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Review of The Big Lebowski

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The Big LebowskiRating: ★★★★★★★★★☆

Review

Set in 1991 this Coen Brothers comedy crime caper begins with a simple case of mistaken identity and a peed on rug. The principle character Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski, a laid-back, unemployed, bowling loving, slacker, seeks recompense for his rug from the “Big” Lebowski, his wealthy namesake. The Dude acquires his rug but also stumbles into a hilarious web of extortion, kidnapping, deception and sex.

His bowling buddies, the slightly unhinged Vietnam vet Walter and the mild-mannered Donnie, become embroiled in the constantly thickening plot. When the Dude is called upon to deliver a million dollar ransom for the return of the Big Lebowskis kidnapped wife things begin to go wrong. As the story proceeds, the Dude gets caught up in the schemes of Lebowski’s daughter, encounters an evil porn mogul, a bad cop, an Eagles loving cab driver and a group of European Nihilists.

The film is wonderfully crafted and acted. Jeff Bridges appears to have been born for this role and turns in a stellar comedic performance.

Initially largely under-appreciated by critics, which just proves that they generally know fuck all, but has become a “must watch” cult classic.

Reason to Watch

When a film has inspired the creation of a religion – The Church of the Latter-Day Dude – then not watching would be positively sacrilegious.

Context

Released in 1998 but set in 1991, the era of the first Gulf War. Only the Dude can steal a quote from George Bush Senior and still remain cool – “this aggression will not stand, man”.  Comedy gold.

Most Memorable Quotes

“Nobody calls me Lebowski. You got the wrong guy. I’m the Dude, man.”

“No, Donny, these men are nihilists. There’s nothing to be afraid of.”

“The Dude abides”

What You Need To Get Through This Movie

To truly immerse yourself in the movie White Russians (Vodka/Kahlua/Cream over ice) and some organic Glaucoma medication are a must.

Trivia

Donnie’s bowling shirts say names like C.K., Roy and Austin, never Donnie.

Educational Content
  1. Shomer Shabbos is the Jewish day of rest.
  2. If you are laid-back and lazy enough things will work out. If not, what the hey pour yourself a White Russian and smoke a J.
  3. Nihilists believe in nothing.
  4. Always check wind direction prior to scattering ashes.
Justification for Rating

This is a very clever and funny, funny film. If you don’t agree then all I can say is “Come on, you’re being very un-Dude”.

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Fan Reviews

Fan Review of The Brain That Wouldn’t Die

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Rating: ★★½☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

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The was the weirdest film captivating everything from emotion downloads and overloads, love, hate, murder, early Scifi, and everything in between.  If you like old weird stuff that is actually pretty good to watch, than you’ll like this movie.  It’s one that you’ll put on and start cleaning your house, go walk your dog, or fall asleep.  It has the potential, very little potential, to keep you awake with its boring story line and awful antics.  It does have areas that make you laugh due to how corny things were done so long ago, but who knows – this was probably a really scary movie during our parents (maybe even our grandparents) day. Read the rest of this entry »

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Fan Review of The Child Molester (Part 2)

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Rating: ★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆

Review

A sexual predator,who enjoys preying on young girls is on the loose.Two innocent kids are led away by a stranger who has candy.They are taken to a secluded area.When one of the kids manages to escape the stranger says “come with me or I’ll kill you now!” when the stranger finds the other kid.The other girl with the stranger breaks free,while the other kid yells “save yourself!” Read the rest of this entry »

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Fan Review of Atom Age Vampire

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Rating: ★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

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“The film Atom Age Vampir also known as “”Seddok, l’erede di Satana”” was released on 19th August 1960.This film goes around a lady who is a singer/dancer. Unfortunately one day she meets an accident.As a result she looses her beautiful appearance. Later a doctor looks after her and give her a good look this whole process involves  many horrible scenes.To give her a good appearance the doctor will give her additional treatments using glands taken from murdered women.

These scenes are somewhat horrible to watch.In this period,she fells in love with him.The film has a somewhat low quality and poorly directed. This film is a mixture of horror and fiction. This is one of the horror movies released in the year 1960.” Read the rest of this entry »

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The Definitive Top Ten Halloween Movies

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Rocky Horror Picture Show

One of the greatest bad movies of bad movies, the cult film of cult films, Rocky has lived on in the hearts and minds of the alienated, marginalized, and gay youth of each generation since its 1975 debut. The Picture Show has become a right of passage for those who will one day become fans of the cult movie, the bizarre musical, and eventually, possibly, even sex. Of all cult movies, no other has a following quite like the sexually confused, camp-horror followers of the late night, double feature picture show. There is nothing quite like seeing a 200-lb Janet, complete with white underwear, dancing and singing in front of two-hundred overly-Zima’d virgins – if you have never been to a modern screening of Rocky, go. Go now. Take a camera – and a change of underwear – it will be the scariest Halloween experience you’ve ever had. Read the rest of this entry »

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