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Latest MPAA Ratings: BULLETIN NO: 2237

A PG-rated picture is heading for appeals

Latest MPAA Ratings: BULLETIN NO: 2237
Latest MPAA Ratings: BULLETIN NO: 2237

I know you can hardly contain your excitement for Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D, but the most interest rating for me today was the PG-rating for Sony Pictures's The Swan Princess: Christmas. I'm not sure I've ever seen a PG-rated film head in to the appeals process and I've been doing these articles for a long time.

Other than that, what follows are the latest MPAA ratings from Bulletin #2237.

#HOLDYOURBREATH
Rated R For strong bloody violence, sexual content, language and some drug use.
Bigfoot County
Rated R For pervasive language and a brief sexual assault.
Down The Shore
Rated R For language and some drug use.
Electrick Children
Rated R For language including brief sexual references.
Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare
Rated PG-13 For some thematic material.
Girls Against Boys
Rated R For violence, some sexual content/nudity and language.
A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III
Rated R For language and some nudity.
The Other Son
Rated PG-13 For a scene of violence, brief language and drug use.
Rated R For pervasive drug content and language, some strong sexuality, nudity and violence.
Release Date: TBA 2013
Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups
Rated G
Serial Buddies
Rated PG-13 For violence, partial nudity, drug material, and theme.
Stand Up Guys
Rated R For language, sexual content, violence and brief drug use.
The Swan Princess: Christmas
Rated PG For some scary moments
NOTE: INTENDS TO APPEAL TO THE C.A.R.A. APPEALS BOARD
Rated R For strong grisly violence and language throughout.
Release Date: January 4, 2013
Toys In The Attic
Rated PG For some mild peril and brief smoking.
Tyler Perry's We The Peeples
Rated PG-13 For sexual content,, drug material and language.
Release Date: May 10, 2013
Rated R For language throughout, and drug content.
Release Date: August 17, 2012

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  • http://shloggshorrorblog.blogspot.com/ Shloggs

    I'm excited for the Chainsaw flick, so I'll be the one guy on the site.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/ Brad Brevet

      Can they possibly bring anything new to that franchise though?

      • http://shloggshorrorblog.blogspot.com/ Shloggs

        I guess I'm not looking for something new to be brought to the franchise so much as a specific set of criteria being met. Grisly mileau, dilapidated production design, unhinged performances, sun-burnt cinematography, pervasively unsettling tone. That's what I look for as a horror fan in general and a Chainsaw series enthusiast in particular. I get different things out of Hooper's first 2 and the glossy remake/prequel to the remake (the less said about the 3rd and 4th installment the better), but as long as the essential components remain, I can find much to appreciate about this expanding mythos. Then again, I am a huge horror fan.

        In any case, love the site, love the podcast and the redesign looks great!

  • connor

    I was hoping to see looper get rated today.

    • http://cineenuruguay.blogspot.com/ Driver

      It probably won't be, but a new international trailer made me think it could be rated R, because I saw some violence we rarely get to see in PG-13.

    • connor

      If it is pg13, I will be disappointed.

  • Ben M.

    I'm pretty sure Looper will be R. The British rating is 15 for strong language and bloody violence, which would lead to an R in the US (I know some 15's in the UK are PG-13 here with the same cut, but the MPAA is more strict on language which would mean 15-level language is an R) unless it is being edited for a PG-13.

  • M H

    There was one movie that I remember that got the PG and went on appeal and that was Babe Pig in the City. Although, didn't Rio from last year also get the PG and had to be either appealed or amended to get the G rating?

    Quite frankly, I think a lot of the movies that are rated PG now days don't really deserve it and could pass for G. Joe Wright's Pride and Prejudice is a perfect example of where the MPAA used imprecise language in their rating reasons to justify a harsher rating on a movie that is quite inoffensive. Brave and Up are great examples as well.

    • Ben M.

      Rio did originally get a PG and a couple of weeks later it was cut and resubmitted to get a G, but that is a bit different from an appeal (which if successful, would mean the rating is lowered without any cuts made).

      I actually had no problems with the PG ratings for Up and Brave even if they are pretty inoffensive, and think if anything Pixar has been treated pretty favorably by the MPAA, I felt Cars 2 should have been PG for instance.

  • M H

    It's not so much I have problems with the PG ratings for Brave or UP, it's more that they don't make any sense in terms of the rating reasons. I would like to see a better more consistent ratings system in which the ratings are better defended. Like could the organization actually cite, in some way for the general public, what scene in particular or what word caused the film to go from this rating to this rating. For me it just seems like there is no intellectual excuse for saying that Parental Guidance Suggested is needed for anybody of any age to see Brave or UP when a slightly older film like The Lion King was given a G, or General Audiences rating.

    And I would agree that Disney and Pixar have been treated rather favorably by the MPAA, but that is probably because Disney is one of the main members of the MPAA system.

    By the way I would like to know what exactly it was about Cars 2 that makes you feel like it should have gotten a PG rating. As I seem to have seen that argument a lot but I've never really seen anyone defend it by citing examples of what in the film they felt sent it over the top from being a film that was completely kid friendly to being somewhat more adult. In advance I'm not saying that it maybe shouldn't have been PG, I'm just saying that I have not seen a good defense for it should have been.