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‘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 ...
Tags: Video, Hbo, UK, Movies, David, Charles Dickens, Armando Iannucci, Peter Capaldi, Tilda Swinton, Dev Patel, Filmnation Entertainment, Dick, Hugh Laurie, Golden Globe, Patel, David Copperfield

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...
Tags: Insurance, Collapse, Allstate, Tred Eyerly, First Party Insurance, All-Risk Policy, Iannucci, Actual Cash Value, Allstate Ins

‘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...
Tags: Movies, America, Atlanta, Georgia, Features, Armando Iannucci, Universal, Demi Lovato, Michael Palin, Charles, Jennifer Garner, Steve Buscemi, Ava Duvernay, 20th Century Fox, Nick Robinson, Veep

Peter Capaldi Re-Teams With Armando Iannucci for ‘David Copperfield’

Peter Capaldi is set to re-team with Armando Iannucci on the director’s new movie adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic novel “David Copperfield.” Iannucci announced on his Twitter account Tuesday that Capaldi would play the ever-optimistic Mr. Micawber in “The Personal History of David Copperfield,” which is currently in pre-production. It marks Capaldi’s first major live-action role since […]
Tags: News, Doctor Who, Global, Charles Dickens, Armando Iannucci, Peter Capaldi, David Copperfield, CAPALDI, Micawber, Iannucci, The Personal History of David Copperfield

‘Veep’ Creator Armando Iannucci to Direct ‘In Too Deep’ for Levantine Films (EXCLUSIVE)

Levantine Films will finance and produce “In Too Deep,” directed by “Veep” creator Armando Iannucci, sources tell Variety. Iannucci also co-wrote the script with John Finnemore. Iannucci will produce alongside Levantine. Plot details are being kept under wraps. Tory Metzger, Levantine’s president of production, will oversee production of the project on behalf of the company. […]
Tags: News, Armando Iannucci, Veep, Iannucci, In Too Deep, John Finnemore Iannucci, Tory Metzger Levantine

‘David Copperfield’ Cast Adds Tilda Swinton and Hugh Laurie Alongside Dev Patel

The David Copperfield cast keeps getting better and better. Tilda Swinton and Hugh Laurie are the latest additions to the upcoming Charles Dickens adaptation from Veep creator Armando Iannucci. Dev Patel stars in the project, called The Personal History of David Copperfield, which updates Dickens’ tale to modern times. Everything about this new adaptation of David Copperfiled sounds pretty damn great. Armando Iannucci, creator of Veep and director of the hysterically funny The Death of Stali...
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Pasternak’s Heavenly Arson.

In early 1947, Pasternak wrote one of his best poems, Рождественская звезда [Star of the Nativity]. Here’s a bit of what Dmitry Bykov says about it in his great biography of Pasternak (which has been translated into French but not, so far, into English): There was another reason he didn’t choose to take these events [the persecutions of writers in that year] seriously. In February 1947 “Star of the Nativity” was written, and a person who has written such verses no longer has anything to worry a...
Tags: Russia, Uncategorized, Star, Palestine, Linguistics, Arthur C Clarke, Stalin, Bethlehem, Nativity, Don, Pasternak, Dmitry Bykov, Bykov, Masha Gessen, Iannucci, Maria Yudina


On April 2, the Segal Theatre Center at the CUNY Graduate Center in NYC will host a day of films by Meredith Monk — an exceedingly rare opportunity to see such works as Turtle Dreams, Book of Days, and Ellis Island.... A couple of significant moves in the American classical world, bringing good news for enthusiasts of contemporary music: Chad Smith, the Chief Operating Officer of the LA Phil and the architect of so much of that orchestra's hyper-inventive programming, will add to his current du...
Tags: Music, New York Times, Armando Iannucci, Philadelphia, Berkeley, Alex Ross, Ellis Island, LA Phil, Seattle Symphony, Chad Smith, Shostakovich, Tom Morris, John Luther Adams, CUNY Graduate Center, David Remnick, Chicago Lyric Opera

Weekending: Gorge on pop-up food, MOCA artivism and live animation — and see if you can handle the truth

[Weekending is Buzz Bands LA’s new weekly column of things to see and do. For more, visit Pop Radar LA.] Ten ways to get your culture on this weekend, from political satire to (live) animation to a special day for all at MOCA. FRIDAY, MARCH 9 THE DEATH OF STALIN (Film) “The Death of Stalin,” a political satire film directed and co-written by Armando Iannucci, opens on Friday. The New Yorker notes, “Iannucci shows something that few people understand about Stalin’s reign and its aftermath: that...
Tags: Music, Hbo, Hollywood, News, La, House, Armando Iannucci, Pasadena, New Yorker, Ucla, Stalin, Santa Monica Pier, Virgil, KCRW, Rusty, Angel City Brewery

Iannucci's 'The Death Of Stalin': Amid Chaos, Great Energy

Armando Iannucci directs this lacerating, frenetic dissection of the power vacuum left by Stalin's death. The director "never overtly winks at current parallels East or West. He doesn't have to."(Image credit: Nicola Dove/IFC Films)
Tags: News, Armando Iannucci, Stalin, East, Iannucci, Nicola Dove IFC

Review: The Slapstick Horror of ‘The Death of Stalin’

Armando Iannucci’s movie is a very funny comedy about life, death and totalitarianism, and it features a superb Steve Buscemi as Khrushchev.
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Final Red Band US Trailer for Armando Iannucci's 'The Death of Stalin'

"No man, no problem." IFC Films released one last red band trailer for the US release of The Death of Stalin, satirist Armando Iannucci's latest film about Russian politics. We've seen plenty of trailers for this already, for the UK release and the US release too, but one more can't hurt. Based on Fabien Nury's graphic novel, the film is about Russian dictator Joseph Stalin's last days and the disorganized chaos of the regime after his death in 1953 and 30 years of iron-fisted rule. Adrian...
Tags: UK, Movies, Trailer, US, Ifc, Armando Iannucci, Joseph Stalin, Stalin, Indies, To Watch, Jonathan Aris, Iannucci, Fabien Nury, Adrian McLoughlin

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