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Suicide Squad (2016)

Published in S
Thursday, 08 September 2016 23:11
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  • Rating

    M: Fantasy themes, violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Burn after use.

  • Starring

    Margot Robbie, Will Smith, Viola Davis, Cara Delevingne, Jared Leto, Ike Barinholtz, Common, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Joel Kinnaman, David Harbour, Shailyn Pierre-Dixon

  • Directed by

    David Ayer

  • Running time

    123 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are shot, stabbed, slashed, kicked, punched, wrestled, thrown the air, slammed against walls, hit with objects, beaten, tortured (implied), restrained, decapitated, caged, electrocuted, tasered, incinerated, near-drowned, force fed, leg-snapped, head-slammed into a mirror, grabbed, dragged, arm-snapped, injected with explosive devices, threatened with a knife/blade, transformed into alien soldiers, sliced in half, maimed, throat-grabbed. A woman cracks her head on steel bars/dives from a high ledge into (implied) acid/near-drowns. A car drives off a pier. Helicopter/plane/vehicle crashes, burning buildings/city/house. Objects thrown/blasted. Explosions. Theft, bank robbery. Wrecked planes/trucks/cars/train/city streets; smashed glass. Weapons/fight training (punching bag/target practice). Screaming, growling, snarling. Aggravated assault, killing, shanked in prison riot, anthrax, nukes, Mafia, terror attacks, serial killer, dirty bombs mentioned. Blood/gore: Live organ grabbed/stabbed/inserted into/removed from body. Corpses (twisted, hanging, headless, falling, burning, melted). Hand chopped off at wrist. Bloody cuts/scratches, blade protruding from chest. Fleshy alien gore spatter. Snapping bones heard. A man collapses (possible seizure). People on hospital beds, IV drips attached, CPR, injections, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Skulls, skeletons, sides of meat, skeleton motifs. Coffin. Characters with scaly/fiery skin.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couples seen in bed together. Kissing, hugging, bum-slap. Skimpy clothing, cleavage, woman in underwear, nude male (rear view). Fire in loins/crotch mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (tranquiliser darts). Alcohol (wine, shots, spirits, beer, cocktail). Club, bar settings. Gambling (blackjack). Drug-induced coma mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch. Name-calling. Slang for genitals. Religious references and exclamations (devil, oh my God, what the hell, damn).

  • THEMES

    Unlikely heroes, supervillians, saving the world again, hitmen, father-daugher relationships, insanity, meta-humans, siblings, evil, sacrifice, prison breakout.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead superheroes seen/mentioned. Dead wife/children, estranged daughter/ex-wife. Dead lover. Dead husband mentioned. Prison setting. Characters with orange/green glowing eyes, scaly skin, extending tendrils/limbs. Blue lightning beams, black and blue swirling smoke. Jets, plane. Lightning, thunder. Licking. Sides of raw meat, rare beef eaten, meat pounded with tenderiser hammer. Some foreign/underworld languages (some subtitles). Mid-credits scene.

Terminator Genisys

Published in T
Sunday, 28 June 2015 01:23
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  • Rating

    M: Science fiction violence and infrequent coarse language.

  • The pitch

    John Connor has an axel to grind.

  • Starring

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, J.K. Simmons, Dayo Okeniyi, Matt Smith, Courtney B. Vance, Byung-hun Lee, Michael Gladis, Sandrine Holt, Wayne Bastrup, Gregory Alan Williams

  • Directed by

    Alan Taylor

  • Running time

    126 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are shot, punched, kicked, wrestled, burned, grabbed, hit with objects, slammed into poles/fences/objects, thrown through the air/against objects, handcuffed, hit by vehicles, speared, tripped, decapitated, acid-burned, tasered, hog-tied, near-choked, head-butted, magnetised, dangled precariously, stabbed, elbowed. Nuclear blasts, explosions, missiles fired. Train, bus, motorbike, helicopter, aircraft crashes/rollovers. Major landmarks damaged, extensive property destruction/devastation, smashed windows/glass/windscreen. Military vehicles/personnel, weapons bunker. Nuclear fire, burnt eyebrows, exploded cabin mentioned. Arguing, screaming. Blood/gore: Exposed skin/insides/bones; severed limb. Bloody face/head/hand/clothing/skin/knuckles/bullet wounds/holes/slashes/gashes/arm/objects. Pooling blood, melting flesh. Skulls, scars, bubbled skin, butterfly bandages, staples. Ash-covered objects. Corpse in bodybag. Three billion peope dead mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Nude males (rear/side views), nude female (shadow), shirtless men, man in underwear. Kissing, undressing. Swimwear, skimpy clothing, cleavage. References to mating/pregnancy.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, champagne). Smoking (cigar). Healing spray applied. Moonshine mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, sonofab*tch. Name-calling. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Humanity, time travel, father figures, technology, trust, hope, identity, choices, self-awareness, artificial intelligence, apps.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Hospital setting. Plane, lightning, dogs. Mid-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Entertaining, clever, retro, expensive, decent-looking, diverting, cheeky, self-conscious, enjoyable. Superb/praise-worthy production design, frantic script, flashback feel, welcome inclusion of J.K. Simmons.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Flimsy, messy, uninspiring, lumbering, nervy, silly, misguided, humourless, ludicrous, depressing, kid-friendly. One-note Sarah Connor, confusing story, serviceable performances, perfunctory/diluted fight scenes, staged violence, rote/unimaginative time-travel scenes, exposition-soaked dialogue scenes.

