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Happy Death Day (2017)

Published in H
Monday, 09 October 2017 06:11
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Horror themes, violence, sexual references and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Tree branches.

  • Starring

    Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine, Rachel Matthews, Charles Aitken, Jason Bayle, Phi Vu, Donna Duplantier, GiGi Erneta, Tenea Intriago, Rob Mello, Cariella Smith

  • Directed by

    Christopher Landon

  • Running time

    96 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, stabbed (knife/glass shard), pursued, grabbed, hit with objects, tackled, thrown/slammed against walls, throat-grabbed, doused with liquid, drowned, shoulder-charged, hair-pulled, hit by a bus, handcuffed, hit by a car, set alight (explosion), neck-snapped, poisoned, kneed, head-banged/head-slammed, kicked out of a window. People trip over, hit their head, stub toe, fall through a window (fatal). Objects thrown/smashed. Knife blade held at throat. News article about a serial killer (gunshot wounds, dead officer, first degree murder mentioned). Screaming. Blood/gore: Dead bodies. Blood spatter, blood spray on window/walls, bloody knife, small cut on forehead, bloody mouth, blood smear, pooling blood. Injection (needle in arm). Knife protruding from victim. Neck snapping sounds heard. Bandaid on wound. Curtain with giant skull image. A man collapses from tiredness, fainting. Chest x-rays.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A student and teacher initiate sex in an office (kissing/caressing) before being disturbed. Nude female (rear view). A young males sits at a computer ready to watch m-m pornography. Kissing (m-m/m-f), hugging, bum-slapping. Girl in bra. A female college student wakes up in a boy's dorm room (possible sex implied). Cleavage, skimpy workout gear. Walk of shame. Comic reference to penis size. Blow-up doll in background. Condom, tongue down someone else's boyfriend's throat, masturbating mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (bong, Tylenol pills taken). Alcohol (intoxication, college students drink from plastic cups - alcohol implied). Gambling (poker). Binge drinking, [being] totally out of it last night, pills, weed, wasted, high mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    A handful of s-words, crap. Name-calling (d*ckhead, sneaky little biatch, whore, douchebag, crazy b*tch, losers, weirdo, heifers, dumb*ss, space b*tch, slut, pussy, chunkers, stupid, dumb, clumsy, tool, etc). Slang and actual terms for genitals (vagina, d*ck, balls, etc). Religious exclamations (my God, thank God, what the hell, oh my God, etc). A character speaks in a mock "reatrded" voice. Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES

    Murder, birthdays, second chances, infidelity, guilt, cheating husbands, teacher-student relationships, college life, father-daughter relationships, serial killers, jealousy, roommates, living life to the fullest.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead wife/mother mentioned. Relationship breakup. Hospital setting. Power blackouts. Vomiting, burping, farting. Taxidermy bear.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    tbc

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    tbc

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

Published in S
Wednesday, 11 November 2015 07:20
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong comedic horror violence and nudity.

  • The pitch

    Zom nom nom.

  • Starring

    Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller, Joey Morgan, Sarah Dumont, David Koechner, Halston Sage, Cloris Leachman, Niki Koss, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Blake Anderson

