If you haven’t watched Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s ‘The Interview’ yet, either because you’re too cheap to spend $6 to rent it online, or you were worried North Korean hackers would catch you buying it and share your private emails slagging your boss with the world (I’m sorry Mike! When I called you “a giant goober,” I meant that in an affectionate way, like Goobers candy! Which everyone loves!) you are in luck. As part of their quarterly letter to shareholders, Netflix announced that they will “exclusively” offer the comedy to its U.S. and Canadian customers starting this Saturday, January 24. Sorry Netflix Netherlands! You’re out of luck for now.
I know one reaction I’ve had to the (allegedly) North Korean hackers and their attack on Sony and their movie ‘The Interview’ is “Why now?” Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are not the first American filmmakers to make fun of North Korea, or even its real-life leaders. ‘Team America: World Police,’ for example, featured a marionette-version of late North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il, who wants to destroy Western Civilization (but is also very lonely); the 2012 ‘Red Dawn’ remake actually changed its Asian invaders from Chinese to North Koreans in post-production because at the time that seemed like the more politically and financially safe choice. That’s not going to happen again anytime soon.
Yikes! Macklemore had some fans in an uproar after he donned a controversial costume while performing in Seattle over the weekend, wearing a black wig, beard and fake nose that many interpreted as a hurtful caricature of a longstanding Jewish stereotype.
The Beastie Boys are back with their new album due out on May 3rd. Hot Sauce Committee Part Two will be the first album from them since before CD's. It would be more than easy to take shots at the Beastie's, that is until you hear the music. Just to make sure everyone knows they are about having fun, and great music they put out a mini movie promoting the new album. We'll run down the celebrit