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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

Home Again (2017)

Published in H
Tuesday, 17 October 2017 10:23
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Alice brings it home.

  • Starring

    Reese Witherspoon, Michael Sheen, Lake Bell, Nat Wolff, Candice Bergen, Pico Alexander, Lola Flanery, Eden Grace Redfield, Christine Woods, Jon Rudnitsky, Reid Scott, Josh Stamberg, P.J. Byrne

  • Directed by

    Hallie Meyers-Shyer

  • Running time

    97 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Two men engage in a fist fight (punching, tackling, wrestling, etc). A man pokes another man in the chest several times. A man kicks a waste basket in frustration then slams a door. Arguing. A man tells a story about his wife tackling another woman to the ground. Blood/gore: Small bloody grazes on heads.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couple in bed together (sex implied). Kissing, hugging, caressing, flirting, undressing. Shirtless men, cleavage, men in underwear. Father had multiple wives/cheated on partners mentioned. Several remarks about a couple sleeping together. A woman says "the man [her father] impregnated another woman while he was with you".

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (bag of marijuana). Alcohol (wine, beer, shots, spirits, cocktail; bar setting; intoxication). Smoking (photo of people holding cigarettes). A woman takes anxiety tablets. Champagne, anti-depressants, Zoloft, Advil mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words (x3), crap. Name-calling (intense, difficult, irrational, maniac, loser, uneasy, archnemesis, b*tch, pugnacious, selfish, stupid hipster, etc). Religious exclamations (oh God, oh my God, Jesus, goddamn, what the hell, thank God, etc).

  • THEMES

    Houseguests, friends, family, filmmaking, romance, betrayal, screenwriting, interior decorating, anxiety, rolemodels, divorce, single parenting, acting, nerves, artifacts, career, one-night stands, midlife crises.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased father/husband mentioned. Divorce, separation, depression mentioned. Fireworks (pics). Vomiting (heard off-screen). Dog, seagulls. Bacon, eggs, meat on plates.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Fun, sweet, shiny, glossy, female-driven, feel-good, escapist. Charming/plucky/likeable/appealing/radiant/upbeat/powerhouse performance by Reese Witherspoon, delightfully unhinged performance by Lake Bell, solid cast, some funny moments, gorgeous production design.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Superficial, familiar, listless, implausible, forgettable, flat, contrived, unwieldy, unwise, messy, overstuffed, underdeveloped, empty, ramshackle, simplistic, artificial, low-stakes, limp, vanilla. Thin subplots, uninspired conclusion, some weak humour, uneven pacing, one-note characters, aimless plot, confused tone, patchy acting, strained cuteness, creaky tropes, pedestrian direction.

The Mountain Between Us (2017)

Published in T
Wednesday, 11 October 2017 00:09
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, sex scene and occasional coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Less of a plane wreck than I expected.

  • Starring

    Idris Elba, Kate Winslet, Beau Bridges, Dermot Mulroney, Linda Sorensen, Vincent Gale, Marci T. House

  • Directed by

    Hany Abu-Assad

  • Running time

    112 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Light plane crash (tense). People slide down mountain faces/almost fall over a high cliff, fall into freezing water, get caught in a bear trap. An animal is mauled (off-screen). Objects thrown/kicked in anger. A story is told about a young girl killed in an explosion. Skinheads, neo-Nazis, Vietnam War mentioned. Arguing, panic, growling (dog). Blood/gore: Dead human body (frozen), dead animal. Bloody slash on leg (bone/exposed flesh seen); bloody faces, cuts, grazes, fur, ear, snow. Animal flesh is sliced off the carcass, cooked and eaten. Injection. Bruising, wound-cleaning/dressing/stitching, bandages. Burial. People in hospital beds, IV drips. A character suffers a stroke. Emergency surgery on a 10-year-old, cracked ribs, cutting into someone's brain, fatal brain tumour mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Bedroom sex scene (undressing, kissing, caressing, nude back/shoulders, shirtless man, slightly exposed nipple). Woman in bra, a woman wears a sheer top with no bra underneath (nipples visible), cleavage. Man in shower (top half seen). Infidelity. Flirting, hugging.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, beer). A character takes Advil tablets.

  • LANGUAGE

    One f-word, two s-words, two a-words, pee. Name-calling (reckless, selfish). Religious exclamations (oh my God, Jesus Christ, Jesus, God bless, what the hell, damn it, etc).

