Nvm: Sony WILL Show ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

seth rogen james franco dancing the interview gif imgurWell this is confusing, the CEO/Chairman of Sony is saying that the studio has “never given up on releasing The Interview, after a spokesman said they had “no further release plans” less than a week earlier due to the negative press surrounding the movie.

Sony’s Michael Lynton also said the following about the controversial Seth Rogen comedy:

We are continuing our efforts to secure more platforms and more theaters so that this movie reaches the largest possible audience.

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Sony Pulls ‘The Interview’ From All Theaters

Kim jong il death scene the interviewSeth Rogen and James Franco’s The Interview has been scrapped from all major theaters by Sony, who also reportedly have NO PLANS to release in on DVD or on demand due to the plot of the entire movie, specifically a scene were their beloved(?) leader Kim Jong-un burns to death in slow motion.

Leaked emails from Rogen himself detailed the gory scene, which apparently included “hair burning,” “face embers” and a “wave of head chunks.” 

Sounds hilarious, right? North Korean hackers didn’t quite think so…

After catching wind of The Interview, a group calling themselves the “Guardians of Peace” threatened to bomb any venue who dared screen it, 9/11 style.

Warning

the interview posterWe will clearly show it to you at the very time and places “The Interview” be shown, including the
premiere, how bitter fate those who seek fun in terror should be doomed to.
Soon all the world will see what an awful movie Sony Pictures Entertainment has made.
The world will be full of fear.
Remember the 11th of September 2001.
We recommend you to keep yourself distant from the places at that time.
(If your house is nearby, you’d better leave.)
Whatever comes in the coming days is called by the greed of Sony Pictures Entertainment.
All the world will denounce the SONY.

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Is the PS4 ‘Better’ Than the Xbox One? Not Necessarily, But it is Cheaper

PS4 console and controller

Most gamers I talk to seem to favor the idea of buying the PS4 over the Xbox One, and we know Microsoft’s reveal of the new Xbox where they continuously plugged it as a media center that immerses you socially and visually and occasionally plays games like Forza and FIFA is to blame, but which console is actually better?

Like the age-old Macs vs. PC discussion, that’s an unanswerable question, but here are the differences:

1. Price

The Playstation 4 is cheaper at $399 than the Xbox One, which hits shelves in November for $499.

2. Games

Sony said at E3 that unlike the One, PS4 will be region-free (no restriction on European and Japanese titles), supports used games 100% and will not require a constant internet connection.

“When a gamer buys a PS4 disc, they have the rights to the game, they can trade in the game at retail, sell it to another person, lend it to another friend or keep it forever.” -Jack Tretton, CEO
Titanfall xbox screenshot
Both consoles will require a paid subscription (Playstation Plus and Xbox Live) to play online multiplayer.

Exclusive Xbox One games: Halo 5, Titanfall, Ryse: Son of Rome, Sunset Overdrive, Killer Instinct, Forza Motorsport 5, Dead Rising 3, Project Spark.

Exclusive PS4 games: The Order 1886, Killzone: Shadowfall, Knack, DriveClub, Infamous: Second Son.

Games for both Xbox One and PS4: Call of Duty: Ghosts, The Elder Scrolls Online, Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, Grand Theft Auto 5, Watch Dogs, Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag, Kingdom Hearts 3.

Playstation 4 xbox one side by side

3. Specs

While each system comes with a Blu-Ray Disc Drive, a 500GB hard drive and built-in Wi-Fi, the PS4, with its impressive RAM and GPU, which will likely be faster and a tiny bit better looking in-game.

Xbox One comes with a Kinect and HDMI in/out (PS4 only has HDMI out).

In conclusion, the PS4 does have an upper hand with its price, speed and stance on used games, but the Xbox has more exclusive games and voice/movement inclusion with the Kinect 2.0.

Rooney’s Lisbeth Salander Is A Girl Who Plays With Uncertainty

Fans of the American remake of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo directed by David Fincher and starring a wonderfully transformed Rooney Mara who are expecting a sequel may be out of luck.

On its generous budget of $100 million (the equally great Swedish version cost $13 million and brought in over $100 million), GWTDT suffered a modest loss, according to MGM.

Fincher’s comments in December of 2011 where he pretty much shot down the idea of contributing to what would be a second installment, The Girl Who Played With Fire, felt like an added setback. Continue reading “Rooney’s Lisbeth Salander Is A Girl Who Plays With Uncertainty”

Ashton Kutcher As Steve Jobs? I Guess.

I’ve seen Ashton Kutcher in exactly one movie where his acting could be considered above-average and dramatic and it wasn’t The Butterfly Effect, it was the 2009 drama Personal Effects. Obviously, I have mixed feelings about Kutcher starring in Jobs.

It seems like Tom Cruise would have been a better choice but perhaps that’s where Sony will take their separate version of the mogul’s life, based on the biography. Kutcher, a former biochemical engineering student UI, can be credited for the success of Twitter and has invested money in Skype and Foursquare. Continue reading “Ashton Kutcher As Steve Jobs? I Guess.”

Netflix, Sucking More By The Hour

After a surprising price increase for DVD and streaming services (from $8.99 to $15.98) and their stock dropping rapidly, more bad news from the company has come up.

Starz has decided to separate from Netflix and because of Starz’ affiliation with Disney and Sony, this will cause around 1,000 out of Netflix’s 22,000 movies to disappear.

That includes shows like Spartacus, Party Down and Torchwood, not to mention countless movies.

This will go into effect in February 28, 2012…

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