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(The Daily Beast)   The number one movie in the country, where dozens of teens brutally kill each other, gets a PG-13 rating. A documentary about the epidemic of bullying gets an R-rating because the kids used the F-word six times. Weep for America   (thedailybeast.com) divider line 204
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2012-03-29 02:29:02 PM  

Sybarite: Carth: Rising_Zan_Samurai_Gunman:

//Fun Fact - the first PG-13 movie was Red Dawn.

Whatever happened to the remake of that? Last I heard they were making it so North Koreans, not Chinese, invaded or something stupid.


Thanksgiving weekend release this year.



Oops, looks like they moved it up to Nov. 2. It was originally supposed to come out Nov. 2010 but MGM was having some problems.
 
2012-03-29 02:31:51 PM  
This is what happens when we take prayer out of our schools.

You guys really want children to think that cursing is normal and acceptable?

God bless this country. We need your help!
 
2012-03-29 02:38:24 PM  

Carth: Last I heard they were making it so North Koreans, not Chinese, invaded or something stupid.


The studio suit ran out of coke and came to his senses.

Actually, I don't know if it's still on or not.
 
2012-03-29 02:39:40 PM  
If there's a time to Obama to use the bully pulpit1, it would be on this topic. "This subject is important enough for my two daughters...."

Unfortunately, he's tied into another anti-bullying campaign on Cartoon Network, so he can sidestep the issue with a sanitized version.

1 - sunglasses and Who riff
 
2012-03-29 02:40:47 PM  
Speaking of cable, a couple of months ago, AMC showed the original Conan movie. All the violence was intact, including decapitation and disembowelment. But the titties were all blurred out. Very strange.
 
2012-03-29 02:41:19 PM  
The American view of nudity is so screwed up.
 
2012-03-29 02:52:10 PM  
Who wants to see this boring piece of shiat film anyway?
 
2012-03-29 02:55:49 PM  

9beers: Carth: How many mass shooting happened in your school or the ones nearby? Since it didn't happen then it obviously isn't a problem and never happens now.

That's another good point. Go back to the 80's and tell me how many cases you find of kids shooting up their schools or plotting to do so. Like I said, kids back then didn't kill themselves and shoot up schools the way they do now, what's changed?


4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-03-29 02:59:24 PM  
This whole controversy is so stupid it gives me a headache. If you don't want the R rating then bleep the "farks" - if you then want to pull out the "artistic integrity" argument then my question is: Is this an artistic endeavor or an important documentary that every kid should see? PICK ONE.

If you say that the "farks" need to stay as to not destroy the emotional impact - then don't say the R rating is stupid cuz every kid has heard the word three times already today (which they have), because that means there is not that much "emotional impact" to leaving them in.
 
2012-03-29 03:01:13 PM  

Silly Jesus: The American view of nudity is so screwed up.

 
2012-03-29 03:07:15 PM  

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: This whole controversy is so stupid it gives me a headache. If you don't want the R rating then bleep the "farks" - if you then want to pull out the "artistic integrity" argument then my question is: Is this an artistic endeavor or an important documentary that every kid should see? PICK ONE.

If you say that the "farks" need to stay as to not destroy the emotional impact - then don't say the R rating is stupid cuz every kid has heard the word three times already today (which they have), because that means there is not that much "emotional impact" to leaving them in.


I disagree with giving it an R rating, and the MPAA is farked up. But I'm thinking they're going to push these protests as far as they can. And if they lose, they'll censor the word.

I wouldn't mind. If they did all they could, then the next goal is just to make sure kids can see it.
 
2012-03-29 03:18:09 PM  

Slow To Return: That said, outside of "NC-17" or higher, aren't ratings just a guideline for responsible parents? If you're ok with nudity, violence and profanity, can't you take your kid to see Scarface if you want to? Or is that against the law?


When I was 16, I was trying to get a date into (I think it was) "St. Elmo's Fire" and they denied us admission. My dad had been out in the hall (he'd just dropped us off) and implied consent, but they said that if he didn't go in with me, I couldn't get in. This was an 8-theatre mall mutliplex, 7 of the movies were R-rated, so I had to buy tickets to "Pee-wee's Big Adventure" and sneak into the movie we were planning to see.

/I sound old
//csb
 
2012-03-29 03:22:23 PM  

ManateeGag: Steve Zodiac: once in X Men First Class so it could keep it's PG-13

you have to admit, the one time it way said was pretty farking funny.


