INTERVIEW

  • 'The Interview' makes $1 million before online revenue rolls in 5 hours 11 minutes ago

    Los Angeles: 'The Interview' took in more than $1 million in a limited Christmas Day release, a solid showing that could be quickly eclipsed by the money Sony Pictures (6758.T) makes with its groundbreaking online debut of the raunchy comedy. That the farcical film - which angered North Korea and triggered...
  • In Asia, 'The Interview' is watched illegally online and panned 5 hours 17 minutes ago

    Seoul/Shanghai: Hundreds of thousands of people viewed illegal copies of 'The Interview' in China and South Korea on Friday, just hours after the controversial movie on the fictional assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was released in the United States. Most viewers said they watched the low-brow spoof because...
  • Will 'The Interview' change how Hollywood does business? Yesterday

    Los Angeles: "The Interview" was never supposed to be a paradigm-shifting film. But unusual doesn't even begin to describe the series of events that transpired over the past few weeks, culminating in the truly unprecedented move by a major studio to release a film in theaters and on digital platforms...
  • North Korea calls Barack Obama 'a monkey' in hacking row Yesterday

    Seoul: North Korea called US President Barack Obama "a monkey" and blamed the US on Saturday for shutting down its Internet amid the hacking row over the comedy 'The Interview'. North Korea has denied involvement in a crippling cyberattack on Sony Pictures but has expressed fury over the comedy depicting an...
  • 'The Interview' makes $1 million before online revenue rolls in Yesterday

    Los Angeles: "The Interview" took in more than $1 million in a limited Christmas Day release, a solid showing that could be quickly eclipsed by the money Sony Pictures (6758.T) makes with its groundbreaking online debut of the raunchy comedy. That the farcical film which angered North Korea and triggered a...
  • The Interview: Eminem plays a gay character in the film Yesterday

    Los Angeles: In a surprise cameo in 'The Interview', Eminem declares that he is gay while being interviewed by James Franco's TV host character. Playing himself, the rapper casually mentions he's gay while explaining the content of his songs. But the claim causes Skylark (Franco) and his producer (Seth Rogen) to...
  • Sony's 'The Interview' a hit as movie goers flock to US theatres 2 days ago

    Sony's 'The Interview' is about a fictional plot assassinating North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is already a hit as movie goers flock to US theatres. Tickets in most places have been sold out. ...
  • Sony film mess reflects gadgets-entertainment gap 2 days ago

    Tokyo: Sony's iconic gadgetry and the star appeal of Hollywood may have appeared to be a perfect match when the electronics giant bought Columbia Pictures in 1989. A quarter century later, it's apparent that Sony has not attained the magic synergy it was hoping for. The stolid silence of Sony's Tokyo...
  • 'The Interview' is a test for a new kind of movie release 2 days ago

    Atlanta: Sony's The Interview has been a hacking target, a punchline and a political lightning rod. Now, with its release online at the same time it debuts in theatres, it has a new role: a test for a new kind of movie release. The Interview stars Seth Rogen and James Franco...
  • In conversation with author Aatish Taseer 2 days ago

    Speaking to CNN-IBN, journalist and author Aatish Taseer talks about his book 'The Way Things Were'. ...
  • Google, Microsoft stand with Sony against hackers 3 days ago

    San Francisco: Google and Microsoft have joined forces with Sony, using their online might to release "The Interview" film to online audiences despite threats from hackers. "Of course it was tempting to hope that something else would happen to ensure this movie saw the light of day," Google chief legal officer...
  • 'The Interview' released on digital platforms; here's where you can watch the movie online 3 days ago

    You don't need to leave your house to watch "The Interview." Sony Pictures released the comedy on digital platforms. The online release comes a day after the studio reversed its previous decision not to show the movie after hackers stole internal documents and emails from Sony. The US said North...
  • Who hacked Sony becomes Internet's new mystery 3 days ago

    Los Angeles: Everyone has a theory about who really hacked Sony Pictures Entertainment. Despite President Barack Obama's conclusion that North Korea was the culprit, the Internet's newest game of whodunit continues. Top theories include disgruntled Sony insiders, hired hackers, other foreign governments or Internet hooligans. Even some experts are undecided, with...
  • Sony puts 'The Interview' on YouTube, other digital platforms 3 days ago

    Los Angeles: 'The Interview', the provocative comedy that triggered a devastating cyberattack on Sony Pictures, went straight to US consumers on Wednesday in an unprecedented online debut after hacker threats prevented its wide release on Christmas day. The film was available for rental on Google Inc's YouTube site as of early...
  • Sony Pictures Entertainment to release 'The Interview' on Christmas 3 days ago

    Sony Pictures Entertainment will release 'The Interview' at limited number of theaters on Christmas Day after the White House welcome the decision. So far over 200 independently-owned theaters have agreed to show the film. Sources say the number could go up to 300. ...
  • President Obama saves the day for Sony Pictures; 'The Interview' goes ahead with a limited release 3 days ago

    New York, Dec 24 (PTI) Actor Seth Rogen and co-star James Franco hailed Sony Entertainment's decision to finally go ahead with a limited release of their comedy film 'The Interview' this Christmas. Sony had earlier pulled the film from theaters after a cyber attack on its computers that resulted in the...
  • Why the Sony hack isn't big news in Japan 6 days ago

