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 Top 10 Favorite 'Mad Men' Characters

Sandy Bench: Her longstanding secretarial rivalry with Joan has offered some of the drama’s most memorable moments, including the iconic typing contest between the two in Season 3.
Wyatt Berkeley and Jessica Rogers: The young creative duo’s on-again, off-again romance has always been a staple of the Mad Men storyline, with many eagerly waiting for the outcome of last season’s finale that ended with Jessica’s pregnancy.
Marcia Jennings: The question on everyone’s lips this year is whether or not Marcia’s new job title will finally give her the power and money needed to break away from her controlling father’s grip and stand up to Pete. Guess we’ll have to keep tuning in to find out!
Eric Middlevich: TV viewers were pretty intrigued when this smooth-talking ad exec from a rival company was able to steal Don’s Pine-Sol account in Season 5. Since his debut, many Mad Men fans have been clamoring to know more about his backstory.
Helen Whitman: Having only appeared in a series of dream sequences so far, many Mad Men fans expect Don Draper’s long-lost sister to play an important role in Season 6.
Dick Parks: Peggy’s infamous Season 2 fling with newspaper reporter Dick may have ended poorly, but his time on the screen just kept viewers wanting more.
Cheryl Donavan: Don’s high-school sweetheart just won’t go away. And, personally, we hope she never does.
Kip Callahan: Our favorite shy but extremely talented copywriter at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. Will he ever build up enough courage to show Don his mockups for Baskin-Robbins?
Caleb Rawlings: No Mad Men favorite character list would be complete without Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce’s longtime art director showing up here. With his sarcastic wit and formidable talent, Rawlings is expected to be as as cunning as ever around the office this season.
Tim Morris: Often called the heart and soul of Mad Men, actor Jason Barbadoro returns to his breakout role as the young advertising executive. Will he be able to lead Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce Morris into the next decade?

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