Displaying items by tag: comedy Sunday, 21 July 2019

Brother's Nest (2018)

Published in B
Tuesday, 05 June 2018 23:32
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong themes, violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    So, we're doing this thing.

  • Starring

    Shane Jacobson, Clayton Jacobson, Kim Gyngell, Lynette Curran, Sarah Snook

  • Directed by

    Clayton Jacobson

  • Running time

    97 minutes

  • Rated

    MA15+ (Australia), NR (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are tied up, electrocuted, held at gunpoint, pistol-whipped, gagged, slapped, pushed, shot, wrestled, elbowed, slammed against car, hit with objects, burned alive. A man stabs himself. Rock thrown through windscreen. Men plot to kill a man and make it look like he committed suicide. Suicide/murder/killing discussed. A fake suicide note is written. Men talk about how they were spanked as children, how their deceased father used to hit their mother. Car set on fire; burning vehicle, explosion. Suicide notes, father's suicide, going to prison, mercy kill mentioned. Screaming, arguing. Blood/gore: Dead bodies. Bloody nose, face, mouth, wounds, gashes, scratches, clothing. Bullet wounds on face, bleeding mouth, spurting blood. Red slap mark on face. Chemotherapy, cancer, blood levels mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    (None.) Picture of shirtless man. First kiss, infidelity, affair, divorce, separation, cheating mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer). Smoking. A man takes drops to ease a toothache. Smoking weed, off our t*ts, stoners, ice junkie mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, p*ss. Name-calling (criminals, dumb, pussy, idiot, Doctor Vindaloo, miserable, bully, sh*tfeatures, crazy b*tch, weak, disappointment, rotten to the core, heartless bastard, etc). Religious references and exclamations (Jesus, what the hell, etc).

  • THEMES

    Brothers, sibling rivalry, murder plotting, planning, motive, patricide, inheritance, bankruptcy, lying, betrayal, unemployment, desperation, euthanasia, pride, unresolved issues, family, cleaning.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead husband, dead mother, dying mother. Dead father/husband mentioned.  Urination, vomiting. Horse, cows. Camera flashes.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Pitch-black, tight, claustrophobic,razor-sharp, captivating, funny, tense, taut, smart, slow-burn, satisfying, uneasy, uncomfortable, suspenseful, gruesome, brutal, unflinching, emotional, chaotic, outrageous, gritty, twisted. Excellent chemistry between actual brothers Shane and Clayton Jacobson, terrific writing/acting, careful construction/pacing.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    First half may feel a little plodding for some.

Early Man (2018)

Published in E
Thursday, 01 March 2018 02:58
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  • Rating

    PG (UK): Infrequent mild bad language, threat.

  • The pitch

    Early Man united.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams, Timothy Spall, Richard Ayoade, Mark Williams, Nick Park, Miriam Margolyes, Rob Brydon, Johnny Vegas, Kayvan Novak, Selina Griffiths, Simon Greenall

  • Directed by

    Nick Park

  • Running time

    89 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters get squashed by slabs of rock, thrown through the air, hit with objects, bitten, shot at (spears), punched, knocked/pushed over, splattered with goo/hot tea/bird poo, nose-squeezed, dowsed with water, chased by a giant duck, squirted in the eye, hooded, kidnapped, tied up, shirt-grabbed, tripped, dacked. Characters fall over, bump their heads, fall into a fissure, slam into one another, slide down an embankment. A man is rammed down another man's throat. An animal is tied up and hung over a campfire. An inanimate character is beheaded. A character makes a throat-slitting gesture across his neck. Animals are used as musical instruments, boots. Break and enter. Dinosaurs fighting, cavemen fighting. Burning object. Asteroid hits a planet. Characters say, "Let's kill something", "we're gonna get slaughtered", "take him away and kill him slowly", "tell chef to boil the bird up into a cassoulet". Growling, barking, screaming, howling. Blood/gore: Dead dinosaurs. Teeth marks on limb, red hand print on nose. Human skeletons, dinosaur skeletons, dinosaur bones, eyeballs floating in soup. "Your funeral" mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, hugging, hand-holding. Nude man (genitals obscured; bum visible). Paintings of characters mooning. Shirtless men. A crocodile bites a man's crotch area (implied), man holding crotch area. A man blows kisses at the screen. Man in shower, man in bath, back massage. A man slides to a stop beneath another man's legs in the shower.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    None.

