THOMAS & FRIENDS - SODOR'S LEGEND OF THE LOST TREASURE (2015)

THOMAS & FRIENDS - SODOR'S LEGEND OF THE LOST TREASURE (2015)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 63 minutes

  • Director(s): David Stoten

  • Cast: Eddie Redmayne (voice), Jamie Campbell Bower (voice), John Hurt (voice), John Hasler (voice), Teresa Gallagher (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: very mild scary scenes

  • Synopsis: THOMAS & FRIENDS - SODOR'S LEGEND OF THE LOST TREASURE is a children's animation in which Thomas the Tank Engine and friends find some lost treasure and have to stop a pirate from stealing it.

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THOMAS & FRIENDS - SODOR'S LEGEND OF THE LOST TREASURE is a children's animated feature in which Thomas the Tank Engine and friends find some lost treasure and have to stop a pirate from stealing it.

Threat

There are very mild scary scenes, for example a character thinks he sees a ghost ship on the tracks. In one scene Thomas rushes to push some trucks of dynamite away from the team so that no one gets hurt when they blow up.

There is also a chase scene resulting in a boat capsizing and a character being thrown overboard. No one is harmed.

MAX (2015)

MAX (2015)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 108 minutes

  • Director(s): Boaz Yakin

  • Cast: Robbie Amell, Lauren Graham, Thomas Haden Church, Jay Hernandez, Joseph Julian Soria, Luke Kleintank

  • BBFCinsight: moderate threat, infrequent moderate violence

  • Synopsis: MAX is a drama about a U.S. military working dog that returns from service in Afghanistan and is adopted by his former handler's family.

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MAX is a drama about a US. military working dog that returns from service in Afghanistan and is adopted by his former handler's family.

Threat

There are frequent scenes of moderate threat, including soldiers in war situations searching for bombs and weapons; guard dogs being set on people, threats to harm children and animals, and frequent gun threat.

Violence

Moderate violence includes some heavy hand to hand combat blows and punches, one with a pistol to a man's face, and soldiers being ambushed and several killed, without detail, when an bomb explodes. One prolonged sequence shows the aftermath of violence in which a man lies dead on some rocks.

Other issues include mild bad language and a bereavement theme.

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This work contains flashing images which may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

INSIDE OUT (2015)

INSIDE OUT (2015)
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  • Run time: 102 minutes

  • Director(s): Ronnie Del Carmen Pete Docter

  • Cast: Amy Poehler (voice), Phyllis Smith (voice), Mindy Kaling (voice), Bill Hader (voice), Lewis Black (voice), Diane Lane (voice), Kyle MacLachlan (voice), Richard Kind (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: very mild 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: INSIDE OUT is an animated feature about the emotions inside an 11-year-old girl's head - Joy, Sadness, Fear, Disgust and Anger - and how they work together to help her negotiate moving house and starting at a new school.

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INSIDE OUT is an animated feature about the emotions inside an 11-year-old girl's head - Joy, Sadness, Fear, Disgust and Anger - and how they work together to help her negotiate moving house and starting at a new school.

Threat

Very mild threat in several scenes where characters have to avoid danger, including where the ground is falling away beneath them, and a scene where they have to avoid a slightly scary clown character. These sequences are quickly resolved.

There are some sad moments, but the overall message of the film emphasises that sadness is an important and essential emotion and that it is normal to feel sad sometimes. The character Anger mentions several times that he knows "a curse word" but we never hear him say it. Bad language is very mild, you can see examples of this language by searching for INSIDE OUT on www.bbfc.co.uk or the free BBFC App.

MINIONS (2015)

MINIONS (2015)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 91 minutes

  • Director(s): Pierre Coffin Kyle Balda

  • Cast: Sandra Bullock (voice), Jon Hamm (voice), Katy Mixon (voice), Hiroyuki Sanada (voice), Pierre Coffin (voice), Chris Renaud (voice), Michael Keaton (voice), Allison Janney (voice), Jennifer Saunders (voice), Steve Coogan (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: mild comic 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: MINIONS is an animated comedy spin off from DESPICABLE ME in which minions set out to find a despicable master to follow.

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MINIONS is an animated comedy spin off from the DESPICABLE ME films in which the minions set out to find a despicable master to follow.

Violence

There are scene of mild comic violence showing light-hearted slapstick incidents and fight sequences in which no one is ever realistically hurt.

There is very mild bad language such as 'blimey' and 'screwed'. There is a comic scene in which a man threatens to torture the minions in his medieval style torture chamber. More details can be found on the main BBFC website or free Apps.

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON (2015)

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON (2015)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 141 minutes

  • Director(s): Joss Whedon

  • Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chris Hemsworth

  • BBFCinsight: moderate fantasy violence, threat, occasional bloody moments

  • 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: AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON is a sci-fi adventure in which the team of super-heroes must reassemble when an experiment into artificial intelligence threatens to destroy the Earth.

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AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON is a sci-fi adventure in which the team of super-heroes must reassemble when an experiment into artificial intelligence threatens to destroy the Earth.

Violence

There are frequent scenes of moderate fantasy violence in which various characters - some of whom have special powers - fight each other or battle an army of robots. Action includes use of guns, futuristic weaponry, punches, kicks, a bow and arrow, and a hammer.

There are occasional moments in which characters are killed or injured, with some sight of blood on their clothes. There is also a scene in which a man's arm is cut off, although this occurs out of shot and no bloody detail is seen. In one sequence a photograph of a dead man is briefly visible with the word 'Peace' written in blood on the wall behind him.

