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All the marketing for Deadpool so far has made it abundantly clear that this isn’t your typical PG-13, fun-for-the-whole-family superhero adventure. There are dick jokes, poop jokes, exploding heads, and oh so many f-bombs. But just in case you’re still worried 20th Century Fox will try to rein in the Merc with a Mouth, let this news put your mind at ease: Deadpool now officially has an R-rating from the MPAA.  Read More »

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We can say a lot of things, both good and bad, about Rob Zombie as a director, but at least he has a voice. While many filmmakers are happy to color within the lines and deliver something approachable and easy to sell, Zombie’s particular brand of foul, brutal, throwback horror is always interesting, even when the movie is a total stinker. I’d sooner watch the feverish, fascinating, and totally awful The Lords of Salem again before I revisit many horror movies. For better and worse, his movies stand out. They’re so filthy that you can practically smell them.

And since a major component of Zombie’s aesthetic involves finding unique and special ways to portray human pain and suffering, it shouldn’t be surprising that his latest movie, 31, has been slapped with an NC-17 rating by the MPAA. And while this is a weird badge of honor for any horror filmmaker, it’s not one that you want to wear all the time – as Zombie himself is quick to point out, this rating can spell certain doom for any movie.

Hit the jump for more on the latest Rob Zombie 31 news.

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where to invade next rating

Filmmaker Michael Moore wasn’t happy when his newest film, Where to Invade Next, was branded with an R rating. The MPAA was unfair to Moore’s latest, and after attempt to appeal the rating, his request for a PG-13 has been denied.

Learn more about the Where to Invade Next rating after the jump.

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The Force Awakens Rating

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is officially PG-13. That’s the rating we all expected, but some fans worried Disney would try to make the film a completely kid-friendly picture — something we shouldn’t expect from J.J. Abrams or this franchise. Even the PG installments, like The Empire Strikes Back, would’ve been rated PG-13 today.

Abrams’ sequel is the second Star Wars film to be rated PG-13. After the jump, learn what the Force Awakens’ rating is and isn’t for.

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Where to Invade Next R-rating

Michael Moore (Bowling for Columbine) is not happy with the MPAA. The filmmaker’s first film in over six years, Where to Invade Next, has been branded with an R rating from the ratings board. The MPAA has never been the biggest fan of logic, and, like plenty of other filmmakers have in the past, Moore is taking them to task for it.

Learn more after the jump.

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‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ Gets PG-13 Rating

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Pretty much every mainstream superhero movie that comes out these days is rated PG-13, so it should come as no surprise that Zack Snyder‘s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has been rated PG-13 as well. The only part of that announcement that should raise an eyebrow is the MPAA’s reasoning. Find out more about the Batman v Superman PG-13 rating after the jump. Read More »

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The Hobbit rated R

When we heard an extended version The Hobbit trilogy would be coming to theaters in the fall with the unveiling of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies extended edition, it wasn’t all that exciting of news, if only because the new trilogy just isn’t as good as Lord of the Rings and the last thing anyone wanted was for those movies to be longer.

However, our interest in at least the third film in the longer version of the franchise might be piqued as The Battle of the Five Armies extended edition has reportedly been rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America. Find out more about The Hobbit rated R after the jump! Read More »

VOTD: The History of The PG-13 Rating

PG-13 RatingPitchfork created a very brief short film which gives us a cliff-notes history of the PG-13 rating. Watch the brief history the PG-13 rating animated short film alongside GoodBadFlicks ‘”WTF Happened to PG-13?”, embedded after the jump.

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Early Wednesday morning, one of the news stories I assumed was an April Fools joke was over on JoBlo.com. Their article said they exclusively confirmed the Deadpool movie was going to be PG-13. My thought was, “The movie is still filming. How could they possibly have a rating already?” Sure, maybe they could aim for a PG-13 but they couldn’t guarantee that until the MPAA saw a final cut of the movie. A believable, but obvious, April Fools Joke.

Well, it turns out not only was that story was a joke, it was officially orchestrated by 20th Century Fox to prove the opposite. A video has now made it online that looks like an Extra interview with Ryan Reynolds from the set of Deadpool but isn’t what it seems. At the end, you’ll know for sure Deadpool will be rated R.

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