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Logan (2017)

Published in L
Thursday, 23 February 2017 21:27
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong bloody violence.

  • The pitch

    The silver bullet.

  • Starring

    Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Richard E. Grant, Eriq La Salle, Elise Neal, Quincy Fouse

  • Directed by

    James Mangold

  • Running time

    137 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicides (jumping off roof, grenade). People (including children) are shot, slashed, stabbed, pursued, punched, kicked, decapitated, maimed, tackled, beaten, stomped on, thrown through the air/against objects/to the ground, harpooned, impaled, experimented on, grabbed, injected, immobilised by a loud tone/pulse, threatened, hit with objects, dragged, smacked, restrained, hand/leg-cuffed, flipped, exploded, throat-grabbed, frozen, cocooned, pistol-whipped, crushed. Children are euthanased (implied). A child repeatedly slits her own arm (it heals after each cut). Vehicles shot, hit with objects, exploded, kicked; wrecked car, smashed windscreen, motorcycle crashes, train-dodging, car spinout. Objects thrown/smashed/hit with fists. A man says "somebody poisoned our dogs". Weapon of mass destruction, raising killers mentioned. Shoplifting, theft, break-and-enter. Arguing, yelling, screaming. Blood/gore: Dead body. Dismembered limbs, decapitated head. (Very) bloody heads, arms, faces, mouths, hands, fingers, legs, cuts, scratches, clothing, objects, wounds, bandages. Blood spatter. Glob of flesh in sink, coughing up blood, dripping blood. Burning/searing flesh, bubbled skin, IV drip in arm. Operating theatre with blood on tables/instruments. Bullet casings are popped out from flesh. Child on table with limbs sliced open. Injections (close-up of needles entering flesh). Weapons seen protruding through skin/heads/faces/throat. Bruising, scars, bloodshot eyes. Operating rooms with blood on tables/objects. Wound-dressing, healing, bandaging, arm in sling. Convulsing (seizures), arm-slitting, collapsing, wheezing. Man in wheelchair, people in hospital beds. Disembowled family, polio, Alzheimers, degenerative brain disease mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    An intoxicated woman flashes her breasts. Shirtless man. Castrated mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People are injected with serum. A man takes pills in several scenes. A man buys a bag of drugs from a hospital porter. Alcohol (beer, spirits, champagne). Alcohol dependency, intoxication. Smoking (vaping, cigars, cigarette advertisement). Gambling (casino patrons bet on horse races). Junkie, ibuprofen mentioned. Casino, bar settings.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words. Name-calling (crazy, junkie, stupid, disappointment, assassin, animal, Nosferatu, mutants, bad, fat, savages, etc). Religious references and exclamations (God's plan, God's mistake, God knows, Jesus, damn, who the hell, etc).

  • THEMES

    Wolverine, mutants, paternity, mentors, survival, chronic pain, ageing, death, murder, Shane (1953), adamantium, albinos, tracking, guardianship, alcohol dependency, seizures, sacrifice, healing, telepathy, chauffers, family.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead loved ones, mentors, wife, child, family, father, caretakers. Grave digging. Pediatric cancer mentioned. Helicopter, drone. Cemetery, funeral, laboratory, casino, bar settings. Spitting, drool, toilet. Horses, dog. Taxidermy animal head, antlers on wall. No end-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Tense, gripping, violent, paranoid, brutal, risky, affecting, standalone, urgent, satisfying, involving, poignant, funny, cohesive, gripping, scruffy, dystopian, wholehearted, touching, bloody, downbeat, rousing, savage, weary, human, entertaining, topical, self-aware, emotional. Impressive performances, detailed/visceral/creative/nasty/earned/grave/serious violence, nerve-stiffening/accomplished composition and framing, nervy/evocative/perfect/elegant/fine score, evocative/believable production design, a fitting farewell.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    A little long, loses momentum in final half hour, some scrappy sequences/detours.

Hot Fuzz

Published in H
Saturday, 03 August 2013 00:16
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong violence, strong coarse language.

  • The pitch

    The greater 'hood.

  • Starring

    Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Jim Broadbent, Paddy Considine, Bill Bailey, Bill Nighy, Martin Freeman, Timothy Dalton, Rafe Spall, Edward Woodward, Adam Buxton, Stephen Merchant, Alice Lowe

  • Directed by

    Edgar Wright

  • Running time

    121 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, shot at, stabbed, pursued, punched, kicked, attacked, wrestled, hit with objects, thrown, crushed, blown up, bitten, eye-gouged, threatened, held at gunpoint (child), decapitated. Explosion, property damage, smashed objects, broken glass, fireball. Shoplifting, arson, murder. Reckless driving, high-speed police pursuit, head-on collision. Suicide, poisoning (stage play). Fascism, DUI, incest mentioned. Weapons arsenal. Blood/gore: Stabbed hand, blood splatter, bloody scratches, neck brace. Corpses (fresh, burned, decaying), skeletons.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Innuendo. Sex acts, promiscuity mentioned.Shirtless man. Cleavage. Fake breasts.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (champagne, beer, wine, spirits), inebriation, underage drinking. Smoking.Selling drugs mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-word, f-words, s-words, a-words, bastard. Name-calling, mocking. Slang for genitalia. Religious references and exclamations. Gender, police, age, regional stereotypes. Obscene finger gestures.

