Oddball Cinema presents OPERATION ODDBALL: a series of films about conspiracies, plots, schemes, and cover-ups.
■ Title — The Interview
■ Director — Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen
■ Cast — James Franco, Seth Rogen, Randall Park
■ ©2014 ■ Rated R ■ 1h 52min ■ Comedy
■ Distributed by Columbia Pictures Corporation ■
“As long as you’re going to be in North Korea anyway, would you mind assassinating Kim Jong-Un?” When an American talk-show host lands a rare interview with the Great Leader, the CIA comes knocking on his door to ask this very question. This is the sort of movie where people respond, “but of course,” as if they’d been asked if they have any Grey Poupon. Don’t expect anything serious or realistic from Oddball Cinema’s end-of-summer event, but violence, torture, death, and high-temperature language are all part of the loony mix, and thus an R rating is required.