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Violence in Movies

PHOTOS: Artist Murdered Again And Again By Subway Movie Posters

Posted 02.03.2014 | Arts

Brooklyn-based artist Jon Burgerman was in Seoul, South Korea recently when he posed for this photo in front of a giant Bruce Willis movie poster: ...

New Shocking Trend In Movies

The Huffington Post | Madeline Boardman | Posted 11.18.2013 | Entertainment

Movies targeted at teens are more violent than ever. A study out of Ohio State University found that the instances of gun violence in PG-13 movies has...

The Violent Life of a Crime-thriller Writer

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 12.14.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

The potential for violence lives within all of us, and I'm no exception. Violence in my novels is contrived--it's pure fiction--but reflects a core truth about human nature. It's never meant to be gratuitous, but rather serves the story.

2 Many Guns In '2 Guns'

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 10.01.2013 | Entertainment

"2 Guns"? Please. There are enough guns in this movie to arm a small country. Maybe a medium-sized one. There are plenty of jokes in "2 Guns," this s...

Staging Violence in Film: Only God Forgives an Act of Killing

Brian Formo | Posted 09.21.2013 | Entertainment
Brian Formo

In film, what can be more vile and inhuman than re-enacting a government coup that killed more than one million people in less than a year?

Violence Still A Hit With Audiences

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 09.15.2013 | Entertainment

Screen violence remains a big hit with the public, despite calls for the entertainment industry to tone it down in the aftermath of the mass shootings...

UPDATE: Hollywood STILL Loves Guns

Posted 06.24.2013 | Entertainment

In a year of gun-related national tragedies, Hollywood heavyweights from actors to directors to filmmakers spoke out in favor of gun control. Celebrit...

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.

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?

What to Look for When Gun Control Fails: America's Cinematic Culture

Peter Alexander Meyers | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics
Peter Alexander Meyers

The most important instrument we have for formulating and controlling everyday action -- our imagination -- has been off-loaded to screens and boxes with industrial abandon. This is the underpinning of our cinematic culture and it sustains the abuse of guns.

DiCaprio Reveals His Mantra

AP | Posted 03.08.2013 | Entertainment

SEOUL, South Korea -- Leonardo DiCaprio says filming violent scenes like in "Django Unchained" doesn't deter him from wanting his movies to be great a...

Arnold On Gun Control: 'Leave No Stone Unturned'

AP | NATALIE ROTMAN | Posted 01.17.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES -- Arnold Schwarzenegger doesn't think there's a parallel between film and real-world gun violence. The 65-year-old former governor of Ca...

Samuel L Jackson Says Movies, Gun Control Not To Blame For Shooting

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 12.18.2012 | Entertainment

Activists have spoken out in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting to demand stricter gun control laws in America, but actor Samuel L. Jacks...

'James Bond' Study Reveals Not-So-Surprising Trend

Posted 12.16.2012 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 12/14/2012 06:57 AM EST on LiveScience James Bond's chest hair, gadgets and love interests aren...

Nothing But Senseless Violence

Molly Moynahan | Posted 01.16.2013 | Chicago
Molly Moynahan

The children I am teaching need to feel inspired and supported, not hypnotized by high budget movies that reduce human values to who can stay alive longer. Hollywood should offer a better vision for the future.

Recalling Total Recall: Intrigue, Ultra-Violence, Humor and What Else That Is Missing from the Schwarzenegger Remakes

William Bradley | Posted 10.17.2012 | Entertainment
William Bradley

For his part, director Paul Verhoeven joyously showcases ultra-violence in Total Recall, sticking it in the audience's face. Indeed, the entire milieu of the film is as downbeat as it is shot through with glee.

The Dark Knight Shooting: The Violence And Kids Connection

Hayley Krischer | Posted 09.19.2012 | Parents
Hayley Krischer

Should we limit all violent movies altogether for our children (go with me here) because those children will one day grow up with the propensity to murder? Maybe not. But isn't there something we can learn from it?

Are This Year's 'Best Picture' Nominees Reminiscent Of Old Hollywood?

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 04.27.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

The issue I have with so many movies today is that there is an incredible amount of gratuitous violence, gore, horrendous behavior, and just plain old nasty stuff.

Kitano Outdoes Kick-Ass Violence at Cannes

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

The question of pleasure in movie violence is key to how one takes Takesha Kitano's newest film Outrage, which premiered this week at Cannes.