Prep work: Michael Fassbender in Steve Jobs

Who were those clapping seals who fell for the messianic zeal of Steve Jobs? I admit to liking the things he made. This sentence was finished on a (...)

Amy Pascal: departure as co-chairwoman of Sony Pictures Entertainment  comes in fallout from last year’s cyber attack. Photograph: Jamie Rector/The New York Times

Hollywood executive Amy Pascal is resigning as co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment for a new role at the studio in the wake of an embarrassi(...)

Hosts Chris Pine and Academy president Cheryl Boone announce ‘American Sniper’ as one of the Oscar nominees for Best Picture. Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

The success of Clint Eastwood’s new movie American Sniper at the US box office has reignited the political debate about the Iraq War. The discussion i(...)

A woman walks past a poster for the film ‘The Interview’ in New York. Sony has delayed the publication of  its final quarterly earnings, citing the disruption of accounting systems last year during the cyber attack

Sony is delaying the release of its final quarterly earnings, citing the disruption of accounting systems last year during a crippling cyber attack on(...)

Edward Longshore draped in an American flag stands outside the Silent Movie Theatre for a midnight screening of ‘The Interview’ in Los Angeles, California. The provocative comedy  went straight to US consumers  in an unprecedented online debut. Photograph: Jonathan Alcorn/Reuters

Sony Pictures’ comedy The Interview grossed more than $1 million in limited release at the US box office on December 25th, the studio said on Friday.T(...)

President Barack Obama said the Sony hacking was an “act of cyber vandalism that was very costly, very expensive. We take it very seriously. We will respond proportionately”. Photograph: New York Times

US president Barack Obama does not consider the cyber attack on Sony to be an act of war, he said in an interview, remarks apparently aimed at limitin(...)

 An undated picture released by the North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) from  July 2014 showing North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (centre) surrounded by  soldiers as he tours a front-line military detachment in the East Sea, North Korea.

North Korea has proposed a joint investigation with the US into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment and warned of “serious” conseq(...)

The Regal Chain said Sony’s decision to ditch The Interview was: “due to the wavering support of the film by Sony Pictures, as well as the ambiguous nature of any real or perceived security threats.” Photograph: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

In the century-long history of the cinema we have never seen anything quite like the kerfuffle surrounding Sony’s decision to pull The Interview from (...)

A notice on the box office window at the Sunshine Cinema in New York yesterday. The New York premiere of ‘The Interview’, a Sony Pictures comedy about the assassination of North Korean president Kim Jong-un, has been cancelled. Photograph: Reuters/Andrew Kelly

The New York premiere for The Interview, Seth Rogen and James Franco’s film depicting a fictional assassination attempt on North Korean leader Kim Jo(...)

A security guard stands at the entrance of United Artists theatre during the premiere of the film The Interview in LA, California on December 11th, 2014. Photograph: Reuters/Kevork Djansezian

The New York premiere of The Interview, a Sony Pictures comedy about the assassination of North Korean President Kim Jong Un, has been cancelled after(...)