1-20 of 80 items from 2014 « Prev | Next »
Jared Leto questions if Jennifer Lawrence is putting on an act - HuffPost Celebrity You'll never guess how much Mary-Kate Olsen's engagement ring cost - People Amber Heard and Johnny Depp show adorable Pda - Et Jessica Simpson has reached her weight-loss goal - Us Weekly The latest Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel baby rumor - Lainey Gossip Listen to Ed Sheeran's cover of "Drunk in Love" - Gossip Girl John Stamos dressed as Uncle Jesse for The Big Lebowski's anniversary - BuzzFeed We can barely recognize this Glee star after her shocking makeover - TooFab Josh Hutcherson wants "tattoos covering every inch" of his body - Wonderwall A judge admitted he leaked news about Charlize Theron's adoption - The Frisky Sharknado 2 is coming sooner than you think - Hollywood Reporter Will you see this crazy, bloody, and sexy sequel? - Rotten Tomatoes »
- Alyse Whitney
Hey 'Big Lebowski' Fans, Today is the Day of the Dude So, like, take 'er easy, man. by Liam Mathews You may not know this, but March 6 is the Day of the Dude. The laid-back holiday celebrates the anniversary of the release of the noir-comedy masterpiece The Big Lebowski, which arrived in theaters on March 6, 1998. The holiday was established in 2010 by the Church of the Latter-Day Dude, aka Dudeism, a tongue-in-cheek religion that claims 200,000 adherents and is devoted to Jeff Bridges' character, the Dude. It's silly, but the Dude is actually a very good role model for not taking things too seriously and accepting life as it happens. After all, "the Dude abides." The website Vocativ has an interview with Oliver Benjamin, the founder of Dudeism, who says this about the origins of the faith: It was more like the culmination of a long journey. Perhaps [...] »
- Liam Mathews
The death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman last month left the film community reeling. A well-respected performer whose filmography included movies such as Punch Drunk Love, Almost Famous, Synecdoche, New York, and The Big Lebowski, Hoffman’s death was unexpected, and his loss continues to be felt. Over the past few weeks, numerous individuals have paid tribute to the actor, including us here at Sound on Sight. The latest tribute to Hoffman comes from filmmaker Caleb Slain, and is titled “P.S. Hoffman”. The video can be seen below.
(Source: The Playlist)
The post Video of the Day: Watch a tribute to the roles of Philip Seymour Hoffman appeared first on Sound On Sight. »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Edward Penishands, Doctor Screw, Pirates: the amount of parody pornography of real films is limitless. Most the time, however, these movies do very little to stay true to the plot. The Big Lebowski: A XXX Parody has legitimate costumes, some of the real dialogue, and actual character development! This completely safe for work trailer shows you all you need to know about "The Dude" and why he is "The Biggest Lebowski." Prepare to laugh, because things get pretty hilarious.
- Mick Joest
Oscar-winning actor who died in February remembered by film industry at Academy Awards ceremony
• Xan Brooks liveblogs the ceremony
• Full list of winners as they're announced
The Oscars paid tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman, the Oscar-winning actor who died last year – devoting part of its traditional In Memoriam section to the actor whose death at the age of 46 shocked the film world.
Hoffman won the best actor award for his performance as Truman Capote in the 2005 biopic of the celebrated writer, and had three best supporting actor nominations for Charlie Wilson's War, Doubt and The Master. He was one of the most widely praised actors of his generation, creating startling performances for some of America's most acclaimed directors, including Todd Solondz (Happiness), Paul Thomas Anderson (Boogie Nights, Magnolia, The Master) and the Coen brothers (The Big Lebowski). He also shone in Anthony Minghella's The Talented Mr Ripley and George Clooney »
- Andrew Pulver
Movies with perfect pace aren’t those that move quickly or slowly - they’re the ones that move at the right speed for the story being told and the style being used to tell them. There are lots of movies that I love which fail the pace test, including 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Superman (1978), Dawn Of The Dead (1979), Apocalypse Now (1979) and Taxi Driver (1976).
