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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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Polanski Arrested On 31-Year-Old Sex Charge

As he tried to enter Switzerland to receive a lifetime achievement award, filmmaker Roman Polanski was arrested in connection with the 1977 rape of an American 13-year-old. What do you think?
  • "Yeah, like every 13-year-old girl in the country at the time wasn't absolutely crazy about Chinatown director Roman Polanski."

    Jerry Raudive Gravel Inspector
  • "I'm sure now that he's been captured, justice can finally be evaded with money."

    Molli Kass Firefighter
  • "Oh, I’m sure she’s over it by now. The average woman only needs like two years max to get over a rape if it's by someone famous."

    Rolf Jürgenson Feed Elevator Worker

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