Seth Rogen's Kanye West Parodies Are All in Jest - He's a Big Ol' Fan

Seth Rogen’s been making the press rounds recently to promote his new film, ‘The Interview’, but most people weren’t interested in the funny man’s latest project, with most people keen to hear about his constant Kanye West parodies. 

Seth RoganSeth Rogen likes a cheeky parody

Now, Rogen is searching for someone to play the baby in a new Kim/Kanye/North parody. "Michael Cera would be good," joked Rogen. "Get Annie Leibovitz to take the pictures," he said. 

But overall, he's "a huge fan of Kanye West,” and that forms the base of his now-famous mimicry of the rapper and his high profile relationship with reality star Kim Kardashian. 

"I'm like just really into his music, and when we made the original (spoof of West's "Bound 2" music video featuring Kardashian), we were filming 'The Interview' in Vancouver and we kept trying to go to Kanye West shows that kept getting canceled or the dates kept changing and it happened like two or three times,” he explained. 

MORE: James Franco And Seth Rogen Spoof Kanye West And Kim Kardashian's Vogue Cover

“We were just talking about him all the time and then the video came out so we were just like, 'Let's just try to do that,'" he added. 

“The Interview” sees James Franco and Rogen combine once again. It centres on Dave Skylark (James Franco), a host of a talk show, and producer, Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen). When the pair get an interview with dictator of North Korea, Kim Jong-Un, the CIA tasks them with killing him. 

The pair, dangerously under qualified to do their own jobs, let alone assassinate one of the modern world’s most controversial and powerful figures, set about doing the impossible.

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A Week In News: North Korea Threatens Seth Rogen, George Clooney Gets Angry, And Robin Thicke Is Knocked Out 4280370 News

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Seth Rogen Vs. North Korea: Seth Rogen should be feeling a little nervous right now. The actor and funnyman, who is preparing for the fall release of new movie The Interview, has been threatened after North Korea issued an official complaint to the UN. The shady country raised its hackles over the plot of Rogen's new movie, which depicts a plot to kill dictator Kim Jong-Un. This is unbelievable. If you want to thumb your nose at the Supreme Leader, go giggle at the poster - it's hilarious.

George Clooney Vs. The Daily Mail: George Clooney should only have seating arrangements and wedding cake tasting on his mind at the moment but the Gravity actor has had to engage in battle with The Daily Mail over comments the tabloid made alleging that the mother of Clooney's fiancée, Amal Alamuddin, was not happy with her daughters upcoming nuptials on religious grounds - a claim the actor has called a "lie." Clooney got angry, the Mail apologised, Clooney got angrier.

'OITNB' Vs. 'Modern Family': The Emmy nominations were announced yesterday, revealing the usual mixture of predictables and snubs. Netflix prison dramedy Orange Is The New Black has emerged as the most nominated comedy of this year's awards and is up for a total of twelve gongs ahead of August's the best-of-TV ceremony. The hit show will fight it out for Outstanding Comedy Series alongside the past four years' consecutive winner, Modern Family. Read up on the other nominations here. It could be a toughie, but actress Uzo Aduba, AKA Crazy Eyes, reckons OITNB has the right formula to succeed.

Game of Thrones

George R.R. Martin Vs. Fans: George R.R. Martin has hit back at fans claiming the Game of Thrones author won't see the acclaimed fantasy series through to its finale due to his age and health. The portly writer issued a hearty "f**k you" to all those who doubt his vitality. Find out what else he said. Martin is currently writing the sixth instalment, The Winds of Winter, which is expected to be released in late 2015.

Robin Thicke Vs...Everybody: The last year in the life of pop star Robin Thicke has been unreal. He finally achieved the international success he'd always dreamed of with the huge Blurred Lines but quickly saw himself fall from grace amidst claims of misogyny, promotion of rape, and cheating on his wife. Soon, the fans who once bopped to his hit single turned on him in a disastrous Twitter Q&A, leading to his latest album, Paula, selling only 530 copies in the UK and 54 in Australia. But why did this happen?

BBC Vs. Doctor Who Fans: A TV show's success will always come with a sting in its tail: rabid fans who will go to any length to get hold of juicy plot info. The BBC has had to issue a plea this week, urging fans of the hit sci-fi family drama, Doctor Who, to not circulate further the five scripts that leaked online. After the fruitless request wasn't enough to deter the eager fans, the broadcaster was forced to drown the leak with a series of tantalising new stills from the upcoming series, which will see Peter Capaldi debut as the Doctor.

Garth Brooks

Garth Brooks Vs. Dublin: Talk about throwing the baby out with the bathwater! After a lengthy debate raged between Garth Brooks and Dublin City Council, the US country star has announced that all five of his Croke Park concerts at the end of July are cancelled. Due to noise and crime fears, the council would only issue licenses for three of the five shows but Brooks took an "all or nothing" approach, after he already sold out five. Read the full story.

Video Of The Week: 'Gone Girl' Full Length Trailer: After months of teasers and posters, we have the full-length trailer for new thriller adaptation, Gone Girl. The Ben Affleck drama won't hit cinemas until October but director David Fincher is making sure excitement and intrigue is amped up to the max. Watch the new Gone Girl trailer here. Nick Dunne (Affleck) finds himself in the middle of a police investigation after his wife Amy (Rosamund Pike) mysteriously goes missing. Here's our "All you need to know" guide.

