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Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

Published in M
Saturday, 25 November 2017 12:12
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes.

  • The pitch

    Not exactly killer.

  • Starring

    Kenneth Branagh, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Judi Dench, Olivia Colman, Willem Dafoe, Derek Jacobi, Josh Gad, Penélope Cruz, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Leslie Odom, Jr., Daisy Ridley, Lucy Boynton, Sergei Polunin

  • Directed by

    Kenneth Branagh

  • Running time

    114 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide (gunshot). People are stabbed repeatedly (off-screen/obscured), shot, throat-grabbed, slapped, kicked, gagged, punched, pushed, hit with objects, head-slammed, pistol-whipped. A story is told of a child abducted then found dead. People fall down through a series of platforms, fall out of bed, receive threatening letters, bangs fists, held at gunpoint. A train is derailed, a door is broken open. Theft. Camera smashed. Theft of a precious item discussed. Fake money, fraud, gangsters, dirty money, forgeries, escaped from prison, innocent woman killed herself mentioned. Armed soldiers seen. Screaming. Blood/gore: Corpse with bloody stab wounds/clothing/sheet. Bloody knife, bloody hand, bloody handkerchief. Knife protruding from shoulder. Corpse on stretcher. Scars. Multiple stab wounds, toothache, thyroid cancer mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    (None): Flirting, hand-kissing, hugging. Prostitute. Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (champagne, hip flask). Drugs (Vials of Barbital; pills consumed). Smoking. Prohibition, aspirin mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling (crude, demanding, insulting, funny-looking, etc). Religious references and exclamations (what the hell, devil, goddamn, in God's hands, Lucifer, good God, my God, damn, God rest his soul, God bless, etc). Derogatory terms and comments towards non-whites.

  • THEMES

    Hercule Poirot, detective work, the Orient Express, mystery, murder, revenge, clues, evidence, suspects, abduction, blame, racism, segregation, murder plots, loss of a child, fears, lies, alibis, guilt.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead employer, dead wife/mother, dead baby, dead friend, death during childbirth. Donkey, goats, dogs, pig, hanging rabbit carcases. A man stands in manure. Fur worn, full moon, thunder, lightning, avalanche. Spitting. Brief subtitles (various languages).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Polished, frisky, handsome, old-fashioned, spiffy, snappy, well-told, enjoyable, entertaining, respectable, stately. Glittery/star-studded/impressive/international/accomplished ensemble cast, fearless/penetrating/amusing/exemplary performance by Kenneth Branagh, larger-than-life characterisation, clever tale, elegant cinematography, playful wardrobe, impeccable styling, some nice/fresh new touches, tense conclusion; has an epic feel.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Unnecessary, frustrating, pedestrian, inert, uninvolving, far-fetched, undercooked, creaky, dusty. Caricatured performance by Johnny Depp, creaky dialogue, half-hearted action scenes, feels like The Polar Express at times.

A Dog's Purpose (2017)

Published in A
Friday, 12 May 2017 05:45
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes.

  • The pitch

    Sit, stay.

  • Starring

    Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid, Peggy Lipton, Bryce Gheisar, K.J. Apa, Juliet Rylance, Luke Kirby, John Ortiz

