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Photos: Lebowski Fest Returns to New York to Celebrate The Coen Brothers' Cult Classic Film

24 August 2014 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

The Big Lebowski, a Raymond Chandler-esque comedy crime caper from Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, pivots around a case of mistaken identity complicated by extortion, double-crosses, deception, embezzlement, sex, pot, and gallons of White Russians -- made with fresh cream, please. In 1991, unemployed '60s refugee Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski (Jeff Bridges) grooves into his laid-back Los Angeles lifestyle. One of the laziest men in La, he enjoys hanging with his bowling buddies, pompous security-store owner Walter Sobchak (John Goodman) and mild-mannered ex-surfer Donny (Steve Buscemi). However, the Dude's life takes an alternate route the afternoon two goons break into his threadbare Venice, California, bungalow, rough him up, and urinate on his living room rug. Why? Because Jackie Treehorn (Ben »

- Pietro Filipponi

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More details on Nyff-bound 'Gone Girl' and 'Inherent Vice' surface

22 August 2014 12:48 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

All eyes are on the fall festivals now as Venice and Telluride are set to gear up next week with Toronto shortly after. And just on the horizon: New York. The Film Society at Lincoln Center pretty much won the day this season by landing the big premieres of David Fincher's "Gone Girl" and Paul Thomas Anderon's "Inherent Vice," while the choice of "Birdman" for closing night — despite the fact that it will have already played Venice and likely Telluride prior — felt like a natural progression. Nyff Director and Selection Committee Chair Kent Jones recently spilled a bit on the Fincher and the Anderson, two films hotly anticipated this season. First, "Gone Girl." He didn't have a lot to say but he did mention that the film is "this panoramic, phantasmagorical, acid trip of a movie that keeps shifting gears for an amazing cinematic ride." He said "Vice," too, »

- Kristopher Tapley

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To Be Takei – The Review

21 August 2014 6:29 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Directed by Jennifer M. Kroot with George Takei, Brad Takei, Walter Koenig, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Nichelle Nichols.

It’s the voice. That mellifluous, basso profundo, deep down rumbling that issues words, sentences, entire speeches with such authority, sincerity and such relish that we cannot but pay attention. We hang on every word because we hear the intelligence, the humor, the irony and most of all the joy of someone who is in love; with life, with his partner, with acting, with being in the world and a part of human society, with the absolute joy of living. That voice is as recognizable and distinctive as Orson Welles, John Huston, Ed Begley or Roger Corman, that voice takes us by the hand and reveals to us a life lived full out, in every sense of the word; complicated, tragic, loving, generous and most of all fun.

It appears to be »

- Sam Moffitt

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John Turturro Wants A Big Lebowski Spinoff And Barton Fink Sequel

19 August 2014 8:44 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

As many have remarked over the past few years, we are now in a time of sequels, spinoffs, and reboots. Every major or minor character from every major or minor film seems to be getting their own movie right now. This makes it unsurprising that actor John Turturro is still angling for a spinoff film for his character from The Big Lebowski, as well as a sequel to Barton Fink.

Turturro recently talked with The Playlist (via /Film) about the possibilities for a Big Lebowski spinoff featuring his secondary but memorable character Jesus Quintana. Here’s what he said about that:

You know, [the Jesus Quintana film] it’s something that I would love to do and if I’m able to do it I would talk about it, but it’s something I would love to do that’s all I can say. I don’t want to jeopardize anything. You’ll hear about it if I know. »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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Eternal 'Expendables:' Mma Fighters Battle to Break Through in Hollywood

15 August 2014 9:32 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

A few weeks ago, in anticipation of Guardians of the Galaxy's theatrical release, I wrote about the Curse of Tor Johnson, named after the old-school wrestler (and Ed Wood muse) who may have also been responsible for 50 years of terrible performances from professional wrestlers.

Since I wrote for WWE's Monday Night Raw for about six months, I wondered if the presence of Dave Bautista, a former champion, would jinx Guardians' box-office mojo. Three weeks into its theatrical run (and more than $175 million in receipts later), it's safe to say the Curse has been broken. »

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Cool Stuff: New Mondo Posters for Sam Raimi’s ‘Evil Dead II’ and ‘Army of Darkness’

13 August 2014 4:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

One of the complaints many people have about the pop culture poster scene is that the same handful of movies keep getting posters. It’s a valid argument. Massively popular films like Back to the Future, Jurassic Park, The Big Lebowski and Kill Bill do have infinitely more posters than their smaller counterparts. The reasons, though, […]

The post Cool Stuff: New Mondo Posters for Sam Raimi’s ‘Evil Dead II’ and ‘Army of Darkness’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Germain Lussier

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Jeff Bridges Talks The Giver, Its Long Road Into Theaters and the Legacy of The Big Lebowski

