‘Ant-Man’, ‘American Ultra’, ‘Southpaw’, ‘Vacation’ & More in Today’s MPAA Ratings Bulletin

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A pretty hefty bulletin today and we’ll begin with the latest PG-13 rating for a Marvel film as Ant-Man gets the “find for families but edgy enough for the teens” rating to make sure the target demographic of everyone is satisfied. As a matter of fact, of the more notable films on today’s board only Ant-Man and the upcoming Secret In Their Eyes remake (which saw its first trailer released earlier today) are the only two PG-13 ratings in the bulletin.

Before we get to the R-rated titles, however, we do have one PG rated film, that being Sony’s Goosebumps, an adaptation of the R.L. Stine novels starring Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush, Ken Marino and Ella Wahlestedt.

As for the R-rated titles, well, we start with a pretty hard R in American Ultra, a re-teaming of Adventureland stars Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg in a story of a stoner and his girlfriend’s sleepy, small-town existence as it’s disrupted when his past comes back to haunt him in the form of a government operation set to wipe him out. Oh my!

We have the to-be-expected R-rating for the found footage horror The Gallows and same goes for Vacation reboot/remake/whatever. The Jake Gyllenhaal-led boxing drama Southpaw also scored an R as did the Zac Efron-is-a-DJ movie We Are Your Friends.

The complete bulletin is featured below, share your thoughts in the comments.

Rated R For strong bloody violence, language throughout, drug use and some sexual content.
Release Date: August 21, 2015
Rated PG-13 For sci-fi action violence.
Release Date: July 17, 2015
Army Dog
Rated PG For thematic elements and peril.
Club Life
Rated R For pervasive language, sexual content, and brief drug use.
Electric Boogaloo The Wild, Untold Story Of Cannon Films
Rated R For strong sexual content, graphic nudity, violence including rape, language and some drug use.
Rated R For some disturbing violent content and terror.
Release Date: July 10, 2015
Rated PG For scary and intense creature action and images, and for some rude humor.
Release Date: August 7, 2015
Henry Joseph Church
Rated PG-13 For thematic elements.
The Hollars
Rated PG-13 For brief language and some thematic material.
Ladrones
Rated PG-13 For some violence, language and suggestive material.
Pod
Rated R For bloody violence/gruesome images, and language throughout.
Rated PG-13 For thematic material involving disturbing violent content, language and some sexual references.
Release Date: October 23, 2015
Sing Street
Rated PG-13 For thematic elements including strong language and some bullying behavior, a suggestive image, drug material and teen smoking.
Rated R For language throughout, and some violence.
Release Date: July 24, 2015
Rated R For crude and sexual content and language throughout, and brief graphic nudity.
Release Date: July 31, 2015
War Pigs
Rated R For bloody war violence and some language.
Rated R For language throughout, drug use, sexual content and some nudity.
Release Date: August 28, 2015

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