The Black Dog Newsletter “I’m Melting Edition!”


Wow. Seems spring has sprung with the intention of melting our faces off! It’s too warm too soon, in my opinion, (end of days I tells ya!) but it is good for sitting on the patio!

There won’t be a newsletter next week as I’m taking a bit of a much-needed vacation. Yap at ya in two weeks.

New Releases!


Aquaman – Jason Momoa play a fish-man named Art who can talk to the fishes and make them do his bidding. Has practical applications I suppose. (Should be on the shelves this Friday)


If Beale St Could Talk – Heavy drama from the fella that made Moonlight about a family struggling to survive after the husband is set up by a racist cop. Lousy coppers.


King of Thieves – Michael Caine and Michael Gambon star, with others, in this true tale of some old coots who pull off one last heist. (Should be on the shelves this Friday)


Mary Poppins Returns – How can you miss me if I won’t go away? Emily Blunt is the new singing magic nanny.


MFKZ – Cool-looking French animated number about a guy living in Dark Meat City (Yum!) who starts to see monsters prowling around the neighborhood. (Should be on the shelves this Friday)


Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse – Everyone loves this wonderful new Spider-man animated movie. And you will too! (Winner best animated film)


Stan and Ollie – Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly play Laurel and Hardy as they try to recapture their mad magic on a farewell tour of post-war Britain. I was a huge fan as a kid so I hope that this is good! (Should be on the shelves this Friday)


The Quake – Oslo, Norway gets punished by a big earthquake. First it was The Wave and now The Quake, what’s next, The Bees? The Trees? The Sneeze?

Coming Soon!

Free Solo
The House that Jack Built
The Mule
My Brilliant Friend
Unknown Soldier
My Scientology Movie
Le Verite

Don’t forget to check out our podcast – Black Dog After Dark! We aim to put a smile on your face!

That’s it for this week, folks! Enjoy the sunshine, wear sunscreen, stay hydrated and remember, keep watching!

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The Black Dog Newsletter March 12-16 “Blobtacular Edition!”


We just released a fresh bloberrific episode of our podcast, Black Dog After Dark, on Podbean. Dylan, Alex, Nick and I sit around, enjoy a few fresh beers and chat about the 1988 creature feature, The Blob! Tune in to hear our blobbiest thoughts and see if it holds up or not!

New Releases!

(We have too many new films on the shelves this week to list and describe them all! I’ll pick out a few notable titles and just list the rest at the end. Capish?)


Border – Strange, well-received Swedish film about a border security guard that can actually smell fear, among other things. Blu Ray only.


Can You Ever Forgive Me? – Oscar nominated film stars Melissa McCarthy as a writer named Lee Israel who turns to deception when she feels she is no longer relevant. I hear ya, lady.


Clovehitch Killer – Serial killer movie with a strange title (my wife says, “That’s a made up word!” I says, “All words are made up!”). Stars Dylan McDermott. Count me in for this one.


Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald – More beasts of a fantastic nature.


Green Book – A bouncer gets a gig as a driver for a African-American jazz fella as he tours the American south in the 1960’s. Won an Oscar or something for best movie. Looks like this year’s Driving Miss Daisy! I’m looking forward to the sequel, Soylent Green Book, where they drive around eating racist hicks.


The Mortal Engines – In the future where cities roam around on wheels devouring each other, two folks meet in London to try to stop some sort of conspiracy. Sounds cool, right? Written by Peter Jackson and his friends.


Piercing – A crazy creep, with an unsuspecting family, sets off to work but actually his plan is to murder a prostitute. Sometimes when I go to work I’d rather be doing something else – go to the bar, take kid’s lunch money, beekeeping. Maybe this guys should think about other things?


Sicilian Ghost Story – A grim fantasy horror number about a 12 year-old girl who sets off into the creepy woods in search of a missing boy.


Vox Lux – From unknown singer to pop sensation star to scandal riddled has-been to come-back artist tale. Stars Natalie Portman and Jude Law.

Other titles waiting for you to take them home!

Documentary Now! Season 1 and 2
The Final Wish
The Miseducation of Cameron Post
Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood
Tea with the Dames
London Fields
The Facebook Dilemma

If you need some nice ripe suggestions on what to watch, click here!

That’s it for this week folks, keep us in your thoughts and dreams.

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Black Dog Newsletter March 5-11 “Silver Anniversary Plate Edition!”


Holy Hotdogs! I realized that today is the 23rd anniversary of Black Dog Video. You may have heard of it. March 5th, 1996 was the date we first opened our doors to an eager public. I still remember it like it was 23 years ago. So much has changed; we all got older, some of us had kids, some of us passed away, some moved onto to bigger and brighter things. It’s been an amazing ride (I should write a memoir documenting our history) and I feel so lucky to still be able to be doing what I love. And thanks to all of you who have come through our doors and supported us through the good times and the bad. My heart is swollen (I should probably get that checked out) with love, gratitude and bacon. Hear’s to 23 more!

New Releases


Ben is Back – A drug addicted teenager expectantly shows up at his family’s house for Christmas dinner. Ruh-Roh! I imagine that drama and, hopefully, warm-hearted guffaws, ensue. Stars Julia Roberts (remember her?).


Burning – Excellent, award-winning intense drama from South Korea that’s been described as a slow-burning (hah!) mystery about class, economics, sexual jealousy and cats.


Creed II – You wanted some more Creed in your life, you got some more Creed in your life! This time Creed, mentored once again by Sly Stallone, is up against the son of Dolph Lungren, who, if you remember Rocky III, killed Apollo Creed by punching him in the head a number of times.


The Favourite – Wonderfully excellent costume drama/comedy from weirdo filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster) that netted Olivia Coleman an Oscar prize. Top of my list of films to see!


House of Cards: Final Season – With Kevin Spacey finally killed off (did he die in the shower or something?), Claire takes over the reigns as Prez of the US of A in the final season of this show that might have gone on for one season too many.


Instant Family – Marky Mark and Rose Byrne find themselves overwhelmed when they take in three foster kids. Hilarious, wacky comedy hijinks, I presume, ensue.


The Vanishing – Cool-looking mystery about three lighthouse keepers who disappear after finding a chest full of gold. Gerry Butler and Peter Mullan are two of the three keepers of the lighthouse.

Coming Soon!

(should all be on the shelves by the end of the week or sooner)

Green Book
Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindewald
London Fields
Mortal Engines
Clovehitch Killer
Documentary Now Seasons 1 and 2
Final Wish
Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood
Sicilian Ghost Story
Tea with the Dames
Vox Lux

That’s it for this week my lovelies. Once again, thanks so much for all the support and I hope to see you all very soon! Viva le Black Dog!

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