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‘Personal History of David Copperfield’ – How Crafts Interpreted a Modern Spin on Dickens Classic

When Armando Iannucci helmed “The Personal History of David Copperfield,” (opening on 1,000 screens around the country Aug. 28) the one instruction he gave his craftspeople was to go bright. For those familiar with the book and any of the previous iterations, Iannucci’s version is far from bleak and dark — instead, it’s a comedy […]
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The Personal History of David Copperfield First Look Featurette

The Personal History of David Copperfield First Look Featurette Searchlight Pictures has released a first look featurette from director Armando Iannucci’s upcoming comedy-drama film The Personal History of David Copperfield starring Dev Patel. Originally scheduled for May 8, 2020 release, the film’s U.S. theatrical released has now been pushed back to August 28, 2020. You can check out the video now in the player below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.g...
Tags: Video, Movies, David, Charles Dickens, Armando Iannucci, Peter Capaldi, Dev Patel, Filmnation Entertainment, Dick, Golden Globe, David Copperfield, Simon Blackwell, ComingSoon, Movie News, Iannucci, Kevin Loader

The Personal History of David Copperfield Clip Features Dev Patel & Hugh Laurie

The Personal History of David Copperfield clip features Dev Patel & Hugh Laurie Searchlight Pictures has released a new clip from director Armando Iannucci’s upcoming comedy-drama film The Personal History of David Copperfield, featuring Dev Patel’s David Copperfield as he helps Hugh Laurie’s Mr. Dick have a remarkable day. Originally scheduled for May 8, 2020 release, the film’s U.S. theatrical released has now been pushed back to August 28, 2020. Check out the video in the player below! RE...
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‘Avenue 5’ Cast and Creator Breakdown Research Behind the HBO Show in Variety’s Streaming Room

Set 40 years into the future, series creator Armando Iannucci takes viewers into his reimagined world on the maiden voyage of “Avenue 5.” Although it will take another four decades before anyone can praise Iannucci on his predictions, the hilarious HBO comedy leaves fans wondering if flashy tracksuits, inadequate personnel and cheap billion dollar ships […]
Tags: Hbo, News, Armando Iannucci, Hugh Laurie, HBO Show, Iannucci, Avenue 5, Variety Streaming Room

The Personal History of David Copperfield Set for August Theatrical Release

The Personal History of David Copperfield set for August theatrical release As theaters begin planning to re-open across the country and studios begin looking to set new theatrical release dates, Disney has set a new release for The Personal History of David Copperfield on August 14 as they’ve moved The One and Only Ivan from the date, according to . RELATED: Disney Pulls Personal History of David Copperfield, Woman in the Window PB = PB || {}; PB.gptSta...
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Spike Lee and Armando Iannucci Both Voice Displeasure With Opening Movie Theaters Too Soon

Lately, there’s been an aggressive push from some to reopen just about everything, including movie theaters. It’s understandable – we’re all sick of being quarantined, and cabin fever is setting in. But the coronavirus is still here, and it would be a big mistake to rush reopening movie theaters too soon. And filmmakers Spike Lee and Armando Iannucci both agree. In case you missed it, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp decided to ignore the advice of pretty much everyone and announce that certain G...
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The Quarantine Stream: ‘The Death of Stalin’ Is Sharp, Twisted, Rapid-Fire Satire from the Creator of ‘Veep’

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.) The Movie: The Death of Stalin Where You Can Stream It: Netflix The Pitch: Moscow, 1953: when tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin drops dead, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to be the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweeby Georgy Malenkov (Jeffrey Tambor), the wily Nikita Khrushchev (Steve Buscem...
Tags: Europe, Hbo, Movies, America, Features, United States, United Kingdom, Moscow, Armando Iannucci, Donald Trump, Joseph Stalin, Stalin, Great Britain, Soviet Union, Simon Russell Beale, Iannucci