  • THEMES

    Survival, plane crash, hiking, hope, death, romance, photography, heroism.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead spouse mentioned. Airport, light plane, hospital settings. Dog, hare, eagle, cougar. Urination. Barbecuing meat. Based on the novel by Charles Martin.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Crowd-pleasing, entertaining, easy, satisfying, unpretentious, solid, diverting, well-paced, high-stakes, glossy, earnest, likeable, tear-jerking. Charming/engaging/compelling lead actors, committed/relaxed/believable/compassionate/connected performances, likeable characters, witty/funny dialogue, nauseating/spectacular plane crash scene, old-fashioned storytelling/direction, beautiful cinematography, eye-popping/breathtaking/gorgeous/majestic locations.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Far-fetched, simplistic, predictable, unsophisticated, distant, muted. Leads look too fresh/healthy, romance plot initially feels a littly phony/unearned, some stifling narrative clichés, moments of danger are resolved too quickly, overstretched third act.

Happy Death Day (2017)

Published in H
Monday, 09 October 2017 06:11
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Horror themes, violence, sexual references and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Tree branches.

  • Starring

    Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine, Rachel Matthews, Charles Aitken, Jason Bayle, Phi Vu, Donna Duplantier, GiGi Erneta, Tenea Intriago, Rob Mello, Cariella Smith

  • Directed by

    Christopher Landon

  • Running time

    96 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, stabbed (knife/glass shard), pursued, grabbed, hit with objects, tackled, thrown/slammed against walls, throat-grabbed, doused with liquid, drowned, shoulder-charged, hair-pulled, hit by a bus, handcuffed, hit by a car, set alight (explosion), neck-snapped, poisoned, kneed, head-banged/head-slammed, kicked out of a window. People trip over, hit their head, stub toe, fall through a window (fatal). Objects thrown/smashed. Knife blade held at throat. News article about a serial killer (gunshot wounds, dead officer, first degree murder mentioned). Screaming. Blood/gore: Dead bodies. Blood spatter, blood spray on window/walls, bloody knife, small cut on forehead, bloody mouth, blood smear, pooling blood. Injection (needle in arm). Knife protruding from victim. Neck snapping sounds heard. Bandaid on wound. Curtain with giant skull image. A man collapses from tiredness, fainting. Chest x-rays.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A student and teacher initiate sex in an office (kissing/caressing) before being disturbed. Nude female (rear view). A young males sits at a computer ready to watch m-m pornography. Kissing (m-m/m-f), hugging, bum-slapping. Girl in bra. A female college student wakes up in a boy's dorm room (possible sex implied). Cleavage, skimpy workout gear. Walk of shame. Comic reference to penis size. Blow-up doll in background. Condom, tongue down someone else's boyfriend's throat, masturbating mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (bong, Tylenol pills taken). Alcohol (intoxication, college students drink from plastic cups - alcohol implied). Gambling (poker). Binge drinking, [being] totally out of it last night, pills, weed, wasted, high mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    A handful of s-words, crap. Name-calling (d*ckhead, sneaky little biatch, whore, douchebag, crazy b*tch, losers, weirdo, heifers, dumb*ss, space b*tch, slut, pussy, chunkers, stupid, dumb, clumsy, tool, etc). Slang and actual terms for genitals (vagina, d*ck, balls, etc). Religious exclamations (my God, thank God, what the hell, oh my God, etc). A character speaks in a mock "reatrded" voice. Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES

    Murder, birthdays, second chances, infidelity, guilt, cheating husbands, teacher-student relationships, college life, father-daughter relationships, serial killers, jealousy, roommates, living life to the fullest.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead wife/mother mentioned. Relationship breakup. Hospital setting. Power blackouts. Vomiting, burping, farting. Taxidermy bear.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    tbc

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    tbc

The LEGO Ninjago Movie (2017)

Published in T
Saturday, 16 September 2017 22:35
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild animated violence.

