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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.

Logan (2017)

Published in L
Thursday, 23 February 2017 21:27
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong bloody violence.

  • The pitch

    The silver bullet.

  • Starring

    Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Richard E. Grant, Eriq La Salle, Elise Neal, Quincy Fouse

  • Directed by

    James Mangold

  • Running time

    137 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicides (jumping off roof, grenade). People (including children) are shot, slashed, stabbed, pursued, punched, kicked, decapitated, maimed, tackled, beaten, stomped on, thrown through the air/against objects/to the ground, harpooned, impaled, experimented on, grabbed, injected, immobilised by a loud tone/pulse, threatened, hit with objects, dragged, smacked, restrained, hand/leg-cuffed, flipped, exploded, throat-grabbed, frozen, cocooned, pistol-whipped, crushed. Children are euthanased (implied). A child repeatedly slits her own arm (it heals after each cut). Vehicles shot, hit with objects, exploded, kicked; wrecked car, smashed windscreen, motorcycle crashes, train-dodging, car spinout. Objects thrown/smashed/hit with fists. A man says "somebody poisoned our dogs". Weapon of mass destruction, raising killers mentioned. Shoplifting, theft, break-and-enter. Arguing, yelling, screaming. Blood/gore: Dead body. Dismembered limbs, decapitated head. (Very) bloody heads, arms, faces, mouths, hands, fingers, legs, cuts, scratches, clothing, objects, wounds, bandages. Blood spatter. Glob of flesh in sink, coughing up blood, dripping blood. Burning/searing flesh, bubbled skin, IV drip in arm. Operating theatre with blood on tables/instruments. Bullet casings are popped out from flesh. Child on table with limbs sliced open. Injections (close-up of needles entering flesh). Weapons seen protruding through skin/heads/faces/throat. Bruising, scars, bloodshot eyes. Operating rooms with blood on tables/objects. Wound-dressing, healing, bandaging, arm in sling. Convulsing (seizures), arm-slitting, collapsing, wheezing. Man in wheelchair, people in hospital beds. Disembowled family, polio, Alzheimers, degenerative brain disease mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    An intoxicated woman flashes her breasts. Shirtless man. Castrated mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People are injected with serum. A man takes pills in several scenes. A man buys a bag of drugs from a hospital porter. Alcohol (beer, spirits, champagne). Alcohol dependency, intoxication. Smoking (vaping, cigars, cigarette advertisement). Gambling (casino patrons bet on horse races). Junkie, ibuprofen mentioned. Casino, bar settings.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words. Name-calling (crazy, junkie, stupid, disappointment, assassin, animal, Nosferatu, mutants, bad, fat, savages, etc). Religious references and exclamations (God's plan, God's mistake, God knows, Jesus, damn, who the hell, etc).

  • THEMES

    Wolverine, mutants, paternity, mentors, survival, chronic pain, ageing, death, murder, Shane (1953), adamantium, albinos, tracking, guardianship, alcohol dependency, seizures, sacrifice, healing, telepathy, chauffers, family.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead loved ones, mentors, wife, child, family, father, caretakers. Grave digging. Pediatric cancer mentioned. Helicopter, drone. Cemetery, funeral, laboratory, casino, bar settings. Spitting, drool, toilet. Horses, dog. Taxidermy animal head, antlers on wall. No end-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Tense, gripping, violent, paranoid, brutal, risky, affecting, standalone, urgent, satisfying, involving, poignant, funny, cohesive, gripping, scruffy, dystopian, wholehearted, touching, bloody, downbeat, rousing, savage, weary, human, entertaining, topical, self-aware, emotional. Impressive performances, detailed/visceral/creative/nasty/earned/grave/serious violence, nerve-stiffening/accomplished composition and framing, nervy/evocative/perfect/elegant/fine score, evocative/believable production design, a fitting farewell.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    A little long, loses momentum in final half hour, some scrappy sequences/detours.

Green Room

Published in G
Monday, 09 May 2016 04:20
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  • Rating

    R18+: High impact violence.

  • The pitch

    Daft punks.

  • Starring

    Anton Yelchin, Joe Cole, Alia Shawkat, Callum Turner, Imogen Poots, David W. Thompson, Mark Webber, Patrick Stewart, Macon Blair, Eric Edelstein, Brent Werzner, Taylor Tunes

