Month: December 2014

The Cancellation: Why Sony Pulling Out Of “The Interview” Is Worrisome

On Wednesday, December 17, Sony announced that it was cancelling any future release plans for Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s The Interview. The move worries me in a number of ways, but first let’s look at what lead to this.

In the film, Rogen and James Franco’s characters travel to North Korea to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. In June, North Korean officials declared the film an “act of war” and vowed to retaliate against the US if the film was released. Grandiose threats are one of North Korea’s major exports.  (more…)

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“Words Are Flowing Out…”

The day after John Lennon’s death, Nick reflects on his own musical upbringing and the moment he found The Beatles. (more…)

Great Expectations

In this post, Nick and Ryan reflect on a very important part of consuming media – our expectations. What are they? Where do they come from? How important are they?  (more…)