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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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Joel Siegel 'Absolutely Loved' Dream He Had Last Night

NEW YORK—Good Morning America film critic Joel Siegel "absolutely loved" the dream he had last night, he announced today. "A breathtaking spectacle from the moment my head hit the pillow! My subconscious has done it again!" said Siegel of the 88-minute family action-comedy period romance, told largely through flashbacks and gala musical numbers. "George Clooney, Audrey Hepburn, Rock Hudson, and Aunt Helen all sparkled, whether they were playing themselves or me! The chase scene with Steve McQueen, the all-old-gym-teacher revue, and the giant fanged eggplant nearly brought the house down! Three stars out of four." Siegel has recently criticized Dreamland, calling for less sex and violence, and more wholesome themes in its nightly offerings.

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