Deadpool

Why ‘Deadpool’s R-Rating Will Make For Better Superhero Movies

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Superhero movies are on the verge of playing it too safe, which is why an R-rated Deadpool has arrived just in time.

Deadpool

Ryan Reynolds Confirms ‘Deadpool’ Is Gunning For An R Rating, No Joke

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No seriously, 'Deadpool' is going to make the MPAA so incredibly unhappy.

WELCOME TO NEW YORK

Abel Ferrara Sends IFC A Cease And Desist In The Feud Over ‘Welcome To New York’

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"Some people wear hoods and carry automatic weapons, others sit behind their desks, but the attack and attempted suppression of the rights of the individual are the same."

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY

‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Is Rated R For ‘Graphic Nudity’ And ‘Unusual Behavior’

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The MPAA has decided that 'Fifty Shades of Grey' has enough 'graphic nudity' and 'unusual behavior' to earn the adult rating.

BOOKDRUNK

BookDrunk: ‘Tinseltown’ Has All The True Crime Drama Of Serial With The Glamour Of Hollywood’s Golden Age

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'Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine, and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood' is a new book you should read.

Terminator: Genisys

‘Terminator: Genisys’ Will Be Safe And Sanitized For A PG-13

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'Terminator: Genisys' will be a PG-13, most likely. Because God forbid a movie about killer robots would be too "edgy."

pride

Surprise! The MPAA Discriminates Against Gay-Themed Movies

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The MPAA gave an R rating to a movie that featured little sex and no violence, but plenty of gay content.

Deadpool

‘Deadpool’ May Be Gunning For A PG-13 Rating

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Deadpool will be slightly more family-friendly than you might expect from an amoral killing machine.

boyhood

A New York Theater Is Defying The MPAA And Ignoring ‘Boyhood’s R-Rating

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If you're under 17 and looking to see 'Boyhood' without your parents, the IFC Center in New York is the place to go.

THE ZERO THEOREM

Move Over Eva Green’s Boobs, Christoph Waltz’s Butt Is Getting Posters Banned Now

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The MPAA has banned a new poster for Terry Gilliam's 'The Zero Theorem' because it shows Christoph Waltz's bare ass.

THEATER INCIDENTS

A Man Who Wore Google Glass To Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Was Interrogated By Homeland Security

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An Ohio man who wore Google Glass to a Jack Ryan screening was questioned by Homeland Security agents for almost three hours.

the world's end

READ: British Censors’ Incredibly Thorough Letter to Edgar Wright About the C-Word

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Here in the good ol' United States of Truck Nutz, film ratings are controlled by a secretive, shady puppet of the major studios called the MPAA.

six strikes plan

The ‘Six Strikes’ Anti-Piracy Plan Is Apparently Kicking In Today

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Today, the RIAA and MPAA will be assuming direct control of the Intertubes. There's absolutely no way this won't be funny.

uh oh

Hotfile Shows Majority Of Its Downloads Are Legit

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The MPAA has been trying to take out Hotfile for about a year now, with limited success, largely because Hotfile is not run by an insane man who calls himself Kim Dotcom (the founder of Megaupload the world's best Modern Warware 3) but rather a CEO who is actually trying to work with these people to address their concerns, only to get slapped in the face constantly.

the law

File Sharing Is No Longer Necessarily Stealing, According to The Government

Most people probably barely noticed when Sergey Aleynikov was arrested for downloading Goldman Sachs' proprietary software and sentenced to eight years in jail.

video streaming

MPAA: Embedded Videos Are Copyright Violations

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There are moments, glimmers, where the MPAA has a reasonable argument.

#GOOGLE

Google Defends Hotfile Against MPAA

TorrentFreak: "Google has filed a brief at a federal court in Florida defending the file-hosting site Hotfile in its case against the MPAA.

takedowns

Next On MPAA's Hit List: HotFile

One of the problems with the whole Megaupload debacle is that even as the site was being shut down, it was revealed that a lot of its customers were actually legit and just trying to get the fourth quarter spreadsheets to their boss in a timely manner.


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