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Captain America and Iron Man on Talking Pictures!

Apr 29 2016

Talking Pictures had a front row seat at this week’s Captain America:Civil War press conference – and so have you!  The stars of the film, Chris Evans and Robert Downey Junior, both have their say on this week’s show, along with Anthony Mackie and Paul Bettany.

London Mums’ resident film critic, Freda Cooper, puts the film under the spotlight, as well as looking at multi award-winning drama Son Of Saul.  Its director, Laszlo Nemes, talks about his approach to making the movie.  And the new releases also include British comedy, Golden Years.

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Film Review – Golden Years

Apr 27 2016

It took a while, but eventually the film industry woke up to the potential of the grey pound and up popped films aimed specifically at older cinema goers. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was easily the most successful, its sequel wasn’t not far behind, but there were also the likes of Dustin Hoffman’s Quartet and the smaller, but beautifully formed, 45 Years.

Not that all films with older people in mind enjoy such popularity. So how will the latest, Golden Years, fare when arrives in cinemas this Friday, certificate 12A? London Mums’ film critic Freda Cooper finds out.

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Film Review: Miles Ahead

Apr 25 2016

More familiar to cinema-goers from his appearances alongside Robert Downey Junior in Iron Man or George Clooney in Ocean’s Eleven, Twelve and Thirteen, Don Cheadle is seriously multi-talented in his own right. He’s the director, producer, writer and star of Miles Ahead, a project that’s taken him the best part of ten years to get onto the big screen. His labour of love has just arrived in cinemas, certificate 15, so London Mums’ resident film critic, Freda Cooper, went along to see if it hits the right note.

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Talking Pictures: Don Cheadle Is Miles Ahead

Apr 23 2016

The multi-talented Don Cheadle is in the hot seat on the latest edition of Talking Pictures.  He’s talking about his new movie, the Miles Davis bio-pic Miles Ahead – and he’s the director, star, producer and writer all rolled into one.  London Mums’ resident film critic, Freda Cooper, casts her critical eye over this week’s other big new release, Bastille Day.  It’s Idris Elba’s third film in four weeks.  There’s no escaping him!

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Film Review: Bastille Day starring Idris Elba

Apr 18 2016

Idris Elba is positively ubiquitous – at the moment, anyway. The voice of Chief Bogo in Zootropolis, he’s also the menacing Shere Khan in The Jungle Book and he’s been opening up to the press about playing the villain Krall in Star Trek Beyond, due out in July. For now, though, we have to settle for him playing an action role in Bastille Day, released on Friday, 22 April, certificate 15.

London Mums’ film critic, Freda Cooper, finds out whether he has the necessary je ne sais quoi. 

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