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Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Published in A
Wednesday, 25 April 2018 20:04
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Fantasy themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    The universe lies within your grasp.

  • Starring

    Josh Brolin, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Tom Holland, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Pratt, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Elizabeth Olsen, Zoe Saldana, Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dave Bautista, Paul Bettany, Anthony Mackie, Idris Elba, Vin Diesel, Karen Gillan, Carrie Coonm Sebastian Stan, Chadwick Boseman, Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, Benicio Del Toro, Kerry Condon, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, Peter Dinklage, Don Cheadle, Benedict Wong

  • Directed by

    Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

  • Running time

    149 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are shot, lanced, tortured, grabbed, tackled, punched, kicked, tied up, muzzled, thrown through the air/against objects, smacked, thumped, hit with objects, pile-driven, impaled, threatened at knife-point, beaten, arm-grabbed, throat-grabbed, shirt-grabbed, near-hit by car, crushed beneath objects, disintegrated, impaled, stood on, stabbed, slashed with a blade, broken up into pieces, pulled apart, pierced by crystal blades, sucked into space, neck-snapped, caught in web, attacked by creatures, roped, face-grabbed, headbutted, struck by meteor shower. Mass shooting (genocide). A character is thrown from a high cliff (sacrifice). A character tries to stab herself (attempted suicide). Spaceships, planets, buildings, objects attacked/destroyed. Explosions, ground torn apart, flying debris, mass devastation. Massive battle scene (humanoids/creatures). Burning objects/trees, smashed objects, debris. Cars sliced, thrown, crashed; helicopter crash. Roaring, arguing, screaming, mass panic, snarling. Stole my ship and slaughered my people/that would be suicide mentioned. Blood/gore: Many bodies on ground, bodies and debris floating through space. Huge hole in head. Body in pooling blood. Severed limbs/torsos, burning skin, neck-snapping sounds. Bloody mouths, foreheads, faces, noses, arms, legs, cuts, scratches, gashes. Blood spatter (blue/green/red), pooling blood, bleeding, bloody drool. Veins, light seen under skin. Eye patch, dislodged eyeball, eyeball inserted into eye socket. Scars, singed hand, missing hands (replaced by gloves).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    (None.) Shirtless men, skimpy costumes, cleavage. Kissing, flirting.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    (None.)

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, a-word, pee, nutsack, crap, chill the F, p*ssed, screw you, motherf--. Name-calling (douchebag, chattering animal, Squidward, d-hole, weirdos, rabbit, morons, fool, criminals, insane, bastards, dipsh*t, stupid, madman, insect, monster, a**hole, etc). Religious exclamations (oh my god, god no, I swear to god, what the hell, damn it, Jesus, etc). Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES

    Power, greed, destiny, teamwork, diversity, loyalty, father-daughter relationships, mentors, sacrifice, patricide, genocide, pop culture references, good vs evil, self-destruction.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead sibling, lover, leaders, friends. Dead mothers, fathers, sisters, uncle, daughter, mentioned. Bright light flash. Ghostly hooded figure with missing nose/flesh, character with horns on head, scary creatures with sharp teeth/leather skin/drool/sharp claws. Post-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    High-stakes, effective, super-heroic, dramatic, uproarious, confident, apocalyptic, colossal, cataclysmic, delirious, preposterous, dark, spectacular, amusing, overwhelming, bizarre, exciting, silly, smart, epic, exhilarating, fast-paced, cohesive, big, pulpy. Powerful/interesting/complex/ferocious/menacing/worthy/tragic/riveting villain thunderously voiced by Josh Brolin, supersized set pieces, fine performances, sharp one-liners, surprising deaths, technically wondrous fight scenes, frantic/furious action, adroit management of tone, supremely watchable, stark/shocking/gut-punch/giddy/breathless ending.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Busy, long, crammed, exhausting, formulaic. Messy battles, a little disjointed/monotonous/forgettable at times, some viewers might feel cheated with so many loose ends left dangling.

Early Man (2018)

Published in E
Thursday, 01 March 2018 02:58
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Additional Info

  • 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.

Wonder (2017)

Published in W
Sunday, 31 December 2017 04:21
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Where there's a Jack Will, there's a way.

