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Deepwater Horizon (2016)

Published in D
Monday, 03 October 2016 05:25
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    This is not a drill.

  • Starring

    Mark Wahlberg, Dylan O'Brien, Kate Hudson, Kurt Russell, John Malkovich, Gina Rodriguez, Ethan Suplee, Trace Adkins, Brad Leland

  • Directed by

    Peter Berg

  • Running time

    107 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are crushed, pinned, thrown through the air/against objects, covered in mud, banged against railings, hit by projectiles/flying glass, burned, scalded, covered in debris, knocked unconscious, slammed against a wall. A man bangs his head against a glass mirror. People jump/are thrown from high ledges. Explosions, fireballs, burning water/objects. Damage, debris, broken/smashed glass. Birds fly into a helicopter/a boat. Yelling, screaming, arguing, mass panic. Indictment for manslaughter mentioned. Blood/gore: Broken leg (protruding bone), broken glass protruding from skin. A falling body hits a metal air vent (fatal). People are covered in blood, scratches, cuts. Swollen eye, bruising, bandages, crutches. A long shard of glass is removed from skin. Dead/oil-covered bird. Roll call of deceased.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couple in underwear (sex implied). Kissing. Shirtless man, man in shower (no nudity seen). A man says his cat used to try and mount his dog.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer). A man is asked if he is on medication. Receiving/drinking a bottle of wine mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-words, a-words, b*tch, bastard, p*ssed. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations (so help you God, oh my God, goddamit, Jesus).

  • THEMES

    Deepwater Horizon, oil drilling, rigs, disaster, oil spills, mud displacement, pressure levels, scandal, safety, corporate greed, environmental catastrophe, testing, awards, rescue, chaos.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Ocean/underwater setting. Fishing photo (catfish). Helicopters. Taxidermy animals seen in background. Strobing lights. Based on true events. Based on Deepwater Horizon's Final Hours by David Barstow, David Rohde and Stephanie Saul published in The New York Times.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Rugged, realistic, action-packed, vivid, fast-paced, spectacular, harrowing, courageous, angry, effective, brave, unsentimental, gruelling, no-nonsense, thrilling, white-knuckle, stunning, human, plausible, visceral, solid, tense, unsettling, impressive. Excellent/fantastic/relatable performances, seamless special effects, terse/tense/technically complex/cleverly incoherent dialogue, disorienting/smart editing, hyper-real sound design, a worthy tribute to the people involved.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Thin characterisation, treacly/clumsy song over end credits, doesn't address the environmental impact of the tragedy.

Penguins of Madagascar

Published in P
Sunday, 28 December 2014 09:19
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    G: Some scary scenes.

  • The pitch

    It's Classified.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Christopher Knights, Conrad Vernon, John Malkovich, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ken Jeong, Annet Mahendru, Peter Stormare, Andy Richter, Danny Jacobs, Werner Herzog

  • Directed by

    Eric Darnell, Simon J. Smith

  • Running time

    92 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are sprayed with goo (amniotic fluid), gassed, caged, gagged, punched, hit with objects, slapped, kidnapped, shot with tranquiliser darts, handcuffed, catapulted, hit by trucks. Animals eaten by other animals. Explosions, smashed objects, broken glass. Break-and-enter. Characters fall from high ledges. Blood/gore: An animal almost chokes. Objects protruding from skin. Animal skeleton (display).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Innuendo. Bare bum.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Characters are gassed, sedated (tranquiliser darts), exposed to shape-changing serum. Alcohol (champagne).

