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My Little Pony: The Movie (2017)

Published in M
Tuesday, 31 October 2017 10:43
A short film preceding the film features fluffy creatures being thrown, hit with objects, chased by a giant moster with big scary teeth/one eye/mouth tentacles/horns/dragon's tail, swept away on a lava lake and drooled on. It also includes raspberry-blowing, a worm, rainbows, screaming, a creature falling over a cliff and themes of unl...

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  • Rating

    G: Very mild sense of threat and animated violence.

  • The pitch

    Giddy up.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Uzo Aduba, Ashleigh Ball, Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth, Michelle Creber, Taye Diggs, Brian Dobson, Michael Dobson, Andrea Libman, Max Martini, Britt McKillip, Peter New, Nicole Oliver, Sia, Liev Schreiber

  • Directed by

    Jayson Thiessen

  • Running time

    99 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are turned to stone, hit with magic green balls, zapped with blue lightning bolts, kicked, flipped, tripped, thrown through the air/to the ground, squashed by a giant cake, flicked with goo, pursued, captured, caged, near-crushed by rocks when falling down a canyon, lassoed, near-drowned, tied up, muzzled, poked, set alight, pushed over a balcony, smashed to pieces, picked up by a tornado, cannon-blasted through the air. Characters fall into rushing water, freefall from very high distances, transform into sea creatures. Energy bolts suck the power/energy from characters. Swordfighting. Explosion. Towers crushed, castle destroyed, village invaded/damaged, bridge collapse, table knocked over, ship hit in side with giant anchor. A balloon dog deflates as it is crushed. Mass panic, arguing, screaming. A character threatens to "clip their wings, scar them emotionally, tie them up and throw them overboard". Blood/gore: Giant animal skull with tusks, bird skull with beak, Jolly Roger flag. Characters are hit with splats of colour/pie that resemble blood (comic). A unicorn character has a broken horn that flickers blue sparks. Characters on fire (not graphic).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    (None): When a characters says spots of goo will make your parts fall off an infected character grabs his crotch area. Bum-scratching.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    None.

  • LANGUAGE

    (None): Name-calling (evil goons, cotton candy, con artists, crazy unicorn, etc).

  • THEMES

    My Little Pony, teamwork, friendship, adventure, trust, betrayal, surrender, takeover, escape, stealing, awesomeness, responsibility, kindness.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Ponies, bear, rabbit, birds, crocodile, hedgehog, mole, black beetle with many red eyes, meiolania (horned turtle), warthogs, cat, sea creatures, fish, lizards, octopus tentacles, bats, shark, vultures, parrots, seahorses, jellyfish, squid, turtles, unicorns, alicorns, pegasi, hippogriffs. Scary green eyes, large scary blimp/ships; scary creatures with frightening claws/manes/tails. Rainbow, waterfall, thunder, lightning, whirlpool, fireworks, hot air balloon, tornado, storm, giant black cloud. Coughing/spluttering/gasping for air.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Joyful, silly, colourful, delightful, magical, female-positive, star-packed, nostalgic, positive, fan-friendly, kid-friendly. Lively voice acting, committed performances, clean humour, cute pony puns, gentle-but-genuine scares, rich 2D animation, catchy soundtrack, retro vibe; a fair adaptation of the TV series.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Formulaic, predictable. Simple animation, would be best enjoyed by fans.

The Girl on the Train (2016)

Published in T
Friday, 07 October 2016 07:49
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Blunt falls off the wagon.

  • Starring

    Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Edgar Ramírez, Laura Prepon, Allison Janney, Darren Goldstein, Lisa Kudrow

  • Directed by

    Tate Taylor

  • Running time

    112 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are bludgeoned, thrown to the ground, pushed, slapped, hair-grabbed, head-smashed, hit with objects, followed, mouth-grabbed, shirt-grabbed, stabbed, glassed, stomped on, dragged, strangled. People have smoke/water blown/thrown in their faces. A story is told of a baby drowning (wrapped corpse/burial seen). Objects thrown/smashed, broken mirror. Screaming, yelling. Homicide, smashing a woman's head on the floor, partially decomposed body, blunt force trauma mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpse. Bloody heads, hair, hands, fingernails, faces, clothing, ground; spurting blood. Object protruding from flesh. Cemetery. Abortion mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couples have sex in bedrooms, outdoors, in the kitchen, in the shower. Masturbation. Fully nude men, women, baby (rear, side and top views - genitals obscured). People in baths, showers, underwear; shirtless man, cleavage. Kissing, breast-grabbing, finger-sucking, undressing. A story is told of a woman falling pregnant/giving birth at the age of 17. Kissing thighs, holding breasts mentioned. Infidelity.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, champagne, spirits, cocktails, wine). Intoxication, alcoholism, bar settings. AA meeting. Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words. Name-calling. Slang for genitals. Derogatory term for women (whore). Religious exclamations (what the hell).

