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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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Meredith Baxter Comes Out

Former Family Ties actress Meredith Baxter came out as a lesbian on The Today Show. What do you think?
  • "I've wondered ever since I saw that episode where she was wearing a flannel shirt."

    Jen Savino Systems Analyst
  • Baxter's courage has finally given me the strength to say what I have wanted to say for more than two decades now: I never really liked Family Ties."

    Frank Adams Unemployed
  • "I think that, as more high-profile people come out as gay, there will be more opportunities to make the case for gay civil rights and convince the public at large that gay Americans deserve equal protection. Sha-la-la-laaaaaaa."

    Will Duane Smokehouse Attendant

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