The Interview

Seth Rogen Vs. North Korea: Seth Rogen should be feeling a little nervous right now. The actor and funnyman, who is preparing for the fall release of new movie The Interview, has been threatened after North Korea issued an official complaint to the UN. The shady country raised its hackles over the plot of Rogen's new movie, which depicts a plot to kill dictator Kim Jong-Un. This is unbelievable. If you want to thumb your nose at the Supreme Leader, go giggle at the poster - it's hilarious.

George Clooney Vs. The Daily Mail: George Clooney should only have seating arrangements and wedding cake tasting on his mind at the moment but the Gravity actor has had to engage in battle with The Daily Mail over comments the tabloid made alleging that the mother of Clooney's fiancée, Amal Alamuddin, was not happy with her daughters upcoming nuptials on religious grounds - a claim the actor has called a "lie." Clooney got angry, the Mail apologised, Clooney got angrier.

'OITNB' Vs. 'Modern Family': The Emmy nominations were announced yesterday, revealing the usual mixture of predictables and snubs. Netflix prison dramedy Orange Is The New Black has emerged as the most nominated comedy of this year's awards and is up for a total of twelve gongs ahead of August's the best-of-TV ceremony. The hit show will fight it out for Outstanding Comedy Series alongside the past four years' consecutive winner, Modern Family. Read up on the other nominations here. It could be a toughie, but actress Uzo Aduba, AKA Crazy Eyes, reckons OITNB has the right formula to succeed.

Game of Thrones

George R.R. Martin Vs. Fans: George R.R. Martin has hit back at fans claiming the Game of Thrones author won't see the acclaimed fantasy series through to its finale due to his age and health. The portly writer issued a hearty "f**k you" to all those who doubt his vitality. Find out what else he said. Martin is currently writing the sixth instalment, The Winds of Winter, which is expected to be released in late 2015.

Robin Thicke Vs...Everybody: The last year in the life of pop star Robin Thicke has been unreal. He finally achieved the international success he'd always dreamed of with the huge Blurred Lines but quickly saw himself fall from grace amidst claims of misogyny, promotion of rape, and cheating on his wife. Soon, the fans who once bopped to his hit single turned on him in a disastrous Twitter Q&A, leading to his latest album, Paula, selling only 530 copies in the UK and 54 in Australia. But why did this happen?

BBC Vs. Doctor Who Fans: A TV show's success will always come with a sting in its tail: rabid fans who will go to any length to get hold of juicy plot info. The BBC has had to issue a plea this week, urging fans of the hit sci-fi family drama, Doctor Who, to not circulate further the five scripts that leaked online. After the fruitless request wasn't enough to deter the eager fans, the broadcaster was forced to drown the leak with a series of tantalising new stills from the upcoming series, which will see Peter Capaldi debut as the Doctor.

Garth Brooks

Garth Brooks Vs. Dublin: Talk about throwing the baby out with the bathwater! After a lengthy debate raged between Garth Brooks and Dublin City Council, the US country star has announced that all five of his Croke Park concerts at the end of July are cancelled. Due to noise and crime fears, the council would only issue licenses for three of the five shows but Brooks took an "all or nothing" approach, after he already sold out five. Read the full story.

Video Of The Week: 'Gone Girl' Full Length Trailer: After months of teasers and posters, we have the full-length trailer for new thriller adaptation, Gone Girl. The Ben Affleck drama won't hit cinemas until October but director David Fincher is making sure excitement and intrigue is amped up to the max. Watch the new Gone Girl trailer here. Nick Dunne (Affleck) finds himself in the middle of a police investigation after his wife Amy (Rosamund Pike) mysteriously goes missing. Here's our "All you need to know" guide.

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North Korea's 'The Interview' Complaint May Give Seth Rogen Better Publicity Than Money Can Buy 4279262 News

North Korea has filed an official complaint with the UN regarding the upcoming movie The Interview, requesting that the comedy be banned from distribution. The movie, which stars Seth Rogen and James Franco, is a comedy about a plot to kill the current North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Un.

The movie tells the story of two journalists who are tasked with killing the dictator after they land a rare interview with him. The movie's publicity has been met with much anger from the North Korean authorities. Failure to stop the release of the film on 14 October in the US would, it has been threatened, result in a "resolute and merciless response."

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon received a letter dated the 27th June from North Korea's UN Ambassador Ja Song Nam. The letter, which has been made public this week, does not give the name of the movie but describes a plot that "involves insulting and assassinating the supreme leadership," according to Reuters.

"To allow the production and distribution of such a film on the assassination of an incumbent head of a sovereign state should be regarded as the most undisguised sponsoring of terrorism as well as an act of war," Ja said.

"The United States authorities should take immediate and appropriate actions to ban the production and distribution of the aforementioned film; otherwise, it will be fully responsible for encouraging and sponsoring terrorism," he wrote

More: Seth Rogen in talks for 'Neighbors 2.'

Ja also attached a story by the official KCNA news agency similarly criticising the film, stating "The act of making and screening such a movie that portrays an attack on our top leadership... is a most wanton act of terror and act of war, and is absolutely intolerable."

Rogen responded on Twitter with a joke: "People don't usually wanna kill me for one of my movies until after they've paid 12 bucks for it."

More: Dave & James Franco to star in 'The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room.'

Though North Korea's threats are undoubtedly unsettling, the complaint and ongoing press coverage could have provided Rogen and co. with better publicity than they could have ever dreamed of...that is, as long as the movie makes it to release.