  • THEMES

    Exes, alcoholism, murder, betrayal, infidelity, obsessions, therapy, intoxication, memory, blackouts, missed calls, abusive relationships, domestic violence, voyeurism, self-loathing, infertility, the other woman, self-defense, sketching.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Wife/neighbour, husband/father killed. Dead brother, dead parents, job loss, abortion mentioned. Funeral, burial scenes. Toilet, pregnancy test. Brief Spanish (no translation). Based on the novel by Paula Hawkins.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Tense, voyeuristic, sexy, brutal, engaging. Enigmatic/effective/terrific/broken/excellent/convincing performance by Emily Blunt, acerbic/appealling performance by Allison Janney, extraordinary musical score, reasonably faithful to the Paula Hawkins novel.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    So-so, unconvincing, repetitive, ungripping, disappointing, lukewarm, predictable, contrived, one-dimensional, clichéd, tedious, flimsy, unsuspenseful, sloppy. Dour/undimensional/humourless/sullen characters, bland script, boring/crummy/pinched visuals, some amateurish direction, camp climax.

The Huntsman: Winter's War

Published in T
Tuesday, 05 April 2016 06:06
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  • Rating

    M: Fantasy violence.

  • The pitch

    Long before happily ever after.

  • Starring

    Chris Hemsworth, Emily Blunt, Jessica Chastain, Charlize Theron, Sophie Cookson, Nick Frost, Colin Morgan, Ralph Ineson, Sheridan Smith, Alexandra Roach, Sam Claflin

  • Directed by

    Cedric Nicolas-Troyan

  • Running time

    114 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are shot with arrows, asphyxiated, burned to death (child), shoved, hypnotised, frozen, shattered, hit with objects, knocked to the ground, face-grabbed, slapped, punched, kicked, flipped, held at knife-point, pushed, tripped, wrestled, headbutted, stabbed, dragged, elbowed, slashed, near-choked, chained, hair-pulled, netted, burned (blue fireball), rammed, neck-snapped, leg-grabbed, whipped, headlocked, sentenced to death, impaled. Children are stolen away to build a child army. Weapons training/fighting (children and adults). Mariticide, sororicide, infanticide. Burning objects. Objects punched, smashed, knocked over. A man falls down rooftops, dangles precariously. Characters appear to fall and smash apart. Screaming, roaring, arguing, mass panic, bar brawl. Lose it [your tongue], gut you like a deer, locked in dungeon for seven years, tear her heart out mentioned. Blood/gore: Many corpses (on battlefields/coffin/ground). Animals seen feeding on dead bodies. Bloody heads, faces, hands, knuckles, fingers, chest, clothing, ice, wounds, cuts, scratches, objects. Scars, bruising, wound-dressing/cauterising. Spitting blood. Freeze-burn marks on skin. Object protruding/removed from skin. Burned/wrinkled skin. Animal carcasses (rats, birds, butterflies, dogs). Skeletons, skulls. Black/tar-like blood. Gold/black skin, black tendrils. A snap is heard when a creature is pulled back by its horns (broken neck assumed).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has (implied) sex in a hot pool, in a campsite. Kissing, face-touching, flirting, undressing. A woman caresses a man's leg with her foot. Bare leg (female), bare chest (male), topless woman (breasts mostly obscured). Low-cut gowns, cleavage. Nude sprites/creatures (no visible genitals). References to infidelity, prostitution, propositioning, dwarf sex. Innuendo.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (ale).

  • LANGUAGE

    P*ss off, bugger, a-word, w*nker, b*llocks, b*tch. Name-calling. Derogatory terms for women. Religious exclamation.

  • THEMES

    Fairy tales, evil sisters, love, fantasy, betrayal, grief, anger, child soldiers, dwarves, goblins, rock-climbing, traitors, Snow White, magic mirrors, sororicide, infanticide, death of a child, revenge, enchantment.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead wife. Dead husband mentioned. Church, funeral, bar settings. Marriage. Flocks of birds, horses, dogs, snake, tortoise, squirrels, butterflies, owls, fireflies, goat/monkey-creature with ram's horns and scary teeth, bear-like creature, badger, hedgehog, elk. Frozen blue eyes, creepy forest. Fur worn; fur rugs seen. Waterfall. Time-lapse cinematography, fast-moving camerawork.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Chilly, competent, shiny, entertaining, passable. Spectacular cast, delightful background details, inventive visuals, impressive/modern/fluid special effects, intense battle sequences, handsome production design, stunning/lavish/magnificent costumes, child versions of main actors are exceptionally well cast.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Dull, silly, sprawling, overstuffed, dispiriting, ill-paced, odd, hammy, dour. Messy story, tiresome/garbled/inert plot, middling third act, obvious twists, weak chemistry between Chris Hemsworth and Jessica Chastain, unconvincing accents, swollen score, bizarre/distracting subplots.

