Black Dog Newsletter April 24 – 30 “Collector’s Be Collecting Edition!”


We’re just over a week away until the Crazy Insane DVD Sale! Yes, you read that right, it’s both crazy and insane! We’re almost finished going through all the titles and I have to say there’s some gems in there for sure. Hundreds of Criterion titles will be up for grabs – DVD and Blu Ray – as well as a healthy dose of classics, British, opera – yes a couple hundred opera DVDs!, animation including Studio Ghibli titles, film noirs, foreign, cult, box sets and much much more. There’s even a Blade Runner briefcase special edition! How cool is that? Sunday May the 6th at 10am at the Cambie store (we’ll be open for regular business around 1:30 or so). Pay in cash and we pay the tax! Hope to see you there.

New Releases!



12 Strong – Army movie starring Thor and Michael Shannon as they lead a team of “Special Forces” to take on the Taliban in Afghanistan shortly after September the 11, 2001. And on horses it seems.


Animal Kingdom Season 2 – Season 2 of the tough family drama action drama about a tough family doing dramatic things in Southern California. Based on the excellent tough Australian drama of the same name.


Broken – Sean Bean and another guy are priests presiding over folks in northern England somewhere in this well-received TV show. No telling if Sean Bean gets killed at some point although the title of the show leads me to believe that something or someone gets or is broken.


The Crown Season 2 – Season 2 of the fine TV program about Queen Elizabeth riding out the 20th Century with her boorish husband and wacky family.


Den of Thieves – Tough, gritty heist thriller finds some “Special Forces” cops trying to stop some creative bank heist folks from committing a seemingly impossible bank heist. Star Gerald Butler, for better or for worse.


Ex Libris: The NY Public Library – Famed extensive (over 3 hours) documentary takes you behind the scenes on how the NY Public Library works. In case you were ever wondering.


In the Fade – Revenge drama/thriller finds Diane Kruger seeking said revenge after her husband and son are killed in a bomb attack. From Fatih Akin (Soul Kitchen, Head On).


Maze Runner: Death Cure – Third film in this trilogy ends with the main guy looking for something to cure a deadly disease. And maybe running through some corn. Or would that be Maize Runner?


Rebecka Martinsson – Rebecka Martinsson returns to her northern Swedish home town to help solve the mystery of a friend’s death. But all, it seems, is not what it appears to be. Good TV show stuff!

Coming Soon!

Peter Rabbit
Mary and the Witch’s Flower
The Insult
Blue Planet II
Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell

Here’s just a little taste of what can be yours come May 6th!



Have a great week! Ciao!
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Black Dog Newsletter Apr 17 – 23rd “Great Things for You Edition!”


Look at all the nice things we’ll have for you at our next big Big BIG Sale on Sunday May the 6th! Of course, this is just a mere taste of what’s in store. We’re going to have hundreds of Criterions – both DVD and Blu Rays – as well as tons of classics, Studio Ghibli, box sets, TV shows and much much more. Sorry no smut this time around. Prices as low as $5! And just like last time, pay in cash and we pay the tax! Should be epic!

New Releases!


The Commuter – Liam Neeson’s career lately has been a sort of Trains, Planes and Automobiles but instead of finding his hand tucked between Steve Martin’s buttocks (“those aren’t pillows!”), he finds himself on various modes of transportation with some weapons as the only hope before it blows up (see Non-Stop, Run All Night, Battleship, Takens). Still, I’ll watch this. (At Commercial, tomorrow at Cambie)


Dear Dictator – British-Caribbean dictator, Michael Caine, flees his island nation to hang out with a teenage girl in the suburbs of America where he teaches her to to stage a rebellion against the school’s mean girls. Yes, you read all of that right. Hilarity, I presume, ensues.


Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool – Billy Elliot (Jamie Bell) and Annette Bening hit it off in this May – December romance where a young buck actor hooks up with an aging actor from the days of yore. Heard very good things about this one.


The Greatest Showman – Wolverine plays Phineas Taylor Barnum, “The Greatest Showman”, of his era with his traveling circus populated by singing “freaks” and such. I wonder if they touch on his dark side – you know, the torturing of elephants (who he claimed felt no pain. They do) and other nefarious acts? Probably not, it’s a musical. What rhymes with tortured elephant?