13 August 2014 10:48 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

There’s a deep well of sadness at the center of The Giver, loss and regret circling from within. Most Ya adaptations (e.g. The Hunger Games & Divergent) have the veneer of grittiness, but underneath their dystopian features lies a fairly upbeat ‘rah-rah’ tale of the little men rising up against their fascist over-bearers. The Giver may seem like another notch on this belt (despite predating the lot of these books); but underneath there’s a far more subversive agenda at work: what if overthrowing the fascists wasn’t all it was made up to be?  What if the only way to preserve humanity was to curb its very self?  Anchoring such dispiriting notions is the welcome sternly presence of Jeff Bridges, his shrunken eyes and ragged face instantly conveying the deep emotional turmoil of such a compromising vision.  He’s the beating, withering heart of the picture, adding an »

- Tommy Cook

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Russia Bans All Movies With Foul Language

11 August 2014 9:31 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

What's going on with Russia lately? During the Sochi Olympics, they earned rightful heat for their anti-gay beliefs. But as it turns out, that might be part of an even-greater effort to restrict western influence on their country. And now, that effort is reaching into films: despite 70% of their economy coming from American movies, they're going to start minding their language. THR reveals that Russia has actually banned foul language from all films. Repeat: they have banned all foul language. That means no Anthony Hopkins in Nixon yelling "Cocksucker!" That means no John Goodman in The Big Lebowski yelling, "This is what happens when you fuck a stranger in the ass!" That means no Edi Gathegi saying Jason Statham should try "that Haitian shit" in Crank. And that means no Samuel L. Jackson saying, "English, motherfucker, do you speak it?" in Pulp Fiction. Heck, that basically means no more Samuel »

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Video of the Day: Roger Deakins and Coen Brothers supercut

5 August 2014 12:56 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Always the bridesmaid and never the bride, cinematographer Roger Deakins is one of the greatest working DPs today, having earned 11 Oscar nominations and never won. He’s like the Susan Lucci of the technical categories.

But he got that way because for years he’s been consistently collaborating with the Coen Brothers on some of their most iconic films, everything from Fargo to O Brother Where Art Thou, The Man Who Wasn’t There, True Grit, The Big Lebowski, Barton Fink and No Country for Old Men. The man is a master, most recently making sinister, wintery chills in last year’s Prisoners.

Thanks to Blag Films, you can now see a short supercut of some of Deakins’ finest shots among his collaboration with the Coens (with the unfortunate exception of The Ladykillers and The Hudsucker Proxy). While only limiting it to Coens films eliminates the chance to see some »

- Brian Welk

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Piranha Sharks heading to VOD this Friday

5 August 2014 1:11 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As its own tagline says, people love sharks.

In an odd scenario, there is a mockbuster of mockbuster Sharknado made by one of the fouders and creators of The Asylum, the team behind the SyFy movie and its sequel Sharknado 2: The Second One. And Kevin Sorbo is in it.

Here’s the press release:

Angry Armadillo, Inc., an innovative new distribution company, has announced that they will release Leigh Scott’s Piranha Sharks in the United States on August 8. The film will be available for rent or purchase through a strategic partnership with the video hosting company Vimeo. Audiences can also enjoy an extended ten-minute clip for free starting Wednesday, August 6th.

Directed by Leigh Scott, who produced and/or directed fifteen films for The Asylum including Transmorphers in 2007, Piranha Sharks is a comedy that follows the disaster caused when a genetically engineered bio-weapon, mini-piranha/shark hybrids, are sold »

- Luke Owen

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Piranha Sharks Unleashed Online This Friday

4 August 2014 1:50 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Yep. We have reached the point when mockbusters are mockbusting the original mockbusters. Are you ready for Piranha Sharks to get unleashed on the Internet? Wondering why they chose that title instead of Piranhado, which is infinitely better? Read on for details.

The Us release of Piranha Sharks will happen this Friday, August 8th, exclusively on Vimeo OnDemand. Jose Canseco, Kevin Sorbo, David Shuster, and many other familiar faces star.

From the Press Release

Angry Armadillo, Inc., an innovative new distribution company, has announced that they will release Leigh Scott's Piranha Sharks in the United States on August 8. The film will be available for rent or purchase through a strategic partnership with the video hosting company Vimeo. Audiences can also enjoy an extended ten-minute clip for free starting Wednesday, August 6th.

Directed by Leigh Scott, who produced and/or directed fifteen films for The Asylum including Transmorphers in 2007, Piranha Sharks »

- Steve Barton

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Jeff Bridges Is The Dude as He "Bowls" First Pitch at Baseball Game—Watch Now!

4 August 2014 1:36 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

The ceremonial first pitch is quickly becoming the highlight of baseball games! While McKayla Maroney received plenty of praise for her gymnast throw in Chicago, Jeff Bridges was busy showing off his own unique pitching style in Los Angeles. The Giver actor stepped up to the mound Friday night at the Dodgers game where he channeled his memorable role from The Big Lebowski . In a spur-of-the-moment decision, the actor changes his arm motion and ends up bowling his first pitch in a manner that would have made The Dude—his character in the 1998 Coen brothers movie—so proud.  "The Los Angeles Dodgers gave the Dude his moment," Bridges Tweeted after the game. "Thanks »

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Jeff Bridges Bowls the First Pitch at an La Dodgers Game, Lebowski-Style (Video)