Sicario

Published in S
Friday, 25 September 2015 11:15
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Flawless execution.

  • Starring

    Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Victor Garber, Daniel Kaluuya, Jon Bernthal, Maximiliano Hernández

  • Directed by

    Denis Villeneuve

  • Running time

    121 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, hooded, bound, thrown through the air, arrested, kicked, tortured/waterboarded/beaten (implied), pushed, shoved, body-slammed, dragged, hair-pulled, throat-grabbed, near-choked, ear-poked, pinched, stabbed/throat-sliced (off-screen), punched, wrestled. A house is rammed. Money laundering. Explosions, gunfire, broken glass. Military vehicles, personnel, aircraft, SWAT teams. Killers, zealots, kidnapping, Iraq, Afghanistan, terrorists, chop the heads off chickens, decapitated wife, daughter thrown in acid, suicide mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses (fresh/bagged/hooded/blood-covered/children/women/uniformed officers/hung/mutilated/blindfolded). Dismembered arm, head wound, bandage, wound-cleaning, swelling, bruising. Bloody bullet wounds/clothing/arms/faces/cuts, bleeding, blood spatter, pooled blood. Photos of corpses, severed head.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple initiate sex on the couch (but are interrupted). Kissing, flirting, groping. Woman in bra, shirtless men, cleavage, swimwear. Naked corpses. Gonorrhoea, getting a boner mentioned. Incest joke (my wife is my sister). A man threatens that a man's daughters will be violated by twenty men.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Storeroom of wrapped drug parcels. Alcohol (beer, spirits, wine). Smoking, cigarette butts. Narcotics, sobriety, drug land, mules, pollos mentioned. Pub setting.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, b*tch. Slang for genitals. Name-calling. Religious references.

  • THEMES

    Cartels, drugs, policy, revenge, USA-Mexican border, immigrants, informants, surveillance, jurisdiction, morality, ethics.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Divorce mentioned. Vomiting, spitting. Dogs, planes, helicopters, thunder, lightning. Some Spanish (subtitles). Some high aerial camerawork, low-light/thermal imaging.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Anxiety-inducing, blistering, suspenseful, surprising, intense, muscular, searing, superb, powerful, physical, disturbing, tense, dark, exciting, rock-solid, bleak, significant, brutal, murky, hard-edged. Outstanding/top-flight cast, first-rate/excellent performances, challenging screenplay, expert action sequences, airtight editing, subtly menacing/idiosyncratic/disturbing score, arresting/vivid lensing, masterly direction, impeccably well-crafted, opens brilliantly.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Slow-burning, anti-climactic.

Into The Woods

Published in I
Wednesday, 07 January 2015 21:47
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes, violence and infrequent coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Sincerely charming.

  • Starring

    Anna Kendrick, Daniel Huttlestone, James Corden, Emily Blunt, Christine Baranski, Tammy Blanchard, Lucy Punch, Tracey Ullman, Lilla Crawford, Meryl Streep, Simon Russell Beale, Johnny Depp, Mackenzie Mauzy

  • Directed by

    Rob Marshall

  • Running time

    125 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are whacked, smacked, stalked, pushed, foot-stamped, locked in a tower, stabbed/cut open, ear-grabbed, hair-pulled, tackled, tripped, near-trampled, thrown from a moving vehicle/horse, smacked against a wall, bird-swooped, banished, hit with objects, sucked into the ground, cheek-pinched, belittled. Door blown off hinges, theft. Earthquake, tumbling towers/trees. People fall down (tower, embankment/cliff). Howling, growling, screaming, arguing, yelling. Being robbed, raped mentioned. Blood/gore: Toe, heel cut off (off-screen). Blood/scratches on eyes/face; blood on object. Animals/characters die. Eating people, skinning animal, slashing someone, killing beasts/animals, grinding bones mentioned. Bandages, blindness.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Rape mentioned (metaphoric). Kissing, flirting. Short skirts, cleavage. Princes rip shirts open to reveal bare chests. Infidelity mentioned. Mild innuendo.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Being drunk mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling, belittling. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Fairy tales, deception, dishonest negotiation, lying, stealing, childlessness, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, stepmothers, poverty, magic, curses, resurrection, blindness, beauty, sacrifice, resilience, maturation, musicals, mashups.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased mothers, grandmothers, blindness mentioned. Wolf-man, giants, witch, ghosts/apparitions, mice, cow, ravens, snakes, horses, birds. Thunder, lightning, full moon, dark woods.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Twisty, enchanting, dark, captivating, witty, classy, entertaining, charming, humorous, poignant, touching, wonderful, wintry, solid, satsifying, glorious, modern. All-star ensemble, delightful/mostly perfect cast, old-fashioned storytelling, sharp character portraits, sly humour, strong first half, great/sophisticated score, memorable songs, vigorous fun, intelligent/economical CGI, ravishing cinematography, handsome production design, clever wordplay, demanding compositions, extraordinary source material.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Claustrophobic, messy. Some mis-casting, weaker second half (jumbled ideas, convoluted metaphors), some pacing problems, sagging finale.

