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Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)

Published in T
Tuesday, 20 June 2017 00:41
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  • Rating

    M: Action violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Saves the best till Last.

  • Starring

    Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Hopkins, Josh Duhamel, Laura Haddock, Santiago Cabrera, Isabela Moner, Jerrod Carmichael, Stanley Tucci, Liam Garrigan, Martin McCreadie, Rob Witcomb, Gemma Chan, John Turturro, Frank Welker, Peter Cullen, Erik Aadahl, John Goodman, Ken Watanabe, Jim Carter, Steve Buscemi, Omay Sy, Reno Wilson, John DiMaggio, Tom Kenny

  • Directed by

    Michael Bay

  • Running time

    149 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are shot (burning arrows/guns/missiles), decapitated (non-humans), slashed/stabbed with swords, impaled, blasted through the air/into a windscreen, thrown off horses, slammed against walls/to the ground, chained, pursued, dragged behind a horse, flipped, pushed/shoved, wrestled, attacked by a giant three-headed bird-creature, roped, blown apart (non-human), leg-grabbed, hit with objects, dangled upside-down, kicked, face-grabbed, slapped, flicked, bitten, near-crushed, punched through a window, near-hit by cars/robots, near-strangled, kidnapped, hit by a truck, head-rammed, hit by a giant wave, stomped on, dismembered (non-human), almost throat-slit (sword at throat). Horses fall in battle, a mosquito-robot is squished, fish are bashed against the ground/kicked (later seen as sashimi). Mid-air battles, planes catch on fire/crash to ground, crash-land. Submarines collide, a deep sea exploration vessel collides with an underwater alien ship. People slide down embankments/roofs/objects, dangle precariously, freefall long distances. A character evaporates when shot. Explosions, fireballs, people/objects on fire, charred toys/possessions/objects. High-speed vehicle chases, rollovers, collisions, flips, cars t-boned, car hit by missile; a car knocks over a row of bicycles while parking. Cities invaded, debris/rubble, broken glass, destroyed sporting stadium, extensive damage to moon/planets, famous cities/monuments/landmarks destroyed, giant alien ship crashes to earth tearing up ground; a church is shot up/wrecked. Drones shot/crash into ground. Military aircraft, ships, personnel, base. A man claims an object in his possession is the watch that killed Hitler. Flashback scene of Nazi Germany (swastikas, flags, soldiers seen). Photograph of soldiers in trenches. Screaming, arguing, yelling, roaring. Kidnapping, hot-wiring car, bank robbery, aggravated assault, double murder, triple murder mentioned. People say "I'll punch you in the face real hard", "I will kill you", "you'll wish you'd died", "kill them", "shoot me", etc. Blood/gore: Decapitated heads and limbs (non-human), sword through face (non-human). Bloody heads, arms, faces, cuts, knuckles, horses, scratches, armour; dripping blood. A coffin is carried during a medieval funeral ceremony, a coffin is opened (decayed corpse inside). Green goo resembling blood/saliva. Bruising, oxygen masks. Museum setting (dinosaur skeletons/bones/artifacts seen). Nine dead (bank robber), tens of millions will die (planet desctruction) mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, flirting, hugging. Skimpy clothing, cleavage, shirtless men, boys in tribal clothing. A group of women think that sounds of a room being destroyed is a result of a couple having sex. A man and a woman tease a man about his lack of sex life (chaste, no woopie mentioned). A group of women pester a younger woman about being single/finding a man, women read dating advertisements for men seeking women and women seeking women. A man says he would give up women as part of a deal then changes his mind. A boy says "I love her" about a girl he just met. A character says "you're always single" as a derogatory comment. A man refers to a woman as a princess in a stripper dress. I Transformer says he is going to slather himself in oil. Hook-up site, junk in her trunk, goat scrotum, snuggling mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, wine, champagne, cocktail). A man drinks from a bottle then says "I'm sozzled". Smoking (cigars, pipe). Gambling (friends play a game of cards). Giving up drink, drinking problem mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, a-words, p*ss, crap, frigging, shut up. Name-calling (b*tch, so-called, worthless drunkard, liar, charlatan, crazy, baby, wusses, fool, idiot, chief, skank, stray, J-Lo, tough guy, bad*ss, monsters, d*ckheads, treacherous, leprechaun, clumsy, crazy ninja butler, little Miss Sunshine, old timer, dude, princess in a stripper dress, fusspot, 4ft mental psychopath, sociopath, rude, Sherlock, small, ugly, traitor, etc). Religious references and exclamations (god, damn, oh my god, what the hell, go to hell, Christ alive, oh hell, give them hell, god speed, hail Mary, etc). Obscene finger gestures.

