The Black Dog Newsletter: Looking for a Quick Change Edition?!

Hello, my lovelies! Just dropping a quick note to tell you about our latest podcast episode!

The Black Dog gang drink and plot the perfect heist while discussing the underrated 1990 Bill Murray crime comedy Quick Change…and drink. Alex recounts the time he met Randy Quaid and Charlie Sheen at the heights of their public insanity among other interesting and hilarious moments. Tune in here!

Also, as mentioned in last week’s post, I will be participating in the neighbourhood yard sale next Saturday, June the 17th. 10am-2pm. I have lots of films (among other things – records, clothing, books, a BBQ, lawnmower) that I will be putting up for sale. Cheap! Like real cheap! If it’s raining, I will more than likely bail, so I’ll send out another reminder next week to see where we’re at.

And one last thing – our good buddy Dylan is off to Scotland this summer to participate in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He’s trying to raise a bit of dough to help him live while he’s there. He set up an IndieGoGo dealie. Please chip in if that is what you’d like to do!

That’s all. Nice talking to you. See you on your computer next week!

The Black Dog Video Newsletter: Army of Kindness Edition!

Hey! So it seems I forgot to send out a newsletter last week telling you about our Army of Darkness podcast! Well, let me tell you…
Hail to the King, baby! The Black Dog Video Podcast is joined by Vancouver musician and hair-cutting master Jeff (Steele) of Those Things/Jefferson’s Barbershop fame to drink and discuss Sam Raimi’s medieval mayhem that is Army Of Darkness…and drink. Digressions include remembering Casey Siemasko, the Wizard of Oz and hair. Lots of hair. Tune in, drop out, get involved!

Huge news! Black Dog’s own Dylan Rhymer has been accepted to the world famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival with his new comedy show!

Time. Money. Insanity. Brains in jars. Flying saucers. Breakfast cereal. There’s a little bit of everything. THE DARK SIDE OF THE ROOM is my full length stand up comedy show to be premiered in Edinburgh Scotland this summer. It is the culmination of over 20 years’ experience as a working comedian right here in my home of East Vancouver.

However, self-producing a comedy show for 21 nights is a daunting task and I could use a little help from my friends. The Edinburgh Fringe is a major undertaking that requires resources. By donating to this campaign you’ll be helping a working artist (me) stay afloat and focus on the most important thing: the show. Your contribution will help cover the basic costs, accommodation, food and travel. I am now halfway through my campaign with only a few weeks left to fund raise. Help me get across the finish line!

Please have a look at my Indiegogo campaign for more information!

Also wanted to let any of you movie collectors out there that I will be participating in the upcoming Great Grandview Garage Sale (June 17th I believe)! I’ll have piles of DVDs and Blu Rays up for grabs for cheap (think starting at $1 cheap!). More details in the next newsletter!

I hope y’all are being good to each other out there! Take care and talk at ya soon.

The Black Dog Video Newsletter: Momma Mia Edition!

With the impending Mother’s Day celebration looming over all of our heads this Sunday, we thought it would be appropriate to enlist John Waters’ Serial Mom to help extol the virtues of mothers everywhere! Listen in to our latest podcast (Black Dog Video After Dark) as Dylan, Josie and I dig deep into this classic suburban satire! Join as we have a drink or two and chat, not only, about the film but also the cult of Don Knotts, nostalgia for video stores and the pros and cons of bludgeoning someone with a leg of lamb. Happy Mother’s Day!

Check out Black Dog Video for swag, knick-knacks, DVDs and offers.

Drop us a ">message for future movie suggestions and win some cool stuff!

Like and subscribe please!

Also! I found a bag of those Ghibli socks we used to hock. They’re pretty cool and as a springtime bonus, I’m knocking 20% off the original price! You can nab a pair for only $7.99! Order through the website or email me at .

Also check out the website (under blog) for lots of great $5 and up films for sale!

I hope that everyone is doing just fine out there. Gonna be a hot one this weekend so lather up with that sunscreen! And wear a big fancy hat.

The Black Dog Video Newsletter: Sexy Robot Edition!

I’m sure that you’re wondering about the title of this edition of the newsletter. We just released a new episode of the Black Dog Video After Dark Podcast where we punch our way through Rocky IV. Still perplexed? I bet. Seems that, for some reason, there’s a robot in this film and one of the characters seems to be a little sweet on it. Maybe too sweet. Listen in for more details (and lots of other nice things).

I’ve been getting down to the last of the leftover films I still have for sale. Check out what’s happening here! I’ve got some great titles still to come – I just have to make covers for them. Stay tuned!


I still have some swag – T-Shirts and Mugs – kicking around my house. Grab some before they’re all gone (and help me get them out of my place)!

I hope that everyone is doing OK out there. At least the weather is making a turn for the better. Funny, back in the day, I hated this time of year as it was quite hard on the shops what with everyone wanting to be outside and what-not. Don’t have to worry about that any longer. Enjoy!

Talk at you in a couple of weeks!

The Black Dog Video Newsletter: Pain Don’t Hurt Edition!

