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Hail, Caesar!

Published in H
Friday, 19 February 2016 04:16
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Earns a mirthless chuckle.

  • Starring

    Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Veronica Osorio, Heather Goldenhersh, Alison Pill, Max Baker

  • Directed by

    Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

  • Running time

    106 minutes

  • Rated

    PG (Australia), 12A (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are kidnapped, slapped, whipped (theatrical), shot (theatrical), drugged, hit with objects, near-choked, pushed. Photo of atomic bomb blast. Objects smashed. Raised voices, yelling. Film scenes show actors cast as slaves, crucified men. Crucifixion, Bikini Atoll, H-bomb, prison time, hitting that pedestrian [with a car] mentioned. Blood/gore: Statue of crucified man with slashed side and bleeding wounds. Scar.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Bum slapping. Skimpy costumes, swimwear, shirtless men, cleavage. References to homosexuality. Statue of bare legs with fig leaf covering genital area. Womanising, sodomy mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A man drinks a spiked beverage. Cocktails, spirits. Intoxication, narcotic use mentioned. Smoking (cigarettes, pipe). Actors in movie scenes hold goblets/glasses/bottles of wine, champagne, beer. Bar setting.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, sonofab*tch. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    1950s Hollywood, filmmaking, communism, confession, directing, scandal, drink spiking, science, philosophy, capitalism, writers, paranoia, dialectic, columnists, study groups.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Ex-husbands mentioned. Bar setting. Horses, whale (prop), dog, tank fish, camel, goats. Submarine. Full moon, lightning, thunder.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Lighthearted, witty, flashy, deadpan, absurdist, bright, goofy, versatile, playful, silly, droll, ruminative, eccentric, strange, singular, entertaining, knowing, rare, star-studded, styish, manic, engrossing, fun. Hilarious performances by Alden Ehrenreich and Channing Tatum, luxurious period detail, loving cinematography, memorable song-and-dance sequences.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Uneven, self-indulgent, flat-footed, over-reaching. Slack pacing, dull/grating stretches, many missed opportunities.

Magic Mike XXL

Published in M
Wednesday, 08 July 2015 04:56
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong coarse language and sexual references.

  • The pitch

    Could do with more Magic.

  • Starring

    Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer, Adam Rodriguez, Kevin Nash, Gabriel Iglesias, Jada Pinkett Smith, Carrie Anne Hunt, Amber Heard, Andie MacDowell, Elizabeth Banks

  • Directed by

    Gregory Jacobs

  • Running time

    115 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are pushed, punched, headbutted, bound. Ted Bundy, Desert Storm mentioned. Littering. Vehicle accident, wrecked truck/cracked windscreen. Blood/gore: Bloody forehead/face. Patient in hospital bed with breathing tube. Bandage. Concussion, stitches mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has (implied) sex. Nude male (rear view), near-nude males, abs that you could hang your washing on, pubic hair. Very skimpy clothing, swimwear, cleavage. Kissing, licking, caressing, bum-slapping, crotch-grabbing, pumping, grinding, thrusting, undressing, bum-grabbing, lap-dancing, straddling. References to having sex, blow jobs, homosexuality, virginity, bondage, ejaculation, oral sex. Objects decorated with genital images.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (joints, pills, molly, moon rock). Alcohol (spirits, cocktails, shots, wine, champagne, beer). Smoking. Intoxication. Coke, painkiller mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, n-word, b*tch. Name-calling. Slang for genitals and bodily fluids. Cultural, gender, racial stereotypes. Religious references.

  • THEMES

    Male entertainers, stripping, road trips, photography, drag queens, bromances, reiki, conventions, business, fresh moves.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead friend, estranged friend, fire phobia, divorce, ghosts mentioned. Hospital, club settings. Urination. Fireworks sounds.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Freewheeling, lighthearted, lively, entertaining, breezy, loose, brawny, diverting, ramshackle, fun, bigger, bulgier, sexy. Seductive performance from Jada Pinkett-Smith, endearing performance from Channing Tatum, inventive dance sequences, naturalistic/spontaneous banter, ultra-buff men, spirited finale.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Bumpy, overlong, shambling, directionless. Several long/pointless/drawn-out scenes, messy/muddled subplots, one-note characters, disappointing ending, loose editing, lacks energy, too much build-up, not enough payoff, faintly demeaning.

The Book of Life

Published in T
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 09:56
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes and animated violence.