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling. Slang for body parts. Cultural, gender, animal stereotypes. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Adventure, family, high fives, flightlessness, documentary making, Fort Knox, revenge, missions, leadership, rivalry, teamwork, monsters, snow globes, cheezy snacks, dastardly plans.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Penguins, seagulls, leopard seals, octopuses, cricket, arctic wolf, cat, dead fish/seafood, polar bear, harp seal, snowy owl, sheep, squid, lemur. Fireworks, planes, helicopter, submarine, full moon. Fart noise, regurgitation, vomiting. Salmon eating.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Hilarious, whirlwind, droll, loose, funny, entertaining, amusing, madcap, charming, peppy, in-your-face. Non-stop action, clever dialogue, zany energy, sassy script, excellent voice work, cute and cuddly penguins, sharp humour, hilarious puns/movie references/impersonations for adults, well-animated action sequences, graceful camerawork, precise editing.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Over-stuffed, exhausting, limp, predictable, lackluster, unfunny, unmoving, uninspired, charmless, disposable, lazy, noisy, clichéd. Poor female characters, unoriginal villain, occasionally drags.

Red 2

Published in R
Thursday, 08 August 2013 02:54
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  • Rating

    M: Violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Russian REDolution.

  • Starring

    Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Helen Mirren, Neal McDonough, Anthony Hopkins, Byung-hun Lee, Catherine Zeta-Jones, David Thewlis, Brian Cox, Philip Arditti

  • Directed by

    Dean Parisot

  • Running time

    116 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Many people shot (handguns, machine guns, rifles, snipers, submachine guns). People are punched, kicked, stabbed (paper, syringe), tasered, headbutted, hit with objects, stomped, slapped, near-choked, threatened, bound, gagged, dragged, restrained, taken hostage. Guns pointed, grenade, dynamite, military, military vehicles, firing squad. Objects shot, debris, property damage, broken glass. Domestic violence, theft, reckless driving, vehicle collisions, vehicle rollovers. Vehicle explosions, building explosions, nuclear explosion, aircraft explosion, helicopter crash, fireballs. Mass killing, murders, domestic terrorism, torture, Cold War, nuclear weapons, neutron bombs, nerve gas, particle beam weapons, car bomb, WMDs mentioned. Yelling, arguing. Blood/gore: Corpses (fresh, in coffin, burning). Pin inserted into skin, object removed from skin. Skinning people alive mentioned. Acid is poured on a corpse. Blood on head, bloody scratches, bloody grazes. Injections (needles seen in skin).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Flirting, caressing. Sexual banter, innuendo.Shirtless men. Skimpy dancewear, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, champagne, spirits, shots). People are sedated, drugged. Drug-induced behaviour. LSD dosing, lethal poisoning mentioned. Suicide pills, nerve gas.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, a-word, bastard. Derogatory terms for women, slang for genitalia and bodily functions, name-calling. Religious references and exclamations. Cultural, gender, mental illness stereotyping.

  • THEMES

    Relationships, espionage, retirement, security, contract killing, leaked documents, counter-intelligence, operatives, MI6, London, Paris, genius, assassination, disarmament.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Funeral, asylum, underground tunnel settings. Spiders, planes, helicopters, helicopter crash, plane crash, toilets, sewage. Rats, ants, frog mentioned. Brief Russian and Arabic languages (subtitled).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Funny, action-packed, light, entertaining, passable. Snappy dialogue, zippy pace, stellar cast. Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren are terrific.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Dull, bland, far-fetched. Meandering storyline, flimsy premise, fizzles out, terrible female characterisation, jarring editing, forced comedy.

Red

Published in R
Sunday, 04 August 2013 02:18
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  • Rating

    M: Action violence and infrequent coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Better off red.

  • Starring

    Bruce Willis, Mary-Louise Parker, Morgan Freeman, Karl Urban, John Malkovich, Ernest Borgnine, Helen Mirren, Brian Cox, Julian McMahon, Richard Dreyfuss

