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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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Highlights Of Last Night’s Oscars

The 86th Academy Awards were held last night at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Here are the most memorable moments from Hollywood’s biggest night:

  • U2 delivers a touching performance of their ballad “Cuckoo Caveman Conga” from The Croods
  • Best Actress winner Cate Blanchett thanks fellow nominee Amy Adams’ husband and children for their constant love and support
  • Eight are injured in a powerful blast created by two Oscar statuettes accidentally touching
  • Your grandmother makes no effort to hide her surprise at how well-spoken Lupita Nyong’o is
  • Seatback screens let attendees watch two movies of their choice during the presentation
  • Touching “In Memoriam” tribute includes tear-jerking images of movie theaters closed in past year
  • All winners are allotted 25 seconds to reach stage before award goes to runner-up
  • Clumsy cutie Jennifer Lawrence continues her charm offensive by falling down a flight of stairs and slicing her head wide open on a steel beam. Go J-Law!
  • Winners receive trophies with their own faces engraved into the statuettes’ heads
  • Proving that she’s a talent in her own right, a magnetic Jessica Biel steps out from Justin Timberlake’s shadow with rousing rendition of “You’re A Grand Old Flag”
  • Steve McQueen forced to deliver moving acceptance speech via text message from bold and versatile Samsung Galaxy Note 3

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