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Jennifer Lawrence Pulls a Kate Middleton, Recycles Favorite Striped Dress—See the Pic, Do a Double Take!

30 July 2015 10:50 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Jennifer Lawrence isn't going to let a little case of nothing-to-wear get in her way. The actress stepped out for a live reading of The Big Lebowski on July 24 (ah, the nostalgia) sporting an easy, striped Ulla Johnson shirt-dress from the brand's spring 2014 collection that's cleverly cinched at the waist—and we can't blame her for the outfit repeat. Lawrence first wore the look, which virtually epitomizes her effortless style motif, to a Good Morning America appearance in November 2014. She resurfaced the dress for the Lebowski-centric event (held in Montreal, Canada), where she palled around with actors Michael Fassbender (dressed fittingly as "The Dude") and Olivia »

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'X-Men: Apocalypse' Photo Shows Off Huge Egyptian Set

27 July 2015 11:50 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With production on X-Men: Apocalypse still going strong in Montreal, director Bryan Singer has shared yet another photo through his Instagram account, showcasing one of the massive practical sets. The filmmaker is seen being dwarfed by an Egyptian statue. But he wouldn't offer any details about the set itself or how it fits into the X-Men: Apocalypse story. He did say on his social media account that, "This takes me back to #raidersofthelostark #notallgreenscreen #xmen #xmenapocalypse."

This photo comes just a few days after Bryan Singer posted a photo with Sir Patrick Stewart on the set, which fueled speculation that he would return in a cameo role as Charles Xavier. The actor wasn't seen in costume, but he was watching footage with the director and another filmmaker, Jason Reitman, who was putting together a live read of The Big Lebowski at Montreal's Just For Laughs Comedy Festival. It was never »

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Is Patrick Stewart in X-Men: Apocalypse after all?

27 July 2015 7:55 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

X-Men: Apocalypse has been billed as a new direction for the series without any appearance by 20th Century Fox's original cast - but if so, what was Sir Patrick Stewart doing on the set of Bryan Singer's next film?

The director posted an image of himself sitting with the Professor Xavier actor and filmmaker Jason Reitman on Instagram.

Trying to look intensely thoughtful, @sirpatstew and #jasonreitman visiting #xmen #apocalypse #xmenapocalypse set and reminiscing about our own #daysoffuturepast. Looking forward to "jasonreitmanlivereading tonight of #biglebowski with #michaelfassbender as "The Dude!"

A photo posted by Bryan Singer (@bryanjaysinger) on Jul 24, 2015 at 11:17am Pdt

Stewart is apparently in town to host a gala at the Just for Laughs comedy festival, but a cameo surely isn't beyond the realms of possibility.

Singer's caption also revealed that Michael Fassbender would be taking a break from filming Apocalypse to play Jeff Bridges's iconic »

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Mister Fincher and Monsieur Dreyer

27 July 2015 4:44 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

"The enjoyment of a work of art, the acceptance of an irresistible illusion, constituting, to my sense, our highest experience of "luxury," the luxury is not greatest, by my consequent measure, when the work asks for as little attention as possible. It is greatest, it is delightfully, divinely great, when we feel the surface, like the thick ice of the skater's pond, bear without cracking the strongest pressure we throw on it. The sound of the crack one may recognise, but never surely to call it a luxury." —Henry James, from The Preface to The Wings of the Dove (1909) "[The critic’s] choice of best salami is a picture backed by studio build-up, agreement amongst his colleagues, a layout in Life mag (which makes it officially reasonable for an American award), and a list of ingredients that anyone’s unsophisticated aunt in Oakland can spot as comprising a distinguished film. This prize picture, »

- Greg Gerke

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Listen to Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender in 'The Big Lebowski' Live Read

27 July 2015 3:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

So you've probably heard that "X-Men: Apocalypse" stars Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Olivia Munn and friends did a Live Read of "The Big Lebowski" on Friday night during the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. But have you actually heard any of it? The photos online are great, but the audio really ties the room together.

