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War Dogs (2016)

Published in W
Tuesday, 16 August 2016 23:15
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, violence, sexual references, coarse language and drug use.

  • The pitch

    All the money is made between the lines.

  • Starring

    Miles Teller, Jonah Hill, Ana de Armas, Julian Sergi, Kevin Pollak, Daniel Berson, Steve Lantz, Gregg Weiner

  • Directed by

    Todd Phillips

  • Running time

    114 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot at, punched, kicked, wrestled, slammed against objects, kidnapped, arrested, hooded, threatened at gunpoint, grabbed. Bar fight. Archival footage of wars (World Wars I & II/Vietnam/Iraq), soldiers, military vehicles, explosions. Gunfire, warehouses of ammunition/arms. Objects thrown, smashed, shot, set alight, kicked. Stealing, lying. Yelling, screaming. Blood/gore: Corpse with bloody bullet wounds. Bloody noses. Bruising.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A man says he is with a prostitute. Nude man on table (rear view). Nude woman seen in background. Shirtless men, women in skimpy dancewear, cleavage, people in swimwear, woman in underwear. Flirting, kissing, crotch-adjusting. References to prostitution, ejaculation, masturbation.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (snorting powder, smoking joints/bongs, drug deal). Alcohol (spirits, wine, champagne, beer). Smoking (cigars, cigarettes). Gambling (blackjack).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, n-word, s-words, a-words. Name-calling. Slang for genitals. Religious references and exclamations (OMG). Cultural stereotypes/jokes. Obscene finger gestures.

  • THEMES

    Efraim Diveroli, David Packouz, international arms dealing, Iraq War, fraud, smuggling, procurement, contract bidding, friends, big ideas, masseuses, parenting, pregnancy, wealth, greed, national security, duplicity, sleaze, hubris.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Missing husband (presumed dead) mentioned. Funeral, cemetery, casino, warzone, nightclub settings. Dogs, planes, helicopters. Urination, ultrasound. Cooking sausages. Based on a true story. Based on Guy Lawson's 2011 Rolling Stone article "The Stoner Arms Dealers: How Two American Kids Became Big-Time Weapons Traders". Bright white flash.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Scruffy, nimble, gripping, terrific, funny, slick, fun, breezy, energetic, solid. Likably repulsive/nuanced/funny/sharp performance by Jonah Hill, unbelievable/implausible true story, tidy script, great soundtrack.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Enervated, flat, unchallenging, airless, lazy. Lifeless performance by Miles Teller, poorly written script/dialogue, downbeat ending, rote storytelling, underdeveloped female character, over-reliance on narration/freeze-frames/title cards/"remember when" stories.

Sausage Party (2016)

Published in S
Monday, 08 August 2016 23:44
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong crude sexual humour, language, coarse language and drug use.

  • The pitch

    Food porn.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Edward Norton, Kristen Wiig, Paul Rudd, James Franco, Bill Hader, Salma Hayek, Michael Cera

  • Directed by

    Greg Tiernan, Conrad Vernon

  • Running time

    89 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A character commits suicide. Characters are shot, chopped, sliced, diced, boiled, fried, cooked, eaten, binned, thrown through the air, squished, squashed, torn up, juiced, tied up, smashed, minced, grated, beheaded, eye-plucked, grated, microwaved, slapped, knifed, cut in half, grabbed, thrown to the ground, poked, neck-broken, scalded, wrestled, drugged, near-strangled, hair-pulled, head-slammed, smacked, bitten, stomped on, hit with objects, fizz-bombed, hung upside-down, frozen, blasted. Characters bang their heads, run into objects, fall from high ledges. Explosions, fireballs, property damage. Jokes about genocide, Hitler, Nazis, World War II. Exterminating juice (ie Jews), just kill yourself, murder mentioned. Yelling, arguing, screaming, growling. Blood/gore: Decapitated head, detached eyeball. Spilled/squished foods and liquids resemble blood/gore/guts. A tampon sucks up red liquid resembling blood. "Bloody" hand mark, missing "limbs", bitemark, bandage. Bottled characters have their liquids drunk (sadistic). A character injects himself with a drug (needle seen).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Food orgy, group (food) sex, oral sex, analingus, dry-humping, leg-spreading, groping, masturbating. Kissing (m-m; m-f; f-f), ogling, flirting, undie-snapping, caressing, crotch-grabbing, finger-sniffing, motorboating. Objects inserted up/pulled out of bottoms. Jokes about tea-bagging, tips, masturbation, homosexuality, ejaculate, virgins. One character is an animated vaginal douche (that's not an insult, btw. He really is a douche - ed); another character is a talking (soiled) condom. Cleavage, testicle, skimpy clothing, butt-crack, exposed man-belly. Food are designed with implied breasts, bottoms, anuses, breasts, genitals. Obscene hand and finger gestures. Trash talk. MILF mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drug deal. Characters get stoned (bath salts/marijuana), shot with drug-laced arrows. Animated bottles of beer, cocktails, peyote, spirits. Intoxication, hallucination, tripping. Cigarette butts, drug paraphenalia seen.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-words, f-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch, bastard, butts. Name-calling. Slang for genitals, bodily fluids. Derogatory terms for women. Jokes about race/ethnicity/religion/sexual/gender/politics/disability. Religious references and exclamations (God, hell, Jesus, the devil). Obscene hand and finger gestures.

