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    Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

    Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas | Variety

    In announcing the decision to cancel the holiday debut, Sony hit back at the hackers who threatened movie theaters and moviegoers and who have terrorized the studio and its employees for weeks.

    “Those who attacked us stole our intellectual property, private emails, and sensitive and proprietary material, and sought to destroy our spirit and our morale – all apparently to thwart the release of a movie they did not like,” the statement reads.

    “We are deeply saddened at this brazen effort to suppress the distribution of a movie, and in the process do damage to our company, our employees, and the American public,” it continues. “We stand by our filmmakers and their right to free expression and are extremely disappointed by this outcome.”
    Well, that surely won't embolden the hackers and terrorists.

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    Re: Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

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    Re: Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

    ****ing weak
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    Re: Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

    They were still airing commercials for it today, wonder how long it will take to get the word out? And giving in to the demands of terrorists is ALWAYS such a good idea.
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    Re: Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

    “Those who attacked us stole our intellectual property, private emails, and sensitive and proprietary material, and sought to destroy our spirit and our morale – all apparently to thwart the release of a movie they did not like,” the statement reads.

    “We are deeply saddened at this brazen effort to suppress the distribution of a movie, and in the process do damage to our company, our employees, and the American public,” it continues. “We stand by our filmmakers and their right to free expression and are extremely disappointed by this outcome.”
    "That being said, you win, we lose. We give up but, mind you, we're not happy about it."

    Sony needs to simply release this thing directly to television and/or free streaming.

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    Re: Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

    It sounds weak and it makes me angry that it comes to this, but in this day an age it would be irresponsible on the part of Sony and the theaters that would air the movie to potentially put crowds of movie goers in danger. Can you imagine the outcry and calls for Sony's crucifixion if they aired the movie and some ass blew up a theater or in some other way harmed people.

    When someone sends in a bomb threat at an airport or government building, people don't just ignore that threat - they close down the location until everything is clear. I'm not sure how you clear anything from what equates to a terrorist threat.
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    Re: Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

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    Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas | Variety



    Well, that surely won't embolden the hackers and terrorists.
    Word is that Sony knows they have more damaging info. Hollywood chumps appeasing commies and terrorists like its cool-who saw that coming?

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    Re: Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    It sounds weak and it makes me angry that it comes to this, but in this day an age it would be irresponsible on the part of Sony and the theaters that would air the movie to potentially put crowds of movie goers in danger. Can you imagine the outcry and calls for Sony's crucifixion if they aired the movie and some ass blew up a theater or in some other way harmed people.

    When someone sends in a bomb threat at an airport or government building, people don't just ignore that threat - they close down the location until everything is clear. I'm not sure how you clear anything from what equates to a terrorist threat.
    It seems to me that if someone blew up a theater full of moviegoers then it would be North Korea that should be the target of anger, not Sony.

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    Re: Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

    Call it progress... at one point it was "we do not negotiate with terrorists", now its "we are scared don't hurt us and we'll do anything you demand."

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    Re: Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

    This is being taken way too seriously
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