  • Starring

    Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Izabela Vidovic, Mandy Patinkin, Noah Jupe, Bryce Gheisar, Elle McKinnon, Daveed Diggs

  • Directed by

    Stephen Chbosky

  • Running time

    113 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Children get into fist fights where kids are punched, kicked, wrestled, slammed up against objects, knocked to the ground, tackled, hit with dodgeballs. A boy hits his head sharply on a rock when pushed to the ground. A boy with a physical disability is frequently mocked/given nasty letters (eg "do yourself a favour and die"). Object thrown. Arguing, yelling. A character says, "it's like leading a lamb to slaughter". A characters says, "If I looked like him I'd kill myself". A character says that their pet dog bit their mother. Blood/gore: Deformed face, scarring. Bleeding head/arm (blood not seen). Vomit on clothing. Dog vomit frequently mentioned. Twenty-seven surgeries, plastic surgery, facial reconstruction mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    (None) Kissing, hugging. Cleavage. A husband and wife joke over the contents of a box that she will keep "for later" (sex implied).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine; alcoholic mother implied). A teen girl swigs from a wine bottle. A woman says "let's get drunk" to her husband. Benadryl/poison mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    Crap, pee, fart, butts. Name-calling (Tushie, buttman, buttface, freak, crazy, jerk, weird, Darth Hideous, Barf Hideous, ugly, bully, phony, losers, orc, Gollum, hick, etc). Religious exclamations (dear God, oh my God, Jesus, God no, etc).

  • THEMES

    Disability, determination, family, dreams, middle school, siblings, friends, Minecraft, apology, science fairs, bullying, school trips, Star Wars, geeks, betrayal.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Childbirth scene (mother screaming; child wrapped up and rushed out of delivery room). Dead dog (implied). Dead grandmother, Dad/husband has new wife mentioned. Dog. Fireworks. Steak eaten. Belching, urinating. Based on the novel by R.J. Palacio.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Sweet, delicate, feel-good, witty, self-aware, assured, nuanced, touching, resonant, honest, heart-tugging, effective, emotional, generous, tasteful, inspirational, instructive, good, complex, funny, probing, earnest, kid-centric, observant. Exceptional/effortless performance by Jacob Tremblay, solid ensemble, understands children, is a little heavy-handed at times but mostly avoids sentiment/cliché.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Manipulative, linear, predictable, sappy, judgemental. Some interminable/predictable moments, a little heavy-handed/mawkish/touchy-feely at times, everything has a way of working out with tidy benevolence.

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.

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.

The Jungle Bunch (Les as de la jungle) (2017)

Published in T
Saturday, 02 December 2017 20:48
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    G: Very mild themes, animated violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    A seed is planted.

  • Starring

    Paul Borne, Philippe Bozo, Pascal Casanova, Emmanuel Curtil, Michel Mella, Céline Montsarrat, Laurent Morteau, Jean-Philippe Puymartin, Barbara Tissier, Alexis Tomassian

  • Directed by

    David Alaux

  • Running time

    97 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are punched (repeatedly), thumped (repeatedly), capsized/washed ashore, hit with objects, thrown through the air, near-crushed by falling objects, caught in foam traps, pushed over, kidnapped/taken hostage, imprisoned, karate-chopped, kicked, tail-grabbed. An animal gets trapped in a burning jungle and dies (off-screen). Characters dangle precariously from a high cliff edge. Many bomb explosions. Spectators watch an elephant/rhino fight. Objects blasted/smashed. Burned/devastated jungle. A homemade aircraft crashes into the jungle (animals on board escape unhurt). Animals are fed hot chillis as a practical joke. Roaring, yelling. A character says, "I'll squash you like a bug". Blood/gore: Scarred face. A character removes a tooth. Character covered in green sneeze goo. Red bloodshot eyes.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    (None): Kissing, hugging, flirting. An animal undresses out of a bikini.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A character says "drinks are on me".

  • LANGUAGE

    Butt. Name-calling (companion of misery, smelly, dummy, clown, bandit, Mr Psycho Koala, lunatic, stubborn, old man, little shrimp, senior citizen, evil, slaves, defective, worthless, etc).

  • THEMES

    Teamwork, revenge, justice, mother-son relationships, invention, peace-keeping, rejection.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead friend. Tiger, penguin, fish, tarsier, toads, bat, sloth, warthog, crab, hippos, rhinos, opossums, koala, iguana, badger, armadillo, primates (gorillas/baboons), elephants, gerboa, meerkats, porcupine, kiwi, shark fins, chameleon, turtle, flamingoes, alligator, toucan, cockatoos, vulture, beaver, raccoons, buzzing insects, snake, hyena. Full moon, lightning. Marinated slugs, cockroach juice, fried slugs eaten. Mid-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Fun, zany, happy, zappy, chirpy. Family friendly, action-packed opening, some impressive/glossy animation.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Familiar, derivative, violent, overcooked, childish, unimaginative, disappointing, underwhelming, illogical, nonsensical, disjointed. No sense of progress or character development, terrible gender politics, loud/omnipresent soundtrack.

