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Here’s Where You Can Watch The Interview

the-interviewWell, Merry Christmas to everyone — from Gawker to our very own POTUS — who condemned Sony Pictures’ decision to cancel the release of The Interview after the cyber hacks heard ’round the world (aka Sony’s public relations nightmare). The film company has pedaled back and decided to release the Seth Rogan and James Franco flick on Dec. 25 after all — in select independent theaters across the country. According to a statement from Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton on Tuesday, “While we hope this is only the first step of the film’s release, we are proud to make it available to the public and to have stood up to those who attempted to suppress free speech.” Feeling patriotic yet?

If so, do your duty as an American and make your way to Williamsburg Cinemas or the Alamo Drafthouse in Yonkers if you’re staying local. Or if you’re away for the holidays, watch at one of these theaters, courtesy of our sister pub, The Hollywood Reporter.

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Protesters Outside of the Fortune Brainstorm Tech Con

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No, this is not Seth Rogan. This is an AT&T worker, one of 40 from all over California protesting their CEO Randall Stevenson who was speaking at the conference. According to the protesters Stevenson has yet to sign their contract, they’ve been working without one for the past 90 days.

Inside the conference, Stevenson admitted to being an avid Amazon-owned Kindle user and relayed, “there will be a day when [we're] not exclusive with Apple.”

The CEO pronounces it “con-nectivity” which is what we will grumble the next time we write him a check.

There were two questions asking the executive about the horrible coverage. Each time Stevenson said that they were “aggressively working on the problem.”

There were no questions about the protesters just outside the resort’s walls.

Follow all the action for the rest of the conference on our Twitter feed @fishbowlla

Date Rape As A Comic Device?

We were so looking forward to Observe & Report. Anna Faris plays the dumb blonde with a comic genius that rivals some of the flaxen-haired greats. Add Seth Rogan on a Segway, and we were sold. Then we started hearing grumblings from critics about the film’s sex scene between Faris (Brandi) and Rogan (Ronnie). Seems it’s not exactly consensual. From Jezebel-

In the scene, Brandi has thrown up on herself and appears to be totally unconscious as Ronnie is pumping away on top of her. He stops for a second, and then she murmurs the line that The New York Times says indicates her consent, “Did I tell you to stop, motherfucker?” before passing out again.

Dan Kois writes on New York Magazine’s Vulture blog:

“The movie doesn’t mitigate that sex scene at all. In fact, it makes it even more clear than the trailer does that when Brandi and Ronnie get home from dinner, she’s unbelievably trashed on antidepressants and tequila. Not only does she throw up all over the place, she can barely walk – and she certainly can’t give any kind of informed consent. She’s way too wasted for her yelling at Ronnie to mean anything.”

Seth Rogen Makes The Cover Of Playboy

Seth Rogen appeared on the Tonight Show yesterday to talk about his Playboy cover and centerfold. We can’t wait to pick up a copy of the issue and read it for the articles-

Pineapple Express – The Panel

comiccon01.gif The Pineapple Express panel was moderated by producer Judd Apatow. On the panel was director David Gordon Green, writer Evan Goldberg and cast members Amber Heard, Danny McBride, Seth Rogen and James Franco.

“Can we combine a weed movie with a Jerry Bruckheimer action movie?” Was the rhetorical question offered by Apatow.

The crowd was shown some clips of the movie and let in on the fact that a lot of the dialog was improv. Seth Rogen was totally on the whole panel. A fan asked about the script to the movie being leaked early on the internet.

“If you want to read it – you’re an idiot. Because you can watch it – its a movie.” Said Rogen.

The thing that struck us was that the panel was very much like all Apatow movies: Seth Rogen was funny, he talked about his balls a lot and the gorgeous blond female stock character was a one dimensional prop. There’s your synopsis.

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Seth Rogen As You’ve Never Seen Him Before–in Vanity Fair

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Vanity Fair presents the annual Hollywood issue in March. Classic scenes from Hitchcock films are recreated with stunt doubles contemporary actors.

Cary Grant, in North by Northwest, is portrayed by Seth Rogen. Features editor Jane Sarkin doesn’t seem to have a bright future in casting. The style editor figured that the gray suit was the most important part of the shot, so she had a London tailor make an exact copy. You don’t know whether to laugh or cry.

(Photograph by Elaine Brown.)