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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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Producer Wants To Call Movie Crime And Punishment Anyway

LOS ANGELES—Upon learning that the title has already been taken, Hollywood
producer Andrew Shuler announced Monday that he wants to call his upcoming Universal
Pictures police thriller Crime And Punishment anyway. "There is?" said
Shuler, moments after being told of the classic Fyodor Dostoyevsky novel that shares its
name with his upcoming Val Kilmer-Wesley Snipes vehicle. "I don't really see that as
a problem. What 18- to 34-year-old has ever heard of that?" Shuler said he is
confident he will be able to "buy out this Russian guy."

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