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    Critical Consensus: Stephen Farber Discusses the MPAA, 'Bully' and What the Future Holds

    Critical Consensus is a biweekly feature in which critics from Indiewire’s Criticwire network discuss new films with Indiewire’s chief film critic, Eric Kohn. Here, we offer an analysis of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) in light of the newly released "Bully," which the Weinstein Co...

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    The MPAA Being a 'Bully': 10 Films That Appealed Their Ratings

    Anti-bullying documentary "Bully" has drummed up the type of controversy most indies only dream of, thanks to Harvey Weinstein's much-publicized efforts to fight the film's R-rating in favor of a more teen-friendly PG-13. Despite Weinstein's best efforts and the rallying cries of his celeb pals, the...

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    Weinstein Rejects the R Rating: 'Bully' Will Go Out Unrated

    After a recent plea to the MPAA failed by one vote to get the film a PG-13 rating, TWC is choosing to move forward with releasing the film unrated by the MPAA on March 30.

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    Weinstein's MPAA 'Bully' Battle Hits Internet With Web Petition

    The Weinstein Company will be releasing Lee Hirsch's documentary "Bully" this year, and were hoping to screen the film in schools nationwide. However, by a one-vote margin, the MPAA gave the film an R-rating for "some language."

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    Mr. Dodd Goes to Las Vegas

    Chris Dodd, former Senator from Connecticut, took over as Hollywood's chief lobbyist as the head of the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) about 10 days ago. Keep in mind that the former Senator is barred from lobbying himself for the next 18 months, but that should not prevent him from t...

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    Who Goes to the Movies? Moviegoers Stats from 2010

    The annual look at who went to the movies from the MPAA has been released. Here are the relevant stats. Women and men go to the movies in equal numbers. In 2010 women bought 50% of the tickets and men bought 50% of the tickets.

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    Winter's Bone

    Winter's Bone is by far the best film this year, and while that might not be saying much this being June, any film coming in the fall had better be really, really good cause it's going to be hard to top this film. It is close to flawless from the amazing cast that includes many locals from the Ozar...

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    Guess What? Women Buy More Movie Tickets Than Men

    You know that whole conversation about how women don't go to the movies and are not a film market? You know that conversation that we hear over and over as the big reason why we are inundated with crappy boy films week in and week out.

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