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The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (2017)

Published in T
Tuesday, 26 December 2017 22:55
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    G: Some scenes may scare young children.

  • The pitch

    Don't call me cute.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Will Arnett, Maya Rudolph, Bobby Cannavale, Bobby Moynihan, Isabela Moner, Peter Stormare, Gabriel Iglesias, Jeff Dunham, Sebastian Maniscalco, Kari Wahlgren, Jackie Chan, Katherine Heigl

  • Directed by

    Cal Brunker

  • Running time

    91 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are hit by falling objects, run over by a bulldozer, electrocuted, shaken, almost run over by a moving car, blasted through the air, slammed to the ground, licked, caged, bitten, pursued, hit by a car, flipped, thrown against a wall, punched, kicked, throat-grabbed, swung at with golf club, shot at (slingshot), knocked over, shot with arrow, squirted with condiments, shirt-grabbed, vacuumed up, lassoed, hit with tranquiliser dart, prodded with a fork, near-strangled, crushed, ear-pulled, tongue-pulled, catapulted through the air, blasted through buildings, attacked by mice, blasted with fire extinguisher, dive-bombed by birds. A character falls from a high balcony to the street below. A plush bunny's head and a doll's head are ripped off (girl places doll's head between her teeth). A character jumps from moving vehicles and slams into mailboxes. A character falls from a hot air balloon. A bulldozer flips over/crashes. Animals habitats/homes are destroyed. Explosions, burning objects, building rubble. Theft. Objects knocked over/dropped/smashed/thrown. Theme park rides and amusements are torn apart/destroyed. Reckless driving, car crashes into other cars and objects, car flips onto roof, truck rolls over. A flashback scene shows a hurricane, lightning, thunder, high winds, a tree being pulled out of the ground, an object crushed by a water wheel, a character hit by a steel plate and knocked unconscious. A character frequently says "We're all gonna die". A girl pretends to shoot her pet dog/dog plays dead (comic). A man says "Your heads are going on the wall", "I wan't that squirrel's head deep-fried on a stick", "I should've eliminated you while I had the chance". Stealing candy from trick-or-treaters, tail got caught on fire mentioned. Screaming, arguing, hissing; mass panic. Blood/gore: Black eye, scratches, bruising. Taxidermy animals/antlers/tusks on wall. A doll's eye falls out and rolls along the ground (creepy). Rabies mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Naked man (balloons cover genitals). Flirting, hand-holding, hugging. Kiss on cheek.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, champagne). Animals are sedated with tranquiliser darts.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling (lazy, spoiled, fat, snookums, dumber, mangy little rodents, grumpy, dramatic, mutt, layabouts, crazy, deranged, psychos, circus dogs, violent, reckless, goofball, moron, cute, vermin, fat toothless kid, suckers, etc).

  • THEMES

    Greed, teamwork, foraging, profit, theme parks, habitat, leadership.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Full moon, lightning, thunder. Squirrels, birds, dogs, mole, rat, bees, chipmunks, mice, groundhogs, puppies. Animal skin rugs on floor. Tongue/saliva on car window. Vomit, regurgitation. A dog eats vomit. Hot dogs eaten. Mid-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Fleet, spry, charming, pro-environment, pro-animal life, anti-consumerist, colourful, kid-friendly, chaotic, funny, thoughtful, entertaining, harmless, passable. Inspired voice casting, inventive/vibrant action sequences, exceptional 3D effects, lavish city-scape images, photorealistic backgrounds, witty "old-movie" flashback of Feng and his warrior mice, deals with timely issues.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Unnecessary, forgettable, middling, sprawling, uneven. Repetitive chase sequences, rote narrative, limp looniness, changing character motivations, dumb laughs, loaded plot.

The Emoji Movie (2017)

Published in T
Sunday, 10 September 2017 10:12
THE EMOJI MOVIE is preceded by a short film based on the HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA series. It features vampires, a giant dog, drooling, swallowing/eating characters, regurgitation, whining, whimpering, a coffin, urination sound, a huge tray of meat (ham/sausages/drumsticks/steak), a floating brain character, a witch, a full moon and skeleton ...

Additional Info

  • Rating

    G: Some scenes may scare very young children.

