Previews of ‘Ted,’ The Boston-Based, Rated-R Movie About a Teddy Bear

It’s a premise so silly that only Seth MacFarlane could be behind it. MacFarlane, the creator of Family Guy and American Dad, screened the first 10 or so minutes of Ted at the SXSW Festival over the weekend to overall positive reviews, a surprise visit by Mark Wahlberg, and speculation whether MacFarlane’s directorial debut could be the first step toward his becoming a titan of the silver screen.  [Hollywood Reporter]