THE SNOW QUEEN: MAGIC OF THE ICE MIRROR (2014)

THE SNOW QUEEN: MAGIC OF THE ICE MIRROR (2014)
  • Genre: ,

  • Run time: 77 minutes

  • Director(s): Aleksey Tsitsilin

  • Cast: Anna Shurochkina (voice), Ivan Okhlobystin (voice), Anna Khilkevich (voice), Aleksandr Uman (voice), Igor Bortnik (voice), Aleksey Likhinitskiy (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: mild fantasy violence, threat

  • Synopsis: A troll mistakenly unleashes the evil Snow King while trying to win the heart of a princess.

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THE SNOW QUEEN: MAGIC OF THE ICE MIRROR is an animated adventure about a troll who mistakenly unleashes the evil Snow King while trying to win the heart of a princess.

Violence

There are occasional scenes of mild fantasy violence as humans and trolls fight creatures made from snow and ice with swords and guns. There are also frequent scenes of comic, slapstick action.

Threat

There are occasional scenes of mild threat as the heroes face fantastical creatures and the Snow King who try to turn them into ice. These sequences are brief and have a positive outcome.

There are some very mild references to kissing when a character sleep talks about kissing the princess.

INTO THE WOODS (2014)

INTO THE WOODS (2014)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 122 minutes

  • Director(s): Rob Marshall

  • Cast: Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Johnny Depp, Lucy Punch, Mackenzie Mauzy, Frances de la Tour, Christine Baranski, Tracey Ullman, Simon Russell Beale, Annette Crosbie, Lilla Crawford, Billy Magnussen, Daniel Huttlestone, Tammy Blanchard, Richard Glover

  • BBFCinsight: mild violence, threat

  • Synopsis: A baker and his wife travel into a forest to lift a curse.

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INTO THE WOODS is a musical fantasy about a baker who is sent into a forest by a witch to retrieve a number of items that will lift a spell; in the forest, he encounters various famous fairy tale characters

Violence

Occasional violence includes scenes in which a woman cuts off parts of her two adult daughters' feet so they can squeeze into some shoes. One of the daughters loses a toe and the other part of a heel; the two women scream in pain and one of them faints, although the actual violence takes place off-screen. A wolf is stabbed in the stomach to set free a girl and her grandmother, whom he has eaten; the stabbing occurs off-screen and the two victims emerge unharmed. A giant is also killed by a boy, who throws a coin that strikes its forehead. There are some other deaths, but these generally occur off-screen.

Threat

There are several scenes in which the characters are threatened by seen and unseen forces. Giants with loud booming voices threaten various characters, shaking trees and the ground with heavy footsteps. A wolf in human form also menaces a young girl. One of the main characters is a witch who occasionally briefly threatens various characters.

There is one use of very mild bad language. More information for grown-ups can be found on the main BBFC website and the free BBFC app.

BIG EYES (2014)

BIG EYES (2014)
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  • Run time: 103 minutes

  • Director(s): Tim Burton

  • Cast: Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Krysten Ritter, Jason Schwartzman, Terence Stamp, Danny Huston

  • BBFCinsight: infrequent strong language, moderate threat

  • Synopsis: BIG EYES is based on the true story of Margaret Keane, an artist whose husband passed off her celebrated portraits of melancholy children as his own.

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BIG EYES is a drama, based on the true story of Margaret Keane, an artist whose husband passed off her celebrated portraits of melancholy children as his own.

Language

There is a single use of strong language as well as various uses of mild bad language.

Threat

There is a scene in which characters are stuck in a room which is set alight.

There is a single drug reference and a mild sex reference. There are two scenes of violence including mild, comic violence when two characters get into a scuffle at a bar and throw punches at one another, and a scene where a character raises a piece of cutlery to a man's eyeball, although there is no impact.

Throughout the film, characters are seen smoking.