  • The pitch

    Image result for laugh emoji

  • Starring

    T.J. Miller, James Corden, Anna Faris, Maya Rudolph, Steven Wright, Jennifer Coolidge, Patrick Stewart, Christina Aguilera, Sofía Vergara, Rachael Ray

  • Directed by

    Tony Leondis

  • Running time

    86 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters get hit with objects, pursued, face-grabbed, evaporated/blasted by robot lasers, punched, impaled with a chopstick, kicked, stuck with cactus spines, pushed, grabbed, moved to trash, burned/covered in soot, crushed. Characters walk into each other/fall over, hit their head, poke themselves in the eye, bang their head on tables, burst into flames. A character visualises another character exploding (off-screen) into goo. Property damage/deletion. Burning wall. Screaming, panic. Certain death mentioned. Blood/gore: Black eyes. Character on stretcher/loaded into ambulance. Cactus spines protruding from face. A character uses tools from a satchel filled with dental instruments (dental floss, tooth scaler, etc). Bandaid on finger.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    (None): Hugging. A character leans against a slice of pizza and gets two rings of pepperoni on his chest where nipples would be.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Characters drink cocktails at a party. Characters drink beer/spirits (implied) in a rough bar. Beer emoji.

  • LANGUAGE

    Oh sh--, butt, sore colon. Name-calling (weirdo, freak, bozo, malfunction, losers, knucklebutt, fingers, sassy gypsy, buzzkill, sterotype, filthy, princess of nightmares, dunce, etc). Farting elephant joke, many poo jokes. Religious exclamation (#blessed). A character says the peace sign emoji gave him the finger.

  • THEMES

    Emojis, smartphones, social media, school crushes, outsiders, identity, purpose, parent-child relationships, disappointment, adventure, hacking, sugar, Candy Crush, Instagram, Facebook, Just Dance, Spotify, Twitter, Dropbox.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Parents discuss separation. Volcanoes, balloons, helicopter, cobweb, kitten, whale, pigeons, dogs. Characters shaped like a devil, skulls, monkeys, prawns, sushi, elephant, bomb, ghost, skeleton, cat, puppies, hot dog, taco, drumstick, paella, scary robots, giant robot, trolls, viruses. Spitting, sneezing, licking, regurgitation (and re-eating). Vision during end credits, mid credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Funny, fast, colourful, kid-friendly, silly. Fun/irresistible premise, inspired casting of Patrick Stewart is Poop.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    (Editor's note: the little ones in our family actually enjoyed this film but here's what the critics are saying.) Witless, lazy, dumb, bad, depressing, shameless, soulless, blatant, contradictory, unfunny, saccharine, nonsensical, crappy, calamitous, mindless, disposable, anonymous, strained, slack, pandering, uninspired, stupid, predictable. Boring/one-note characters, lame/lousy/eye-rolling dialogue, persistent product placement, fake girl-power rhetoric, misses opportunities for sight gags/satire, James Corden's cutesiness becomes irritating.

CHIPS (2017)

Published in C
Thursday, 06 April 2017 05:52
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    It packs some Ponch.

  • Starring

    Michael Peña, Dax Shepard, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jessica McNamee, Adam Brody, Ryan Hansen, Kristen Bell, Jane Kaczmarek, Richard T. Jones, Maya Rudolph, Justin Chatwin