Paddington 2 (2017)

Published in P
Saturday, 02 December 2017 06:56
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Additional Info

  • 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

The Star (2017)

Published in T
Sunday, 26 November 2017 12:12
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  • Rating

    G: Some scenes may frighten very young children.

  • The pitch

    A little bit...myrrh.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Steven Yeun, Keegan-Michael Key, Aidy Bryant, Gina Rodriguez, Zachary Levi, Christopher Plummer, Ving Rhames, Gabriel Iglesias, Kelly Clarkson, Anthony Anderson, Patricia Heaton, Kris Kristofferson, Kristin Chenoweth, Mariah Carey, Oprah Winfrey

  • Directed by

    Timothy Reckart

  • Running time

    86 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are hit by objects, pursued, covered in paint/feathers, thrown to the ground, swallowed/spat out, lassoed, slammed into a cart, mocked, throat-grabbed, kicked, dragged, caught in a stampede. A character drops two dogs over a high cliff (they are saved). A barn is set alight, objects smashed/crashed into/rammed/crushed, a marketplace is damaged. A bird is slammed against a wall/crushed by a falling creature. A donkey injures his leg (caught in rope). Characters fall over high cliff ledges/down a well, dangle precariously. Barking, screaming, panic, arguing. Reference to king killing all children (the Massacre of the Innocents). Torture mentioned. Characters say "We're gonna die", "Someone's gonna die". Blood/gore: None.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    (None): Pregnancy. Newborn baby. Kiss on forehead. Close up of donkey bum. Bum-wiggling.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    (None)

  • LANGUAGE

    Poop. Name-calling (old-timer, rotten, good-for-nothing, silly, crazy/dumb as a box of rocks, nightmare wearing a helmet, useless, crazy-eyed, bad dogs, etc). Religious references.

  • THEMES

    Christmas Star of Bethlehem, the birth of Jesus, religion, faith, friends, immaculate conception, bravery, Mary and Joseph, prayer, the Three Wise Men, forgiveness, angels, nativity, ambition, teamwork.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Wedding feast. Baluchistan pygmy jerboa, camels, pigeons, sheep, cows, cat, donkeys, horses, chickens, dogs, goats. Lightning, thunder.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Kid-friendly, decent, good-hearted, innocuous, playful, charming, amusing, contemporary, animal-centric, fun, entertaining, glossy, serviceable. Spirited voice work, silly humour, brief/flavourful cameo by Kris Kristofferson, never gets pious/gushy/preachy, some lovely images, a cute idea.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Uneven, clumsy, derivative, dull. Unremarkable writing/voice acting/storytelling, uninspired/basic/cheap/simplistic animation, awkward wedding feast scene, heavy-handed dialogue/song choices.

Coco (2017)

Published in C
Friday, 24 November 2017 21:37
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes.

  • The pitch

    The importance of being Ernesto.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach, Renee Victor, Jaime Camil, Alfonso Arau, Herbert Siguenza, Gabriel Iglesias, Lombardo Boyar, Ana Ofelia Murguía

  • Directed by

    Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina

  • Running time

    109 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are shot, poisoned, crushed beneath a heavy object, tackled to the ground, thrown from a high cliff/tower, hit with objects, rendered invisible, pursued, kicked, stomped on, pushed, thrown through the air. A boy falls into an open grave, a boy falls into a swimming pool. A character throws a shoe at a dog. Objects knocked over/smashed/snatched away/hit with objects. A monkey trashes a room. Break and enter (breaks window for entry). Yelling, screaming, roaring, arguing. Blood/gore: Characters collapse/die/disappear. A character's skin begins to fade as he slowly transforms to a skeleton. People walk through an invisible boy. Skeletons, skull motifs, skeleton animals. Skeletons smash apart then rejoin their bones/skull head comes off/bottom jaw falls to ground. Moving eyeballs (dislodged from head), detached limbs. Fainting.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    (None): Platonic kissing/hugging. A movie scene shows people kissing. Nude skeleton, skeletons in dancewear, skeletons in bikinis.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine/spirits) Bottles and glasses of alcohol on tables.

  • LANGUAGE

    A sign reads "Forget you!" Name-calling (bum, self-important jerks, dumb dog, rat, coward, murderer, chorizo, etc). Religious references.

