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Movie News 2020-08-28
As the creator of two of modern television’s funniest shows, the politically-charged expletive fests The Thick of It andVeep, Armando Iannucci is a man who is unsurprisingly outspoken about where he feels the state of television is these days.
If you were to trust anyone to make the death of Joseph Stalin darkly comic, you can bet that Armando Iannucci would be on the top of the list. Read more about the director's next project, after the jump.
Movie News 2015-03-19
Veep is one of the best new comedies this season. Armando Iannucci's first foray into American television is a delightful political satire with super sharp writing and even sharper performances. Now six shows deep, the hilarious comedy is only getting better and this week's "Full Disclosure" was directed by Chris Morris, the man behind Four Lions. If that doesn't get you excited for the second last episode of the first season, here's a preview.
There are only three episodes remaining in the first season of HBO's Veep. From Academy Award nominated writer-director Armando Iannucci, the series is easily one of the most entertaining and funny new comedies of the year. Sure, the year is still young but it's that kind of creative spin that one needs if you're going to work in politics or political satire. After being handed the 'fat straw,' the Veep is doing her best to put the loss of her legacy behind her and get movin' on obesity.
Veep is the perfect palette cleanser for the middle of the Sunday night line-up on HBO. After the heavy drama on Game of Thrones it's nice to have a half hour to let all the tension shake from your shoulders while laughing at the new political comedy. And together, the pair serve as perfect lead in for Lena Dunham's Girls. HBO has already released previews for next Sunday, including one for Veep's fourth episode titled "Chung."
Even though HBO's Veep isn't as expressly about 'women' as it's lead-in Girls, it seems like the third episode of Iannucci's political satire will be dedicated to bringing women's issues to the forefront. Well, one particular women's issue anyway, the more than troubling relationship between mothers and daughters. IAnd much to our Veep's dismay, it doesn't appear as though her daughter cares much for the political spotlight. Or any spotlight. Here's a look at "Catherine."
The last of three consecutive Sunday night premieres on HBO, Veep's first episode aired last weekend and even though it didn't create the buzz of a Game of Thrones or the controversy of Girls, the new show from acclaimed writer and director Armando Iannucci had a solid start. And that's in terms of both ratings and quality. On that note, following the pilot "Fundraiser" comes "Frozen Yoghurt." Take a look at Episode 2.
Veep will be the third big premiere for HBO this month. Game of Thrones kicked off its second season just two weeks past with Lena Dunham's new series Girls debuting this Sunday and, not to sound crazy, when all is said and done Armando Iannucci's comedy may prove the most entertaining. Watch the 13 minute 'Making Of' featurette.
One of the most exciting upcoming comedies is HBO's Veep. The new series from Armando Iannucci stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus as the Vice President of the United States and explores the ineffectuality of that office. She may be the second most powerful person in the world but as long as the number one is around, well, it doesn't look like she has much to do. She still has a full team of staffers to cater to her every whim though, and the ensemble put together for the project, not to mention the sharp writing, makes Veep look like a must-see. Here's the second trailer.
One of the most difficult aspects of crafting a pilot is handling the introduction of the characters. While you have to give us enough to invest in your cast quickly, there's a danger of getting wrapped up in exposition and losing any sense of actually telling an engaging or funny story. This problem becomes exponentially harder when your show has a large ensemble, like HBO's new comedy Veep which is set in the second highest political office. Don't worry, here's a chance to meet the characters before the pilot.
Armando Iannucci may be a big name in the United Kingdom but American audiences have probably never seen his brilliant television series. They may or may not be familiar with his Oscar nominated and irreverently hilarious In The Loop but that's just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Iannucci created comedies. Fortunately, the man behind The Thick of It has set his next series on this side of the pond, with Veep aiming his sharp satirical voice at the office of the vice president of the United States.
Clearly Iannucci was happy to see her on the screen too, as he's brought Chlumsky on for his new HBO series Veep, which will star Julia Louis-Dreyfus as a Senator turned Vice-President of the United States
I have to say, I’m very pleased Veep has chosen to create a parallel universe for the upcoming comedy. As Saturday Night Live has shown, pointed political humor is always relevant
It's not clear whether or not we'll need to learn the difference between the Tories and the Liberal Democrats for Iannucci's next project, but we do know that it's happening
Movie News 2010-05-18
But for Iannucci, who also directed the film, the nomination was a nice surprise at the end of a very, very long road of publicity for his little British film, which debuted at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival
Movie News 2010-03-03
He's broken into the United States State Department. He's talked an actor into shouting lines like "lubricated horse cock." He's made one of the sharpest, most biting political satires imaginable. But in the end Armando Iannucci turns out to be a nice guy with an easy smile
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