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The Interview Synopsis
In the action-comedy The Interview, Dave Skylark (James Franco) and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) run the popular celebrity tabloid TV show “Skylark Tonight.” When they discover that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is a fan of the show, they land an interview with him in an attempt to legitimize themselves as journalists. As Dave and Aaron prepare to travel to Pyongyang, their plans change when the CIA recruits them, perhaps the two least-qualified men imaginable, to assassinate Kim Jong-un.
The Interview Release Date
In Theaters December 25, 2014
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Starring: James Franco, Seth Rogen, Lizzy Caplan, and Randall Park
Directed by: Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg
Produced by: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and James Weaver
Length: 112 min
MPAA Rating: [ R ]
Distributor: Sony / Columbia
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Why Dennis Rodman Is Upset With Seth Rogen And The Interview Why Dennis Rodman Is Upset With Seth Rogen And The Interview
Dennis Rodman doesn’t believe the U.S. government. That’s not such a surprising sentence, but in regards to the recent Sony hacking scandal, which was apparently caused by North Korea, Rodman thinks it’s completely bologna. And is unhappy with Seth Rogen and the film associated with it.
by Catarina Cowden January 25, 2015 discussion comments
The Interview Will Be Available For Free On Netflix Soon, Get The Details The Interview Will Be Available For Free On Netflix Soon, Get The Details
The Interview has been killing it online. If you haven’t been paying attention to what has transpired, the controversial film at the epicenter of the Sony hacking scandal has raked in upwards of $40 million in online and rental sales, which is way more than people are paying to see it in theaters.
by Nick Romano January 20, 2015 discussion comments
Wait, Sony Lost How Much On The Interview? Wait, Sony Lost How Much On The Interview?
The Interview actually ended up losing Sony quite a hefty amount of money because of its savaged cinematic release. In fact it lost them $30 million.
by Gregory Wakeman January 16, 2015 discussion comments
What North Koreans Who Have Watched The Interview Think Of It What North Koreans Who Have Watched The Interview Think Of It
The controversy surrounding The Interview has been one of the most highly tracked in recent memory. But, as pointed out by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler in their 2015 Golden Globes opener, the controversy was more interesting than the movie. The film has received a ton of harsh criticism in America by reviewers, but what do the people of North Korea think about The interview?
by Nick Romano January 12, 2015 discussion comments
What The Interview Changed To Avoid Controversy Before Release What The Interview Changed To Avoid Controversy Before Release
An editor who worked on the comedy has now said in an interview about The Interview that one significant scene was toned down, though it was a creative choice, and not one mandated by the studio
by Sean O'Connell January 12, 2015 discussion comments
Will The Interview Change The Way Studios Look At Video On Demand? Will The Interview Change The Way Studios Look At Video On Demand?
While The Interview was certainly not the first film to do this, because it was in the limelight, a debate arose of whether or not VOD release could trump over theatrical release and if the combination of the two is beneficial.
by Catarina Cowden January 8, 2015 discussion comments
The Interview Just Keeps Printing Money Through OnDemand Buys The Interview Just Keeps Printing Money Through OnDemand Buys
Despite the fact that the film essentially caused an international incident, Seth Rogen and Evan Golberg’s controversial comedy The Interview continues to rack up quite a hefty sum for Sony. In fact, it has now amassed $31 million from it's On-Demand release platforms - which, all things considered, is an unprecedented success for the controversial comedy.
by Gregory Wakeman January 6, 2015 discussion comments
The Interview Is About To Expand Even Wider The Interview Is About To Expand Even Wider
The Interview is about to get an even wider aperture. Sony has reached agreements with many big U.S. cable and satellite providers to distribute the film via pay-per-view and video-on-demand services.
by Catarina Cowden January 1, 2015 discussion comments
At Least The Interview Set One Record In 2014 At Least The Interview Set One Record In 2014
Though it was only released last week, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's The Interview actually did manage to make it on to a Top 10 list in 2014 thanks to it's financial success. It turns out that a spokesperson from Google has announced that the comedy was the company's best selling film of the year on their Google Play and YouTube platforms.
