Black Dog Newsletter Oct 4 – 10th “It’s Coming Edition!”
Ah October, the most wonderful month of the year! The air is crisp and cool, the beer is dark and thick and the movies are scary and frightening. We’ve got a couple of exciting things happening in this fine month – mark October 15th on your calendars or hand or forehead as it’s the 6th annual International Independent Video Store Day! Drop by either or both locations to help celebrate all the is great and good about the world of the video store. There will be raffles for cool stuff, deals on rentals and sales, balloons, treats, music and maybe even a little dancing. Bring in an item for the food bank and we’ll take care of your late charges! Please be generous. Tell your friends, tell your enemies, spread the word!
And since it is the month of scary movies we’re doing a daily horror film recommendation that will culminate on the 31st with the publication of Black Dog’s Top 100 Horror Films of all time! We love horror movies and are excited to share with you our favourites. You can check it out daily here or on the facebook or twitters.
Being Charlie – Rob (Meathead) Reiner tries to redeem himself after several terrible movies (And So It Goes, Flipped) with this coming-of-age tale about a troubled kid who’s forced into rehab by his Princess Bride Father (Cary Elwes). Also stars Common!
Bigger Splash – Tilda Swinton is a famous rock star who goes on vacation with her hunky French beau only to find it interrupted by a crazy Ralph Fiennes and is sexy daughter. Naughty and hilarious hijinks, I presume, ensue.
Ithanca – Another coming of age tale about a 14 year-old kid named Homer (d’oh!) who delivers messages to the good folks of Ithanca during WWII. Directed by Meg Ryan for some reason.
The Last King – Norwegian sword and sandals (well probably snow boots) adventure finds a couple of good-hearted soldiers protecting the infant heir-to-the-throne after his dad, the king, is murdered.
The Man Who Knew Infinity – A really smart Indian mathematician kid moves to London with all of his math skills to go to school and wow the stuffy English establishment types with his math wizardry. Kind of like Harry Potter but with math! Stars Jeremy Irons and Dev Patel (as you can tell from the box art).
Neon Demon – Crazy weird and stylish horror flick from Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive, Valhalla Rising) about a naive model who moves to L.A. to pursue the modelling but comes under the influence of bad and crazy and sleazy folks. Yes please!
The Purge: Election Year – Part three of the never-ending trilogy of Purge films finds more of the same Purginess. I’ve heard mixed things about these films but I’m game for some purging.
Queen of the Earth – Elizabeth Moss is amazing as a women losing her mind at a friend’s cottage. Heard great things about this demented piece of craziness.
Schneider vs Bax – Excellent Dutch black comedy about a hitman assigned to take out a writer living in seclusion but the writer has other things on his mind. Probably like not getting assassinated.
Tale of Tales – Crazy, wonderful-looking film from the director of Gommorah features 3 tales of some king’s having many misadventures. Stars three of our favourite famous people, John C. Reilly, Salma Hayek and Vincent Cassel!
X-Men: Apocalypse – The latest in a never-ending series of X-Men films finds the X-men (and women!) fighting a big monster guy from the past. Or something like that. Does it matter? You’re gonna watch it anyways.
Preacher Season 1
Swiss Army Man
Approaching the Unknown
Breaking a Monster
Adventure Time S6
Legend of Tarzan
Recently Viewed and Recommended!
Schneider vs Bax
What Happened Miss Simone?
Love & Friendship
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
That’s it for this week folks! If you want more recommendations click here! If not, we’ll see you here next week or, hopefully, in the stores!
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