Category Archives: Blog of the Black Dog

Welcome to Black Dog’s new and (hopefully) improved blog. We aim to entertain and inform you on all the comings and goings at the store, on the big and small screen and whatever else tickles our fancy. Please enjoy responsibly.

Reflections On The Way We Were and Are

It all started in a hot spring in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico during American Thanksgiving. It was the fall of 1995, I had just left my job fixing bicycles and my friend, Larry, and I decided that a 5 … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Mr. Bowie.

One of the worst things about getting older (I have a laundry list of things I hate about getting older) is people are always dying. Friends, co-workers, neighbours, neighbour’s dogs and people you don’t know on a personal basis but that you grew up with. … Continue reading

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Black Dog Newsletter January 4 to 10th “Fleshy Book Edition”

Fleshy Book Edition?! What on earth is that young fella talking about, you ask yourself. Well let me tell you, we recently bought a pile of DVDs and Blu Rays from a lovely young man and included was a Special … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Haskell Wexler

He shot some of my favourite films – Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Next. He also shot and directed the amazing, mostly under-seen Medium Cool. Haskell Wexler died at the ripe old age of … Continue reading

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Enter the Malick

The trailer for the new Terence Malick flick looks pretty amazing. Big screen material right here! http://www.celebuzz.com/2015-11-24/knight-of-cups-trailer-christian-bale-cate-blanchett-natalie-portman/ Tweet

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Missing John

Today (the 12th of November) marks one year since the passing of our beloved friend and colleague John Skibinski. Such a terrible thing to lose a great guy and good friend so young. Rarely a day goes by when I don’t think of John … Continue reading

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That’s 70 in Dog Years! Black Dog Commercial Drive turns 10!

With all of the hullabaloo surrounding this year’s International Independent Video Store Day these past few weeks I totally forgot that Black Dog’s little brother – the Commercial location  – hits 10 years old this Saturday. We’re usually not into huge celebrations and this year won’t be any different. We’ll … Continue reading

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Remembering Remembrance Day.

The day is November 11th, Remembrance Day. It’s a day to reflect and think about all of those fine young (and some old) men and women who fought (and died) for our freedom against the evil forces that be. There … Continue reading

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For Those Who Love to Love Love

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching (?) here’s an interesting infographic detailing romantic couplings in films. Rom-coms aren’t high on my list of favourite genre films but there are some great ones out there. Some of my favourites include Casablanca, Punch … Continue reading

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Halloween or Bust

I’ve always been a big proponent of Halloween. Is that even the right word, proponent? How about I’ve always fucking loved Halloween! That sounds better. But this year something went wrong. I wasn’t up for the challenge. I opted out … Continue reading

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