by Eric Eisenberg December 30, 2014 discussion comments
Sony May Not Have Been Hacked By North Korea After All Sony May Not Have Been Hacked By North Korea After All
The conflicting results of the studies conducted by Norse center around language used in various forums where hackers may have met to discuss the forms of malware that would be used to pull off the Sony hack.
by Sean O'Connell December 30, 2014 discussion comments
The 20 Most-Pirated Movies Of 2014 The 20 Most-Pirated Movies Of 2014
Torrent use continues to be a buzzed-about topic in the industry, especially as studios and industry experts get a look at the numbers of the films that were illegally downloaded in 2014.
by Sean O'Connell December 29, 2014 discussion comments
The Interview Made A Ton Of Money In On-Demand Rentals The Interview Made A Ton Of Money In On-Demand Rentals
When Sony announced that they would be releasing Seth Rogen and Evan Golberg's The Interview in limited theaters and online simultaneously, everyone began to speculate how the experiment would work out. Would people want to watch the comedy online instead of on a big screen? Would it drive audiences away from theaters?
by Eric Eisenberg December 28, 2014 discussion comments
Man’s Plan To Buy Interview Tickets And Scalp Them Goes Horribly Man’s Plan To Buy Interview Tickets And Scalp Them Goes Horribly
Because of all the drama surrounding The Interview, one man in Cincinnati, Ohio thought that he could take advantage by buying movie tickets in bulk and scalp them at the local theater. As you may have already figured out, this plan backfired in rather spectacular fashion.
by Eric Eisenberg December 28, 2014 discussion comments
People In Asia Are Very Interested In The Interview, For Obvious Reasons People In Asia Are Very Interested In The Interview, For Obvious Reasons
People across Asia have been downloading and watching The Interview in their thousands. And I think we all know why.
by Gregory Wakeman December 26, 2014 discussion comments
Eminem Says He's Gay In The Interview, The World Overreacts Eminem Says He's Gay In The Interview, The World Overreacts
It’s always fun when a performer plays against the labels that have been affixed to them by the media and fans. Good for Marshall Mathers for continuing to change how people perceive him… and for proving he has a sense of humor.
by Sean O'Connell December 26, 2014 discussion comments
Seth Rogen Showed Up At An Interview Screening To Do This Seth Rogen Showed Up At An Interview Screening To Do This
If Seth Rogen knows anything about Hollywood, he knows that the fans are king. Read on to see how he surprised an L.A. screening of The Interview with a moment they'll never forget.
by Mike Reyes December 26, 2014 discussion comments
Wait, Did George Clooney Lie About Circulating A Petition To The Studios? Wait, Did George Clooney Lie About Circulating A Petition To The Studios?
Recent news is proving George Clooney’s petition story to be a big lie. Representatives from five studios have spoken, and say that they never even received the petition Clooney claims to have sent.
by Catarina Cowden December 25, 2014 discussion comments
The Interview Has Already Been Illegally Downloaded A Stupid Number Of Times The Interview Has Already Been Illegally Downloaded A Stupid Number Of Times
As of 9 AM this morning, it's being reported that 430,000 high-quality, pirated copies of The Interview have been downloaded from online sites. The reasoning behind the large number is the fact that the kerfluffle raised by the Guardians Of Peace has left the worldwide community interested in seeing just why this film has been considered by some to be an act of terrorism.
by Mike Reyes December 25, 2014 discussion comments
Theater To Offer The Interview Movie Viewers Free Popcorn If They Show Up With This Document Theater To Offer The Interview Movie Viewers Free Popcorn If They Show Up With This Document
The fact that Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's The Interview is coming out has been seen as a big win for First Amendment rights. People are feeling very patriotic about the movie - but one Vermont theater is taking that idea to the next level.
by Eric Eisenberg December 24, 2014 discussion comments
Are Movie Theater Chains Mad At Sony? Are Movie Theater Chains Mad At Sony?
