Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Scottscope Talk Radio 12/4/2012: Parental Discretion Is Advised!

On this week’s edition of Scottscope Talk Radio, the roundtable takes aim at the Motion Picture Association of America's film-rating system!  Instituted on November 1st, 1968, the system was meant provide parents with a handy guide as to the content of theatrically released films.  In the decades since its implementation, things have changed.  The internet has made questionable material readily available to children everywhere.  Primetime network television shows continuously push boundaries.  Mainstream American films are more violent and sexually explicit than ever, and many now believe the ratings system as we know it to be obsolete.    Is the MPAA still relevant?  Do parents still need such an organization to help guide their children’s viewing habits?  Why does the MPAA have a higher tolerance for violence than sexuality?  Why do major studio films get preference over independent films?  Should the ratings system be revamped, or simply done away with?  

Short Film Review: Dogfight

Late one night, two bounty hunters (Nate Hitpas and Jessie Bayani) cautiously approach a seemingly empty dojo.  Inside, a corrupt sensei (Shawn Bernal) trains in solitude.  Determined to apprehend their prey, the pair enters the establishment.  Unfortunately for them, the able bodied master has no intention of being carted away in restraints.  Will the hunters claim their prize, or will the master emerge triumphant?