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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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Quincy Suspects Murder

LOS ANGELES—Forensic examiner Quincy announced today that he believes a John Doe brought to him by police detectives was murdered, and not dead of natural causes as ruled by the county coroner. “It is not often that I suspect foul play,” Quincy said. “But in this rare case, a slight imperfection in the body that went unnoticed by other investigators makes me highly suspicious.” Lieutenant Frank Monahan of the LAPD maintained there is no evidence of murder, and is urging Quincy to “drop it,” calling the matter an “open and shut case.” Quincy and his assistant, Sam Fujiyama, plan to circumvent the police force and investigate, solve and render justice in the murder case themselves.

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