• The Interview’s Christmas Day release saved by indie theaters

    Sony will allow several smaller theater chains to release the now-controversial comedy The Interview. The Plaza Atlanta in Atlanta, GA, the Main Street Theater in Sioux City, IA and the Alamo Drafthouse in Dallas, TX have announced that they will be part of the last-minute limited release and more are expected to announce their participation. “We have never given up on releasing The Interview and we’re excited our movie will

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    ‘The Interview’ gets live performance in New York this weekend

    Amidst the growing clusterfuck that has been the infamous Sony Hack and cancellation of the theatrical debut of the James Franco-Seth Rogen comedy The Interview, a silver lining of hope for Freedom of Speech has emerged. New York City’s Treehouse Theater will host a live-reading of the movie’s screenplay this Saturday night. “In the wake of recent events surrounding the controversial film The Interview, the feeling that a threat to

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    Leaked memo tells ‘Community’ cast to say they’re looking forward to season sans Dan Harmon

    I’m sure this is standard procedure any time a high-profile Hollywood firing goes down, but that doesn’t stop it from being interesting. Whenever the fourth wall is broken — especially in La-la Land where normal equals a cover-up — seeing reality laid bare with no filters is amazingly intriguing. A memo from Sony Pictures Television was sent to all Community cast and crew outlining how they should act and what

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    Weird Al Yankovic tells Sony Music they owe him $5 million, files suit

    Just because he seems goofy and sings funny songs, it doesn’t mean you can fuck with Weird Al Yankovic and get away with it. You dig? The musical parody king filed suit against Sony Music Entertainment, claiming the record label owes him $5 million– from digital album and song sales via online retailers like iTunes and Amazon, as well as from ringtone downloads. Part of that sum also includes monies

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    Paul Provenza: Not all about the laughs

    Paul Provenza is one of the most well-respected comedians of the last two decades, but there came a point in his career when using comedy to simply make people laugh ceased to become a challenge for him. So The Aristocrats director embarked on a new comedic vision (some of that can be seen on Crackle.com’s second season of The Purple Onion) and a brand new way to piss off the

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