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Aloha

Published in A
Saturday, 13 June 2015 00:36
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Ha-why-why?

  • Starring

    Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Bill Murray, John Krasinski, Danny McBride, Alec Baldwin, Bill Camp

  • Directed by

    Cameron Crowe

  • Running time

    105 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Objects smashed/slammed, broken glass. Footage of rockets/rocket ships/satellites exploding/crashing. Images of debris in space (incl an astronaut's glove). Rockets/missiles launced. Man swinging slingshot. Military vehicles/personnel. Being shot, Afghanista, nuclear weapons mentioned. Yelling, arguing. Blood/gore: Grafted toe with scar, stitching. Images of military caskets. Decapitated statue. Patient in hospital with bandages, IV drip. Gunshot wounds, broken tibia discussed.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has (implied) sex. Couple in bed together (nude shoulders exposed). Kissing, flirting, handholding. Animal sex. A child asks what 'revenge sex' is. Beachwear, swimwear, skimpy clothing, cleavage, shirtless men. Streaking, conjugal prison visits mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, shots). Smoking (cigarettes).

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, b*tch, cr*p, freakin'. Name-calling, teasing, threats. Spiritual/religious references and religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Love triangles, relationships, military life, Hawai'i, cynicism, parentage, Hawaiian mythology, military occupation, government contractors, satellite communications, aerospace, responsibility, forgiveness, discovery, idealism.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased friend, divorce, relationship breakups mentioned. Hospital setting. Jets. Brief subtitles.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Optimistic, buoyant, likeable, fascinating. Lively/star-studded cast, energetic performance from Emma Stone, charming chemistry between Rachel McAdams and Bradley Cooper, some funny/uproarious scenes, has plenty of heart/moments of sparkle, good music selections, topnotch production design/camerawork/art direction, transporting score, affectionate depiction of Hawai'i.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Smug, predictable, repetitive, grating, messy, overstuffed, undernourished, insufficient, frustrating, unbalanced, unwiedly, unintelligible, haphazard, confused, bad. Soggy/amateurish/contrived/artificial script, sketchy/vaguely definied characters, expository dialogue, abrupt exposition, obvious/leading music cues, smooth/unbelievable resolution.

The Emperor's New Clothes

Published in T
Sunday, 07 June 2015 05:32
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  • Rating

    M: Coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Every crisis is an opportunity.

  • Starring

    Russell Brand, Bill de Blasio, Richard Brooks, The Right Honourable Lord Michael Heseltine, Greg Smith, Geraint Anderson, Paul Mason, Richard Murphy, Reece Davis James, John Christensen, Richard Murphy, John Hilary

  • Directed by

    Michael Winterbottom

  • Running time

    101 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Footage of people being tackled, arrested, hit with objects, beaten, knocked down by a horse. Property destruction, smashed glass. Fare dodging. Getting beaten up, kicking a pig, people killing themselves/massacred mentioned. Money laundering discussed. Images of war, Napoleon, French Revolution, Hitler, World War II, burning vehicles/buildings, looting, rioting, the Great Depression. Film footage of objects knocked over, man shot, smoke/gas canisters fired. Blood/gore: Coffin. Blood on shirt, blood spatter.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Swimwear, cleavage. Obscure sexual reference.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, wine, beer). Smoking. Gambling (poker), betting shops seen, gambling, drug addiction mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, bloody. Terms for genitals. Name-calling. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Inequality, free market fundamentalism, quantitative easing, greed, capitalism, the Lehman Brothers collapse, money troubles, banking, protest, debt, privatisation, taxation, division of wealth, billionaires, hedge funds, activism.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Horses, chicken, dogs. Fur worn. Spitting.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Scathing, well-intentioned, concise, comprehensive, entertaining, provocative, effective, pathos-heavy, witty, fervent, nimble, funny, thought-provoking, timely, anger-inducing, unsubtle, persuasive, demystifying. Carefully selected archival footage.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    One-sided, overwhelming, overlong, repetitive, naive, frustrating, preachy, narcissistic, manipulative, self-aggrandising. Fails to draw any real conclusions/solutions, feels hypocritical, many (largely) unsupported facts.

Entourage

Published in E
Thursday, 04 June 2015 10:04
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong sex scenes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Run and Hyde.

