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Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Paddington 2, The Post and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

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By Chris Kavan - 11/22/17 at 10:57 AM CT

Before you all get stuffed with turkey (or duck or turducken or ham or any other meat and/or meat substitute of choice) this Thanksgiving, let's give thanks that the MPAA board isn't slacking off. In face, joy to the world! the next Star Wars hath received its rating and there was much celebrating! Jedi aside, we also have the Paddington sequel and Steven Spielberg's latest about a massive coverup that shook the foundations of journalism. It's just the right size update - not too big, not too small, so have a nice morsel before stuffing your face.

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The Force Awakens was a nostalgic throwback (some may say a bit too nostalgic) but it captured that magic that was... let's say lacking in the prequels. If the trailers are any indication, the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi is going to take a page from Empire Strkes Back and take a darker tone as well. However, unlike The Force Awakens, which shared quite a bit in common with A New Hope, Last Jedi seems to forge its own path. In this case, Rey (aisy Ridley) has found the missing Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and begins her training to become a Jedi. However, Master Skywalker is disturbed by her raw power - the same raw power he experienced with Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) before he turned to the Dark Side, lured by the enigmatic sith Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis). Meanwhile, it seems the First Order, reeling from their defeat, has launched an all-out assault on the Resistance, with Leia (Carrie Fisher), Poe (Oscar Isaac) and Finn (John Boyega) fighting their own battles. Will Rey turn to the dark side for answers? Will the cute Porgs become the new Ewoks? Will Finn hook up with new character Rose Tico (Kelly Marie Tran)? And how will Last Jedi address the death of Fisher? All will be answered in less than a month, my friends and I, for one, an super Snoped... er stoked to find out. Rated PG-13for sequences of sci-fi action and violence.

If the Jedi prove to be a bit much for the younger members of the family, fret not, for there is a proper British bear with a particular taste for marmalade. That's right, we're getting Paddington 2. Ben Whishaw returns to voice the fuzzy bear, who has found itself accepted and part of not just a new family, but an entire community. The Brown family (played by Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Samuel Joslin and Madeleine Harris) are planning the upcoming 100th birthday for the dear Aunt Lucy (Imelda Staunton) and Paddington thinks he has found the perfect gift to celebrate this momentous occasion. but things take a big twist when the gift winds up missing, and Paddington makes it his goal to track down the culprit. Michael Gambon, Julie Walters, Marie-France Alvarez and Jessica Hynes help round out the cast. There was some concern that the Weinstein Company accusations and shakeup would delay this project, but it looks to be going forward with its January release intact. Rated PG for some action and mild rude humor.

Ending on a serious note, we have the latest film from Steven Spielberg The Post. The hard-hitting story follows the first female news publisher in the country (played by Meryl Streep) and a hard-driving editor (Tom Hanks) as they come across a bombshell story: The Pentagon Papers, which details a massive cover-up by the U.S. government involving Vietnam that spans three decades and includes the involvement of four presidents. Knowing the stakes involved could not only end their own careers, but possibly that of the paper (and everyone else who works there), the two must weigh the implications of releasing the information. Much like Bridge of Spies, it is based on a true story and is classic Speilberg. With big names involved, if could wind up on awards seasons lists if it turns out as intense as early trailers suggest. It will open limited in December before going wide in early 2018. Rated Rated PG-13 for language and brief war violence.

Those are the big three films of this week, but there are plenty of other films, so check out the full MPAA Ratings Bulletin below:

DABKA: THE PIRATES OF SOMALIA

Rated R for language throughout, drug content, and brief strong violence.


EVERY DAY

Rated PG-13 for thematic content, language, teen drinking, and suggestive material.


THE EXECUTIONERS

Rated R for sequences of disturbing violence including rape and sexual material, and for nudity and language.


GONE ARE THE DAYS

Rated R for violence, language, some drug material and nude images.


IN THE FADE

Rated R for some disturbing images, drug use, and language including sexual references.


ISMAEL'S GHOST

Rated R for sexuality including some graphic nudity, language, and brief strong violence.


KINGS

Rated R for violence, sexual content/nudity, and language throughout.


PADDINGTON 2

Rated PG for some action and mild rude humor.


PAWS P.I.

Rated PG for some mild action and rude humor.


THE POST

Rated PG-13 for language and brief war violence.


STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action and violence.


TAD THE LOST EXPLORER AND THE SECRET OF KING MIDAS

Rated PG for action and some rude humor.

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