Free Hugs: Black Dogs Words and Pictures September 22nd
The Black Dog T-shirts are here! They’re $15 (including tax) and are available in both locations in all sizes and two colours. They’re selling out quickly though, so come in and grab one soon if you don’t want to miss out.
Mark your calendars! We will be celebrating International Independent Video Store Day at both locations! There will be a raffle with great prize baskets including goods and services from local businesses in the Cambie Village and Commercial Drive areas. We’ll also be CUTTING ALL LATE FEES IN HALF! That’s right! I can’t even believe it myself. All new release rentals will be 2 for $10 and all 7-day rentals will be 3 for $10.
and now for what you’ve all been waiting for…
Neighbors – A pretty hilarious comedy about a frat house that moves in next door to a couple (Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne) who has just had the most adorable baby you can imagine. Lots of crazy shenanigans ensue as the parents and frat boys alternate being buds and enemies. If you’re a fan of Seth Rogen’s oeuvre this does not disappoint!
God’s Pocket – Mad Men’s John Slattery steps behind the camera to direct Christina Hendricks, John Turturro and Philip Seymour Hoffman (in one of his last performances) in this 1970’s working-class drama a la The Friends of Eddie Coyle. Who knew that God had pockets? I pictured him/her as more of a leisure suit type.
The Rover – From the director of the 2010 film Animal Kingdom comes this exciting new crime drama. In a post economic meltdown wasteland Guy Pearce has captured Mr. Sparkly Vampire himself, Robert Pattinson. Will the two eventually become friends as they trek across the scorched Australian outback to retrieve something special? You’ll have to watch it to find out!
Night Moves – Kelly Reichardt’s newest film borrows the title but not the story from the great 1975 Gene Hackman film. This story instead focus on some radical environmentalists played by Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning and Peter Sarsgaard. These angry tree huggers have decided to blow up a hydroelectric dam. Oh geez. Great idea guys.
We Are the Best – Finally a new movie from excellent Swedish director Lukas Moodysson! This one focuses on three young girls who decide to start a punk band in 1980. If you haven’t checked out Moodysson’s other movies they are all highly recommended.
The Signal – A teenage road trip turns in to a close encounter of the weird kind in this mysterious sci-fi thriller. Laurence Fishburne stars in this strange one that will make you want to avoid hackers and area 51.
Meeting With a Young Poet – In this Canadian film, a young poet’s destiny is irrevocably altered when he meets his idol, the Nobel Prize author, Samuel Beckett, in a small country cafe. Stars Stephen McHattie and Maria de Madeiros.
Dance of Reality – Jodorowsky is back with his first movie in 23 years. This one is less of a mystical acid trip and more like a trip down memory lane to his upbringing in Chile. A childhood like this really explains why Jodorowsky’s movies are so surreal and insane.
Borgman – This Dutch film is about a vagrant who enters the lives of an arrogant upper-class family, turning their lives into a psychological nightmare in the process. Sounds like a blast!
GMO OMG – Another food documentary that confirms that Monsanto is evil and everything we feed ourselves is poison unless we buy local and organic! Stop eating food!
The Battery – Two former baseball players have to put up with one another as they traverse the rural back roads of a post-plague New England teeming with the undead. This is supposedly a nice fresh take on the zombie genre.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine – Season 1 – Andy Samberg stars alongside a handful of other goofy guys & gals in this police procedural comedy. I caught a couple episodes of this on a plane and it was actually pretty funny considering it’s on network TV
Comedy Bang! Bang! – Season 1 – If you like your comedies a bit weirder, then this is the show for you! The hilarious and talented Scott Aukerman and Reggie Watts adapted their podcast in to a “live” talk show. The first season features guests such as Jon Hamm, Amy Poehler, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen, and Weird Al Yankovic! Also lots of strange musical interludes from Reggie Watts, sketches and improvised bits with some very funny comedians.
Older movies just in:
Ken Burns’ Jazz documentary
Portrait of a Lady
The French Lieutenant’s Woman
Coming Next Week:
Cold in July
Field of Blood
Space Station 76
Very Good Girls
Words and Pictures
Recently Viewed & Recommended:
That’s it for this week. Stay fabulous.