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Blu-ray Review: 'The Interview'

3/5/2015 10:00am EST
Blu-ray Review: 'The Interview'
Ready to laugh for freedom? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray comedy "The Interview" out now from Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment. We see if the humor is worth causing an international incident below!

Title: "The Interview"

Grade: 2 1/2

Cast: James Franco, Seth Rogen, Randall Park

Director: Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg

Rating: R

Runtime: 112 minutes

Release Company: Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment


The Flick: Of all the Seth Rogen based projects, "The Interview" by far is the least funny. Heightened by the whole Sony hac...

See Why Kid Rock Is Furious With Michael Moore & Seth Rogen

1/23/2015 10:26am EST
Kid Rock Calls Michael Moore A 'Piece Of S--t' For 'American Sni
Kid Rock is furious with filmmaker Michael Moore and actor Seth Rogen for their recent comments about Bradley Cooper's new film "American Sniper."

The movie is based on the real-life Navy Seal and sniper Chris Kyle, and Moore commented on Twitter: "My uncle killed by sniper in WW2. We were taught snipers were cowards. Will shoot u in the back. Snipers aren't heroes. And invaders r worse."

Rogen, meanwhile, tweeted that the film reminded him of the Nazi propaganda film that featured in Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds."

In response, Kid Rock blasted the pair on his official websi...

Palin Blasts Moore & Rogen Over 'American Sniper' Comments

1/20/2015 11:10am EST
Sarah Palin
Sarah Palin has spoken out about all the "Hollywood leftists" who are blasting "American Sniper," including filmmaker Michael Moore and actor Seth Rogen.

Moore and Rogen both commented on the biopic of celebrated U.S. sniper Chris Kyle. Moore didn't name any names, but said that all snipers are "cowards" because an uncle (who he never met) was killed by one in WWII; while Rogen compared the film to the six minute propaganda film in "Inglourious Basterds."

Palin blasted Hollywood, calling those who spit on the graves of those who put their lives at risk and died for our country unfit to ev...

'The Interview' Released To Theaters & Video On Demand

12/26/2014 1:29pm EST
The Interview
Sony Pictures' controversial comedy "The Interview" was released in a number of theaters on Christmas Day and was made available to stream or download via Video on Demand services on YouTube, Google Play, Xbox Video and Sony's website -- and North Korea didn't attack us.

The movie stars James Franco and Seth Rogen as a couple of smalltime talk-show hosts who land an interview with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un and are tasked with "taking him out" by the CIA before their trip to the communist nation.

The North Korean government denounced the film, and shortly after Sony was hacked and ...

Sony To Release The Interview To Select Theaters Dec. 25; On Demand To Follow

12/23/2014 6:08pm EST
The Interview
Sony Pictures has announced that it will release The Interview in a limited number of theaters on Christmas Day, defying the demands of hackers, who call themselves the Guardians of Peace, who broke into the company's network last month and began releasing some of the over 40 terabytes of information they stole.

Following the release of sensitive emails and threats of "9/11-style" attacks on theaters showing the film, Sony backed down and canceled the film's Dec. 18 premiere in New York City, followed shortly after by the cancellation of the release entirely.

The FBI confirmed that the cy...

Sony IS Going to Release 'The Interview!'

12/22/2014 8:41am EST
Nevermind! Sony IS Going to Release 'The Interview!'
Maybe it was the public bitchslap by President Obama. Or maybe the one from Sean Penn ("we make our nightmares real" are some very apocalyptic words).

But whatever it was that lit a fire under Sony, the change has been made- a representative for the studio has stated officially that "The Interview" will see a release.

Some kind of release, anyway.

On Sunday's "Meet the Press" (via The Hollywood Reporter), Sony lawyer David Boies spoke officially on whether Sony had axed all present and future plans to let audiences see "The Interview."

"Sony only delayed this," Boies revealed on the pro...

Sony Receives More Threats Over 'The Interview'

12/19/2014 6:52pm EST
The Interview
Now that Sony Pictures has given in to the demands of the "Guardians of Peace" and canceled the release of Seth Rogen/James Franco comedy "The Interview," the cyberterrorist group has threatened the company once again, this time demanding that Sony basically destroy everything related to the film.

