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I didn't read all the comments but it seems like none of the comments addressed the OP.  So, I'm going to address it - if this is a duplicate of something somebody already said, I apologize.

There's not more R-rating movies now than before.  It has remained the same of a little over 50% of movies are R-rated.  The ratings usually ebb and flow with the season.  The "Movie Release" calendar in the USA is quite a complex, super-analyzed part of movie production and can dictate the rating that the movie producers will target in addition to the intended target audience of the movie material.

So, usually, Summer Break and Winter Break are G, PG, and PG-13 competing release dates.  So that, big productions like Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, MCU, etc. all take release weekend dates years in advance to grab one of those weekend spots.  Lord of the Rings and Star Wars have been released during Winter Break, the bigger budget MCU movies in the Summer. 

The "School is in Session" is where rated-R movies compete - the period in-between the big school breaks.  So from February to April and September to November tons of R-rated movies flood the theaters.  PG-13 movies will take a slot if there's no other PG-13 movie out, or they feel they can compete with another slotted PG-13 movie, or they are low-budget films and don't need to make big money to be profitable.  R-rated movies will take a slot during PG-13 rush the same way - if they think they can compete with an R-movie already out or they have low budgets.

Now, there are big budget movies that can take any weekend slot at any rating and blow any competition out of the water.  And that's how you got Infinity War, Captain Marvel and EndGame - all big budget movies - sandwiched in the middle of R season without any regard for whatever else is out.  And that's how Alita Battle Angel released on an odd weekend because it set its slot on the calendar and got sat on by Captain Marvel so it moved its release date.

Anyway, this month is actually a crazy month as far as release dates are concerned for PG-13.  February is R-season but Sonic that was supposed to release last year in PG-13 season had to get revamped so it picked a February slot to compete with Oscar season and the expected-to-be-popular-because-it's-Pixar-movie Onward.  Sonic hopes to earn its money by the time Call of the Wild comes in late February.  Sonic got lucky because a big PG-13 movie that was supposed to take up the President's Day Weekend slot (I can't remember what movie it was... the new Fast and Furious maybe?) backed out of the slot and moved to summer.

Anyway, that's how it flows in the movie business.  It goes around and around every season.  But yeah, one trend that keeps on progressing is how more and more producers push the envelope on ratings... like, "Oh, we can now say the F-word twice in a PG-13 movie, let's make sure the audience hears it loud and clear when we say it!".  And, "Oh, we can show full-frontal if it's only this many seconds... Fifty Shades of Grey it is!".  Crazy.

 

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, Vort said:

MG, there's a difference between denial and censoring. I don't deny anything, but I strictly censor what I and my children take in. I cannot imagine any loving parent who does not.

I don't understand the position that "if you didn't watch Schindler's List (or the like) you've been sheltered from reality".  I grew up in a place where "Schindler's List" plays out in the middle of the road infront of a school yard.  I wouldn't think Americans couldn't possibly understand what life is in the Philippines because they haven't seen it.  If you read the history books and pay attention to the news, you don't need Hollywood Entertainment to tell you how it is.

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14 minutes ago, Vort said:

MG, there's a difference between denial and censoring

Chill, I agree. And it's up to you to decide whatever your limits are for your household/kids, etc. Like I said, it's none of my business and I don't really care what rules you enforce in your house. 

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12 hours ago, MormonGator said:

Chill, I agree. And it's up to you to decide whatever your limits are for your household/kids, etc. Like I said, it's none of my business and I don't really care what rules you enforce in your house. 

Sounds good except for yourr bold claim that if they don't have the same rules as you then they're "sheltering their kids from reality".

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On 2/27/2020 at 6:43 PM, Vort said:

MG, there's a difference between denial and censoring. I don't deny anything, but I strictly censor what I and my children take in. I cannot imagine any loving parent who does not.

Exactly. Besides, I’ve seen plenty of movies about the Holocaust that were able to vividly depict the horror that it was without having to make its content worthy of an R-rated film.

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On 2/27/2020 at 3:54 PM, Scott said:

In college, I was required to see another rated R movie.   It was Black Robe and the US History teacher required us to watch it (parts of it were on the test).  It was shown in class.   That one did bother me and left me feeling dirty after seeing it.   It was almost enough to make me transfer to B.Y.U.

It's gotten way worse in some colleges presently.  Some courses have wicked sexual demonstrations in front of the class.  I am concerned with my children going off to colleges in the next several years.  It seems that many colleges want to push socialism and other wicked agendas into young people's minds.

My wife went to a college course once that she dropped after the first class.  The teacher wanted the students to go to a homosexual bar, a strip club and other places not appropriate for Saints.  She did not want to do it and took the course from another instructor.

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What is thought of as worse - Bad treatments concerning chastity or bad treatments of revenge and violence?

 

The Traveler

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16 minutes ago, Traveler said:

What is thought of as worse - Bad treatments concerning chastity or bad treatments of revenge and violence?

 

The Traveler

 Both are equally bad and should be avoided. One may have a deeper effect on an individual, but both should be avoided 

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15 hours ago, Still_Small_Voice said:

Some courses have wicked sexual demonstrations in front of the class. 

Without going into that much detail, can you explain what you mean by this?  

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Just now, Scott said:

Without going into that much detail, can you explain what you mean by this?  

The actors actually have sex in front of the observing college students in the class.  It's nearly as wicked as the people in Sodom in my opinion.  I hope it is the minority of colleges.

Edit:  I would not suggest doing research on this subject.  The information you will find on it will be something that will make you sick and you will want to forget it.

Edited by Still_Small_Voice

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1 hour ago, Still_Small_Voice said:

The actors actually have sex in front of the observing college students in the class. 

I highly doubt that actually happens. 

Edited by MormonGator

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Just now, MormonGator said:

I'm highly, highly doubtful that actually happens in college.

The instance I read about was after hours at a college.  It was a post class discussion and people there were told it would be highly graphic.  The discussion did not affect grades.  It is nothing but indecent pornography in my opinion and highly inappropriate at a college even if it does not affect grades.

Edited by Still_Small_Voice

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2 hours ago, Still_Small_Voice said:

The instance I read about was after hours at a college.  

Where did you read this?  I also have a hard time believing it.  Which college?

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45 minutes ago, Scott said:

Where did you read this?  I also have a hard time believing it.  Which college?

I am sorry I brought this subject up.  The details are too revolting for me to post in this forum.  If you want me to private message you this information I might but I would just leave it alone though if I were you. 

"... and touch not the evil gift, nor the unclean thing." -- Moroni 10:30

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1 hour ago, Scott said:

Where did you read this?  I also have a hard time believing it.  Which college?

Actually, I don't have a hard time believing this. At all. I would be very surprised if such things never happened at our "institutes of higher learning," a phrase to which our modern drug culture gives added meaning.

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OK, it did happen (sort of).   It wasn't sex, but was close enough.  Yes, pretty bad.  The professor's arguement was that since they are a private university and  they don't get government funding, that he should be allowed more adedemic freedom.   He also doesn't see anything wrong with what he did, but said he wouldn't do it again.    I'm surprised he's still teaching.   It sounds like the school had a big backlash.  

 

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