  • The pitch

    Plays from the heart.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum, Ron Perlman, Christina Applegate, Ice Cube, Kate del Castillo, Hector Elizondo, Danny Trejo

  • Directed by

    Jorge R. Gutiérrez

  • Running time

    95 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are hit with objects, slapped, hair-pulled, thrown through the air, slammed into walls, near-hit with sword, struck by lightning, punched, crushed, tackled, bitten, decapitated (comic), elbowed. An animal is eaten. Boar/bull-fighting, sword-fighting practice, sword-brandishing. Objects thumped, smashed glass. Bomb, explosions, burning objects, burning village, buildings collapse. Screaming. Blood/gore: Dead characters/corpses, skeletons, skulls. Limbs fall off. Coma mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Skimpy clothing, shirtless man.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, goblets). Betting. Intoxication.

  • LANGUAGE

    Butt. Name-calling. Religious references.

  • THEMES

    Día de Muertos, Day of the Dead, love triangles, rivalry, death, eternal life, ancestors, bullfighting, storytelling, bandidos, mariachi, heroes, courage, medallions, cheating, the underworld, resurrection, weddings, guided tours, sacrifice, forgiveness, love.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased mother, deceased fathers, deceased loves, deceased daughter, deceased son, deceased grandmother. Cemetery, wedding, church settings. Marriage proposal. Ghosts, skulls, full moon, lightning, thunder, waterfalls, fireworks. Goats, goat poo, birds, bird poo, chickens, pigs, piglet, dog, horse, pigeons, snake, snakebites, bulls. Spitballs, spitting, urination, chattering teeth, burp, raspberry-blowing. Roast fowl. Brief subtitles (porcine language).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Winsome, hyperactive, charming, surprising, engrossing, vibrant, poignant, dazzling, inventive, warm, traditional, new, riotous, enchanting, bouyant, passionate, gorgeous. Giddy voice cast, spectacular colours, breathtaking animation, stunning production design, clever jokes, gorgeous sight gags, inspired musical choices, kid-friendly duration.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Overstuffed, clichéd  Formulaic plot, original songs aren't as memorable as they should be, cheesy one-liners, incongruous use of pop-culture references.

Jupiter Ascending

Published in J
Thursday, 19 February 2015 09:09
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  • Rating

    M: Violence and science fiction themes.

  • The pitch

    Airlocked.

  • Starring

    Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth, Tuppence Middleton, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Christina Cole, Nicholas A. Newman

  • Directed by

    Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski

  • Running time

    127 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are hit with objects, shot/shot at (handguns/alien laser weapons), restrained, gassed, near-hit by train, thrown from vehicles, punched repeatedly, crashed against objects, kicked, thrown, stabbed, threatened with torture, slapped, throat-grabbed, near-choked, tackled, bitten, beaten. People fall from great heights, robots/spaceships smash through walls. Creatures stabbed, spliced, killed. Home invasion, theft, bribery. Assassination plots. Spaceships, trains, cars, space mines explode. Vehicles flip, crash. Damaged/collapsed buildings, debris, smashed glass, spurting flames, electrical sparks. Court martial mentioned. Blood/gore: Birth scene, baby covered in amniotic sac. Medical treatment room. Object pierces eye, slashed arm, neck/shoulder spliced, bodies/heads drilled. Blood spatter, bloody nose, spurting blood. Wound-treating, bandage ripped off torso. Scars, welts, cuts, bruises. Ripping throat out, killing people, butchering/skin-grading people mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Group sex implied. Kissing, flirting, caressing. Nude men and women (no genitals seen), shirtless men, scantily dressed women/men, women in lingerie, man in underwear. Sexual innuendo. Reference to incest (man almost marries his mother).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Pills (medicine for space travel) consumed. Magical healing spray. Alcohol (beer, wine).

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, b*tch. Name-calling, misogyny. Slang for male genitals. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Science fiction, aliens, genocide, assassination, egg donation, space travel, reincarnation, humanity, regeneration, bureaucracy, cleaning, royalty, DNA, family.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Murdered mother mentioned. Birth scene. Bees, alien creatures, cyborgs. Astrology, crop circles. Toilets. Some Russian and alien languages (subtitled).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Exciting, silly, fun, enthralling, fast, eye-popping, wicked, entertaining, vivid, energetic, inventive, mind-boggling, camp, outrageous, mad, ambitious, beserk, infectious, chaotic, bizarre, outrageous, imaginative. Breathless pace, thrilling/involving action sequences, vibrant colour palette, elaborate special effects, aggressive style, strong supporting cast.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Ridiculous, convoluted, sprawling, messy, bad, perplexing, over-designed, under-developed, empty. Impenetrable story, weak comedy, familiar action tropes, loopy plotting, defeaning score, Mila Kunis is miscast.