  • LANGUAGE

    Crap. Name-calling (fool, primitives, idiots, crow, savages, silly old bat, crazy, angry pan girl, losers, stupid, gormless halfwits, stupid old bird, silly, disgrace, etc).

  • THEMES

    Football, soccer, cavemen, ancestors, hunting, mining, greed, teamwork, bronze, the beautiful game, practice, training, cave paintings, pre-history, under-Dugs.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Erupting volcano, thunder, lightning, full moon. Cavemen fight over a giant drumstick, animal fur/animal skins/antlers worn, zebra skin on ground, animal tail waved around like a flag. Rabbit, butterflies, dinosaurs, badgers, mammoth, squirrel, hog, crocodiles, beetle, spider, spider web, lizard, buffalo, giant rat (mascot), pigeon, crab, duck, slime creatures, caterpillar. Face-licking, toe-sucking.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Endearing, old-school, charming, appealing, character-driven, detailed, silly, glorious, funny, innovative, joyous, likeable, easy, welcome, timely, warming, homey, retro, kid-friendly. Uproarious/rich/high-profile voice work, daffy/pun-heavy/good-natured/gentle/goofy/winning humour, thowaway/clever sight gags, old-fashioned/straightforward storytelling, slightly off characters, adorably ugly characters, lovably British, painstakingly hand-crafted stop-motion animation, trademark style, crisp editing.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Familiar/mediocre sport-based narritive, not as warm/witty/clever/eccentric/madcap/genius/satirical as prevous Aardman animations.

The BBQ (2018)

Published in T
Monday, 05 February 2018 23:02
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Shane Jacobson is captain Cook.

  • Starring

    Shane Jacobson, Magda Szubanski, Manu Feildel, Frederik Simpson, Julia Zemiro, Nicholas Hammond, Lara Robinson

  • Directed by

    Stephen Amis

  • Running time

    87 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A chef throws a knife at a cook. A man is punched/thrown to the ground. Schoolyard brawl (pushing/yelling). Suicide reference ("I thought she was going to do herself in"). Theft, cheating. Objects dropped/knocked over/thrown. Champagne bottle broken on ship's bow. Joke about Ned Kelly hanging. "She'll kill me", "he tried to kill me", "I'm gonna crush you" mentioned. D-Day, Watergate, Joan of Arc burned at the stake, Anzacs at Kokoda mentioned. Blood/gore: Sides of hanging meat; butchering raw meat. Bloody lip. Man on stretcher/in ambulance. Bone-cracking sounds heard. Hypoglycemia, blood-soaked hands leaking of death, war injury mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A man says he got his wife pregnant twice in his car. A man (fearing parentage and child support says, "All we did was hold hands","she was pregnant already" and "that's not my child". A wife kicks her husband out. A husband and wife hug/kiss.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (champagne, wine, beer, spirits, shots, cocktail). A dairy farmer feeds wine to cows.

  • LANGUAGE

    Naff off, crappity, bollocks, wherever the f*** you want, crap, shite. Name-calling (intellectual giant, meathead of the week, convict, primitive, neanderthal, numpty, froggy, fat cow, daft git, fat little mooer, philanderer, Captain Undercooked, scary, useless pillock, the botulism butcher, lazy, arrogant, dirty, stubborn, underdog, stinker, etc). Gender, racial and cultural stereotyping. Religious exclamations (how the hell, hell's teeth, cleanliness is next to godliness, for God's sake, thank God, good Lord, etc) and references (clean as a nun's night dreams, Hindu Dharma Mahabharata mentioned).

