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Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

Published in N
Wednesday, 24 December 2014 11:06
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild violence and some scary scenes.

  • The pitch

    The end will come.

  • Starring

    Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Steve Coogan, Ricky Gervais, Dan Stevens, Rebel Wilson, Skyler Gisondo, Patrick Gallagher, Mizuo Peck, Ben Kingsley, Dick Van Dyke, Mickey Rooney

  • Directed by

    Shawn Levy

  • Running time

    98 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are smacked, near-skewered, slapped, tripped, electrocuted, shouldered, slammed into a wall, attacked by creatures, hit with objects, thrown around, held at knife-point, threatened, punched. People fall through the ground. Objects smashed, set alight, crushed. Gun pointed at crowd. Animals chased (hunting), attacked, punched, electrocuted. Break-and-enter. Screaming. Reference to Jewish slaves in Egypt. Blood/gore: Statues without heads/limbs come to life. Animal skeletons. Removing organs/mummification mentioned. Melting nose. Dying (old age) mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Flirty dancing. Cleavage. Near-nude sculptures. Bare-chested male (centaur).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine).

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling. Teasing. Slang for bodily functions. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Adventure, history, British Museum, dinosaurs, Pompeii, cavemen, electrocution, mummification, magic, ancient Egypt, nightwatchmen, Mongols, taxidermy, father-son relationships, parenting, relics.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Monkey, lions, tiger, zebra, horses, warthog, T-Rex, Triceratops, snake creature, taxidermy heads. Defibrillator, volcano. Urination, magic.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Solid, satisfying, enjoyable, silly, sneaky, entertaining, well-crafted, inspiring, pleasant, fleet, kid-friendly. Fine performances, high-concept premise, swift-moving narrative, topnotch production values, seamless visual effects, clever scene set in Maurice Escher painting, slapstick mayhem, corny jokes, a fond farewell.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Straightforward, lazy, musty, junk, tedious, sentimental, uninspired, transparent. Limp comedy.

The Face of Love

Published in T
Friday, 13 June 2014 09:30
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes.

  • The pitch

    Vertiginous.

  • Starring

    Annette Bening, Robin Williams, Ed Harris, Amy Brenneman, Jess Weixler, Linda Park, Kim Farris, Jeffrey Vincent Parise, Nathan Clarkson

  • Directed by

    Arie Posin

  • Running time

    92 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), NR (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A man is pushed over. Dangerous driving. Smashed glass. Arguing, yelling. Blood/gore: Corpse. Bloody hand.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Swimwear. Man in shower, woman in bed (no genitals seen), shirtless man.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, tequila, shots). Being high mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    A-word. Religious exclamation.

  • THEMES

    Love, relationships, death, grief, memories, painting, art, real estate staging, drowning, obsession, secrets.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased husband. Deceased wife, cancer mentioned. Plane.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Sensitive, polished, emotional, compelling. Excellent chemistry between leads, touching performance from Annette Bening, sensitive direction, elegant set design, splashes of brilliance, suspenseful music.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Uneven, maudlin, flawed, saccharine, infuriating, superficial, subpar, soapy, plodding, artless. Trite, unconvincing ending. Unlikely premise, script cluttered with flashbacks, prosaic dialogue, thin plotting, sloppy writing, insipid screenplay, rushed editing, lacking character development.

Lee Daniels' The Butler

Published in L
Thursday, 29 August 2013 02:20
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Serves it up on a platter.

