Posts Tagged ‘Ben Whishaw’

Film Review: A Hologram For The King

May 18 2016

After his appearance on Radio Four’s Desert Island Discs, Tom Hanks is back where he belongs this week.  On the big screen.  After the gloomy shadows of Bridge Of Spies, he’s in the full glare of the sun in A Hologram For The King, released this Friday, 20th, certificate 12A.

London Mums’ resident film critic, Freda Cooper, took her sunglasses with her …..

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Film Review: Spectre

Oct 29 2015

Breathe a sigh of relief.  After all the build-up, Spectre is at last out in cinemas.  It’s the 24th outing for 007 and one of the biggest cinema events this year. But once you’ve got past the hype, what can you expect?  The latest mission for London Mums’ film critic, Freda Cooper, was to find out.

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Future Films Heads Up: Hugh Bonneville’s Paddington

Oct 05 2014

The first sighting of Paddington was back in June – the big screen version of a certain Peruvian bear, that is.  Then there was all the kerfuffle surrounding the loss of his Colin Firth voice and its replacement by a Ben Whishaw one.  So, with the release date of 28 November creeping ever closer, a select group of film writers – me included! – was summonsed to a screening room in Soho for a preview screening of footage from the film.

That, in itself, was enough to get me there, but at the eleventh hour it was announced that we’d be in the presence of the aristocracy. OK, fictional aristocracy, because Hugh Bonneville, who plays Mr Brown in the film, was taking time off from Downton to host the whole shebang.  And a very nice tan he was sporting as well!

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