  • THEMES

    Perspective, religion, faith, community, equality, food puns, revenge, proof, sex, orgies, chaos, cartoons, horny food, hope, rebellion, drugs.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Fireworks. Poo on ground. Toilet. Nose-wiping, spitting.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Funny, fast-paced, irreverent, crass, foul-mouthed, outrageous, intelligent, amusing, colourful, entertaining, raunchy, raucous, madcap, offensive, hilarious, creative, witty. Silly/clever/funny premise, sharp/well-timed humour, crazy set pieces, inventive direction, interesting detaills, good-looking animation, exciting action scenes, freaky horror moments, jaw-dropping finale.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Disgusting, infantile, terrible, crap, disingenuous, immature, painful, unfunny, distasteful, disturbing, disappointing. Racially charged/strained/lame stereotypes, terrible puns, non-stop sexual gags/references.

Hail, Caesar!

Published in H
Friday, 19 February 2016 04:16
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Earns a mirthless chuckle.

  • Starring

    Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Veronica Osorio, Heather Goldenhersh, Alison Pill, Max Baker

  • Directed by

    Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

  • Running time

    106 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are kidnapped, slapped, whipped (theatrical), shot (theatrical), drugged, hit with objects, near-choked, pushed. Photo of atomic bomb blast. Objects smashed. Raised voices, yelling. Film scenes show actors cast as slaves, crucified men. Crucifixion, Bikini Atoll, H-bomb, prison time, hitting that pedestrian [with a car] mentioned. Blood/gore: Statue of crucified man with slashed side and bleeding wounds. Scar.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Bum slapping. Skimpy costumes, swimwear, shirtless men, cleavage. References to homosexuality. Statue of bare legs with fig leaf covering genital area. Womanising, sodomy mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A man drinks a spiked beverage. Cocktails, spirits. Intoxication, narcotic use mentioned. Smoking (cigarettes, pipe). Actors in movie scenes hold goblets/glasses/bottles of wine, champagne, beer. Bar setting.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, sonofab*tch. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    1950s Hollywood, filmmaking, communism, confession, directing, scandal, drink spiking, science, philosophy, capitalism, writers, paranoia, dialectic, columnists, study groups.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Ex-husbands mentioned. Bar setting. Horses, whale (prop), dog, tank fish, camel, goats. Submarine. Full moon, lightning, thunder.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Lighthearted, witty, flashy, deadpan, absurdist, bright, goofy, versatile, playful, silly, droll, ruminative, eccentric, strange, singular, entertaining, knowing, rare, star-studded, styish, manic, engrossing, fun. Hilarious performances by Alden Ehrenreich and Channing Tatum, luxurious period detail, loving cinematography, memorable song-and-dance sequences.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Uneven, self-indulgent, flat-footed, over-reaching. Slack pacing, dull/grating stretches, many missed opportunities.

How To Train Your Dragon 2

Published in H
Sunday, 15 June 2014 04:42
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild fantasy themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Hiccup's where it left off.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T.J. Miller, Kristen Wiig, Djimon Hounsou, Kit Harington

