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MPAA SURVEY: PARENTS WANT F-WORD BARRED IN PG-13 MOVIES

March 7, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

The MPAA has commissioned a survey of U.S. parents to determine whether they wish the organization to overlook bad language — in particular the use of the F-word — in assigning ratings to films, the Los Angeles Times reported today. It quoted Joan Graves, who heads the MPAA’s ratings board, as saying that the survey […]

WHY SPIELBERG MADE BLOODLESS WAR MOVIE

December 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Steven Spielberg has acknowledged that he had to engage in a certain amount of maneuvering during the production of War Horse — a movie set during World War I, which claimed more lives on the battlefield than any other war in history — in order to retain a PG-13 rating. In an interview with Daily […]

PG-13 VERSION OF KING’S SPEECH FAILS TO ATTRACT

April 4, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Cleaning up the king’s speech in order to permit The Weinstein Co. to rerelease their R-rated film with a PG-13 rating instead did not pay off at the box office as the company had hoped. Today’s (Monday) Los Angeles Times observed that the recut version of The King’s Speech collected only $1.2 million in ticket […]