Jeff Bridges and John Goodman in The Big Lebowski © 1998 Gramercy Pictures
After a very wild and crazy Cannes season, we are left with one bit of news that proves adults are still running the show: the Coen Brothers officially stated that no "The Big Lebowski" sequel will be forthcoming. The fact most of the cast would love to slip into their old roles means little against Joel Coen's philosophy of "I just don’t like sequels." I guess that bodes ill for my hopes of finding out what kind of people the babies in "Raising Arizona" grew up to be.
Helen Mirren added a sublime grace-note to her performance in "The Queen" last week by visiting a dying boy in the hospital after the true object of his affection -- Queen Elizabeth II -- declined his request to visit her. Remind me again why Helen Mirren can't be the queen of everything?
Not to get super twenty-first century on you, but this weekend Dr. Seuss's The Butter Battle Book got pulled into a debate over the privacy issues presented by the new wearable camera/computer interface system, Google Glass.
What could be more soothing for your Memorial Day 2013 memorial hangover than Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven" being performed at full sonorous throttle by horror icon Christopher Lee? If this doesn't sweep the cobwebs out of your brain, and motivate you to make better life decisions, probably nothing will!