Dave Skylark and his producer Aaron Rapaport run the celebrity tabloid show "Skylark Tonight". When they land an interview with a surprise fan, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, they are recruited by the CIA to assassinate him.
6 Los Angeles celebrities are stuck in James Franco's house after a series of devastating events just destroyed the city. Inside, the group not only will have to face with the apocalypse, but with themselves.
In the action-comedy The Interview, Dave Skylark (James Franco) and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) run the popular celebrity tabloid TV show "Skylark Tonight." When they discover that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is a fan of the show, they land an interview with him in an attempt to legitimize themselves as journalists. As Dave and Aaron prepare to travel to Pyongyang, their plans change when the CIA recruits them, perhaps the two least-qualified men imaginable, to assassinate Kim Jong-un.Written by
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This movie was planned to have a Christmas 2014 release for theaters, which got cancelled. Instead, it got a theatrical release that was severely limited, that occurred simultaneously with a digital release. See more »
There are several errors with the control room scenes both in North Korea, and in New York. Firstly Aaron seems to randomly jump in with camera cuts, even though he is a producer, and that is the job of the show's director, who in both locations is non-existent. Secondly, some of the graphics on the monitors appear to have no relation to the show, some look like open photo editors, and others have unidentifiable green charts on them that would be useless to anyone in the room. In addition, the graphics shown on these screens are several different varieties of "Skylark" different from the ones that the show used anywhere in the movie. The one set of screens that is accurate in the room is the screen displaying inputs, although the "titles I - IV" and "A" are all blank, color bars, or off the air. These screens are used to display the various camera angles from the studio, although there are no camera angles present anywhere on the screen. Which must mean Aaron memorized all of the cameras numbers and locations and is somehow constantly aware of what angles they have. Seven of the monitors show the same screen, and three of them are blocked by other monitors, rendering them partially useless. There is also no network clock in the room, which in reality would be used to start the broadcast correctly during its time slot. In North Korea, there is a joystick that Aaron uses to change the angles of the cameras, even though they are regular studio cameras that are controlled by the cameramen. When switching cameras in the North Korean studio, Sook seems to use a line of buttons with various camera numbers on them. However, again there are no monitors displaying these angles, and this process would actually be done using a switcher. See more »
Our Beloved Leader is wise. He is gentle, kind and strong. We wish him joy. We wish him peace. We wish him love. And the one thing in our time, we wish more than this is for the United States to explode in a ball of fiery hell. May they be forced to starve and beg, and be ravaged by disease. May they be helpless, poor and sad and cold! They are arrogant and fat. They are stupid and they're evil. May they drown in their own blood and feces. Die America, die. Oh please won't...
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At the end of the credits there is a picture of the dog Skylark is given by Kim Jong-un, dedicated to the dog he had a kid. See more »
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Written by Paul C. Baumer, J-Splif (as Jae Choung), Virman (as Virman Coquia), Koen Groeneveld, Maarten Hoogstraten, Hugo Langras, Kevnish (as Kevin Nishimura), Prohgress (as James Roh), Addy Van Der Zwan and Nate Walker
Performed by Bingo Players featuring Far East Movement
Courtesy of Spinnin' Records B.V. and Casablanca Records
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I was lucky enough(?), to see to this film and was glad that I didn't have to pay for it. Anyone that writes a review that is "great, awesome, amazing", was either paid to say it or didn't see it. This had to be the biggest PR stunt in history for the movie to get as much hype as it has over the past few weeks. Even Howard Stern said "these guys couldn't buy this much press for this film". Good thing it did, because Sony must have cut all funding for the advertising as it is a piece of crap.
This might be one of the biggest flops this side of Istar, which I did not see, but still had as much hype attached to it as this film does (did). Don't get sucked into the hype machine this film isn't worth it unless you find Rogen and Franco funny for some reason. I kinda' laughed one time, but can't remember at what now as the movie was that bad.
Do yourself a favor, wait until someone you know pays to download the movie and loan it to you as you will still feel ripped off after having spent nearly 2 hours wondering what all the hype was about. And you know that the studios and the actors are going to read these and say the "reviews were great", but this one isn't as the movie itself sucked. Hope Sony makes some of the money back they paid for this piece of crap, betting they won't be making anymore movies with these guys again. As for spoiler alerts? The only alert here will be that it spoils 2 hours that you will never get back.
Sorry I saw it.. Couldn't give it a zero, too bad because one is too much.
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