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“The Interview” Writer Speaks Out

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Writer Dan Sterling speaks out against what’s happening with his film “The Interview.”

Of course, we just reported that The Interview is going to be shelved by Sony, but Dan Sterling (who co-wrote the film with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg) is standing his ground in defense of free speech. He said:

“If they want to bomb somebody for their free speech, I would like to be at ground zero, because I don’t want to live in that kind of world.”

That’s a pretty serious statement, but one that feels like it reflects those frustrated by Sony caving in to threats. How do you feel about Sterling’s words?

 

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Posted Thursday, December 18th, 2014 at 2:14pm
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Sony Cancels Theatrical Release of “The Interview”

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Wow, who thought it would come to this?

Sony Pictures Entertainment has pulled the planned Christmas Day release of “The Interview,” linking the dangerous threats and leaks to a cyber terrorist group linked to North Korea. According to Variety:

“We are deeply saddened at this brazen effort to suppress the distribution of a movie, and in the process do damage to our company, our employees, and the American public,” Sony said in a statement. “We stand by our filmmakers and their right to free expression and are extremely disappointed by this outcome.”

In announcing the decision to cancel the holiday debut, Sony also stated that the hackers have been making the lives of Sony workers terrible for weeks.

“Those who attacked us stole our intellectual property, private emails and sensitive and proprietary material, and sought to destroy our spirit and our morale – all apparently to thwart the release of a movie they did not like,” the statement reads.

A few hours post-announcement, a studio spokesman said that Sony had “no further plans” to release the comedy, either on VOD or DVD.

A 42 million dollar movie, gone? Perhaps. The fact is, it would have been hard for theaters to logically screen the movie if they thought it posed a threat to the safety of their patrons (and that definitely seems like a concern- the movie was due out on Christmas).  What do you think? Did Sony do the right thing?

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Posted Thursday, December 18th, 2014 at 8:08am
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Jon Hamm Thinks He’s Too Old to be a Superhero

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Jon Hamm has been offered lots of opportunities to play a superhero…and turned them down!

Why? Well, during an interview with RadioTimes.com (via NY Daily News) about his very British Black Mirror Christmas special, Hamm confessed that he won’t be doing any superhero franchises because at 43-years-old, he simply feels he’s too old!

“The deals that they make you do are so draconian. And, of course, you are signed on for not only the movie that you are signed on for … but at least two more that you haven’t read and you have no idea what they are going to be and all the crossover ones you are going to have to do. For me to sign on now to do a superhero movie would mean I would be working until I am 50 as that particular superhero.”

And it isn’t just about his age: he also think that outside of Hammaconda lovers and Mad Men fans, nobody knows who he IS!

“Ask anyone under the age of 20 if they have heard of me and they will go, ‘No, that guy looks like my dad.’ It doesn’t compute to the generation that most of Hollywood cares about. If your last name’s not Hemsworth or you are not in One Direction or you don’t wear a cape and tights for a living, you literally have a hard time making an impression.”

Oh man do I love Jon Hamm. Down to earth, tell it like it is and with a gigantic…sense of self.  LOVE YOU!

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Posted Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 at 2:14pm
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Young Actresses Line Up For Role In “Pirates 5″

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The question is: who would pair well with young hunk Brenton Thwaites!?

Disney is looking to lock up a lady ASAP for the last major role to be cast in the next installment of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise. Variety reports that Disney is testing a handful of actresses over the next week for the female lead of the action-adventure.

So who are they eyeing?  Mostly woman who are working but not too well-known, including “Miss Potter’s” Lucy Boynton, “Endless Love’s” Gabriella Wilde, Jenna Thiam, “Maze Runner’s” Kaya Scodelario and Alexandra Dowling of “The Musketeers.”

The studio just locked in Brenton Thwaites, who will play the role of a British soldier who teams with Johnny Depp’s Jack Sparrow. Now that Thwaites is officially on board, the studio will do chemistry tests with the actor and a bunch o’ ladies to see who best fits the role.

Who would YOU like to see as the young romantic lead in the next Pirates film? Are they leaving anyone out?

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Posted Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 at 12:12pm
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