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R.I.P., Robert Grossman

Illustrator and caricaturist Robert Grossman has stepped away from the drawing board for the final time.

He created some memorable covers for National Lampoon and other magazines, and took strong whacks at a wide range of politicos, among them Dick Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Jerry Ford, Jimmy Carter, and Bill and Hillary Clinton. 129 more words

Arts & Letters

Feb. 17, 2018 — 'A Futile and Stupid Gesture"

This movie could have been great. At least in my mind, anyway.

We all love National Lampoon. And if you don’t, leave now because you don’t know comedy. 484 more words


A Futile and Stupid Gesture (Netflix - 2018)

A Futile and Stupid Gesture is a Netflix film about the Douglas Kenney, the comedy legend who came up with the National Lampoon brand and films like… 248 more words


Review in Brief: A Futile And Stupid Gesture (2018)

Netflix really were straight out of the gate with their 2018 Originals. I hope it’s further evidence of them being enticing for risky, different projects and that we’re not just going to get a deluge of mediocrity. 126 more words


A Futile and Stupid Gesture Review

I haven’t reviewed many comedies here (maybe not any, depending on your definition), partly because I don’t watch as many comedies as I do other genres, but also because I find the margin between good and bad comedies to oftentimes be both very subjective and razor thin.  1,051 more words

Current Reviews

Review: "A Futile and Stupid Gesture" is Anything But

When I was 9 years old, I was introduced to the world of National Lampoon. As I sat in front of the TV, watching a VHS copy of… 290 more words