You usually get only one fark in a pg13 movie and they used it to great effect.

Also one movie is a ATM machine that'll make a killing at the box office with a massive amount of studio hype and budget.....and the other film is a documentary. Money talks in Hollywood, especially with the MPAA.
 
2012-03-29 03:27:25 PM  

Carth: Rising_Zan_Samurai_Gunman:

//Fun Fact - the first PG-13 movie was Red Dawn.

Whatever happened to the remake of that? Last I heard they were making it so North Koreans, not Chinese, invaded or something stupid.


If it involves Zombie Kim Jong-Il, I'm buying my ticket now.
 
2012-03-29 03:36:47 PM  

gunga galunga: Carth: Rising_Zan_Samurai_Gunman:

//Fun Fact - the first PG-13 movie was Red Dawn.

Whatever happened to the remake of that? Last I heard they were making it so North Koreans, not Chinese, invaded or something stupid.

If it involves Zombie Kim Jong-Il, I'm buying my ticket now.


Just when you thought Kim Jong lost his Il. Here comes a very....

RED DAWN..
 
2012-03-29 03:38:40 PM  

Rising_Zan_Samurai_Gunman: Mugato: Some 'Splainin' To Do: It's not a surprise if you remember which groups were lobbying the MPAA for a PG-13. The crappy thing is that they used the melty scenes from Raiders of the Lost Ark to make their case.

Actually Spielberg spearheaded it because of Temple of Doom.

Gremlins was another movie that contributed to it. it didn't help that the trailer's showed Gizmo but not the gremlins and portrayed it as a family Christmas movie, which happened to include one gremlin getting tossed in a blender and another exploding in a microwave.


Another one was Poltergeist, which original received an R, but was dropped to a PG after Spielberg appealed the rating. They had cut out an F-bomb but they were allowed to leave in the man ripping his face off.
 
2012-03-29 03:46:57 PM  
The MPAA is soooo gay.
 
2012-03-29 03:47:05 PM  

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: This whole controversy is so stupid it gives me a headache. If you don't want the R rating then bleep the "farks" - if you then want to pull out the "artistic integrity" argument then my question is: Is this an artistic endeavor or an important documentary that every kid should see? PICK ONE.

If you say that the "farks" need to stay as to not destroy the emotional impact - then don't say the R rating is stupid cuz every kid has heard the word three times already today (which they have), because that means there is not that much "emotional impact" to leaving them in.


While I generally disagree with how the rating system works (note: most of my disagreements would be solved by just removing the PG-13 rating entirely and going back to G, R, and X alone, the addition of gray area is what created all the ambiguity, really), the actual specific things that gave the movie an R were well known to always give a movie an R with almost no exceptions. So the film's creators knew perfectly well what they were doing and in fact specifically aimed for it. When you do that, you're no longer allowed to complain.
 
2012-03-29 03:53:18 PM  
I find it funny that people are discussing this on a website that censors anything that even resembles a curse word.

Give me a farking break biatch.
 
2012-03-29 03:53:45 PM  
I don't think kids committing suicide or killing someone needs to be the gating set of data points. Lives are changed, sometimes ruined, by constant bullying. It's in the nature of social animals to bully, but there are many things that are hard-wired into homo sapiens that we find socially objectionable. Making life easier for our children should be a no-brainer. When the majority decides to pick on some minority (not racially speaking, but bullied speaking), we should do what we can to protect that minority. At the very least, ways to separate or extricate the bullied serves to both provide immediate relief, and to send the message that those who run the system care.

As it is, those who run the system turn a blind eye, rather than be bothered (unless someone points a camera at them).

Just because it has happened for centuries doesn't make it right. Saying "kids will be kids" isn't acceptable. Forcing a boy to "suck it up" and make him carry on silently (or else act out and face expulsion) is often what's provided as an answer. It's an asymmetric social interaction.
 
2012-03-29 03:57:08 PM  

Strategeryz0r: gunga galunga: Carth: Rising_Zan_Samurai_Gunman:

//Fun Fact - the first PG-13 movie was Red Dawn.

Whatever happened to the remake of that? Last I heard they were making it so North Koreans, not Chinese, invaded or something stupid.

If it involves Zombie Kim Jong-Il, I'm buying my ticket now.

Just when you thought Kim Jong lost his Il. Here comes a very....

RED DAWN..


I'm trying to come up with a witty remark involving "I'm ronery" and "braaaaains" but am coming up empty.
 
