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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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Disney Shutters Miramax

The Walt Disney Company is closing down its indie-film arm Miramax, the home of such films as The Piano and Pulp Fiction. What do you think?
  • "That's good. I always thought it was bullshit that Disney got to hide behind Miramax every time they wanted to release a violent movie where Mickey beats the shit out of Pluto."

    Kevin Markoe Systems Analyst
  • "Thank God. It was always so boring sitting through that four-second logo at the beginning of movies. It just said 'Miramax'—no lion, no mountain, no kid fishing from the moon, no nothing."

    Ruth Downey Operations Clerk
  • "Is there anything that Boondock Saints guy touched that didn’t get ruined?"

    Nick Elliott Golf Cart Mechanic

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