FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM (2016)

FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM (2016)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 130 minutes

  • Director(s): David Yates

  • Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Ezra Miller, Colin Farrell, Jon Voight, Ron Perlman, Zoe Kravitz, Gemma Chan, Katherine Waterson, Samantha Morton, Carmen Ejogo, Lucie Pohl, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Christine Marzano, Kamil Lemieszewski, Jenn Murray, Kevin Guthrie

  • BBFCinsight: moderate threat

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  • Synopsis: FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM is a fantasy adventure drama, set in 1920s New York, in which a wizard becomes involved in a battle against dark forces that threaten the city.

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FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM is a fantasy adventure film, set in 1920s New York, in which a wizard becomes involved in a battle against dark forces that threaten the city.

Threat

There are scenes in which dark forces threaten or kill human characters, some of which include brief focus on dead humans' faces. In one scene, a woman sentenced to death is shown visions of her past to try to force her to die. There are also some intense scenes in which dark forces threaten and destroy parts of the city; however, these are neither frequent nor sustained.

There are some verbal references to physical child abuse and corporal punishment. The film also contains some mild bad language.

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ETHEL & ERNEST (2016)

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  • Run time: 93 minutes

  • Director(s): Roger Mainwood

  • Cast: Jim Broadbent (voice), Pam Ferris (voice), Luke Treadaway (voice), Brenda Blethyn (voice), Roger Allam (voice), June Brown (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: mild innuendo, threat, mild bad language

  • Synopsis: ETHEL & ERNEST is an animated feature based on the graphic novel by Raymond Briggs about his parents.

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ETHEL & ERNEST is an animated feature based on the graphic novel by Raymond Briggs about his parents.

Sex

Mild innuendo includes a man suggesting a neighbour might like to visit his 'demanding' wife while he's out and a reference to the antics of American soldiers.

Threat

Mild threat occurs in scenes portraying the London Blitz.

Language

There is some mild bad language.

There are occasional references to outdated attitudes to race, religion, gender, sexuality and mental health. These attitudes are not endorsed by the film as a whole.

The film features sensitive portrayals of serious illness and bereavement.

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DOCTOR STRANGE (2016)

DOCTOR STRANGE (2016)
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  • Run time: 115 minutes

  • Director(s): Scott Derrickson

  • Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Rachel McAdams, Mads Mikkelsen, Benedict Wong, Chiwetel Ejiofor

  • BBFCinsight: moderate fantasy violence, injury detail

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  • Synopsis: DOCTOR STRANGE is a superhero fantasy action film about a surgeon who turns to mystical forces after losing the use of his hands in an accident.

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DOCTOR STRANGE is a superhero fantasy action film about a surgeon who turns to mystical forces after losing the use of his hands in an accident.

Violence

There are frequent fight scenes containing crunchy kicks and punches. The violence is fantastical and many of the blows are covered by showers of sparks. Several characters are stabbed with magical weapons, and a character is kicked from a high building and seen hitting the ground below. This sequence contains no blood or injury detail, but we later see the character's face streaked with blood.

Injury detail

There is sight of blood and bruising on a character's face in the aftermath of an accident. Another scene contains sight of multiple surgical pins protruding from a character's hands. There are also brief close-up shots of a small, bloody wound and of some blood dripping onto the floor in the aftermath of a stabbing.

Other issues include a moderately intense car crash scene, mild fantasy threat, and mild bad language.

MY FERAL HEART (2016)

MY FERAL HEART (2016)
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  • Run time: 83 minutes

  • Director(s): Jane Gull

  • Cast: Suzanna Hamilton, Pixie Le Knot, Darren Kent, Sara Dee, Will Rastall, Eileen Pollock, Jason Wright, Shana Swash, Steven Brandon

  • BBFCinsight: infrequent strong language, moderate sex references

  • Synopsis: MY FERAL HEART is a British drama about a young man with Down's syndrome who must adapt to a new life after the death of his mother.

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MY FERAL HEART is a British drama about a young man with Down's syndrome who must adapt to a new life after the death of his mother.

Language

There is infrequent use of strong language and some milder terms.

Sex

Moderate sex references include an undetailed verbal reference to adult films and brief sight of pages from an adult magazine, although the images on the pages are difficult to make out.

There are discreetly implied references to child abuse and abduction in scenes featuring a character who appears traumatised.

Other issues include occasional mild injury detail, including sight of a bite mark and streaks of blood as a character cleans his arm after being bitten by an animal. There is also a brief shot of some faded scars on a character's arm.

There is a scene of violence in which one character punches another, resulting in a brief fight.

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KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES (2016)

KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES (2016)
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  • Run time: 105 minutes

  • Director(s): Greg Mottola

  • Cast: Gal Gadot, Jon Hamm, Isla Fisher, Zach Galifianakis, Patton Oswalt, Maribeth Monroe

  • BBFCinsight: infrequent strong language, moderate violence, sex references

  • Synopsis: KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES is a comedy about a suburban couple who suspect their new neighbours are spies and find themselves drawn into the dangerous world of espionage.

