11 Aug '11, 10pm

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After nearly three decades, the PG-13 rating seems to have outlived its usefulness in the United States. Make no mistake, the PG-13-rated movies are getting edgier and rougher - including, notably, the final Harry Potter instalments, and the even more brutal Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes that debuted last week. Especially at Apes, unsuspecting child-accompanied parents may have found themselves wondering just how much more ape-thwacking, electrocuting, cop-pummeling on-screen action it would take to push the simian origin story a notch deeper into marketing no-no land. Meanwhile, a genial Oscar-bait historical film that features a four-letter word in just one scene got clobbered with the dreaded R rating - where anyone under 17 requires an accompanying parent or adult guardian - as do any number of films with milder sex than you'd see on HBO in primetime. Indeed, the Moti...

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