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Funny Cow movie review: standing up for herself

MaryAnn’s quick take… This is scorched-earth cinema that challenges us to find moments of grace and triumph among misery, cruelty, and emotional frugality. Maxine Peake is absolutely incendiary. I’m “biast” (pro): I’m desperate for movies about women

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

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There are movies — rare as they are — about women who do not compromise and make no apologies. And then there’s Funny Cow, as blistering and caustic a film about a no-bullshit woman clawing her way through a man’s world as I’ve ever seen.

This faux biopic of an unnamed (fictional) famous stand-up comic (Maxine Peake) “presumes” that the audience is already aware of who she is, and so it’s not about her work; this is most definitely not a comedy.
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Movie Review – Funny Cow (2017)

Funny Cow, 2017.

Directed by Adrian Shergold.

Starring Maxine Peake, Tony Pitts, Paddy Considine, Alun Armstrong, Stephen Graham, and Lindsay Coulson.

Synopsis:

In the 1970s, a female stand up with the stage name of Funny Cow struggles to make a name for herself on the club circuit, where women on stage are expected to be either singers or strippers. She’s discouraged by a veteran comedian and her husband is determined she should stay at home, but she won’t allow anything to stand in her way. In her own words, she doesn’t have a backbone. She has a funny bone.

Director Adrian Shergold doesn’t make many films for the cinema. His usual stomping ground is television and his last feature film was thirteen years ago. That was the grim Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman, with a great central performance from Timothy Spall. In Funny Cow, he gives us another dour story,
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Poster and trailer for Funny Cow starring Maxine Peake

Ahead of its release next month, Entertainment One has revealed a new poster and trailer for the upcoming comedy Funny Cow. Directed by Adrian Shergold, the films stars Maxine Peake as the titular working class comedienne alongside Paddy Considine, Stephen Graham, Tony Pitts, and Alun Armstrong; take a look below…

Maxine Peake plays the gritty role of ‘Funny Cow’, a comedian who breaks through the glass ceiling of the all-male 1970s comedy circuit to rise to stardom. Set against the backdrop of working men’s clubs in the North of England, Funny Cow is both a love-letter to a bygone era and the defiant story of a woman who refuses to give up her dreams.

Funny Cow is set for release on April 20th and features a cast that also includes Lindsey Coulson, Christine Bottomley, Kevin Eldon, Hannah Walters, Diane Morgan, Jim Moir, John Bishop, Hebe Beardsall, Tom Gibbons, Richard Hawley,
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Maxine Peake in First UK Trailer for Stand Up Comic Film 'Funny Cow'

A woman who has a funny bone for a backbone. Entertainment One UK has debuted an official trailer for the indie comedy Funny Cow, starring English actress Maxine Peake as a comedienne in the 70s making her mark on the male-dominated stand up scene. Peake recently starred in the black-and-white "Metalhead" episode of Netflix's "Black Mirror", which is where some people might recognize her from, even though she has been in many films before this. Set against the backdrop of the 70s/80s comedy club circuit in Northern England, Funny Cow stars Peake as fictional comedienne "Funny Cow", trying making a name for herself in the stand up world. The full cast includes Paddy Considine, Christine Bottomley, Stephen Graham, Alun Armstrong, Tony Pitts, Hannah Walters, and Kevin Eldon. This film actually looks quite good. Here's the first international trailer (+ poster) for Adrian Shergold's Funny Cow, direct from YouTube
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Trailer Lands For Upcoming British Film ‘Funny Cow’

The first trailer for upcoming British film Funny Cow has landed online. The upcoming film stars Maxine Peake, Paddy Considine, Stephen Graham, Tony Pitts and Alun Armstrong. It will debut in cinemas from April 20th, 2018.

Maxine Peake plays the gritty role of ‘Funny Cow’, a comedian who breaks through the glass ceiling of the all-male 1970s comedy circuit to rise to stardom. Set against the backdrop of working men’s clubs in the North of England, Funny Cow is both a love-letter to a bygone era and the defiant story of a woman who refuses to give up her dreams.

Watch the new trailer below.

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Maxine Peake stars in new trailer for Funny Cow

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Author: Zehra Phelan

Entertainment One have released a trailer for the upcoming Funny Cow, starring Maxine Peake as stand up comedian trying to break through an all-male comedy circuit.

Directed by Adrian Shergold, the film stars Maxine Peake, Paddy Considine, Stephen Graham, Tony Pitts, Alun Armstrong with special guest appearances from Corinne Bailey Rae, John Bishop, Vic Reeves and Diane Morgan.

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The film is in cinemas from April 20th.

Funny Cow Official Synopsis

Maxine Peake plays the gritty role of ‘Funny Cow’, a comedian who breaks through the glass ceiling of the all-male 1970s comedy circuit to rise to stardom. Set against the backdrop of working men’s clubs in the North of England, Funny Cow is both a love-letter to a bygone era and the defiant story of a woman who refuses to give up her dreams.
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Frontier: Is the Netflix TV Series Cancelled or Renewed for Season Three?

