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Patriotism & History: Lessons from Sony

Mark Weinstein | Posted 02.20.2015 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

Sony is a weakened company today, more by their response than by the hack itself. They squandered a remarkable opportunity to turn lemons into lemonade and deny any win to the hackers while honorably admitting their mistakes in data security.

What if The Interview Sucks?

John P. David | Posted 02.19.2015 | Entertainment
John P. David

Aside from the North Koreans' lack of a sense of humor and perspective, I also think the writers and producers of The Interview messed up by deciding to have the plot center around an actual dictator.

When Terrorists Win: Sony's Cancellation of Seth Rogen's 'The Interview'

Matt Teitelbaum | Posted 02.21.2015 | College
Matt Teitelbaum

I say that these terrorists were successful because they simply were. They achieved their intended goal. They kept this film from being released, so that audiences could not see the material in it, which they deemed offensive.

The Elephant in The Interview

Jenny Trout | Posted 02.21.2015 | Entertainment
Jenny Trout

In all our concern for "free speech" (a phrase that has been tossed around needlessly; the United States government did not censor The Interview), we've overlooked the people of North Korea, and how our American thirst for comedy erases them from our consciousness.

Sony Hackers: 'The World Will Be Full of Fear'

Shelly Palmer | Posted 02.21.2015 | Politics
Shelly Palmer

Some people are calling the attack on Sony an act of cyber-terrorism (which it clearly is). Some are calling it cyber-bullying, albeit by the best, most powerful cyber-bullies we have encountered to date. But this actually may be a new kind of warfare, empowered by our addiction to, and our accelerating reliance on, technology.

Alexander C. Kaufman

BitTorrent Urges Sony To Release 'The Interview' On Its Paid Service | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 12.21.2014 | Business

Filing-sharing giant BitTorrent is urging Sony Pictures to release "The Interview" on its new, paid service. The software company, synonymous with ...

Sony CEO Responds To Obama Comments

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 12.19.2014 | Entertainment

Shortly after President Barack Obama called Sony Pictures' choice to cancel the release of "The Interview" in the wake of threats made by hackers a "m...

Directors Guild Still Wants 'The Interview' To Be Released

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 12.19.2014 | Entertainment

The Directors Guild of America agrees with President Barack Obama and the rest of the chorus criticizing Sony Pictures' decision to cancel the release...

Petitioners Demand Sony Release 'The Interview,' Stand Up To Terrorist Threats

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 12.19.2014 | Entertainment

Want to see "The Interview"? So do a lot of other would-be moviegoers, dissatisfied with Sony Pictures' decision this week to scrap the controversial ...

Other Movies That Have Faced Censorship Battles

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 12.19.2014 | Entertainment

As we're bombarded with developments surrounding Sony Pictures' decision to cancel the release of "The Interview" in the wake of terrorism threats, we...

Hollywood Should Take a Stand on Human Rights in North Korea

John Sifton | Posted 02.18.2015 | World
John Sifton

It is easy to dismiss the whole Interview episode with some lighthearted head-shaking. But we should take a moment to remember that the reality of life in North Korea is no laughing matter.

Hollywood Slams Decision To Cancel 'The Interview'

Reuters | Posted 12.18.2014 | Entertainment

(Reuters) - Hollywood filmmakers and actors voiced outrage on Wednesday after Sony Pictures pulled the release of North Korea parody "The Interview," ...

6 Things You're Missing By Not Seeing 'The Interview'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 12.24.2014 | Entertainment

UPDATE: You can see it now! Enjoy! EARLIER: Audiences won't get to see "The Interview" on Christmas Day -- and maybe even ever. According to a spok...

The Controversial Philosophy Behind Franco's The Interview

Seth Abramson | Posted 02.17.2015 | Entertainment
Seth Abramson

The Interview does something few if any films before it have done: it depicts the commission of an international war crime against a real-world individual without using any readily identifiable filter to reassure viewers that the entire scenario is a farce.

Wake Up Sony and Smell the Opportunity

Gene Del Vecchio | Posted 02.17.2015 | Entertainment
Gene Del Vecchio

What Sony has yet to recognize is the opportunity that was inadvertently handed to them by North Korea. Consumer awareness of the film has skyrocketed ever since Sony was hacked in retaliation for the film, which led to further threats to Sony, theaters and theater goers.

FBI Warned Theaters Of Potential Cyberattacks Over 'The Interview'

Reuters | Posted 02.16.2015 | Politics

BOSTON, Dec 17 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation released a warning on Tuesday, advising theaters and other businesses associated...

Sony Cancels Plans To Release 'The Interview'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 12.18.2014 | Entertainment

Sony Pictures will not release "The Interview" on Christmas Day, and the studio has "no further release plans" for the film, this according to a studi...

Why 'The Comeback' Shouldn't Have

David Toussaint | Posted 02.16.2015 | Entertainment
David Toussaint

No one appreciates sentiment as much as Valerie Cherish, the desperate-for-everything actress on HBO's The Comeback, and no one is more equipped to play her than Lisa Kudrow, an actress so desperately talented she'll never want for work.

If Kim Jong Un Just Hacked Aaron Sorkin, the World Just Got a Little More Dangerous

MP Nunan | Posted 02.15.2015 | World
MP Nunan

If indeed it was North Korea that hacked Sony Pictures? This is a massive cyber-crime carried out by a pariah state against a US company.

Seth Rogen & James Franco Cancel Press Appearances Following 'Interview' Threat

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 12.17.2014 | Entertainment

After a terror threat made by hackers against anyone who plans to see "The Interview" was published, Seth Rogen and James Franco have canceled planned...

Things Get Weird When Seth Rogen And James Franco Meet 'Publizity'

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 12.12.2014 | Comedy

Seth Rogen and James Franco have been doing a media blitz to promote their new movie, "The Interview," so it only makes sense that they'd turn to "Pub...

Seth Rogen Thanks Amy Pascal For Making 'The Interview'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 12.12.2014 | Entertainment

Before the world premiere of "The Interview," the controversial new comedy starring Seth Rogen and James Franco that may or may not have sparked a wid...

Sony Pictures Hires Kim Jong-Un to Direct, Star in 'Spider-Man 3'

Spencer Green | Posted 02.10.2015 | Comedy
Spencer Green

According to Hollywood insiders, the story for the next Spider-Man movie -- which will be known as The Amazing Respected Comrade and Supreme Leader Spider-Man -- will involve hero Peter Parker, played by Kim Jong-un.

LEAKED: Sony CEO Ordered Movie Toned Down After NK Denounced It

Reuters | Jim Finkle and James Pearson | Posted 12.11.2014 | Entertainment

By Jim Finkle and James Pearson NEW YORK/SEOUL, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Sony Corp. Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai ordered the film "The Interview" to be to...

This Is Better Than A 'Freaks And Geeks' Reunion Show

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 12.04.2014 | Entertainment

This is probably what it's like when professional athletes play as themselves in video games, except way better. Recently, Seth Rogen and James Franco...