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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

Published in T
Wednesday, 18 November 2015 07:04
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, violence and horror sequence.

  • The pitch

    Katniss is the girl on fire.

  • Starring

    Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore, Willow Shields, Sam Claflin, Elizabeth Banks, Mahershala Ali, Jena Malone, Jeffrey Wright, Paula Malcomson, Stanley Tucci

  • Directed by

    Francis Lawrence

  • Running time

    137 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People/characters are shot, held at gunpoint, restrained, poisoned, blown up, pursued, tackled, thrown into lethal black tar, strung up, eye-gouged, kicked, mobbed, bitten/eaten, grabbed, thrown through the air/against objects, hit, impaled, run through, disintegrated. Military aircraft/tanks/personnel/weapons, heavy gunfire, mines, Mexican standoffs. Explosions, fireballs. Burning vehicles, city. Children are taken from their parents, a child screams over her mother's corpse. Objects are thrown at a cat, an animal is shot (off-screen). A man recalls being hit/beaten by his mother. Yelling, screaming. Mass suicide mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses (including children), scary sewer creatures with sharp teeth, victim with legs blown off (no injury detail seen). Bloody mouth, spittle, scratches, ground. Patient in hospital bed, IV drip, medical examinations. Bruising, burned skin, object protruding from chest, bandaging. Bruised ribs, bruised lung mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Couple in bed together. Tight-fitting clothing, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People are poisoned, injected with an unknown substance, administered morphine, given suicide capsules (poison). Alcohol (champagne). A character compares another character to "someone who's drunk". Medicine, painkillers mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling.

  • THEMES

    Warfare, propoganda, sacrifice, lying, betrayal, love triangles, assassination, uprising, rebellion, brainwashing.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased sister, allies. Wedding, underground tunnel settings. Cat, dead bird. Fur costumes. Some dizzying cinematography.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Smart, exciting, heartfelt, satisfying, entertaining, dark, gripping, emotional, gritty, bold, powerful, tense, compelling, grim. Intense/superb performance by Jennifer Lawrence, thrilling action, intelligent political satire, subtle character moments, intense horror scene, vivid cinematography, some lavishly bleak production design, assured/confident filmmaking.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Overlong, slow, stifling. Redundant love triangle subplot, some clunky moments/jarring dialogue, relentlessly solemn, gets bogged down in detail, too faithful to the book, bombastic/unsubtle score, sappy endnote.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Published in T
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 00:24
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    The Prim Reaper.

  • Starring

    Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore, Willow Shields, Sam Claflin, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci

  • Directed by

    Francis Lawrence

  • Running time

    123 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, shoved, bound, blown up, tackled, gassed, near-strangled, rammed against objects, hit with objects. Explosions, mass destruction, broken glass. Air strikes/sirens, aircraft crashes/mid-air collision, military aircraft, warehouse full of bombs/firepower. Riots, uprising, sporadic violence, sedition, treason, civil war, POWs, derailed train, shocks, beatings mentioned. Yelling, screaming. Blood/gore: Skeletons, skulls, fresh/charred/blood-covered corpses. Patients in hospital beds (and makeshift camp beds). IV drips, bandages, neck brace. Bloody scratches/wounds/cuts/grazes, spot of blood, shaving cut, bruising, bloodshot eyes. Killing, had tongue cut out, mass graves mentioned. Wound-treating.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Loose-fitting clothing/cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People are gassed, poisoned (implied). Sobriety, medication, venom mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling.

  • THEMES

    Propaganda, uprising, rebellion, leadership, The Hunger Games, white roses, forgiveness, trust, fear, community, stealth operations, broadcasting, dytopia, fear conditioning, fashion.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dog, cat, crow, eagle, mockingbirds, elk. Lost baby (miscarriage) mentioned. Power blackouts. High/sweeping cinematography. Strobe lights. Based on the novel by Suzanne Collins.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Suspenseful, surprising, deep, dark, rich, punchy, well-paced, solid, absorbing, resonant, rousing, underground, intense, stylish, topical. Soulful/storm-ranging performance from Jennifer Lawrence, understated/generous performance from Philip Seymour Hoffman, stirring sequences,  illuminating character moments, intense dam raid sequence, haunting score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Uninspired, safe, steady, by-the-book, patronising, unsatisfying, lacking, disappointing, bland, protracted. Tends to spell out the obvious, languid pacing, thin story, limp special effects, creaky script, not enough action.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Published in T
Monday, 18 November 2013 12:09
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    A second helping.

