Black Dog Newsletter for Week Ending January 31st

Tough times over here on the Drive as of late. We’ve seen the closing of long time resident Wazubee, the Van East Theatre hasn’t been open in forever, there’s a for sale sign on the window of The Controversial Kitchen and I don’t think I’ve ever even seen The Pond open. Tough times. On the flip side of that we’ve seen the opening of that new fish place, The Daily Catch and a new Cupcake place. Who doesn’t like fish and cupcakes?

Another good week for releases this Tuesday. Come in and check us out. And remember our fabulous deals; 2 films for $7.00 Sunday to Thursday, 5 old films for $8.00 on Wednesdays and our great ten films for $35.00 punch card available at both locations. See you soon.

New Releases for Tuesday January 25th

Adventures of Power – Comedy about a dude who gets laid off from his mine job and finds himself in the sub-culture of, ahem, air drumming. Looks pretty dang funny for those of you who enjoy laughing. You know who you are. Sure it’s no Piranha, but what are ya going to do?

Dead Space: Aftermath – CGI horror space dealy based on a video game that’s supposed to be quite excellent for those of you who are into this sort of thing. Also on Blu Ray.

Dogtooth – This Greek film sounds crazy and awesome and crazy. Three teenagers are confined to an isolated country estate that may very well be on another planet. They are not allowed to leave, have their own vocabulary and the only contact they have with the outside world is father’s colleague Christina who appears on the grounds to relieve the boy of his male urges. Urges! Hee-hee.Things get kind of weird after that. Can’t wait to see this one, even with its serious lack of Piranhas.

Downtown Abbey – Another excellent Masterpiece Theatre (say it with a stuffy British accent) production about a family living in Pre-WW I England. Drama and witty entendres abound.

Enter The Void – Like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Gaspar Noe’s (Irreversible) trippy mind-bender told from the point of view of a minor league drug dealer in Tokyo who gets himself killed and then floats around the city looking to be reincarnated. You may hate or love it but you won’t forget it. Blu Ray is coming soon.

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest – The final chapter in the Girl who did shit series from Sweden. I imagine that she doesn’t really kick a hornet’s nest because that would be a pretty dumb thing to do, like not watching Piranha is a dumb thing to do. Also on Blu Ray.

The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzie – Crazy mind bender (theme this week?) about some Seattle janitor’s who are unwittingly being experimented on by some dastardly corporation for some reason. Word has it that this is one to check out and may just end up on some best of the year lists. Just what I’m hearing on the street.

Lebanon – During the 1982 Lebanon war, some dudes travel around in a tank doing war type stuff. Again, word on the street pegs this as a winner.

Nowhere Boy – Biopic type drama about some punk named John Lennon and how he grew up and form some band, The Beatles I think. Never heard of them. Any good? Stars Kick-Ass as J.L. Also on Blu Ray.

Pillars of the Earth – Big sprawling costume drama set in 12th Century. Based on a book I’m told. Stars Al Swearengen and a bunch of other British actors (say with British Accent).

R.E.D. – Action comedy starring a bunch of old folks – Bruce Willis (he’s always seemed old to me), John Malkovich, Morgan Freeman and Helen Mirren. Not too bad bordering on good actually and, really, how can you say no to Helen Mirren toting a machine gun? Also on the Blu Ray.

Saw: Final Chapter – Do I even need to say anything about this tired franchise. I really hope they are not just pulling our goalie with the “Final Chapter” moniker.

Score: A Hockey Musical – Proudly filling our Can-Con requirements.

Secretariat – Film about a horse. Again has the Malkovich in it. I hope that its a horror film and the horse is possessed by some sort of demon or comes from a prehistoric cave and it eats a lot of people (like in Piranha!). Dare to dream. Blu Ray also.

Streedance – Takin’ the dance to the street, Piranha style, ya’ll! Fo shizzle, my homies!

Waking Sleeping Beauty – Doc about the Mouse House as the industry folk like to say. Those of you who have no idea what I’m on about – it’s a doc about the rise and fall and rise again of Disney. The kids on the street like this one as well.

Yellow Handkerchief – Three lonely strangers go on a road trip through backwoods Louisiana (Isn’t all of Louisiana backwoods with the exception of New Orleans?). Stars William hurt and a mustache, the lovely Maria Bellow and the girl from the twinkly Twilight series. Looks like a nice movie.