  • Directed by

    Lasse Hallström

  • Running time

    100 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Animals are shot, nudged, kicked, left in hot car (dehydrated/blurry vision), swiped at/chased by other animals, dragged out from underneath a couch, mistreated (chained up outside for months/matted fur/abandoned by side of road), near-hit by a car, caught by a dog-catcher, banished to the garage, euthanised. People are held at gunpoint, knocked/pushed over, tackled (football), tipped over, wrestled, lunged at, punched, bitten/attacked by dogs, pulled out of chair, slapped, trapped in a burning house, arm-grabbed. People bump their head, collapse into a hot-dog stand from dizziness, collapse a table. House set on fire (firecracker through mail slot)/sleeping people wake and escape from burning building, man gets leg caught beneath burning object. Missing child - domestic argument evolved into armed kidnapping of 12-year-old girl, girl knocked into river, girl rescued by dog. Guns fired (range practice). Breaking glass heard (dog chasing cat). llustrated fight scenes in comic. Newspaper headline about Cuban Missile Crisis/nuclear annihilation mentioned. Yelling, arguing, yelping, hissing, whimpering, screaming, barking. Blood/gore: Dog deaths: illness (in vet, mention of kidney's shutting down, reference to needle that will euthanise dog), old age, euthanised, shot. Dead cat. Bloody fur, ground. Leg in cast, man being loaded into ambulance with blackened face (house fire survivor). Injection given (immunisation). Dead skunk mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    (None): Kissing, hugging, flirting. People in swimwear, woman in bubble bath, cleavage. Butt-sniffing, face-licking, puppies nursing, dog sniffing up girl's skirt, dog referred to as "girlfriend replacement". A male dog who reincarnates as a female puppy says he is missing something.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, champagne). Alcoholism.

  • LANGUAGE

    Butt, shut up. Name-calling (moron, alcoholic, idiot, crazy, stubborn, etc).

  • THEMES

    Dogs, companionship, loyalty, reincarnation, death, grief, alcohol abuse, tracking, police dog (K9) units, euthanasia, loneliness, relationship breakup, the meaning of life, bonding.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Loss of scholarship, relationship breakup due to drinking problem. Dead wife, dead husband mentioned. Dogs, puppies, cat, chickens, donkey. Dog rolling in poo, dog's butt shaken to help him poo, child prying open dog's mouth to retrieve swallowed coin, dogs in cages. Farting, poo. Based on the novel by W. Bruce Cameron.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Heartwarming, soul-shattering, comforting, earnest, tear-jerking, sweet, light, squishy, engaging, uplifting, harmless. Irresistible/adorable dogs, appealling human performances, gentle narration by Josh Gad, sun-dappled visuals, sentimental/emotional score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Shameless, mawkish, kitsch, hokey, cloying, schmaltzy, corny, insipid, grim, clumsy, manipulative, melancholy, disjointed, irritating. Dark beginning sequence, episodic storyline, cheesy ending, over-simplified philosophy.

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Published in B
Tuesday, 21 March 2017 08:59
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    There may be something there that wasn't there before.

  • Starring

    Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Kevin Kline, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson, Nathan Mack, Audra McDonald, Stanley Tucci

  • Directed by

    Bill Condon

  • Running time

    129 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are shot, punched, flicked with mud, pursued/attacked/bitten by wolves, imprisoned, dragged, hit with objects, thrown through the air, tied up, crushed beneath a falling object, pushed down stairs, scalded with hot water/steam, throat-grabbed, kicked, shoved. Characters dangle precariously/fall from high ledges. An angry mob break down a door and enter a castle intending to "kill the beast". A woman's laundry is tipped over by bullies. Objects thrown, slashed, smashed, pushed off table, whacked. Burning objects, tree hit by lightning. A man throws a dagger into a picture of a stag. Screaming, roaring, growling, snarling. Arguing. War, explosions, "I will feed you to the wolves", attempted murder mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody bullet wound on shirt, blood prick on finger, bloody bite wound, face/head covered in plague sores, healed (human) bite mark on stomach, gash scars over a wolf's eye. Plague mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, flirting, hugging, swooning, bum-grabbing. Cleavage. Very mild comic references to infidelity ("how is your wife?") and homosexuality (LeFou's affection for Gaston/men dancing as a pair/men dressed in drag).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Villagers in a tavern drink from pitchers (ale assumed). Wine. A female drinks a potion that teleports her across time and space.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling (bookworm, fool, strange, special, peculiar, funny, small-minded, damsel, spinster, simple, boorish, brainless, idiot, cold-hearted, thief, liar, clingy, huge, horrid, monstrous, crazy, old, filthy hag, monster, etc). Religious exclamations (thank Heavens).

