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The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (2017)

Published in T
Tuesday, 26 December 2017 22:55
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  • Rating

    G: Some scenes may scare young children.

  • The pitch

    Don't call me cute.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Will Arnett, Maya Rudolph, Bobby Cannavale, Bobby Moynihan, Isabela Moner, Peter Stormare, Gabriel Iglesias, Jeff Dunham, Sebastian Maniscalco, Kari Wahlgren, Jackie Chan, Katherine Heigl

  • Directed by

    Cal Brunker

  • Running time

    91 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are hit by falling objects, run over by a bulldozer, electrocuted, shaken, almost run over by a moving car, blasted through the air, slammed to the ground, licked, caged, bitten, pursued, hit by a car, flipped, thrown against a wall, punched, kicked, throat-grabbed, swung at with golf club, shot at (slingshot), knocked over, shot with arrow, squirted with condiments, shirt-grabbed, vacuumed up, lassoed, hit with tranquiliser dart, prodded with a fork, near-strangled, crushed, ear-pulled, tongue-pulled, catapulted through the air, blasted through buildings, attacked by mice, blasted with fire extinguisher, dive-bombed by birds. A character falls from a high balcony to the street below. A plush bunny's head and a doll's head are ripped off (girl places doll's head between her teeth). A character jumps from moving vehicles and slams into mailboxes. A character falls from a hot air balloon. A bulldozer flips over/crashes. Animals habitats/homes are destroyed. Explosions, burning objects, building rubble. Theft. Objects knocked over/dropped/smashed/thrown. Theme park rides and amusements are torn apart/destroyed. Reckless driving, car crashes into other cars and objects, car flips onto roof, truck rolls over. A flashback scene shows a hurricane, lightning, thunder, high winds, a tree being pulled out of the ground, an object crushed by a water wheel, a character hit by a steel plate and knocked unconscious. A character frequently says "We're all gonna die". A girl pretends to shoot her pet dog/dog plays dead (comic). A man says "Your heads are going on the wall", "I wan't that squirrel's head deep-fried on a stick", "I should've eliminated you while I had the chance". Stealing candy from trick-or-treaters, tail got caught on fire mentioned. Screaming, arguing, hissing; mass panic. Blood/gore: Black eye, scratches, bruising. Taxidermy animals/antlers/tusks on wall. A doll's eye falls out and rolls along the ground (creepy). Rabies mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Naked man (balloons cover genitals). Flirting, hand-holding, hugging. Kiss on cheek.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, champagne). Animals are sedated with tranquiliser darts.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling (lazy, spoiled, fat, snookums, dumber, mangy little rodents, grumpy, dramatic, mutt, layabouts, crazy, deranged, psychos, circus dogs, violent, reckless, goofball, moron, cute, vermin, fat toothless kid, suckers, etc).

  • THEMES

    Greed, teamwork, foraging, profit, theme parks, habitat, leadership.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Full moon, lightning, thunder. Squirrels, birds, dogs, mole, rat, bees, chipmunks, mice, groundhogs, puppies. Animal skin rugs on floor. Tongue/saliva on car window. Vomit, regurgitation. A dog eats vomit. Hot dogs eaten. Mid-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Fleet, spry, charming, pro-environment, pro-animal life, anti-consumerist, colourful, kid-friendly, chaotic, funny, thoughtful, entertaining, harmless, passable. Inspired voice casting, inventive/vibrant action sequences, exceptional 3D effects, lavish city-scape images, photorealistic backgrounds, witty "old-movie" flashback of Feng and his warrior mice, deals with timely issues.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Unnecessary, forgettable, middling, sprawling, uneven. Repetitive chase sequences, rote narrative, limp looniness, changing character motivations, dumb laughs, loaded plot.

Ferdinand (2017)

Published in F
Saturday, 09 December 2017 11:08
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  • Rating

    G: Very mild themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    A-dora-bull.

