limehouse Golem
Endless Poetry

Lots of great things on the shelves for you and plenty more to come. Click here for some suggestions! Stay dry, Vancouver and remember, keep watching!

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Black Dog Newsletter November 7-13 “Brass Monkey Edition!”

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Yes, it’s cold out. How cold? Well, you know the old saying…

With this chilly weather I can only suggest some hunkering down with some quality entertainment. We’ve got ya covered.

New Releases!

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Atomic Blonde – Charlize Theron stars and kicks much ass as the titular action hero in this action espionage thriller. Best name for a movie this year!

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Cars 3 – They’re still making these Cars movies, eh? Guess so.

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The Crown – Excellent TV series about the Queen (Liz 2) and her doings and goings-ons in the 20th century.

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In This Corner of the World – Lovely, dramatic animation piece from Japan about a girl living in Hiroshima during WWII. Probably not the best place to be.

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Inconvenient Sequel – Al Gore still has some wind-power left in his old chops and is here to scare you once again with how dire the world is and what we can do about it.

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Ingrid Goes West – Aubrey Plaza is an unhinged internet stalker who moves to LA to insinuate herself into the life of her latest obsession, Liz Olsen, in this very good comedy for the internet age. Which is now.

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Marjorie Prime – Cool-looking sci-fi number that has John Hamm (mmm hamm) as a guy who, through use of some new fangled technology, contacts his dead father-in-law in holographic image form. Kinda like Tupac. I think.

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Preacher Season 2 – Season 2 of this fun, weird supernatural vampire extravaganza. Good times.

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Westworld Season 1 – Cool, violent, sex-filled HBO series based on the fine 1970’s film of the same name. Folks pay for a vacation in the “old west” where all of their desires can be fulfilled. But something is amiss…

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Your Name – Excellent Japanamation feature finds comedy and drama in a couple of strangers who seem to be linked in some bizarre fashion. Expect to see this on a few year-end best-of lists.

Coming Soon!

Hitman’s Bodyguard
Wind River
Dead Shack
Limehouse Golem
Poldark S3
Glass Castle
Brigsby Bear

As you may know, we also sell stuff! What might you ask? Well check out this here link!

Also, some good friends of the store are putting on an interesting sounding play. Check out this page here!

It’s animation month at Bomber Brewing on Monday nights! Spirited Away, Coraline and Lion King in that order over the next 3 Monday nights. Cheap beer, free popcorn, flicks on the big screen. What could be finer?

That’s it for this week folks. Stay warm, bring in the brass monkey and remember, keep watching.

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