  • Directed by

    Christopher Landon

  • Running time

    93 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters/animals are shot, stabbed, decapitated, bitten, gummed, thrown through the air, pursued, dragged, hit by cars, hit with objects, threatened, glassed, burned, axed, tied up, speared, shoved, tackled, head-rammed, kicked, decapitated, dismembered, slapped, whipper-snippered, nail-gunned. A character falls down stairs, two people bump heads. Rooms/buildings trashed, smashed glass, explosion, homemade bomb, grenade, military aircraft/vehicles/personnel, table knocked over, car rammed, burning car. Arguing, yelling, screaming, mass panic. Taliban mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody heads, faces, mouth, teeth, hands, legs, clothing, handprint, bullet wounds. Blood spatter, stretching/torn skin, oozing blood/gore, spilled entrails, singed/smoking/charred/scabby flesh. Corpses (human and animal). Holes punched through chests, heads exploded/decapitated/split in half, object removed from eyeball. Blackened veins seen beneath skin, milky eyes, false teeth. Patient in hospital bed, breathing tubes, medical monitoring equipment, flatlining, CPR. Scars, bandages.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Oral sex. Kissing (male-female; female-female), breast-squeezing, undressing, bum-slapping, pole-dancing. A penis is grabbed, pulled, thrown. Sexually suggestive dancing/gestures. A man caresses his own nipple while licking a window. Ogling. Near-nude female, exposed breasts, nude male bum, skimpy clothing, cleavage, condoms. References to oral sex, teen sex. Strip club setting. Incest mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer). Shelves of spirits behind bar, bottles of pills/vitamins on bench. Rave setting. Drop acid mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch. Name-calling. Slang for genitals and bodily fluids. Derogatory terms for women. Obscene finger and hand gestures. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Scouts, zombies, badge earning, crazy cat ladies, secret parties, camping, selfies, Dolly Parton, betrayal, best friends, secret crushes, cocktail waitresses.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Watch-house setting. Monkeys (caged), cats, deer, animal poo. Toilets, urination, farting, defecating, bum-wiping, spitting. Fear of heights mentioned. Strobe lighting, fast editing. Vision during end credits, mid-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Energetic, teen-oriented, cheesy, unsubtle. Some inspired comedy moments, entertaining prologue, competent direction, appealing cast, Tye Sheridan is the best thing in the film.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Dumb, ribald, familiar, apostrophe-phobic, meandering, predictable, clichéd, artless, puerile, crass, loud, repellent, adolescent, witless. Flat look, weak premise, women are poorly represented.

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

Published in P
Monday, 13 January 2014 04:45
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong coarse language and supernatural themes.

  • The pitch

    Finds the mark.

  • Starring

    Andrew Jacobs, Jorge Diaz, Gabrielle Walsh, Renee Victor, Noemi Gonzalez, David Saucedo, Gloria Sandoval, Richard Cabral, Carlos Pratts

  • Directed by

    Christopher Landon

  • Running time

    84 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, punched, kicked, grabbed, choked, hit with objects, thrown through the air, beaten, hung upside-down, tormented, threatened, pushed. Suicide (jumping), property damage, explosion, vehicle collision. Committing suicide discussed. An animal is tormented. Attempted mugging, a youth is chased by a bully. Killing mentioned. Screaming, yelling, growling, snarling, scratching noises. Murdered couple, kidnapped child mentioned (newspaper headline). Blood/gore: Corpses, body bag. Blood splatter, blood on objects, bloody knee, bloody elbow. Bite mark. Objects extracted from eye. Decapitated head.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A teen couple commence foreplay. Kissing, undressing. Fully nude females. Girl in bra, cleavage. Whorehouse mentioned. Erection references. Drawings of nude woman, male genitals.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Youths smoke a drug bong. Alcohol (beer, spirits, shots). Intoxication, underage drinking. Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations. Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES

    Possession, shamanism, satanic symbols, witches, covens, black magic, rituals, the occult, practical jokes, protection, superhuman strength, missing persons, self-control, snooping, thugs, underage drinking, graduation, found footage.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Fortune-telling/seance, levitation. Mysterious noises, reflections. Movement beneath skin, skull/skeleton motifs. Dog. Firecracker. Farting. Some Spanish language (no subtitles). Jumpy edits, jittery camerawork.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Un-cynical, straightforward, humorous. Fresh cast, better humour, viable scares, improved character development, good rapport between leads, authentic use of Latino slang and cultural references, unexpected conclusion, some clever camera placement, strong first half.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Convoluted, implausible, familiar, misogynist, unoriginal, overcooked, perfunctory, dull. Tired concept, mediocre scares, relies heavily on tropes.