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The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

Published in T
Sunday, 28 August 2016 10:16
This feature is preceeded by MOWER MINIONS short film featuring bees, cat, dog, objects knocked over/smashed, theft, hyperventilating, dog poo, explosion, garden gnomes, charaters being hit with objects/singed, a bare bum, false teeth flying from mouth and overeating. DISCLAIMER: The information provided on this website is intended fo...

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  • Rating

    G: Very mild sense of threat and some crude humour.

  • The pitch

    The cat is out of the bag.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Jenny Slate, Ellie Kemper, Albert Brooks, Lake Bell, Dana Carvey, Hannibal Buress, Bobby Moynihan, Chris Renaud, Steve Coogan

  • Directed by

    Yarrow Cheney, Chris Renaud

  • Running time

    87 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are pecked, sat on, dragged, thrown through the air, binned, tied up, kicked, punched, pursued, blasted, hunted, tongue-pulled, eaten, neck-grabbed, slapped, crushed (fatal), near-punctured (snake fang), rammed, near-drowned, hit by objects, caged. Characters run into furniture, fall from high ledges, dangle precariously. A character is covered in tattoos. Objects chewed, smashed, bitten, spat out, knocked over. Reckless driving, cars rammed/collided/driven off a bridge/rolled/stolen. A dog wears a studded collar and anti-bite muzzle. Growling, hissing, screaming, yelling, barking, roaring, arguing. Killing owners, poison mentioned. Blood/gore: Animal carcasses/bones seen. A character has holes/damage in its ears. A character has missing limbs. Milky eye, giant fang, bandages, black eyes. Red crayon marks resemble blood.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Flirting, kiss. Sausages in swimwear. Cat's bum seen. Being fixed (ie neutered) mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Characters eat so much they begin to hallucinate. A character recalls swallowing a sedative pill then feeling inebriated (on an airplane).

  • LANGUAGE

    Holy schnitzel, heck, poo-poo, ka-ka. Name-calling. Religious exclamations (Oh my God).

  • THEMES

    Pets, owners, neighbours, stray animals, rescue animals, dog catchers, New York City, animal cruelty/neglect, missing friends, teamwork, behaviour, obedience, vengeance.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead friend (crushed). Dead friend mentioned/memorialised. Dogs, cats, rabbit, lizards, pig, birds, turtles, snake, fish, guinea pig, squirrels, butterfly, hawk, mice, rats, alligators, frogs, flies, sea monkeys, spiders, ferrets. Thunder, lightning. Licking, bum-scratching, bum-sniffing. Urinating/urine, toilet, drinking toilet water, saliva, spitting, regurgitation, bunny poo. Roast chicken/sausages eaten. Steak minced. Some fast editing. Mid-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Sweet, fun, hilarious, madcap, silly, sprightly, accomplished, exhilarating, energetic, over-the-top, affable, loveable. Original/simple/clever/savvy/stroke-of-genius premise, fresh/likeable characters, veteran voice cast, strong/throwaway visual gags, crisp animation, elaborate set pieces, impressive opening montage, exciting action/chase sequence, breakneck pace, big/bossy/jaunty/playful score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Shrill, familiar, formulaic, overstuffed, exhausting, manic, uninventive. Too many characters, loud/loopy/outlandish caper plot, bland voices, generic animation, lacks any emotional payoff.

The Shallows (2016)

Published in T
Sunday, 21 August 2016 23:01
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  • Rating

    M: Sense of peril, bloody injury detail and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Blake catches a break.

  • Starring

    Blake Lively, Óscar Jaenada, Lozano Corzo, Jose Manual, Brett Cullen, Sedona Legge, Pablo Calva, Janelle Bailey, Sully "Steven" Seagull

  • Directed by

    Jaume Collet-Serra

  • Running time

    86 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are attacked by a shark (spoiler alert!), bitten, dragged underwater, stung, hunted, pursued. Animals are bitten, stabbed, squished, eaten, shot, near-burned, stung, impaled. A woman hits her head badly, near-drowns. Objects rammed, snapped in half, thrown through the air, bitten. Theft. Screaming, shouting, arguing. Blood/gore: Corpse, body split in half, animal carcass/flesh. Bloody cuts/bite wounds/legs/feet/shoulder/face/nose/hand/wing/feathers. Wound-stitching/dressing/bandaging; dislocated bone reset. Bloodied water, bleeding limb, object protruding from flesh, dislodged tooth. Cracked lips, sunburn, stings, gangrene, scar. Woman in wheelchair with IV drips and catheters (cancer assumed). Cadavers mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    People in swimwear/skimpy clothing, shirtless men, cleavage. A text message from a girl states she is meeting up with a guy and her friend should not wait up for her. An island is likened to a pregnant woman.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Bottle of spirits, intoxicated man. Hangover, Advil, Novocaine mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-words. Religious exclamation (OMG).

  • THEMES

    Shark attack, survival, secret beaches, surfing, swimming for one's life, fire coral, panic, abandonment, problem solving, GoPro cameras, death, loss, grieving, memories, found footage, low tide, high tide.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased mother mentioned. Shark, seagulls, dolphins, crabs, jellyfish. Vomiting. Brief Spanish (some subtitles/translation).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Patient, atmospheric, tense, thrilling, back-to-basics, high-stakes, personal, visceral, intimate, sober, wrenching, unexpected, crowd-pleasing, beautiful, careful, well-paced, superb, refreshing, crackling, realistic, straight, simple, primal, harrowing, effective. Solid/convincing/all-or-nothing/compelling performance by Blake Lively, standout/scene-stealing/delightful performance by Sully "Steven" Seagull, terrifying shark, lean script, clever construction, iimmediate/jaw-dropping action, gorgeous cinematography, stunning location, absurdist ending, knowingly silly touches.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Predictable, manipulative, calculated. Dull/groan-worthy epilogue, some obvious face-replacement CGI on Blake Lively's body double, some laughable dialogue/exposition.