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La La Land (2016)

Published in L
Wednesday, 14 December 2016 07:31
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  • Rating

    M: Coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Here's to the ones that dream.

  • Starring

    Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, J.K. Simmons, Rosemarie DeWitt, Claudine Claudio, Jason Fuchs, Finn Wittrock, Josh Pence

  • Directed by

    Damien Chazelle

  • Running time

    128 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shoved, slapped (playful). A man breaks a restaurant sign. Objects thrown at a car. Yelling, arguing. Blood/gore: None.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, hand-holding. Cleavage. Women flash their underwear while dancing. People in swimwear, nightwear. Couple in bed together (clothed). Woman in towel.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, champagne, beer, cocktails). Bar, club settings.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-words, a-word. Obscene finger gestures. Name-calling (weirdo, baby, etc). Religious exclamations (God help us, oh my God, my Lord, holy hell, goddamn, etc).

  • THEMES

    Romance, musicals, Hollywood, jazz, fame, success, auditions, collectibles, theatre, bands, live music, touring, career, relationships, fusion, duets, ambition, sacrifice, heartache.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Job loss, relationship breakup. Fireworks. Meat eaten. Bright camera strobe/flashes.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Remarkable, romantic, sun-drenched, absorbing, dazzling, distinctive, sweet-natured, energetic, dreamy, optimistic, happy, wonderstruck, joyous, sad, magical, daring, beautiful, sophisticated, unexpected, original, transportative, audacious, starry-eyed, ambitious, vibrant, bittersweet, elating, ardent, passionate; a masterpiece. Charming/terrific/excellent/appealing lead performances, powerful/convincing chemistry between leads, simple storytelling, gob-smacking/raucous/exhilarating opening scene, evocative soundtrack, gorgeous/expert/superb/kinetic cinematography, instinctive/intense direction, alluring backdrops/set pieces, buoyant/charming/memorable/melodious/infectious musical numbers, elegant costumes, sensational finale.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Overlong. A little too discordant/melancholy, the momentum stalls at times, some songs are a little indistinct/forgettable.

Irrational Man

Published in I
Tuesday, 11 August 2015 09:55
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, coarse language and a sex scene.

  • The pitch

    No, you Kant.

  • Starring

    Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone, Parker Posey, Jamie Blackley

  • Directed by

    Woody Allen

  • Running time

    95 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are poisoned, manhandled, wrestled, stalked. A man falls down an elevator shaft (fatal). Russian Roulette played. Break-and-enter. Hypotheticals mention killing people; murder discussed. Mentions of reporter killed in Iraq, friend dying in explosion, friend stepping on landmine in Iraq, mother committing suicide, Hurricane Katrina. References to suicide, drowning. Cancer, heart attack mentioned. Blood/gore: Drawing of decapitated man.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Sex scene (from shoulders up). Implied sex and attempted sex (scenes of man and woman in bed together, shoulders bare). Kissing, hugging, flirting. References to professor's past affairs with students, discussion of past relationships (many women and one night stands). References to orgasms, masturbation, infidelity. Male impotence discussed. Skimpy clothing, underwear seen.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, cocktails). Drinking from hip flask while driving. Looking wasted, drug use, Viagra mentioned. Prescription pill consumed.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words. Religious exclamations. Sexual innuendo.

  • THEMES

    Inappropriate relationships (professor-student), philosophy, murder, situational ethics, infidelity, unhappy marriages, academia, morality, nihilism, ennui, existentialism, gossip, scandal, alcoholism, writer's block, impotency.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead friends, dead mother, divorce, custody battle mentioned. Relationship breakup, anxiety attack. Horses.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Slinky, jazz-infused, vigorous, engaging, youthful, energetic, fresh, breezy, modest, intellectual, offbeat, weird, amiable. Sparky chemistry between Stone and Phoenix, shrewd supporting cast, witty dialogue, darkly humourous, textured cinematography, fluid editing, invigorating soundtrack.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Forgettable, underpowered, unrealised. Under-realised female characters, unconvincing romance, sagging middle act, meandering/familiar plot, sloppy direction/writing, lazy/improbably plot twists, redundant/charmless voice-overs.

Aloha

Published in A
Saturday, 13 June 2015 00:36
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Ha-why-why?