Coming Next Tuesday

  1. Conviction
  2. Let Me In
  3. Never Let Me Go
  4. Immortel
  5. A Woman a Gun and a Noodle Shop
  6. Freakanomics
  7. Elena
  8. The Last Train Home
  9. Welcome to the Rileys
  10. Client 9: Rise and Fall of Elliot Spitzer

Recently Viewed and Recommended

  • Piranha
  • Enter the Void
  • The Square
  • Animal Kingdom
  • Fubar 2
  • Mesrine Part 1 and 2
  • Machete
  • Catfish
  • The Social Network
  • Best Worst Movie
  • Restrepo

Web Related Affairs

I don’t know if you all heard about the big mob bust in New York last week but here’s a little ditty recalling some of the best mob nicknames involved. My favorites; Baby Fat Larry, Marbles and Tony Bagels. Sweet.

In case you missed it, here’s the list of Oscar Nominees just out today…(what no Machete! No Piranha! For shame)

And on the the flip side of that; The Razzie Nominations are out. A-ha, Sex and the City, Last Airbender, Twilight,50515/

The First Weekend Club want you to know about a new film, Incendies, (also up for an Oscar) that is opening in Vancouver…

Why 3-D will never work…

Have a great week folks, check out some flicks.

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Black Dog Newsletter for Week Ending January 24th

I spent this past weekend up on top of a mountain playing in an outdoor hockey tournament. Good times although mother nature put the kibosh on our championship game by raining down upon us a hellfire of the wet stuff like I haven’t seen in a long time. Hard to play hockey in 4 inches of water. Still it was a good time, maybe too much if you get my drift. I’m hoping that this edition doesn’t reflect the sorry state of my brain today.

Just a reminder about our crushing movie deals we have going on at the stores. The new 10 for $35 card. That’s right, you come in, pay us a measly $35 (includes tax) and we give you a punch card that is good for ten rentals! If my math is correct that works out to $3.50 per rental. And of course how could one forget our regular deals? Two films for $7 (one old and one new or two old films) or 2 New Releases for $10 Sunday to Thursday, and 5 old films for $8.00 on Wednesdays. Man it’s hard to keep track. Just show up on any day it will be a good day. Also a reminder that we have lowered (yes you read that right – lowered) the cost of our TV series DVDs. New Releases rent for $3.50 and the old ones are just $3.00! See you there!

New Releases for Tuesday January 18th

Buried – Ryan Reynolds gets buried alive in a coffin somewhere in Iraq for some reason. He has only a lighter and cellphone to get him out of this fine predicament. Doesn’t sound like much on paper but word has it that it’s excellent! Ooh, being buried with hunky Ryan Reynolds sounds too dreamy to be true! Also on Blu-ray.

Horde – Cops and robbers and zombies! French Style! I wonder if the zombies say “cerveaux!” when chasing their intended lunch?

The Infidel – Comedy about a Muslim dude who finds out that he’s adopted, and Jewish. Let the hilarity ensue! Big hit at this past film fest.

Jack Goes Boating – Philip Seymour Hoffman makes his directorial debut and stars in this comedy/drama about a limo driver who gets set up on a blind date. Doesn’t really sound too exciting but its really about people and characters and boating.

Justified Season 1 – Never heard of this series but word has it that it’s quite excellent! Timothy Elephant (I think that’s his name – the marshall from Deadwood) stars as a tough, 19th Century style sheriff who is reassigned from Miami to some backwoods burb in Kentucky where he grew up. Hmmm sounds intriguing.

Louis C.K. – Hilarious – What more can you say about the funniest comedian out there? He’s hilarious!

Paper Man – Jeff Daniels stars in this comedy/drama about a guy who never really grew up and has an imaginary friend – Captain Excellent (again with the dreamy Ryan Reynolds – this time with an unpleasant blond dye job).

S &Man – Doc that follows horror film-maker J.T. Petty as he draws connections between horror films and voyeurism. He looks at seedy underground fetish films, the most notorious of these being a series called S &Man. Word has it that’s it’s quite disturbing and nasty. Sounds like a date night to me!

Stone – Edward Norton goes all method acting by corn-rowing his hair in this prison drama that finds him using his hot wife, the hot Milla Jovovich, to help seduce his parole officer played by some newcomer named Robert DeNiro. Also on Blu Ray.

The Switch – Thespian Jennifer Aniston wants to get pregnant so she opts for the old tried and true turkey baster method. Unbeknownst to her, best friend Jason Batmen swapped the donor sperm for his, because, that’s, like, what guys do. Look for this one come Oscar time.

