Black Dog Video Newsletter August 1 – 6 “We’re Back in Black (Dog) Edition!”


I just returned from a couple of weeks off for some much needed R and R. It was nice to get away and forget about the troubles for a while. But I’m back and ready to face the future and fight the good fight. To be honest it’s been a tough summer for your favourite video store. We’ve been taking a beating with this extraordinary hot, sunny weather and all. We could really use your help. If you like what we do and want us to continue on, please drop by and rent some great things, buy a T-shirt, hoodie or whatever. Anything helps. Tell your friends! Tell your enemies! We’re counting on all of you!

Some New Stuff!


Buster’s Mal Heart – Mr. Robot (Rami Malek) is on the run from the authorities after chatting with a conspiracy-obsessed drifter. Sounds and looks like this could be quite terrific. Also stars everyone’s favourite DJ, DJ Qualls! On my list of things to see for sure.


The Circle – Tom Hanks is some sort of tech guru who runs a powerful company at that may or may not be evil or good (probably evil knowing Tom Hanks). Emma Watson goes to work at what she thinks is her dream job. But is everything as it seems? I dunno.


Colossal – Anne Hathaway is a party girl who has some strange connection to a giant monster that’s ravaging Seoul, South Korea in this cool-looking sci-fi monster comedy. On my list this one is!


The Expanse Season 2 – Fine TV spacey show with great special effects and Thomas Jane sporting a weird haircut.


The Lovers – Very good (from what I hear) drama about a couple – Debra Winger and Tracey Letts – who are both having affairs while their marriage crumbles around them. But then something sparks the romance…On my list of films to check out!


Prime Suspect – Tennison – Prequel to the great Dame Helen Mirren detective drama. Here she’s a young 22 year-old probationary officer working her way up the ranks in the 1970s. Loved the original series so I’ll have to put this one on my list of things to see!


Shin Godzilla – Man, I’ve been waiting for this one for quite a while, being the the big Godzilla fan that I am. Don’t know the plot but I bet it involves another monster or two wrecking some Japanese cites and it’s up to Big G save the day. No need to tell you that this is high on my list of things I need to see!


Song to Song – Wow, Terrence Malick just can’t stop making films these days! Great cast – Fassbender, Portman, Mara and Canada’s own baby goose, Ryan Gosling portray folks caught up in Austin’s music scene. I think that I’ll put this one on my list as well. Looks like I’m going to be busy of the next while.

Coming Soon!

Fortitude S2
The Dressmaker
A Quiet Passion
Below Her Mouth
Big Little Lies S1
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
Going in Style
King Arthur

We have so many great flicks, new and old, I can’t even begin! But you can start right here with oodles of recommendations!

That’s it for this week folks. Stay cool, stay golden.


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