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2012-09-26 01:06:42 AM  
He just found about this now and thought calling CPS was appropriate? Has this guy been living a cave for most of his life?

I don't like to see young children watching violent movies myself and personally think it's wrong for parents to allow this, but it never occurred me to call CPS.
 
2012-09-26 01:14:50 AM  
My wife is a theater manager and I go to loads of movies, this happens so often it is sad. Worthless idiots that have spawned don't want to spend the $20 on a babysitter or track one down. I actually remarked (loud enough to hear) when I saw a parent dragging along a 4 and a 6 y/o to "Hostel II"; "I hope those kids need therapy for life after this movie". She was not amused, I didn't care. The kids looked dazed when they left.
 
2012-09-26 01:23:19 AM  

knbber2: My wife is a theater manager and I go to loads of movies, this happens so often it is sad. Worthless idiots that have spawned don't want to spend the $20 on a babysitter or track one down. I actually remarked (loud enough to hear) when I saw a parent dragging along a 4 and a 6 y/o to "Hostel II"; "I hope those kids need therapy for life after this movie". She was not amused, I didn't care. The kids looked dazed when they left.


And sadly this isn't something new either. Back when "Alien" was released to theaters in 1979 I saw a woman bring her 4-year old child to the movie. It was obvious the child was terrified early in the movie, but when the chest burster scene occurred the poor kid starting screaming hysterically. Her mother's response was to repeatedly strike the child and tell her to "Shut the f*ck up. I paid good money to see this movie" .

I left the theater and asked one of the employees to get the manager and informed him as to what was happening. You could hear the little girl screaming, crying and begging to leave clear out to the front entrance. The manager ended up having to call police on the woman after she refused to stop striking her child.
 
2012-09-26 01:28:06 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: Back when "Alien" was released to theaters in 1979 I saw a woman bring her 4-year old child to the movie.


I was in high school when that movie was released and it scared the crap out of me. When the monster jumped out at the Captain in the air ducts, the woman behind me screamed; I threw my popcorn 15 feet in the air. I'm sure that kid had issues.
 
2012-09-26 01:31:53 AM  

knbber2: Bathia_Mapes: Back when "Alien" was released to theaters in 1979 I saw a woman bring her 4-year old child to the movie.

I was in high school when that movie was released and it scared the crap out of me. When the monster jumped out at the Captain in the air ducts, the woman behind me screamed; I threw my popcorn 15 feet in the air. I'm sure that kid had issues.


Oh, no doubt. Poor kid.
 
2012-09-26 01:32:15 AM  
I live only a few miles from Bridgeport theater, getting a kick.


Bathia_Mapes: And sadly this isn't something new either. Back when "Alien" was released to theaters in 1979 I saw a woman bring her 4-year old child to the movie.


Fun fact: "Alien" was the first R-rated movie I ever saw. Of course I was 10 and not 4. And I BEGGED to be taken. I'd read the novelization, the comic adaptation and had a bunch of art books with storyboards and conceptual art, so I knew exactly what was coming. Mom was the one who covered her eyes during the chestburster scene :) Conversely the scene where Brett is looking for the cat made me step out of the theater for a moment due to sheer tension.

Curious: what was everyone's first R-rated movie? And how old were you?
 
2012-09-26 01:44:06 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: And sadly this isn't something new either. Back when "Alien" was released to theaters in 1979 I saw a woman bring her 4-year old child to the movie. It was obvious the child was terrified early in the movie, but when the chest burster scene occurred the poor kid starting screaming hysterically. Her mother's response was to repeatedly strike the child and tell her to "Shut the f*ck up. I paid good money to see this movie" .

I left the theater and asked one of the employees to get the manager and informed him as to what was happening. You could hear the little girl screaming, crying and begging to leave clear out to the front entrance. The manager ended up having to call police on the woman after she refused to stop striking her child.


