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Alice Through The Looking Glass

Published in A
Sunday, 12 June 2016 08:07
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes, some scenes may scare young children.

  • The pitch

    Alice refuses to give up the Wonder.

  • Starring

    Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Sacha Baron Cohen, Rhys Ifans, Matt Lucas, Lindsay Duncan, Leo Bill, Geraldine James, Alan Rickman (voice)

  • Directed by

    James Bobin

  • Running time

    113 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are kicked, pursued, hit by/with objects, slapped, rammed, thrown through the air, prodded, nipped on the tail, knocked aside, stabbed with a hypodermic needle, swooped, grabbed, dragged, caged, frozen in time. Characters dangle/fall from high ledges, smash apart, crash land, freefall, bump into one another, fall over, hit their head on a concrete kerb, breathe fire. A character's nose is broken off and eaten. Ships are hit by cannonfire, run aground, capsized. Objects chained, torn up, thrown, broken. Burning trees/village. A woman plays with a wind-up beheading toy. Yelling, screaming, roaring. Pirates mentioned. Blood/gore: Skeleton with sword protruding from chest. Hypodermic needle protruding from backside. A man collapses dead into his soup bowl. Swelling. Sew up lips, cut off tongue/ears/heads, eaten nose/fingers/elbow mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A man kisses a metal character, a woman kisses a pet. Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (champagne, spirits). Characters eat a cake that causes them to change size.

  • LANGUAGE

    Bloody. Name-calling. Chauvinist/misogynist behaviour.

  • THEMES

    Alice in Wonderland, family, 1870s London, time, tea, mother-daughter relationships, the impossible, Humpty Dumpty, sisters, evil queens, time travel, learning from the past, death, lying, fate, forgiveness, quests.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead father/husband, dead/missing family, rejected marriage proposal mentioned. Fireworks (opening credits), thunder, lightning, waterfalls, giant wave. Cats, dog, rabbits, mouse, birds, giant bird creatures, butterfly, horses, tiger, ants, beetles (lots!), fish creatures, jabberwocky, cobwebs. Taxidermy animal heads mounted on walls, animal skin rug. Brief subtitles. Church, lunatic asylum settings.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Stylish, pacey, diverting, wild, dazzling. Lush/sumptuous/extravagant/striking/glorious/astonishing/beautiful/gorgeous visuals, fine voice work, eccentric/absurd/fun/interesting performance by Sacha Baron Cohen, impressive/triumphant/robust production design, exuberant/lavish sets/costumes, clever wordplay, touching end-credits dedication to Alan Rickman, some good lines, never dull.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Static, airless, low-stakes, episodic, busy, haphazard, hectic, message-laden, mechanical, conventional, uninspired, unimaginative, overwhelming/exhausting, formulaic, pedestrian. Weak/contrived plot, unnecessary backstory, lacking interesting characters.

Paddington

Published in P
Saturday, 13 December 2014 06:35
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  • Rating

    G: General.

  • The pitch

    When it rains...it paws.

  • Starring

    Ben Whishaw (voice), Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Nicole Kidman, Julie Walters, Madeleine Harris, Peter Capaldi, Imelda Staunton, Michael Gambon, Jim Broadbent, Matt Lucas, Samuel Joslin

  • Directed by

    Paul King

  • Running time

    95 minutes

  • Rated

    G (Australia), PG (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are shot with tranquiliser darts, pin-pricked, thrown through the air, near-crushed, near-incinerated, knocked, shoved, slapped, hit with objects, pickpocketed, bound, hung upside down, kidnapped, attacked by birds. Characters fall down stairs. Knife thrown. Objects smashed/knocked over/thrown. Home destroyed. Property damage, explosions, theft. Thieves, murderers, pickpockets mentioned. Reference to Kindertransport/World War II. Blood/gore: Boy in hospital bed, bandaged leg. Medical instruments seen.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Shirtless man (photograph). Cross-dressing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People sedated (tranquiliser darts). Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, shots). Intoxication. Pipe.

  • LANGUAGE

    Family/London stereotypes. Religious reference.

  • THEMES

    Paddington bear, family, home, trust, discovery, travel, invention, London, Peru, marmalade, geography, rain, the Underground, languages, taxidermy, immigration, xenophobia.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased uncle/father (presumed). Deceased parents, deceased father mentioned. Bears, scorpion, dog, butterfly, crows, pigeons, monkey. Taxidermy animals. Plane, earthquake, thunder, lightning. Ear wax, spitting, lickijng, saliva, manure, toilet, power blackout. Based on the books by Michael Bond.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Delightful, hilarious, touching, family friendly, whimsical, inventive, surprising, heart-filled, warm, witty, sweet, charming, simple, cuddly, thoughtful, triumphant, sharp, modern, fast, engaging, affirming. Lovable lead, silly jokes, storybook visuals, quirkily British, excellent vocal performance from Ben Whishaw, no product placement, no outlandish score, brief cameo from Michael Bond.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Slow-motion slapstick, schematic finish, odd sub-plot between Millicent and Mr Curry.