Insurgent

Published in I
Saturday, 21 March 2015 10:08
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Science fiction themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Go, with happiness.

  • Starring

    Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Jai Courtney, Naomi Watts, Mekhi Phifer, Daniel Dae Kim, Octavia Spencer, Zoë Kravitz, Ashley Judd

  • Directed by

    Robert Schwentke

  • Running time

    119 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide (jumping), gun pointed at child. People are shot, tackled, maimed (implied), swiped at, held at knife-point, knocked over, hit with objects, butt-whipped, head-slammed, body-slammed, arm-snapped, thrown from a moving train, near-stabbed, near-choked, kicked, headbutted, held at gunpoint, bound, tested, dragged, sedated, tackled, thrown through the air, thrown/dangled from great heights. People fall down stairs, fall to their death (suicide). Fist fights, stealing. Burning objects/buildings, crumbled city, smashed glass. Toxic surroundings, poisoning, abusive father, killing, suicide mentioned. Screaming, yelling, arguing. Blood/gore: Corpses, broken body, body on stretcher. Injections. Bloody necks, face, side, mouth, hand, nose, objects, smear, fingers, scratch. Nose bleeds, bleeding ear, convulsing. Bandaged hand, stitching, neural imaging. Scars.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couple in bed (sex implied). Kissing, undressing. Cleavage, exposed midriff, shirtless couple. Sheer nightwear. Female in shower (no genitals seen).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine). Truth serum administered. People are shot with sleeping/mind control pellets, sedated.

  • LANGUAGE

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

  • THEMES

    Humanity, civilisation, society, factions, peace, conformity, nightmares, pacifism, forgiveness, train-hopping, secrets, alliance, justice, mind control, suicide, simulators, inner demons, sequels, rebels, grief, guilt, civil war, dystopia.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased friend, deceased mother. Dead parents mentioned. Crows/blackbirds, horses, welding sparks. Sweeping aerial cinematography. Based on the novel by Veronica Roth.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Cohesive, involving, action-packed. Strong cast, impressive supporting cast, slick direction, impressive/imaginative/eye-catching/dazzling effects, vividly rendered, extraordinary hallucinatory visuals, breathless chases, tough/vulnerable/relatable performance from Shailene Woodley, pulsing score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Heavy-handed, derivative, listless, muddled, jargon-heavy, clunky, plodding, insufferable. Oppressive self-serious, thuddingly obvious dialogue, nonsensical premise, one-note plot, suffers from mid-chapteritis, 3D is mostly pointless.

Unbroken

Published in U
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 09:47
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    An Olympic athlete cops a lot of flak.

  • Starring

    Jack O'Connell, Jai Courtney, Finn Wittrock, Garrett Hedlund, Domhnall Gleeson, Takamasa Ishihara, Alex Russell, Maddalena Ischiale, C.J. Valleroy, John D'Leo

  • Directed by

    Angelina Jolie

  • Running time

    137 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, beaten, punched, slapped, hit, tormented, pursued, bullied, tackled, hit with objects, spanked, stomped, raked, pecked, animal-attacked, confined, imprisoned, bound, interrogated, clubbed, forced into labour, blindfolded, pushed, shoved, kicked. Animals killed, butchered, shot, attacked, hair-pulled. Explosions, burning buildings/village, rubble. Nuclear mushroom cloud (picture). Mid-air battles, bombs dropped, crash landing, downed aircraft, raid sirens, military vehicles, swastikas. Theft. Screaming, yelling. Beheadings, execution mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses (human, animal), emaciated bodies. Bloody faces, noses, mouths, clothing, legs, heads, hands, objects, cuts. Burned/charred skin, bruising, sunburn, peeling skin, blisters, scars, sores, bloodshot eyes. Bandages. Gutting animals, missing fingernails, broken nose reset.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Nude men (genitals obscured), shirtless men. References to sex, innuendo.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, spirits). Smoking (cigar, cigarettes). Adolescent smoking, drinking.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-word, a-word. Name-calling. Slang terms for women. Derogatory terms for Italians. Religous references, exclamations and prayer.

