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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 June 19, 2012

  • Aries

    Aries | March 21 to April 19

    Some things only become funny when you look back on them years later. Conversely, the events of next week will seem funny at the time, but as the years go by, society will gain sensitivity and learn to outgrow that sort of thing.
  • Taurus

    Taurus | April 20 to May 20

    Try not to take next week's failings too personally. The stars are sure that nine times out of 10 you totally would have beaten leukemia.
  • Gemini

    Gemini | May 21 to June 20

    Your generosity will pay off this week when your gift of $100 in cash inspires the recipient to have sex with you.
  • Cancer

    Cancer | June 21 to July 22

    There's almost certainly more to life than lying around watching old episodes of Friends all day, but hey, it's enough.
  • Leo

    Leo | July 23 to Aug. 22

    There's just something about you that says "sexual deviant." It's your own voice, and frankly, it is seriously overestimating how interesting you are.
  • Virgo

    Virgo | Aug. 23 to Sept. 22

    Your attempt to lighten the mood by relating a few amusing anecdotes will only result in people getting angrier and angrier as the life raft slowly fills with water.
  • Libra

    Libra | Sept. 23 to Oct. 22

    It's true that the girl who lives down the hall is really attracted to you, although you'll reflect that perhaps the word "female" is more accurate after her needle-sharp ovipositor pierces your cornea and the first of thousands of eggs slowly slides in.
  • Scorpio

    Scorpio | Oct. 23 to Nov. 21

    Your radical theory about a mysterious group of cleaners who appear at night to tidy up your office is strikingly close to the truth, but don't worry: You're in no danger.
  • Sagittarius

    Sagittarius | Nov. 22 to Dec. 21

    Stop worrying so much about what your family thinks about you. After all, if there really is life after death, you can assume they're pretty angry about the fire you started at the reunion.
  • Capricorn

    Capricorn | Dec. 22 to Jan. 19

    Remember, just because you read something in an authoritative-looking book doesn't mean it's true. There is actually no such thing as "Houston, Texas."
  • Aquarius

    Aquarius | Jan. 20 to Feb. 18

    Your good friends will help remind you of what's really important in life, especially those to whom you owe all that money.
  • Pisces

    Pisces | Feb. 19 to March 20

    Once again nothing much is going to happen to you, but really, we appreciate that you took the time to check.

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