WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES (2017)

WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES (2017)
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  • Release date(s):

  • 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

  • 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: 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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THE BOOK OF HENRY (2017)

THE BOOK OF HENRY (2017)
  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 103 minutes

  • Director(s): Colin Trevorrow

  • Cast: Lee Pace, Naomi Watts, Jacob Tremblay, Dean Norris, Maddie Ziegler, Sarah Silverman

  • BBFCinsight: emotionally upsetting scenes, child abuse references, strong language

  • Synopsis: THE BOOK OF HENRY is a US drama in which a boy enlists his mother's help in a plan to save their young neighbour.

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THE BOOK OF HENRY is a US drama in which a boy needs his mother's help in a plan to save their young neighbour.

Theme

Part of the story is about child abuse. Characters are shown to be shocked by the abuse. There are also references to bruises on a girl's body. This issue is treated with discretion and no abuse is shown.

There are also some distressing scenes when an 11-year-old boy is diagnosed with a terminal illness and later, scenes tackling the theme of bereavement.

Language

There is infrequent use of strong language and milder bad language.

A suicide is implied by an off screen gunshot, and a woman is shown planning and preparing to shoot a man before changing her mind. Other issues include brief mild scenes of bullying, infrequent drug references, and infrequent references to alcohol abuse.

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GIFTED (2017)

GIFTED (2017)
  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 101 minutes

  • Director(s): Marc Webb

  • Cast: Chris Evans, McKenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan, Jenny Slate, Octavia Spencer, Michael Kendall Kaplan

  • BBFCinsight: infrequent strong language, moderate sex references

  • Synopsis: GIFTED is a US drama in which a single man fights to maintain custody of his seven-year-old niece who has special mathematical abilities.

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GIFTED is a US drama about a single man fighting to keep custody of his seven year old niece who is a maths genius.

Language

There is infrequent use of strong language, as well as some milder bad language.

Sex

Sex references include a comment about a man looking like a producer of adult films. Other references includes a scene in which two characters talk about a woman enjoying sex.

There are several references to a woman taking her own life, and about her being found on the bathroom floor.

A scene of mild violence shows a girl hit a bully in the face with a book. He is later seen with some blood on his shirt.

Distressing scenes includes where a young girl becomes tearful when she is left with foster carers.

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ROCK DOG (2016)

ROCK DOG (2016)
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  • Run time: 86 minutes

  • Director(s): Ash Brannon

  • Cast: Luke Wilson (voice), Eddie Izzard (voice), J.K. Simmons (voice), Lewis Black (voice), Matt Dillon (voice), Kenan Thompson (voice), Sam Elliott (voice), Joge Garcia (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: mild violence, threat, 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: ROCK DOG is a US adventure animation in which a dog becomes obsessed with music after a radio falls out of the sky.

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ROCK DOG is a US adventure animation in which a dog becomes obsessed with music after a radio falls out of the sky.

Violence

Mild violence includes a scene in which a dog is shot down with a tranquiliser gun. Other moments include a dog being hit by a bear in a brief fight in a cage.

Threat

There is mild threat when wolves arrive on a mountain to attack some sheep. Another scene shows the sheep being captured and tied up by the wolves.

Language

There are several uses of mild bad language.

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MY LIFE AS A COURGETTE (2016)

MY LIFE AS A COURGETTE (2016)
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  • Run time: 65 minutes

  • Director(s): Claude Barras

  • Cast: Will Forte (voice), Nick Offerman (voice), Ellen Page (voice), Amy Sedaris (voice), Gaspard Schlatter (voice), Sixtine Murat (voice), Paulin Jaccoud (voice), Michel Vuillermoz (voice), Raul Ribera (voice), Estelle Hennard (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: mild sex references, references to traumatic childhood experiences

  • Synopsis: MY LIFE AS A COURGETTE is an animated drama about a boy who moves to a care home after losing his mother.

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MY LIFE AS A COURGETTE is an animated drama about a boy who moves to a care home after losing his mother.

Sex

There are comic conversations between child characters regarding their limited and inaccurate understanding of what goes on between adults. These include brief and comic references to adults 'wriggling around' and to 'willies exploding'. Some boys gasp when they glimpse a woman's underwear as they hide underneath the staircase she is climbing.

Theme

The main character is placed in a care facility after an incident in which he accidentally causes the death of his alcoholic mother, who behaved in a threatening manner towards him. At the care facility, he meets other children from troubled backgrounds and there are undetailed references to adults taking drugs, killing people and taking their own lives. One girl says her father is a 'creep' who is now in prison, and she has nightmares about him.

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

FAST & FURIOUS 7 (2015)

FAST & FURIOUS 7 (2015)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 140 minutes

  • Director(s): James Wan

  • Cast: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Jason Statham, Kurt Russell, Dwayne Johnson, Elsa Pataky, Jordana Brewster, Djimon Hounsou, Nathalie Emmanuel, Ronda Rousey

  • BBFCinsight: moderate violence, moderate bad language

  • Synopsis: FAST & FURIOUS 7 is the latest in the action drama franchise, in which the team are pursued by the brother of a criminal they have killed whilst they also try to retrieve a valuable computer chip.

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FAST & FURIOUS 7 is the latest in the action drama franchise, in which the team are pursued by the brother of a criminal they have killed whilst they also try to retrieve a valuable computer chip.

Violence

There are scenes of moderate violence throughout. The fight scenes are prolonged and intense and include some crunchy punches, kicks and headbutts, but they are also fast-paced and there is generally little sign of injury detail. There is limited use of bladed weapons, which are used to slash; however, there is no injury detail. A man is repeatedly shot; however, he is wearing a bulletproof vest, which has some blood on it. There are also various shootings, but again with little focus on injury.

Language

Some moderate and mild bad language.

There are also some mild sex references.

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE LONG HAUL (2017)

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE LONG HAUL (2017)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 89 minutes

  • Director(s): David Bowers

  • Cast: Alicia Silverstone, Tom Everett Scott, Charlie Wright, Jason Drucker, Alexa Blair Robertson, Owen Asztalos

  • BBFCinsight: very mild bad language, rude humour

  • Synopsis: DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE LONG HAUL is a family comedy in which a family takes a road trip to attend their grandmother's ninetieth birthday party, but the middle child attempts to divert the journey in order to get to a gaming convention.

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DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE LONG HAUL is a family comedy in which a family takes a road trip to attend their grandmother's ninetieth birthday party, but the middle child attempts to divert the journey in order to get to a gaming convention.

Language

There is some very mild bad language.

Theme

There are moments of rude humour, including a scene in which a boy hides in a bathroom while a man uses the toilet in noisy fashion. In another scene, a pig passes wind in a car and the occupants react with comic disgust.

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