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The 5th Wave

Published in T
Friday, 15 January 2016 20:18
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Ride it.

  • Starring

    Chloë Grace Moretz, Alex Roe, Nick Robinson, Ron Livingston, Liev Schreiber, Maggie Siff, Zackary Arthur, Maria Bello

  • Directed by

    J Blakeson

  • Running time

    112 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People (including children) are shot, swept away (presumed drowned), threatened, imprisoned, electrocuted, hit, slapped, thrown through the air/against objects, wrestled, smashed through a window, kicked, punched, hit with objects, choked, pistol-whipped. People fall over stair railings, trip over. Plane, car crashes. Explosions, earthquake, tsunami. Burning buildings, vehicles, mass devastation. Weapons (rifles, assault rifles, handguns, six-shooters) handled by kids, teenagers, adults, snipers; weapons training, knife-throwing. Military personnel, vehicles, prison, drones. Post-invasion world, destroyed cities seen (abandoned cars/property, broken glass, property strewn in streets, ransacked store). Death, extermination of human race, killing, invasion discussed. "I'll rip your throats out," mentioned. Blood/gore: Close-up of bullet exiting chest. Objects cut out of skin, needle extracted from skin. High body count, room full of bodies. Bloody hands, face, scratches/grazes, clothing, bandage, bullet wounds, sheets; blood sprays. Scar, skin bulge, tourniquet, suturing, stitches, bruising. Bodies in body bags/wrapped in plastic, patients in hospital camp. Implants inserted into necks. Brain wave monitors, face masks, IV drips, flatlining, quarantine. Stomach falling out mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, flirting, sexting, ogling. Sexual banter/harassment. Skimpy clothing, bare legs, shirtless man bathing. Strip poker mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer). Teenage party, underage drinking. Lit cigarette found (no smoking). Gambling (poker). Iodine applied to wound.

  • LANGUAGE

    Partial f-word, s-words, a-word. Slang for genitals. Name-calling.

  • THEMES

    Alien invasion, mankind, human extinction, survival, aliens, avian flu, fatal viruses, refugees, redemption, child soldiers, fear, distrust, body-snatching.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead mother, dead father, children separated from families. Funeral/burial scene. Dead parents, sister mentioned. Spaceship, aliens inhabiting human hosts, parasite, electrical outages. Based on the books by Rick Yancey.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Captivating, thrilling, glossy, polished, well-paced, satisfying, watchable, decent. Competent performance by Chloe Grace Moretz, intense opening sequence, ambitious narrative.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Lazy, eye-rolling, middling, trope-y, formless. Familiar story, contrived romance scenes/plot developments, shabby special effects, clunky dialogue, sagging middle section, feels padded, obvious ending.

Vacation

Published in V
Friday, 21 August 2015 04:23
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong nudity and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    The Griswolds run out of gas.

  • Starring

    Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Skyler Gisondo, Steele Stebbins, Chris Hemsworth, Leslie Mann, Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Charlie Day, Catherine Missal, Ron Livingston, Norman Reedus, Keegan-Michael Key, Regina Hall

  • Directed by

    John Francis Daley, Jonathan M. Goldstein

  • Running time

    99 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are thrown through the air/against objects, slapped, punched, hooded, near-suffocated, wrestled, pelted with objects, pushed over, bullied thrown over a waterfall/against rocks, kicked, scratched, elbowed. Animal hit by vehicle (fatal). Door slammed on arm. Objects knocked over. Play fighting (punching, stabbing). Wrecked vehicle, rollover, car rammed, head-on collision, car broken into. Explosion, smashed glass, stolen belongings. Burning down a building, rescuing a baby from a burning car, Pearl Harbour mentioned. Screaming. Blood/gore: Blood-stained wall (gunshot wound to head implied). Man covered in animal blood/intestines/gore, man covered in blood/scratches. Detached ear, needle/syringe.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couples have sex in public. Breast-grabbing, bum-slapping, kissing (male-female; female-female), flirting. Exposed breasts, penis, penis-shaped bulges in underwear, nude couple, people in underwear/swimwear, cleavage, ball of pubic hair, blouse ripped open. Photograph of fornicating animals, buttcrack, nipple pinch. Jokes/references to rape/rapists/sex offenders, paedophilia. References to sexual acts/slang. Sham marriage, infidelity mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, beer, spirits). Underage drinking. Smoking mentioned. Photograph of youth smoking a joint.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch. Slang and actual terms for genitals and bodily functions/fluids. Name-calling. Jokes about rapists, paedophilia, age, foreign languages, college, police. Religous exclamations. Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES

