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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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New Bin Laden Tape Contains Three Previously Unreleased Monologues

ATLANTA— A new Osama bin Laden videotape acquired by CNN from Al-Jazeera features
three previously unreleased anti-U.S. rants and harangues by the terrorist leader, excited
network sources said Monday. "One piece goes on for 45 minutes and is entirely about
the need to bring down the Great Satan," CNN spokesman Gil Eckert said. "In
another, shorter piece, he's sitting in a dank cave, cryptically telling some guy off
camera about the 'great victory' Allah will enjoy in the very near future." The
eagerly anticipated tape, the first new material from bin Laden in more than two months,
hits video stores Tuesday.

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