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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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'Les Misérables' Takes Home Oscar For Most Sound

LOS ANGELES—Delivering on a season’s worth of awards buzz, the critically acclaimed musical Les Misérables was a big winner at the 85th annual Academy Awards last night after it took home the Oscar for Most Sound. “It’s incredibly humbling to accept this award for Most Sound on behalf of our cast and crew,” said director Tom Hooper of the film that also took home the Academy Awards for Best Sound Making and Biggest Sounds. “We are all very proud of the sounds in this film, and in a year filled with so many terrifically loud movies, we feel incredibly fortunate to be recognized.” In an additional coup for the film, Anne Hathaway’s portrayal of Fantine earned her awards for both Best Supporting Actress and Loudest Actress.

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