Takers – Another tale of a bunch of bank robbers whose plans go awry. Stars a bunch of guys – Chris Brown, Hayden Christensen, Paul Walker, Matt Dillion and, of course, T.I.

The Virginity Hit – They’re still making comedies about nerds trying to lose their virginity?

Coming Next Week

  • Nowhere Boy
  • Dead Space: Aftermath
  • MI-5: Season 8
  • R.E.D.
  • Secretariat
  • Streetdance
  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest
  • Enter the Void

Recently Viewed and Recommended

  • Fubar 2
  • Best Worst Movie
  • The Social Network
  • Mesrine Part 1 and 2
  • Machete
  • Catfish
  • Piranha
  • Animal Kingdom

On the series of tubes known as the Internet

The First Weekend Club would like you to know about this screening of a new doc titled 4 Days Inside Guantanamo…

Rotten Tomatoes has put out their list of the best reviewed films of 2010, enjoy.

Check out this awesome poster!

Don’t forget to check out the Black Dog website for everything you might need in life.

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Black Dog Newsletter for Week Ending January 17th

Great news! Starting tomorrow we are offering a swell new deal. Black Dog is proud to announce the 10 for $35 card. That’s right, you come in, pay us a measly $35 (includes tax) and we give you a punch card that is good for ten rentals! If my math is correct that works out to $3.50 per rental. Holy hotdogs, hard to beat that price I tells ya. And it’s good for any film in the store. Thing is, if you lose it or forget to bring it in then that’s too bad – it’s hard cheese my friend.

That is in addition to all of our other great deals – 2 for $7 (one old and one new or two old films) or 2 New Releases for $10 Sunday to Thursday, 5 old films for $8.00 on head is swimming with all the possibilities….

Wow, what a week for New Releases. I can’t remember such a fantastic selection of films to hit the shelves on one day in a long long time. If you can’t find something to cure your cravings for quality entertainment this Tuesday, well than you are hopeless and I can’t help you.

New Releases for Tuesday January 11th

Alpha and Omega – Mediocre kids flick about some wolves trying to get somewhere and do something. Points for being set in Canada, but that’s it.

Animal Kingdom – Totally excellent Australian crime thriller that follows a 17 year-old trying to navigate his way through his nasty crime family. Sounds like Christmas at my house. Also on Blu Ray.

The Devil’s Mistress – AKA The Devil’s Whore (titles are always better with the word whore in them) tells the tale of the English Civil War as seen through the eyes of a seventeen year-old girl. Yes when I think of wars set in 17th century Europe, I think of teenage girls.

Funny Or Die Presents Season 1 – If you’ve seen the videos on the webernets that started a few years ago by Will Ferrell than you know what to expect from this DVD. If you like to laugh, rent it, if you prefer crying, maybe move on to something else.

Howl – Docudrama revolving around Alan Ginsberg’s famous poem and the “obscenity” trial it provoked. Stars James Franco (he seems to be in almost as many films now as Michael Cera and Jesse Eisenberg) as Ginsberg. Isn’t this film still in the theatres?!

Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work – Excellent doc that follows Joan (plastic surgery nightmare) Rivers as she turns 75 and still kicks the shit out of most comedians.

Mr. Nobody – Strange, beautiful (I hear the cinematography is outstanding – who doesn’t like pretty pictures?) film that follows a 120 year old dude (yes I said 120) as he reflects on his odd and wonderful life. Word has it that its quite a good little film that flew under the radar (probably never even played here in town). Stars Jared Leto (who I don’t like) and Sarah Polley (who I do). Also on Blu Ray.

Piranha – Man I wish I had seen this in the theatres in 3-D. I heard that was a hoot. Still I am very much looking forward to checking this on out. It’s a remake of the film Piranha (really?!) – which I loved. This one apparently has a lot more T and A and gore to make me happy. Also on Blu Ray.

The Social Network – What can one say about this film that already hasn’t been said? It is quite excellent. I guess I could say a bit more than that. I usually am disappointed by films I’ve heard so much hype about – I’m looking at you Inception – but this one easily lives up to the hype. It’s quite amazing how Fincher could make a film about something as mundane as the creation of a website and turn it into a thriller! Everything about this film works – brilliant script, great acting, cinematography, outstanding music. If I had a complaint it would be that there isn’t really any good female roles in this but its a minor quibble as we’re talking about computer nerds here. Rent it if you haven’t seen it and if you have you probably want to see it again. Also on Blu Ray.

