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Underworld: Blood Wars (2016)

Published in U
Tuesday, 06 December 2016 11:27
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong violence, blood and gore.

  • The pitch

    Bloody hell.

  • Starring

    Kate Beckinsale, Theo James, Lara Pulver, Charles Dance, Tobias Menzies, Bradley James, Alicia Vela-Bailey, Daisy Head, Trent Garrett

  • Directed by

    Anna Foerster

  • Running time

    91 minutes

  • Rated

    MA15+ (Australia), NR (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are punched, kicked, elbowed, kneed, stabbed/sliced (swords/knives/spears/objects/stars), impaled, shot (handguns/automatic weapons/assault rifles/arrows), killed, bitten, exsanguinated (needles/bites/strung up/drained), hit with objects, headbutted, shoved/slammed into and through walls, thrown, throat-grabbed/choked, poisoned, garrotted, drowned, tackled over a cliff, run through with sword, neck-broken, throat-slit, head-slammed into wall, burned to ashes, hung upside down/bloodlet, strapped to table, beheaded. Vampire children shot/killed, vampires burning/exploding in sunlight. References to armies/war/assassinations, people referred to as Death Dealers. Car chase, motorcycle crash, burning cars. Explosives used to get through door. Blood/gore: Dead bodies, cocooned bodies, charred remains, partial skeletons, ashes, werewolf skull, severed head. Lots of blood spatter, pools of blood, bloody faces/heads/mouths/chins/throat/hands/clothing/cuts/gunshot wounds/needle tip, people covered in blood, blood bags, spurting blood, drinking blood. Head sliced in two, skin sliced with scalpel to extract bullets, objects protruding from head/eye, blood pouring from slit throat. Arm cut off, body parts broken/twisted, monster ripped apart, werewolf sliced in two (organs and bones visible), face exploded, throat torn, hand plunged into person's back and spine ripped out. Close up of needle inserted/extracted from flesh. Person bites own wrist to feed vampire. Veins beneath skin become visible/red. Urns of ashes. Scan showing bullet burrowing into body. Scars. Blood restarting a dead person's heart mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Sex scene flashback (brief), oral sex. Flirting, kissing (m/f, f/f), woman running hand up man's back. Women in revealing/transparent clothing, cleavage. Shirtless men. Sex lives mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drinking blood.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word.

  • THEMES

    Vampires, blood, healing, werewolves, the supernatural, mother-daughter relationships, teleportation.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Mother dying giving birth mentioned. Estranged mother/daughter. Vampires, werewolves.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    (tbc)

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    (tbc)

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.

Me Before You

Published in M
Monday, 13 June 2016 03:15
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes, sexual references and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Love, Will.

  • Starring

    Sam Claflin, Emilia Clarke, Stephen Peacocke, Vanessa Kirby, Matthew Lewis, Janet McTeer, Charles Dance, Samantha Spiro, Brendan Coyle, Jenna Coleman, Alan Breck, Muzz Khan

  • Directed by

    Thea Sharrock

  • Running time

    110 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are hit by a motorbike (implied), insulted, made fun of, doused with a bucket of ice (comic). Frequent references to suicide (scar on wrist) and planned/assisted suicide/euthanasia. Objects torn, smashed. Yelling, arguing. Sacrifice themselves, stealing mentioned. Blood/gore: Scar on wrist (suicide attempt implied). Patient in hospital bed with IV drips, canulas, breathing mask. Muscle atrophy, pneumonia, dysreflexia, spinal injury mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Couples in bed together, man in shower (no nudity). Low-cut/revealing clothing, cleavage, shirtless men. A running female grabs her chest to stop her breasts bouncing. Sex, wanting sex, French gay porn, infidelity, unhappy marriages, lapdancing, multiple marriages/ex-partners, [getting] up the duff mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, wine, champagne, cocktails). Pub setting. Gambling (horseracing). Cupboard filled with prescription drugs.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-word, a-words, bloody, b*tch, p*ss. Religious references and exclamations (God, hell, etc).

