Posts Tagged ‘The Jungle Book’

Film Review: Bastille Day starring Idris Elba

Apr 18 2016

Idris Elba is positively ubiquitous – at the moment, anyway. The voice of Chief Bogo in Zootropolis, he’s also the menacing Shere Khan in The Jungle Book and he’s been opening up to the press about playing the villain Krall in Star Trek Beyond, due out in July. For now, though, we have to settle for him playing an action role in Bastille Day, released on Friday, 22 April, certificate 15.

London Mums’ film critic, Freda Cooper, finds out whether he has the necessary je ne sais quoi. 

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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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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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