In case you didn't already realize, the whole distribution situation involving Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's The Interview has been a bit of a mess. Given the way things have turned out, one might think that the major theater chains might be a bit miffed about how everything worked out - but apparently there's a bit of debate going on surrounding that subject.
by Eric Eisenberg December 24, 2014 discussion comments
You Can Watch The Interview Today, Find Out How You Can Watch The Interview Today, Find Out How
As we get closer and closer to the movie’s initial Christmas Day release date, we are finding out about more and more ways that you might be able to watch the controversial comedy… starting as early as TODAY!
by Sean O'Connell December 24, 2014 discussion comments
The 10 Biggest Movie Disappointments Of 2014 The 10 Biggest Movie Disappointments Of 2014
Much like a pair of socks under the tree, these 10 films are those wonderful gifts that never started giving. Read on and see which 2014 movies from which we'd love to get our money back.
by Mike Reyes December 23, 2014 discussion comments
The Interview On Christmas Day: A Complete List Of Theaters Showing The Movie The Interview On Christmas Day: A Complete List Of Theaters Showing The Movie
As you may have heard, this morning saw a major turnaround in the situation regarding Sony Pictures and Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s The Interview. A few days after cancelling release plans for the comedy, the studio has announced that the film will indeed be in theaters on Christmas Day in limited release. But where exactly will you be able to see it?
by Eric Eisenberg December 23, 2014 discussion comments
The Interview Will Be Screened On Christmas Day, Get The Specifics The Interview Will Be Screened On Christmas Day, Get The Specifics
What we don’t know, yet, if this is just a slight trickle of theaters, or if a floodgate of supporting locations are suddenly about to be announced. Obviously, people are chomping at the bit to be able to see Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s The Interview, for various reasons.
by Sean O'Connell December 23, 2014 discussion comments
The Percentage Of Americans Who Think Canceling The Interview Was The Right Call The Percentage Of Americans Who Think Canceling The Interview Was The Right Call
Sony had a tough decision to make after the infamous hackers demanded they bury the Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy The Interview as deep into their archives as they could: either release the film and potentially risk the safety of many, or cancel its release until further measures are taken. As we all know, the studio went with the latter, and at least some Americans agreed with the choice.
by Nick Romano December 23, 2014 discussion comments
The Interview Will Be Performed In New York City, Get The Details The Interview Will Be Performed In New York City, Get The Details
If you’re like us, you’ve been religiously tracking the Sony hacking scandal involving The Interview for any and all developments - and the latest bit of news is one of the more intriguing bits we've heard. While Sony continues to figure out exactly when and how they're going to distribute the comedy, a New York-based theater has made plans to put on a live reading of the film.
by Nick Romano December 22, 2014 discussion comments
Team America: World Police Just Sold Out On Amazon Because AMERICA! Team America: World Police Just Sold Out On Amazon Because AMERICA!
After Sony pulled The Interview because of cyber threats seemingly linked with North Korea, movie fans were reminded of a certain 2004 comedy which had a similar plot including war against a North Korean dictator.
by Catarina Cowden December 22, 2014 discussion comments
The Internet No Longer Works In North Korea The Internet No Longer Works In North Korea
This has to be our retaliation, right? There’s no other explanation as to North Korea suddenly being offline other than the fact that President Obama told his top tech geeks to unplug the hostile nation while he was vacationing in Hawaii with his family.
by Sean O'Connell December 22, 2014 discussion comments
The Interview Is Getting Remade, By Hustler, As A Porno The Interview Is Getting Remade, By Hustler, As A Porno
Leave it to the porn industry to jump on some free publicity in the wake of a chaotic scandal. Hustler Video, the American pornographic film studio has just announced the production for an adult-parody of The Interview.