Disney Pulls Personal History of David Copperfield, Woman in the Window

Disney pulls Personal History of David Copperfield, Woman in the Window In the wake of shifting release schedules around in the wake of audiences practicing social distancing, Disney has chosen to pull the upcoming dramedy The Personal History of David Copperfield and psychological thriller The Woman in the Window. RELATED: Black Widow Release Date Pushed Back The Personal History of David Copperfield masterfully tells the story of Charles Dickens’ remarkable character David Copperfield, gi...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Julianne Moore, Cdc, New York City, Disney, David, Charles Dickens, Peter Capaldi, Amy Adams, Gary Oldman, Filmnation Entertainment, Dick, Alice, Golden Globe, Tracy Letts

‘Sumo’ Comedy Coming From ‘Veep’ Creator Armando Iannucci

Veep creator Armando Iannucci will executive produce a new film about amateur Sumo wrestling, which is a sentence I never thought I’d have to type. The comedy Sumo tells the story of an overweight kid who trains for the US Sumo Open, with Natalie Bailey – who has worked with Iannucci on Avenue 5 – set to direct and Death of Stalin producer Yann Zenou producing alongside Iannucci, Emily Leo, Oliver Roskill, Ado Yoshizaki Cassuto, and Gianluca Chakra. Richard Galazka is writing the script. Dea...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Armando Iannucci, Stalin, Jonah, Cape Town South Africa, David Copperfield, Sumo, Iannucci, Natalie Bailey, Booksmart, Suzy Nakamura, Yann Zenou, Gianluca Chakra Richard Galazka, Yann Zenou Richard

‘Veep’ Creator Armando Iannucci Teams With ‘Intouchables’ Producer Yann Zenou on Comedy ‘Sumo’

“Veep” creator Armando Iannucci has teamed with “Intouchables” and “Death of Stalin” producer Yann Zenou on a coming-of-age theatrical feature comedy set in the world of amateur sumo wrestling. Rocket Science is handling worldwide sales at the European Film Market. Iannucci will act as executive producer. Other producers, alongside Zenou, on the project are Emily […]
Tags: News, Global, Armando Iannucci, Berlin Film Festival, Stalin, Emily, Iannucci, Yann Zenou, Zenou

‘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...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, Armando Iannucci, Hugh-Laurie, Rebecca Front, Ryan, David Copperfield, Josh Gad, Zach Woods, Ryan Clark, Lenora Crichlow, Karen Kelly, HBO Programming, Matt Spencer, Iannucci

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...
Tags: UK, Movies, Trailer, US, Charles Dickens, Armando Iannucci, Toronto Film Festival, London film festival, Dev Patel, Victorian England, Dickens, Indies, David Copperfield, Simon Blackwell, Copperfield, To Watch

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...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Movies, Rebecca, TV News, BAFTA, Armando Iannucci, Will Smith, Hugh Laurie, Golden Globe, Josh Gad, Ryan Clark, HBO Programming, Josh Gad Frozen, TV Premiere, Iannucci

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.”
Tags: Hbo, Television, News, Armando Iannucci, Hugh Laurie, Hugh, Laurie, Armando, Home Box Office, Iannucci, Avenue 5 (TV Program

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...
Tags: Hbo, Television, News, Uncategorized, Nasa, Earth, Karen, Silicon Valley, Armando Iannucci, Guy Fieri, Steve Coogan, Alan Partridge, Jared, Stalin, Hugh Laurie, Rebecca Front

‘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...
Tags: Hbo, Comedy, Television, Movies, White House, Features, Richard Branson, Armando Iannucci, Mars, Branson, Hugh Laurie, Josh, Laurie, Judd, Josh Gad, Iannucci

The 25 Best Television Shows of the Decade

(This article is part of our Best of the Decade series.) Last week, the /Film team gathered for a surprisingly intense conversation about the best television shows of the past decade. The one rule: the show had to have premiered between 2010 and 2019 (sorry, Breaking Bad and Mad Men). When the smoke cleared, there were 25 shows remaining, along with five battered and bruised runners-up. Here are the staff’s favorite shows of the past 10 years. Honorable Mentions (Or, the Shows One of Us Lov...
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The Only Thing More Brutal Than Last Night’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Was the Final Episode of ‘Veep’

