Black Dog Newsletter for Week Ending December 9th

So it seems that the Black Friday “disease” is creeping across the border as many shops around town did their own (Canadian) version of the shopping orgy that goes on the day after the American Thanksgiving. Is it just me or does it not seem ironic that immediately after Americans give “thanks” for all that is good and right in their world that they feel the need to stampede to the closest nightmare Walmart, Best Buy, Costington’s or whatever to trample each other so they can save $13 on an iProduct or get some really cheap towels? I couldn’t think of anything I would rather not do – perform surgery on myself with a warm spoon, visit a pig farm dressed as a mafia boss (read more), walk barefoot through Grandview Park – then plunge myself in the throngs of drooling, short-fingered vulgarians clamouring over the corpses of their fellow shoppers to snag the best deal. Want proof of the madness? Read more…


“Glargh! Must save money, lose dignity”

For a more civilized shopping experience, drop into the Cambie location this Saturday. We’ll be featuring a pile of previously viewed DVD and Blu Rays on super special! How does half-price sound to you? Sounds pretty good to me. All of our previously loved DVDs and Blu Rays will be on sale for a meagre $5 each, 2 for $8 or 3 for $10. First come first serve. No pushing, shoving, stabbing, or bludgeoning allowed.

New Releases for Tuesday December 3rd


All the Boys Love Mandy Lane – Much ballyhooed, for some reason, teen-horror flick about the virtuous Mandy Lane and all the boys that want to get next to her. They all head up to a cabin in the woods where someone starts murdering everyone. This one is finally making it’s DVD debut 7 years after it was made by the director of Warm Bodies, 50/50 and The Wackness.


Jayne Mansfield’s Car – Family drama starring a bunch of actors – John Hurt, Kevin Bacon (mmm bacon), Robert Duvall and a ton of others (this film will make the 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon game much easier). Directed by Jian Gomeshi’s new best friend, Billy Bob Thornton.


Lilyhammer Season 1 – Excellent show (even if it’s from the dreaded Netflix) that finds mobster and wicked guitar player Steven Van Zandt fleeing to Norway after he testifies against his former, shall we say, associates.


Mortal Instruments: City of Bones – Another science fiction teen fantasy thing that finds a bunch of ridiculously good-looking teens fighting demons in and alternate reality version of New York. There seems to be many opportunities for jokes (a good title to make a porn parody for sure) here. Also on the Blu Ray.


Prince Avalanche – Seems that David Gordon Green has learned that his strength lies in these solid little indie efforts after a few missteps with James Franco (Your Highness) and Jonah Hill (The Sitter). This one finds Paul Rudd, a sweet moustache and Emile Hirsch working on the highway on 1988 to escape their dull city lives. Also on the Blu Ray.


Smurfs 2 – Why bother? (Might be late on the shelves, if anyone cares)


Wolf Children – Excellent Japanese animated fare from the director of Summer Wars finds Hana falling in love with a Wolf Man. After the Wolf Man’s death, Hana decides to move to a rural town to continue raising her two wolf children Ame and Yuki. Yes you read all of that right. Also on the Blu Ray.


The Wolverine – Mr. Wolverine travels to Japan to become a samurai and eat sushi with his pointy claws and while there he becomes embroiled in some sort of conflict. Of course he does. What were you expecting a nicely acted sombre drama? Driving Mr. Wolverine? Not too sure why Wolverine needs a samurai sword as he has a bunch of them that shoot out of his hands when he gets angry or horny or something. And really, is that the best title they could come up with? Adding a “The” to the title to differentiate between this and Wolverine? Also on the Blu Ray.

Coming Next Week

Fast and the Furious 6
Man of Tai Chi
Seasoning House
Despicable Me 2
Touchy Feely
Drinking Buddies

Recently Viewed and Recommended

Wolf Children
Lilyhammer Season 1
Treme Season 3
Breaking Bad: Final Season
Mad Men Season 6
Crystal Fairy

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