  • Directed by

    Dean DeBlois

  • Running time

    102 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are killed, shot with tranquiliser darts, thrown through the air, shouldered, hit with objects, frozen, near-drowned, knocked over, punched, bound, trapped, threatened, shot at (arrows), face-palmed, sat on, throat-grabbed. Characters fall from great heights, crash into the ground, fall through an ice lake, dangle precariously. Play-fighting, breathing/shooting fire, sharp teeth, roaring. Explosives, fire balls, epic battle sequences. Objects are crushed, damaged, set alight. Burning building/only one survivor mentioned. Blood/gore: A creature is gored. Bloody gash across chin. Skull motifs, scar, missing limbs, sliced wing, blindness. Corpse (beneath blanket).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, flirting, ogling, hand-holding.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Characters are hypnotised, sedated.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling. Gender, marriage, Viking, obesity stereotypes. Religious reference and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Dragon riding, dragon racing, fire-breathing, flight, family, mapping, death, grief, hypnosis, Vikings, stubbornness, teamwork, victory, friendship, exploration, war, ignorance, understanding, forgiveness, reunions, consequences, disability, conservationism.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased father. Funeral. Estranged mother mentioned. Flocks of birds, sheep, dragons, winged sea creatures, scary masked figure, fish, waterfall. Drumstick, fish eaten. Fur, animal pelt worn. Licking, bottom-sniffing, saliva, regurgitation. High sweeping aerials. Based on the books by Cressida Cowell.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Exciting, confident, complete, satisfying, dramatic, upsetting, worthy, delightful, fast-paced, gleeful, smart, funny, serious, stirring, earnest, unflinching, dark, complex, intense. Impressive use of the freedom of animation, astonishingly beautiful/expressive flight scene, lush/gorgeous/surreal/dense visuals, impressive sense of scale, excellent high-profile voice cast, thematically focused story, vivid world, terrific creature design, commendable message, superbly crafted, characters evolve, frightening moments are not sugar-coated, gripping action sequences, spectacular use of 3D, outstanding attention to detail, even better than the first.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Disconnected, complicated, half-baked, repetitive, meandering. Mother reunion storyline is handled too dismissively, lacklustre villain, dragons dumbed down, overarching plot.

22 Jump Street

Published in 0-9
Thursday, 12 June 2014 06:07
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong coarse language and sexual references.

  • The pitch

    Something cool!

  • Starring

    Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Peter Stormare, Wyatt Russell, Amber Stevens, Jillian Bell, The Lucas Brothers, Nick Offerman, Jimmy Tatro

  • Directed by

    Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

  • Running time

    112 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, wrestled, hooded, bound, kidnapped, pursued, threatened, tasered, headbutted, hit with objects, punched, kneed, slapped, kicked, glassed, tackled, handcuffed, stabbed. People dangle precariously, jump from high ledges, bump heads. Helicopter crash, vehicle collision, dangerous driving, objects knocked over/smashed. Burning objects, explosions, shootouts. Importing illegal goods, (inappropriately) touching children, war mentioned. Blood/gore: Blood spray, blood on clothing, bleeding wound, scar. Gunshot wounds, bandages, sling. Corpse photo.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couple seen in bed together (sex implied). Dry-humping, kissing. Sex-themed discussion, banter and hand/arm gestures. (Inappropriately) touching children, sleeping with students mentioned. Swimwear, skimpy clothing, girl in towel, people in underwear, shirtless men, cleavage. Penis-shaped objects and drawings, blow-up doll seen.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People ingest/buy/sell drugs. Hallucinations, intoxication, drug-induced behaviour. Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, shots, hip flask). Adderall, ecstasy, cocaine, heroin, getting wasted, dropping acid mentioned. Drug paraphernalia seen.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch. Actual and slang terms for genitalia and bodily functions. Name-calling. Derogatory terms for homosexuals. Religious references and exclamations. Obscene finger gestures.

  • THEMES

    Undercover police work, partners, surveillance, college, drugs, cartels, improv, twins, father-daughter relationships, football, pledges, tattoos, discrimination, spring break, sequels.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Divorce mentioned. Church, hospital settings. Lobsters, cockatoos, iguana, octopus, pigs, mule, pigeons. Roast meats, bacon seen. Lightning, vomiting. Mid-credits vision, post-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Ambitious, dizzying, fun, self-aware, loose, funny, engaging, zany, big-budget. Great sequel, terrific chemistry between leads, precise comic performances, glorious closing credits sequence, deft widescreen lensing, brilliant cameos, top-notch slapstick.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Some comedy misses. Feels a bit tired.

The LEGO Movie

Published in T
Tuesday, 18 February 2014 11:06
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild animated violence and crude humour.

