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Churchill (2017)

Published in C
Tuesday, 23 May 2017 11:48
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Mature themes.

  • The pitch

    The man behind the smokescreen.

  • Starring

    Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson, John Slattery, Ella Purnell, Julian Wadham, Richard Durden, James Purefoy, Danny Webb

  • Directed by

    Jonathan Teplitzky

  • Running time

    98 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A woman slaps her husband's face. A man is pushed aside. A man thumps his fist on a desk and yells at a female employee. A man swipes objects from a table and throws a bottle while arguing with his wife. Kids play with toy rifles. Discussion about war and war tactics includes mentions of: Nazis, Hitler, dropping bombs, Allied forces, the Blitz, beach landings, many men/soldiers/civilians will be killed/slaughtered/butchered, casualties, poison gas, Boer War, Gallipoli, etc. Yelling, arguing. Sound effects of bombing, explosions, cries of pain, screaming heard. Blood/gore: A man walks through a muddy field littered with dead soldiers on ground/in barbed wire. Bloody sea water. A man says "their blood soaks my hands" referring to casualties of war. A man describes battle injuries ("eyes shot out, legs blown up by land mine, many dead or maimed, shellshocked, bloody sea foam", etc.) A man walks with a cane.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    (None): Man in underwear, man in robe. Perverted mentioned (malapropism).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, hip flask). Smoking (cigars, cigarettes).

  • LANGUAGE

    S-word, bastards. Name-calling (smug, puffed up little sh*t, bloody fool, stupid girl, etc). Religious references (prayer) and exclamations (Jesus Christ, bloody hell, for Christ's sake, goddamn, God knows, oh Heavens, God speed, etc).

  • THEMES

    Winston Churchill, World War II, D-Day, Operation Overlord, Eisenhower, Allied forces, US-UK relations, 1940s Britain, leaders, history, speeches, heroes, duty, marriage.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Marriage separation, extra-marital affairs mentioned. Based on a true story.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    (tbc)

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    (tbc)

Pixels

Published in P
Saturday, 12 September 2015 00:02
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes, violence, coarse language and sexual references.

  • The pitch

    It's on like Donkey Kong.

  • Starring

    Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, Matt Lintz, Brian Cox, Sean Bean, Jane Krakowski, Dan Aykroyd

  • Directed by

    Chris Columbus

  • Running time

    106 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are attacked by animated creatures, pixellated, shot with laser guns, eaten/swallowed, threatened/hit with objects, punched, thrown from a moving vehicle, slapped, knocked over, maimed, shown in prison cuffs/chains, kicked, flattened, disintegrated. People play a violent video game where characters are shot, stabbed, grabbed/attacked. Sword-fighting (ninjas). Military bases, vehicles, aircraft, soldiers. Explosions, shattered glass, damaged/burning vehicles/buildings/objects, mass panic. Major landmarks damaged/destroyed. Dangerous driving, car driven into water, vehicle collisions, vehicles crushed/totalled. Petty theft. TV news footage of arrests. Yelling, screaming, arguing. Shooting the US president, advanced weapons testing, JFK/Zapruder, phone tapping, bankruptcy, hacking, killing mentioned. A military man declares that Russia, Iran and Google should be blown up. Blood/gore: Missing/pixellated body parts. Blood spatter/wounds on violent video game. Blood of innocent children mentioned. A man has a clear robotic head; inner workings of the machinery is visible.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, flirting, ogling, bum-slapping. Skimpy clothing/costumes/evening wear, swimwear/gymwear, cleavage, bare midriffs, hairy bum crack, cartoon image of a shirtless male. Hugging/kissing men (accusation/derogatory implication of homosexuality). Sexually suggestive dancing. Cheating spouses, dancing in underwear/naked, being a virgin mentioned. Sexual innuendo, threesome references.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Bottle of chloroform. Alcohol (wine, beer, champagne, spirits, shots, cocktails). Dorm room drug party, (magic) mushrooms, roofies, drugging mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, a-words, b*tch, cr*p, butt, bad mother--, bloody. Name-calling, derogatory term for women. Gender, cultural, racial stereotypes and references/mild racism, misogyny. Religious references and exclamations. Poop, vomit mentioned.

  • THEMES

    Planetary invasion, UFOs, conspiracy, championships, patterns, Galaga, Pacman, Space Invaders, Donkey Kong, Q*bert, Tetris, Burger Time, arcade gaming, cheating, nerds, infidelity.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Divorce, cheating husband/father mentioned. Prison setting. Engagement. Helicopters. Frog, gorilla, ostriches, flying creatures, centipedes, dog, duck. Urination. Brief Hindi language (subtitles). Brief Japanese language (no subtitles). Based on the short film Pixels by Patrick Jean.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Cheesy, CGI-intensive, competent. Fantastic/goofy premise, eye-catching 3D, eighties nostalgic, mostly kid-friendly, reasonably fleet, a few genuinely funny moments, witty touches, fun cameos, adorable retro introduction, thrilling Donkey Kong scene, Peter Dinklage is hilarious.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    One-note, lazy, dim-witted. Average performances/special effects, weak script, most gags fall flat, a bit tame for adults/not enough fun for kids, Sandler's hot-woman-falls-for-nerd and aggressive-self-pity plotlines are getting tiresome.

