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Post by WyldeMan on 12/22/2014, 12:23 pm

I've read a lot of those emails and the Sony execs all type in broken english too, this was an inside job!
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Post by joey con carne on 12/22/2014, 12:38 pm

I think it was the North Koreans but they are using that Google translate stuff and writing in non-Konglish to throw off the experts. They are doing a really good job just mind-fucking everyone.
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Post by WyldeMan on 12/23/2014, 8:14 pm

‘The Interview’ Release: More Than 300 Theaters Aboard As Deadline Passes

Sony Pictures’ president of Worldwide Distribution Rory Bruer tonight told Deadline’s Mike Fleming Jr that more than 300 theaters lined up to screen The Interview. That total includes most major cities — New York, Los Angeles, Houston, Cleveland, Phoenix and Dallas among them — and more theaters than anyone expected considering the late notice and the fact Sony is finalizing plans to simultaneously release The Interview via a VOD/streaming strategy. Throughout the day indie theaters scramble to book Sony Pictures’ reinstated December 25 release of The Interview and Sony Sony was being inundated with requests ahead of a 6 PM PT deadline for venues to stake their claim to the pic.
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Post by WyldeMan on 12/23/2014, 8:16 pm

Guess Sony really didn't appreciate Obama throwing them under the bus like he did, maybe he wanted to get a little payback for those jokes. But it lit a fire under em to get that pile of steaming monkey shit into theaters. Now we can expect this email dump to continue and maybe we will get our christmas present after all!
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Post by ForeverBlu on 12/23/2014, 8:54 pm

NBC's Today show, abruptly cancelled a live interview with Amy Adams.

After she asked in advance not to be questioned about the Sony mess.

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Post by WyldeMan on 12/23/2014, 9:03 pm

@ForeverBlu wrote:NBC's Today show, abruptly cancelled a live interview with Amy Adams.

After she asked in advance not to be questioned about the Sony mess.
 

Yup it was only right before they went on they told her they'd ask about it, when they were specifically told not to. It was about those email leaks giving salry info and how much lower the ladies of American Hustle were paid compared to their male co-stars.
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Post by Rusty Cunt on 12/24/2014, 12:03 am

I reckon the whole thing was an inside job. A disgruntled (probably ex) employee. The Nth Korean angle was too easy.
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Post by ForeverBlu on 12/24/2014, 9:55 am

Guess Amy also didn't want to address the claims that Bale threatened to beat David O"Russell's ass.

For getting too rough with her, while filming The Fighter.
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Post by WyldeMan on 12/24/2014, 3:41 pm

THE INTERVIEW Is Available to Rent on YouTube, Google Play, and Xbox for $5.99 Starting Today
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Post by WyldeMan on 12/24/2014, 11:53 pm

Christmas Gift: Sony Playstation Network Down

The Playstation Network was down beginning in late afternoon, as attempts to access the site returned error messages that the network was down. A check of Internet monitoring sites showed thousands of complaints. The hackers who attacked Playstation parent Sony Pictures Entertainment last month had promised a “Christmas gift” if the company proceeded with the release of movie The Interview, which has been made available online ahead of a limited theatrical release, which starts tomorrow. PSN’s troubles do not seem to be related to the SPE hack as Business Insider was reporting that Microsoft’ Xbox Live network was also down, and that an anonymous hacker group called Lizard Squad was responsible. Lizard Squad also claimed credit for distributed denial-of-service attacks on the Playstation Network in August and again in November.
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Post by UltimateMarvel on 12/25/2014, 8:15 pm

This can't be the gift they've been talking about because Xbox Live is down too. Lizard Squad was behind this and I'm fucking sick of it. DDOS attacking is lame! I don't know what they hope to gain from this.
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Post by Tyger on 12/25/2014, 8:59 pm

I like how the article negates the headline and yet they still chose that headline. Ugh.
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Post by GrooThePerverted on 12/25/2014, 9:45 pm

Yeah, besides GOP "gave permission" for them to release it anyway, so yeah...

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Post by joey con carne on 12/26/2014, 8:09 am

I just hope Sony gives us free games because of the downtime on Christmas. People wanna play and all that as well as buy gifts for people with the Flash Sale and what not even though the Flash Sale sucked donkey shit.

