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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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Your Horoscopes — Week Of April 29, 2014

  • Aries

    Aries | March 21 to April 19

    An in-depth study will reveal that, contrary to popular belief, bedbugs are great and you are the problem.
  • Taurus

    Taurus | April 20 to May 20

    You'll once again get into a public shouting match at an upscale bistro over what is and is not in fact gangsta.
  • Gemini

    Gemini | May 21 to June 20

    Somehow it just seems unfair that several famous people will make hundreds of dollars after picking you for next week's Mundane Individual Dead Pool.
  • Cancer

    Cancer | June 21 to July 22

    Nothing of note will happen to you this week, as the dozens of people you'll tell about it will be able to attest.
  • Leo

    Leo | July 23 to Aug. 22

    Venus rising in your sign this week sounds like a welcome harbinger of romantic good tidings but the Zodiac assures you it's merely decorative.
  • Virgo

    Virgo | Aug. 23 to Sept. 22

    The largest meteorite ever to hit a person was about 45 pounds, making you a posthumous shoo-in for the record next Wednesday.
  • Libra

    Libra | Sept. 23 to Oct. 22

    The universal red shift indicates that the stars are flying away from us at astounding velocities. Perhaps it is more accurate to say "from you."
  • Scorpio

    Scorpio | Oct. 23 to Nov. 21

    The stars are tired of politely nodding when you say you're single because you're "too picky." Put down the fork and pick up the soap, dammit.
  • Sagittarius

    Sagittarius | Nov. 22 to Dec. 21

    They say God never gives us more than we can handle, which must mean He knows a way you can handle a swarm of hyperagressive Africanized bees.
  • Capricorn

    Capricorn | Dec. 22 to Jan. 19

    Before making any important business decisions next week, ask yourself if you're using the same decision-making criteria that sent you to prison.
  • Aquarius

    Aquarius | Jan. 20 to Feb. 18

    You'll undergo the kind of stress that would break a lesser woman and which will cause whatever kind of woman you are to shatter into a coarse powder.
  • Pisces

    Pisces | Feb. 19 to March 20

    Your dreams will all come true next week, including the ones you have thus far mercifully forgotten on waking.

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