Tag Archives: Censorship

Why getting a PG-13 for Bully is more important than fighting the MPAA on its lone ironclad rule.

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: You can’t have more than one ‘f-word’ in your movie and still get a PG-13. There have been a few exceptions over the years, but generally it’s one ‘f-word’ in a non-sexual context. Anymore than that, and its an automatic R-rating. We can debate[...]

How 2001 was a film game-changer

HollywoodNews.com: This is one of a handful of essays that will be dealing with the various trends that were kicked off during the 2001 calendar year, and how they still resonate today. I don’t have all that much to say about Colombiana, which I saw this weekend. It’s well-acted (save[...]

Kubrick’s “Clockwork Orange” getting anniversary Blu-ray

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Stanley Kubrick’s seminal 1971 film “A Clockwork Orange” turns 40 this year and will commemorate the anniversary with a Blu-ray edition loaded with behind-the-scenes clips and extensive “Making of” features. Warner Home Video’s two-disc set, due out on May 31, includes “two newly-produced bonus features: ‘Turning Like[...]

‘Blue Valentine’ demonstrates the problems with how the MPAA is implemented

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: So, first off, the good news. After about a month of appeals, the Weinstein Company drama “Blue Valentine” has won its appeal and received an R rating. As most of you probably know, the Ryan Gosling/Michelle Williams marital drama had original received an NC-17 primarily for a[...]

The Weinstein Company Accepts NC-17 Rating on Blue Valentine in Order to Appeal It

hollywoodnews.com: In response to the ratings given to two of its upcoming films, The Weinstein Company (TWC) announced today that it has engaged a formidable legal team to challenge the NC-17 rating for ‘BLUE VALENTINE’ and the R rating for ‘THE KING’S SPEECH’ given by the Motion Picture Association of[...]