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Sony kills the Interview


Holy shit, the terrorists win.  As if Sony could possibly look any stupider in all this.  Why not put it on TV as a giant "fuck you" to them?  On a related note, I really hope Marvel just throws a check for $1 billion on Sony's desk with a note saying "For Spider-Man: take it or leave it" so that they can get him away from this group of idiots.   

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  1. How fucking embarrassing. Go fuck yourself Sony, that movie looked funny. I like how they got pushed around by the biggest scumbag government on earth. Lulz

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  2. USA HAAAAACK-TOOOOOOIE

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  3. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©December 17, 2014 at 6:30 PM

    I remember how Seth Rogan once said that he thought that Super Bad was going to be pulled before it was even finished. Now nearly 8 years later, one of his films officially gets pulled.

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  4. Hollywood vs North Korea, I really don't know who to root for. I guess neither.

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  5. Surely they'll announce some type of video on demand release, right?

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  6. Virgil's Gimmick TableDecember 17, 2014 at 6:37 PM

    So I guess this means America's balls have officially fallen off for good this time.

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  7. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©December 17, 2014 at 6:40 PM

    Or they'll just release it on demand without an announcementl

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  8. I wonder what was in the rest of those emails.

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  9. Well they might be a spineless pussy boy company, but I've been a loyal PlayStation customer for years.

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  10. Virgil's Gimmick TableDecember 17, 2014 at 6:43 PM

    I blame the fact that this country is full of a bunch of slack jawed pussies for this. I blame the fact that political correctness and fear are the expected and encouraged dispositions to have these days, and the fact that patriotism isn't considered "cool" anymore. But I'm just waiting to see how many idiots go "RURGRDURRR OBAMA!" as if he personally told them not to release it. Lol

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  11. Stranger in the AlpsDecember 17, 2014 at 6:44 PM

    And don't think for a second that Dennis Rodman didn't personally deliver the message from his boy Kim, or as he refers to him: "Buddha".

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  12. Like South Park tried to say in 201, threatening violence is the only way to get what you want.

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  13. I have 1 through 4 in my house.

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  14. Like North Korea is really going to risk open war with the US over a Seth Rogen/James Franco movie. These were always empty threats, and Sony's inability to see that is ridiculous (although I guess I can see the financial incentive to kill this thing, since the stock is plummeting, but even then...).


    If nothing else, this is an abject lesson in going the "fictional dictator" route. Because, really, I'm not sure what they expected to happen.

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  15. Sony (along with AMC, Regal, and Cinemark) just validated North Korea and have been made Kim Jong Un's bitch. I sure hope they're proud of themselves.

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  16. Political correctness is fine. I don't mind having to say "Happy Holidays".

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  17. Sony's balls in any case. And you know what the worst part is? If someone else does release it in theaters? Now I'm going to have to go watch it out of spite. And I didn't even want to see the damn thing.

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  18. I don't care about "Happy Holidays", but I don't like "Holiday Tree".


    That's not what it is.

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  19. I don't think I ever heard ANYONE has ever called it that?

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  20. >Why not put it on TV as a giant "fuck you" to them?


    What TV network would show the movie at this point? Why would Sony show it on TV when they can try and sell it to another studio at a later date or release it when this dies down?

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  21. Sony is headquartered in Japan. This definitely played a part in all of this

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  22. No plans at the moment

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  23. They saw what happened with Aurora and don't want to get sued. This is Sony's fault, not the theaters.

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  24. There was never going to be a terrorist attack but if people were scared to go to the movies bc of The Interview, then the theaters lose out on the biggest week of the year and every other movie gets fucked

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  25. Also, a lot of people think this is the executives of Sony in Japan making these calls, so we can stop with Americans are such pussies. The Japanese are too.


    This is a movie that never should've been greenlit in the first place.

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  26. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©December 17, 2014 at 7:03 PM

    And that part got bleeped out.

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  27. Fucking 4 Chan man. I don't know why I am so enraged by this.

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  28. Or at least greenlit with a more "Names changed to sound more vague" list of countries/dictators.

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  29. "This is a movie that never should've been greenlit in the first place."


    I'm not a big fan of the idea that we should base creativity on how brutal dictators might react.

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  30. The film’s collapse stirred considerable animosity among Hollywood companies and players. Theater owners were angry that they had been boxed into leading the pullback. Executives at competing studios privately complained that Sony should have acted sooner or avoided making the film altogether. To depict the killing of a sitting world leader, comically or otherwise, is virtually without precedent in major studio movies, film historians say.

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  31. Best theory I've heard so far: The film is so, so, so awful that this somehow saves more face than releasing it.

    Makes sense to me. Early reviews have been bad, and it would be a ridiculous thing to do if they really have just backed down to the threats. I like the people involved so I hope it's a good movie and it sees the light of day, but...

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  32. It had mixed reviews

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  33. They killed his father in Team America: World Police.

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  34. That was also a movie with puppets.

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  35. It's not the same thing. Plus, technically his character lived

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  36. Sony had no real choice here. Christmas Day is too important a day of profit for the struggling theater industry and too many people are dumb enough to believe that NK has sleeper cells of suicide pilots ready to crash planes into movie theaters across America.

    Combine the theater chains with the other studios who love to squeeze movies out of theaters (less competiton) and Sony had no leg to stand on to force a movie that was getting less-than-flattering early and test audience reviews through that didn't make them look like petulant children or unconcerned with terrorism, depending on where you stand on the paranoia spectrum.

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  37. Yes it is, it's a movie that depicted a current world leader as the bad guy that needed to be stopped.

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  38. Sure you're right, but I've only seen negative ones so far. And that was before all the edits the film-makers didn't want to have to do to done down the humour, which I can't imagine make for an improvement.

