Posts Tagged ‘DVD’

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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DVD Review: Infinitely Polar Bear

Jan 25 2016

In the same week that the independent movie industry gathers for this year’s Sundance Film Festival in Utah, a refugee from the 2014 festival arrives on DVD in the UK. A film that was also shown at the Toronto Film Festival in the same year, was released in the US last year and even earned its star a Golden Globe nomination this year. Yet it never saw the light of day in British cinemas.

London Mums’ resident film critic, Freda Cooper, checks out Infinitely Polar Bear, which arrives on DVD this week, certificate 15. And finds that the phrase “straight to DVD” doesn’t necessarily mean a bad film.

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Talking Pictures: Christian Bale on The Big Short

Jan 22 2016

It’s business as usual on the latest edition of Talking Pictures, after all those awards announcements last week. Comedy The Big Short, which is in the running for this year’s Oscars and BAFTAs, is the new release to watch out for and one of its stars, Christian Bale, talks about his role in the movie. And there’s another comedy out this week, the smaller British offering, Lost In Karastan.

London Mums’ resident film critic, Freda Cooper, also takes a look at 1959 classic, Hiroshima Mon Amour, which makes its debut on DVD and there’s true-life mountaineering drama in Everest. Plus there’s the new top five at the British box office and the week’s movie news.

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This Week’s Movie News From Talking Pictures

Aug 16 2015

There’s a touch of 1960s nostalgia on this week’s Talking Pictures. It comes courtesy of Guy Ritchie’s take on hit TV series, The Man From UNCLE, released in cinemas this week. And its stars, Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer, share the hot seat for The Big Interview. Other new films in the spotlight include Noah Baumbach’s latest comedy, Mistress America, and thought-provoking documentary Precinct Seven Five.

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