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It (2017)

Published in I
Monday, 11 September 2017 11:28
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong horror themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Step right up.

  • Starring

    Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Bill Skarsgård, Nicholas Hamilton, Jake Sim, Logan Thompson, Owen Teague, Jackson Robert Scott

  • Directed by

    Andy Muschietti

  • Running time

    135 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are attacked by the thing they fear the most (clowns/woman with distorted face/mummy/zombies/headless creature/leper, etc), bitten, stabbed, slashed, grabbed, covered in trash, thrown to the ground/through the air/against objects/down a well, shoulder-charged, ridiculed/teased, near-hit by car, pursued, elbowed, restrained, punched, hit with objects, impaled through head/down throat, dragged, covered in black goo, slapped, face-grabbed, tangled in hair, throat-grabbed, pushed, kicked, bludgeoned, shirt-grabbed, whipped with chains, throat-slit. A young boy is shot in the head, sheep are shot/slaughtered (mostly off-screen), a boy orders another boy to hold a cat up for target practice, a father shoots the ground near his son's feet to teach him a lesson. News articles report Easter explosion that killed 88 children (bodies on ground/burning building/debris/severed head in tree seen), missing children, missing townsfolk (91 vanished people), body found by canal, bar burned down. Objects creak/move by themselves. A boy bumps his head and falls over, characters fall over a bridge/down an embankment/through floorboards. Doors kicked in, bottle shot, objects dropped/smashed. Creepy hands appear around doors. A character says his brother is going to kill him, characters say "kill him/kill them all", "I'll feast on your flesh; I feed on your fear". A boy plays a arcade game where character's street fight. Screaming, yelling, roaring, growling, arguing. Shoplifting. Blood/gore: A freakish character appears to feed off a child's face. Floating bodies (children), floating heads (they all float). Decaying child in casket, hanging half-torso, scalp begins to break apart. Arm ripped (bitten) off, broken arm, arm in plaster cast, arm snapped back into place. Very bloody hands/noses/stomach/gashes/cuts/stump/arm/clothing/faces/heads/mouths/foreheads/lips/shin/grazes/scratches/bite marks/hair/objects; blood spray, blood spatter, pooling blood, smeared blood, dried blood, blood spots, dripping blood, words written in blood, bloody handprint. A bathroom is sprayed/covered with blood and gore. Detached limbs, hanging bodies (obscured by curtain), burning rooms seen. A butcher's apron is covered in blood. Children slice their palms and hold hands (blood oath). Characters with scary yellow eyes, eyeballs that move unusually, milky-white eyes, layers of sharp teeth, missing heads/limbs, misshapen heads/bodies, decaying skin, maggot-infested flesh, creepy laughter, contortionism, long sharp claws, shapeshifting; room full of marionettes/clowns covered with sheets. Gunshot wound in centre of forehead, bandages. Giant pile of dead children's personal belongings. Decomposed body covered in worms and maggots, staph infection, aneurysm, AIDS epidemic, trail of bloody clothes, chewed-up hand, skin melted down to the bone mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A father behaves in a predatory manner toward his daughter (incest implied). Kissing, hugging, ogling, flirting, crotch-grabbing. Children go swimming in their underwear. Characters discuss circumcision. Innuendo and joking references to masturbation ("tickle your pickle"), birth control ("saving it for your sister"), sex ("inside your mother"), genitals ("beaver trap"), virginity, oral sex ("blow your dad"). A female character is rumoured to be sexually active ("who did she do? Who didn't she do.")

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (bottles of beer/spirits). Smoking (cigarettes). Drugs (many prescription pills, asthma inhaler). Junkies, cocaine, crackhead house mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, p*ss, pee, d*ck, wang, vagina. Name-calling (slut, loser, f*ggot, goons, egg boy, t*ts, retarded, sissies, b*tch, dipsh*t,dirty, monsters, insane, paper man, fags, etc). Religious references and exclamations (I swear to God, damn, oh my God, what the hell, dear God, hell hole, etc). Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES

    Scary clowns, fear, losers, bullies, missing children, horror, stuttering, brothers, abusive fathers, hypochondriac mothers, mind tricks, murder, patricide, pacts, friends, monsters.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead brother/son. Dead fathers (patricide). Missing (presumed dead) daughter. Dead parents (fire) mentioned. People call "help me, please". Synagogue, butcher shop settings. Clowns, balloons, thunder, flickering lights, ghostly apparitions, haunted/abandoned house, black lava-goo. Cat, sheep, flies, rat, caged hamster. Taxidermy animals on walls. Drool, burping, spitting, whispering, coughing, vomit. Post-credits audio.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Bold, intense, grim, grisly, graphic, brutal, disturbing, well-paced, hilarious, scary, gorgeous, impressive, twisted, chilling, heartbreaking, exciting, sobering, fun, effective, lively, satisfying. Excellent/solid casting, strong performances, relatable/memorable characters, creepy/shocking/upsetting/effective opening scene, snappy dialogue, inventive score, old-school approach, terrific conclusion; a masterful adaptation of the novel.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Serviceable, unsurprising, familiar. Slightly repetitive/overstretched, not exactly terrifying, occasionally scattered, uses straightforward/obvious horror tropes, loses rhythm, the more we see Pennywise the less scary he becomes.

The Dark Tower (2017)

Published in T
Tuesday, 05 September 2017 10:13
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Science fiction themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    There are other stories than these.

