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MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America)

The body that provides film ratings in the US.

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A Quick Tip by Sean_Rhodes

  • Jul 19, 2010
In hindsight the MPAA rating system seemed like a great idea. In some ways it still is. Giving movies a ratings is good for parents in terms of making sure some of them know the content that's in a movie before letting a child see it. That's what's nice about the MPAA rating system. And it would be nicer if it actually worked.
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review by . November 12, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
In hindsight the MPAA rating system seemed like a great idea.  In some ways it still is.  Giving movies a ratings is good for parents in terms of making sure some of them know the content that's in a movie before letting a child see it.  That's what's nice about the MPAA rating system.  And it would be nicer if it actually worked.        The MPAA ratings board mostly consists of people who will watch movies and take notes on the content that's …
Quick Tip by . July 12, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
The ratings system put out by the MPAA seems to be overtly prudish when it comes to sex and not strict enough when it comes to violence.
review by . May 13, 2009
One of the greatest - and most subversive - effects of the Interweb has been the total collapse of censorship. Centuries of unelected secretive bodies deciding what we should and shouldn't see, think or do have been comprehensively sidelined by the web, where control is handed back to the viewer.   In a world where teenagers are 'sexting' each other with lewd images on their cell phones (and bizarrely enough being charged with sex crimes designed to protect minors), and every connected …
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I'm a more analytical person. I believe that the purpose of the review is not for me to give you my opinion but for me to give you an analysis and help you decide if you want to get it. If you reading … more
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