Tea and a movie

Watching movies, drinking tea

My Neighbor Totoro (Hiyao Miyazaki, 1988), Ernest & Celestine (Stephane Aubier, Benjamin Renner, Vincent Patar, 2012).

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Starship Troopers (Paul Verhoeven, 1997), The Signal (William Eubank, 2014): Not a great day to be a cow.

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Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960), Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, 1994).

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Iron Man 3 (Shane Black, 2013), Big Hero 6 (Don Hall, Chris Williams, 2014).

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The Matrix (The Wachowski’s, 1999), Fight Club (David Fincher, 1999).

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Might Consider Inappropriate: Captain America: The First Avenger

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Captain America: The First Avenger (Joe Johnston, 2011)

Rating: PG-13

Context: Captain America is fighting a Hydra soldier on the back of a doomsday suicide bomb when the soldier slips and falls into the propeller.

Welcome to a new section, Might Consider Inappropriate, where I will be highlighting scenes from films, mainly MPAA PG-13 rated films, which straddle the line between horrifyingly disturbing yet still view-able in cinemas to children.

In this first post we look at the unfortunate end of a Hydra soldier in a propeller, which may be a reference to another American hero fighting German soldiers during World War 2, Indiana Jones. Indy finds himself fighting a Nazi under a slowly rotating plane:

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Raiders Of The Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg, 1981)

I never realised how flagrantly symbolic that was until now.

Of course, keen MPAA historians will know that the Motion Picture Association of America created the PG-13 rating after the release of a series of films which did not seem to fit either the PG or R rating, one of which was Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom (Steven Spielberg, 1984).

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The Matrix Reloaded (The Wachowski’s, 2003), The Raid: Berandal (Gareth Evans, 2014).

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*Spoilers Hannibal (S02E13, Mizumono)

Die Hard (John McTiernan, 1988), Hannibal (David Slade, S02E13, Mizumono, 2014).

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Almost Famous (Cameron Crowe, 2000), Pitch Perfect (Jason Moore, 2012).

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Trainspotting (Danny Boyle, 1996), Ernest & Celestine (Stephane Aubier, Benjamin Renner, Vincent Patar, 2012).

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The Silence Of The Lambs (Jonathan Demme, 1991), Con Air (Simon West, 1997), Mission: Impossible III (J.J. Abrams, 2006), The Avengers (Joss Whedon, 2012).

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My Neighbor Totoro (Hiyao Miyazaki, 1988), Ernest & Celestine (Stephane Aubier, Benjamin Renner, Vincent Patar, 2012).

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E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (Steven Spielberg, 1982), Gremlins (Joe Dante, 1984).

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The Prestige (Christopher Nolan, 2006), Prisoners (Denis Villeneuve, 2013).

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Batman Begins (Christopher Nolan, 2005), Thor: The Dark World (Alan Taylor, 2013).

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