Displaying items by tag: kid friendly Wednesday, 17 July 2019

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.

Storks (2016)

Published in S
Saturday, 17 September 2016 21:21
This feature is preceeded by short film THE MASTER featuring a man and chicken whom are kicked, grabbed, thrown through the air, crushed under falling objects, punched and left dangling precariously from high ledges. Themes include compromise, martial arts, ninjas, fighting, intros and legendary warriors.   DISCLAIMER: The informatio...

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  • Rating

    G: Some scenes may scare very young children.

  • The pitch

    Baby pow(d)er.

  • Starring

    Andy Samberg, Jennifer Aniston, Ty Burrell, Kelsey Grammer, Katie Crown, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Anton Starkman, Danny Trejo, Stephen Kramer Glickman

  • Directed by

    Nicholas Stoller, Doug Sweetland

  • Running time

    89 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A character falls to (assumed) certain death. Characters get gummed, feather-plucked, eye-poked, licked, beak-grabbed, lip-pulled, pursued, covered in mess, whacked with objects, knocked unconscious, tied up, hung upside-down, rammed, ear-pulled, bitten, stabbed with fork, electrocuted, catapulted, trapped. Characters plummet toward the ground, run into glass/knock themselves out, hit their heads, jump out of a window. Aircraft crash. Objects smacked out of hands, accidentally set on fire, smashed, stabbed. Images of exploding buildings/cities/planet/trees. Montage of mothers shielding babies from fiery arrows/sabre-tooth tiger attack. A helicopter explodes. A penguin is eaten by a walrus. Building collapse, mass property destruction. Ethnic tension, panic room, eating a baby, bite arm off, glueing eyes shut mentioned. Screaming, arguing, growling, snarling, crying, belching. Blood/gore: Mangled/broken wing. Fork sticking out of an animal's chest. Fainting, nappy-sniffing. Wing in sling. Cracking bones heard. A tooth falls out of a singed bird's mouth. Internal bleeding mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Nude baby-bums. Pixelated bird-bottom.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    None.

  • LANGUAGE

    Peed. Name-calling.

  • THEMES

    Delivery, flight, family, babies, power, promotion, orphans, horrible bosses, teamwork, bonding, hopes, disappointment.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Missing family, job loss, cease and desist notice served. Birds (lots!), wolves, polar bear, arctic monkey, hare, cats. Full moon, plane, avalanche, waterfall, blizzard, rapids. Vomiting (off-screen). Brief subtitles.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Charming, poignant, hilarious, worthwhile, amusing, buoyant, madcap, lively, fun, offbeat, wacky, witty, warm, inventive, energetic, colourful. Terrific voice cast, some inspired comedy moments, crisp/brightly rendered animation, nurturing/understated score, progressive montage about modern parenting, lessons never feel saccharine.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Broad, silly. A little overstuffed, messy plot, noisy/chaotic ending, some lazy plot devices.

Captain Fantastic (2016)

Published in C
Wednesday, 31 August 2016 22:56
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, coarse language and nudity.

  • The pitch

    Power to the people.

  • Starring

    Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay, Samantha Isler, Annalise Basso, Nicholas Hamilton, Shree Crooks, Charlie Shotwell, Trin Miller, Kathryn Hahn, Steve Zahn, Missi Pyle, Frank Langella

  • Directed by

    Matt Ross

  • Running time

    118 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide mentioned/discussed (slit wrists). An animal is hunted/stabbed/throat-cut/trussed/skinned. A child falls from a high ledge (loud crack heard as head hits pavement). Weapons training/sparring; kids handling weapons. A boy stabs a wall in anger, a boy slips while rock-climbing and slams wrist (likely broken). Children play a violent video game. Screaming, yelling, arguing. Theft. Genocide, fascists, militants, dictators, child molester, rape mentioned. Blood/gore: Sliced throat (animal), deboning animal. Corpses (human/animal), animal skeletons/bones. Bloody hands, fur, forehead, knife, smear, grazes. A bloodied animal organ is eaten raw. A dead animal is skinned. Head brace, crutches, bandage. Heart attack, X-ray. Bipolar affective disorder, psychosis, violent mood swings, severe depression, CAT scan, fracture mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Full frontal male nudity (adult), rear male nudity (boy), cleavage. A father explains sexual intercourse to his children/gives his young child a copy of The Joy of Sex by Alex Comfort. Kissing, flirting. Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita discussed.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, beer). Underage drinking. Smoking. Bar setting/wine aisle in supermarket (bottles of alcohol seen in background). Crack, cocaine, crackheads mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, b*tch, butt, whores. Name-calling. Terms for genitals. Religious references and exclamations (Jesus Christ, God damn it). Obscene finger gestures.

