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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.

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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Whatever happened to Jeunet’s The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet?

Remember that guy that directed some of your favourite French films including Amelie, Delicatessen and City of Lost Children? Ya, that guy. He made another whimsical sounding fun flick but then had endure the wrath of chop-happy Harvey Weinstein. Check out this article for the deets. … Continue reading

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More “Bad” News.

Yeah! There’s more Bad Santa on the way! I loved the first one – it’s a great nasty disgusting Christmas movie that stars professional jerk Billy bob Thornton as a terrible thieving mall Santa. Don’t make the mistake I did and watch it with your mother-in-law. … Continue reading

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In the Category of “Of course it will be terrible…”

I don’t know how many times I’ve said that Hollywood is pretty much creatively bankrupt. Most of the drivel that comes out these days is in the form of sequels, superheroes or remakes. It gets quite tiresome and very annoying. … Continue reading

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Finally an Answer!

I’ve never seen Nightmare before Christmas as I never knew when to watch it – Halloween or Christmas. Now that I know, I can safely proceed. http://moviepilot.com/posts/2015/10/20/the-nightmare-before-christmas-is-officially-a-halloween-movie-3600553?lt_source=external,manual Tweet

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Editing as Puntcutation

Pretty interesting video. Some amazing techniques that most folks (myself included) wouldn’t even notice.   Tweet

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Why a video store?

There isn’t a day goes by when I’m working at Black Dog and I hear a passerby on the street remark that they’re surprised to see that there is still a video store open. Some laugh, even chortle if you will, … Continue reading

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Hitchcock/Kubrick Delight!

Wow. What a cool mashup of Kubrick and Hitch. NSFW (Not Safe for Work) but I imagine that depends on what kind of work you do. But check this out. http://boingboing.net/2015/10/14/watch-this-very-surreal-mashup.html Tweet

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