Displaying items by tag: family friendly Tuesday, 22 October 2019

The BBQ (2018)

Published in T
Monday, 05 February 2018 23:02
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  • 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.

Coco (2017)

Published in C
Friday, 24 November 2017 21:37
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  • 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.

Despicable Me 3 (2017)

Published in D
Wednesday, 14 June 2017 11:24
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes and animated violence.

  • The pitch

    It's on like Donkey Kong.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Steve Carell, Trey Parker, Kristen Wiig, Miranda Cosgrove, Steve Coogan, Dana Gaier, Nev Scharrel, Pierre Coffin, Jenny Slate

  • Directed by

    Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin, Eric Guillon

  • Running time

    90 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are shot with tranquiliser darts, kicked, punched, smacked, blasted through the air, crushed by falling Minions, hit with objects, ejected from an aircraft, hooded, blindfolded, bitten by dog, pursued, slapped, hit with dart, grabbed, imprisoned, flicked with a towel, face-licked, shirt-grabbed, electric-shocked, stuck to a wall, gagged, blasted by a laser-style gun. Characters stumble down stairs, freefall from high distances, dangle over high ledges, get teeth knocked out. A city is overcome by bubblegum bubbles, attacked with giant laser beams/by a giant robot-toy, buildings collapse. Aircraft on fire, aircraft crash. Objects punched, stomped on, destroyed by lasers, knocked over; broken glass. A comic animation sequence shows a stick figure being attacked by a missile, impaled, decapitate. Cars slam into building/pole, cars almost collide. Dog attacks newspaper, prison food fight, prison breakout, pillow fight. A flashback scene shows an upset youth after falling off their bicycle. Explosion, dynamite. Stealing. Criminal mastermind, nuclear blast mentioned. Screaming, yelling, mass panic. Blood/gore: (None) Graze on knee. Character frozen in carbonite, character with closed (assumed blinded) eye. Singed man with burning/smoking suit. A man removes a rubber facemask and body suit disguise. Heimlich manoeuver.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Nude male characters, nude statues, nude Minions (genitals obscured). Male in mankini. A Minion's coconut bra slides down/another Minion covers up his exposed (non-existent) nipple. Kissing (platonic), flirting, Minions rub their butts together. Characters in swimwear. Acne, puberty, private parts, boobs mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Bar settings (drinks seen in background). Drunks kicked out of pub. Gamble online mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    (There is no swearing in this film.) Son of a BMX. Name-calling (Evil Bratt, monster, old, fat, dumb, losers, idiot, mischievous, dweeb, villain, bald, dumpling, dipsticks, lying wimp, failure, mullethead, barfbag, etc). Religious exclamation (holy moly).

  • THEMES

    Classic children's television, child TV stars, 80s music, twin brothers, sibling rivalry, teamwork, family, unicorns, talent shows, Minions, dance-offs, merchandise, infamy.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead father, estranged brother, divorced parents mentioned. Prison, bar settings. A mother temporarily fears her children are missing. A publican talks a young girl into visiting a secluded area of a forest in hopes of seeing a unicorn. Job loss. Giant robot with scary red eyes. Planes, helicopters, full moon. Cats, goat, bunnies, dogs, pigs, piglets, birds, cow, fish, fishing, foxes, deer, squirrels. Reindeer head on wall, unicorn horn. Fart gas, fart noises, piles of dog poo, toilet, bubblegum bubbles, spitting, blowing raspberries, gagging. Pee your pants mentioned. Cheese eaten.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Clever, lively, bonkers, amusing, funny, entertaining, good-hearted, energetic. Terrific pop culture references, break-neck pacing, cute characters, eye-popping visuals, dazzling animation, outlandish jokes, zany villain, funky score, self-mocking/meta/intricate/masterful finale, hilarious retro dance-offs, some inspired/inventive moments, Agnes is particulary adorable.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Familiar, over-stuffed, unwieldy, messy, unadventurous, ideas-light. Humdrum story, extraneous sub-plots.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

Published in R
Friday, 16 December 2016 08:38
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  • Rating

    M: Science fiction violence.

  • The pitch

    Trust the force.

