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Kong: Skull Island (2017)

Published in K
Monday, 06 March 2017 02:37
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  • Rating

    M: Sustained threat, action violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    It's on like Kong.

  • Starring

    Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John C. Reilly, John Goodman, Corey Hawkins, John Ortiz, Tian Jing, Toby Kebbell, Jason Mitchell

  • Directed by

    Jordan Vogt-Roberts

  • Running time

    118 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide mission (grenades). Characters are shot, impaled, eaten, stomped on, crushed, bitten, pursued, carried away by creatures, sliced, slashed, thrown through the air/to the ground, hit with objects, blown up by seismic charges/grenades, threatened, held at gunpoint/knifepoint, wrapped up in spider webbing, burned, head/body-slammed, chained, shot with flare. People fall from very high up. Mid-air collisions, helicopter crashes, helicopters grabbed/torn apart/smashed together/punched out of the sky. A creature rips another creature's tongue out. A man's palms are sliced while holding on to the blade edge of a sword, a man's arm is ripped off, a woman almost drowns. Explosions, burning lake (napalm). Archival footage of war, trenches, soldiers, artillery, protests, military aircraft/warships/submarines. Missing ships and planes, Bermuda triangle, nuclear tests, Cold War, fighting the Nazis mentioned. Roaring, arguing. Blood/gore: Dead soldiers, dead creatures. A creature spews out a human skull. Bloody heads, faces, knuckles, fingers, hands, lips, noses, arms, fur, cuts, scratches. Limbs/tentacles are ripped/hacked off. Blood spatter (red/blue), insect goo. Burning fur/flesh. A man slices his finger on a tin. Freshly-dug graves, skeletons. Archival footage of injured soldiers being carried. Bandaged hand.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Brothel setting, exotic dancing, women in lingerie. Shirtless men. Hugging.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, shots). Smoking (cigarettes, Dieu Cay pipes). Anti-malarial medication mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-word, a-words, b*tch, bastards, balls. Name-calling (crackpot, crazy, sonofab*tch, dumb*ss, idiots, etc). Religious exclamations (damn, I'll be damned, oh God, Oh my God, what the hell, thank God, this place is hell, who in the hell, etc).

  • THEMES

    King Kong, remote islands, expedition, survival, seismic charges, revenge, photojournalism, sacrifice, World War II, Vietnam War, hollow earth theory, tracking.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead father (plane crash), dead family mentioned. Dead friends/soldiers/colleagues. Estranged family. Helicopters, lightning, thunder, full moon. Flock of birds, dragonfly, deer, fireflies, moths, flies. Giant creatures shaped like gorillas, water buffalo, spiders, lizards, octopus, stick/log insects. Spitting. Hot dog eaten. Very brief Japanese dialogue (subtitles). Post-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Entertaining, effects-driven, action-heavy, pacey, audacious, outrageous, characterful, accomplished, eccentric, retro, exciting, visceral, silly, breezy, goofy, satisfying, fun, polished. Warm/funny/moving/scene-stealing/hilarious/soulful performance by John C. Reilly, multi-dimensional/accessible characters, fearsome/observant/sensitive/tragic/muscular/towering Kong, inventive/exciting monster scenes, wild/flamboyant/electrifying/captivating/memorable action, mind-blowing/astonishing CGI, creative/graphic deaths, throwaway humour, avoids many genre clichés, ravishing/deep/swoony cinematography.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Predictable, uneven, overblown, clichéd. Pithy screenplay, some weak/dumb characters, leaden dialogue.

Sing (2016)

Published in S
Saturday, 03 December 2016 20:11
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  • Rating

    G: General.

  • The pitch

    Animals Got Talent.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Tori Kelly, Taron Egerton, Nick Kroll, Nick Offerman, Garth Jennings, Peter Serafinowicz, Jennifer Saunders, Rhea Perlman, Jennifer Hudson

  • Directed by

    Garth Jennings, Christophe Lourdelet

  • Running time

    108 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A building is flooded with rushing water, building collapse. Objects (eg lights) crash/break/catch alight. Characters are swept away, crushed by a falling sandbag, near-drowned, near-eaten, slapped, arrested (implied), imprisoned, kicked, pierced with flying porcupine quills, near-hit by cars, shirt-grabbed, stepped on, pursued, prodded with a cane, throat-grabbed, thrown through the air, hit with objects/splashed with food, thrown out of a restaurant, hung upside-down. Characters jump through glass, break out of prison, thump their fists on tables/benches, accidentally trip/knock over objects, dangle precariously. Reckless driving, minor car crash. Robberies (masked characters, bags of loot, getaway cars, sirens, police cars, etc). Raised voices, arguing, screaming. Blood/gore: A character is loaded into an ambulance. A glass eye frequently dislocates/is almost swallowed. Many characters have porcupine quills protruding from heads/faces. Going to a funeral mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A married couple kiss, talk in bed. Fliriting. Skimpy dancewear/dress. Animals in brief swimwear.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (empty wine glasses seen on tables). Gambling (a character cheats at blackjack). A character finds a small object and says "what do you smoke out of this?" Ashtma inhaler seen.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling (crazy, stubborn, useless, skunk, fool, artsy-fartsy, awful, mean, intolerable egomaniac, liar, suckers, , ghastly, old fart, moody teenager, total superjerk dinkleschplat, porky, loose cannon, walking disaster, bunch of bumbling amateurs, danger to society, deluded, washed-up charlatan, pipsqueak, bozos, etc). Religious reference and exclamations (Oh my gosh, holy moly, what the heck, etc).

