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Talking Pictures: The Jungle Book Swings In!

Apr 15 2016

It’s an amazing week at the cinema – and on Talking Pictures!  London Mums’ resident film critic, Freda Cooper, takes a look at Disney’s live action version of  The Jungle Book and its director Jon Favreau talks about re-making a classic in The Big Interview.  Military thriller Eye In The Sky is also out and Helen Mirren pays tribute her co-star, Alan Rickman.

The DVD line-up includes David Lean’s The Sound Barrier, released in 1952 but on DVD for the very first time, and Tim Roth as a home care nurse in Chronic.

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Talking Pictures: Michael Shannon takes the Midnight Special

Apr 09 2016

Join Michael Shannon on the Midnight Special on this week’s Talking Pictures as he talks about his latest film in The Big Interview.  It’s out now and London Mums’ resident film critic, Freda Cooper, puts the film in the spotlight, along with the week’s other new releases.  There’s Scandi-noir thriller, The Absent One, as well as documentary, I Am Belfast.

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Talking Pictures: The Eagle Has Landed!

Apr 01 2016

Is it a bird?  Is it a plane?  No, it’s Eddie The Eagle, who soars into town on the latest edition of Talking Pictures.

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Film review: Eddie The Eagle

Mar 31 2016

At the 1988 Winter Olympics, Britain found a new sporting hero. He was the one-man ski jumping team, he’d qualified for the competition by the skin of his teeth and he didn’t win a medal. In fact, he was permanently in last place. But everybody came under the energetic spell of Eddie Edwards. Nearly 30 years later, he’s inspired a big screen version of his story, which flies into cinemas on Friday, 1 April 2016. No joke! London Mums’ resident film critic, Freda Cooper, finds out if Eddie The Eagle lands on its feet.

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Film Review – Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice

Mar 30 2016

As soon as Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice was announced, the controversy started. The casting of Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman came in for the most flack. Three years later, the film’s arrived and the debate shows no signs of slowing down. London Mums’ resident film critic, Freda Cooper, watches the two heroes go head to head. Or should that be tights to tights?

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