2012-03-29 04:00:01 PM  

gunga galunga: Another one was Poltergeist, which original received an R, but was dropped to a PG after Spielberg appealed the rating. They had cut out an F-bomb but they were allowed to leave in the man ripping his face off.


Jaws also barely skated past the R rating. It got a PG but they made them put on the poster "WARNING: If you're a young child or a pussy, this movie will FARK YOU UP FOR LIFE" or something to that effect.
 
2012-03-29 04:06:12 PM  

9beers: By the way, AMC is screening this movie as unrated so teens have a chance to see it. They just need a signed permission slip which can be found on the AMC website.


This is very curious considering AMC pussied out on showing the unrated cut of "Hatchet 2" a few years ago. They pulled it out of their theaters after three days. At that point, a lot of fingers were pointed at NATO (National Association of Theater Owners, not the other one) policies, but an official explanation was never provided. NATO policy dictates that member theaters can only show rated films.

It should be interesting to see if they kowtow to NATO again.
 
2012-03-29 04:17:19 PM  

EnderX: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 377x272]

[Battle Royal picture]
Hunger Games, can't believe nobody thought of that idea before.


I, in turn, can't believe that no one ever drew that connection before.

You are a special and unique individual for spotting something that nobody else ever noticed.
 
2012-03-29 04:30:55 PM  

buckeyebrain: Slow To Return: That said, outside of "NC-17" or higher, aren't ratings just a guideline for responsible parents? If you're ok with nudity, violence and profanity, can't you take your kid to see Scarface if you want to? Or is that against the law?

When I was 16, I was trying to get a date into (I think it was) "St. Elmo's Fire" and they denied us admission. My dad had been out in the hall (he'd just dropped us off) and implied consent, but they said that if he didn't go in with me, I couldn't get in. This was an 8-theatre mall mutliplex, 7 of the movies were R-rated, so I had to buy tickets to "Pee-wee's Big Adventure" and sneak into the movie we were planning to see.

/I sound old
//csb


That sucks. I was barely twelve when I saw Beverly Hills Cop II in the theater. My friend's dad drove us, and just told the kid behind the counter, "Whatever, it's not like they've never heard those words before."

The next summer I snuck in to see Die Hard four times, and yes, I was 13. Somehow I wasn't traumatized by all the F bombs, and I have yet to commit any felonies, more than 20 years later.
 
2012-03-29 04:32:51 PM  
O so that new movie everyone talks about that I always forget the name to is just like Battle Royale? Also inception is a lot like Paprika. Japanese people now creates US culture instead of copying it. Weird.
 
2012-03-29 04:34:11 PM  
As the previous 175 comments have shown, everyone seems to understand the MPAA policy. We don't have to agree with the policy, but we at least all understand it.

Now, I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess that maybe 2 or 3 folks in this conversion are actually employed in the entertainment industry, but for the most part, we're on the outside. But we already could have told you that 6 f-bombs will get you an R rating.

So can we all just agree that this is just a Weinstein ploy to get free publicity for the movie? They already knew what was going to happen, and this is just taking advantage of well-established rules to drum up interest. It's not a case of the studio defending the film as a piece of art - remember, The Weinstein Company re-edited "The King's Speech" just last year to cut the language and get a PG13 after it won Best Picture.

I agree that the MPAA rules, as well as the policies of NATO regarding unrated films, are deeply flawed. That doesn't change the fact that this is a cheap marketing ploy from people who knew exactly what they were doing.
 
2012-03-29 04:34:20 PM  

gunga galunga: Strategeryz0r: gunga galunga: Carth: Rising_Zan_Samurai_Gunman:

//Fun Fact - the first PG-13 movie was Red Dawn.

Whatever happened to the remake of that? Last I heard they were making it so North Koreans, not Chinese, invaded or something stupid.

If it involves Zombie Kim Jong-Il, I'm buying my ticket now.

Just when you thought Kim Jong lost his Il. Here comes a very....

RED DAWN..

I'm trying to come up with a witty remark involving "I'm ronery" and "braaaaains" but am coming up empty.


Hmmm. A Red Dawn filled with North Koreans led by a zombie Kim Jong Il...

I swear I had something for this...
 
2012-03-29 04:37:17 PM  

Strategeryz0r: A Red Dawn filled with North Koreans led by a zombie Kim Jong Il...


Red Dawn of the Dead?
 
2012-03-29 04:40:13 PM  

Mugato: Strategeryz0r: A Red Dawn filled with North Koreans led by a zombie Kim Jong Il...

