Paramount Pictures’ “The Firm” nabbed an R, TriStar Pictures’ “So I Married an Axe Murderer” garnered a PG-13, and Buena Vista’s “Hocus Pocus” pulled down a PG, according to the 1,271st bulletin from the Classification & Rating Administration of the Motion Picture Assn. of America.

The summer movie blitz showed this week, as 19 movies rolled through the CARA system.


“Hocus Pocus” (Buena Vista Pictures Distribution Inc.; “for some scary sequences, and for language”).

“The Secret of the Twin Sister” (Blind Faith Films Inc.; “for some scary moments”).

“Weekend at Bernie’s II” (TriStar Pictures; “for brief nudity and mild language”).


“Only the Strong” (20th Century Fox; “for gang violence”).

“So I Married an Axe Murderer” (TriStar Pictures; “for nudity, language and mock terror”).


“Almost Blue” (Live Home Video; “for language, sexuality and a gory death scene”).

“The Beginner’s Guide to Skinny Dipping” (The Naturist Society; “for extensive and continuous non-sexual nudity”).

“Black Snow” (Bruder Releasing Inc.; “for strong violence, language, drug content and a scene of sexuality”).

“Fade to Black” (Paramount Home Video; “for violence”).

“The Firm” (Paramount Pictures Corp.; “for language and some violence”).

“Flirting” (Trimark Pictures; “for scenes of teen sexuality”).

“Guilty as Sin” (Buena Vista; “for violence, language and some sexuality”).

“The Liars’ Club” (Concorde Pictures; “for sexuality, violence and language”).

“Martial Outlaw” (Republic Pictures Corp.; “for strong martial arts violence, and for language”).

“Return of the Living Dead III” (Trimark Pictures; “for horror violence and gore, and for language and sexuality”).

“Sweet Killing” (Paramount Home Video; “for violence and a scene of sexuality”).

“Taking the Heat” (Media Home Entertainment; “for violence, a scene of sexuality, and language”).

“The Turn-On” (Spectradyne Inc.; “for strong sexuality and language”).

“Voyage” (ITC Home Video; “for a scene of sexuality, and for some violence”).