2 August 2014 6:42 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Turns out the Dodgers did make a major acquisition at the trade deadline: Veteran pitcher Jeff Bridges. For at least one game, anyway. See video: Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges Are Very Serious Enemies in ‘The Giver’ Trailer The Oscar-winning actor appeared at Chavez Ravine on Friday to toss out the first pitch, ostensibly to promote his upcoming film “The Giver” (gotta break through to audiences any way you can these days), and decided to deliver the ball in the style of perhaps his most famous character, The Dude from “The Big Lebowski.” That totes had viral video potential, he must have been thinking — and. »

- Jordan Zakarin

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All the Young Dudes: Lebowski Fest to Return to New York

1 August 2014 12:05 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The two-day celebration of bathrobes and imported rugs known as Lebowski Fest will return to New York City on August 22nd and 23rd. The first night will take place at a frequent setting in the cult 1998 hit The Big Lebowski – the bowling alley – where organizers will hold bowling, costume and trivia contests and "achievers" (the fest's name for the fans) can bowl and rent shoes to their hearts' content. The second night will take place at a movie theater and will feature a concert by Cover Me Badd, a punk »

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All the Young Dudes: Lebowski Fest to Return to New York

1 August 2014 12:05 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The two-day celebration of bathrobes and imported rugs known as Lebowski Fest will return to New York City on August 22nd and 23rd. The first night will take place at a frequent setting in the cult 1998 hit The Big Lebowski – the bowling alley – where organizers will hold bowling, costume and trivia contests and "achievers" (the fest's name for the fans) can bowl and rent shoes to their hearts' content. The second night will take place at a movie theater and will feature a concert by Cover Me Badd, a punk »

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‘Sharknado 2′ Takes Chunk Out Of The Ratings

31 July 2014 10:29 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Remember Snakes On A Plane? The movie whose ridiculousness was picked up on mid-production and which became a fleeting sensation across the internet? The studio ended up altering dialogue in order to please the growing number of fans for a film that hadn’t come out yet. When it did, the box office underwhelmed. However, SyFy have found a more effective way of launching Grade A garbage on the small screen, as the premiere of Sharknado 2: The Second One garnered 3.9 million viewers, the most the channel has ever had for an original feature. Can a story about a freak weather condition chock full of sharks be called original? Thinking about it, I guess it could!

Starring The Big Lebowski’s Tara Reid, the sequel also drew blood on social media, with 581,000 Tweets under its dorsal fin. Celebrities weighed in on the subject, consolidating the franchise as a true phenomenon. »

- Steve Palace

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Jeff Bridges Does Reddit Ama, Waxes Philosophical on Love, White Russians: The 5 Best Quotes

27 July 2014 1:55 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

The Dude most certainly abides.  Jeff Bridges participated in an "Ask Me Anything" session on Reddit on Wednesday, July 23, and waxed philosophical on everything from his celebrated The Big Lebowski character to his thoughts on true love to his real feelings about White Russians.  The one-hour session provided priceless quotes from the actor, 64, five of which are compiled here. Take a look at gems from his Ama session below! On longtime friend and The Giver costar Meryl Streep: "We've known each other for years. As kids, we used [...] »

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6 Things We Learned From Jeff Bridges' Insightful Reddit Ama

25 July 2014 7:27 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

When it came to offering deep and hilarious insights into his life and career, the Dude most certainly abided in his recent Reddit Ama. Promoting the upcoming film adaptation of The Giver, Jeff Bridges opened up on a variety of interesting topics – including his favorite scene from The Big Lebowski and that one time he bumped into the Dalai Lama.

These six tidbits only reinforce that Bridges is one of Hollywood's most well-rounded bad-asses – and that's more than just, like, our opinion, man.

Jeff Bridges on His Upcoming Live Album »

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Philip Seymour Hoffman's Last Days

25 July 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

In honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman's final film, A Most Wanted Man, hitting theaters today, we are reprinting David Browne's cover story on the actor's final days from our February 27th issue. 

Slouched in the front row of the labyrinth Theater Company's performance space in New York's West Village last May, Philip Seymour Hoffman was his typical focused, superdisciplined self. In the intimate 90-seat theater, Hoffman – always dressed in one or another of his seemingly interchangeable baggy pants and sweaters – was relentlessly pushing the cast and crew of the play he was directing, »

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A Guide To Every Philip Seymour Hoffman Movie Streaming on Netflix

25 July 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

It’s been nearly six months since Philip Seymour Hoffman died of a heroin overdose, and yet his presence is still heavily felt throughout Hollywood. In addition to a lengthy and acclaimed filmography, the Academy Award winner kept up a busy work schedule until the time of his death. He had three films slated for 2014 release: John Slattery‘s directorial debut, God’s Pocket, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, and A Most Wanted Man. With the latter hitting theaters today, we thought we’d give you a look every Psh film currently available for your streaming pleasure. Whether as cynical music writer Lester Bangs in Almost Famous or hopelessly lonely boom mic operator Scott J. in Boogie Nights, Hoffman managed to steal the scene in each one of his films. If you have a Netflix account, log in and get caught up on some of the greatest performances in the last 20 years. »

- Emily Exton

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