‘San Andreas’, ‘Minions’, ‘No Escape’, ‘Hot Pursuit’ and More in Today’s MPAA Ratings Bulletin

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MPAA ratings for Adult Beginners, Hot Pursuit, Minions, No Escape, The Overnight and San Andreas
Latest MPAA Ratings: BULLETIN NO: 2367

Dwayne Johnson‘s latest actioner San Andreas is another PG-13 rated visual effects piece of disaster porn as the MPAA promises “intense disaster action and mayhem throughout”. Can’t wait! There’s more PG-13 goodness in the Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara comedy Hot Pursuit, but the rest of this week’s highlights are all R-rated, that is, except for the PG-rated Minions, but, well, you know…

frankensteinTwo movies we reviewed out of SXSW are coming soon and both are rated R in the form of Adult Beginners and The Overnight. Also, the Owen Wilson, Lake Bell and Pierce Brosnan “trouble in Southeast Asia” movie, No Escape, has an updated R rating. The original rating back in July 2014 was for “strong violence including a sexual assault, and for language”, and this new rating is pretty much the same, but it’s missing the “including a sexual assault” bit. Wonder what happened there…

Finally, there’s a rating for Frankenstein and with Victor Frankenstein with Daniel Radcliffe coming later this year I looked into what exactly this was. Turns out it’s from Eclectic Pictures and stars Xavier Samuel, Carrie-Anne Moss, Tony Todd and Danny Huston and it’s set in present day Los Angeles and told entirely from the perspective of the Monster. After he is artificially created, then left for dead by a husband-and-wife team of eccentric scientists, Adam is confronted with nothing but aggression and violence from the world around him. This perfect creation-turned disfigured monster must come to grips with the horrific nature of humanity.

What’s weird about this one is the poster, which you see to the right, is using numbers in its title. Why? I have no idea, but I have to say, I hate it when movies do that.

The complete bulletin for this week is directly below.

Rated R For language and some drug use.
Release Date: April 24, 2015
Aztec Warrior
Rated PG-13 For sexual content, crude humor, violence, language and brief drug use.
Rated PG-13 on appeal For sexual material, teen drinking, language, drug references and some action violence.
NOTE: PLEASE NOTE THE ORIGINAL “R” RATING, BULLETIN NO. 2364 (3/11/15) HAS BEEN CHANGED BY THE APPEALS BOARD.
BEHOLD A PALE HORSE Dawn Of Global Government
Rated PG For thematic elements throughout, some violent images, and language.
Chocolate City
Rated R For sexual content throughout, partial nudity, language and brief violence.
Curious George 3: Back To The Jungle
Rated G
Frankenstein
Rated R For bloody violence and gore, language and some sexual content.
Rated PG-13 For sexual content, violence, language and some drug material.
Release Date: May 8, 2015
Kingdom Of Shadows
Rated PG-13 For mature thematic elements including disturbing violent images and descriptions.
Rated PG For action and rude humor.
Release Date: July 15, 2015
Rated R For strong violence throughout, and for language.
NOTE: EDITED FOR RE-RATE. CONTENT IS DIFFERENT FROM “R” RATED VERSION, BULLETIN NO. 2331 (7/16/14) RATED UNDER THE TITLE “THE COUP”. ONLY THIS EDITED VERSION IS RATED. CHANGE IN RATING REASON.
Release Date: September 2, 2015
Rated R For strong sexuality, graphic nudity, language and drug use.
Release Date: June 19, 2015
Rated PG-13 For intense disaster action and mayhem throughout, and brief strong language.
Release Date: June 5, 2015
Staten Island Summer
Rated R For sexuality/nudity, crude humor and language throughout, drug content and partying – all involvi ng teens.
The True Cost
Rated PG-13 For thematic elements and disturbing images.