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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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Danny DeVito A Lot Taller, Thinner In Person

LOS ANGELES—After a chance spotting of Danny DeVito at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday, vacationer Ted Appleby was surprised to find the actor to be a lot taller and thinner in person than he appears on screen. "Based on the characters he plays, you're expecting something completely different, but I'm six-one, and he was almost at eye level, with a solid frame of lean muscle," said Appleby, surmising that trick camera angles must have been used to make DeVito look like Arnold Schwarzenegger's shorter brother in the 1988 film Twins. "And his face had these really sculpted, almost classical features. The camera really doesn't do him justice." Appleby added that he couldn't believe the flaxen-haired Nordic woman standing next to DeVito in the terminal was the actor's longtime wife, Rhea Perlman.

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