  • The pitch

    Don't call him yellow.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson, Alison Brie, Will Ferrell, Will Forte, Jonah Hill, Shaquille O'Neal, Anthony Daniels, Nick Offerman, Cobie Smulders, Channing Tatum, Billy Dee Williams

  • Directed by

    Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

  • Running time

    100 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are shot at, thrown off high ledges, eaten, pursued, interrogated, threatened, karate-chopped, near-melted, hit with objects, thrown, decapitated, trampled, crushed, catapulted, imprisoned, bound, frozen, electrocuted. A character falls down a long shaft, a character's face is wiped off. Objects kicked, thrown. Mid-air collisions, train crash, submarine leak, explosions, laser beams, buildings demolished, bridge collapse, mass destruction. Reckless driving, vehicle accidents, burning vehicles. Yelling, shouting, arguing. End of the world mentioned. Blood/gore: Decapitated head. Used BandAid/plaster.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Pantless character (nude from waist down; no genitals seen). A nude character showers (no genitals seen), a character photocopies his bare bum. Flirting. Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer). Bar setting.

  • LANGUAGE

    Incomplete a-word. Name-calling. Religious exclamations. Police, gender, family, superhero stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Prophecy, legends, awesomeness, instructions, father-son relationships, greed, invention, teamwork, faith, imagination, Star Wars, The Lord of The Rings, ideas, sacrifice, good cop/bad cop, capitalism, conformity, consumerism.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Relationship breakup. Helicopters, aircraft, clowns, rainbow, unicorn, dragon, ghost, skeletons, skull motif, pirates, alien space creature. Sharks, crocodiles, dog, cats, horses, cows, chickens, panda, monkey, bat, cobweb, pigs, ducks, snake. Spitting, used chewing gum, roasting meat. Bright light flashes, lightning, thunder.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Whip-smart, surprising, emotional, joyful, spirited, hilarious, rich, knowing, sensational, fun, charming, brilliant, brisk, unexpected, affecting, funny, re-watchable, surreal, cute, energetic. Family friendly, intricately detailed world, zippy pace, subversive streak, imperfect animation, childlike vision, giddily inventive, wildly entertaining, dazzling CGI, pitch-perfect voice cast, cleverly written, sneaky jokes, deft satire, over-the-top action.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Blockheaded, exhausting, demented, audacious. First half moves a little too quickly, intense product placement, unnecessary climactic device.

The Wolf of Wall Street

Published in T
Saturday, 11 January 2014 08:54


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  • Rating

    R18+: High impact sex scenes and drug use.

  • The pitch

    A howling success.

  • Starring

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey, Margot Robbie, Kyle Chandler, Rob Reiner, Jon Bernthal, Jon Favreau, Jean Dujardin, Joanna Lumley

  • Directed by

    Martin Scorsese

  • Running time

    180 minutes

  • Rated

    R18+ (Australia), 18 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People get slapped, punched, hung over a balcony, hit with objects, tackled, held at gunpoint, arrested, bound. A man eats a pet goldfish. Near-choking, near-strangling, dangerous driving, car accidents, helicopter crash, boating accident, plane crash, explosion, DUI. Shooting (target practice), domestic violence. Smashed objects, broken glass, vehicle debris, property damage. Theft, attempted bribery. Yelling, arguing, shouting. Suicide mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody corpse, blood on objects (photo). Blood splatter, blood on clothing, blood on forehead, bruising. Exploding bird mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Many couples seen having sex (male-female, male-male, female-female). Threesomes, group sex, orgies. Prostitution, strippers, oral sex, masturbation, orgasm. Male genitals seen. Full female nudity, breasts. Kissing, fondling, groping. Prostitution, pornographic magazines, group sex, sex addiction mentioned. Shirtless men, people in underwear, people in swimwear, skimpy clothing, cleavage. Sexual innuendo. Infidelity. Breast implants, pubic hair removal, genitalia discussed. Sexual-themed language and crude remarks.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People smoke crack, snort cocaine, consume pills (quaaludes). Drug-selling, drug-induced behaviour. Quaaludes, 'ludes, Lemmon 7-14, Adderall, Xanax, pot, cocaine, morphine, adrenaline, tranquilisers, penicillin, getting high mentioned. Alcohol (beer, wine, champagne, cocktails), intoxication. Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-word, f-words (very frequent), s-words, a-words, n-word, sonofab*tch. Name-calling, belittling. Slang for genitalia, slang for bodily fluids, derogatory terms for women, derogatory terms for homosexuals. Obscene finger gestures. Religious exclamations. Derogatory humour about disability. Gender, homosexual, corporate, FBI stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Jordan Belfort, wealth, fame, money, Wall St, brokerage, drugs, fraud, investigation, stockbroking, securities, corruption, corporate banking, sales, cousin marriage, infamy, infidelity, Black Monday, Stock Market Crash, IPOs, divorce, FBI, vices, penny stocks, money laundering, smuggling, sobriety, motivational speaking.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Marriage proposal, wedding. Strip club, courtroom, prison settings. CPR, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Divorce, cancer, deceased mother, deceased aunty, heart attack mentioned. Helicopters, lightning, at-sea rescue, mayday calls. Snake, chimpanzee, dog, goldfish, aquarium fish, horse. Hamburgers, fish, ham eaten. Vomiting, spitting, urination, regurgitation, enema. Strobe lighting. Based on a true story.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Sensational, over-the-top, wicked, exorbitant, sensational, extravagant, unforgettable, audacious, riotous, visceral, hot, wet, virile, merciless, nonstop, hilarious, scary, focused, drug-soaked, crackling, riveted, condemning, outrageous, shameless. Knock-out performances, ravishing sets, dazzling cinematography, machine-gun rhythm, terrific soundtrack.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Bruising, overlong, bloated, redundant, shapeless, misogynist, exhausting, hollow. Sprawling narrative, episodic script, needs editing.

