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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 September 7, 2010

  • Aries

    Aries | March 21 to April 19

    Remember, it's never too late to fall in love. It's just too late to fall in the kind of love that isn't a cynical compromise based on a fear of dying alone.
  • Taurus

    Taurus | April 20 to May 20

    You'll become the sworn enemy of men's magazine readers nationwide when you publicly state that Bullitt wasn't that great of a movie.
  • Gemini

    Gemini | May 21 to June 20

    You'll stumble onto a great little trattoria with excellent food and a terrific wine list, but what you'll really need is a well-equipped burn ward.
  • Cancer

    Cancer | June 21 to July 22

    This week will send you plunging into a pit of depression at the realization that Stevie Wonder will probably not live forever.
  • Leo

    Leo | July 23 to Aug. 22

    Raise your voice in anger and rail against the gods all you want, but they only have it in blue and not in your size.
  • Virgo

    Virgo | Aug. 23 to Sept. 22

    Your love life will hum along like a well-oiled machine, thanks largely to a new formulation of oil and a clever little Swedish machine.
  • Libra

    Libra | Sept. 23 to Oct. 22

    "In The Hall Of The Mountain King" is a strange choice for a first dance between husband and wife, but the walrus trainer insists.
  • Scorpio

    Scorpio | Oct. 23 to Nov. 21

    You've never been the type to believe in love at first sight, or anything else even slightly romantic, for that matter.
  • Sagittarius

    Sagittarius | Nov. 22 to Dec. 21

    You'll start to wonder if people aren't getting a little too political after you're blasted in the media for being soft on education and the economy.
  • Capricorn

    Capricorn | Dec. 22 to Jan. 19

    Stop worrying about what people think of you, especially since it's so complicated you probably wouldn't be able to understand it.
  • Aquarius

    Aquarius | Jan. 20 to Feb. 18

    They say a fool and his money are soon parted, but you still have that 10 bucks you found on the sidewalk the other day.
  • Pisces

    Pisces | Feb. 19 to March 20

    Your ex will finally stop by to get all his stuff, which is weird because you didn't think anyone saw you take it.

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