MIDNIGHT SPECIAL (2015)

MIDNIGHT SPECIAL (2015)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 109 minutes

  • Director(s): Jeff Nichols

  • Cast: Michael Shannon, Kirsten Dunst, Jaeden Lieberher, Adam Driver, Joel Edgerton, Paul Sparks, Sam Shepard, Nathan Brimmer, Scott Haze, James DuMont, Billy Slaughter

  • BBFCinsight: moderate violence, threat

  • Synopsis: MIDNIGHT SPECIAL is a sci-fi thriller in which a boy with special powers and his father go on the run, pursued by both the FBI and members of a religious cult.

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MIDNIGHT SPECIAL is a sci-fi thriller in which a boy with special powers and his father go on the run, pursued by both the FBI and members of a religious cult.

Violence

During a shoot-out one man is shot in the stomach and another in the shoulder. Blood is seen on clothing but there is no emphasis on injuries. In another scene a man is struck across the head with a brass lamp.

Threat

Moments of moderate threat include car crash scenes and a sequence in which a mysterious force causes a house to shake violently.

Other issues include infrequent mild bad language.

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NORM OF THE NORTH (2016)

NORM OF THE NORTH (2016)
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  • Run time: 88 minutes

  • Director(s): Trevor Wall

  • Cast: Rob Schneider (voice), Heather Graham (voice), Bill Nighy (voice), Zachary Gordon (voice), Ken Jeong (voice), Colm Meaney (voice), Janet Varney (voice), Loretta Devine (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: mild slapstick, toilet humour, very mild bad language

  • Synopsis: NORM OF THE NORTH is an animated feature about a polar bear who has to save the Arctic from property developers.

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NORM OF THE NORTH is an animated feature about a polar bear who has to save the Arctic from property developers.

Violence

Mild comic slapstick violence, such as a chase scene in which a man in a polar bear costume hits another man as he tries to escape, and a scene in which a baddie tries to shoot the hero with a tranquiliser dart but ends up shooting himself in the bottom instead.

Language

Very mild bad language. There is also some mild toilet humour, with references to 'number twos' and 'poop' and some comic farting noises.

Some indestructible lemming characters often put themselves in danger, for example by biting into electrical cables to turn lights off. They are shown glowing as they are electrocuted, but recover immediately and it is emphasised throughout that they are special creatures that cannot be harmed like everyone else.

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SPEED SISTERS (2015)

SPEED SISTERS (2015)
  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 78 minutes

  • Director(s): Amber Fares

  • Cast: Speed Sisters

  • BBFCinsight: mild bad language, mild violence

  • Synopsis: SPEED SISTERS is a documentary about the first all-female car racing team in the Middle East.

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SPEED SISTERS is a documentary about the first all-female car racing team in the Middle East.

Language

Mild bad language.

Violence

Mild violence as a woman is shot in the back with a pellet gun, causing her to scream in pain. She is then seen with a large bruise.

There is also sight of boys throwing stones at armed guards at a checkpoint, and the guards preparing to shoot pellets back at them.

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BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE (2016)

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE (2016)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 164 minutes

  • Director(s): Zack Snyder

  • Cast: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jason Momoa, Diane Lane, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Michael Shannon, Holly Hunter, Laurence Fishburne

  • BBFCinsight: moderate violence, threat, infrequent strong 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: BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE is a fantasy action thriller in which Batman seeks vengeance on Superman for the deaths he inadvertently caused in the destruction of Metropolis.

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BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE is a fantasy action thriller in which Batman seeks vengeance on Superman for the deaths he accidentally caused in the destruction of Metropolis.

Violence

There are frequent scenes of moderate violence, including fistfights, gunfights, use of bladed weapons, and fantastical action between the superheros. Blood and injury detail is limited, with very brief detail of leg wounds, a chest wound, and a scar caused by a man being branded.

Threat

Scenes of threat include characters being held at gunpoint, people avoiding falling masonry, and a character experiencing nightmarish visions including that of a large monstrous bat.

There is occasional use of mild bad language. Brief implied sexual activity includes a man and woman kissing in a bath.

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THE GAMES MAKER (2014)

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  • Run time: 108 minutes

  • Director(s): Juan Pablo Buscarini

  • Cast: Joseph Fiennes, Tom Cavanagh, Megan Charpentier, Valentina Lodovini, Robert Verlaque, Alejandro Awada

  • BBFCinsight: mild violence, threat

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THE GAMES MAKER is a fantasy adventure about a boy whose love of creating board games pits him against an evil inventor who is set on destroying the boy's family.

Violence

Mild violence as the hero has to fight another child in order to save his family.

Threat

Mild threat, often from fantastical creatures, but also when the hero is bullied by other boys at school who plan to hurt him and send him notes in class threatening him.

