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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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Police Release Michael Bay's Notebooks

Earlier today the LAPD made public these images of pages from Michael Bay's personal notebooks, which contain blueprints for Mr. Bay's numerous bizarre violence-fetish films such as "Bad Boys 2" and "Pearl Harbor."

According to criminologist Dr. Thomas Beke, the films reveal Bay has long-suffered from a number of disturbing psychiatric conditions.

"The focus on exploding buildings and car chases in these films shows a pathological lack of interest in human beings," Beke said. "People are but two-dimensional puppets in his orgies of violence. Furthermore, the stilted dialogue indicates Bay has likely never truly listened to another person talk, revealing he most likely also suffers from pathological narcissism."

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