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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Published in T
Monday, 18 November 2013 12:09
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    A second helping.

  • Starring

    Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Sam Claflin, Woody Harrelson, Liam Hemsworth, Donald Sutherland, Elizabeth Banks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jena Malone, Willow Shields, Lenny Kravitz, Stanley Tucci, Amanda Plummer, Jeffrey Wright, Lynn Cohen

  • Directed by

    Francis Lawrence

  • Running time

    146 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, whipped, tied up, electrocuted, dragged, grabbed, hooded, kicked, punched, knocked over, killed for sport, near-drowned, beaten, arrowed, stabbed, hacked, pursued, thrown down an embankment, stalked, bitten, slapped. Houses ransacked, property damage, smashed glass, arson, objects thrown. Avalanche, tsunami, explosions, burning debris, falling debris. Animals are killed, animals attack. Armed soldiers, military vehicles, angry mob, weapons training (stick-fighting, archery, spear-throwing), hand-to-hand combat. Gunshots, cannon fire, hanged effigy, spear-fishing. Video footage of riots, burning debris. Uprising, revolution, poisoned berries, black market, floggings, executions mentioned. Screaming, roaring. Blood/gore: Corpses, dead animals, missing limb. Bloody faces, hands, injuries, lashes. Blood spray, blood on objects, bloody scratches, people covered in blood. Welts, bruising, burning/bubbling skin (acidic poison), wound-cleaning. Hypodermic needle seen entering skin, object inserted into skin, bandage. 'Thousands of dead people' mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, undressing. Nude female (only back seen), shirtless men. Low-cut gowns.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, wine, cocktails, champagne). Morphling (fictional narcotic) and an unknown sedative are injected. A drink that enables the consumer to throw up so they can eat more is offered.

  • LANGUAGE

    Bleeped f-word, s-word. Name-calling. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Survival, fate, love, betrayal, family, relationships, hope, deceit, PTSD, morality, grief, fame, popularity, reality television, history, tradition, games, teamwork, sacrifice, loss, rebellion, uprising, alliance, dystopia.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Marriage proposal, cancelled wedding, pregnancy announcement. CPR, mouth-to-mouth. Dog, turkeys, cat, butterflies (garment/accessories), horses, buzzing insects, flocks of birds, baboons, lizard. Lightning, flame-throwing, fireworks, burning costumes (theatrical), power blackout. Vomiting, fang teeth. Fish, oysters eaten. Based on the novel by Suzanne Collins.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Monumental, crowd-pleasing, remarkable, thought-provoking, inspiring, gutsier, tougher, better, leaner, smarter, thrilling, epic, heart-pounding. Winning performance from Jennifer Lawrence, wonderful supporting cast, impossible costume design, well paced, charged narrative, captures spirit of the novel, acute attention to detail, lush world-building.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Undernourished, familiar. Unsatisfactory ending, lacks heart, feels a little manufactured.

The Hunger Games

Published in T
Monday, 18 November 2013 00:41
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    The first course.

  • Starring

    Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Wes Bentley, Stanley Tucci, Woody Harrelson, Lenny Kravitz, Donald Sutherland, Elizabeth Banks, Amandla Stenberg, Dayo Okeniyi, Willow Shields

