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Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

Published in K
Tuesday, 16 August 2016 04:02
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes and violence, some scenes may scare young children.

  • The pitch

    Don't mess with the monkey.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Art Parkinson, Charlize Theron, Matthew McConaughey, Ralph Fiennes, George Takei, Rooney Mara, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Brenda Vaccaro

  • Directed by

    Travis Knight

  • Running time

    101 minutes

  • Rated

    PG (Australia), PG (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are capsized, thrown overboard, near-drowned (assumed), scalded, hit with objects/whipped, thrown through the air, poked, grabbed, pursued, near-stomped, near-eaten, chained up, kicked, hypnotised, slapped, attacked. Sword battles. Characters hit their heads, fall from high ledges. Animated origami animals are cut up, maimed, throat-cut. Fish are speared/chopped up/eaten. A village is destroyed (burned to the ground). Objects thrown, broken. Explosions. Yelling, roaring. "They'll kill me and take out your eye", "I'm going to stab him" mentioned. Blood/gore: Blood oozes into water when a character hits her face on a sharp rock. Bloody cuts. Red paper spurts like spraying blood. Giant eyeballs spurt inky liquid when shot with arrows, sword in eyeball. Whale carcass, pile of animal bones, giant skeleton with swords in skull. Scars, bruising, eye patch, bandage.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Flirting.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Smoking (pipe).

  • LANGUAGE

    A character says "food" in place of another f-word. Name-calling (show-off). Religious references.

  • THEMES

    Family, quests, faith, magic, origami, mother-son relationships, death, sacrifice, loss, memorialising, grief, storytelling, ceremony, evil sisters, destiny, betrayal, blindness, dreams, mortality, Obon Festival, mythology.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead parents. Dead mother. Dead father/husband mentioned. Cemetery setting. Ghostly spirits of deceased loved ones, witches, giant skeleton with fiery red eyes, giant eyeballs. Tidal wave, snowstorm, full moon, thunder, lightning, waterfall, rockfall. Monkey, beetle, fireflies, heron, box of fish (market), origami animals (snake, deer, dragon, tiger, spider, shark, chicken, birds, mosquitoes). Snail/slug cooked and eaten. Feathers worn. Gagging, slurping, licking. Bright white flashes. Vision over end credits, mid-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Staggering, beautiful, unforgettable, immense, true, emotional, powerful, poignant, engaging, immersive, funny, assured, tender, original, dark, thrilling, spectacular, magical, wondrous, inventive. Jaw-dropping/distinctive craftmanship, inspired/richly inspired/tactile/ingenious/ravishing production design/stop-motion, gorgeous/striking/dazzling/eye-popping/evocative/tremendous visuals, lush/lively/stirring/Asian-accented score, obsessive attention to detail, excellent voice cast, warm/engaging characters, often-harrowing/dream-like narrative, cutting-edge technology.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Incessant references to the storytelling process, non-Asian cast, some underdeveloped characterisation.

San Andreas

Published in S
Tuesday, 26 May 2015 00:27
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  • Rating

    M: Disaster themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    A smashing movie.

  • Starring

    Alexandra Daddario, Carla Gugino, Dwayne Johnson, Colton Haynes, Ioan Gruffudd, Archie Panjabi, Vanessa Ross, Paul Giamatti, Kylie Minogue, Will Yun Lee, Matt Gerald, Art Parkinson

  • Directed by

    Brad Peyton

  • Running time

    114 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are crushed/near-crushed, drowned (implied), near-drowned, trapped, thrown through the air, burned, thrown to the ground, thrown to their death (implied), held at gunpoint, punched, thrown overboard, swept away. You name it, it gets wrecked: vehicles, aircraft, buildings, boats, ships, bridges, dam, windscreen, windows, streets, businesses, famous city, major landmarks. Earthquakes, tremors, aftershocks, rockfalls, tsunami. A car is thrown over a cliff edge/dangles precariously. Vehicle collisions, speeding, dangerous driving, theft, looting, helicopter engine failure/crash, plane crashes (implied). Explosions, fireballs, burning buildings/city streets, gunfire. Yelling, screaming, arguing, mass panic. Footage/images of wreckage from earthquakes in Alaska (1964) and Valdivia, flooding. Tours in Afghanistan, getting shot at, Hiroshima mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody cuts, grazes, gash, faces, ear, neck, torsos, arms; bloody nose, lips, mouth, wound. Bleeding head/ear. Objects through skin. CPR, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, people on stretchers/crutches, walking wounded. Lots of people assumed dead.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Teen in bikini, cleavage, tight-fitting clothing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (cocktails). Bar setting.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-words, a-word. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Earthquakes, San Andreas Fault, seismology, search and rescue, family, father-daughter relationships, brothers, death of a child, grief, news reporting, live television broadcast, tremors, aftershocks.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead daughter (drowning), divorce mentioned. Helicopters, planes, parachuting, birds, tank fish. High/sweeping aerial cinematography.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Loud, effects-filled, well-executed, bright, bloodless, campy, cheesy, mindless. Terrific cast, spectacular special effects, physicall intense scenes, great/well-rendered computer-generated detail, solid underlying geological principals, huge (implied) body count, occasional twinkle of humour, decent set-pieces, plenty of OMG to look at, blissfully stupid B-movie thrills.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Formulaic, predictable, clunky, boneheaded. Weak females/characterisation/plotting/dialogue, scale of destruction is disproportionate to depicted destruction, stretches belief, ignores body count/devastational impact, lacks tension, disaster footage gets less effective as it goes more over-the-top.

