1. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    This week we've had a front row seat to arguably the most direct form of cyber threats our country has seen in terms of our day to day life. We spent close to $12 BILLION dollars in movie theaters last year watching movies...but this week, we were denied one of America's most beloved forms of entertainment, and one of the WORLD'S largest companies (Sony) experienced a hack that amounted to millions and millions of dollars in lost revenue, exposed trade secrets, foiled business moves and, ultimately, a work of comedy satire being "banned" from our view because of nothing more than fear.

    Our government isn't responsible for controlling these companies or the actions they make in this regard...but to me, I feel if this threat is real in the way it has been described by the media, shouldn't our government have a much larger response to such an "attack"?

    Personally, I think the whole thing reeks of bullsh*t...from the hack itself to the details being released surrounding it.
    12-18-2014 10:45 PM
  2. Tartarus's Avatar
    US considers 'proportional' response to Sony hacking attack
    Reuters - 4*hours*ago
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Thursday a cyber attack on Sony Pictures was a serious national security matter and the Obama administration was considering a proportional response, although the White House stopped short of blaming*...
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/...0JW24Z20141218
    12-18-2014 11:08 PM
  3. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Proportional...AKA, we aren't going to do jack sh*t.
    hydrogen3 likes this.
    12-19-2014 12:26 AM
  4. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    The funny thing is I had no knowledge this movie even existed until the Sony hack and now I really want to see it.
    hydrogen3 likes this.
    12-19-2014 12:36 AM
  5. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    This whole thing just makes me wish I owned the rights to sell 'Seinfeld' reruns for syndication. Would never have to work a day in my life ever again.
    12-19-2014 03:38 PM
  6. A895's Avatar
    Today Sony said they still want to release the movie and NK wants to help find who's responsible for the attacks. A sudden turn.
    12-20-2014 01:19 PM
  7. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Today Sony said they still want to release the movie and NK wants to help find who's responsible for the attacks. A sudden turn.
    I think they realize this horse sh*t story that has been made up is starting to crumble in certain places and they want to use diversion tactics to keep your focus away from any one point for too long. One of the biggest companies in the world...they know what they're doing. They just turned a $50some odd million dollar movie into one that will make hundreds of millions of dollars.

    This, of course, is just my observation though.
    12-20-2014 03:11 PM
  8. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Larry Flynt has already said that he is making a parody of The Interview. I'm sure that will show their "Dear Leader" in a much more unflattering light than the original movie itself.
    12-20-2014 05:43 PM
  9. hydrogen3's Avatar
    12-23-2014 10:41 AM
  10. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    If you want to punish North Korea, give ALL its citizens internet access.
    the_tech_eater and hydrogen3 like this.
    12-23-2014 10:57 AM
  11. zerog46's Avatar
    With the way our "Leaders" in this Country act these days I'm embarrassed to live here.
    the_tech_eater likes this.
    12-23-2014 02:14 PM
  12. Les74's Avatar
    With the way our "Leaders" in this Country act these days I'm embarrassed to live here.
    Moving is always an option.
    A895 likes this.
    12-23-2014 05:00 PM
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    12-23-2014 05:26 PM
  14. Evilguppy's Avatar
    I really hope that the US is responsible for crashing NK's internet. It would show a sense of humor and an ability to deal with the Beloved Demented Sausage without bombing the crap out of innocent people.
    12-24-2014 04:49 PM
  15. A895's Avatar
    It is angering that people are torrenting the Interview instead of buying it. I know it is only released in America so far, but people could wait. By torrenting, it lessens the chance of a major film being distributing online first again.
    12-26-2014 07:16 AM
  16. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    It is angering that people are torrenting the Interview instead of buying it. I know it is only released in America so far, but people could wait. By torrenting, it lessens the chance of a major film being distributing online first again.
    No it doesn't...what lessens the chance of major online distribution is the fact they studios still know they'll make more money with a theatrical release first, then on demand downloading. This whole "hacking" story was a monetary chess move because they knew the movie was terrible, and after the first couple of days, no one would have paid to see it...at least here they got a pretty substantial amount of money from both theatrical showings and VoD.
    12-26-2014 01:23 PM
  17. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    It is angering that people are torrenting the Interview instead of buying it.
    Your head would blow up if you knew that that is what pretty much what happens with every movie nowadays lol