Hostiles – Intense western finds Batman (Christian Bale) escorting a Cheyenne chief – who’s also his greatest enemy – across some hostile territory to the chief’s ancestral home in Montana. They pick up Rosalind Pike along the way for some reason. Heard pretty good things.


Mohawk – Nasty piece of business finds a young Mohawk women and her two lovers battling it out with some revenge-minded soldiers during the war of 1812.


Paddington 2 – Second movie about the talking bear who lives in London and eats sandwiches shaped liked numbers. Good family fare. (At Commercial, tomorrow at Cambie)


Unforgotten Season 1 – Good cold case British TV series about investigators investigating cases long thought cold.

Coming Soon!

12 Strong
Peter Rabbit
The Insult
Mary and the Witch’s Flower
Tremors: Cold Day in Hell

That’s it for this week folks. If you need some inspiration on what to watch, we compiled several fantastic categories filled with recommendations and favourite films. Click HERE!.

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Black Dog Newsletter April 10 – 16 “Big Announcement Edition!”


Did you miss us? Did you even notice we weren’t here? This is first one we’ve done in 3 weeks! I took a little time off for a visit back to Onscario. It was OK – too much booze, too much family, you know the score. But we’re back now with a fabulous big announcement! Mark May the 5th on your calendars, on your forearm, on your kid’s forehead, wherever you write things, as we are hosting another huge movie sale! We’ve recently acquired 2 collections and after sifting through them and keeping what we want for the stores we will have approximately 3500 titles (mainly DVD but there’s some Blu Ray as well – and VHS!) up for sale! It’s mostly older films – classics, noirs, and that ilk. And lots, as in hundreds, of Criterion’s! The sale will be at the Cambie store on Sunday May 5th from 10am till noon. More details to come!

New Releases!


All the Money in the World – Ridley Scott’s latest finds a young John Paul Getty III getting himself kidnapped in Italy and it’s up to his obscenely wealthy family to get him back via ransoms and things. This flick is somewhat famous for having the great Christopher Plummer come on board and replace skeezy Kevin Spacey after filming. It also prompted a lot of fun intranet curiosity to what other roles Christopher Plummer could have stepped into…I suggest Hayden Christensen in the Star Wars Prequels Or the shark in Jaws. You?


BPM – aka Beats Per Minute – Highly touted French film about the advocacy group ACT UP Paris and the pressure they put on the French Government to step up and do something about the AIDS crisis in the early 1990s.


Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 9 – Oh, Larry David, how we’ve missed you. I love this show but my wife can’t watch it as she says he reminds her too much of me. Yikes!


Deep Blue Sea 2 – More smart sharks eating stupid people.


Earth: One Amazing Day – Another one of those beautifully filmed nature dealies. If you like nature and stuff, check it out.


Father Figures – Tepid looking “comedy” in which a bunch of Hollywood actors go searching for Ed Helm’s neck. At least that’s what I gather from the box art.


Last Men in Aleppo – Heavy-duty Oscar nominated documentary finds folks trying to help folks in the besieged city during the awful Syrian civil war.


Legion Season 1 – Is Dan Stevens an X-man? Is he a mutant? Are they the same thing? Cool TV show is the latest (and from all accounts the most welcome) addition to the Marvel universe.


Molly’s Game – Jessica Chastain is Molly, ex Olympic skier and operator of an exclusive high-stakes poker game. Idris Elba is her handsome lawyer. Fun!


Outlander Season 3 – More romantic time travel shenanigans for all you fans out there!


Phantom Thread – The latest from the great PT Anderson finds the last acting gig for Daniel Day Lewis (unless he’s of the Steven Soderbergh school of retirement) as a fastidious dress-maker who’s life is up-ended by a fiery waitress. I’m sure, at the very least, it will look simply amazing and have lots of swell acting in it. I’ll watch anything PT Anderson does.


White Sun – Lovely dramatic drama from Nepal finds Chandra traversing the mountain terrain to return to his village for his father’s funeral. When was the last time you saw a movie from Nepal. Ya, I thought so. Check it out!

Coming Soon!

The Post
The Greatest Showman
The Commuter
Humour Me
Paddington 2

That’s it for this week folks. If you need any recommendations click this here link.

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