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PG-13 Rated Movies, Societal Violence and the "Yes I Said It/No I Didn't" Game

Christopher J. Ferguson | Posted 05.26.2015 | Science
Christopher J. Ferguson

There is little evidence to support concerns that PG-13 rated movies are sparking an epidemic of gun violence among youth because there is no epidemic of gun violence among youth.

Nicolas Cage Speaks Out On Violent Movies

Posted 07.22.2013 | Entertainment

Veteran actor Nicolas Cage recently added his two cents to the ongoing debate on the impact of violent movies on real-life violence. Cage, who bega...

Movie Violence: How Far Is Hollywood Willing to Go?

David Macaray | Posted 07.23.2013 | Entertainment
David Macaray

Given that the depiction of movie violence is inexorably evolving -- constantly seeking to shock audiences in new and more graphic ways -- what are we going to be watching 10 years from now?

Franklin Graham: Tax Violence In Movies, Video Games

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics

Rev. Franklin Graham on Wednesday suggested that movies and video games depicting violence should be subject to extra taxation. “How much violenc...

ReThink Review: G.I. Joe: Retaliation - Sanitized Violence

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.28.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

When is violence okay for kids? In the mind of the Motion Picture Association of America, violence without blood is a lesser form of violence that kids won't find disturbing. Films like G.I. Joe: Retaliation illustrate how bizarre that distinction is.

My Early Fascination With War

Tom Cramer | Posted 05.01.2013 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

As a little kid in the early 1970s, I was fascinated with war. All my buddies were, too. We couldn't help it. As a boy, the image of the World War II American soldier as hero was inescapable.

Don't Blame Violence on Tarantino Movies

Adam Hamdy | Posted 03.16.2013 | Media
Adam Hamdy

Violence and good stories have gone hand in hand for years. If we try to curb the level of violence in contemporary stories, we may lose something valuable. If we truly want to solve the issue of horrific acts of violence in society, we must get to the root of the problem.

Is 'The Walking Dead' Too Violent?

Louis Peitzman | Posted 09.17.2011 | Home
Louis Peitzman

The Walking Dead is the best example in recent memory of the incredible divide between our cultural perception of violence vs. sex and language.

A Teachable Moment? Cars in the Crosshairs Could Lead to a Life Lesson

Adam Benson | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics
Adam Benson

Disney & Pixar, help me share this message with my son: responsible gun use is a serious matter. I'm hoping you can touch and move the hearts and minds of a generation.