  • THEMES

    Singing, theatre, auditions, prize money, competition, debt, family, gangs, robberies, foreclosure, nerves, optimism, second chances, father-son relationships, prison, construction, teamwork, car washes, fundraising, underdogs.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    A character frequently refers to his father (assumed dead). Relationship breakup. Animals (lots!): koala, pigs, piglets, elephants, mouse, porcupines, llamas, chameleon, giraffes, penguins, gorillas, chimpanzees, camels, moose, rabbits, dogs, polar bear, brown bears, lizards, chickens, turtles, cats, squid, spiders, whale, fish, rhinoceros, hippos, antelope, snakes, crocodiles, sheep, cow, kangaroo, shrimp, beaver, birds, snail, frogs, buffalo, etc. Farting, spitting out water. Full moon, helicopter. Some fast-moving and sped-up camerawork, one bright light flash. Vision during end credits.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Catchy, entertaining, funny, kid-friendly, pacey, colourful, warmhearted, well-meaning, joyous, dazzling, crowd-pleasing. Impressive/outstanding/memorable/A-list/stellar voice cast, show-stopping musical numbers, inventive/detailed visuals, cute/relatable characters, crazy/unexpected action sequences, unexpected/irresistible finale, clever nods to other films/musicals.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Clichéd. Generic-looking/underwritten/uninspired characters, wobbly/formulaic script, perhaps a little long for smaller children.

Guardians of the Galaxy

Published in G
Sunday, 03 August 2014 08:27
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  • Rating

    M: Science fiction themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Groot-vy.

  • Starring

    Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Benicio Del Toro

  • Directed by

    James Gunn

  • Running time

    121 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot (lasers), kidnapped by aliens, kicked, prodded, exploded, pursued, thrown the air, bludgeoned, hogtied, punched, bitten, face-grabbed, hacked, sliced, tasered, held at knife-point, throat-grabbed, elbowed, headbutted, abducted, slapped, stabbed, impaled, run over, electric-shocked. Throat-slitting gestures. Fireballs, explosions, bar brawl, shattered glass, mid-air collisions, aircraft crashes, stolen object. Yelling, arguing, screaming. Cutting head off mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses, dismembered limb, severed head, severed hand. A sharp instrument punctures a chest. Peeling/melting flesh, burning skin, singed wounds. Bloody faces, mouth, ear, temple, grazes. Black eye, bruising, scars, wound-healing. Animal skeleton. Creatures eaten.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Nude figure (side-view). Skimpy clothing, cleavage, bare midriffs. Shirtless men, man in underwear. Ogling, crotch-adjusting.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol, intoxication. Gambling.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-words, a-words, b*tch, bastard. Derogatory term for women. Slang for genitals, slang for bodily functions. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations. Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES

    Peter Quill, space opera, science fiction, family, death, Walkman, betrayal, power orbs, sacrifice, space travel, slavery, orphans, unlikely friendships, teamwork, bitterness, revenge, mutiny, experimentation, sentient beings, music compilations, bad retro classics.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased mother, orphan. Murdered family mentioned. Hospital, prison, bar settings. Full moon. Dog, dino-rats, giant eel-like creatures, raccoon. Spitting. High aerial cinematography.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Charming, engaging, rare, wondrous, droll, offbeat, whizzy, funny, game-changing, modern, refreshing, corny, dopey, sincere, romantic, thrilling, exhilarating, shameless, silly, defiant, crowd-pleasing, risky, absurd. Winning group of characters, frequent film references/homages, astonishing tech credits, giddy energy, popping visuals, twisty script, breathless pace.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Familiar, confusing, chaotic, empty, unimaginative, forced. Rote/heavy action sequences, washout bad guy, witless comedy, murky 3D, some poor acting, unearned melodrama.

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Published in A
Monday, 16 December 2013 21:47
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  • Rating

    M: Sexual references, drug use, coarse language and comedic violence.

  • The pitch

    Rated Gee.