Red Dawn of the Dead?


I think we're on to something.

A fusion film that combines high school teens fighting off a North Korean zombie invasion...

In a shopping mall!


Or you could do a romantic comedy about Kim Jong faking his death, and coming back looking for love by invading america to find the perfect white woman. Call it How Kim Jong Got his Il Back.
 
2012-03-29 04:48:00 PM  

Mulchpuppy: As the previous 175 comments have shown, everyone seems to understand the MPAA policy. We don't have to agree with the policy, but we at least all understand it.

Now, I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess that maybe 2 or 3 folks in this conversion are actually employed in the entertainment industry, but for the most part, we're on the outside. But we already could have told you that 6 f-bombs will get you an R rating.

So can we all just agree that this is just a Weinstein ploy to get free publicity for the movie? They already knew what was going to happen, and this is just taking advantage of well-established rules to drum up interest. It's not a case of the studio defending the film as a piece of art - remember, The Weinstein Company re-edited "The King's Speech" just last year to cut the language and get a PG13 after it won Best Picture.

I agree that the MPAA rules, as well as the policies of NATO regarding unrated films, are deeply flawed. That doesn't change the fact that this is a cheap marketing ploy from people who knew exactly what they were doing.


I'm not going to argue with any of that. But anything that shines light on the bullshiat standards of the MPAA, I'm all for it.
 
2012-03-29 05:00:49 PM  

Strategeryz0r: Mugato: Strategeryz0r: A Red Dawn filled with North Koreans led by a zombie Kim Jong Il...

Red Dawn of the Dead?

I think we're on to something.

A fusion film that combines high school teens fighting off a North Korean zombie invasion...

In a shopping mall!


Or you could do a romantic comedy about Kim Jong faking his death, and coming back looking for love by invading america to find the perfect white woman. Call it How Kim Jong Got his Il Back.


I'm ronery
I'm ronery
So ronery and hungry for brains

There's no one
Just me onry
And it's making me rearry insane
 
2012-03-29 05:20:09 PM  

Carth: Rising_Zan_Samurai_Gunman:

//Fun Fact - the first PG-13 movie was Red Dawn.

Whatever happened to the remake of that? Last I heard they were making it so North Koreans, not Chinese, invaded or something stupid.


It was filmed as the Chinese invading, but they were changing it in post production to the North Koreans, apparently so the film studio wouldn't piss off the Chinese government. It's probably so farked up now they don't know what to do with it.

Of course in the original it was mainly the Soviets (and a few Cubans) who were invading.
 
2012-03-29 05:21:29 PM  

omeganuepsilon: The MPAA is soooo gay.


HOW GAY IS IT???
 
2012-03-29 05:21:34 PM  

medanzig: O so that new movie everyone talks about that I always forget the name to is just like Battle Royale? Also inception is a lot like Paprika. Japanese people now creates US culture instead of copying it. Weird.


Paprika and Inception are nothing alike. One is a heist movie at its core and the other made me think my drink was laced. Both fantastic films in their own right, but Paprika is just farking beautiful man. Even if you despise anime, every Farker should check it out.

Back on topic: The MPAA can eat a bag of dicks. The fact they were going to NC17 American farking Psycho for the sex scenes is farking mind blowing. Not the hobo killing (that was rough to watch not going to lie) or the axe murder, but the scene where Bateman has the threesome with the hookers. They're a mouthpiece for the big studios and good on Harvey Weinstein for calling them out on it.
 
2012-03-29 05:26:34 PM  

PiffMan420: medanzig: O so that new movie everyone talks about that I always forget the name to is just like Battle Royale? Also inception is a lot like Paprika. Japanese people now creates US culture instead of copying it. Weird.

Paprika and Inception are nothing alike. One is a heist movie at its core and the other made me think my drink was laced. Both fantastic films in their own right, but Paprika is just farking beautiful man. Even if you despise anime, every Farker should check it out.

Back on topic: The MPAA can eat a bag of dicks. The fact they were going to NC17 American farking Psycho for the sex scenes is farking mind blowing. Not the hobo killing (that was rough to watch not going to lie) or the axe murder, but the scene where Bateman has the threesome with the hookers. They're a mouthpiece for the big studios and good on Harvey Weinstein for calling them out on it.


No kidding. The hooker threesome wasn't even that graphic, and only showed some tits. Whoopty freaking shiat.
 
