Maxine Peake stars as a stand-up comic, writing and performing her act ‘Funny Cow’. With an insult-packed routine, she appears in working men’s clubs in the north of England, dreaming of making it big. But 1970s and ’80s showbiz is a man’s world and, to be accepted, she finds she must include racist and homophobic material in her sketches. Encountering both success and failure, armed only with wit and determination, she battles her way to become a respected comedian. Material for her punchy comedy is mined from her own tragic upbringing, and her troubled and abusive marriage. Written by Tony Pitts and directed by Adrian Shergold, Funny Cow transports us to another era where the tough and gritty side of the comedy industry is exposed, and where changes in attitude are confronted head on.
Ten years. Eighteen films. One cinematic journey. Everything that has come before in Marvel’s acclaimed superhero franchise has been building to this: a thrilling ensemble piece that weaves together every story thread and unites a universe. The Avengers, scattered and divided after the events of Captain America: Civil War, must rally to confront the intergalactic warlord Thanos (Josh Brolin), who’s hell-bent on collecting the six Infinity Stones that will enable him to bend reality to his will.
Marvel’s irreverent anti-hero returns for another meta episode of bloody violence and motor-mouthed shenanigans. Ryan Reynolds squeezes back into the red spandex as Deadpool, ramping the superhero satire up a notch and welcoming a few new characters into the mix. One of these is Cable (Brolin), a bionic time-traveller on the hunt for a young tearaway mutant (Dennison, Hunt For The Wilderpeople). Other notable newcomers include the X-Force, a rag-tag team of mutants assembled by Deadpool to help save the day. T. J. Miller, Leslie Uggams, Stefan Kapičić and Karan Soni reprise their roles from the first film, while Jack Kesy, Terry Crews and Zazie Beetz join the cast. David Leitch (John Wick, Atomic Blonde) directs.
It's been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles. When the island's dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who's still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission. Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times.