  • Starring

    Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk (voice), Donnie Yen, Wen Jiang, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker, Riz Ahmed, Mads Mikkelsen, Jimmy Smits, James Earl Jones (voice)

  • Directed by

    Gareth Edwards

  • Running time

    134 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are shot, hooded, chained, imprisoned, kicked, punched, hit with objects, thrown to the ground, blasted through the air, slapped, roundhouse kicked, flipped over, grabbed, pushed, crushed by falling debris, choked. Characters dangle precariously, fall from high ledges. Explosions, grenades thrown. Air/space battles, tanks. Planets exploded, buildings/cliffs collapse. Aircraft downed/rammed. Burning aircraft/trees/AT-ATs/objects. Theft. Arguing, yelling. Aggravated assault, resisting arrest, war zone, super-weapon, suicide pact, spies, assassins mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody foreheads, eyebrows, noses, head, face, hair, cuts, arm. Oxygen mask, milky/blind eyes. Scars.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Man in steam room (full nudity implied). Hand-holding, hugging.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    None.

  • LANGUAGE

    What the..? Name-calling (liar, troublesome, crazy, defector, hostile, dreamers, fool, traitor, etc). Religious references.

  • THEMES

    Star Wars, betrayal, rescue, trust, hope, the Death Star, data transmissions, evil, hidden secrets, hologram messages, the Rebellion, father-daughter relationships, brilliant scientists, sacrifice, smugglers.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead wife/mother, dead husband, dead friends, estranged father. Prison settings. Creatures with leathery skin, tentacles, enlarged heads/eyes/noses, fur, etc. Thunder. Brief subtitles.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Action-packed, engaging, entertaining, rough, rugged, intimate, spectacular, dark, earnest, crowdpleasing, sleek, witty, exhilarating, good-natured, enjoyable, energetic, fresh, aggressive, triumphant. Gigantic/ballsy/triumphant/thundering/surprisng third act, distinctive production/costume design, several breath-stopping sequences, wondrous CGI, stunning locations, solid score, crammed with cameos/callbacks, eerie/jaw-dropping/creepy/spooky digital resurrection of beloved characters, delicious/hissable/booable/villainous/pleasingly unpleasant performance by Ben Mendelsohn, spirited/intense/game performance by Felicity Jones, scene-stealing sidekick excellently voiced by Alan Tudyk, earth-ripping set pieces, brisk editing, crackling script, diverse/eclectic cast.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Melodramatic, safe, frustrating, parasitic, forced. Mostly forgettable characters, multi-branched/muddled/choppy/clunky/overstuffed/suffocating first act, uneven/turgid middle section, underdeveloped characters, expository dialogue.

La La Land (2016)

Published in L
Wednesday, 14 December 2016 07:31
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  • Rating

    M: Coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Here's to the ones that dream.

  • Starring

    Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, J.K. Simmons, Rosemarie DeWitt, Claudine Claudio, Jason Fuchs, Finn Wittrock, Josh Pence

  • Directed by

    Damien Chazelle

  • Running time

    128 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shoved, slapped (playful). A man breaks a restaurant sign. Objects thrown at a car. Yelling, arguing. Blood/gore: None.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, hand-holding. Cleavage. Women flash their underwear while dancing. People in swimwear, nightwear. Couple in bed together (clothed). Woman in towel.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, champagne, beer, cocktails). Bar, club settings.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-words, a-word. Obscene finger gestures. Name-calling (weirdo, baby, etc). Religious exclamations (God help us, oh my God, my Lord, holy hell, goddamn, etc).

  • THEMES

    Romance, musicals, Hollywood, jazz, fame, success, auditions, collectibles, theatre, bands, live music, touring, career, relationships, fusion, duets, ambition, sacrifice, heartache.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Job loss, relationship breakup. Fireworks. Meat eaten. Bright camera strobe/flashes.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Remarkable, romantic, sun-drenched, absorbing, dazzling, distinctive, sweet-natured, energetic, dreamy, optimistic, happy, wonderstruck, joyous, sad, magical, daring, beautiful, sophisticated, unexpected, original, transportative, audacious, starry-eyed, ambitious, vibrant, bittersweet, elating, ardent, passionate; a masterpiece. Charming/terrific/excellent/appealing lead performances, powerful/convincing chemistry between leads, simple storytelling, gob-smacking/raucous/exhilarating opening scene, evocative soundtrack, gorgeous/expert/superb/kinetic cinematography, instinctive/intense direction, alluring backdrops/set pieces, buoyant/charming/memorable/melodious/infectious musical numbers, elegant costumes, sensational finale.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Overlong. A little too discordant/melancholy, the momentum stalls at times, some songs are a little indistinct/forgettable.

Queen of Katwe (2016)

Published in Q
Thursday, 24 November 2016 02:43
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes.

  • The pitch

    The small one can become the big one.