    Family holidays, road trips, sorority parties, animal cannibalism, rivalry, bullying, brothers, whitewater rafting, dodgy motels, theme parks, long queues, rollercasters, pilots.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Engagement breakup, lost wedding ring. Plane, swastika, rainbow, dog, rat, cows, butterfly, eagles, taxidermy. Vomiting, raw sewage, spitting, man sitting on toilet. Photographic images of donkey, pigs, dog, bull, camel, buffalo, horse, bear, waterfall, urination, vomit, snot. AIDS mentioned. Meat cooking, ribs eaten.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Some good laughs, memorable comic cameos, not entirely unfunny.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Sleazy, smutty, routine, featureless, repetitive, tasteless, unsubtle, unnecessary, pointless, dated, dirty, unfunny, mean-spirited, shameless. Charmless characters, dopey/predictable/cringe-inducing gags, some humour goes a bit too far, embraces cheap nastiness.

Parkland

Published in P
Monday, 28 October 2013 00:14
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and infrequent coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Hardly a walk in the Park.

  • Starring

    Zac Efron, Marcia Gay Harden, Paul Giamatti, Colin Hanks,  Ron Livingston, Jason Douglas, David Harbour, James Badge Dale, Billy Bob Thornton, Jacki Weaver, Jeremy Strong, Mallory Moye, Bitsie Tulloch

  • Directed by

    Peter Landesman

  • Running time

    94 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Video footage of people shot. Gunshots heard. Panic, yelling, chaos, arguing. Suppression of evidence, property damage, written threats. John F Kennedy assassination, treason mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody scratch, bloody face, bloody head, very bloody hands, blood on clothing, blood on objects, bleeding, smeared blood, open wound, skull fragment, brain matter, pooled blood. X-rays, man on stretcher.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Flirting.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Smoking. Prescription medication exchanged.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-words, sonofab*tch. Religious reference and exclamations. Cultural, regional stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    John F Kennedy, assassination, surgery, autopsy, US history, US Secret Service, Zapruder film, media, desperation, film processing, Lee Harvey Oswald, national emergency, confusion, jurisdiction, tragedy, pall-bearing, presidential swearing-in, siblings.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Hospital, surgery, funeral, burial settings. Deceased husbands, deceased brother/son. Medical procedures (stretchers, IV drips, cutting clothing, incision, intubation, CPR, heart massage, paddles, flatlining, bandaging, examinations, X-ray). Addison's disease mentioned. Plane, horses (TV footage), flock of birds. Shaky handheld camerawork. Based on Four Days in November: The Assassination of John F Kennedy by Vincent Bugliosi.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Engrossing, revelatory, journalistic, moving, stark, embellished, sobering, gripping, suspenseful, fascinating, absorbing, well-intentioned. Some splendid performances, fine ensemble cast, sense of immediacy, expert direction, haunting score, refreshing perspective. Impeccable costume, makeup and production design.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Dull, cluttered, frustrating, scattershot, vapid, painful, miscalculated, awkward, incoherent, plodding. Some questionable performances, emotionally detached, lacks insight, banal dialogue, cheesy music.

Touchy Feely

Published in T
Monday, 09 September 2013 23:34
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  • Rating

    M: Coarse language, drug references and sex scene.

