MPAA Rolls-Out New Ratings System

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The Motion Picture Association of America announced changes to its movie rating system that will include more specific descriptions of potentially objectionable material in movies shown in theaters in the U.S.

Replace One Word In A Movie Title With “Bacon”

A challenge posed by Mind Bender on Google+ – here are all the ones I could think of:

“Something About Bacon”
“Meet The Bacon”
“Rambo: First Bacon”
“Bacon: Impossible”
“Babe: Bacon In the City”
“The Dark Bacon Rises”
“Monty Python’s Life Of Bacon”
“Never Say Bacon Again”
“From Russia With Bacon”
“Indiana Jones And The Bacon Of Doom”
“The Empire Strikes Bacon”
“Close Encounters Of The Bacon Kind”
“2001: A Bacon Odyssey”
“Oh Bacon Where Art Thou?”
“High Plains Bacon”
“Bacon’s 11”
“Hard Day’s Bacon”
“Manhattan Bacon Mystery”
“Dead Bacon Walking”
“Around the Bacon In 80 Days”
“Bacon Shrugged”
“The Bacon Of The Roman Empire”
“Bacon Hur”
“Some Like It Bacon”
“Those Magnificent Men In Their Bacon Machines”
“Bacon Poppins”
“Journey To The Center Of The Bacon”
“20,000 Leagues Under The Bacon”
“Bacon and The Tramp”
“The Sword In The Bacon”
“It’s A Bacon, Bacon, Bacon, Bacon World”
“Bacon Of The Antarctic”
“The Abominable Snow Bacon”
“Day The Bacon Stood Still”
“When Bacon Collides”
“Bacon And the Argonauts”
“Bacon Kong”
“The Lord Of The Rings: Fellowship Of The Bacon”
“The Lord Of The Rings: The Bacon Towers”
“The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The Bacon”
“How To Marry A Baconnaire”
“The Maltese Bacon”
“Bacon Indemnity”
“Chitty Chitty Bacon Bacon”
“Bye Bye Bacon”
“The Bacon Thief”
“Bacon Of A Nation”
“Bacon The Barbarian”
“The Baconator”
“Raw Bacon”
“True Bacon”
“Dirty Bacon”
“Bacon Dancing”
“Bacon Of The Magnificent Seven”
“Bring Me The Bacon Of Alfredo Garcia”
“A Streetcar Named Bacon”
“Teahouse Of The August Bacon”

“Lorax” Kicks “John Carter”‘s Ass

"The Lorax" took in another $39 million this weekend, bringing its total to $122 million after ten days. Newcomer "John Carter", the $250 million epic from Disney opened with a mere $30 million - although its total international and domestic take is over $100 million.

Peter Falk Dies At Age 83

R.I.P. Peter Falk 1927 - 2011

We all remember him as “Columbo”, but Peter Falk had a long and varied career on television and in movies. He started in television in the 1950s on shows such as “Robert Montgomery Presents” and “Kraft Theater”. In the 1960s he did comedic movies including Stanley Kramer’s “It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World” and “Robin And The 7 Hoods”. And in 1968 he created the role of “Columbo”, which he would return to over the next 35 years.

Falk did some of his most compelling work in partnership with his good friend John Cassavetes: “Husbands” in 1970, “A Woman Under The Influence” in 1974, and “Mikey And Nicky” in 1976 (directed by Elaine May).

In 1984 Falk appeared as the grandfather character who narrates “The Princess Bride”. Prior to that he appeared in the whodunnit send-ups “Murder By Death” (1976) and “The Cheap Detective” (1978). In 2009 Falk made his final appearance in the film “American Cowslip” with Diane Ladd, Bruce Dern, and Val Kilmer.

Equally at home in comedy and drama Falk never had those “dry” periods that actors often experience – he was always in demand as his IMDB entry shows. His gruff voice, everyman looks, glass eye, and ability to fit these attributes to almost any role kept him in demand. He lost the eye when he was three due to cancer.

Contrary to popular belief Falk was not of Italian ancestry: his father “was of Russian Jewish ancestry and his mother was of Polish Jewish, with a mix of Hungarian and Czech Jewish ancestry further back” according to IMDB.

Also contrary to popular belief his “Columbo” rain coat is not in the Smithsonian – he claimed it was in his “upstairs closet”. If you’d like a “Columbo” raincoat of your own you can get a brand new one from Freeman’s Sporting Club. And did you ever wonder why a detective in Los Angeles wore a raincoat, anyway?

News About Jodie Foster’s “Beaver”

Well, according to the reviews no one likes Jodie Foster’s “Beaver”. In fact most critics seem to think Jodie Foster’s “Beaver” stinks. When Jodie Foster’s “Beaver” opened no one went in to see it. It seems a lot of people just thought Jodie Foster’s “Beaver” was too “deep” and some thought it went on too long and needed to have something trimmed. Maybe the problem with Jodie Foster’s “Beaver” is Mel Gibson is in it.