by Catarina Cowden December 20, 2014 discussion comments
Sony Claims We Still May Get To See The Interview At Some Point Sony Claims We Still May Get To See The Interview At Some Point
After President Obama criticized their decision to pull The Interview, Sony has issued a statement that claims the film is not gone for good, and there still we be opportunity for it to be seen.
by Catarina Cowden December 20, 2014 discussion comments
George Clooney Tried To Fix The Sony Hacking Problem, Everyone Let Him Down George Clooney Tried To Fix The Sony Hacking Problem, Everyone Let Him Down
When Sony decided to pull The Interview, Clooney took action, and asked the heads of studios and important people in the film industry to sign a petition uniting them in an agreement to stand strong against the hackers.
by Catarina Cowden December 19, 2014 discussion comments
A Pissed Off George R.R. Martin Says He'll Screen The Interview Himself A Pissed Off George R.R. Martin Says He'll Screen The Interview Himself
Out of all of the critics against Sony's handling of The Interview, very few could rage against the treatment of the film while riding a dragon. George R.R. Martin is one such person, and you've got to read what he says inside!
by Mike Reyes December 18, 2014 discussion comments
The Staggering Amount Of Money Sony Could Lose On The Interview The Staggering Amount Of Money Sony Could Lose On The Interview
Sony's decision to drop The Interview's Christmas Day release date is one that has sent shockwaves running throughout the entertainment world, with untold costs waiting to be incurred by said decision. At least, those costs were untold until now.
by Mike Reyes December 18, 2014 discussion comments
Sony Accidentally Releases New Interview Ad Claiming To Trust Rogen And Franco Sony Accidentally Releases New Interview Ad Claiming To Trust Rogen And Franco
Well, this certainly is a strange twist on the constantly-developing situation with Seth Rogen and Evan Golberg's The Interview. Despite the fact that Sony has cancelled the film's theatrical release, this afternoon they released a brand new TV spot with a rather ironic title.
by Eric Eisenberg December 18, 2014 discussion comments
8 Brilliant, Unapologetic Moments From Team America: World Police 8 Brilliant, Unapologetic Moments From Team America: World Police
Thinking back on the awesome comedy, we’ve compiled a list of the top eight moments in the film that simultaneously made us laugh and dropped our jaws. Which did we pick? Read on to find out!
by Eric Eisenberg December 18, 2014 discussion comments
Now Paramount Is Refusing To Let Movie Theaters Show Team America: World Police Now Paramount Is Refusing To Let Movie Theaters Show Team America: World Police
Paramount is blocking theaters from hosting screenings of Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s Team America: World Police in place of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s The Interview, according to Tweets posted by the theaters.
by Sean O'Connell December 18, 2014 discussion comments
Why Downloading The Interview Right Now Is A Bad Idea Why Downloading The Interview Right Now Is A Bad Idea
I can’t pay to see The Interview on Christmas Day. That pisses me off, not because I was so pumped up about seeing The Interview but instead because it seems absurd that I no longer have the option
by Mack Rawden December 18, 2014 discussion comments
How One Movie Theater Is Trolling North Korea How One Movie Theater Is Trolling North Korea
While the responses towards Sony's decision to pull The Interview from theaters have been mixed, one theater in particular decided to say “America, F Yeah”.
by Catarina Cowden December 18, 2014 discussion comments
10 Celebrities Who Are Really Pissed Off About The Interview 10 Celebrities Who Are Really Pissed Off About The Interview
You know who hasn’t responded on social media yet? Seth Rogen, whose last Tweet was about Birdman. Like us, he probably doesn’t know what to say in the wake of this increasingly bizarre story.
by Sean O'Connell December 18, 2014 discussion comments
The Interview Will Not Get A VOD Release From Sony The Interview Will Not Get A VOD Release From Sony
While it looked like a brief moment that Sony Pictures would be entertaining the idea of distribution of The Interview through VOD services, we have some bad news. It saddens us to tell you that as of this moment, it looks like we're never going to see The Interview in any way, shape, or form.
