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“The Big Lebowski,” is more than a cult film; it almost feels like an institution. The film gets quoted ad nauseum and there’s even a huge convention for the film, Lebowski Fest. With such a huge following, some fans might wonder what would happen if there was a sequel to the film. Some probably won’t want a sequel or spin-off –you don’t want to ruin a good thing–but if you are hoping and praying for a new “Lebowski” film, your prayers just might have been answered. TMZ recently asked John Tuturro if rumors of a “Lebowski” spin-off starring Tuturro’s character, Jesus “The Jesus” Quintana, could actually be in the works. [ Read More ]
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As follow-up to the critical darling The Master, Paul Thomas Anderson is bringing us Inherent Vice, a 1970s-set crime drama based on the Thomas Pynchon novel about a drug-fueled detective on a search for his missing ex-girlfriend. His cast includes Jena Malone, Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Benicio Del Toro, and Maya Rudolph. This much-anticipated film isn't scheduled to hit theaters until December, but one insider has tipped what fans should expect from P.T. Anderson's latest. The Film Stage spoke with an audience member from an early screening of the film. Read this unnamed viewer's impressions below: "Mix together The Big Lebowski and Altman.s The Long Goodbye, turn it into a two-and-a-half hour Pt Anderson epic and you.re getting close to the awesome experience of Inherent Vice. Even Joaquin Phoenix.s performance has echoes of 70′s Elliot Gould with a touch of The Dude. »
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is just about to hit in stores, and I’ve got a copy of the Blu-Ray Combo Pack for you. The Ben Stiller vehicle didn’t have quite as much impact on theaters as I expected, but I’m hoping it gets a new lease on life with the home release.
That might be a little surprising (catch our podcast review, and my Answers.com review) considering that I haven’t exactly championed the film whole-heartedly, but I wasn’t exactly opposed to it either. It’s a fun ride, that had a few rough spots, and didn’t exactly play out the way I’d have liked. In the end, I think it’s a lot better than most are probably giving it credit for, and it has a few scenes that really shouldn’t be missed.
Also, to help celebrate the film, »
- Marc Eastman
Here's one more reason to buy your tickets to the 2014 Lebowski Fest. Jeff Bridges & the Abiders will be the headlining act! It was announced on Wednesday that the star of the 1998 cult classic The Big Lebowski will take the stage at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles on April 25 to honor the Coen Brothers' hit comedy. The actor-musician will perform with his bandmates as the fans come far and wide to "drink white Russians, throw some rocks and party with an array of Dudes, Walters and Maudes," according to the festival's website. Founded in 2002 in Louisville, Ky., the Lebowski fest is a celebration of all things related to the Coen Brothers' hit film. The event typically »
If you run Lebowski Fest . a celebration of all things The Big Lebowski -- the one guest you always want to book, year after year, is Jeff Bridges. He can never appear at too many Lebowski Fests. Attending Lebowski Fest is a rush. Attending one that happens to feature Bridges as a special guest, however, is borderline magical, and the Oscar winner is notching another appearance on this belt later this year. THR reports that Jeff Bridges and his band, The Abiders (get it?), will headline this year.s Lebowski Fest in Los Angeles on April 25. The group will perform a set at the Wiltern Theater, where organizers say they will "drink white Russians, throw some rocks and party with an array of Dudes, Walters and Maudes." Perfect. Bridges is no stranger to the Lebowski Fest, an event that started as a casual gathering of die-hard Big Lebowski fans but »
The Dude lives! Or El Duderino, if you're not in the whole brevity thing. Jeff Bridges & The Abiders have just been added as the musical headliner for the 2014 edition of Lebowski Fest, which hits La's Wiltern Theater on Friday, April 25. The two-day event kicks off with a screening of the Coens' absurd, whacky and wonderful 1998 cult classic "The Big Lebowski," followed by a wild bowling party boasting plenty of white Russians and a nihilist or two. This year's Lebowski Fest, in addition to a live performance from Bridges and his band, will feature performances from the Kyle Gass Band, and special guests Jim Hoosier, Luis Colina and Robin Jones. The first annual Lebowski Fest was held in Louisville in 2002, and has travelled to New York, La, Chicago, Las Vegas, Austin, Seattle, London and Edinburgh. It's a must-attend for fans of the film. (And we're certainly fans: check out our Toh! »
- Ryan Lattanzio