  • Starring

    Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Bill Murray, John Krasinski, Danny McBride, Alec Baldwin, Bill Camp

  • Directed by

    Cameron Crowe

  • Running time

    105 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Objects smashed/slammed, broken glass. Footage of rockets/rocket ships/satellites exploding/crashing. Images of debris in space (incl an astronaut's glove). Rockets/missiles launced. Man swinging slingshot. Military vehicles/personnel. Being shot, Afghanista, nuclear weapons mentioned. Yelling, arguing. Blood/gore: Grafted toe with scar, stitching. Images of military caskets. Decapitated statue. Patient in hospital with bandages, IV drip. Gunshot wounds, broken tibia discussed.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has (implied) sex. Couple in bed together (nude shoulders exposed). Kissing, flirting, handholding. Animal sex. A child asks what 'revenge sex' is. Beachwear, swimwear, skimpy clothing, cleavage, shirtless men. Streaking, conjugal prison visits mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, shots). Smoking (cigarettes).

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, b*tch, cr*p, freakin'. Name-calling, teasing, threats. Spiritual/religious references and religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Love triangles, relationships, military life, Hawai'i, cynicism, parentage, Hawaiian mythology, military occupation, government contractors, satellite communications, aerospace, responsibility, forgiveness, discovery, idealism.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased friend, divorce, relationship breakups mentioned. Hospital setting. Jets. Brief subtitles.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Optimistic, buoyant, likeable, fascinating. Lively/star-studded cast, energetic performance from Emma Stone, charming chemistry between Rachel McAdams and Bradley Cooper, some funny/uproarious scenes, has plenty of heart/moments of sparkle, good music selections, topnotch production design/camerawork/art direction, transporting score, affectionate depiction of Hawai'i.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Smug, predictable, repetitive, grating, messy, overstuffed, undernourished, insufficient, frustrating, unbalanced, unwiedly, unintelligible, haphazard, confused, bad. Soggy/amateurish/contrived/artificial script, sketchy/vaguely definied characters, expository dialogue, abrupt exposition, obvious/leading music cues, smooth/unbelievable resolution.

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Published in B
Tuesday, 13 January 2015 12:00
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong coarse language.

  • The pitch

    F'Riggan awesome.

  • Starring

    Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Zach Galifianakis, Kenny Chin, Jamahl Garrison-Lowe, Naomi Watts, Jeremy Shamos, Andrea Riseborough, Lindsay Duncan, Paula Pell

  • Directed by

    Alejandro González Iñárritu

  • Running time

    119 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide attempt (gunshot). People are near-molested, slapped, punched, threatened at gunpoint, shot (theatrical), threatened sexually, hit with objects, wrestled. A man leaps from a tall building. Falling meteorite, explosions, downed helicopter, shot robot creature. Objects thrown/smashed. Yelling, arguing. Shooting people, suicide, throwing knife at wife, abusive father mentioned. Blood/gore: Blood splatter, blood on face/clothing, bruising. Collapsed man, neck brace, bandages. Bleeding ear, full body cast, dead child mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A man tries to force a woman to have sex. Crotch-grabbing, breast-grabbing, erection, kissing (male-female; female-female). Nude man (rear view). Man in underwear, woman in bra, cleavage. Sexual-themed banter. Injecting self with semen, porn, infidelity mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Smoking marijuana. Alcohol (beer, spirits). Bar setting. Getting/being drunk, rehab, alcoholic father mentioned. Smoking (cigarettes, joint).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch, cr*p. Slang and actual terms for genitals. Name-calling. Religious reference and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Sequels, acting, theatre, Broadway, improv, father-daughter relationships, ego, hearing voices, Raymond Carver, social media, superpowers, celebrity, creativity, comebacks, self-respect, insecurity, critics, suicide.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Pregnancy mentioned. Bar setting. Chicken eaten. Lightning, thunder, spitting, toilet.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Raucous, dramatic, fresh, spectacular, star-powered, genre-defying, hilarious, beautiful, rich, clever, multi-layered, dazzling, rambling, funny, sweet, sad, brilliant, cynical, snarky, unexpected, intimate, sprawling, fascinating, entertaining. Exhilaratingly original, brilliantly directed, darkly comic, lucid/bold/raw/propulsive camerawork, career-defining performance by Michael Keaton, clever casting, infectious/off-the-cuff score, intricate choreography.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Pretentious, overplayed, vacuous. Peurile/mysoginistic comedy, spoon-feeds its point, seeminly continuous camerawork becomes distracting.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise of Electro

Published in T
Thursday, 17 April 2014 22:04
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  • Rating

    M: Action violence.

  • The pitch

    Power up to the Max.

