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Film review: What We Did On Our Holiday

Sep 22 2014

On London Mums Magazine online last month, we previewed the British comedy, What We Did On Our Holiday, which arrives in cinemas this Friday, 26 September 2014.  The trailer showed something uplifting and funny, with an appealing cast that includes David Tennant and Billy Connolly.  And, with the writers of TV’s Outnumbered behind it as well, the omens were good.

But the finished article turns out to be a completely different film – and not in a good way!

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Future Films Heads Up: London Film Festival for families

Sep 17 2014

Red carpets, camera crews, photographers, celebs …… they’re all on their way to London for this year’s London Film Festival, which runs from Wednesday, 8th to Sunday, 19th October 2014.  The big films have been announced – The Imitation Game, Mr Turner, Fury and Foxcatcher among them – and the likes of Brad Pitt, Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley and Steve Carrel are all expected to tread that red carpet.

So film fans will be in their element. But what if you’re looking for something more family orientated?

The good news is that the London Film Festival has a special strand dedicated to family movies, completed with a Family Gala screening.

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Film review: Pride

Sep 10 2014

There’s no ignoring the new British movie, Pride.  The publicity machine has been working overtime and the 80s comedy/drama eventually lands in cinemas this week. It’s already been likened to Billy Elliott and The Full Monty and, while there’s some obvious parallels, this is a film that goes its own way.  But does it live up to the hype?

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Film review: Million Dollar Arm

Aug 26 2014

It had to happen.  After sending our hearts a-flutter as the brooding but brilliant Don Draper in Mad Men, Jon Hamm has made his move from Madison Avenue to the big screen.  But instead of going for something serious and dramatic, he’s done a complete about turn and taken the lead in family baseball drama, Million Dollar Arm, from one of the world’s biggest studios, Disney.  Does he score a home run?

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Film review: Guardians Of The Galaxy

Jul 31 2014

This year’s summer blockbuster season at the cinema is well into its stride – week four, in fact.  Transformers: Age Of Extinction, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes and Hercules have all had their turn.  But now come the unlikeliest bunch of heroes of the lot – a thief, two thugs, a murderer and a maniac – and they all have the fate of 12 billion people in their hands.  They’re the Guardians Of The Galaxy.

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