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Review: 'The Interview' deserves to be seen

That I was one of the relative few to see "The Interview" is not a boast I take any pleasure in. It's with heavy sadness, not pride, that I review Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's North Korean farce. As of Thursday morning, the film has been shelved just a week ahead of its planned release due to terrorist threats by hackers said to be connected to North Korea.  Read More...

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