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The Last Unicorn

Published in T
Saturday, 22 August 2015 08:55
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  • Rating

    G: General.

  • The pitch

    Spellbinding.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Alan Arkin, Jeff Bridges, Mia Farrow, Tammy Grimes, Robert Klein, Angela Lansbury, Christopher Lee, Keenan Wynn, Paul Frees, Rene Auberjonois

  • Directed by

    Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.

  • Running time

    92 minutes

  • Rated

    G (Australia), U (UK), G (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are pursued, caged, accused of theft, wrestled, throat-grabbed/near-choked, hit with an object, attacked/gored, tied up, cut by a sword. A character falls to his death. Objects dropped/smashed. Building collapse, avalanche. String you on barbed wire mentioned. Yelling, arguing. Blood/gore: Skeleton with crown of thorns. Burned hand. Cut mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Nude female (no genitals seen). A character is squished between a giant bosom. A young couple fall in love.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine).

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling. Religious exclamation.

  • THEMES

    Unicorns, extinction, loneliness, bravery, quests, sorcery, immortality, transformation, memories, riddles.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Unicorn, horses, dogs, eagle, lion, stag, rabbits, squirrel, birds, deer, butterfly, giant scary red bull, warthog, bear, steer, witch, hunchback, crow, snake, monkey, cat, narwhals, dragon, doves. Full moon, magic spells, skeleton. Based on the novel by Peter S. Beagle.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Enchanting, charming, melancholy, affecting, delightful, sweet, dreamlike, touching, memorable, engaging, vivid, distinctive. Exquisite unicorn, lovely twists, worthwhile story, impressive/stellar cast, top-rate voice work, interesting characters, lush/stirring/wonderful score, a close adaptation of the novel.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Slow-paced. Not-so-stellar/rudimentary animation, voice cast don't always match their roles.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Published in T
Monday, 29 December 2014 23:54
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  • Rating

    M: Fantasy violence.

  • The pitch

    A Mithrilling conclusion.

  • Starring

    Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Luke Evans, Ken Stott, Graham McTavish, William Kircher, James Nesbitt, Stephen Hunter, Dean O'Gorman, Aidan Turner, John Callen, Peter Hambleton, Jed Brophy, Mark Hadlow, Adam Brown, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, Christopher Lee, Ian Holm, Stephen Fry, Benedict Cumberbatch, Billy Connolly

  • Directed by

    Peter Jackson

  • Running time

    144 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters/creatures are imprisoned, terrorised, burned, punched, thrown overboard, garrotted, crushed, grabbed, tripped, hit with objects, caged, decapitated, gouged, hacked, stabbed, pushed, shoved, neck-grabbed, bludgeoned, slashed, shot (arrows), headbutted, body-slammed, hair-pulled, kicked, thrown through the air. People dangle precariously, fall/are thrown from high ledges. Battle/fight sequences, sword/weapons fighting/training. Villages engulfed in flame, burning buildings, battering rams, extensive destruction. Angry mob, screaming, roaring. Blood/gore: Corpses (human/creatures). Decapitated heads. Many wounded/injured people. Bloody scratches/cuts. Bloody faces/heads/objects. Object piercing skin. Ugly, scarred, stapled skin. Missing limbs, missing eye.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Near-nude giants/orcs/goblins (it's not pretty). Cross-dressing. A man stuffs goods down his top then adjusts his bosom.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine). Smoking (pipe). Hallucination (dragon sickness).

  • LANGUAGE

    Bastards. Name-calling.

  • THEMES

    The Hobbit, Middle-earth, adventure, quests, Bilbo Baggins, dragons, treasure, gold, leadership, war, teamwork, rescue, greed, madness, inter-racial relationships, J R R Tolkien.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dragon, orcs, wargs, demon-ghosts, dwarves, goblins, bat creatures, trolls, pig, rabbits, horses, crow, elk, winged creatures, Nazgul, eagles, bear, giant worms. Full moon. Fur worn. Some Orcish, Elvish languages (subtitles). Bright/strobe visual effects.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Compelling, mammoth, entertaining, amusing, strong, robust, CGI-dominant, gratifying, captivating, surreal, action-packed, satisfying. Phenomenal/thunderous/apocalyptic opening, iintimate/tender character moments, warm/amiable/rueful mood, complex world-building, great-detailing, gargantuan imagery, blockbuster spectacle, dynamic action sequences, endlessly inventive battle scene, strong/emotional performance from Evangeline Lilly, terrific performance from Richard Armitage, Martin Freeman as Bilbo provides the film's emotional core, fan-friendly/heart-tugging final scene, a fitting conclusion.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Plodding, lumbering, overstuffed. Numerous unresolved threads, unnecessary romantic subplot, sloppy/abrupt resolutions, numbing/interminable dialogue, Bilbo is a mere bystander.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Published in T
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 22:00
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  • Rating

    M: Fantasy violence.

  • The pitch

    A little man in big company.