Red 2

Published in R
Thursday, 08 August 2013 02:54
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Russian REDolution.

  • Starring

    Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Helen Mirren, Neal McDonough, Anthony Hopkins, Byung-hun Lee, Catherine Zeta-Jones, David Thewlis, Brian Cox, Philip Arditti

  • Directed by

    Dean Parisot

  • Running time

    116 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Many people shot (handguns, machine guns, rifles, snipers, submachine guns). People are punched, kicked, stabbed (paper, syringe), tasered, headbutted, hit with objects, stomped, slapped, near-choked, threatened, bound, gagged, dragged, restrained, taken hostage. Guns pointed, grenade, dynamite, military, military vehicles, firing squad. Objects shot, debris, property damage, broken glass. Domestic violence, theft, reckless driving, vehicle collisions, vehicle rollovers. Vehicle explosions, building explosions, nuclear explosion, aircraft explosion, helicopter crash, fireballs. Mass killing, murders, domestic terrorism, torture, Cold War, nuclear weapons, neutron bombs, nerve gas, particle beam weapons, car bomb, WMDs mentioned. Yelling, arguing. Blood/gore: Corpses (fresh, in coffin, burning). Pin inserted into skin, object removed from skin. Skinning people alive mentioned. Acid is poured on a corpse. Blood on head, bloody scratches, bloody grazes. Injections (needles seen in skin).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Flirting, caressing. Sexual banter, innuendo.Shirtless men. Skimpy dancewear, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, champagne, spirits, shots). People are sedated, drugged. Drug-induced behaviour. LSD dosing, lethal poisoning mentioned. Suicide pills, nerve gas.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, a-word, bastard. Derogatory terms for women, slang for genitalia and bodily functions, name-calling. Religious references and exclamations. Cultural, gender, mental illness stereotyping.

  • THEMES

    Relationships, espionage, retirement, security, contract killing, leaked documents, counter-intelligence, operatives, MI6, London, Paris, genius, assassination, disarmament.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Funeral, asylum, underground tunnel settings. Spiders, planes, helicopters, helicopter crash, plane crash, toilets, sewage. Rats, ants, frog mentioned. Brief Russian and Arabic languages (subtitled).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Funny, action-packed, light, entertaining, passable. Snappy dialogue, zippy pace, stellar cast. Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren are terrific.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Dull, bland, far-fetched. Meandering storyline, flimsy premise, fizzles out, terrible female characterisation, jarring editing, forced comedy.

Red

Published in R
Sunday, 04 August 2013 02:18
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Action violence and infrequent coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Better off red.

  • Starring

    Bruce Willis, Mary-Louise Parker, Morgan Freeman, Karl Urban, John Malkovich, Ernest Borgnine, Helen Mirren, Brian Cox, Julian McMahon, Richard Dreyfuss

  • Directed by

    Robert Schwentke

  • Running time

    111 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, shot at, exploded, tasered, hanged, stabbed (syringe), punched, kicked, slapped, shoved, headlocked, knocked over, trapped, kidnapped, threatened, held at gunpoint/knife-point, bound, gagged. Home invasions, reckless driving, vehicle collisions, planting evidence. Property damage, explosions, fireballs. Objects are smashed, broken, shot, burned. Weapons arsenal, suicide bomber, grenades, cannisters. Screaming. Murdered reporter, annhilated village, terrorists, Vietnam War, Afghanistan, mind-control, life imprisonment, arms dealing mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody bullet wounds, bloody gashes/scratches, blood on clothing, blood on objects, bloody hands. Removing shrapnel, cleaning wounds. Severed fingers. Close-up of eyeball (contact lens is inserted), bloodshot eye.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, flirting, ogling. Male chest. Skimpy clothing (poster), cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, champagne, spirits, shots). A man takes unknown pills. Vials of prescription pills. Being high, drug lords, LSD, daily drugging (psychology experiment) mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-words, a-words, slang for genitalia and bodily functions. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations. Cultural, gender, regional, career, age stereotypes and jokes. Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES

    Assassination, retirement, adventure, travel, romance novels, negotiation, CIA black operatives, Secret Service, Vice President, betrayal, censorship, grudges, eccentricity, paranoia, infiltration, surveillance, security.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Liver cancer, heart attack, adoption mentioned. Alligators eat a bird (animation), pig (toy). Plane, helicopter. Packets of dried seafood, furs worn, fur blankets, taxidermy. Sky-high aerials. Brief Chinese language (no subtitles). Adapted from comic novel by Warren Ellis.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Humorous, fun, inherently silly, enjoyable, energetic. Great cast, Mirren is superb, earnest action sequences.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Unimaginative, forgettable, clichéd. Weak plot, glib set pieces, uneven tone, loses direction, comedy too broad in places.