Amid threats by a presumed shadowy unit of hackers that had already gone public with the studio’s internal emails, Sony decided to pull the film. The decision could have a long-term effect on moviemaking, the arts and free speech.
Amid threats by a presumed shadowy unit of hackers that had already gone public with the studio’s internal e-mails, Sony decided to pull the film. The decision could have longterm repurcussions on moviemaking, the arts and free speech.
Peter Jackson’s final entry in his stretched-out “Hobbit” trilogy is packed with action, starting with Smaug the dragon’s attack on Laketown and culminating in the massive title confrontation. In the 13 years since “The Fellowship of the Ring” was released, Middle-earth has become as much Jackson’s world as Tolkien’s. And But a love for Tolkien’s world informs everything.
The unprecedented hack of Sony Pictures which a U.S. official says is linked to North Korea may be the most damaging cyberattack ever inflicted on an American business. The fallout from the hack that exposed a trove of sensitive documents, and this week escalated to threats of terrorism, forced Sony to cancel release of the North Korean spoof movie “The Interview.”
Tens of thousands of local kids go without enough food on weekends. The Star is partnering with Harvesters to raise money for the area’s hungriest children. All money goes to Harvesters’ BackSnack program, which provides low-income children weekend meals. Just $25 provides a child BackSnacks for a month; $250 provides BackSnacks for a year. Everyone who donates before Christmas Eve will be entered in a drawing for a football autographed by Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles.
A Roald Dahl story must have a plucky child, like Charlie and his “Chocolate Factory,” or James and his “Giant Peach,” or Matilda Wormwood. And now, DreamWorks announced this week, we have Sophie for Steven Spielberg’s “BFG.”
The four largest theater chains in the U.S. said they would not show the movie, which depicts the assassination of North Korea leader Kim Jong Un. The film has been at the center of a devastating hacking attack on Sony. U.S. intelligence officials have concluded that the North Korean government was centrally involved with the attacks on Sony’s computers.
Threats of violence against movie theaters. The New York premiere of “The Interview” canceled. Leaks of thousands of more private emails. Lawsuits by former employees that could cost tens of millions in damages. The fallout from the Sony Pictures hack exploded Tuesday after the shadowy group calling themselves Guardians of Peace escalated their attack and threatened moviegoers with violence reminiscent of September 11, 2001.
Saving Private Ryan” and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” are among 25 movies being inducted this year into the National Film Registry for long-term preservation, the Library of Congress announced Wednesday.
Georgia-based Carmike Cinemas has decided to cancel its planned showings of “The Interview” in the wake of threats against theatergoers by the Sony hackers. The movie, starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, is a comedy that depicts an assassination attempt against North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
AMC Theatres and MoviePass are teaming up on a pilot test in Denver and Boston to offer special subscription movie passes, an effort to get more people to come to the movie houses instead of watching at home.
"Birdman," "Boyhood" and a host of now regulars on the awards circuit were among the top films listed in the 20th Critics' Choice Movie Awards nominations Monday, but it was Wes Anderson's darkly whimsical "The Grand Budapest Hotel" that surprised with 11 nominations.
Hackers sent a new email Friday to Sony Pictures Entertainment, gloating over the studio's "wise" decision to cancel the release of "The Interview" and warning not to distribute the film "in any form."