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Bowing to North Korea's film critic

Bowing to North Korea's film critic

By most accounts, "The Interview," the comedy that revolves around a bumbling plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, is not high art but the sort of sophomoric, gross-out shtick that Hollywood produces in bulk these days. But most Americans will likely never be able to judge that for themselves as Sony Pictures Entertainment has decided not to release the movie on Christmas Day as planned because of a terror threat and "has no further release plans" in the future.

That comes on the heels of the recent computer hacking attack on Sony that U.S. intelligence has pinned on the North Korean government. In other words, it appears a 31-year-old...