Displaying items by tag: Miles Teller Sunday, 21 July 2019

War Dogs (2016)

Published in W
Tuesday, 16 August 2016 23:15
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, violence, sexual references, coarse language and drug use.

  • The pitch

    All the money is made between the lines.

  • Starring

    Miles Teller, Jonah Hill, Ana de Armas, Julian Sergi, Kevin Pollak, Daniel Berson, Steve Lantz, Gregg Weiner

  • Directed by

    Todd Phillips

  • Running time

    114 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot at, punched, kicked, wrestled, slammed against objects, kidnapped, arrested, hooded, threatened at gunpoint, grabbed. Bar fight. Archival footage of wars (World Wars I & II/Vietnam/Iraq), soldiers, military vehicles, explosions. Gunfire, warehouses of ammunition/arms. Objects thrown, smashed, shot, set alight, kicked. Stealing, lying. Yelling, screaming. Blood/gore: Corpse with bloody bullet wounds. Bloody noses. Bruising.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A man says he is with a prostitute. Nude man on table (rear view). Nude woman seen in background. Shirtless men, women in skimpy dancewear, cleavage, people in swimwear, woman in underwear. Flirting, kissing, crotch-adjusting. References to prostitution, ejaculation, masturbation.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (snorting powder, smoking joints/bongs, drug deal). Alcohol (spirits, wine, champagne, beer). Smoking (cigars, cigarettes). Gambling (blackjack).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, n-word, s-words, a-words. Name-calling. Slang for genitals. Religious references and exclamations (OMG). Cultural stereotypes/jokes. Obscene finger gestures.

  • THEMES

    Efraim Diveroli, David Packouz, international arms dealing, Iraq War, fraud, smuggling, procurement, contract bidding, friends, big ideas, masseuses, parenting, pregnancy, wealth, greed, national security, duplicity, sleaze, hubris.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Missing husband (presumed dead) mentioned. Funeral, cemetery, casino, warzone, nightclub settings. Dogs, planes, helicopters. Urination, ultrasound. Cooking sausages. Based on a true story. Based on Guy Lawson's 2011 Rolling Stone article "The Stoner Arms Dealers: How Two American Kids Became Big-Time Weapons Traders". Bright white flash.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Scruffy, nimble, gripping, terrific, funny, slick, fun, breezy, energetic, solid. Likably repulsive/nuanced/funny/sharp performance by Jonah Hill, unbelievable/implausible true story, tidy script, great soundtrack.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Enervated, flat, unchallenging, airless, lazy. Lifeless performance by Miles Teller, poorly written script/dialogue, downbeat ending, rote storytelling, underdeveloped female character, over-reliance on narration/freeze-frames/title cards/"remember when" stories.

Insurgent

Published in I
Saturday, 21 March 2015 10:08
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  • Rating

    M: Science fiction themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Go, with happiness.

  • Starring

    Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Jai Courtney, Naomi Watts, Mekhi Phifer, Daniel Dae Kim, Octavia Spencer, Zoë Kravitz, Ashley Judd

  • Directed by

    Robert Schwentke

  • Running time

    119 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide (jumping), gun pointed at child. People are shot, tackled, maimed (implied), swiped at, held at knife-point, knocked over, hit with objects, butt-whipped, head-slammed, body-slammed, arm-snapped, thrown from a moving train, near-stabbed, near-choked, kicked, headbutted, held at gunpoint, bound, tested, dragged, sedated, tackled, thrown through the air, thrown/dangled from great heights. People fall down stairs, fall to their death (suicide). Fist fights, stealing. Burning objects/buildings, crumbled city, smashed glass. Toxic surroundings, poisoning, abusive father, killing, suicide mentioned. Screaming, yelling, arguing. Blood/gore: Corpses, broken body, body on stretcher. Injections. Bloody necks, face, side, mouth, hand, nose, objects, smear, fingers, scratch. Nose bleeds, bleeding ear, convulsing. Bandaged hand, stitching, neural imaging. Scars.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couple in bed (sex implied). Kissing, undressing. Cleavage, exposed midriff, shirtless couple. Sheer nightwear. Female in shower (no genitals seen).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine). Truth serum administered. People are shot with sleeping/mind control pellets, sedated.