  • The pitch

    Find your inner piece. Get some Ninja inya.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Jackie Chan, Dave Franco, Fred Armisen, Kumail Nanjiani, Michael Peña, Abbi Jacobson, Zach Woods, David Burrows, Alex Kauffman, Justin Theroux

  • Directed by

    Charlie Bean, Paul Fisher, Bob Logan

  • Running time

    101 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    (Very mild, animated.) Characters are punched, kicked, fired through the air/off a suspension bridge, blown apart, knocked over/knocked to the ground, blasted with fire breath, frozen, zapped with lightning blasts, shirt-grabbed, restrained, pushed, hit with objects, caged, near-drowned, mocked/ridiculed, split apart with swords, hit on the forehead, eaten/regurgitated. A city is attacked by air and sea attacks/a giant animal; mass property destruction, mass panic, vehicles/aircraft/buildings destroyed, burning objects. A busload of children teeters/falls from the edge of an overpass, characters fall over cliff edges/into a river. Many characters behave unkindly to another character (say mean things/send mean text messages/whisper about him to friends/move to other seats to get away from him, etc). Objects thrown, smashed, defaced, snatched, crushed. Explosions, bomb. News reports discuss imminent attacks. Dragonfly swatted. Hissing, screaming. A character says he levels cities, attacks innocent people. Flashback of village under attack. Blood/gore: A character loses an arm/arm reinserted. Blood spatter graphic on screen. Scar on cheek. Skeletons/skulls. Characters with scary red eyes. Bitten by a snake, blown-out ear drum, will melt your skin, chipped tooth mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    (None.) LEGO characters in swimwear, shirtless men, close up of man slapping his hairy belly. Ogling. A multi-armed character pretends to make out with himself.

  • LANGUAGE

    Butt. Name-calling (bad, loser, weirdo, meddling, stupid, loco, maniacal, twisted, nerds, terrible, caged monkey, weak-voiced, subpar, monster, etc). Beeping sounds heard over a message being read aloud (expletives implied). Four-letter words mentioned.

  • THEMES

    Father-son relationships, heroes, ninjas, birthdays, family secrets, teamwork, elemental powers, rejection, evil overloads, capitalism, exes, brothers, training, moonlighting, secret identities, connectivity.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Estranged father. Cat, fish tank, sharks, crabs, butterflies, dragonflies, snakes, spiders, cobwebs, beetles, birds, dragon, eagle, cows, horses, goat, horse-head mask. Snake and eyeballs in jars of formaldehyde. Volcano, full moon, dark/creepy jungle, helicopters. Child's balloon popped. Hot dog characters. Spitting. Vision during end credits. Mid-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Irreverant, smart, entertaining, delightful, funny, manic, zippy, action-packed, adequate, kid-distracting. Great voice cast, immersive visuals, thrilling battle sequences, beautiful/slick animation, random/bold/absurdist humour, likeable villain, chaotic/fast-paced/joke-filled first half.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Formulaic, repetitive, forgettable, middling, disappointing. Flimsy emotional backbone, cheap/sappy sentimentality, weak character arcs, slow second half, cheap set-ups/jokes, bland adventure, lacks satire/originality; the idea is getting a little tired.

The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017)

Published in T
Tuesday, 12 September 2017 11:27
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong themes, violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Keep calm and do prison yoga.

  • Starring

    Elodie Yung, Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Richard E. Grant, Salma Hayek, Michael Gor, Dijarn Campbell, Rod Hallett

