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Scarlett Johansson Cringes When Critics Call 'Rough Night' a Chick Flick 2

Scarlett Johansson Cringes When Critics Call ‘Rough Night’ a Chick Flick

Scarlett Johansson seems to have a problem with calling a film about four women a “chick flick.” The picture “Rough Night” is about a bachelorette party that goes awry when a male stripper dies… shall we say, awkwardly? Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer and Zoe Kravitz co-star as best friends on a girls-gone-wild weekend in Florida....
Sony 'Interview' Ban Put U.S. on Par With Third World Dictatorships 4

Sony ‘Interview’ Ban Put U.S. on Par With Third World Dictatorships

Sony Pictures brief decision to ban the showing of its own film, “The Interview,” put the United States on par with Third World dictatorships that routinely ban Hollywood films for political reasons. Fortunately it reversed its decision. More than 50 countries, including the U.S. and including liberal democracies like Great Britain, have banned Hollywood films over the past 70 years for both political and moral reasons, according to several film sources. This week, Egypt banned “Exodus: Gods & Kings,” because the government claimed it falsely portrayed Jews building the Pyramids....
Mike Myers Strikes Back at North Korea as Dr. Evil on SNL (watch!) 6

Mike Myers Strikes Back at North Korea as Dr. Evil on SNL (watch!)

Mike Myers returned to “Saturday Night Live” as Dr. Evil from his Austin Powers movies to chastise North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Sony Pictures for, well, giving evil a bad name. Myers, that is, Dr. Evil commandeered the cold open. The show opened with a skit called “A Very Somber Christmas With Sam Smith.” Actually, was parodying the English singer when Dr. Evil crashed the set. Sitting in his familiar lair, Dr. Evil laid into North Korea for its puny “act of war.”...
North Korean Hacker Terror Threats Step Over the Line; US Must React 8

North Korean Hacker Terror Threats Step Over the Line; US Must React

North Korean dictator Kim Jung-Un has raised the political stakes considerably with his country’s sponsorship of Sony’s hacker attack. As bad as that was, terrorist threats against movie theaters directly challenged the security of the United States. It can’t go unanswered. Sony was placed in a difficult position. It should have faced down the threat and defended freedom of expression. As difficult as that may have been, it was the best course to prevent future cyber attacks and threats of violence. Instead, it chose to stand on its wallet....
'Interview' Pulled by First Theater Chain to Buckle Under Terror Threat 10

‘Interview’ Pulled by First Theater Chain to Buckle Under Terror Threat

“Interview,” the Seth Rogen, James Franco comedy about the assassination of North Korean beloved leader Kim Jong-Un won’t be screened in more than 278 theaters after the first chain buckled in the face of an alleged terror attack. Carmike Cinemas, which operates 2,917 screens in 41 states, mostly in the south, said it is passing on the Sony film, according Deadline. The move is unprecedented in the annals of film-making but the Georgia-based chain said it decided to make the move after receiving assurances from Sony that it would support theaters that pull the film. Sony is moving ahead with the release on Christmas Day....
How New James Bond Film is Going From Grotesque to Merely Awful 12

How New James Bond Film is Going From Grotesque to Merely Awful

James Bond movie “Spectre,” starring Daniel Craig, is shaping up to be one of the worst Bond films ever–and the most expensive– according to newly leaked Sony Pictures emails that reflect an air of desperation over its shitty script, and worse, its cost. If this is how movies are made, then it they’re a lot like sausage; it’s something you don’t necessarily want to watch....
President Obama Butt of Racist Jibes in Leaked Pascal-Rudin Sony Emails 14

President Obama Butt of Racist Jibes in Leaked Pascal-Rudin Sony Emails

President Obama now has something in common with Angelina Jolie. He’s the latest public figure to get kicked around in leaked emails between Sony Pictures Co-Chairman Amy Pascal and blustery producer Scott Rudin. The two Hollywood moguls wrote back and forth about the president in clearly racial terms, discussing what movies he might like to watch. All of the films involved African-American actors or subjects dealing with black America, according to the documents....
Angelina Jolie was trash talked by Sony. (Photo: Getty)

Angelina Jolie Trashed as Hollywood Egos Clash in Leaked Sony Emails

Angelina Jolie is both a power and a scourge in Hollywood. In revealing leaked emails from Sony Pictures, producer Scott Rudin slams her as a “minimally talented spoiled brat,” an image that’s as far from her public persona as you can get. The email exchange occurred between Rudin and Sony Pictures co-chairman Amy Pascal, in what appears to be a monumental clash of egos over upcoming films. Sony’s computers were hacked and scores of documents and content were leaked onto the Internet, including at least five yet-to-be-released feature films, including “Still Alice,” an Oscar contender starring Julianne Moore and Kristen Stewart....