2012-03-29 05:26:59 PM  

PiffMan420: Back on topic: The MPAA can eat a bag of dicks. The fact they were going to NC17 American farking Psycho for the sex scenes is farking mind blowing. Not the hobo killing (that was rough to watch not going to lie) or the axe murder, but the scene where Bateman has the threesome with the hookers. They're a mouthpiece for the big studios and good on Harvey Weinstein for calling them out on it.


I liked it better when they tried to give Clerks an NC17 for dirty words.

(I know I chastised Harvey before about this being an obvious publicity grab, but I agree that someone needs to call them out on it. I just wish it was someone who was doing it without ulterior motives)
 
2012-03-29 05:39:25 PM  

Strategeryz0r: PiffMan420: medanzig: O so that new movie everyone talks about that I always forget the name to is just like Battle Royale? Also inception is a lot like Paprika. Japanese people now creates US culture instead of copying it. Weird.

Paprika and Inception are nothing alike. One is a heist movie at its core and the other made me think my drink was laced. Both fantastic films in their own right, but Paprika is just farking beautiful man. Even if you despise anime, every Farker should check it out.

Back on topic: The MPAA can eat a bag of dicks. The fact they were going to NC17 American farking Psycho for the sex scenes is farking mind blowing. Not the hobo killing (that was rough to watch not going to lie) or the axe murder, but the scene where Bateman has the threesome with the hookers. They're a mouthpiece for the big studios and good on Harvey Weinstein for calling them out on it.

No kidding. The hooker threesome wasn't even that graphic, and only showed some tits. Whoopty freaking shiat.


The nude chainsaw murder scene probably didn't help......
 
2012-03-29 05:41:14 PM  

PiffMan420: Strategeryz0r: PiffMan420: medanzig: O so that new movie everyone talks about that I always forget the name to is just like Battle Royale? Also inception is a lot like Paprika. Japanese people now creates US culture instead of copying it. Weird.

Paprika and Inception are nothing alike. One is a heist movie at its core and the other made me think my drink was laced. Both fantastic films in their own right, but Paprika is just farking beautiful man. Even if you despise anime, every Farker should check it out.

Back on topic: The MPAA can eat a bag of dicks. The fact they were going to NC17 American farking Psycho for the sex scenes is farking mind blowing. Not the hobo killing (that was rough to watch not going to lie) or the axe murder, but the scene where Bateman has the threesome with the hookers. They're a mouthpiece for the big studios and good on Harvey Weinstein for calling them out on it.

No kidding. The hooker threesome wasn't even that graphic, and only showed some tits. Whoopty freaking shiat.

The nude chainsaw murder scene probably didn't help......


That was post-hooker threesome I thought. But yes, it probably didn't help. Even though Bale's Penor is not visible, as it's covered by the chainsaw.
 
2012-03-29 05:51:26 PM  

Steve Zodiac: showing nude frontal men gets you an NC-17, no matter the context.


8mm showed a black pornstar's huge cock and it wasn't an NC17.

/Flaccid
 
2012-03-29 05:59:32 PM  

Gordon Bennett: 9beers: Carth: How many mass shooting happened in your school or the ones nearby? Since it didn't happen then it obviously isn't a problem and never happens now.

That's another good point. Go back to the 80's and tell me how many cases you find of kids shooting up their schools or plotting to do so. Like I said, kids back then didn't kill themselves and shoot up schools the way they do now, what's changed?

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 300x400]


I love my dead gay son!

/Ich Luge bullets
 
2012-03-29 06:01:45 PM  

tankjr: 8mm showed a black pornstar's huge cock and it wasn't an NC17.


I think the new Muppets movie also showed a flaccid male penis.
 
2012-03-29 06:08:44 PM  

Geotpf: It was filmed as the Chinese invading, but they were changing it in post production to the North Koreans, apparently so the film studio wouldn't piss off the Chinese government. It's probably so farked up now they don't know what to do with it.


Yeah, calling a bunch of Chinese actors Koreans won't piss off the Chinese one bit.

Why do we care about pissing them off anyway?
 
2012-03-29 06:44:11 PM  
The hunger games has to make its millions back and needs a larger audience. The studio also has more clout than a smaller, documentary one.

Won't someone think of the Studio Execs?
 
2012-03-29 07:11:00 PM  

Slow To Return: tankjr: 8mm showed a black pornstar's huge cock and it wasn't an NC17.

I think the new Muppets movie also showed a flaccid male penis.


profile.ak.fbcdn.net

FALSE.

