View from the Couch DVD reviews August 24 2009

This week, CL Charlotte film critic Matt Brunson reviews the special edition release of the Coen brothers' 1998 The Big Lebowski, as well as the French film Brotherhood of the Wolf, the two-disc edition of Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas and more.

THE BIG LEBOWSKI (1998). Joel and Ethan Coen's The Big Lebowski may be sloppy, repetitious and occasionally abrasive, but it's also imaginative, sharp-witted and ofttimes very, very funny. Jeff Bridges plays Jeff Lebowski, an unkempt pothead who calls himself "The Dude." An avid bowler – he spends his days knocking down pins with his buddies (John Goodman and Steve Buscemi) – The Dude finds his life turned upside down when a couple of thugs mistake him for L.A.'s other Jeff Lebowski: the incapacitated millionaire (David Huddleston) whose sexpot wife Bunny (Tara Reid) ends up getting kidnapped. Read the rest here.

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