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Passengers (2016)

Published in P
Tuesday, 27 December 2016 11:12
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes.

  • The pitch

    Something broken; something big.

  • Starring

    Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Michael Sheen, Laurence Fishburne, Andy Garcia

  • Directed by

    Morten Tyldum

  • Running time

    116 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A man contemplates suicide. Characters are punched, kicked, near-drowned, trapped in a hibernation pod (claustrophobic), poked, slapped, near-hit by falling objects, injured by flying debris, deprived of oxygen, thrown to the ground, sucked through doors, scalded, dragged. An android slams his head into a counter-top. Objects thrown, smashed, hit with tools, pushed off table, incinerated. A spaceship is hit by asteroids. Explosions, burning equipment, fireball. Yelling, arguing, screaming. Shoplifting, murder mentioned. A man say, "you kill me". Blood/gore: Dead bodies. Bloody arm, noses, hand, bandage; bleeding, coughing up blood. Object removed from skin. Injections (needles seen entering skin/blood spots on wounds). Torn skin flaps (on android). Scars, cuts. Defibrillation, resuscitation, oxygen mask. A man suffers from hibernation sickness, a woman says she is going to be sick.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Sex scenes (bedroom, cafeteria, etc). Kissing, undressing, flirting, voyeurism, hand-holding. Nude couple (no genitals seen). Male bottom, sideboob. People in swimwear, nightwear. Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, cocktails, wine, champagne). Intoxication. Drawers of medication. Sedative pills dispensed (none consumed).

  • LANGUAGE

    S-word, sonofab*tch, damn, oh God.

  • THEMES

    Colonisation, cryosleep, loneliness, need, greed, betrayal, survival, mechanics, ethics, suicide, writers, mortality, entertainment, humankind, over-population, relationships, anger, hurt, death, gravity, class, system failure.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead friend, partners. Dead father (heart attack) mentioned. Freefalling in space. Power blackout. Chickens, birds.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Effective, touching, heartfelt, impressive, interesting, enjoyable, creepy. Magnetic/charming chemistry between Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt, terrific supporting performance by Michael Sheen, intriguing premise, promising beginning, sharp/seamless CGI, visually impressive/dazzling set pieces, impressive swimming pool scene, elegant costumes, moments of brilliance.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Familiar, heavy-handed, predictable, sterile, thin, flat-footed, dumbed-down, creaky, disappointing, anodyne, un-dramatic, forgettable,corny, silly, unconvincing. Loose assembly, underwritten characters, some head-slappingly bad dialogue, perfunctory spacewalk scene, intrusive score, iffy/stupid conclusion.

Ghostbusters (2016)

Published in G
Tuesday, 12 July 2016 06:06
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild supernatural themes and coarse language; some scenes may scare young children.

  • The pitch

    Ley lady ley.

  • Starring

    Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Ed Begley Jr., Charles Dance, Steve Higgins, Andy Garcia, Cecily Strong

  • Directed by

    Paul Feig

  • Running time

    117 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A man commits suicide (electrocution). Characters are slimed, burned, thrown through the air/against walls/out windows, punched, tackled, hit with/by objects, lassoed, hit by a train, pursued, throat-grabbed, dragged, slapped, blasted, trapped. Objects thrown, smashed, catapulted, kicked, crushed. Characters dangle precariously. A woman's head spins around. Reckless driving, a car collides with other vehicles/objects. Armed military personnel, tanks. Loud knocking sounds, mass panic. Ground cracking open, other-worldly portals, explosions, sparks, burning objects. Stealing. Roaring, screaming, yelling. Enslave elephants, anti-Irish fence, servants stabbed to death, daughter locked in basement, "I'm gonna kill you", you're gonna die, being bullied, terrorists, burn in hell, electrocuted people, massacres mentioned. Blood/gore: People are covered in slime. Man on stretcher. Human remains, people turned inside out (skin inside/organs outside) mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Bum-wiggling, flirting, provocative (bad) dancing. Drawing of ghost with large breasts. Photos of shirtless man (chiseled abs and ripped six-pack visible), cleavage. A creature is shot in the crotch area. Mild innuendo ("pull it out"). Nude mannequins. Stripper pole, strippergram, virginity mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, beer; bar setting). Advertisements for beer, spirits seen. May have been drunk, on crack, Chinese gambling den, drugged with hallucinogens, AA meeting mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-word, a-word, butt, cr*p, p*ss, b*tches, frickin. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations (damn, OMG, hell). Obscene finger gestures. Jokes about race, gender, culture.

