Displaying items by tag: Dax Shepard Tuesday, 22 October 2019

CHIPS (2017)

Published in C
Thursday, 06 April 2017 05:52
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    It packs some Ponch.

  • Starring

    Michael Peña, Dax Shepard, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jessica McNamee, Adam Brody, Ryan Hansen, Kristen Bell, Jane Kaczmarek, Richard T. Jones, Maya Rudolph, Justin Chatwin

  • Directed by

    Dax Shepard

  • Running time

    100 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide (jumping). People are shot, punched, kicked, pushed, hit by vehicles, bitten, beheaded, tasered, grabbed, arrested, handcuffed, dragged out of car, stomped on, hit with objects, thrown against walls, held hostage, sprayed with kitty litter, flipped, tackled, wrestled, beaten, near-choked. A man jumps from a helicopter (fatal). A man's fingers are shot off (hand stump, loose fingers seen). Armed robberies (bank, armoured trucks). Car chases/rollovers/collisions, broken/smashed windscreens, wrecked/burning vehicles, cars shot/crushed, motorcycle accidents/collisions, vehicles/objects hit by moving vehicles. Molotov cocktail, explosions, trashed house. Weapons/fight training. Santa shot Rudolph, runner (ie Oscar Pistorius) who killed his girlfriend mentioned. Characters visit a premises called Suicide Boxing + Fitness. Screaming, arguing. Blood/gore: Decapitated head, headless corpse, dead body on ground. Hand with fingers shot off (nubs and loose fingers seen; fingers in bag of ice). Bloody bullet wounds/cuts/finger nubs/hand/grazes/objects/ground; blood spatter. Patients in hospital beds/stretchers (breathing tubes, limbs in traction), CPR. Scars, arm in sling, bandages, bruising. Bone cracking/breaking sounds heard, a man collapses from joint pain. Blood [in stools], Crohn's, colitis, 23 surgeries, scrotal tear mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Nude couple seen having sex in a bedroom. Nude men (genitals pixelated/obscured), nude women (side and front views/wearing sheer underwear/photos). Exposed breasts, cleavage, people in underwear/swimwear/towels. Men in underwear bump crotches, a man's face lands in a nude man's crotch. Sexting. A man shows another man a nude picture of his wife (infidelity/sleeping with his wife discussed). Kissing, flirting, bum-slapping, hugging, caressing. A man makes a masturbation gesture with his arm. Jokes and discussions about infidelity, sex, masturbation, sex addiction, erection, anulingus, rating women. Stroking yourself, sex issues, over-sexualised behaviour, sex with wife, "shooting your weapon", she ate my butt mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, beer). Scene set in filthy drug den. A man says "you're high" to his stoned son. A man frequently consumes prescription pills throughout the film. Son addicted to heroin, opiate addiction, morphine mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words. Slang for genitals. Name-calling (d*ck, bad, cocky, pussy, clown, super-Asian, rookies, bickering old lady, Freud, obnoxious, old, fragile, b*tch, coward, homophobe, psycho, silverback, scary, pervert, nasty, dummy, etc). Religious exclamations (what the hell, goddam, oh my god, Christ, hell yeah, Jesus, etc). Jokes about disabled people, homophobia, ageing, sex addiction, analingus, masturbation. Two men rate women's attractiveness (yawn).

  • THEMES

    Police investigation, partners, crime, corruption, marriage, separation, drug addiction, sex addiction, father-son relationships, death, grief, therapy, yoga pants.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead pilot, dead lover, dead husband. Partner (police) shot. Helicopter, lightning, thunder. Marriage separation mentioned. Hospital setting. Guy on toilet. Cat, cat's bum, dirty kitty litter. Brief Spanish (subtitles). Vision during end credits.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Silly, energetic, dirty, inappropriate, breezy, weirdo, light, raunchy, goofy. Relaxed/easy/star performance by Michael Pena, high-energy/well-choreographed/exciting/jaw-dropping/diverting/elaborately staged action scenes, good chemistry between leads, some funny moments.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Convoluted, messy, flat, disposable, uninspired, undisciplined, slapdash, loud, strained, artless, contrived. Unnecessary storylines/moments, jokes feel shoe-horned in, throwaway/nonsensical/lazy/paper-thin/uninteresting plot, mostly unfunny, some unpleasant/repetitive/wincing/sophomoric/crude jokes, weak/forgettable female roles, many thankless performances.

This Is Where I Leave You

Published in T
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 23:32
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Sex scene, sexual references, drug use, coarse language and mature themes.

  • The pitch

    Skating on thin ice.

  • Starring

    Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne, Corey Stoll, Kathryn Hahn, Connie Britton, Timothy Olyphant, Dax Shepard, Debra Monk, Abigail Spencer

