Posts Tagged ‘Oscar’

Talking Pictures: Helen Mirren on Trumbo

Jun 28 2016

A real life Dame graces the hot seat for The Big Interview in the latest edition of Talking Pictures.  With the Oscar-nominated Trumbo out on DVD, Helen Mirren talks about her role in the movie, as well as Hollywood in the ’50s.

New releases in the spotlight are animation The Secret Life Of Pets and the bittersweet British tragi-comedy, Adult Life Skills.  And London Mums’ resident film critic, Freda Cooper, casts her eye over the other new DVDs, steamy drama A Bigger Splash and documentary, I Am Belfast.

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Talking Pictures: charming Channing Tatum dances!

Mar 04 2016

If you saw Magic Mike, you’ll know that Channing Tatum always had the moves. Now he’s taken to tap dancing in his latest film, Hail, Caesar!, and he’s talking about it on the latest edition of Talking Pictures. You’ll have to see the film to find out if he cuts it as a hoofer.

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Talking Pictures: Julianne Moore on Freeheld

Feb 19 2016

An Oscar winner graces The Big Interview hot seat in the new edition of Talking Pictures. Julianne Moore (above), who won Best Actress last year for Still Alice, talks about her latest film, Freeheld. Released in cinemas and online on Friday, 19 February, it’s based on the true story about an equal rights campaign that changed American law.

London Mums’ resident film critic, Freda Cooper, also takes a look at new release Chronic, which stars Tim Roth as a dedicated home care nurse. And, on DVD, Ben Foster plays the disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong in The Program.

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Film Review: Spotlight

Jan 28 2016

With the Oscars just a month away, one of the biggest contenders for the Best Picture accolade arrives in British cinemas. Spotlight is based on the true story of a group of investigative journalists in Boston who revealed crimes against children in the city’s Catholic Church – and discovered an even bigger cover-up.

London Mums’ resident film critic, Freda Cooper, looks at what could turn out to be one of the big films of 2016.

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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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