  • THEMES

    Ghostbusting, the paranormal, scientists, haunted buildings, himbos, protonic reversal, human possession, heavy metal, ley lines, tenure, tour guides, remakes.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Job loss. Dead father/colleague mentioned. Lightning, thunder. Objects move/open/rattle by themselves. Ghostly apparitions with scary eyes (green/yellow/red or blue), decaying skin, exposed torsos/skeletons, long arms, sharpened teeth, pterodactyl wings. Ghostly figures/hands seen trapped behind glass, demonic drawings, giant balloon figures, bogeyman. Fart sound, belch, vomiting, spitting. Cat allergy, urine smell mentioned. Mid-credits vision, post-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Crowd-pleasing, funny, silly, confident, affectionate, ridiculous, hallucinatory, loose, subversive, witty, appealing, energetic, inventive, warm-hearted, nostalgic, spirited, entertaining, diverting, fresh, playful, goofy. Stellar cast, tremendous/warm/undeniable/easy chemistry between leads, scene-stealing performance by Chris Hemsworth, amusing in-jokes, slickly rendered visual effects, fan-pleasing cameos, crisp cinematography, solid score, touching tribute to Harold Ramis.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Ineffectual/forgettable villain, some messy CGI, effects-riddled/unwieldy third act, tries a little too hard to hat-tip the first film.

Let's Be Cops

Published in L
Monday, 10 November 2014 11:16
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong violence, sexual references, nudity and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Bunch of twerks.

  • Starring

    Jake Johnson, Damon Wayans Jr., Rob Riggle, Nina Dobrev, James D'Arcy, Keegan-Michael Key, Andy Garcia, Jonathan Lajoie, Tom Mardirosian

  • Directed by

    Luke Greenfield

  • Running time

    104 minutes

  • Rated

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, shot at, punched, wrestled, held at gunpoint, slapped, kicked, pile-driven, king hit, bound, head-butted, interrogated, tortured, dragged, hooded, waterboarded. People thrown through a window, thrown from high ledge. Fender bender, reckless driving. Objects thrown, property damage, broken glass, break-and-enter. Shooting cops mentioned. Arguing, yelling, screaming. Blood/gore: Bloody wounds, bloody mouth, bloody nose, blood spurt, bruising, scars. Photos of bloody victims/bodies. Bleeding out mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, flirting. Erotic dancing, undressing. Skimpy clothing, cleavage, nude man, half-nude woman (back view), shirtless man. Sexual-themed gestures, innuendo. Genital herpes mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Smoking a crack pipe (crystal meth), marijuana. Drug-induced vision. Alcohol (beer, wine, champagne, spirits). Gambling. Weed mentioned. Club setting.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch. Name-calling. Slang and actual terms for genitals. Derogatory term for police officers. Gender stereotypes, racial references, ethnic humour. Obscene hand gestures. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Police work, costume parties, video game design, football, impersonating a police officer, mobsters, roommates, surveillance, undercover work, underachievers, karaoke.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Spitting, gagging. Flashing strobe lights.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Raucous, amusing, watchable. Slick tech values, savvy soundtrack, appealing leads, simple premise, fun closing credits.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Predictable, slow-paced, weird, ridiculous, confusing, sloppy, over-edited, overlong, hyperactive, shoddy, homophobic. Flat jokes, heavy exposition, insulting ending, mostly humourless, lame script, poor direction, tired gags.

Kill The Messenger

Published in K
Thursday, 09 October 2014 03:41
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  • Rating

    R (USA): Language and drug content.

  • The pitch

    Contra-versial.

