Patrons queue up to see "The Interview" Thursday at the the Cinefamily at Silent Movie Theater in Los Angeles.
December 25, 2014 The North-Korea-infuriating comedy received a limited release on Christmas, mostly in independent theaters, after hacker-threatened Sony Pictures first pulled the film then made it available.
The Alamo Drafthouse theater chain will show The Interview starting on Christmas Day.
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December 24, 2014 In what scenario does a $44 million slapstick comedy become a good fit for independent theaters? Only one involving geopolitical intrigue, a humiliating hack and terror threats from North Korea.
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Actor James Franco (left), seen here with The Interview co-star Seth Rogen, was called "James Flacco" by President Obama Friday. Afterward, the jokes poured in.
December 19, 2014 It was an honest mistake. But when President Obama said "James Flacco" when referring to James Franco — on a Friday before the holidays, no less — the slip was eagerly received online.
December 17, 2014 The move follows the decision by major U.S. theater chains not to screen the comedy that centers on a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader.
Seth Rogen and James Franco at the world premiere of The Interview in Los Angeles last week.
December 16, 2014 After threats of attacks, Sony is withdrawing the film's stars, James Franco and Seth Rogen, from upcoming promotional appearances and will let theaters cancel showings of the film.
December 10, 2014 A cyber attack on Sony may have been done by North Koreans in response to an new comedy about an attempt to kill Kim Jong Un. Huge amounts of personal data and five films have been leaked so far.
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July 21, 2014 Also: North Carolina Poet Laureate Valerie Macon resigns; David Orr on James Franco's poetry.
Eleanor Catton, author of The Luminaries poses for photographs Tuesday after winning the 2013 Man Booker Prize for Fiction at The Guildhall in London.
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October 16, 2013 Also: James Franco's new novel; Salvador Dali illustrates Don Quixote; the allure of unusable words.
January 14, 2012 The actor James Franco and the comedian Kevin Nealon offer a video message about the more than 1,000 chimpanzees confined in U.S. biomedical labs, and explain how each of us can help.
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