I Take All the Credit

 

Me, yesterday:

Theaters pulling “The Interview” should show “Team America” in its place.

— jon gabriel (@exjon) December 17, 2014

Breaking news from The Hollywood Reporter:

After Sony canceled the release of the North Korea assassination comedy The Interview, a Texas theater said it would swap the film with Paramount’s 2004 film Team America: World Police for one free screening.

“We’re just trying to make the best of an unfortunate situation,” James Wallace, creative manager and programmer at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema’s Dallas/Fort Worth location, tells The Hollywood Reporter.

American flags and other patriotic items will be given out by theater employees, Wallace says.

The plot of Team America, co-written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, revolves around Kim Jong Il, the father of current North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. The posters promoting the R-rated movie in 2004 included the tagline, “Putting the ‘F’ Back in Freedom.

You’re welcome, America.

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  1. Blondie Thatcher
    Blondie
    @Blondie

    Nice one, Jon!

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  2. Valiuth Inactive
    Valiuth
    @Valiuth

    America [Expletive] yah!

    • #2
  3. Crow's Nest Inactive
    Crow's Nest
    @CrowsNest

    You breaking my balls here, Hans. You breaking my balls.

    • #3
  4. lunaticrex@gmail.com Inactive
    lunaticrex@gmail.com
    @LunaticRex

    The tweet heard ’round the world! Well, at least in Dallas. I bet other places will do that too.

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  5. Johnny Dubya Inactive
    Johnny Dubya
    @JohnnyDubya

    Exjon gets results.

    • #5
  6. Dick from Brooklyn Thatcher
    Dick from Brooklyn
    @DickfromBrooklyn

    I’m no fan of the liberal hypocrites at Sony Pictures, but I’d love to see Sony do free screenings online with voluntary donations to some NK refugee charity. Nothing would annoy the Norks more than this (well executed) stunt backfiring on them like one of their cheap missiles.

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  7. CandE Inactive
    CandE
    @CandE

    I approve.  I would never watch either movie, but just the fact that a foreign country cyber-attacked a US company makes me want to support Sony somehow.

    -E

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  8. Eeyore Member
    Eeyore
    @Eeyore

    Jon, you so cool I bet you’re never ever ronery.

    • #8
  9. Mark Thatcher
    Mark
    @GumbyMark

    I have no one I can rerate to.

    • #9
  10. user_615140 Inactive
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    @StephenHall

    Cooler than a wooly mammoth in Siberia.

    • #10
  11. Tommy De Seno Contributor
    Tommy De Seno
    @TommyDeSeno

    Paying to see The Interview is now a patriotic duty.   We have to go.

    • #11
  12. otherdeanplace@yahoo.com Member
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    @EustaceCScrubb

    And Paramount has now canceled theater screenings of “Team America: World Police”. Hollywood is horrible.  https://www.yahoo.com/movies/paramount-cancels-team-america-showings-105544056112.html

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  13. karon@karonadams.com Inactive
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    @KaronAdams

    I think Sony told them not to do that because they thought it might cause more trouble. for me, I’d love to see both. not because I expect the movies to be any good but just to p!ss off NoKorea

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