  • THEMES

    Transformers, Autobots, Decepticons, the end of the world, invasion, saving the world, family, father-daughter relationships, legacy, myths, King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, Merlin, magic, Stonehenge, history, bravery.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead friends, dead employer. Dead wife, estranged daughter, dead parents, uncle committed suicide mentioned. Deep sea, outer space, junkyard, submarine, tomb settings. Helicopters, jets. Dogs, horses, fish, eels, jellyfish, whale, dragon. Creatures with multiple heads, sharp teeth/claws, metallic skin/feathers, tentacles, fire-breath, red/blue/purple glowing eyes, spider-like legs, dinosaur-shaped bodies. Space ships/weapons/stations (giant alien stuff), broken planet. Fur worn, sushi served. Spitting. End-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Entertaining, watchable, over-the-top, hyperactive, fan-pleasing, big-budget, beautiful, bombastic, uproarious, PG-friendly. Exciting/impressive/visually arresting action scenes, spectacular/gorgeous visuals, massive set pieces, nonstop pace, some funny moments, enjoyable climax, Sir Anthony Hopkins has a great time.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Exhausting, loud, disjointing, confusing, convoluted, long, messy, tinnitus-inducing, steroidal, infantile, pointless, illogical, empty, bland, pandering, chaotic, materialistic. Bombastic soundtrack, familiar/flimsy/hackneyed/pointless/recycled plotting, on-the-nose/cringeworthy/expositional dialogue, some indistinguishable bots/muddled action scenes, weak female characters.

Mia Madre (My Mother)

Published in M
Sunday, 13 September 2015 00:10
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  • Rating

    M: Coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Stands to one side of its character.

  • Starring

    Margherita Buy, John Turturro, Giulia Lazzarini, Nanni Moretti, Beatrice Mancini, Stefano Abbati, Enrico Ianniello, Anna Bellato, Toni Laudadio

  • Directed by

    Nanni Moretti

  • Running time

    107 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Person punched repeatedly in the arm. Dangerous/careless driving, car driven into wall, apartment flooded. Theatrical film material of protest march, police in riot gear, civilians charging police line/being hit with batons, water cannon, mobbing car. Film riot scene; director questions why cameraman focuses so intently on the bashing. Object thrown in anger. An elderly lady collapses. Killing you/me mentioned. Arguing. Blood/gore: Corpse laid out on bed. Patient in hospital bed, IV drip, tracheotomy tube, finger monitor, oxygen mask. Medical procedures/illnesses mentioned (CAT scan, pneumonia, heart/lung strain).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Flirting, hugging, propositioning. Movie pitch refers to an ambigious sexual relationship with a prisoner. Bare shoulders. Couple on bed together (clothed).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine, champagne, spirits). Sip of wine given to minor. Prescription medication seen.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, p*ss. Name-calling, derogatory term for women. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Mother-daughter relationships, family, illness, death, grief, filmmaking, bad dreams, emotional breakdown, geriatrics, industrial relations, politics, inauthenticity.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased mother, relationship breakups, job loss. Divorce mentioned. Son running away from home mentioned. Italian and English languages (subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Moving, sensitive, touching, intimate, smart, enjoyable, warm, witty, seductive, affecting, delicate. Subtle/understated/career-best performance by Margherita Buy, entertaining/tasty performance by John Turturro, some bizarre comic moments, rich/detailed world, shaggy feel, rigorous construction, deeply personal.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Unfulfilling, lethargic. Half-baked ideas, circular expositions, film-within-a-film idea is implausible, looks flat.

Exodus: Gods and Kings

Published in E
Monday, 08 December 2014 21:33
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Holy Moses.