  • Starring

    Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield, Dane DeHaan, Jamie Foxx, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field, Felicity Jones, Stan Lee, Embeth Davidtz, Marton Csokas, Campbell Scott

  • Directed by

    Marc Webb

  • Running time

    142 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, shot at, punched, slapped, slammed against walls, hit with objects, sucked out of an aircraft, near-choked, hit by a car, bound, dangled in the air, bullied, grabbed, electrocuted, bitten, hit with bolts of electricity, kidnapped, headbutted. Mid-air emergencies, plane crash (mostly implied), near mid-air collision, burning plane. Hijacked truck, multiple vehicle collisions, vehicles thrown. Explosions, broken glass, burning building, collapsed buildings, mass destruction, debris, power blackouts, smoke canisters thrown. Marine animals assumed dead when tank explodes. Blood/gore: Corpse, body bag, bloody cuts, bloody faces, bloody knuckles, bloody clothing, nosebleed, rotting flesh, charred body, charred flesh. Bandages. Screens show human neural activity, skeletal activity. Alzheimer's, cancer mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Man in underwear, shirtless youth.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A man is injected with serum, a man buys cold and flu drugs. Animals are gassed. Alcohol (spirits).

  • LANGUAGE

    A-words, p*ssed. Name-calling. Police, gender, relationship, cultural, ethnic, genre, mad scientist stereotypes. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Spider-Man, superheroes, vigilantes, family, relationships, community, rescue, police, obsession, retrovirus, genetics, animal hybrid programs, workplace accidents, electricity, battery power, research, secrets, lies, betrayal, healing, grief, hope.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased parents/fathers. Deceased partner, relationship breakup, job loss. Asylum, funeral, cemetery settings. Patients in hospital beds. Spiders, eels, large fish (dead), dogs. Plane, helicopters, blue bolts of electricity, sparks, scary blue eyes. Dizzying/sweeping/swinging camera angles.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Bold, bright, charming, goofy, savvy, punchy, dashing, satisfying, cross-generational, swift, enjoyable, affable, watchable. Tangible chemistry between leads, good casting, strong female lead, confident effects, slingshot ending, endearing quality to crime-fighting, emotionally weightier, stunning use of New York City, restrained use of 3D, comic-book story world.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Overlong, crowded, familiar, bloated, corporate, franchise-building, overstuffed. Tangled plot, clumsy script, tonal whiplash, workmanlike framing, perfunctory/infrequent/slightly disappointing action sequences.

The Croods

Published in T
Sunday, 24 March 2013 04:55
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes.

  • The pitch

    Wondrous things come from rudimentary beginnings.

  • Starring

    Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, Cloris Leachman, Clark Duke, Chris Sanders, Randy Thom

  • Directed by

    Kirk De Micco, Chris Sanders

  • Running time

    98 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Animated flashback of different families being killed by a mammoth, a sand snake, mosquito bites and the common cold. Hitting, punching, biting, kicking, slapping, throwing, catapulting between human and animal characters. Fighting with rocks, sticks. A man wishes his mother-in-law dead. Humans and animals fall from great heights. Savage baby. Cartoon animals roar and attack. People are 'beaten' clean. Stories are recited about people dying, getting into trouble. A home is demolished. Avalanches, rock-slides, seismic plate shifts threaten humans and wildlife. Shells are smashed. Animal carcasses are seen. Playing with fire gets people burned; flora destroyed. An animal pulls a knife in threat. People get stuck in tar. Scars on nose, arms. People hurt themselves on rocks, trees, coral, falling rocks and rubble; a man is struck by lightning.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Teenage flirting.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    None.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling, derogatory insults for comic purposes. Cultural, gender stereotyping.

  • THEMES

    Family, relationships, (dis)obedience, rules, parenting, hunger, fear, curiosity, evolution, creationism, hunting & gathering, cave people, early civilisation, family holidays, savagery, improper behaviour, acceptance, resisting change, inventions/ideas, teenage romance, first love, sacrifice, taking chances.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Cave setting. Prehistoric setting. Fast-editing creates a flash/strobe effect. Cave-people display uncivilised behaviour (eating, walking on all-fours, growling). Rock-climbing, free-climbing. Several high camera points-of-view over cliff edges, precipices. Campfire. Animal skins are worn. Defribillation. Spitting. Flocks of carnivorous birds, snake, sloth, butterfly. Rockets, fireworks, meteorites. Animals are eaten raw, roasted. Animals are worn as shoes. A boy describes his family dying. Heart-attack, dying (mentioned). Thunder, lightning. Volcanic explosions, lava. Pantomime, puppetry. Fear of the dark. Fear of change/the unknown.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Gorgeous animation. Full of heart, wit, sentiment. Original idea. Kinetic action.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Weak jokes. Problems with pacing. Formulaic. Unoriginal characters and story.