  • THEMES

    Backyard barbecues, family, cooking competitions, veganism, rivalry, Australian history, ancestry, food poisoning, family tradition, retail, neighbours, Wagyu beef, marbling, in-laws, marriage difficulties, betrayal, revenge, grudges, turmeric.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead father (heart attack) mentioned. Courtroom setting. Butchering, grilling, eating, massaging, skewering, carving, basting meat (steaks/sausages/chicken/chops/prawns). Meat spat out/thrown in bin. Vomiting, spitting. Dogs, cows. Fishing, dead fish, tank fish. Brief subtitles (cows) and translation (Japanese).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Good-hearted, diverting, amusing, charming, feel-good, cheerful. Shane Jacobson is perfectly cast, family friendly.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Formulaic, unambitious, cliched, unoriginal. Low-budget feel, thin story, full of stereotypes, weak antagonist, inconsequential/distracting subplots, questionable/distracting product placement.

The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (2017)

Published in T
Tuesday, 26 December 2017 22:55
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    G: Some scenes may scare young children.

  • The pitch

    Don't call me cute.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Will Arnett, Maya Rudolph, Bobby Cannavale, Bobby Moynihan, Isabela Moner, Peter Stormare, Gabriel Iglesias, Jeff Dunham, Sebastian Maniscalco, Kari Wahlgren, Jackie Chan, Katherine Heigl

  • Directed by

    Cal Brunker

  • Running time

    91 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are hit by falling objects, run over by a bulldozer, electrocuted, shaken, almost run over by a moving car, blasted through the air, slammed to the ground, licked, caged, bitten, pursued, hit by a car, flipped, thrown against a wall, punched, kicked, throat-grabbed, swung at with golf club, shot at (slingshot), knocked over, shot with arrow, squirted with condiments, shirt-grabbed, vacuumed up, lassoed, hit with tranquiliser dart, prodded with a fork, near-strangled, crushed, ear-pulled, tongue-pulled, catapulted through the air, blasted through buildings, attacked by mice, blasted with fire extinguisher, dive-bombed by birds. A character falls from a high balcony to the street below. A plush bunny's head and a doll's head are ripped off (girl places doll's head between her teeth). A character jumps from moving vehicles and slams into mailboxes. A character falls from a hot air balloon. A bulldozer flips over/crashes. Animals habitats/homes are destroyed. Explosions, burning objects, building rubble. Theft. Objects knocked over/dropped/smashed/thrown. Theme park rides and amusements are torn apart/destroyed. Reckless driving, car crashes into other cars and objects, car flips onto roof, truck rolls over. A flashback scene shows a hurricane, lightning, thunder, high winds, a tree being pulled out of the ground, an object crushed by a water wheel, a character hit by a steel plate and knocked unconscious. A character frequently says "We're all gonna die". A girl pretends to shoot her pet dog/dog plays dead (comic). A man says "Your heads are going on the wall", "I wan't that squirrel's head deep-fried on a stick", "I should've eliminated you while I had the chance". Stealing candy from trick-or-treaters, tail got caught on fire mentioned. Screaming, arguing, hissing; mass panic. Blood/gore: Black eye, scratches, bruising. Taxidermy animals/antlers/tusks on wall. A doll's eye falls out and rolls along the ground (creepy). Rabies mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Naked man (balloons cover genitals). Flirting, hand-holding, hugging. Kiss on cheek.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, champagne). Animals are sedated with tranquiliser darts.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling (lazy, spoiled, fat, snookums, dumber, mangy little rodents, grumpy, dramatic, mutt, layabouts, crazy, deranged, psychos, circus dogs, violent, reckless, goofball, moron, cute, vermin, fat toothless kid, suckers, etc).