  • Starring

    (voices of): John Cena, Jerrod Carmichael, Lily Day, Kate McKinnon, Anthony Anderson, Peyton Manning, David Tennant, Gina Rodriguez, Daveed Diggs, Gabriel Iglesias, Flula Borg, Sally Phillips, Miguel Ángel Silvestre, Boris Kodjoe, Raúl Esparza, Bobby Cannavale, Colin H. Murphy

  • Directed by

    Carlos Saldanha

  • Running time

    106 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are headbutted, kicked, pushed aside, pursued, blasted through the air, sat on, stung by a bee, bitten, prodded, mocked, hit by objects, near-crushed by slaughter machinery, frozen, lassoed, near-impaled by matador spikes, held at swordpoint. A fly is chopped in half. A baby is thrown through the air/dangles precariously from a high wire. A character slides down an embankment. A flower is crushed underfoot. A marketplace is accidentally trashed. Dangerous driving, cars crashed into, finger trapped in car window, car crushed. Roaring, screaming. A character says, "When I beat you to a pulp". Blood/gore: Scars, broken horn. CPR/mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, fainting. Abbatoir setting.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    (None)

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    (None)

  • LANGUAGE

    Butt. Name-calling (loser, weirdo, wimp, puny bag of bones, soft, monster, scary beast, ginormous, chumps, sizeist, big tough guy, jerk, filthy weasels, beady-eyed, little thieves, meatheads, sucker, ugly beast, stinky one, numpty, teacher's pet, scared little coward, killing machine, meat, glue stick, pasty-faced, show ponies, ballerinas, gerbils, etc). Religious references and exclamations (Jeez, holy cow).

  • THEMES

    Bullfighting, matadors, pacifism, friends, family, teamwork, slaughterhouses, competition, animal rights, compassion, non-conformity, kindness.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead father (implied). Bull horns of dead bulls on wall. Bulls, horses, bee, dog, butterflies, caterpillar, chickens, chick, cat, goat, pigs, rabbit. Lightning, thunder, full moon. Raspberry-blowing, sneezing, gagging, vomiting. Based on The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf. End credits bonus scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Delightful, pacifist, relevant, endearing, vibrant, sincere, likeable, funny, entertaining, relatable, charming, silly, inoffensive. True to its source material, nimble voice work, nails Spanish topography/faces, some hilarious sight gags/slapstick.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Strains/stalls at times, Nina character doesn't age, heavy non-Spanish voice casting, too many characters, weak soundtrack.

The Florida Project (2017)

Published in T
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 22:36
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Moonee changes everything.

  • Starring

    Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Willem Dafoe, Valeria Cotto, Christopher Rivera, Caleb Landry Jones, Macon Blair

  • Directed by

    Sean Baker

  • Running time

    111 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A woman hits another woman repeatedly. Onlookers watch a fight happening at a car/person knocked over by car. A man knocks a drink out of another man's hand then wrestles with him to get his identity out of his wallet. An abandoned building is set on fire (arson). Children throw rocks at windows to smash them/throw objects downstairs and out of a window. A woman throws/kicks a bag of food. A woman throws a bag of clothes at people. A woman is pushed. A woman falls down a flight of stairs. A child is pursued/grabbed at. A man pretends to shoot kids with his fingers. A man drops a full paint can from up a ladder (contents splash/frighten a passerby). A woman deliberately pours her drink onto a hotel lobby floor to upset the owners. A child says that a resident gets arrested a lot, a woman says that she can't get arrested again. Lying, theft. Arguing, yelling. Dead fish in swimming pool mentioned. A woman says "I'll f*cking kill you". Blood/gore: Black eyes, bruising. A woman removes a soiled sanitary pad and sticks it to a window.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A man is heard arriving at a woman's apartment/a man is seen leaving a woman's apartment (prostitution implied). A dodgy man (paedophile implied) approaches a group of children playing together. Kissing, hand-holding, hugging (platonic); twerking. Woman bathing topless (nipples obscured), women in bikinis, kids in swimwear, woman in underwear, shirtless men; a woman wears clingy tank tops with no bra. A child has a cigarette lighter with a picture of a naked woman on it. A woman explains that she became a grandmother when her daughter had a child at 15 years. A woman says "he molested me" when a man tries to cover up her exposed breasts. A woman makes oral sex gestures with her hand and mouth. Inference that a woman lost her job as a stripper because she wouldn't perform extra services for clients.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A woman gifts a bag of weed to another woman. Alcohol (beer). Smoking (marijuana implied). Kids joke about drinking beer. Cocktail on table.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, pee, poo, boobies, tits, titties, whoring. Name-calling (b*tch, stupid, biatch, a**hole, loser, boring, pervert, punka**, dumb, bigshot, retarded, liar, etc). Obscene finger gestures. Religious exclamations (oh my God, for Christ's sake, thank you Lord Jesus halleluja, Jesus Christ, etc).