  • THEMES

    Love, quadriplegia/paralysis, home carers, euthanasia/assisted suicide, family, unlikely relationships, unemployment, sarcasm, superiority, birthdays, new experiences, French film, Paris, Mozart, holidays, rejection, loss, grief, class divides.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Death of loved one/adult child, job loss, relationship breakups. Divorce mentioned. Pub, racetrack, wedding, church, hospital, plane, airport settings. Lion (opening titles), dogs (background), horses. Lightning, thunder. Brief French subtitles (Des hommes et des dieux DVD). Based on the novel by Jojo Moyes.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Charming, emotional, effective, warm, funny, tear-jerking, likeable, thoughtful, glossy, satisfying, delirious, distracting, sparkly, feel-good, giddy, sweet. Winning/smart/restrained performances, good chemistry between leads, bittersweet storyline, polished production design, assured/light direction, loyal to the book.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Clichéd, formulaic, patronising, workmanlike, cutesy. Exaggerated characters, obvious music cues, Clark's character becomes a little ingratiating, tiptoes around the realities of living with quadriplegia.

Woman in Gold

Published in W
Sunday, 17 May 2015 10:33
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  • Rating

    M: Infrequent coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Does the story justice.

  • Starring

    Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Brühl, Katie Holmes, Tatiana Maslany, Max Irons, Charles Dance, Antje Traue, Elizabeth McGovern, Frances Fisher, Moritz Bleibtreu

  • Directed by

    Simon Curtis

  • Running time

    109 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are manhandled, pursued, belittled, intimidated, kicked, tackled, shot at. Anti-Semitism, Nazism, swastikas, armed soldiers. Homes are ransacked. Persecution, murder, destroyed family, killed friends, Hitler, death camps, Holocaust, looting, great grandparents murdered, Treblinka mentioned. Arguing, shouting. Blood/gore: Bloody cut above eye. Meningitis mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Cleavage. People in clingy nightwear, exercise clothing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Pharmaceutical drugs on shelves/bedside table, cough drops. Alcohol (spirits, champagne, beer). Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-word. Name-calling (including 'pigs'). Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    The Woman in Gold/Portrait Of Adele Bloch-Bauer I by Gustav Klimt, Maria Altmann, Randol Schoenberg, art restitution, high-profile lawsuits, anti-Semitism, justice, society, people smuggling, escape, family, pregnancy, labour, custody, national treasures, Belvedere Palace, World War II, Nazis.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead sister, dead uncle, dead aunty/wife, dead husband, dead father mentioned. Cemetery, funeral, wedding, courtroom, airport settings. Spitting. Pigeons, plane. Fur worn. Some German language (subtitles). Some high aerial cinematography.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Fascinating, important, enjoyable, engaging, classy, intelligent, enthralling, heart-tugging, emotional, well-meaning, feel-good, moving, stirring, absorbing. Brilliant/towering performance by Helen Mirren, beautifully photographed, impressively staged, gently humorous, some sharp dialogue, nice cameos, potent material, extraordinary story.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Conventional, familiar, schmaltzy, workman-like, clunky, superficial, banal, simplistic, ordinary, pedestrian. Shamelessly sentimental, Ryan Reynolds in miscast/uneven, biopic oversights, ungainly structured flashbacks, schematic writing, insipid style, on-the-nose dialogue.

The Imitation Game

Published in T
Saturday, 13 December 2014 08:29
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes.

  • The pitch

    Turing does the thing that nobody imagines.

  • Starring

    Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear, Allen Leech, Matthew Beard, Charles Dance

  • Directed by

    Morten Tyldum

  • Running time

    114 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are tormented/teased, knocked aside, wrestled, kicked, punched, slapped. Object thrown/smashed, arguing. Trashed room/burglary, rubble, collapsed buildings, burning debris, children wearing gas masks. Air raid, Nazis, military aircraft/vehicles, warships, U-boats, submarines, World War II footage. Being robbed, German bombs, Hitler, children evacuated, execution, high treason, starvation, Stalingrad, Normandy, suicide mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpse on stretcher. Bloody lip/nose/object. Soldier with missing limb, camp hospital, bandages.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Flirting. Sexual-themed joke. Teenage crush, love letters. Chemical castration discussed.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer). Pub setting. Smoking. Cyanide.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-word, a-word, bastard, bloody. Name-calling. Derogatory term for homosexuals. Actual and slang terms for genitals. Religious reference and exclamations. Sexism.

