The Black Dog Newsletter August 13 – September 3rd “Taking a Break Edition!”



Just wanted to say thanks to all who shot us great ideas on how to keep on keepin’ on last week. Some really good suggestions that we’re mulling over. We want to be able to provide all of you fine folks with the best selection of world cinema around for a long long time. That said, I’ll be stepping out of my writing pants for a brief respite so there won’t be another newsletter until the beginning of September. Oh stop it, you’ll be fine!

New Releases!


All is True – Kenneth Branagh directs himself as William Shakespeare (Billy Shakes to his friends) who’s Globe Theatre burns down and he’s forced to go home to Stratford and hang with his fam.


Dark Forest – Low budget Canadian “maniac in the woods” type slasher flick.


Donnybrook – Jamie Bell and Frank Grillo end up at a cage match in the woods competing for a large cash prize!


Finding Steve McQueen – Bunch of clever thieves attempt to steal Tricky Dick’s secret funds in the sort-of true tale.


Missing Link – Animated family comedy movie about an orange monkey.


Mr. Mercedes Season 2 – Season 2 of this fine Stephen King TV shoe.


Plus One – All of Alice and Ben’s friends are getting married and they are each others “Plus One” (see title) for the insufferable weddings in this rousing romantic comedy. Think they become less jaded and fall in love? Ya, me neither.


Shadow – Latest beautiful martial arts extravaganza from director Zhang Yimou.


The Souvenir – Tilda Swinton’s daughter, Honor Swinton Byrne, Swintons it up as a young artist finding her way in the realms of love, art and other such life-like things.


Teacher – Intense drama about a nice teacher trying to protect his students against bullies and mean goateed headmasters.


Tolkien – Nick Hoult (The Favourite) is JRR Tolkien, a guy who wrote some famous books about Hobbites and such.

(Oh, and also a certain special powers film I’m not supposed to mention, rhymes with Suspenders: Friend Came)

Coming Soon!

Biggest Little Farm
A Dog’ Journey
The Hustle
Secret Life of Pets 2
Sun is Also a Star
American Gods Season 2
Mayans Season 1
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Banana Splits Movie

That’s it for this week folks. Enjoy the rest of the summer. Keep us in mind when you need some quality entertainment in your life. See you on the other side.
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The Black Dog Video Newsletter August 6th – 12 “On the Ropes Edition!”


So I’m sure that it will come as no surprise that the Video rental business is a tough one. We want to keep providing access to the best film selection in the city for you, our loyal customers, but it’s getting harder and harder all the time. We’ve been racking (or is it wracking?) our brains to try to figure out a way to keep off life support and remain healthy. We’ve already upped our DVD sales options (special orders and a bigger in-store selection), and brought in new T-shirts. These ideas are helping, but we want your input. Here are a few suggestions we’ve come up with:

Turn part of the store into a cafe
Install a Tanning Booth
Fight Club

Sell new items such as:

Ice Cream
Posters (Movie paraphernalia)
Fight Club gear

Or maybe a wealthy patron would like to step in and take us under their wing. 🙂

We’re appealing to our wonderful customer base for ideas as well. What kind of things would you like to see at Black Dog? Shoot us your best thoughts! No idea is too dumb! We’re not quite ready to go into this good night.

New Releases!


Amazing Grace – Cool doc about Aretha Franklin belting it out in 1972.


American Experience: Woodstock – Cool doc about this concert that happened, like 50 years ago. You may or may not have heard of it.


Batman: Hush – Animated Batman movie in which Batman goes to the library and gets told, “Keep it down, Batman!”


The Command – Thriller about that nasty Russian submarine disaster that went down in 2000.


Curse of La LLorna – Hhorror mmovie about a gghost named Llorna.


Never Look Away – Oscar nominated German film about an artist haunted by his childhood experiences in the Nazi part of World War II.


Penguin Highway – Japanese animated fare that deals with small town folk, penguins and dental hygiene.


Pokemon Detective Pikachu – Canadian hero Ryan Reynolds is a cartoon thing called a Pokemon that solves crimes.


POMS – “Comedy” about some senior ladies who, for some unknown reason, decide to start a cheer-leading squad. Comedy hi-jinks, I presume, ensue.


Endeavour Season 6 – Season 6 of Endeavour.

Coming Soon!

All is True
Avengers: Endgame
Dark Forest
Finding Steve McQueen
Missing Link
Mr Mercedes Season 2
Plus One

Thanks for your time and for your support over the years. Let’s keep this train a rollin’!

Black Dog Video

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