  • Starring

    Jeremy Renner, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rosemarie DeWitt, Barry Pepper, Oliver Platt, Andy Garcia, Paz Vega, Michael Sheen, Ray Liotta, Yul Vazquez, Lucas Hedges

  • Directed by

    Michael Cuesta

  • Running time

    112 minutes

  • Rated

    CTC (Australia), NR (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are held at gunpoint, kidnapped, pursued. Objects punched/kicked, window smashed. Images of soldiers carrying guns, explosions, weapons firing, burning buildings, people being handcuffed. Rapists, paedophiles, killing people, dying children, suicide mentioned. Yelling, arguing. Blood/gore: Bloody scratch, bloody hand. Bandages. Images of corpses, body bags, blood-covered fabric, baby in ICU.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couple in bed (sex implied). Kissing. Swimwear, nightwear, cleavage, shirtless men, men in underwear. Infidelity discussed.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Images of illegal drugs, drug dealing, drug-taking, drug paraphernalia. Prescription drugs consumed. Alcohol (beer, champagne, wine, cocktails). Underage drinking. Smoking. War on drugs, drug abuse, heroin, marijuana, crack cocaine, narcotics, dope mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, bastard, b*tch. Name-calling. Slang for bodily functions. Religious exclamations. Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES

    Gary Webb, Dark Alliance: The Story Behind the Crack Explosion, US government, conspiracy theories, news reporting, investigative journalism,informants, lies, power, bribery, corruption, drugs, drug dealing, racism, father-son relationships, infidelity, awards, motorcycle maintenance, Nicaragua, San Jose Mercury News.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased mistress (suicide) mentioned. Suicide (gunshots) mentioned. Prison, courtroom, airport settings. Plane, helicopters, ducks, horses, tank fish. Cooking hamburgers, hot dogs; roast chicken eaten. Urination. Based on a true story.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Assiduous, engrossing, flinty, brainy, fact-based, gritty, cautionary, painful, worthwhile, compelling, coherent, ballsy, sincere, well-meaning, admirable. Excellent performance from Jeremy Renner, topnotch cast, steady flow of tension, great story, standout performance from Lucas Hedges, the film has passion/heart.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Patchy, unsubtle, idealistic, generic, sprawling, overstuffed, strained, dated, self-congratulatory, clichéd. A little too sympathetic toward subject, overuse of news exposition montages, plot holes, mismatched tones, glorified cameos.

Rio 2

Published in R
Sunday, 13 April 2014 09:01
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  • Rating

    G (USA): General.

  • The pitch

    Meet the Parrots.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Anne Hathaway, Leslie Mann, Jemaine Clement, Kristin Chenoweth, Jesse Eisenberg, Miguel Ferrer, Jamie Foxx, Jake T. Austin, Pierce Gagnon, Andy Garcia, Jeffrey Garcia, Rachel Crow, Bernardo de Paula, will.i.am, George Lopez, Bruno Mars

  • Directed by

    Carlos Saldanha

  • Running time

    101 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Character are tied to a rocket, accidentally set on fire, shot (dart), bound, hit with objects, thrown through the air, near-poisoned, thrown overboard, poked, bitten, eaten by a snake (implied), abducted, throat-grabbed. A poisonous frog drinks her own toxin to imply suicide. Smashed objects, broken glass, explosions. A song lyric discusses killing other birds. Animals attack/eat/swoop each other/people. Axe thrown. Screaming, hissing. Blood/gore: A bird learns he'll never fly again, damaged feathers seen (flashback). Charred wings/feathers. Animal skeletons.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, hugging, snuggling, preening. Skimpy clothing, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (champagne). Frog poison seen/consumed.

  • LANGUAGE

    Poop, poo, droppings. Name-calling. Religious exclamation.

  • THEMES

    New Year's Eve, the Amazon, the jungle, family, Carnaval, Shakespeare, adventure, exploration, duets, father-daughter relationships, reunions, technology, logging, deforestation, environmentalism, forbidden love, auditions, Brazil nuts, soccer, football.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Fireworks, waterfalls, rapids, full moon, thunder, lightning, fortune telling. Birds (lots), spider (huge), snakes, spiderweb, dog, monkeys, butterfly, tank fish, river fish, frog, sloth, tapir, porcupine, turtles, insects, bats, piranhas, mosquitoes, alligators, panther, porpoises, squirrel. Spitting, drool.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Delightful, thrilling, vibrant, complex, elegant, infectious, lighthearted, charming, hyperactive, bright, noisy, eye-popping, ear-tickling, fun. Splashy score, top-notch voice talent, sharp-witted writing, beautifully choreographed musical numbers, creative aerials, complex action sequences, gorgeous backdrops, colourful cast, two-tiered humour, chirpy energy, family friendly.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Predictable, overstuffed, shapeless, bland, jumbled, forced, repetitive, manufactured. Derivative plotting, slapstick visuals, lazy writing, too many villains, competing agendas, trite eco-sermonising.