Consider in this list - and those aforementioned that didn’t make it to the finals - that pace is not the only thing a film needs to offer, and that it can still be a terrible film even if it is well-paced. So this is not a collection of ‘best’ movies - it’s a collection of movies with great…
What contrasts. What innovation. Hitch’s adaptation of Robert Bloch’s gory, Ed Gein-inspired shocker knows exactly when to speed you uncomfortably to an uncomfortable place, »
Is there anything GIFs can't do? Sure, it's a crude little form of animation, but this ever-looping series of images has the ability to express emotions, share our favorite snippets of pop culture, and get a closer look at our latest obsessions. Plus it can be a quirky way to succinctly summarize a movie whole movie in just 8-bits. Ugaga's unveiled this cool collection of GIFs. Turns out 8-bits is all you need to communicate a key moment from truly iconic films. But rather than sharing these cool cartoons with helpful captions, we figured we'd bring you some Friday fun with a quiz. So, take a look at these 8-bit GIFs, and make a note of your guesses. Then click to the next page for the movies they represent. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Bonus: Think you got it? Find out on the next page. %NEW_PAGE% 1. District 9 2. Fight Club 3. The Big Lebowski 4. Pulp Fiction »
Josh Cooley is a Pixar storyboard artist who has worked on such classic animated films as "The Incredibles," "Ratatouille" and "Up," but perhaps his most lasting contribution to date comes in the form of these bitchin' children's book-style drawings depicting scenes from such R-rated films as "Alien," "Die Hard," "The Big Lebowski," "The Godfather" and "The Shining." Best of all, all of these and more are available to buy over at his official website! Just please, please promise me that you won't show these drawings to your actual children, because that would be terrible and wrong. That said, if you happen »
- Chris Eggertsen
We've seen artistic reimaginings of some of our favorite films like Indiana Jones as an animated series and iconic sci-fi films turned into pulp fiction novel covers. Now graphic designer Josh Cooley has taken grown up films like Pulp Fiction, Drive, The Big Lebowski, Predator and more and turned some scenes into pages of a children's book, not unlike the well-known Little Golden Books series from most of our childhoods. While it's funny seeing the dialogue written in this way, the illustrations are what makes this incredible. The caricatures are amazing, and someone should publish books like this right now. Look below! Here are just some of Josh Cooley's children's book illustrations for grown up films from Imgur: This is just a small sample, and you can head over to the Imgur gallery to see all the rest including Terminator, Psycho, The Godfather, Se7en, Fargo, No Country for Old Men, »
- Ethan Anderton
It's Valentine's Day! The day to shower the people you love with love, blast ballads with no regret, and generally feel free to be a sentimental sap. But maybe you've been caught up in the Olympics and forgot to get the perfect card for your significant other? Or perhaps this day makes you nostalgic for the time when classmates handed out Valentines featuring their favorite movie or TV characters? Well, either way Focus Features has got reason for you to rejoice! On their Facebook page, Focus Features has rolled out some devastatingly darling Valentine's Day cards featuring some of their most beloved films. Whether your love is romantic, platonic, or too weird to describe, these movie-themed e-cards have got you covered. Up top we've got our personal favorite, which pays tribute to Joel and Ethan Coen's comedy classic The Big Lebowski. It takes the Dude's motto of "The Dude Abides, »
When Cameron Crowe was casting Almost Famous, he knew he'd found his Lester Bangs before Philip Seymour Hoffman even entered the picture. "He was a forceful presence with a big heart," the filmmaker tells Rolling Stone as part of our new cover story on the actor, who was found dead February 2nd of an apparent heroin overdose. "Both those things collided magnificently in Lester and in Phil."
What lead you to cast Hoffman as Lester Bangs?
Writing the part of Lester »
At the beginning of this month, Philip Seymour Hoffman had two films in the can — Anton Corbijn's thriller A Man Wanted and the crime drama God's Pocket — and plans to appear in the next two Hunger Games films. He was preparing to star in a Showtime series, Happyish, and to direct Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal in Ezekiel Moss. He was primed to launch into the next phase of his already-brilliant career. "He wanted to be done with playing the sad-sack loser, the guy who's jerking off," his close friend, »
It’s impossible to hate the Coens' 1998 opus to all things dudely, The Big Lebowski. And if you do, them’s fightin’ words. The cult of the Dude continues to enlighten the masses, which explains this performance by Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski. The ice skating champ donned a bathrobe and boxers for a routine set to “Just Dropped In (to See What Condition My Condition Was In).” The best part of the whole thing is that she accessorized with a White Russian, which is essential for any rug-obsessed, bowling-loving slacker on the run from some nihilists and who is in love with an artist whose work is strongly vaginal. Indulge your inner dude with this ice skating mash-up. [Spotted via Geek Tyrant...
- Alison Nastasi
I still remember the first time I saw Philip Seymour Hoffman. It was in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Magnolia, and I was 13 years old. Already, I’d been bitten by the film bug, and that bite had driven me to pursue films that my friends had no interest in seeing. As such, I wouldn’t come to see Magnolia until it had been released on VHS. I recall the captivating presence of the actor: this pudgy, baritone man. The heart he put into his role, and the fascinating sincerity with which he played a simple male nurse attending a dying man. I never forgot him.