This is the End

Published in T
Thursday, 04 July 2013 05:31
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong crude humour, coarse language, sexual references, comedic violence, nudity and drug use.

  • The pitch

    Hell on Earth.

  • Starring

    Seth Rogen, Jay Burachel, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, Danny McBride, Emma Watson, Michael Cera, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Rihanna, Channing Tatum, Paul Rudd

  • Directed by

    Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen

  • Running time

    107 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are raped by a demon creature (implied), slapped, punched, demonically possessed, sucked into a sinkhole, crushed, impaled, burned, shot at, threatened with an axe, stabbed, thrown through the air, eaten by a mob, hit with objects, tied up. People point a gun at each other, a man puts a gun to his own head, a man puts a gun in his mouth. Earthquakes, explosions, tremors, vehicle collisions, smashed objects, property damage, mass panic, debris. Burning buildings, vehicles and city; housefire. Bright beams of light shoot from the sky and transport people upward. A beam of light tears through a monster's flesh. Two men crash through a floor, several men fall down stairs. A girl remarks jokingly that she will blow her brains out. Assassination, self-sacrifice, serial killers, fatalities, looter, rapist, paedophile (slang), tsunamis, wildfire, apocalypse, zombie invasion mentioned. Screaming, yelling, arguing, growling. Blood/gore: Corpses. Decapitated head. Spraying blood, pooling blood, gushing blood, blood nose, bloody forehead, scratches on arm, bloody tissue, bruising. Human skull. Flesh eaten, maiming, convulsing.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A group of men joke about the likelihood of raping a woman. Two women are seen kneeling before a half-naked man (fellatio, anal-licking implied). Foreplay mentioned. Bum-slapping, bondage. Sexual banter, sexual slang. Frequent discussion about rape, masturbation, ejaculation and homosexuality. Nudity: Naked man-bum, shirtless men. Phallic sculpture. Pictures of half-naked women in a pornographic magazine. Enormous demon erections. Skimpy clothing and swimwear, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People smoke many marijuana joints, use cannabis pipes, snort cocaine, light crack pipes. Cocaine is thrown in a man's face, a man's drink is spiked. Bags of marijuana, ecstasy pills, 'shrooms, drug paraphernalia seen. Drug-induced behaviour. Drug lords, hallucinogens, acid mentioned. Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, cocktails). Smoking (marijuana joints, cigarettes).

  • LANGUAGE

    C-word, f-words, s-words, a-words. Slang and actual terms for genitalia, bodily fluids, sex acts. Derogatory terms for women. Name-calling. Heavy religious references and exclamations. Jokes about rape, homosexuality, race, gender, obesity. People discuss an animal's disability in mocking terms. Cultural, ethnic, racial, gender, sexual, weight stereotypes. Obscene finger gestures.

  • THEMES

    Apocalypse, rapture, judgement, friendship, survival, disaster, lockdown, rationing, film sequels, cabin fever, The Exorcist, demonic possession, Book of Revelations, confessions, exorcism, redemption, celebrity, Heaven and Hell, drugs, parties, hedonism, ego.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Demonic, lizard-like creatures with yellow eyes, pointed teeth, sharp claws, extra heads, horns and/or wings are seen. Snake-like creatures grow out of a demon's back, a man keeps a pet human on a leash. Helicopter crash, dog, toilet, urination, sparks, spitting, projectile vomiting. The Devil, gluten intolerance, low blood sugar, excessive sweating, drinking own urine mentioned. Hamburger, bacon eaten; uncooked meat seen. Flashing strobe lights.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Audacious, wild, scandalous, inspired, self-deprecating. Hilarious if you enjoy gross-out humour. Flashy cameos.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Offensive, unfunny, puerile, ridiculous, moronic, unintelligent, self-indulgent, smug, absurd, tedious.