Coming Next Week

  • Stone
  • Paper Man
  • Jack Goes Boating
  • Takers
  • Switch
  • Score
  • S &Man
  • Justified Season 1
  • Buried
  • The Virginity Hit

Recently Viewed and Recommended

  • Best Worst Movie
  • The Social Network
  • Animal Kingdom
  • Machete
  • Piranha
  • Mesrine Part 1 and 2
  • Catfish
  • The Last Exorcism
  • Restrepo

On the Internuts

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I don’t know about how you cats feel about sex scenes in films, but for me most of the time I find that they bring a film to a screeching halt as they are usually lame and ridiculous. Here’s a fairly good article about sex scenes that are actually sexy (yea for Name of the Rose – one of my favorites),1568/

I don’t know if you’ve noticed but I have affection for The Onion. They are funny. They make me laugh. Anyways here’s a video form The Onion on what they think might be some swell entertainments coming our way this year (2011)…,49738/?utm_medium=promobar&utm_campaign=recirculation

And remember ya’ll to check out the new Black Dog Video sites for upcoming releases, Gusisms, reviews, blog shit and whatever else I can think of to throw up there.

Peace out.

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Great Movie Insults part 1 and 2

There has to be more that I can’t remember (go figure) but here a nice little chuckle if you have a bout 10 minutes to spare…



Newsletter for Week Ending January 10th

Well here we are, 2011. Sounds so futuristic for some reason. I’m hoping that this year brings a bounty of quality films that we can provide for your viewing pleasure. The first two months of the year offer quite a bonanza as we are starting to get some the better crop of films that were released into the theatres last year.

To kick off the new year we’ve made a few changes to our special awesome deals. Here’s the lowdown;
Sunday to Thursday – 2 rentals for $7.00 (includes one new release and one old title or two old titles) – Notice that we’ve added Sunday to the mix! Plus if you want to get two new releases will charge you just $10! (you save a buck).
Wednesday – 5 old films for $8.00! Best deal in town for sure.
Coming soon – prepaid rental cards (still working out the details – check the website or Facebook page for updates)

Also in this episode we conclude the staff picks for the year 2010. Enjoy!

New Releases for Tuesday January 4th

Baaria – From the director of Cinema Paradiso comes a swell looking autobiographical account of growing up in Sicily. I’m sure it’s a very pleasant film.

Best Worst Movie – Doc about what is considered one (if not thee one) of the worst films of all time – Troll 2. Haven’t seen either (didn’t see Troll 1 and I’m sure that I’d be lost without seeing it first). Word has it that the doc is amazing – hilarious and all that. On the top of my list of films to see.

Big Love Season 4 – More Mormon love. It’s funny, of all the photos and what not that I’ve seen of Mormons, I’ve never seen any that look as good as Jeanne Tripplehorn, Chloe Sevigny, Bill Paxton, Ginnifer Goodwin or Amanda Seyfried. Just saying.

Catfish – Controversial documentary about some dudes who make a film about a friend who meets someone online (Facebook I think) and how it goes bat-shit crazy. Really want to check out this one. On the top of my list of films to see.

Dinner for Schmucks – American remake of the French film The Dinner Game where guests invited to a fancy dinner have to bring an idiot/schmuck with them to be ridiculed. Great cast – Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Zach Galifianakis and Jemaine Clement among others. I’ve heard mixed things so ya takes your chances. Also on Blu Ray.

The Last Exorcism – Pretty good little horror number set up as a documentary that follows a handsome priest who has lost his faith and finds himself in backwoods Mississippi dealing with a seemingly possessed girl. Has some good stuff in it but I thought it kind of lost it at the end. Also on Blu Ray.

Machete – I was so sad that I missed this in the theatres. The great Danny Trejo stars as Machete, a guy seeking a whole bunch of revenge on some bad dudes who done him wrong. Expect lots of cheesy violence and action and nudity and general awesomeness. On the very top of my list of films to see! Also on Blu Ray.

Mao’s Last Dancer – Drama about a kid who goes to Beijing to become a ballet dancer or something like that. Gimme Machete, that’s what I say!

Mother and Child – Heavy looking drama about adoption and mothers and children and such. Word has it that its excellent. Great cast – Naomi Watts, Annette Benning, Samuel L. Jackson bring the drama.