  • THEMES

    Kids, dysfunctional families, mother-daughter relationships, father figures, social services, mischief, arson, hotels, scams, hustling, prostitution, survival, delinquency, behaviour, rent, Walt Disney World, Florida.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Helicopters, fireworks, rainbow. Cows, birds (sandhill cranes). Vomiting, spitting, raspberry-blowing, burping contest, tongue-poking. Power blackout. Bed bugs mentioned. Brief subtitles.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Vivid, manic, high-energy, heartbreaking, brilliant, gritty, joyous, glorious, buoyant, sweet, virtuosic, devastating, remarkable, fascinating, magnificent, spirited, worthy, accomplished, authentic, moving, striking. Extraordinary performances, gorgeous/rich/smooth/crisp cinematography, perfect/stunning/effective/beautiful/abrupt/tender finale, freeflowing narrative, minimal plot, storybook feel, brief burst of guerilla-style filmmaking; kids in the film seem untroubled by their disadvantaged situation.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Vinaite's performance is a little grating/shrill/self-conscious at times.

Paddington 2 (2017)

Published in P
Saturday, 02 December 2017 06:56
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  • 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

The Star (2017)

Published in T
Sunday, 26 November 2017 12:12
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  • Rating

    G: Some scenes may frighten very young children.

  • The pitch

    A little bit...myrrh.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Steven Yeun, Keegan-Michael Key, Aidy Bryant, Gina Rodriguez, Zachary Levi, Christopher Plummer, Ving Rhames, Gabriel Iglesias, Kelly Clarkson, Anthony Anderson, Patricia Heaton, Kris Kristofferson, Kristin Chenoweth, Mariah Carey, Oprah Winfrey

  • Directed by

    Timothy Reckart

  • Running time

    86 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are hit by objects, pursued, covered in paint/feathers, thrown to the ground, swallowed/spat out, lassoed, slammed into a cart, mocked, throat-grabbed, kicked, dragged, caught in a stampede. A character drops two dogs over a high cliff (they are saved). A barn is set alight, objects smashed/crashed into/rammed/crushed, a marketplace is damaged. A bird is slammed against a wall/crushed by a falling creature. A donkey injures his leg (caught in rope). Characters fall over high cliff ledges/down a well, dangle precariously. Barking, screaming, panic, arguing. Reference to king killing all children (the Massacre of the Innocents). Torture mentioned. Characters say "We're gonna die", "Someone's gonna die". Blood/gore: None.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    (None): Pregnancy. Newborn baby. Kiss on forehead. Close up of donkey bum. Bum-wiggling.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    (None)

  • LANGUAGE

    Poop. Name-calling (old-timer, rotten, good-for-nothing, silly, crazy/dumb as a box of rocks, nightmare wearing a helmet, useless, crazy-eyed, bad dogs, etc). Religious references.

  • THEMES

    Christmas Star of Bethlehem, the birth of Jesus, religion, faith, friends, immaculate conception, bravery, Mary and Joseph, prayer, the Three Wise Men, forgiveness, angels, nativity, ambition, teamwork.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Wedding feast. Baluchistan pygmy jerboa, camels, pigeons, sheep, cows, cat, donkeys, horses, chickens, dogs, goats. Lightning, thunder.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Kid-friendly, decent, good-hearted, innocuous, playful, charming, amusing, contemporary, animal-centric, fun, entertaining, glossy, serviceable. Spirited voice work, silly humour, brief/flavourful cameo by Kris Kristofferson, never gets pious/gushy/preachy, some lovely images, a cute idea.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Uneven, clumsy, derivative, dull. Unremarkable writing/voice acting/storytelling, uninspired/basic/cheap/simplistic animation, awkward wedding feast scene, heavy-handed dialogue/song choices.

Coco (2017)

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

    PG: Mild themes.

