A Futile and Stupid Gesture is an American biographical film based on Josh Karp’s book of the same name, directed by David Wain, and written by Michael Colton and John Aboud. The film stars Will Forte as comedy writer Doug Kenney during the rise and fall of National Lampoon.
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Netflix has greenlit a tv series based on the video game Castlevania. Season 1, Part 1 is coming out sometime in 2017 and Part 2 will hit the streaming service in 2018. Adi Shankar (Dredd), comic book writer Warren Ellis (Planetary), and executive producer Fred Seibert (Adventure Time) are working on the animated series, which Shankar says has a “Game of Thrones vibe to it.” He also guarantees it’ll conclude “the streak and be the western world’s first good video game adaptation.”
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A sports drama about a young basketball player struggles to fit in with his new team. Written and directed by Ryan Koo, starring Josh Charles, Sharon Leal and Brian White.
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|Title||:||A Futile & Stupid Gesture|
|Stars||:||Will Forte, Domhnall Gleeson, Martin Mull, Thomas Lennon, Joel McHale, John Gemberling|
|Overview||:||The life and times of groundbreaking National Lampoon satirist Douglas Kenney.|