  • THEMES

    Greed, teamwork, foraging, profit, theme parks, habitat, leadership.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Full moon, lightning, thunder. Squirrels, birds, dogs, mole, rat, bees, chipmunks, mice, groundhogs, puppies. Animal skin rugs on floor. Tongue/saliva on car window. Vomit, regurgitation. A dog eats vomit. Hot dogs eaten. Mid-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Fleet, spry, charming, pro-environment, pro-animal life, anti-consumerist, colourful, kid-friendly, chaotic, funny, thoughtful, entertaining, harmless, passable. Inspired voice casting, inventive/vibrant action sequences, exceptional 3D effects, lavish city-scape images, photorealistic backgrounds, witty "old-movie" flashback of Feng and his warrior mice, deals with timely issues.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Unnecessary, forgettable, middling, sprawling, uneven. Repetitive chase sequences, rote narrative, limp looniness, changing character motivations, dumb laughs, loaded plot.

Lady Bird (2017)

Published in L
Saturday, 16 December 2017 12:11
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    R (USA): Language, sexual content, brief graphic nudity and teen partying.

  • The pitch

    Lady Bird sheds her wings.

  • Starring

    Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Beanie Feldstein, Jordan Rodrigues, Timothée Chalamet, Odeya Rush, Lucas Hedges, Tracy Letts

  • Directed by

    Greta Gerwig

  • Running time

    94 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A teen girl hits a computer monitor in frustration, a woman throws a notepad, a teen girl steals classroom files then puts them in the bin, a teen girl manipulates her maths test results, a teen girl is suspended from school, a teen girl is scolded for defacing a nun's car (not seen). Story heard of teen seeing somebody getting knifed. Story heard of a man's son dying at 17 years old (possible suicide). Mention of great aunt dying (suicide). Story of fatal drug overdose. A teen girl jumps out of a moving car. Shoplifting. 9/11 Remembrance poster, background references to Iraq War. "I'd kill your family", attack on Baghdad mentioned. Arguing. Blood/gore: Nosebleed. Plaster cast on arm. People in hospital beds. Child with bandaged head/eye.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Teens have (awkward) bedroom sex. A girl reads a pornographic magazine (pictures of nude men seen). Kissing (m-f/m-m), flirting. Parents discuss whether their son and his girlfriend are having sex. Platonic hugging. Girls in swimwear, cleavage, girl in bra/underwear, girl in towel, teen girls in low-cut dresses. Students listen to an anti-abortion lecture (photos of unborn foetuses seen). Sperm, boobs, penis, premarital sex, fake tits, abortion, dry-humping, touch my breasts, touching genitals, California hedonism mentioned. Sex talk, discussions about losing virginity, masturbating in the shower.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Smoking (marijuana, tobacco). Alcohol (champagne, spirits, beer). Intoxication. A girl is hospitalised from excessive drinking. Vials of pills in cupboard (depression implied). Teens smoke, drink alcohol, smoke marijuana, smoke a clove cigarette. A woman says, "My mother was an abusive alcoholic". Irish girls got sloshed, suicide by overdose mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-words, f-words, s-words, p*ssed, fart. Name-calling (d*cks, b*tch, moron, infuriating, crazy, passive aggressive, scary, gay, racist, evil, liar, a**holes, weird, etc). Religious references (church setting, prayer, statue of Jesus on crucifix with bloody gash in side, eating communion wafers, etc). Religious exclamations (thank God, hell yeah, Jeez, oh my God, damn it, oh Jesus, oh God, Jesus Christ, six inches for the holy spirit, etc).

  • THEMES

    Adolescence, high school, mother-daughter relationships, family, drama, awkward young love, premarital sex, betrayal, lust, coming-of-age, identity, virginity, friends, jealousy, rejection, college applications, jobhunting, communication, New York City, teen rebellion.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Church, psychiatric ward, hospital settings. Dead friend, son died at 17 years old (possible suicide), Dad has cancer mentioned. Dog. Vomiting. Eggs eaten.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Sweet, personal, pitch-perfect, semi-autobiographical, smart, wry, compassionate, refreshing, female-centric, thoughtful, generous, deep, rare, loving, uproarious, beautiful, special, funny, perceptive, truthful, insightful, poignant, winning, witty, snarky, sincere, edgy, unpredictable, wise, assured, near-perfect, affecting, strong, bold, tragi-comic, snappy, spirited, modest, miraculous, honest, frank, charming, impeccable. Entrancing/amusing/touching/beautiful/star/compelling/authentic/crackling/extraordinary/marvellous/excellent/sensational lead performance by Saoirse Ronan, invincible/fantastic/heartfelt performance by Laurie Metcalf, superb/impressive side characters, delightful screenplay, avoids tropes of a downbeat family drama, flashes of comedic inspiration, mature production design, believably rocky tone, loose structure, intimate cinematography, soulful score, wry/knowing ending, shrewd storytelling.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    N/A