Vulture Watch Have Declan Harp and Lord Benton destroyed each other? Is the Frontier TV show cancelled or renewed for a third season on Netflix? The television vulture is watching all the latest TV cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Frontier, season three. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?   What's This TV Show About? Streaming on the Netflix paid subscription platform, Frontier stars Jason Momoa, Landon Liboiron, Alun Armstrong, Zoe Boyle, Allan Hawco, Jessica Matten, Shawn Doyle, Evan Jonigkeit, Lyla Porter-Follows, Greg Bryk, Diana Bentley, Katie McGrath, and Breanne Hill. A Canadian action-adventure drama from creators Rob Blackie and Peter Blackie, the 18th century period piece unfolds in the violent, corrupt world of the North American fur trade. A
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Frontier

Network: Netflix. Episodes: Ongoing (hour). Seasons: Ongoing. TV show dates: January 20, 2017 — present. Series status: Has not been cancelled. Performers include: Jason Momoa, Landon Liboiron, Alun Armstrong, Zoe Boyle, Allan Hawco, Jessica Matten, Shawn Doyle, Evan Jonigkeit, Lyla Porter-Follows, Greg Bryk, Diana Bentley, Katie McGrath, and Breanne Hill. TV show description: A Canadian action-adventure drama from creators Rob Blackie and Peter Blackie, the Frontier TV show is an 18th century period piece. The story unfolds in the violent, corrupt world of the North American fur trade. A part-Cree, part-Irish outlaw, Declan Harp (Momoa) is determined to break the Hudson Bay Company's monopoly. His reputation as a brutal trader precedes him, and his Black Wolf Company has made
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Netflix renews Frontier for third season

Netflix has announced the renewal of Frontier for a third season. The series stars Jason Momoa (Justice League) as Declan Harp, a half-Irish, half-native American outlaw fighting against the North American fur trade in the 1700s.

The series comes from Robb and Peter Blackie and is a Netflix original in association with Discovery Canada. Frontier also stars Landon Liboiron (Hemlock Grove), Alun Armstrong (New Tricks, Braveheart), Zoe Boyle (Sons of Anarchy), Jessica Matten (A Red Girl’s Reasoning), Allan Hawco (Republic of Doyle) and Katie McGrath (Supergirl).

Frontier season 3 will premiere in 2018 and will run for six episodes.

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Netflix Renews Jason Momoa's Frontier For Season 3

If you're not watching Jason Momoa's Netflix series Frontier, you should be! It's a really freakin' good series. I'm still in the process of watching it and I've been enjoying it. I put off watching it for awhile, but once I started I was hooked. So, it's good to learn that it's been renewed for a third season.

Season 3 is said to consist of six episodes and will premiere in 2018. If you aren't familiar with the series, Momoa stars as Declan Harp, a part-Irish, part-native American outlaw campaigning to breach the fur trade.

The series was co-created by Rob and Peter Blackie and it also stars Landon Liboiron (Hemlock Grove), Alun Armstrong (New Tricks, Braveheart), Zoe Boyle (Downton Abbey, Sons of Anarchy), Jessica Matten (A Red Girl’s Reasoning), Allan Hawco (Republic of Doyle) and Katie McGrath (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword).

‘Frontier’ Renewed For Season 3 By Netflix

Frontier is returning for third go-round. Netflix has ordered a six-episode third season of the period drama series starring Jason Momoa for premiere in 2018. Co-created by Rob and Peter Blackie, Frontier centers on Momoa’s Declan Harp, a part-Irish, part-native American outlaw campaigning to breach the fur trade. Cast also features Landon Liboiron (Hemlock Grove) and Alun Armstrong (New Tricks, Braveheart), Zoe Boyle (Downton Abbey, Sons of Anarchy), Jessica Matten (A Red…
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'Frontier' Renewed for Season 3 at Netflix

Netflix is ordering more Frontier.

The streaming giant has renewed the Jason Momoa fur-trading drama for a third season. Season three will consist of six episodes, which will premiere in 2018. The series first debuted last year and received an early second-season renewal ahead of its launch.

The show stars Justice League actor Momoa as Declan Harp, a part-Irish, part-Native American outlaw campaigning to breach the fur trade. The series, which airs on Discovery Canada in Canada and streams on Netflix worldwide, is produced by Take the Shot Productions and Asap Entertainment, in association with Discovery Canada.

Other castmembers include Landon Liboiron (Hemlock Grove), Alun Armstrong...
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Frontier: Season Three Renewal Announced for Jason Momoa Series

Jason Momoa is headed back into the wilderness. Recently, Discovery Canada announced they have renewed the TV show Frontier for a third season.The historical drama, which airs on Netflix in the U.S., centers on the rough and often violent North American fur trade of the late 18th century. In addition to Momoa, the series stars Alun Armstrong, Zoe Boyle, and Landon Liboiron.Read More…
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Prime Suspect: Tennison