While much has been made of Mr. Hoffman’s more lauded roles in the wake of his recent death, his turns as Truman Capote (Capote) or Lancaster Dodd (The Master), for example, it’s easy to forget that this is a man who has been »
- Mike Worby
What more can be said about Philip Seymour Hoffman, especially in the wake of his terribly tragic, premature death? He was perhaps the finest actor of his generation, he was deeply loved in his community, and he was a partner and father. At only 46, his death was deeply felt by so many people. The subtle and even more tragic irony is that his work frequently had the same effect.
In the days after his death, it seemed everyone was choosing their favorite performance or scene of his. There’s the combative rock journalist in Almost Famous, or the slimy personal assistant in The Big Lebowski, the megalomaniac complex and manipulative leader in The Master, but the characters that so frequently stand out are the ones he portrayed while working with Paul Thomas Anderson. They were just one of those great director-actor teams; Anderson seemed to so deeply understand who Hoffman »
The film world was rocked last weekend with news of the unexpected death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman. One of the most well-respected actors working before his untimely death, Hoffman was known for his incredible range, and his ability to deliver a stunning performance, no matter the role. The varied nature of his filmography is a testament to his skill, with numerous scenes showcasing his ability to disappear into a role, no matter what it was. Here are five such scenes that illuminate the versatility of Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Paul Thomas Anderson and Philip Seymour Hoffman had a number of memorable collaborations. One such collaboration was 1997’s Boogie Nights, from which this scene comes. Playing Scotty, Hoffman perfectly captures the feeling of rejection, the nervousness of attraction, and the emotions associated with unrequited love in the span of 2 minutes, with his breakdown in the car unnerving in its authenticity. »
- Deepayan Sengupta
On Sunday, February 8th, 2014, Philip Seymour Hoffman died at the untimely age of 46 in his New York City apartment. It was a piece of news that carried a variance in reaction and response, due to circumstance and of course timing. There can be no doubting that the primary emotion was shock; Hoffman joined the likes of Heath Ledger, River Phoenix, and James Dean as part of a club of actors who passed on before their time and left behind a towering legacy as well as a pall of resonant sadness. An actor leaving us is the most strange of phenomenon. As participants of travails into escapism, they form an emotional and cathartic bond with us, touching ours souls, making their demise far more powerful, far more sorely felt, than anyone else save friends or family. Through their on-screen journeys and the connections they make with the film fan, they truly become friends or family. »
- Scott Patterson
Is there anything Bill Murray hasn't done? And I'm not talking just movies.
A man of seemingly legendary stature, the actor broke out on "Saturday Night Live" in the late '70s and only grew more prominent with unforgettable roles in "Caddyshack" (1980) and "Ghostbusters" (1984). Since then, Murray has also established himself in dramatic roles, such as in the acclaimed Sofia Coppola movie "Lost in Translation," which garnered him a Best Actor nomination.
Whether or not you've seen Murray on the big screen or at the ballpark, there's still much to know about the star. From his duet with Clint Eastwood to his unbelievable encounters with fans, here are 21 things you probably don't know about Bill Murray.
1. Murray is a part-owner of three minor league baseball teams, including the Riverdogs in Charleston, South Carolina. and the Brockton Rox in Massachusetts, which explains this.
2. Murray admits to signing on for the "Garfield »
- Jonny Black
Two years ago, almost to the day, I posted a piece about the Mondo poster for Ben Wheatley’s Kill List on the day of that film’s opening. The poster was designed by a new up and coming designer named Jay Shaw whom I interviewed for the piece. At the time he’d been designing posters “for a little over a year.” Two years later and a new Wheatley film, A Field in England, opens today (in between Wheatley made another Mpotw favorite, Sightseers) with an official release poster by Jay Shaw for Drafthouse Films.
In the interim, Shaw has become one of the most exciting and sought after movie poster designers in the country. His work is consistently witty, arresting and superbly executed. His uncharacteristically colorful poster for the psychedelic war story A Field in England nods to the lysergic fever dreams of Jodorowsky (and also has an interesting, »
- Adrian Curry
There is no getting around it: it has been a week when the showbiz world has seemed awfully black. Yet we have Rupert Murdoch to thank for a valiant attempt to take the mind off things, with the stories alleging that his ex wife had a crush on former British prime minister Tony Blair, providing a ray of light when all around is dark.
In fact, how apt that the entire hilarious business should call to mind a Philip Seymour Hoffman movie – or rather, a movie in which the late actor gave one of his short but typically indelible performances. As the faultlessly obsequious manservant Brandt in The Big Lebowski, he is forced into action when »
- Marina Hyde
1-20 of 80 items from 2014 « Prev | Next »
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners