Monday, February 25, 2013

Character Duo Spotlight: The Butabi Brothers

Steve and Doug Butabi are two fairly dim-witted brothers who work by day at their dad's fake flower shop, but live for club hopping at night, with aspirations of owning a nightclub like the hottest one in town called The Roxbury. However their rich father thinks it's ridiculous and wants the boys to someday run the flower shop, while setting Steve up with Emily Sanderson, the bossy and clinging daughter of the lamp shop owner next door. Played by Chris Kattan and Will Ferrell, the Butabi Brothers were first a comedy skit on the hit show Saturday Night Live before being seen on the big screen in the 1998 comedy film, A Night at the Roxbury.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Film Quote of the Day

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: I am a scientist, not a philosopher! You have more chance of reanimating this scalpel than you have of mending a broken nervous system! 
Medical Student: But what about your grandfather's work, sir? 
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: My grandfather's work was doodoo!

~Young Frankenstein, 1974

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Hitchcock (2012)

It is 1959, and after the success of his film North by Northwest, director Alfred Hitchcock is frustrated by Hollywood thinking he's lost his touch. However after finding himself intrigued by a book based on serial killer Ed Gein titled Psycho, Hitch decides that this will be his next picture, to everyone's astonishment of the horrific subject matter. Hopkins is outstanding as The Master of Suspense, as well as Mirren's Alma, Hitch's doting wife. I also found D'Arcy, whose uncanny liking to Anthony Perkins, is quite intriguing to see. The making of the Psycho film is the most interesting, with Hitch sparring with the censor board and Paramount execs; however the marital problems between Hitch and Alma left much to be desired. Based on the book, Alfred Hitchcock and The Making of Psycho by Stephen Rebello. Starring Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, James D'Arcy, Jessica Biel, Toni Collette, Danny Huston, Michael Wincott 7/10 Rated PG-13