  • Directed by

    Patrick Hughes

  • Running time

    118 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People get shot, kicked, elbowed, headlocked, smacked, pursued, tied up, pistol-whipped, thrown into an industrial rubbish bin, head-slammed, handcuffed, headbutted, ambushed, hit by objects, blasted/thrown through the air, arm-snapped, kneed, held at gunpoint, stabbed, near-drowned, throat-grabbed, flipped, glassed, thrown overboard, knocked into a canal, hit by a car, tortured, electrocuted, hooded, slashed, thrown through windscreen, shoulder-charged, hit by truck, axed, nail-gunned, lassoed with chain, near-choked, held up against wall, headlocked, pushed from a roof onto car. A man is forced to watch his wife and child being executed (shot), a preacher is shot in front of his child, a man's head is forced on to a hamburger grill, a dictator orders a village to be slaughtered (see bodies on ground in front of firing squak/bodies in pit). Explosions, burning debris/vehicles/objects. Reckless driving (vehicles/boat), vehicle rollovers, stealing cars, car chases, car drives through busy cafe, cars/motorcycles rammed, cars/bicycles fall into canal, car rear-ended, boats sideswiped/split in half, car set on fire, truck rams bollards/flips into crowd, helicopter crashes into building. Shootout/fight at a funeral, street/bar fights. Trashed office, house searched/trashed, objects smashed. A wall painting shows a man being stabbed in the neck. A man jumps/falls off a roof and hits scaffolding on the way to the ground. Genocide, executed for treason, ethnic cleansing, war zone, prison shank, dioxin poisoning, skin you like a cat, killed over 250 people, preacher shot then body left on display on church altar mentioned. Screaming, mass panic, yelling, arguing. Blood/gore: Dead bodies (one with head caught in elevator doors, one with blade protruding from chest, coffin in casket, etc). Bloody faces/leg/feet/hand/ear/clothing/gashes/bullet wounds/objects; blood spatter/spray, pooling blood, smeared blood, bleeding, bag of blood (IV drip). Burning man. A man removes a bullet from his very bloody leg. A crowd of injured people are treated after a truck is deliberately driven into them then explodes. Bubbled/scarred skin (chloracne), limping, nail protruding/removed from forehead. Bandages. Coffin knocked over (corpse inside). [Wife] chopped off ear and sewed it back on, severed carotid artery mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, butt-grabbing. Cleavage, women in lingerie (prostitutes/sex workers), bondage gear in background, shirtless man. Child's toy up wife's bottom mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (swallowing pills). Cocaine, exploded bags of heroin mentioned. Alcohol (hip flask, beer, shots, champagne).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, p*ss. Name-calling (animals, d*ck, monster, b*tch, useless, puta, pure evil, murderer, coffin-magnet, terrible, sociopaths, d*ckhead, assassin, eavesdropper, stupid, alcoholic, cucaracha, whore, wicked, pussy, child, etc). Religious references (nuns, Jesus sticker, etc) and exclamations (Jesus, thank God, Jesus Christ, Christ, God's wishes, go with God, the Bible says, goddamit, etc). Obscene hand and finger gestures.

  • THEMES

    Protection services, contract killing, Interpol, exes, rivals, grudges, revenge, rules, forgiveness, corruption, interrogation, torture, confession, dictators, mercenaries, witnesses, unlikely partners.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Airport, court, prison, hospital, church, funeral settings. Father in prison, kidnapped daughter mentioned. Helicopters, plane, firecrackers, thunder, lightning. Cows, sheep, blackbirds. Urination, bottle of urine, fart. Taxidermy head/antlers on wall, grilling hamburgers. Brief subtitles (Japanese, French, Russian, Dutch languages).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Delightful, ridiculous, screwball, wild, hilarious, profane, entertaining, diverting, brainless, fun, cartoonish. Terrific chemistry between likeable/charming leads, committed/game/snappy/fearless performances, immersive/frenetic visuals, some memorable moments (scene where Darius met Sonia/canal chase).

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Overlong, repetitive, generic, predictable, half-assed. Stale action, mediocre set pieces, not quite over-the-top enough, some uninspired dialogue, some lazy screenwriting, underwritten characters, weak female roles, cookie-cutter plot, fake-looking CGI, pedestrian direction, too many endings.

It (2017)

Published in I
Monday, 11 September 2017 11:28
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong horror themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Step right up.

  • Starring

    Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Bill Skarsgård, Nicholas Hamilton, Jake Sim, Logan Thompson, Owen Teague, Jackson Robert Scott

