THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS (2016)

THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS (2016)
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  • Run time: 88 minutes

  • Director(s): Yarrow Cheney Chris Renaud

  • Cast: Louis C.K. (voice), Eric Stonestreet (voice), Kevin Hart (voice), Jenny Slate (voice), Ellie Kemper (voice), Albert Brooks (voice), Lake Bell (voice), Dana Carvey (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: mild action, rude humour

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  • Synopsis: THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS is an animated comedy about two pet dogs who embark on an adventure through New York when they find out that an angry bunny is scheming against humans.

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THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS is an animated comedy about two pet dogs who embark on an adventure through New York when they find out that an angry bunny is scheming against humans.

Threat

Mild action sequences show characters running away from various baddies, such as dog catchers and cats.

A fluffy bunny beats up a person. There are a couple of comic fight scenes between animals. There is mild threat from snakes.

There is a scene in which characters are trapped in a van which is sinking into the water, but they are quickly saved.

Theme

Rude humour includes sight of a minion's bottom when his dungarees come off, and a few jokes about poo.

MA MA (2015)

MA MA (2015)
  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 111 minutes

  • Director(s): Julio Medem

  • Cast: Penélope Cruz, Luis Tosar, Asier Etxeandia, Teo Planell, Anna Jiménez, Elena Carranza, Nicolás De Vicente, Virginia Ávila

  • BBFCinsight: infrequent strong language, moderate sex references, nudity, illness theme

  • Synopsis: MA MA is a Spanish drama about a woman diagnosed with breast cancer.

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MA MA is a Spanish drama about a woman diagnosed with breast cancer.

Language

There is a single use of strong language; all other language is mild.

Sex

There are moderate verbal sex references. There is also an implied sex scene off screen.

Nudity

There are frequent moments of breast nudity as a woman undergoes medical examinations. There is also sight of a frozen nipple sitting inside a box during a character's dream.

Theme

There are several scenes of emotional upset as characters struggle to cope with the heroine's cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment.

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THE MEDDLER (2016)

THE MEDDLER (2016)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 101 minutes

  • Director(s): Lorene Scafaria

  • Cast: Susan Sarandon, Rose Byrne, J.K. Simmons, Jerrod Carmichael, Cecily Strong, Lucy Punch, Michael McKean, Jason Ritter, Sarah Baker, Casey Wilson, Amy Landecker, Billy Magnussen, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Jo Jordan, Charlie Bone, Lou Volpe, Tony Amendola, Robert Picardo, Irina Maleeva, Harry Hamlin

  • BBFCinsight: infrequent strong language, drug misuse

  • Synopsis: THE MEDDLER is a US comedy drama about a New York widow who travels to Los Angeles to stay with her adult daughter.

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THE MEDDLER is a US comedy drama about a New York widow who travels to Los Angeles to stay with her adult daughter.

Language

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

Drugs

There is a scene in which a woman smokes drugs. However, in a later scene, her mother voices her disapproval. In another scene, an older woman eats drugs when a car she is travelling in is stopped by police.

There are scenes in which a woman uses a home pregnancy testing kit. The film also contains some mild sex references.

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NOW YOU SEE ME 2 (2016)

NOW YOU SEE ME 2 (2016)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 126 minutes

  • Director(s): Jon M. Chu

  • Cast: Mark Ruffalo, Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Lizzy Caplan, Daniel Radcliffe, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine

  • BBFCinsight: moderate violence

  • Synopsis: NOW YOU SEE ME 2 is a heist thriller about a team of magicians who are forced to perform a robbery.

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NOW YOU SEE ME 2 is a heist thriller about a team of magicians who are forced to perform a robbery.

Violence

There are occasional scenes of moderate violence including fistfights, a knife being held near a woman's throat, and a man being locked inside a safe and thrown into a river.

In one scene, a magician appears to sever her arm with a electric knife, but this is soon revealed to be a trick.

Occasional scenes of threat are mild and often revealed to be part of 'magic' tricks. There is infrequent use of mild bad language and one use of a rude gesture. Infrequent mild sex references include verbal references to a man being promiscuous.

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THE LEGEND OF TARZAN (2016)

THE LEGEND OF TARZAN (2016)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 107 minutes

  • Director(s): David Yates

  • Cast: Alexander Skarsgård, Samuel L Jackson, Margot Robbie, Djimon Hounsou, Christoph Waltz, Ella Purnell

  • BBFCinsight: moderate action violence, threat, injury detail

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  • Synopsis: THE LEGEND OF TARZAN is an action adventure in which Tarzan and Jane return to Africa to stop their old friends and their land being exploited.

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THE LEGEND OF TARZAN is an action adventure in which Tarzan and Jane return to Africa to stop their old friends and their land being exploited.

Violence

Scenes of moderate action violence include heavy blows and use of knives, spears and swords. There is no clear sight of wounds being inflicted and only minimal sight of blood on bodies.

