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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:

50 Years Of ‘Star Trek’

Star Trek, the science-fiction show about the crew of the starship Enterprise, premiered 50 years ago today on NBC, spawning a cult following and decades of spin-offs. Here are some milestones from the franchise’s 50-year history

How Big-Budget Movies Flop

Despite the recent box-office failures of Exodus, Ben-Hur, and Gods Of Egypt, studios continue to fund big-budget movies they hope will achieve blockbuster success. The Onion provides a step-by-step breakdown of how one of these movies becomes a flop:

Your Horoscopes — Week Of August 30, 2016

ARIES: Sometimes in life, you just need to stop whatever it is you’re doing and take a step back. Actually, maybe it’s two steps back. Yeah, that’s good. Keep going. The stars will let you know when you’re far enough.

‘Rugrats’ Turns 25

This August marks the 25th anniversary of the premiere of Rugrats, the beloved Nickelodeon cartoon about intrepid baby Tommy Pickles and his group of toddler friends. Here are some milestones from the show’s nine-season run

Your Horoscopes — Week Of August 9, 2016

ARIES: Your life’s story will soon play out in front of movie theater audiences across the country, though it’ll only last about 30 seconds and advertise free soft drink refills in the main lobby.

Director Has Clear Vision Of How Studio Will Destroy Movie

LOS ANGELES—Saying he can already picture exactly what the finished cut will look like on the big screen, Hollywood film director Paul Stanton told reporters Wednesday he has a clear vision of how studio executives will totally destroy his upcoming movie.

Your Horoscopes — Week Of June 14, 2016

ARIES: Once the laughter dies down, the party favors are put away, and the monkeys led back inside their cages, you’ll finally be given a chance to explain your side of the story.

Lost Jack London Manuscript, ‘The Doggy,’ Found

RYE, NY—Workers inventorying the estate of a recently deceased Westchester County art dealer earlier this month reportedly stumbled upon a draft of a previously unknown Jack London novel titled The Doggy, and the work is already being hailed by many within the literary world as a masterpiece.

Guide To The Characters Of ‘The Force Awakens’

The highly anticipated seventh episode in the ‘Star Wars’ series, ‘The Force Awakens,’ which will be released December 18, will feature several returning characters as well as a host of new ones. Here is a guide to the characters of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens.’

Robert De Niro Stunned To Learn Of Man Who Can Quote ‘Goodfellas’

‘Bring Him To Me,’ Actor Demands

NEW YORK—Immediately halting production on his latest project after hearing of the incredible talent, legendary actor Robert De Niro was reportedly stunned to learn Wednesday that Bayonne, NJ resident Eric Sullivan, 33, can quote the critically acclaimed 1990 Martin Scorsese film Goodfellas at length.

Timeline Of The James Bond Series

This week marks the release of the 24th film in the James Bond franchise, Spectre, featuring Daniel Craig in his fourth appearance as the British secret agent. Here are some notable moments from the film series’s 53-year history
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Your Horoscopes - Week Of December 6, 2011

  • Aries

    Aries | March 21 to April 19

    Sleep will continue to elude you this week, so keep binging on coffee and amphetamines until you have enough energy to catch it.
  • Taurus

    Taurus | April 20 to May 20

    You're not the sort of person who panics easily, which will keep you from getting on TV following next week's volcano disaster.
  • Gemini

    Gemini | May 21 to June 20

    You're finally ready to put the entire sordid incident behind you, but it's getting another 50,000 YouTube hits a day.
  • Cancer

    Cancer | June 21 to July 22

    TMitochondria are passed on through the mother, which is probably why your cells don't understand what you do for a living and are wondering when you'll meet somebody special.
  • Leo

    Leo | July 23 to Aug. 22

    Remember, only you can make yourself feel bad, but it's important to let people know how much you appreciate their help with it.
  • Virgo

    Virgo | Aug. 23 to Sept. 22

    It's cute to get a note asking "Do you like me?" including two boxes to check, but the White House stationery makes it a little disturbing.
  • Libra

    Libra | Sept. 23 to Oct. 22

    You'll be called in for the 20th week in a row to testify before a council of your peers on whether or not punk is in fact dead.
  • Scorpio

    Scorpio | Oct. 23 to Nov. 21

    The stars have something important to tell you, but first you must apologize for once again forgetting Lou Rawls' birthday.
  • Sagittarius

    Sagittarius | Nov. 22 to Dec. 21

    You'll be taken completely by surprise when the Maritime Administration declares you a derelict hulk and has you broken up for scrap.
  • Capricorn

    Capricorn | Dec. 22 to Jan. 19

    They may not look that great, but they're not transmissible to sexual partners, and you can always find someone who's into genital stalactites.
  • Aquarius

    Aquarius | Jan. 20 to Feb. 18

    You had no idea the cheetah's feces-elimination process was so loud, so violent, and so frequently what was keeping you awake at night.
  • Pisces

    Pisces | Feb. 19 to March 20

    Decide to make the world a better place this week, but not before making sure your stuff goes to the right charities and surviving friends.

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