    I saw the previews a lot in the theaters because my girlfriend and I attend the theater plenty during the year and I never had the urge to see 'The Interview' at all. I didn't find the trailers that funny. And besides, I think James Franco is unbelievably overrated as an actor so I try to avoid spending any sort of money on his movies.
    12-26-2014 02:01 PM
  18. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Your head would blow up if you knew that that is what pretty much what happens with every movie nowadays lol
    The truth is, torrenting movies has a relatively low impact on the film industry as far as monetary gains on the films released...releasing them as downloadable content, in many ways, would relieve some of the torrenting impact, because if a person could easily download it for a fair price (key word), they'd be less inclined to illegally download the movie vs. spending $5, $10 even $15 for the movie to enjoy in their own home...AND KEEP IT.
    12-26-2014 02:07 PM
  19. phreddyl's Avatar
    The truth is, torrenting movies has a relatively low impact on the film industry as far as monetary gains on the films released...releasing them as downloadable content, in many ways, would relieve some of the torrenting impact, because if a person could easily download it for a fair price (key word), they'd be less inclined to illegally download the movie vs. spending $5, $10 even $15 for the movie to enjoy in their own home...AND KEEP IT.
    Like watching/renting the interview for $6- well worth it!


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    12-26-2014 02:11 PM
  20. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    The truth is, torrenting movies has a relatively low impact on the film industry as far as monetary gains on the films released...releasing them as downloadable content, in many ways, would relieve some of the torrenting impact, because if a person could easily download it for a fair price (key word), they'd be less inclined to illegally download the movie vs. spending $5, $10 even $15 for the movie to enjoy in their own home...AND KEEP IT.
    Sounds like the music industry 15 years ago.

    Just about getting Hollywood and SAG to get with it already.
    12-26-2014 02:17 PM
  21. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Like watching/renting the interview for $6- well worth it!


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    This situation with The Interview was a different scenario in my honest opinion.
    12-26-2014 02:23 PM
  22. phreddyl's Avatar
    This situation with The Interview was a different scenario in my honest opinion.
    True but being able to watch a movie for a reasonable price on my couch was awesome.


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    12-26-2014 02:25 PM
  23. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    True but being able to watch a movie for a reasonable price on my couch was awesome.


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    No doubt...but the build up and tactics used to do this were rotten in my opinion. Sony "honeyd*cked" (lol) everyone into watching this movie that I bet less than 60% of the people who did watch normally would have.
    12-26-2014 02:27 PM
  24. phreddyl's Avatar
    No doubt...but the build up and tactics used to do this were rotten in my opinion. Sony "honeyd*cked" (lol) everyone into watching this movie that I bet less than 60% of the people who did watch normally would have.
    That's true. It was pretty funny- "tigers have night vision goggles?"


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    12-26-2014 02:29 PM
  25. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    True but being able to watch a movie for a reasonable price on my couch was awesome.


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    I agree wholeheartedly. Regardless of the movie we're speaking about here, this is what I would like the immediate future to be. There are just some movies that I won't go out of my way to go to the movies to see. But if I can watch it at home during its release and pay significantly less than I would at the movies, then hell yes.

    For example, I am looking forward to actually hitting the theater and getting into a recliner seat to go see 'American Sniper.' But I don't care to see 'The Gambler' at all so I'm not going to go out of my way to go to the theater to see it and will instead just wait until it's out for rent and maybe watch it. But if me and my girlfriend are home on a Friday night and don't feel like going out, I might just click rent on my Apple TV and watch it for six bucks as it is out in the theaters.
    12-26-2014 03:55 PM
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