STEP (2017)

STEP (2017)
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  • Run time: 82 minutes

  • Director(s): Amanda Lipitz

  • Cast: Paula Dofat, Cori Grainger, Tayla Solomon

  • BBFCinsight: mild bad language, sex references, violence

  • Synopsis: STEP is a US documentary that follows several members of a high school girls step dance team.

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STEP is a US documentary that follows several members of a high school girls step dance team.

Language

There is use of mild bad language and very mild bad language.

Sex

There are references to virginity and having babies without being married first.

Violence

There is archive newsreel footage of the 2015 Baltimore riots. There is no blood or injury detail.

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NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: HAMLET (2015)

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: HAMLET (2015)
  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 205 minutes

  • Director(s): Lyndsey Turner

  • Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch

  • BBFCinsight: moderate sex references

  • Synopsis: HAMLET is a recording of a live stage performance of the Shakespeare tragedy.

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DUNKIRK (2017)

DUNKIRK (2017)
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  • Run time: 107 minutes

  • Director(s): Christopher Nolan

  • Cast: Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D'Arcy, Barry Keoghan, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy

  • BBFCinsight: sustained threat, intense sequences, moderate violence, 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: DUNKIRK is a wartime drama about the Allied evacuation from Northern France in 1940.

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DUNKIRK is a wartime drama about the Allied evacuation from Northern France in 1940.

Threat

Sustained threat occurs throughout, including intense scenes in which characters are caught in life-threatening situations as they face gunfire, explosions and the threat of drowning. There are also scenes in which they become trapped in confined spaces. Sound and music heighten the sense of tension, with emphasis on the desperation of people fighting for survival. The threat is moderated to some extent by the fact that it is a historical event taking place, and also by a focus on the bravery of those involved.

Violence

Scenes include battles between airborne planes, shootings, and people caught in explosions and a fire at sea. Blood and injury detail is limited and discreet throughout.

Language

There is infrequent strong language and use of milder terms.

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EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING (2017)

EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING (2017)
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  • Run time: 96 minutes

  • Director(s): Stella Meghie

  • Cast:  Amandla Stenberg, Nick Robinson, Anika Noni Rose, Ana de la Reguera, Taylor Hickson, Danube R. Hermosillo

  • BBFCinsight: infrequent moderate sex

  • Synopsis: EVERYTHING EVERYTHING is a US romantic drama in which a housebound teenager suffering from Severe Combined Immunodeficiency falls in love with the boy next door.

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EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING is a US romantic drama in which a housebound teenager suffering from Severe Combined Immunodeficiency, an illness which makes the sufferers immune system very weak, falls in love with the boy next door.

Sex

There is a sequence in which a man unzips a woman's dress and they are then shown in bed together.

There is infrequent mild bad language. A woman also suffers from ill health and is hospitalised in one scene, and there are occasional moments of emotional distress.

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MONSTER ISLAND (2017)

MONSTER ISLAND (2017)
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  • Run time: 80 minutes

  • Director(s): Leopoldo Aguilar

  • Cast: Fiona Hardingham (voice), Roger Jackson (voice), Jenifer Beth Kaplan (voice), Eric Larsen (voice), Katie Leigh (voice), Michael Robles (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: mild fantasy action violence, threat

  • Synopsis: MONSTER ISLAND is an animated film for children in which a young boy travels to 'Monster Island' in search of his roots.

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MONSTER ISLAND is an animated film for children in which a young boy travels to 'Monster Island' in search of his roots.

Violence

The mild violence is of the bashing and zapping variety, more often than not involving monsters. In one scene scratches are seen on a monster's chest; otherwise there is no blood or injury detail. Occasionally characters strapped to a table are zapped with electricity. These scenes, however, are examples of Frankenstein-like scientific experiments and not torture.

Threat

Scenes of mild threat include a boy being chased by monsters, none of which are very threatening.

There is very mild bad language. One scene includes mild innuendo.

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CARS 3 (2017)

CARS 3 (2017)
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  • Run time: 103 minutes

  • Director(s): Brian Fee

  • Cast: Owen Wilson (voice), Bonnie Hunt (voice), Armie Hammer (voice), Nathan Fillion (voice), Kerry Washington (voice), Margo Martindale (voice).

  • BBFCinsight: very mild threat, language

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  • Synopsis: CARS 3 is an animated adventure in which an aging racer fights to make a comeback after he's beaten by a younger, faster car.

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CARS 3 is an animated adventure in which an aging racer fights to make a comeback after he's beaten by a younger, faster car.

