THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ALLEGIANT (2016)

THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ALLEGIANT (2016)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 118 minutes

  • Director(s): Robert Schwentke

  • Cast: Shailene Woodley, Zoë Kravitz, Miles Teller, Theo James, Ansel Elgort, Naomi Watts

  • BBFCinsight: moderate violence

  • Synopsis: THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ALLEGIANT is the third film in the 'Divergent' series. adapted from the young adult sci-fi novels by Veronica Ross. In this instalment, a group of young people escape over the high wall surrounding Chicago and discover what lies beyond.

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THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ALLEGIANT is the third film in the 'Divergent' series, adapted from the young adult sci-fi novels by Veronica Ross. In this instalment, a group of young people escape over the high wall surrounding Chicago and discover what lies beyond.

Violence

Moderate violence includes crunchy punches, kicks and elbow strikes. Several characters are shot with futuristic rifles and handguns. It is also implied that two characters are killed by being shot in the head. However, other than the sight of a little blood on faces from time to time, little or nothing is seen in terms of injury detail.

Other issues include mild threat and mild bad language.

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HITCHCOCK/TRUFFAUT (2015)

HITCHCOCK/TRUFFAUT (2015)
  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 80 minutes

  • Director(s): Kent Jones

  • Cast: Mathieu Amalric (voice), Wes Anderson, Olivier Assayas, Peter Bogdanovich, Arnaud Desplechin, David Fincher, James Gray, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Richard Linklater, Paul Schrader, Martin Scorsese

  • BBFCinsight: moderate sex references, violence

  • Synopsis: HITCHCOCK/TRUFFAUT is a documentary about the 1962 interview between the two filmmakers.

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HITCHCOCK/TRUFFAUT is a documentary about the iconic 1962 interview between the two film-makers.

Sex

Occasional moderate sex references include mention of private parts and other innuendo.

Violence

Scenes of moderate violence occur in various clips from Hitchcock's films, including a stabbing, a character staggering through a market with a knife protruding from his back, and a woman being stabbed in a shower. Sight of blood and injury detail is limited throughout.

There is a very brief moment of sexual threat in a film clip and infrequent mild bad language.

Images of Hitchcock, Truffaut, and characters from their films smoking cigars and cigarettes occur throughout.

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MAVIS! (2015)

MAVIS! (2015)
  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 81 minutes

  • Director(s): Jessica Edwards

  • Cast: Mavis Staples, Steve Cropper, Bob Dylan, Levon Helm, Sharon Jones, Prince, Bonnie Raitt, Marty Stuart, Jeff Tweedy, Spencer Tweedy, Chuck D., Adam 'Speedy' Ayers, Donny Gerrard, Stephen Hodges, Rick Holmstrom, Yvonne Staples, Greg Kot, Anthony Heilbut, Gene Barge, Vicki Randle

  • BBFCinsight: infrequent mild bad language

  • Synopsis: MAVIS! is a US documentary about American singer Mavis Staples and her family's band, The Staple Singers.

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MAVIS! is a US documentary about American singer Mavis Staples and her family's band, The Staple Singers.

Language

There is infrequent mild bad language.

There are also some references to racism in 1960s America, and very mild sex references.

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THE FINEST HOURS (2015)

THE FINEST HOURS (2015)
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  • Run time: 117 minutes

  • Director(s): Craig Gillespie

  • Cast: Chris Pine, Holliday Grainger, Eric Bana, Ben Foster, Casey Affleck, Graham McTavish, Rachel Brosnahan, John Magaro, Matthew Maher

  • BBFCinsight: scenes of intense threat

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  • Synopsis: THE FINEST HOURS is a US period drama, based on a true story, about an attempt by members of the US Coastguard to save the lives of a group of sailors trapped on board a stricken ship during a violent storm.

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THE FINEST HOURS is a US period drama, based on a true story, about an attempt by members of the US Coastguard to save the lives of a group of sailors trapped on board a stricken ship during a violent storm.

Threat

There are several prolonged and intense scenes in which characters on board the lifeboat or stricken ship are in danger. In one scene, a sailor is dragged to his death after plunging overboard, while other scenes show sailors falling from a height in the engine room, being struck by a metal girder or crashing against the ship's hull. However, there is only limited detail of injuries when they are seen.

There is also some mild bad language. More information is available for grown-ups on the main BBFC website or free BBFC app.

THE IRON GIANT (1999)

THE IRON GIANT (1999)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 83 minutes

  • Director(s): Brad Bird

  • Cast: Jennifer Aniston (voice), Eli Marienthal (voice), Harry Connick Jr. (voice), Vin Diesel (voice), Christopher McDonald (voice), James Gammon (voice), Cloris Leachman (voice), John Mahoney (voice), M. Emmet Walsh (voice), Mary Kay Bergman (voice), Ollie Johnston (voice), Frank Thomas (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: mild fantasy action violence, infrequent mild bad language

  • Synopsis: THE IRON GIANT is an animated adventure about a young boy who befriends a gentle giant robot which has fallen to Earth from space, and which a paranoid government agent wants to destroy.

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THE IRON GIANT is an animated adventure, from 1999, about a young boy who befriends a gentle giant robot which has fallen to Earth from space, and which a paranoid government agent wants to destroy.

Violence

Fantasy action violence includes repeated sight of a 'living' robot being electrocuted at a power station, and a nightmare sequence in which a vision of violence on Earth features gunfire, explosions, fireballs and natural disasters.

Language

A single use of mild bad language and uses of very mild bad language.

The film also contains very mild threatening scenes, comic slapstick and a villain lighting his pipe.

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FITOOR (2016)

FITOOR (2016)
  • Release date(s):

  • 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)
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  • 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)
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  • 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

  • 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: 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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