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The Interview – Really funny, but falls short of the hype

by Tyler MacKinnon

A few years ago if someone said that a movie featuring the guy from Knocked Up was going to cause an international incident, I would have rolled my eyes. After the scandal following the release of the 2014 comedy The Interview, my eyes rolled right back into my head. Suddenly, the internet blew up like a North Korean attempt at a missile launch. From allegations of cyber terrorism to ludicrous claims that this movie will cause World War 3, pundits filled the airwaves with hysteria. After an initially limited release, the film got mixed reviews.  No film could live up to such hype. So what was the flic really all about?

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Why so much ado about ‘The Interview’?

by Barry Weisleder

Hollywood, Wall Street, and the White House are celebrating the release, albeit delayed and via the internet and small cinemas, of the third-rate comedy “The Interview.” The film is about a plot to assassinate the leader of North Korea.  Pyongyang took exception to the idea, and threatened to retaliate, which set off a spate of verbal and cyber warfare. Continue reading Why so much ado about ‘The Interview’?