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Deepwater Horizon (2016)

Published in D
Monday, 03 October 2016 05:25
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    This is not a drill.

  • Starring

    Mark Wahlberg, Dylan O'Brien, Kate Hudson, Kurt Russell, John Malkovich, Gina Rodriguez, Ethan Suplee, Trace Adkins, Brad Leland

  • Directed by

    Peter Berg

  • Running time

    107 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are crushed, pinned, thrown through the air/against objects, covered in mud, banged against railings, hit by projectiles/flying glass, burned, scalded, covered in debris, knocked unconscious, slammed against a wall. A man bangs his head against a glass mirror. People jump/are thrown from high ledges. Explosions, fireballs, burning water/objects. Damage, debris, broken/smashed glass. Birds fly into a helicopter/a boat. Yelling, screaming, arguing, mass panic. Indictment for manslaughter mentioned. Blood/gore: Broken leg (protruding bone), broken glass protruding from skin. A falling body hits a metal air vent (fatal). People are covered in blood, scratches, cuts. Swollen eye, bruising, bandages, crutches. A long shard of glass is removed from skin. Dead/oil-covered bird. Roll call of deceased.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couple in underwear (sex implied). Kissing. Shirtless man, man in shower (no nudity seen). A man says his cat used to try and mount his dog.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer). A man is asked if he is on medication. Receiving/drinking a bottle of wine mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-words, a-words, b*tch, bastard, p*ssed. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations (so help you God, oh my God, goddamit, Jesus).

  • THEMES

    Deepwater Horizon, oil drilling, rigs, disaster, oil spills, mud displacement, pressure levels, scandal, safety, corporate greed, environmental catastrophe, testing, awards, rescue, chaos.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Ocean/underwater setting. Fishing photo (catfish). Helicopters. Taxidermy animals seen in background. Strobing lights. Based on true events. Based on Deepwater Horizon's Final Hours by David Barstow, David Rohde and Stephanie Saul published in The New York Times.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Rugged, realistic, action-packed, vivid, fast-paced, spectacular, harrowing, courageous, angry, effective, brave, unsentimental, gruelling, no-nonsense, thrilling, white-knuckle, stunning, human, plausible, visceral, solid, tense, unsettling, impressive. Excellent/fantastic/relatable performances, seamless special effects, terse/tense/technically complex/cleverly incoherent dialogue, disorienting/smart editing, hyper-real sound design, a worthy tribute to the people involved.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Thin characterisation, treacly/clumsy song over end credits, doesn't address the environmental impact of the tragedy.

Kung Fu Panda 3

Published in K
Sunday, 20 March 2016 09:38
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild animated fantasy violence.

  • The pitch

    This is how they roll.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Jack Black, Bryan Cranston, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, J.K. Simmons, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, Kate Hudson, James Hong, Randall Duk Kim

  • Directed by

    Alessandro Carloni, Jennifer Yuh Nelson

  • Running time

    95 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are bound, chained, punched, kicked, shot at (arrows), drained of life energy, hit with objects, knocked to the ground, thrown through the air, rammed, near-choked, held down, flipped, spun, pursued, near-bitten. Blades fly through the air. Buildings, mountains, objects smashed; debris. A character lays eggs in fear, characters fall out of hammocks. Weapons training. Theft, lying. A cloud shape is beheaded. Yelling, snorting. A character asks "If I step on you will I die?". A flashback scene shows a mother abandoning her child/being (implied) attacked by baddies with torches. Slayer, master of pain, beast of vengeance, maker of widows, zombies mentioned. Blood/gore: Walking wounded (no blood/gore visible). Burning/singed fur, burning ear/paw. Back-cracking sounds heard.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Flirting, hand-kissing, hugging. Character in the bath. Mild innuendo (reference to "dumplings").

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    None.

  • LANGUAGE

    Butt, peed. Name-calling. Oh my gosh.