A new message from the group warns that more private emails and other sensitive materials obtained in their hack of nearly 40 terabytes of data from the company will be made public if Sony doesn't comply. That means no Blu-ray/DVD release, pulling all the trailers for the film from sites like You...

Seth Rogen Hires Special Forces Bodyguard After Threats From North Korea

12/19/2014 8:35am EST
Seth Rogen Hires Special Forces Bodyguard After Threats From Nor
This whole "The Interview" thing went from harmless comedy to World War Three in like a week's time.

Here's the latest in our coming armed global conflict over a mediocre Seth Rogen comedy: Rogen has apparently hired a bodyguard in the wake of potential threats from North Korean terrorists.

On Wednesday, Rogen was spotted in LAX alongside a beefy bearded fellow who Perez Hilton reports is ex-special forces. He's also "highly skilled," which is probably the case with most who are ex-special forces.

Terrorist groups linked to North Korea have already made major threats on Sony and the Un...

How Will North Korea React To Texas Theater Showing 'Team America: World Police'?

12/18/2014 3:19pm EST
Texas Movie Theater To Show 'Team America: World Police' Instead
UPDATE: "Team America World Police" was set to run in several theaters in place of the now canceled "The Interview"; but, unfortunately, Paramount pictures has put the kibosh on that and pulled the film.

The cyberterrorists have won.

"America, f--k yeah!" That's what a movie theater in Richardson, Texas, has to say about Sony Pictures' cancellatoin of the Dec. 25 opening of "The Interview" amidst terrorist threats, so instead Dallas/Fort Worth area moviegoers will get a free showing of Paramount's 2004 comedy "Team America World Police." Take that, North Korea!

Hackers believed to be...

Sony Gives In To Terrorist Threats, Cancels 'The Interview'

12/17/2014 9:11pm EST
The Interview
Executives at Sony Pictures have officially canceled the release of James Franco and Seth Rogen's controversial comedy The Interview over threats of terrorism.

The movie studio received a message on Tuesday saying that if the film wasn't pulled from theaters there would be 9/11-style terrorist attacks on theaters that were running the film.

Although the United States Department of Homeland Security dismissed the threats as not credible, Sony first canceled the New York City premiere of the film, scheduled for Thursday night, and Rogen and Franco pulled out of all promotional appearances i...

Hackers Threaten 9/11-Style Attacks Over 'The Interview'

12/16/2014 9:56pm EST
Sony Hackers Threaten 9/11-Style Attacks On Movie Theaters That
UPDATE: The New York City premiere of the film, planned for Thursday night, has been canceled amid the threats from the "Guardians of Peace."

The hacking group calling themselves Guardians of Peace have issued a new warning over the upcoming James Franco/Seth Rogen film "The Interview," threatening that "the world will be full of fear" if Sony Pictures releases the film as scheduled on Christmas Day.

The group promised a "Christmas gift" over the weekend and have now revealed that the "gift" will invoke terror on the scale of September 11, 2001.

The Guardians of Peace have warned m...

Seth Rogen Says Media Is Doing What Hackers Want By Releasing Stolen Information

12/16/2014 8:19am EST
Seth Rogen Talks Sony Hack
Seth Rogen has slammed the media for publishing hacked emails from Sony Pictures databases. The "Guardians of Peace" have released tons of files and personal information such as celebrities' salaries and have threatened to release entire movies unless film executives cancel plans to release Rogen's upcoming film "The Interview," which centers on two guys tasked with assassinating North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.

During a stint on "Saturday Night Live" earlier this month, Rogen and his co-star James Franco joked about the hacking scandal, but now Rogen is attacking the media for releasing ...

How Much Did Rogen & Franco Make For 'The Interview'?

12/4/2014 6:19pm EST
Seth Rogen & James Franco's 'Interview' Salaries Leaked By Hacke
Hackers who targeted Sony Pictures have revealed Seth Rogen and James Franco's salaries for making "The Interview." The pair earned $6.5 million and $8.4 million, respectively, according to Bloomberg.

