FITOOR (2016)

FITOOR (2016)
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  • Run time: 129 minutes

  • Director(s): Abhishek Kapoor

  • Cast: Katrina Kaif, Aditi Rao Hydari, Tabu, Aditya Roy Kapoor, Rahul Bhat, Akshay Oberoi

  • BBFCinsight: moderate bad language, sex, violence

  • Synopsis: FITOOR is a Hindi language romantic drama retelling the story of Charles Dickens' 'Great Expectations' in the Kashmir valley.

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FITOOR is a Hindi language romantic drama retelling the story of Charles Dickens' 'Great Expectations' in the Kashmir valley.

Language

There is infrequent use of moderate bad language as well as use of mild bad language.

Sex

There is bedroom scene in which a man kisses a woman on the neck and there are sensual shots of their hands clasped together. They are subsequently seen lying in each other's arms.

Violence

There is a scene in which a bomb explosion rips through a shop, killing a character on the spot.

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ZOOLANDER 2 (2016)

ZOOLANDER 2 (2016)
  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 102 minutes

  • Director(s): Ben Stiller

  • Cast: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell, Penelope Cruz, Kristen Wiig, Olivia Munn, Benedict Cumberbatch, Macaulay Culkin, Christina Taylor, Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato, Kim Kardashian West, Billy Zane, Lenny Kravitz, Kanye West, Cyrus Arnold, Lewis Hamilton

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

  • Synopsis: ZOOLANDER 2 is a comedy sequel in which two male supermodels return from self-imposed exile and help an Interpol detective investigate the murders of several pop stars.

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ZOOLANDER 2 is a comedy sequel in which two male supermodels return from self-imposed exile and help an Interpol detective investigate the murders of several pop stars.

Violence

Scenes of moderate comic violence include a young man being riddled with bullets fired from a machine-gun. There are numerous bloody bullet impacts but the victim is able to pose for a 'selfie' before he dies. In another comic scene a man stands in the way of a knife that has been thrown at another character. The blade strikes him on the face, going into his cheek. There is a cut seen when the blade is removed.

Sex

Moderate sex references, including dialogue about sexual activity and images suggesting body parts.

Language

There is a single use of strong language. There is also moderate and mild bad language.

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THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES (2014)

THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES (2014)
  • Genre: , ,

  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 144 minutes

  • Director(s): Peter Jackson

  • Cast: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Lee Pace, Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Manu Bennett, Hugo Weaving, Christopher Lee, Aidan Turner, James Nesbitt, Stephen Fry, Graham McTavish, Billy Connolly, Ken Stott, Ian Holm, Bret McKenzie, Sylvester McCoy

  • BBFCinsight: strong 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: The conclusion to the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves who face a grave battle for survival when the future of Middle-earth hangs in the balance.

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THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES is the final film in the trilogy, based on the book by J.R.R. Tolkien. It follows the heroes into an uneasy alliance with the Elves against an invading Orc army.

Threat

There are some scenes of moderate threat, particularly when the dragon, Smaug, is laying waste to a town as the inhabitants flee in terror.

Violence

There is a great deal of moderate violence, both large scale battle sequences and some one-on-one fights. A number of people are killed with swords, arrows and axes, but there is little bloodshed. What blood is seen is generally the result of fighting, with some minor cuts on the faces of the heroes. The battle violence is also extremely noisy and fairly intense and there is much destruction of buildings and property.

There is some mild bad language.

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THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG (2013)

THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG (2013)
  • Genre: , ,

  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 161 minutes

  • Director(s): Peter Jackson

  • Cast: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Orlando Bloom, Hugo Weaving, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly, Christopher Lee, Aidan Turner, Andy Serkis, Stephen Fry, Billy Connolly, Ian Holm, James Nesbitt, Sylvester McCoy, Ken Stott, Luke Evans, Manu Bennett, Lee Pace

  • BBFCinsight: moderate violence, threat

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  • Synopsis: Second part of Peter Jackson's three part adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's novel about a little hobbit and his friends trying to save their homeland from the dragon Smaug.

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THE HOBBIT THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG is part two of Peter Jackson's three part adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's novel.

Violence

Moderate violence includes a number of battles as the heroes fight giant spiders and orcs. These include sight of orcs having their heads cut off and orcs being shot with arrows. There is also frequent use of bladed weapons. The fighting is fantastical and lacks emphasis on blood. It is very similar to the action seen in the previous film in the series, as well as that seen in THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy.

Threat

There is threat when a character is caught in a giant spider's web and when the character is chased through a dark forest as they attempt to escape. There is also threat from the dragon, Smaug, who breathes large blasts of fire, and brief threat to children from attacking orcs.

It also features mild sex references and brief sight of injury following an arrow wound to a leg.

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JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS (2015)

JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS (2015)
  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 118 minutes

  • Director(s): Jon M. Chu

  • Cast: Aubrey Peeples, Stefanie Scott, Juliette Lewis, Molly Ringwald, Ryan Guzman, Hayley Kiyoko, Nicholas Braun

  • BBFCinsight: infrequent mild bad language

  • Synopsis: JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS is a drama about a teenage girl who is signed by a record label after her sisters post a video of her singing online.

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JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS is a drama about a teenage girl who is signed by a record label after her sisters post a video of her singing online.

Language

There is mild bad language.

There are some mild emotional moments when a character talks about the death of her father. A scene shows her crying as she watches a hologram of him talking to her.