Welcome to another edition of the famed Black Dog Newsletter! There’s a new podcast episode that’s up and ready to rattle your bones and rip out your throat (metaphorically speaking of course). Listen in as Dylan, Josie and I have a beer or two and discuss the 1989 Patrick Swayze punchy, kicky, stabby, throat-ripper ROAD HOUSE. Then we get into a drunken brawl and trash the joint while Jeff Healey plays on.

Like and subscribe, please!

Also included in this weeks package – I made a nice little list of the scariest scenes ever to flash upon the screen! Check it out here and feel free to agree/disagree/recommend/fight me!

Also, there’s lots of fabulous $5 films for sale on the website. I’ll be adding plenty more in the next week or so as well. Buy 4, get a 5th FREE! No foolin’!

That’s it for this week, my lovelies! Hope you’re all doing well. See you in a couple.

The Black Dog Newsletter: What’s the Craic? Edition!


I suppose I could have gone with everyone’s favourite Irish greeting, “Top of the Mornin’ To Ya”, but I’ll save that one for the podcast. Blimey! I’m here to tell all you Irish and Irish-loving folks that we have a special St. Paddy’s Day episode of the Black Dog Video After Dark podcast! Listen in as Dylan Josie and I dig into The Commitments! Sit back, pour a Guinness, and laugh and drink along with us louts! Oh, and please subscribe to the podcast (it’s free!) as it helps us out. And we can all use a little help from our friends, right?

And don’t forget to pop into the shop website to scoop up films and other swag! Lots of $5 films being added all the time. – Go to the “BLOG” section to see what I’m talking about.

And if anyone is on letterboxd and want to follow me and talk moves, please do so and I’ll return the favour.

Get outside and enjoy that nice weather!

The Black Dog Video Newsletter: A World of Water Edition!

Maybe it’s all this snow, maybe I’m yearning for a tropical vacation or maybe I’m just thirsty, but whatever the reason, we decided to do Waterworld for our latest podcast!

There are no podcasts on Waterworld! Listen in as Dylan, Josie and myself have a drink and discuss Kevin Costner’s 1995 briny action epic! Was it really that bad? Was Kevin Costner just wet and grumpy the whole time? Where did they get all those cigarettes? Like and subscribe, please. Drop us a message for future movie suggestions and win some cool stuff!

Also! I just added a large pile of awesome $5 films for sale to the website. Lots of great documentaries – this is but a sample (many rare and out of print). And as always, buy 4 and get a 5th for FREE. Message me here if you’re interested. ">

Also! Go to for other swag including mugs, T-shirts and Ghibli socks! I don’t have a lot left and this will more than likely be the last of them.

I hope that everyone is doing well out there! Talk to you soon (unless I find a job!)

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The Black Dog Video Newsletter: Love (or something) is in the Air Edition!

We love to love you, baby! That’s why I’m here to tell you about a couple of things! Just in time for made-up romance day, the hard-working folks at the Black Dog Video After Dark Podcast just released a special love-filled (is that what that is?!) episode to fill your heart with warmth and sticky feelings! Listen in as Dylan, Alex and I get down and dirty with True Romance! It’s a good one!

I’m also in the process of adding a pile of $5 movies for sale to the website. I have too many to add to the regular sale section, so I’ve added photos here. All are $5 each, buy 4 get a 5th FREE! First come, first serve! You can email me at to let me know what you’d like.

And one more thing before I let you go to get your love-themed day going…I still have a few T-shirts, Ghibli socks and mugs left for sale! Get ‘em while you can as this will be the last time they’re available.

That’s it for this edition! I hope that everyone is doing OK out there!

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The Black Dog Video Newsletter: Listen up, People Edition!

Hey-o! Just a short little missive today to tell you about a new podcast episode that we’ve just released onto an unsuspecting public! Join myself, Dylan and special guest star, Josie (Alex was off doing his MMA training), as we have a few drinks and take a deep dive into the film Across 110th Street and watch Anthony Quinn punch his way through crime!

And just a reminder that I’ve still got lots of nifty things for sale – movies, mugs, T-shirts (going fast!) and Ghibli socks. Check out the website for more details. And if you’re on the Instagrams or the Facebooks, I post new films for sale there a few times a week. You can also email me with stuff you’re looking for.

Hope that everyone is doing alright out there!

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The Black Dog Newsletter: The Last of Us/Happy Holidays Edition!

Greeting fellow humans! Just wanted to toss off a few bon mots during this festive (for some) time of year!

We still have things for sale, and I know how much ya’ll like things: Mugs, T-Shirts, Ghibli socks. Movies. This will be the final run of all the swag (we won’t have any more after this) so get them while you can.

You can order them from the website or send me a note – – to arrange local (cheaper) pick-up.

We should have our (2nd) Christmas movie podcast out later this week followed by our best of the year picks in a couple of weeks.Try to remain calm while waiting for these.

I hope that everyone is doing well out there. It can be a trying time of the year for folks (especially with no video store on the Drive!) so I hope you have some friends and or family that you like to help get through the holidays.

Me? I’ll be watching movies, drinking some nog and eating some foods. If you need some Christmas film recommendations, look no further than the Black Dog Video Movie Advent Calendar!

Cheers to you all!

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