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December 8, 2019

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Kids Widely Exposed to Smoking in Movies

More than half of the top-grossing movies in Ontario in the past 16 years featured smoking, according to researchers with the Ontario Tobacco Research Unit -- and most of these films were rated as ... read more

The Wizard of Oz Most 'Influential' Film of All Time According to Network Science

The Wizard of Oz, followed by Star Wars and Psycho, is identified as the most influential film of all time in a new ... read more

Parents Say Intense Gun Violence in PG-13 Movies Appropriate for Teens 15 and Older

Parents are more willing to let their children see PG-13 movies with intense gun violence when the violence appears to be 'justified' than when it has no socially redeeming purpose, a study ... read more

Our Taste in Movies Is Highly Idiosyncratic, and at Odds With Critics' Preferences

Our taste in movies is notably idiosyncratic, and not linked to the demographic traits that studios target, finds new study on film preferences. The work also shows that moviegoers’ ratings are not ... read more

Alcohol Marketing in Popular Movies Doubles in Past Two Decades

Alcohol brand placements in popular movies of all ratings nearly doubled during the past two decades, new research shows, but particularly in child-rated movies. Researchers found the alcohol brands ... read more