    Japan's biggest newspaper, Yomiuri Shimbun, featured a story about Sony Corp. on its website. It wasn't about hacking. It was about the company's struggling tablet business. Over at newswire Kyodo News, just after the FBI formally blamed North Korea for the cyberattack, mega pop group AKB48 topped headlines online instead. While American...
  • Since you won't get to see 'The Interview', here are 5 other films with plots to kill real world leaders 6 days ago

    Los Angeles: Kim Jong Un isn't alone. Queen Elizabeth II, Saddam Hussein and Pope Pius XIII have also been the targets of wacky assassination attempts on film. But those world leaders actually made it to the multiplex, while the demise of the North Korean dictator in Sony Pictures' beleaguered 'The Interview'...
  • Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton says had no choice but to pull 'The Interview' 1 week ago

    Los Angeles: Describing the lonely work of leading a company through a devastating cyberattack, Sony Pictures Entertainment chief executive Michael Lynton on Friday said the Hollywood studio did not make a mistake in pulling satirical film "The Interview." Lynton, speaking in a lengthy interview with CNN's Fareed Zakaria, was responding to...
  • Why the Sony hack isn't big news in Japan 1 week ago

    Japan's biggest newspaper, Yomiuri Shimbun, featured a story about Sony on its website Friday. It wasn't about hacking. It was about the company's struggling tablet business. Over at newswire Kyodo News, just after the FBI formally blamed North Korea for the cyberattack, mega pop group AKB48 topped headlines online instead. While American...
  • Forget the politics, Sony executives say N.Korea comedy 'desperately unfunny' December 20, 2014

    Seoul:The comedy on the fictional assassination of North Korea's leader is "desperately unfunny" and would have flopped overseas if it had not been cancelled, according to leaked e-mails of international executives of Sony Pictures. Sony Corp scrapped its Christmas Day release of 'The Interview,' following threats by hackers who have leaked...
  • James Cameron, Alfonso Cuaron praise Vidhu Vinod Chopra's 'Broken Horses' December 19, 2014

    Mumbai: 'Avatar' director James Cameron and 'Gravity' helmer Alfonso Cuaron have praised Vidhu Vinod Chopra's Hollywood debut 'Broken Horses', calling it an" aritistic triumph driven by love". The film, set to release on April 10, next year, was screened for the two directors. 'Broken Horses' marks the first time an...
  • Obama monitoring cyber attack on Sony closely December 19, 2014

    Washington: Washington made the woes of cyberattack victim Sony Pictures its own on Thursday as the White House acknowledged that the devastating strike against the big Hollywood studio was a matter of national security that would be met by a forceful government response. But the White House was not ready to...
  • Timeline of the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack: A look at key developments December 19, 2014

    It's been four weeks since hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace began their cyberterrorism campaign against Sony Pictures Entertainment. In that time thousands of executive emails and other documents have been posted online, employees and their families were threatened, and unreleased films were stolen and made available for illegal download....
  • Sony scraps release of 'The Interview' on hacker threat December 18, 2014

    Hollywood filmmakers and actors voiced outrage on Wednesday after Sony Pictures pulled the release of North Korea parody 'The Interview' following threats from hackers who waged a massive cyberattack on the movie studio. ...
  • How Kim Jong Un became the target of 'The Interview' December 18, 2014

    A few weeks ago, when a freshly stoned Seth Rogen sat down for a lunch interview about 'The Interview' the likelihood of trouble seemed remote. "You're always hoping nothing horrible is going to happen, obviously," said Rogen. "If something horrible happened and they were like, `It's inappropriate to release this movie...
  • Hollywood slams Sony, movie theaters for canceling 'The Interview' December 18, 2014

    Reuters: Hollywood filmmakers and actors voiced outrage on Wednesday after Sony Pictures pulled the release of North Korea parody 'The Interview' following threats from hackers who waged a massive cyberattack on the movie studio. Actors Ben Stiller, Steve Carell, Rob Lowe, late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel and filmmaker Judd Apatow,...
  • Sony cancels 'The Interview' December 25 release December 18, 2014

    New York: Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation's largest multiplex chains pulling the film from their screens, Sony Pictures Entertainment took the unprecedented step of cancelling the December 25 release of the Seth Rogen comedy "The Interview." The cancellation, announced Wednesday, was a startling blow...
  • Hackers threaten 9/11-type attacks; Sony tells theatres they don't have to screen 'The Interview' December 17, 2014

    Los Angeles: Sony Pictures Entertainment has told theatre owners that they can cancel their plans to show "The Interview," according to multiple reports. The decision to debut the film on December 25 is now with individual theatre chains. This late Tuesday development comes just hours after the hackers issued threats against theatergoers...
  • Sony spoof 'The Interview' makes North Korea butt of the joke December 13, 2014

    Los Angeles: As the end credits roll for Sony Pictures' comedy 'The Interview,' the audience giggles at the standard disclaimer stating that any resemblance of the film's characters to real people is coincidental. The raunchy comedy's villain is North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a creative choice that sparked a real-life...