  • LANGUAGE

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

  • THEMES

    Humanity, civilisation, society, factions, peace, conformity, nightmares, pacifism, forgiveness, train-hopping, secrets, alliance, justice, mind control, suicide, simulators, inner demons, sequels, rebels, grief, guilt, civil war, dystopia.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased friend, deceased mother. Dead parents mentioned. Crows/blackbirds, horses, welding sparks. Sweeping aerial cinematography. Based on the novel by Veronica Roth.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Cohesive, involving, action-packed. Strong cast, impressive supporting cast, slick direction, impressive/imaginative/eye-catching/dazzling effects, vividly rendered, extraordinary hallucinatory visuals, breathless chases, tough/vulnerable/relatable performance from Shailene Woodley, pulsing score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Heavy-handed, derivative, listless, muddled, jargon-heavy, clunky, plodding, insufferable. Oppressive self-serious, thuddingly obvious dialogue, nonsensical premise, one-note plot, suffers from mid-chapteritis, 3D is mostly pointless.

Whiplash

Published in W
Thursday, 02 October 2014 09:26
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Gets under your skin.

  • Starring

    Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Paul Reiser, Melissa Benoist, Austin Stowell, Nate Lang, Chris Mulkey, Damon Gupton, Max Kasch, Suanne Spoke, Charlie Ian

  • Directed by

    Damien Chazelle

  • Running time

    106 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are hit with objects, tackled, yelled at. Man trips and falls down stairs. Vehicle accident, reckless driving. Objects smashed, thrown, kicked. Suicide (hanging), dead man (car accident), "gut you like a pig" mentioned. Yelling, arguing. Blood/gore: Bloody hands, fingers, bandages, clothes, face. Blood on objects. Finger in splint. Bandages, callouses.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, caressing, flirting. Sexual-themed insults.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits).

  • LANGUAGE

    C-words, f-words, s-words, b*tch. Slang for genitals and bodily fluids. Name-calling, misogyny, belittling. Derogatory terms for women, homosexuals. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Drumming, music, teachers, taskmasters, pressure, ambition, family, outcasts, tension, break-ups, expulsion, practice, conservatories, psychology, failure, jazz, rivalry, potential.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Meat, fish eaten.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Stunning, impressive, ferocious, high-energy, visceral, frenzied, crowd-pleasing, blistering, intense, exhilarating, electrifying, astounding, extraordinary, unapologetic, breathtaking. Wonderful performances, sensational soundtrack, unexpected twists, thriller-level tension, exceptional scene-building, jazzy visuals, outstanding editing, seismic final scene.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    A tad melodramatic. Thinly written female characters.

Divergent

Published in D
Tuesday, 01 April 2014 03:59
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  • Rating

    M: Science fiction themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Fear less.

  • Starring

    Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ashley Judd, Jai Courtney, Ray Stevenson, Zoë Kravitz, Miles Teller, Tony Goldwyn, Ansel Elgort, Maggie Q, Mekhi Phifer, Kate Winslet

  • Directed by

    Neil Burger

  • Running time

    139 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People get shot, drugged, punched, hit, elbowed, smacked, thrown, kicked, pushed from a high ledge, attacked by animals, stuck in quicksand, near-drowned, mobbed, hit with objects, bound, slapped, stabbed, near-choked, held/threatened at gunpoint/knife-point, slashed (knife). A youth commits suicide, people are herded into trains. Weapons, combat training. Shootout, shattered glass, burning undergrowth, home invasions. War mentioned, domestic violence (father beating son) implied. Blood/gore: Corpses. Youths slice their hands with a knife. Dripping blood, bloody knuckles, bloody noses, bloody ear, bruising, scars. Object protruding from skin. Needles injected into necks (frequent).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A man forces himself on a teen girl. Kissing, caressing, hand-holding. Shirtless men, girl in bra. Skimpy clothing, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People are drugged. Unknown serums consumed, injected.

  • LANGUAGE

    A-word, b*tch. Name-calling. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Class sorting, choice, factions, outliers, testing, dystopian future, war, train-hopping, free will, tattooing, acrophobia, flying fox, bravery, fears, secrets, conformity, suicide, claustrophobia, hallucination, mind control, betrayal, family.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Parents killed. Tattooing scene. Dogs, flock of birds. Slab of raw meat. Hamburger eaten. Some sweeping, high aerial cinematography. Based on Veronica Roth's bestselling novel.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Intriguing, unpleasant, diverting. Excellent chemistry between leads, perfect casting, brutal violence, solid performances, good pacing, impressive CGI, rousing score, lean first half, artfully captures essence of the novel, don't need to have read the novel to enjoy.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Overlong, overwrought, uneven, convoluted, over-plotted, weak, formulaic, dumb, bland, unimaginative, clunky, grim, derivative. Familiar/ridiculous premise, countless plot-holes, under-developed world, excessive voice-over, lackluster direction, dramatically flat, stultifying script, too intent on setting up for sequels, drawn-out second half, lazy/loose/weak storytelling, unconvincing setting.

Are We Officially Dating? (That Awkward Moment)

Published in A
Wednesday, 12 February 2014 10:06


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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong sex scene, sexual references and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    A boy's-eye view of dating.

