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    ‘Nebraska’ loses its ratings appeal and will be rated R!

    I know we’re all eagerly awaiting the new Alexander Payne flick, but apparently we all missed out on a bit of controversy about the film. It seems that Nebraska was initially rated R for “some language” and was set for an appeal with the MPAA. For obvious reasons, Paramount was hoping to get the rating […] More

  • The MPAA and the Uphill Battle of ‘Blue is the Warmest Colour’

    “Why can’t you just enjoy the movie?  Why does it always have to turn into a ‘woman thing?’” It’s the common refrain I hear anytime I go to the movies with friends; I can’t allow myself to enjoy a movie without discussing gender.  It might be because that as an entertainment writer, in a field […] More

  • ‘Prometheus’ has officially been rated R!

    Even though anticipation for ‘Prometheus’ is about as high as it can be, news today from Collider (found here) that the film won’t be diluted to a PG-13 rating and will come out as an R is certainly not going to hurt its luster any. Perhaps the only real concern about the film was whether […] More

  • Bully is now rated PG-13

    Harvey Weinstein can now claim victory in another high profile publicity battle, since his documentary ‘Bully’ was re-rated as a PG-13 after coming out into the world unrated and with lots of public support.  The bus scene is still intact, but language elsewhere has been trimmed, making me wonder if this wasn’t the plan all […] More

  • ‘Bully’ may be rated R in the US, but it’s PG in Canada?

    We all know by now that Harvey Weinstein is locked in another public battle with the MPAA, this one over his documentary ‘Bully’. It’s stuck with an R rating, but apparently other countries don’t find it to be as harsh a film as the United States, going by this story in The Hollywood Reporter: The […] More

  • ‘Killer Joe’ is the latest film to be slapped with an NC-17 rating!

    Another day, another MPAA related issue it seems. This time, it’s the upcoming flick ‘Killer Joe’ running into an issue with the ratings board. Here’s what Deadline has to say on the matter: Another movie has gotten an NC-17. Killer Joe, the Billy Friedkin-directed adaptation of the Tracy Letts play just got an NC-17 rating. […] More

  • MPAA Ratings Bulletin No. 2196 (11/2/11)

    As a continuing feature here at Awards Circuit, here are the latest ratings provided by the MPAA Ratings Board – The Classification and Ratings Administration (CARA). In this edition, dated 11/2/11, Jason Reitman and Diablo Cody’s latest collaboration, Young Adult, scores its rating, documentarian Werner Herzog’s death penalty essay Into The Abyss is screened, one […] More

  • MPAA Ratings Bulletin: No. 2195 (10/26/11)

    As a continuing feature here at Awards Circuit, here are the latest ratings provided by the MPAA Ratings Board – The Classification and Ratings Administration (CARA). In this edition, dated 10/26/11, the long-expected NC-17 arrives for Oscar hopeful “Shame”,  we learn whether Meryl Streep’s Margaret Thatcher biopic will play to a wider set of eyes, […] More

  • Shame gets its expected NC-17 rating…

    Not that anyone is surprised, but the MPAA officially handed down their rating for Steve McQueen’s controversial new film Shame, and ladies and gents…it’s not an R rating.  I don’t think this is as big a hurt to the flick as it might be to others, but we shall see.  Here’s the story from The […] More

  • MPAA Ratings Bulletin: No. 2194 (10/19/11)

    As a continuing feature here at Awards Circuit, here are the latest ratings provided by the MPAA Ratings Board – The Classification and Ratings Administration (CARA). In this edition, dated 10/19/11, two eagerly anticipated Oscar hopefuls, “The Adventures Of TinTin” and “Hugo” are branded with their ratings, Adam Sandler’s twin-comedy “Jack And Jill” scores a […] More

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