ZOOTROPOLIS (2016)

ZOOTROPOLIS (2016)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 106 minutes

  • Director(s): Rich Moore Jared Bush Byron Howard

  • Cast: Ginnifer Goodwin (voice), Jason Bateman (voice), Shakira (voice), Idris Elba (voice), J.K. Simmons (voice), Nate Torrence (voice), Jenny Slate (voice), Mark "Rhino" Smith (voice), Tommy Chong (voice), Octavia Spencer (voice), Bonnie Hunt (voice), Don Lake (voice), Raymond S. Persi (voice), Alan Tudyk (voice), Tom Lister, Jr. (voice), Katie Lowes (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: mild threat

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  • Synopsis: ZOOTROPOLIS is an animation about a rabbit police officer who teams up with a fox to investigate the case of some missing animals.

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ZOOTROPOLIS is an animation about a rabbit police officer who teams up with a fox to investigate the case of some missing animals.

Threat

Scenes of mild threat include a young animal being pushed over and scratched by another as well as characters being dangled over an ice hole and threatened with being 'iced'. Other characters are threatened by animals who have turned wild, with the creatures seen with glowing eyes as they growl and chase after others with their claws out. There is some focus on the animals snarling and scratching.

Other issues include very mild bad language.

There is a scene of comic implied nudity in which animals, who are normally seen wearing clothes, visit a spa where clothes are not worn.

There are some very mild references to drugs when a character is seen in a chemistry lab producing a substance from plants. The substance is not represented as a drug for recreational use.

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MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2 (2016)

MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2 (2016)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 92 minutes

  • Director(s): Kirk Jones

  • Cast: Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Lainie Kazan, Michael Constantine, Andrea Martin, Ian Gomez, Alex Wolff, Elena Kampouris, John Stamos, Rita Wilson, Joey Fatone, Gia Carides, Louis Mandylor

  • BBFCinsight: moderate sex references

  • Synopsis: MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2 is a US comedy about a large Greek-American family brought together when they have to plan a wedding at short notice.

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MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2 is a US comedy about a large Greek-American family brought together when they have to plan a wedding at short notice

Sex

Moderate sex references, including an elderly man learning to use a computer and being warned not to visit certain websites and women swapping stories about their wedding nights.

Further issues include a comic drug reference about 'selling pot' (though the audience knows that it is a joke), and very mild bad language.

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EDDIE THE EAGLE (2016)

EDDIE THE EAGLE (2016)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 103 minutes

  • Director(s): Dexter Fletcher Not known

  • Cast: Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Christopher Walken, Mark Benton, Keith Allen, Jo Hartley, Daniel Ings, Tim McInnerny, Not known

  • BBFCinsight: mild sex references, mild bad language

  • Synopsis: EDDIE THE EAGLE is a British comedy drama based on the true story of an underdog ski jumper trying to reach the 1988 Winter Olympics.

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EDDIE THE EAGLE is a British comedy drama based on true story of an underdog ski jumper trying to reach the 1988 Winter Olympics.

Sex

There are mild sex references as a ski coach tells his pupil to treat ski jumping like having sex with a film star. The scene includes comic references as the coach pulls comic faces and uses comic noises to demonstrate.

Other references include a woman making a suggestive comment about sharing a cupboard with a man.

Language

Mild bad language.

Other issues include partial natural nudity as men sit in a sauna.

There is some mild violence as a man is punched on the nose during a very brief bar fight.

Bruises and cuts are seen on a man's face after a skiing accident.

Some characters are seen to smoke cigarettes.

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THE CHOICE (2016)

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

  • Run time: 109 minutes

  • Director(s): Ross Katz

  • Cast: Benjamin Walker, Teresa Palmer, Maggie Grace, Alexandra Daddario, Tom Welling, Tom Wilkinson, Noree Victoria, Anna Enger

  • BBFCinsight: moderate sex references, rude gesture

  • Synopsis: THE CHOICE is a romantic melodrama about a couple who meet as neighbours and slowly start to become attracted to each other, despite the many hurdles in their path.

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THE CHOICE is a romantic melodrama about a couple who meet as neighbours and slowly start to become attracted to each other, despite the many hurdles in their path.

Sex

There is a scene in which people kiss passionately in a kitchen, before ending up on the kitchen table with the woman's clothes being unfastened.

Language

Following some good-natured banter between friends, a woman raises her middle finger at her friends after being teased.

There is also some mild bad language.

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HAIL, CAESAR! (2016)

HAIL, CAESAR! (2016)
  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 106 minutes

  • Director(s): Joel Coen Ethan Coen

  • Cast: Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum, Christopher Lambert, Fred Melamed, Dolph Lundgren, John Bluthal

  • BBFCinsight: infrequent moderate sex references

  • Synopsis: HAIL, CAESAR! is a US comedy about a Hollywood fixer who must investigate the kidnapping of a movie star.

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HAIL, CAESAR! is a US comedy about a Hollywood fixer who must investigate the kidnapping of a movie star.

Sex

Infrequent moderate sex references and innuendo.

There are infrequent scenes of mild comic violence, such as characters being slapped, and infrequent use of mild bad language.

Characters smoke, reflecting the period in which the film is set, although it is not glamorised or condoned.

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