Bowling shirts and bathrobes packed the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City Tuesday night for a cast reunion and screening of The Big Lebowski, in honor of the film’s limited edition Blu-ray release. On hand to discuss the beloved cult classic were musical archivist T-Bone Burnett and stars Jeff BridgesJohn Turturro, Julianne Moore, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, each of whom walked on stage to thunderous applause and much yelling of quotes from the film.

Organized by Universal Studios Home Entertainment in conjunction with Lebowski Fest, the evening kicked off with a spirited Q&A hosted by Entertainment Weekly writer and Lebowski superfan Clark Collis before moving into a full-length screening of the cult classic. And yours truly was there in the middle of it all, guzzling watered-down White Russians and singing along to “The Man in Me” with the best of them. Check out video and higlights from the event after the jump. (Spoilers follow if you’ve never seen The Big Lebowski, although if you’ve never seen The Big Lebowski, I’m surprised you’re still reading.)

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Last month, a battle between Quentin Tarantino and The Coen Brothers began on art gallery walls in New York City. Later this week, that battle continues in San Francisco as Spoke Art presents Quentin vs. Coen Round Two, a follow-up exhibit to their wildly successful New York show. Tons of recognizable artists have contributed new art based on the films of Tarantino and the Coens, and fans can see, and purchase it, for themselves, beginning June 2 through June 30 at the Spoke Art Gallery, 816 Sutter St., San Francisco.

We’ve got some exclusive images from Tim Doyle and Max Dalton as well as a video from the first show, information on how you can get free art and much more. This show looks awesome. Check it out after the break. Read More »

Cool Stuff: Quentin vs. Coens Art Show Preview #1

Quentin Tarantino and the Coen Brothers are, without a doubt, three of the most revered filmmakers working today. The release of a new film by Tarantino or the Coens insights a Pavlovian response in most film fans as each writer/director has such an incredibly high success rate, we’re almost guaranteed to see, at the very least, a good movie, if not a great one. Pulp Fiction, Fargo, Reservoir Dogs, The Big Lebowski, Inglourious Basterds, No Country for Old Men, the list goes on and on.

Spoke Art, the team behind the recent Wes Anderson-themed Bad Dads exhibit in San Francisco is traveling across country to New York for their next big film-themed art show based on that fact. Quentin vs. Coens will be open from April 7-April 9 at the Bold Hype Gallery in Manhattan and includes work from over 100 artists who have interpreted their favorite films and characters from the films of Quentin Tarantino or Joel and Ethan Coen.

Keep an eye on the site as we’ll soon have more exclusive images from show but, for now, check out the first set of images – including art from Tim Doyle (exclusive to /Film), Brandon Schaefer, Joshua Budich, Dave Perillo, Lloyd Stas and many others – plus all the pertinent info after the jump. Read More »

Five New ‘True Grit’ Posters Revealed

If you’ve been to a movie theater in the past month or two (and if you are reading this site, you probably have) you’ve seen the teaser poster that Paramount released for The Coen Brothers’ True Grit, starring Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, and newcomer Hailee Steinfeld. It evoked an old west wanted poster, but outside of a few foreboding taglines, didn’t give us much information about the film.

We’re now just about a month away from the film’s December 22 release and the print campaign is heating up. There’s a cool international poster featuring the four leads together as well as a brand new set of character posters that individually showcase the awesome cast Joel and Ethan Coen have assembled for their adaptation of the 1968 Charles Portis novel (not the 1969 John Wayne film). Check out the full gallery after the jump. Read More »

With Christmas falling on a Saturday this year, Paramount just announced they’ll move their tentpole holiday release True Grit, directed by the Coen Brothers and starring Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin and newcomer Hailee Steinfeld, up three days to December 22. It’ll now be in direct competition with Gulliver’s Travels starring Jack Black and Little Fockers with Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Owen Wilson and Jessica Alba. Sounds like just the right mix of counter programming to me. What do you all think?

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It all started when Leandro Copperfield decided to watch all the movies of his two favorite filmmakers over a ten day period. Copperfield edited together a seven and a half minute video mash-up of the films of Quentin Tarantino and the Coen Brothers. The finished video features clips from more than 500 scenes, cut to five different songs. We never featured this video on /Film, and judging by the video stats, only 1,200 people have ever seen it… until now.

But it doesn’t stop there, Copperfield returned to create a new filmmaker duel, featuring two more of his favorite directors: Stanley Kubrick and Martin Scorsese. He watched 34 films in 25 days, and edited more than 500 scenes into this one seven and a ahlf minute video.

Both videos are now available for your viewing pleasure, embedded after the jump.
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Back in December, Empire Magazine wrote something along the lines of “In a perfect world, every movie would be made by the Coen brothers.” This prompted a discussion between /Film reader Angel Diaz and her friends about who the Coens would cast in their version of Star Wars.

A few hours and a photoshop session later, we came up with the attached picture. We love reading your blog and thought you guys might want to post it and spawn some more discussion.

Check out the full photo cast list after the jump.

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Casting Search For The Coen Brothers’ True Grit


Paramount Pictures has begun an open casting search for The Coen Brothers‘ next film True Grit. They have set up a website,, where young actresses can submit a self-filmed audition tape or find out about open casting calls in Little Rock, AR, Jackson, MI, and Oklahoma. Paramount is seeking a 12-16 year old girl for the lead role of Mattie. She is described as a “simple, tough as nails, young woman in post-Civil War Arkansas.”

Her unusually steely nerves and straightforward manner are often surprising to those she meets. She possessed plenty of true grit and determination. Enough so that she insists on going with 2 marshals to hunt down the killer of her father.

Check out the official casting website for more details.

TIFF Review: The Coen Brothers’ A Serious Man


The Coen BrothersA Serious Man is very comparable to Alexander Payne’s masterwork Election, which just happens to be one of my favorite films of all time. Both films are brilliant dark comedies about teachers who are trying to do their best, trying to do the right thing, and somewhere along the way, make one small bad decision which spirals out of control into the biggest mess you’ve ever seen.

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The Coen Brothers To Reteam With The Dude For True Grit


Variety is reporting that the Coen Brothers‘ will be reteaming with Big Lebowski star Jeff Bridges (aka The Dude) for a big screen adaptation of True Grit.

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