Ridley Scott Unhappy With MPAA And R-Rated Prometheus

Ridley Scott’s anticipated Prometheus has received its expected R-rating. Though Scott is known for films that require people under the age of 17 to be accompanied by an adult (Hannibal, American Gangster), he feels the MPAA should get their act together.

“Films this year that have got PG-13 ratings — it’s absolutely fucking ludicrous,” he told Thompson on Hollywood at a Q&A in April.

The movie contains “sci-fi violence including some intense images, and brief language.” He is no doubt frustrated, for the millionth time, that another of his projects may lose money because of a limited audience.

Well Ridley, if it’s any consolation, me and hoards of fans might be a little concerned for the quality of anything with ‘a connecting vein’ to the very first Alien that WASN’T rated R.

‘Breaking Dawn’ Was Almost Rated R

Kristen Stewart posed for UK Glamour’s December issue and previously U.S. Glamour November, where she was amputated by people who must’ve failed their Adobe Photoshop-specific graphic design classes.

She told the British mag that Breaking Dawn was almost given an R rating for its steamy Pattinsquatch sex scene:

“It was so weird, it didn’t even feel like we were doing a scene within a Twilight film. I was like, ‘Bella! What are you doing? Wow! What is happening here?!’ It was very surreal. We got rated R, They recut it.”

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Latest Carey Mulligan Film ‘Shame’ Receives NC-17 Rating

Shame, a drama directed by Steve McQueen and starring Michael Fassbender (Magneto in X-Men: First Class) as a sex addict and Carey Mulligan (Drive, An Education) as his sister, has earned itself an NC-17 rating.

Surprisingly, McQueen may have no interest in cutting material from the movie in order to knock it down to a more acceptable “restricted” rating from the MPAA. (Motion Picture Association of America)

Steve Giulia, the head of Fox Searchlight, is selling it as a positive advance for the critically-acclaimed movie, which is expected to earn Fassbender’s full-frontal performance an Oscar nod:

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Hesher Is THE Underrated Indie Dramedy Of 2011

The opening scene of Hesher immediately has you asking questions, a kid on his bicycle, chasing a car that is being towed away. Is that a young Hesher? Why is he chasing the car? Is this movie even about what I think it is? Well, yes and no, it’s not about what you think, in fact the brilliance in Hesher lies in that it is not necessarily “about” anything. This is a reality, with a slight filter of misfortune or anguish. Why Hesher earned only limited release in the U.S. and a mere 55% rating on Rotten Tomatoes is beyond me. I instantly feel that this is a misunderstood movie, and want to jump to it’s defense much like Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s character does for T.J., the young boy in the film, a classic victim of bullying played by Devin Brochu. (In The Valley Of Elah, Rubber)

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