A Futile and Stupid Gesture is the story of comedy wunderkind Doug Kenney, who co-created the National Lampoon, Caddyshack, and Animal House. Kenney was at the center of the 70’s comedy counter-culture which gave birth to Saturday Night Live and a whole generation’s way of looking at the world. Visit netflix.com/futile.
A Futile and Stupid Gesture premieres on Netflix on Friday, January 26th.
From the minds that gave us Napolean Dynamite and Nacho Libre comes Don Verdean – a tale of epic Biblical angst and confusion.
Don Verdean is a self-styled Biblical archaeologist who specializes in finding Biblical artifacts. When he comes up short on a very specific commission, things get freaky.
Don Verdean stars Sam Rockwell, Jemaine Clement, Will Forte, Amy Ryan and Leslie Bibb. It is directed by Jared Hess. Check out the trailer following the jump. Don Verdean will be in theaters and on demand on December 11th.
Hulu has acquired streaming rights to the past episodes of The Last Man On Earth. Combined with its current day-after-air streaming right to the series, Hulu now has the exclusive SVOD rights to the entire series as of today. For further details follow the jump.
In its second season premiere, The Last Man on Earth (Sundays, 9:30/8:30C) wastes no name in establishing its unique position as FOX’s oddest series.
Following Phil’s banishment from Tucson, he and Carol take up residence in a rather famous abode in Washington, DC and use a stealth bomber to go shopping. If anything signals to the show’s audience that it’s going continue not being a standard sitcom, that would certainly do it.
There have been any number of ‘last man on Earth’ movies and I’m sure the idea has been seen on TV before – but I don’t recall the idea ever being used as basis for a comedy. FOX’s The Last Man on Earth (Sundays, 9/8C) takes the idea and really runs with it.
Alexander Payne’s multiple-Oscar®-nominated film, Nebraska, is coming to Blu-Ray Combo Pack with UltraViolet, single DVD and VOD on February 25th, from Paramount Home Media Distribution.. It will arrive on Digital and Digital HD on February 18th.
Nebraska is the story of and old man with a little dementia who thinks he’s won a million dollars and sets out to claim it, leads to a road trip with his son – a journey both men need to take. Follow the jump for more…
Relativity Media and Michaels Goldwyn are set to put into production a comedy movie based on the super funny SNL skit MacGruber which will be produced by Ryan Kavanaugh, Lorne Michaels, John Goldwyn
and written by Will Forte, Jorma Taccone, John Solomon
MacGuber is based on Will Forte’s Saturday Night Live character, which is basically a parody send up of the hit ABC series MacGyver starring Richard Dean Anderson. In the highly successful comedy skit, Will Forte plays a MacGyver like secret agent who isn’t quite as adept at being clever as his MacGyver counterpart.