The Interview will be released on the 10th October in the US and the 29th October in the UK.

More: Kim Jong-Un will watch 'The Interview' with a bowl of ice cream.

The Interview Poster
Will 'The Interview' Actually End Up Meeting Its 10th October Release Date?

North Korea has filed an official complaint with the UN regarding the upcoming movie The Interview, requesting that the comedy be banned from distribution. The movie, which stars Seth Rogen and James Franco, is a comedy about a plot to kill the current North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Un.

The movie tells the story of two journalists who are tasked with killing the dictator after they land a rare interview with him. The movie's publicity has been met with much anger from the North Korean authorities. Failure to stop the release of the film on 14 October in the US would, it has been threatened, result in a "resolute and merciless response."

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon received a letter dated the 27th June from North Korea's UN Ambassador Ja Song Nam. The letter, which has been made public this week, does not give the name of the movie but describes a plot that "involves insulting and assassinating the supreme leadership," according to Reuters.

"To allow the production and distribution of such a film on the assassination of an incumbent head of a sovereign state should be regarded as the most undisguised sponsoring of terrorism as well as an act of war," Ja said.

"The United States authorities should take immediate and appropriate actions to ban the production and distribution of the aforementioned film; otherwise, it will be fully responsible for encouraging and sponsoring terrorism," he wrote

More: Seth Rogen in talks for 'Neighbors 2.'

Ja also attached a story by the official KCNA news agency similarly criticising the film, stating "The act of making and screening such a movie that portrays an attack on our top leadership... is a most wanton act of terror and act of war, and is absolutely intolerable."

Rogen responded on Twitter with a joke: "People don't usually wanna kill me for one of my movies until after they've paid 12 bucks for it."

More: Dave & James Franco to star in 'The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room.'

Though North Korea's threats are undoubtedly unsettling, the complaint and ongoing press coverage could have provided Rogen and co. with better publicity than they could have ever dreamed of...that is, as long as the movie makes it to release.

The Interview will be released on the 10th October in the US and the 29th October in the UK.

More: Kim Jong-Un will watch 'The Interview' with a bowl of ice cream.

The Interview Poster
Will 'The Interview' Actually End Up Meeting Its 10th October Release Date?

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Will North Korea Really Declare War Over Seth Rogen's 'The Interview'? 4259999 News

Well, this would certainly make high school text books more interesting. North Korea has threatened to reap "merciless" retaliation on the US if they do not ban the Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy movie The Interview. The notorious government issued a statement about the film, which stars the Hollywood actors as journalists tasked with assassination Kim Jong-un.

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The government said that the country considers the movie "an act of war" and a "wanton act of terror," also labelling Rogen a "gangster filmmaker".

Published by state-run KCNA news agency, the foreign ministry spokesperson said: "The act of making and screening such a movie that portrays an attack on our top leadership... is a most wanton act of terror and act of war, and is absolutely intolerable."

North Korea said that failure to ban the release of the film on 14 October in the US would result in a "resolute and merciless response" from the country.

More: Are Seth Rogen and James Franco about to start World War 3?

The official statement follows quotes from North Korean spokesperson Kim Myong-chol's earlier this week.

Speaking to The Telegraph, Myong-chol said: "There is a special irony in this story line as it shows the desperation of the US government and American society.

"A film about the assassination of a foreign leader mirrors what the US has done in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Ukraine.

"And let us not forget who killed [President John F.] Kennedy - Americans. In fact, President [Barack] Obama should be careful in case the US military wants to kill him as well/"

Rogen doesn't seem too perturbed by the threats. His last two tweets read:

"People don't usually wanna kill me for one of my movies until after they've paid 12 bucks for it. Hiyooooo!!!"

"F*ck the po-lice."

More: Read our review of 'Neighbors'

Well, this would certainly make high school text books more interesting. North Korea has threatened to reap "merciless" retaliation on the US if they do not ban the Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy movie The Interview. The notorious government issued a statement about the film, which stars the Hollywood actors as journalists tasked with assassination Kim Jong-un.

The Interview

The government said that the country considers the movie "an act of war" and a "wanton act of terror," also labelling Rogen a "gangster filmmaker".

Published by state-run KCNA news agency, the foreign ministry spokesperson said: "The act of making and screening such a movie that portrays an attack on our top leadership... is a most wanton act of terror and act of war, and is absolutely intolerable."

North Korea said that failure to ban the release of the film on 14 October in the US would result in a "resolute and merciless response" from the country.

More: Are Seth Rogen and James Franco about to start World War 3?

The official statement follows quotes from North Korean spokesperson Kim Myong-chol's earlier this week.

Speaking to The Telegraph, Myong-chol said: "There is a special irony in this story line as it shows the desperation of the US government and American society.

"A film about the assassination of a foreign leader mirrors what the US has done in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Ukraine.

"And let us not forget who killed [President John F.] Kennedy - Americans. In fact, President [Barack] Obama should be careful in case the US military wants to kill him as well/"

Rogen doesn't seem too perturbed by the threats. His last two tweets read:

"People don't usually wanna kill me for one of my movies until after they've paid 12 bucks for it. Hiyooooo!!!"

"F*ck the po-lice."