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THE MAZE RUNNER (2014)

THE MAZE RUNNER (2014)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 108 minutes

  • Director(s): Wes Ball

  • Cast: Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Patricia Clarkson

  • BBFCinsight: intense scenes, strong threat, violence

  • Synopsis: Science fiction thriller, based on a young adult book, about a lad called Thomas who wakes up in a glade surrounded by high stone walls and must work out what is lurking in the maze and whether there is any way to escape.

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THE MAZE RUNNER is a film in which a group of young people find themselves in a glade where the only escape appears to be through a dangerous maze.

Threat

There are intense scenes involving threat and attacks from scary creatures which roam the maze at night. There are also intense moments of threat involving infected characters who become aggressive and violent, and scenes of threat when characters disagree with each other.

Violence

Scenes of violence include fighting between the young people in the glade, with some heavy punches and blows. There are also attacks by the scary creatures in which young people are seen being grabbed and thrown or dragged away. In one scene a character is shot, with a small patch of blood seen on their chest, and another character is hit in the chest with a makeshift spear. There is brief sight of dead bodies, although there is no detail of injury.

There is mild bad language.

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MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS (2015)

MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS (2015)
  • Genre: ,

  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 128 minutes

  • Director(s): Wes Ball

  • Cast: Dylan O'Brien, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Ki Hong Lee, Rosa Salazar, Kaya Scodelario, Jacob Lofland, Giancarlo Esposito, Aiden Gillen

  • BBFCinsight: strong threat, violence

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  • Synopsis: MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS is a science fiction film in which a group of young people must navigate a hostile environment in search of a safe haven.

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MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS is a science fiction film in which a group of young people must navigate a hostile environment in search of a safe haven.

Threat

There are scenes in which a group of characters are faced with various threats, including an organisation which they must fight and escape from, gangs of people operating in a lawless environment, and infected zombie-like people who attack the characters.

Violence

In some scenes there are exchanges of gun fire, mostly involving stun weapons, and the use of explosives. But other than people shuddering as they are stunned, there is little detail. There are some blows delivered as characters defend themselves, including heavy kicks and blows with makeshift weapons.

In one scene a man is questioned for information. He is punched and threatened, and his face is briefly seen with swelling and some blood.

Injury from encounters with the infected people is briefly seen.

It is implied that a character shoots and kills himself.

Bad language is mild. There is also a rude finger gesture.

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INTERSTELLAR (2014)

INTERSTELLAR (2014)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 166 minutes

  • Director(s): Christopher Nolan

  • Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Casey Affleck, Topher Grace, Michael Caine, Wes Bentley, John Lithgow, Ellen Burstyn

  • BBFCinsight: infrequent strong language, moderate threat, violence

  • Synopsis: When survival on Earth is threatened an intergalactic space mission is sent to find a new home for humanity.

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INTERSTELLAR is a sci-fi drama about an intergalactic space mission to seek a new home for mankind after survival on Earth is threatened.

Language

Infrequent strong language during a heated confrontation, as well as various milder bad language.

Threat

Numerous scenes of threat show characters dealing with the dangers of space travel and the harsh environments on different planets.

Violence

Infrequent scenes of moderate violence, including punches and head butts. There is no injury detail.

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THE FAULT IN OUR STARS (2014)

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS (2014)
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  • Run time: 123 minutes

  • Director(s): Josh Boone Not known

  • Cast: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff, Laura Dern, Sam Trammell, Mike Birbiglia, Lotte Verbeek, Willem Dafoe, Josh Boone

  • BBFCinsight: terminal illness theme, strong language

  • Synopsis: Teenage cancer patients meet at a support group and develop a relationship.

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THE FAULT IN OUR STARS is a drama, adapted from a young adult novel, about two teenage cancer patients who fall in love and support each other as they face their uncertain futures.

Theme

The film deals with various aspects of serious and terminal illness and portrays the physical pain and debilitating nature of the characters’ conditions. It shows their courage and resourcefulness, as well as their vulnerability, as they confront mortality with a determination to enjoy life on their own terms. The film’s overall treatment of these upsetting themes is sensitive.

Language

There is one use of strong language and also milder bad language.

The film contains a discreet implication of sex, mild sex references, a passing reference to soft drugs, and indications of a character’s alcoholism. There are also scenes in which a character is seen with a cigarette in his mouth which is never lit or smoked. The character explains that this is his way of challenging his illness and facing up to mortality.

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SELMA (2014)

SELMA (2014)
  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 125 minutes

  • Director(s): Ava DuVernay

  • Cast: David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tom Wilkinson, Alessandro Nivola, Giovanni Ribisi, Tim Roth, Oprah Winfrey

  • BBFCinsight: moderate violence, racist language, infrequent strong language

  • Synopsis: SELMA is a US drama based on the marches from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in the 1960s involving Martin Luther King Jr.

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SELMA is a US drama based on the true story of Martin Luther King and the Selma to Montgomery civil rights marches.

Violence

There are several scenes of moderate violence, including fights and a shooting. There is some sight of blood and injury. For example in one long scene protestors clash with police, who use batons, whips and tear gas; after the clash, several people are shown with blood on their faces. In another scene, two protestors are beaten, with sight of blood flying from one man's mouth as he is kicked.

Discrimination

Frequent use of racist language as well as discriminatory behaviour. Although racism is a major theme of the film, the film clearly shows this behaviour is wrong.

Language

Infrequent use of strong language, as well as various uses of milder bad language.

There are also mild sex references.

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