  • Starring

    Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong'o, Martin Kabanza, Taryn Kyaze

  • Directed by

    Mira Nair

  • Running time

    124 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are face-grabbed, wrestled, criticised for being female/poor, oinked at, slapped, almost swept away by flood waters, ear-pulled. A child is hit by a motorcycle. A woman kicks a motorbike. Objects knocked over in anger. Arguing. A boy screams. Getting robbed mentioned. A man says he is glad he didn't take his life when he was younger. Blood/gore: Bloody face, head, leg, bandage, hands. Wound-dressing, stitching (off-camera). Cannula removed. Man in neck brace, IV drip. Broken/breaking bones mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A married couple hug, kiss, hold hands. Flirting. Jokes about exchanging goods for (implied) sexual favours. An older teenager announces she is pregnant. Woman in singlet top/bare shoulders/cleavage; shirtless boys/men. Women seen bathing (clothed). A background sign reads "virginity is healthy for young girls". Background poster of girl in bikini top.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    (None). Children bet on a chess game.

  • LANGUAGE

    Pee mentioned. Very mild name-calling (hyena, disease, underprivileged, bad smell, silly, madam, etc). Religious references and exclamations (my god, thank god).

  • THEMES

    Phiona Mutesi, chess, Uganda, Katwe, slums, championship, tournament, strategy, family, mother-daughter relationships, unlikely heroes, street selling, soccer, sport, poverty, survival, literacy, losing, victory.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Relationship breakup. Dead father, dead mother, dead sister/daughter, dead/estranged family mentioned. Plane setting. Fireworks (opening credits). Pigs, goats, chickens, cattle, ducks, water birds, fishing, dead fish. Bare feet/soles. Meat on a stick, fried chicken eaten. Spitting. Some Bantu (subtitles). Based on a true story. Based on the book by Tim Crothers.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Inspirational, humanistic, powerful, heartwarming, vivid, evocative, compelling, engaging, fresh, zesty, intelligent, earnest, uplifting, sympathetic, big-hearted, feelgood, positive, pleasant, crowdpleasing, universal. Terrific/inhabited/authentic/nuanced/disarming/natural/radiant/beautiful performances, fascinating story, infectious score, palpable/intimate visuals of Uganda, charming closing credits sequence, irresistible message.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Cliched, predictable. Gets a little melodramatic/manipulative at the end.

The Founder (2016)

Published in T
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 07:10
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Coarse language.

  • The pitch

    A Ray of Golden Arches.

  • Starring

    Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, Patrick Wilson, Laura Dern, John Carroll Lynch, B.J. Novak, Linda Cardellini

  • Directed by

    John Lee Hancock

  • Running time

    115 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    (None.) A man slams his hands on the trunk of a car/a desk. Arguing, yelling. A man says if he saw his competitor drowning he would put a hose in his mouth. Blood/gore: (None). A man collapses. Man in hospital bed with IV drips. Diabetes mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couple kissing in car. Married couple in bed together (no sex/nudity). People in underwear. Flirting.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, beer, wine, cocktails, hip flask). Smoking. Gambling (bingo).

  • LANGUAGE

    One f-word, one a-word, sonsofb*tches, heck. Name-calling (hoodlums, juvenile delinquents, hick, beatnik, hothead, leech, etc.) Religious references and exclamations (damn, goddamn, what the hell, yokels, etc).

  • THEMES

    McDonald's, Ray Kroc, franchises, travelling salesmen, business, intellectual property, risk, opportunity, persistence, ruthlessness, contracts, success, legends, history, fast food, 1950s USA, brothers, progress, standards, family, ego.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Divorce mentioned. Plane, hospital settings. Urinals, toilet, urination. Based on a true story. Archival audio over end credits.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Frank, finger-pointing, queasy, sublime. Smart acting, riveting/repulsive/powerhouse/drilling performance by Michael Keaton, deft/mischievous score, all-encompassing attention to period detail.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Wishy-washy, bland, unchallenging. Somewhat slow start, never gets as biting/satirical as it could.

Bad Santa 2 (2016)

Published in B
Tuesday, 22 November 2016 06:45
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong crude sexual humour, sex scenes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    He's badder.