On a side note, Britney Spears' ex-husband Kevin Federline, who makes a cameo in the film, took home $5,000 for his work on the comedy. The leaked documents also include $250 alotted for a "table of weed, coke, pills and panties."

The hackers call themselves "The Guardians of the Peace" and began attacking Sony Pictures late last month, leaking watermarked copies of "Fury" and "Annie." The g...

AMC Greenlights 'Preacher' Pilot

12/4/2014 4:10pm EST
AMC Greenlights Pilot for Seth Rogen's Violent, Controversial 'P
"Preacher" fans, rejoice! The controversial comic book from Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon has just been given an official pilot order from AMC.

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, who've been trying to get "Preacher" off the ground for quite a while now, will executive produce and direct the pilot, while "Breaking Bad's" Sam Catlin will write the script and serve as showrunner.

"Preacher" follows Jesse Custer, a small-town preacher who discovers that God has ditched out of Heaven and resolves to track him down- with a little help from his ex-girlfriend, a boozy Irish vampire and a demonic beast ...

Seth Rogen Eyed To Play Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak

10/31/2014 10:46am EDT
Seth Rogen Eyed To Play Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak
Seth Rogen may star opposite Christian Bale in Sony's upcoming film about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. The actor is in talks to play Steve Wozniak, who created the Apple I computer and co-created the Apple II in the 1970s. Jessica Chastain is also in negotiations for a role, according to TheWrap.

Danny Boyle is directing. Aaron Sorkin wrote a script based on Jobs' authorized biography by Walter Isaacson, based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs conducted over two years.

The film will highlight product launches such as the first Macintosh in 1984 and the debut of the iPod in 2001.


New Photos: Lady Gaga Gets Creepy, Katie Price Busts Out, Seth Rogen Surfs, Kate Hudson Dazzles, Jennifer Hudson Skimps & More!

10/23/2014 3:47pm EDT
New Photos: Lady Gaga Gets Creepy, Katie Price Busts Out, Seth R
Lady Gaga was seen leaving the Langham Hotel in London to go to the local Punchbowl Pub wearing some creepy eye-makeup and a lace getup (we're thinking it's kind of ironic since the ID number for this slideshow is 666...)

Katie Price -- in a move that shocks no one -- showed off her ginormous cleavage in lingerie at the release of her latest book, "Make My Wish Come True," at The Worx in London...

Kate Hudson destroyed it in a shimmering silver dress at the 28th Annual American Cinematheque Award Ceremony in L.A.; while her namesake Jennifer Hudson joined Padma Lakshmi at the W Hotel's 'T...

James Franco And Seth Rogen Nude On Instagram!

10/6/2014 11:55am EDT
James Franco And Seth Rogen Nude On Instagram!
Actor James Franco loves to be nude. He also loves to hang out with buddy Seth Rogen. Put those two together and you have the latest in a series of posts from the actors where they almost show their stuff to the world. You can see the series of photos on Franco's Instagram account.

Franco and Rogan's latest stunt involved a series of photos of the duo cavorting in the wild, with a comment from Franco that reads,"See if me and seth can make it, NAKED and AFRAID!!!! Wtf?! You'll see........"

The two buddies are notorious for pushing boundaries. One of their favorite targets has been Kanye...

Christmas In North Korea

8/8/2014 12:39pm EDT
The Interview
All the free publicity given to upcoming comedy The Interview has apparently made it popular enough to get a Christmas release.

The film, originally slated for an October 10 release, will instead hit theaters on Christmas Day, according to a press release. There it will face fierce holiday competition, including R-rated comedy Hot Tub Time Machine 2 and Disney's ensemble musical Into the Woods.

Rory Bruer, Sony president of worldwide distribution, said in a statement, "The combination of Seth, Evan and James is pure comedic magic. In our early screenings of The Interview, we’ve seen tha...

The 5 Best Kanye West Parodies Of All Time

6/27/2014 12:30pm EDT
The 5 Best Kanye West Parodies Of All Time
Kanye West is bigger than ever. Kanye made his big break when he produced and lent his vocals to Jay-Z's 2001 album The Blueprint, but for many he exploded onto the scene with his debut album The College Dropout in 2003.