The Dude himself, Jeff Bridges, will appear at this year's Lebowski Fest as the music talent in a group dubbed Jeff Bridges and the Abiders at the annual celebration of all things white Russians and bathrobes. The actor has previously appeared a few times in various incarnations of the event, which was founded in 2002 in tribute to the Coen Brothers' 1998 slacker romp The Big Lebowski. Bridges sang "The Man in Me," the Bob Dylan song from the movie soundtrack, in 2005 and with other members of the cast in 2011. This year's »
Jeff Bridges & the Abiders will be the headline act at the 2014 Lebowski Fest, it was announced Wednesday. The star of the 1998 hit The Big Lebowski will perform at the Wiltern Theater event in Los Angeles on April 25 to honor the Coen Brothers' cult comedy. Story: Ultra Music Announces Review After Festival Security Draws Criticism Bridges, who is known for his musical talents as much as his acting, will play with his band for fans of the film, as they "drink white Russians, throw some rocks and party with an array of Dudes, Walters and Maudes," according to a
- Debbie Emery
AOL has Steve Buscemi eyes. Or rather, the American multi-national mass media corporation has eyes for Steve Buscemi. The actor behind beloved and iconic characters of the silver and small screens (like Reservoir Dogs’ Mr. Pink, The Big Lebowski’s Donny, and Boardwalk Empire’s Nucky Thompson) is the centerpiece of the new AOL original series Park Bench. The unscripted program takes place on the streets of Buscemi’s very own New York City and features the accomplished actor having casual conversations with other accomplished actors and discussing “everything from pop culture to current events” as he explores the “special people, places, and spirit of the The Big Apple.” “Having lived and worked in New York my whole life, I’m ready to take advantage of all it has to offer,” said Buscemi in the release. “I just need to lay down for five minutes.” Here’s a preview: The »
- Joshua Cohen
This watery thriller from Insomnia director Erik Skjoldbjærg promises a tale 'based on real-life events' - but don't be expecting even the runway-stretching liberties of Argo, in terms of historical accuracy. Pioneer is a fictitious tale of Norwegian and American deep-sea diving teams collaborating but also competing for the lucrative rights to exploit North Sea oil in the early 1980s, derived fairly abstractly from a number of subsequent real world controversies that were to make the news in the following years.
Descending 500 metres into prototype tin-cans is a family affair for Headhunters' Aksel Hennie and big brother André Eriksen, hampered as they are by arrogant and hyper-competitive American interloper Wes Bentley. When a catastrophic mistake is made in a test-dive, the aftermath of the tragedy haunts Hennie's character, driving him to find out what really went wrong. It's a search which will take him into various nests of corruption at »
People complain all the time that there’s nothing good to watch on Netflix, but the truth is, that’s just because we usually like to complain more than we like to do a little work. In reality, there are tons of good movies to watch on Netflix, you just have to do a little digging to find them. For instance, here are 20 movies, ranging from good to great, that just got added to their streaming service recently. No digging required. Click on the films’ titles to be taken to their Netflix page so you can add them to your queue. Happy vegging. Pick of the Month: The Long Goodbye (1973) Probably the best compliment a movie can receive is Joel and Ethan Coen citing it as an influence, so seeing as the brothers Coen have gone on record as saying that Robert Altman’s The Long Goodbye is a big influence on their The Big Lebowski—which »
- Nathan Adams
“Man, this is so cool!”
That was Jeff Bridges’ reaction Saturday night to receiving the King Vidor award for excellence in filmmaking at the 20th San Luis International Film Festival. “It’s wonderful to be acknowledged for my work like this,” he added.
James Cromwell presented the award before an enthusiastic capacity crowd at the Fremont Theater, followed by the actors swapping stories for 30 minutes, a Q-and-a and a screening of Bridges’ signature film, 1998′s “The Big Lebowski” — starring as Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski.
Bridges appeared to genuinely enjoy the event, offering a variety of unaffected and unrehearsed answers.
“When ‘The Big Lebowski’ comes on TV, it’s like ‘The Godfather’ – I’m hooked,” he told the audience. “I always think that I’ll stop after John Turturro licks the bowling ball…. The movie is like candy; it’s so well made. The Coen brothers are so cool.”
Cromwell recalled »
- Dave McNary
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.
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- 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
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