  • Starring

    Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates, Tony Cox, Christina Hendricks, Brett Kelly, Ryan Hansen, Jeff Skowron, Jenny Zigrino, Cristina Rosato

  • Directed by

    Mark Waters

  • Running time

    92 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A man tries to commit suicide (head in oven, hanging). People are shot, punched, kicked, beaten, hit with objects, urinated on, burgled, tripped over, slapped, slammed against wall/table, wrestled, run over. A car crashes into a stall. Theft. Killing Filipinos, threatened to cut kid in half, you tried to murder me, hand grenade, arms dealer, Charles Manson mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloodied plush toy, blood smear on ice, bloody fur. People on stretchers/in hospital beds with oxygen masks, breathing tubes, arm in sling; flatlining. Hacking coughs, used Bandaid. Donate my organs, panic attacks mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    People have sex in an alley, against a tree (children watching), anal sex in a public bathroom. A man is masturbated several times by different women. A man watches another man masturbate. Many photos of a man with another man's testicles placed in various positions on his face/head. A woman plays with a vibrator. Nude male bottom seen. Orgasm, kissing, flirting, undressing, bum-slapping, ogling, voyeurism, infidelity. A man hires a prostitute for a younger man. A man's (clothed) erection prods another man in the back of the head. A man tries to watch porn but his account has been disabled. A woman makes a masturbation gesture. Many references/slang words for sex, masturbation, ejaculation, virginity, bestiality, prostitution, genitals, breasts, anal sex, paedophilia, felching, orgies, necrophilia. Skimpy clothing, skimpy exercise gear, cleavage. Turning a trick, sex with cousins, teabagging, strip joint, motorboat, being a mom at thirteen, crabs mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugging someone with Rohypnol mentioned. Alcohol (spirits, beer, shots, hip flask, champagne). Intoxication, AA meeting. Smoking. A woman drinks cough medicine. You must be high, am I tripping, hallucinogenic, after effects [of drugs] mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    (Many) f-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch, p*ss. Many slang words for genitals/sex. Name-calling (worthless, retard, pr*ck, crazy, racist, moron, big shot, sick, midget, poison, albino, scarecrow, nutsack, jackals, cheap, paedophile, kiddie fiddler, pervert, chief, deaf, miserable, douchebag, filthy, dirty, lush, player, dingleberry, goiter face, stray, ghost, mean, runt, etc). Obscene finger gestures. Religious references and exclamations (goddamn, there is a God, Christ, what the hell, oh Lord, etc). Many jokes/insults about colour, race, height, weight, sex, mental illness, abortion, gender, disability.

  • THEMES

    Robbery, Christmas, bad Santas, betrayal, mother-son relationships, mental illness, Christmas carols, charity, infidelity, addiction, Parkinson's disease, family, choir.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead mother, dead grandmother mentioned. Eviction notice, power blackout, fireworks. Woman on toilet. Vomiting, urination, burping. A mother tells how she used to chew her son's food for him then feed it to him. A man removes his false teeth and handles them.

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016)

Published in B
Sunday, 20 November 2016 20:03
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong themes, violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    It's not some story; it's our lives.

  • Starring

    Vin Diesel, Kristen Stewart, Garrett Hedlund, Chris Tucker, Steve Martin, Joe Alwyn, Arturo Castro, Mason Lee, Astro, Beau Knapp, Ismael Cruz Cordova, Barney Harris

  • Directed by

    Ang Lee

  • Running time

    110 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are stabbed, shot (off-camera), shot at, handcuffed, hooded, prodded with a gun, headlocked (till he passes out), grabbed, wrestled, pushed over, beaten, dragged, tackled, throat-grabbed. A family is terrorised by soldiers. A man describes what kinds of injuries certain firearms inflict. People slam their hands on a table, steering wheel, car bonnet. Story told of crashing car then chasing sister's fiance with a tyre iron. Men joke that they enjoy killing people. Doors kicked in. Fireworks and pyrotechnics trigger war flashbacks. A woman says "If anything happens to you I'll kill myself". A man says he's rather cut off his little finger than lose. Blown up by IED, sister in car accident, WMDs, trying to take hostages mentioned. Yelling, arguing. Blood/gore: Bloody leg, clothing, hands, spatter; pooling blood, pink mist. Twice the camera focuses on the eyes of people as they die. Funeral. Man in wheelchair. Hanging sides of meat being carved. Scars.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couple have bedroom sex (brief/flashforward). Shirtless men, men in towels (locker room setting), skimpy dancewear (cheerleaders), cleavage, midriffs. An advertisement plays on a jumbotron screen for erectile dysfunction. Men make masturbating gestures. A man makes derogatory comments about homosexuals. Strippers, prostitute, lap dance, still a virgin, conceived in a truck, 72 virgins, getting/got laid, suck my d*ck, steroids, guys blowing each other mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (people share a joint, a man consumes Advil). Alcohol (spirits, beer, wine, cocktails, champagne). Smoking. Getting wasted mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, p*ssed. Name-calling (motherf*ckers, a-holes, douchebag, delinquent punk, sh*tbag, p*ssy-boy, idiot, broke-d*cks, d*ckwad, arrogant pr*ck, a-wipes, d*ckheads, clowns, etc). Religious references and exclamations (grace of God, shut the hell up, for God's sakes, hell yeah, Jesus Christ, oh God, goddamn, etc).

