Back in December the country was ablaze with the news from Sony Pictures that Seth Rogen and James Franco's North Korean comedy The Interview would no longer be allowed to screen due to terrorist threats surrounding the movie's release. Around that time The Loft Cinema was planning their annual fourth of July movie sing-a-long bash featuring Paramount's Team America: World Police.
However, it seems the nonexistent backlash of The Interview has Paramount spooked and they've decided to not allow The Loft Cinema to screen the movie for their event. In a statement released online on Thursday, May 28, the theatre explains that, despite several attempts to get a response from Paramount, the company "seems to be stuck in the hysteria of mid-December 2014."
Are we angry that an apparently dead issue is blocking our ability to celebrate America’s birthday? Yes!
Are we miffed that we’re being denied the ability to show this ridiculous little puppet movie for the 10th year in a row? You betcha!
Are we irritated that our annual potty-mouthed celebration of FREE F***IN’ SPEECH is being silenced? Yeppers!
Are we going to sit back and do nothing about it? Hell no!
You can expect an announcement of a replacement program soon. It won’t be Team America, but it will be patriotic, it will involve singing, and it will be FUN. May God bless you, and may God bless the United States of America.
What musical do you think the Loft should play in lieu of Team America to celebrate the fourth of July?