  • THEMES

    Beauty and the Beast, enchantment, villagers, books, reading, father-daughter relationships, anger management, angry mobs, magic mirrors, roses.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead mother mentioned. Dog, horses, donkeys, geese, goats, chickens, caged birds, wolves, moths, rabbits, cobwebs, owl. Fireworks (opening credits), lightning, thunder. Seafood in market stall, roast meats served. Urination, spitting.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Delightful, show-stopping, fresh, faithful, magical, unabashed, energetic, warm, crafty, lovely, funny, sweet, lush, memorable, enjoyable, entertaining, unbeastly. Dazzling/charming/innocent performance by Emma Watson, soulful performance by Dan Stevens, scene-stealing performances by Josh Gad and Luke Evans, fun/starry voice cast, lavish visuals, triumphant/immaculate production design, big ensemble dance pieces, some impressive CGI, sugar-rush finale, unforgettable/infectious songs.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Manufactured, overstuffed. The CGI isn't always perfect/convincing.

Angry Birds (The Angry Birds Movie)

Published in A
Sunday, 08 May 2016 01:53
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild crude humour and animated violence.

  • The pitch

    Red raises a few eyebrows.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Sean Penn, Peter Dinklage, Maya Rudolph, Ike Barinholtz, Bill Hader, Keegan-Michael Key, Kate McKinnon, Tituss Burgess

  • Directed by

    Clay Kaytis, Fergal Reilly

  • Running time

    97 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are catapulted, hit by/with/into objects, ridiculed, teased, mocked, elbowed, smacked, stood on, slapped, thrown/launched through the air, pile-driven, kicked, crushed, pushed, dowsed with water. Characters fall from high distances, trip over, hit their heads. A character shoots fireballs out of their butt. Objects smashed, tackled, knocked over, trampled. Explosions, sticks/crates of TNT, fire arrows, burning objects. Air raid, aircraft destroyed. Mass property damage, destruction. Villages, homes destroyed. Lying, theft, snooping. Yelling, arguing, growling, roaring, screaming, oinking, snorting. An object appears to be possessed. A character paints pictures of pigs being roasted, tied up, pushed over a cliff, electrocuted, slingshot. Characters wear World War I style military helmets. Characters are seen sword-training. Speeding fines issued. Hate crime, bankruptcy mentioned. Blood/gore: Characters believe a friend and an unborn baby (inside egg) have been killed. Teeth knocked out, missing teeth. Disease, bird flu, chicken pox mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing (spouses), flirting, hugging. Characters seen in underwear, swimwear. Characters wiggle/grab/slap/wobble their bottoms, dance suggestively. A sign reads "Birds and Bees Fertility Clinic" and advertises "bird control". A character places two drain plungers on his chest to look like nipple covers. A character removes his clothes stripper-style. A male character spies on a female character in a pool. Cardinal sin, "get busy [breeding]" mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (a character pours a glass of wine then tips it over an object). Bar, club settings. Inhaling helium.

  • LANGUAGE

    A character says "pluck my life", a character says "flocking" as an f-word. Butt, heck, what the..., sonofa—, fart. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations. Bird poo. Redneck jokes and references.

  • THEMES

    Anger management, community, rejection, kidnapped children (eggs), cynicism, exploration, innovation, heroes, legends, retirement, leadership, teamwork.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Court, bar, club settings. No parents/friends mentioned. Characters mourn over a destroyed object. Birds (many!), spider, cobweb, snake, pigs, fish, squirrel, worms. Clown, coulrophobia, mime, waterfalls, rainbow, full moon, balloons, volcano, lightning. Fear of mimes (metamfiezomaiophobia) mentioned. Regurgitation, sneezing, saliva, snot, raspberry-blowing, tongue-poking, spitting, urination, gagging, tongue-scrubbing, bad breath. Sausage eaten. Slow-motion and sped-up cinematography. Vision under end credits. Mid-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Fast, frizzy, entertaining, diverting, colourful, energetic, spirited, punny, breezy, well-meaning, slick. High-gloss visuals, bright animation, polished/expressive/adorable character design, simple plot, some welcome messages, some wry/adult-aimed humour, explosive finale.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Predictable, uninventive, safe, conventional, clumsy, limp, disappointing, confusing, unfunny, loud, dumb. One-note caricatures, haphazard storytelling, wasted voice cast, uneven tone, dated pop culture references, a little unsettling/sinister, many jokes fall flat.

