Free Hugs! Black Dog Newsletter for Week of January 12th to 18th

Now that you’ve broken all your resolutions it’s time to get back on the couch with a stack of fresh movies.



Gone Girl
Ben Affleck is great (don’t think I’ve ever written that sentence before) in this fine David Fincher flick. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that its my third favourite Fincher film after Zodiac and Seven! The fresh new Batman stars as a guy who’s wife disappears. What happened to her? Was she murdered? Was she abducted by a Sasquatch? Watch and find out!


Love Is Strange
Alfred Molina and John Lithgow play a dapper married couple who are forced through unfortunate financial circumstances to be temporarily separated.


A Walk Among the Tombstones
Liam Neeson takes a break from getting Taken™ to play an ex-cop who does some investigating in to the death of a woman who has been Taken™.


Men, Women & Children
Jason Reitman is back with another inoffensive dramedy about white people and their problems. Adam Sandler and Jennifer Garner play parents who just don’t understand what their kids are up to on their iPhones™ all the time. The parents spend most of their time playing Sudoku™ puzzles on their iPads™. As far as I can tell this movie seems like an extended commercial for Apple products, but also a cautionary tale about how evil the Internet is.


Stonehearst Asylum
This seems like an oldey-timey version of the film Shutter Island. (Strangely both movies have Sir Ben Kingsley in them.) A young doctor finds himself at a mental institution but who are the patients and who are the doctors?!


Bad Turn Worse
Three Texan teens decide to get out of their small town by turning to a life of crime. I’m guessing that doesn’t work out for them, as CRIME DOES NOT PAY.


The Two Faces of January
Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst play a con man and wife who enlist the help of a tour guide to help them flee Athens on the double once a private investigator turns up dead. Looks like a mystery with lots of layers of white linen pants and sunglasses and fedoras. Not a bad way to spend 2 hours on your couch.


Jimi: All Is by My Side
Outkast’s André 3000 plays Jimi Hendrix in this biopic about how he made it big, lit some guitars on fire and then died.


A young newlywed couple decides to honeymoon in a quaint cottage in the woods but it all goes to hell when something terrible and mysterious happens on their first night.

Coming next week:

The Drop
The Boxtrolls
White Bird in a Blizzard
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

Recently Viewed and Recommended:

Adventure Time – Seasons 1, 2, 3 & 4
Drunk History – Seasons 1 & 2
Kroll Show – Seasons 1 & 2
Broad City – Season 1
Girls – Season 3
22 Jump Street

Also check out this for more fabulous films for your enjoyment…

Till next week…

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