  • THEMES

    Louis Zamperini, World War II, prisoners of war, survival, rationing, running, the Olympic Games, determination, family, forgiveness, the four-minute mile, record-breaking, adrfit at sea, ocean rescue, wartime radio broadcasting, emaciation, willpower, courage, strength, heroism.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased friends/colleagues/airmen. Church setting, burial-at-sea. Spider, sharks, bird (albatross), fish, fishing. Raw meat eaten. Vomiting, spitting. Some Italian and Japanese languages (subtitles). Based on a true story. Based on the book by Laura Hillenbrand.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Handsome, well-crafted, ambitious, well-paced, riveting, inspiring, immaculate, unbelievable, excellent, great, entertaining, solid, sincere. Incredible true story, admirably condensed narrative, breakthrough performance from Jack O'Connell, solid cast, competent/clean/precise direction, thrilling battle scenes, skillful editing, breathtaking cinematography, neatly woven script, lovingly/reverently crafted.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Bland, flavourless, dutiful, unemotional, manipulative, controlled, unoffending, safe, lukewarm, lacklustre, over-polished, straight-laced, generic. Cool/uneven tone, loses momentum, doesn't get beneath Zamperini's skin, glosses over Zamperini's post-war life.

Divergent

Published in D
Tuesday, 01 April 2014 03:59
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  • Rating

    M: Science fiction themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Fear less.

  • Starring

    Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ashley Judd, Jai Courtney, Ray Stevenson, Zoë Kravitz, Miles Teller, Tony Goldwyn, Ansel Elgort, Maggie Q, Mekhi Phifer, Kate Winslet

  • Directed by

    Neil Burger

  • Running time

    139 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People get shot, drugged, punched, hit, elbowed, smacked, thrown, kicked, pushed from a high ledge, attacked by animals, stuck in quicksand, near-drowned, mobbed, hit with objects, bound, slapped, stabbed, near-choked, held/threatened at gunpoint/knife-point, slashed (knife). A youth commits suicide, people are herded into trains. Weapons, combat training. Shootout, shattered glass, burning undergrowth, home invasions. War mentioned, domestic violence (father beating son) implied. Blood/gore: Corpses. Youths slice their hands with a knife. Dripping blood, bloody knuckles, bloody noses, bloody ear, bruising, scars. Object protruding from skin. Needles injected into necks (frequent).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A man forces himself on a teen girl. Kissing, caressing, hand-holding. Shirtless men, girl in bra. Skimpy clothing, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People are drugged. Unknown serums consumed, injected.

  • LANGUAGE

    A-word, b*tch. Name-calling. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Class sorting, choice, factions, outliers, testing, dystopian future, war, train-hopping, free will, tattooing, acrophobia, flying fox, bravery, fears, secrets, conformity, suicide, claustrophobia, hallucination, mind control, betrayal, family.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Parents killed. Tattooing scene. Dogs, flock of birds. Slab of raw meat. Hamburger eaten. Some sweeping, high aerial cinematography. Based on Veronica Roth's bestselling novel.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Intriguing, unpleasant, diverting. Excellent chemistry between leads, perfect casting, brutal violence, solid performances, good pacing, impressive CGI, rousing score, lean first half, artfully captures essence of the novel, don't need to have read the novel to enjoy.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Overlong, overwrought, uneven, convoluted, over-plotted, weak, formulaic, dumb, bland, unimaginative, clunky, grim, derivative. Familiar/ridiculous premise, countless plot-holes, under-developed world, excessive voice-over, lackluster direction, dramatically flat, stultifying script, too intent on setting up for sequels, drawn-out second half, lazy/loose/weak storytelling, unconvincing setting.

I, Frankenstein

Published in I
Monday, 03 February 2014 01:36
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  • Rating

    M: Fantasy violence.

  • The pitch

    NOT Frankenstein.