  • The pitch

    Skin deep.

  • Starring

    Rosemarie DeWitt, Josh Pais, Ellen Page, Scoot McNairy, Allison Janney, Ron Livingston, Shannon Kipp, Tomo Nakayama

  • Directed by

    Lynn Shelton

  • Running time

    88 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Yelling, arguing. Object knocked over. Blood/gore: Frequent dental procedures (examination, cleaning). Blood on gum, cotton swab.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple have bathroom sex. Sexual past discussed. Kissing. Shirtless man. Exposed backs (massage patients), woman in bath (no genitals seen). Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A practitioner prescribes ecstasy (MDMA) tablets. Alcohol (beer, wine). Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words. Name-calling. Religious exclamations. Joke about drug addiction. Gender, teen, family, career stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Alternative therapies, traditional medicine, massage, Reiki, dentistry, family, ex-lovers, small business, self-awareness, meditation, anxiety, cycling, finding yourself, relationships, doubt, rejection, moving in together, temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ), healing, identity.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Relationship breakup. Deceased wife/mother, deceased grandmother, deceased husband, divorce mentioned. Toilet, vomiting. A man collapses, hyperventilates. Extreme close-ups of skin (veins, pores, hairs). Nightclub scene has very mild strobe lighting. Brief vision under end credits.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Warm, moody, mysterious, gentle, small, comforting. Highly likeable characters, sustained mood, quiet soundtrack, talented cast, strong female representation, good character development, plenty to admire and enjoy.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Listless, frustrating, inaccessible, disappointing, uneven, dull, whimsical, vanilla, muddled, maudlin, inarticulate. Hasty, unsatisfactory conclusion. Contrived concept, lacks humour, some unconvincing character-interaction, unexplored potential, stakes are too low, some unclear motivations, lacks visual flair, fails to follow through on character/narrative developments, Allison Janney is underused.

Drinking Buddies

Published in D
Monday, 26 August 2013 11:15
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  • Rating

    M: Coarse language.

  • The pitch

    An ale-ing drama.

  • Starring

    Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson, Anna Kendrick, Ron Livingstone, Ti West, Jason Sudeikis, Mike Brune, Frank V Ross

  • Directed by

    Joe Swanberg

  • Running time

    90 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Aggressive behaviour, wrestling, yelling, arguing. Object kicked. Stolen item. Getting ears cut off mentioned (comic). Blood/gore: Bleeding, sliced hand. Blood on objects. Bruising.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Nude woman, woman in underwear, shirtless man. Swimwear, skimpy clothing. Cleavage. Kissing, undressing, flirting, caressing. Sex, one-night stand mentioned. Innuendo. Infidelity.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, shots), intoxication, brewing. Gambling (blackjack). Smoking. Cocaine mentioned (song lyric).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, name-calling. Slang for genitalia. Religious references.

  • THEMES

    Beer, brewing, event planning, relationships, co-workers, flirting, platonic friendships, insecurity, hiking, romantic chemistry, sexual tension, skinny-dipping, moving house, rejection, disappointment, mumblecore.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Relationship breakup. Brewery, bar settings. Campfire. Armpit sniffing, spitting, dirty underfeet. Pig, snakes mentioned.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Observational, honest, unassuming, affecting, improvisational, awkward, low key, engaging, accessible, watchable, relatable. Solid production values, strong performances, great cast, melodic soundtrack, character-driven.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Won't be everyone's cup of stout. Contrived, unconvincing, ambling. Whiny characters overstay their welcome. More focus on microbrewing setting would've added depth.

The Conjuring

Published in T
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 23:21
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong horror themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Will scare the clappers out of you.

