HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 (2015)

HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 (2015)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 89 minutes

  • Director(s): Genndy Tartakovsky

  • Cast: Adam Sandler (voice), Selena Gomez (voice), Nick Offerman (voice), Steve Buscemi (voice), Kevin James (voice), Andy Samberg (voice), Keegan-Michael Key (voice), Megan Mullally (voice), Fran Drescher (voice), Mel Brooks (voice), David Spade (voice), Rob Riggle (voice), Molly Shannon (voice), Nick Swardson (voice), Dana Carvey (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: mild scary scenes, slapstick violence, rude humour

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  • Synopsis: HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 is an animated fantasy adventure sequel in which Dracula takes his new grandson to a monster boot-camp.

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HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 is an animated fantasy adventure sequel in which Dracula takes his new grandson to a monster boot camp.

Threat

There are mild and comic scary scenes when fantasy characters turn scary for brief moments. A cake monster suddenly grows fangs and snarls at a crowd, before returning to its cuter version. A magician does a trick in which he rips the heart out of a character, but without any realism or detail. There is a boy being stretched on a rack as part of Dracula's idea of 'kids' yoga'.

Violence

There is some mild slapstick violence as characters fight with bat-like creatures. The focus is on fantasy and adventure style battle, without any injury or disturbing elements.

Language

There is some mild rude humour when a character refers to a 'baboon's butt' and another character mentions his 'grandmother's boobies'.

FANTASTIC FOUR (2015)

FANTASTIC FOUR (2015)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 100 minutes

  • Director(s): Josh Trank

  • Cast: Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B Jordan, Jamie Bell, Toby Kebbell, Tim Blake Nelson

  • BBFCinsight: moderate violence, brief bloody moments

  • Synopsis: FANTASTIC FOUR is a sci-fi action fantasy about four scientists who gain superhuman powers after an experiment goes wrong.

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FANTASTIC FOUR is a sci-fi action fantasy about four scientists who gain superhuman powers after an experiment goes wrong.

Violence

There are scenes of moderate fantasy violence in which various characters fight each other using their superhuman powers. Action includes punches, kicks and head butts. There are occasional and brief bloody moments when a character uses his powers to make peoples' heads explode, but there is little detail.

There are moments of threat when characters struggle to leave a planet safely after its surface begins to crack. There is also some mild bad language.

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SUFFRAGETTE (2015)

SUFFRAGETTE (2015)
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  • Run time: 104 minutes

  • Director(s): Sarah Gavron

  • Cast: Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep, Helena Bonham Carter, Ben Whishaw, Brendan Gleeson, Romola Garai, Anne-Marie Duff, Adam Nagaitis, Samuel West, Geoff Bell

  • BBFCinsight: infrequent strong language, moderate violence, a scene of force-feeding

  • Synopsis: SUFFRAGETTE is a British drama, set in 1912 and 1913, that tells the story of the suffragette movement.

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SUFFRAGETTE is a British drama, set in 1912 and 1913, that tells the story of the suffragette movement.

Language

There is a single use of strong language. There is also infrequent moderate and mild bad language. Examples of this language can be found on the main BBFC website or free Apps.

Violence

In one scene a group of suffragettes at a political rally are attacked by police officers. Women are knocked to the ground, kicked, and struck with truncheons. One woman is seen to have blood on her face.

Disturbing images

In one scene a female prison inmate is force-fed. More detail of this scene can be found on the main BBFC website or free Apps.

Other issues include a scene in which a suffragette is knocked down and killed after colliding with a race horse at the Epsom Derby. The collision is very crunchy but there is no clear sight of blood or injury detail. There are also scenes of adults smoking cigarettes and brief female buttock nudity.

PAPER PLANES (2014)

PAPER PLANES (2014)
  • Genre: ,

  • Run time: 97 minutes

  • Director(s): Robert Connolly

  • Cast: Sam Worthington, Ed Oxenbould, Deborah Mailman, Nicholas Bakopoulos-Cooke, Ena Imai, Terry Norris, Peter Rowsthorn, Julian Dennison, David Wenham

  • BBFCinsight: infrequent very mild bad language

  • Synopsis: PAPER PLANES is a comedy drama about a young boy who discovers that he has a talent for making paper aeroplanes.

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PAPER PLANES is a comedy drama about a young boy who discovers he is very good at making paper planes and takes part in international competitions.

Language

There is very mild bad language. For more information, grown-ups can visit the main BBFC website or download the free BBFC app.

There is some very mild innuendo about a Grandpa having 'friendships' with women in his retirement home.

There is a mild bereavement theme as Dylan and his father Jack are dealing with the recent death of Dylan's mum.

There are some scenes of very mild bullying.

EVEREST (2015)

EVEREST (2015)
  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 121 minutes

  • Director(s): Baltasar Kormákur

  • Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Keira Knightley, Robin Wright, Clive Standen, Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin

  • BBFCinsight: moderate threat, injury detail, upsetting scenes

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  • Synopsis: EVEREST is a drama about a group of expeditionaries who attempt to climb Mount Everest.

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EVEREST is a dramatic reconstruction of the 1996 Mount Everest disaster.

Threat

There are scenes of moderate threat when characters struggle to safely descend the mountain.

Injury detail

Frozen bodies are seen lying in snow, and a man has a badly frostbitten nose and hand with blood briefly visible on his face and arms.

Theme

There are some upsetting scenes when characters talk to their loved ones, not knowing whether they'll see them again.