  • Directed by

    Dax Shepard

  • Running time

    100 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide (jumping). People are shot, punched, kicked, pushed, hit by vehicles, bitten, beheaded, tasered, grabbed, arrested, handcuffed, dragged out of car, stomped on, hit with objects, thrown against walls, held hostage, sprayed with kitty litter, flipped, tackled, wrestled, beaten, near-choked. A man jumps from a helicopter (fatal). A man's fingers are shot off (hand stump, loose fingers seen). Armed robberies (bank, armoured trucks). Car chases/rollovers/collisions, broken/smashed windscreens, wrecked/burning vehicles, cars shot/crushed, motorcycle accidents/collisions, vehicles/objects hit by moving vehicles. Molotov cocktail, explosions, trashed house. Weapons/fight training. Santa shot Rudolph, runner (ie Oscar Pistorius) who killed his girlfriend mentioned. Characters visit a premises called Suicide Boxing + Fitness. Screaming, arguing. Blood/gore: Decapitated head, headless corpse, dead body on ground. Hand with fingers shot off (nubs and loose fingers seen; fingers in bag of ice). Bloody bullet wounds/cuts/finger nubs/hand/grazes/objects/ground; blood spatter. Patients in hospital beds/stretchers (breathing tubes, limbs in traction), CPR. Scars, arm in sling, bandages, bruising. Bone cracking/breaking sounds heard, a man collapses from joint pain. Blood [in stools], Crohn's, colitis, 23 surgeries, scrotal tear mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Nude couple seen having sex in a bedroom. Nude men (genitals pixelated/obscured), nude women (side and front views/wearing sheer underwear/photos). Exposed breasts, cleavage, people in underwear/swimwear/towels. Men in underwear bump crotches, a man's face lands in a nude man's crotch. Sexting. A man shows another man a nude picture of his wife (infidelity/sleeping with his wife discussed). Kissing, flirting, bum-slapping, hugging, caressing. A man makes a masturbation gesture with his arm. Jokes and discussions about infidelity, sex, masturbation, sex addiction, erection, anulingus, rating women. Stroking yourself, sex issues, over-sexualised behaviour, sex with wife, "shooting your weapon", she ate my butt mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, beer). Scene set in filthy drug den. A man says "you're high" to his stoned son. A man frequently consumes prescription pills throughout the film. Son addicted to heroin, opiate addiction, morphine mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words. Slang for genitals. Name-calling (d*ck, bad, cocky, pussy, clown, super-Asian, rookies, bickering old lady, Freud, obnoxious, old, fragile, b*tch, coward, homophobe, psycho, silverback, scary, pervert, nasty, dummy, etc). Religious exclamations (what the hell, goddam, oh my god, Christ, hell yeah, Jesus, etc). Jokes about disabled people, homophobia, ageing, sex addiction, analingus, masturbation. Two men rate women's attractiveness (yawn).

  • THEMES

    Police investigation, partners, crime, corruption, marriage, separation, drug addiction, sex addiction, father-son relationships, death, grief, therapy, yoga pants.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead pilot, dead lover, dead husband. Partner (police) shot. Helicopter, lightning, thunder. Marriage separation mentioned. Hospital setting. Guy on toilet. Cat, cat's bum, dirty kitty litter. Brief Spanish (subtitles). Vision during end credits.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Silly, energetic, dirty, inappropriate, breezy, weirdo, light, raunchy, goofy. Relaxed/easy/star performance by Michael Pena, high-energy/well-choreographed/exciting/jaw-dropping/diverting/elaborately staged action scenes, good chemistry between leads, some funny moments.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Convoluted, messy, flat, disposable, uninspired, undisciplined, slapdash, loud, strained, artless, contrived. Unnecessary storylines/moments, jokes feel shoe-horned in, throwaway/nonsensical/lazy/paper-thin/uninteresting plot, mostly unfunny, some unpleasant/repetitive/wincing/sophomoric/crude jokes, weak/forgettable female roles, many thankless performances.

Angry Birds (The Angry Birds Movie)

Published in A
Sunday, 08 May 2016 01:53
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Additional Info

  • 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.

Sisters

Published in S
Tuesday, 15 December 2015 22:20
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Poehler and Fey let their freak flags fly.

  • Starring

    Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Maya Rudolph, Ike Barinholtz, James Brolin, Dianne Wiest, John Cena, John Leguizamo, Bobby Moynihan, Greta Lee, Madison Davenport

  • Directed by

    Jason Moore

  • Running time

    118 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are slapped, mud-wrestled, teased/bullied, accidentally burned, headlocked, pushed, hair-pulled. People fall through a ceiling. Objects are smashed, destroyed, defaced. A woman makes a slashing throat/blood spurting action with her hand. Minor car accident, mass murder of twins mentioned. Yelling, arguing. Blood/gore: Stitches (dog).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has sex while standing in public (no nudity). An intoxicated man appears to be having sex with a food item. A woman drips wax on a man's torso. An object is seen protruding from a butt. Nude man (genitals obscured). A swimmer appears to be nude in a pool. Kissing, sexual innuendo, flirting, ogling, groping, bra-flashing, people in underwear, shirtless men, suggestive dancing, undressing. Skimpy clothing, cleavage, tight-fitting exercise clothing, side-boob, under-boob. Pubic hairs seen on wax strip. References to teen sex, oral sex, anal sex. Drawings of genitals on objects/walls. Chlamydia mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (snorting/inhaling white powder, smoking joints/bong, eating space cakes). Bag of drugs (pills, powder, joints) seen. Drug-induced behaviour, intoxication. Alcohol (cocktails, wine, spirits, champagne). Pot, ketamine, heroin, cocaine, PCP, birth control pills, mescaline, morphine, ibuprofen, aspirin, LCD, crack, adderall, weed, pot mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-word, f-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch. Slang for genitals and bodily functions. Name-calling. Derogatory terms for women. Homosexual, gender, sibling, family, homeless stereotypes. Religious references and exclamations. Obscene hand and finger gestures.