More: Read our review of 'Neighbors'

26th June 2014 4187182
'The Interview': Are Seth Rogen and James Franco About to Start Another World War? 4258727 News

Seth Rogen and James Franco’s brand of stoner comedy isn’t for everyone, but it rarely goes beyond immature jokes, underdog characters and a sideways look at America. Now, it would seem, they’ve annoyed one of the world’s superpowers.

Seth RogenHey, it's Seth Rogen

North Korea, according to the AP, is warning that the release of ‘The Interview’ – in which the U.S government charge Rogen and Franco with assassinating Kim Jong Un – would be an “act of war”. 

“If the U.S. government doesn't block the movie's release, it will face "stern" and "merciless" retaliation, an unidentified spokesman for North Korea's Foreign Ministry said in state media Wednesday,” read the AP’s report on the situation. 

More: North Korea's Stance on Seth Rogen & James Franco's The Interview: Unhappy

The spokesperson added that the "reckless U.S. provocative insanity" in aiding a "gangster filmmaker" to challenge North Korea is "a gust of hatred and rage" for the North Korean people its soldiers in what the AP described as “typically heated propaganda language.”

This isn’t the first time comment has arrived on ‘The Interview’ from North Korea, although their stance on Rogen’s new movie has certainly stiffened. “There is a special irony in this storyline as it shows the desperation of the US government and American society,” a spokesman for Mr Kim told The Telegraph earlier this month. 

More: Kim Jong-un Will Watch 'The Interview'. With A Bowl Of Ice Cream

“A film about the assassination of a foreign leader mirrors what the US has done in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Ukraine,” he added. “And let us not forget who killed [President John F.] Kennedy – Americans. In fact, President [Barack] Obama should be careful in case the US military wants to kill him as well,” Kim Myong-chol said.

Now, the film's release would be considered an "act of war that we will never tolerate,” is the message from N. Korea. 

The Interview is set for release on October 10 in the U.S, and October 29 in the U.K.

The Interview

 

Seth Rogen and James Franco’s brand of stoner comedy isn’t for everyone, but it rarely goes beyond immature jokes, underdog characters and a sideways look at America. Now, it would seem, they’ve annoyed one of the world’s superpowers.

Seth RogenHey, it's Seth Rogen

North Korea, according to the AP, is warning that the release of ‘The Interview’ – in which the U.S government charge Rogen and Franco with assassinating Kim Jong Un – would be an “act of war”. 

“If the U.S. government doesn't block the movie's release, it will face "stern" and "merciless" retaliation, an unidentified spokesman for North Korea's Foreign Ministry said in state media Wednesday,” read the AP’s report on the situation. 

More: North Korea's Stance on Seth Rogen & James Franco's The Interview: Unhappy

The spokesperson added that the "reckless U.S. provocative insanity" in aiding a "gangster filmmaker" to challenge North Korea is "a gust of hatred and rage" for the North Korean people its soldiers in what the AP described as “typically heated propaganda language.”

This isn’t the first time comment has arrived on ‘The Interview’ from North Korea, although their stance on Rogen’s new movie has certainly stiffened. “There is a special irony in this storyline as it shows the desperation of the US government and American society,” a spokesman for Mr Kim told The Telegraph earlier this month. 

More: Kim Jong-un Will Watch 'The Interview'. With A Bowl Of Ice Cream

“A film about the assassination of a foreign leader mirrors what the US has done in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Ukraine,” he added. “And let us not forget who killed [President John F.] Kennedy – Americans. In fact, President [Barack] Obama should be careful in case the US military wants to kill him as well,” Kim Myong-chol said.

Now, the film's release would be considered an "act of war that we will never tolerate,” is the message from N. Korea. 

The Interview is set for release on October 10 in the U.S, and October 29 in the U.K.

The Interview

 
25th June 2014 4187182
Kim Jong-Un Will Watch 'The Interview'. With A Bowl of Ice Cream. 4255639 News

The North Korean regime has unsurprisingly attacked a Hollywood comedy movie with James Franco and Seth Rogen as representing the “desperation” of American society. A spokesman for Kim Jong-Un said the dictator would probably watch The Interview, which sees two talk show host tasked with assassinating the controversial leader after being granted a rare face-to-face.

The Interview poster

Kim Myong-choi, executive director of the Centre for North Korea-US Peace and an unofficial spokesman for the regime in Pyongyang was dismissive of the movie. "There is a special irony in this storyline as it shows the desperation of the US government and American society," he told The Telegraph. "A film about the assassination of a foreign leader mirrors what the US has done in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Ukraine," he added. "And let us not forget who killed [President John F.] Kennedy – Americans. "In fact, President [Barack] Obama should be careful in case the US military wants to kill him as well," Kim Myong-chol said.

More: 'The Interview' is a thing of beauty

"James Bond is a good character and those films are much more enjoyable," he said.

Early reaction to The Interview – which surely boasts one of the finest movie posters of recent times – have delivered mixed responses with some suggesting it distasteful.

Nevertheless, Rogen recently scored a monster hit with comedy Neighbors, about a young couple who have a fraternity move in next door. It co-starred Zac Efron and talks for an immediate sequel are apparently well underway.

The North Korean regime has unsurprisingly attacked a Hollywood comedy movie with James Franco and Seth Rogen as representing the “desperation” of American society. A spokesman for Kim Jong-Un said the dictator would probably watch The Interview, which sees two talk show host tasked with assassinating the controversial leader after being granted a rare face-to-face.