Come on! Give us free stuff!
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Post by UltimateMarvel on 12/26/2014, 7:03 pm

What a bunch of dicks!
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Post by WyldeMan on 12/26/2014, 7:21 pm

Like if you hate Lizard Squad?? Is there an option to Hate if you Like Lizard Squad?
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Post by UltimateMarvel on 12/26/2014, 7:51 pm

@WyldeMan wrote:Like if you hate Lizard Squad?? Is there an option to Hate if you Like Lizard Squad?

Nah, that's just the video uploader begging for likes visa-vi thumbs up.

I agree with the guy, Chris I think, saying that Christmas was not the day to do this shit. Some people game during the holidays with friends and families because they're off and they just fucking ruined the whole thing. They couldn't do this next week? Rolling Eyes
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Post by joey con carne on 12/27/2014, 9:48 am

@UltimateMarvel wrote:Nah, that's just the video uploader begging for likes visa-vi thumbs up.

I agree with the guy, Chris I think, saying that Christmas was not the day to do this shit. Some people game during the holidays with friends and families because they're off and they just fucking ruined the whole thing. They couldn't do this next week? Rolling Eyes

@UltimateMarvel wrote:Nah, that's just the video uploader begging for likes visa-vi thumbs up.

@UltimateMarvel wrote:that's just the video uploader begging for likes visa-vi thumbs up.

@UltimateMarvel wrote:just the video uploader begging for likes visa-vi thumbs up.

@UltimateMarvel wrote:the video uploader begging for likes visa-vi thumbs up.

@UltimateMarvel wrote:video uploader begging for likes visa-vi thumbs up.

@UltimateMarvel wrote:video uploader begging for likes visa-vi thumbs up.

@UltimateMarvel wrote:uploader begging for likes visa-vi thumbs up.

@UltimateMarvel wrote:begging for likes visa-vi thumbs up.

@UltimateMarvel wrote:for likes visa-vi thumbs up.

@UltimateMarvel wrote:likes visa-vi thumbs up.

@UltimateMarvel wrote:visa-vi thumbs up.

@UltimateMarvel wrote:visa-vi thumbs

@UltimateMarvel wrote:visa-vi

Visa-vi

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Post by UltimateMarvel on 12/27/2014, 11:54 am

Damn Joey! Longest quote I've ever seen. That deserves some rep points. Very Happy
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Post by WyldeMan on 12/27/2014, 1:47 pm

North Korea Blames U.S. For Internet Outage, Calls Obama A “Monkey”

More harsh rhetoric from Pyongyang tonight as the North Korean government pins blame for that country’s Internet shutdown on the U.S., the Associated Press reports. The state-run Korean Central News Agency said that a spokesman for the Policy Department of the National Defense Commission, North Korea’s top military body led by Kim Jong-un, said in statement, “Obama always goes reckless in words and deeds like a monkey in a tropical forest.” The rep also blamed the White House for the sporadic Internet shutdown that has hit North Korea this week, in the wake of President Obama promising the U.S. “will respond proportionally” to the cyber attack on Sony Pictures last month. “The U.S., a big country, started disturbing the Internet operation of major media of the DPRK, not knowing shame like children playing a tag,” the spokesman said, also threatening consequences. The White House has not commented on the latest salvo in the war of words.


This isn’t the first threat to the U.S. from National Defense Commission. It’s the same entity that said last week North Korea would attack “the White House, the Pentagon and the whole U.S. mainland” is Obama followed through on a response to the Sony hack, which the FBI blames on North Korea. The government is peeved about Sony’s comedy The Interview, in which Kim is assassinated by a bumbling talk-show producer (Seth Rogen) and host (James Franco). The Kim-led group said December 21 it has “clear evidence that the U.S. administration was deeply involved in the making of such dishonest reactionary movie” and that it has “already launched the toughest counteraction. Our target is all the citadels of the U.S. imperialists who earned the bitterest grudge of all Koreans. Whoever challenges justice by toeing the line of the biggest criminal U.S. will never be able to escape merciless punishment.”
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Post by WyldeMan on 12/27/2014, 1:48 pm

North Korea’s Internet, Mobile Networks “Paralyzed” Again
China’s Xinhua news agency is reporting that North Korea’s Internet is “paralyzed”again, but this time its 3G mobile networks are down as well. Internet connectivity was still inaccessible as of 21:30 local time, according to Xinhua and reported by Reuters.



