Are the MPAA's screwed up?

Been to the movies lately? My guess is that, if you did, the film was either animated and/or part of the Disney franchise, one that was full of violence and/or gore, or one that was full of sex. That's basically because most movies out there, at le...

What does a G rating really mean?

Reader Stephanie wrote to ask about movie ratings, specifically the G rating given to Ratatouille, the latest animated film from Pixar. She writes: We took our young son to see Ratatouille this weekend. Most of the content was ok, except a scene in t...

Hollywood violence targets teens

A new study, published in Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, found that, of the top grossing PG-13 films of 1999 and 2000, nearly 90% featured multiple acts of violence -- the average was 29 violent acts per film....

Harvard: Smoking gets you an R

The Motion Picture Association of America, the movie industry's watchdog group seems to be in a pickle right about now. You see, in order to maximize their profits, what the studios really ought to do would be to put what every one wants to see -- se...


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