| Dec 3, 2013
| 5:44 PM
The Motion Picture Assn. of America says its Classification and Ratings Appeal Board has overturned the R rating given to the film "A Birder's Guide to Everything" for "some language and crude references."
The film is now rated PG-13 for "langauge,...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 3:50 PM
For all of those teenage boys dying to see Judi Dench playing an elderly Irish woman: Now you don't have to bring your parents to get into "Philomena."
In a victory against the Motion Picture Assn. of America that could be as much publicity win as...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 4:05 PM
This time, Harvey Weinstein seems to have gotten what he wanted.
It was less than a week ago that his Weinstein Co. declared war -- yet again -- on the Motion Picture Assn. of America, slamming the organization for assigning the studio's upcoming...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 5:00 AM
When the first "Die Hard" and "Terminator" movies landed in theaters in the 1980s, both were rated R. But their sequels arrived with PG-13 marks — even though the level of violence had actually escalated.
Critics have blasted Hollywood's movie...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 2:21 PM
SPARKS, Nev. -- Two students from separate schools committed suicide within days of each other this month -- which is National Bullying Prevention Month -- and both boys apparently had been bullied. Now, parents are asking questions not just about...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 3:24 PM
In David Boies, the Weinstein Co. has a powerful weapon at its disposal in its legal fight with Warner Bros. over the title of race-themed pic “The Butler.” But on Tuesday it was touting a less well-known name: a Michigan teen named Katy...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 10:31 AM
Tears flowed down the faces of some who watched a special screening of "Bully" on Saturday at Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center in Palatine — the same place where a father who was featured in the movie spoke a year ago, saying his son had taken...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 1:10 PM
Controversial and much-discussed during its theatrical release, this documentary will remain significant for as long as the title situation exists in schools.
To that end, students, parents, educators and behavioral experts comment as filmmaker Lee...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 5:42 PM
Once, like the lead character in his new movie, Brian Dannelly was a wide-eyed, ambitious high school senior itching to find adventure in the big world.
Unlike his character, Dannelly was lucky.
Dannelly's new film, "Struck By Lightning," which will...
| Nov 28, 2012
Here's the thing about directing our attention so fully and passionately toward bullying: The people most affected by it are sick of talking about it.
"Kids are at the eye-rolling stage with bullying," says Cynthia Lowen, producer and writer of the 2011...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 9:39 PM
The Weinstein Co. has cut some profanity from the documentary "Bully," earning the film a PG-13 rating....