The Look of Love

Published in T
Tuesday, 28 May 2013 05:51
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong sexualised nudity, sex scenes and drug use.

  • The pitch

    Daddy devious.

  • Starring

    Steve Coogan, Imogen Poots, Anna Friel, David Walliams, Stephen Fry, Matt Lucas, Simon Bird, Shirley Henderson, Tamsin Egerton

  • Directed by

    Michael Winterbottom

  • Running time

    101 minutes

  • Rated

    MA15+ (Australia), 18 (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A woman dies from a heroin overdose. A man is slapped. Yelling, arguing. Mention of a man who died in a house-fire. Blood/gore: Corpse.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Frequent sex acts between couples, threesomes and foursomes. Oral sex. Signs advertise strip clubs. Sexual fantasies discussed. Innuendo, infidelity, kissing (male-female; female-female), caressing. Masturbation, wanking, prostitution mentioned. Breast implants discussed. Nudity: Lots of female nudity (full-frontal, breasts, bottoms, pubic hair) and outlines of nude females. Half-dressed women, women in underwear, women in lingerie, skimpy outfits, cleavage. Pornographic images, posing nude, nude auditions, nude theatrical performances.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Frequent cocaine-snorting. Heroin overdose discussed. A girl is expelled from school for smoking a joint. A labouring mother snorts cocaine. Pethidine, drug tolerance mentioned. Alcohol (beer, wine, champagne, spirits, cocktails). Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, queer, bollocks. Name-calling. Gender, sexual, cultural stereotypes. Religious references.

  • THEMES

    Sex industry, Paul Raymond, legacy, strip clubs, burlesque theatre and dancing, erotica, pornography, drug use, hedonism, promiscuity, private schooling, nepotism, infidelity, choreography, family, father-daughter relationships, legacy, conformity.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Death from breast cancer. Divorce, estranged wife/mother, estranged son. A boy sees his father walk out on their family. A young man meets his birth father. Estranged father mentioned. Hospital, wedding, funeral, cemetery settings, childbirth scene. Lion, lion-taming, horse, snakes. Fur worn. Bright camera flashes. Mind-reading, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, separated parents mentioned. Based on true events.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Great performances. Terrific period design. Comic moments.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Treads water. Doesn't sufficiently demonstrate the closeness between father and daughter. Lacks character sympathy and emotion. Frequent nudity becomes tiresome. Lagging, unfocused plot with no message. Needs a tighter edit. Diluted script. Limited audience appeal.

Gnomeo & Juliet

Published in G
Tuesday, 30 April 2013 00:28
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    G: General.

  • The pitch

    You're Avon a laugh!

  • Starring

    James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Ashley Jensen, Michael Caine, Matt Lucas, Jim Cummings, Jason Statham, Stephen Merchant, Ozzy Osbourne, Patrick Stewart, Julie Walters, Hulk Hogan, Richard Wilson, Dolly Parton

  • Directed by

    Kelly Asbury

  • Running time

    84 minutes

  • Rated

    G (Australia), U (UK), G (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Dangerous driving, vehicle collisions. Gnomes and animal statues fight, kick, throw things at one another. Food fight. Things get smashed, broken, damaged, ransacked, thrown. A gnome dresses up in ninja gear (war paint, balaclava). A gnome hangs precariously from a high ledge; falls through a glass ceiling. A gnome is glued to a pedestal. Raised voices, arguing. Death, suicide, killing (mentioned). Explosion. Blood/gore: Heimlich manoeuvre. A gnome's hat is smashed off. A gnome is presumed dead; gnomes are presumed crushed. Scratches, chips. Dismembered gnome limbs.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Innuendo. A gnome wears a mankini. Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    None.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling, teasing and mocking insults.

  • THEMES

    Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, forbidden love, tragedy, rivalry, star-crossed lovers, feuding, competition, cheating, sabotage, enemies, hatred, forgiveness, revenge, grief.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    A gnome is separated from his family/community. Deceased wife/mother, husband/father mentioned. Snail, rabbits, chicken, pig, frog, fish, dog, deer, flamingo, buzzing insects, hippo, crocodile, mushrooms, snail slime, dog drool. Toilet, graffiti, leg-waxing.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Lively, entertaining, charming, bright, quirky. Smart script, great performances, catchy soundtrack.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Unoriginal, one-dimensional story. Best suited for very small children only. A promotional vehicle for Elton John.