  • Starring

    Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott, Graham McTavish, William Kircher, James Nesbitt, Stephen Hunter, Dean O'Gorman, Aidan Turner, John Callen, Peter Hambleton, Ian Holm, Elijah Wood, Hugo Weaving, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Andy Serkis, Sylvester McCoy, Barry Humphries

  • Directed by

    Peter Jackson

  • Running time

    169 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Epic battle scenes. Characters are crushed by falling objects, thrown through the air, headbutted, beheaded, thrown from cliffs, axed, hacked, stabbed, slashed, hit, near-roasted, threatened at blade-point, slingshot, turned to stone, pursued, mobbed, dragged, slashed, kicked, bitten, mauled. People dangle precariously from great heights, slide down embankments. Animals shot with arrows, bludgeoned, stabbed with sword, burned. Destroyed village, smashed buildings, burning debris, rubble, burning doll, explosion. Objects thrown. Stolen goods, burglary mentioned. Raised voices, shouting, arguing. Blood/gore: Field of corpses. Decapitated head, severed limb, bloody knuckles, bloody scratches/cuts, bloody forehead. Animal corpses, skulls, bones. Laceration, evisceration, incineration, melting flesh, searing pain, skinning, parasite infestation, drinking blood mentioned. Creatures with missing limbs, pointed teeth/fangs, severe scars.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Shirtless beasties.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (tankards, wine, ale), intoxication. Smoking (pipes). Wagering. An unknown smoke and tonic are used for healing. Mushroom consumption mentioned (drug implied).

  • LANGUAGE

    Balls. Slang for backside. Name-calling, mocking.

  • THEMES

    Kingdoms, metal forging, diary-keeping, family, adventure, legends, Middle Earth, JRR Tolkien, inheritance, storytelling, song, survival, death, grief, quests, The Hobbit, relics, riddles, betrayal, doubt, faith, courage, fear.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Father murdered in front of son. Funeral arrangements mentioned. Dragon, elves, trolls, orcs, wizards, giants, hobbits, dwarves, ghost creatures, necromancer, wargs, goblins. Deer, sparrows, eagles, thrush, butterflies, buzzing insects, horses, chickens, pig, bull, moths, hedgehogs, giant spiders, mice, spiderwebs, hares, stick insect, bats. Waterfalls, thunder, lightning, telepathy, invisibility. Belching, fainting, horsehair allergy, spitting, bum-scratching, snot. Cooking fish, fur worn. Burning torches, campfires, open fires, candles. Ham, meat, sausages, fish eaten. Sweeping aerial cinematography. Brief Orc and Elvish languages (subtitles). Based on JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit.

Night Train to Lisbon

Published in N
Friday, 01 November 2013 03:26
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, violence and brief sex scene.

  • The pitch

    A professor is rocked by Amadeu.

  • Starring

    Jeremy Irons, Mélanie Laurent, Jack Huston, Martina Gedeck, Tom Courtenay, August Diehl, Bruno Ganz, Lena Olin, Marco D'Almeida, Beatriz Batarda, Christopher Lee, Charlotte Rampling, Sarah Bühlmann

  • Directed by

    Bille August

  • Running time

    111 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are kicked, beaten, tortured, held at gunpoint, hit with a blunt object. Near-choking, attempted suicide (jumping), bicycle accident. Screaming, arguing, angry mob. Police brutality, dictatorship, fascism, patricide, electrocution, guillotine, blackmail, sabotage, suicide mentioned. Killing discussed. Blood/gore: Bloody cut, bloody hands, blood on objects, mutilated hand. Blade inserted in skin, slit neck, scar.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Nude couple beneath bedsheets. Exposed breast.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A man is injected with adrenaline. Alcohol (beer, wine), bar settings. Smoking. Fatal pill overdose, painkillers, poisoning mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    Bloody, bastard. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamation. Class, gender, political stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Portuguese Resistance, António de Oliveira Salazar, eccentricity, philosophy, teaching, chess, literature, mysteries, writing, life, chance, fate, vision, seeing, torture, deformity, secret police, censorship, education, truth, oppression, independent thinking, death, father-son relationships, siblings, The Hippocratic Oath, memory, friendship, loyalty, mortality.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased son/brother. Deceased father, deceased grandfather, estranged wife, arrested father mentioned. Cemetery, funeral, church, prison settings. Medical procedures: sight testing, surgery, needle inserted in skin, CPR, stretcher, tracheotomy, Heimlich maneouvre. Aneurism, emphysema mentioned. Roast meat eaten. Spitting. Flock of birds, pigeon. Based on the bestselling novel, Night Train to Lisbon by Pascal Mercier.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Well-meaning. Decent period reconstruction, solid cast, orchestral soundtrack, Lisbon looks sensational.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Wheezing, lumpy, tedious, plodding, unimaginative, waffling, dull, old-fashioned, clunky. Dreary performances, expository characters, outmoded storytelling, uninteresting cinematography, pedestrian tech values, devoid of tension, stilted dialogue, inexplicable accent and language choices, unconvincing contrivances.