by Mike Reyes December 17, 2014 discussion comments
Steve Carell's New Movie Just Got Cancelled Because Of North Korea Steve Carell's New Movie Just Got Cancelled Because Of North Korea
We might as well all pack up and go home, because at the moment the bad-guys are winning. The repercussions of Sony’s hacking are now starting to be felt around the movie industry, as New Regency has announced that work on Steve Carell’s potential new film set in North Korea had now been stopped.
by Gregory Wakeman December 17, 2014 discussion comments
Sony Bails On The Interview, Won't Release It In Theaters Sony Bails On The Interview, Won't Release It In Theaters
At this time, it’s unclear whether Sony will release the film On Demand or via any other distribution method. More than likely, the film will see the light of day at some point, but right now, it seems unlikely it will ever generate the big opening weekend the studio was likely envisioning
by Mack Rawden December 17, 2014 discussion comments
Pretty Much Every Theater Just Bailed On The Interview Pretty Much Every Theater Just Bailed On The Interview
Much smaller chains like Celebration! Cinemas and Malco Theatres told Variety they had yet to make their decision on whether to screen the film. But fear of attacks, or the fear of violent outbursts at theaters carrying the movie, appear to have blocked The Interview from opening on Christmas Day.
by Sean O'Connell December 17, 2014 discussion comments
Major Theater Chain Bails On The Interview Following Threat Major Theater Chain Bails On The Interview Following Threat
The fallout from the Sony hacking has just taken another unfortunate turn, though this one is of the self-inflicted variety. Concerned about the most recent round of threats, despite the Department Of Homeland Security declaring they’re not credible, Sony has offered to let theater chains around the country opt out of screening The Interview.
by Mack Rawden December 17, 2014 discussion comments
Does Seth Rogen Feel Guilty About The Sony Hack? Here's What He Says Does Seth Rogen Feel Guilty About The Sony Hack? Here's What He Says
In case you haven't noticed, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's new comedy The Interview has caused a bit of a controversy. But have these events led to any second thoughts on Rogen's behalf? According to the director/actor, it's a bit too late in the process for that, and he remains proud of the final product.
by Eric Eisenberg December 16, 2014 discussion comments
The Sony Hackers Threaten 9/11-Style Attacks On Movie Theaters The Sony Hackers Threaten 9/11-Style Attacks On Movie Theaters
The Sony Hacking Scandal just took a dark and disturbing turn. The responsible parties officially released a message this morning, promising 9/11 style attacks on any movie theaters that shows the upcoming Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy The Interview.
by Mack Rawden December 16, 2014 discussion comments
Sony's Alleged Hackers Are Now Demanding The Interview Be Shelved Sony's Alleged Hackers Are Now Demanding The Interview Be Shelved
The situation with Sony's hacking problems has lead to the demand we were all waiting to drop. Read on to find out what this says about The Interview, and just who might be making these demands.
by Mike Reyes December 9, 2014 discussion comments
North Korea Says They Didn't Hack Sony, But They're Glad Someone Did North Korea Says They Didn't Hack Sony, But They're Glad Someone Did
Ever since news broke about the Sony hack late last month, a great deal of speculation has pointed the finger at North Korea. The Asian nation has been very vocal about their disapproval of the upcoming Sony comedy The Interview, and many believe that the hack was motivated by the film's forthcoming release.
by Eric Eisenberg December 8, 2014 discussion comments
How Much Seth Rogen And James Franco Made For The Interview How Much Seth Rogen And James Franco Made For The Interview
Want to know how much Seth Rogen and James Franco were paid for The Interview? Then today is your lucky day because the mischievous scamp who hacked Sony Pictures has released the information for all the world to see.
by Gregory Wakeman December 4, 2014 discussion comments
The New Interview Trailer Is Easily The Funniest And Best Yet The New Interview Trailer Is Easily The Funniest And Best Yet
Need a good laugh to help you close out your Monday? May I present you with the latest trailer for Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's The Interview - which should have you rolling out of your chair laughing.
by Eric Eisenberg November 24, 2014 discussion comments
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