Ricky Gervais Show Season 1 – This one kind of snuck up on me – apparently its an animated show with Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington doing stuff. Supposed to be pretty funny (no kidding).

Screaming Men – Doc about the Finnish men’s screaming choir. You’re all familiar with the Finnish men’s screaming choir, right? Thought so. Be great to watch this in surround sound.

Coming Next Week

The Social Network
Funny or Die Present Season 1
Mr. Nobody
Joan Rivers: Piece of Work
Animal Kingdom
The Devil’s Mistress

Here’s the rest of the best of 2010 (sorry mine is a tad long winded)

The Year End (Darren’s picks)

It’s funny; I was lamenting the fact that I looked at 2010 as quite a poor year for films. That there wasn’t anything that blew me away or I thought was all that great. Then I started making this year of films list and I thought I’d have a hard time coming up with ten. Then my cup runneth over. I think that my opinion was clouded by the lack of quality DVD releases that seem to cloud the first 2/3rd of the year. I didn’t get to the theatre as often as I wish I had and missed some of the great films that everyone else is yapping about. Films I haven’t seen yet that would most likely end up on this list includes;
The Social Network. Black Swan, The Fighter, True Grit, 127 Hours, Machete, and Piranha 3-D.
That said, here’s my favorite films that I saw this year. These may not be the best films or appear on other lists but these are the films that I enjoyed the most for whatever reason. They are in no particular order, as I didn’t have a clear-cut favorite for 2010.

Winter’s Bone – Ozark hillbilly noir at its finest. What a scary bunch of rednecks, each one more frightening than the next (especially the women and the head hillbilly meth kingpin).What a great atmosphere, detail and acting, especially by one of my favorite actors going today, John Hawkes. Probably my favorite heavy duty redneck meth dealing mystery drama of the year.

Enter the Void – Gasper Noe rips off your head, throws it in a blender with a bunch of other nasty stuff and then stuffs it back into your neck. A full on assault of the senses like nothing I’ve ever seen before (see it on the big screen if possible). It’s too long and too self-indulgent and it could have ended up on my worst of the year list as well but after taking it out and walking it around the block for a while it crept right up onto this list. Might be the best assault of the senses and WTF did I just watch film I saw this year.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World – Edgar Wright continues his winning ways (Shawn of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) with this amazing, fun, rock and roll adaptation of a graphic novel I never heard of before. Probably the most fun film set in Toronto I saw this year.

The Eclipse – In a year devoid of good horror flicks this little number crept into the room and made itself comfortable.While not really a horror film – it’s more a drama about loss and writing and living in Wales or England or wherever its set – there are some really good little scares as the main character, the fine Ciarán Hinds, is being haunted by someone or something. Probably the best “horror” film about writers I saw this year.

Triangle – This one came out of nowhere to melt my brain, spread it on toast and feed it back to me. A bunch of people, stranded on a yacht come across a seemingly deserted cruise ship in the middle of the ocean. What happens next is like the best twilight Zone episode ever! These kinds of films tend to fall apart as the story progresses but not this one. Probably the best twisted mind meld creepy stuff happening on a boat film I saw this year.

Kick-Ass – Not the best film of the year, its uneven and most of the characters are unlikable, but this one lives up to its name if only for the best character in any film this year – Hit Girl. My jaw hit the floor a number of times by her actions and her potty mouth. Great bloodletting and a good, fun sense of comic mayhem made this probably the best 13 year old girl kicking the shit out of grown men film this year.

Fish Tank – All she wants to do is dance. Dance her way out of the run down slum and away from her horrible party mum and her mum’s seemingly nice-guy boyfriend. Excellent, menacing tough little drama just might be the best drama about a girl who just wants to dance filmI saw this year.

Toy Story 3 – While I didn’t care all that much for the other two Toy Story’s, this one kinda blew me away with its great animation, story telling and characters. It’s part funny, thrilling and sad and that’s no mean feat, especially for an animated film. My only complaint about the Pixar stuff is that they always have to end in some big chase thingy. No exception here. The best cartoon film with more real characters than most live action features film I saw this year.

Please Give – The great Catherine Keener and Oliver Platt star in this excellent drama/comedy about some folks who run a used furniture business where they get their wares from dead people’s estates. That isn’t much of a plot but that is all you need in this little character study. The best film about people selling off dead people’s stuff I saw this year.

