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How Movies Receive Their Ratings

Many Americans use the MPAA’s formalized rating system as a guide for which films to see. The Onion provides a step-by-step view into how these ratings are chosen:

‘Winnie-The-Pooh’ Turns 90

Winnie-The-Pooh, the A.A. Milne series featuring a stuffed bear and his toy animal friends, debuted 90 years ago this week. Here are some milestones from the franchise’s nearly century-long run:
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A Year Without Movies Or TV?

Hollywood is on edge over potential actors' and writers' strikes next year, which would cripple the television and film industries. What do you think about these looming work stoppages?
  • "My God. Episodes of Titus might have to be rationed to one a month."

    Ben Upchurch Carpet Installer
  • "The commercial actors have been on strike for five months, and just look how the quality has slipped. That new Buick Regal ad is a huge disappointment."

    Robert Anders Systems Analyst
  • "How am I supposed to get by on the hundreds of thousands of movies and TV shows that have already been made?"

    Dana Demuth Librarian
  • "It sickens me that these studio overlords refuse to give in to these poor actors' simple demand for seared foie gras with young arugula and cherry chutney in their catering spreads."

    Ken Watson Auto Mechanic
  • "I was deeply moved when Jenna Elfman stood up on that ABC-sweatshop table holding a 'Union' sign."

    Andrea Leach Speech Pathologist
  • "I'm only supporting the strike because I don't want to get on David Hyde Pierce's bad side."

    Larry Odomes Bond Trader

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