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Going in Style (2017)

Published in G
Wednesday, 19 April 2017 06:02
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  • Rating

    M: Coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Gets the job done.

  • Starring

    Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Alan Arkin, Christopher Lloyd, Ann-Margret, Matt Dillon, Joey King, Peter Serafinowicz, Maria Dizzia, John Ortiz, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Kenan Thompson, Josh Pais

  • Directed by

    Zach Braff

  • Running time

    96 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot at, pursued, hit with flour, bitten by a puppy. Bank robberies (machine-gun fire/people wearing masks/yelling/fear). A window is shot (broken glass). Shoplifting, stolen vehicles, a motorised scooter almost crashes into a bus. A driver hits a shopping trolley with his car. Target practice (shooting range). A man explains how he found a puppy abandoned in a drainage ditch. People watch a movie (Dog Day Afternoon) about a botched bank robbery (man kicks door/gets surrounded by police). A man says his grandmother got locked up. World War II, Vietnam War mentioned. Yelling, screaming. Blood/gore: Hospital setting. Needle injected into skin, IV drips, breathing tube. Men are prepped for surgery (kidney donation/transplant). A man collapses several times. Spot of blood on finger (puppy bite). Dialysis, arthritis, gout, shingles, anxiety, pain, seizures, stress, cancer, renal failure, kidney transplant, stomach issue, diverticulitis, stroke, removing part of a colon, lactose intolerance mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couple in bed together after sex (implied). Cleavage. Someone is described as a walking venereal disease. A man is told to close his mouth while gawking at a female. A woman says suggestively that (chicken) breasts are better than thighs. Flirting, bum-squeezing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People get stoned (marijuana joint), bags/jars of marijuana and drug paraphenalia seen. A woman covered in flour is likened to a Colombian drug mule. A man jokes about putting cocaine in candy floss/cotton candy. Alcohol (beer, champagne, wine, spirits). Intoxication. Vials of prescription pills. Bar setting. Junkies, drugs mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-words, a-words, crap, p*ss, bloody. Name-calling (old timer, Einstein, man-whore, thugs, bad b*tch, lowlifes, deadbeats, stupid, selfish bastard, dummy, etc). Religious exclamations (oh my God, for God's sake, Jesus Christ, whenever the hell I want, goddam, did he find Jesus?, thank God etc). Jokes about ageing, death, World War II.

  • THEMES

    Ageing, bank robbery, home foreclosure, banks, corporate greed, friends, renal failure, dissolved pension, family, grandchildren, shoplifting, organ donation, marriage, happy endings.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Hospital, wedding, bar settings. Foreclosure notices, job loss. Divorce mentioned. A man wets his pants, urinal, urination. Animals in cages, tank fish, puppy, cat, turtle. Helicopter.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Agreeable, short, snappy, low-key, easygoing, genial, warmheated, enjoyable, feel-good, slick. Breezy/fun chemistry between leads, impressive cast, solid premise, some funny moments.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Predictable, safe, formulaic, forgettable, mushy, geriatric, tacky, crass, stupid, broad, underdeveloped, weightless. Forced slapstick/cheap laughs, feeble script, lacking in satire/bite, simple direction, annoying score.

Love the Coopers (Christmas with the Coopers)

Published in L
Thursday, 26 November 2015 00:22
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes, sexual references and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Some comfort, some joy.

  • Starring

    Diane Keaton, John Goodman, Ed Helms, Amanda Seyfried, Alan Arkin, Marisa Tomei, Olivia Wilde, Jake Lacy, Marisa Tomei, Alex Borstein, Timothée Chalamet, Maxwell Simkins, Blake Baumgartner, June Squibb, Anthony Mackie, Steve Martin (voice)