  • Directed by

    Andy Muschietti

  • Running time

    135 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are attacked by the thing they fear the most (clowns/woman with distorted face/mummy/zombies/headless creature/leper, etc), bitten, stabbed, slashed, grabbed, covered in trash, thrown to the ground/through the air/against objects/down a well, shoulder-charged, ridiculed/teased, near-hit by car, pursued, elbowed, restrained, punched, hit with objects, impaled through head/down throat, dragged, covered in black goo, slapped, face-grabbed, tangled in hair, throat-grabbed, pushed, kicked, bludgeoned, shirt-grabbed, whipped with chains, throat-slit. A young boy is shot in the head, sheep are shot/slaughtered (mostly off-screen), a boy orders another boy to hold a cat up for target practice, a father shoots the ground near his son's feet to teach him a lesson. News articles report Easter explosion that killed 88 children (bodies on ground/burning building/debris/severed head in tree seen), missing children, missing townsfolk (91 vanished people), body found by canal, bar burned down. Objects creak/move by themselves. A boy bumps his head and falls over, characters fall over a bridge/down an embankment/through floorboards. Doors kicked in, bottle shot, objects dropped/smashed. Creepy hands appear around doors. A character says his brother is going to kill him, characters say "kill him/kill them all", "I'll feast on your flesh; I feed on your fear". A boy plays a arcade game where character's street fight. Screaming, yelling, roaring, growling, arguing. Shoplifting. Blood/gore: A freakish character appears to feed off a child's face. Floating bodies (children), floating heads (they all float). Decaying child in casket, hanging half-torso, scalp begins to break apart. Arm ripped (bitten) off, broken arm, arm in plaster cast, arm snapped back into place. Very bloody hands/noses/stomach/gashes/cuts/stump/arm/clothing/faces/heads/mouths/foreheads/lips/shin/grazes/scratches/bite marks/hair/objects; blood spray, blood spatter, pooling blood, smeared blood, dried blood, blood spots, dripping blood, words written in blood, bloody handprint. A bathroom is sprayed/covered with blood and gore. Detached limbs, hanging bodies (obscured by curtain), burning rooms seen. A butcher's apron is covered in blood. Children slice their palms and hold hands (blood oath). Characters with scary yellow eyes, eyeballs that move unusually, milky-white eyes, layers of sharp teeth, missing heads/limbs, misshapen heads/bodies, decaying skin, maggot-infested flesh, creepy laughter, contortionism, long sharp claws, shapeshifting; room full of marionettes/clowns covered with sheets. Gunshot wound in centre of forehead, bandages. Giant pile of dead children's personal belongings. Decomposed body covered in worms and maggots, staph infection, aneurysm, AIDS epidemic, trail of bloody clothes, chewed-up hand, skin melted down to the bone mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A father behaves in a predatory manner toward his daughter (incest implied). Kissing, hugging, ogling, flirting, crotch-grabbing. Children go swimming in their underwear. Characters discuss circumcision. Innuendo and joking references to masturbation ("tickle your pickle"), birth control ("saving it for your sister"), sex ("inside your mother"), genitals ("beaver trap"), virginity, oral sex ("blow your dad"). A female character is rumoured to be sexually active ("who did she do? Who didn't she do.")

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (bottles of beer/spirits). Smoking (cigarettes). Drugs (many prescription pills, asthma inhaler). Junkies, cocaine, crackhead house mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, p*ss, pee, d*ck, wang, vagina. Name-calling (slut, loser, f*ggot, goons, egg boy, t*ts, retarded, sissies, b*tch, dipsh*t,dirty, monsters, insane, paper man, fags, etc). Religious references and exclamations (I swear to God, damn, oh my God, what the hell, dear God, hell hole, etc). Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES

    Scary clowns, fear, losers, bullies, missing children, horror, stuttering, brothers, abusive fathers, hypochondriac mothers, mind tricks, murder, patricide, pacts, friends, monsters.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead brother/son. Dead fathers (patricide). Missing (presumed dead) daughter. Dead parents (fire) mentioned. People call "help me, please". Synagogue, butcher shop settings. Clowns, balloons, thunder, flickering lights, ghostly apparitions, haunted/abandoned house, black lava-goo. Cat, sheep, flies, rat, caged hamster. Taxidermy animals on walls. Drool, burping, spitting, whispering, coughing, vomit. Post-credits audio.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Bold, intense, grim, grisly, graphic, brutal, disturbing, well-paced, hilarious, scary, gorgeous, impressive, twisted, chilling, heartbreaking, exciting, sobering, fun, effective, lively, satisfying. Excellent/solid casting, strong performances, relatable/memorable characters, creepy/shocking/upsetting/effective opening scene, snappy dialogue, inventive score, old-school approach, terrific conclusion; a masterful adaptation of the novel.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Serviceable, unsurprising, familiar. Slightly repetitive/overstretched, not exactly terrifying, occasionally scattered, uses straightforward/obvious horror tropes, loses rhythm, the more we see Pennywise the less scary he becomes.

The Emoji Movie (2017)

Published in T
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.

Victoria and Abdul (2017)

Published in V
Monday, 04 September 2017 03:55
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    The eyes have it.

