All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Sony’

Margot Robbie Might Play Barbie In Live-Action Movie

Sony Pictures is rumored to be planning a live-action movie of everyone’s favorite doll, and Margot Robbie is said to be in the running to play Barbie. The news didn’t come from any official statement from Sony Studios or the producers, but from some of the 170,000 emails that were hacked from Sony’s servers and released on Wikileaks. The emails …

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Here Are the Best TVs for Netflix, According to Netflix

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas this past January, Netflix unveiled a new program called Netflix Recommended TV, “to help consumers identify smart TVs that offer better performance, easier menu navigation and new features that improve the experience for Internet TV services.” Now, the independent smart TV evaluation program has just produced its first picks. Without further ado, these …

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Netflix Picks Up Series ‘The Get Down’ From Baz Luhrmann

Netflix announced that it has picked up a new television series called The Get Down from Sony Pictures Television and director Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge!, Romeo + Juliet, The Great Gatsby), which will premiere exclusively on the streaming provider next year. Here’s the description: The one-hour, 13-episode drama from Sony Pictures Television will focus on 1970s New York City – …

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The Interview Has Made $31M Online, Still Won’t Break Even

If the metric of success for Sony regarding The Interview is recouping its money (which at this point it’s probably not), then the film will likely fall short. But by any other metric, the Seth Rogen/James Franco film has been a pretty big hit. Sony has announced that the film, which was released online on Christmas Eve, has since raked …

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CES: Sony’s New $1,100 Walkman Can Soon Be Yours (Complete With Outdated Android Jelly Bean)

Sony unveiled its new Walkman at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. It will reportedly cost just north of $1,100. Seems pretty reasonable. Business Insider says Sony hasn’t set price for the device yet, but both The Verge and CBS News are reporting about $1,120. The Walkman NW-ZX2 is due out in the spring, and runs Android Jelly Bean, …

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‘The Interview’ Nabs $15M Online in First Weekend

Sony’s decision to release the now-controversial film The Interview online seems to have paid off – at least financially. According to the company, the film has already generated over $15 million in sales, having been downloaded or rented over two million times in the past few days. By comparison, it’s made about $3 million in theaters (though it did have …

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Sony Says It Will Release The Interview In Theaters

After all the chaos and controversy over the past couple weeks with regards to The Interview, Sony has now come out and announced it will indeed release the film in some theaters. It just won’t be getting the wide release it was originally expected to. Multiple outlets, including The Hollywood Reporter, are sharing a statement from Sony Entertainment chairman and …

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Sony Goes After Twitter For User Tweets About Hacked Emails

Sony appears to be trying to sue just about anybody it can, who as anything to do with sharing materials from its now famously hacked emails. This includes news organizations, Twitter users, and now Twitter. Vice’s Motherboard reports that it has obtained an email sent from Sony to Twitter, which Twitter confirmed as authentic. The publication reports: The letter—sent from …

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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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Obama: Sony ‘Made a Mistake’ by Canceling The Interview

President Obama has officially weighed in on Sony’s decision to pull the new film The Interview, due to threats made by a hacker group which previously exposed company documents. “Sony’s a corporation. It suffered significant damage. There were threats against some of its employees,” he said “I am sympathetic to the concerns that they faced. Having said all that, yes, …

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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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