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  39. They didn't spend $35 million in marketing to suddenly not release the movie because it's not any good.

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  40. Yea, and one featured puppets and the North Korean leader turned out to be an alien.


    Also, Paramount didn't have the shit hacked out of it.

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  41. You'd be shocked how much money Hollywood spends on movies they know are turds while looking for an escape hatch.

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  42. No I wouldn't be

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  43. I won't feel safe until there are armed guards and airport style security at movie theatres.

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  44. Again, basically there same thing, it was a movie that depicted a world leader in a negative light.

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  45. It's not, really.

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  46. A thousand times this.

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  47. I still can't believe Death of a President was ever released.

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  48. I would be disappointed if the DPRK stops here. They should demand a billion dollars in cash and the severed head of Sony's CEO for making the movie in the first place.

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  49. Who knew Kim Jong Il had the sense of humor in the family.

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  50. Stranger in the AlpsDecember 17, 2014 at 7:18 PM

    Dean Ambrose never got a chance to go to an AMC and order some popcorn, only to have an unpopped kernel pop in his eye, leading to Bray Wyatt hitting Sister Abigail out of nowhere for the pin.

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  51. Whate need is Ric Flair going over to North Korea again to have one more match and bring peace between nations.

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  52. That's what I'm reading too, that ither companies also put the squeeze on Sony to squash it

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  53. Ric Flair would cause an international incident by ducking out on a huge sake tab in Pyongyang.


    Do Koreans drink sake? Sure, probably.

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  54. Dean Ambrose humor is getting stale. I'm taking it to strange new places.

    NUMBER EIGHT!
    *BELCH*
    NUMBER EIGHT!
    *BELCH*
    NUMBER EIGHT!
    *BELCH*

    Sister Abigail for the pin.

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  55. Can anyone think of another wide release film yanked completely so close to release?

    North Korea: IT WAS ME AALLLLLL ALONG AUSTIN!

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  56. Borat was yanked from an ultra wide release to a more limited release because of poor tracking. Whoops!

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  57. Wow, North Korea backs Hollywood down on the same day that the US and Cuba make nice.


    You guys are going soft.

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  58. A bunch of action films following 9/11.

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  59. Collateral Damage and The Big Trouble were yanked about a month before their release. Other movies had images of The Twin Towers deleted.

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  60. Virgil's Gimmick TableDecember 17, 2014 at 7:27 PM

    I don't mind having to say "happy holidays" but "mentally challenged" is a lot less fun to say than "retard".

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  61. I NEEDS TO CHECK YAH ASSHOLE.

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  62. Some stuff got delayed for a while after 9/11, but "nope, no plans to ever show it anywhere," nah.

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  63. Omg something offends someone so we aren't gonna show it. Thats the first time this has happened.........lol. it sucks and it aint right but this is the world we live in now and its been like this for a while. I just laugh at it now cuz if u get pissed about then youll just stay pissed all the time because its gonna keep happening

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  64. I think this is the first smart thing Sony has done in all of this mess. You can't open a movie if there's a threat of violence to the audience. That would be totally irresponsible.

    I don't understand who thought it was a good idea to make a movie about killing a living person. That's just asking for trouble.

    I'm not in favor of burying any sort of work, though. So, I hope this is eventually on Netflix or something.

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  65. I wouldn't be shocked to see "Kim Jong Un" get tombstoned by Kane on Raw next week just so Vince McMahon can prove that he isn't a pussy like Sony.

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  66. Just say mentally retarded

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  67. "I don't understand who thought it was a good idea to make a movie about killing a living person."


    A living person who rules a dictatorship infamous for its loose grip on reality.

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  68. Sony should just leak the movie on BitTorrent and blame it on the same hackers.

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  69. So you're saying you can't wait for Cole to recite a Vince-fed line about a cowardly heel acting just like Sony, that's what you're saying?

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  70. I've read North Korean news before

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  71. I know the idea of there being North Korea sleeper cells is ludicrous, but I also totally understand theaters in NYC getting shy after 9/11 threats were made. Plus, after Aurora, it's better to be safe than sorry. All you need is one guy looking for an excuse....

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  72. How does Sony profit from that?

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  73. HOT SHOTS then.


    The same fucking thing.

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  74. They can't possibly profit from the movie for the foreseeable future anyway. No TV network or major theatre will dare screen it. Their best hope to profit from the movie is to wait for Kim to step down or die, and no one expects that to happen anytime soon.

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  75. I'm not saying he's a good guy or anything, but making a movie about killing him...I don't see how that's a good idea, either. Do we just make movies about killing low level dictators or is everyone fair game? Do we get mad when a country who actually has nukes attacks us if we make a movie about killing their leader?

    The best analogy I've seen is would we be ok with ISIS making a movie about killing our president?

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  76. The irony is that North Korea has produced and shown lots of movies depicting the killing of American leaders.

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  77. Who is the bearded guy in this movie anyhow?


    I've seen him before, and I've always thought that he looked like a guy whose humour I would not enjoy.

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  78. No, I'm sure there were some theaters that were legit afraid something may really happen, but for the most part, this was corporations playing stupid people for profit.

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  79. So it's a "from hell's heart I spit at thee!" kind of move.

    The movie is still an asset. Big corporations don't give away assets for free.

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  80. To be fair, we don't know how The Interview ends. For all we know, Kim Jong-un is an alien in that too.

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  81. Pushed over a cliff.

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  82. Virgil's Gimmick TableDecember 18, 2014 at 3:27 AM

    People who say this shit just reek of pretentiousness. "I know what draws". No you don't.

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  83. Virgil's Gimmick TableDecember 18, 2014 at 3:28 AM

    No one was going to see Lashley vs Umaga. Vince just promoted that as the biggest match because he was part of it.

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