Study Raises Questions About Movie Ratings

first_imgA study says PG-13 and R-rated movies share much of the same risky behavior content.You may give the OK for your child to see a PG-13 movie, thinking the content is age-appropriate. However, according to a new study, when it comes to some risky behaviors on-screen there’s little difference between PG-13 and R-rated flicks.Amy Bleakley, a research scientist at the University of Pennsylvania, authored the study. She said she found that a PG-13 rating by the Motion Picture Association of America doesn’t always stop the kind of material parents may think it does.“We found that there was really no difference between PG-13 and R-rated movies with regards to which the extent of this content is featured,” she said, “except with tobacco and explicit sex, which is more common in R-rated movies.”The study looked at 400 of the top-grossing movies released from 1985 to 2010. In nine out of 10, on average, the movies showed a main character involved in violence, and in nearly eight of 10 movies, the main character was in scenes showing other risky behavior.Bleakley said the big question, even after releasing this study, revolves around how children process what they see at the movies – and whether they are more likely to act out on a broad range of risky behaviors.“We know that when kids see just tobacco on-screen, they’re more likely to initiate smoking,” she said, “and when they see alcohol on-screen they’re more likely to drink, and so on – but we don’t know the effect of these clustered behaviors. So, that’s our next step – we want to try and find that out.”Parents can review the Motion Picture Association of America’s definitions of what it intends each rating category to mean here .last_img read more

Nuggets sign Jamal Murray to 5-year extension

first_img Kevin Durant free agency: Star signing with Nets weeks after potential career-changing injury Given Nikola Jokic agreed to a five-year max contract worth $148 million last offseason, both Murray and the Serbian big man will be under contract through at least 2022.Murray, 22, was selected seventh overall by Denver in 2016. He’s coming off the best season of his career so far after averaging 18.2 points, 4.8 assists, and 4.2 rebounds on 43.7 percent from the field and 36.7 percent from beyond the arc in 32.6 minutes per game. D’Angelo Russell free agency rumors: Warriors unexpectedly acquire guard in sign-and-trade with Nets Klay Thompson free agency rumors: Warriors, star agree to 5-year, $190M max contract Denver has locked up Jamal Murray.The Nuggets signed the fourth-year guard to a five-year maximum contract extension, the team announced. Murray’s agent, Mike George, told The Athletic the deal is worth $170 million This will make Jamal Murray the highest paid Canadian athlete ever ($170M/5 years), topping the $148M/5-year deal that Andrew Wiggins signed in 2017.— Josh Lewenberg (@JLew1050) July 1, 2019Murray was set to become a restricted free agent next summer and is scheduled to make about $4.4 million in 2019-20. He is the latest John Calipari-coached player to cash in on a major payday after Derrick Rose, John Wall, Anthony Davis, Karl-Anthony Towns and Devin Booker also inked contracts worth more than $100 million. Related News FOR THE LONG HAULWe’ve signed Jamal Murray to a five-year contract extension. ✍️#MileHighBasketball— Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) July 24, 2019According to TSN, the deal makes Murray the highest-paid Canadian athlete ever.last_img read more