22 Jump Street

Published in 0-9
Thursday, 12 June 2014 06:07
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong coarse language and sexual references.

  • The pitch

    Something cool!

  • Starring

    Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Peter Stormare, Wyatt Russell, Amber Stevens, Jillian Bell, The Lucas Brothers, Nick Offerman, Jimmy Tatro

  • Directed by

    Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

  • Running time

    112 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, wrestled, hooded, bound, kidnapped, pursued, threatened, tasered, headbutted, hit with objects, punched, kneed, slapped, kicked, glassed, tackled, handcuffed, stabbed. People dangle precariously, jump from high ledges, bump heads. Helicopter crash, vehicle collision, dangerous driving, objects knocked over/smashed. Burning objects, explosions, shootouts. Importing illegal goods, (inappropriately) touching children, war mentioned. Blood/gore: Blood spray, blood on clothing, bleeding wound, scar. Gunshot wounds, bandages, sling. Corpse photo.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couple seen in bed together (sex implied). Dry-humping, kissing. Sex-themed discussion, banter and hand/arm gestures. (Inappropriately) touching children, sleeping with students mentioned. Swimwear, skimpy clothing, girl in towel, people in underwear, shirtless men, cleavage. Penis-shaped objects and drawings, blow-up doll seen.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People ingest/buy/sell drugs. Hallucinations, intoxication, drug-induced behaviour. Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, shots, hip flask). Adderall, ecstasy, cocaine, heroin, getting wasted, dropping acid mentioned. Drug paraphernalia seen.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch. Actual and slang terms for genitalia and bodily functions. Name-calling. Derogatory terms for homosexuals. Religious references and exclamations. Obscene finger gestures.

  • THEMES

    Undercover police work, partners, surveillance, college, drugs, cartels, improv, twins, father-daughter relationships, football, pledges, tattoos, discrimination, spring break, sequels.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Divorce mentioned. Church, hospital settings. Lobsters, cockatoos, iguana, octopus, pigs, mule, pigeons. Roast meats, bacon seen. Lightning, vomiting. Mid-credits vision, post-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Ambitious, dizzying, fun, self-aware, loose, funny, engaging, zany, big-budget. Great sequel, terrific chemistry between leads, precise comic performances, glorious closing credits sequence, deft widescreen lensing, brilliant cameos, top-notch slapstick.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Some comedy misses. Feels a bit tired.

The LEGO Movie

Published in T
Tuesday, 18 February 2014 11:06
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild animated violence and crude humour.

  • The pitch

    Don't call him yellow.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson, Alison Brie, Will Ferrell, Will Forte, Jonah Hill, Shaquille O'Neal, Anthony Daniels, Nick Offerman, Cobie Smulders, Channing Tatum, Billy Dee Williams

  • Directed by

    Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

  • Running time

    100 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are shot at, thrown off high ledges, eaten, pursued, interrogated, threatened, karate-chopped, near-melted, hit with objects, thrown, decapitated, trampled, crushed, catapulted, imprisoned, bound, frozen, electrocuted. A character falls down a long shaft, a character's face is wiped off. Objects kicked, thrown. Mid-air collisions, train crash, submarine leak, explosions, laser beams, buildings demolished, bridge collapse, mass destruction. Reckless driving, vehicle accidents, burning vehicles. Yelling, shouting, arguing. End of the world mentioned. Blood/gore: Decapitated head. Used BandAid/plaster.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Pantless character (nude from waist down; no genitals seen). A nude character showers (no genitals seen), a character photocopies his bare bum. Flirting. Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer). Bar setting.

