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    17 Banned Films and What They Tell Us About the Power of Cinema

    Here are 17 films that have been banned around the world for various reasons.

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    New York's IFC Center is Ignoring R-Rating for 'Boyhood'

    Richard Linklater's 12-years-in-the-making opus "Boyhood" is rated R in the states. Why? We're not so sure. It's a film that demands to be seen by the generation it depicts, meaning teenagers. New York's IFC Center feels the same way. They just announced that they will admit "high school age patrons...

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    Here's How to Cut a Green Band Trailer for a Red Band Movie

    "Premature" director Dan Beers explains how he got the MPAA's approval of a green band trailer for his very red band movie.

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    How The MPAA Really Works And How to Get The Rating You Want

    Howard Fridkin and Barry Freeman left the MPAA after over 25 years and started their own consulting company (Film Rating Advisors) aimed at helping filmmakers get the rating they want without sacrificing their film's integrity.

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    Weinsteins Know What They're Doing: This Eva Green 'Sin City' Poster Is Too Racy for the MPAA

    Well, this is clearly a calculated move from the Weinstein Co. They've been playing the MPAA rating card with their upcoming "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" from the beginning. Their latest move is to plant a story -- here, a sizzling poster of star Eva Green revealing too much of her breasts for the...

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    Hollywood Movie Studios Sue Shuttered Piracy Site Megaupload

    U.S. law enforcement officials shut down Megaupload, the movie piracy site, back in 2012, but today, six major U.S. movie studios have filed a lawsuit against the cyberlocker site and its key operators, alleging that they profited from massive copyright infringement.

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    MPAA Report on The Growth of The Global Box Office

    Last week MPAA Chairman and CEO Senator Chris Dodd delivered remarks at CinemaCon, the annual National Association of Theater Owners (NATO) convention in Las Vegas. During his state of the industry address, Senator Dodd announced new figures that found global box office receipts for all films releas...

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    Movie Theaters Might Cut Prices One Day A Week To Lure Movie Fans Back to Theaters

    The country's movie theaters are thinking that a discount ticket price at least one weekday could attract more moviegoers.

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    Richard D. Heffner, 'Least-Known Most Powerful Person in Hollywood,' Dies at 88

    Historian, educator and broadcaster Richard D. Heffner, who, for two decades was in charge of the film industry's ratings board and was the creator and host of "The Open Mind" on public television, died at 88, The New York Times reports.

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    Feminist Filmmaking Means NC-17 Rating from MPAA

    Director Jill Soloway gave a wonderfully insightful interview to Flavorwire yesterday about the crude double standards at work at the MPAA.

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