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Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

Published in S
Monday, 03 July 2017 04:01
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  • Rating

    M: Action violence.

  • The pitch

    Kid's got a future.

  • Starring

    Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Gwyneth Paltrow, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Bokeem Woodbine

  • Directed by

    Jon Watts

  • Running time

    133 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are thrown through the air/to the ground/into objects/into and through vehicles, punched, pushed, head-slammed, threatened with guns/death, mocked, blasted with alien laser guns, dragged behind a van, smashed into objects, splashed, hit by car, frozen mid-air, hit with objects, kicked, dropped from up hight/caught in a parachute/near-drowned, incinerated, bound/tied up with spider web, thrown overboard, crushed beneath falling concrete. Mass property damage (vehicles, shops, buildings, street, etc). Burning engines on aircraft/engine falls off/ freefalling plane/plane crash/burning debris. Explosion on ferry; ferry on fire/split on half/shot up/flooded. Exposion in national monument, elevator in freefall; broken glass, people trapped in elevator. Burning shop/street. Crashed/damaged cars; a car crashes into a bay of bicycles; reckless driving; car rollover. Objects dropped/smashed/shot. Foiled ATM robbery. Weapons/skills training, web grenade. Screaming. "People could've died", "I will kill you and everybody you love", "We're going to die", "I didn't want to lose a student on a school trip again", "slice his throat" mentioned. Criminal homicide, war criminals mentioned. Blood/gore: Small spots of blood on forehead, mouth, nose, head, cheek, lip. Bloodshot eye. Bruising, scars, grazes.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Shirtless teen, teen in boxers, teens in swimwear, cleavage. Dressing/undressing, flirting, bum-slapping, kissing. Jokes about hot mother, your daughter, puberty. Teens play the game of Who Would You Rather F*uck/Marry/Kill. A teen says he was looking at porn. A man says to a teen "You screwed the pooch/raised the hybrid puppies".

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer). Teens at a party carry red cups (contents unknown/alcohol assumed). Bourbon, Scotch mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-word, a-words, bastards, crap, shut up, ballsy. Name-calling (Pen*s Parker, crazy, losers, old man, monster, idiots, big bird, bad guy, bozos, psychopath, etc). Religious exclamations (what the hell, oh my god, thank god, oh god, damn, etc). Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES

    Superheroes, high-school geeks, arms dealers, New York City, alien weapons, internship, modified technology, responsibility, teen crushes, coming-of-age, science, academic decathlon, teamwork, detention.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Prison setting. Planes, helicopters. Spider robots/drones, cat, dog, rats, seagulls. Winged villain with green eyes. Used chewing gun on ceiling. End-credits scene, post-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Human, enchanting, grounded, sweet, witty, fast-moving, entertaining, razor-sharp, crowd-pleasing, whip-smart, slick, ambitious, light, snappy, hilarious, buoyant, fun, giddy, teen-oriented, exciting. A-list/diverse/rich supporting cast, terrific/charming/relatable/sensational/funny/awkward/believable/affable performance by Tom Holland, relatable/refreshing villain, stellar first act, finely crafted script, inventive plot, pared-down/comprehensible action sequences, fun cameos, surprising/seat-edge/fiery/cathartic finale, stylish direction, avoids backstory.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Overcrowded (in a good way), disposable. Frustrating/weightless CGI, uninspired action sequences, severely underwritten female characters, many suspension-of-disbelief plot holes, a little patchy/shallow/eager/prosaic.

The Founder (2016)

Published in T
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 07:10
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Coarse language.

  • The pitch

    A Ray of Golden Arches.

  • Starring

    Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, Patrick Wilson, Laura Dern, John Carroll Lynch, B.J. Novak, Linda Cardellini

  • Directed by

    John Lee Hancock

  • Running time

    115 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    (None.) A man slams his hands on the trunk of a car/a desk. Arguing, yelling. A man says if he saw his competitor drowning he would put a hose in his mouth. Blood/gore: (None). A man collapses. Man in hospital bed with IV drips. Diabetes mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couple kissing in car. Married couple in bed together (no sex/nudity). People in underwear. Flirting.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, beer, wine, cocktails, hip flask). Smoking. Gambling (bingo).

