Posted on Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 by Jack Giroux
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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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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Posted on Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 by Angie Han
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 »
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 »
Pitchfork 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.
Check out the Deadpool Rating April Fools Joke below. Read More »
The reveal of Ryan Reynolds in the full Deadpool outfit last week was just the beginning. He and director Tim Miller are hard at work on the superhero film which is set for release February 12, 2016, and news continues to break about the film. After releasing the above image, an official logo was released, Reynolds talked about the film’s rating and then actress Brianna Hildebrand was cast as the mutant Negasonic Teenage Warhead. Read about all of the Deadpool movie news below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, January 8th, 2015 by Angie Han
The question was never whether Sam Taylor-Johnson‘s Fifty Shades of Grey would feature lots of sex, but how much sex and what kind. Now we have a better idea, thanks to the MPAA.
The board has just given Fifty Shades of Grey an R, which is possibly disappointing but not terribly surprising. More interesting is the group’s “unusual” justification for that rating. More about the Fifty Shades of Grey R rating after the jump. Read More »
The original Poltergeist was at the beginning of a ratings controversy that ended up creating the PG-13 rating, as the intense film went out as a PG movie. Now the remake, which is set for release next summer, is evidently way too hardcore for a PG. The 2015 Poltergeist is rated PG-13. Read More »