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Motion Picture Association of America film rating system

The Motion Picture Association of America's (MPAA) film-rating system is used in the United States and its territories to rate a film's suitability for certain audiences, based on its content. [1]

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/Film

/Film (pronounced "slashfilm") is a blog that covers movie news, reviews, interviews, and trailers.

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A Clockwork Orange (film)

A Clockwork Orange is a 1971 dystopian crime film adapted, produced, and directed by Stanley Kubrick, based on Anthony Burgess's 1962 novella A Clockwork Orange.

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ABC News

ABC News is the news division of the American Broadcasting Company (ABC), owned by the Disney Media Networks division of the Walt Disney Company.

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Action News

Action News is a local television newscast format in the United States.

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Adventures in Babysitting

Adventures in Babysitting (also known as A Night on the Town in certain countries) is a 1987 American comedy film written by David Simkins, directed by Chris Columbus (in his directorial debut), and starring Elisabeth Shue, Maia Brewton, Keith Coogan, Anthony Rapp, Penelope Ann Miller, Bradley Whitford, and brief cameos by blues singer/guitarist Albert Collins and singer-songwriter Southside Johnny Lyon.

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Age appropriateness

Age appropriateness is the progression of behavioral norms largely agreed upon within a society or among sociological and psychological authorities to be appropriate to a child's development of social skills.

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AMC Theatres

AMC Theatres (often referred to as just AMC and previously known as AMC Cinemas) is an American movie theater chain owned and operated by AMC Entertainment Inc., which is itself owned by AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc., a majority-owned subsidiary of Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group.

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Art film

An art film (also known as an art movie, specialty film, art-house film / arthouse film, or, in the collective sense, as art cinema) is typically a serious, independent film aimed at a niche market rather than a mass market audience.

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Australia

Australia (colloquially), officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is an Oceanian country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands.

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Bad Education (film)

Bad Education (La mala educación) is a 2004 Spanish drama film written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar.

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Billy Elliot

Billy Elliot is a 2000 British dance drama film produced by Greg Brenman and Jon Finn, music composed by Stephen Warbeck, co-produced by BBC Films, Tiger Aspect Pictures, StudioCanal and Working Title Films, distributed by Universal Pictures and Focus Features, written by Lee Hall and directed by Stephen Daldry.

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Blowup

Blowup, or Blow-Up, is a British-Italian 1966 film directed by Michelangelo Antonioni about a fashion photographer, played by David Hemmings, who believes he has unwittingly captured a murder on film.

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Blue Valentine (film)

Blue Valentine is a 2010 American romantic drama film named after the Tom Waits album, written and directed by Derek Cianfrance.

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Box Office Mojo

Box Office Mojo is a website that tracks box office revenue in a systematic, algorithmic way, founded in 1999.

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Bully (2011 film)

Bully (originally titled The Bully Project) is a 2011 documentary film about bullying in U.S. schools.

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Carmike Cinemas

Carmike Cinemas Inc. is a motion picture exhibitor headquartered in Columbus, Georgia in the United States of America.

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Censorship

Censorship is the suppression of speech, public communication or other information which may be considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, politically incorrect or inconvenient as determined by governments, media outlets, authorities or other groups or institutions.

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Chicago Sun-Times

The Chicago Sun-Times is a daily newspaper published in Chicago, Illinois.

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Chicago Tribune

The Chicago Tribune is a major daily newspaper based in Chicago, Illinois, United States, owned by the Tribune Publishing Company.

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Columbia University Press

Columbia University Press is a university press based in New York City, and affiliated with Columbia University.

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Dan Glickman

Daniel Robert "Dan" Glickman (born November 24, 1944) is an American businessman and politician.

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David Ansen

David Ansen has been the Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Film Festival since 2010.

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Deseret News

The Deseret News is a newspaper published in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.

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Dildo

A dildo is a sex toy, often explicitly phallic in appearance, intended for sexual penetration or other sexual activity during masturbation, or sexual activity with sex partners.

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Dimension Films

Dimension Films is a major American film production and distribution studio formerly owned by The Walt Disney Studios and now owned by The Weinstein Company.

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Drug paraphernalia

"Drug paraphernalia" is a term used, often with a slightly negative connotation due to its use in criminal law (e.g. "possession of drug paraphernalia"), to denote any equipment, product, or material that is modified for making, using, or concealing drugs, typically for recreational purposes.

