Displaying items by tag: Blake Lively Saturday, 22 February 2020

Café Society (2016)

Published in C
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 02:59
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Watch every movie like it's your last.

  • Starring

    Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Steve Carell, Parker Posey, Blake Lively, Corey Stoll, Ken Stott, Jeannie Berlin

  • Directed by

    Woody Allen

  • Running time

    96 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, punched, threatened at gunpoint, robbed, roughed up, arrested. Death sentence (electric chair). Objects damaged (sabotage). A man says he will kill himself/die if he loses a woman. A story is heard of a taxi driving through the frontage of a restaurant. Man knocking his mistress's teeth out, threats to beat up neighbour, threats to shoot dog, deliberately denting car, Adolf Hitler, racketeering, extortion, tax evasion, execution mentioned. Arguing. Blood/gore: Corpses. Bodies thrown into pits/covered with cement. Bloody shirt, towel. Scattering ashes.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A man hires a prostitute. Undressing, kissing. Woman in underwear. Cleavage. Infidelity. Sex with wife/other woman, men leaving wives for younger women, man sleeping with wife's sister, stripper, blowing fortune on showgirls mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (champagne, cocktails, spirits, beer, wine). Bar, nightclub settings. Smoking (cigars, cigarettes). Gambling (craps). Opium, blowing fortune on racing, muggles, reefers, smoking dope, dope addict mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    Bullsh*t, bastard. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations (oh God, Jesus, what the hell, Christ).

  • THEMES

    1930s Hollywood, 1930s New York, manners, nepotism, pretension, socialites, gangsters, infidelity, disillusionment, rejection, brothers, name-dropping, scandal, corruption.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead brother/son. Man cheating on wife. Marriage proposals. Relationship breakups. Wedding, courtroom, bar, club, prison settings. Leaving wife for other woman, husband left wife for best friend, divorce mentioned. Fur coats. Horse. Power blackout. Some Hebrew.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Bittersweet, easygoing, snazzy, enjoyable, nostalgic, witty, charming, polished, lavish, watchable, elegant. Top-rate/adept ensemble cast, endearing chemistry between Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart, sumptuous/honeyed/lustrous visuals, rich/inspired production design, nimble/formidable/breathtaking/scrumptious cinematography, diosyncratic dialogue, witty costuming, rich/romantic soundtrack, poignant ending; Allen's first use of digital cameras.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Familiar, uneven, forgettable, frustrating. Some out-of-place/unconvincing elements, feels a little too fabricated/contrived at times.

The Shallows (2016)

Published in T
Sunday, 21 August 2016 23:01
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  • Rating

    M: Sense of peril, bloody injury detail and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Blake catches a break.

  • Starring

    Blake Lively, Óscar Jaenada, Lozano Corzo, Jose Manual, Brett Cullen, Sedona Legge, Pablo Calva, Janelle Bailey, Sully "Steven" Seagull

  • Directed by

    Jaume Collet-Serra

  • Running time

    86 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are attacked by a shark (spoiler alert!), bitten, dragged underwater, stung, hunted, pursued. Animals are bitten, stabbed, squished, eaten, shot, near-burned, stung, impaled. A woman hits her head badly, near-drowns. Objects rammed, snapped in half, thrown through the air, bitten. Theft. Screaming, shouting, arguing. Blood/gore: Corpse, body split in half, animal carcass/flesh. Bloody cuts/bite wounds/legs/feet/shoulder/face/nose/hand/wing/feathers. Wound-stitching/dressing/bandaging; dislocated bone reset. Bloodied water, bleeding limb, object protruding from flesh, dislodged tooth. Cracked lips, sunburn, stings, gangrene, scar. Woman in wheelchair with IV drips and catheters (cancer assumed). Cadavers mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    People in swimwear/skimpy clothing, shirtless men, cleavage. A text message from a girl states she is meeting up with a guy and her friend should not wait up for her. An island is likened to a pregnant woman.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Bottle of spirits, intoxicated man. Hangover, Advil, Novocaine mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-words. Religious exclamation (OMG).

  • THEMES

    Shark attack, survival, secret beaches, surfing, swimming for one's life, fire coral, panic, abandonment, problem solving, GoPro cameras, death, loss, grieving, memories, found footage, low tide, high tide.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased mother mentioned. Shark, seagulls, dolphins, crabs, jellyfish. Vomiting. Brief Spanish (some subtitles/translation).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Patient, atmospheric, tense, thrilling, back-to-basics, high-stakes, personal, visceral, intimate, sober, wrenching, unexpected, crowd-pleasing, beautiful, careful, well-paced, superb, refreshing, crackling, realistic, straight, simple, primal, harrowing, effective. Solid/convincing/all-or-nothing/compelling performance by Blake Lively, standout/scene-stealing/delightful performance by Sully "Steven" Seagull, terrifying shark, lean script, clever construction, iimmediate/jaw-dropping action, gorgeous cinematography, stunning location, absurdist ending, knowingly silly touches.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Predictable, manipulative, calculated. Dull/groan-worthy epilogue, some obvious face-replacement CGI on Blake Lively's body double, some laughable dialogue/exposition.

The Age of Adaline

Published in T
Wednesday, 15 April 2015 12:06
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and sexual references.

  • The pitch

    Something almost magical.

  • Starring

    Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman, Ellen Burstyn, Harrison Ford, Amanda Crew, Kathy Baker, Anthony Ingruber

  • Directed by

    Lee Toland Krieger

  • Running time

    110 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A man is playfully punched, slapped. Dangerous driving, hit-and-run, car accidents, rollovers, smashed glass. Fake IDs, passports. Forgery, felony, World War II, Lenin, workers/engineers killed mentioned. Images of devastation from San Francisco earthquake. Blood/gore: Bloody head, hands, object. Wound cleaning, stitching, bandage. Coffin. Patient in hospital bed/stretcher, IV drip. Stopping breathing, anoxia, heart stopped beating, broken hip, kidney failure, hypothermia mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has bedroom sex (implied). Kissing, flirting. Shirtless man in towel, low-cut gown, cleavage. Promiscuity mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, champagne, spirits, cocktail). Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    Religious exclamation.

  • THEMES

    Ageing, romance, love, eternal youth, single parenting, anoxia, New Year's Eve, love at first sight, philanthropy, photographs, memories, time, history, jealousy.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead husband, dead pet. Deceased mother mentioned. Defibrillation, CPR, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Wedding, church, christening, funeral settings. Dogs, horses (archival footage), sheep, ladybug. Lightning, plane, fireworks. High, sweeping/swirling cinematography, some shaky close-up camerawork. Brief Portuguese (no subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Entertaining, fantastical, cinematic, vivid, melancholic, enjoyable. Exquisite/sumptuous/arresting cinematography, beautiful costumes and hair/make-up, appealing/graceful performance by Blake Lively, raw/vulnerable performance from Harrison Ford, uncanny performance by Anthony Ingruber as a young Harrison Ford, promising premise, charming score, seamless editing.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Predictable. Some corny dialogue, absurdist plot twist, zero chemistry between leads, silly/holier-than-though/unbelievable/insulting narration.