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Hollywood Even Cancels 'Team America' Showings

Dec. 18, 2014

Movie theater Alamo Drafthouse Cinema had the perfect response to Sony Picture’s cancelation of the Christmas opening of “The Interview,” a raunchy comedy about a fictional assassination of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Instead of “The Interview,” the theater chain would screen the 2004 movie “Team America: World Police.” Here’s how the theater chain described the one-time showing in Texas: “Sure, you can celebrate your independence the usual way: slow sipping a beer as you stand over a grill while people you have only mild contempt for wait inside for their free meal. OR you can join The Action Pack as we celebrate TEAM AMERICA’s 10th anniversary!” Unfortunately, the studio that owns Team America, Paramount Pictures, also took the path of Sony and forbid the theater from showing the film. If only these movies were mocking Republicans, Hollywood executives might fight their courage. More…

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