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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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Schedule For 2013 San Diego Comic-Con

Sci-fi, fantasy, and comic book fans from around the world will converge on Southern California this weekend for the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con International. Here are some of the most anticipated events of the four-day convention:

  • Day 1: Introductory seminar explaining all the major superheroes and what their powers are
  • Day 1: Exclusive panel with none of the creators and writers of Dexter
  • Day 2: Harrison Ford arrives early to make sure he doesn’t miss a single opportunity to discuss Han Solo
  • Day 2: Something involving manga that is literally too sad to print
  • Day 2: San Diego Chargers coaching staff holds open tryouts to try to find unknown talent
  • Day 2: Panel with eight microphones and eight glasses of water
  • Day 3: LeVar Burton debuts homemade film Roots In Space
  • Day 3: The cast and writers of Psych answer halfhearted questions from tired convention attendees who just want a place to sit down
  • Day 4: Judges present the Best Costume award to the convention attendee who looks the most like an overweight version of a fictional character
  • Day 4: Black-tie dinner

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