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The Smurfs

Published in T
Monday, 02 September 2013 06:27
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  • Rating

    G: General.

  • The pitch

    A g-rated blue movie.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Neil Patrick Harris, Hank Azaria, Jayma Mays, Katy Perry, Sofía Vergara, Jonathan Winters, Fred Armisen, George Lopez, Anton Yelchin, Kenan Thompson, Jeff Foxworthy, John Oliver, Wolfgang Puck, Gary Basaraba, Paul Reubens, Tom Kane, Tim Gunn, Joan Rivers, Olivia Palermo

  • Directed by

    Raja Gosnell

  • Running time

    103 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    VIOLENCE: A wizard extracts essence from captive Smurfs. Characters/humans are sucked through a magic portal, kicked, bound, tasered, hit by a bus, catapulted, accidentally hit, knocked over, caged, pursued, kidnapped, hit with objects, egged, lightning-zapped, dangled precariously, thrown against a wall, stood on, fall over, freefall, thrown through the air, nail-spiked. Magical explosions, objects get smashed, a house is stomped. Screaming, arguing, yelling. Cat attack, jail break. Killing, armour, poisoned arrows, pikes mentioned. Blood/gore: Broken nose. Fractures, bruising mentioned. An animal is injured.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Skimpy clothing, cleavage. Breast enlargement. Innuendo.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, champagne). Magical potions, spells. Taking meds mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    Butt, damn. Name-calling, mocking behaviour, teasing. Religious exclamations, Gender, cultural, age, homeless, pregnancy, antagonist stereotypes. 'Smurf' used as expletive (eg 'Where the Smurf are we?').

  • THEMES

    The Smurfs, imagination, adventure, vanity, New York City, ambition, careers, advertising, slogans, pregnancy, family, technology, blue moons, singing, animal testing, fatherhood, teamwork, unlikely heroes, forgiveness, happiness.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Watch-house, prison settings. Cat, birds (storks, pigeons), dog, moth, flies. Fireworks, lightning, tornado, balloons, full moon, waterfall, portapotty, toilet, hairball. Visions, magic, fortune-telling. Vomiting, burping, farting, urination, fainting. Chicken, caviar eaten. Swirling aerial shots. Brief cat-speak (subtitled).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Kid-friendly, energetic, cute, spirited, fun. Talented cast, some good performances, some laughs, good animation, realistic interaction between real and animated characters.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Lacks heart, warmth, humour, sincerity of the original series. Unfunny, unoriginal, tedious, derivative, unimaginative, predictable, bland, annoying, formulaic, uninspired. Overuse of product placement, lags in the middle, Smurfs only bear passing resemblance to original characters.

Lovelace

Published in L
Thursday, 22 August 2013 09:35
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong themes, sex scenes and drug use.

  • The pitch

    Goes deep.

  • Starring

    Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard, Sharon Stone, Robert Patrick, Juno Temple, Chris Noth, Bobby Cannavale, Hank Azaria, Adam Brody, Chloë Sevigny, James Franco, Debi Mazar, Wes Bentley, Eric Roberts