For me it was "Beastmaster". I didn't cry hystericly but I had a fear of quicksand for YEARS. And, in my mother's defense, it was a double featuer with a black stallion movie so she probably thought the first movie wouldn't be all THAT bad.

I spent most of it sitting on the floor with my back to the seat in front of us. I just flat out refused to watch it after a certain period.
 
2012-09-26 01:46:38 AM  
My first R-rated movie was Blazing Saddles. I was eleven, and my brother was nine. Our mom took us to see it at a drive-in, which was pretty cool of her really. The overtly adult stuff went over our heads, but we loved the campfire farting scene. And as we were living in central Utah at the time, we heard the n-word used every day, so it didn't faze us.
 
2012-09-26 01:48:23 AM  

fusillade762: I live only a few miles from Bridgeport theater, getting a kick.


Bathia_Mapes: And sadly this isn't something new either. Back when "Alien" was released to theaters in 1979 I saw a woman bring her 4-year old child to the movie.

Fun fact: "Alien" was the first R-rated movie I ever saw. Of course I was 10 and not 4. And I BEGGED to be taken. I'd read the novelization, the comic adaptation and had a bunch of art books with storyboards and conceptual art, so I knew exactly what was coming. Mom was the one who covered her eyes during the chestburster scene :) Conversely the scene where Brett is looking for the cat made me step out of the theater for a moment due to sheer tension.

Curious: what was everyone's first R-rated movie? And how old were you?


"The Hospital" (rated PG now). I was 19 and had just moved to Portland, Oregon for a new job. None of the theaters in my area (Eugene/Springfield) showed R-rated movies back then.
 
2012-09-26 02:08:54 AM  
First R-Rated movie?

I dunno... I saw Child's Play 3 and Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare when I was 7 or 8.
 
2012-09-26 02:14:39 AM  

fusillade762: I live only a few miles from Bridgeport theater, getting a kick.


Bathia_Mapes: And sadly this isn't something new either. Back when "Alien" was released to theaters in 1979 I saw a woman bring her 4-year old child to the movie.

Fun fact: "Alien" was the first R-rated movie I ever saw. Of course I was 10 and not 4. And I BEGGED to be taken. I'd read the novelization, the comic adaptation and had a bunch of art books with storyboards and conceptual art, so I knew exactly what was coming. Mom was the one who covered her eyes during the chestburster scene :) Conversely the scene where Brett is looking for the cat made me step out of the theater for a moment due to sheer tension.

Curious: what was everyone's first R-rated movie? And how old were you?


Last house on the left. I was 8ish I think. It was at the drive in and I fell asleep before it really got started. One I do recall, though not the name, was a movie where they had some evil thing growing on this lady's back. I think I was also 8 at the time. That one freaked me out.
 
2012-09-26 02:14:57 AM  
My dad used to take me to every new Charles Bronson or Clint Eastwood movie that came out. I also got my ass spanked if I screwed up. Which was the style at the time.

/we couldn't get white onions, because of the war
 
2012-09-26 02:21:28 AM  

fusillade762: I live only a few miles from Bridgeport theater, getting a kick.


Bathia_Mapes: And sadly this isn't something new either. Back when "Alien" was released to theaters in 1979 I saw a woman bring her 4-year old child to the movie.

Fun fact: "Alien" was the first R-rated movie I ever saw. Of course I was 10 and not 4. And I BEGGED to be taken. I'd read the novelization, the comic adaptation and had a bunch of art books with storyboards and conceptual art, so I knew exactly what was coming. Mom was the one who covered her eyes during the chestburster scene :) Conversely the scene where Brett is looking for the cat made me step out of the theater for a moment due to sheer tension.

Curious: what was everyone's first R-rated movie? And how old were you?

Halloween

. I was about eight and at the babysitter's place. She hadn't bothered to switch TV channels before accepting me from my grateful mom's hands. The scene right after Laurie stabbed him in the neck with the hangar left an indelible,haunting mark.
 
