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How ‘Avenue 5’ Set Designer Used 3D Tech to Create Spaceship Locales

Simon Bowles designed the massive set of the Judd spaceship on HBO’s “Avenue 5” with one central thought in mind: It doesn’t matter how beautiful an environment is when you realize you might be trapped in it forever. “I’ve designed these types of enclosed spaces before,” says the production designer, who collaborated with series creator […]
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‘Avenue 5’ Season 2 is Go For Launch From HBO

Armando Iannucci‘s Avenue 5 will continue its journey on HBO for another season. The network just gave the greenlight to Avenue 5 season 2, furthering the misadventures of the problematic space cruise ship. The comedy series stars Hugh Laurie, Zach Woods, Josh Gad, and more, and premiered on HBO last month. More on Avenue 5 season 2 below. Amy Gravitt, Executive Vice President, HBO Programming, has announced that Avenue 5 is continuing with a second season. “We’ve loved every minute of Avenu...
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New The Personal History of David Copperfield Trailer Previews Dev Patel’s New Dramedy

New The Personal History of David Copperfield trailer previews Dev Patel’s new dramedy Searchlight Pictures has released a new trailer for director Armando Iannucci’s upcoming comedy-drama film The Personal History of David Copperfield, featuring a new look at Dev Patel’s portrayal of the titular character. Also starring Tilda Swinton and Hugh Laurie, the film had its world premiere at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival and is scheduled to debut in theaters on May 8. Check out the ...
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US Trailer for 'Personal History of David Copperfield' with Dev Patel

"This narrative is far more than mere fiction…" Searchlight Pictures has revealed an official US trailer for the film The Personal History of David Copperfield, the latest feature made by acclaimed UK satirist Armando Iannucci (of In the Loop, The Death of Stalin). This premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and London Film Festival last fall to quite a bit of acclaim and great reviews from many different critics. An avid Charles Dickens fan, Iannucci adapts his story along with frequent col...
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‘Avenue 5’ Renewed for Season 2 at HBO

HBO is up for more space chaos. The network has renewed the Armando Iannucci-created comedy “Avenue 5” for a second season. “We’ve loved every minute of Avenue 5’s inaugural voyage,” said Amy Gravitt, executive vice president of HBO Programming. “Armando Iannucci and his team are masters of smart and incisive comedy, and the ensemble cast, […]
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‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’ Trailer: Dev Patel Does Dickens for the Creator of ‘Veep’

The Personal History of David Copperfield is an utter delight from beginning to end, and soon, more audiences will get to see that for themselves. Hailing from Veep creator Armando Iannucci, this funny, charming, inventive film takes an almost slapstick approach to the work of Charles Dickens, resulting in something special. Watch The Personal History of David Copperfield trailer below. The Personal History of David Copperfield Trailer  Taking a colorblind casting approach and leaning h...
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HBO Renews Avenue 5 for Second Season

HBO renews Avenue 5 for second season After scoring strong reviews from critics and audiences alike, HBO’s sci-fi comedy Avenue 5 has scored a second season order from the premium cable network, according to Deadline. RELATED: New Avenue 5 Promo: Josh Gad Invites You to a Luxury Space Experience Avenue 5 is described as a space tourism comedy set 40 years in the future when the solar system is everyone’s oystery. With Hugh Laurie as the Captain, nothing can go wrong. “We’ve loved every min...
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Avenue 5 Contains All the Absurd Chaos We Hope to Never Encounter in Deep Space

One of sci-fi’s go-to plots is “disaster in the depths of space,” where a catastrophe endangers the mission and, ultimately, human lives. HBO’s new series Avenue 5 takes that well-worn idea and dunks it into a mix of biting wit, cruise-ship cheese, and unlikable characters you somehow can’t get enough of.Read more...
Tags: Space, Hbo, Comedy, Science, Sci Fi, Armando Iannucci, Poop, Cruise Ships, Hugh Laurie, Josh Gad, Avenue 5

Armando Iannucci on 'colour-blind casting' of David Copperfield and Brexit

Director Armando Iannucci hopes that casting Dev Patel as David Copperfield will change minds.
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Review: HBO’s ‘Avenue 5,’ a Tale of a Fateful Trip (in Space)