Movie 43

Published in M
Thursday, 21 March 2013 06:05
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong crude humour, sexual references, nudity, violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Every bottom-of-the-barrel gag you can think of ("bottom" - ha ha!).

  • Starring

    Kate Winslet, Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts, Anna Faris, Chris Pratt, Kieran Culkin, Emma Stone, Richard Gere, Kate Bosworth, Justin Long, Uma Thurman, Jason Sudeikis, Bobby Cannavale, Kristen Bell, Leslie Bibb, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chloë Grace Moretz, Patrick Warburton, Jimmy Bennett, Matt Walsh, Gerard Butler, Johnny Knoxville, Seann William Scott, Halle Berry, Stephen Merchant, Terrence Howard, Elizabeth Banks, Josh Duhamel, Dennis Quaid, Greg Kinnear

  • Directed by

    Bob Odenkirk, Elizabeth Banks, Steven Brill, Steve Carr, Rusty Cundieff, James Duffy, Griffin Dunne, Peter Farrelly, Patrik Forsberg, Will Graham, James Gunn, Brett Ratner, Jonathan van Tulleken

  • Running time

    94 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot (eye, chest), hit with objects, punched, kicked, stabbed, slapped, tied up, smeared with excrement, ridiculed, hit by cars, dismembered, pushed, shoved, beaten, pistol-whipped, kicked. Children stab a woman. Objects are hit in anger. A bomb is strapped to a woman's chest. A girl says that she wants to kill herself (figurative). Comic reference to Holocaust. An animated cat makes a "cutting-throat" motion. An animated cat causes grievous bodily harm. A woman severely beats an animated cat. Arguing, yelling. Bullying, teasing discussed. Stalking mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody hand, missing finger, missing hand, dismembered body, blood splatter, body parts, flesh, bloody faces, bloody body parts. Menstrual blood on couch, wall, clothing. Scar. Mangled genitals discussed.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A man nuzzles into a woman's breasts. Devious and perverse sex acts are discussed and seen (some in animation, some implied). A woman asks her partner to poop on her. "Sucking-off a hobo" is discussed. Finger-sucking. Tasting, licking, hickey (mentioned). Inserting hands/fingers/fluids into vaginas is implied and discussed. Masturbation. Passionate kissing. A couple have sex on a bed. Nudity: Testicles hang from a man's neck. Testicles rest on a baby's head; testicles fall in food. A nude youth is seen in the shower (side-view). Male bottoms are seen. A woman is seen fully nude (standing in a group of people, and later lying on a bed). Breasts are fondled, dipped in food. A woman stands naked (from navel up) in a boardroom. Men are seen in their underwear. Women wear activity-appropriate beachwear. Penis tattoo.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, cocktails). Smoking. Viagra mentioned. A laxative is consumed.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-word, f-words, n-word, s-words, a-words, actual and slang terms for genitalia, b*tch, sexual terms and slang. Name-calling, derogatory insults, comic reference to Holocaust. Gender, cultural, sexual stereotyping and exploitation. Sexual acts, sexual slang, sodomy mentioned. Religious exclamations. People are mocked, humiliated.

  • THEMES

    Comic violence, crude humour, vulgarity, sketch comedy, bad parenting, relationships, dating, bullying, incest, perversion, bestiality, infidelity, child labour, menstruation, dares, offensive behaviour, child abuse.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Stealing. Illegal downloading. Vomit/gagging. Pooping on people, animals (mentioned). Farting. A man sits on the toilet. Excrement is seen on a car, windscreen, person, ground and clothing. Abortion clinic, kid with cancer, acid reflux, sexually transmitted infection (mentioned). Family death, circumcision (mentioned). Spitting (blood, saliva). A boy removes his dental plate. A boy rubs, sniffs a menstrual stain. Shark attack. A blind boy is ridiculed. Tattoos, cosmetic surgery. Excessive urine (feline spray). Cat's bum (animated). An animated cat eats its own vomit.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Impressive cast. Hilarious (if you like gross-out, exploitative humour).

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Tasteless, disgusting, mostly unfunny. It's just bad. No, it's awful.