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

Published in J
Thursday, 14 December 2017 05:55
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild fantasy violence, sexual references and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Are you game?

  • Starring

    Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, Rhys Darby, Bobby Cannavale, Nick Jonas, Alex Wolff, Ser'Darius Blain, Madison Iseman, Morgan Turner

  • Directed by

    Jake Kasdan

  • Running time

    119 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot at, crashed into, eaten by an animal, kicked, bitten by insects, pursued, roundhouse-kicked, hit with objects, ear-pulled, thrown into a rock wall/through the air/to the ground/through columns and walls, pushed off a cliff, slapped, punched, smacked, knocked aside, punched through a ceiling, slashed at with swords, neck-snapped, head-slammed, near-sliced by giant blades, stung by a scorpion, tackled, foot-stomped, arm-snapped, crushed by stampeding animals, flipped, dragged, tied up, held at gunpoint, elbowed, bitten by a snake. People fall from very high up, jump into a ravine, explode into red mist, dangle from a helicopter. Missiles are fired at a helicopter/emergency warnings/helicopter spirals out of control. Market fight/market stalls destroyed. Object banged with fist, door kicked in, motorcycles knocked over, bowling ball dropped on object to smash it. Insect swatted, snake de-fanged. Explosion, smoke bomb. A teen plays a Mortal Kombat-style fighting video game. A character is called "killer of men". Story heard of a pilot bwing shot down. Battle of Gettysburg mentioned. Screaming, roaring, hissing. Blood/gore: People explode into red mist when they die in a game. People "melt" as they are sucked into a game. Acentipede crawls into a man's ear. Cloudy eye. CPR, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Row of hanging dead birds/bats. Slaughter mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    (None). A female wears a skimpy outfit with exposed midriff. Flirting, kissing. A woman grabs her own breasts. A man describes a female as "fly". A man says "You'd probably want to hit that" about a female. References to penis size/function/erection.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (teens drink Margaritas). Intoxication. EpiPen, Claratyn mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    Fricken, s-words, penis, butt, b*tch. Name-calling (super weird, bada**, stupid a**, overweight, middle-aged, diminutive, sidekick, self-absorbed, judgy, annoying, lunatic, rude, drunk, freaks, jacka**, nerd, douchebag, etc). Religious exclamations (what the hell, Jesus, God, thank God, etc).

  • THEMES

    Adventure, avatars, board games, teamwork, unlikely friendships, curses, cartography, strengths, weaknesses, levels, high school, detention, health, sacrifice, body-hopping, YOLO.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Relationship breakup mentioned. Helicopter. Squirrel, bird, hippo, eagle, mice, tarantula, centipede, black mamba snake, vulture, alligators, scorpion, rhinos, jaguars, elephant. Saliva, urination, spitting. Lightning, thunder, waterfall, bright green light flash. Based on the original book by Chris Van Allsburg.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Entertaining, engaging, colourful, enjoyable, funny, action-packed, endearing, crowd-pleasing, likeable, big, brash, amiable, amusing. Excellent cast, charming/fun/endearing/self-deprecating performances, decent action-adventure set pieces, sly comedy, smart script, family friendly.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Formulaic, familiar. Cheesy/obvious dialogue, dated/low-hanging-fruit comedy, retrograde view of gender roles.

Ferdinand (2017)

Published in F
Saturday, 09 December 2017 11:08
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    G: Very mild themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    A-dora-bull.

