A Futile and Stupid Gesture Review

The rise and fall of the subversive comedians at National Lampoon was already extensively covered in the Sundance selected documentary Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of National Lampoon. But director David Wain (They Came Together, Role Models) has taken a completely different approach in his dramatization of the creation of the humor magazine turned radio show and movie production house.

A Futile and Stupid Gesture is based on Josh Karp’s book of the same name, and it follows the founding of the wildly successful National Lampoon as it unfolds in the biographical story of co-creator and comedian Doug Kenney. However, David Wain doesn’t simply use this as an opportunity to craft a traditional biopic. Instead, the movie is a meta, self-aware retelling of Doug Kenney’s story in the same comedic style of National Lampoon, with a vibe that’s a lot like Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy meets Man on the Moon. Read More »

A Futile and Stupid Gesture trailer

National Lampoon, the humor magazine that eventually jumped into the movie business, now has its own biopic courtesy of Wet Hot American Summer filmmaker David WainA Futile and Stupid Gesture, which hits Netflix next month, focuses on National Lampoon co-founder Doug Kenney, played in the film by Will Forte. The trailer provides a look at the film and reveals that it’s not going to be your standard biopic.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi  - Morning Watch

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this special Star Wars: The Last Jedi edition, the cast of the latest sequel answers questions from some adorable kids. Plus, go through the ABCs of The Last Jedi to get filled in on some details you might want to know about the sequel (avoiding any spoilers), and the cast of the movie also answers the Internet’s most searched questions about Star Wars. Read More »

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Jimmy Kimmel Live

With December just around the corner, we’re heading into the home stretch for the marketing machine leading up to the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. As more TV spots will be hitting the web, director Rian Johnson and the cast of the next installment of the Star Wars saga will begin making the publicity rounds on all the late night and morning talk shows, and they’ll be kicking things off in a familiar place.

Since Disney owns both Lucasfilm and ABC, it should come as no surprise that the director and cast of Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be making their first late night stop on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Friday, December 1. It’s bound to be a big Star Wars-centric episode since no less than nine cast members will be in attendance. Get more details about the Star Wars: The Last Jedi Jimmy Kimmel Live episode below. Read More »

Peter Rabbit trailer

If you’ve longed for the day when Domhnall Gleeson does battle with a horde of cartoon animals, you’re in luck! In Peter Rabbit, Beatrix Potter’s storybook classic comes to life, sort of, in a modern setting. James Corden voices the eponymous rabbit, leading a cast of CGI animals in a film full of pratfalls and sight gags. Watch a new Peter Rabbit trailer below.

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Doug Liman interview

Filmmaker Doug Liman and superstar Tom Cruise have a good thing going at the moment. After making one of the most enjoyable popcorn movies in recent memory, Edge of Tomorrow, the two started working together on a few projects, including their latest film, American Made. As he did with Edge of Tomorrow, Liman focused on bringing out more of Cruise’s comedic chops with the rise-and-fall tale that’s based on a true story.

As Barry Seal, Cruise plays a happy-go-lucky, adventure-seeking pilot who doesn’t give much thought to consequences. The actor makes the character an enigmatic, empathetic, and highly-skilled goof, someone who’s easy to root for even when he’s making a lot of bad decisions. Seal has a surprising amount of charm – something Cruise can deliver in spades.

When we recently spoke with Liman, the filmmaker behind The Bourne IdentitySwingers, and Go gave us a little insight into his relationship with Cruise, his interest in Barry Seal, and the adventure and uncertainty he desires with each project. Below, check out our Doug Liman interview.

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peter rabbit trailer

Oh boy, you’re not ready for this one. No sir, no ma’am. Nothing on earth can prepare you for the pure outrageousness that is this new Peter Rabbit trailer. So you better steel yourself, because you’re going to watch it anyway. You know you are, I know you are, so let’s just stop dancing around this and get with it. Watch the Peter Rabbit trailer below. I’ll wait.

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Trailer round-up McEnroe

In the hustle and bustle of covering breaking news every day, sometimes a few movie trailers manage to sneak by unnoticed. But they can’t hide forever. We’re vigilant, and we’ll catch up with them eventually. Here are a few recent trailers that we didn’t catch when they first dropped this week. Read More »

Goodbye Christopher Robin Trailer

Following the end of World War I, the globe was in a state of recovery, looking for hope wherever they could find it. That’s where author A.A. Milne comes in as his creation of the honey-loving bear called Winnie the Pooh became a literary phenomenon and gave the world the pick-me-up it needed to endure.

Goodbye Christopher Robin recounts how author A.A. Milne was inspired by his son, whose real name was Christopher Robin, to write this story, influenced by the child’s imagination and his signature stuffed animals that just so happened to include a bear, a little pig, a donkey and a tiger. But once Winnie the Pooh becomes a global sensation, it has a more devastating impact on the family than you might think.

Watch the Goodbye Christopher Robin trailer below to find out more. Read More »

Goodbye Christopher Robin Trailer

These days, it feels like there are facets of the world at war at all times and we just accept this as the way things are. But in decades and centuries past, a nation at war was all-consumed by this fact. People didn’t have high tech gadgets to distract them or an advanced military to give us a sense of security. But one man came up with a story that gave hope to a nation torn apart by World War I.

Goodbye Christopher Robin tells the story of children’s author A. A. Milne and how his son Christopher Robin helped inspire the classic children’s character Winnie the Pooh and all his adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood. Now the first trailer has arrived to show us how this heartwarming true story is coming to life.

Watch the first Goodbye Christopher Robin trailer below. Read More »