  • Directed by

    Jeremy Saulnier

  • Running time

    95 minutes

  • Rated

    R18+ (Australia), 18 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, stabbed, choked, mauled, bitten, hacked, slashed (box cutter), sliced, beaten, wrestled, held down, pushed up against a wall, face-grabbed, throat-grabbed, headlocked, tackled, doused (fire retardant), held at gunpoint, held hostage, hit with objects, kicked, arm-slapped. An animal is hit with an object. Theft (petrol siphoning). Objects thrown, smashed. A car is seen resting in a field (accident implied). Swastikas, white supremacy stickers, Confederate flag, pentagram seen. Yelling, screaming, arguing, slamdancing. Burning crosses, Nazi, Iraq vets, war tactics, getting slaughtered mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody stab/gunshot/maul/open wounds, skin, clothing, objects. Pooling, spurting blood. Snapped limb. Exposed bone/flesh/gore in wounds. Corpses. Bodies are dragged, dropped, covered in makeshift body bags. Object protruding/removed from body. Drawings of skull, girl with a bloody knife.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    People are kissed on the forehead (platonic). Slang terms for ejaculate, anal sex.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (drug lab, sachets/bricks of drugs). Hypodermic needle seen protruding from skin (heroin overdose implied). An animal is injected with a stimulant. Alcohol (beer, shots). Smoking. Drug possession, roach cigarette mentioned. Club setting.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, n-word, s-words, a-words, p*ssed. Name-calling. Derogatory terms for women and homosexuals. Religious references and exclamations. Stickers read slogans such as "Fascist Faggot" and "White Supremacy". Obscene finger gestures.

  • THEMES

    Murder, survival, music, punk rock, live performance, violence, witnesses, touring, skinheads, extremists, heroin, traitors, escape, neo-Nazis, attack dogs, crime scenes, sieges, desert island bands.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dogs. Power blackout. Butterfly (opening titles graphic), photos of cats. Fart, spitting. Vomit, fecal matter mentioned.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Bloody, impressive, remarkable, claustrophobic, shocking, surprising, intelligent, unrelenting, robust, colourful, effective, brash, haunting, brutal, exciting, splattery, textured, unpredictable, satisfying, tense, entertaining, visceral, funny, scary, effective, audience-pleasing, memorable. Clever dialogue, beautifully crafted narrative, refined/smart/terrific script, snappy editing, excellent cast, inventive/startling makeup, jaw-dropping gore, moody soundtrack, restrained/assured direction, detailed/realistic/intricate/scummy set design.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Familiar setup, a little anti-climactic.

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Published in X
Tuesday, 20 May 2014 11:25
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Science fiction themes, violence and infrequent coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Are you up to the Trask?

  • Starring

    Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Peter Dinklage, Ellen Page, Halle Berry, Nicholas Hoult, Anna Paquin, Shawn Ashmore, Josh Helman, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart

  • Directed by

    Bryan Singer

  • Running time

    131 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, stabbed, impaled, hit with objects, combusted, torn apart, thrown through the air, punched, burned, hit, kicked, frozen, tasered, throat-grabbed, crushed, decapitated, slashed, wrestled, near-choked, drowned, gaffer-taped, kneed, threatened, thrown from high cliff, held at gunpoint. A crowd is fired upon, The White House is attacked. A character jumps through a second-storey window. Mid-air incident, aircraft explosion, police car crashes. Explosions, fireballs. Vietnam War, Cuban Missile Crisis, Battle of Iwo Jima, JFK assassination, killing the (US) president, stealing mentioned. Stolen goods, shattered glass, stadium collapse. People captured, tortured, experimented on, butchered (mentioned/photos seen). Screaming, arguing, shouting. Military vehicles, aircraft, personnel. Blood/gore: Piles of corpses, mass grave, skeletons, skulls. Singed body, burning man, character covered in blood. Bloody bullet wounds, blood in water, blood splatter, dripping blood. Bloody cuts, grazes. Scars, missing limbs, wound-dressing, wound-stitching. Hypodermic needles, blood sampling. Images of DNA strands.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couple seen in bed together (sex implied). Nude male (rear view). A female character wears a form-fitting bodysuit. Shirtless men, woman in lingerie, cleavage, skimpy clothing, exposed midriff.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, champagne, cocktails). Smoking (cigar, cigarettes). A man injects serum into his arm (needle, belt around arm). Being "on acid" mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-word, a-word, p*ss. Name-calling, discrimination. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    X-Men, mutants, civilisation, destiny, time travel, history, the Pentagon, superhuman powers, disability, hearing voices, mind-reading, hope, telepathy, choice, redemption, faith.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Saigon, hospital, underground bunker, prison cell, future settings. Planes, helicopters, fireworks, lightning. Sharp fangs, white eyes, black eyes, extended (snake-like) tongue, dogs. Vomiting, nausea. Roasting meat. Brief Vietnamese language (subtitles). Fast-moving editing. Post-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Ambitious, scaled, stealth, playful, suspenseful, fantastic, vast-scaled, decades-leaping, fun, dark, dystopian, satisfying. Superb cast, sly humour, lavish fx, expert choreography, minimal widespread destruction, fleet running time, revisionist style, exceptional use of 3D, new recruits, top-notch visuals, tight opening sequence, breezy script, show-stopping prison breakout, symphonic climax.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Muddled. Some explanation is missing (best not to ponder it too heavily), no clear villain, some undernourished story parts, temporal paradoxes, labyrinthine plotting, fumbled set pieces, not enough of Quicksilver, squandered cast.

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.