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Ejaculation

Ejaculation is the discharge of semen (usually carrying sperm) from the male reproductory tract.

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Entertainment Software Rating Board

The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) is a self-regulatory organization that assigns age and content ratings, enforces industry-adopted advertising guidelines, and ensures responsible online privacy principles for computer and video games in the United States, nearly all of Canada, and Mexico.

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Erection

An erection (clinically: penile erection or penile tumescence) is a physiological phenomenon in which the penis becomes firmer, engorged and enlarged.

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Erin Brockovich (film)

Erin Brockovich is a 2000 biographical film directed by Steven Soderbergh and written by Susannah Grant.

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Film Advisory Board

The Film Advisory Board, Inc.

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FindLaw

FindLaw is a business of Thomson Reuters that provides online legal information and online marketing services for law firms.

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Fox Searchlight Pictures

Fox Searchlight Pictures, established in 1994, is an American film distribution company within the Fox Entertainment Group, a sister company of the larger Fox studio 20th Century Fox.

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Fritz the Cat (film)

Fritz the Cat is a 1972 American adult animated comedy film written and directed by Ralph Bakshi as his feature film debut.

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Fuck

Fuck is an obscene English language word, which refers to the act of sexual intercourse and is also commonly used as an intensifier or to denote disdain.

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Gremlins

Gremlins is a 1984 American Christmas horror comedy film directed by Joe Dante and released by Warner Bros. The film is about a young man who receives a strange creature called a mogwai as a pet, which then spawns other creatures who transform into small, destructive, evil monsters.

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Gunner Palace

Gunner Palace is a 2004 documentary film by Michael Tucker, which had a limited release in the United States on March 4, 2005.

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Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (formerly Harvard School of Public Health, as HSPH; now also referred to the Harvard Chan School, The T.H. Chan School, The T.H. Chan School of Public Health, or still simply The Chan School of Public Health) is one of the professional graduate schools of Harvard University, located in the Longwood Medical Area of Boston, Massachusetts neighborhood of Mission Hill, which is next to Harvard Medical School.

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Henry & June

Henry & June is a 1990 American biographical drama film directed by Philip Kaufman and stars Fred Ward, Maria de Medeiros, and Uma Thurman.

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Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer is a 1986 American psychological horror film directed and co-written by John McNaughton about the random crime spree of a serial killer who seemingly operates with impunity.

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High school

A high school (also secondary school, senior school, secondary college) is a school that provides adolescents with part or all of their secondary education.

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I Spit on Your Grave

Day of the Woman (better known by its re-release title, I Spit on Your Grave) is a controversial 1978 cult classic rape and revenge film.

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Independent film

An independent film is a film production resulting in a feature film that is produced mostly or completely outside of the major film studio system, in addition to being produced and distributed by independent entertainment Independent films are sometimes distinguishable by their content and style and the way in which the filmmakers' personal artistic vision is realized.

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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is a 1984 American adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg.

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Infobase Publishing

Infobase Publishing is an American publisher of reference book titles and textbooks geared towards the North American library, secondary school, and university-level curriculum markets.

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Iraq War

The Iraq WarThe conflict is also known as the War in Iraq, the Occupation of Iraq, the Second Gulf War, Gulf War II, and Gulf War 2.

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Jack Valenti

Jack Joseph Valenti (September 5, 1921 – April 26, 2007) was a longtime president of the Motion Picture Association of America.

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John Landis

John David Landis (born August 3, 1950) is an American film director, screenwriter, actor, and producer.

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Julie Hilden

Julie Cope Hilden is a novelist and lawyer.

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Kill Bill

Kill Bill is an American two-part martial arts film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino.

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Kirby Dick

Kirby Bryan Dick (born August 23, 1952) is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, and editor.

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Last Tango in Paris

Last Tango in Paris (Ultimo tango a Parigi) is a 1972 Franco-Italian romantic erotic drama film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci which portrays a recently widowed American who begins an anonymous sexual relationship with a young betrothed Parisian woman.

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List of NC-17 rated films

This is a list of films rated NC-17 (No Children 17 and Under Admitted; originally No Children Under 17 Admitted) by the Motion Picture Association of America's Classification and Rating Administration (CARA).