Armando Iannucci’s new comedy, starring Hugh Laurie as the captain of an interplanetary cruise ship, is a long, long way from “Veep.”
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‘Avenue 5’: Armando Iannucci on Leaving ‘Insult Heavy Political Dramas’ Behind

In a sketch from “The Armando Iannucci Shows,” a Channel 4 series from the “Veep” creator’s early catalogue, a couple tours a house with an eye to buying it. However, they discover that the property is, in fact, a paper drawing made by a bunch of youths with massive, life-sized crayons. Such commentary on the […]
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Lands an Overall Deal with Apple to Develop and Star in New Projects

Apple is continuing to build their roster of talent with exclusive deals, and this time they’ve added a big comedic talent. Seinfeld star Julia Louis-Dreyfus, fresh off her Emmy-winning run as the lead of the HBO comedy series Veep, has signed a multi-year overall deal with Apple to develop, executive produce and star in projects exclusively for Apple TV+. It’s the first time she’s ever signed a deal like this with a streaming service. The Julia Louis-Dreyfus Apple TV+ deal was announced by A...
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The Boys Is Already Dream Casting for Season 3

AMC has its eyes on yet another Stephen King adaptation. Legends of Tomorrow finds itself a bloodthirsty new villain. Armando Iannucci talks space jets. Plus, NBC teases a few details for , what’s to come on the Valentine’s Day edition of Into the Dark, and Evil’s got itself a potential baby devil.…Read more...
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'Veep' Creator Armando Iannucci Is Back On HBO With 'Avenue 5'

Armando Iannucci, the architect of HBO's Veep, returns to the network with a satirical look at the nascent space-travel industry. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to him about Avenue 5.
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'Veep' Creator Armando Iannucci Back On HBO With 'Avenue 5'

Armando Iannucci, the creator of HBO's "Veep," is back with a satirical look at the nascent space-travel industry. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to him about "Avenue 5."
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HBO’s Avenue 5 Transports Veep Creator Armando Iannucci’s Dark, Profane Humor to Outer Space

In science fiction, the future generally comes in one of two varieties: idealized or dystopian. But what if the world to come turns out to be very much like the present, a mixed bag full to bursting with joy, sorrow, innovation, hubris, funny jokes, toxic marriages, yoga, family obligations, ugly resort wear, the majesty of nature, rampant inequality, much-needed distractions, accidental death? What if the defining attribute of humankind isn’t goodness or evil but incompetence? It’s an argu...
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‘Avenue 5’ Uses Actual Science to Fuel Its Comedy (and Kills Off Richard Branson for a Gag) [TCA 2020]

Armando Iannucci is back on HBO, but this time, he’s not making another political comedy. The Veep mastermind created the science fiction comedy Avenue 5 . There series follows a deep space passenger flight in the future where something goes wrong and neither the captain (Hugh Laurie) nor the tech mogul (Josh Gad) who funded it are equipped to handle it.  Iannucci revealed some Easter eggs during the panel, including a gag about the fate of Virgin magnate Richard Branson, and the scienc...
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Josh Gad on How His ‘Avenue 5’ Character Is Inspired by Elizabeth Holmes

Armando Iannucci’s new HBO comedy “Avenue 5” is setting out to depict what the world will look like in 40 years with the “evolution or deevolution, as it were, of entpreneurs,” series star Josh Gad said at the Television Critics Assn. press tour panel for the show on Wednesday. Gad’s character, Herman Judd, is one […]
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Amazon Announces Its ‘Lord of the Rings’ Cast Members, Which Are Mostly New Faces

Fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy world have been waiting for months for an official announcement from Amazon Studios about its The Lord of the Rings cast members for the upcoming streaming series. Today, that wait came to an end. Amazon took to social media to reveal fifteen cast members for the show, and you can get a breakdown of each of them below. The Lord of the Rings Cast Members Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Nazanin Boniadi, Tom Budge, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Ema Horvath,...
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HBO’s ‘Avenue 5’ Starring Hugh Laurie: TV Review

“Avenue 5” is technically science-fiction, but as many genres shows have proved, drawing a straight line from our reality to a hyperbolic future like the one of HBO’s new comedy is all too easy. Set 40 years in the future, it takes place on Avenue 5, a spaceship that is essentially a high stakes luxury […]
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‘Avenue 5’ Featurette Invites You to Have Some Fun and Let Your Body Turn Into a Lukewarm Pudding

