Jewish Journal

Sony Pictures puts ‘The Interview’ back in theaters

by Eric Kelsey and Mary Milliken, Reuters

3 days ago

Actors Seth Rogen and James Franco on promotional poster for their upcoming film "The Interview."

Sony Pictures said on Tuesday it will release "The Interview" to a limited number of theaters on Dec. 25, less than a week after it canceled the comedy's release following a devastating... read full article

  • Kindertransport film picked for permanent preservation

    By Tom Tugend

    5 days ago

    Oscar-winner “Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport” has been selected for permanent preservation in the Library of Congress by the National Film Registry.
    The film, released in 2000, documents the rescue of some 10,000 predominantly Jewish children from...
  • Israel bypassed in Oscars race

    By Tom Tugend

    1 week ago

    Israel is out, but a Polish Holocaust-related film is in, as movies from nine countries advanced on Nov. 19 in the Oscar race for best foreign-language film.

    “Gett: The Trial of Vivian Amsalem,” Israel’s entry, did not make the cut. The film depicts the five-year legal struggle...

  • Sony Pictures CEO consulted U.S. State Dept on film, leaked emails show

    by James Pearson, Reuters

    1 week ago

    The head of Sony Pictures consulted with a senior U.S. official in June, days after North Korea threatened "merciless countermeasures" over the release of an upcoming film featuring a plot to assassinate leader Kim Jong Un, leaked emails show.

    In an internal June 26 email seen by...

  • Sony pulls release of ‘Interview’ as U.S determines N.Korea behind attack

    by Eric Kelsey, Lisa Richwine and Piya Sinha-Roy, Reuters

    1 week ago

    Sony Pictures on Wednesday pulled the theatrical release of its North Korea comedy "The Interview," hours before a U.S. government source said investigators determined that North Korea was behind a cyberattack on Sony over the film.

    Hackers attacked Sony Corp last month, leaking...

  • New York premiere of North Korea comedy canceled after threats

    by Jim Finkle and Mark Hosenball, Reuters

    1 week ago

    The New York premiere of "The Interview," a Sony Pictures comedy about the assassination of North Korean President Kim Jong-Un, has been canceled and a source said one theatre chain had scrapped plans to show it, after threats from a hacking group.

    The hackers, who said they were...

  • A TV pilgrimage to Jerusalem and other holy sites

    By Tom Tugend

    1 week ago

    Every religion has its pilgrimage, and PBS’ “Sacred Journeys” provides a lively visual guide to six of the best-known destinations for the devout.

    On Dec. 23, series host Bruce Feiler visits Jerusalem, and while the date might indicate a link to Christmas, the focus is on Sukkot,...

  • Ex-Sony employees sue, claim company failed to protect data

    by David Ingram, Reuters

    1 week ago

    Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc has been sued in a class action by two people who described themselves as former employees and accused the company of failing to protect employee data.

    The lawsuit against Sony Corp's Hollywood movie studio, filed on Monday in federal court in Los...

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