  • Starring

    Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner, James Marsden, Meagan Good, Harrison Ford, Greg Kinnear, Kristen Wiig, Jim Carrey, Liam Neeson, Sacha Baron Cohen, John C Reilly, Fred Willard, Tina Fey, Will Smith, Marion Cotillard, Vince Vaugn

  • Directed by

    Adam McKay

  • Running time

    119 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are wrestled, kicked, punched, hit with objects, burned, maimed, shot (arrow), bitten by animals, arrested, poked, gassed. Attempted suicide (hanging), brawling, animal attacks, explosion, air raid. Dangerous driving, vehicle rollover, vehicle collision, car chase. Objects thrown, smashed, knocked over. Sexual assault (animal), rape, murder acquittal mentioned. World War II, Okinawa, Vietnam (War), DMZ, North Korea, nuclear apocalypse, communists, military-grade missile launcher mentioned. War victories against Nazis, Russians mentioned. Yelling, arguing, screaming. Blood/gore: Hypodermic needle injected into skin. Used Band-Aid, dislodged eyeball. Bloody faces, bloody grazes, knife embedded in head, brain scans, blood in water. Broken back, neurological damage, coma, kid splattered in blood, detached corneas, shattered teeth, severed penis mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has bedroom sex. Kissing, flirting, aggressive sexual advances, bum-slapping. Woman in bikini, exposed underwear, condoms. Drawing of people having a threesome. Tight-fitting clothing, cleavage. Exposed breasts, pornography, strip clubs mentioned. Sexual-themed banter and innuendo. References to oral sex, masturbation. Venereal disease (crabs) mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A group of people smoke crack. Smoking crack frequently mentioned. Alcohol (spirits, champagne, beer, wine). Smoking (cigar, cigarette).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch, bastard. Name-calling. Actual and slang terms for genitals and bodily functions. Derogatory terms for women. Racism, misogyny. Religious exclamations. Gender, ethnic, racial, cultural, disability jokes and stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    News broadcasting, television, history, suicide, depression, separation, custody, blindness, mind-reading, ethics, rivalry, political incorrectness, 24/7 news, patriotism, journalism.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased friend, estranged family, job losses. Funeral, cemetery, bar, wedding settings. Previous wives, deceased mother mentioned. Jet, praying mantis, dog, sharks, bat, shark attack, dolphins, kittens, scorpions, seagulls, ocean fish, minotaur, ghostly apparition, werewolf, levitation, mind-reading. Fur worn, roast bat. Chicken, roast meat, roast bat, lobster eaten. Phlegm. Brief subtitles.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Farcical, zany, risky, funny, bawdy, ridiculous, bigger, broader, satire. Sometimes hilarious, star cameos, memorable battle sequence, terrific hair and costumes, generous performance from Will Ferrell. Fans will enjoy.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Forced, disappointing, clunky, formulaic, silly, sagging, stumbling, imbalanced, self-indulgent, patchy, overlong. Reheated gags, many scenes/jokes fall flat, lacks finesse, less quotable.

Wreck-It Ralph

Published in W
Monday, 25 March 2013 05:43
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild animated violence.

  • The pitch

    There's a bit of bad in all of us, and that's good.

  • Starring

    John C Reilly, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Sarah Silverman, Alan Tudyk, Mindy Kaling

  • Directed by

    Rich Moore

  • Running time

    108 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    True to his name, Ralph wrecks stuff: buildings, landscapes, vehicles, objects, stadium seating; you name it. During game-play, Ralph gets thrown off a roof. A videogame baddie talks about crushing a skull like a sparrow egg between his thighs. A videogame character pulls a beating heart out of a zombie's chest. Theft, property damage (intentional and accidental). Dangerous driving. Dying in game-play is discussed. Skulls & crossbones are seen. Smashed glass. Arcade game features lots of shooting with futuristic weapons; many Cy-Bugs are shot. Cy-Bugs are zapped by a giant beam. Characters are slapped, punched, kicked, whacked, beaten with police batons. A wedding is interrupted by invaders; groom is eaten. Character covered in icing resembles a swamp monster. Game characters are scattered across the ground when their stadium seating is demolished. A group of bullies smash a racing car. A man is hit several times by a racing kart and a stalactite. A man demolishes a girl's prize possession while she pleads for him to stop. Yelling, raised voices. A man is 'mixed' by a cake-mixer. A man receives burns from splashes of hot lava. People and objects are thrown, catapulted. Visual implication that a girl is destroyed. Killing, execution (mentioned). A baddie tries to force a character to watch his friend die. A man receives an electric shock. Blood/gore: Game characters "die" then reset back to life. Green blood bursts out of Cy-Bugs when shot. Bruising, swelling, missing teeth.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine, cocktails).

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling, teasing, derogatory and mocking insults, mimicking. Pee-pee, soiling underwear (mentioned). Main character says "I hate you".

  • THEMES

    Good guys/bad guys, homelessness, rejection, self-acceptance, exclusion, bullying, favouritism, xenophobia, depression, being misunderstood, wanting to prove yourself.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Fireworks. Pant-wetting, puke, vomit (mentioned). Spitting, licking. Cockroach, thousands of robotic bugs. Q*bert language is briefly spoken. An out-of-control aircraft (escape pod) spins and crashes. A character speaks with a lisp. Halitosis. Explosions. A girl talks of being "a mistake".

  • CRITICS LIKE

    80s-era arcade games and 8-bit animation. Plenty of heart. Meticulous attention to detail. Stunning visuals. Sweetly humorous, witty, nostalgic. Great use of soundtrack. Wreckommended for the whole family.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Formulaic.