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Freedom Prevailed, But Did The Interview Win?

I was thrilled when I heard the news that The Interview was going to be released as planned on Christmas Day to limited theaters. We live under the protection of freedom of speech, and it was frightening to see how close we came to letting a foreign power dictate what we could or couldn't make or consume. Then, I proceeded to not go watch The Interview. Which is apparently what many others decided to do. According to The Huffington Post, the movie grossed just over $1 million dollars on its first weekend. You know what? I think this is okay. It was still a triumph - because it's just an illustration that the central point was not whether or not the movie was any good (reviews aren't great) or whether or not we wanted to go to the theaters to watch it, but rather that we would not accept that someone else make that decision for us. We have the right to go or not go watch something - and that remains intact. The studio seem to be taking an optimistic view as well, considering the shattering cyberattack they received and the fact that they released the movie to a far smaller percentage of theaters than initially planned, due to security concerns: "Considering the incredibly challenging circumstances, we are extremely grateful to the people all over the country who came out to experience 'The Interview' on the first day of its unconventional release," Rory Bruer, Sony Pictures president of distribution, said in a statement. (quote from HuffPost) You can read more about it in the linked article. Did you go watch The Interview? Out of interest or principle? Are you planning to go?
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I'm not really planning to watch it, but I do really respect Randall Park, the actor who played the leader of North Korea in the film. I just don't really like how the film sort of misses the whole point of North Korea. Instead of making fun of how 'strange' the leader is, we should be focusing on helping the North Korean people! :(
I'm not a fan of slapstick comedy (which I heard this is, to some extent) so I don't have plans to watch it, though I wouldn't object to watching it either.
Randall Park is going to have one of the lead roles in Fresh Off The Boat, this new TV show that's coming out in February. I'm really looking forward to it! And yeah, I get what you mean. I don't think they'd necessarily turn a slapstick comedy into a human rights documentary. I heard it was horrible though, and I normally love Seth Rogen movies.
Agreed, @danidee ...I've heard other people express admiration for Park and wanting him to succeed. Definitely not the film if you want a complex treatment of the North Korean situation, though. Not that I was expecting that from it.
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This DIY Deadpool Pizza Is Pepperoni Perfection.
Chances are, if your friends are anything like my friends, everyone has yet to shut up about the new 'Deadpool' movie - so much so that I think it's safe to say that this month was definitely a Deadpool takeover. And thanks to this epic Deadpool pizza tutorial, your love affair with all things Deadpool is still officially far from over. If you thought his thing for good food begins and ends with chimichangas, think again. Here's what you need to make a Deadpool pizza of your own: - Pizza dough (The vlogger in the YouTube embedded below will show you how to make dough from scratch, or you can be like me and just buy the premade stuff.) - 1 jar of pizza sauce (I think so long as you've got at least a cup, it's enough.) - 1 package of shredded mozzarella (The 16-ounce package, so roughly 2 cups.) - 2 - 4 slices of mozzarella (This is for the eyes. Feel free to switch it up with provolone!) - 1 can of sliced black olives (I know some of you don't like olives, so if you can think of an equally delicious substitute to create his trademark black eyes, sub it here.) - 1 package of sliced pepperoni (Roughly 6 - 8 ounces should do!) Ready? Here we go. So first, you're going to preheat your oven to 450F. Then it's time to get that dough nice and spread out on your pizza pan, using a spoon to spread the pizza sauce all around the center of the pie. (Just, you know, leave the ends alone so you have a crust later. Pizza without crusts are super weird.) Next, you want to cover all of your sauce with some shredded mozzarella cheese. Don't skimp because this is going to help the pepperoni stay fixed to the pizza when you bake! Now it's time to layer on all of that pepperoni. Starting from the outside, work your way inward in a circular motion, laying the pepperoni down slice by slice. (If this isn't the most beautiful thing you've ever seen, you're in the wrong card. Dat pepperoni.) So in the video, she uses a teardrop-shaped cookie cutter to the primary shape before slicing it down the middle to create two eyes. I know I don't have teardrop cookie cutters at home, and you probably don't either, so feel free to use a knife to (carefully!) create the shape yourself! Now it's time to use the sliced olives to finish Deadpool's face. Keeping everything looking as symmetrical as possible during this step is key. Lay down your slices of olive similarly to how you laid down your pepperoni, and FINISH HIM!!! Throw him (gently) into the oven, and leave him there for about 10 - 15 minutes - or until he's nice and golden. Don't worry. It's Deadpool. He can take the heat. And there you have it: a Deadpool pizza - warm and gooey, just how you like him! For more specific instruction, check out Rosanna Pansino's full Nerdy Nummies tutorial in the YouTube above! And for more viral vids, follow my YouTube Nation collection! So who's going to try this out this weekend? (And more importantly, who's going to save me a slice?!)
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