that's the point of TFA. This thing would've been great in 2009. Now it's just serving a niche market of shrinking ex-crackberry users. Still, if it prevents RIM from disappearing from the face of the earth, that might count as a success.
Well, Seth Rogen got 8 million up front and James Franco got 6, so those two aren't hurting. Although it's possible they were promised percentage of the box office take ("points") in addition to that, which obviously will not materialize now.
How do I know this? It was mentioned in the hacked Sony emails and mentioned on CNN =P
South Korea might have a problem, but elsewhere?
Japan. It's an annual N. Korean hobby to shoot off an intermediate range missile "test" over Japanese waters just to piss them off.
In a SHTF scenario, they'd probably fire a missile at the U.S. naval base in Japan after they're done leveling Seoul and Tokyo.
The decision to make this movie has been a complete unmitigated disaster for Sony. In fact Webster should place a picture of Sony and the Interview poster next to the dictionary entry for "disaster".
Financial loss to Sony will easily be in the hundreds of millions, not just from losing a major film release but also from the hacking, which is still ongoing. Employees are scared, many Hollywood bigwigs are angry, and head of Sony Pictures likely will lose her job.
And all for what? Depicting the gruesome murder of a nonfictional living person is normally off-limits for mainstream entertainment. Let alone the sitting head of state of an actual nation. Sony was warned that this would be going into uncharted territory.
According to the leaked emails, the screenwriter had originally written in a fictional dictator of a made-up country, but a few Sony execs thought it would be funnier and punchier if they put Kim Jong Eun instead. In their arrogance they had not considered repercussions of what could happen.
climate change must be rampant over there.
Pit bull or Chihuahua, can't decide...
They should webcast the funerals in Ebola countries so the relatives don't go around kissing the dead person at the funeral.
Lol! A country that can't even feed its own people, let alone provide them with a computer, managed to hack a glorious, capitalist multinational corporation? You've exceeded your daily quota of cheeseburger consumption, Billy.
Hiring a handful of skilled Russian or Chinese hackers is easily doable for even the poorest nation-state.
Building your own nuclear weapons and ICBMs is much harder. Putting a satellite in orbit also. Wait, North Korea has managed to do all of the above.
they do it anyways.
Linking hurricanes to global warming is also difficult but that didn't prevent climate researchers from claiming Katrina-level events will drastically increase in frequency. (we're still waiting on this one)
grow some balls and go after the real culprits instead of some wimpy bloggers and journalists. You have Stallone and the guy who played Spiderman at your disposal, send them to go kick some communist ass. Go on!
Even this particular French lawmaker will be singing a different tune when FHR is fully operational and puts satellites in orbit for $10 million that Ariane needs to charge $200 million just to break even.
Yeah they probably wouldn't bat an eye at demolishing the pyramids at Giza if it saved a desert tortoise or two.
those bush fires are started to clear the jungle/forest and create new farmland. And the reason they do that is... overpopulation. So yes, it wouldn't be an issue if the population is low.
nostalgia only goes so far; you can't make a mass market product on nostalgia alone. They sell what, 50 million iphones every 3 months? A few thousand nostalgia seekers wouldn't even be pocket change inside the pants of a rounding error.
Plus the people seeking the mini hard drive storage capacity will be mollified in a couple years when iphone flash memory capacity reaches 256 - 500 GB.