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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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John Hughes Dead

John Hughes, director of The Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller's Day Off, died suddenly at 59. What do you think?
  • "This is probably just an elaborate ruse perpetrated by his daughter's smooth-talking boyfriend to get her out of school for the day."

    Carl Johnson Systems Analyst
  • "R.I.P. John Hughes, poet of teens who grew up in upscale Chicago suburbs, wore Benetton and Swatches, and danced in their rooms to the Psychedelic Furs as their parents neglected them."

    Allison Clark Foreign Tour Guide
  • "His movies defined my youth. Rot in hell John Hughes!"

    John Standish Mica Patcher

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