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I was looking forward to watching the James Franco/Seth Rogen comedy The Interview on Christmas Day, even more so than Angelina Jolie's WWII drama Unbroken, or Rob Marshall's Into the Woods. I like what the writing and directing duo of Rogen and his pal Evan Goldberg have done with comedies like Superbad, Pineapple Express and their debut feature, This Is the End. In light of Sony being hacked (which now appears to be North Korea's doing) and threats of attacking theaters that carry the comedy, three things happened today:

1.) Every major theater chain - AMC, Regal, Cinemark, Arclight, etc, had decided to pull out from showing The Interview on its scheduled release date.

2.) This prompted Sony Pictures to basically cancel the release date of the film amid threats of blowing up theaters.

3.) Both Sony and the theater chains basically caved into the demands of cyber terrorism from North Korea.


Are you fucking kidding me?

We just caved into terrorist demands from a country that can't feed its own people, let alone firing off missiles without crapping out mid launch? I hate sounding like some right-winger, but come on! A major studio gave into the demands of a crackpot dictator and wannabe megalomaniac, with their tails tucked between their collective legs. And I'm certain Lil' Kim is just having a laugh about this right now. Unbelievable.

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  1. I know. This sucks!! :-(
    I wasn't planning on seeing it in theaters per se, but I think that they shouldn't give in to this pressure from a country that's throwing a hissy fit.

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  2. This movie was not on my list, but it should now be shown in every town square.

    With all my love,
    Aunty Em

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