  • Directed by

    Robert Schwentke

  • Running time

    111 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, shot at, exploded, tasered, hanged, stabbed (syringe), punched, kicked, slapped, shoved, headlocked, knocked over, trapped, kidnapped, threatened, held at gunpoint/knife-point, bound, gagged. Home invasions, reckless driving, vehicle collisions, planting evidence. Property damage, explosions, fireballs. Objects are smashed, broken, shot, burned. Weapons arsenal, suicide bomber, grenades, cannisters. Screaming. Murdered reporter, annhilated village, terrorists, Vietnam War, Afghanistan, mind-control, life imprisonment, arms dealing mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody bullet wounds, bloody gashes/scratches, blood on clothing, blood on objects, bloody hands. Removing shrapnel, cleaning wounds. Severed fingers. Close-up of eyeball (contact lens is inserted), bloodshot eye.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, flirting, ogling. Male chest. Skimpy clothing (poster), cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, champagne, spirits, shots). A man takes unknown pills. Vials of prescription pills. Being high, drug lords, LSD, daily drugging (psychology experiment) mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-words, a-words, slang for genitalia and bodily functions. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations. Cultural, gender, regional, career, age stereotypes and jokes. Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES

    Assassination, retirement, adventure, travel, romance novels, negotiation, CIA black operatives, Secret Service, Vice President, betrayal, censorship, grudges, eccentricity, paranoia, infiltration, surveillance, security.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Liver cancer, heart attack, adoption mentioned. Alligators eat a bird (animation), pig (toy). Plane, helicopter. Packets of dried seafood, furs worn, fur blankets, taxidermy. Sky-high aerials. Brief Chinese language (no subtitles). Adapted from comic novel by Warren Ellis.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Humorous, fun, inherently silly, enjoyable, energetic. Great cast, Mirren is superb, earnest action sequences.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Unimaginative, forgettable, clichéd. Weak plot, glib set pieces, uneven tone, loses direction, comedy too broad in places.

Warm Bodies

Published in W
Monday, 18 February 2013 04:15
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  • Rating

    M: Horror themes, violence, and infrequent coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Shakespeare's most famous romantic tale can survive anything, even the zombie apocalypse.

  • Starring

    Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, Analeigh Tipton, Rob Corddry, Dave Franco, John Malkovich

  • Directed by

    Jonathan Levine

  • Running time

    98 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    The zombie apocalypse has been and gone (sorry if you missed it). If you're reading this you're probably one of the walking dead--either that of you've been spending too much time on the internet. Zombies walk the street attacking people, tearing flesh and being bitey. Bodies and body parts get eaten. Zombies have terrible table manners; they're awfully noisy and messy. Humans and the undead are shot with handguns, shotguns, rifles, and stabbed, punched, kicked, beaten, run over, hit with objects. Zombie death and infection are discussed. A skeleton army is crushed. Guns and knives are pointed in threat. Dangerous driving and minor vehicle collision. Vehicle carnage, demolished and damaged property is seen. Armed militia patrol the streets. Arguing, yelling and painful groans and cries are heard. Explosions. Possible causes of the zombie apocalypse (chemical warfare, infected monkeys) are discussed. Blood/gore: Frequent blood splatter and flesh-consumption. Corpses (human, flesh-eating and skeletal). Pools of blood, bloody nose, blood smear on face. Point-of-view inside zombie's chest. Wounds are seen (fresh and healed). Entrails, offal.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. A woman undresses to her underwear. A man is naked in the shower (nudity obscured).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, beer). Prescription medicines (including Prozac and Fluoxetine) are handled.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, religious exclamations, derogatory and mocking slang, b*tches.

  • THEMES

    The zombie apocalypse, terror, horror, survival, love in an unlikely setting, prejudice, civil warfare, crushed dreams, acceptance, being different father/daughter relationships, humanity, teamwork.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Abandoned airport/aircraft setting. Military camp. Fireworks. Camera flashes, torchlight and editing flash have strobe effect. Filthy, messy environment. Stealing. Cows, goats. Dead mother (zombies) is mentioned. An undead father is shot.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Clever script with some genuinely funny moments. More humanising and good-hearted than most zombie films.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Ordinary special effects. Repetitive. Not very fleshy. Lifeless in parts. Predictable. Ludicrous plot-holes.