  • LANGUAGE

    One f-word, one a-word, sonsofb*tches, heck. Name-calling (hoodlums, juvenile delinquents, hick, beatnik, hothead, leech, etc.) Religious references and exclamations (damn, goddamn, what the hell, yokels, etc).

  • THEMES

    McDonald's, Ray Kroc, franchises, travelling salesmen, business, intellectual property, risk, opportunity, persistence, ruthlessness, contracts, success, legends, history, fast food, 1950s USA, brothers, progress, standards, family, ego.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Divorce mentioned. Plane, hospital settings. Urinals, toilet, urination. Based on a true story. Archival audio over end credits.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Frank, finger-pointing, queasy, sublime. Smart acting, riveting/repulsive/powerhouse/drilling performance by Michael Keaton, deft/mischievous score, all-encompassing attention to period detail.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Wishy-washy, bland, unchallenging. Somewhat slow start, never gets as biting/satirical as it could.

Spotlight

Published in S
Thursday, 18 February 2016 03:24
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    All the Priests' Men.

  • Starring

    Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Brian d'Arcy James, Stanley Tucci, Elena Wohl

  • Directed by

    Tom McCarthy

  • Running time

    128 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide references (bottle, needle, bridge). Crime rates, paedophilia, court cases, (many) abused children, tough neighbourhoods, poverty discussed. Statistics reference 249 priests accused of child abuse crimes; over 1000 victims. Images of 9/11. Yelling, arguing. Blood/gore: Cuts, injury, broken leg, dead rat discussed.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Heavy/frequent references to child molestation and rape - descriptions of grooming, sex acts, dirty jokes, patting, fondling, 'special' treatment, showing pornography, playing strip poker, homosexuality, transexuality, handjobs, oral sex, rape, undressing, touching, intercourse. Celibacy, sexually active priests mentioned. Shirtless man.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drug-taking implied (track marks on arms). Alcohol (wine, beer, spirits). Smoking (cigarettes). Sobriety, poker, gambling mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, bastard. Slang for genitals and bodily functions. Heavy religious references, prejudice and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Child molestation, paedophilia, Catholic Church, corruption, cover ups, scandal, victim shaming, investigative journalism, lawsuits.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead parents, dead father (suicide), abused children, mother with schizophrenia, divorce mentioned. Police station setting.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Powerful, precise, gripping, subtle, damning, important, engrossing, taut, extraordinary, restrained, intelligent, scintillating, superb, fluid, talky, dense, absorbing, measured, meticulous, controlled, skin-prickling, forensic, unshowy, polished, procedural, well-intentioned, worthy. Incredible/dream ensemble cast, inspired/robust/nuanced/superior performances, ruthlessly detailed, unobtrusive camerawork, sharp screenplay, labyrinthine plot, unfussy direction, sensitive score, has the pace of a thriller.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    May be harrowing for some viewers.

Minions

Published in M
Sunday, 21 June 2015 09:32
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild animated violence.

  • The pitch

    Minion Overkill.

  • Starring

    Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney, Steve Coogan, Jennifer Saunders, Geoffrey Rush, Steve Carell, Pierre Coffin

  • Directed by

    Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin

  • Running time

    91 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are slapped, eaten, evaporated, cannon-blasted, head-sucked, hit with objects, tripped, hit by car, chased, paintballed, punched, nose-plucked, wedgied, thrown, walked over, swung, karate-kicked, hypnotised, frozen, pile-driven, locked in a dungeon, noosed, tortured (comic), tongue-pulled, crushed, gagged, bound, enlarged, spat out, attacked. Creatures/characters fall off high ledges. Armed, bank holdup/theft, stolen goods. Explosions, grenades, broken glass, nuclear green stuff. Multi-car crashes. Napoleonic soldiers at war. Snowball fights. Roaring, yelling. War, leaking radiation, "I hate you", killing mentioned. Blood/gore: Coffin, Grim Reaper character. Dead characters (comic).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Near-nude/shirtless characters, swimwear, characters in underwear. Bum-squeezing/slapping. "Make love not war" mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Cocktails, beer.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling. Cultural stereotypes. Religous reference.