Pixels

Published in P
Saturday, 12 September 2015 00:02
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes, violence, coarse language and sexual references.

  • The pitch

    It's on like Donkey Kong.

  • Starring

    Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, Matt Lintz, Brian Cox, Sean Bean, Jane Krakowski, Dan Aykroyd

  • Directed by

    Chris Columbus

  • Running time

    106 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are attacked by animated creatures, pixellated, shot with laser guns, eaten/swallowed, threatened/hit with objects, punched, thrown from a moving vehicle, slapped, knocked over, maimed, shown in prison cuffs/chains, kicked, flattened, disintegrated. People play a violent video game where characters are shot, stabbed, grabbed/attacked. Sword-fighting (ninjas). Military bases, vehicles, aircraft, soldiers. Explosions, shattered glass, damaged/burning vehicles/buildings/objects, mass panic. Major landmarks damaged/destroyed. Dangerous driving, car driven into water, vehicle collisions, vehicles crushed/totalled. Petty theft. TV news footage of arrests. Yelling, screaming, arguing. Shooting the US president, advanced weapons testing, JFK/Zapruder, phone tapping, bankruptcy, hacking, killing mentioned. A military man declares that Russia, Iran and Google should be blown up. Blood/gore: Missing/pixellated body parts. Blood spatter/wounds on violent video game. Blood of innocent children mentioned. A man has a clear robotic head; inner workings of the machinery is visible.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, flirting, ogling, bum-slapping. Skimpy clothing/costumes/evening wear, swimwear/gymwear, cleavage, bare midriffs, hairy bum crack, cartoon image of a shirtless male. Hugging/kissing men (accusation/derogatory implication of homosexuality). Sexually suggestive dancing. Cheating spouses, dancing in underwear/naked, being a virgin mentioned. Sexual innuendo, threesome references.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Bottle of chloroform. Alcohol (wine, beer, champagne, spirits, shots, cocktails). Dorm room drug party, (magic) mushrooms, roofies, drugging mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, a-words, b*tch, cr*p, butt, bad mother--, bloody. Name-calling, derogatory term for women. Gender, cultural, racial stereotypes and references/mild racism, misogyny. Religious references and exclamations. Poop, vomit mentioned.

  • THEMES

    Planetary invasion, UFOs, conspiracy, championships, patterns, Galaga, Pacman, Space Invaders, Donkey Kong, Q*bert, Tetris, Burger Time, arcade gaming, cheating, nerds, infidelity.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Divorce, cheating husband/father mentioned. Prison setting. Engagement. Helicopters. Frog, gorilla, ostriches, flying creatures, centipedes, dog, duck. Urination. Brief Hindi language (subtitles). Brief Japanese language (no subtitles). Based on the short film Pixels by Patrick Jean.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Cheesy, CGI-intensive, competent. Fantastic/goofy premise, eye-catching 3D, eighties nostalgic, mostly kid-friendly, reasonably fleet, a few genuinely funny moments, witty touches, fun cameos, adorable retro introduction, thrilling Donkey Kong scene, Peter Dinklage is hilarious.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    One-note, lazy, dim-witted. Average performances/special effects, weak script, most gags fall flat, a bit tame for adults/not enough fun for kids, Sandler's hot-woman-falls-for-nerd and aggressive-self-pity plotlines are getting tiresome.

Wish I Was Here

Published in W
Friday, 08 August 2014 02:23
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    R (USA): Language and some sexual content.

  • The pitch

    Tragedy circles back to comedy.