  • The pitch

    The importance of being Ernesto.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach, Renee Victor, Jaime Camil, Alfonso Arau, Herbert Siguenza, Gabriel Iglesias, Lombardo Boyar, Ana Ofelia Murguía

  • Directed by

    Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina

  • Running time

    109 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are shot, poisoned, crushed beneath a heavy object, tackled to the ground, thrown from a high cliff/tower, hit with objects, rendered invisible, pursued, kicked, stomped on, pushed, thrown through the air. A boy falls into an open grave, a boy falls into a swimming pool. A character throws a shoe at a dog. Objects knocked over/smashed/snatched away/hit with objects. A monkey trashes a room. Break and enter (breaks window for entry). Yelling, screaming, roaring, arguing. Blood/gore: Characters collapse/die/disappear. A character's skin begins to fade as he slowly transforms to a skeleton. People walk through an invisible boy. Skeletons, skull motifs, skeleton animals. Skeletons smash apart then rejoin their bones/skull head comes off/bottom jaw falls to ground. Moving eyeballs (dislodged from head), detached limbs. Fainting.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    (None): Platonic kissing/hugging. A movie scene shows people kissing. Nude skeleton, skeletons in dancewear, skeletons in bikinis.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine/spirits) Bottles and glasses of alcohol on tables.

  • LANGUAGE

    A sign reads "Forget you!" Name-calling (bum, self-important jerks, dumb dog, rat, coward, murderer, chorizo, etc). Religious references.

  • THEMES

    Family, ancestors, celebration, the elderly, Land of the Dead, Dia de los Muertos, music, shoemaking, faith, curses, spirit guides, nervousness, performance, heroes, offerings, forgiveness, legacy, grudges, death, alebrijes.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead relatives (aunties/uncles/mothers/grandmothers/grandfathers/great grandparents). Cemetery/tomb setting. Dog, horse, monkey, toad/rabbit creature, chameleon, porcupine, butterflies, chihuahua, pigeons, cat. Flying dragon/panther creature with yellow eyes and sharp teeth. Spirit animals. Spitting. Fireworks, sparklers, fire breathing, flame throwing. Dog allergy mentioned. Some Spanish dialogue (no subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Fantastico, engaging, revitalising, resplendent, original, emotional, resonant, touching, gorgeous, imaginative, clever, macabre, affecting, magical, rebellious, subversive, transportative, risky, pro-Mexican, thrilling, bold, glorious, celebratory, big, populist, profound, colourful, moving, spirited, breezy, entertaining, funny, respectful, complex, heartwarming, monumental, relatable, fantastic, exploratory, adventurous, rewarding, confident, triumphant, enchanting, charming, warm, amusing. Peerless voice cast, vibrant/vivid/textured/dazzling/sensational visuals, comprehensively researched, fully dimensional characters, universal message, complicated back-story, stirring/haunting/fetching score, powerhouse/remarkable finish.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Has a very similiar look/feel/message to The Book of Life, crammed/complicated/laboured/tedious prologue.

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.

An Incovenient Sequel: Truth to Power (2017)

Published in A
Thursday, 13 July 2017 04:12
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes.

  • The pitch

    It's happening.

  • Starring

    Al Gore, Prof. Dr. Konrad Steffen, Jenny Staletovich, Chris Hayes, Vanessa Hauc, Eric Schneiderman, Lyndon Rive, Marco Krapels, John Kerry, Piyush Goyal, Prakash Javadekar, Cristina Gonzales Romuáldez, Alfred Romuáldez, John Leonard Chan, Laurent Fabius, Anne Hidalgo, Beth Prichard Geer, Narendra Modi, Nicholas Stern, Karenna Gore, Dale Ross.

