STATUS UPDATE (2017)

STATUS UPDATE (2017)
  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 104 minutes

  • Director(s): Scott Speer

  • Cast: Ross Lynch, Courtney Eaton, Olivia Holt, Harvey Guillen, Gregg Sulkin, Brec Bassinger

  • BBFCinsight: moderate bad language, sex references

  • Synopsis: STATUS UPDATE is a US fantasy comedy in which a high school teen discovers a magical app which makes all his status updates come true.

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STATUS UPDATE is a US fantasy comedy in which a high school teen discovers a magical app which makes all his status updates come true.

Language

There is a use of moderate and mild bad language as well as a rude finger gesture.

Sex

There are references to sex and revealing outfits. However there is no nudity..

Scenes of mild violence are infrequent, funny and unrealistic. There are also infrequent passing references to drug misuse.

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BLACK PANTHER (2018)

BLACK PANTHER (2018)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 134 minutes

  • Director(s): Ryan Coogler

  • Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis, Daniel Kaluuya

  • BBFCinsight: moderate violence, injury detail, rude gesture

  • 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: BLACK PANTHER is a US action adventure in which the king of a hidden kingdom must prevent a rival from unleashing war on the world.

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BLACK PANTHER is a US action adventure in which the king of a hidden kingdom must prevent a rival from unleashing war on the world.

Violence

There are battles with swords, spears, guns and other weapons. The violence includes slashes, stabs and hand-to-hand fights. A character breaks another's arm, and a warrior's throat is cut, but without strong detail.

Injury detail

A wound to someone's body is shown during a healing process. Other injuries, sometimes bloody, are seen briefly and without strong detail.

Language

During a comic scene, a character gives a rude middle-finger gesture. There is also use of mild bad language, as well as milder terms.

A fantastical mind-altering potion is drunk during a ceremonial ritual.

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MARY MAGDALENE (2018)

MARY MAGDALENE (2018)
  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 117 minutes

  • Director(s): Garth Davis

  • Cast: Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Ariane Labed, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina, Lubna Azabal

  • BBFCinsight: bloody images

  • Synopsis: MARY MAGDALENE is a US Biblical drama which follows the titular saint.

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MARY MAGDALENE is a US Biblical drama which follows the saint.

Injury detail

There are bloody images of the Crucifixion as well as during an animal sacrifice, which takes place off screen. Images of dead or dying bodies are seen but without any strong detail.

There is a non-graphic verbal reference to assault and murder.

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THE MERCY (2017)

THE MERCY (2017)
  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 100 minutes

  • Director(s): James Marsh

  • Cast: Colin Firth, Rachel Weisz, David Thewlis, Genevieve Gaunt, Jonathan Bailey, Andrew Buchan

  • BBFCinsight: infrequent strong language

  • Synopsis: THE MERCY is a British biographical drama in which an amateur sailor attempts to cover up his failure to complete an around-the-world boat race.

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THE MERCY is a British biographical drama in which an amateur sailor attempts to cover up his failure to complete an around-the-world boat race.

Language

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

There is a scene which suggests a character has taken their own life followed by brief verbal reference to it. A character experiences symptoms of mental illness including brief hallucinations. Blood is seen on a man's hand after he accidentally cuts himself with a knife, and there is scene in which a character drains a boil on his head but this is not graphic.

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THE GREATEST SHOWMAN (2017)

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN (2017)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 102 minutes

  • Director(s): Michael Gracey

  • Cast: Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, Zac Efron, Zendaya, Jacqueline Honulik

  • BBFCinsight: brief mild threat, violence

  • Synopsis: THE GREATEST SHOWMAN is a musical drama which tells the story of the showman P.T. Barnum as he creates and develops his circus in New York in the mid-1800s.

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THE GREATEST SHOWMAN is a musical drama which tells the story of the showman P.T. Barnum as he creates and develops his circus in New York in the mid-1800s.

Threat

Scenes of mild threat include people running out of a burning building. A man runs back into the building to rescue someone. He escapes with mild injuries just as it collapses, having saved the person's life.

Violence

Scenes of violence include bar brawls and punches being exchanged.

There is use of a derogatory term. There is also very mild bad language and a character referring to herself as being born "out of wedlock".

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COCO (2017)

COCO (2017)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 102 minutes

  • Director(s): Lee Unkrich Adrian Molina

  • Cast: Anthony Gonzalez (voice), Gael García Bernal (voice), Benjamin Bratt (voice), Alanna Ubach (voice), Renée Victor (voice), Jaime Camil (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: mild threat, 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: COCO is a US children's animation in which a boy searches for his musical hero in the Land of the Dead

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COCO is a US children's animation in which a boy searches for his musical hero in the Land of the Dead.

Threat

Characters are chased, panic and occasionally seen despairing. A character is frightened when he meets skeletons in a graveyard. These sequences are brief, and there is quick reassurance.

