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The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016)

Published in T
Thursday, 01 September 2016 05:36
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  • Rating

    M: Coarse language.

  • The pitch

    To the top, Johnny.

  • Starring

    Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Richard Curtis, Eddie Izzard, Whoopi Goldberg, Neil Aspinall, Elvis Costello, Richard Lester, Malcolm Gladwell, Larry Kane, Sigourney Weaver, Dr Kitty Oliver, Howard Goodall, Jon Savage, Ed Freeman. Archival footage of John Lennon, Brian Epstein, George Harrison. Voices of Derek Taylor, George Martin.

  • Directed by

    Ron Howard

  • Running time

    106 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Archival footage of people being crushed/mobbed in crowds; a man is pursued/hit with object/tackled to ground by security. Newspaper article and telegram announce John F Kennedy assassination, footage of Texas sniper Charles Whitman and casualties. Photos of band with doll parts and cuts of meat draped over them. Images of nuclear testing (Atoll), race riots, explosions/fighting during Vietnam War, Project Gemini I launch, tanks, armed soldiers, objects being smashed/burned. Screaming, fainting. Casualties, missing civil rights activists, bomb scare mentioned. Blood/gore: Image of woman with bloodied face/clothes. Images of patients being treated from crowd crush. Footage of body bag.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    People in swimwear, shirtless men. A billboard sign advertises a strip club. A woman (seen in shadow) strips in front of a live audience. A man says "The maid wants a piece of you - I don't mean sexually".

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Image of man smoking a (assumed) marijuana joint. Alcohol (wine, beer). Smoking. Being stoned/high on marijuana mentioned. 

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-words, crap. Religious references and exclamations (hell, oh my God).

  • THEMES

    The Beatles, Beatlemania, live performance, songwriting, fame, touring, lads, British humour, star quality, fan mail, controversy, phenomenon, blasphemy.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead mothers mentioned (cancer, car accident). Planes, helicopters, horses, dogs. Footage and audio soundbites during end credits, full 30-minute performance of Shea Stadium concert after credits.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Delightful, nostalgic, immersive, intimate, fleet, bubbly, fresh, crowd-pleasing, compelling, fun, diverting, affectionate, absorbing. Crisp/deft editing, lively/engaging interviews, remarkably candid archival footage, Shea Stadium footage is sublime.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Conventional approach, some perplexing/random interviewees.

Ghostbusters (1984)

Published in G
Friday, 09 October 2015 10:09
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  • Rating

    PG: Not recommended for children under 15; may contain material which some children find confusing or upsetting.

  • The pitch

    Who you gonna call?

  • Starring

    Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, Annie Potts, William Atherton, Ernie Hudson, Michael Ensign, Alice Drummond

  • Directed by

    Ivan Reitman

  • Running time

    105 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People/characters are slimed, electric-shocked, frightened, trapped, incarcerated, grabbed, pursued, attacked, demonically possessed, jailed, slapped, swallowed into a sinkhole, hit by lightning/laser beams, transformed into beasts, hit by falling objects, burned, almost thrown from the top of a tall building. Objects move/fall over/crack open/cook by themselves. Objects are blasted/burned/smashed/knocked over. Property damage (extensive), explosion/blasts/fireball, earthquake. Major city under attack. Armed soldiers/military vehicles. Screaming, yelling, growling. Drilling hole through head, rip your head off, de-militarized zone, human sacrifice mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpse/skeleton. Ectoplasmic residue/slime. Red eyes. Self-combustion, bleeding walls mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Possible implied sex. Erotic dream (undressing, implied oral sex). A woman straddles a man. Kissing, flirting, sexually suggestive behaviour. Poster of woman in swimwear. Mild/jokey references to sex.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine). Bottles of alcohol seen on table/bar/bench. Smoking. Using drugs/stimulants/alcohol, thorazine, aspirin, hallucinations mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, a-words, b*tch. Slang for bodily functions/body parts. Comic racial reference. Heavy religious/biblical references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Ghosts, parapsychology, the paranormal, ESP, telekinesis, poltergeists, New York City, nerds, teamwork, equipment, science, neighbours, ghost fever, bureaucracy, Environmental Protection Agency, dating, Sumerian gods, the end of the world.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Job loss. Jail setting. Ghosts, pigeons, dog-like creature, cobwebs, horses, dog, lightning, thunder, levitation. Mid-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Goofy, witty, all-star, big-budget, funny, quotable, satirical, high-tech, classic. State-of-the-art/neat/mind-boggling special effects, sly dialogue, laid-back/relaxed style, sustained pacing, ingenious production design, terrific comic performance by Bill Murray, genius villain, chilling score, showy finale.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Primitive plotting.

Chappie

Published in C
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 10:30
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Happy chappie.