The latest reported outage comes hours after the North Korean government called President Obama a “monkey” and blamed the U.S. for the Internet disruptions, after the U.S. pinned the blame on North Korea for the Sony hack attack. The White House has not responded to the latest accusations by North Korea. The government is furious about Sony’s comedy The Interview, in which leader Kim Jong-un Kim is assassinated by a bumbling talk-show producer (Seth Rogen) and host (James Franco). Obama promised the U.S. would “respond proportionally to the attack, and in a place and time that we choose”. North Korea has denied responsibility for the Sony attack.
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Post by UltimateMarvel on 12/27/2014, 9:45 pm

Sony released The Interview after all and it's available YouTube and all over the torrent sites. Who's going to check it out? I'm not going to watch it.
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Post by WyldeMan on 12/27/2014, 11:30 pm

@UltimateMarvel wrote:Sony released The Interview after all and it's available YouTube and all over the torrent sites. Who's going to check it out? I'm not going to watch it.

Yeah its up on every single source online you can possibly imagine. I had zero interest in it prior to this cluster fuck and now, I have less than zero interest in it.
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Post by detective392 on 12/28/2014, 9:39 am

I want to see the movie but been staying away from torrents and not paying money to see it on some streaming site. Will either wait for the BD release if it gets one or maybe I will download it months from now or something.
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Post by WyldeMan on 2/5/2015, 9:43 am

We all talked about this during those first few days how within six months Amy would be stepping down and here she is.

The studio has just confirmed that Amy Pascal is stepping down from her position as co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment and chairman of the Motion Picture Group, and that she will launch a new production venture at the studio. Pascal will transition to the new venture in May.
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Post by Tyger on 2/5/2015, 10:37 pm

Now??? There has to be more to that story.
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Post by UltimateMarvel on 2/5/2015, 10:42 pm

LOL! We all saw that coming a mile away. That bitch!
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Post by WyldeMan on 2/6/2015, 6:59 am

@Tyger wrote:Now??? There has to be more to that story.


She got hooked the fuck up, that's what they left out.

Amy Pascal Exit Brings Talk Of Legacy And Successor To Shape Sony Pic Future


After the bombshell dropped today that Amy Pascal would end a decade atop the Sony Pictures Entertainment film studio to become a producer on the Culver City lot, we are left to contemplate her legacy, her successor and how an era of talent-friendly, lavish and gutsy film making might well be going by the wayside.

Now it is up to Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton and Sony Corp president/CEO Kazuo Hirai to name a replacement and stamp what the next iteration of the movie studio will be. They don’t seem to be in a great hurry, and Pascal has afforded them time by staying on until May even as there are rumors that she will quickly become aligned with plum producing projects that could include James Bond, Spider-Man and others. Her Sony-funded producing shingle will run four years and include development funding, “put” picture commitments, and outs that will allow her even to make movies for other studios or upstarts like Amazon Studios or Netflix.

As I reported when Deadline broke the news this morning that Pascal was exiting, Lynton and Hirai have a deep bench from which to draw—Doug Belgrad, Michael De Luca, Tom Rothman and Jeff Robinov–and it appears they are determined to find her successor from within and haven’t discussed the job with anybody outside the studio. That process will take a little while, I’m told. That’s because the actual agreement for Pascal to exit was pretty abrupt, coming together over the past week. It convinces me that this exit isn’t as simple as saying that Pascal was shown the door.



That would be an understandable assumption given all the shrapnel that came with the release of embarrassing stolen emails feasted on by bottom feeding media as part of a cyber-terror campaign by North Korea-backed hackers that siphoned secrets and destroyed hardware and data to thwart the release of the year-end comedy The Interview. It left Pascal and Lynton feeling like the survivors of a tsunami. There was that pre-holiday frenzy of endless controversy and email revelations that prompted Pascal to apologize to talent and even Al Sharpton because of an ill-advised musing of what black-themed movies President Obama might like. Then the Christmas break arrived, and brought it all to a screeching halt. By the time they returned to work in January, it was eerily quiet.

Even the film that caused the international incident, the Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy The Interview, didn’t lose the ton of dough that seemed likely when its wide theatrical release was scrapped following bomb threats issued by the Sony hackers. Sony had blown through two-thirds of its P&A spend before stopping ads abruptly, but insiders say The Interview did $45 million in digital revenue. The VOD return to studio is higher than a traditional theatrical split, and coupled with theatrical gross north of $6 million, the proceeds from a Netflix deal and international and domestic DVD, it seems plausible Sony could get close to recoupment, certainly much closer than the $30 million that NATO claimed the studio would lose.

