Day: December 23, 2014

Sony Pictures to release “The Interview” in select movie theaters on Christmas, after all. Thanks, Obama.

Just a week after Sony Pictures acquiesced to Internet hackers and threats allegedly from North Korea to cancel the release of the new Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy, The Interview, the film is back on schedule for a limited Christmas Day release. President Barack Obama told reporters at his end-of-the-year press conference that he wished Sony had asked him first before deciding to pull the movie in the first place. The comedy depicts Franco as a TV interviewer and Rogen as his producer, recruited by the CIA to kill North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un under the guise of an exclusive...

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Pee-wee Herman movie reportedly coming to a Netflix screen near you

That long-awaited Pee-wee Herman comeback movie reportedly won’t happen on the big-screen now, unless you have a really big screen connected to your Netflix account. The Wrap reported Monday through an anonymous source that the film, written by Paul Reubens and Paul Rust and produced by Judd Apatow, “moved to Netflix a gazillion months ago.” I believe “gazillion” is a technical show-business term here. One thing’s for sure, it’s no longer set up through Universal Studios, confirmed by a studio spokesperson to The Wrap. Netflix makes sense if you’re connecting the dots a couple of ways. In September, the...

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