Black Dog Newsletter for Week Ending July 11th

Sorry the newsletter is a bit tardy this week. My kid is out of school and I’m having a hard time adjusting. It’s quite difficult to get anything done (such as writing this newsletter) when a small human is constantly bothering you for things like food and water, and to watch TV. Not to mention (but I will) the constant questions and statements; “Dad, do you know it’s nighttime in Japan right now? Uh-huh. Dad, do you know that there are 10 planets? They just found a new one. My friend told me. Uh-huh. Dad, is it hard to put a refrigerator in a tree? Uh-huh. Dad are all vampire’s nocturnal? Uh-huh. But not me, (he thinks he’s a vampire) I’m a day walker. Great” And so it goes….

Just a reminder, if you’re looking for a good comedy at a good price we have Cedar Rapids available to rent for only $4.00 This outrageous price ends this Saturday so get on board!

New Releases for Tuesday thee 5th of July

Adrift – Sexy Brazilian film finds a teenage girl undergoing her sexual awakening (I love a good sexual awakening) after finding out about her dad’s (the great Vincent Cassel) infidelities.

Ceremony – Romantic comedy starring Uma (Thurman if you didn’t know or may have gotten confused with all those other Uma’s) about a guy who crashes the wedding of a woman he fancies. Only in the movies does this kind of thing happen. Right?

The Company Men – Drama starring a bunch of men (Affleck, Jones, Costner, Cooper) who are downsized (at work that is) and must cope with the harsh realities if modern day America. Tis a silly place. Might be a good double bill with Inside Job.

Elektra Luxx – Kind of a sequel to a film nobody saw called Women in Trouble finds a former porn star who finds herself pregnant by her dead rock star boyfriend trying to go legit by teaching sex classes to bored housewives. There’s a lot of jokes to be made about this synopsis. A lot.

Essential Killing – Weirdo Vincent Gallo plays a Taliban guy (that pesky war still going on?) who’s captured and transferred somewhere only to escape his captors. A really big chase ensues. Word has it this flick, directed by famed Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski, is quite excellent. Also on the Blu Ray.

Hobo with a Shotgun – Alright, the Citizen Kane of Grindhouse films finally hits the shelves! Loved this when I saw it in the the theatre with some friends and some beers (recommended viewing accoutrements). The great Rutger Hauer plays, well, a hobo with a shotgun in this colourful, blood laced, carnage strewn ridiculous exploitation explosion. And it’s a Canadian film to boot, eh. It may make you want to get a camera and some friends and make your own piece of trash. Best Canadian film ever? Also on the Blu Ray.

Of Gods and Men – A bunch of Trappist monks (are they the monks who make that great beer?) in a monastery somewhere in a muslim country come under threat of some fundamentalist goofs and must decide whether to stay or to go (cue the Clash tune). Won some award at some film fest called Cannes for all it’s good monk on monk action.

Mega Python vs Gateroid – Yes it’s a monster movie but maybe for not the reason you’re thinking of. It might also be titled Tiffany vs Debbie Gibson for that is the star power that this thing attracted. I love that these films all involve mutants created by an evil scientist. The world would be a bit more of a boring place without evil scientists, I must say. Gotta hand it to these type of films (think Sharktopus) for keeping the bad monster movie genre alive (for good or for bad).

Shelter – Confusing sounding horror film starring Julianne Moore who play a forensic psychiatrist who discovers that all of one of her patient’s multiple personalities are murder victims. Huh? I’ve read that three times and it still doesn’t make any sense to me. It’s hurting my mind. I should go lie down in a dark room for a bit.

3 Backyards – Three people share, I believe it may be 3, backyards in this drama about things happening to people and them coping with these things. Stars Nurse Jackie and some other people.

Vanishing of the Bees – I was predicting the end of the world a couple of years ago when it was announced that all the bees were disappearing and soon we would be as well. But nobody listened did they? Nooo! They thought I was crazy when I built that ark in my backyard with room for my family and a bunch of bees! Who’s laughing now?

The Warrior’s Way – Weird hybrid of western and kung-fu flick finds a martial arts guy hiding out with a baby (not too sure why, maybe his (unlikely), maybe he likes babies (somewhat likely) in some jerkwater town in the old west. Stars Geoffrey Rush, Kate Bosworth, Danny Huston and Dong-gun Jang. Also on the Blu Ray.

Coming Next Week, Yo!

MI-5 Season 9
Damages Season 3
Rio Sex Comedy
The Tempest
Rec 2
The Lincoln Lawyer
Entourage Season 7

Recently Viewed and Recommended

Louie S 1
Louis C.K. – “Hilarious”
Lord of the Rings Extended Edition on the Blu Ray
The Adjustment Bureau
Another Year
True Blood S 3
Treme S 1
I Saw the Devil
True Grit

Internets F@#k ya!

The First Weekend Club would like you to know about this cool Canadian film playing at the Vancity Theatre…

Check out this trailer – looks pretty cool (at least to my geeky eyes)

Weird movie news story of the week; hack Michael Bay accused of plagiarizing hack Michael Bay. I guess if you’re going to steal, you might as well steal from the best (in Bay’s humble opinion)

That’s it for this week, folks. Get out of the sun, it’s killing us!

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