Armando Iannucci, creator of Veep, has a new sure-to-be-hilarious show headed to HBO. Avenue 5 is set 40 years in the future and set on a luxury space cruise ship experiencing technical difficulties. In a new Avenue 5 featurette below, Matthew Spencer, the head of passenger services (played by Zach Woods) walks us through the many futuristic amenities aboard the ship. Avenue 5 Featurette As this video explains, space and luxury go hand in hand. After all, “the first three letters of spa...
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VIDEO: Watch an Interview With Josh Gad & the Cast of AVENUE FIVE

Go behind the scenes with Armando Iannucci and members of the cast as they share what viewers can expect from Season 1. [Author: Stage Tube]
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These are 2020’s most anticipated movies

Around this time a year ago, we were all charged up with anticipation to see the climax of the 23-film Marvel Cinematic Universe, the end of the 42-year-old main “Star Wars” saga and career-culminating epics from Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino. Nothing on that scale is coming along in the 2020 movie year. But appropriately enough for the start of a new decade, the films getting released in the next 12 months will likely reset Hollywood’s trajectory. And that’s something long overdue. To s...
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Armando Iannucci: ‘I personally am not a sweary, angry man’

He’s famous for the expletive-packed political satire The Thick of It, but now the comedy guru is tackling DickensArmando Iannucci is not someone you’d describe as having a commanding presence. He doesn’t want to consume all the oxygen in the room or, with a show of bored impatience, imply that it’s your good fortune to share his company. He may be well known, but there’s nothing of the celebrity about him. Short, balding and understated in manner, he could pass for a provincial loss adjuster co...
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The 15 Funniest Movies of the Decade

(This article is part of our Best of the Decade series.) When considering the best in cinema, it can be easy to overlook the movies that go out of their way to make us crack up. For whatever reason, comedy never seems as significant or important as comedy. But if we didn’t laugh, there’d be nothing to pick us up from those sad moments. So as part of our look back at the decade that was 2010 through 2019, I wanted to make sure we singled out the funniest movies of the year. No, I’m not just pick...
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HBO Promo Reel Teases Upcoming New Shows For 2020

HBO promo reel teases upcoming new shows for 2020 HBO has released a brand new promo reel for their highly-anticipated shows that are set to premiere in 2020, including a highlight of the upcoming third season premiere of their award-winning sci-fi drama Westworld. Check out the video below! The video also offers us a preview of the network’s new 2020 shows such as the new limited series adaptation of Stephen King’s The Outsider starring Ben Mendelsohn and Jason Bateman; Nicole Kidman and Hug...
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New Avenue 5 Promo: Josh Gad Invites You to a Luxury Space Experience

New Avenue 5 Promo: Josh Gad invites you to a luxury space experience HBO has released a new promo teaser for their upcoming space comedy series Avenue 5, featuring Josh Gad’s Herman Judd as he promotes space tourism and invites you to his titular luxury cruise ship. Created by Veep‘s Armando Iannucci, the series will be making its debut on Thursday, January 19, 2020. Also starring Hugh Laurie and Zach Woods, you can check out the video in the player below! RELATED: John Malkovich Leads the C...
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A crop of posters for Armando Iannucci's latest comedy. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
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‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’ Leads 2019 BIFA Nominations

Armando Iannucci’s take on the Charles Dickens classic “David Copperfield” is a strong front-runner in the British Independent Film Awards, scoring 11 nominations. Dev Patel is up for best actor for his starring role in “The Personal History of David Copperfield,” and his co-stars, Tilda Swinton and Hugh Laurie, compete in their respective supporting categories. […]
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Cannes: Infotainment China Media Snaps Up “Misanthrope”

Chinese sales and distribution company Infotainment China Media has bought the China rights to “Misanthrope,” the new serial killer thriller starring Shailene Woodley, from FilmNation Entertainment at Cannes. Woodley (“Big Little Lies”, the “Divergent” franchise”) will play a cop recruited by the FBI to hunt down a murderer. Damian Szifron (“Wild Tales”) and Jonathan Wakeham […]
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