  • Starring

    Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Lili Taylor, Ron Livingston, Shanley Caswell, Hayley McFarland, Joey King, Mackenzie Foy, Kyla Deaver, Sterling Jerins, Shannon Kook, John Brotherton

  • Directed by

    James Wan

  • Running time

    112 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are demonically possessed, grabbed, hair-pulled, near-choked, near-crushed, bound, hooded, exorcised, thrown through the air, bitten, shot at, threatened, attacked by demons, pursued. A woman falls down stairs, a woman crashes through floorboards, objects move by themselves. Objects are smashed, slashed, kicked in, shot. Mysterious thumping, banging, knocking, creaking, voices, inexplicable events, breathing, crashing, disembodied hands. Ghosts, apparitions, visions, hanging corpses, shadows, entities seen. Man molested and repeatedly tortured by father mentioned. Attempted murder (spouse), suicides, filicide, drowned child mentioned. Screaming, shouting, pleading. Blood/gore: Corpses (humans, animals, hanging, floating). Bite wound, slit wrists, vomiting blood, bloody scratches, bruising, breath-sucking, bloody knife, bloody clothing. Objects appear beneath skin. Searing flesh, veined skin, rolled-back eyes.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Innuendo, intention. Kissing. Woman in a towel.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (decanter of spirits). A woman consumes iron tablets.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, p*ss, fart. Heavy religious exclamations and references.

  • THEMES

    Horror, demonic possession, filicide, devil worship, paranormal activity, poltergeists, spirits, ghosts, paranormal investigation, demonology, clairvoyance, psychometry, exorcism, rituals, family, skepticism, somnambulism, imaginary friends.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased children mentioned/envisioned. Cellar, haunted house settings. Dog, flocks of birds (pigeons, crows), fish (mobile), horse (toys, painting), bear (painting), monkey (toy), butterflies (decorative), chickens, cobwebs. Taxidermy animals (monkey, toucan). Mutilated doll, clown, noose, power blackout, thunder, lightning, levitation, drool, vomiting. Curses, witchcraft, baby sacrifice, supernatural occurrences mentioned. Chanting in Latin (no subtitles). Vision under end credits. Based on a true story.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Atmospheric, menacing camera angles, chilling soundtrack, good characterisation, great cast, clever writing, genuinely scary, creepy design work, wild finale, well-paced, tense, very little gore, unnerving, hugely enjoyable.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Predictable, somewhat formulaic.

The Odd Life of Timothy Green

Published in T
Monday, 15 April 2013 02:00
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  • Rating

    G: General.

  • The pitch

    A boy teaches his parents how to be-leaf.

  • Starring

    Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton, CJ Adams, Odeya Rush, Rosemarie DeWitt, Lois Smith, M Emmet Walsh, Dianne Wiest, Common, David Morse, Ron Livingston, James Rebhorn

  • Directed by

    Peter Hedges

  • Running time

    105 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A mysterious shadow and an unknown figure beneath a blanket are seen. An adult plays an aggressive game of dodgeball with children. Kids smear a boy with food. A boy is smacked over the head. A boy sinks to the bottom of a pool. A girl is (accidentally) kicked in the face. Adults argue, bicker. Adults catcall from the sideline of a football (soccer) match. A child is injured in a soccer match. Blood/gore: A man lies in a hospital bed; IV lines seen. Bloody nose. A child emerges from beneath the ground (implied). A corpse is seen in a coffin.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Where babies come from (mentioned). Pool-wear.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine).

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling, teasing. Fart, guts. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Parenting, failure to conceive, infertility, bad news, adoption, miracles, hope, rejection, bullying, being different, intellectual theft, acceptance, sibling rivalry, family talents, pride, father-son relationships, invention, pitching ideas, creativity, loss of a child, friendship, honesty, expectation, disappointment, infinite possibilities, clumsiness.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Hospital setting. Thunder, lightning. Child covered in dirt. Supernatural occurrences (inexplicable weather, mysterious appearance of a child, special talents). Job losses, threat of factory closure.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Family friendly, warm-hearted, charming, fanciful. Deals with real emotions. Solid performances and intelligent direction.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Cliched, sentimental, predictable, contrived. Plot-holes. Stock characters.