Horton Hears a Who!

Published in H
Friday, 28 June 2013 06:27
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    G: General.

  • The pitch

    Cheers, big ears.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Jim Carrey, Steve Carell, Carol Burnett, Will Arnett, Seth Rogen, Dan Fogler, Isla Fisher, Jonah Hill, Amy Poehler, Jaime Pressly, Charles Osgood, Jesse McCartney

  • Directed by

    Jimmy Hayward, Steve Martino

  • Running time

    86 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Animals are pursued by an angry mob, roped, caged, threatened, squished against objects, trampled, catapulted through the air, bitten, near-choked, poked and prodded. Objects are thrown. A man staples his own forehead. Ninja-style kicks and karate-chops; precarious swing-bridge crossing. An animal falls from a high cliff. Doom, certain death, end of the world mentioned. Raised voices, shouting, pleading. People are almost thrown into a vat of boiling liquid. Blood/gore: Dental procedures, instruments, needle, numb limb seen. Reddened skin. Regurgitation.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    None.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (cocktail). A woman drinks a tonic.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling. Reference to behaving like a horse's bottom.

  • THEMES

    Faith, community, father-son relationships, rescue, big families, astronomy, invention, impending doom, belief, existence, ethics, eccentricity, the Butterfly Effect, global warming, peace, acceptance, understanding.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Loud rumbling sounds. Elephant, flocks of birds, leaf bugs, kangaroo, monkeys, fish, horse (picture), ants, vulture, bunny. Fictional creatures that resemble bison, giraffe, mouse. Waterfall, swing bridge. An animal removes an object from his eye. Swooping camera shots. Also known as Dr Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Gorgeous animation, inventive, witty, adorable, lovable, family friendly, delightful, colourful.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Story is stretched for timing. Differs a little too greatly from the book, mostly due to new plot elements.

Django Unchained

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Tuesday, 12 February 2013 06:50
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong bloody violence and themes.

  • The pitch

    Brutal depiction of a black period in American civil history by the master of wanton violence.

  • Starring

    Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L Jackson, Kerry Washington, Don Johnson, John Jarratt, Jonah Hill, Quentin Tarantino

  • Directed by

    Quentin Tarantino

  • Running time

    165 minutes

  • Rated

    MA15+ (Australia), 18 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A high level of violence persists throughout the film. Expect to see people and (less commonly) horses shot at close-range, mid-range and long-range with rifles, double-barrel shotguns or pistols. People are whipped, mutilated, branded, eye-gouged. Fist-fighting is to the death. Hair-pulling, breaking bones, fatal hammer blow. Screaming in pain and pleas for mercy are heard. A man is savaged by dogs. A raiding Ku Klux Klan mob is seen. Scars from whippings, beatings and brandings are seen. Slaves are seen bound in ankle chains. Punishment by solitary confinement (locked in a box in the ground). Violent concepts are mentioned or discussed. These include: shooting, murder, dragon-slaying, hellfire, torture, intention to kill, bounty hunting, mutilation, beatings, prostitution, slave trade/auctions. Theft, execution, explosions, whipcracks, public ridicule, yelling, arguing, arson. A human skull is mutilated. Blood/gore: Lots of blood and flesh splatter (a busload of haemophiliacs crashing into a blood bank would be less bloody). Freshly slaughtered chickens are shown.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A woman is seen naked; one breast is exposed. A naked man is shot. Kissing. Sexual banter and innuendo.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine, champagne, spirits, cocktails, fortified wine). Smoking (pipes, cigarettes, cigars).

  • LANGUAGE

    Heavy use of f-word and n-word, s-words, b*tch, derogatory insults and name-calling.

  • THEMES

    Slavery, violence, brutality, revenge, racial warfare, slaughter, killing for money, servitude, emancipation, freedom, partnership, deception.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Animal pelts are worn. Spitting. A brief exchange in German dialogue is subtitled.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Solid performances, retro credits and graphics, great soundtrack, Tarantino demonstrates his technical prowess as director. Daring and brave.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Long running time. Inexplicable use of Australian accents. Gratuitously violent. Self-indulgent, flamboyant.