  • Starring

    Dame Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Michael Gambon, Olivia Williams, Eddie Izzard, Simon Callow, Tim Pigott-Smith, Adeel Akhtar

  • Directed by

    Stephen Frears

  • Running time

    112 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are smacked, shirt-grabbed, bumped into, threatened with job loss, throat-grabbed, pushed aside. Objects pushed off desk in anger, house trashed, personal objects burned out of spite/revenge. Story of man suffering an accident with an elephant. Indian Rebellion of 1857 (uprising against British soldiers by Indian Muslims who believed that weapons cartridges were made from pig and cow fat) discussed. References to Boer War. Shouting, arguing. Fear of assassination, smashing of the Peacock Throne, "chop your balls off", "I will see to it that you die here" mentioned. Blood/gore: Dead body. Coughing up blood, bloody tissue, fainting/collapse. Funeral scene. Death notice. Mention of rebellion where over 2000 personnel were murdered. Eating pig's blood and sheep's brains, gelatine made from cow bones mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    (None): A doctor inspects a male's genitals (obscured from view). Feet-kissing, hand-holding. Statue of semi-nude figures (breasts exposed). Bottom hole, the clap, gonorrhea, fertility issues, collapsed uterus mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Smelling salts. Alcohol (spirits, wine, champagne). Smoking (cigarettes). Medicine for constipation (Bonjer's mixture?) mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, a-words, crap, bloody, balls. Name-calling (oppressor, barbarians, depressing, fools, idiot, stupid, exploiters, vain, jealous, an embarrassment, fat, lame, silly, impotent, old, brown, little, Uncle Tom, bigamist, Ali Baba, d*cks, low-born, imposter, fraud, common, despicable toads, racialists, pox-ridden, coloured, dreary, morbidly obese, cantakerous, boring, greedy, selfish, myopic, ill-tempered, insane, short-sighted, vultures, etc). Religious references (prayer, crucifixes, etc) and exclamations (Jesus Christ, for god's sake, thank heavens, what the hell, oh my God, oh God, Allah, damn, etc). Insults about race, culture, colour, religion, stuttering.

  • THEMES

    Queen Victoria, Abdul Karim, the Munshi, unlikely friendships, British royal family, racism, teaches, language lessons, history, privacy, protocol, servility, companions.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead mother/friend. Dead friend/colleague. Dead husband, dead wife (died in childbirth), dead friend mentioned. Goats, horses, dog. Meat/egg eaten. Taxidermy animals/antlers on wall. Snoring. Eating pig's blood mentioned. Bowel movements discussed. Some Hindi and Urdu languages (subtitles/translation). Based on a true story. Based on the book Victoria & Abdul : The True Story of the Queen's Closest Confidant by Shrabani Basu.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Glossy, moving, touching, sumptuous. Superb/shrewd/affecting/classy/sensational/rich/mischievous performance by Dame Judi Dench, fascinating story, appealling cast, splendid production design, beautiful costumes, intimate score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Lazy, cutesy, creaky, sorry, dodgy, conservative, farcical, uncomfortable, unenlightened. Unconvincing chemistry between leads, uninteresting/doe-eyed/fawning/blank performance by Ali Fazal, lacks moral complexity, lacks a character arc/dimension for Abdul Karim.

The King's Choice (Kongens nei) (2016)

Published in T
Thursday, 24 August 2017 20:52
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    CTC.

  • The pitch

    Gives all for Norway.

  • Starring

    Jesper Christensen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Karl Markovics, Tuva Novotny, Katharina Schüttler, Erik Hivju, Svein Tindberg, Arthur Hakalahti, Menig Fredrik Seeberg

  • Directed by

    Erik Poppe

  • Running time

    133 minutes

  • Rated

    CTC (Australia), NR (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, face-slapped, thrown through the air (grenade), separated from loved ones, poked, dragged, blindfolded. Sea battle/ship hit by cannon fire/burning ship/explosion/sinking ship. Air raids, ground assault. Mass panic. Bombing/explosions, burning barn, burning debris. References to Nazi Germany (voice of Adolf Hitler on telephone, swastikas, Fuhrer mentioned, etc). Arguing. Being "captured by Soviets and taken prisoner" mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses on ground. Open bloody wound/exposed flesh. Bloody heads/clothing/snow/cuts on face; blood spatter, dried blood on face. Dead men, massacre, bloodbath mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    (None): Rear view of nude statue. Shirtless man. Kissing, hugging (platonic).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Smoking (pipe, cigarettes).

  • LANGUAGE

    (None): Name-calling (dense, amateur, miserable creature, etc). Religious exclamations (oh God, etc).

  • THEMES

    King Haakon VII, German invasion of Oslo, World War II, 1940s Norway, invasion, evacuation, Norwegian royalty, coup d'état, diplomacy.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead wife/mother mentioned. Horses, flies. Taxidermy bird. Norwegian, German and English languages (subtitles).