2012-09-26 02:54:06 AM  
When I was 21, the South Park movie came out, and I went to the theater to see it with a friend. It amused us how many folks showed up with their teenage (or younger) kids, obviously oblivious as to what South Park was.

The first musical piece, almost half the audience left, dragging their crying and kvetching kids with them. Thank god I lived in a small town where people had a reasonable amount of sense.
 
2012-09-26 03:07:56 AM  
Violence and profanity = okay

Nudity = OH NOES

This is the mind of too many Americans
 
2012-09-26 03:08:20 AM  

fusillade762: I live only a few miles from Bridgeport theater, getting a kick.


Bathia_Mapes: And sadly this isn't something new either. Back when "Alien" was released to theaters in 1979 I saw a woman bring her 4-year old child to the movie.

Fun fact: "Alien" was the first R-rated movie I ever saw. Of course I was 10 and not 4. And I BEGGED to be taken. I'd read the novelization, the comic adaptation and had a bunch of art books with storyboards and conceptual art, so I knew exactly what was coming. Mom was the one who covered her eyes during the chestburster scene :) Conversely the scene where Brett is looking for the cat made me step out of the theater for a moment due to sheer tension.

Curious: what was everyone's first R-rated movie? And how old were you?


Probably 'Alien'. I remember watching that movie when I was about four or so (mom rented the movie, so it was at home). I enjoyed the movie and didn't think anything of it, but it just completely terrified my brother. I have no clue why, I see it every now and then and it always just slides out of my mind so every time I see it it's like watching it for the first time all over again.
 
2012-09-26 03:09:09 AM  
Not sure which of these were R rated but as a young kid I saw Kramer vs Kramer, Pink Floyd The Wall, Blues Brothers, Porky's and a few other early 80s movies at the theaters.
 
2012-09-26 03:13:11 AM  
The R rating means kids can be accompanied by an adult. If you want no kids that's what NC-17 is for.
 
2012-09-26 03:21:37 AM  
I think I found this torrent ones of a film that kind showed how the ratings was made an d how they in use let somebody graphically cut a head off but will not allow 17 years breast to be seen on a beach ( not porn )

Im guessing if persons in general was more keen on breast and less on Zombies we have a more clam US ?

/ Do zombies have breast ?
 
2012-09-26 03:27:03 AM  
First r rated movie I watched was Robocop. I was somewhere from 8 to 10. I begged my parents to see it. They said I could if I thought I could handle it. Popped it in the VHS and made it to the ED-209 scene. When it malfunctioned and blew the board member away I stood up, walked calmly up to the VCR, pushed eject, put the tape away and said to my parents "I'm not ready yet."
 
2012-09-26 03:33:36 AM  

IsNoGood: / Do zombies have breast ?


I know they prefer brains, but I guess since they're cannibalistic they'd probably settle for some breast meat.
 
2012-09-26 03:35:06 AM  
If I owned/managed a theater, I'd have a very strict "No-one under 15" for Rated-R movies.

And the first R-rate movie I remember seeing in theaters was Starship Troopers. Cause boobs.
 
2012-09-26 03:36:44 AM  
Interesting question: "Alien" was rated "R" when it was released...but it did NOT have the current MPAA tag "Rated R for sci-fi violence/gore and language" because those didn't exist yet.

Anyone recall what an ordinary "R" rating meant back in the day? Was it just "Children under 17 may not attend without a parent or guardian"?
 
2012-09-26 03:38:35 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: Back when "Alien" was released to theaters in 1979 I saw a woman bring her 4-year old child to the movie.


I was 4 when my mom took me to see that movie and look at me now. All up in your website.
 
2012-09-26 03:40:48 AM  
Weird - my 2 y/o DEMANDS that I play Fallout III, so he can see me shoot people and animals.

He get's miffed when I don't shoot what he wants me to shoot.
He totally loves seeing fictional violence, but at the daycare HE is the gentle one who always finds an adult to arbitrate in a given dispute over toys.

