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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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Latest 'Shrek' Weaker Than Last

Shrek Forever After, the latest installment in the animated children's franchise, grossed nearly $50 million less in its opening weekend than its predecessor. What do you think?

  • "Time for Mike Myers to go back to the drawing board until he invents a new character who's fat and gross and has a Scottish accent."

    Nicholas Casebolt Mold Cleaner
  • "Really? Maybe after I tell my daughter, she won't want me to take her and the rest of her birthday party to the damn thing."

    Kayla Hamley Pelletizer
  • "Sadly, it has to compete with that other movie with the British-sounding ogre. What's it called? Oh, yeah, Robin Hood!"

    Will Lorinczi Nozzle Tender

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