Thankfully, someone posted a portion of the event online -- you can't see a blessed thing, but you can hear the portion of the reading right after Olivia Munn, who was meant to voice Tara Reid's Bunny, steps on Jennifer Lawrence's lines. Apparently Olivia's script was highlighted with the Maude lines, even though that's the part Jennifer was meant to read on stage. (It was Julianne Moore's role in the movie.) In this 6-minute video, you can hear Jennifer mock-complain, "I've been waiting for three hours to get to my part, and now it's happening, »

- Gina Carbone

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Michael Fassbender Smokes Up for The Big Lebowski

25 July 2015 2:46 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Michael Fassbender is truly dedicated to his craft. On Friday night, during the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, Fassbender took up the shaggy mantle of the Dude, portrayed by Jeff Bridges in the Coen brothers’ classic The Big Lebowski, as part of Jason Reitman’s live script-reading series. To get into character, Fassbender donned a pair of roughed-up shorts and a slouchy sweater and toked three J. Law–rolled cigarettes — the kind that may or may not have been packed with the Devil's lettuce — during the read. “I think Fassbender went a little too Method on this one,” said Patton Oswalt, who played John Goodman’s bombastic Vietnam vet Walter. “I hope TMZ isn’t here.” Because Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse is filming in Montreal, Fassbender and co-star Jennifer Lawrence were tapped for Reitman’s live-read. Lawrence portrayed Julianne Moore’s Maude. Dennis Quaid played the wheelchair-bound Lebowski, »

- Greg Cwik

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'X-Men: Apocalypse' Photo Welcomes Patrick Stewart to Set

25 July 2015 2:27 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Yes, Patrick Stewart is confirmed to have arrived on the Montreal set of X-Men: Apocalypse this weekend. But don't get too excited. It doesn't look like he'll be appearing as Charles Xavier (aka Professor X) in any capacity. Instead, it simply looks like he is visiting his old director Bryan Singer. And it sounds like the pair are joining director Jason Reitman for one of his legendary live script reads. No, it's not a rendition of 2000's X-Men. The trio will be enjoying a live reading of the Coen Brothers' classic The Big Lebowski.

Back in January, Patrick Stewart confirmed that neither he nor Ian McKellen would be reprising their roles as Professor X and Magneto in X-Men: Apocalypse. The entirety of the film takes place in 1983, the same weekend Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi opened in theaters. There is no reason for the older versions »

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Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender Stage ‘Big Lebowski’ Live Reading in Montreal

25 July 2015 1:36 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

While Jennifer Lawrence and Michael Fassbender are in Montreal shooting “X-Men: Apocalypse,” the duo shed their mutant skin for a different collaboration on Friday night. The stars participated in a pop-up of director Jason Reitman’s Live Read series. Normally held in Los Angeles, the “Up In the Air” helmer staged the Coen Brothers classic “The Big Lebowski.” Fassbender played Jeff Bridges’ iconic part of The Dude, complete with a tattered bathrobe, while Lawrence took on Julianne Moore’s Maude. Their “X-Men” costar Olivia Munn joined in (recreating Tara Reid’s Bunny) as did Patton Oswalt, T.J. Miller, “Silicon Valley” creator Mike Judge and. »

- Matt Donnelly

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Michael Fassbender Goes ‘A Little Too Method’ in ‘Big Lebowski’ Live Read

25 July 2015 10:07 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Michael Fassbender put his magnetic superpowers aside Friday night to play stoner icon “the Dude” in a reading of “The Big Lebowski” in Montreal, but it was Patton Oswalt’s performance as Walter Sobchak (the role originated by John Goodman) that stole the show.

Organized by the Just for Laughs comedy festival, the sold-out Live Read — at which a cast of nine read the Coen brothers’ cult-favorite screenplay for an audience of 1,300 — took clever advantage of the fact that “X-Men: Apocalypse” is shooting in the same city where North America’s biggest comedy festival is headquartered. As such, the fest managed to lure X-women Jennifer Lawrence (who performed Julianne Moore’s Maude) and Olivia Munn (stepping in as Tara Reid’s Bunny) to join Oswalt and a handful of “Silicon Valley” players — T.J. Miller as Brandt, Martin Starr as Jesus and showrunner Mike Judge doing a dead-on Sam Elliott as »

- Peter Debruge

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Just For Laughs: 'The Big Lebowski' Live Read With Michael Fassbender & Jennifer Lawrence

25 July 2015 8:09 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

I have a confession — “The Big Lebowski” isn’t my favorite Coen Brothers movie. In fact, if I had to make a list of my top five films from the directors, it wouldn’t make the cut. That’s not to say the picture isn’t uniquely entertaining and laugh out loud hilarious, but I’d argue “The Big Lebowski” is one of the more unshapely films from the Coens. While I get the structure and pace is made to move at The Dude’s ambling speed, I find the film just a touch too long, with a few too many detours, and not all of them are worth taking. These criticisms about the stoner flick were underscored by Jason Reitman’s Live Read of the script at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal last night. However, the event also made crystal clear the genius of the Coens script, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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You'll never guess who just showed up on the set of 'X-Men Apocalypse'

