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Years Later: Would You Take a 10-Year-Old to Indiana Jones?

Brian Shactman | Posted 07.21.2014 | Entertainment
Brian Shactman

Here's an interesting water-cooler stat for you: In 1973, 28 movies received an X rating. In 1983, only one did. When looking at today, most parents don't hesitate to bring a 10-year-old to a PG-13 movie. Is that a good thing?

'The Other Woman' Appeals R Rating

Posted 03.27.2014 | Entertainment

The Cameron Diaz-Leslie Mann-Kate Upton vehicle "The Other Woman" is the latest movie to battle an R rating assigned by the Motion Picture Association...

The Problem With PG-13 Rated Films

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 08.22.2013 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Ultimately, what kids watch isn't up to the MPAA. In truth, the responsibility for monitoring children's viewing of films lies with parents, who should investigate movies thoroughly before introducing them to any underage child.

How Movie Ratings Are Changing

AP | HANNAH DREIER | Posted 06.16.2013 | Entertainment

LAS VEGAS — The Motion Picture Association of America announced changes to its movie rating system Tuesday, saying it wants to help parents make...

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.

The Anti-Bullying Movement: What's Next

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 07.17.2012 | Parents
Rep. Mike Honda

The American Dream is first ignited in the classroom, and bullying is a clear and present danger to our nation's safety, spirit and competitiveness. Each educator and campus leader has a key role to play in the national mission to create a safe environment for each child.

Parents, Don't Let the MPAA 'Bully' You

Jim Steyer | Posted 05.30.2012 | Entertainment
Jim Steyer

There is no question that Bully is a difficult film to watch. The rub is that the MPAA's R-rating can act like a scarlet letter, basically preventing most parents from even considering this movie -- or any movie -- for younger teens.

10 Kid Movie Ratings The MPAA Got Wrong

| Posted 03.16.2012 | Parents

An R rating for the powerful new documentary "Bully" means that fewer teens will be able to see it. After watching the film, Common Sense Media (a non...

Gary Susman

Weinstein Company Loses Appeal Over R-Rated 'Bully'

HuffingtonPost.com | Gary Susman | Posted 04.24.2012 | Entertainment

Who's the bully in this case -- movie mogul Harvey Weinstein or the MPAA ratings board? As expected, the MPAA turned down Weinstein's appeal over t...

Miral and the MPAA

Julian Schnabel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Julian Schnabel

I was shocked when the MPAA awarded my film Miral an "R" rating. Women are objectified constantly in PG-13 movies, and such objectification is rewarded with a friendlier rating.