Black Dog Newsletter June 26 – July 3 “School’s Out Edition!”


Yep, it’s that time of year again, the sun is getting hotter, dogs are getting lazier and the sprogs are out for summer vacation. It was the best time of year when I was a kid and it’s still pretty good as an adult, I guess. It’s also the slower time of year for Black Dog so please keep us in mind when it’s rainy or sunny and you need something to do to entertain the little ones. Hope to see you soon and that y’all have an amazing and safe summer!

New Releases!


As the Gods Will – Bunch of high school kids in Japan are forced to play games where the loser is killed. Sounds a little like Battle Royal. Okay, sounds a lot like Battle Royal.


Blockers – Bunch of meddling parents get wind of a plan by their kids to lose their virginity on prom night! Of course, they try to “block” them – hence the lame title – and of course, comedy and embarrassing parental situations ensue. Currently at “69” on Metacritic.


El Sur – Lovely Spanish film from Spain about a little girl that lives in the north and is fascinated with mystical tales of life in the south. From the Criterion collection.


The Endless – Ooh! I’m very much looking forward to this little horror sci-fi number. A couple of brothers return to the cult they grew up in only to find that the group’s beliefs may not be as crazy as they once thought. Cults, man, I tell ya.


Gemini – Cool and interesting and cool looking mystery thriller that involves a murder, a famous actress, an over-zealous assistant and a meddling detective. Colour me intrigued!


The Last Post – Much heralded TV series about a British squad fighting a Yemeni insurgency in the Middle East circa 1965.


7 Days in Entebbe – Either a coming of age sex-romp about some kids who spend a week frolicking on the beaches of Entebbe or an intense account of that 1976 plane hijacking and the ensuing rescue attempt. Can’t decide which one I’m hoping for.


Terminal – Sci-fi thingy about the intertwining lives of a couple assassins, a dying teacher, a waitress leading a double life, a weird janitor and a fella controlling events who’s also hell-bent on revenge for some reason.


Tragedy Girls – Fun, recommended, horror-comedy about a couple of death-obsessed teenage girls who have a show about real-life tragedies that they use to send their little town into a tizzy. I can get behind that.

Coming Soon!

Escape Plan 2: Hades
Journey’s End
Another Wolfcop
Where is Kyra?
A Quiet Place
Lean on Pete

That’s it for this week folks. We’re hoping to have a new podcast ready for your eager ears this weekend but I think that Dylan is having some technical issues. Also, we should have it on iTunes very soon as well. So nobody freak out, OK?

And if you need some current suggestions on what to watch, click HERE!

Till next week, my lovelies…

Black Dog Video

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Black Dog Video Newsletter June 13 – 20 “Junevember Edition!”


Everyone enjoying the cold dank spring so far? I’m OK with it as the desolate hot and dry Mad Max style summer is lurking in the weeds. Might be a good time to get on down to the Dog and get your movie fix taken care of before it’s too late!

New Releases!

(most are on the shelves at Commercial, all will be available at both stores tomorrow!)


Bent – Cops and robbers and espionage and shady government creeps are all up to no good!


Death of Stalin – Steve Buscemi leads a fine cast in the new flick from the fella who made In the Loop and Veep. Chaos and power struggles ensue when Stalin dies leaving a vacancy for the big chair. Heard nothing buy raves about this one and expect to see it on many best of the year lists.


Doctor Foster – Intense British thriller where a woman suspects her husband is having an affair but that only scratching the surface of this fine TV program.


In the Dark – Pregnant private investigator must return to her hometown, which she loathes, to solve a mystery involving two missing girls. More fine British TV programs just for you!


Love, Simon – Excellent comedy, romance, drama about a gay dude trying to hide the fact that he’s a gay dude from everyone he knows.


Loveless – Heavy-duty, Oscar nominated, Russian drama about a couple going through a divorce when their son vanishes. Sorry folks, but this is only available on the Blu Ray at the moment.


Manila in the Claws of Light – Famed tough film from the Philippines about a country bumpkin who travels to the big city in search of the woman he loves. Things don’t go as planned. Fresh Criterion release of this fine tense drama.


November – Strange, surreal film from Estonia set in medieval times about a village that uses magic and folk remedies to survive the nasty winter. May contain werewolves, plagues, spirits and the devil himself!


Outside In – Nice solid little drama about an ex-con forming a relationship with his ex high-school teacher. Stars the great Edie Falco and one of the Duplass brothers (who also co-wrote it).


Pacific Rim 2: Uprising – More giant robots fighting huge monsters. I unabashedly loved the first one so I’ll have to get me some more of this in my eyes. Stars John Bodega from Star Wars. And others as well, I assume.


The Party – New flick from Sally Potter finds Kirsten Scott Thomas hosting a swanky dinner party. Of course things don’t go as planned. Love these type of films!


Walking Dead Season 8 – More zombies! More baseball bats covered in barbed-wire! More mayhem! Who’s gonna live? Who’s gonna die? Who cares?

Coming Soon!

The Endless
Double Lover

There should be a new podcast available this Sunday. Dead End Drive In is the film in discussion and Dylan assures me that it’s our best one yet! Check it out here!

Have a swell week folks. Talk at you soon.

Black Dog Video

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Black Dog Newsletter June 6 – 12 “Interesting Things Edition!”


So some of you may remember a former Black Dogger who goes by the name of Keir-la. She was a staple behind the Cambie desk for many years before she moved onto to bigger and better things. One of those things included writing books. She is hard at work on her second one which is about famed Warren Oates flick, Cockfighter. The reason I mention this is she has an Indigogo campaign to help finance it and I’m here to pass on the important information.

Speaking of important information, our 4th episode of Black Dog After Dark is up and ready to amuse and inform your precious ears. Monkey Shines is the film we riff on. Find out whether or not if it it holds up here!

New Releases


An Ordinary Man – Sir Ben Kingsley is a war criminal in hiding who’s only contact is his maid. Drama and tension, I presume, ensue.


Sherlock Gnomes – True story about the time garden gnomes, Gnomeo and Juliet, hired private investigator, Sherlock Gnomes, to investigate the disappearance of other gnomes around town. True story.


The Strangers: Prey at Night – Sequel to the movie called The Strangers finds a family staying in a secluded trailer park being attacked by masked psychopaths. Good times.


Tomb Raider – Alicia Vikander takes a stab at the Lara Croft adventure movies in this, from what I’ve heard, fairly good flick that finds her on the hunt for her missing dad. Bonus points for having Walton Goggins in it!


Wonderstruck – Tale of two kids – one in 1927 and one in 1977 – who are both searching for some missing folks. Possibly Lara Croft’s dad? Stars someone or something called Oakes Fegley.

Coming Soon!

Pacific Rim: Uprising
Love, Simon
Death of Stalin
As the Gods Will
In the Dark

If y’all need some suggestions on what to check out, we got ’em! Right here.

Cheers till next time.

Black Dog Video

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