  • Starring

    (voices of): John Cena, Jerrod Carmichael, Lily Day, Kate McKinnon, Anthony Anderson, Peyton Manning, David Tennant, Gina Rodriguez, Daveed Diggs, Gabriel Iglesias, Flula Borg, Sally Phillips, Miguel Ángel Silvestre, Boris Kodjoe, Raúl Esparza, Bobby Cannavale, Colin H. Murphy

  • Directed by

    Carlos Saldanha

  • Running time

    106 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are headbutted, kicked, pushed aside, pursued, blasted through the air, sat on, stung by a bee, bitten, prodded, mocked, hit by objects, near-crushed by slaughter machinery, frozen, lassoed, near-impaled by matador spikes, held at swordpoint. A fly is chopped in half. A baby is thrown through the air/dangles precariously from a high wire. A character slides down an embankment. A flower is crushed underfoot. A marketplace is accidentally trashed. Dangerous driving, cars crashed into, finger trapped in car window, car crushed. Roaring, screaming. A character says, "When I beat you to a pulp". Blood/gore: Scars, broken horn. CPR/mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, fainting. Abbatoir setting.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    (None)

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    (None)

  • LANGUAGE

    Butt. Name-calling (loser, weirdo, wimp, puny bag of bones, soft, monster, scary beast, ginormous, chumps, sizeist, big tough guy, jerk, filthy weasels, beady-eyed, little thieves, meatheads, sucker, ugly beast, stinky one, numpty, teacher's pet, scared little coward, killing machine, meat, glue stick, pasty-faced, show ponies, ballerinas, gerbils, etc). Religious references and exclamations (Jeez, holy cow).

  • THEMES

    Bullfighting, matadors, pacifism, friends, family, teamwork, slaughterhouses, competition, animal rights, compassion, non-conformity, kindness.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead father (implied). Bull horns of dead bulls on wall. Bulls, horses, bee, dog, butterflies, caterpillar, chickens, chick, cat, goat, pigs, rabbit. Lightning, thunder, full moon. Raspberry-blowing, sneezing, gagging, vomiting. Based on The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf. End credits bonus scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Delightful, pacifist, relevant, endearing, vibrant, sincere, likeable, funny, entertaining, relatable, charming, silly, inoffensive. True to its source material, nimble voice work, nails Spanish topography/faces, some hilarious sight gags/slapstick.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Strains/stalls at times, Nina character doesn't age, heavy non-Spanish voice casting, too many characters, weak soundtrack.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

Published in T
Saturday, 09 December 2017 10:57
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Welcome to Ebbing, Missouri.

  • Starring

    Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Caleb Landry Jones, Kerry Condon, Abbie Cornish, Lucas Hedges, Sandy Martin, Peter Dinklage, John Hawkes, Samara Weaving

  • Directed by

    Martin McDonagh

  • Running time

    115 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide (gunshot). People are thrown through a second-storey window, drilled with a dental drill, spat on, shirt-grabbed, punched, threatened, flicked with cereal, throat-grabbed, held up against a wall, pistol-whipped, kicked, accidentally set alight, scratched. A woman frequently discusses her daughters abduction/rape/murder. Crime scene photos of burned body. Molotov cocktails thrown into building/set alight; explosion. A son holds a knife to his abusive parent's throat. Bar fight. A man overhears another man describing a possible rape and murder. A youth throws a can of soda at a car windshield. Several mentions of a policeman torturing a black male while in custody. Table knocked over, window/glass door smashed, furniture thrown, object thrown/smashed, burning objects. "Killing faggots", dead kids mentioned. Characters say "torturing black dudes", "then kill 'em","shoot up a place or stab a guy", "kick your Momma's teeth in", "Dad beat the shit out of me", "I'll blow your goddamn head off", "I hope you get raped". Yelling, screaming, door slam, arguing. Blood/gore: Corpse on ground (suicide). Burned/scarred face. Crime scene photos of burned victim. Chunk of skin removed from beneath fingernail. A character coughs blood over another person. Drawing blood. Vial full of blood thrown against wall (blood and gore seen on wall). Bloody hole seen in thumbnail. Bloody chin, head, body, face, nose, clothing, scratches, mouth, hand. A character's gum is injected with novocaine (dental surgery). Man on stretcher, bandaged head, arm and leg in plaster cast, people in hospital beds. Pancreatic cancer mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Cleavage, flirting. A man leads his wife into the bushes (sex implied). A husband kisses his wife. Frequent discussions about a girl who was abducted/murdered and "raped while dying". A character says "f*cking an altar boy" to a priest. A woman's ex-husband is in a relationship with a much younger woman.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Novocaine injection (dental). Alcohol (beer, spirits, wine, shots). Intoxication. Vials of pills seen on table. Smoking. Bar setting. Smoking pot, possession of two marijuana cigarettes, marijuana violations, drinking problem mentioned. Grown up children confront a parent about driving drunk when they were younger. A child asks, "Is Mommy drunk?"