  • THEMES

    Sisters, family, house parties, responsibility, ageing, inspirational quotes, bullying, betrayal, forgiveness, moving house, sinkholes, rock-climbing, old classmates, reunions.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead parents, divorce, job loss mentioned. Dogs, cats, tank fish. Vomiting, spit/saliva, toilet. Mid-credits scenes.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Pleasing, ludicrous, hysterical, chaotic, crude, silly, poignant, fun, cracking, crowdpleasing, mainstream, funny, smart, entertaining, raucous. Excellent chemistry between leads, committed supporting performers, richly comic costume selections.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Overlong. Basic premise, slow/rough start, frustratingly flat in places, flimsy material, televisual tech credits, generic soundtrack.

Inherent Vice

Published in I
Friday, 27 February 2015 11:11
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Additional Info

  • Rating

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

  • The pitch

    What's up doc?

  • Starring

    Joaquin Phoenix, Joanna Newsom, Katherine Waterston, Jordan Christian Hearn, Josh Brolin, Eric Roberts, Maya Rudolph, Serena Scott Thomas, Michael Kenneth Williams, Hong Chau, Benicio Del Toro, Jena Malone, Owen Wilson, Reese Witherspoon, Sasha Pieterse

  • Directed by

    Paul Thomas Anderson

  • Running time

    148 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, hit with objects, held at gunpoint, wrestled, stomped, kneed, elbowed, slapped, bound, bashed. Objects thrown, kicked in. Swastikas seen. Nazi, cult, Charles Manson, murder, kidnapping, money laundering, contract killing, homicide, planting evidence, paedophile, forced into sexual practices mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpse. Bloody mouth/face/hand. Pooled blood. Cauliflower ear. Dental imagery, patients in dental surgery seen. Puncture wounds on throat mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    People have sex (couch, office). Oral sex (female-female). Kissing (male-female; female-female), finger-sucking, undressing, nipple-caressing, thigh-rubbing, bum-slapping. Skimpy clothing, swimwear. Fully nude femaile (full frontal), nude artworks/images (female), shirtless men, exposed breasts. Sexual hand gestures. Infidelity, threesomes, hard-on, sexual diseases, forced into sexual practices mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People smoke joints, snort white powder, inhale happy gas. Drug paraphernalia, packages of drugs seen. Alcohol (beer, tequila, wine). Smoking (joints, cigarettes, cigar). Heroin, reefer, doper, stoned, drugs, tripping, hallucinating, balloon of dope, grass, joints, smack, dropped acid, overdose, drug cartel, peyote, PCP mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, bastard, b*tch. Name-calling. Slang for genitals. Religous references. Obscene/sexual finger/hand gestures.

  • THEMES

    Private investigation, paranoia, hippies, drugs, infidelity, informants, dentistry, 1970s Los Angeles, property tycoons, missing persons, counterculture, existentialism, truth, corruption.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased husband, missing persons mentioned. Seagulls, ouija board, astrology. Nose-picking. Soles of feet. Based on the novel, Inherent Vice, by Thomas Pynchon.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Stupendous, surreal, funny, anxious, beautiful, audacious, fierce, groovy, weird, discursive, delightful, strange, deranged, warm, woozy, singular, gorgeous, radical, unsparing, big, oddball, confounding, madcap, psychedelic. Dazzling performance from Joaquin Phoenix, perfect comic performance from Josh Brolin, huge ensemble cast, laconic/surreal/lively/rambunctious tone, wild/convoluted story, dense plot, avoids kitsch, superb soundtrack, miraculous/speckled/sun-kissed cinematography, lived-in production design, exceptionally faithful to the Thomas Pynchon novel, lots of cameos.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Detached, uneven, incoherent, sprawling, long. Won't be for everyone.

