‘Avenue 5’: Hugh Laurie on the Underlying Significance of His Space Captain’s Big Secret

While making his onscreen debut in Armando Iannucci’s HBO series, Hugh Laurie gets the hero’s treatment. Doors part, the silver-haired leader emerges, and Laurie’s character strides down a hallway filled with supporters, greeting them with an encouraging smile and a heartening quip. They’re all thrilled to see him, and why shouldn’t they be? Senator Tom

‘Avenue 5’ Review: Hugh Laurie Steers HBO’s Chaotic Space Odyssey Through a Rocky Start

Having eviscerated political systems on both sides of the Atlantic — and then witnessed each democracy devolve further than any satiric takedown could’ve imagined — it makes sense to see Armando Iannucci flee Earth for the final frontier. The creator of “Veep” and “The Thick of It” returns to HBO with “Avenue 5,” a space

‘Rick and Morty’ Review: ‘Rattlestar Ricklactica’ Adds Space Snakes for a Packed Christmas Episode

There’s a point in this week’s midseason finale of “Rick and Morty” when Rick is (unsurprisingly) berating his grandson. In the midst of a paragraph-long rant about what kind of trouble they’re in, he snaps a snake over his knee like a slumping outfielder taking out his frustration on a baseball bat. Against the web

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s “Past Tense” Parts I & II Seem Chillingly Predictive

Almost every morning, I look at the news, and it becomes clear we are living in the darkest timeline. One of the few good things that have come into my life this summer (besides Craig of the Creek) is my slow adventure through Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Not only is the show as amazing as

2001: A Space Odyssey pushed blockbuster cinema to a new plane of star-child brilliance

For decades, Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey has stood as a kind of primal mystery, a glimpse at forces beyond comprehension. Within film history, it serves, more or less, the same function that the vast alien monoliths serve in the movie itself. Here it was: This colossal monument to ambiguity, dropped into… Read more…