  • Starring

    Zac Efron, Miles Teller, Michael B Jordan, Imogen Poots, Mackenzie Davis, Jessica Lucas, Addison Timlin, Josh Pais, Evelina Turen

  • Directed by

    Tom Gormican

  • Running time

    94 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are punched, hit by a car. Darts thrown at girl's face (poster). Objects thrown. Stealing, arguing. Driving car off a bridge, tax fraud mentioned. Blood/gore: Bruising. Severe dehydration mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couples have sex between the sheets, in the bathroom. A couple is interrupted having sex. Discussions of sex, prostitutes, oral sex, threesomes, lubricant. Masturbating, kissing, flirting, undressing. Naked men (rear views), half-naked woman, breasts (magazine cover), men in underwear (magazine cover), woman in bra, cleavage. Naked bottom (side view). Sexual paraphernalia (sex toys, vibrators, handcuffs, masks, DVDs, strap-on, S&M costumes). Poster of woman flashing underwear, skimpy clothing, man in towel, implied nudity.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, spirits, shots, cocktails, wine). Viagra. Taking acid mentioned. Hypodermic needle seen on magazine cover. Gambling mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    Frequent f-words and s-words. A-words, bastard, name-calling. References to genitalia. Jokes about women, homeless people, sex, Viagra, Guantanamo Bay, old people. Slang terms for sex. Religious exclamations. Obscene finger gestures.

  • THEMES

    Relationships, sex, dating, divorce, separation, pacts, one-night stands, social media, infidelity, Viagra, marriage, opportunity, libido, twentysomethings, Thanksgiving, funerals, fear of commitment.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased father. Infidelity, divorce. Ovarian cancer mentioned. Funeral, cemetery, hospital, bar, sex shop settings. Toilet, urination.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Real, romantic, lightweight, adequate, undemanding, cheery. Strong script, charming leads, good comic chemistry, New York is well represented.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Clumsy, superficial, lazy, unfunny, dumb, misguided, manufactured, stupid, bland, clichéd, mysoginist. Too much toilet humour, flat jokes, underdeveloped characters, continuity problems, factual errors, low stakes, boring storyline, self-aware gags.

21 & Over

Published in 0-9
Sunday, 31 March 2013 23:10
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong crude humour, nudity, coarse language and sexual references.

  • The pitch

    Coming of age doesn't necessarily mean growing up.

  • Starring

    Miles Teller, Skylar Astin, Justin Chon, Sarah Wright, Jonathan Keltz, Russell Hodgkinson, François Chau

  • Directed by

    Jon Lucas, Scott Moore

  • Running time

    93 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Incest (mentioned). Killing animals, honour killing (mentioned). A dart lands in someone's cheek. People are hit with stools, baseball bat. Brawling with punches, kicks, wrestling. Things get smashed. A gun is fired into the air. Attempted murder/suicide (discussed). People are spanked. Yelling, shouting. A man is thrown from a balcony, dropped out of a high window onto a car. Dangerous driving. A man is mauled my a buffalo (implied and mentioned). Men are hooded, kidnapped, ankles chained, spanked. Human branding (threatened).  Blood/gore: Dart is seen protruding through skin. Thorns are plucked out of a man's chest. Bruising, cuts, scratches. Small amounts of blood.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Masturbating (discussed). Kissing, fondling (male/female, female/female, male/male). Oral sex, anal sex (mentioned). Nudity: Near-naked men. Exposed breasts, male genitals seen, bottoms, pubic hair. People are seen in underwear, a nappy, wearing a teddy-bear.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, shots, spirits). Drunken behaviour and drinking games.People get high on marijuana, LSD. Use of acid, ecstasy, LSD, cocaine, weed, pills, hallucinating is mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    High use of f-word, s-words, a-words, slang and actual terms for male and female genitalia. Sexual slang. Obscene finger gestures. Religious references and exclamations. Gender, cultural, racial and sexual stereotypes and slurs. Name-calling and derogatory insults.

  • THEMES

    Mateship, college, sorority pledging/initiation, legal drinking age, binge drinking, recklessness, pressure from parents/family, partying, suicide, corporal punishment, S&M, failure, practical jokes, public humiliation, revenge, violation, justice, bitterness, (im)maturity, relationship breakdown, self-doubt.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    A drunk man urinates on a crowd of people. Gagging, vomit (seen in slow motion). Coyote, buffalo. A man eats a tampon. Bonfire. Leukemia, rape, circumcision (mentioned). Goat mask. Mounted animal heads on wall.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Always reckless and sometimes funny.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Formulaic, tasteless. Humour has limited appeal. Tedious.