All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘North Korea’

North Korea Denies Sony Hack, Makes Threats

The point of North Korea’s lengthy, rambling denial of involvement in the recent Sony hacks is pretty clear – but the way they get to that point is anything but. Per usual, broken English is the method of delivery for “The Policy Department of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK”, which has released a statement of sorts re: Sony …

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‘The Interview': NYC Comedians Plan a Live Read ‘in the Name of Free Speech’

Who knows when you’ll get to see The Interview? Last week Sony execs decided to cave to vague, terroristic threats and postpone the release of the Seth Rogen/James Franco comedy indefinitely. According to reports, Sony was not alone in its cowardice. At this point nobody knows when the film, which was originally scheduled for a Christmas Day release, will see …

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FBI: North Korea Responsible for Sony Hack

According to the FBI the November hack of Sony Pictures, which led to the leak of tons of company data as well as influenced the company’s recent decision to yank the film The Interview from theaters, was the work of North Korea. From the FBI: As a result of our investigation, and in close collaboration with other U.S. government departments …

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‘Team America: World Police’ Is Also Getting Yanked from Theaters

According to several theaters which had planned to screen the 2004 comedy Team America: World Police in lieu of the film The Interview, Paramount has put the kibosh on the whole thing. Texas regional theater group Alamo Drafthouse made headlines earlier when they announced a screening of the Trey Parker/Matt Stone film this Christmas to replace a screening of the …

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Amy Pascal May Be On the Chopping Block at Sony Over Hacks and Leaks

Amy Pascal of Sony has found herself in the hot-seat lately over hacks and leaks out of her company. While the hacking of copies of entire films is one thing, it was the presumed-confidential information in emails that caught lots of attention. Amy Pascal is co-chairman of Sony Pictures. She is known in Hollywood for having an instinct when it …

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Kim Jong Un’s Sister On The Rise In Regime

Kim Jong Un’s sister is on the rise. Kim Yo Jong first attracted attention when she attended her father Kim Jong Il’s funeral in December 2011 and later when she appeared next to her brother on election day in March 2014. The latter event in particular triggered speculation that Kim Yo Jong was on the rise within the regime called …

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Seth Rogen And James Franco’s North Korea Comedy “The Interview” Hits Theaters Christmas Day

James Franco and Seth Rogen have gained a lot of attention with their latest comedy film, The Interview. So much attention, in fact, that Sony Pictures has pushed back the release date of the film from October 10th to the much more competitive December 25th slot, otherwise known as Christmas Day. “The combination of Seth, Evan and James is pure …

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North Korea Launches Ballistic Missile Into Sea

On the day before the 61st anniversary of the Korean War armistice, North Korea launched a short-range ballistic missile into the sea off its east coast. The missile was fired from the country’s southwest Hwanghae province on Saturday evening, and traveled roughly 310 miles over land before touching down in the Sea of Japan. North Korea routinely test-fires missiles as …

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Kim Jong-Un Furious Over Viral Dance Video

North Korea’s Great Successor Kim Jong-un is said to be very displeased over a parody video, which features the Supreme Leader dancing his way through absurd situations to a Chinese pop song. According to South Korean newspaper The Chosunilbo, North Korea asked China to stop the spread of the YouTube clip, as it “seriously compromises Kim’s dignity and authority.” China …

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Seth Rogen, James Franco Film ‘Act of War’ Per North Korea

Seth Rogen and James Franco’s new film The Interview has been deemed an ‘act of war’ by North Korea. The country’s ambassador to the United Nations–Ja Song Nam–says the U.S. government shouldn’t allow its release. The film’s plot involves the assassination of North Korea’s Kim Jong-un. “To allow the production and distribution of such a film on the assassination of …

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Kim Jong-Un Watches North Korea Military Drills

North Korea’s Great Successor Kim Jong-un observed military drills mock targeting South Korean missile bases on Baeknyeong and Yeonpyeong islands Saturday, which included artillery fire and live torpedoes from a 1,800-ton Romeo-class submarine. The drills took place near Wonsan, Kangwon Province, and included mobilization of North Korean Army, Navy and Air Force artillery, submarines, fighter jets and bombers. Jong-un was …

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North Korea Warns The U.S. Over James Franco And Seth Rogen Film ‘The Interview’

James Franco and Seth Rogen’s new movie The Interview has caught North Korea’s attention. In the movie, Franco and Rogen play talk show hosts who are tasked by the CIA to assassinate North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un. The film is scheduled for release in October, but has already caught the attention of many. A North Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman said …

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