Network: PBS. Episodes: Ongoing (two hours). Seasons: Ongoing. TV show dates: June 24, 2017 — present. Series status: Has not been cancelled. Performers include: Stefanie Martini, Sam Reid, Blake Harrison, Alun Armstrong, Ruth Sheen, Jessica Gunning, Andrew Brooke, Nick Sidi, Geraldine Somerville, Geoffrey Streatfeild, Nancy Carroll, Rosie Day, Lex Shrapnel, Jay Taylor, Jacob James Beswick, Joshua Hill, Daniel Ezra, Tommy McDonnell, and Jordan Long. TV show description: A prequel to the Helen Mirren police drama, and adapted from the Lynda La Plante novel Tennison, the Prime Suspect: Tennison TV show airs on ITV in UK as Prime Suspect: 1973. The series centers on Jane Tennison (Martini) in the early days of her
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Prime Suspect 1973 episode 3 review

Gem Wheeler Mar 16, 2017

As the Julie Ann Collins case gains in complexity, the only thing that's certain is there are more twists and turns to come...

This review contains spoilers.

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The disturbing revelations uncovered during a search of the Collins family home are the focus of the Prime Suspect prequel’s third episode, as Julie Ann’s whereabouts in her last days finally start to emerge from the haze of half-truths surrounding her murder. The ongoing investigation into the Collins’ personal affairs turns up another unpleasant secret when a bloodstained golf club is found among a set hidden in an understairs cupboard. George Collins initially sticks to the version of events he’s previously told Di Bradfield, but, when confronted by evidence that he was visited by the missing Eddie Phillips,
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Prime Suspect 1973 episode 1 review

Gem Wheeler Mar 2, 2017

ITV's Prime Suspect prequel gets off to a strong start. Spoilers...

This review contains spoilers.

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Jane Tennison (Stefanie Martini) isn’t having a good day. Her journey to work is interrupted when she witnesses a mugging and rushes off the bus to give chase, but the woman involved, while grateful, isn’t interested in reporting the crime. When the young Wpc finally arrives at the police station in Hackney at which she’s on probation after completing her training, her hair’s dishevelled and her make-up’s smeared. She gets an earful from the overbearing Sergeant Harris (Andrew Brooke) and is swiftly put on tea-and-biscuit duty for her male superiors, who are quite happy to leave their washing-up
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'Taboo' vs. 'Frontier': Who Wins the Battle of TV Tough-Guy Dramas?

'Taboo' vs. 'Frontier': Who Wins the Battle of TV Tough-Guy Dramas?
Television and movie producers have a weird habit of doubling-up on big ideas, delivering two projects with more or less the same basic concept at roughly the same time. For no apparent reason, we'll get hit with a couple of "giant space rock threatens to destroy the Earth" blockbusters in the same summer; or a pair of "behind the scenes at a late-night comedy series" in the same fall TV season. So perhaps it's not that odd that FX and Netflix are about to serve up competing historical adventures, both
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TV Review: Netflix’s ‘Frontier,’ With Jason Momoa

TV Review: Netflix’s ‘Frontier,’ With Jason Momoa
The theme music for “Frontier” encapsulates the whole show. It starts a little outsize, with an electric guitar riff over the orchestral strings that we’ve come to associate with adventure shows. But then the drumbeat changes subtly, and a chant-like singing is mixed into the music. The new element is Cree powwow drumming and singing — a warlike song, if not a war song. Against the brash guitar and “epic” strings, it’s at first buried, and then dissonant, before coming together to create a distinct, beautiful sound.

Frontier,” a Canadian Netflix original debuting stateside this weekend, is a historical epic that capitalizes on the best features of prestige television. It’s sprawling, diverse, and detailed, with an eye towards complicating simple assumptions about its subjects. Because we’re in the midst of a glut of shows touting prestige markers, “Frontier” at first seems to be just another show parading its blood, guts
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Frontier Season 1 Review

All six episodes were provided prior to broadcast.

If it’s possible for a show to be remarkably unremarkable, Netflix’s Frontier, a co-production with Discovery Channel Canada, makes an exceptional case. Grizzled and merciless, yet also drab and un-involving, this 18th Century-based period drama is dark, brooding and quite violent. No doubt of that. But there’s little that makes it unique or intriguing, especially in its muddled execution. Cold, monotonous, dimly lit and fairly shallow in its approach, it’s almost as if the freshman series tries to be as dull as possible. In this age of modern television, especially during its peak era, it’s a starkly mediocre piece of work.

In 1670, King Charles II grants England’s Hudson’s Bay Company land they can’t rightfully claim. Occupied by “aboriginal peoples for thousands of years,” as the opening credits put so elegantly, they once held a dominant fur trading monopoly,
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Netflix releases a trailer for Frontier starring Jason Momoa

With just two weeks to go until Frontier arrives on Netflix, the streaming service has released a new trailer for the historical drama which stars Jason Momoa as a part-Irish, part-native American outlaw campaigning to breach the fur trade alongside Alun Armstrong, Allan Hawco, Landon Liboiron, Greg Bryk, Shawn Doyle, Tantoo Cardinal, and Jessica Matten; check it out below…

In 18th-century North America, ruthless trappers and entrepreneurs fight to wrest control of the fur trade from the mighty Hudson’s Bay Company.

Frontier arrives on Netflix on January 20th.
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