The Wind Rises (Kaze tachinu)

Published in T
Friday, 31 January 2014 09:05
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes.

  • The pitch

    Wild is the Wind.

  • Starring

    (voices of): (original): Hideaki Anno, Miori Takimoto, Mirai Shida, Shinobu Ôtake, Mansai Nomura, Masahiko Nishimura, Morio Kazama (English dub): Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt, Mae Whitman, Jennifer Grey, Stanley Tucci, Martin Short, William H. Macy, Werner Herzog

  • Directed by

    Hayao Miyazaki

  • Running time

    126 minutes

  • Rated

    PG (Australia), NR (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Planes explode, crash, break up mid-flight, burn, suffer engine failure. Bombs, air raid (gunfire), burning buildings, devastated village, earthquake, collapsed buildings, burning homes. A man freefalls from the sky, a man dangles precariously from a ledge. Bullying, yelling, shouting, arguing. Debris, aircraft wreckage. An object is destroyed in anger. Blood/gore: Grazed face. Broken leg, leg-setting. Blood splatter, blood on object. Lung haemorrhaging mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Men in g-string swimwear. A couple lay in bed together.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, beer, spirits, cocktails, sake). Smoking (pipe, cigarettes, cigar).

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling. Cultural stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Jiro Horikoshi, aviation, aircraft design, safety testing, engineering, fantasy, dreams, relationships, failure, success, history, World War II, engagement, terminal illness, tuberculosis, natural disasters, death, inspiration, determination, siblings, poverty, romance, Great Kanto earthquake, Mitsubishi A6M Zero.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased wife, tuberculosis. Deceased mother mentioned. World War II, sanatorium settings. Marriage proposal, wedding. Planes, wing-walking, shooting stars, rainbow, full moon. Horses, oxen, buzzing insects, seagulls. Fish eaten. High camera aerials. Japanese language (subtitled) and some German and Italian languages (no subs). Dubbed English version available. Original title is Kaze tachinu.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Haunting, beautiful, historical, sober, astute, mature, vivid, fantastical, restrained, delicate, fascinating, stunning, beguiling, contemplative, honest, ambitious, immersive, apolitica, memorable, thoughtful. Visually glorious, gorgeously animated, daring subject, emotionally generous, expansively detailed, rich soundtrack.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Pace slackens in second half.

Gnomeo & Juliet

Published in G
Tuesday, 30 April 2013 00:28
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  • Rating

    G: General.

  • The pitch

    You're Avon a laugh!

  • Starring

    James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Ashley Jensen, Michael Caine, Matt Lucas, Jim Cummings, Jason Statham, Stephen Merchant, Ozzy Osbourne, Patrick Stewart, Julie Walters, Hulk Hogan, Richard Wilson, Dolly Parton

  • Directed by

    Kelly Asbury

  • Running time

    84 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Dangerous driving, vehicle collisions. Gnomes and animal statues fight, kick, throw things at one another. Food fight. Things get smashed, broken, damaged, ransacked, thrown. A gnome dresses up in ninja gear (war paint, balaclava). A gnome hangs precariously from a high ledge; falls through a glass ceiling. A gnome is glued to a pedestal. Raised voices, arguing. Death, suicide, killing (mentioned). Explosion. Blood/gore: Heimlich manoeuvre. A gnome's hat is smashed off. A gnome is presumed dead; gnomes are presumed crushed. Scratches, chips. Dismembered gnome limbs.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Innuendo. A gnome wears a mankini. Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    None.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling, teasing and mocking insults.

  • THEMES

    Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, forbidden love, tragedy, rivalry, star-crossed lovers, feuding, competition, cheating, sabotage, enemies, hatred, forgiveness, revenge, grief.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    A gnome is separated from his family/community. Deceased wife/mother, husband/father mentioned. Snail, rabbits, chicken, pig, frog, fish, dog, deer, flamingo, buzzing insects, hippo, crocodile, mushrooms, snail slime, dog drool. Toilet, graffiti, leg-waxing.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Lively, entertaining, charming, bright, quirky. Smart script, great performances, catchy soundtrack.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Unoriginal, one-dimensional story. Best suited for very small children only. A promotional vehicle for Elton John.