There's a ballyhooed sex scene between Bella and Edward that received a respectable 8 on ML's Scream-O-Meter, but it apparently was some violence that almost earned Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 an R-rating from the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), which would have caused quite a stir and conundrums in Twi-hard Land, which still counts quite a large crowd of teens among its ranks (not that that crafty crowd wouldn't have found a way). more »
The scepter of free speech and the protection of intellectual property via the internet reared once again, nearly a year since the Motion Picture Association of America-supported legislation first landed in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate, only to be resoundingly defeated after a well-coordinated backlash by internet heavy-weights Google Wikipedia and others. MPAA chief Chris Dodd, himself a former U.S. Senator from Connecticut (and a Democrat to boot) gave a thumbs up to the Republican Party's platform language on intellectual property and the internet.