The Interview poster

Kim Myong-choi, executive director of the Centre for North Korea-US Peace and an unofficial spokesman for the regime in Pyongyang was dismissive of the movie. "There is a special irony in this storyline as it shows the desperation of the US government and American society," he told The Telegraph. "A film about the assassination of a foreign leader mirrors what the US has done in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Ukraine," he added. "And let us not forget who killed [President John F.] Kennedy – Americans. "In fact, President [Barack] Obama should be careful in case the US military wants to kill him as well," Kim Myong-chol said.

More: 'The Interview' is a thing of beauty

"James Bond is a good character and those films are much more enjoyable," he said.

Early reaction to The Interview – which surely boasts one of the finest movie posters of recent times – have delivered mixed responses with some suggesting it distasteful.

Nevertheless, Rogen recently scored a monster hit with comedy Neighbors, about a young couple who have a fraternity move in next door. It co-starred Zac Efron and talks for an immediate sequel are apparently well underway.

23rd June 2014 4187182
North Korea's Stance on Seth Rogen & James Franco's The Interview: Unhappy 4253171 News

Turns out, North Korea aren’t happy with The Interview, a film that mocks the country’s communist dictatorship and focuses on the assassination of its leader. Or to put it a different way: James Franco and Seth Rogen just got more free press for their new movie than they or their Columbia Pictures could ever buy.

Seth RogenSeth Rogen is just glad that Kim Jong Un is going to watch his film

“There is a special irony in this storyline as it shows the desperation of the US government and American society,” a spokesman for Mr Kim told The Telegraph. 

“A film about the assassination of a foreign leader mirrors what the US has done in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Ukraine,” he added. “And let us not forget who killed [President John F.] Kennedy – Americans. In fact, President [Barack] Obama should be careful in case the US military wants to kill him as well,” Kim Myong-chol said.

Myong-chol also dismissed Hollywood movies as being "full of assassinations and executions" adding that British films are far better and more realistic. "James Bond is a good character and those films are much more enjoyable," he said.

We’re not sure what you got from all that, but we were left with the distinct impression that Franco and Rogen had seriously offended one of the most volatile and dangerous political regimes in the world. What did Rogen get from it? “Apparently Kim Jong Un plans on watching #TheInterview. I hope he likes it!!” Yep.

Whether or not North Korea is ready, The Interview is set to hit cinemas on October 10 in the U.S and October 29 in the U.K. Funnily enough, it doesn’t have a release date in… guess which country.

The Interview

Turns out, North Korea aren’t happy with The Interview, a film that mocks the country’s communist dictatorship and focuses on the assassination of its leader. Or to put it a different way: James Franco and Seth Rogen just got more free press for their new movie than they or their Columbia Pictures could ever buy.

Seth RogenSeth Rogen is just glad that Kim Jong Un is going to watch his film

“There is a special irony in this storyline as it shows the desperation of the US government and American society,” a spokesman for Mr Kim told The Telegraph. 

“A film about the assassination of a foreign leader mirrors what the US has done in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Ukraine,” he added. “And let us not forget who killed [President John F.] Kennedy – Americans. In fact, President [Barack] Obama should be careful in case the US military wants to kill him as well,” Kim Myong-chol said.

Myong-chol also dismissed Hollywood movies as being "full of assassinations and executions" adding that British films are far better and more realistic. "James Bond is a good character and those films are much more enjoyable," he said.

We’re not sure what you got from all that, but we were left with the distinct impression that Franco and Rogen had seriously offended one of the most volatile and dangerous political regimes in the world. What did Rogen get from it? “Apparently Kim Jong Un plans on watching #TheInterview. I hope he likes it!!” Yep.

Whether or not North Korea is ready, The Interview is set to hit cinemas on October 10 in the U.S and October 29 in the U.K. Funnily enough, it doesn’t have a release date in… guess which country.

The Interview

21st June 2014 4187182
‘Kim Jong-Un Can Speak To Dolphins’ And 10 Other Things We Learnt From ‘The Interview’ Trailer 4241262 News

The first trailer and poster for Seth Rogen and James Franco’s action comedy The Interview has hit and we now couldn't be more excited about this movie. The movie looks packed full of action and laughs and could just be Franco and Rogen’s best collaboration yet. Here’s 10 things we learnt about The Interview from its awesome trailer.

Seth Rogen and James FrancoRogen and Franco are back together again in The Interview

1. Rogen and Franco will attempt to assassinate Kim Jong-Un

Yes the trailer spells it our for us, The Interview is about Franco and Rogen’s characters attempting to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong. Franco plays a celebrity interviewer who lands a meeting with the dictator, his biggest break yet. Problem is, the CIA then step in, asking Franco and his producer (Rogen) to carry out an assassination.

2. Kim Jong-Un can speak to dolphins

As we hear Kim Jong-Un’s people believe anything he tells them, including that he can speak to dolphins, a talent Franco is particularly fond of. But that’s not all…

More: 'The Interview' Poster Is A Thing of Beauty

3. He also doesn’t go to the toilet

Another fact purported by the dictator is that he “doesn't urniate or defecate.” This one cannot possibly be true, because as Rogen rightly points out where would it go? He’d explode!

4. It’s a ‘Freaks and Geeks’ reunion

Rogen and Franco have now shared the screen together many times, but their first appearance was on the much loved but short lived series ‘Freaks and Geeks’. But the Franco-Rogen pairing isn't enough to qualify a show reunion, but the appearance of Lizzy Caplan is. Caplan who’s now best know for ‘Masters of Sex’ played Sarah, girlfriend of Jason Segel’s character in the series. These ‘Freaks and Geeks’ really cant get away from each other.

