Finally, the Sex in the City and Big Lebowski crossover no one was asking for is here. Jeff Bridges slips back into his iconic role – which admittedly isn’t that hard, since it’s pretty much who he really is – for a new Stella Artois commercial for the Super Bowl in which he encounters Sarah Jessica Parker‘s Carrie Bradshaw. The question is: why? Watch the Big Lebowski Super Bowl commercial below.
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Looks like the Dude is returning…in a commercial. Jeff Bridges just teased a Big Lebowski…something, with a brief teaser featuring the message “Stay tuned.” While you might automatically assume that means a sequel, the date at the end of the footage says 2/3/19. That’s way too soon for a secret movie to be coming out – we’d have heard something by now. But football fans will immediately recognize that February 3 is the date of this year’s Super Bowl. While we don’t have confirmation yet, it’s likely that Bridges is teasing a Big Lebowski Super Bowl commercial.
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Even though you should be spending part of this month catching up on the movies you might have missed that ended up nominated for Oscars, you’ll still want to hit up Netflix to check out some movies leaving the streaming service before the end of the month. They include one of the best zombie movies of all-time, the best installment of the Bourne franchise, Kevin Smith‘s career-launching indie, one of Alfonso Cuarón‘s most incredibly made movies, and more. Get the full list of TV shows and movies leaving Netflix in February 2019 below. Read More »
For all you action figure collectors out there, iam8bit gallery in Los Angeles has a new exhibition you might want to check out, especially if you’re into the kind of action figures that haven’t been produced before.
Artist Dano Brown, who has been obsessed with customized action figures since he was a kid, put together an exhibition of 40 original action figures inspired by movies, television and video games. There are figures from Dumb & Dumber, The Big Lebowski, Forrest Gump, The Wizard, The Jerk, Little Monsters, and more. Read More »
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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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 »
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 »
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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.
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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 »