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Talking Pictures: Dwayne Johnson Rocks!

Jul 02 2016

Movie stars don’t come much bigger than Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock.  And he squeezes into the hot seat on this week’s Talking Pictures for The Big Interview.  He’s talking about his latest film, Central Intelligence, and London Mums’ resident film critic, Freda Cooper, has her take on it as well.  The other new release this week is political thriller, The Colony, while on DVD Rebel Wilson gives Dakota Johnson advice on How To Be Single and there’s an all star cast in heist thriller, Triple 9.  Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kate  Winslet and Casey Affleck are just some of the big names.

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Film Review – Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

Jul 01 2016

Believe it or not, it’s 24 years since the sound of This Wheel’s On Fire heralded the arrival of one of the most popular comedy series of the 90s – and easily the most outrageous.  Absolutely Fabulous was a wicked send-up of the excesses of the PR industry at the time and the TV viewing public lapped it up.  The series returned in the early 2000s, followed by several specials, the most recent coinciding with the 2012 Olympics.  It’s been a long time coming, but at last it’s arrived on the big screen this week, certificate 15.

Glass of Bolly in hand, London Mums’ resident film critic, Freda Cooper, set out to discover if it really is absolutely fabulous.

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Film Review: Central Intelligence

Jun 30 2016

Buddy movies are back – but they’re strictly for adults.  A few weeks ago, it was Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe in The Nice Guys, now it’s the turn of little ‘n’ large combo of Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart in Central Intelligence, released in cinemas on Friday, 1st July.

London Mums resident film critic, Freda Cooper, checked out how the film shapes up.

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DVD Review: How To Be Single

Jun 29 2016

More than a third of people in the UK are single.  In the USA, that figure is over 50%, which means they outnumber married couples.  Step forward the comedy How To Be Single, released on DVD this week, which seems to give some much needed advice.  But does it?

London Mums’ resident film critic Freda Cooper discovers there’s something more traditional behind the title. 

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Talking Pictures: Helen Mirren on Trumbo

Jun 28 2016

A real life Dame graces the hot seat for The Big Interview in the latest edition of Talking Pictures.  With the Oscar-nominated Trumbo out on DVD, Helen Mirren talks about her role in the movie, as well as Hollywood in the ’50s.

New releases in the spotlight are animation The Secret Life Of Pets and the bittersweet British tragi-comedy, Adult Life Skills.  And London Mums’ resident film critic, Freda Cooper, casts her eye over the other new DVDs, steamy drama A Bigger Splash and documentary, I Am Belfast.

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