Texas theater to screen 'Team America: World Police' in place of canceled 'The Interview"

"Sometimes, you just need Texas," writes Mary Katherine Ham. How right she is.

A brave response to Sony's cave to whoever was threatening to attack theaters that showed 'The Interview." Another film that shows a North Korean leader being killed by Americans, "Team America: World Police," will be screened by the Alamo Drafthouse on December 27.

Talking to the Hollywood Reporter, the creative manager and programmer at the Alamo Drafthouse Dallas/Fort Worth location, James Wallace, said ”We’re just trying to make the best of an unfortunate situation.”

For someone who may not understand the connection here, Team America: World Police is Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s 2004 R-rated musical puppet comedy about a group of elite American warriors who end up in North Korea tangling with Kim Jong-il, the late dictator and father of current one, Kim Jong-Un.

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To be fair though, it also has some pretty unflattering words for Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and many others.

Like Rogen and Goldberg, Parker and Stone were met with criticism over the film, but the portrayal of North Korea was not the main sticking point. Mainly people were offended by the film’s graphic nature, its portrayal of America and political ideas. It went on to gross a respectable $50 million worldwide.

It's hard to pick one or two memorable moments from the film. The gruesome deaths of some of the liberal celebrities are hysterical, but this clip of Kim singing "I'm so ronery [lonely]" had me nearly urinating in my trousers.

As I wrote earlier, it's not at all clear that North Korea is behind the hack. But the hacktivists have targeted the film saying it promotes instability in the region and "violates human rights." Flipping the bird to these terrorists is the absolutely correct response and more chains should follow Alamo Drafthouse's example.

"Sometimes, you just need Texas," writes Mary Katherine Ham. How right she is.

A brave response to Sony's cave to whoever was threatening to attack theaters that showed 'The Interview." Another film that shows a North Korean leader being killed by Americans, "Team America: World Police," will be screened by the Alamo Drafthouse on December 27.

Talking to the Hollywood Reporter, the creative manager and programmer at the Alamo Drafthouse Dallas/Fort Worth location, James Wallace, said ”We’re just trying to make the best of an unfortunate situation.”

For someone who may not understand the connection here, Team America: World Police is Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s 2004 R-rated musical puppet comedy about a group of elite American warriors who end up in North Korea tangling with Kim Jong-il, the late dictator and father of current one, Kim Jong-Un.

[...]

To be fair though, it also has some pretty unflattering words for Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and many others.

Like Rogen and Goldberg, Parker and Stone were met with criticism over the film, but the portrayal of North Korea was not the main sticking point. Mainly people were offended by the film’s graphic nature, its portrayal of America and political ideas. It went on to gross a respectable $50 million worldwide.

It's hard to pick one or two memorable moments from the film. The gruesome deaths of some of the liberal celebrities are hysterical, but this clip of Kim singing "I'm so ronery [lonely]" had me nearly urinating in my trousers.

As I wrote earlier, it's not at all clear that North Korea is behind the hack. But the hacktivists have targeted the film saying it promotes instability in the region and "violates human rights." Flipping the bird to these terrorists is the absolutely correct response and more chains should follow Alamo Drafthouse's example.