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Russia says North Korea’s reaction to ‘The Interview’ was ‘completely understandable’

14 minutes agoNews : The Raw Story

Russia has slammed the United States over a raunchy comedy featuring a fictional plot to kill North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, saying Pyongyang’s anger was understandable. On Christmas Day, “The Interview” — which has become an unlikely symbol of free speech in the West...

Demand For ‘The Interview’ Is Shooting Up In North Korea And Its Government Is Freaking Out

More and more North Koreans are becoming aware of the North Korea-mocking movie “The Interview,” and the government is doing everything to block it from getting smuggled in to the country. According to Free North Korea Radio, an online radio network made by North Korean defectors, demand for “The Interview” has been shooting up among North Koreans. Show More Summary

Why South Korean filmmakers would never make movie like 'The Interview'

4 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

South Korean filmmakers have long believed that when it comes to depicting North Korea, it's best to use the utmost caution.

Sony Hack Inside Job? Sony Was ‘Nuked From The Inside’

Was the Sony hack an inside job? The cyber attack against Sony has been blamed on the North Koreans, but one cyber security firm is now pointing the finger of blame at a former Sony employee. Kurt Stammberger, a senior vice president...Show More Summary

Rogen makes surprise appearance

"The Interview," the Sony Pictures film about a fictional plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, opened in midnight screenings in a smattering of theaters around the country on Christmas Day, drawing moviegoers who said...Show More Summary

Steve Chapman: In 2014, Frightened Rulers Did Scary Things

yesterdayNews : Reason

We all have tasks we try to get done before the end of the year, and Kim Jong Un's is amping up the crazy. Last December, the North Korean despot approved the execution of his uncle for allegedly plotting against him. This December,Show More Summary

After Sony’s about-face, ‘The Interview’ sells out in many U.S. cinemas

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

“The Interview,” the Sony Pictures film about a fictional plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, opened in midnight screenings in a smattering of U.S. cinemas on Christmas Day, drawing moviegoers who said they supported the studio’s decision to stand up to efforts to...

In 2014, frightened governments did scary things

We all have tasks we try to get done before the end of the year, and Kim Jong Un's is amping up the crazy. Last December, the North Korean despot approved the execution of his uncle for allegedly plotting against him. This December, his agents hacked Sony Pictures computers over a comedy...

Obama: ‘I’m Glad’ Sony is Releasing ‘The Interview’

President Barack Obama declined Wednesday to say whether he would watch “The Interview,” but he said he’s happy Sony Pictures changed its mind and is releasing the comedy film about a plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong...

Obama: ‘I’m Glad’ Sony is Releasing ‘The Interview’

KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii – President declined Wednesday to say whether he would watch “The Interview,” but he said he’s happy Pictures changed its mind and is releasing the comedy film about a plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. “I’m glad it’s being released,” Mr. Obama told reporters as he walked off the [...]

North Korean Hack Makes For Strange Bedfellows

Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus, who previously pledged to send a note to GOP  donors urging them to go see Seth Rogen's The Interview if theaters would screen it, today tweeted his support of the movie's release...Show More Summary

Last Days: Welcome, North Korean Hacker Overlords!

HACKED TO DEATH MONDAY, DECEMBER 15 This week of peeping creeps, Uber horror, and a big Cuban surprise kicked off on TV, where tonight The Colbert Report welcomed actor Seth Rogen to promote The Interview, the forthcoming comedy from...Show More Summary

Why you should watch The Interview (even if it might suck)

Whether you head to a theater or stream it in the comfort of your home, you really ought to watch The Interview this weekend. The action-comedy, about two journalists on a mission to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, has … Read more ›

We Spoke To A North Korean Defector Who Trained With Its Hackers — What He Said Is Pretty Scary

Whether North Korea was responsible for the Sony hack or not, the consensus is that North Korea has some of the best hackers in the world. There have been some reports recently about North Korea’s special cyber warfare unit, known as Bureau 121. Show More Summary

North Korea did not hack Sony, says security researcher

2 days agoOdd : Boing Boing

The FBI issued a press release on December 19 stating it has "enough information to conclude that the North Korean government is responsible" for the Sony Pictures hack. Read the rest

You can watch The Interview online right now – here are the details

Kim Jong Un’s worst nightmare has come true: You can now watch The Interview online. The James Franco-Seth Rogen comedy — about two American entertainment reporters’ inept attempts to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un — has had a rocky road to its launch but you can now rent or buy it online. Show More Summary

We Are Not Even Going to Pretend to Know What’s Going On With North Korea’s Internet

So, you’ve all heard about the Sony hack business. The FBI says North Korea did it. The FBI is mostly using circumstantial evidence and similarities to other North Korean hacks to make that assertion, unless there’s something they aren’t telling us, which is almost certainly the case (as it always is). Show More Summary

Sony is opening pay-for-view streaming of The Interview today

Maybe Sony will make a little money off of The Interview after all. After reversing course and deciding to release the comedy about killing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in about 200 small, independent theaters on Christmas Day, Sony said on Wednesday that it is opening the film to a screen even closer to you on at 1 p.m. Show More Summary

You'll Be Able To Watch "The Interview" From Home On Christmas

Sony is releasing the film as a digital rental on Google Play and YouTube. This Christmas, some of you might head over to the local movie theater to watch The Interview, a film about the fictional assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un starring Seth Rogen and James Franco. Others, however, may just watch it on YouTube. (Updated, see bottom.) Read Full Story

North Korea’s Sony Hack made this the Age of the Bully

After Sony was hacked by North Korea, and Sony capitulated to North Korean demands to not air their comedy movie, “The Interview,” it showed how this is not the age of the bully. One writer at The Federalist writes how this is not limited to North Korea, but to terrorists from Hamas: “At the same […]

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