Big Hero 6

Published in B
Saturday, 27 December 2014 09:24
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes and animated violence.

  • The pitch

    Buckle up.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Scott Adsit, Ryan Potter, Daniel Henney, T.J. Miller, Jamie Chung, Damon Wayans Jr., Genesis Rodriguez, James Cromwell, Alan Tudyk, Maya Rudolph

  • Directed by

    Don Hall, Chris Williams

  • Running time

    102 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are arrested, pursued, hit with objects, launched through the air, near-crushed, near-drowned, caged, near-stabbed, slammed into walls. Objects get punched, smashed, destroyed. Burning building/objects, explosions, debris. Dangerous driving, submerged vehicle. Break-and-enter. Martial arts training, robot-fighting. Screaming, shouting. Blood/gore: Patient on stretcher. Body scans. Puncture wounds (no blood).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Puberty mentioned. Tight-fitting clothing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Bacitracin, antibiotic spray mentioned. Gambling (bot-fighting). Alcohol (champagne). Intoxicated-style behaviour.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling.

  • THEMES

    Robotics, invention, robot wars, experiments, superheroes, brothers, grief, science, healthcare, neurotransmitters, teleportation, friendship, genius, morality, revenge, goodness, diversity, comfort, diagnosis, healing.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Orphans. Deceased brother/nephew, daughter. Funeral setting (implied). Cat, butterfly, bird. Fart noise. Fear of heights mentioned. Loosely based on Marvel comics. Extended end-credits sequence.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Energetic, funny, heartwarming, sweet, sharp, exciting, hilarious, witty, stylish, kid-friendly, global, relatable, intoxicating, adorable, hyper-detailed, delightful, safe, solid, charming, lovely, touching, story-driven, engaging, enjoyable, colour-blind. Top-notch cast, technically ambitious, lush/vibrant visuals, fresh story, involved plot, gorgeous backdrops, solid score, positive messages, positive gender representation, larger-than-life finale, immensely satisfying.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Overstuffed, manipulative, overlong, unsubtle, unfocused, familiar. Thin supporting characters, eye-rolling dialogue, noisy/clattering battle sequences.

The Nut Job

Published in T
Wednesday, 05 February 2014 08:02
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG (USA): Mild action and rude humour.

  • The pitch

    Totally nuts.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser, Liam Neeson, Katherine Heigl, Stephen Lang, Maya Rudolph, Jeff Dunham, Gabriel Iglesias, Sarah Gadon, James Rankin, Scott Yaphe

  • Directed by

    Peter Lepeniotis

  • Running time

    85 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are shot at, foot-stomped, pursued, near-bitten, hit, somersaulted, crushed, slapped, thrown through the air, near-choked, punched, electrocuted, interrogated, tormented, near-drowned, kicked, sideswiped, pecked, held at gunpoint. Characters fall from high ledges. Collisions, explosions, fire, burning objects, TNT. Mass panic, vehicle accident, bridge collapse. Attempted theft, bank robbery. Arguing, shouting, screaming. Mousetraps.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Flirting, kissing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Bottle of alcohol seen.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling. Religious exclamation. Mobster, police stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Nuts, hibernation, foraging, rivalry, exile, survival, community, sharing, teamwork, loyalty, friendship, trust, bank robbers, heists, underdogs, anti-heros.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    CPR. Squirrels, birds, dog, mice, raccoon, chipmunks, mole, groundhog, rats, sharks. Eagle (poster). Thunder, waterfall. Raspberry-blowing, knuckle-cracking, farting, burping.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Simple, funny, cute, kid-friendly, amusing, good-natured. Clippy pace, good animation, adorable closing credits scene, good voice talents, old-school action sequences, visually touching, social subtexts.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Familiar, forgettable, mediocre, stretched, uninspired, predictable, exhausting, uneven, rueful, slapdash, inconsistent, relentless, unambitious, awful. Weak storyline, underdeveloped characters, questionable casting, superfluous 3D, bad puns, rote gags, too many characters, stale twists, needless plot.