Love, Rosie

Published in L
Friday, 24 October 2014 02:07
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  • Rating

    M: Coarse language and sexual references.

  • The pitch

    You can't hurry love.

  • Starring

    Lily Collins, Sam Claflin, Art Parkinson, Tamsin Egerton, Christian Cooke, Suki Waterhouse, Jaime Winstone, Lily Laight

  • Directed by

    Christian Ditter

  • Running time

    102 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are punched. Items smashed. A child falls off a bicycle. Killing yourself mentioned. Screaming. Blood/gore: Pumped stomach mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couples (including teenagers) have sex. A woman is handcuffed to her bedframe. Kissing. Shirtless males, female bottom, girls in underwear, nightwear, skimpy clothing, cleavage. Half-nude female on magazine cover. Infidelity.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, shots, cocktails, champagne, wine, beer). Intoxication. Morning-after pill mentioned. Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, w*nker. Name-calling. Slang and actual terms for genitals. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Friendship, teenage sex, fate, pregnancy, marriage, weddings, relationships, home birth, adoption, single parenting, instant messaging, hotel management.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased father/husband. Childbirth scene. Wedding, funeral, cemetery, bar, nightclub, airport, hospital settings. Plane. Based on the novel Where Rainbows End by Cecilia Ahern.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Pleasant, cheery, sweet, amiable, winsome. Sparky performances, amusing script, likeable leads, impressionistic visuals, bawdy humour, spry script, sufficiently flawed characters, springy editing.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Predictable, bland, saccharine, absurd, unrealistic, calculated, phony, corny. Underwritten characters, tonal lapses, characters never age.

Dracula Untold

Published in D
Monday, 06 October 2014 11:17
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Horror themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    A bloody mess.

  • Starring

    Luke Evans, Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper, Art Parkinson, Charles Dance, Diarmaid Murtagh, Paul Kaye, William Houston, Noah Huntley

  • Directed by

    Gary Shore

  • Running time

    92 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People/vampires are taken hostage (child) whipped (children), slashed, stabbed, pulled into darkness, thrown through the air, face-grabbed, shoved into wall, bitten, burned, hit with objects, knocked aside, tackled, tripped, impaled, run through, punched, clawed, kicked, headbutted, staked through the heart. People fall from great heights/from a horse. Vampires burn/explode/turn to dust. Falling objects, burning objects/ground/houses/villages, arson, property damage. Blood/gore: Lots of dead bodies. Dripping blood, drinking blood, evaporating blood, bloody thumbprint, bloody objects, blood-splattered people. Stuffed monkeys. Dismembered limb, slit throats, sliced hand, broken skull, burning flesh, sooty/bloody face, lash marks, impaled bodies, crushed bone, skeletons, skulls, bones, scars, healing cuts, fresh cuts, burnt body, self-harm.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Man pulls wife into bath with him (implied sex). Kissing, hugging, flirting, ogling, undressing. Shirtless man. Low-cut bodice, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine).

  • LANGUAGE

    Religion, religious iconography, religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Dracula, resurrection, vampires, enhanced abilities, armies.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Boys taken from families, hearing voices. Missing battalion mentioned. Vampires (pale faces, claws, teeth, super speed, oversized tongue, red eyes, vampire vision, super strength, super hearing) bats, caged birds, taxidermy monkeys, spiders, wolves, worms, insect. Whole roasted pig. Spitting.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Gloomy, angst-ridden, well-cast, keen, lively, whittled, armour-clanging, cloak-swishing, modest, decorous. Frenetic/large-scale battle scenes.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Mechanical, rote, muddled, cursory, misconceived, demure, dull. Terrible dialogue, very little horror/heroism, poor editing, cheap effects, relatively bloodless.