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PG-13 Rated Movies

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  • 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' aims for big Memorial Day weekend

    'X-Men: Days of Future Past' aims for big Memorial Day weekend
    A team of mutant heroes may claw its way to the biggest box-office opening of the year this weekend. Director Bryan Singer's "X-Men: Days of Future Past" could gross more than $100 million in ticket sales from the United States and Canada through...
  • The Oscars for families

    The Oscars for families
    Young children tend to live in suspended animation regarding Oscar-nominated films — as in, if it's not “Frozen,” “Despicable Me 2” or “The Croods,” it's not on their screen. For parents interested in...
  • Movies with PG-13 ratings contain the most 'gun violence per hour'

    Movies with PG-13 ratings contain the most 'gun violence per hour'
    Movies aimed at teenagers now include more scenes of gun violence than films made for adults, new research shows. In 2012, box office hits that received a PG-13 rating from the Motion Picture Assn. of America contained an average of more than 2.5...
  • Movie violence often paired with 'risky' behaviors like drinking, sex

    Movie violence often paired with 'risky' behaviors like drinking, sex
    Violence isn’t the only problem with violent movies aimed at younger audiences — they also tend to glamorize risky activities you might not want to encourage among kids, according to a new study. “We know some teenagers imitate what...
  • Violence surging in PG-13 films, new study finds

    Violence surging in PG-13 films, new study finds
    A comprehensive study of violence in movies rated PG-13 has found that gunplay has tripled in such films since 1985, when the rating was introduced, and further concluded that from 2009 to 2012, PG-13 films have contained as much or more violence than...
  • Review: 'Hunger Games' is perfect pop for the PG-13 set

    Review: 'Hunger Games' is perfect pop for the PG-13 set
    As a snapshot of this moment in pop music, the 12 songs on the soundtrack to "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" are emotional, love-obsessed and heavy on strum and rhythm. Like the first installment, the music represented on "Catching Fire" isn't...
  • Violent PG-13 movies: Which ones are the bloodiest?

    Violent PG-13 movies: Which ones are the bloodiest?
    This week's comprehensive study of how violent PG-13 films have become -- gunplay has tripled in such films in the last 30 years, and PG-13 movies are now more violent than R-rated releases -- did not single out specific films. But in reviewing the...
  • Violence, risky behavior a common mix in big films, study says

     Violence, risky behavior a common mix in big films, study says
    A medical journal that recently concluded that violence in PG-13 movies is skyrocketing has a new report showing that almost 90% of the highest-grossing recent movies have violent characters, more than three-quarters of which also engage in drinking,...
  • Rising movie gun violence gives rise to concerns over movie ratings

    Rising movie gun violence gives rise to concerns over movie ratings
    In a review of the 945 top-grossing films since 1950, researchers for the American Academy of Pediatrics found that movies rated PG-13 have become progressively more violent, with gunplay tripling since 1985. In fact, today’s PG-13 movies are more...
  • Yellow Dogs, 'Project X' and the movie-violence equation

    Yellow Dogs, 'Project X' and the movie-violence equation
    The tragedy that befell the Brooklyn punk group Yellow Dogs, in which several bandmates were killed, allegedly by a disgruntled fellow member of the Iranian expat music scene, came with a surprising movie connection. Yellow Dogs was featured in the...
  • Big-screen blind spot, Halloween edition: 'Arachnophobia'

    Big-screen blind spot, Halloween edition: 'Arachnophobia'
    Once in a while, a movie slips under your radar. For about, oh, 20 years. In ‘Big-screen blind spot,’ we sit down with those ‘classic’ movies everybody but us has seen and give them the nostalgia critic treatment. Confession: I...
  • Film Review: 'Ender's Game' plays it straight for PG-13

    Film Review: 'Ender's Game' plays it straight for PG-13
    The novel “Ender's Game” was the first of Orson Scott Card's multi-volume “Ender Saga,” and the film “Ender's Game” — the first bigscreen adaptation of Card's work — clearly hopes to be only the first of a...