Threat

Scenes of threat include cars crashing during races, although none are seriously injured. In a sequence set in a demolition derby cars are rammed and briefly threatened with a circular saw, but again none are harmed and comic moments occur throughout.

Language

There is infrequent very mild bad language.

The main feature also includes an animated short film, LOU, which contains no material likely to offend or harm.

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WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES (2017)

WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES (2017)
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  • Run time: 137 minutes

  • Director(s): Matt Reeves

  • Cast: Andy Serkis (voice), Judy Greer (voice), Woody Harrelson, Terry Notary (voice), Steve Zahn (voice), Ty Olsson (voice)

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  • Synopsis: WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES is an action sci-fi sequel in which the leader of the ape rebellion attempts to rescue his son from a labour camp

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WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES is an action sci-fi sequel in which the leader of an ape rebellion attempts to rescue his son from a labour camp.

Violence

There are scenes of moderate violence in which evolved apes fight against humans and other apes, causing injuries using various weapons including guns and crossbows. In one scene, an ape is whipped, leaving bloody marks on his back.

Injury detail

An ape finds the bloody remains of his family and other apes after they have been killed.

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VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS (2017)

VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS (2017)
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  • Run time: 134 minutes

  • Director(s): Luc Besson

  • Cast: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, Herbie Hancock, Kris Wu, Rutger Hauer, John Goodman (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: moderate violence, sex references, language

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  • Synopsis: VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS is a sci-fi adventure in which two special agents must investigate the kidnapping of their commander by a race of aliens believed to be extinct.

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VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS is a sci-fi adventure in which two special agents must investigate the kidnapping of their commander by a race of aliens believed to be extinct.

Violence

Scenes include futuristic gunfights, dogfights in spacecraft, and occasional fistfights. In one scene, a woman punches a man repeatedly in the face.

Sex

A man is approached by various women as he walks through an alleyway. He also witnesses a woman performing an extended dance routine in a number of revealing outfits.

Language

There is infrequent use of moderate bad language and occasional use of mild bad language.

There are occasional scenes of mild threat, such as characters held at gunpoint or being chased by alien creatures.

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SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING (2017)

SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING (2017)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 130 minutes

  • Director(s): Jon Watts

  • Cast: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Tyne Daly, Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey Jr.

  • 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: SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING is a superhero fantasy action adventure in which a high-schooler with super powers attempts to prove himself worthy of a position on the 'Avengers' team by foiling an arms dealer.

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SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING is a superhero fantasy action adventure in which a high-schooler with super powers attempts to prove himself worthy of a position on the 'Avengers' team by foiling an arms dealer.

Violence

There are several fight scenes featuring crunchy blows. People are slammed into cars or walls, or blasted with energy guns. A superpowered character is struck with a bus but is not seriously hurt. There is barely any injury detail beyond a few small cuts and bruises on a superhero's face.

Threat

A group of teenagers is trapped in a lift at the top of a crumbling building. The lift falls but the teens are saved. In another scene, Spider-Man struggles to prevent a passenger ferry from sinking after it is cut in two. We hear people screaming but no one is hurt.

Sex

A teenager is caught using his computer for crime-fighting activity, but lies that he is 'looking at an adult website' instead. In another scene a group of teens are overheard playing a game of "F, Marry, Kill".

Language

A woman begins to swear but the scene ends before the word is completed. Another scene contains bleeped-out words that are implied to be bad language. There are milder terms and infrequent use of the rude 'middle finger' gesture.

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TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT (2017)

TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT (2017)
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  • Run time: 149 minutes

  • Director(s): Michael Bay

  • Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Laura Haddock, Josh Duhamel, Stanley Tucci, Isabela Moner, Tyrese Gibson, John Turturro, Anthony Hopkins, Glenn Morshower

  • BBFCinsight: moderate action violence, moderate bad language

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  • Synopsis: TRANSFORMERS THE LAST KNIGHT is the fifth in the series of fantasy action films about warring robot factions on Earth.

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TRANSFORMERS - THE LAST KNIGHT is the fifth in the series of fantasy action films about warring robot factions on Earth.

Violence

There are several intense and sustained big battle scenes between the giant robots, in which they use powerful fantasy weapons and also fight each other up close. The robots are also damaged by weapons used by humans. There are also some battle scenes involving humans, which include men being stabbed, slashed or hit. However, there is very little detail of any injuries seen.

Language

The film has some moderate and mild bad language.

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