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Re: Sony's Spine
« Reply #60 on: December 22, 2014, 08:05:22 PM »
I still maintain that Rodman was possibly the most brilliant CIA plant ever.

There was even a recent movie satirizing that ide... ohhhh...  :))
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Re: Sony's Spine
« Reply #61 on: December 23, 2014, 07:49:17 AM »
Just a stray thought, but aren't we kinda helping out the Norks by shutting down their internet access?  I mean, don't they *want* it shut off so that no one can read about what a craphole they live in?
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Re: Sony's Spine
« Reply #62 on: December 23, 2014, 08:26:08 AM »
I don't think they're allowed to visit the, "We're Living in a Craphole" sites. N. Kor. has 2 websites. The first is the government propaganda website and the second one has one post that says, "GO BACK TO OTHER SITE!!!" I know that's an old one but not as old as the Korean War. If we really want to scare the shit out of the N. Kor's, we ought give them access to Grogheads I say.  O0
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Re: Sony's Spine
« Reply #63 on: December 23, 2014, 11:32:33 AM »

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Re: Sony's Spine
« Reply #64 on: December 23, 2014, 12:53:24 PM »
I will probably go see The Interview when I get a chance, because I don't like the idea of some third world moron telling me what I can go see. And then I will probably never go see another Sony movie again if I can help it, because they caved to a tin pot thin skinned dictator with the brains of the trout instead a standing up and having some balls
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Re: Sony's Spine
« Reply #65 on: December 23, 2014, 01:54:41 PM »
They shut down a company, we shut down a country. Now if only we would release all the found emails detailing various depravities and the videos of Supreme Brat Kim Jong-un playing naked patty cake with Dennis Rodman......you know we have them.

Shutting down a country with perhaps a whole seven functional computers in total isn't exactly impressive... :P

Look, if North Korea now controls Hollywood, maybe they could throw us a solid and demand an end to the Paranormal Activity series? Perhaps we could send them Michael Bay and have him torn apart by dogs? This could work out for both sides!

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Re: Sony's Spine
« Reply #66 on: December 23, 2014, 04:30:57 PM »
Well, ain't THIS sh!t interestin'...

http://www.mediaite.com/online/alamo-drafthouse-announces-christmas-day-screenings-of-the-interview/

Yep. Sony decided to release in a 'select number of theaters'. My guess is that they got plenty of small chain and single owner theaters volunteering to show the film once the media went crazy with the story.
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Re: Sony's Spine
« Reply #67 on: December 23, 2014, 06:28:06 PM »
If they wanted to bomb a bad movie, they should've bombed Evita. I'd throw a hand grenade at that one myself. The only 99 cent movie I've ever walked out on. I mean ran.
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Re: Sony's Spine
« Reply #68 on: December 23, 2014, 06:37:54 PM »
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Re: Sony's Spine
« Reply #69 on: December 24, 2014, 06:48:57 AM »
Harry probably just wants to see if the Norks can really detonate a theater.

(But if they do, it'll be okay, he'll act as a shield and buffer everyone else.  O0 )
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Re: Sony's Spine
« Reply #70 on: December 24, 2014, 11:36:08 PM »
The movie is on YouTube now, for rent.





I assume it's going up elsewhere as I type this, too.

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« Reply #71 on: December 25, 2014, 03:41:18 PM »
I found one site where it's been streamed free, and it's a DVD quality copy, but it's running very slow as there's thousands of people no doubt checking it out now.

Slow clap for Sony. They knew exactly what they were doing. I wonder how many are paying the 5.99 for YouTube viewing.


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« Reply #72 on: December 25, 2014, 06:33:42 PM »
Welp, I just watched it on one of those free sites.

The Interview is pretty terrible. At the very best, it's totally underwhelming. But I can see why Kimmy wouldn't want this to see the light of day. I won't drop spoilers but it will be obvious just before the credits end.

Rogen and Franco do make some decent movies - I actually enjoyed This Is The End quite a bit - and this movie was what sounded like a really good idea, but it boils down to poo jokes, anal intrusion, and over-the-top bloodshed, 'just because' and not for any really redeeming comedic value. The entire time I watched it (and my daughter and son watched it with me), I kept hoping something funny would happen. I snickered occasionally, but it just didn't generate any funny in me.

To put it bluntly, my daughter said, once it ended: "That sucked."

On a 40@ the movies scale, this was maybe a 16, 18 tops.

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Re: Sony's Spine
« Reply #73 on: December 25, 2014, 10:03:17 PM »
They also reportedly approached Apple about putting it up on iTunes, but they refused. 

Sony and the theater industry weren't the only ones being limp about it. 

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Re: Sony's Spine
« Reply #74 on: December 28, 2014, 07:31:45 PM »
I've read so many gushing, glowing reviews of this movie that I keep wondering if I saw the same one they did.