  • Directed by

    Shawn Levy

  • Running time

    103 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are punched, wrestled, slammed against the wall, electrocuted, pushed/shoved, tackled, nipple-pinched. Broken glass, smashed crockery, property damage. Car flipped over, man trips over. Dad falling off roof mentioned. Arguing. Blood/gore: Object protruding from skin. Handling a corpse. Bloody cut, bloody nose, injured hand.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couple have bedroom sex. Nude couple (side view, rear view), half-nude boy (genitals seen). Kissing (male-female; female-female), flirting, bum-grabbing, undressing. Infidelity. Shirtless man in shower, towel. Skimpy clothing, cleavage. Sexual-themed banter and discussion.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People share marijuana joints. Alcohol (spirits, wine, beer, shots). Smoking (marijuana, tobacco). Drug-induced behaviour. A man consumes aspirin pills. Growing weed, popping Xanax, cannabis, drug addict, drinking all day, booze, bourbon, whiskey mentioned. Bar setting.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch. Name-calling. Derogatory terms for women. Slang and actual terms for genitals. Jokes about homosexuals, disability (deaf children), religion. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Family, siblings, relationships, death, grief, infidelity, awkward silences, pregnancy, engagement, forgiveness, therapy, brain damage, regret, divorce, ice-skating, miscarriage, dysfunction, oversharing, reunions.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased father/husband, cheating wife/boss. Infidelity, miscarriage discussed. Hospital, cemetery, funeral, church, synagogue, bar settings. Faeces, vomiting. Power blackouts. Based on the novel by Jonathan Tropper.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Funny, audience-friendly, strong, slick, mainstream, real, engaging, solid, naughty, potty-mouthed. Expert cast, supportive score, handsome visuals, humanistic tone, good balance between comedy and drama, natural humour.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Formulaic, overstuffed, overwritten, busy, unsubtle, airless, contrived, vacuous, vulgar, unmoving. Clunky direction, tidy ending, relentless sexual references, smarmy script.

The Judge

Published in T
Wednesday, 08 October 2014 13:07
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Hope is lost.

  • Starring

    Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Billy Bob Thornton, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jeremy Strong, Dax Shepard, Leighton Meester, Balthazar Getty

  • Directed by

    David Dobkin

  • Running time

    141 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are pushed/shoved, hit with object, slapped, handcuffed. Bicycle accident, smashed window, property damage/objects smashed/kicked. Details of hit-and-run accident, shooting incident, drowning discussed. Images of victim/mangled bicycle, footage of car wreckage. Mention of teacher assaulting student. Embezzlement, misdemeanours, assault, murder, shooting, electrocution, dead prostitute, truancy, juvenile detention mentioned. Arguing, yelling. Blood/gore: Corpse (open coffin). Bloody scrapes, cut hand, bloody towel. IV drips, chemotherapy. Internal injuries, ruptured kidneys, broken back mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing (including reference to incest), groping. Skimpy clothing, cleavage. Picture of woman in bikini (playing card). Infidelity, masturbation mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, spirits). Bar setting. Drug possession, DUI, being drunk, sobriety, alcoholism, half a joint, percocet, blood-alcohol level, being high mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, bastard, sonofab*tch. Name-calling. Slang for bodily functions, slang/actual terms for body parts. Derogatory terms for people with mental disabilities, derogatory references to homosexuality. Religious references and exclamations. Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES

    Family, law, ego, pride, memories, death, grief, siblings, father-daughter relationships, accidents, revenge, justice, home movies, cancer, incarceration, grandparents, drama, marriage, divorce, memory less, incest.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased mother/wife/grandmother, deceased father/grandfather, deceased son. Divorce mentioned. Cemetery, airport, bar, courtroom, prison, hospital settings. Urinals, urination, diarrhoea, vomiting, spitting, spit. Plane, thunder, high winds (tornado warning), blackout, open coffin, fishing, bird, cows. High camera aerials.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Old-fashioned, big, brash, energetic, entertaining, engrossing, ambitious, slick, timeless. Intense/charismatic performance from Roberts Downey Jnr and Duvall, charming performance from Dax Shepard, brilliant cast, effective script, raw emotion, polished widescreen lensing.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Overlong, over-cooked, over-decorated, melodramatic, sentimental, manipulative, uneven, contrived, conventional, safe, predictable, clichéd. Deliberate pace, obvious score, too many subplots, rote plot, well-signalled twists.

Veronica Mars

Published in V
Tuesday, 25 March 2014 04:24
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Mars in Neptune ascending.

  • Starring

    Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring, Enrico Colantoni, Chris Lowell, Percy Daggs III, Tina Majorino, Krysten Ritter, Martin Starr, Gaby Hoffmann, Andrea Estella, Francis Capra, Ryan Hansen

  • Directed by

    Rob Thomas

  • Running time

    107 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, punched, tasered, headbutted, wrestled, elbowed, pushed, hit with objects, pepper-sprayed, threatened. Police brutality, break-and-entering, bar fight, vehicle collision, hit-and-run. Homicide, dog-napping, electrocution, embezzlement, human trafficking, clubbing baby seals, Nazis mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpse. Photos of a murdered corpse. Bloody faces, bloody bullet wound, blood splatter. Rib, skull, pelvis fractures mentioned. Bruising, bandage.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Excerpts of sex tapes seen. Kissing, undressing. Shirtless men. Crude drawing, sexual gestures. References to infidelity, sex acts, ejaculation, paedophilia. Skimpy clothing, cleavage. STDs, sexual assault mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, cocktails, wine, spirits). Bar setting. A man eats brownies laced with narcotics. References to junkies, drug use.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-words, a-words, b*tch, bastard. Name-calling. Slang for genitals. Obscene finger gesture. Religious references and exclamation.

  • THEMES

    Forensics, law, private investigation, father-daughter relationships, celebrity, fans, sex tapes, high-school reunions, friends, confessions, guilt, planted evidence, social media, hidden cameras, corruption, addiction.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased girlfriend, friends. Relationship breakup. Alcoholic mother, murdered best friend, adopted baby mentioned. Hospital setting. Cat, costumed character (gorilla). Belching.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Self-aware, rewarding, character-driven, fun, entertaining, satisfying, solid, well-paced, bold, breathless, ballsy, corny, enjoyable. Strong females, sharp characters, snappy dialogue, shrewd plotting, palpable chemistry between leads, crowd-pleasing cameos, reunion feel, loyal to fans.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Bland. Twisty second half, flat direction, visually dull, clumsy action, unconvincing plot, thin script.