  • Directed by

    Jessie Nelson

  • Running time

    107 minutes

  • Rated

    PG (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are handcuffed, arrested, punched, dacked, thrown against a wall, hit with objects, pushed, ridiculed, knocked over. Stealing, objects knocked over. Arguing, yelling, screaming. People appear to turn into ice then shatter apart; a boy's head appears to explode. Dissecting rats mentioned. Blood/gore: Collapsed man, patient in hospital bed, IV drip, bruising, scar on wrist. Stroke mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, tongue-licking, ogling, undressing, infidelity. Cleavage, shop mannequins in lingerie, man in underwear, skimpy clothing. A little girl lifts up her dress to reveal her underwear. Reaching orgasm, sex life, homosexuality, sleeping with a married man, BJ (blow job), woman pouncing on man at a party/unexpected pregnancy mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, cocktails, shots, champagne). Woman passed out drunk. Bar setting. Photograph of teen with (assumed) joint. Getting stoned, caught holding a bong, being a smoker/alcoholic mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words. Name-calling. Slang for genitals. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Christmas, family, memories, marriage, separation, job interviews, classic movies, unlikely friendships, relationships, counselling, second chances, forgiveness, grief, death of a child, sisters, mall Santas.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased mother/wife, sister/daughter, engagement mentioned. A deceased toddler is seen in flashback. Hospital, bar, airport settings. Dogs. Vomiting, spitting, underarm sweat, bad smells, snort laughter. A child has a bathroom accident (implied). Hitch-hiking. Power blackout. Roast turkey seen. People dressed in penguin suits. Also released as Christmas with the Coopers.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Moving, starry, amusing, sweet, sincere. Impressive cast, standout performance by Olivia Wilde, some of the storylines have charm, throwback soundtrack, sleek lensing.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Depressing, formulaic, soppy, frustrating, tangled, fabricated, contrived, tasteless, tedious, numbing, slushy, overstuffed, over-narrated, jumbled. Annoying jokes/tropes, often unfunny/hackneyed humour, distracting camerawork, unnecessary flourishes, wasted cast, cringeing dialogue, smeary direction.

The Last Unicorn

Published in T
Saturday, 22 August 2015 08:55
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  • Rating

    G: General.

  • The pitch

    Spellbinding.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Alan Arkin, Jeff Bridges, Mia Farrow, Tammy Grimes, Robert Klein, Angela Lansbury, Christopher Lee, Keenan Wynn, Paul Frees, Rene Auberjonois

  • Directed by

    Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.

  • Running time

    92 minutes

  • Rated

    G (Australia), U (UK), G (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are pursued, caged, accused of theft, wrestled, throat-grabbed/near-choked, hit with an object, attacked/gored, tied up, cut by a sword. A character falls to his death. Objects dropped/smashed. Building collapse, avalanche. String you on barbed wire mentioned. Yelling, arguing. Blood/gore: Skeleton with crown of thorns. Burned hand. Cut mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Nude female (no genitals seen). A character is squished between a giant bosom. A young couple fall in love.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine).

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling. Religious exclamation.

  • THEMES

    Unicorns, extinction, loneliness, bravery, quests, sorcery, immortality, transformation, memories, riddles.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Unicorn, horses, dogs, eagle, lion, stag, rabbits, squirrel, birds, deer, butterfly, giant scary red bull, warthog, bear, steer, witch, hunchback, crow, snake, monkey, cat, narwhals, dragon, doves. Full moon, magic spells, skeleton. Based on the novel by Peter S. Beagle.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Enchanting, charming, melancholy, affecting, delightful, sweet, dreamlike, touching, memorable, engaging, vivid, distinctive. Exquisite unicorn, lovely twists, worthwhile story, impressive/stellar cast, top-rate voice work, interesting characters, lush/stirring/wonderful score, a close adaptation of the novel.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Slow-paced. Not-so-stellar/rudimentary animation, voice cast don't always match their roles.

Grudge Match

Published in G
Wednesday, 29 January 2014 01:32
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  • Rating

    M: Sporting violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Featherweight.

  • Starring

    Sylvester Stallone, Peter Segal, Kevin Hart, Alan Arkin, Jim Lampley, Rich Little, Kim Basinger, Jon Bernthal

  • Directed by

    Peter Segal

  • Running time

    113 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are punched, knocked over, slapped. Objects thrown, smashed. Property damage, smashed glass. Vehicle accident, underage driving. Boxing fighting, sparring, mixed martial arts. Arguing. School fighting mentioned. Blood/gore: Grazed faces. Bloody cuts, busted nose, bleeding, blood spray, blood on objects. Bandage. Swelling, bruising.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple are interrupted having half-clothed sex in the back seat of a car. Flirting, kissing, crotch-grabbing. Man in underwear, women in skimpy clothing, shirtless men, cleavage, swimwear. References to sex acts, prostitution, infidelity.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, champagne). Gambling seen, discussed. Prescription meds. Child in licensed premises.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, a-words, s-words, bastard. Bleeped f-words. Derogatory terms and references about women. Slang and actual terms for genitals, slang for bodily functions, sexual slang. Name-calling. Jokes about rape, inappropriate touching, prostitutes, weight, age, race, homophobia, gender. Religious references and exclamations. Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES

    Boxing, grudges, rivals, training, memories, retirement, social media, bad acting, publicity, family, junk art, relationships, blindness, bad grandparenting, meeting biological child.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased husband mentioned, infidelity discussed. Job losses. Casino, bar, hospital settings. Skydiving, plane, welding sparks, pigeons. Medical check-ups. Slicing beef, hanging slabs of meat. Toilet, urine, vomiting. Sweeping camera aerials over city. Post-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Sentimental, slick, passable, harmless, lightweight, amiable. Realistic portrayal of ageing, top cast, occasionally funny, good Rocky references, appealing premise. Best scenes are during end credits.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Exploitative, clichéd, poor, cheap, unambitious, over-edited, slow, unchallenging, predictable, creaky, mediocre, overcooked, wretched, sad, depressing, baffling. Unnecessary subplots, mediocre script, average CGI, terrible opener, sloppy final fight scene.

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

Published in T
Thursday, 14 March 2013 02:30
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  • Rating

    M: Comedic violence and sexual references.

  • The pitch

    Pulls comedy out of a hat then makes it disappear.

  • Starring

    Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi, Jim Carrey, Olivia Wilde, James Gandolfini, Alan Arkin, Jay Mohr, Mason Cook, Luke Vanek, David Copperfield

  • Directed by

    Don Scardino

  • Running time

    100 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A group of bullies chase a child, tease him, punch him in the stomach and make him eat bark. A hangman's noose is seen as part of a magic trick. Magic fireballs are thrown at people. A man is punched in the face. Cutting oneself deliberately (mentioned). Two men fall to the ground; one is stretchered away with injuries (broken ribs, ankles). A building is demolished. A man lies down on red hot coals; burning flesh is heard and mentioned. A boy carries a rabbit and a blade away (implying that he is planning to kill and eat the bunny). A man dresses up as a human pinata and allows kids to beat him with sticks. A man burns his arm deliberately. A man hammers a nail with his head. A man drills a hole in his head. Yelling, shouting, screaming. Blood/gore: A man slices open his face and removes an object; blood is seen on his hands, face and the object. Skin-stitching is seen (needle is obvious). A large amount of pepper-spray is sprayed on a man's face. A tiger attack is mentioned. A bird is described as having been deboned in order to perform a magic trick. Bandages are seen. Perspiration is discussed; sweat-stains are seen on clothing. A man vomits. A man regurgitates sweets.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Two men sandwich a woman and rub up against her. A man uses suggestive language to invite a woman back to his room for sex. Passionate kissing. Sex and sexual intentions are mentioned. Condoms (in packets) are seen. Nudity: Magicians' assistants wear skimpy costumes. A woman is seen in her underwear. A woman's bra is seen as she is dressed.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A boy carries vials of medication for his allergies, eczema and testosterone levels. Natives are seen chewing betel leaf and collapsing from the effects. Drugs are imported and cooked. Roomfuls of people are knocked out using drug-smoke. Alcohol (cocktails, beer, champagne, spirits). Gambling (casino setting, casino games are seen).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch, slang for bodily fluids. Name-calling, teasing. A man calls himself the 'Brain Rapist'. Religious exclamations. Gender and racial stereotyping.

  • THEMES

    Magic, friendship, estrangement, narcissism, partnerships, rivalry, stunts, tricks, illusion, gaudiness.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Hospital setting (a man has suffered a stroke). Allergies. Birds, rabbits, puppies, butterfly. Animals in cages. Animals with lice (mentioned). Animals are seen injured and mocked. Bloody steak is pictured. Urination is discussed; comic graphics are shown. Some magic tricks are explained. People enter confined spaces as part of various magic tricks; one man suffers a claustrophobic panic attack.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Likeable. Mildly amusing. First half-hour is promising.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Scattered jokes. One-dimensional characterisation. Repetitive. Conjures up little magic. Few surprises. Outdated. Farcical.