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BEAUTY IS... (2014)

BEAUTY IS... (2014)
  • Run time: 122 minutes

  • Director(s): Toyin Agbetu

  • Cast: Reanne Opia, Akpore Uzoh, Russell Nii Odartei, Dami Solebo, Alex Aplerku, Caroline King-Gadekah

  • BBFCinsight: infrequent moderate sex references

  • Synopsis: Documentary about how people from the Afro-Caribbean and African-American communities deal with media images and definitions of beauty.

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BEAUTY IS... is a documentary about how those from the Afro-Caribbean and African-American communities deal with media images and definitions of beauty.

Sex

There are some moderate verbal sex references. Grown-ups can visit the main BBFC website or free BBFC app for more information.

Theme

There is discussion of discrimination and racism within media portrayals of communities.

There are some colour photographs showing the damage done to skin by bleaching products, including heavy scarring and burns.

NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB (2014)

NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB (2014)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 93 minutes

  • Director(s): Shawn Levy

  • Cast: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Robin Williams, Rebel Wilson, Dan Stevens, Ben Kingsley, Mickey Rooney, Dick Van Dyke, Steeve Coogan, Ricky Gervais

  • BBFCinsight: mild comic violence, mild threat

  • Synopsis: NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB is the third instalment in the comedy adventure series about museum exhibits coming to life at night.

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NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB is the third instalment in the comedy adventure series about museum exhibits coming to life at night.

Violence

There are occasional scenes of mild violence when characters fight fantastical creatures, although these sequences are often comic or slapstick in nature.

Threat

There are occasional scenes of mild threat when characters are chased or become trapped in various situations, including a recreation of the destruction of Pompeii.

There is infrequent very mild innuendo and very mild bad language. There are two comic scenes in which a monkey urinates on other characters. There are infrequent scenes of dangerous behaviour, including a caveman running headfirst into a glass door and injuring himself by misusing modern appliances and materials.

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TESTAMENT OF YOUTH (2014)

TESTAMENT OF YOUTH (2014)
  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 127 minutes

  • Director(s): James Kent

  • Cast: Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Taron Egerton, Colin Morgan, Dominic West, Emily Watson, Joanna Scanlan, Hayley Atwell, Jonathan Bailey, Alexandra Roach, Anna Chancellor

  • BBFCinsight: scenes of bloody injury

  • Synopsis: Adaptation of Vera Brittain's memoir about her experiences during the First World War, as she abandons a hard-won place at Oxford University to join the medical corps as a nurse

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TESTAMENT OF YOUTH is a drama, set before and during the First World War, based upon the memoir of Vera Brittain.

Injury detail

There are a number of scenes showing dead and injured soldiers lying outside field hospitals or being treated within them. These serve to illustrate the horror of war, but do so without dwelling on injury, instead depicting both the bravery of the soldiers and the compassion of the nurses who looked after them.

The film also contains some scenes of emotional intensity, moments of mild innuendo and mild bad language. More information is available for grown-ups on the main BBFC website and the free BBFC app.

THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING (2014)

THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING (2014)
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  • Run time: 120 minutes

  • Director(s): James Marsh

  • Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Charlie Cox, Emily Watson, Simon McBurney, David Thewlis, Maxine Peake, Harry Lloyd, Tom Prior, Sophie Perry, Finlay Wright-Stephens

  • BBFCinsight: brief sexualised images, mild bad language

  • Synopsis: Biographical drama about famous scientist Stephen Hawking and his wife.

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THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING is a drama based on the life of the scientist Stephen Hawking and his relationship with his first wife, Jane.

Sex

In one scene, characters look at topless models in a magazine.

Language

There is mild bad language.

The film also contains mild sex references, scenes set in operating theatres but without strong surgical detail, and moments of emotional upset as Hawking and those around him struggle to cope with his medical condition.

