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Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)

Published in O
Wednesday, 19 October 2016 06:47
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  • Rating

    M: Supernatural themes.

  • The pitch

    Oui! Oui! Ja! Ja!

  • Starring

    Lulu Wilson, Annalise Basso, Elizabeth Reaser, Henry Thomas, Packer Mack, Doug Jones

  • Directed by

    Mike Flanagan

  • Running time

    99 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are possessed, hit with objects, stabbed, thrown/bent backwards, restrained, mouth-grabbed, hanged, teased by school bullies, grabbed, pursued, dragged, throat-grabbed. A shadowy creature rams a fist down a child's throat. A child climbs up a wall/walks upside down on a ceiling/speaks in others' voices. A woman presses her fingernail into a boy's palm. Objects are slammed with fists, knocked over, burned. Objects move by themselves. Screaming, arguing, demonic whispering. Man hit and killed by drink driver mentioned. Thumping/banging sounds. Torture room seen. Nazi Germany, concentration camps, human experiments mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses. Bloody elbows, fingers, objects, head, nose, writing. Skeletons, skulls. Peeling skin. Suturing. Mouths stitched/sealed up. Characters with white/milky eyes, sealed mouth, long/open mouths, glowing eyes, dark/inky skin, long fingers. Shadowy creatures, dark arms/hands. Cutting out tongues, sealing mouths to conceal screams, cancer, heart attack mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Flirting. A teen couple kiss. A woman warns a boy not to touch her daughter. Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine). Teens drink an unknown alcoholic drink (let's assume it was spirits). Loved one hit by drink driver (fatal) mentioned. A child swallows painkillers.

  • LANGUAGE

    A-word, b*tch, cr*p. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations (God, Heaven, Christ, what the hell, the devil; Bible quotes, prayer).

  • THEMES

    Seances, scams, evil presences, ouija boards, spirit possession, widowers, single parenting, 1960s, first kisses, nightmares, psychiatry, sisters, mother-daughter relationships.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead mother, dead sister, dead boyfriend. Dead wife, dead father/husband mentioned. Basement, lunatic asylum settings. Foreclosure notice. Palm-reading. Fortune telling, tarot, exorcism mentioned. End-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Chilling, nerve-racking, smart, stylish, artful, self-aware, refined, calculated, satisfying, frightening, scary, inventive, horrifying, surprising, emotional, unsettling, suspenseful, fun. Impressive/strong performances, top-notch jump scares, nuanced/likable/convincing characterisations, psychologically complex, old-fashioned storytelling, impeccable/sumptuous/elegant/autumnal cinematography, perfect set design/costumes, clever credit sequences.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Becomes a little silly/fomulaic/clichéd toward the end.

Jewtopia

Published in J
Wednesday, 09 October 2013 23:21
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  • Rating

    CTC.

  • The pitch

    Oh my Goysh.

  • Starring

    Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Peter Stormare, Crystal Reed, Christine Lakin, Nicollette Sheridan, Rita Wilson, Wendie Malick, Lin Shaye, Bree Turner, Camryn Manheim, Joel David Moore, Hayes MacArthur, Jon Lovitz, Rachel G Fox

  • Directed by

    Bryan Fogel

  • Running time

    89 minutes

  • Rated

    CTC (Australia), NR (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are slapped, a woman brandishes a knife, fed tainted food. Hunting rifles fired, stealing, arguing, raised voices. Animation of baby being circumcised, baby set adrift, armed soldiers, burning debris, impaled man, war conflict, bound. Dale Earnhardt fatal accident, Cheney shooting, rape, murder mentioned.  Blood/gore: People covered in raw sewage. Tattoo removal. Circumcision (actual procedure not shown).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couples have sex, foreplay. Couples make out in the bedroom, on the couch. A man simulates sex on objects. Pole-dancing, lap-dancing. Kissing, flirting, infidelity, undressing, penis-groping. Sexual-themed banter. Frequent references to genitals, oral sex.Pictures of female genitals, animation of circumcision. Shirtless men, people in underwear. Skimpy clothing, evening-wear, cleavage. Sodomy, bondage mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drug paraphernalia seen. Meth heads mentioned. Alcohol (beer, spirits, cocktails). Gambling (poker, bridge). Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-word, f-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch, fart, cr*p, slang and actual terms for genitals. Name-calling, teasing. Heavy religious references and exclamations. Regional, cultural, ethnic, army, teenager, Jewish, gender, redneck, old age, mental disability, military, homosexuality stereotypes. Racism, sexism, homophobia.

