Black Dog Newsletter for the Week Ending September 10th
Well, it seems that what passes for summer here in Vancouver is drawing to a close. The last gasp at what came before. Don’t get me wrong, I had a pretty good summer although there were some things that I was hoping to do that I just didn’t get around to; hitting the PNE, going for a good hike or two, kayaking, taking in a game at the Nat, fight a hobo, go to Wreck Beach, see any outdoor concerts, get to the street food fest at the Waldorf, catch our tomato thief, although I did catch a cold. On the other hand there were a lot of things we did that made this summer quite a good time; made it out to do some camping, hit Third Beach a number of times and actually swam in the ocean every time, afternoon beers on a sunny patio (probably more then I should have), good BBQ’s with friends, played lots of hockey and a little baseball, made my own beer, fought some pigeons, some home renovations got under way, did I mention beers on the patio? I hope that you all had yourselves a fine summer as well. The fall is setting upon us – I personally find the fall my favorite season – and we’ll just have to wait and see what that brings.
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New Releases for Tuesday September 4th
A Beginners Guide to Endings – Three brothers find out that they are all dying – dear old dad signed them up for some sort of medical experiments when they were younger (awww that’s sweet… gives me an idea) – so they go about trying to make the most of the limited time they have remaining. Might I suggest beers on the patio or fighting a hobo? [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxzOeE3TMUk[/youtube]
Borgias Season 2 – The second season of the crime drama featuring Jeremy Irons as the head of the nasty family that rises to power in the church in 1492 Italy. What, there’s corruption and evil in the church?![youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mg6939NnWuI [/youtube]
Five Year Engagement – Comedy staring Jason Segal and Emily Blunt as an engaged couple who, for various reasons, can’t seem to get their shit together enough to actually get married. Here’s another comedy that’s over 2 hours long. I don’t get why they make these things so damn long. Comedies should never be more than an hour and a half. That said, I hear that this is pretty good, if a tad too long. Also on the Blu Ray. Her’s the Red Band trailer – [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNhAslpICxE[/youtube]
Fringe Season 4 – Love me some Fringe. Pretty cool sci-fi thing, reminiscent of the X-Files (it’s even shot here) that deals with alternate realties, shape shifters, dopplegangers, crazy old men, six fingers on one hand and occasionally seahorses.. Also on the Blu Ray. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYq0fNSEoJg[/youtube]
Goats – I was really hoping this was a horror flick about some blood-thirsty killer goats. So sad. Guy gets ready to leave his weirdo family – new age mom, guy who lives in the pool house named Goat Man (nothing creepy going on there!) who teaches him about life and stuff – to head to prep school. Many hijinks and life lessons, I presume, ensue. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUF1lqCPetc[/youtube]
Homeland Season 1 – Most excellent TV series about a dude who was held captive in Iraq for 8 years who returns home but is a suspect in possible terrorist plots against…the Homeland. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4-KYAWPKzY[/youtube]
Hung Season 3 – The latest installment of the fine TV show about a guy with a really big dick. And no it’s not my autobiography. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxr7NQo70Do[/youtube]
I am Bruce Lee – Doc about some guy who thinks he’s Bruce Lee. Wait, he actually is Bruce Lee. Doc about Bruce Lee. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQgjo9Wm0sg[/youtube]
Juan of the Dead – When was the last time that you heard the words Cuban zombie movie all in one sentence? Not only is it a Cuban zombie movie but it’s also a satire poking fun at Castro’s insanely long regime. Word on the street has that this is a very good Cuban zombie movie. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4B553fI0KI[/youtube]
Route Irish – The latest from Ken Loach finds a guy looking into the death of his buddy in Iraq. Let the laughs begin. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANNIiF51RNo[/youtube]
Parks and Recreation Season 4 – I like this comedy program. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MT6EPaRkwE[/youtube]
Piranha DD – Lame sequel to the most excellent Piranha from a year or so ago. Bigger fish, bigger boobs and even David Hasselhoff can’t save this mess. Also on the Blu Ray. Red Band trailer here -[youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UjjvC_JHJk[/youtube]
Safe – Man of action Jason Statham has to protect a young girl who has some sort of math prize that a bunch of gangsters want. I hear that for an action flick, this one is all right. Does the Statham do anything but these types of films? I’d like to see him in a Fried Green Tomatoes type of thing sometime. Also on the Blu Ray. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_6ksxHBklo[/youtube]
Coming Next Week
Beyond the Black Rainbow – Blu Ray
The Loved Ones
Where do We go Now?
What to Expect When You’re Expecting
Snow White and the Huntsman
30 Rock Season 6
We Have a Pope
Recently Viewed and Recommended
Hung Season 3
Homeland Season 1
Fringe Season 4
Once Upon a Time in Angola
Boardwalk Empire Season 2
Beyond the Black Rainbow
Jiro Who Dreams of Sushi
Paradise Lost 3
Here’s a humerous video of some edited swears that were cleaned up for airing on the TV. There is swearing…http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/03/movie-lines-edited-for-tv-video_n_1851990.html?ncid=txtlnkushpmg00000035
That’s it for this edition. Eat well, drink well, sleep well, get laid. And remember, keep watching.
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