  • Starring

    Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Ninja, Yo-Landi Visser, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver, Brandon Auret, Johnny Selema, Anderson Cooper

  • Directed by

    Neill Blomkamp

  • Running time

    120 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are torn apart, shot, held at gunpoint, arrested, pursued, butt-whipped, bound, punched, kicked, hit with objects, beaten, set alight, thrown through the air, carjacked, stabbed, throat-grabbed, crushed, elbowed, bludgeoned, thrown through a window, body-slammed. Dog-fighting. Shootouts, heist, rioting, robbery, vandalism. Gun inserted into mouth, Molotov cocktail thrown, cluster bomb. Objects kicked in, shot, smashed. Speeding vehicle, dangerous driving, collisions, vehicle rollover. Fireball, explosions, smashed glass. Target shooting, weapons training. Begging, pleading, shouting, arguing. Corruption, hacking mentioned. Blood/gore: Man torn in half, snapped arm, arm sawn off. Blood spatter, bloody cuts/arms/hands/ear/bullet wounds, clothing, blood and guts on wall. Corpses (animal, human, robot). Patient on stretcher, CPR, stitching arm, object protruding from shoulder, convulsing. Bandage. 300 murders/attacks, officers killed, "I'm gonna cut you" mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Topless woman, shirtless men, skimpy clothing, man in underwear. Couple in bed together (no nudity). Sex mentioned. Playboy magazine seen. Penis tattoo/graffiti.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, spirits). Smoking (cigarettes, joints). People smoke marijuana joints, image of marijuana leaf. Bags of drugs, packets of white powder seen. Narcotics mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, bastard. Name-calling. Slang for bodily functions and genitals. Religious exclamations and references. Derogatory terms for mentally disabled people, homosexuals, women.

  • THEMES

    Artificial intelligence, weapons design, unlikely friendships, neural transmission, mind reading, order, law enforcement, chaos, drug dealing, sentience, mega-robots, rivalry.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Burial. Helicopter, dogs. Thick Afrikaans accents have accompanying subtitles.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Entertaining, brawny, inventive, energetic, fun, well-intentioned, action-packed, thought-provoking. Wonderful vocal performance from Sharlto Copley, ingenious robot design, stunning urban landscapes, pyrotechnic climax, incredible score, some good ideas.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Contrived, overstuffed, familiar, broad, predictable, clunky, confused. Threadbare plot, bad acting, missed opportunities, laughably simplistic script, awkward black comedy, tedious ruminations, cartoonish performances/characters.

Exodus: Gods and Kings

Published in E
Monday, 08 December 2014 21:33
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Holy Moses.

  • Starring

    Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, Sigourney Weaver, María Valverde, Indira Varma, Ben Kingsley, Golshifteh Farahani, John Turturro, Ben Mendelsohn, Emun Elliott, Tara Fitzgerald

  • Directed by

    Ridley Scott

  • Running time

    150 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are whipped, shot (arrows), dragged, trampled, thrown through the air, stabbed, punched, tripped, impaled, slashed, flogged, hit with objects, threatened, killed, face-grabbed, buried alive, cut, hit, kicked, dragged from their homes, hanged, attacked by animals, swept away, drowned, set alight, burned. Animals shot, slaughtered, eaten, attacked. Objects set alight, burning objects, explosion. Rioting, theft. People/animals.objects fall from high cliff. Killing first-born children, drowning babies, starvation mentioned. Blood/gore: Dead people (men/women/children/babies) and animals, swinging corpses, carcasses, mummified baby/adult, coffins. Cut throat, torn/eaten limbs. Blood in water, spitting blood, bleeding, bloody arm/leg, animal blood, bloody objects, licking blood, bloody cuts, hair matted with blood. Animal entrails removed, animals butchered, human excrement eaten. Scars, sunburn, windburn, sores, pustules.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Sex implied (off-screen). Kissing, flirting, undressing. Revealing clothing, cleavage, shirtless men, married couple in bed (nudity implied).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Possible alcoholic drinks.

  • LANGUAGE

    Discrimination (anti-Hebrew, sexism). Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Egyptian mythology, Christianity, slavery, slave labour, emancipation, poverty, dehydration, storms, locusts, plague, slaughter, death, grief, genocide, trade, ceremony, ritual, corruption, exile, religion, faith, miracles, sibling rivalry.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Parents' reactions when they find their dead babies. Wedding, funeral, prison settings. Horses, crocodiles, flies, oxen, locusts, sharks, vultures, birds, leeches, snake. Waterspouts, tornadoes, fish, frogs, maggots. Animal-skin rugs. Roasting animals over fire. 

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Imposing, momentous, mighty, lavish, intelligent, respectful, grounded, absorbing, revisionist, transporting, grand, bold. Searching/non-doctrinaire approach, exquisite costumes, strong performances, crisp/present-tense retelling, exciting/savage/uncompromising action sequences, sensational/brilliant/sensational/suspenseful ending, ornate screenplay, profound/affecting closing tribute from Scott.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Long, camp, grim, stodgy, dragging, inert, flat, uninspired, dull, bland, matter-of-fact. Improbably Anglo-Saxon cast, horrendous/bombastic/histrionic score, some wasted talent, acting varies between good and ordinary, overly serious, plays it safe, limp ending, stone-faced dialogue.