  • THEMES

    Alan Turing, Enigma, cryptography, code-breaking, intelligence, Bletchley Park, secrets, mathematics, MI6, encryption, World War II, homosexuality, OCD, puzzles, engagement, moral dilemmas, statistics, spying, blackmail, playing God, chemical castration, suicide.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Job loss, marriage proposal. Deceased friend (mentioned). Pub, underground bunker settings. Black bear (opening titles), butterflies. Based on the book by Andrew Hodges.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Engrossing, textured, tragic, compelling, classy, conventional, Oscar-baiting, tasteful, well-told, skillful, old-fashioned, snappy, energetic, respectable, strong, stirring, triumphant, involving, bittersweet, rousing, absorbing, poignant. Outstanding performances, cogent screenplay, lush lensing, terrific production design, piano-and-strings score, moving flashback scenes.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Uneven, anonymous, familiar, diminishing, calculated. Lacks some drama/detail/explanation/tension, banal/repetitive/corny catchphrase, gets too cutesy, dismisses Turing's homosexuality, apes 'The Social Network'.

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.

Patrick (2013)

Published in P
Sunday, 10 November 2013 23:54
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong themes, violence and nudity.

  • The pitch

    Coma, coma, coma, coma, coma chameleon.

  • Starring

    Charles Dance, Rachel Griffiths, Sharni Vinson, Peta Sergeant, Damon Gameau, Martin Crewes, Eliza Taylor, Simone Buchanan, Shane Nagle, Jackson Gallagher

  • Directed by

    Mark Hartley

  • Running time

    92 minutes

  • Rated

    MA15+ (Australia), NR (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People attacked with syringe, near-choked, murdered, electric-shocked, slapped, bitten, hit with objects, stabbed, bound, electrocuted, hit, crushed, thrown through the air, trapped, drowned, near-strangled, suffocated, impaled. Reckless driving, vehicle accident. An animal is killed, eaten. Smashed objects, broken glass, exploding glass. Suicide references. Double murder mentioned. Screaming. Blood/gore: Corpses, comatose victims on hospital beds. Hypodermic needles in skin, eyeball. IV drips, breathing tubes, EEGs, flatlining, injections. Dripping blood, bleeding hands, bloody cuts, bloody mouth, objects in flesh, glass shards, exploding body part, bandages, twisted body. Open wounds, open corpses, exposed blood and flesh. Burning flesh, melting flesh, scarred skin, rotting flesh, glaucoma, animal slime.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has bedroom sex. Full female nudity, naked men (rear view), exposed breasts, shirtless men. Kissing, genital-groping. Reference to previous sex acts. Photos of woman in swimwear, skimpy clothing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits). Bar setting. Unknown fluid injected. Tray of prescription pills, bottle of tri-xylicone 3 seen.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, b*tch, slang for bodily functions. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamation. Derogatory slang for coma victims. Gender, nursing, marriage, relationship, mad scientist, genre stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Brain damage, involuntary muscle spasm, vegetative state, brain death, electric-shock therapy, neurology, murder, father-daughter relationships, death, psychic communication, telekinesis, obsession, ethics, insanity, matricide, jealousy.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Marriage separation. Morgue, ex-convent setting. Deceased husband, deceased mother/wife damaged brain, stroke victims, traumatic brain injuries, haunted houses, car crash/motorcycle crashes, diving accident, cancer mentioned. Frog, lightning, thunder. Spitting. Mysterious faces, shadows, movement. Loud knocking, sudden noises. High aerial cinematography. Brief post-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Startling, terrifying, chilling, jumpy, unsettling, graphic, scary, polished, expeditious, amusing, gothic, pulpy, giddy, daft. Eerie soundtrack, creepy atmosphere, beautifully paced, excellent performances, glorious score, constantly moving camerawork, sharp screenplay, seamless effects, theatrical set design, crisp editing, dark tone, tense finale, respectable remake.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Cheap scares, some ordinary special effects, a little uneven at times.