  • Directed by

    Bonni Cohen, Jon Shenk

  • Running time

    98 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Images of civil war (gunfire, injured people, mass panic). Footage of dramatic rescue of woman from submerged car. Footage of Typhoon Haiyan hammering Tacloban, shocking images of aftermath (debris, destroyed homes, devastation, destruction, etc), family desperately escaping flooding house by crawling into ceiling. Footage and discussion of unfolding events during Paris attacks (shooting at Bataclan theatre and local cafe); explosion, panic, shootout, bullet holes in windows, people running from gunfire. Images of severe flooding, drought, wildfires, storms/hurricanes, devastated homes/villages, collapsed roads/bridges. A woman falls over after her shoes become stuck in tar from melting road surface. Footage of man being hit in face by cream pie. A motorbike crashes into a pothole. Footage of protests/rallies, people in masks. Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Germany, Vietnam War, ISIS mentioned. Blood/gore: Body seen crushed beneath objects (mostly obscured). Body bags being carried then dumped in mass grave site. Man with bloody face, men with bloodied faces/clothing carry an injured/bloodied child away from gunfire, officers carry an injured victim from Paris attacks. Child wearing oxygen mask. Coffin being carried through street. Decreased life expectancy in children, 1200 people dead in heat wave, 1000s dead in typhoon, millions of refugees, spreading of viruses (eg zika), body recovery, livestock killed, shooting, dead people, hostages at Bataclan theatre, tens of thousands of people relocated, 1000s killed mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    (None): A topless female marionette is seen as part of a parade float. Photo of a shirtless man reading to his children.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    (None)

  • LANGUAGE

    (None): Religious references and exclamations (thank god, Book of Revelation mentioned).

  • THEMES

    Climate change, global warming, environmental activism, global crisis, renewable energy, weather, Paris Climate Conference (2016), Donald Trump, refugee crisis, melting ice caps, Jakobshavn Glacier, solidarity, solar energy, denial, hope, international aid, Climate Reality Project, Truth in Ten, DSCOVR.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Cemetery setting. Fish, dog, ducks, sheep. Animation of mosquito and how it can spread viruses. Lightning, thunder, intense downpours (rain bombs). Brief subtitles (French, Russian, German, Chinese, etc).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Bracing, effective, persuasive, vital, impassioned, stirring, incisive, emotional, hopeful, subversive, engaging, poignant, touching, resonant, fascinating, relatable, brisk, optimistic, positive, pragmatic, informative, driven, inspiring, winning.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Focus is more on Al Gore than climate change, viewers may be lead to believe that Gore singlehandedly changed India's policy approach to climate change during the Paris Climate Conference.

Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

Published in S
Monday, 03 July 2017 04:01
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  • Rating

    M: Action violence.

  • The pitch

    Kid's got a future.

  • Starring

    Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Gwyneth Paltrow, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Bokeem Woodbine

  • Directed by

    Jon Watts

  • Running time

    133 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are thrown through the air/to the ground/into objects/into and through vehicles, punched, pushed, head-slammed, threatened with guns/death, mocked, blasted with alien laser guns, dragged behind a van, smashed into objects, splashed, hit by car, frozen mid-air, hit with objects, kicked, dropped from up hight/caught in a parachute/near-drowned, incinerated, bound/tied up with spider web, thrown overboard, crushed beneath falling concrete. Mass property damage (vehicles, shops, buildings, street, etc). Burning engines on aircraft/engine falls off/ freefalling plane/plane crash/burning debris. Explosion on ferry; ferry on fire/split on half/shot up/flooded. Exposion in national monument, elevator in freefall; broken glass, people trapped in elevator. Burning shop/street. Crashed/damaged cars; a car crashes into a bay of bicycles; reckless driving; car rollover. Objects dropped/smashed/shot. Foiled ATM robbery. Weapons/skills training, web grenade. Screaming. "People could've died", "I will kill you and everybody you love", "We're going to die", "I didn't want to lose a student on a school trip again", "slice his throat" mentioned. Criminal homicide, war criminals mentioned. Blood/gore: Small spots of blood on forehead, mouth, nose, head, cheek, lip. Bloodshot eye. Bruising, scars, grazes.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Shirtless teen, teen in boxers, teens in swimwear, cleavage. Dressing/undressing, flirting, bum-slapping, kissing. Jokes about hot mother, your daughter, puberty. Teens play the game of Who Would You Rather F*uck/Marry/Kill. A teen says he was looking at porn. A man says to a teen "You screwed the pooch/raised the hybrid puppies".