Since then he has become one of the best selling artists of all time, racking up 21 million albums sold worldwide. This, one top of the 21 Grammy Awards he has won, makes him a force to be reckoned with in the music world. But even huge artists like Kanye West aren't free from parody. Here are the 5 best Kanye West Parodies of all time.

South Park- Fishsticks

It goes ...

Kim Jong Un Officially Condemns James Franco And Seth Rogen For 'The Interview' (But He's Going To Watch It Anyway)

6/23/2014 12:00pm EDT
Kim Jong Un Officially Condemns James Franco And Seth Rogen For
That's right folks - the supreme leader of the glorious "People's" Republic of North Korea is officially angry with the two stars behind the upcoming action-comedy The Interview.

Kim Jong-un has been the butt of many, many jokes since his father Kim Jong-il passed away. In fact, with all the emerging horror stories coming out of escaped 'citizens' (more like prisoners) the entire country has quickly become a very sad political joke and a blemish on southeast Asia in general.

But leave it to Hollywood to turn what might be considered a serious problem into a comedy. And there are few actor...

James Franco And Seth Rogen Try To Kill Kim Jong Un In 'The Interview' Trailer

6/12/2014 1:00pm EDT
The Interview
It must have been pretty easy to sell this film to movie studios. "James Franco and Seth Rogen head to North Korea to assassinate Kim Jong Un. Hilarity ensues." Now we have our first peek at the upcoming comedy The Interview thanks to a new trailer.

The Interview follows Dave Skylark (James Franco), who hosts a tabloid TV show Skylark Tonight. When he is informed North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un watches his show, he lands an interview with Kim and is subsequently drafted by the CIA to assassinate him. Now Skylark and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) are left with high tech gadgets...

Macklemore Responds To Critics Calling Recent Costume 'Anti-Semitic'

5/20/2014 1:00pm EDT
Macklemore Responds To Critics Calling Recent Costume 'Anti-Semi
Grammy winner Macklemore has released a statement defending himself after critics claimed a costume he performed in was anti-Semitic.

Jewish actor Seth Rogen was among the many who bashed Macklemore for appearing at a Seattle event to perform in disguise. The costume consisted of a black beard, a giant nose, and a bowl-cut wig. You can see the costume in the video below. Rogen tweeted:

.@macklemore, first you trick people into thinking you're a rapper, now you trick them into thinking you're Jewish?

— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) May 18, 2014

Macklemore took to h...

Review : 'Neighbors' Is A Comedy That Actually Makes You Laugh...A Lot

5/10/2014 7:00am EDT
Review : 'Neighbors'  Is A Comedy That Actually Makes You Laugh.
By Joan Alperin-Schwartz

Kelly (Rose Bryne) and Mac (Seth Rogen) have just bought a house in a quiet neighborhood and have a baby named, Stella, (played by twins Elise and Zoey Vargas) who just might be the cutest babies on the planet.

Even though they find it hard to have impromptu sex, Mac and Kelly are enjoying their life as parents. They still, however, like to think of themselves as being young, hip and spontaneous.

When a fraternity moves in next door, the couple worry about the wild parties that might occur, so they do what any responsible adult/neighbor would do...Bring over ...

Justin Bieber Responds To Seth Rogen Calling Him A 'D**k'

5/8/2014 9:00pm EDT
Justin Bieber Responds To Seth Rogen Calling Him A 'D**k'
Actor Seth Rogen has been bashing singer Justin Bieber, and the pop star has finally spoken out about the situation.

Back in January, Rogen, 31, criticized Bieber, 20, after he was caught drunk driving and drag racing in Miami, Fla. The actor wrote on Twitter: "All jokes aside, Justin Bieber is a piece of s**t." His post was shared by more than 70,000 people within four hours.

On Monday, Rogen was a guest on "The Howard Stern Show," and he told the radio host that he first met Bieber backstage at a German talk show after the singer requested a meet and greet. Bieber reportedly acted rude ...

