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Post by observer on Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:35 pm

Presumably they feel confident now that it is the North Korean government that hacked Sony - and threatened reprisals - equivalent to another 9/11 - if movie theatres choose to show "The Interview" - a spoof about the assassination of the N. Korean leader.

"Laugh at killing our leader? You won't laugh when I bomb the H out of you". What's THAT all about?
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Post by Ruby Tuesday on Thu Dec 18, 2014 11:22 pm

Freaks. Now everyone just wants to see the movie more! It will make a killing on the download, streaming and DVD market.
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Post by retired2 on Fri Dec 19, 2014 11:04 am

I heard they are not going to do any of that, just keep it in the can. Well for now anyway
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Post by observer on Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:54 pm

Think I heard to day that Obama said the movie people were wrong to kowtow to North Korea. Of course, Sony isn't even ADMITTING they might think N Korea is to blame. Seems they're computers have become totally infiltrated - and the "hostage takers" are threatening other reprisals if they go forth with the movie.
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Post by observer on Fri Dec 19, 2014 8:02 pm

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Post by observer on Fri Dec 19, 2014 8:06 pm

George Clooney's feeling about the whole thing:

GEORGE CLOONEY: A good portion of the press abdicated its real duty. They played the fiddle while Rome burned. There was a real story going on. With just a little bit of work, you could have found out that it wasn’t just probably North Korea; it was North Korea. The Guardians of Peace is a phrase that Nixon used when he visited China. When asked why he was helping South Korea, he said it was because we are the Guardians of Peace. Here, we’re talking about an actual country deciding what content we’re going to have. This affects not just movies, this affects every part of business that we have. That’s the truth. What happens if a newsroom decides to go with a story, and a country or an individual or corporation decides they don’t like it? Forget the hacking part of it. You have someone threaten to blow up buildings, and all of a sudden everybody has to bow down. Sony didn’t pull the movie because they were scared; they pulled the movie because all the theaters said they were not going to run it. And they said they were not going to run it because they talked to their lawyers and those lawyers said if somebody dies in one of these, then you’re going to be responsible.
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Post by rbw on Fri Dec 19, 2014 8:29 pm



Obama has said the US will respond to North Korea over this incident:
It will be interesting to see just what that response will be..???
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Post by observer on Sat Dec 20, 2014 1:03 am

NEW YORK (CNNMoney)

Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton, denying that the studio had "caved" by scrapping next week's opening of "The Interview," fired back Friday after President Obama said the studio had "made a mistake."

In an exclusive interview with CNN's Fareed Zakaria, Lynton also reopened the door to a future release of the controversial comedy, saying the company is considering some sort of release on the Internet.
Sony followed up on Lynton's remarks with a statement that read, in part, "It is still our hope that anyone who wants to see this movie will get the opportunity to do so."

The company declined to comment on whether any distributors have agreed to help the company with that.

In his CNN interview, Lynton said "the president, the press and the public are mistaken" about what actually led to Sony's decision to shelve the "The Interview."

"We do not own movie theaters," Lynton said. "We cannot determine whether or not a movie will be played in movie theaters." (Watch the entire interview Friday night on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360" or on Sunday on "Fareed Zakaria GPS" at 10 am or 1 pm.)

Lynton said he would be "fibbing" to say he "wasn't disappointed" in Obama's remarks.

"I don't know exactly whether he understands the sequence of events that led up to the movie not being shown in the movie theaters," Lynton said. "Therefore I would disagree with the notion that it was a mistake."

Lynton's response came just hours after a White House press conference where Obama criticized Sony's decision.

The president said that pulling the film could set a dangerous precedent.

"We cannot have a society in which some dictators someplace can start imposing censorship here in the United States," Obama said. "Imagine what they start doing once they see a documentary that they don't like or news reports that they don't like."

The press conference came after the FBI confirmed Friday that North Korea was behind last month's cyberattack that caused a devastating breach of Sony's data.

Earlier this week, Sony canceled the film's Christmas Day release after major movie chains
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Post by tippycanoe on Sat Dec 20, 2014 9:58 am

Publicity promo, perhaps???

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