Remember When Sony Executives Told Us That Aloha Was Dogshit?

Jordan Sargent · 05/29/15 12:21PM

This weekend’s major film release is Cameron Crowe’s Hawaiian wet dream Aloha, starring Bradley Cooper, Rachel McAdams and Bill Murray, plus Caucasian, Arizona-born Emma Stone as a part-native Hawaiian named Allison Ng. Aloha currently has a very bad 14% on Rotten Tomatoes, which is not a surprise considering the film’s financiers openly lamented how painful and shitty the movie is.

Some Tech Asshole Pitched Sony On Turning Spider-Man Into an EDM Bro

Jordan Sargent · 04/23/15 05:34PM

Amy Pascal made some mistakes. Nobody is going to dispute that. But here’s at least one good decision she made: turning down some aging tech schmuck’s pitch to turn Spider-Man into an EDM-loving, Tough Mudder-participating, humblebragging shithead.

Leaked Emails: Sony Execs Scared of "Desperately Unfunny" Interview

Sam Biddle · 12/15/14 11:07AM

The prevailing (though likely wrong) theory behind Sony's recent hack-disaster is North Korean revenge, a national strike against the studio for its movie depiction of Kim Jong Un's assassination. And according to leaked emails obtained by Gawker, Sony executives were worried about the flick even before they got hacked.

Leaked Emails: Cameron Crowe's New Bradley Cooper Movie Is a Catastrophe

Jordan Sargent · 12/15/14 09:45AM

Sony Pictures Entertainment executives dealing with fallout from the company's historic security breach at least have the studio's 2015 films to look forward to—well, except for Cameron Crowe's still-untitled new movie starring Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone.

Sony Leak: Nikki Finke Is a "Pathetic, Hateful Person"

Sam Biddle · 12/11/14 04:00PM

Everyone in Hollywood hates Nikki Finke, the legendary and unpredictable gossip blogger who's dedicated a career to making enemies and hurling insults. But for top Sony boss Amy Pascal, the beef is personal: Her husband and Finke were pals—until Finke took it too far.

Sony Chairman's Assistant Makes 'Well Over' $250,000 A Year

Beejoli Shah · 11/25/13 01:55PM

Sony Pictures financial troubles have been widely public this year: after summer box-office failures After Earth and White House Down, Sony investor Daniel Loeb publicly slammed the company's overspending on weak projects. Just last week, the company hired Bain & Company to help cut over $100 million in costs. One of the first to go? Co-chairman Amy Pascal's assistant, who earns over a quarter of a million per year.

Breakdowns: Leslie Knope And Councilman Jamm Sing Summer Nights

Beejoli Shah · 11/21/13 12:48PM

Amy Poehler singing campy movie musical classics is one of the best things ever, tied for first place with everything else Poehler does; Sony will be cutting back its movies in favor of focusing on television; Monty Python wants you to like their new material as much as their classics; and Google Chromecast just added HBO Go to their list of offerings, giving some serious competition to Roku and AppleTV.