  • Starring

    Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, Sigourney Weaver, María Valverde, Indira Varma, Ben Kingsley, Golshifteh Farahani, John Turturro, Ben Mendelsohn, Emun Elliott, Tara Fitzgerald

  • Directed by

    Ridley Scott

  • Running time

    150 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are whipped, shot (arrows), dragged, trampled, thrown through the air, stabbed, punched, tripped, impaled, slashed, flogged, hit with objects, threatened, killed, face-grabbed, buried alive, cut, hit, kicked, dragged from their homes, hanged, attacked by animals, swept away, drowned, set alight, burned. Animals shot, slaughtered, eaten, attacked. Objects set alight, burning objects, explosion. Rioting, theft. People/animals.objects fall from high cliff. Killing first-born children, drowning babies, starvation mentioned. Blood/gore: Dead people (men/women/children/babies) and animals, swinging corpses, carcasses, mummified baby/adult, coffins. Cut throat, torn/eaten limbs. Blood in water, spitting blood, bleeding, bloody arm/leg, animal blood, bloody objects, licking blood, bloody cuts, hair matted with blood. Animal entrails removed, animals butchered, human excrement eaten. Scars, sunburn, windburn, sores, pustules.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Sex implied (off-screen). Kissing, flirting, undressing. Revealing clothing, cleavage, shirtless men, married couple in bed (nudity implied).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Possible alcoholic drinks.

  • LANGUAGE

    Discrimination (anti-Hebrew, sexism). Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Egyptian mythology, Christianity, slavery, slave labour, emancipation, poverty, dehydration, storms, locusts, plague, slaughter, death, grief, genocide, trade, ceremony, ritual, corruption, exile, religion, faith, miracles, sibling rivalry.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Parents' reactions when they find their dead babies. Wedding, funeral, prison settings. Horses, crocodiles, flies, oxen, locusts, sharks, vultures, birds, leeches, snake. Waterspouts, tornadoes, fish, frogs, maggots. Animal-skin rugs. Roasting animals over fire. 

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Imposing, momentous, mighty, lavish, intelligent, respectful, grounded, absorbing, revisionist, transporting, grand, bold. Searching/non-doctrinaire approach, exquisite costumes, strong performances, crisp/present-tense retelling, exciting/savage/uncompromising action sequences, sensational/brilliant/sensational/suspenseful ending, ornate screenplay, profound/affecting closing tribute from Scott.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Long, camp, grim, stodgy, dragging, inert, flat, uninspired, dull, bland, matter-of-fact. Improbably Anglo-Saxon cast, horrendous/bombastic/histrionic score, some wasted talent, acting varies between good and ordinary, overly serious, plays it safe, limp ending, stone-faced dialogue.

Fading Gigolo

Published in F
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 23:26
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Sex scenes, coarse language and mature themes.

  • The pitch

    Where there is love there is pain.

  • Starring

    John Turturro, Woody Allen, Vanessa Paradis, Liev Schreiber, Sharon Stone, Sofía Vergara, Tonya Pinkins, Jade Dixon, Aubrey Joseph, Dante Hoagland

  • Directed by

    John Turturro

  • Running time

    90 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are threatened with a baseball bat, accidentally hit with. Car crash. Yelling, arguing. Money laundering, organ trafficking, fascism, adultery, incest, bestiality, barbarism, murder mentioned. Blood/gore: Butchering cows, blood, bone mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A man has sex with several different partners. Threesome, oral sex, undressing, flirting, kissing. Nude woman, topless statue. Low-cut gown, skimpy clothing, women in lingerie, shirtless man, cleavage. AIDS, gonorrhea mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (champagne, spirits, wine, vodka, hip flask). Bar setting. Smoking. Zoloft, Viagra, acid mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, a-word, sonofab*tch. Slang for genitals. Derogatory term for women. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Prostitution, threesomes, sex, pimping, relationships, rare books, floristry, small business, infidelity, morality, massage, neighbourhood watch, Jews, New York City, jealousy.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased husband mentioned. Bar, courtroom settings. Dogs, pigeons, waterfall. Brief Hebrew (no subs).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Sensual, sensitive, intelligent, wry, incongruous, warm, disarming, successful, charming, funny, touching, modest, oddball, sentimental, small, unassuming, breezy, absurd, quasi-farcical, slight, comical, affecting. Keenly observed, terrific performances, mature script, traces of silliness, unfussy direction, generous character renderings, upbeat jazz score, throwback feel.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Uneven, lumbering, pretentious, odd, messy, inconsistent, unfocused, disjointed, contrived. Shameless vanity project, absurd premise, poor representation of females, mildly amusing, requires suspension of disbelief.