I guess children are different and assholes looking for publicity will be assholes.
 
2012-09-26 03:44:20 AM  

fusillade762: I live only a few miles from Bridgeport theater, getting a kick.


Bathia_Mapes: And sadly this isn't something new either. Back when "Alien" was released to theaters in 1979 I saw a woman bring her 4-year old child to the movie.

Fun fact: "Alien" was the first R-rated movie I ever saw. Of course I was 10 and not 4. And I BEGGED to be taken. I'd read the novelization, the comic adaptation and had a bunch of art books with storyboards and conceptual art, so I knew exactly what was coming. Mom was the one who covered her eyes during the chestburster scene :) Conversely the scene where Brett is looking for the cat made me step out of the theater for a moment due to sheer tension.

Curious: what was everyone's first R-rated movie? And how old were you?


Predator was the one I remember. I'm sure I've seen loads of R-rated movies on tv before then, but watching Predator on VHS when I was 5 farked me up for a while. Had nightmares for years. It wasn't so much the alien, but his skinned trophies.
 
2012-09-26 03:45:44 AM  

wildsnowllama: First r rated movie I watched was Robocop. I was somewhere from 8 to 10. I begged my parents to see it. They said I could if I thought I could handle it. Popped it in the VHS and made it to the ED-209 scene. When it malfunctioned and blew the board member away I stood up, walked calmly up to the VCR, pushed eject, put the tape away and said to my parents "I'm not ready yet."


My 10-year-old stepson watched "Alien" as if it was nothing, but was absolutely terrified by the ventriloquist dummy episode of "Twilight Zone". Funny how kids work, sometimes.
 
2012-09-26 03:53:43 AM  

WhyteRaven74: Not sure which of these were R rated but as a young kid I saw Kramer vs Kramer, Pink Floyd The Wall, Blues Brothers, Porky's and a few other early 80s movies at the theaters.


I grew up in the Edited for TV era, so while I saw Blues Brothers at an early age, any R-Rated content was gone.

/didn't know Airplane had naked bouncing boobs until, oh, 1997.
 
2012-09-26 04:00:16 AM  

fusillade762: Curious: what was everyone's first R-rated movie? And how old were you?


When I was about 12 years old, my dad took me to see the movie "Prophecy." It was about mutant animals rampaging around a lake where a paper mill was dumping mercury into the water. The main creature was a 20ft mutant bear with a nasty pig face.
 
2012-09-26 04:01:10 AM  
Now I know that "R" means "kids can come in with parents" of course...but I have to ask a possibly rhetorical question:

Are there really parents who believe--and I mean that as BELIEVE--that movies so rated are in fact OK for small kids to see assuming their parents are nearby? In other words, do they have this idea that the movie will somehow be scary but not too bad? Or sexy and not too sexy?

Because otherwise WHY would a parent take their child to see "Hostel" or even "The Departed"? (Like the weird ass parents who had not one but TWO toddlers in the screening I saw) (And I'd have thought they'd be out when Nicholson dropped the first N-bomb, but nooooo)

I really want them to invent remote mental telepathy so I can hear exactly what these freaks are thinking when junior is sitting staring at a guy being sliced in half with a chainsaw. I mean, probably it would just be static, but I'd love to know.
 
2012-09-26 04:06:44 AM  

padraig: ventriloquist dummy


Ventriloquist dummies creep me the fark out.
 
2012-09-26 04:08:02 AM  

knbber2: Bathia_Mapes: Back when "Alien" was released to theaters in 1979 I saw a woman bring her 4-year old child to the movie.

I was in high school when that movie was released and it scared the crap out of me. When the monster jumped out at the Captain in the air ducts, the woman behind me screamed; I threw my popcorn 15 feet in the air. I'm sure that kid had issues.


I'm 44 years old and that movie still scares the crap out of me. And I've seen it about a dozen times.

What we need is a rating that says "No kids, this means you" that theaters will actually carry. NC-17 was supposed to do that, but good luck getting your film distributed if the MPAA brands your film with it.
 