5. The boys will be well equipped

When carrying out an assassination having the right equipment is very important, luckily the trailer shows Franco and Rogen seem well equipped with an array of weapons and gadgets to help them on their mission. The question is, will they be able to use them correctly? We’re guessing it’s going to be a steep learning curve.

Watch the trailer for The Interview here

6. Sharp suits

Rogen and particularly Franco seem to be looking sharp throughout the movie, showcasing some seriously suave suits. However there is hint that Rogen might be loosing his at some point and it wouldn't surprise us.

7. Kim Jong-Un looks like…

Kim Jong-Un! Yes comedy actor Randall Park looks like he’s done a pretty good imitation of the dictator, though we’re pretty sure he took artistic license with that swagger.

8. It will actually be funny

It’s always hard to tell from trailers just how funny a comedy will be, but The Interview trailer makes the film look down right hilarious. Expect a mixture of great one liners. slapstick humour and political satire all rolled into one very fun film.

More: Five upcoming Seth Rogen movies

9. It’s action packed

Joking aside, from the number of explosions and shots fired during the just over 90 minute trailer, we can tell The Interview is going to be packed full of action. Actually we’re kind of worried about the boys making it out of North Korea alive.

10. Seth and James love each other

They’ve never hidden their bromance before, but the words ‘I love you’ are actually said between the two friends in the trailer. We can only imagine how many hugs and heart to hearts are going to be shared by these two throughout the film but let’s just hope there’s no nude paintings.

The Interview posterPoster for The Interview

The first trailer and poster for Seth Rogen and James Franco’s action comedy The Interview has hit and we now couldn't be more excited about this movie. The movie looks packed full of action and laughs and could just be Franco and Rogen’s best collaboration yet. Here’s 10 things we learnt about The Interview from its awesome trailer.

Seth Rogen and James FrancoRogen and Franco are back together again in The Interview

1. Rogen and Franco will attempt to assassinate Kim Jong-Un

Yes the trailer spells it our for us, The Interview is about Franco and Rogen’s characters attempting to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong. Franco plays a celebrity interviewer who lands a meeting with the dictator, his biggest break yet. Problem is, the CIA then step in, asking Franco and his producer (Rogen) to carry out an assassination.

2. Kim Jong-Un can speak to dolphins

As we hear Kim Jong-Un’s people believe anything he tells them, including that he can speak to dolphins, a talent Franco is particularly fond of. But that’s not all…

More: 'The Interview' Poster Is A Thing of Beauty

3. He also doesn’t go to the toilet

Another fact purported by the dictator is that he “doesn't urniate or defecate.” This one cannot possibly be true, because as Rogen rightly points out where would it go? He’d explode!

4. It’s a ‘Freaks and Geeks’ reunion

Rogen and Franco have now shared the screen together many times, but their first appearance was on the much loved but short lived series ‘Freaks and Geeks’. But the Franco-Rogen pairing isn't enough to qualify a show reunion, but the appearance of Lizzy Caplan is. Caplan who’s now best know for ‘Masters of Sex’ played Sarah, girlfriend of Jason Segel’s character in the series. These ‘Freaks and Geeks’ really cant get away from each other.

5. The boys will be well equipped

When carrying out an assassination having the right equipment is very important, luckily the trailer shows Franco and Rogen seem well equipped with an array of weapons and gadgets to help them on their mission. The question is, will they be able to use them correctly? We’re guessing it’s going to be a steep learning curve.

Watch the trailer for The Interview here

6. Sharp suits

Rogen and particularly Franco seem to be looking sharp throughout the movie, showcasing some seriously suave suits. However there is hint that Rogen might be loosing his at some point and it wouldn't surprise us.

7. Kim Jong-Un looks like…

Kim Jong-Un! Yes comedy actor Randall Park looks like he’s done a pretty good imitation of the dictator, though we’re pretty sure he took artistic license with that swagger.

8. It will actually be funny

It’s always hard to tell from trailers just how funny a comedy will be, but The Interview trailer makes the film look down right hilarious. Expect a mixture of great one liners. slapstick humour and political satire all rolled into one very fun film.

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9. It’s action packed

Joking aside, from the number of explosions and shots fired during the just over 90 minute trailer, we can tell The Interview is going to be packed full of action. Actually we’re kind of worried about the boys making it out of North Korea alive.

10. Seth and James love each other

They’ve never hidden their bromance before, but the words ‘I love you’ are actually said between the two friends in the trailer. We can only imagine how many hugs and heart to hearts are going to be shared by these two throughout the film but let’s just hope there’s no nude paintings.

The Interview posterPoster for The Interview

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Forget Franco and Rogen - 'The Interview' Poster Is A Thing of Beauty 4241053 News

The first trailer for James Franco and Seth Rogen's new movie The Interview rolled out online on Wednesday night (June 11, 2014) giving fans their first look at the frankly bizarre comedy that sees a would-be interviewer and his producer buddy tasked with assassinating North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. Rogen had tweeted out the stunning poster a couple of hours before. 

The Interview poster

Franco plays the clueless tabloid TV presenter who is informed that Jong-un is a fan of his low-brow show and wants him to become the first western journalist to quiz him. Before he and his pal head out to the east, they are contacted by the CIA who want to capitalize on the opportunity to get close to the fearsome leader. By the looks of the trailer, nothing goes to plan.