Zac Efron And Seth Rogen Wear Drag For 'Tonight Show' Skit

5/7/2014 8:03pm EDT
Tonight Show Jimmy Fallon Seth Rogen Zac Efron
Neighbors co-stars Zac Efron and Seth Rogen got in touch with their feminine side for a skit on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Fallon reprised his Sarah character and her talk show "Ew!" last night, and Efron and Rogen were her special guests for the episode. Rogen played a bearded girl named Allison and Efron played selfie maestro Britney.

After taking a few photos, the girls decide to get down to Lil' Jon's "Turn Down For What," before Sara's stepfather interrupts them and starts singing about granola.

Following a "speed run" that revealed Allison's affection for Gary Oldman...

James Franco Paints Seth Rogen Naked, Shares Them Online

4/24/2014 6:00pm EDT
James Franco & Seth Rogen
Is James Franco and Seth Rogen's bromance going a little too far? Franco has a new artistic endeavour, and his muse is his "Pineapple Express" co-star.

Franco has depicted Rogen in a series of nude paintings. He shared a few on Twitter, writing: "Seth Rogen nude paintings - get ready!!! Theyre coming!!!"

The images show Rogen stretched out naked on a bed with the words "Big Bear" and kneeling over as he looks through his legs with the caption "Seth At Play." Over 40,000 people have "liked" the image.

Last November, the pals filmed a spoof of Kanye's West's "Bound 2" music video, which de...

See Seth Rogen's Hilarious Spoof Of Kim Kardashian's Vogue Cover!

3/22/2014 5:00pm EDT
See Seth Rogen's Hilarious Spoof Of Kim Kardashian's Vogue Cover
Seth Rogen is known for mocking his fellow celebrities, and his latest target is Kim Kardashian.

The reality star landed a coveted spot on the cover of the April issue of Vogue (where she's being embraced by rapper fiance Kanye West), and Rogen put his own twist on the picture.

"It had to be done," Rogen tweeted early Saturday morning. The funnyman photoshopped his head on Kardashian's body and put his buddy James Franco's mug on West's body.

This isn't the first time Rogen has taken a shot at the famous couple. Last fall he poked fun of the pair after they appeared in the music video "B...

Seth Rogen Calls Justin Bieber Obnoxious, Ungrateful & 'A Piece Of S--t'

3/14/2014 6:00pm EDT
Seth Rogen Calls Justin Bieber Obnoxious, Ungrateful & 'A Piece
Seth Rogen has reiterated his dislike for Justin Bieber, calling the singer "obnoxious" and "ungrateful."

In January, Bieber was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, resisting arrest without violence, and driving with an expired licence following allegations of drag racing in Miami, Fla. Rogen tweeted at the time: "All jokes aside, Justin Bieber is a piece of s**t."

Bieber's legal team is currently preparing for a trial on May 5.

On Wednesday night during an interview on "Watch What Happens Live," Rogen hadn't changed his mind about the pop star.

Rogen said, ...

Ben Affleck & Seth Rogen Testify Before Congress On Congo Conflict, Alzheimer's Disease

2/27/2014 1:00pm EST
Ben Affleck & Seth Rogen Testify Before Congress On Congo Confli
Actors Ben Affleck and Seth Rogen testified before Congress in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday to raise awareness of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Alzheimer's disease, respectively.

Affleck spoke before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and met with Secretary of State John Kerry to discuss the ongoing conflict in the African country.

According to the Eastern Congo Initiative, since 1998, violent conflict, disease and poverty in the DRC have killed over 5 million men, women, and children.

Prior to the meeting, Affleck wrote on Twitter, "Honored to represent @EasternCongo ...

Seth Rogen To Direct Video Game Film 'Console Wars'

2/24/2014 6:33pm EST
Seth Rogen
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg - the funny men behind Knocked Up, Superbad, Pineapple Express, Funny People, and This Is the End - are now taking on video games.

Booktrade reports the two will write and direct a film adaptation of the upcoming book "Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation" by Blake J, Harris. Rogen and Goldberg wrote the forward for the book.

The book (and presumably the film) follows Sega of America's CEO Tom Kalinske. Kalinske had no prior knowledge of the video game industry, but that didn't stop him from making Sega competitive with gaming...