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White House Down

Published in W
Thursday, 04 July 2013 10:45
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Action violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Explosive.

  • Starring

    Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Richard Jenkins, Joey King, James Woods, Nicolas Wright, Jackie Geary, Jimmi Simpson, Michael Murphy, Lance Reddick, Matt Craven, Jake Weber, Peter Jacobsen, Kevin Rankin, Garcelle Beauvais

  • Directed by

    Roland Emmerich

  • Running time

    131 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Many people are shot, shot at, slashed, stabbed, tasered, slapped, elbowed, kicked, held hostage, hit with objects, thrown through the air, crashed through glass, beaten, near-drowned, pursued, held at gunpoint, sucked out of an aircraft, hit by a vehicle and/or threatened. Men in balaclavas, military vehicles, armed soldiers, snipers, handguns, submachine guns, rifles, surface-to-air missiles, shotguns, machine guns, RPG, grenades. Explosions, objects shot, smashed glass, burning building, debris, bullet-holes in objects. Dangerous driving, speeding, vehicle collisions, vehicle rollover. Painting of burning White House, footage of burning train. Middle Eastern conflict, troop withdrawal, violence, execution, nuclear bomb, CIA operatives, hate crimes, weapons manufacturing, sacrifice, poverty, robbery, gas/chemical/missile attacks, coup d'état, suicide mentioned. Man pulled from burning Humvee, man tried to blow up post-office mentioned. Screaming, yelling, pleading. Blood/gore: Many corpses, walking wounded, victim on stretcher, wound-dressing. Bloody bullet wounds, blood splatter, smeared blood, bloody object protruding from skin, bloody noses/heads/arms/faces, blood on clothing. Bandages. Man cut by glass mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple having sex is seen via thermal vision. Man in singlet. Tattoo of woman in underwear.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Prescription medication (Lorazapam, Nicorette). Alcohol (spirits). Robitussin mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-words, a-words, b*tch, pr*ck. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations. Gender, ethnic, cultural, genre, security, FBI, terrorist stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    POTUS, The White House, United States Secret Service, security, politics, terrorism, betrayal, traitors, evacuation, lockdown, surveillance, unlikely heroes, presidential swearing-in, hacking, media, the 25th Amendment, patriotism, single-parenting, father-daughter relationships, ransom, technology.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Separated parents, job refusal, friend/colleague killed, dead president. Divorces, deceased son (US Marine killed in action), dead vice-president, diabetes, cancer, tumour mentioned. Underground tunnel setting. Squirrel, dog, helicopters, plane, sparklers, sparks. Helicopters crash, plane crash, low-flying aircraft, repetitive emergency alarm tone and flashing lights. A daughter addresses her father by his first name. Aerial cinematography. Brief foreign language (no subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Action extravaganza, surprisingly funny, good special effects, sharp CGI, workable characterisation, shameless, clever, preposterous, diverting, blockbuster, satisfying. Classy and convincing cinematography.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Gun-happy, overlong, implausible, formulaic, predictable. Too obviously styled on Die Hard. Absurd ending.

Scary Movie 2

Published in S
Wednesday, 17 April 2013 10:54
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Sexual references, adult themes and medium level coarse language.

  • The pitch

    An exorcise in satire.

  • Starring

    Anna Faris, Christopher Masterson, Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Regina Hall, Kathleen Robertson, Veronica Cartwright, Andy Richter, James Woods, Tori Spelling, Tim Curry, David Cross, Chris Elliott

  • Directed by

    Keenen Ivory Wayans

  • Running time

    83 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are bashed, kicked, hit, punched, slapped, thrown, demonically possessed, tied up, shot, hit by vehicles, wedgied, hit with objects. Fare evasion. Paedophilia (implied). Head-spinning. Massacre, mutilation, suicide (mentioned). Things get smashed. Screaming. Cat fight. Plant attack. Laser guns used to attack ghosts. Skeleton rises from the grave. Decapitation. Man thrown through window, falls from ledge. A crippled man, a ghost fall down stairs. A man is scalped. Blood/gore: Extremely stretched lips. Bloody face, scratches, clothing, shoe-prints. Cuts, and grazes.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Flirting, foreplay. A invisible man has sex with a teenager. A couple have sex in a closet. Dry-humping, undie-sniffing. Oral sex, masturbation (gestures/implied). Erotica (discussed). A man licks a roast turkey seductively. Boobs are grabbed through clothing. Dirty talk, rough sex, anal sex, cross-dressing. Explosive orgasm. Semen. Sexual experimenting, lesbianism, pubic hair, crabs (mentioned). Nudity: Full-frontal male (genitalia tucked between legs). Women in underwear. Inflatable breasts. Brass knocker has giant testicles. Very large nipples. Penis. Camel toe. Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Marijuana plant, leaves, smoking. Stoned behaviour. Human joint. Chloroform, morphine, horse tranquilisers (mentioned). Alcohol (spirits, cocktails, wine). Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, derogatory terms for females, slang and actual terms for male and female genitalia. Foul-mouthed child and bird. Gender, cultural, sexual, mental/physical ability/appearance and racial stereotypes. Name-calling and derogatory insults. Religious references and exclamations. Obscene finger (paw) gesture.

  • THEMES

    Haunted houses, possession, obsession, ghosts, paranormal investigation, near-death experiences, study, deformity, exorcism, parody, spoof comedy, horror films, The Exorcist, the butler, sleep deprivation.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Haunted house setting. Clown. Urination. Black cat, flies, cows. Toilet, poo and fart sounds. Poo (human and animal). Ugly, overgrown toenails. Explosive vomit, diarrhoea, spitting, licking, drool. Mistress, menstruation, Down Syndrome (mentioned). Tornado.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Satisfying (if you like this sort of thing).

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Unfunny, gross, tedious, shapeless, dumb. Offensive humour actually becomes...offensive.