"People have the hypothetical discussion about how journalists have access to the world's most dangerous people, and they hypothetically would be in a good situation to assassinate them," said Rogen of The Interview.

Though we're probably guaranteed laughs from Rogen and Franco - who worked spendidly together in This is the End - more interesting is that The Interview represents Evan Goldberg's first time behind the camera. 

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Goldberg is the executive-producer supreme behind the likes of Knocked Up, Superbad, Pineapple Express, 50/50, This Is the End and the recent monster hit Neighbors. 

The Interview - also starring 'Masters of Sex' star Lizzy Caplan and Charles Rahi Chun as the dictator himself - is set to hit theaters in the U.S in early October, though we're still waiting to hear about a North Korean release. 

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The first trailer for James Franco and Seth Rogen's new movie The Interview rolled out online on Wednesday night (June 11, 2014) giving fans their first look at the frankly bizarre comedy that sees a would-be interviewer and his producer buddy tasked with assassinating North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. Rogen had tweeted out the stunning poster a couple of hours before. 

The Interview poster

Franco plays the clueless tabloid TV presenter who is informed that Jong-un is a fan of his low-brow show and wants him to become the first western journalist to quiz him. Before he and his pal head out to the east, they are contacted by the CIA who want to capitalize on the opportunity to get close to the fearsome leader. By the looks of the trailer, nothing goes to plan.

"People have the hypothetical discussion about how journalists have access to the world's most dangerous people, and they hypothetically would be in a good situation to assassinate them," said Rogen of The Interview.

Though we're probably guaranteed laughs from Rogen and Franco - who worked spendidly together in This is the End - more interesting is that The Interview represents Evan Goldberg's first time behind the camera. 

More: Seth Rogen in talks for 'Bad Neighbors 2'

Goldberg is the executive-producer supreme behind the likes of Knocked Up, Superbad, Pineapple Express, 50/50, This Is the End and the recent monster hit Neighbors. 

The Interview - also starring 'Masters of Sex' star Lizzy Caplan and Charles Rahi Chun as the dictator himself - is set to hit theaters in the U.S in early October, though we're still waiting to hear about a North Korean release. 

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22 Jump Street 4230460 Film Reviews

A consistently hilarious stream of in-jokes keeps the audience in fits of laughter even if there's virtually no plot to this follow-up to the 2012 hit 21 Jump Street. Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum revive their amusing double-act to poke fun at sequels and franchises amid silly set-pieces and starry cameos. And it gives filmmakers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller their second terrific comedy of the year, after The Lego Movie.

Following their successful bust of a high school drug ring, undercover officers Schmidt and Jenko (Hill and Tatum) are assigned by their grumpy captain (Ice Cube) to infiltrate a university and track down who's dealing the new drug whyphy. But both get distracted by life on campus: Schmidt begins a romance with Maya (Amber Stevens), while Jenko finds his meathead soul-mate in football teammate Zook (Wyatt Russell). With their partnership in jeopardy, Schmidt and Jenko must refocus on a spring break trip to Mexico, where they discover an old nemesis (Peter Stormare) on the loose.

Using a non-stop series of gags about how follow-up movies are more expensive and less original, the filmmakers go about proving this hypothesis with amusingly overwrought sets and a chaotic, derivative narrative that has very little momentum. Meanwhile, they pack every moment of the film with witty humour that's played expertly by Hill and Tatum, who rekindle their chemistry with a steady barrage of gay double entendre that reveals the movie's true nature as a brom-com. On the other hand, neither the actors nor the filmmakers are willing to push things too far, so they settle for silly vulgarity instead of any black comedy or edgy humour.

The supporting cast has a lot of fun as well, with Russell and Stevens adding plenty of spark in their scenes. As do a stream of A-list cameos from Queen Latifah to Seth Rogen, plus appearances by cast members from the original TV series and the first film. So even if there's no real story here, and nothing to mould the frantic silliness together into something coherent, at least the film is packed with hysterical scenes all the way to the rapid-fire hilarity of the closing credits, in which they riotously rule out another sequel. But just watch them.

Rich Cline

Click here to watch 22 Jump Street trailer

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A Week In News: Weed, Boobs, Ghosts, Guns...And A Wedding 4221156 News

Kim and Kanye Wed

The Wedding: Kim and Kanye got married last weekend. Kthxbai. It has been pretty hard to avoid but if you want to know more about their wedding, click here, get the goss on their weirdly un-Kardashian honeymoon, head here, or find out why Kim's brother Rob decided to skip the wedding here.

The Outrage: Seth Rogen has been forced to abandon his goofy bear act this week to stand up against Washington Post critic Ann Hornaday, who wrote a controversial column implying that the "frat-boy" style movies comedians Rogen and Judd Apatow produce could have fuelled Elliot Rodger's horrific mass shooting last week. Rogen and Apatow let Hornaday have it...and it wasn't even slightly funny. Read more.

The Haunting: Coldplay! Love or hate the melancholic English rockers but they've just broken 2014 chart records with their latest album, Ghost Stories. Read our review here. We're not going to mention the "C-U" phrase here, but it's pretty clear that lead singer Chris Martin's personal life has created the perfect conditions for the record to give fellow chart toppers Michael Jackson and The Black Keys a good scaring. Find out more.

