Only a few days after President Obama held a press conference and criticized Sony’s decision to pull “The Interview” from theaters at a cyber hacker’s request, the studio has decided to release the movie on its initial premiere date after all.
After concluding that the North Korean government was behind the massive email leaks that put Sony’s pretty problematic business practices — and executives’ offensive remarks — in the spotlight, Barack Obama highlighted the importance of not caving to digital threats. Keep reading »
The so-called Guardians of Peace have apparently released the beginning of their promised and also so-called “Christmas gift,” and it consists of the personal emails of Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton and a dark threat for anyone with plans to go see the Christmas release of The Interview. Read more on Newser…
There’s been a lot of really cruddy news coming out of the Sony e-mail hack – Angelina Jolie was called “a minimally talented spoiled brat;” an executive suggested she should ask President Obama if he liked Django (in context, it was clearly a racial if not flat-out racist statement); Jennifer Lawrence was paid significantly less than her male co-stars in American Hustle. But there’s one shining, bright spot, and that’s Channing Tatum’s e-mail regarding 22 Jump Street’s box office success. Keep reading »