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Matt Stone

Matthew Richard "Matt" Stone (born May 26, 1971) is an American actor, animator, screenwriter, television director, producer, singer, and songwriter.

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Middle school

A middle school or junior high school is a school for students older than elementary school, but not yet in high school.

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Midnight Cowboy

Midnight Cowboy is a 1969 American drama film based on the 1965 novel of the same name by James Leo Herlihy.

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Motion Picture Association of America

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) is an American trade association that represents the six major Hollywood studios.

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Motion Picture Production Code

The Motion Picture Production Code was the set of industry moral guidelines that was applied to most United States motion pictures released by major studios from 1930 to 1968.

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Motion picture rating system

A motion picture rating system is designated to classify films with regard to suitability for audiences in terms of issues such as sex, violence, substance abuse, profanity, impudence or other types of mature content.

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National Catholic Register

The National Catholic Register is the oldest national Catholic newspaper in the United States.

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New York (magazine)

New York is a bi-weekly magazine concerned with life, culture, politics, and style generally, and with a particular emphasis on New York City.

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Nickelodeon Movies

Nickelodeon Movies is an American motion picture production arm of the children's cable channel Nickelodeon, originally launched in 1995.

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Normandy landings

The Normandy landings (codenamed Operation Neptune) were the landing operations on 6 June 1944 (termed D-Day) of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II.

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Orgazmo

Orgazmo is a 1997 American sex comedy film written and directed by Trey Parker, and produced by Matt Stone.

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Paramount Pictures

Paramount Pictures Corporation (commonly known as Paramount Studios or simply Paramount, and formerly known as Famous Players-Lasky Corporation) is a film studio, television production company and motion picture distributor, consistently ranked as one of the "Big Six" film studios of Hollywood.

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Philomena (film)

Philomena is a 2013 drama film directed by Stephen Frears, based on the book The Lost Child of Philomena Lee by journalist Martin Sixsmith.

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Pink permits

In 1914, Chicago amended its film censorship ordinance, setting up a category of films approved for showing only to persons over twenty-one (the first example of a rating system in motion-picture exhibition).

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Pornography

Pornography (often abbreviated as "porn" or "porno" in informal usage) is the portrayal of sexual subject matter for the purpose of sexual arousal.

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Princeton, New Jersey

Princeton is a municipality with a borough form of government in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States, that was established in its current form on January 1, 2013, through the consolidation of the Borough of Princeton and Princeton Township.

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Profanity

Profanity, as defined by Merriam-Webster, is "an offensive word" or "offensive language".

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Pulp Fiction

Pulp Fiction is a 1994 American black comedy crime film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, from a story by Tarantino and Roger Avary.

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Rango (2011 film)

Rango is a 2011 American computer-animated action comedy western film directed by Gore Verbinski and produced by Verbinski, Graham King and John B. Carls.

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Regal Cinemas

Regal Cinemas is a UK-based cinema chain since the early days of the cinema.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Joseph Ebert (June 18, 1942 – April 4, 2013) was an American film critic and historian, journalist, screenwriter and author.

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Rutgers University Press

Rutgers University Press is a nonprofit academic publishing house, operating in New Brunswick, New Jersey under the auspices of Rutgers University.

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Ryan Gosling

Ryan Thomas Gosling (born November 12, 1980) is a Canadian actor, film director, screenwriter, musician and businessman.

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Saints and Soldiers

Saints and Soldiers is a 2003 religious-themed war drama film directed by Ryan Little and starring Corbin Allred, Alexander Niver, Kirby Heyborne, Lawrence Bagby, and Peter Asle Holden.

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City, often shortened to Salt Lake or SLC is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Utah.

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Saving Private Ryan

Saving Private Ryan is a 1998 American epic war drama film set during the Invasion of Normandy in World War II.

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Scary Movie

Scary Movie is a 2000 horror comedy spoof film directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans.

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Showgirls

Showgirls is a 1995 French-American erotic drama film written by Joe Eszterhas and directed by Paul Verhoeven.

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South Park

South Park is an American adult animated sitcom created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone for the Comedy Central television network.

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South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut

South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (also known as The South Park Movie or The South Park Movie: Bigger, Longer & Uncut) is a 1999 American adult animated musical black comedy film based on the animated television series South Park, and produced, co-written by and starring its creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone.

