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MPAA logoToday I saw an independent documentary on the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) called This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006).  Basically, it’s questioning the NC-17 rating criteria of the MPAA, which was started by multiple film studios in the 1940’s.  They’re suspected of rating independent film stricter that film of major studios as a way of minimizing competition, cloaked behind “protecting the viewing public.”  As an industry regulating itself, you’ll always have problems without alternative choices.  The government should not step in (if it can help it) because the cries of “censorship” will only be worse.  There should be multiple “independent” (if that exists) reviewers.  It’s never gonna be perfect, but you need to create some accountability (or the government will make you wish you did).  There are some good movie rater websites used by parents that could be models or alternative choices that I have seen over the years, but I need to find and add them here.  If there are serious inproprieties on the MPAA, I’m especially concerned that a voting Catholic clergy member is on the board … we shouldn’t be endorsing this nonsense.   — Anybody?  Kermit?

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  1. suped dup kooper mario
    June 26, 2007 at 7:37 pm

    where could i get this film chris??

  2. catholickermit
    June 26, 2007 at 11:12 pm

    a friend rented it through NetFlix. Blockbuster might have it, but I don’t think they carry NC-17 movies. The documentary has scenes in it that were cut out of NC-17 movies, so that’s why it is rated NC-17.

  3. Hechill on Movie/TV Ratings - Kids
    July 14, 2007 at 5:10 pm

    A movie rating site that I really like is http://www.kids-in-mind.com (besides a few pop-ups that may come up).

    They use a point system that is clearly defined with further information about why they rated it a certain way. The information includes exact scenes that may be questionable for certain viewers. This makes it beneficial so an individual can also make a judgement about a movie without basing it on just one person or a group of people’s opinions.

    http://www.parentstv.org is a decent one for T.V. shows, but doesn’t have as much information on movies as kids-in-mind.

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