  • Starring

    Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Sam Claflin, Woody Harrelson, Liam Hemsworth, Donald Sutherland, Elizabeth Banks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jena Malone, Willow Shields, Lenny Kravitz, Stanley Tucci, Amanda Plummer, Jeffrey Wright, Lynn Cohen

  • Directed by

    Francis Lawrence

  • Running time

    146 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, whipped, tied up, electrocuted, dragged, grabbed, hooded, kicked, punched, knocked over, killed for sport, near-drowned, beaten, arrowed, stabbed, hacked, pursued, thrown down an embankment, stalked, bitten, slapped. Houses ransacked, property damage, smashed glass, arson, objects thrown. Avalanche, tsunami, explosions, burning debris, falling debris. Animals are killed, animals attack. Armed soldiers, military vehicles, angry mob, weapons training (stick-fighting, archery, spear-throwing), hand-to-hand combat. Gunshots, cannon fire, hanged effigy, spear-fishing. Video footage of riots, burning debris. Uprising, revolution, poisoned berries, black market, floggings, executions mentioned. Screaming, roaring. Blood/gore: Corpses, dead animals, missing limb. Bloody faces, hands, injuries, lashes. Blood spray, blood on objects, bloody scratches, people covered in blood. Welts, bruising, burning/bubbling skin (acidic poison), wound-cleaning. Hypodermic needle seen entering skin, object inserted into skin, bandage. 'Thousands of dead people' mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, undressing. Nude female (only back seen), shirtless men. Low-cut gowns.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, wine, cocktails, champagne). Morphling (fictional narcotic) and an unknown sedative are injected. A drink that enables the consumer to throw up so they can eat more is offered.

  • LANGUAGE

    Bleeped f-word, s-word. Name-calling. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Survival, fate, love, betrayal, family, relationships, hope, deceit, PTSD, morality, grief, fame, popularity, reality television, history, tradition, games, teamwork, sacrifice, loss, rebellion, uprising, alliance, dystopia.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Marriage proposal, cancelled wedding, pregnancy announcement. CPR, mouth-to-mouth. Dog, turkeys, cat, butterflies (garment/accessories), horses, buzzing insects, flocks of birds, baboons, lizard. Lightning, flame-throwing, fireworks, burning costumes (theatrical), power blackout. Vomiting, fang teeth. Fish, oysters eaten. Based on the novel by Suzanne Collins.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Monumental, crowd-pleasing, remarkable, thought-provoking, inspiring, gutsier, tougher, better, leaner, smarter, thrilling, epic, heart-pounding. Winning performance from Jennifer Lawrence, wonderful supporting cast, impossible costume design, well paced, charged narrative, captures spirit of the novel, acute attention to detail, lush world-building.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Undernourished, familiar. Unsatisfactory ending, lacks heart, feels a little manufactured.

The Hunger Games

Published in T
Monday, 18 November 2013 00:41
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    The first course.

  • Starring

    Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Wes Bentley, Stanley Tucci, Woody Harrelson, Lenny Kravitz, Donald Sutherland, Elizabeth Banks, Amandla Stenberg, Dayo Okeniyi, Willow Shields

  • Directed by

    Gary Ross

  • Running time

    142 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are hacked, slashed, stabbed, speared, bludgeoned, hit with objects, near-choked, poisoned, murdered, slapped, thrown against a wall, wrestled, pursued, grabbed, punched, kicked, strangled, manipulated, snared, stalked, burned, threatened, bitten, mauled. Suicide references, explosion, cannon fire. People fall down embankments, out of trees. Video footage of atomic mushroom cloud, explosions, burning debris, armed soldiers. Weapons training (stick-fighting, hand-to-hand combat, archery, blade-throwing, sword-fighting), mercy killing, underground mine explosion, rioting, smashed glass, objects knocked over, property damage, brawling. Bushfire, fireballs, kids play-fighting with swords. Animals stabbed, arrowed, roasted, eaten. Killing animals mentioned. Screaming, arguing, pleading. Cutting out tongues, war, uprising, treason, being burned to death/blown sky-high mentioned. Blood/gore: Blood splatter, bloody faces, bloody legs, blood on clothing/objects, bloody cuts, bleeding, blood spots, bloody fingerprints, burned/charred skin, swollen/bruised skin, welts. Corpses, skulls (video), neck-breaking. Finger prick, objects inserted into skin.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Man in underwear. Low-cut gowns.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, cocktails, wine). Hip flask, intoxication. Healing salves applied to wounds. Hallucinations.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Fight to the death, starvation, poverty, class warfare, survival, reality television, media, broadcast, tradition, hunting, siblings, relationships, archery, chance, fate, lottery, mentoring, fame, disguise, tactics, rules, alliance, betrayal, young love, healing, hope, sacrifice, dystopia, oppression, renegades.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased father/husband. Childless mother, orphans, widows mentioned. Cat, deer, dogs, pigs, horses, wasps, buzzing insects, birds, butterfly. Wasp attack, dog attacks. Roast meat, grilled fish eaten. Animals spit-roasted, roast pig seen. Shaky handheld camerawork. Soles of feet, eyebrow-plucking, waxing, spitting. Based on the novel, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Tough-spirited, exciting, thought-provoking, memorable, muscular, honorable, unflinching, horrific, brutal, tense, allegorical. Strong performance from Jennifer Lawrence, terrific supporting cast, magnificent costumes and makeup, vivid set design, irresistible energy, faithful onscreen adaptation.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Overlong, cheesy, sprawling, sometimes sluggish, manipulative. Weak chemistry between leads, shaky handheld camerawork is stomach-churning.

The Best Offer (La Migliore Offerta)

Published in T
Monday, 19 August 2013 06:02
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  • Rating

    M: Sex scene, infrequent coarse language and violence.