Despite a return to normalcy, there seemed to be a collective expectation that something had to give–few hang onto these jobs as long as Pascal has–and Pascal and Lynton (who is himself feeling pressure from Japan) came around to realizing that doing this, now, was the best outcome for all parties. Those who know her say Pascal doesn’t like change and her instinct would be to hang on and not give up a job she loved. But it’s a job not nearly as fun as it used to be, when there was more money to spend and risk taking was easier, when Pascal and Lynton and their team made movies they wanted to, sometimes extravagantly, and established themselves as talent magnets. This was before Daniel Loeb came into the picture as a vocal minority shareholder, and before a few bad quarters had Sony’s Japanese bosses calling for layoffs and leading Pascal and Lynton to get rid of staff they’d worked with forever. Pascal’s passion is picking and making movies, and much of the headaches seemed to have little to do with that.

The prime contenders to replace Pascal we named this morning. There is SPE Motion Picture Group president and Columbia Pictures president Doug Belgrad; production president Michael De Luca; former Fox and current TriStar principal Tom Rothman; and Jeff Robinov, who left Warner Bros after not getting the top slot and who started the monied production company Section 8 with $1 billion in financing that comes mostly from China. It’s worth adding a long shot: the ambitious Sony Pictures TV chief Steve Mosko, whose division is a reliable profit center.

Several of these guys are well-respected execs who were once picture pickers at this or other studios. On the lot, they’ve been debating the possibilities all day of which horse to bet on. Some feel that if Japan wanted to reflect fiscal acumen, Sony might go with Rothman, who at Fox made ambitious pics like Ang Lee’s Life Of Pi but was known more for budgetary discipline that means profitable quarterly reports; or for that matter Belgrad, a savvy business guy who, before he was promoted from production president, once handled the Adam Sandler account when he was starring in hit after hit.

If Sony’s emphasis would once again be about filmmaker and talent relationships, then the favorite might be De Luca. Unlike Belgrad, he’s not well known to the Japanese bosses, but he was producer of some of Sony’s recent tastemaker hits The Social Network, Captain Phillips and Moneyball. He is also the former wunderkind New Line production president who empowered emerging filmmakers and pics like the David Fincher-directed Se7en, Paul Thomas Anderson’s Boogie Nights, launched Jim Carrey’s star with The Mask and Dumb and Dumber, and presided over franchises that included Blade and Rush Hour. He has a strong relationship with Sony-based producer Scott Rudin, with whom De Luca produced several of those Sony hits.

Robinov would be a stickier proposition, despite all his bonafides from his Warner Bros reign. It’s doubtful backers would have given Robinov $1 billion if he wasn’t shackled to his Studio 8 venture, which is just getting underway. But they probably said the same thing about the producing duo Peter Guber and Jon Peters, until Sony paid $200 million to buy their production company and then paid  hundreds of millions in obligations to Warner Bros, including real estate that completed the WB lot, in order to get them to run Sony several regimes back.

I have also heard that two of these candidates could be teamed and in that case a pairing of Belgrad and De Luca might make sense. It’s all speculation at this point but one benefit all of them will get is that the studio runs more fiscally sound than it used to, and the community accepts that now.

All of these executives are doing fine where they are and that includes Rothman, who relaunched TriStar with a strong slate that includes the Robert Zemeckis-directed The Walk, a 3D extravaganza that stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Philippe Petit, Ricki and the Flash with Meryl Streep as a decadent rock star, and the Jodie Foster-directed Money Monster with George Clooney and Julia Roberts.

This leaves the question of legacy of Pascal’s long reign. Some feel she’ll be hard pressed to shake the memory of the  Sony hack and the unfortunate things that occurred when emails were leaked. Talent like Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Bennett Miller, David Fincher, Aaron Sorkin and others who worked with her repeatedly will define her much differently, and likely will cushion her landing into the producer role. Backed by Lynton, Pascal took creative risks that are hard to find in today’s tent pole hungry studio executive suites. The Interview was a misfire, but it was a gutsy creative call and her instincts paid off many times over the years.

One memorable example is Moneyball. Pascal shocked everyone when, three days from start of production, she cancelled the film because Steven Soderbergh turned in a rewrite she felt didn’t resemble the film she’d green lit. Overhauled slowly by director Bennett Miller, it went on to become a Best Picture nominee.

Her transition to producing will take some adjustment. She has been a buyer forever, and I’m told there will be a rude awakening in being on the other side of that equation.
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Post by WyldeMan on 5/2/2015, 10:10 am

Just found out that two weeks ago WikiLeaks published 30,287 hacked Sony documents and 173,132 emails in a massive archive on its site.
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