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer). Teens at a party carry red cups (contents unknown/alcohol assumed). Bourbon, Scotch mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-word, a-words, bastards, crap, shut up, ballsy. Name-calling (Pen*s Parker, crazy, losers, old man, monster, idiots, big bird, bad guy, bozos, psychopath, etc). Religious exclamations (what the hell, oh my god, thank god, oh god, damn, etc). Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES

    Superheroes, high-school geeks, arms dealers, New York City, alien weapons, internship, modified technology, responsibility, teen crushes, coming-of-age, science, academic decathlon, teamwork, detention.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Prison setting. Planes, helicopters. Spider robots/drones, cat, dog, rats, seagulls. Winged villain with green eyes. Used chewing gun on ceiling. End-credits scene, post-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Human, enchanting, grounded, sweet, witty, fast-moving, entertaining, razor-sharp, crowd-pleasing, whip-smart, slick, ambitious, light, snappy, hilarious, buoyant, fun, giddy, teen-oriented, exciting. A-list/diverse/rich supporting cast, terrific/charming/relatable/sensational/funny/awkward/believable/affable performance by Tom Holland, relatable/refreshing villain, stellar first act, finely crafted script, inventive plot, pared-down/comprehensible action sequences, fun cameos, surprising/seat-edge/fiery/cathartic finale, stylish direction, avoids backstory.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Overcrowded (in a good way), disposable. Frustrating/weightless CGI, uninspired action sequences, severely underwritten female characters, many suspension-of-disbelief plot holes, a little patchy/shallow/eager/prosaic.

Cars 3 (2017)

Published in C
Sunday, 18 June 2017 04:25
CARS 3 is preceded by short film LOU featuring a bullying kid who teases/mocks other children, steals their beloved possessions and causes two to get knocked over/into bins. A character morphs into various shapes, characters are thrown through the air/hit with objects (marbles/racquet)/grabbed/stretched/pulled, a child character is see...

Additional Info

  • Rating

    G: Very mild themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Third time's a charm.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, Chris Cooper, Nathan Fillion, Larry the Cable Guy, Armie Hammer, Ray Magliozzi, Tony Shalhoub, Bonnie Hunt, Lea DeLaria, Kerry Washington

  • Directed by

    Brian Fee

  • Running time

    109 minutes

  • Rated

    G (Australia), NR (UK), G (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters get teased (comic), covered in foam/mud, inflated, sprayed with bugs, bogged in sand/mud, rammed, pursued by a bus resembling a stampeding bull, flipped. Several nasty-looking car crashes (slow-motion cinematography, rollovers, sparks, debris over track, smoke, EMT vehicles attending, sirens, damaged/wrecked vehicles, etc). A car loses control on a virtual simulator and crashes through a fence, crowds of cars and a screen. Vehicles crash into each other/fences/walls/a sign. A vehicle tires to cut a car with a spinning saw blade (the blade gets jammed in the car's tyre well). Objects broken. Pyrotechnic explosions, burning tyres, burning vehicles. A character is referred to as the "school bus of death". Blood/gore: None.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    (None): Cars joke about a male character not liking "fast women" and a female character having "serious eyes" for a male character. A male character describes a female character as an angel.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Bar setting. Moonshine mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    (There is no swearing or crude language in this film.) Butt, keister. A character says "Life's a beach and then you drive". A character advises "No cursing" as a rule at a speedway meet. Name-calling (losers, stickers, stinky, cloud, old, broken down, flabby, senior, washed up, brittle, fossil, slow, rickety, dilapidated, costume girl, angry, etc).

  • THEMES

    Racing, best friends, rookies, challengers, teamwork, training, ribbing, rivalry, legacy, mentors, retirement, defeat, memories, sponsors, motivation, speedway, sacrifice, reflexes, ageing, passing the baton, fairness, equality, empathy, ego.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead friend/mentor seen in flashback. Fireworks. A picture of a clown is painted on the side of a truck. A character spits whenever he says the word "paparazzi".

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Radiant, playful, friendly, rollicking, warm, progressive, satisfying, gentle, melancholic, mature, sturdy, fresh, sweet, polished, kid-friendly, moving, traditional, effective, deep. Involving/energising/lush/gorgeous/photorealistic/stirring/splendid visuals, intense/terrifying/tragic/harrowing/spectacular/horrific crash sequences, strong female character, smart themes, amiable pace, tender/affecting flashbacks to Paul Newman's Doc Hudson character.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Meandering, pedestrian, perfunctory. Aimless/sagging middle section, hit or miss comedy, by-the-numbers plotting/character development, flat/safe story.