  • Starring

    Zach Braff, Kate Hudson, Pierce Gagnon, Joey King, Mandy Patinkin, Josh Gad, Michael Weston, Alexander Chaplin, Allan Rich

  • Directed by

    Zach Braff

  • Running time

    106 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are sexually harassed, punched, tied up (children), slammed into a wall. A child plays a violent (shooting) video game. Smashed object, shattered glass. Killing Arabs, hating Arabs/Jews, Al Qaeda mentioned. Getting beaten up/picked up at school, bomb scare at school mentioned. Arguing. Blood/gore: Bruising. Patient in hospital bed. Exposed brain (theatrical makeup).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Sexual harassment (inappropriate banter). A couple have costumed sex. A couple lie beneath the sheets after (implied) sex. Masturbation, kissing, caressing. Nude male bum, nipples seen beneath clothing, shirtless man, cleavage, skimpy outfits, major camel toe. A man watches pornography. Posters of bikini-clad women.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer). Smoking. Buying weed, buying drugs at school, anti-depressants mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words. Name-calling. Slang and actual terms for genitals. Slang/references for bodily functions. Religious, gender, cultural, family stereotypes. Heavy religious references and exclamations. Racial references. Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES

    Family, Judaism, home schooling, education, sexual harassment, acting, auditions, cancer, death, regret, brothers, parenting, social media, epiphanies, camping, Comic-Con, science fiction, teaching, unemployment, experimental treatments.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased father, job loss. Deceased mother, sister, buried cat mentioned. Hospital, church, funeral settings. Helicopter (audio only). Dog, tortoise, wolf (costume). Urination, vomiting, fart noises. Taxidermy bird. Brief Hebrew (subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Sharp, funny, entertaining, offbeat, tear-jerking, charming, good, sincere, thoughtful, quirky, touching, spiritual, poignant, mature, sweet, jokey, fan-friendly. Impressive performance from Kate Hudson, convincing chemistry between leads, terrific cast, snappy/quick banter, good story, interesting characters.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Sitcom-y, exaggerated, stale, safe, pretentious, self-indulgent, incoherent, un-amusing. Cheap jokes/comedy, shallow melodrama, pointless digressions, spineless/charmless protagonist, mechanical writing, broad sentimental strokes, wonky plot.

Frozen (2013)

Published in F
Friday, 22 November 2013 10:00
Note: A short film titled Get a Horse! is presented before the feature film. It contains violence (characters are pursued, grabbed, hit with objects, injured, threatened, hit by a car, thrown through the air, electrocuted), a plane crash, raspberry-blowing, animal creatures (pig, dog, cow, chickens, duck), and fast-moving editing (flicker effect). ...

Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Some scenes may scare very young children.

  • The pitch

    Ex-thaw-dinary.

  • Starring

    (voices of) Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Santino Fontana, Alan Tudyk, Ciarán Hinds, Chris Williams

  • Directed by

    Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee

  • Running time

    108 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are blasted with frozen air/icicles, punched, accidentally hit, thrown to the ground, play-shoved, pursued, attacked by wolves, attacked by a snow creature, near-shot (arrows), near-crushed, chained, tied up, slapped, impaled, burned, near-melted, frozen, knocked overboard. People dangle precariously, fall over high cliffs, slide down embankments. Animals are hit with objects, fall into icy water. Burning objects, explosion, shipwreck. Arguing, loud roaring. Close-up of saw cutting ice (blade appears to lunge toward audience). An animation shows a girl under threat from evildoers. A painting shows a man brandishing a sword. Treason, sororicide (killing one's own sister), death sentence mentioned. A character says "you're going to kill yourself" (figurative). A child is accidentally injured (fall).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, flirting. Female characters wear tight-fitting gowns. Group of people wearing towels in a sauna.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (champagne).