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Spokesperson

A "spokesman", "spokeswoman" or "spokesperson" is someone engaged or elected to speak on behalf of others.

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Steven Spielberg

Steven Allan Spielberg (born December 18, 1946) is an American director, producer and screenwriter.

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Territories of the United States

The territories of the United States are directly overseen by the United States federal government, in contrast to the states, which share sovereignty with the federal government.

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The Christian Science Monitor

The Christian Science Monitor (CSM) is an international news organization that delivers global coverage via its website, weekly magazine, daily news briefing, email newsletters, Amazon Kindle subscription, and mobile site.

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the LDS Church or, informally, the Mormon Church) is a Christian restorationist church that is considered by its followers to be the restoration of the original church founded by Jesus Christ.

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The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover is a 1989 British-French romantic black comedy crime drama film written and directed by Peter Greenaway, starring Richard Bohringer, Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren and Alan Howard in the titular roles.

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The Dreamers (film)

The Dreamers is a 2003 romantic drama film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci.

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The Hollywood Reporter

The Hollywood Reporter (THR) is a multiplatform American media brand founded in 1930 and focusing on the Hollywood motion picture, television, and entertainment industries, as well as Hollywood's intersection with fashion, finance, law, technology, lifestyle, and politics.

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The New York Times

The New York Times (NYT) is an American daily newspaper, founded and continuously published in New York City since September 18, 1851, by the New York Times Company.

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The Walt Disney Company

The Walt Disney Company, commonly known as Disney, is an American diversified multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate headquartered at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California.

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The Weinstein Company

The Weinstein Company (TWC) is an American mini-major film studio founded by Bob and Harvey Weinstein in 2005 after the brothers left the then-Disney-owned Miramax Films, which they had co-founded in 1979.

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This Film Is Not Yet Rated

This Film is Not Yet Rated is a 2006 American documentary film about the Motion Picture Association of America's rating system and its effect on American culture, directed by Kirby Dick and produced by Eddie Schmidt.

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Trailer (promotion)

A trailer or preview is an advertisement or a commercial for a feature film that will be exhibited in the future at a cinema.

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Trey Parker

Randolph Severn "Trey" Parker III (born October 19, 1969) is an American actor, animator, screenwriter, director, producer, singer, and songwriter.

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TV Parental Guidelines

The TV Parental Guidelines are a television content rating system in the United States that was first proposed on December 19, 1996, by the United States Congress, the television industry and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and went into effect by January 1, 1997, on most major broadcast and cable networks in response to public concerns about increasingly explicit sexual content, graphic violence and strong profanity in television programs.

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United Artists

The United Artists Media Group (UAMG), formerly known as United Artists Corporation (UA), is an American film and television entertainment company.

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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a sovereign state in Europe.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major territories and various possessions.

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United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Office for Film and Broadcasting

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Office for Film and Broadcasting is an office of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and is best known for the USCCB film rating, a continuation of the National Legion of Decency rating system begun in 1933 by Archbishop of Cincinnati John T. McNicholas.

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Universal Studios

Universal Studios Inc. (also known as Universal Pictures), is an American film studio, owned by Comcast through its wholly owned subsidiary NBCUniversal,Lieberman, David.

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Vanity Fair (magazine)

Vanity Fair is a magazine of popular culture, fashion, and current affairs published by Condé Nast.

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Variety (magazine)

Variety is a weekly American entertainment trade magazine owned by Penske Media Corporation.

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Video Watchdog

Video Watchdog is a bimonthly, digest size film magazine started in 1990 by publisher/editor Tim Lucas and his wife, art director and co-publisher Donna Lucas.

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Whale Rider

Whale Rider (also known as The Whale Rider) is a 2002 New Zealand-German family drama film directed by Niki Caro, based on the novel of the same name by Witi Ihimaera.

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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (film)

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is a 1966 American black comedy-drama film directed by Mike Nichols.

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WMC-TV

WMC-TV, VHF digital channel 5, is an NBC-affiliated television station located in Memphis, Tennessee, United States.

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ZIP code

ZIP codes are a system of postal codes used by the United States Postal Service (USPS) since 1963.

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1989 in film

The year 1989 involved many significant films.

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1990 in film

The year 1990 in film involved many significant events as shown below.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motion_Picture_Association_of_America_film_rating_system

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