  • THEMES

    Relationships, engagement, rejection, embroidery, gynecology, vaginoplasty, Jews, Gentiles, hunting, jazz, fertility, duplicate bridge, competition, dating, PTSD, counselling, infidelity, commercials, dysfunctional families, circumcision.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Engagement proposal, job loss. Synagogue, Bar Mitzvah, wedding, strip club, surgery settings. Lightning, thunder (animation). Dog, many taxidermy animals. Dropping dead of a heart attack (figurative) mentioned. Panic attack, asthma attack, nose-picking, booger-eating, poo-throwing, pimple-squeezing, spitting, diarrhoea. Gefilte fish eaten. Brief Hebrew and Mongolian (not subtitled). Adaptation of Broadway show. Mic-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Occasionally funny, impressive cast.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Unfunny, clichéd, pitiful, offensive, non-stop, senseless, silly, stupid, unconvincing, annoying, boring, broad, cringe-worthy, predictable, formulaic, nonsensical, crass, insulting, embarrassing, lazy, retrograde, vulgar. Appalling ethnic and religious stereotypes, ridiculous concept, unlikeable characters, weak plot, over-the-top performances, over-the-top comedy, tries too hard, some scenes are excruciatingly unfunny.

Insidious: Chapter 2

Published in I
Tuesday, 24 September 2013 06:21
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  • Rating

    M: Supernatural themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    A dicey sequel.

  • Starring

    Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins, Lin Shaye, Barbara Hershey, Steve Coulter, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson, Andrew Astor

  • Directed by

    James Wan

  • Running time

    106 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Kidnapped baby, abused child. People are stabbed (needle), slapped, grabbed, near-crushed, gagged, attacked by apparitions, attacked with a knife, near-choked, elbowed, tasered, pursued, wrestled, trapped, hit with objects, beaten, tied up, head-slammed, threatened with a hammer, grabbed, near-crushed, thrown through a window, dragged. A baby falls out of a cot (implied). Break-and-enter, smashed window, objects smashed, objects thrown. Suicide (jumping), self-castration, murdering family, killing, missing women mentioned. Tormented childhood discussed. Screaming, yelling, shouting, arguing. Blood/gore: Corpses. Slashed arm, blood-splattered sheets, hands. Bruising, indentations on neck (photo). Extracted teeth, sliced hand, bloody teeth, bloody mouth. Evil spirits with decomposing flesh, skulls.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Shirtless male.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A woman takes prescription pills. A man is injected with a tranquiliser.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-word, b*tch. Name-calling. Religious exclamations. Gender, genre stereotypes. Slang for genitals.

  • THEMES

    Possession, memory suppression, astral travel, moving house, found footage, family, forensics, clairvoyance, paranoia, suicide, hauntings, time travel, freaky baby toys, paranormal investigation, serial killing, cross-dressing, disguise, horror.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Hospital, abandoned hospital, abandoned house settings. Deceased psychic. Bad dreams mentioned. Tooth removal, vomiting. Mysterious creaking/knocking/scratching, loud noises, hearing voices, mysterious shadows, objects moving by themselves, ghostly apparitions, creepy photographs, door-slamming, séance, haunted buildings. Cobwebs, aquarium fish.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Creepy, tense, non-gory, self-aware, self-referential. Some laughs, some thrills, skillful camerawork.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Repetitive, unimaginative, incoherent, tedious, weak, predictable, clichéd, illogical, clumsy, muddled, sloppy, lazy, shoddy, overwrought. Contrived staging, jumbled script, sloppy narrative, pedestrian scares, hackneyed tropes, lacking tension.

Insidious

Published in I
Monday, 23 September 2013 07:02
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Supernatural themes and infrequent coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Creepy poppet.

  • Starring

    Patrick White, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins, Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson, Barbara Hershey, Andrew Astor, Corbett Tuck

  • Directed by

    James Wan

  • Running time

    103 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are choked, hit, punched, wrestled, pushed, chained, thrown against walls, demonically possessed, threatened, licked, attacked by evil spirits. A boy falls from a ladder. Trashed room, objects knocked over, objects thrown, home invasion, smashed glass. Gunshots heard, hands reach out and grab people. Screaming, arguing, yelling, shrieking. Blood/gore: Corpse. Bruising, scrape. Bloody handprints, bloody bullet wounds. Ripping out innards and eating guts mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Chemical-induced hallucinations mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, p*ss. Name-calling. Derogatory terms for women. Religious references and exclamations. Genre tropes and stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Demonic possession, astral projection, family, moving house, music, songwriting, skepticism, hearing voices, hauntings, ghosts, disembodied spirits, nightmares, paranormal investigation, psychic art, clairvoyance, exorcism, memory suppression, hypnosis.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Child in coma, séance. Hospital setting (IV drip, breathing mask, nasal feeding tube seen). Night terrors, fear of being photographed mentioned. Creepy shadows/noises/clattering/whistling, ghostly figures, mysterious apparitions, demonic faces, yellow eyes. Objects appear to move on their own. Dog (photo), clown. Raw steak. Bright light flashes and strobe effects.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Shivery, unsettling, scary, taut, atmospheric, harrowing, spooky, entertaining, bloodless, fun. Good performances, believable characters, creepy tones, strong first half, inventive camera angles.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Predictable, plodding, forgettable, bland, clichéd. Loses intensity during second half, repetitive images, visually unappealing, overused genre tropes, plot disengages toward final act.