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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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Holiday Blockbuster Season Approaches

This month, Hollywood begins launching its holiday blockbusters. Here are some of the movies on the release schedule:

Mamma Mia: A grim retelling of the Mamma Mia! story by Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan

Ho, Ho, Who?: A Santa Claus everyone assumed to be Charley from down the block turns out to be someone else. One hour and 53 minutes are spent investigating

The Wrestler: Acclaimed director Darren Aronofsky takes viewers on a harrowing journey deep into the face of Mickey Rourke

B.: A comedic biographical film about President Rutherford B. Hayes

Gazebo: After a wild party, high-school-age brothers C.J. (Michael Cera) and Aaron (Chace Crawford) must rebuild their parents' gazebo before they return

The Fact Checker: A really serious movie about journalism in which Matt Damon wears glasses

Schindler's List: Not entirely convinced that he nailed it the first time, Oscar-winning director Steven Spielberg takes another crack at his 1993 Holocaust drama. Brad Garrett stars

Perseverance: A hard-nosed but caring coach organizes a group of ragtag black youths—one of whom is played by a hip-hop artist—into some sort of sports team. Things go badly, then they get better, then there's some racism, then they win state

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