Black Dynamite – This film killed it. So much fun. Better than most of the films it was making fun of. Best film to have a bunch of pops and smokeables and have some friends over to howl with delight of the year bar none film I saw this year. (Jackass 3-D is a close second)

A Prophet – Best crime, gangster prison film I’ve seen in a dog’s age. It’s a little long but worth it. Who says the French are all about whimsy and smoking? Best French prison nasty I saw this year.

Exit Through the Gift Shop – What is art? Who cares. Follow Banksy as he makes fun of the art world and also shows us how freaking cool it is. Easily the best is it art or are they fucking with everyone documentary of the year.

And a bunch of honorable mentions; Red Riding Trilogy, The Road, The Ghost Writer, The Town, How to Train Your Dragon, Micmacs, Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, A Serious Man, The Killer Inside Me, Valhalla Rising.

Worst films of 2010

Iron Man 2, The Wolfman, The Tooth Fairy (I saw it in Spanish on a bus in Mexico, can’t imagine it would have been much better in English), The Expendables, Salt, Sex in the City 2 (I never saw it but it’s existence repulses me) and pretty much anything with Gerald Butler.

Most disappointing – Inception. I really wanted to like this a lot, and I did – for about 2/3rd and then it got boring and redundant with far too much unimaginative gun play. It was too bad, as I wanted to believe the hype.

Jessica’s picks (Cambie St)

A Serious Man – The Cohen brothers have managed to meld 2 of the most special things in the world in to one spectacular film: Jewishness and the year 1967.
Anti-Christ – Simultaneously the most beautiful and the most disturbing thing I’ve ever seen.
Les Amours Imaginaires (AKA Heartbeats) – The best Canadian movie ever to be made by a 21 year old? But seriously, a wonderful, stylish great film. Watch it!
Gentlemen Broncos – Sam Rockwell and Jemaine Clement give two of the finest and most beautiful performances ever committed to DVD. Perfect for any sci-fi nerd.
Hausu – Even though it came out in 1977 it was just released on Criterion this year. You’ll never need to take drugs again once you’ve seen this insanely amazing psychedelic Japanese horror film.
Honorable mention: Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, The Road, Big Fan, Cyrus, The Kids Are All Right, Youth in Revolt

Boardwalk Empire (Season 1) – Better than the Sopranos… (don’t kill me).
Delocated (Season 2) – The greatest, funniest show that nobody is watching.
Eastbound & Down (Season 2) – Kenny Powers in Mex-i-co. Need I say more?
30 Rock (Season 4) – Liz Lemon continues to be an inspiration to us all. (Warning: cameos by James Franco, Jon Hamm and Jason Sudeikis may be so funny your eyes will melt out of your face.)
Curb Your Enthusiasm (Season 7) – Pretty much the most perfect season so far.
Bored To Death (Season 2) – Jason Schwartzman and Zach Galifianakis could just stare at the camera for 20 minutes and I would give it 2 thumbs up.
and of course… last but certainly not least:
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job (Season 5) – Over the past few years, these 2 comedic geniuses have continually managed to produce material that is so funny it doesn’t even deserve to be called “comedy”, which would thus lump them in to the same category as lame laugh-tracky sitcoms. It’s so amazing that it needs it’s own new term: “Flarhgunnstow” perhaps? Their segments on the HBO show Funny Or Die Presents… with the delightful Zach Galifianakis are also astoundingly hilarious.
Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule (Season 1) – A Tim & Eric spin off that features the versatile John C. Reilly redefining what it means to be an Academy Award nominated actor.

Bill’s Picks (Cambie St)

In no particular order:

A Prophet
A Single Man
The Town
Valhalla Rising
Kick Ass
Red Riding Trilogy
Fantastic Mr. Fox
I Am love

Total Insanity on Film: Taxidermia and House (I highly recommend both)

Guilty pleasures I’m not guilty about: Machete and A-Team (Totally entertained throughout both)

And a few morsels from the interwebs

R.I.P. Pete Postlewaite. Always like that guy. Just saw him in The Town (he was excellent as usual) and he looked gaunt and a bit older than 64.,49523/

Here’s a little rundown of some funny stuff that went “viral”, as the kids like to say these days, in 2010. Enjoy…

Hope everyone has a good week and let’s make this the best 2011 ever!

Also if anyone would rather follow the newsletter on the website – it’s easier to read and sometimes has pictures and videos in colour – I can remove you from the mailing list as I post the newsletter on the site at the same time – Mondays or Tuesdays every week.

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