  • The pitch

    It's a steal.

  • Starring

    Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, Sylvia Hoeks, Donald Sutherland, Philip Jackson, Dermot Crowley, Kiruna Stamell, Liya Kebede

  • Directed by

    Giuseppe Tornatore

  • Running time

    131 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A man is beaten, punched, kicked, mugged. An object is smashed, items are stolen. Stolen car, abduction, shooting oneself, forced child labour, punishment mentioned. Shouting, arguing. Blood/gore: Bloody face and hands, bloody grazes, bruising, IV drip. Blood on objects. Cut foot. Car accidents, pool of blood, unconsciousness mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple have sexual intercourse. Kissing, flirting, breast-kissing. Infidelity implied. Sexual perversion mentioned. Naked woman (genitals seen). Shirtless man. Paintings of nude people (breasts seen). Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, champagne, beer, spirits). Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Art dealing, auctions, auctioneering, collecting, antiques, paintings, valuation, agoraphobia, mysophobia, haphephobia, elitism, theft, fraud, couture, luxury, fine dining, writing, pseudonyms, ironwork, automatons, identity, panic, voyeurism, technology, advice, accomplices, curiosity, trust, betrayal, romance, relationships, secrets.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased parents, missing aunt, orphanage mentioned. Airport, hospital settings. Orphan, missing loved-one. Dog, ducks, lightning, cobwebs, dust, antlers. Fur worn, toe-sucking, welding sparks. Superstition, anxiety, pneumonia mentioned. Original title is Le Migliore Offerta. Also titled Deception.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Slow-burning, intriguing, moody, beautiful, well-crafted. Lovingly directed, solid performances, compelling soundtrack, lavish sets.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Disappointing, predictable, stiff, rigid. Clunky dialogue, tepid story, overly serious, some repetition in screenplay.

Jock (Jock the Hero Dog)

Published in J
Sunday, 23 June 2013 01:34
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    A sporting jock.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Bryan Adams, Donald Sutherland, Helen Hunt, Ted Danson, Desmond Tutu, Mandy Patinkin, William Baldwin, Bongani Nxumalo, Theo Landey, Makenzie Hart

  • Directed by

    Duncan MacNeillie

  • Running time

    89 minutes

  • Rated

    PG (Australia), NR (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Animals are shot, shot at, grabbed around the neck/throat, attacked, pursued, whipped, caged, chained up, killed, thrown down stairs, hit with objects, threatened. A story is told of a leopard killing a little girl. A man jabs a thorn into an animal's paw (squeal is heard). An animal falls out of a tree. A man throws a puppy into water to drown. An animal falls off a cliff to its death. A tortoise is forcibly ejected from its shell. People are hit with objects, pushed, shoved. Guns, spears, a cane, a pickaxe, a pitchfork are pointed in threat. Zulu warrior, people running from the law, bad people mentioned. A town is called Crook's Corner. An eagle catches a fish. A blade is thrown into a wall. Crocodiles leap out of water and snap suddenly at the camera. An aggressive baboon with sharp fangs bullies, threatens, intimidates, fights with other animals. Match-fixing, theft, deceit, arson. Animals growl, yelp, howl. Men cheer while watching an organised animal fight. Blood/gore: Animal corpses. Animal skulls and bones. Buzzing flies follow a mangy dog. A flash of red is seen when an animal is shot. A man has a peg-leg. An object is removed from an animal's paw (scream is heard). An animal collapses. A giant lump appears on animal's head. A taste for human blood is mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    None.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Bottles of alcohol are seen in a bar. A man drinks from a hip flask. An animal carries a bottle of alcohol. Champagne is mentioned. People bet on animal races, animal's fighting.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling, religious references and exclamations. Cultural, ethnic and gender stereotyping.

  • THEMES

    Africa, hunting, believing in yourself, friendship, loyalty, mother-son relationships, courage, devotion, bravery, self-respect, forgiveness, cave paintings, gold-digging, fortune-seeking.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Mother fatally wounded, killed. Smoke-filled bar, graveyard settings. Full moon, open fires, lightning, thunder, fog, waterfall. Stretched ear lobes, sweaty armpit stains, bird poo. Animal fur is worn. Based on classic children's story Jock of the Bushveld. Also known as Jock the Hero Dog. WILDLIFE: Dogs, puppies, chicken, monkeys, baboons, crocodiles, flocks of birds, elephants, buffalo, giraffe, warthogs, widowbird, owl, rhinoceros, weka, springbok, dung beetle, cattle, horses, buzzing insects, fireflies, rat, lion, ants, Martial Eagle, butterflies, fish, tortoise, bats, jackal. Ivory mentioned.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Magical African wildlife and countryside, rich colours. Interesting detail, texture. Good soundtrack. Talented voice cast. Warmhearted message hidden in there somewhere.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Poorly rendered animation, ordinary CGI, corny plot, sluggish, tawdry. Scenes of animal violence and nasty humans may frighten young children. Feels second-rate. Won't entertain adults. Use of international accents for South-African voices is frustrating.