Tag Archives: Motion picture rating systems

“BULLY” MPAA Protest Becomes a Movement – Join the Cause CHANGE.ORG/petitions

HollywoodNews.com: “BULLY,” the highly anticipated anti-bullying documentary (in theaters March 30th), has sparked a protest and now a movement, as a number of major movie stars, theater owners, and Members of Congress have joined forces to protest the film’s R rating. In a clear triumph for the film, Gerry Lopez,[...]

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[...]

Oscars: On “Shame,” and its NC-17 rating – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: Steve McQueen’s frank, demanding “Shame” arrives in theaters on Dec. 2 – at the height of its Oscar campaign – with a dreaded NC-17 rating due to the film’s graphic nudity and cold, unflinching approach to sex. And while one of the film’s stars thinks its ludicrous[...]

“The Human Centipede II” Review

HollywoodNews.com: I get the joke. Really, I do. I get that Tom Six has made an ‘up yours’ movie that is basically an attack against everyone who had anything to say about the first Human Centipede (review). It sticks its tongue out at those who thought the film[...]

Bizarre fine levied on Utah theater for screening “The Hangover 2”

By Kim Palacios hollywoodnews.com: A Salt Lake City movie theater that serves alcohol and only admits viewers who are at least twenty-one was fined more than $1,600 for showing “The Hangover 2,” an R-rated film. The establishment—called “Brewvies”—issued a comment via manager Andy Murphy, who told The Salt Lake[...]

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[...]

PG-13 “King’s Speech” coming April 1

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: The rumored PG-13 version of Tom Hooper’s Best Picture-winning “The King’s Speech” has secured a release date. The Weinstein Co. announced Thursday that the revised “Speech” will be released on 1,000 screens on April 1. It will replace the R-rated version, which no longer will be shown. “We are[...]

‘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[...]

Ryan Gosling’s ‘Blue Valentine’ changed from NC-17 to R rating

HollywoodNews.com: Ryan Gosling and Michelle William’s upcoming romance flick “Blue Valentine” has received some very good news today, because the MPAA has just overturned the original NC-17 rating that it was given. The film will now be rated R, which means that it will be able to be shown in 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[...]
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