'R' -- Hollywood's Scarlet Letter

Slamming a head into a pencil; holding a knife to a pair of scared, quivering lips; shoving a gun into a mouth and pulling the trigger. And yet, no R rating? It's a puzzling thing about "The Dark Knight," which is no doubt the darkest movie in the Batman franchise. The film is rife with violent scenes and drips with the Joker's yellow-toothed menace. Yet it bears only a PG-13 rating, the same sticker slapped on "Mamma Mia!," whose most offensive scenes are arguably those of Pierce Brosnan...Full Story
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