This is the blog for the review show for the modern movie watcher. In it, you’ll see Brian and Steve spill out their thoughts about movies, TV shows and how the whole project is coming along.
Ever since his Dad brought him to see Star Wars back in 1978, Steve Johnston has enjoyed a long passionate love affair with movies. Instead of going bowling or heading to a petting zoo on his birthday, his parties would include screenings of Tron and Time Bandits. Fueled by classes in film in high school, and a hazy stint as a video store clerk, Steve managed to snag a degree in Film Studies and amass a DVD collection numbering over 500 and counting. During his University days, he would host movie nights for his friends and colleagues, and pioneered a two-tiered couch system to accommodate his guests. Since leaving school, Steve has spent much of his time working in the television business on both coasts as an Editor, while carving out his spare moments to write the next great Canadian screenplay. He considers himself blessed in having a wife who is willing to oblige both his DVD addiction, and his passion for High Definition TV. Like many proud Canadians, Steve always roots for the underdog and counts Hudson Hawk and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles among his favourite films, alongside of the works of Terry Gilliam.
Brian Dutkewich awakened his inner movie geek when he took a job as a clerk at a Brentwood Bay video store. With an entire store’s worth of movies at his disposal, he spent his every waking moment devouring the entire catalogue. Four years later, he decided that he wanted to be a part of the TV world, and no longer just a consumer. After enrolling in a communications program at a local college in Victoria, Brian discovered his new passion. Editing. Brian dove head first into this job, cutting every project he could and starting a video production company on the side. Brian’s editing skills soon landed him lucrative jobs at local television stations. It was at his second TV news job that Brian met Steve, and their daily TV and movie discussions soon became legendary. When he’s not glued to his TV set, Brian gives something back to the entertainment world from which he’s taken so much by directing music videos. Brian lists his all time favorite movie as Citizen Kane but in reality it’s Anchorman: The legend of Ron Burgundy.