  • LANGUAGE

    Incomplete a-word. Name-calling. Religious exclamations. Police, gender, family, superhero stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Prophecy, legends, awesomeness, instructions, father-son relationships, greed, invention, teamwork, faith, imagination, Star Wars, The Lord of The Rings, ideas, sacrifice, good cop/bad cop, capitalism, conformity, consumerism.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Relationship breakup. Helicopters, aircraft, clowns, rainbow, unicorn, dragon, ghost, skeletons, skull motif, pirates, alien space creature. Sharks, crocodiles, dog, cats, horses, cows, chickens, panda, monkey, bat, cobweb, pigs, ducks, snake. Spitting, used chewing gum, roasting meat. Bright light flashes, lightning, thunder.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Whip-smart, surprising, emotional, joyful, spirited, hilarious, rich, knowing, sensational, fun, charming, brilliant, brisk, unexpected, affecting, funny, re-watchable, surreal, cute, energetic. Family friendly, intricately detailed world, zippy pace, subversive streak, imperfect animation, childlike vision, giddily inventive, wildly entertaining, dazzling CGI, pitch-perfect voice cast, cleverly written, sneaky jokes, deft satire, over-the-top action.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Blockheaded, exhausting, demented, audacious. First half moves a little too quickly, intense product placement, unnecessary climactic device.

White House Down

Published in W
Thursday, 04 July 2013 10:45
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  • Rating

    M: Action violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Explosive.

  • Starring

    Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Richard Jenkins, Joey King, James Woods, Nicolas Wright, Jackie Geary, Jimmi Simpson, Michael Murphy, Lance Reddick, Matt Craven, Jake Weber, Peter Jacobsen, Kevin Rankin, Garcelle Beauvais

  • Directed by

    Roland Emmerich

  • Running time

    131 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Many people are shot, shot at, slashed, stabbed, tasered, slapped, elbowed, kicked, held hostage, hit with objects, thrown through the air, crashed through glass, beaten, near-drowned, pursued, held at gunpoint, sucked out of an aircraft, hit by a vehicle and/or threatened. Men in balaclavas, military vehicles, armed soldiers, snipers, handguns, submachine guns, rifles, surface-to-air missiles, shotguns, machine guns, RPG, grenades. Explosions, objects shot, smashed glass, burning building, debris, bullet-holes in objects. Dangerous driving, speeding, vehicle collisions, vehicle rollover. Painting of burning White House, footage of burning train. Middle Eastern conflict, troop withdrawal, violence, execution, nuclear bomb, CIA operatives, hate crimes, weapons manufacturing, sacrifice, poverty, robbery, gas/chemical/missile attacks, coup d'état, suicide mentioned. Man pulled from burning Humvee, man tried to blow up post-office mentioned. Screaming, yelling, pleading. Blood/gore: Many corpses, walking wounded, victim on stretcher, wound-dressing. Bloody bullet wounds, blood splatter, smeared blood, bloody object protruding from skin, bloody noses/heads/arms/faces, blood on clothing. Bandages. Man cut by glass mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple having sex is seen via thermal vision. Man in singlet. Tattoo of woman in underwear.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Prescription medication (Lorazapam, Nicorette). Alcohol (spirits). Robitussin mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-words, a-words, b*tch, pr*ck. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations. Gender, ethnic, cultural, genre, security, FBI, terrorist stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    POTUS, The White House, United States Secret Service, security, politics, terrorism, betrayal, traitors, evacuation, lockdown, surveillance, unlikely heroes, presidential swearing-in, hacking, media, the 25th Amendment, patriotism, single-parenting, father-daughter relationships, ransom, technology.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Separated parents, job refusal, friend/colleague killed, dead president. Divorces, deceased son (US Marine killed in action), dead vice-president, diabetes, cancer, tumour mentioned. Underground tunnel setting. Squirrel, dog, helicopters, plane, sparklers, sparks. Helicopters crash, plane crash, low-flying aircraft, repetitive emergency alarm tone and flashing lights. A daughter addresses her father by his first name. Aerial cinematography. Brief foreign language (no subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Action extravaganza, surprisingly funny, good special effects, sharp CGI, workable characterisation, shameless, clever, preposterous, diverting, blockbuster, satisfying. Classy and convincing cinematography.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Gun-happy, overlong, implausible, formulaic, predictable. Too obviously styled on Die Hard. Absurd ending.

This is the End

Published in T
Thursday, 04 July 2013 05:31
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong crude humour, coarse language, sexual references, comedic violence, nudity and drug use.

  • The pitch

    Hell on Earth.

