Jolie’s ‘By the Sea’ Gets Hard R, New Scrat Short Film and More in Today’s MPAA Ratings Bulletin

We saw tough drama than some sort of Fifty Shades sex romp.

Speaking of… next up is yet another new Nicholas Sparks adaptation, this one is called The Choice starring Alexandra Daddario, Teresa Palmer, Maggie Grace, Tom Welling, Benjamin Walker and even Tom Wilkinson. PG-13 rating for this one… naturally. Oh, yeah, and guess where it takes place… If you said a “small coastal town”, pat yourself on the back.

A couple animated titles are on the board this week with Hotel Transylvania 2, which earned a PG and a G-rating for The Peanuts Movie, which may or may not be where we see the next Ice Age short film, Cosmic Scrat-Tastrophe, which also received a G-rating today… and will most likely be used to help promote Ice Age: Collision Course, which was just dated for July 22, 2016.

Oh, wait, yeah, one more animated film in The Weinstein Co.’s Underdogs, which was supposed to hit theaters this week but was pulled at the last minute. No idea when it will ever be released, but it has a rating when that day comes.

Finally we have a pair of likely Oscar contenders in Freeheld starring Julianne Moore and Ellen Page and Spotlight. The former landed a PG-13 rating and the latter an R, and I expect I’ll be seeing both at the Toronto Film Festival next month.

The complete bulletin is directly below.

10 Days In A Madhouse – The Nellie Bly Story
Rated R For some disturbing content.
Rated R For strong sexuality, nudity, and language.
Release Date: November 13, 2015
Rated PG-13 For sexual content and some thematic issues.
Release Date: February 5, 2016
Cosmic Scrat-Tastrophe
Rated G
The Four 3
Rated R For some violence.
Rated PG-13 For some thematic elements, language and sexuality.
Release Date: October 2, 2015
Garm Wars: The Last Druid
Rated PG-13 For sci-fi action and violence.
Good Kids
Rated R For sexual content, language, and drug and alcohol use – all involving teens.
Rated PG For some scary images, action and rude humor.
Release Date: September 25, 2015
James White
Rated R For drug use, some sexuality/nudity, and language.
Lumberjack Man
Rated R For bloody horror violence throughout, sexual content, nudity, language and drug use.
Man Up
Rated R For language and sexual references.
Rated G
Release Date: November 6, 2015
Sex, Death And Bowling
Rated R For some language.
Rated R For some language including sexual references.
Release Date: November 6, 2015
Un Gallo Con Muchos Huevos
Rated PG-13 For suggestive content and sexual references.
Rated PG For some rude humor and mild action.
Release Date: TBA 2015