  • THEMES

    Minions, history, adventure, quests, identity, depression, evil, betrayal, evolution, the crown jewels, royalty, prequels.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead friend (implied). Funeral, pub settings. Clown, octopus, fish, jellyfish, undersea creatures, dinosaurs, chimps, bear, bird, vampire, yetis, dogs, cat, polar bear, pigs, wolf, horses, pigeons, seagull, kangaroos, bee, rat. Plane/aircraft, waterfalls, rainbow, volcanos, lava, thunder, lightning. Fishing, hitchhiking. Fart, licking, raspberry-blowing, urination (implied), drool. Mid-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Demented, crazy, spirited, simplistic, fun, energetic, innocent, busy, witty, entertaining, noisy, imaginative, silly, smart, hilarious, farty, burpy. Madcap/simple/irrelevant plotting, tightly compressed/laugh-a-minute prologue, hectic pace, offbeat humour, wild action sequences, fun sight gags, effective 3D, visually interesting, vintage tunes.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Lacks tenderness/heart, confused story, Scarlet Overkill isn't evil enough.

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Published in B
Tuesday, 13 January 2015 12:00
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong coarse language.

  • The pitch

    F'Riggan awesome.

  • Starring

    Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Zach Galifianakis, Kenny Chin, Jamahl Garrison-Lowe, Naomi Watts, Jeremy Shamos, Andrea Riseborough, Lindsay Duncan, Paula Pell

  • Directed by

    Alejandro González Iñárritu

  • Running time

    119 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide attempt (gunshot). People are near-molested, slapped, punched, threatened at gunpoint, shot (theatrical), threatened sexually, hit with objects, wrestled. A man leaps from a tall building. Falling meteorite, explosions, downed helicopter, shot robot creature. Objects thrown/smashed. Yelling, arguing. Shooting people, suicide, throwing knife at wife, abusive father mentioned. Blood/gore: Blood splatter, blood on face/clothing, bruising. Collapsed man, neck brace, bandages. Bleeding ear, full body cast, dead child mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A man tries to force a woman to have sex. Crotch-grabbing, breast-grabbing, erection, kissing (male-female; female-female). Nude man (rear view). Man in underwear, woman in bra, cleavage. Sexual-themed banter. Injecting self with semen, porn, infidelity mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Smoking marijuana. Alcohol (beer, spirits). Bar setting. Getting/being drunk, rehab, alcoholic father mentioned. Smoking (cigarettes, joint).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch, cr*p. Slang and actual terms for genitals. Name-calling. Religious reference and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Sequels, acting, theatre, Broadway, improv, father-daughter relationships, ego, hearing voices, Raymond Carver, social media, superpowers, celebrity, creativity, comebacks, self-respect, insecurity, critics, suicide.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Pregnancy mentioned. Bar setting. Chicken eaten. Lightning, thunder, spitting, toilet.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Raucous, dramatic, fresh, spectacular, star-powered, genre-defying, hilarious, beautiful, rich, clever, multi-layered, dazzling, rambling, funny, sweet, sad, brilliant, cynical, snarky, unexpected, intimate, sprawling, fascinating, entertaining. Exhilaratingly original, brilliantly directed, darkly comic, lucid/bold/raw/propulsive camerawork, career-defining performance by Michael Keaton, clever casting, infectious/off-the-cuff score, intricate choreography.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Pretentious, overplayed, vacuous. Peurile/mysoginistic comedy, spoon-feeds its point, seeminly continuous camerawork becomes distracting.

Need For Speed

Published in N
Thursday, 27 February 2014 22:03
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes.

  • The pitch

    Braking bad.