  • THEMES

    Family, ancestors, celebration, the elderly, Land of the Dead, Dia de los Muertos, music, shoemaking, faith, curses, spirit guides, nervousness, performance, heroes, offerings, forgiveness, legacy, grudges, death, alebrijes.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead relatives (aunties/uncles/mothers/grandmothers/grandfathers/great grandparents). Cemetery/tomb setting. Dog, horse, monkey, toad/rabbit creature, chameleon, porcupine, butterflies, chihuahua, pigeons, cat. Flying dragon/panther creature with yellow eyes and sharp teeth. Spirit animals. Spitting. Fireworks, sparklers, fire breathing, flame throwing. Dog allergy mentioned. Some Spanish dialogue (no subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Fantastico, engaging, revitalising, resplendent, original, emotional, resonant, touching, gorgeous, imaginative, clever, macabre, affecting, magical, rebellious, subversive, transportative, risky, pro-Mexican, thrilling, bold, glorious, celebratory, big, populist, profound, colourful, moving, spirited, breezy, entertaining, funny, respectful, complex, heartwarming, monumental, relatable, fantastic, exploratory, adventurous, rewarding, confident, triumphant, enchanting, charming, warm, amusing. Peerless voice cast, vibrant/vivid/textured/dazzling/sensational visuals, comprehensively researched, fully dimensional characters, universal message, complicated back-story, stirring/haunting/fetching score, powerhouse/remarkable finish.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Has a very similiar look/feel/message to The Book of Life, crammed/complicated/laboured/tedious prologue.

The Emoji Movie (2017)

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Sunday, 10 September 2017 10:12
THE EMOJI MOVIE is preceded by a short film based on the HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA series. It features vampires, a giant dog, drooling, swallowing/eating characters, regurgitation, whining, whimpering, a coffin, urination sound, a huge tray of meat (ham/sausages/drumsticks/steak), a floating brain character, a witch, a full moon and skeleton ...

Additional Info

  • Rating

    G: Some scenes may scare very young children.

  • The pitch

    Image result for laugh emoji

  • Starring

    T.J. Miller, James Corden, Anna Faris, Maya Rudolph, Steven Wright, Jennifer Coolidge, Patrick Stewart, Christina Aguilera, Sofía Vergara, Rachael Ray

  • Directed by

    Tony Leondis

  • Running time

    86 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters get hit with objects, pursued, face-grabbed, evaporated/blasted by robot lasers, punched, impaled with a chopstick, kicked, stuck with cactus spines, pushed, grabbed, moved to trash, burned/covered in soot, crushed. Characters walk into each other/fall over, hit their head, poke themselves in the eye, bang their head on tables, burst into flames. A character visualises another character exploding (off-screen) into goo. Property damage/deletion. Burning wall. Screaming, panic. Certain death mentioned. Blood/gore: Black eyes. Character on stretcher/loaded into ambulance. Cactus spines protruding from face. A character uses tools from a satchel filled with dental instruments (dental floss, tooth scaler, etc). Bandaid on finger.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    (None): Hugging. A character leans against a slice of pizza and gets two rings of pepperoni on his chest where nipples would be.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Characters drink cocktails at a party. Characters drink beer/spirits (implied) in a rough bar. Beer emoji.

  • LANGUAGE

    Oh sh--, butt, sore colon. Name-calling (weirdo, freak, bozo, malfunction, losers, knucklebutt, fingers, sassy gypsy, buzzkill, sterotype, filthy, princess of nightmares, dunce, etc). Farting elephant joke, many poo jokes. Religious exclamation (#blessed). A character says the peace sign emoji gave him the finger.

  • THEMES

    Emojis, smartphones, social media, school crushes, outsiders, identity, purpose, parent-child relationships, disappointment, adventure, hacking, sugar, Candy Crush, Instagram, Facebook, Just Dance, Spotify, Twitter, Dropbox.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Parents discuss separation. Volcanoes, balloons, helicopter, cobweb, kitten, whale, pigeons, dogs. Characters shaped like a devil, skulls, monkeys, prawns, sushi, elephant, bomb, ghost, skeleton, cat, puppies, hot dog, taco, drumstick, paella, scary robots, giant robot, trolls, viruses. Spitting, sneezing, licking, regurgitation (and re-eating). Vision during end credits, mid credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Funny, fast, colourful, kid-friendly, silly. Fun/irresistible premise, inspired casting of Patrick Stewart is Poop.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    (Editor's note: the little ones in our family actually enjoyed this film but here's what the critics are saying.) Witless, lazy, dumb, bad, depressing, shameless, soulless, blatant, contradictory, unfunny, saccharine, nonsensical, crappy, calamitous, mindless, disposable, anonymous, strained, slack, pandering, uninspired, stupid, predictable. Boring/one-note characters, lame/lousy/eye-rolling dialogue, persistent product placement, fake girl-power rhetoric, misses opportunities for sight gags/satire, James Corden's cutesiness becomes irritating.