24 July 2015 12:09 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Way back in January, people were already asking Patrick Stewart is there were plans to revise his role as the older and wiser incarnation of Professor Xavier in “X-Men Apocalypse.” And by people, I mean Larry King. During an interview with King, Stewart demurred on the topic: [I]t is going to be looking very much at the earlier lives of all our characters. [S]o I don’t think we’ll (Stewart and Magneto actor Ian McKellen) be making an appearance. That seemed to be that. “Apocalypse” would focus on the younger mutants set up by the “Days of Future Past” universe, leaving Stewart and McKellen to ride off into the Bff Shakespearean sunset together. But then This happened:   A photo posted by Bryan Singer (@bryanjaysinger) on Jul 24, 2015 at 11:17am Pdt   Oh sure Bryan Singer says Sir Patrick Stewart just stopped by the set to reminisce about his previous X-Men »

- Donna Dickens

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Scratching our heads at the BBC's top 100 American Movies of All-Time

21 July 2015 5:07 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

First off, let's make one thing clear.  We're not scratching our heads at Spike Lee's "Do The Right Thing" making the BBC's 100 greatest American films.  That movie, of which an image accompanies this post, not only made the list, but ranked appropriately at no. 25.  It's the rest of the selections that have us scratching and, yes, shaking our heads in disbelief. A wonderful page view driver, these sorts of lists make great fodder for passionate movie fans no matter what their age or part of the world they hail from.  There is nothing more entertaining than watching two critics from opposite ends of the globe try to debate whether "The Dark Knight" should have been nominated for best picture or make a list like this.  Even in this age of short form content where Vines, Shapchats and Instagram videos have captured viewers attention, movies will continue to inspire because »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Rob Zombie Reveals First Photo of Psycho-Head from 31

20 July 2015 5:12 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Last week Rob Zombie unveiled a still of Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs wielding a chainsaw in the upcoming film 31. Today, Zombie revealed another photo from 31, this time giving fans the first look at Lew Temple as Psycho-Head.

Zombie revealed the new 31 image via Facebook:

"Here's your first look at Lew Temple as Psycho-head from my next film 31!

Psycho-Head is a real mean piece of shit best described in his own words... "count yourself lucky you got fucked by the best!""

In April, Zombie's 31 was acquired for North American distribution by Alchemy. No release date has been revealed at this time, but we'll keep Daily Dead readers updated on Zombie's latest movie.

"Welcome to my next film. It is called 31. It is the story of five random people kidnapped on the five days leading up to Halloween and held hostage in a place called Murder World. While trapped inside this man-made Hell they »

- Derek Anderson

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Rob Zombie Reveals New Photo from Halloween-Set Horror Film 31

16 July 2015 8:51 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Though it's still not known when Rob Zombie's 31 will hit theaters, autumn is around the corner and with its upcoming arrival comes thoughts of Halloween and Zombie's new movie, which is teased in a new photo that features Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs wielding a chainsaw and wearing a bracelet marked "1".

Zombie revealed the new 31 image via Facebook: "Panda aka Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs is ready to get busy in this shot from my next film 31."

In April, Zombie's 31 was acquired for North American distribution by Alchemy. No release date has been revealed at this time, but we'll keep Daily Dead readers updated on Zombie's latest movie.

"Welcome to my next film. It is called 31. It is the story of five random people kidnapped on the five days leading up to Halloween and held hostage in a place called Murder World. While trapped inside this man-made Hell they must fight to survive playing the »

- Derek Anderson

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Lebowski Fest Founder Arrested In The Most Lebowski Way Ever

14 July 2015 8:37 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The Coen Brothers. classic stoner noir comedy The Big Lebowski has inspired legions of devoted fans across the globe, a plethora of bumper stickers with quotes from the movie, and an annual gathering called Lebowski Fest. As the 14th yearly gathering of Dudes and Jesuses and Walters screaming about the rules commenced, the founder of the fest was arrested in the most Lebowski way ever. According to The Courier Journal, Louisville local Will Russell was arrested at the Executive Strike & Spare bowling alley for possession of marijuana. There were also charges of resisting arrest and menacing thrown in for good measure, but it.s really the bowling alley and the weed that caught our attention, because what is more Lebowski than sparking a J at a bowling alley? Russell, who owns a pair of novelty souvenir shops called Why Louisville, as well as an amusement park named Funtown Mountain, was »