On HBO last night, viewers watched in horror as a power-mad woman sold her soul and devastated a land she claimed to love in order to achieve maximum power at the expense of countless innocents. And there was also an episode of Game of Thrones where Daenerys Targaryen killed a bunch of people. What? Did you think I was talking about Westeros? Heavens, no. I was talking about the United States of America and Selina Meyer, the lead character of Veep, whose desperate attempt to reclaim her power r...
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‘Avenue 5’, a Sci-Fi Show From ‘Veep’ Creator Starring Hugh Laurie and Zach Woods, Gets Series Order at HBO

Armando Iannucci, the director of movies like The Death of Stalin and In the Loop and the creator of TV comedies The Thick of It and Veep, is returning to HBO with a new TV show. Iannucci stepped away from being Veep‘s showrunner after season 4 and hasn’t worked in television since, but that’s about to change with Avenue 5, a HBO science fiction series that will star Hugh Laurie (House, Tomorrowland), Zach Woods (Silicon Valley, The Office), and Josh Gad (Frozen, Pixels). Deadline reports tha...
Tags: Hbo, Comedy, Movies, Sci-fi, Silicon Valley, Armando Iannucci, Stalin, Hugh-Laurie, Matt, Llewyn Davis, Laurie, Gad, Zach Woods, Ryan Clark, Customer Relations, Josh-Gad

Hugh Laurie’s Avenue 5 Receives Series Order at HBO

Hugh Laurie’s Avenue 5 receives series order at HBO The space comedy Avenue 5 has been given a series order at HBO, TVLine has confirmed. The show comes from Armando Iannucci, the creator of HBO’s Veep. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneSizeMapping = googletag.sizeMapping().addSize([0, 0], [[300, 2...
Tags: Hbo, UK, TV, Movies, Rebecca, TV News, Armando Iannucci, Naomi Watts, Hugh Laurie, Golden Globe, Judd, Josh Gad, Ryan Clark, ComingSoon, Karen Kelly, Iannucci

'Give me another series, you swine!' This Time was the very best of Alan Partridge

From slapstick to quiet horror, Alan’s return to the BBC secured his status as the vital, despicable saviour of us allThe most remarkable thing about Alan Partridge is that he wasn’t hard to invent. While making On the Hour, as the story goes, Armando Iannucci asked Steve Coogan to do a voice for a sports reporter. Coogan came out with the now familiar tampon-up-the-nose timbre and someone spontaneously said “he’s an Alan”, immediately followed by someone else concluding “he’s a Partridge”. From...
Tags: Television, Bbc, Culture, Television & radio, Armando Iannucci, Dan Brown, Alan, Steve Coogan, Alan Partridge, Alan Gordon, Coogan, Roachford, Iannucci, Partridge Everyone, Fiona Bruce Alan Partridge, David Brent Del Boy Patsy Stone Mark Corrigan

Favorite Films of 2018

We continue our recap of the year in movies with a top 10 list, only a month late! Which, if you're a longtime reader, is actually a few weeks earlier than usual (this list is usually posted mid/late February, right before the Oscars), so progress!? This marks the thirteenth year in a row that I've posted a top 10. A baker's dozen! For reference, previous top 10s are here: [2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006] I usually try to figure out some sort ...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Movies, Russia, US, Netflix, Paddington, Wes Anderson, Anna, Leigh Whannell, Tom Cruise, Hulu, Roma, Incredibles, Rogers, Stalin

Insured Proves Collapse, but Fails to Establish Any Value for Loss

    While the insured was able to carry his burden to show the collapse of a roof, he failed to establish damages under the policy.  Iannucci v. Allstate Ins. Co. , 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 203687 (N.D. N.Y. Dec. 3, 2018).      In 2005, the insured purchased a parcel of land together with a three-story building constructed in 1870. No one resided in the building at the time of purchase or afterward. The building was not well maintained and all utilities were shut off. No work was done on the buildi...
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‘Veep’ Creator Armando Iannucci’s Tweet About Donald Trump Might Become a Movie

