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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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Harry Potter Opens At No. 1

The seventh installment in the Harry Potter movie series, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1, opened No. 1 at the box office this weekend with a worldwide take of $330 million. What do you think?

  • "Wow. I can't say for sure, but I bet that's one of the best openings for the first part of a sixth sequel in movie history."

    Tony Pandolph Heavy Forger
  • "That's ridiculous. Those people could've spent that money chipping away at Ireland's national debt."

    Laurie McCarthy Systems Analyst
  • "I'm glad this franchise is finally wrapping up. My Hogwarts outfit from opening night of Sorcerer's Stone has become uncomfortably snug."

    Scott Murrell Unemployed

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