  • LANGUAGE

    Butt. Name-calling. Gender, genre, sibling, regional, cultural, animal stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Sisters, princesses, winter, magical powers, secrets, royalty, confinement, estrangement, coronation, engagement, romance, desperation, dancing, true love, betrayal, greed, summer, identity, empowerment, forgiveness, love, fear, responsibility, musicals, fairytales, Hans Christian Andersen.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased parents. Deceased sister mentioned. Marriage proposal. Fireworks, waterfalls, lightning, thunder, full moon, fireplace, burning torch, snowstorm, northern lights. Horses, reindeer, trolls, snowman, seagulls, duck, ducklings, pickled fish, wolves with scary yellow eyes, bees. Curses, sorcery mentioned. Picking nose and eating it mentioned. Drool, spitting. Brief foreign language (no subs). Very loosely based on The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Female-positive, gorgeous, fabulous, magical, energetic, humourous, accomplished. Breath-taking visuals, heart-stopping action, unforgettable songs, good character work, playful humour, crafty plot, unexpected twists, emotionally gripping, unforced use of 3D, classic Disney.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Formulaic. Some banal dialogue, hasty conclusion, falters slightly during middle act.

Thanks for Sharing

Published in T
Saturday, 21 September 2013 02:10
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong sex scene and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Mildly addictive.

  • Starring

    Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins, Gwyneth Paltrow, Josh Gad, Joely Richardson, Patrick Fugit, Alecia Moore, Carol Kane, Emily Meade, Isiah Whitlock Jr, Michaela Watkins, Poorna Jagannathan

  • Directed by

    Stuart Blumberg

  • Running time

    112 minutes

  • Rated

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Couples have bedroom sex. People are punched, slapped, wrestled, pushed, sexually harassed (workplace; public transport), touched inappropriately. Suicide attempt (overdose), self-harm (slapping), nervous breakdown, objects sledgehammered/smashed, bicycle crash, stealing (assumed), lying, frottage. Child abuse discussed, suicidal thoughts, DUI, wrecked car, jail time mentioned. Shouting. Blood/gore: Cuts, bruising, nasal cannula.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Nude couple having sex. Pictures of naked and half-naked women (billboards, magazines). Pornographic movies, internet pornography, erotic magazines. Masturbation, frottage, lap dance, striptease. Kissing, breast-fondling, groping, undressing. Flirting, ogling. Sexual banter, sexual-themed discussion. Sex addiction, contracting STDs, seduction, promiscuity, sex addiction, libido, virginity, prostitution, one-night stands, multiple partners, daddy issues, affairs, infidelity discussed. Sexually-suggestive exercise videos, lap-dancing, provocative dancing, grinding, writhing, role-playing, S&M.Shirtless man, man in underwear, woman in underwear. Skimpy clothing, revealing clothing, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, wine). Vial of pain pills. Blow, rehab, Alcoholics Anonymous, drug addiction, alcohol addiction mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words. Name-calling, mocking behaviour. Derogatory terms for females, slang terms for genitalia. Sexually explicit language. Racial references. Jokes about the Amish, ejaculation, eating habits. Religious references and exclamations. Gender, Jewish mother, urban stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Sexual addiction, temptation, abstinence, recovery, trust, relationships, sobriety, accusations, rehab, unsafe sex, infidelity, dysfunctional families, marital issues, appropriate behaviour, familial support, normality, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), survivors, father-son relationships, hope, responsibility, personal demons, 12-step programs, therapy, advertising.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Job loss, estranged son. Hospital, addiction meeting settings. Breast cancer, abortions, contracting hepatitis-C, affair with married man mentioned. Vomiting, shaving, nervous tics. Crickets cooked and eaten.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Ambitious, effective, believable, engaging, smart, bold, credible, well-meaning, absorbing, realistic. Frank topic treatment, multidimensional characters, well balanced, hilarious cameos, genuine performances, great chemistry between Paltrow and Ruffalo, reasonably honest script, subtle moments.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Erratic, flippant, conventional, odd, misfiring, unsatisfying, uneven, unfunny, shallow. Abrupt tonal changes, romance feels forced, sporadically entertaining, poorly executed, manufactured tension, flails toward end, lacks depth, one-note narrative arcs, lame comedy, doesn't know what to say, wasted cast.

Jobs

Published in J
Tuesday, 13 August 2013 10:05
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Coarse language and drug references.

