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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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Holiday Music Aficionado Urges Friends To Check Out 'Frosty The Snowman'

SAN DIEGO—Calling it one of the "true overlooked gems" in the American Christmas-song canon, holiday music aficionado Steve Robinson strongly recommended this week that his friends "do themselves a favor" and listen to "Frosty The Snowman." "Oh man, 'Frosty' is unreal, you got to check it out," said Robinson, adding that the song's innovative fusion of jazz and lullaby conventions was "peerless" and "way ahead of its time." "Great concept, tight arrangement, and the lyrics are just incredible. Love that line about the 'two eyes made out of coal.' Classic." Robinson also maintained that, with its unorthodox repetitive structure, dramatic build, and "mind-blowing" imagery, "The 12 Days Of Christmas" is about as good as it gets.

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