That penis was erect as a result of the puppeteer's hand being up the owners ass.
 
2012-03-29 07:12:15 PM  

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: This whole controversy is so stupid it gives me a headache. If you don't want the R rating then bleep the "farks" - if you then want to pull out the "artistic integrity" argument then my question is: Is this an artistic endeavor or an important documentary that every kid should see? PICK ONE.

If you say that the "farks" need to stay as to not destroy the emotional impact - then don't say the R rating is stupid cuz every kid has heard the word three times already today (which they have), because that means there is not that much "emotional impact" to leaving them in.


I think the whole idea of a documentary is that it is about reality. If "every kid has heard the word three times already today," then a bully who doesn't say it isn't going to be real or intimidating.
 
2012-03-29 07:12:41 PM  
It boils down to the MPAA is going to clear studio films faster, more precisely, and with greater lee way given to studio films. Even watching John Water's talk about his experiences with ratings--his genuine surprise that Hairspray's rating, as well as Crybaby and then with Serial Mom was telling.

It's not just that violence gets a freebie, but sex and nudity as well--especially if that nudity is a woman getting off, as opposed to running away scared. Scared for her life? Full bush is fine, and maybe a close up of bewb is perfect. Woman just had a mind blowing orgasm? Hey, that was a smudge of pubic hair shown, and we can't have that.

The messages are mixed. The messages that the MPAA sends out, is cartoonish violence is fine--the consequences of violence, that has to be contained. F*ck is fine, once or twice, but more than that, and Gods help you if the character/subject meant to f*ck someone as opposed to f*cking them up. Sex and position are fine if the folks are a straight couple, but the same positions and same angles with gay or lesbians? Not so much. It's an arbitrary process, but one that weights studio films much more than independent projects--and independent projects are lucky if they can get reasons for their rating. Again, Waters' experiences are telling, once he got studio backing, he got detailed notes on why his film got its rating, as opposed to "recut it and we'll see" that he got when he was independent.

Ultimately, the major studios all have their plants in the actual ratings board. They have their own representatives. They have their own representatives on the appeals board--directly on the appeals board, the major studios have their own reps to control competition.

This? This is hardly competition, but it boils down to the MPAA wanting to create a film environment that is conducive to sales world wide, and with a wide appeal for the folks who comprise the largest studios. Art house documentaries about violence and kids and profanity? Not a big seller, so might as well send the message that documentarians might be better served doing feel good stories about education, or filming penguins. Nothing that is going to challenge folks.

The thing is: we are on the cusp of a game changer for distribution. More and more folks are getting their films not at the theaters, but at home. Distribution is still heavily focused on the number of screens, but that may be a thing of the past in only another ten years. Yes, it's nice to go see films at the theater, but that's not how I watch movies anymore. Not on cable either. I use services like Netflix. Hulu. I don't mind the monthly charge, for only the content that I want. I'm not alone. You give folks the ability to get movies from these services, at a decent price--not the ass raping that the cable companies charge you for films just released on DVD--and folks will line up for your product. The market is poised to change, and the studios are really not liking it--in the same way that Hearst really hated the Corticator and the potential for hemp paper to take off, while he was heavily invested in timber to provide paper for his publishing. We aren't quite at that point, but the market is shifting, and the means for distribution are changing as well. It gives independent directors more options, and in the next ten years, I think we're going to see a lot more eschewing the MPAA entirely, and working out their own deals, and bypass a lot of the traditional distribution methods, and bypassing a lot of the current studio system. Which is going to mean a LOT of lawsuits are going to be filed to halt technology, filed to try to halt films because of supposed copyright issues, and we're going to see a lot of weird contortions by lawmakers to justify muzzling film makers.

We are heading into interesting times.
 
2012-03-29 07:19:29 PM  

tankjr: FALSE.

That penis was erect as a result of the puppeteer's hand being up the owners ass.


I enjoyed the new Muppets movie, but damn does the Forgetting Sarah Marshall penis guy give me the creeps.
 
2012-03-29 07:24:58 PM  
My favorite PG-13 movie with bewbs: Critters 2
www.chud.com
 
2012-03-29 08:44:51 PM  

Slow To Return: tankjr: FALSE.

That penis was erect as a result of the puppeteer's hand being up the owners ass.

I enjoyed the new Muppets movie, but damn does the Forgetting Sarah Marshall penis guy give me the creeps.


Jason Segel is farking hilarious. I'll watch pretty much anything with him in it.
 
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