  • The pitch

    Ashton does Steve's jobs.

  • Starring

    Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad, Lukas Haas, Matthew Modine, JK Simmons, Lesley Ann Warren, Ron Eldard, Ahna O'Reilly, Victor Rasuk, John Getz, John Woods

  • Directed by

    Joshua Michael Stern

  • Running time

    122 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A video game shows a planet being blown up. An advertisement shows an object being smashed, riot police. Road rage. Shouting, yelling, screaming. Flag (USA) desecration.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couple seen beneath bedsheets (sex implied). Kissing. A woman sits in a man's lap. Accusations of infidelity. Foreplay mentioned. Half-naked couple in bed (no genitals seen). Shirtless man. Poster of bikini-clad woman.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A woman holds a joint. Drugs (LSD), drug-induced behaviour. Alcohol (wine, cocktails, spirits). Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, sonofab*tch. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations. Cultural and racial stereotypes. Jokes about weight, nationality (Polish).

  • THEMES

    Steve Jobs, Apple, iPod, business, corporate back-stabbing, mental health, relationships, alienating people, unwanted pregnancy, fatherhood, responsibility, greed, computers, technology, communication, IBM, Atari, college dropouts, entrepreneurs, Silicon Valley, biography, Steve Wozniak, arrogance, selfishness, obsession, temper, cancer, travel, university, art, meditation.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Estranged father, job loss, pregnancy, denial of paternity, cancer. Infidelity, visitation, paternity rights, adoption mentioned. Camel, bee. Close-up of bare feet (soles).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Informative, entertaining, decent, engaging, stylish. Impressive impersonation by Ashton Kutcher. Symphonic score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Superficial, tedious, overly-sentimentalising, excruciating, prosaic. Lacks technical detail, too courteous, unsophisticated storyline.

The Internship

Published in T
Thursday, 06 June 2013 05:48
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Coarse language and sexual references.

  • The pitch

    Un-PC.

  • Starring

    Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Rose Byrne, Aasif Mandvi, Josh Brener, Dylan O'Brien, Max Minghella, Tiya Sircar, Tobit Raphael, Josh Gad, Will Ferrell, Bruno Amato, Harvey Guillen

  • Directed by

    Shawn Levy

  • Running time

    119 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People get punched, headbutted, bum-slapped. Nightclub brawl. A youth self-punishes (eyebrow-plucking). Women ravaged by octopus tentacles (mentioned). Domestic violence mentioned. Yelling. Blood/gore: Anecdote told about an unrestrained child being thrown through a windscreen and needing stitches. Cracked skull mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A woman invites a man to spend the night. Kissing, ogling. A man gropes a female customer. Frequent sexual innuendo and sexually suggestive banter. Pole-dancing, lap-dancing. Multiple orgasm (implied). Finger-sucking. Hentai discussed. Nudity: Exotic dancers wear skimpy outfits. Cleavage, swimwear. Shirtless men.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, beer, shots, champagne, spirits). A man offers to buy alcohol to underage youths. Getting high mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, a-words, bleeped expletive, slang and actual terms for genitalia and bodily functions, derogatory names for females. Jokes about weight, height, age, race, disability, religious taboos. Cultural, sexual, ethnic, gender stereotyping. Name-calling and derogatory insults. Religious references and exclamations. Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES

    Prospective employment, ambition, computer programming, Google, summer internships, teamwork, rivalry, unlikely romance, the American Dream.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Relationship break-up. Alzheimers, skin cancer, premature death, company bankruptcy, home foreclosure, Hitler, breastfeeding versus bottle-feeding, lactose intolerance mentioned. Saliva, urination, urinal, vomiting, perspiration. Dog poo mentioned. Strobe lighting. Sky-high aerial cinematography. Brief Cantonese (some subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Funny moments. Good chemistry between leads. Creative end credits sequence.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Largely unfunny, flat, cloying, bland. Excessive product placement, gaping plot holes, omnipotent stereotypes. Lacks byte [sic].