  • LANGUAGE

    C-words, f-words, s-words, p*ss, anus, crap, pee, c*ck, balls. Name-calling (retards, a**hole, punk, genius, idiot, midget, snotty little child, communist, faggot, smarta**, stupid, fat boy, n*gger, fags, ex-wifebeater, b*tch, hypocrite, crazy lady, Fruit Loop boy, f*ckhead, fat little Mexican boy, pigs, lazy b*tch, scumbags, dipsh*t, sh*tgirl, dwarf, etc). Religious references and exclamations (what the hell, goddamn, Jesus, God, Heaven, oh my God, for Christ sake, etc).

  • THEMES

    Justice, grief, suicide, advertising, small-town America, rape, crime, culpability, terminal illness, police investigations, bigotry, revenge, built, forgiveness, community.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead husband/father. Dead daughter/sister discussed. Dead father mentioned. Job loss. A character is treated for cancer. Suicide notes. Horses, deer, turtle, fishing, beetle. Spitting, vomiting.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Bold, showboating, uproarious, robust, violent, freewheeling, soaring, satisfying, gut-twisting, cinder-black, multi-layered, rewarding, accomplished, nihilistic, compassionate, funny, grim, unpredictable, corrosive, original, ballsy, quirky. Commanding/powerhouse/impressive/cranky/nuanced/heartbreaking/profane/scorching performance by Frances McDormand, blistering/delightful/affecting performances from supporting cast, rich/brassy/virtuosic/ingenious screenwriting, gallows humour, shop cinematography, unfussy production design, flavourful/distinctly American score, super song choices, bold ending.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Uneven tone may frustrate some viewers.

The Disaster Artist (2017)

Published in T
Tuesday, 05 December 2017 22:28
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  • Rating

    M: Coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Tommy's world.

  • Starring

    Dave Franco, James Franco, Seth Rogan, Ari Graynor, Alison Brie, Jacki Weaver, Paul Scheer, Zac Efron, Josh Hutcherson, June Diane Raphael, Megan Mullally

  • Directed by

    James Franco

  • Running time

    103 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    An actor theatrically kills himself (gun in mouth) for a movie scene. An actor in a movie scene is shoulder-charged, shirtgrabbed, held at gunpoint. Actors throw a chair, fall off a ladder, punch a wall, bang fists on table, fall over. Men wrestle on the ground, a man throws a football at another man. A man recalls a near-death experience after a driver ran a red light and caused a car accident. Two men discuss James Dean's death and visit the site of his death. A newspaper stand is thrown/kicked. Glassware accidentally smashed, room trashed, TV thrown out of window. Yelling, arguing, scream. Blood/gore: A movie scene shows a dead man (suicide) on a bloody pillow. A woman collapses from heat exhaustion.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Actors perform a sex scene in a movie (fully nude male with genitals obscured). A movie scene shows a woman flirting with her boyfriend's best friend. Crotch-grabbing. Cleavage, woman in bikini. A prostitute is seen standing on a street corner. Shirtless men. Sex life, porno, affair mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, champagne, wine). Nightclub setting.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words. Name-calling (weird, smart guy, nosey guy, babyface, a**hole, b*tch, robot, puppy, crazy, stupid, unique, disgusting, malevolent, villain, greedy, c*cksucking, motherf*cker, monster, vampire rapist, idiot, Frankenstein, clumsy, etc). Religious references (Jesus, my God, Jesus Christ, oh my God, goddamn, etc).

