Posts Tagged ‘Jon Favreau’

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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2016 Film Preview

Dec 30 2015

For film fans, January and February are the best time of the year. And the worst. The awards season means that there’s a glut of good films released over those two months to make sure they’re in contention. And it also means trying to squeeze in as many cinema visits as possible over just a couple of months.

Except that 2016 might be slightly different. Some of the titles tipped as contenders were released months ago: Inside Out in July and Carol more recently in November. Which means that the start of the year could be a little less fraught than usual. As for the films themselves, London Mums’ resident film critic, Freda Cooper, takes a look ahead and picks the must-sees. 

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Film review: Chef

Jun 23 2014

Time for the grown-ups to go to the movies.  Book the baby sitter, the table at your favourite eating house and the tickets for your local flix.  Chef is in town!

Make sure that you visit the restaurant before you see it though, because this is a film about great food and Twitter.  The last thing you should do is see it on an empty stomach! The food, from a whole new menu to a more down-to-earth Cubano, is so mouthwatering you can almost smell it.  The film isn’t far behind.

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