SUNSHINE ON LEITH (2013)

SUNSHINE ON LEITH (2013)
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  • Run time: 98 minutes

  • Director(s): Dexter Fletcher

  • Cast: George MacKay, Peter Mullan, Jason Flemyng, Jane Horrocks, Freya Mavor, Antonia Thomas, Paul Brannigan, Daniela Nardini, Kevin Guthrie

  • BBFCinsight: Contains mild language, violence and sex references

  • Synopsis: Davy and Ally have to re-learn how to live life in Edinburgh after coming home from serving in Afghanistan. Both struggle to learn to live a life outside the army and to deal with the everyday struggles of family, jobs and relationships.

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SUNSHINE ON LEITH is a musical about two friends returning to Edinburgh after serving as soldiers in Afghanistan.

Language

The film contains infrequent uses of mild bad language. For more information about the film's language, grown-ups can visit the main BBFC website or download the free BBFC app.

Violence

During an anniversary party an ill-judged joke starts a bar brawl that includes a head-butt to a man's forehead and some punches that are not seen to make clear contact. The violence is quickly brought to a halt and several characters make it very clear that the fighting is unacceptable.

Sex

There are some mild sex references. These include references to a man staring at a woman's chest and a couple seen sneaking into a toilet cubicle together. Grown-ups can find out more about the sex references in the film by looking on the main BBFC website, or downloading the free BBFC app.

The film also includes a scene in which a man collapses with a heart attack but he's quickly seen to be receiving medical help.

THE BUTLER (2013)

THE BUTLER (2013)
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  • Run time: 129 minutes

  • Director(s): Lee Daniels

  • Cast: Forest Whitaker, David Banner, LaJessie Smith, Mariah Carey, Alex Pettyfer, Vanessa Redgrave, Oprah Winfrey, Cuba Gooding Jr., Lenny Kravitz, Robin Williams, John Cusack, James Marsden, Liev Schreiber, Jane Fonda, David Oyelowo, Alan Rickman

  • BBFCinsight: Contains moderate violence, disturbing images & one use of strong language

  • Synopsis: As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect his life, family, and American society as a whole.

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THE BUTLER is a film, inspired by real events, about the son of a black sharecropper who escapes from slavery and becomes a butler at the White House.

Violence

In one scene, a bus carrying Civil Rights activists is attacked by the Ku Klux Klan. The windows of the bus are smashed and petrol bombs are thrown inside, sending the victims fleeing in terror. In other scenes, activists are shown being abused and attacked by racists during non violent protests. There is also some newsreel footage showing real riots and racist crimes from the 1960s. There is another scenes of threat that hints at adult issues.

Language

The film also contains one use of strong language and some milder bad language. There are a number of uses of racist terms, although these occur in a historical context and the film clearly condemns racist language and attitudes.

There is also sight of smoking, but it is neither glamorised nor promoted.

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THE GENERAL (1926)

THE GENERAL (1926)
  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 92 minutes

  • Director(s): Clyde Bruckman Buster Keaton

  • Cast: Buster Keaton, Marion Mack, Glen Cavander, Glen Cavender, Jim Farley, Frederick Vroom, Charles Smith

  • BBFCinsight: Contains mild comic violence

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THE GENERAL is a US comedy about an engineer's pursuit of the men who have stolen a locomotive.

Violence

There are infrequent scenes of mild comic violence and slapstick in which men are hit over the head with guns or pieces of wood.

PERCY JACKSON - SEA OF MONSTERS (2013)

PERCY JACKSON - SEA OF MONSTERS (2013)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 102 minutes

  • Director(s): Thor Freudenthal

  • Cast: Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario, Nathan Fillion, Brandon T. Jackson, Sean Bean, Stanley Tucci, Missi Pyle, Anthony Head

  • BBFCinsight: Contains moderate fantasy violence and threat, and mild language

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  • Synopsis: A group of teenage demi-gods must stop a villain from finding the Golden Fleece and using it to awaken Kronos.

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PERCY JACKSON - SEA OF MONSTERS is a fantasy adventure sequel in which a group of teenage demigods must stop a villain from finding a magical Golden Fleece.

Violence

There are sequences in which the demigod characters fight one another, or fight against various fantasy creatures. Although there are a number of impactful blows, and occasional brief sight of cuts and grazes, the central characters are not generally harmed because of their super-human abilities, with any wounds healing quickly and magically. At one point, a central character appears to have died but it is rapidly revealed that he has not been harmed. In other scene, it appears that a teenage demigod is going to die. However, she is transformed into a tree by her father, who is a god, and continues to protect her friends in her new form.

Language

There are use of mild bad language. More information about the language, is available for grown-ups on the main BBFC website or app.

SIR BILLI (2012)

SIR BILLI (2012)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 76 minutes

  • Director(s): Sascha Hartmann

  • Cast: Sean Connery (voice), Alan Cumming (voice), Patrick Doyle (voice), Miriam Margolyes (voice), Ruby Wax (voice), Sean Connery, Alan Cummings

  • BBFCinsight: Contains very mild language

  • Synopsis: Ageing, skateboarding veterinarian Sir Billi goes above and beyond the call of duty, fighting villainous policemen and powerful lairds, in a battle to save an endangered beaver.

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SIR BILLI is an animated film, set in Scotland. It tells the story of an elderly animal rescue worker who, along with the local villagers and his pet goat, must race to save an endangered beaver.

Language

The film includes some very mild bad language. For more information about the film's language, grown-ups can visit the main BBFC website or download the free BBFC app.

Threat

There are some moments of very mild danger, such as rabbits racing down toboggan courses, a beaver being swept along on a fast flowing river, and a goat left hanging from a rope underneath a plane. Such moments are brief and any threat soon passes.

A pet goat, who wears a tracksuit, is seen to have wet himself and left a puddle on the floor of a house. A woman comments on the 'enviable chest' of another female character.

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