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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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Protests Over The Golden Compass

Catholics and other religious groups have organized boycotts of The Golden Compass, a film based on a children's book by an avowed atheist. What are their complaints?

Directly competing with Margot At The Wedding, which they love

Compasses inherently promote travel and broadened horizons

The most sympathetic character is not killed in a prolonged and bloody torture sequence

Though God is not referenced directly, subtitles pop up on screen to remind viewers when things symbolize God and religion

Daniel Craig would be better served doing the Lord's work in the next Bond installment

Breaks unspoken rule that talking CGI animals must be allegorical to Catholicism

Would have enjoyed some broader anti-Semitic themes

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