Veep and In the Loop creator Armando Iannucci has built his career turning political idiocy into laugh-out-loud comedy, but now he might be tasked with plumbing the moronic depths of the current U.S. president’s brain – and it’s all thanks to Twitter. Iannucci pitched a Donald Trump movie idea on the social media platform earlier this week, and a new report says that eight studios are already interested in turning his idea from a tweet into an actual film. Read the pitch below. Film pitch.....
Tags: Twitter, Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Russia, Armando Iannucci, Jim Carrey, Donald Trump, Joseph Stalin, Stalin, Political, Trump, Whitehouse, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Iannucci, Fake America Great Again Plus Veep

Armando Iannucci’s Trump Comedy Reportedly Being Sought by Studios

Armando Iannucci’s Trump comedy reportedly being sought by studios Earlier this week, British satirist Armando Iannucci jokingly pitched on Twitter a comedy idea focusing on President Donald Trump. Now, days later, Deadline is reporting that his idea has received a lot of heavy interest from Hollywood and may actually come to fruition. According to the outlet, eight studios have expressed interest in the idea and one big offer has been put on the table, but no other information has been revea...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Armando Iannucci, Donald Trump, Stalin, Trump, Studios, Whitehouse, Julia Louis Dreyfus, ComingSoon, Movie News, Iannucci, Trump Comedy Reportedly Being Sought by Studios

Hugh Laurie Will Star in HBO’s New Space Comedy, Avenue 5

Hugh Laurie Will Star in HBO’s New Space Comedy, Avenue 5 Veep creator Armando Iannucci is preparing the pilot episode of his new HBO comedy series, Avenue 5. Now, former House star Hugh Laurie has been lined up to star in the show. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Laurie will portray Ryan Clark, the captain of the titular Avenue 5. Laurie’s character is described as a “charming and in-control American captain,” and the show is reportedly set in the future, “mostly in space.” HBO has give...
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This Week In Trailers: Winter Flies, The Guilty, Loro, After Everything, Free Solo

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we call 911, realize a stranger is a just a friend you haven’t met yet, get a look at another country’s idea of a leader only in it ...
Tags: Europe, Movies, Uncategorized, US, This Week In Trailers, Oliver Stone, Italy, Arizona, Silvio Berlusconi, Movie Trailers, Paolo Sorrentino, Alex Honnold, Eric Bogosian, Sorrentino, Young Pope, Jimmy Chin

Chris Evangelista’s Top 10 Movies of 2018 So Far

The nightmare that is 2018 is almost over! Current events may be terrifying, but movies have been pretty damn good this year. Each day this week, a different member of the /Film team will be counting down his or her favorite films of the year so far, and now it’s my turn. My favorite films this year run the gamut from indie curiosities to films of absolute horror. And just to keep things from being a complete dour-fest, there’s a very nice movie about a very nice bear as well. These are the top...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Drama, Horror, Sci-fi, Features, Thriller, Paddington, Sequels, Adaptation, The Office, Revenge, Armando Iannucci, Steve Buscemi, Hereditary, Joseph Stalin

New Blu-ray Releases: ‘A Wrinkle In Time’, ‘Love, Simon’, ‘The Death of Stalin’, ‘Tomb Raider’, ‘Death Wish’

(Welcome to Not Dead Yet, a feature dedicated to new Blu-ray releases and what special features you should be excited about. Because yes, some of us still like to own physical copies of our movies.) Hello once again, physical media phans. It’s time to round-up some of the best Blu-rays currently available for your viewing pleasure. This week we have  Ava DuVernay‘s inventive Disney film A Wrinkle In Time, the emotional coming-of-age dramadey Love, Simon, the darkly hilarious The Death of Stalin...
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