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BIG HERO 6 (2014)

BIG HERO 6 (2014)
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  • Run time: 7 minutes

  • Director(s): Don Hall Chris Williams

  • Cast: Scott Adsit (voice), Ryan Potter (voice), Daniel Henney (voice), T.J. Miller (voice), Jamie Chung (voice), Damon Wayans Jr. (voice), Genesis Rodriguez (voice), James Cromwell (voice), Alan Tudyk (voice), Maya Rudolph (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: mild threat, scary scenes

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  • Synopsis: BIG HERO 6 is an animated adventure about a young science genius who uses his friendship with a special robot to hunt down the man responsible for causing a devastating fire that threatened the city.

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BIG HERO 6 is an animated adventure about a young science genius who uses his friendship with a special robot to hunt down the man responsible for causing a devastating fire that threatened the city.

Threat

There are a lot of prolonged fight sequences between various robotic entities and between the heroes and the main villain. Nobody ever gets hurt in these fights, but there is a lot of destruction wrought and the scenes are very noisy. Some of the images of the villain, as he summons up his huge army of microbots, are a little scary.

The film also contains a narrative thread dealing with bereavement which is shown to be the principal motivating factor for the main character.

PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR (2014)

PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR (2014)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 90 minutes

  • Director(s): Simon J. Smith Eric Darnell

  • Cast: Tom McGrath (voice), Chris Miller (voice), Christopher Knights (voice), Benedict Cumberbatch (voice), Ken Jeong (voice), Annet Mahendru (voice), Peter Stormare (voice), John Malkovich (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: very mild threat, slapstick violence, very mild bad language

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  • Synopsis: PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR is an animated film for children in which four penguins team up with an elite interspecies undercover task force in order to thwart the plans of a wicked scientist.

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PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR is an animated film for children in which four penguins team up with an elite inter-species undercover task force in order to thwart the plans of a wicked scientist.

Threat

Scenes of very mild threat include one in which the four heroes are chased across the deck of a wrecked ship by several large leopard seals with big teeth. The penguins soon make their escape and any sense of threat, which is moderated by comedy, is quickly dispelled.

Violence

There is very mild slapstick violence throughout, including characters being hit by penguin flippers and octopus tentacles, or zapped by a ray gun or scientific devices. In one scene several octopuses are comically run over by an ice cream van.

Language

There is some very mild bad language.

There is also some very mild innuendo and word play.

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THE BOXTROLLS (2014)

THE BOXTROLLS (2014)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 94 minutes

  • Director(s): Graham Annable Anthony Stacchi

  • Cast: Elle Fanning (voice), Simon Pegg (voice), Toni Collette (voice), Isaac Hempstead Wright (voice), Ben Kingsley (voice), Nick Frost (voice), Richard Ayoade (voice), Jared Harris (voice), Tracy Morgan (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: mild violence, threat

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  • Synopsis: Eggs, a young orphaned boy raised by cave-dwelling trash collectors, tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator.

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THE BOXTROLLS is an animated adventure about a young boy raised by underground creatures.

Violence

There are several references to the Boxtroll creatures 'eating babies' and 'slurping at intestines', although these are later revealed to be myths. In one scene, all the Boxtrolls are apparently flattened by a machine, with the plate rising to reveal only squished boxes; it is later revealed that the creatures have actually escaped.

Threat

There are scenes of mild threat throughout. The film opens with a scene in which a baby is taken by a creature, who runs off into the night. It is some time before the audience realises the creatures are friendly, and even longer before it is made clear that the boy was given to the creatures for safe-keeping, rather than stolen. There are several scenes in which the main baddie, Mr Snatcher, and his companions chase and capture the Boxtrolls, using nets and catapult-like contraptions. The main character is chased with a bat and threatened with being lowered into a fire pit by a giant spider-like creature.

The film also contains some slapstick dangerous activity, scenes in which the boxtrolls belch and vomit, and a sequence in which the creatures appear without their boxes, with little naked bottoms on show. There is also some very mild bad language.

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