  • Starring

    Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor, Dennis Haysbert, Claudia Kim, Jackie Earle Haley, Nicholas Hamilton

  • Directed by

    Nikolaj Arcel

  • Running time

    95 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are shot (many), run through with swords, kicked, slashed, strapped into experiment chairs, punched, knocked to the ground, asphyxiated, burned, hit by car, pursued, thrown through the air, grabbed by monsters/demons, shirt-grabbed, dangled over a cliff edge, wrestled, hair-pulled, dragged, knocked over, hit by falling objects, ordered to stop breathing, ordered to kill each other, pinned against tree, pierced in shoulder, face-grabbed, kidnapped, blindfolded, stabbed, smacked, slammed against wall/out of window/into bus, thrown down stairs, elbowed, sliced with shard of glass, crushed beneath objects. Burning village, property damage, rubble. Tower struck with laser of light/energy. Balls of red energy in sky, explosion. News reports of earthquake damage/rubble, 5 dead in downtown explosion. Banging on door/door kicked in. Sketch book grabbed from schoolkid. Objects thrown. Screaming, roaring. Apocalypse mentioned. Blood/gore: Bodies on ground, bodies falling. Burn mark on floor (implied remains of murdered parent). Bloody shoulder, hand, lips, mouth, clothing, forehead, chest, objects, bullet wound. Gash on neck, open bloody wound, dismembered limb (tentacle), wound on neck. Dripping blood, licking blood, blood spatter, bleeding nose. Demon/monster with big scary teeth, tentacles, slimy skin etc. Hospital setting (patient in hospital bed, IV lines/drips). Bandage, people on stretchers. Creepy characters with fake human head masks (raised scar lines down necks, flabby skin joins, peeling skin, raised dark veins). "They eat kids", infection, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis E, chronic radiation sickness mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    (None): Hugging.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (painkillers and vitamins). Alcohol (wine). Antibiotics mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, butt. Name-calling (crazy, special, sorcerer, trespasser, seat filler, stalker, dog, savages, etc). Religious references and exclamations (Christ, Jesus, what the hell, go to hell, for Christ's sake, I swear to God, etc).

  • THEMES

    The Dark Tower, the last Gunslinger, fantasy worlds, magic, adventure, survival, insanity, rivals, unlikely heroes, legends, visions, sketches, psychiatry, psychic powers, revenge.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead father figures, dead mother. Hospital setting. Earthquakes, tremors, nightmares, visions. Abandoned theme park, power blackout. Dog, goats, chickens. Taxidermy heads on wall. Spider, demons, monsters mentioned. Rabbit killed (off-screen) and eaten, hot dog eaten. Cooking hamburgers, cooking chicken.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Competent, watchable, lean, mean, pulpy, fast-paced, decent. Inspired casting, fine performances, entertaining visual effects, promising opening sequence.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Derivative, forgettable, average, disappointing, underwhelming, uninspiring, generic-looking, airless, pointless, inauthentic, flavourless, boring, convoluted, truncated, bad. One-dimensional characters, erratic storytelling, needlessly busy/ramshackle plot, wonky writing, laughable dialogue, bland exposition, poor editing; superficial adaptation of superb source material, lacks gravitas.

Captain Fantastic (2016)

Published in C
Wednesday, 31 August 2016 22:56
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, coarse language and nudity.

  • The pitch

    Power to the people.

  • Starring

    Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay, Samantha Isler, Annalise Basso, Nicholas Hamilton, Shree Crooks, Charlie Shotwell, Trin Miller, Kathryn Hahn, Steve Zahn, Missi Pyle, Frank Langella

  • Directed by

    Matt Ross

  • Running time

    118 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide mentioned/discussed (slit wrists). An animal is hunted/stabbed/throat-cut/trussed/skinned. A child falls from a high ledge (loud crack heard as head hits pavement). Weapons training/sparring; kids handling weapons. A boy stabs a wall in anger, a boy slips while rock-climbing and slams wrist (likely broken). Children play a violent video game. Screaming, yelling, arguing. Theft. Genocide, fascists, militants, dictators, child molester, rape mentioned. Blood/gore: Sliced throat (animal), deboning animal. Corpses (human/animal), animal skeletons/bones. Bloody hands, fur, forehead, knife, smear, grazes. A bloodied animal organ is eaten raw. A dead animal is skinned. Head brace, crutches, bandage. Heart attack, X-ray. Bipolar affective disorder, psychosis, violent mood swings, severe depression, CAT scan, fracture mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Full frontal male nudity (adult), rear male nudity (boy), cleavage. A father explains sexual intercourse to his children/gives his young child a copy of The Joy of Sex by Alex Comfort. Kissing, flirting. Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita discussed.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, beer). Underage drinking. Smoking. Bar setting/wine aisle in supermarket (bottles of alcohol seen in background). Crack, cocaine, crackheads mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, b*tch, butt, whores. Name-calling. Terms for genitals. Religious references and exclamations (Jesus Christ, God damn it). Obscene finger gestures.

  • THEMES

    Family, alternative lifestyles, non-conformity, anti-establishment, suicide, death, grief, capitalism, idealism, rock-climbing, real world education, tough love, survival, home schooling, literature, Noam Chomsky, parenting, funerals, exhumation, socialisation.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Funeral, cemetery, bar, church, airport settings. Grave exhumation. Deer, sheep, chickens. Waterfall, thunder, lightning. Fur worn, meat killed/cooked/eaten, roast chicken eaten. Nose-picking. Brief Esperanto (no translation/subtitles). Some high aerial cinematography.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Touching, tender, charming, eccentric, brisk, enthralling, engaging, gripping, thought-provoking, terrific, complex, theme-rich, polished, relatable, fantastic, refreshing. Noteworthy/fine/inspired/sensational/pitch-perfect/impressive/effortless performances, brilliant cast, honest/superb writing and direction, stunning/luminous/gorgeous photography.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Frustrating/overlong/mushy/ragged finale.