  • THEMES

    Iraq War, US servicemen, reality v perception, Thanksgiving, football, PTSD, death of a friend, grief, desensitization, media, marketing, PR, patriotism, demi-celebrity, victory tours, heroism, loyalty, sacrifice, ignorance, Dallas Cowboys, brother-sister relationships, half-time entertainment, triggers.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead soldier/friend. Cemetery, funeral, Iraq war settings. Engagement breakup mentioned. Fireworks, pyrotechnics, spitting. Donkey, dog. Sides of meat being carved/cooked. Pig on the spit. Plates of roast chicken/turkey etc. Meat eaten. Taxidermy buffalo head on wall. Some Arabic (some translation). Based on the novel by Ang Lee.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Original, heartfelt, engrossing, realistic, sharp-edged, tactile, gripping, potent, intimate, absorbing, ruminative, ambitious, somber, boisterous. Astonishing/granular/physical/unprecedented/extraordinary/groundbreaking/penetrating/remarkable/stunning/astonishing/crisp/smooth/cutting-edge 3D/4K visuals, strong cast, fine script, inspired/deft/brilliant performances, visceral combat action, rich flashbacks, stays mostly faithful to the novel.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Uneven, erratic, theatrical, curious, exhausting. Thankless female roles, cornball dialogue, fake southern accents, some cringe-worthy performances, awkward/half-hearted/trope-laden narrative, most audiences won't get to see the film at its high frame rate, the groundbreaking/technologically advanced visuals can be distracting/are mismatched with the storytelling, the film lacks the saitre/humour of the novel.

Trolls (2016)

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Saturday, 19 November 2016 10:07
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    G: Very mild crude humour, some scenes may scare very young children.

  • The pitch

    Hair we go.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Zooey Deschanel, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Christine Baranski, Russell Brand, Gwen Stefani, John Cleese, James Corden

  • Directed by

    Walt Dohrn, Mike Mitchell

  • Running time

    92 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are eaten, grabbed, pursued, hit with objects, kidnapped, kicked, blasted through the air, wedgied, hair-pulled, whipped with hair, ridiculed, slimed, banished, slapped, caged, squirted in the eye with lemon juice, throat-grabbed. A character knocks over objects (cakes, tables, coffin) in flashback. Many creatures eat other creatures. A character stomps on a party invite. A guitar is thrown into a campfire. Glitter explosions, fireball, burning cart. A character says that his uncle broke his neck while tap-dancing. Characters crash through a window, knock over a vase etc. Growling, roaring. Blood/gore: A dead clown falls out of a coffin. Defibrillation. In a storybook collage, a character's head is pulled off, salted and eaten. A creature is burned (skeleton seen), charred into ashes then sucked up by another creature. Allergic reaction (rash/swelling). Giant eyeballs, stomach acid, dead cartoon characters in a giant's stomach, uvula. A character is seen lying in own grave and covering himself with dirt.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Nude Trolls (rear view), many Troll bottoms. Troll in underwear, Bergen in underwear. Flirting, hugging, hand-holding, a character kisses a face in a magazine.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A character is seen chugging an unknown liquid in a drinking contest.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling (party pooper, dumpy diapers, greedy pig, etc). Oh my god. Characters fart glitter sprinkles. A character poops out cupcakes. Rain (resembling urine) falls from a cloud-shaped character.

  • THEMES

    Trolls, Bergens, happiness, community, positivity, survivalists, scrapbooking, singing, banishment, misery, betrayal, rescue, crushes, tradition, makeovers.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead grandmother. Scary/ugly Bergens with crooked teeth and scary yellow and red eyes. Creatures that resemble crocodiles, spiders, bugs, beetles, caterpillars, butterflies, worms, llamas, dodo birds, fish, flies, snake. Fireworks, thunder, lightning, full moon, rainbows. Mid-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Delightful, well-paced, funny, happy, kiddy, flashy, colourful, pure, enchanting, psychedelic, touching, light, fun, peppy, silly, snarky, bonkers, lovable, giddy, infectious, upbeat, trippy, cute. Superb casting/vocal performances, eye-popping visuals, tactile/crafty animation, candy-coloured/glitter-infused action, catchy/eclectic musical numbers.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Basic plot/premise, underused supporting cast. Might be disposable/annoying for older viewers.