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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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50 Years Of James Bond

British secret agent James Bond made his first appearance in American theaters 50 years ago Wednesday in Dr. No. Here are some of the most memorable moments of 007’s half century on the silver screen:

  • 1964: After cast and crew discover actress Shirley Eaton in her trailer dead and covered in gold paint, they decide to work it into the script and just go with it
  • 1966: Bond puts too much detergent in the washing machine, turning his bachelor pad into one big, soapy mess
  • 1967: Joey Heatherton makes her Bond debut as Swedish double agent Blood-Engorged Clitoris
  • 1969: On Her Majesty’s Secret Service becomes the first Bond film to employ a gun as a weapon, as opposed to the crossbows used exclusively in the first five films
  • 1977: The latest movie opens with an innovative credits sequence featuring dancing silhouettes and the film’s title projected onto the naked body of Roger Moore
  • 1979: Q shows Bond his latest invention, The Wacky Wobbler
  • 1985: Bond travels the world as security for Duran Duran
  • 2006: Daniel Craig is cast as 007 after being the only one to show up to audition

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