  • THEMES

    The Room, Tommy Wiseau, filmmaking, acting, success, infamy, football, movies, talent, bad acting, rejection, casting, trust, betrayal, jealousy, ambition, dreams, friends, roommates, cult films, vanity projects.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    A woman in a movie scene says she has breast cancer. End-credits scene comparing scenes from The Room and The Disaster Artist. Based on the book by Tom Bissell and Greg Sestero.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Hilarious, uproarious, sharp, funny, sad, endearing, layered, exuberant, disarming, earnest. Hysterical/masterly/beautiful/honest performance by James Franco, all-star ensemble cast, great chemistry between James Franco and Dave Franco, targeted in-jokes, viewers don't need to see The Room to enjoy this movie, a loving tribute.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Laughs might make you feel conflicted (are you laughing at Wiseau or with him?), opening montage of celebrity testimonials is a bit naff.

Paddington 2 (2017)

Published in P
Saturday, 02 December 2017 06:56
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  • Rating

    G: Very mild themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Paddington gets a Knuckle's sandwich.

  • Starring

    Ben Whishaw (voice of), Hugh Grant, Sally Hawkins, Hugh Bonneville, Julie Walters, Madeleine Harris, Samuel Joslin, Jim Broadbent, Michael Gambon, Imelda Staunton, Marie-France Alvarez, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Ben Miller, Jessica Hynes, Robbie Gee, Tom Conti, Peter Capaldi, Noah Taylor, Brendan Gleeson

  • Directed by

    Paul King

  • Running time

    103 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are swept away, shot with a dart gun, trapped in a submerged vehicle, near-drowned, pursued, hit with objects, crushed by falling objects, squirted with liquids, thrown through the air/against a window, licked, pecked, handcuffed, jailed, grabbed, kicked to the ground. Flashback of an acrobat falling to her death (sabotage). A man wields a sword to threaten people/beheads some stuffed toys. Smashed glass, break-and-enter, theft, picking locks. A train carriage is derailed and falls into a river. A statue falls from a ledge and smashes into many pieces. A door is kicked in. Smashed vase. Prison escape. Howling, screaming. Blood/gore: None.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    (None): Hand-holding, hugging, platonic kissing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (champagne).

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling (undesirable, maggot, yellow-bellies, scruffy, old bag, naive, gullible, mushy-brained, petty thief, career criminal, weirdo, hideous, bearded babboon, evil, devious, old crone, etc). Religious references.

  • THEMES

    Paddington Bear, marmalade, family, employment, saving money, wrongful imprisonment, cooking, treasure hunts, innocence, yoga, performance, greed, birthdays, pop-up books, honesty, respect, community, good manners.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Job loss. Court, prison, light plane settings. Dog, pigeons, parrot, fish, turtle, stingray, swan. Waterfall, full moon. Burp, spitting, saliva, ear wax. A man eats dog food. Mid-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Smart, funny, charming, splendid, cute, warm, enchanting, delightful, sweet, sharp, irresistible, exemplary, innocent, uncynical, joyful, unexpected, well-paced, loveable, heartwarming, beguiling, human, superior, cruelty-free. Uproarious/committed/flamboyant/self-parodying performance by Hugh Grant, impeccable/endearing/cuddly voice work by Ben Whishaw, pleasingly straightforward plot, hilarious mid-credits scene, wonderful sequences of physical comedy, clever moments, great comic timing, densely detailed production design, inventive set pieces, delectable colour palette, gorgeous animation, upbeat ending, eccentric/colourful/friendly/fairytale/quaint/fantasy London.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    N/A