  • THEMES

    Police work, the law, buddy cops, rural communities, father-son relationships, cults, murder, forensics, over-achievers, justice, nepotism, neighbourhood watch, disillusionment, evidence, media, typos, Romeo & Juliet, ice-cream.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased mother (traffic collision), deceased wife (suicide) mentioned. Relationship separation, birth (twins) mentioned. Crime/accident scene, cemetery settings. Helicopter, hedgehog, swan, dog, birds (pigeons), rats, horses. Urination, toilet, spitting. Butchering meat, bacon cooking, pig-on-spit.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Satirising, funny, outrageous, clever, over-the-top. Endless movie references. Witty editing, fast-paced script.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Ridiculous plot, overlong, slow-paced at times, relentless. Too many endings.

Gnomeo & Juliet

Published in G
Tuesday, 30 April 2013 00:28
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  • Rating

    G: General.

  • The pitch

    You're Avon a laugh!

  • Starring

    James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Ashley Jensen, Michael Caine, Matt Lucas, Jim Cummings, Jason Statham, Stephen Merchant, Ozzy Osbourne, Patrick Stewart, Julie Walters, Hulk Hogan, Richard Wilson, Dolly Parton

  • Directed by

    Kelly Asbury

  • Running time

    84 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Dangerous driving, vehicle collisions. Gnomes and animal statues fight, kick, throw things at one another. Food fight. Things get smashed, broken, damaged, ransacked, thrown. A gnome dresses up in ninja gear (war paint, balaclava). A gnome hangs precariously from a high ledge; falls through a glass ceiling. A gnome is glued to a pedestal. Raised voices, arguing. Death, suicide, killing (mentioned). Explosion. Blood/gore: Heimlich manoeuvre. A gnome's hat is smashed off. A gnome is presumed dead; gnomes are presumed crushed. Scratches, chips. Dismembered gnome limbs.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Innuendo. A gnome wears a mankini. Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    None.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling, teasing and mocking insults.

  • THEMES

    Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, forbidden love, tragedy, rivalry, star-crossed lovers, feuding, competition, cheating, sabotage, enemies, hatred, forgiveness, revenge, grief.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    A gnome is separated from his family/community. Deceased wife/mother, husband/father mentioned. Snail, rabbits, chicken, pig, frog, fish, dog, deer, flamingo, buzzing insects, hippo, crocodile, mushrooms, snail slime, dog drool. Toilet, graffiti, leg-waxing.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Lively, entertaining, charming, bright, quirky. Smart script, great performances, catchy soundtrack.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Unoriginal, one-dimensional story. Best suited for very small children only. A promotional vehicle for Elton John.

I Give It A Year

Published in I
Thursday, 21 February 2013 01:28
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Nudity, coarse language and sexual references.

  • The pitch

    Finding the right person by first marrying the wrong one.

  • Starring

    Rose Byrne, Rafe Spall, Simon Baker, Anna Faris, Stephen Merchant, Minnie Driver, Jason Flemyng, Olivia Colman, Nigel Planer

  • Directed by

    Dan Mazer

  • Running time

    97 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    All violent episodes and references to violence have comic intention. Dangerous driving. Violence to animals is discussed and implied. Speculation upon the likelihood of future personal tragedies (meningitis, cancer, brain death/damage, being hit by a truck) is discussed. Turning off life support is discussed. Sexual assault and spousal stabbing are mentioned (comic). Raised voices and yelling. Suicide is mentioned in comic context. Blood/gore: A bird appears to be dead or seriously injured.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A man and two women participate in a threesome in their underwear. A woman gives a man a handjob in public. Sex dolls are used in a therapy session. Photos of a couple having sex are seen. Frequent comic references to sexual activity, behaviour, status and genitalia. Sexual innuendo and jokes. Sexual fantasies, sodomy, masturbation and STDs (gonorrhea, chlamydia) are mentioned. Paedophilia is alluded to. Sex acts are mimed. Lots of passionate kissing (couples, work colleagues and extra-marital). Flirting. Nudity: A photo of a penis is seen. Photos of a couple engaging in sex acts are seen. Men and women are seen in their underwear.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, beer, champagne, spirits, cocktails).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words. Frequent mocking insults and derogatory name-calling for comic effect. Male and female genitalia are frequently mentioned in actual terms and slang. Cultural and racial stereotypes. Misogynist slang. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Marriage, divorce, sex, extra-marital affairs, disastrous relationships, in-laws, second chances, communication, therapy, persistence, awkward situations.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Marriage, divorce, sex, extra-marital affairs, disastrous relationships, in-laws, second chances, communication, therapy, persistence, awkward situations.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Very funny but does tend to go a bit overboard with the crude humour and silliness. Funky credits. Nat (Rose Byrne) wears gorgeous outfits, one of which matches her sofa superbly. Stephen Merchant is hilarious; he delivers the world's worst best-man speech ever.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Very crude humour. Some serious offences are committed on the dancefloor. Comedy feels forced, flat.