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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 July 26, 2011

  • Aries

    Aries | March 21 to April 19

    One of the worst moments of a person's life is when they finally realize that they're mortal and are going to die, especially when it's a person like you who only sees the cement truck at the last second.
  • Taurus

    Taurus | April 20 to May 20

    You've been looking for true love for so long now that you've forgotten to do anything else, which should give you a clue as to why you didn't enjoy Comic-Con.
  • Gemini

    Gemini | May 21 to June 20

    You just don't see what place slingshots have in today's modern world, which is yet another reason why you are such a terrible parent.
  • Cancer

    Cancer | June 21 to July 22

    Your irrational fear of sharks will disappear forever this week and be replaced with an extremely educated and informed fear of sharks.
  • Leo

    Leo | July 23 to Aug. 22

    The universe would like to thank you for your participation, hopes you know that you were really great, and wishes you luck in all your future endeavors.
  • Virgo

    Virgo | Aug. 23 to Sept. 22

    You'll probably be surprised how quickly you become used to your new life, but then again, since you'll leave most of your frontal lobe back in your old life, maybe you won't be.
  • Libra

    Libra | Sept. 23 to Oct. 22

    Your theory that "After this, they won't dare to elect another one of those bastards" sounds hopeful, but it flies in the face of everything we've learned in the past 20 years.
  • Scorpio

    Scorpio | Oct. 23 to Nov. 21

    You're generous to a fault, that fault being that you've acquired a reputation as the guy who always comes up with the ransom money.
  • Sagittarius

    Sagittarius | Nov. 22 to Dec. 21

    You'll uncover startling proof that there is in fact nothing more to life than sitting around watching True Blood all day.
  • Capricorn

    Capricorn | Dec. 22 to Jan. 19

    The events of your life will continue to uncannily mirror those depicted in the film Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Next week: Hôtel Terminus.
  • Aquarius

    Aquarius | Jan. 20 to Feb. 18

    Please try to keep in mind that high summer temperatures do not indicate the end of the world. The magma flowing up from the cracks in the earth, however, bear thinking about.
  • Pisces

    Pisces | Feb. 19 to March 20

    You'll continue to brag about how well your career is going, although most people wouldn't call repeatedly visiting every all-you-can-eat buffet in the tri-state area a "career."

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