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    Judi Dench takes on the MPAA for 'Philomena'

    Dench signaled her willingness to wage a public battle with the MPAA in a 23-second YouTube video, in which she channeled M, her tough-as-nails character from the James Bond series.

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    From 'Showgirls' to 'Orgazmo,' Here Are The Top Grossing NC-17 Rated Films of All Time

    In honor of NC-17 rated "Blue Is The Warmest Color" -- which is continuing to find strong numbers as it expands across the U.S. ($379,278 and counting) -- Indiewire is taking a look back at the history of the controversial rating, which has been in effect for over 23 years now.

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    Parents Television Council Threatens to Make IFC Center's Decision to Allow Teens Into NC-17 Rated 'Blue' a 'National Issue'

    It was only a matter of time before the Parents Television Council, a non-partisan educational organization that advocates for "responsible entertainment," addressed New York's IFC Center's decision to admit teens to the NC-17 rated Palme d'Or winner "Blue is the Warmest Color."

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    IFC Center Will Admit High Schoolers to NC-17 Rated 'Blue is the Warmest Color'

    Abdellatif Kechiche's racy Palme d'Or winner "Blue is the Warmest Color" is, unsurprisingly, rated NC-17 for its frank (and lengthy) depictions of lesbian sex between a teenager (Adèle Exarchopoulos) and her older lover (Lea Seydoux), but that won't stop New York's IFC Center from admitting teenager...

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    'Blue is the Warmest Color' Earns NC-17 Rating, Will Go Out Uncut (FRENCH TRAILER)

    It's no surprise that Cannes Palme d'Or winner "Blue is the Warmest Color" has earned an NC-17 rating for “explicit sexual content.” Sundance Selects/IFC Films figured that would be the case when they submitted it. They're stirring up some ratings controversy to lure people to see the lesbian romanc...

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    'The World's End' and UK Censors

    Edgar Wright asked the British Board of Film Classification how many times he could use the c-word without getting an R. The response was thorough.

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    Everything You Need to Know About The Weinstein Company's 'The Butler' Dispute and The MPAA's Title Registration Bureau

    As a resolution to this drama is expected soon, here’s a rundown of everything you need to know for now.

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    MPAA Fights Piracy By Offering Search Site to Help Audiences Find Movies and TV Shows They Love Online

    In yet another move in its ongoing crusade against piracy, on Wednesday the lobbying organization the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), which reps six major studios launched the new website WhereToWatch.Org, in order to give audiences a "one-stop site to find legal, seamless viewing opti...

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    CinemaCon: MPAA Head Chris Dodd Urges Parents to "Check the Box," Descriptors on Film Ratings Blocks Now More Prominent

    During MPAA Chairman and CEO Senator Chris Dodd's remarks today at CinemaCon (the national theater owners' convention), a new campaign was revealed intended to remind parents to "Check the Box" (being the ratings box) so they can make informed decisions about the content of a movie before determinin...

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    2012 Box Office: China Beats Japan as Second Market, Global Ticket Sales Up, Also Older Moviegoers

    MPAA chief Chris Dodd and NATO head John Fithian met with the press on a conference call Thursday as they revealed moviegoing stats for 2012. "The last few years have brought a whirlwind of change and challenge," said Dodd. "We are adapting to make sure our consumers and moviegoers are coming bac...

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