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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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'The Dark Knight' Tops Box Office

The latest installment of the Batman franchise opened at No. 1 in the box office this weekend. What do you think?
  • "That may be, but Mamma Mia! opened No. 1 in my heart."

    Walt Judge Systems Analyst
  • "The Dark Knight is a thrilling, complex crime drama guaranteed to enrich my sexual fantasies about its cast members."

    Penny Lathrop Parenting Coach
  • "I shouldn't have gone on the Dark Knight ride at Six Flags before seeing the movie. It gave too much away."

    David Andresen Surveyor

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