Sony Cancels Christmas Release Of “The Interview”

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(KFSM) – Sony cancelled the Christmas release of their movie “The Interview,” which has caused the company quite a lot of buzz, even getting Sony hacked, according to a news release.

“In light of the decision by the majority of our exhibitors not to show the film “The Interview,” we have decided not to move forward with the planned Dec. 25 theatrical release,” Sony said in a statement.

“We respect and understand our partners’ decision and, of course, completely share their paramount interest in the safety of employees and theater-goers,” Sony continued.

Sony Pictures was hacked not long ago and had a large amount of data stolen, including personnel records and multiple unreleased movies, the release states.

The decision to cancel the Christmas release followed many movie theaters choosing to not put the film out on Christmas.

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  • Richard S. Drake

    In one fell swoop the North Koreans have joined the proud ranks of the book burners, the angry crowds who demand that invitations to speak at college campuses be withdrawn, insist that songs or musicians be banned from the airwaves, the unruly, unwashed mobs of pitchfork wielding villagers who demand that TV networks yank a series off the air because they (or the stars) offend their sensibilities, the Cotton Mathers who demand that books be removed from public libraries . . .

    . . . or screech that film companies either not release films, else not produce films they already have plans to make, because they find the content objectionable.

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