  • Directed by

    Gary Ross

  • Running time

    142 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are hacked, slashed, stabbed, speared, bludgeoned, hit with objects, near-choked, poisoned, murdered, slapped, thrown against a wall, wrestled, pursued, grabbed, punched, kicked, strangled, manipulated, snared, stalked, burned, threatened, bitten, mauled. Suicide references, explosion, cannon fire. People fall down embankments, out of trees. Video footage of atomic mushroom cloud, explosions, burning debris, armed soldiers. Weapons training (stick-fighting, hand-to-hand combat, archery, blade-throwing, sword-fighting), mercy killing, underground mine explosion, rioting, smashed glass, objects knocked over, property damage, brawling. Bushfire, fireballs, kids play-fighting with swords. Animals stabbed, arrowed, roasted, eaten. Killing animals mentioned. Screaming, arguing, pleading. Cutting out tongues, war, uprising, treason, being burned to death/blown sky-high mentioned. Blood/gore: Blood splatter, bloody faces, bloody legs, blood on clothing/objects, bloody cuts, bleeding, blood spots, bloody fingerprints, burned/charred skin, swollen/bruised skin, welts. Corpses, skulls (video), neck-breaking. Finger prick, objects inserted into skin.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Man in underwear. Low-cut gowns.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, cocktails, wine). Hip flask, intoxication. Healing salves applied to wounds. Hallucinations.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Fight to the death, starvation, poverty, class warfare, survival, reality television, media, broadcast, tradition, hunting, siblings, relationships, archery, chance, fate, lottery, mentoring, fame, disguise, tactics, rules, alliance, betrayal, young love, healing, hope, sacrifice, dystopia, oppression, renegades.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased father/husband. Childless mother, orphans, widows mentioned. Cat, deer, dogs, pigs, horses, wasps, buzzing insects, birds, butterfly. Wasp attack, dog attacks. Roast meat, grilled fish eaten. Animals spit-roasted, roast pig seen. Shaky handheld camerawork. Soles of feet, eyebrow-plucking, waxing, spitting. Based on the novel, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Tough-spirited, exciting, thought-provoking, memorable, muscular, honorable, unflinching, horrific, brutal, tense, allegorical. Strong performance from Jennifer Lawrence, terrific supporting cast, magnificent costumes and makeup, vivid set design, irresistible energy, faithful onscreen adaptation.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Overlong, cheesy, sprawling, sometimes sluggish, manipulative. Weak chemistry between leads, shaky handheld camerawork is stomach-churning.

Lee Daniels' The Butler

Published in L
Thursday, 29 August 2013 02:20
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Serves it up on a platter.

  • Starring

    Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Alan Rickman, Jane Fonda, Liev Schreiber, David Banner, Michael Rainey Jnr, Mariah Carey, Alex Pettyfer, Vanessa Redgrave, Jim Gleason, Isaac White, David Oyelowo, Terrence Howard, Tyson Ford, Cuba Gooding Jnr, Lenny Kravitz, Robin Williams, John Cusack, Olivia Washington, James Marsden, Clarence Williams III

  • Directed by

    Lee Daniels

  • Running time

    132 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A woman is raped (implied), a man is executed. People are beaten, kicked, shoved, slapped, mocked, bullied, tormented, racially abused, burned with hot liquid, shot at. Rioting, explosions, burning debris, brawling, broken glass, burning vehicle, arson. Rifles fired, gunshots heard, Molotov cocktail thrown, break-and-enter. Television footage of protestors (trampled, beaten, pursued, dragged), racial abuse. Yelling, arguing, screaming. Vietnam war footage (explosions, soldiers, gunfire). MLK murder, JFK assassination, slavery, concentration camps, apartheid, racial oppression, killed kids, murdered neighbour (shot), terrorism, gutting, killing mentioned. Blood/gore: Hanged corpses, bloody corpse, bloody hand, dripping blood. Swelling, bruising, bandages, wound-dressing.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Shirtless man. Half-naked couple beneath sheets. Skimpy dancewear, cleavage. Kissing. Innuendo. A wife cheats on her husband.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, champagne, wine, cocktails, spirits), intoxication, alcoholic wife/mother. Being passed out drunk mentioned. Smoking. Gambling (cards). Prescription pills seen.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, n-word, b*tch, p*ss. Racial abuse, derogatory slang, name-calling, mocking. Religious references and exclamations. Gender, class, racial, ethnic stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Servitude, civil rights, black power, white supremacy, equality, Freedom Riders, Black Panthers, US politics, slavery, racism, bigotry, prejudice, sit-ins, protest, biography, father-son relationships, cotton-picking, Eugene Allen, the White House, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama, Ku Klux Klan, dignity, subservience, conflict, bitterness, survival, 1970s America, Birmingham riots, Kennedy assassination, infidelity.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    A child sees his father murdered (shot), mother raped (off-camera). Deceased father, deceased son/brother, deceased wife, son in jail. Passed out drunk, financial problems mentioned. Cemetery, church, jail cell settings. Cat, parrot, horses, dogs, aquarium fish, thunder, lightning. Man on toilet, spitting. Roast chicken, ham eaten. Inspired by A Butler Well Served by this Election by Wil Haygood, an article published in 2008 in the Washington Post.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Familiar, welcoming, radical, nuanced, melodramatic, alluring, anxious, sweeping, moving, remarkable, exhilarating, affecting, blunt, gut-wrenching, character-driven. Phenomenal performances, dazzling cast, definitive period detail, potent re-creation of horrific historic events.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Histrionic. Robin Williams is distracting, unconvincing as Eisenhower. Dressed-up history, covers too much ground, lacks humour, too fictionalised.