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The Sony Hack Scandal
« on: December 17, 2014, 02:36:05 pm »
Sony Cancels ‘The Interview’ Release

And there you have it, Sony doesn't believe in freedom of speech (and why should they, the company isn't American) and would rather allow dictators of veeeeeeery small stature to dictate what everyone else does in their country. FUUUUUCK YOU SONY!!! And no, my anger has nothing to do with wanting to see the movie (it was very, very, very low on my list), but everything to do with a matter of principle in being able to have the choice to see it or not. Well, that has been taken away from us and I don't like it one bit. And no, I don't buy it one bit that it has anything to do with theater chain owners "boycotting" the movie.
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Re: The Sony Hack Scandal
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2014, 04:13:39 pm »
Well, after the first theater chain decided not to show the flick, the writing was on the wall.  And not showing the flick was totally within their rights, while I doubt that anything terrible would actually happen, I can see managers honestly worrying about another Dark Knight style shooting or something like that.

I've been hearing discussion about how this might be the perfect opportunity to experiment with day-and-date VOD release (I can't seem to find the actual article I read about this in my history, though).  For a long time, the idea of releasing a movie at home and in the theaters was shot down by pressure from theaters.  Not an issue in this case.  And you know that this movie is going to be released, Sony will want to make something back on its investment.  And since they can ONLY release the movie that way, and the budget is so high, they'll have to do some interesting math to make it earn back the budget.  And if they figure that out, that could lead the way for more studio-style direct-to-home movies in the future.  A return of the medium budget movie that Mac and I were lamenting just last night.

The amount of money lost is going to be a big thing in the future, I think.  Outside of the production and promotional cost associated with the flick, I can't even IMAGINE the amount of money that the hack cost the company.  Recovering from that is going to take a lot of work, but the results could be interesting.

Obviously, the security infrastructure and computer systems would have to be upgraded, made more secure, maybe decentralized so you can't get the whole thing from breaking one system.  Sony's a freakin' computer company, they could make really neat new systems so they can run their business more securely.

And that's just inside the system, the release (and the reporting) has given regular people a glimpse into the Hollywood backrooms.  How will that change things?

For example. some of the e-mails lamented big-budget ego-driven projects and Adam Sandler movies that no one likes... now that we know they don't like them either, will there be public pressure not to make those kinds of flicks anymore?  Now that Sony's secrets are out in the open (and let's be honest, most of it we don't know and what we do, we'll eventually forget), they suddenly have a more intimate relationship with the public than any other movie studio.  How can they turn that to an advantage?

I wonder about corporate espionage, as well.  These Sony things were leaked to the public, but does anyone truly think that the studios don't have all this stuff on everyone else?  How did this hack affect that side of things?

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Re: The Sony Hack Scandal
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2014, 04:46:07 pm »
THE INTERVIEW BANNED! TERRORISTS WIN!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQxNpNNPurE



Great rant by the guys over at Machinima.
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Re: The Sony Hack Scandal
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2014, 04:47:26 pm »
You know the replacement movie, "The Prepared Statement," just won't have the same energy.

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Re: The Sony Hack Scandal
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2014, 06:20:15 pm »
Celebrities react to Sony’s canceled release of ‘The Interview’


Great tweets by celebs. Judd Apatow nailed it. This all but guarantees huge numbers.....officially or not.
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Re: The Sony Hack Scandal
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2014, 07:50:36 am »
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Celebrities react to Sony’s canceled release of ‘The Interview’


Great tweets by celebs. Judd Apatow nailed it. This all but guarantees huge numbers.....officially or not.

Can't read any of it. Is it locked to subscribers or something. I just see lines where there should be text, just like I see in Wall Street Journal pages.  >:(
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Re: The Sony Hack Scandal
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2014, 07:56:28 am »
Personally, I don’t think these ‘leaks’ will have an impact on much. Maybe Sony will get some flack, but I’m not sure the general public don’t care to do anything. They just love to consume (read) sh*t like this.

I’m disappointed too people caved.

I just find that everyday seems to bring more and more frustration with technology, media, etc. It’s the ol be careful what you wish for. Great advantages in the these advances, but there are Achilles heels and people will exploit them.
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« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2014, 08:53:47 am »
Can't read any of it. Is it locked to subscribers or something. I just see lines where there should be text, just like I see in Wall Street Journal pages.  >:(

I'm not subscribed to the page and can read it. Might be an iPad issue.
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« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2014, 09:01:10 am »
No iPad this time. PC at work.

I've seen this on occasion. Not sure what's causing it.
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« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2014, 09:04:29 am »
Not sure what's causing it.

Isn't it obvious what's causing it? Kim Jong-un.
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« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2014, 09:42:26 am »
That Bastige!!!
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« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2014, 01:31:39 pm »
Article on Uproxx about other high profile movies that have never been released.  I suppose if we live long enough, the copyrights might expire and we might hear about them in some sort of academic exercise.

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« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2014, 11:52:23 pm »
CANCELLED FOREVER?!?! YUP!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgxAzMA8bvo

Rant #2 and just as entertaining as the first one. And yes, Paramount Studios are bunch of  p*ssies as well.
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« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2014, 01:36:59 am »
Well, it has to be an absolute cancellation so they can collect the insurance, which might be the best way to make up for that big hit.  Unfortunate for us, but it's not the first time a movie's been shelved.  Heck, even the famous Super Mario Bros movie could have been buried forever, it only got released because, you guessed it, that was the cheaper option.

 

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