  • Starring

    Aaron Paul, Imogen Poots, Dominic Cooper, Dakota Johnson, Michael Keaton, Rami Malek, Scott Mescudi/Kid Cudi

  • Directed by

    Scott Waugh

  • Running time

    130 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are punched, shoved, pushed up against a wall, pursued, dangled precariously over high terrain. Car accidents, vehicle collisions, burning vehicles, explosions, dangerous driving, rammed car, speeding, train-dodging, car theft, break-and-enter, property damage. Objects shot. Domestic violence implied (bruising seen). Manslaughter mentioned. Screaming. Blood/gore: Bloody cuts, bloody grazes, blood on skin, bruising. Patient on stretcher, in hospital bed. IV drips, bandage. Broken arm mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Nude man (seen from behind/chest view), man in underwear. Kissing, undressing. Skimpy clothing, cleavage. Reference to small genitalia.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine, champagne, spirits). Gambling. A man consumes pills.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, a-words, b*tch, bastards. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations. Gender, police, prison, homeless, cultural (British) stereotypes. Derogatory terms for women.

  • THEMES

    Car racing, street racing, prison, innocence, justice, grief, betrayal, financial problems, speed, drifting, Mustang, Caroll Shelby, Koenigsegg, ego, visions, breaking parole, bounties, hit and run accidents, revenge, police chases, high performance vehicles, muscle cars, road trips, Need For Speed, EA Games.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased brother/friend, business foreclosure, broken engagement. Deceased father, fear of heights mentioned. Cemetery, funeral, prison, hospital settings. Light plane, helicopters, jets. Horses (graphics), dog. Strobe lighting. High camera angle over cliff edge. Mid-credits scene.

Robocop (2014)

Published in R
Saturday, 22 February 2014 20:27
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  • Rating

    M: Science fiction themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    The tin man has no heart.

  • Starring

    Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jennifer Ehle, Jay Baruchel, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Samuel L. Jackson

  • Directed by

    José Padilha

  • Running time

    117 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot (military weapons, handguns), thrown through the air, severely burned, near-choked, maimed, pushed, tasered. Shootouts, explosions, military ambush, gunfire, suicide bombers, car bomb, grenade. Broken glass, property damage, buildings destroyed. Military setting (Tehran). Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan mentioned. Rape, arson, murder, domestic violence, loss of American lives mentioned. Screaming, arguing, shouting. Blood/gore: Bloody clothing, bleeding, blood splatter, bloody face. Decapitated head (robot), corpses, dismemberment. Severed spine, 4th degree burns, paralysis mentioned. Damaged red eye (close-up), exposed brain, lungs, exposed body parts, diagrams of human exoskeleton.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, undressing. Woman in bra, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drug deal, drug lab, bags of white powder seen. Alcohol (wine, spirits, beer). Totally stoned mentioned. Dopamine, antidepressants mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word (bleeped), s-words, a-words, b*tch, crap. Name-calling. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Robotics, drones, cyborgs, technology, safety, law enforcement, war, Middle East, weapons dealing, rehabilitation, dirty cops, free will, protocol, family, jingoism, security, criminals, justice, trauma, disability, greed.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased child (shot). Military jets/aircraft, helicopters, officer down. Hospital setting. Patients with missing limbs (photos), patients in hospital beds, patients hooked up to tubes, brain surgery, medical examinations. Divorce mentioned. Spitting. Some Farsi (subtitles). Some shaky camerawork.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Timely, satirical, creative, compelling, exciting, pacy, thoughtful, grounded, kinder, gentler, updated, rearranged, slick, solid. Cool CGI, stylistically retro, character-based, brisk direction, competent execution, well cast, low-key finale, pitch-perfect tone, big ideas, smarter than expected. Fight scenes are effectively choreographed.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Shallow, misguided, creaky, deafening, boring, heavy-handed, witless, cheap-looking, muddle-brained, illogical, tedious, overwrought, plodding, lifeless, frenetic, dull, flat-footed, humourless. Underdeveloped subplots, some dull action sequences, melodramatic storyline, murky cinematography, poorly paced.