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MPAA celebrates 50 years of screwing up movie ratings

The Motion Picture Association of America, or MPAA, introduced a ratings system and censorship board in 1968 as a means for the industry to self-regulate the content in their movies. If you have any knowledge of the movie industry, you know...

 
 
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The Rating Game: A Tale of Blood, Guts, and the MPAA

After the news broke that the first cut of Evil Dead received an NC-17 rating, Alec shot me a text suggesting I write up a little somethin' somethin' about whether or not the entire concept of NC-17 horror is a good thing. That got me think...

 
 
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The MPAA doesn't like joy, rates Prometheus R

It's not officially announced, but looks like the MPAA has handed down an R rating of Ridley Scott's Prometheus. Images of pre-sale ticket stubs, which you can see in the gallery, reveal the big ugly R. That will limit the size of the film'...

 
 
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The Dark Knight Rises rated PG-13

Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises has been given a PG-13 by the MPAA for "intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and language." For the myriad couples who began their first dates by seeing Batman Begins&...

 
 
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AMC allowing children to see unrated Bully with parents

It feels thoroughly weird when the big corporate fatcats wind up being the good guys in a fight for once. On the heels of the announcement that the upcoming documentary Bully would be released unrated, effectively rejecting the MPAA's ...

 
 
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Bully getting an unrated release this Friday

You've probably noticed the ongoing struggle between the Weinstein Company and the dicks at the MPAA over the rating for the documentary Bully, which examines bullying in American schools. The MPAA gave the film an R rating for language, wh...

 
 
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PG-13 and R-rated versions of The Wolverine a possibility

Hugh Jackman said there may be two versions of The Wolverine, one that's PG-13 and one that's rated R. "There is such great temptation to make an R-rated Wolverine," Jackman said during an interview with MTV. "I mean, I've always felt that,...

 
 
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Hangover 2 trailer apparently made of pure evil

Hey guys, Warner Bros. and the MPAA have a message for you! "Remove and DELETE THE HANGOVER PART II trailer #2. Warner Bros. and the M.P.A.A. have instructed all theatres to remove THE HANGOVER PART II trailer #2 from SOURCE CODE and/or ...

 
 




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