Threat

There are occasional scenes of threat in which civilians are in danger but are soon saved by the Avengers. There are also a series of visions/flashbacks, including those depicting a character being wheeled down a corridor on a hospital trolley and placed next to a table displaying operating implements. The context for these scenes is later explained.

There is occasional use of mild bad language and innuendo. More information is available for grown-ups on the main BBFC website and free BBFC app.

DESPICABLE ME 2 (2013)

DESPICABLE ME 2 (2013)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 98 minutes

  • Director(s): Pierre Coffin Chris Renaud

  • Cast: Steve Carell (voice), Kristen Wiig (voice), Ken Jeong (voice), Miranda Cosgrove (voice), Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Ken Jeong, Miranda Cosgrove

  • BBFCinsight: Contains very mild scary scenes and slapstick violence

  • Synopsis:  Evil mastermind, and loving father, Gru is hired by an international agency to track down and defeat a new threat to humanity.

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DESPICABLE ME 2 is an animation sequel in which the central character from the first film is engaged by an international agency to track down and defeat a new threat to humanity.

Threat

The scary scenes mostly involve the principal character, who has developed a toxin that turns people and creatures into ferocious monsters. For the most part it is used on his small yellow minions, who turn purple and snarl and bark threateningly. Near the end of the film, the toxin is used on a human who is transformed into an enormous and extremely dangerous looking monster with wild hair and huge teeth. Although the creature creates some sense of menace and threat, the hero soon intervenes and there is a quick resolution to the danger. Other scenes of violence, earlier in the film, have a strong element of slapstick, such as when the hero is struck by a car. He is not injured and the scene is very much played for comic effect.

Imitable Behaviour

The film also has some focus on weaponry but it is all fantastical in nature rather than realistic. The heroine, Lucy, has a small pen that acts like a Tazer, while the hero's gun is used only for firing jam at the minions in order to neutralise the toxin.

I AM BIG BIRD (2014)

I AM BIG BIRD (2014)
  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 90 minutes

  • Director(s): Dave LaMattina Chad N. Walker

  • Cast: Caroll Spinney, Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Emilio Delgado, Sonia Manzano, Jerry Nelson, Matt Vogel, Bob McGrath, Loretta Long

  • BBFCinsight: infrequent strong language

  • Synopsis: I AM BIG BIRD: THE CAROLL SPINNEY STORY is a US documentary about the life and career of the man who brought Big Bird from 'Sesame Street' to life for over forty years.

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I AM BIG BIRD is a US documentary about the life and career of the man who brought Big Bird from 'Sesame Street' to life for over forty years.

Language

There is a single subtitled use of strong language and some mild bad language.

Other issues include a man talking about his depression during a divorce. There is also some archive news footage, including images from the Vietnam War and the Challenger space shuttle explosion.

More information about the language and other issues is available for grown-ups on the main BBFC website or the free BBFC app.

PIKU (2015)

PIKU (2015)
  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 123 minutes

  • Director(s): Shoojit Sircar

  • Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Irrfan Khan, Moushumi Chatterjee, Raghuvir Yadav, Jishu Sengupta

  • BBFCinsight: mild sex references, mild bad language

  • Synopsis: PIKU is a subtitled Hindi language drama in which a young woman and her father, a curmudgeonly hypochondriac, travel by taxi from Delhi to Kolkata.

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PIKU is a subtitled Hindi language drama in which a young woman and her father, a curmudgeonly hypochondriac, travel by taxi from Delhi to Kolkata.

Sex

The film contains some mild sex references.

Language

There is some mild bad language.

Other issues include mild toilet humour relating to a character suffering from constipation and a poignant moment following the death of an elderly character (from natural causes).

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A ROYAL NIGHT OUT (2015)

A ROYAL NIGHT OUT (2015)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 95 minutes

  • Director(s): Julian Jarrold

  • Cast: Sarah Gadon, Emily Watson, Rupert Everett, Jack Reynor, Roger Allam, Bel Powley, Ruth Sheen

  • BBFCinsight: moderate bad language, sex references

  • Synopsis: A ROYAL NIGHT OUT is a comedy drama about the young Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret venturing out of Buckingham Palace to enjoy the VE day celebrations.

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A ROYAL NIGHT OUT is a comedy drama about the young Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret venturing out of Buckingham Palace to enjoy the VE day celebrations.

Language

There is some moderate bad language and mild bad language.

Sex

There are some references to sex.

Other issues include some mild violence with bar room brawls resulting in punches that are not seen to make contact. There are also some drug references. There are some bloody images of animal butchery as the preparation of a horse carcass is briefly seen.

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THE AGE OF ADALINE (2015)

THE AGE OF ADALINE (2015)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 110 minutes

  • Director(s): Lee Toland Krieger

  • Cast: Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman, Harrison Ford, Amanda Crew, Ellen Burstyn, Richard Harmon, Kathy Baker, Mark Ghanimé, Anjali Jay

  • BBFCinsight: infrequent moderate sex references

  • Synopsis: THE AGE OF ADELINE is a romantic drama about a woman who stopped aging when she was involved in a car crash in the 1930s. After living alone her whole life, she meets a man who might change her life forever.

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THE AGE OF ADALINE is a romantic drama about a woman who stopped aging when she was involved in a car crash in the 1930s. After living alone her whole life, she meets a man who might change her life forever.

Sex

The film contains some moderate sex references.

There is mild threat in two car crash scenes in which we see a character tumble around inside a car, and subsequently lie unconscious outside of the vehicle. There is no injury detail.

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