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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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Dennis Quaid Not Up For Any Oscars

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LOS ANGELES—The nominees for the 81st annual Academy Awards were announced Thursday, with veteran actor Dennis Quaid receiving no nods in multiple categories. Quaid, star of The Rookie, Breaking Away, and three films this year, is a strong favorite to walk away without a Best Actor award during Hollywood's biggest night. This marks Quaid's second non-nomination since his 2006 performance in American Dreamz, for which he was also not tapped. Quaid has never won a Golden Globe either.

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