  • Starring

    Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Alan Rickman, Jane Fonda, Liev Schreiber, David Banner, Michael Rainey Jnr, Mariah Carey, Alex Pettyfer, Vanessa Redgrave, Jim Gleason, Isaac White, David Oyelowo, Terrence Howard, Tyson Ford, Cuba Gooding Jnr, Lenny Kravitz, Robin Williams, John Cusack, Olivia Washington, James Marsden, Clarence Williams III

  • Directed by

    Lee Daniels

  • Running time

    132 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A woman is raped (implied), a man is executed. People are beaten, kicked, shoved, slapped, mocked, bullied, tormented, racially abused, burned with hot liquid, shot at. Rioting, explosions, burning debris, brawling, broken glass, burning vehicle, arson. Rifles fired, gunshots heard, Molotov cocktail thrown, break-and-enter. Television footage of protestors (trampled, beaten, pursued, dragged), racial abuse. Yelling, arguing, screaming. Vietnam war footage (explosions, soldiers, gunfire). MLK murder, JFK assassination, slavery, concentration camps, apartheid, racial oppression, killed kids, murdered neighbour (shot), terrorism, gutting, killing mentioned. Blood/gore: Hanged corpses, bloody corpse, bloody hand, dripping blood. Swelling, bruising, bandages, wound-dressing.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Shirtless man. Half-naked couple beneath sheets. Skimpy dancewear, cleavage. Kissing. Innuendo. A wife cheats on her husband.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, champagne, wine, cocktails, spirits), intoxication, alcoholic wife/mother. Being passed out drunk mentioned. Smoking. Gambling (cards). Prescription pills seen.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, n-word, b*tch, p*ss. Racial abuse, derogatory slang, name-calling, mocking. Religious references and exclamations. Gender, class, racial, ethnic stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Servitude, civil rights, black power, white supremacy, equality, Freedom Riders, Black Panthers, US politics, slavery, racism, bigotry, prejudice, sit-ins, protest, biography, father-son relationships, cotton-picking, Eugene Allen, the White House, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama, Ku Klux Klan, dignity, subservience, conflict, bitterness, survival, 1970s America, Birmingham riots, Kennedy assassination, infidelity.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    A child sees his father murdered (shot), mother raped (off-camera). Deceased father, deceased son/brother, deceased wife, son in jail. Passed out drunk, financial problems mentioned. Cemetery, church, jail cell settings. Cat, parrot, horses, dogs, aquarium fish, thunder, lightning. Man on toilet, spitting. Roast chicken, ham eaten. Inspired by A Butler Well Served by this Election by Wil Haygood, an article published in 2008 in the Washington Post.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Familiar, welcoming, radical, nuanced, melodramatic, alluring, anxious, sweeping, moving, remarkable, exhilarating, affecting, blunt, gut-wrenching, character-driven. Phenomenal performances, dazzling cast, definitive period detail, potent re-creation of horrific historic events.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Histrionic. Robin Williams is distracting, unconvincing as Eisenhower. Dressed-up history, covers too much ground, lacks humour, too fictionalised.

The Big Wedding

Published in T
Monday, 06 May 2013 03:11
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong coarse language and sexual references.

  • The pitch

    One big crappy family.

  • Starring

    Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Susan Sarandon, Katherine Heigl, Amanda Seyfried, Topher Grace, Robin Williams, Ben Barnes, Christine Ebersole, David Rasche, Patricia Rae, Ana Ayora

  • Directed by

    Justin Zackham

  • Running time

    89 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A man gets punched, slapped in the face. Pushing, shoving. Fraud investigation (mentioned). Screams. Blood/gore: Bloody nose. Vomiting, fainting.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couples have sex; noises are heard. Oral sex, hand job, fondling, kissing. Sexual banter. Erection, virginity, birth control, orgasm, tantric sex, fetishism, lesbianism, paedophilia (mentioned). Infidelity. Nudity: Nude female (seen from behind). Nude sculpture and portrait (female). Skimpy workout gear.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, champagne, spirits, cocktail), drunken behaviour. Sobriety, abstinence (discussed). Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-word, f-words, s-words, a-words, derogatory names for females, slang and actual terms for male genitalia and sex acts. Name-calling, insults. Ethnic stereotyping and racism. Religious references (confession, preaching) and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Marriage, family, blended families, adoption, divorce, love triangles.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Hospital (maternity ward), church and wedding settings. Wedding proposal. Divorce, separation, infidelity, incest, cheating, infertility, pregnancy, fear of heights (mentioned). Dogs, swans, pigs (mentioned).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Impressive cast, good performances.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Corny, contrived, strained, vapid. Thin sub-plots and one-dimensional characters. Unnecessarily crude.

