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Rubeus
12-23-2014, 05:49 PM
Limited release in US, wonder if this is showing anywhere else? Let see if any theaters will blow up that day :lol:

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Sony Pictures: 'The Interview' will be in theaters on Christmas Day

Sony Pictures claimed it couldn't premiere The Interview after major theater chains pulled out due to threats, but independent operators (and the President) have successfully called it out. Alamo Drafthouse founder Tim League tweeted that Sony has authorized screenings of the now must-see film, and you can expect to see Christmas Day shows available within the hour. The Hollywood Reporter notes that the Plaza Atlanta theater has also stated it will have showings on Thursday. According to LA Times reporter Joe Bel Bruno Sony Pictures has confirmed the plan, and indie theaters "are lining up" to show North Korea's least-favorite movie while CEO Michael Lynton is trying to get the widest release possible. Citing anonymous sources, several outlets have reported the plans include a video on-demand release, and will be announced publicly later today.

Update: Sony Pictures has released a statement confirming a "limited theatrical release" on Thursday, but so far has not provided a list of where the movie will be shown, or if any video on-demand release is a part of the plan. According to Lynton the studio never gave up on releasing the movie, and "we are continuing our efforts to secure more platforms and more theaters so that this movie reaches the largest possible audience." Now we're faced with the toughest question of all: Did we actually want to see this movie?

Sony Pictures:

SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES LIMITED THEATRICAL RELEASE OF THE INTERVIEW ON CHRISTMAS DAY

[Hollywood - December 23, 2014] Sony Pictures Entertainment today announced that The Interview will have a limited theatrical release in the United States on Christmas Day.

"We have never given up on releasing The Interview and we're excited our movie will be in a number of theaters on Christmas Day," said Michael Lynton, Chairman and CEO of Sony Entertainment. "At the same time, we are continuing our efforts to secure more platforms and more theaters so that this movie reaches the largest possible audience."

"I want to thank our talent on The Interview and our employees, who have worked tirelessly through the many challenges we have all faced over the last month. While we hope this is only the first step of the film's release, we are proud to make it available to the public and to have stood up to those who attempted to suppress free speech.



Alamo Drafthouse CEO Tim League:

We cannot imagine the pressures that have been affecting Sony, at all levels of the organization they have been under attack. Amidst this unwarranted chaos, they have regrouped and listened to the public, the government and the exhibition community and responded with resolve and determination. At 10:45 AM Sony bookers approved screenings at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and other arthouse and independent theaters across the country.
This is the best Christmas gift anyone could give us. We, both distributors and exhibitors, have collectively stood firm to our principles and for the right to freedom of expression.
Two days til Christmas, and I am proud to be an American




The people have spoken! Freedom has prevailed! Sony didn't give up! The Interview will be shown at theaters willing to play it on Xmas day!
- Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) December 23, 2014




VICTORY!!!!!!! The PEOPLE and THE PRESIDENT have spoken!!! SONY to release THE INTERVIEW in theaters on XMAS DAY!

A photo posted by James Franco (@jamesfrancotv) on Dec 12, 2014 at 10:26am PST




Breaking news: Sony has authorized screenings of THE INTERVIEW on Christmas Day. We are making shows available within the hour. #Victory
- Tim League (@timalamo) December 23, 2014




Breaking Plaza News: The Interview will open Exclusive on 12/25 . The Plaza will be one of the few theaters in the nation to open the film .
- Plaza Atlanta (@PlazaAtlanta) December 23, 2014


http://www.engadget.com/2014/12/23/sony-pictures-will-allow-theaters-to-show-the-interview-thursd/

Icarus4578
12-26-2014, 01:18 PM
What a wonderful message Hollywood is sending this Christmas season, a film where viewers watch Kim Jong-Un's head explode. They needed to manufacture controversy by falsely accusing NK of hacking them, creating greater friction in the process, just to sell the public their shallow tripe, but such is the sorry state of modern film-making in the land of make-believe.

"I want to thank our talent on The Interview and our employees, who have worked tirelessly through the many challenges we have all faced over the last month. While we hope this is only the first step of the film's release, we are proud to make it available to the public and to have stood up to those who attempted to suppress free speech."

Oh really? I'm to take it that if someone made a "comedy" about assassinating western leaders, that should be considered free speech? It's a rhetorical question, of course, because everyone knows that the media would immediately brandish it as anti-western propaganda.

SavedFromSin
12-26-2014, 06:05 PM
I completely agree with you Icarus. The initial reviews for the movie have been horrible and now all of a sudden it is the poster boy for free speech? Something does not seem right.

Drunken Savior
12-26-2014, 06:33 PM
I completely agree with you Icarus. The initial reviews for the movie have been horrible and now all of a sudden it is the poster boy for free speech? Something does not seem right.

What doesn't seem right? That free speech shouldn't apply to stupid stoner films?

Icarus4578
12-27-2014, 11:03 AM
Nice red herring. Nobody implied anything of the sort.

Joe Redifer
12-27-2014, 06:09 PM
I think you missed something, Icarus. Saved from Sin said: "The initial reviews for the movie have been horrible and now all of a sudden it is the poster boy for free speech?" as if being a good or a bad movie had anything at all to do with free speech. It doesn't. Shitty movies have just a much of a right to exist as good ones. I would never see the movie, but I want to be able to choose to not see it myself instead of having a company dictate to me that I cannot see it because of some perceived threat.

Icarus4578
12-28-2014, 12:40 PM
That's just the thing: there never was a threat against free speech. The whole episode was conceived solely for the sake of selling tickets.

Joe Redifer
12-29-2014, 01:44 AM
And, since you're completely blind I will spell it out for you again. THE MOVIE IS NOT MAKING A PROFIT. Please let me know if this still isn't getting through to your brain and I will try sign language or baby-speak. Jesus christ in a handbasket you truly are dense.