Violence

A character is poisoned by a villain. Another is crushed by a heavy object, without detail. There are sequences of fantasy fights, but these are comic in nature.

The death of loved ones is a theme of the film. Bad language is very mild.

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MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE (2018)

MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE (2018)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 142 minutes

  • Director(s): Wes Ball

  • Cast: Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Dexter Darden, Nathalie Emmanuel, Giancarlo Esposito, Aidan Gillen, Walton Goggins, Ki Hong Lee, Jacob Lofland, Katherine McNamara, Barry Pepper, Will Poulter, Rosa Salazar, Patricia Clarkson

  • BBFCinsight: moderate violence, threat, language

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  • Synopsis: MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE is a science fiction drama in which a group of young people try to save their friends who are being held captive.

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MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE is a science fiction drama in which a group of young people try to save their friends who are being held captive.

Violence

There are scenes in which infected zombie-like people are shot. There are also exchanges of gunfire, and fight scenes including heavy kicks and blows with makeshift weapons. There are also some scenes in which people are stabbed. However, there is limited injury detail.

The film also contains scenes featuring infected people with swollen and diseased features.

Threat

There are scenes in which a group of young people face various threats, including infected zombie-like people who attack them. There is also a scene in which a young man is threatened by a giant robotic spider. The film also contains several long and intense chase scenes.

Language

There is infrequent moderate bad language, an offensive middle finger gesture, and some milder bad language.

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EARLY MAN (2018)

EARLY MAN (2018)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 87 minutes

  • Director(s): Nick Park

  • Cast: Eddie Redmayne (voice), Maisie Williams (voice), Tom Hiddleston (voice), Richard Ayoade (voice), Timothy Spall (voice), Mark Williams (voice), Rob Brydon (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: infrequent mild bad language, threat

  • Synopsis: EARLY MAN is an animated comedy in which a caveman tribe must learn to play football in order to regain their homeland from a conquering civilisation.

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EARLY MAN is an animated comedy in which a caveman tribe must learn to play football in order to win back their homeland from a different tribe.

Language

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

Threat

The cavemen are attacked by armoured mammoths and a giant, fanged duck. A meteor strikes the Earth causing destruction. These moments of threat are brief and funny.

There is very mild comic violence. Attackers fire arrows and throw spears, but without causing injury.

There is very mild innuendo, and bottom nudity.

There is very mild rude humour: a character is hit by a huge bird poo.

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THE POST (2017)

THE POST (2017)
  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 113 minutes

  • Director(s): Steven Spielberg

  • Cast: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Alison Brie, Sarah Paulson, Bruce Greenwood, Carrie Coon, Matthew Rhys, Jesse Plemons, Bob Odenkirk, Bradley Whitford, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tracy Letts, Pat Healy, Zach Woods, David Cross, Rick Holmes, Jessie Mueller, Stark Sands, Philip Casnoff, Austyn Johnson

  • BBFCinsight: strong language, brief battle violence

  • Synopsis: THE POST is a US drama, based on true events from 1971, in which American newspapers race to expose a government cover-up of Vietnam War secrets.

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THE POST is a US drama, based on true events from 1971, in which American newspapers race to expose a government cover-up of Vietnam War secrets.

Language

The film contains some strong language. Most of the uses of strong language occur in a scene in which an anti-War protest chant is heard in the background, and the chant is muffled and slightly muted. There is also an offensive middle finger gesture, and some milder bad language.

Violence

In one scene, set during the Vietnam war, soldiers are shot during a night battle, and there is brief sight of a bloodstained hand. A later scene shows corpses in body bags. However, there is limited detail.

There is a brief verbal drug misuse reference.

Scenes in which adults smoke cigarettes reflect the time period in which the film is set.

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DARKEST HOUR (2017)

DARKEST HOUR (2017)
  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 120 minutes

  • Director(s): Joe Wright

  • Cast: Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Ben Mendelsohn, Stephen Dillane, Samuel West, Ronald Pickup, David Schofield

  • BBFCinsight: mild bad language

  • Synopsis: DARKEST HOUR is a period drama, based on real events during the 1940s, in which British Prime Minister Winston Churchill seeks to rally the nation against Germany's advance across Western Europe.

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DARKEST HOUR is a period drama, based on real events during the 1940s, in which British Prime Minister Winston Churchill seeks to rally the nation against Germany's advance across Western Europe.

Language

There is some mild bad language.

There is also a scene in which Churchill makes a V-sign gesture towards a journalist. However, in a later scene, a woman teaches him how to deliver the gesture in an appropriate way, so that it is not offensive.

There are also scenes in which injury is implied; however; there is very limited detail.

In one scene, a man says he is suffering from terminal cancer and there are references to other diseases.

The film also includes several scenes showing adults smoking cigars and cigarettes. There are also scenes showing adults drinking alcohol.

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