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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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'Brüno' A Success

Brüno, the new film from Sacha Baron Cohen, screened this weekend to critical and box office success. What do you think?
  • "Oh, that Sacha Baron Cohen. He's totally unpredictable. You never know what to expect from him unless you've seen all his other work."

    Paul Gillespie Systems Analyst
  • "I don't think making fun of gays is funny, unless my pal Randy does it. He's really good at it."

    Priscilla Smith Inventory Manager
  • "I have Sacha Baron Cohen to thank for revealing the severe shortcomings and outright petty prejudices I and others share. I will now use this new self-knowledge to improve myself as a person, and be better to those around me."

    Will McCaffrey Guest Services Representative

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