Black Dog Newsletter for Week Ending December 5th

A few important announcements from your cruise director here;

Starting December 1st (this Thursday) the hours at the Cambie store will change slightly – we will be open at noon (just like in the good ole days) everyday. Stay tuned for adjusted holiday hours as well.

Also starting this Thursday and running until the following Monday will be our famous late charge amnesty period! That’s right, just bring in some tasty (well doesn’t have to be all that tasty, I guess) non-perishable food items to donate to the Vancouver food bank and we will absolve you of all outstanding late charges you may have accrued. This does not include late charges you may get after tomorrow. It’s a great way to make you feel less guilty about returning your films egregiously late and you get to do a good deed. Win-win. Please no expired clams, jellied grass or liquid horse anus.

Also we will have a fresh batch of T-shirts for sale starting tomorrow at both locations. They will be the same design as the old ones but will only be available in black.

Also we finally received a bunch of DVD copies of Beginners. Sorry it took so damn long. They were only available in the Blu-Ray combo packs and since we don’t need 4 -6 Blu Ray copies we are selling a couple brand new Blu Rays for only $10.00! Score!

And finally, we’re looking at a pretty good week for releases. Seems that the majority are relationship films; romantic comedies, romantic dramas, love between friends, love between siblings, love between hillbilly friends, love between friends and cats, love between small blue creepy things and love between a man and a dead woman. Something for everyone.

New Releases for Tuesday November 29th

Another Earth – A strange looking sci-fi kind of drama involving the discovery of another earth (hence the title) and a young woman who gets involved in a tragic accident with a guy. Not too sure what this all has to do with each other but I guess that’s where the watching the film part comes in. Note – we only have the Blu Ray at the moment as the DVD’s have not arrived as of yet. This seems to be an ongoing theme as of late with the studios. Bastardos!

The Art of Getting By – Teenage rebel, Catcher in the Rye kind of high-school dude meets a kindred spirit in the form of a cute girl who helps change his dour perspective on life. Or something like that. Supposed to be pretty pretty good. Also on the Blu Ray.

Balcony by the Sea – Happily married French dude meets a woman from his past, has a brief encounter with her and then learns that she died years before. I imagine he took a long shower after that. Spooky. Freaky.

Friends with Benefits – Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis are friends who decide to have many brief encounters i.e., getting it on, knocking boots, having sexual intercourse or whatever the kids are calling it these days. Complications and hilarity, I presume, ensue. Also on the Blu Ray. Note – doesn’t actually hit the shelves till this Friday for some reason.

The Future – Couple adopts a cat which in turn alters their perspective on their lives as well as altering space and time around them. Cats will do that, they’re magical. From Miranda July who made the great Me and You and Everyone You Know a few years back. Probably the most interesting flick out this week.

Griff the Invisible – Romantic comedy starring that dumb hunky guy from True Blood who plays a office worker by day and then dresses up in superhero garb and doles out some justice at night. Seems like a pretty popular theme as of late. He then meets a girl and things happen.

One Day – Anne Hatheway and Jim Sturgess sleep together on their graduation day and then we see them on the same day for the next several years doing stuff (not always together) such as sleeping, shopping, raising helper monkeys, foxy boxing, making a robot, farming bees and all kinds of nice things (I made most of that up). Also on the Blu Ray.

Our Idiot Brother – The funny Paul Rudd stars as the slacker brother of some sisters who thinks he’s quite the title character. He ends up staying with them at different intervals after he gets out of prison for some lame pot charge. Comedy and family drama (mostly comedy I presume) ensue. Also on the Blu Ray.

The Smurfs – Creepy blue troll like creatures invade New York and eat the brains out of children. Or something like that. For kids.

30 Minutes or Less – Jesse Eisenberg is a loser pizza delivery guy who is forced to rob a bank by that loser guy from Eastbound and Down. Not a bad little flick, hums by at a scant 78 minutes. Has some laughs and some guffaws. I could think of a worse way to spend an evening. (stabbing myself in the eyes with a fork comes to mind). Also on the Blu Ray.

30 Rock Season 5 – More hijinks from the funniest show on network TV.

Tucker and Dale vs Evil – Fun spin on the kids go into the woods and are butchered by some inbred hillbillies theme. Some obnoxious coeds mistake the kindness of some local yokels for a kidnapping and they end up dying trying to kill the hillbillies and “rescue” their friend. Pretty fun film, has a bit of nice gore and some good laughs. I could think of a worse way to spend an evening (dry shaving my entire body comes to mind). Also on the Blu Ray.

Old stuff Just In

Going Places (1974)
Metropolis (1984 Giorgio Moroder soundtrack version)

Coming Next Week

NHL 24/7 Penguins vs Capitals
Portandia Season 1
The Debt
Life Above All
Project Nim
Psychic Experiment
Cowboys and Aliens
Big Love Season 5
A Bout Portant
The Help
Mr. Poppers Penguins
The Hangover part 2

Recently Viewed and Recommended

Tucker and Dale vs Evil
30 Minutes or Less
Friends with Benefits
The Last Circus
Devil’s Double
Super 8
Cave of Forgotten Dreams
Attack the Block
Captain America

That’s it for this week, folks. I hope that everyone has a great week. Stay dry, stay happy, keep watching.

Black Dog Video

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