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KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES is a comedy about a suburban couple who suspect their new neighbours are spies and find themselves drawn into the dangerous world of espionage.

Language

There is infrequent use of strong language, as well as milder bad language.

Violence

There is moderate action violence, including exchanges of gunfire, explosions, and a knife being thrown into a man's throat. There are threats of torture.

Sex

There are implied scenes of sex and moderate sex references. Two characters dress up in lingerie and talk about their desires.

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LA LA LAND (2016)

LA LA LAND (2016)
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  • Run time: 63 minutes

  • Director(s): Damien Chazelle

  • Cast: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, Rosemarie DeWitt, Finn Wittrock, J. K. Simmons

  • BBFCinsight: infrequent strong language

  • Synopsis: LA LA LAND is a musical comedy about the relationship between a jazz musician and an aspiring playwright.

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LA LA LAND is a musical comedy about the relationship between a jazz musician and an aspiring playwright.

Language

There is infrequent use of strong language as well as milder bad language. There is use of the middle finger gesture.

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TROLLS (2016)

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  • Run time: 89 minutes

  • Director(s): Walt Dohrn Mike Mitchell

  • Cast: Anna Kendrick (voice), Justin Timberlake (voice), Zooey Deschanel (voice), James Corden (voice), Christine Baranski (voice), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: mild comic threat

  • Note to parents: Some versions of this film are displayed in the 3D or IMAX format and some younger children may find them a more intense experience.

  • Synopsis: TROLLS is an animated comedy about the Trolls, a happy-go-lucky race who spend their days singing and dancing but who are threatened by troll-eating creatures.

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TROLLS is an animated comedy about the Trolls, a happy-go-lucky race who spend their days singing and dancing but who are threatened by troll eating creatures.

Threat

There are a number of scenes of moderate, but comic, threat as the Trolls are chased by predators, both plant and animal.

There is very mild rude humour in a couple of scenes, including when a Troll appears to poop out three or four mini Trolls when he feels threatened.

ARRIVAL (2016)

ARRIVAL (2016)
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  • Run time: 116 minutes

  • Director(s): Denis Villeneuve

  • Cast: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tzi Ma, Mark O'Brien

  • BBFCinsight: infrequent strong language

  • Synopsis: ARRIVAL is a science fiction film about an expert linguist employed to communicate with extra-terrestrials.

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ARRIVAL is a science fiction film about an language expert employed to communicate with extra-terrestrials.

Language

Infrequent strong language as well as milder terms.

There are several sequences of mild threat where people come into contact with the aliens and are scared of them, and scenes in the style of news footage showing people panicking and rioting around the world. There are also scenes of a woman crying and visibly upset after the death of her young daughter.

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MONSTER TRUCKS (2016)

MONSTER TRUCKS (2016)
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  • Run time: 105 minutes

  • Director(s): Chris Wedge

  • Cast: Lucas Till, Jane Levy, Thomas Lennon, Holt McCallany, Samara Weaving, Aliyah O'Brien

  • BBFCinsight: mild threat

  • Synopsis: MONSTER TRUCKS is a fantasy adventure in which a young motoring enthusiast befriends a large subterranean creature unearthed by an oil-drilling company.

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MONSTER TRUCKS is a fantasy adventure in which a young motoring enthusiast befriends a large subterranean creature unearthed by an oil-drilling company.

Threat

Scenes include frequent car chases in which vehicles are rammed, flipped, or crash into other vehicles. However, there is no sight of injury. In some scenes the monsters bare their teeth and roar when they feel threatened, although they quickly return to their benign state.

There is infrequent very mild bad language.

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ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE (2016)

ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE (2016)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 91 minutes

  • Director(s): Mike Thurmeier Galen T. Chu

  • Cast: Denis Leary (voice), John Leguizamo (voice), Ray Romano (voice), Melissa Rauch (voice), Stephanie Beatriz (voice), Simon Pegg (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: mild slapstick, very mild bad language

  • Note to parents: Some versions of this film are displayed in the 3D or IMAX format and some younger children may find them a more intense experience.

  • Synopsis: ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE is an animated adventure film in which a group of prehistoric animals find themselves in a race against time to save Earth from an approaching meteor.

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ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE is an animated adventure film in which a group of prehistoric animals find themselves in a race against time to save Earth from being destroyed by an approaching meteor.

Violence

There is occasional mild slapstick violence as animal characters comically bash one another. There is no blood or injury detail.

Language

There are several uses of mild language.

Other issues include occasional very mild threat as both a large meteor and smaller meteorites approach the planet, and when characters are chased by a family of villainous flying reptiles. There is also infrequent very mild innuendo and very mild toilet humour. One character from time to time holds a knife that appears to have been made from a dinosaur tooth but it is never used as a weapon.

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