  • Starring

    Seth Rogen, Jay Burachel, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, Danny McBride, Emma Watson, Michael Cera, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Rihanna, Channing Tatum, Paul Rudd

  • Directed by

    Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen

  • Running time

    107 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are raped by a demon creature (implied), slapped, punched, demonically possessed, sucked into a sinkhole, crushed, impaled, burned, shot at, threatened with an axe, stabbed, thrown through the air, eaten by a mob, hit with objects, tied up. People point a gun at each other, a man puts a gun to his own head, a man puts a gun in his mouth. Earthquakes, explosions, tremors, vehicle collisions, smashed objects, property damage, mass panic, debris. Burning buildings, vehicles and city; housefire. Bright beams of light shoot from the sky and transport people upward. A beam of light tears through a monster's flesh. Two men crash through a floor, several men fall down stairs. A girl remarks jokingly that she will blow her brains out. Assassination, self-sacrifice, serial killers, fatalities, looter, rapist, paedophile (slang), tsunamis, wildfire, apocalypse, zombie invasion mentioned. Screaming, yelling, arguing, growling. Blood/gore: Corpses. Decapitated head. Spraying blood, pooling blood, gushing blood, blood nose, bloody forehead, scratches on arm, bloody tissue, bruising. Human skull. Flesh eaten, maiming, convulsing.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A group of men joke about the likelihood of raping a woman. Two women are seen kneeling before a half-naked man (fellatio, anal-licking implied). Foreplay mentioned. Bum-slapping, bondage. Sexual banter, sexual slang. Frequent discussion about rape, masturbation, ejaculation and homosexuality. Nudity: Naked man-bum, shirtless men. Phallic sculpture. Pictures of half-naked women in a pornographic magazine. Enormous demon erections. Skimpy clothing and swimwear, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People smoke many marijuana joints, use cannabis pipes, snort cocaine, light crack pipes. Cocaine is thrown in a man's face, a man's drink is spiked. Bags of marijuana, ecstasy pills, 'shrooms, drug paraphernalia seen. Drug-induced behaviour. Drug lords, hallucinogens, acid mentioned. Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, cocktails). Smoking (marijuana joints, cigarettes).

  • LANGUAGE

    C-word, f-words, s-words, a-words. Slang and actual terms for genitalia, bodily fluids, sex acts. Derogatory terms for women. Name-calling. Heavy religious references and exclamations. Jokes about rape, homosexuality, race, gender, obesity. People discuss an animal's disability in mocking terms. Cultural, ethnic, racial, gender, sexual, weight stereotypes. Obscene finger gestures.

  • THEMES

    Apocalypse, rapture, judgement, friendship, survival, disaster, lockdown, rationing, film sequels, cabin fever, The Exorcist, demonic possession, Book of Revelations, confessions, exorcism, redemption, celebrity, Heaven and Hell, drugs, parties, hedonism, ego.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Demonic, lizard-like creatures with yellow eyes, pointed teeth, sharp claws, extra heads, horns and/or wings are seen. Snake-like creatures grow out of a demon's back, a man keeps a pet human on a leash. Helicopter crash, dog, toilet, urination, sparks, spitting, projectile vomiting. The Devil, gluten intolerance, low blood sugar, excessive sweating, drinking own urine mentioned. Hamburger, bacon eaten; uncooked meat seen. Flashing strobe lights.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Audacious, wild, scandalous, inspired, self-deprecating. Hilarious if you enjoy gross-out humour. Flashy cameos.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Offensive, unfunny, puerile, ridiculous, moronic, unintelligent, self-indulgent, smug, absurd, tedious.

GI Joe: Retaliation

Published in G
Wednesday, 03 April 2013 06:24
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Action violence.

  • The pitch

    When GI Joes have a blast, it's nuclear.

  • Starring

    Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis, Jonathan Pryce, Byung-hun Lee, Elodie Yung, Ray Stevenson, Adrianne Palicki, Channing Tatum, Ray Park, DJ Cotrona, RZA

  • Directed by

    Jon M Chu

  • Running time

    110 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot/attacked with handguns, shotguns, submachine guns, machine guns, rifles, rocket launchers, chain guns and mortars. Things get blown up, smashed. Debris from buildings, objects and vehicles scatters, burns. Video game shooting is seen. Water boarding, killing is mentioned. An assassination is heard on a news report; footage seen. A man slices his face with a blade. A man is restrained on a chair with his hands tied behind his back. Large explosions. Air/sea raids. People jump down a well. Man is restrained by bars attached to a metal collar. People are kept submerged in canisters (alive but unable to move). Fighting with swords, knives, a sai, throwing stars, objects, hand-to-hand combat, kicking, punching, martial arts, choking. A man is drowned. Electrocution. A man receives severe burns. A man is drugged and kidnapped. People fall long distances to their deaths. A man is hit by a car. Weapons are fired from guns, motorbikes, tanks, aircraft, satellites. Nuclear missiles launched. Famous city is obliterated. Blood/gore: Dead bodies seen. Cuts, bruising, scratches, disfigurement. Blood on faces, heads, hands, clothing. Burnt/charred flesh. A model of a human skeleton is seen. A man is zipped into a body bag.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Flirting. A woman undresses (seen in reflection). A woman is seen in her underwear. A woman wears skimpy exercise clothing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People are drugged using a synthetic neurochemical. A man is immobilised by a sedative (amobarbital). Gambling (poker is mentioned). Alcohol (beer is mentioned).

