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Are Movie Ratings Going Up in Smoke?

Are Movie Ratings Going Up in Smoke?

Woody Allen’s latest movie Magic in the Moonlight is set in the 1920s. So it’s no surprise there are plenty of smoking scenes in this film. But it also isn’t likely to have a huge teen audience. However What If (The F Word), Get On Up and ...

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Lego Embraces Hollywood

Lego Embraces Hollywood

LEGO was different when I was a kid. The blocks came in a handful of colors and basic shapes. Wheels and gears were cutting edge. Instructions were minimal or non-existent. Or at least that’s how I remember it. My siblings and I would spend hours constructing our own version ...

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Academy Awards Nominees for 2013

Academy Awards Nominees for 2013

They gush and smile as they sashay down the red carpet in yet another fashion piece. If they win, they thank their agent, their director and sometimes their mother. But everyone knows the stars have their eyes on the BIG ONE. And by the big one I mean the Academy ...

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Critics’ Choice Nominations for Best Animation of 2012

Critics’ Choice Nominations for Best Animation of 2012

Parents often seek out animated features when looking for films they can share with their children. While not all of the titles below are the best choice for family audiences, the Broadcast Film Critics Association did nominate them as the six Best Animated movies of 2012.

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Critics’ Choice Awards 2013

Critics’ Choice Awards 2013

The Broadcast Film Critics’ Association has nominated the following titles in their “Best” movies of 2012 categories.The winners of each of these three categories (Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress)  will receive a Critics’ Choice Award.

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James Bond: 50 Years in the Movies

James Bond: 50 Years in the Movies

He’s suave, debonair and almost always incredibly cool, no matter who plays him. In 2012 fans of the 007 film franchise celebrated Global James Bond Day on October 5, the 50th anniversary of the 1962 release of Dr No. A feature documentary, Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007, released the same day ...

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Girls’ Clothing—Sexualizing At A Very Young Age

Girls’ Clothing—Sexualizing At A Very Young Age

Are we surprised? A recent study published by Springer Science+Business Media reveals that 29% of clothing made for girls (we’re not even talking teenagers here… these are “little” girls) features sexualized characteristics.

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Justin Bieber Director’s Cut—Will You Go Again?

Justin Bieber Director’s Cut—Will You Go Again?

Many parents have succumbed to pressure and have taken their kids (most likely daughters) to see Justin Bieber’s Never Say Never movie. I wasn’t too impressed myself—I was expecting far more 3D concert footage and far less shaky home videos and YouTube clips that I could have ...

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BFCA 2010 Nominations

BFCA 2010 Nominations

Ready or not, the movie awards season is waiting in the wings.

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Can We Trust Internet Information Sources?

Can We Trust Internet Information Sources?

Does the Internet influence personal decisions you make about the products you buy, who you spend time with or what medical procedures you may select? According to PR firm Fleishman-Hillard who contracted Harris Interactive to update their ongoing Digital Influence Index, the trust we have in information on the Internet ...

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2010 Academy Award Winners

2010 Academy Award Winners

The 2010 Academy Awards has chosen what it considers to be the best movies of 2009. And the winners are:

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FTC Report on Marketing Violent Entertainment to Children

FTC Report on Marketing Violent Entertainment to Children

Released in December 2009, this report details improvements and deficiencies in the current US marketplace with the selling of media products to children and teens. Of particular interest within the report are the compliance rates of specific retailers in making sure underage customers don’t have access to adult rated products.

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Spring Branding Roundup At The Movies

Spring Branding Roundup At The Movies

When it comes to product placements in films, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is one of the best early examples of this form of advertising. Sales of the little peanut butter candy skyrocketed after Elliott lured the little space alien into his house with a bag of Reese’s Pieces.

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Branding Isn’t Just for Cattle

Branding Isn’t Just for Cattle

If you’ve been branded, say "Mooooooo!" At least that’s what cows do when they are marked to show who possesses them.

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Cocaine: Snort It, Guzzle It, Promote It

Cocaine: Snort It, Guzzle It, Promote It

Use of illegal and "recreational" drugs is truly becoming an epidemic that has reached crisis proportions. We’ve spent millions of tax dollars attempting to educate North American societies about the consequences of using these substances, and then in a moment, all of that proactive training is undone ...

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