Grown Ups 2

Published in G
Thursday, 25 July 2013 08:31
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Crude humour.

  • The pitch

    Some never mature.

  • Starring

    Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, Salma Hayek, Maya Rudolph, Maria Bello, Nick Swardson, Steve Buscemi, Colin Quinn, Shaquille O'Neal, Steve Austin, Taylor Lautner, Milo Ventimiglia

  • Directed by

    Dennis Dugan

  • Running time

    101 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Gunshots fired, brawling. A father accidentally breaks his son's leg. People are hit with objects, punched, kicked, get knocked over, thrown through the air. A child's favourite toy is torn apart. A youth cut's a teddy's head off. A man is bitten, a man is pepper-sprayed. An animal crashes through objects. Graffiti, vehicle damage, property damage, dangerous driving, slashed tyres, bullying. Scalping, assault, killing mentioned. Screaming, yelling, arguing. Blood/gore: Bruising, scratches.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, ogling, provocative dancing. References to masturbation, puberty, perversion, bondage. A man tongue-kisses an animal. Naked men, shirtless youth in shower (no genitals seen). Men in underwear. Cleavage. Swimwear, skimpy costumes.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, champagne, spirits), intoxication. An animal drinks alcohol. Taking pills, steroids, Viagra mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-word, a-words, butt, crap, slang for genitalia. Name-calling, teasing, bullying. Cultural, gender, college, homosexual stereotyping. Jokes about soiled nappies, weight, masculinity, race, menstruation, defecation, disability, adoption, pregnancy, transvestites. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Family, parenting, mother-son relationships, dating, bad fashion, school, holidays, driving test, teenagers, deadbeat dads, father-son relationships, dating, the 80s, costume party, child geniuses, gatecrashers.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Marriage separation, high cholesterol mentioned; unplanned pregnancy. Hospital setting, X-ray of broken limb. Deer, dog, frog. Urination, spitting, vomiting, burping, farting, defecation, licking, biting, toilet.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Amusing, sentimental. Great cast, comfortable performances.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Foolish, puerile, pointless, desperate, unfunny, nonsense, stupid, annoying, forgettable, lowbrow, crass, juvenile, obvious, out-of-touch, lousy. Relentless toilet humour, lazy direction, no plot.

Grown Ups

Published in G
Thursday, 25 July 2013 03:44
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Low level coarse language; sexual references.

  • The pitch

    Acting like children.

  • Starring

    Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Rob Schneider, Salma Hayek, Maria Bello, Maya Rudolph, Joyce Van Patten, Di Quon, Steve Buscemi, Madison Riley

  • Directed by

    Dennis Dugan

  • Running time

    102 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People get kicked, burned, slapped, hit with objects, shot (arrows), squirted, shoved. People trip over, fall down. Kids get knocked over. Boys play a violent shooting game. A child drives/crashes a car. Hanging oneself, Vietnam, electric chair, getting hit, killing (comic) mentioned. Blood/gore: Blood splatter, corpses (game). Bunion. Injured animal. Object protruding from skin. Bloody wound. Body cast.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Tongue-kissing, boob-grabbing. Sexual innuendo, references to sexual activity, ogling, flirting, implied sex. Puberty, getting horny mentioned. A man's bottom is poked. Bestiality, references to animal sex.Male bums. Cleavage. Swimwear, skimpy clothing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine, shots). Drunken behaviour. Gambling (friendly bet, board game). Selling crack mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, a-words, p*ss, crap, b*tch. Name-calling, teasing, back-chatting. Jokes about race, paedophilia, menstruation, pregnancy, age, weight, religion, funerals, breastfeeding, animals, homosexuality, disability, appearance. Racial, ethnic, gender stereotypes. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Friendship, comedy, memories, marriage, parenting, death, spoiled children, 4th July, holidays, lying, family, team sport, flashback, rivalry, basketball, reunions, winning, losing.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased mentor. Funeral setting, spreading ashes. Dog, bird, turtle, horses, dead insects, taxidermy deer, fireworks. Cataract surgery, ex-wives, job loss mentioned. Farting, gagging, urination, burping, wheezing. Bacon, chicken eaten. Some Chinese (no subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Mildly funny, unforced, diverting. Strong cast.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Mostly unfunny, no plot, humiliating-style humour, clichéd, unexceptional.