  • THEMES

    Family, alternative lifestyles, non-conformity, anti-establishment, suicide, death, grief, capitalism, idealism, rock-climbing, real world education, tough love, survival, home schooling, literature, Noam Chomsky, parenting, funerals, exhumation, socialisation.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Funeral, cemetery, bar, church, airport settings. Grave exhumation. Deer, sheep, chickens. Waterfall, thunder, lightning. Fur worn, meat killed/cooked/eaten, roast chicken eaten. Nose-picking. Brief Esperanto (no translation/subtitles). Some high aerial cinematography.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Touching, tender, charming, eccentric, brisk, enthralling, engaging, gripping, thought-provoking, terrific, complex, theme-rich, polished, relatable, fantastic, refreshing. Noteworthy/fine/inspired/sensational/pitch-perfect/impressive/effortless performances, brilliant cast, honest/superb writing and direction, stunning/luminous/gorgeous photography.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Frustrating/overlong/mushy/ragged finale.

The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

Published in T
Sunday, 28 August 2016 10:16
This feature is preceeded by MOWER MINIONS short film featuring bees, cat, dog, objects knocked over/smashed, theft, hyperventilating, dog poo, explosion, garden gnomes, charaters being hit with objects/singed, a bare bum, false teeth flying from mouth and overeating. DISCLAIMER: The information provided on this website is intended fo...

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  • Rating

    G: Very mild sense of threat and some crude humour.

  • The pitch

    The cat is out of the bag.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Jenny Slate, Ellie Kemper, Albert Brooks, Lake Bell, Dana Carvey, Hannibal Buress, Bobby Moynihan, Chris Renaud, Steve Coogan

  • Directed by

    Yarrow Cheney, Chris Renaud

  • Running time

    87 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are pecked, sat on, dragged, thrown through the air, binned, tied up, kicked, punched, pursued, blasted, hunted, tongue-pulled, eaten, neck-grabbed, slapped, crushed (fatal), near-punctured (snake fang), rammed, near-drowned, hit by objects, caged. Characters run into furniture, fall from high ledges, dangle precariously. A character is covered in tattoos. Objects chewed, smashed, bitten, spat out, knocked over. Reckless driving, cars rammed/collided/driven off a bridge/rolled/stolen. A dog wears a studded collar and anti-bite muzzle. Growling, hissing, screaming, yelling, barking, roaring, arguing. Killing owners, poison mentioned. Blood/gore: Animal carcasses/bones seen. A character has holes/damage in its ears. A character has missing limbs. Milky eye, giant fang, bandages, black eyes. Red crayon marks resemble blood.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Flirting, kiss. Sausages in swimwear. Cat's bum seen. Being fixed (ie neutered) mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Characters eat so much they begin to hallucinate. A character recalls swallowing a sedative pill then feeling inebriated (on an airplane).

  • LANGUAGE

    Holy schnitzel, heck, poo-poo, ka-ka. Name-calling. Religious exclamations (Oh my God).

  • THEMES

    Pets, owners, neighbours, stray animals, rescue animals, dog catchers, New York City, animal cruelty/neglect, missing friends, teamwork, behaviour, obedience, vengeance.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead friend (crushed). Dead friend mentioned/memorialised. Dogs, cats, rabbit, lizards, pig, birds, turtles, snake, fish, guinea pig, squirrels, butterfly, hawk, mice, rats, alligators, frogs, flies, sea monkeys, spiders, ferrets. Thunder, lightning. Licking, bum-scratching, bum-sniffing. Urinating/urine, toilet, drinking toilet water, saliva, spitting, regurgitation, bunny poo. Roast chicken/sausages eaten. Steak minced. Some fast editing. Mid-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Sweet, fun, hilarious, madcap, silly, sprightly, accomplished, exhilarating, energetic, over-the-top, affable, loveable. Original/simple/clever/savvy/stroke-of-genius premise, fresh/likeable characters, veteran voice cast, strong/throwaway visual gags, crisp animation, elaborate set pieces, impressive opening montage, exciting action/chase sequence, breakneck pace, big/bossy/jaunty/playful score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Shrill, familiar, formulaic, overstuffed, exhausting, manic, uninventive. Too many characters, loud/loopy/outlandish caper plot, bland voices, generic animation, lacks any emotional payoff.