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Brand XA beautiful young woman travels to a charming cabin in secluded woods, where morally deprived locals inflict hideous acts of torture and degradation. Revenge ensues involving bear traps, baseball bats and rusty hedge clippers. That pretty much sums up...
Ministry of GossipThe "Blue Valentine" audience at AFI Fest was treated not only to Oscar hopeful Ryan Gosling's presence Saturday night in Hollywood but also to the version of "Blue Valentine" currently branded with an NC-17 rating. Gosling stars with Michelle Williams......
The Big PictureHarvey Weinstein has been quietly fuming for weeks over the MPAA ratings board, which has slapped two of his company's films with what he considers overly restrictive ratings. "The King's Speech," a leading best picture Oscar contender about an...
Opinion L.A.The Weinstein Co. received good news Wednesday when the MPAA agreed to downgrade its rating for "Blue Valentine" from NC-17 to R, reports Steve Zeitchik on 24 Frames. Why the MPAA originally gave "Blue Valentine" an NC-17 rating when it......
Zap2It.comSacha Baron Cohen has made his gay Austrian fashion reporter a little safer for America. "Bruno," which the Motion Picture Association of America initially saddled with an adults-only NC-17 rating, has on appeal been given an R rating, according to The...
Zap2It.comFashion reporter Bruno may be getting a trim. The MPAA has ruled that in its current state, Sacha Baron Cohen's "Bruno" would get an NC-17 rating, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "Bruno," like Cohen's "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIT'S unnerving to see "Lust, Caution" as the title of Ang Lee's provocative new film because these states, each capable of obliterating the other, exist at the opposite ends of the emotional spectrum. They can never be reconciled, and characters who are...
Zap2It.comAfter winning an Oscar for his last film, Ang Lee has picked up a rare NC-17 for his newest offering. The most interesting part of this story isn't that Lee's "Lust, Caution" has picked up an NC-17 rating from the MPAA's rating board. That happens fairly...
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Oscar-winning director Ang Lee's erotic espionage thriller, "Lust, Caution," has been given an NC-17 rating by the Motion Picture Assn. of America, signaling to parents that the film may be inappropriate for audiences 17 and under, and restricting...
Zap2It.comKevin Smith's new film may have the word "porno" in its title, but the raunchy comedy has still managed to secure an R-rating. Just weeks after revealing that "Zack and Miri Make a Porno" would be saddled with the ultra-restrictive NC-17 designation, the...
Times Staff WriterSince 1968, when the MPAA ratings system was created as a successor to the more censorious Hays Code, the Motion Picture Assn. of America has wielded enormous power over movies. Foreign, art and independent films, which can be stopped in their tracks by...
Tags: Entertainment, Censorship, Hilary Swank, Movies, Demographics
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