  • Starring

    Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara, Jeremy Piven, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Perrey Reeves, Rex Lee, Haley Joel Osment, Alan Dale, Billy Bob Thornton, Piers Morgan, Constance Zimmer, Ronda Rousey

  • Directed by

    Doug Ellin

  • Running time

    104 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A man is wrestled, flipped, shoulder-locked, arm-snapped. Door kicked in, picture punched, smashed glass. Images of riot police, Molotov cocktails being thrown, people being beaten with riot sticks. Poisoning Middle Easterners, killing/shooting people mentioned. Blood/gore: Blood spatter. A face appears to burn up from within (orange skin, purplish veins seen).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couples have bedroom sex, oral sex (female-female). Masturbation. Kissing, bum-grabbing, caressing, undressing, bum-slapping. Full female nudity (rear/side views), exposed breasts, shirtless males, skimpy clothing, bikinis, swimwear, cleavage. References to having sex, masturbation, erection, infidelity. Dildos, herpes mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People share an (implied) marijuana cigarette, consume unknown pills (implied Viagra), consume (unknown) drugs from vials. Alcohol (beer, wine, cocktails, spirits, hip flask). Drinking games, intoxication. Nightclub setting. Smoking (marijuana, cigarettes, cigars). Betting, Viagra, selling cocaine, anger meds, snorting meth mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-words, f-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch. Name-calling. Slang and actual terms for genitals. Derogatory terms for women. Religious references and exclamations. Obscene finger gestures.

  • THEMES

    Friends, filmmaking, budgets, pregnancy, Hollywood, relationships, therapy, sex tapes, infamy, jealousy, birth, privilege, ego, opulence, loyalty.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Job loss. Divorce mentioned. Wedding, nightclub settings. Dogs, snake, horses. Taxidermy animals/heads/rug, plane, helicopter. Mid-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Funny, enjoyable, average, well-photographed, winking. Loose/comfortable chemistry between leads/lots of celebrity cameos, fleeting moments of comedy, high-concept opening credits, like an extended episode of the TV series.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Clunky, dumb, episodic, lazy, uncreative, icky, tired, predictable, vacuous, masturbatory, tedious, sour, shallow, misogynistic, flippant. Twitchy pacing, giant plot holes, low-stakes conflict, witless subplots, insulting depiction of women.

Unfriended

Published in U
Wednesday, 06 May 2015 01:53
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong themes, violence, and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Choose your friends.

  • Starring

    Heather Sossaman, Matthew Bohrer, Courtney Halverson, Shelley Hennig, Moses Storm, Will Peltz, Renee Olstead, Jacob Wysocki, Mickey River, Cal Barnes

  • Directed by

    Levan Gabriadze

  • Running time

    83 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People commit suicide (gunshot), flirt with a knife. People are raped (implied), shot, threatened, stalked, maimed, knifed. Online bullying/trolling. Killing yourself, crashing car while drunk, forced abortion, incest/molestation (by uncle) mentioned. Screaming, shouting. Blood/gore: Hanging corpse, body on floor, hand in blender, object in eye. Blood spatter, bloody/faeces-soaked clothing. Images of (implied) raped teen, girl with object rammed down throat. Seizures mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Rape suggested. Couples have sex, cybersex. Kissing, flirting, caressing, undressing. Penis (webcam), breasts (no nipples), shirtless male, people in underwear/skimpy clothing. Lewd/offensive comments/suggestions. Reference to incest/molestation. Sex at prom discussed, threesome jokes, infidelity mentioned. Advertisement for pornography.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Smoking marijuana, bong. Underage drinking (beer, spirits), intoxication. Roofies, selling marijuana mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    Frequent f-words, c-word, s-words, a-words, b*tch. Sexually aggessive/explicit language. Name-calling, misogyny. Derogatory terms for women, homosexuals, African Americans. Slang for genitalia. Obscene finger gestures. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Teen suicide, rape, abortion, drugs, cyberbulling, stalking, surveillance, friends, computer hacking, lies/lying, death, social media, viral videos, shame, infidelity, murder, revenge, found footage, technology, video chat.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Abortion, demoic possession, eating disorder mentioned. Urination. Lots of text on screen. Alternative title is Cybernatural.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Relevant, contemporary, provocative, staggering, uncomfortable, effective, committed, satirical, fun, believable, unnerving, funny, diverting, energetic. High-concept premise, solid cast, thoughtful framing device, natural presentation, has some ingenuity/wit.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Gimmicky, familiar, absurd. Clunky dialogue, goofy animation, screechy/overwrought conclusion.