After a failed appeal to overturn the MPAA’s R rating based on language, The Weinstein Company yesterday opted to take the unconventional step of releasing their new documentary Bully without a rating at all. The idea is that the film’s target audience of teenagers will be able to see the film this way. On the (read…)

I only mention this because an unrated film is getting a fairly wide release – “the widest release of an unrated genre film in more than 25 years” according to the press release. It’s only too bad that film is Hatchet II, a sequel to one of the worst movies of 2007. Of course, it’s (read…)

With its scenes of genital mutilation, it was assumed that the most talked about film at Cannes this year could not be released to the public without some editing, but distributors and censors in the UK are apparently a little more enlightened. James Dennis is reporting for Twitch that Lars Von Trier’s controversial Antichrist has (read…)

I was the last person to know Zack Snyder’s Watchmen adaptation was actually going to be R-rated, but now it’s official. The Hollywood Reporter published the latest batch of MPAA ratings today and Watchmen pulled an R for strong graphic violence, sexuality, nudity and language. If you read the comic, you likely agree this is (read…)

According to an AP report in USA Today, Kevin Smith has won his appeal with the MPAA over Zack and Miri Make a Porno. The previously NC-17 rated comedy will now carry an R rating. Once they make a decision, I was under the impression the MPAA rarely budges so this is good news. Zack (read…)

The Hollywood Reporter has a list of the most recent MPAA ratings and it looks like the new Kevin Smith film has been slapped with an NC-17 “for some graphic sexuality.” Zack and Miri is a romantic comedy starring Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks as lifelong platonic friends who decide to produce a porn movie (read…)

Because it is our policy to leave no un-spoilery Coen stone unturned, LiC is pleased to announce that Joel and Ethan Coen’s Burn After Reading has been given an R rating by the MPAA for pervasive language, some sexual content and violence…you know, for adults. So why didn’t we post the Burn After Reading shots that (read…)

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