  • Directed by

    Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman

  • Running time

    93 minutes

  • Rated

    MA15+ (Australia), 18 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A woman is raped/gang-raped (implied), shoved, thrown, slapped, threatened at gunpoint (pistol), tormented. A man is belted, a man behaves aggressively during sexual intercourse, pimps out his wife. Objects thrown and smashed. Domestic hitting, yelling, gunshot heard. Fatal car crash, World War II, Korea, the Hindenburg mentioned. Blood/gore: Scar, bruising, bloody face, bloody knuckles.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Frequent oral sex scenes and implied sex. Masturbation, pimping. Kissing, flirting. People watch pornographic movies. Sexual revolution, prostitution, aphrodisiac, swinger parties mentioned. Sexual banter, innuendo, provocative dancing, sex toys (blow-up doll, dildo). Woman frequently seen topless. Shirtless man, male bottom. Nude bodies (video footage). Swimwear. Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Cocaine-snorting, joint-smoking. Unknown pills consumed. Being stoned, smoking grass mentioned. Alcohol (beer, cocktails, spirits, champagne). Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words. Slang and actual terms for genitalia. Religious references and exclamations. Racial stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Linda Lovelace, domestic violence, pornography, adult movies, home movies, Deep Throat, film-making, fame, infamy, single parenting, rejection, debt, family, mother-daughter relationships, autobiography, legacy, polygraph, pop-culture.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Unwanted pregnancy, child given up, circumcision, divorce, heart attack mentioned. Prison setting, overbearing mother. Fireworks, thunder. Fur worn, oysters eaten. Based on Ordeal  by Linda Lovelace.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Cautionary, empowering, revealing, memorable, unflinching, mesmerising, heartbreaking, miserable, dispiriting, sobering. Stellar performance from Amanda Seyfried, terrific supporting cast. Authentic 1970s setting.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Faltering, limp, jumbled, predictable, melodramatic. Flat ending, weak dialogue, distracting cameos. Amanda Seyfried and James Franco bear little resemblance to their characters. Should be more shocking, disturbing than it is (omits several more troubling details about Lovelace's life).

The Smurfs 2

Published in T
Thursday, 08 August 2013 11:17
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    G: Some scenes may scare younger children.

  • The pitch

    More Smurfing around.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Brendan Gleeson, Katy Perry, Christina Ricci, Jonathan Winters, JB Smoove, George Lopez, Anton Yelchin, John Oliver, Frank Welker, Tom Kane, Fred Armisen, Jeff Foxworthy, Alan Cumming, Gary Basaraba, Jacob Tremblay

  • Directed by

    Raja Gosnell

  • Running time

    105 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A woman appears to be cut into thirds (magic trick). Smurfs begin to die from starvation. Smurfs fall over, fall down, dangle from high ledges. Smurfs get 'essence-extracted', electrocuted, hit by objects, whipped with lightning-strikes from a wand, scrum-tackled, punched, kicked, tricked, grabbed, kidnapped, bound, trapped, near-crushed, near-swatted, thrown through the air. A man falls from a tower, gets squished by a car, is attacked by a duck. People are slapped, trapped, hit by objects, zapped by lightning flashes, squirted, thrown through the air. An animal is teased, knocked over, caught in a net, thrown out of a window, zapped. Objects get broken. Screaming. Extinction, spanking, smacking, excruciating pain mentioned. Reference to Stockholm Syndrome.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Flirting, rude humour. Shirtless man (full nudity implied).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Smurfs consume a magical transportation potion. A magical transformation potion is concocted. Poison mentioned. Glasses of wine, empty wine bottles, champagne bottle.

  • LANGUAGE

    Suggested profanity ('Are you smurfing kidding me? What the quack is that?'). Name-calling, mocking, teasing, butt, poop. Religious exclamation. Gender, cultural stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Smurfs, birthdays, parties, identity, acceptance, rescue missions, teamwork, family, technology, flying, Paris, fathers, unconditional love, villains, emotional blackmail, secret formulas, Smurfessence, betrayal, forgiveness, pride, siblings.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Estranged step-father. Estranged father, stolen parrot mentioned. Sewer setting. Fireworks (incl. opening titles), waterfall, lightning, balloons, party popper, inter-dimensional portal, power blackout. Cat, toad, horses, ducks, storks, pigeons, gargoyle dog, flapping birds, feathers. Magic tricks (illusion, levitation, hypnosis, gigantism, animal transformation). Scary ghosts, face-stealing aliens mentioned. Allergies (peanut, gluten, wheat, birds) mentioned, allergy attack, gargoyle dog attack, farting, burping, slime, fire-breathing. Grilling, roasting meat; oysters, snails, baked fish. Aerial cinematography over cityscape. Brief French language (no subtitles). Mid-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Corny, goofy, pleasing, mindless, amusing. Seamless animation integration. Earnest performance from Hank Azaria.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Intensity of 3D. Gargamel is irritating. Unimaginative title. Little to engage adults. Formulaic, repetitive, gloomy. Confusing plot. Terrible movie references.