Gallery 1988 Cuyler Smith Trading Cards 3

Gallery 1988 is back with another outstanding art show, and this one continues a splendid collection of trading cards featuring the outstanding illustrations of artist Cuyler Smith.

Trading Cards 3 features a whole new batch of original trading cards taking characters from various sports movies and TV shows. Modeled after real vintage trading cards from decades past, these are meticulously detailed pieces that you can throw in a plastic sleeve like all your other trading cards. Or you can frame them on your wall where they deserve to be displayed proudly. Read More »

The writing-directing duo of Joel and Ethan Coen have surpassed themselves time and again with Academy Award-winning films like Fargo and No Country for Old Men (the latter of which we revisited in a 10th-anniversary feature last October). On Sunday night, their longtime collaborator, Roger Deakins, finally won a long overdue Oscar for his cinematography. However, the Coen brothers movie that has endured as their most quotable cult classic is actually one that received no Oscar recognition whatsoever.

On March 6, 1998, The Big Lebowski hit theaters nationwide, introducing us to a new stable of colorful Coen characters. Like their bowling partner, Donny, The Dude and Walter Sobchak — played by Jeff Bridges and John Goodman, respectively — would be out of their element at an awards ceremony, anyway. When Bridges won Best Actor for Crazy Heart in 2010, it was surreal enough to see him sporting the same bearded look while clutching a golden trophy, tossing out words like “groovy” on stage in the Kodak Theatre.

Lack of awards notwithstanding, The Big Lebowski has, over the last two decades, proven its staying power as a cultural phenomenon. It’s a movie that spawned its own annual festival, Lebowski Fest, not to mention its own religion, Dudeism. As a matter of fact, today is a high holy day in the Dudeist calendar. It’s the Day of the Dude. So break out the White Russians, and let’s celebrate by taking a look back at The Big Lebowski on its 20th anniversary.

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Nan Lawson - Meet Cute 2

Cinema is full of famous couples, and pop culture artist Nan Lawson pays tribute to nearly a couple dozen of them in her Meet Cute 2 art show at Gallery 1988. However, rather than assembling the most obvious couples from the big screen, Lawson has focused on some more niche choices and less likely pairings that we’ve seen in movies over the years.

Gallery 1988 has unveiled the entire line-up of pieces in the Nan Lawson Meet Cute 2 art show, featuring the couples of The Big Lebowski, Beetlejuice, Baby Driver, Mary Poppins, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Parks and Recreation, The Royal Tenenbaums, Bob’s Burgers, Batman Returns, Stranger Things, The Shape of Water and more. Read More »

Crazy 4 Cult 11 Art

Gallery 1988 has delivered another round of incredible pop culture artwork with Crazy 4 Cult 11, the latest iteration of the recurring exhibition of artwork paying tribute to some of our favorite movies.

This time we have a collection that includes pieces honoring movies like Gremlins, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Big Lebowski, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Poltergeist, Blade Runner, Beetlejuice, Back to the Future, and even The Room. Check out some of our favorite pieces from the Crazy 4 Cult 11 art show below. Read More »

John Goodman Walk of Fame Ceremony - The Big Lebowski

This past weekend, audiences were treated to a performance by John Goodman in Kong: Skull Island, and the movie went on to take the top spot at the box office. That’s good news, but the Roseanne star’s weekend got off to a great start before the numbers were in when he was given a place in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Joining a long list of Hollywood’s finest, John Goodman now has a star on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the ceremony was made even more sweet because the man who was on hand to give him this glorious honor was none other than his The Big Lebowski co-star Jeff Bridges. But even better than just Jeff Bridges paying tribute to John Goodman is the fact that he did it in character as Jeffrey “The Dude” Lebowski.

Watch the John Goodman Walk of Fame ceremony with “The Dude” after the jump. Read More »

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The Big Lebowski Spin-Off - Going Places - John Turturro - Jesus

Even though Joel & Ethan Coen were expressly against the idea of The Big Lebowski 2, they are totally cool with John Turturro creating a spin-off focusing on his character, the purple-clad, bowling-ball-licking Jesus Quintana. After all, Turturro had created the character before The Big Lebowski was even a movie, so why not?

The Big Lebowski spin-off is called Going Places, and it’s inspired by Bertrand Blier‘s 1974 French film Les valseuses. A set photo was posted when production began a couple months ago. Now the first official photo has surfaced online, and it features Jesus doing exactly what you’d expect him to be doing: bowling. Read More »

Crazy 4 Cult X

We’ve been covering the Crazy 4 Cult art exhibitions from Gallery 1988 for years now, and this year marks a milestone for them with their 10th show featuring some of the coolest and weirdest pop culture art inspired by some of your favorite movies and TV shows.

Crazy 4 Cult X has unveiled all the pieces from the show, and they’re on sale in their online shop right now. New pieces available for purchase pay tribute to Back to the Future, The Iron Giant, Beetlejuice, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, The Neverending Story, The Princess Bride, The Fifth Element, The Blues Brothers, The Big Lebowski and tons more.

Check out the Crazy 4 Cult X art after the jump! Read More »

big lebowski spin-off - john turturro

I probably have to eat a pile of shoes or hats or something because I’m pretty sure I’ve said in public, on more than occasion, that John Turturro‘s much-discussed The Big Lebwoski spin-off was obviously a pipe dream that was never going to happen. Well, I was apparently wrong. Which article of clothing shall I devour first?

The news that Turturro was reprising the role of Jesus Quintana in a new film broke just a few days ago and now the first picture from the set has arrived. Lesson learned: don’t ever underestimate the perseverance of a beloved character actor who really, really loves one of his most memorable characters.

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Big Lebowski Spinoff

For years now, John Turturro has been really, really clear that he’d like to star in a Big Lebowski spinoff centered on his Jesus Quintana character. But for the most part, we’ve written off that chatter as wishful thinking. Actors talk all the time about sequels and spinoffs that never get made, and the Coens have never expressed any serious interest in making a Jesus movie.

As it turns out, though, Turturro was dead serious. In fact, he may even be working on that Big Lebowski spinoff as we speak. A new report indicates his new film Going Places, which is currently in production with Turturro, Bobby CannavaleAudrey Tautou, and Susan Sarandon, is actually the long-talked-about Big Lebowski follow-up.  Read More »

The Big Lebowski Spin-Off

Back in February, around the time Hail Caesar! was hitting theaters, the writing and directing duo of Joel & Ethan Coen made it very clear that they aren’t interested in The Big Lebowski 2. Furthermore, they made no indication that the possibility of a follow-up about John Turturro’s character Jesus was not in the cards, despite hopes that the actor had to write, direct and star in a spin-off. However, there is one important part of The Big Lebowski interested in the prospect of both of those projects.

Jeff Bridges is easily best known for his portrayal of The Dude or, uh, His Dudeness, or uh, Duder, or El Duderino if you’re not into the whole brevity thing. And when he was recently asked about the possibility of reprising his role as the White Russian-loving bowler, Bridges thought both the idea of The Big Lebowski spin-off and a potential sequel sounded great. Read More »