  • LANGUAGE

    A-words, name-calling, gender stereotypes, obscene finger gestures, religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Covert operations, nuclear warfare, US military, national security, POTUS, family, microtechnology, forensics, invasion, world power/domination, gangs, imposters, disguise.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    North Korean DMZ setting. Brief Korean language with no subtitles. Loud tone heard (indicating hearing damage). Flashes have mild strobe effect. A roasted fish is seen. Death of a friend/colleague. Prison setting. Alternative medicine. Desert setting. Flatlining. Bag of dogtags (representing slain soldiers). High aerial camera shots over mountainous terrain. Rock-climbing, abseiling, free falling, flying-fox aerobatics. Avalanche. Retina scan. Hypodermic needle.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Weapons. Impressive action choreography. Satisfyingly blockbuster. Touches of humour.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Cartoonish script. Dim dialogue. Action is difficult to follow in 3D. One-dimensional characters.

Side Effects

Published in S
Tuesday, 26 February 2013 02:21
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong sex scene.

  • The pitch

    A cocktail of prescription drugs with a twist.

  • Starring

    Rooney Mara, Jude Law, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Channing Tatum, Mamie Gummer, James Martinez, Polly Draper

  • Directed by

    Steven Soderbergh

  • Running time

    106 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A woman deliberately crashes her car into a wall. A woman repeatedly stabs her husband (the knife is seen penetrating his body then protruding from his back). A corpse is seen in a body-bag. Faces are slapped. A man is hit with an object. A woman is restrained forcefully (twice). Self-harm and suicide (actual and potential) are discussed. Murders are discussed. Arguing, raised voices and yelling. Blood/gore: Bloody handprints. Bloody feet and footprints. Blood smeared across clothing, floorboards and furniture.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Several scenes where a couple have sexual intercourse (both naked bodies are visible to the camera and male and female genitals are visible). Sexual activity and sex noises are apparent. A woman caresses her thigh. Oral sex is discussed. Passionate kissing and undressing between two females. Couples kiss passionately. Nudity: A couple having sex are fully nude. A woman is frequently seen in her underwear. People are seen undressing/dressing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Frequent mention, prescription and consumption of real drugs (Beta blockers, Prozac, Thorazine, Celexa, Wellbutrin, Effexor, Zoloft, SSRIs, SNRIs, Sodium Amytal, Adderall, Depakote) and fictional drugs (Ablixa or "alipazone", Delatrix). Occurrence and discussion of side effects (dizziness, tiredness, decreased/increased libido, nausea, muscular weakness, dry mouth, insomnia, sedation, psychosis). IV fluids are administered. Electric shock treatment is seen and discussed. Alcohol (wine, beer, champagne, spirits).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Psychiatry, depression, trial drugs, murder, double-dealing, insider trading, abandonment, vulnerability, guilt, desperation, intention to harm, distorted self-image, media scrum, investigation, justice, revenge, consciousness, getting away with murder, victimisation, fragility, blackmail, deceit, estrangement, confession, anxiety.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Prison, hospital, funeral and courtroom settings. A Haitian man claims to see the ghost of his deceased father. A woman sticks her fingers down her throat (vomiting is heard). Injections are administered (needles are not seen entering the skin). Miscarriage is mentioned/discussed. Sleepwalking. A husband abandons his wife at their wedding when he is arrested. Photographic evidence suggests a man is having an affair. Paranoid schizophrenia (discussed). Adoption (mentioned). Several camera angles position the viewer at a significant height above the ground.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Intriguing plot that reveals its twist just as the story begins to labour. Rooney Mara is addictive. Foreboding score. Convincing performances given the unlikely storyline.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    One scene with layered audio (television and people talking) is difficult to understand. Some sub-plots are a little weak and some performances feel strained. Humourless and potentially depressing.