  • Starring

    Aaron Eckhart, Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto, Bill Nighy, Jai Courtney, Socratis Otto, Aden Young

  • Directed by

    Stuart Beattie

  • Running time

    92 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are attacked, near-choked, thrown though the air, vaporised, stabbed, beheaded, pursued, punched, bound, chained, slashed, punched, burned, throat-slit, threatened, strangled. A body is thrown from a bridge, a character hangs precariously, characters fall from a high ledge. Animal testing, stick-fighting. Collapsed building, smashed objects, broken glass, property damage. Screaming, roaring, growling, shouting, arguing. Bludgeoning mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses. Wound-stitching, bloody cut, bloody mouth. Wrapped corpse, body bags. Facial scars, stitched flesh. Graphics and drawings of organs, veins.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Shirtless males. Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits). Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-word. Religious references and exclamation. Name-calling.

  • THEMES

    Frankenstein's monster, Doctor Victor Frankenstein, mad scientists, demons, immortality, curses, reincarnation, reanimation, animal testing, transformation, journals, betrayal, ascension, the supernatural.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Murdered wife. Cemetery setting. Burial. Gargoyles, demons, fiery/winged creatures, sharp teeth, horns, rat. Lightning, fire, fireballs, sparks. Drool.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Solid performances, good special effects, good makeup, adequate fight scenes, muscular setting, trashy fun, gothic score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Soulless, humdrum, economical, processed, franchise-ready, cheesy, familiar, unfun, ludicrous, gloomy, dumb, clumsy, ill-advised, tedious. Underwritten mythology, gaping plot holes, visually confusing battles, bizarre casting choices, nonsensical storyline, comic dialogue, mediocre production design, uninspired 3D.

A Good Day To Die Hard

Published in A
Monday, 18 March 2013 11:35
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  • Rating

    M: Action violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Bruce Willis shoots stuff.

  • Starring

    Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney, Sebastian Koch, Rasha Bukvic, Yuliya Snigir, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

  • Directed by

    John Moore

  • Running time

    98 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Lots and lots of shooting with big scary guns. People are shot (and shot at) with pistols, sub-machine guns, machine guns, shotguns and rifles at close-range, mid-range and long-range distances. Bullets are seen entering legs, faces, heads, backs. Vehicles crash into lots of other cars, crash barriers, civil property. An RPG-7 is fired at a vehicle causing an explosion. A helicopter fires ammunition into a building, at people. Objects get hit, smashed. People get punched, stabbed, kicked, choked, thumped with weapons, thrown in the air from explosive force. Bodies are seen crashing through glass, falling to the ground, falling into water. Murder, criminal charges, criminal activity are discussed. Masked gunmen. Huge explosions causing mass injuries and extensive damage to property, buildings, vehicles. Objects shatter, explode, smash, fall. Dangerous driving. Vehicle rollover. Man hit by car. Grand theft auto. A helicopter bursts into flame and crashes. A man dangles from a rope high above the ground. A man is thrown off a roof. A man is killed by a spinning rotor. Alarm bells sound. People scream. Mass panic. Arguing and shouting in English and Russian. A doll is seen hung by the neck. A man is choked to death. More shooting. More shooting again. Blood/gore: None. (Just kidding.) Blood on knuckles, hands, faces, clothing. Bloody gashes and scratches. Blood splatters from people as they are shot, punched, obliterated. Walking wounded. Fresh corpses. A man dislodges a foreign object from another man's torso. A corpse is shot.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A man caresses a (clothed) woman. Sex clubs are mentioned. Nudity: Nude mannequins are seen. Women wear skimpy clothing in a nightclub.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits). Smoking. Doing drugs, selling drugs is mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words and derivatives, s-words, a-words, bastards. Derogatory insults and name-calling. Cultural stereotyping. Obscene finger gestures. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    International crime, espionage, families, father/son relationships, instinct, escapees, covert operations, national security, parenting, bribery, revenge, betrayal, Chernobyl, nuclear warfare, WMDs, terrorism.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Prison, nuclear power plant setting. Laser and strobe lighting. High aerial shots showing aircraft, city skyline and clouds. Russian language sequences are subtitled. Courtroom setting. Flocks of birds. Shaky camera-work and editing during high-speed chase scene. An adult son addresses his father by his first name. Anti-Americanism, pro-Americanism.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Explosions. Fast action sequences. Willis appears to enjoy himself on screen. Jai Courtney works hard to put in a solid performance against an ordinary screenplay.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Weak, convoluted plot. Poorly paced. Plot holes. Clinical execution. Premise is not suitably established. More like a Die Hard imitation than an authentic Die Hard movie. Forgettable villains. Thin characters. Pithy comedy.