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Love & Mercy

Published in L
Sunday, 07 June 2015 21:13
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, drug use and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Just like Brian Wilson did.

  • Starring

    Brian Wilson, Elizabeth Banks, John Cusack, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Jake Abel, Kenny Wormald, Joanna Going, Dee Wallace, Brett Davern, Erin Darke, Jonathan Slavin

  • Directed by

    Bill Pohlad

  • Running time

    121 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A boy is slapped, a man is almost hit by a car. Object whacked. Domestic violence (father taking belt to child/causing deafness; spankings, beatings), suicide mentioned. A man says, "I am going to kill you". Arguing, yelling. Blood/gore: None.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has sex in the shower (implied). Man in underwear. Couple beneath sheets (nudity implied). Half-nude woman (rear view). Kissing. Swimwear, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Lots of prescription pills taken/seen, drugs (LSD). Smoking (joint, cigarettes, pipes). Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits). Drugging, junkies, penicillin, cocaine mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, b*tch, p*ss. Slang for breasts. Derogatory term for women. Religious reference and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Brian Wilson, music, genius, creativity, experimentation, father-son relationships, over-medication, music recording, paranoid schizophrenia, dating, manipulation, therapy, domineering fathers, grief, marriage.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased brother (drowning), estranged mother, ex-wife mentioned. Plane, dogs, panic attack. Chicken eaten. Mid-credits scene. Based on a true story.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Beautiful, unusual, moving, thrilling, memorable, vibrant, engrossing, canny, satisfying. Expert performances, simple/effective/split/non-traditional structure, sharp photography, superb/ace editing, complex audio design, haunting/supportive/spare score, unfussy direction, human/happy/thrilling ending, emotionally exhilarating/involving, dark at times, undercurrent of sadness.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Some too-obvious metaphors, some crucial parts of Wilson's life are underplayed or ignored, Paul Giamatti's performance is slightly overcooked.

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

Published in P
Sunday, 18 August 2013 23:26
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild fantasy themes, violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Caught in a vicious triangle.

  • Starring

    Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario, Douglas Smith, Leven Rambin, Brandon T Jackson, Jake Abel, Anthony Head, Stanley Tucci, Connor Dunn, Paloma Kwiatkowski, Nathan Fillion

  • Directed by

    Thor Freudenthal

  • Running time

    106 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People/creatures are stabbed, slashed, speared, rammed, slapped, swallowed, punched, hit with objects, shot (Gatling gun), kidnapped, thrown, dragged, bound, near-gored, near-drilled, near-devoured, near-burned, near-choked, threatened, pursued, held captive. Mythical creatures (fire-breathing bulls) attack a village. An animal is stabbed, an animal explodes, a boy falls over a cliff edge. Sword-fighting, reckless driving, vehicle rollover, earthquake tremors, debris, property damage. Animation of demons, swallowed children, death, resurrection. Burning village, poisoned tree, fiery rocks. Shouting, arguing, screaming. Murdered girl mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses. Bloody faces, bloody grazes, detached eyeball, scar, bones, skulls, stomach slime.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Flirting.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine).

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling, religious references and exclamations. Prejudiced behaviour. Gender stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Greek mythology, Poseidon, Kronos, Golden Fleece, Bermuda Triangle, demigods, travel, quests, adventure, family, brothers, friends, teamwork, father-son relationships, resurrection, prejudice, self-doubt, destiny, prophecy, healing, alchemy, heroes, monsters, surfing, rollercoasters, training, customer service.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased girl, creatures. Murdered girl mentioned. Amusement park, ocean settings. Snakes, giant rat-like creature, seahorse, taxidermy. Centaur, bull-like monster, giant underwater monster, wraith, satyrs, Cyclopes, ogres, evil hags, zombies, evil teens, teen with multiple limbs. Mysterious lights, other-worldly portals, force fields, aquatic vortex, giant wave, magic, giant teeth, shark fins, enchanted objects. Vomiting, campfires. Based on the book by Rick Riordan.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Fun, entertaining, amusing, fast-paced, action-packed, passable, kindhearted, slick. Classic storytelling, impressive CGI, witty script, competent direction.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Hackneyed premise, lacks dramatic tension, underwhelming effects, thin emotion, dumb characters, routine script, lacklustre, scrappy, mundane plot, uninspired dialogue, whiny, repetitive, muddled.

The Host (2013)

Published in T
Thursday, 04 April 2013 05:47
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  • Rating

    M: Science fiction themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Some uninvited guests crash the humanity party.

  • Starring

    Saoirse Ronan, Diane Kruger, William Hurt, Stephen Rider, Max Irons, Jake Abel, Chandler Canterbury, Marcus Lyle Brown

  • Directed by

    Andrew Niccol

  • Running time

    125 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are beaten with objects, punches, thrown against walls, slapped, choked (attempted). A girl smashes through a window and falls several storeys to the ground below. A girl jumps off a balcony. A man shoots himself (shot is heard, no actual vision). A man holds a blade to a woman's throat. A woman headbutts a man. A woman is wrestled to the ground. Friendly sparring. A girl screams. People are sprayed in the face with a sedative. Dangerous driving. Vehicle collisions and rollover. Car, property theft. Rifles and handguns are pointed, fired. Machete is used in threat. A girl falls and hits her head on a rock. People are shot in the head, shoulder. A man almost falls into a ravine. Killing, self-defense (discussed). A woman bites a man. Blood/gore: Broken bones and ruptured organs (mentioned). Bloody cuts, gashes, scratches, nose, lip, clothing, infected wound, bruising seen. Blood splatter, pooling blood. A forehead, arm and necks are sliced open with scalpels and a blade. Alien parasites enter and exit human skin through sliced wound. Severe sunburn. Corpses (human and alien) are seen.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple have sex. Passionate kissing. Sex, physical urges and touching are discussed. A man is seen half-naked between the sheets. A woman is seen in her bra.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People are sedated by a spray administered to their face. Medicinal sprays are used to heal and repair wounds.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Science fiction, paranormal romance, love, humanity, civilisation, aliens, extra-terrestrials, parasites and hosts, split personalities, hearing voices, schizophrenia, relationships, conflict, suicide, protecting loved ones, resistance, lying, trust, alien/human experiments, hunger strike, hostages, self-harm.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Flash lighting causes mild strobe effect. Birds, dogs, glow worms, animal carcass, chickens. Campfire. Remote desert setting. Cave/tunnel setting. Snot. Boy on deathbed. Hospital/surgery setting. Based on novel by Stephenie Meyer.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Likeable, watchable. There's a good film lurking in there somewhere.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Simple set and production values. Lacks tension, passion. Wooden performances. Uninteresting characters and pace.