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Theater Chains And Movie Studios Might Go To War Over The Length Of Trailers

Posted on January 27th, 2014

(from Cinemablend)   There are three reasons people tend to get pissed off while viewing movie trailers prior to screenings. Do you want to guess? I’ll give you a second to think about them. Alright, ready? First, they’re too damn long. Second, they give away way too much of the larger film’s plot, and third, […]

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It’s Time That We Rethink How We Rate Movies (updated)

Posted on March 9th, 2012

When I first heard that the Weinstein Company had lost its appeal to overturn the R rating that the MPAA had given to Lee Hirsch’s film Bully, I was taken back to 2005 when we opted for an appeal for our Iraq War film Gunner Palace after it also received an R for language. At the time, the war was raging in Iraq, young people were dying every day, coverage of the war was in decline and we thought it was imperative that high school students have access — unrestricted — to a film that could help them relate to the conflict. An R rating would make that impossible, not just in the immediate, but also in the future, because few school districts purchase R rated films for their libraries.

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10 Things Wrong With the MPAA Rating System

Posted on April 21st, 2011

Source: Online Degrees Hub The Motion Picture Association of America’s ratings system exists in a paradox: the classifications, originally intended to help parents, have now become a label that has more to do with marketing than responsible film viewing, and though they were originally created to keep Hollywood product from being censored by local, state, […]

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New ‘Hangover 2’ Trailer Is Too Hot For MPAA

Posted on April 6th, 2011

Source: Yahoo Movies Like many, we were a bit concerned about the first extended trailer for this summer’s “The Hangover Part II,” not because it didn’t look funny, exactly, but because it looked so much like the original film that the mystery — one of the best parts of the first film — would be […]

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Racy films beget racy trailers

Posted on November 2nd, 2008

Source: StarTribune.com So-called red-band trailers, which show unrestricted content, are popular online and could be coming soon to theaters. By PATRICK GOLDSTEIN, Los Angeles Times In the past couple of years, whenever I’ve asked studio marketing chiefs to send me trailers to show to my Summer Movie Posse (a group of teenagers who rate the […]

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