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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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Kennedy Center To Dishonor Gilbert Gottfried

WASHINGTON, DC—The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced that it would dishonor comedian Gilbert Gottfried for his longtime contributions to American entertainment in its annual ceremony this December. "For bringing his abrasive voice and lowbrow sensibility to productions as diverse as Disney's Aladdin, the AFLAC commercials, USA Up All Night, and his deeply offensive performance in the documentary The Aristocrats, we are proud to dishonor Gilbert Gottfried," read a press release issued Tuesday. Gottfried will share the evening with fellow dishonorees Jimmy Buffett and Uwe Boll.

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