Snoop Dogg

The Activist: Rapper Snoop Dogg may have raised a few eyebrows when he announced he was forming the charity No Guns Allowed to combat gun crime amongst youths but the 'Gin and Juice' star has stuck by his word and has rallied his fellow hip hop stars to take responsibility and be good role models in the wake of Elliot Rodger's mass shooting. He's pretty eloquent too - find out what he had to say on the matter at a recent press conference. And check out his Drake collab to promote the cause here.

The Drugs: Oh, One Direction. Consider your squeaky clean reputation tarnished all thanks to the irresponsible antics of Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik, who filmed themselves smoking weed whilst driving to a concert in Peru. Fans were upset but it was the racial slur that Louis used that could cost them dearly on their upcoming mammoth tour of the US. And find out why Harry Styles refused to fly with his careless pals.

The Protester: Scout Willis, daughter of Bruce, has taken to online activism by stepping out on to the streets of New York completely topless. Why? All is revealed here, but it has something to do with photo sharing site Instagram. Oh, and #FreeTheNipple indeed.

Eva Green

The Banning: Sin City: A Dame To Kill For saw one of their promotional posters banned this week because too much of Eva Green's boob was on show. Check out the sequel's trailer. The MPAA, the American board of movie classification found that they could see too much of Ms. Green's nipple to sign the poster off. Naturally, since the banning has had so much publicity, everyone has seen it anyway. You can too here.

The Panning: Sorry Seth Macfarlane, your new movie sucks. Or at least that's what critics are telling us. We were never expecting anything particularly highbrow from the Ted and Family Guy maker but the least he could do was put some quality jokes and gags in his latest comedy, which many reviewers have found distinctly lacking. Poop, sex, and slapstick deaths. Yep, it's a Macfarlane classic. Read our pick of the worst reviews here and decide for yourself by watching the trailer.

Video Of The Week - 'This Is Where I Leave You' Trailer: This Is Where I Leave You is an upcoming comedy adaptation starring Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Adam Driver, and Rose Byrne. Based on the Jonathan Tropper book, the movie centres on Judd Foxman (Bateman) who reunites with his siblings at their childhood home when their father dies. It's out in September. Watch the trailer here.

Kim and Kanye Wed

The Wedding: Kim and Kanye got married last weekend. Kthxbai. It has been pretty hard to avoid but if you want to know more about their wedding, click here, get the goss on their weirdly un-Kardashian honeymoon, head here, or find out why Kim's brother Rob decided to skip the wedding here.

The Outrage: Seth Rogen has been forced to abandon his goofy bear act this week to stand up against Washington Post critic Ann Hornaday, who wrote a controversial column implying that the "frat-boy" style movies comedians Rogen and Judd Apatow produce could have fuelled Elliot Rodger's horrific mass shooting last week. Rogen and Apatow let Hornaday have it...and it wasn't even slightly funny. Read more.

The Haunting: Coldplay! Love or hate the melancholic English rockers but they've just broken 2014 chart records with their latest album, Ghost Stories. Read our review here. We're not going to mention the "C-U" phrase here, but it's pretty clear that lead singer Chris Martin's personal life has created the perfect conditions for the record to give fellow chart toppers Michael Jackson and The Black Keys a good scaring. Find out more.

Snoop Dogg

The Activist: Rapper Snoop Dogg may have raised a few eyebrows when he announced he was forming the charity No Guns Allowed to combat gun crime amongst youths but the 'Gin and Juice' star has stuck by his word and has rallied his fellow hip hop stars to take responsibility and be good role models in the wake of Elliot Rodger's mass shooting. He's pretty eloquent too - find out what he had to say on the matter at a recent press conference. And check out his Drake collab to promote the cause here.

The Drugs: Oh, One Direction. Consider your squeaky clean reputation tarnished all thanks to the irresponsible antics of Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik, who filmed themselves smoking weed whilst driving to a concert in Peru. Fans were upset but it was the racial slur that Louis used that could cost them dearly on their upcoming mammoth tour of the US. And find out why Harry Styles refused to fly with his careless pals.

The Protester: Scout Willis, daughter of Bruce, has taken to online activism by stepping out on to the streets of New York completely topless. Why? All is revealed here, but it has something to do with photo sharing site Instagram. Oh, and #FreeTheNipple indeed.

Eva Green

The Banning: Sin City: A Dame To Kill For saw one of their promotional posters banned this week because too much of Eva Green's boob was on show. Check out the sequel's trailer. The MPAA, the American board of movie classification found that they could see too much of Ms. Green's nipple to sign the poster off. Naturally, since the banning has had so much publicity, everyone has seen it anyway. You can too here.

The Panning: Sorry Seth Macfarlane, your new movie sucks. Or at least that's what critics are telling us. We were never expecting anything particularly highbrow from the Ted and Family Guy maker but the least he could do was put some quality jokes and gags in his latest comedy, which many reviewers have found distinctly lacking. Poop, sex, and slapstick deaths. Yep, it's a Macfarlane classic. Read our pick of the worst reviews here and decide for yourself by watching the trailer.

Video Of The Week - 'This Is Where I Leave You' Trailer: This Is Where I Leave You is an upcoming comedy adaptation starring Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Adam Driver, and Rose Byrne. Based on the Jonathan Tropper book, the movie centres on Judd Foxman (Bateman) who reunites with his siblings at their childhood home when their father dies. It's out in September. Watch the trailer here.

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