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# the interview

All time
# Hollywood
The Interview has been parachuted into North Korea
Kim Jong-Un probably isn’t a fan of Seth Rogen.
# the interview
One of the most hated men in sports is back on our screens this week... not much has changed
Lance is still Lance.
# stay classy planet
Minted Netflix is aiming for global domination
The online streaming service is planning to speed up its expansion as total subscribers passed 57 million in 2014
# HIDE MY IP
North Korea made a schoolboy error when they hacked Sony, says FBI
The FBI says they “got sloppy” and sometimes didn’t block their IP addresses.
# all eyes on kim
Sony hacks were 'extortionist efforts by criminals who attacked us': CEO
But the company’s boss didn’t make any mention of North Korea in his first public comments about the cyber attacks.
# the interview
US imposes financial sanctions on North Korea over Sony hack
Obama said they were aimed at the government of the country and not its citizens.
# Box Office
Sony is expanding the number of places where The Interview can be seen
There’s no such thing as bad publicity.
# news wrap
Today's top stories in 6 seconds
Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know.
# the interview
The Interview rakes in $15m in downloads in just four days
It’s a Christmas miracle for Sony Pictures.
# Box Office
More than 2 million people have watched The Interview so far
The controversial comedy has made more than $17 million since its release.
# Bad Move
North Korea compares Obama to 'monkey in a tropical forest', suffers internet blackout
The isolated country has blasted the US president over the release of ‘The Interview’.
# kim kringle
Did Kim Dotcom save Xbox and Playstation users from a game-free Christmas?
A hacking group claimed responsibility for another attack on both the systems.
# don't believe the hype
So after all that hassle is The Interview actually any good?
The reviews are mixed to say the least.
# Pay Per View
The Interview can now be streamed on Youtube (with a little help from Ireland)
Payments for the US-only rental are being powered by Stripe.
# pr money can't buy
Sony is now going to release The Interview to "the largest possible audience"
Only 200-300 cinemas are, however, expected to show the film.
# the interview
The Interview now has a near-perfect IMDb rating despite the fact that nobody has seen it
It’s all thanks to 4chan.
# the interview
Obama: 'We will respond' to North Korea hack
Sony said it still plans to release The Interview… but in a different format.
# flog it
Enterprising people are selling The Interview posters for hundreds of dollars online
And people are buying them.
Cinemas now can't even show Team America: World Police
Boo.
# the interview
Here's why axed North Korea film The Interview is such a big deal
Sony scrapped the film last night after US cinemas refused to screen it. Here’s why.
Texas cinema will screen Team America in place of Seth Rogen's North Korea film
They call it “the greatest movie made about American patriotism ever”.
# glorious leader
Hackers have scared Hollywood into not releasing Seth Rogen's new North Korea film
It comes after cinema chains all over the US dropped plans for ‘The Interview’ from their screens.
# Threats
Hackers threaten attacks on US cinemas showing James Franco's new film
The New York premiere of The Interview has been cancelled as a result.
# Kim Jong-un
North Korea calls James Franco and Seth Rogen's new film an "act of war"
The film concerns an assassination bid on Kim Jong-Un. Yeah.