What the heck is ‘historical smoking’?

Call me old-fashioned, but I miss the days when you were careful that your kids weren’t watching movies that contained “gratuitous sex and violence.”  Those films were rated R or PG-13.  Nowadays, however, movies come with all kinds of fancy and creative warnings.  After all, anything that might run counter to a once rough-and-tumble, independent spirit-minded America now comes with a warning to insure that no one’s feelings get blindsided, resulting perhaps in irreparable emotional boo-boos. On a recent trip back home to Texas, I wanted to go see a good “guy movie” with my father-in-law.  The remake of The Magnificent Seven looked promising, so I checked the local paper for theater times and basic movie info.  The film is rated PG-13, which to me meant there was violence and probably some bad language.  But I was surprised to read the following warning concerning the movie: Rated PG-13 for extended and...(Read Full Post)