Sunday, August 28, 2022

Picture of the Week: Hollywood caves in


A rebranded Hollywood sign sums up the sad place to where we are headed



Depots, hackers and terrorists should never be allowed to win. This week, despite shows of defiance in Australia and Pakistan, it was Hollywood that caved in when Sony pulled the comedy action film The Interview in response to threats from hackers with links to North Korea.


Hollywood may as well be renamed North Korea given the events that occurred this week



This morning, President Obama remarked of the decision:


“I think (Sony) made a mistake… I wish they’d spoken to me first. I would have told them, ‘Do not get into a pattern in which you’re intimidated by these kinds of criminal attacks’.


Michael Lynton, Sony’s chief executive officer responded:


“We had no choice… I would be fibbing to say I wasn’t disappointed by what the President said… The President and I haven’t spoken. I don’t know exactly whether he understands the sequence of events that led up to the movie’s not being shown in theaters”.


“I mean, I understand on the one hand that my fellow CEOs and everybody else have their own commercial concerns and they themselves were worried about becoming a target. And it did make this entire enterprise to be a very, very lonely affair. But on the other hand, this is a moment when you’d expect the industry to rally around and support you”.


Our Picture of the Week, shared with us by the writer, poet and producer Amanda Eliasch, shows a Photoshopped version of the Hollywood Sign adapted to read North Korea. It sums up the disappointing sell-out that has happened perfectly.


The basic purpose of the real Hollywood Sign was meant to be aspirational and its message was: “This is a place where magic is possible, where dreams can come true”. This week, the entertainment industry gave up on that. In giving into criminality, they killed that dream.



Subscribe to our free once daily email newsletter here:


    The Steeple Times
    The Steeple Times
    We research and background check our articles. If you believe we have made and error in some detail please get in touch, we seek always to write the truth and stand against a press owned by a self selected few. Please help us, we will accept all your likes, subscriptions and anonymous suport. The Editor and his team at the Steeple Times.


    1. Obama has balls after all, let them bring it on…….The American film industry who bankrolled Obama’s Presidential election campaigns are Liberal spineless cowards, but they make action films with brave characters and all. What a bunch of pussy’s.

      • America is the land of the Gold Dollar and Texan, Lexington cigarette brands. Coca Cola is a Japanese brand. The Americans have lost their way, they are no longer a kick-ass, no nonsense nation. They have also become a equal oppertunity employers like the CarMike Cinema group who operate over 2600 screens in many States in America. The major film studios used to operate their own cinema divisions. 20th Century Fox operated a global cinema division, including Africa. Sony is hostage to these independant exhibitors. The Major production houses must reinforce their own cinema chains and regain the monopoly they had in the past.

      • The independent exhibitors like Odeon and Vue have to pay 70% of the box-office takings to the distribution companies such as UIP- WARNERS. The box office revenue hardly covers the operational costs. The profits come from the catering, and the prices of their goods are sky high and a rip off. Sony must kick ass, they can’t exist without product………..

    2. How did we ever getaway with Johnny English and Thunderpants? In the words of Kenneth Williams ” Rank stupidity” What about the re-release of the old Tarzan films they should not offend anybody. We must take a political correct approach in the production of comedy films in the future. Safety first, remember we are not allowed to defend ourselves in a Liberal society, they prefer us to be the victims.


    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here

    £1 per week Supports The Steeple Times

    Help journalism to remain honest & independent. You can make a difference to the world today.


    Subscribe For DAILY NEWS

    Please subscribe, like and share this unique site, it helps us tremendously. The Steeple Times in return will send you an email at noon each and everyday, that we sincerely hope you will enjoy & look forward to seeing in your inbox.


    Trending Now

    Death By Ponzi – Jeffrey Epstein Associate Steven Hoffenberg Found Dead And Decomposing

    Ponzi scheming associate of Jeffrey Epstein and chairman of Towers Financial Corporation Steven Hoffenberg found dead and decomposing; revealed first on Twitter by crusading author Kirby Sommers.

    Another Met Mess – Inept Met Police Shockingly Shelve Jeffrey Epstein 2001 Abuse Investigation

    As inept Metropolitan Police unsurprisingly shelves investigation into UK activities of croaked paedophile Jeffrey Epstein, Matthew Steeples reminds that they shockingly did same with their 1994 investigation into now convicted sex fiend Ghislaine Maxwell.

    Tone Deaf Dwarf – Skinflint Billionaire Bernie Ecclestone Curiously Claims He Can’t Hear In Court

    Tone deaf Putin and Prince Andrew bestie Bernie Ecclestone’s claim that he couldn’t hear in court is yet more evidence that this dwarf-like billionaire is completely off-the-scale arrogant.

    Help Find William Cookson – Missing Since August 2022 From London, SW6

    London based artist William Cookson has been missing since early August; please help his family and friends find this much-loved 45-year-old.

    Most Popular Artcles

    Who REALLY is Omid Scobie?

    An examination of the true character traits of the Duchess of Sussex’s PR peddling biased ‘bestie’ Omid Scobie by Nikolay Kalinin.

    Justice for James Scurlock

    Power of social media proven after senseless killing of James Scurlock in Omaha, Nebraska allegedly by a controversial bar owner named Jake Gardner who has been photographed with Donald Trump.

    Moron of the Moment – Prince Harry

    With his marriage to the woman formerly known as Meghan Markle, Prince Harry has morphed into an utter bore   Prince Harry used to be a...

    Scobie Orf!

    ‘MeGain’s’ bestie Omid Scobie deservedly gets slammed by ‘Yankee Wally’ Sadie Quinlan for getting her shut down on Twitter; this childish chap should now just ‘belt up, wrap up and shut up.’