Threat

Moderate threat includes sight of a knife being held to a man's throat. A gorilla punches the ground aggressively around a young boy, and hippos and gorillas chase a young woman.

Injury detail

A man's bloody and mangled ear is briefly seen after it has been shot at. A man is also seen with a bite on his shoulder as a friend seals the wound.

There is a scene in which a couple kiss and embrace while lying on a bed. There is also some mild comic flirtation when Tarzan meets Jane for the first time and sniffs at her clothes. There is also mild bad language.

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CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE (2016)

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE (2016)
  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 112 minutes

  • Director(s): Rawson Marshall Thurber

  • Cast: Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson, Aaron Paul, Amy Ryan, Danielle Nicolet, Timothy John Smith, Megan Park, Ryan Hansen

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

  • Synopsis: CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE is a US action comedy about a high school bullying victim who grows up to be a CIA agent who forces the help of an old classmate when he goes rogue to capture a super villain.

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CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE is a US action comedy about a high school bullying victim who grows up to be a CIA agent who forces the help of an old classmate when he goes rogue to capture a super villain.

Sex

There are moderate sex references. A man also chants something rude and sexist at a woman.

Violence

There are shoot-outs and fist fights. It is implied that a woman breaks a man's finger and that a man pulls out another man's throat. There is only a small amount of blood.

Language

There is infrequent strong language.

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TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES - OUT OF THE SHADOWS (2016)

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES - OUT OF THE SHADOWS (2016)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 112 minutes

  • Director(s): Dave Green

  • Cast: Megan Fox, Stephen Amell, Alan Ritchson, Will Arnett, Alessandro Ambrosio, Laura Linney, Noel Fisher, Brian Tee, Fred Armisen (voice of Kraang), Tony Shaloub (voice of Splinter), Tyler Perry, Stephen Farrelly, Judith Hoag, Pete Ploszek, Gary Anthony Williams, Jeremy Howard, Danny Woodburn

  • BBFCinsight: moderate action violence

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  • Synopsis: TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES - OUT OF THE SHADOWS is a fantasy action sequel about a group of turtles who team up with a reporter and a vigilante to save their city from alien invasion.

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TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES OUT OF THE SHADOWS is a fantasy action sequel about a group of turtles who teams up with a reporter and a vigilante to save their city from alien invasion.

Violence

There is moderate action violence with martial arts kicks and blows, as well as brief focus on the twirling of a large blade, and a hockey stick blow to a character's crotch area. The emphasis is on action and fantasy and there is no bloody detail.

There is use of mild bad language.

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This work contains flashing images which may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

WARCRAFT: THE BEGINNING (2016)

WARCRAFT: THE BEGINNING (2016)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 120 minutes

  • Director(s): Duncan Jones

  • Cast: Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Callan Mulvey, Clancy Brown, Robert Kazinsky, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper

  • BBFCinsight: moderate fantasy violence

  • 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: WARCRAFT: THE BEGINNING is a fantasy action adventure film based on the Warcraft video game.

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WARCRAFT: THE BEGINNING is a fantasy action adventure film based on the Warcraft video game.

Violence

Several battle scenes contain moderate fantasy violence, including some crunchy blows, undetailed sword strikes, and occasional splashes of orc blood.

Other issues include mild bad language.

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TOP CAT BEGINS (2015)

TOP CAT BEGINS (2015)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 90 minutes

  • Director(s): Andrés Couturier

  • Cast: Jason Harris (voice), Ben Diskin (voice), Chris Edgerly (voice), Marieve Herington (voice), David Hoffman (voice), G.K. Bowes (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: very mild bad language, mild slapstick violence

  • Synopsis: TOP CAT BEGINS is a children's animation about Top Cat's origins in New York City.

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TOP CAT BEGINS is a children's animation about Top Cat's origins in New York City.

Language

Very mild bad language.

Violence

There is mild slapstick violence in scenes in which characters fight and chase each other. A couple of these scenes show characters waving spades and axes in threat. There are a couple of moments showing characters being tasered. A character gets hot sauce in his eyes, causing him to scream. These moments are unrealistic and comic.

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ME BEFORE YOU (2016)

ME BEFORE YOU (2016)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 108 minutes

  • Director(s): Thea Sharrock

  • Cast: Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Matthew Lewis, Jenna Coleman, Charles Dance, Vanessa Kirby

  • BBFCinsight: moderate sex references, suicide references

  • Synopsis: ME BEFORE YOU is a romantic drama about the relationship that develops between a young quadriplegic man and the young woman employed to provide him with companionship.

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ME BEFORE YOU is a romantic drama about the relationship that develops between a young quadriplegic man and the young woman employed to provide him with companionship.

Sex

Moderate verbal sex references include tongue-in-cheek references to adult films.

Suicide

There are verbal and visual references to suicide, including references to Dignitas, the Swiss based assisted-dying organisation.

Other issues include mild bad language.

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