2012-09-26 04:08:16 AM  

fusillade762: I live only a few miles from Bridgeport theater, getting a kick.


Bathia_Mapes: And sadly this isn't something new either. Back when "Alien" was released to theaters in 1979 I saw a woman bring her 4-year old child to the movie.

Fun fact: "Alien" was the first R-rated movie I ever saw. Of course I was 10 and not 4. And I BEGGED to be taken. I'd read the novelization, the comic adaptation and had a bunch of art books with storyboards and conceptual art, so I knew exactly what was coming. Mom was the one who covered her eyes during the chestburster scene :) Conversely the scene where Brett is looking for the cat made me step out of the theater for a moment due to sheer tension.

Curious: what was everyone's first R-rated movie? And how old were you?


Jaws, I was 12 or so. My sister (11 or so) begged to see it. Scary yes but nothing traumatizing. Had a good time. After that me and another kid would go to R rated movies just by buying a ticket for a PG movie and watching the R movie. Eventually we jusr bought the R rated tickets. Nobody cared. Oh and I saw Alien at 15 also. Yea the chest scene I can remember to this day lol.
 
2012-09-26 04:14:41 AM  
beverly hills cop.

i was maybe 7th grade? what is that in hawg years?

eddie murphy used to be funny people, i think
 
2012-09-26 04:17:33 AM  

Intoxoman:
Curious: what was everyone's first R-rated movie? And how old were you?

Jaws, I was 12 or so. My sister (11 or so) begged to see it. Scary yes but nothing traumatizing. Had a good time. After that me and another kid would go to R rated movies just by buying a ticket for a PG movie and watching the R movie. Eventually we jusr bought the R rated tickets. Nobody cared. Oh and I saw Alien at 15 also. Yea the chest scene I can remember to this day lol.


Jaws was released as PG. There is very little gore, nudity, or profanity in it. It's just scary as shiat.
 
2012-09-26 04:20:08 AM  
My wife and my daughter went with me to see South Park (which was rated R).
The ticket taker asked me as he took my tickets if the two people with me were my daughters. I said "Well, one of them is."
My wife got a hoot out of being mistaken for under 17.
 
2012-09-26 04:23:30 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: WhyteRaven74: Not sure which of these were R rated but as a young kid I saw Kramer vs Kramer, Pink Floyd The Wall, Blues Brothers, Porky's and a few other early 80s movies at the theaters.

I grew up in the Edited for TV era, so while I saw Blues Brothers at an early age, any R-Rated content was gone.

/didn't know Airplane had naked bouncing boobs until, oh, 1997.


I believe Airplane was PG when released, amazingly. Anybody remember the first PG-13 and NC-17 movies?
 
2012-09-26 04:24:03 AM  

Rent Party: Intoxoman:
Curious: what was everyone's first R-rated movie? And how old were you?

Jaws, I was 12 or so. My sister (11 or so) begged to see it. Scary yes but nothing traumatizing. Had a good time. After that me and another kid would go to R rated movies just by buying a ticket for a PG movie and watching the R movie. Eventually we jusr bought the R rated tickets. Nobody cared. Oh and I saw Alien at 15 also. Yea the chest scene I can remember to this day lol.

Jaws was released as PG. There is very little gore, nudity, or profanity in it. It's just scary as shiat.


Hmmm ok maybe so. Then I'll have to guess either Phantasm or Animal House.
 
2012-09-26 04:24:51 AM  

SnarfVader: FirstNationalBastard: WhyteRaven74: Not sure which of these were R rated but as a young kid I saw Kramer vs Kramer, Pink Floyd The Wall, Blues Brothers, Porky's and a few other early 80s movies at the theaters.

I grew up in the Edited for TV era, so while I saw Blues Brothers at an early age, any R-Rated content was gone.

/didn't know Airplane had naked bouncing boobs until, oh, 1997.

