Thursday, 18 December 2014

Oh For Fucks Sake. Now Team America

quote [ Multiple theaters have said that they have scrapped plans to screen Team America: World Police, which also depicts the authoritarian North Korea regime. The totalitarian government has been linked to the damaging cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment that hit the studio in late November. ]

Well fuck. Now why don't we all just cut our balls off. I was going to put this in "the Interview" thread but I think it deserves it's own.

This is just sad.
Now all "political thrillers" will now be set at least 200 years ago and mostly in countries that don't exist now. - or the future on other planets and are not allegorical in any way.
[SFW] [politics] [+10 WTF]
[by gendo666@8:35pmGMT]


HoZay said @ 9:32pm GMT on 18th Dec [Score:2 Funsightful]
What a bunch of pussies.
pleaides said @ 12:58pm GMT on 19th Dec [Score:2]
In any discussion of North Korea I always like to drop in a link to this piece by the Hitch;

It's excellent
arrowhen said @ 9:10pm GMT on 18th Dec [Score:1 Funsightful]
What's next, M*A*S*H reruns?
Leezurd said @ 6:36am GMT on 19th Dec [Score:1 Underrated]
...we can only hope!
gendo666 said @ 10:05am GMT on 19th Dec
it was a chicken....nooooo it was a baby!
She killed her baby!
lalanda said @ 1:07am GMT on 20th Dec
Dude, that's a good episode.
steele said @ 9:11pm GMT on 18th Dec [Score:1 Insightful]
rylex said @ 9:15pm GMT on 18th Dec [Score:1 Good]
I feel a special episode of South Park coming on...
ENZ said @ 11:28pm GMT on 18th Dec
Don't count on it, not after the shit they pulled with episodes 200 and 201 which their parent company refuses to legally stream online.

damnit said[2] @ 2:32am GMT on 19th Dec
I will count on it. Krazy Kripples is still streaming.

EDIT: Spoke too soon. They actually removed that from streaming. Bullocks.

EDIT 2: Spoke too soon again. The whole season is not available.
lilmookieesquire said @ 7:01am GMT on 19th Dec
You can use allsp to stream south park if you don't want to use south park studios
lilmookieesquire said @ 7:01am GMT on 19th Dec
ENZ said @ 1:19pm GMT on 19th Dec
"" (ALL Streaming Programs) is a streaming video indexing site for external media and is in no way associated with or authorized by Viacom or the Creators of South Park, Matt Stone and Trey Parker.

Yeah, I know I could use third-party streaming sites and torrents. My point was the official and legit way to watch that stuff online has blocked it, along with Super Best Friends, over the same implicit threats from assholes Muslims who can't deal with their Great Douchebag being portrayed in anything other than total respect that Worst Korea is pulling.
midden said @ 1:22am GMT on 19th Dec [Score:1 Good]
Hopefully there will be a strong Streisand effect, and pretty soon, everyone and their brother will be producing movies, songs, paintings, poems etc. about the comical death of Kim Jong Un. Lets get cracking: youtube vids, twitter hash tags, joke web pages, cat posters, etc.
spaceloaf said @ 1:33am GMT on 19th Dec [Score:1 Interesting]
I have to wonder how much of this is motivated by fear of NK versus fear of Sony.

It's obviously in Sony's best interests to shut this down due to all the leaked e-mails that have been getting out. The bad press from those are not worth the small amount of revenue a film like this would generate.

I wonder if they are pressuring theaters not to show the film in order to help kill this faster.
MadMarchHarris said @ 4:57am GMT on 19th Dec
Why would they pressure theaters into not showing their own $44 million dollar investment? That makes no sense at all.
mechanical contrivance said @ 9:21pm GMT on 18th Dec
Kim Jong Un probably thinks this movie would damage North Korea's reputation. He must not realize that North Korea's reputation can't possibly get any worse than it already is.
sanepride said @ 11:06pm GMT on 18th Dec [Score:2]
On the other hand, North Korea now appears to be the most powerful country on earth.
Mission accomplished.
Leezurd said @ 6:37am GMT on 19th Dec

ENZ said @ 11:19pm GMT on 18th Dec
Wait, there were theaters that still show this? Multiple theaters? Was there some kind of ironic cult attraction to it like Rocky Horror Picture Show or The Room I wasn't aware of?
steele said @ 11:38pm GMT on 18th Dec [Score:1 Informative]
Ten year anniversary. They were going to show it in place of The Interview after it was pulled.
TM said @ 4:56pm GMT on 19th Dec
I hope, truly I do, that this is a clever marketing campaign by Sony to promote a half-assed buddy comedy that might otherwise have done "meh" box office over Christmas. In my fantasy, Sony executives "bow to public pressure," reverse themselves, and release both The Interview and Team America - if not to theatres, then to pay-per-view. Even Kim Jong Un can't take down mighty mighty Netflix, and if he tries, couch potatoes all over the US will demand drone strikes on Pyongyang.

Hey, a man can dream.
HoZay said @ 7:52pm GMT on 19th Dec
I hope Netflix has better security than Sony.
damnit said @ 9:11pm GMT on 19th Dec
Nothing is really secure. The Internet was never designed to be secure. If someone really wants your stuff, they'll get it one way or the other.
backSLIDER said @ 8:44pm GMT on 19th Dec
I'll be finding a pirate copy and viewing it as i feel it's my public duty.
ooo[......7 said @ 9:42pm GMT on 19th Dec
PM me when you do, id like to see it as well
rylex said @ 9:46pm GMT on 19th Dec
Why not go a step further?

Pirate a copy and publicly screen it
ooo[......7 said @ 10:32pm GMT on 19th Dec
cuz that ILLEGAL
Anti_fuites said @ 10:12pm GMT on 19th Dec
An oldie but a goodie. I like to bust this video out whenever NK pops up in the news.

North Korean People's Army Funky Get Down Juche Party
rylex said @ 10:54pm GMT on 19th Dec
This is my fav NK vid. Admittedly it features SK too.


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