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.

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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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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