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'The Hobbit', the Coens' 'Inside Llewyn Davis' and Danny Boyle's 'Trance' in Today's Batch of MPAA Ratings

Place ratings for 'Place Beyond the Pines,' 'Beautiful Creatures', 'The Last Stand' and more

Latest MPAA Ratings: BULLETIN NO: 2251
Latest MPAA Ratings: BULLETIN NO: 2251

The MPAA took a week off to celebrate Thanksgiving, but they have returned with a load of new ratings, and two in particular worthy of noting.

First for the one we knew was coming, which is the PG-13 for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. I saw it earlier today and the rating for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence and frightening images seems about appropriate. That is, unless they wanted to mention a be-heading or two and troll snot, but whatever.

The two I am more specifically interested in first begins with the R-rating for Joel and Ethan Coen's Inside Llewyn Davis, which is still without a distributor, but can at least now claim an R-rating for language including some sexual references. Maybe this one will end up on sale at Cannes in 2013 seeing how we already know it won't be showing up at Sundance.

And then, remember Trance? The film Danny Boyle got to working on with Rosario Dawson, Vincent Cassel and James McAvoy before the Olympics? Well, it's edited, turned in and ready for the big screen with an R-rating for sexual content, graphic nudity, violence, some grisly images, and language. Fox is looking at a potential March 2013 release, but that is not yet official.

Otherwise I have the rating for Derek Cianfrance's The Place Beyond The Pines (read my Toronto review here), Arnold Schwarzenegger's The Last Stand, Paul Weitz's Admission with Tina Fey and Paul Rudd, Beautiful Creatures and Rob Zombie's The Lords of Salem. Hopefully that's enough, but if not a reissue of It's a Wonderful Life also made this week's list.

You can click on any of the titles mentioned above for more information, otherwise, here are the latest MPAA ratings from Bulletin #2251.

Rated PG-13 For language and some sexual material.
Release Date: March 8, 2013
Assassins Run
Rated R For violence, brief nudity and a sexual reference.
Rated PG-13 For violence, scary images and some sexual material.
Release Date: February 13, 2013
The Brass Teapot
Rated R For violence, some sexual content, language and drug use.
The Coalition
Rated R For language and some sexual content.
Evocateur
Rated R For language and some nudity.
Rated PG-13 For extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images.
Release Date: December 14, 2012
Honor Flight
Rated PG For emotional thematic elements, some war-related disturbing images, brief smoking and mild language.
Rated R For language including some sexual references.
Release Date: TBA 2013
Into The White
Rated R For language.
It's A Disaster
Rated R For language including sexual references, and some drug content.
It's A Wonderful Life
Rated PG For thematic elements, smoking and some violence.
NOTE: Reissue
The Kick
Rated PG-13 For martial arts violence throughout.
Kings Of Appletown
Rated PG For violence, thematic elements and language.
Kiss Of The Damned
Rated R For bloody violence, strong sexual content, nudity, language and some drug use.
Rated R For strong bloody violence throughout, and language.
Release Date: January 18, 2013
Rated R For disturbing violent and sexual content, graphic nudity, language and some drug use.
Release Date: TBA 2013
Miss Dial
Rated R For some sexual references.
Phantom
Rated R For violence.
NOTE: INTENDS TO APPEAL TO THE C.A.R.A. APPEALS BOARD.
Rated R For language throughout, some violence, teen drug and alcohol use, and a sexual reference.
Release Date: March 29, 2013
Renoir
Rated R For sequences of art-related nudity and brief language.
Return To The Hiding Place
Rated PG-13 For violence and disturbing thematic material.
Shadow People
Rated PG-13 For thematic material, scary moments, brief language, partial nudity and smoking.
Silver Circle
Rated PG-13 For violence, brief language, drug use and sensuality.
Rated R For sexual content, graphic nudity, violence, some grisly images, and language.
Release Date: TBA 2013
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  • adu

    Brad, with the embargo lifted and all, when can we expect your Hobbit review?

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/G-Man/ G-Man

    Holy crap. Kind of forgot about Inside Llewyn Davis. Part of it was filmed inside my buddy's apartment building.

  • Lenny feder

    Your buddy and I must live very close to one another because the apartment they were shooting in was Joel's old apartment. I live in the building next door. I had the privilege to watch filming with the principle cast.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Cordia/ Cordia

    Inside Llewyn Davis apparently is finished, there is still a release date in my country for the 14th of march but i wouldn't count on that one. maybe a Cannes premiere?

    • Nick

      Or Berlin.

  • http://www.dailymotion.com/ilovemoviestvandmore TheJAMman

    "Phantom

    Rated R For violence.

    NOTE: INTENDS TO APPEAL TO THE C.A.R.A. APPEALS BOARD."

    NO!!! It ain't happening! I do not wnat the C.A.R.A. to re-rate this film from an "R" to an "PG-13!" That's like changing from a good movie to a bad movie! That's just not right!

  • Will

    Jeez, the MPAA is making those Lord of the Rings ratings more and more intense:

    Fellowship - PG-13 for epic battle sequences and some scary images
    Two Towers - PG-13 for epic battle sequences and some scary images
    RotK - PG-13 for intense epic battle sequences and frightening images
    An Unexpected Journey - PG-13 for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images

    At this rate, There and Back Again will possibly get PG-13 for something along the lines of "PG-13 for intense, protracted sequences of gory fantasy action violence, and frightening images throughout."

    • http://www.themoviefreakblog.com Alexander Diminiano

      Ironically, The Hobbit is a children's book.