Robots

Published in R
Wednesday, 10 April 2013 01:14
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  • Rating

    G: General.

  • The pitch

    Riveting tale about building your dreams.

  • Starring

    (voices of) Ewan McGregor, Halle Berry, Robin Williams, Paula Abdul, Stanley Tucci, Terry Bradshaw, Jim Broadbent, Mel Brooks, Amanda Bynes, Drew Carey, Lucille Bliss, Jennifer Coolidge, Paul Giamatti, Jay Leno, Greg Kinnear, James Earl Jones, Dianne Wiest

  • Directed by

    Chris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha

  • Running time

    91 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Robots crash into objects; things get smashed. High-speed ride through obstacle course. Robots, objects thrown through the air; fall from great heights. Robots get hit, slapped, kicked, punched, destroyed. Spare parts/robots swept toward furnace. Killing robots (mentioned). Parts assembled, destroyed in a 'chop shop'. Robots swept away by giant wave. Body parts frequently fall off robots. Robot smashes through glass window. Giant menacing robots with chopping knives/swords, power-tools. Hundreds of robots engage in battle. Blood/gore: A forensic outline of a dead body is seen.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Boy parts (mentioned)

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Smoking. Alcohol (cocktails, spirits).

  • LANGUAGE

    Crap, fartsy, butt. Name-calling. Cultural and gender stereotypes. Frequent innuendo.

  • THEMES

    Invention, robots, dreaming big, spare parts, hand-me-downs, ideas, menial labour, job-saving devices, modernising, scams, perseverance, pride, city living, crushed hopes, legacy, greed, scrounging.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Factory setting. Futuristic setting. Childbirth. Birds, dogs. Running away from home. Flash editing has strobe effect. Vomiting (heard), gagging, fart-noises. Heights. Toilets. Animal neutering, urination (insinuated). Urination (oil change). Father/husband suspended in chains. Oppressive mother. Robot lays an egg. Cross-dressing. Robot repairs resemble operations.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Beautifully rendered, exceptional voice talents. Zippy pace, rapid-fire comedy. Cheeky humour. Feel-good movie with positive message.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Predictable. Too many characters. Crude humour.

Aladdin

Published in A
Thursday, 28 February 2013 06:13
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  • Rating

    G: General.

  • The pitch

    Everything you could wish for in a magical Disney comedy.

  • Starring

    Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, Linda Larkin, Jonathan Freeman, Frank Welker, Gilbert Gottfried, Douglas Seale

  • Directed by

    Ron Clements, John Musker

  • Running time

    90 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Cartoon violence which some children may find scary. Swords and sword-swallowing. People are consumed by quicksand. Multiple incidents of theft. A man walks on hot coals. A girl is held down while a man threatens to cut off her hand. A man is chained to a dungeon wall. A baddie turns into a giant cobra with big yellow eyes and big sharp teeth; the snake tries to constrict a young man to death.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A girl kisses a boy she falls in love with. A young girl flirts seductively with a man then kisses him. Nudity: Females and girls are dressed in skimpy national dress.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    One reference to smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling, mocking.

  • THEMES

    Wanting to escape from responsibility/duty, freedom of choice, three wishes, desire, feeling trapped, fantasy, the grass is always greener, first love, Daddy's girl, defiance, trouble, opposite's attract, role-models, rags-to-riches.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Market/bazaar, middle-eastern setting. Dark cave/cavern setting. Prison/dungeon setting. A girl runs away from home. A deep, booming voice is heard. A snake charmer is seen (the snake is a rope). Enchanted scarab beetle. Fireworks.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    A charming Disney interpretation of the classic Arabian Nights tale. Robin Williams is hilarious as the genie in the lamp. The narrative is colourful and well-paced. Memorable soundtrack.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Middle-eastern setting is heavy with cliches and racial stereotypes. Pairing of Aladdin and Jasmine lacks chemistry. Some elements are surprisingly scary.