  • THEMES

    Identity, family, father-son relationships, inner peace, chi, faith, respect, teaching, mortality, healing, quests, secrets, adoption, sacrifice, enlightenment.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    References to deceased mother/wife. Pandas, rabbits, turtle, ducks, goose, tiger, praying mantis, monkey, snake, yak, crane, pigs, bear, chicken, crocodile, dragon, porcupine. Scary jade creatures with dazzling green eyes. Dry-retching/gagging. Full moon, waterfalls, firecrackers. Some dizzying visuals.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Brisk, delightful, dark, scary, bouyant, witty, whimsical, elegant, rough-and-tumble, cohesive, cathartic, gorgeous, charming, disarming, colourful, effervescent, entertaining, audience-pleasing, heartfelt. Exemplary/gifted vocal cast, brilliant/impressive/inventive animation, stunning/dramatic visuals, fluid direction, sharp/witty comedy, worthy themes, affecting emotional beats, age-appropriate humour, memorable sound design, thrilling climactic action sequence; builds on the previous two films but you don't need prior knowledge to enjoy it.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Hectic. Serviceable script, recycled themes, fitfully amusing.

Wish I Was Here

Published in W
Friday, 08 August 2014 02:23
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  • 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.

The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Published in T
Tuesday, 21 May 2013 02:47
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, violence, coarse language and sex scene.

  • The pitch

    Protests Khan't always facilitate Changez.

  • Starring

    Riz Ahmed, Liev Schreiber, Kate Hudson, Kiefer Sutherland, Om Puri, Shabana Azmi, Nelsan Ellis, Martin Donovan, Christopher Nicholas Smith, Meesha Shafi, Imaaduddin Shah

  • Directed by

    Mira Nair

  • Running time

    130 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Television footage of Twin-Tower attacks, burning buildings and collapse. A man is kidnapped, held hostage. A woman is pushed, shoved to the ground. Screaming, arguing, yelling. A man is butt-whipped (TV). Ransacked office, stolen car, slashed tyres. Al-Qaeda, the Taliban, Pearl Harbour attacks mentioned. A girl is tied by her wrists (opening credits of a television show). Death of thousands of innocents mentioned. A man killed by a hidden bomb, 60 bomb scares mentioned. A woman pushes a servant. A man is wrongfully arrested, intimidated. A man tells a story about the Ottoman-era Jannisaries who were instructed to kill families. People throw petrol bombs, objects. A man hold's a handgun to another man's head, shots are fired, a man is shot and killed, a man is shot in the leg. A car is pelted with objects, people are beaten/threatened with sticks. Blood/gore: Blood on face, nose, head. Bruising, bullet wound. Slit throat seen in photograph. Scar on wrist. Shattered shoulder, ribs broken mentioned. Washing corpse, burial, grieving over dead body.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple have (implied) sex. Kissing, touching, caressing. Prostitution inferred. Fake boobs mentioned. A man undresses for a strip search.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, champagne, beer, wine). Drink-driving mentioned. Smoking (cigarettes, pipe). Hash mentioned, drug-induced behaviour mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations. Religious, gender, cultural, ethnic stereotyping. Anti-Americanism, anti-Muslim sentiment discussed.

  • THEMES

    Terrorism, capitalism, ambition, foreign policy, hostage crisis, student protest, national identity, xenophobia, financial analysis, personal identity, innocence, freedom, relationships, customs, surveillance, post 911 paranoia, prejudice, tradition, pride.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased boyfriend (car accident), iddah mentioned. Wedding, mosque, funeral, burial settings. Flocks of birds, dogs, cows, cat, goats. Plane, open fire. Barbecuing sausages, kebab meat. Undercooked meat, chicken curry mentioned. Malaria mentioned, spitting. Urdu and Arabic dialogue with subtitles. Sky-high aerials over city. Based on best-selling novel by Mohsin Hamid.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Beautiful Sufi music and wedding scene. Terrific performances from Riz Ahmed and Kiefer Sutherland. Timely subject-matter, nuanced, provocative. Good re-working of the novel. Provokes countless discussion points, self-reflection.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Obvious character-naming (Changez, the Urdu word for Genghis, for the Muslim; Bobby Lincoln for the American). Weak sub-plots, ending. Uses clichéd plot devices. Sometimes implausible. Flawed treatment.