I believe Airplane was PG when released, amazingly. Anybody remember the first PG-13 and NC-17 movies?


Airplane was, indeed, rated PG.

Still is, amazingly enough. I would have thought the tits and dialogue would have gotten it reclassified as R by now.
 
2012-09-26 04:25:16 AM  
Uh, guys, R-rated doesn't mean kids can't see the movies. It just means their parents have to be there. That's...y'know, the point.

NC-17 are the ones where kids aren't allowed at all.
 
2012-09-26 04:27:15 AM  

SnarfVader: fusillade762: I live only a few miles from Bridgeport theater, getting a kick.


Bathia_Mapes: And sadly this isn't something new either. Back when "Alien" was released to theaters in 1979 I saw a woman bring her 4-year old child to the movie.

Fun fact: "Alien" was the first R-rated movie I ever saw. Of course I was 10 and not 4. And I BEGGED to be taken. I'd read the novelization, the comic adaptation and had a bunch of art books with storyboards and conceptual art, so I knew exactly what was coming. Mom was the one who covered her eyes during the chestburster scene :) Conversely the scene where Brett is looking for the cat made me step out of the theater for a moment due to sheer tension.

Curious: what was everyone's first R-rated movie? And how old were you?

Last house on the left. I was 8ish I think. It was at the drive in and I fell asleep before it really got started. One I do recall, though not the name, was a movie where they had some evil thing growing on this lady's back. I think I was also 8 at the time. That one freaked me out.


Just figured out the movie was called The Manitou and it was PG. Go figure.
 
2012-09-26 04:32:01 AM  

Rent Party: What we need is a rating that says "No kids, this means you" that theaters will actually carry. NC-17 was supposed to do that, but good luck getting your film distributed if the MPAA brands your film with it.


Precisely because that means that the bored teenagers won't be forking over cash to see it multiple times.
 
2012-09-26 04:38:16 AM  
wasn't indiana jones and the temple of mola-ram the first pg-13?

that movie ripped my heart right out.
 
2012-09-26 04:39:13 AM  
"Alien" in '79, my Mom took me to the matinee in Austin, after getting my braces on. My left arm was bruised, due to her grabbing me at pivotal scenes. Went to the snack bar after, bought a movie picture book, and a U.S.S. Nostromo, cap. I still have them in my closet, kids aren't allowed to touch them, to this day. They're in plastic. At the time, was scary as hell.
 
2012-09-26 04:42:02 AM  
nc-17 might have been henry and june which I never saw in spite of reading too much henry miller in high school

tropic of scratching my ass
 
2012-09-26 04:42:53 AM  
It's a movie, what's the worst that can happen? The kid will have nightmares? Who gives a fark? When I was a kid I refused to see the animated Disney movies I was expected to. If I was a kid today and had to sit through all the Dreamworks crap and talking animal kiddie flicks, THAT would make me have dead hookers in my refrigerator later in life.
 
2012-09-26 04:47:59 AM  
Creepshow 2. Could not make it through The Raft.
 
2012-09-26 04:48:36 AM  
...and I was 8 at the time.
 
2012-09-26 04:49:38 AM  

Mugato: It's a movie, what's the worst that can happen? The kid will have nightmares? Who gives a fark? When I was a kid I refused to see the animated Disney movies I was expected to. If I was a kid today and had to sit through all the Dreamworks crap and talking animal kiddie flicks, THAT would make me have dead hookers in my refrigerator later in life.


Exactly. I watched Robocop, PRedator, Total Recall as a kid. I knew it was a farkING MOVIE, science fiction to boot. no need to give me therapy or shiat.

farking psychologists and modern mothers thinking movies and games make people violent. Gee, then explain why people were much savage and violent before movies and games existed?
 
2012-09-26 04:51:26 AM  

Omahawg: nc-17 might have been henry and june which I never saw in spite of reading too much henry miller in high school

tropic of scratching my ass


You are correct.
 
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