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The Ten Greatest Stoners in Movie History

9 July 2015 4:15 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

By Alex Simon

2015 will most likely go down as the year that the once-taboo became respectable, with both gay marriage and marijuana finding legal and public acceptance nationwide. While the Supreme Court made same-sex marriage legal in all fifty states, the marijuana initiative is having an appropriately slower, but steady climb into legality. That said, we thought we’d take a look at some of cinema’s greatest proponents of the stoner lifestyle, before it all becomes downright conventional.

10. Jeff Spicoli—Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

Sean Penn not only became a star with his turn as surfer/stoner Jeff Spicoli in the 1980s’ most iconic teen movie, he established how the stoners of the ‘80s differed from their predecessors: while the rebels of the ‘60s and ‘70s viewed their use of cannabis as a symbol of rebellion, and preferred it to alcohol and the other symbols of their parents’ generation and its decadence, »

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Jeff Bridges Lists His Massive Montecito Ranch for $29.5 Million—Take the Tour!

9 July 2015 3:31 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

It's time to move, Dude. Jeff Bridges is placing his 19.5-acre Montecito, Calif. estate on the market for a cool $29.5 million. Named Villa Santa Lucia, the expansive property spans the foothills of the Santa Ynez Mountains and includes breathtaking natural foliage as well as an impressive Tuscan-inspired mansion. Award-winning Santa Barbara architect Barry Berkus designed the 9,535-square-foot home, which was completed in 1988. Since taking up residence in 1994, The Big Lebowski actor and his wife, Susan, have enjoyed the five-bedroom, five-bathroom house's meticulous details from the Murano glass chandeliers to the spacious library and gourmet kitchen. That's not all though—the estate »

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Three's Not a Crowd: Film's 5 best on-screen trios

8 July 2015 10:03 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

This weekend, three itty-bitty evil henchmen get a prequel of their very own in Minions. The third Despicable Memovie follows everyone's favourite goggle-wearing, overall-clad minions – Stuart, Kevin, and Bob – as they travel across continents, unsuccessfully aiding potential masters such as Napoleon, a T. Rex, and Sandra Bullock, amongst others, before finding Gru (Steve Carell).

Just in time for Stuart, Kevin, and Bob's return to theatres, we compiled a list of cinema's best on-screen trios B.G. "Before Gru" – so sadly, the Minions are absent here, though you can visit them at Cineplex theatres starting this weekend!

The very many honourable mentions include Legolas, Gimli, and Aragorn of the original Lord of the Rings trilogy; Vizzini, Fezzik, and Inigo Montoya from The Princess Bride; Alexandra, Jane, and Sukie from The Witches of Eastwick; Henry, Jimmy, and Tommy from Goodfellas; Don, Cathy, and Cosmo from Singin' in the Rain; The Dude, Walter, »

- Sasha James

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WWE Raw 06/07/15 Report – John Cena vs. Cesaro for the Us title, Brock Lesnar vs. A Car and more

8 July 2015 3:17 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

John Cena and Cesaro have a re-match from last week, Brock Lesnar kills a car and nearly a child and Titus nearly stole the show – it’s this week’s Raw Report…

The Beast’s music hits and raw gets under way with a huge pop from the Chicago crowd for Lesnar, and Paul Heyman for that matter, who delivers yet another awesome promo, working the crowd beautifully. Is there a better man working the mic in the business at the minute? We then got photos of Kane on his holiday in Hawaii as well as a cartoon of J & J Security touring their new car – this is bad news for the car.

1. Big Show vs. Ryback

Then a collective groan as The Big Show’s music hits and the WWE universe is treated to a predictably ponderous match between two big slow men, narrated by Miz. If it wasn »

- Luke Owen

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Michael Fassbender Will Play The Dude in ‘The Big Lebowski’ Live Read

7 July 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

If the idea of seeing Michael Fassbender as the Dude in The Big Lebowski sounds weird and terrific, then Jason Reitman‘s next live-read is for you. He’ll mount a one-night-only stage reading of the Joel and Ethan Coen script in Montreal later this month, with Fassbender in the role originally played to perfection by Jeff […]

The post Michael Fassbender Will Play The Dude in ‘The Big Lebowski’ Live Read appeared first on /Film. »

- Russ Fischer

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