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Paramount Pulls The Plug On Re-Releasing Team America

In a surprising move, Paramount ordered movie theaters not to show the great Team America as a sub for the newly cancelled The Interview.

In the aftermath of Sony pulling "The Interview," because of threats directed at them as well as the movie houses showing them, Paramount has now followed suit and ordered three theaters not to show the brilliant "Team America," which was going to be used as a replacement for The Interview:

Three movie theaters say Paramount Pictures has ordered them not to show Team America: World Police one day after Sony Pictures surrendered to cyberterrorists and pulled The Interview. The famous Alamo Drafthouse in Texas, Capitol Theater in Cleveland, and Plaza Atlanta in Atlanta said they would screen the movie instead of The Interview but Paramount has ordered them to stop. (No reason was apparently given and Paramount hasn't spoken.)Team America of course features Kim's father, Kim Jong-Il, as a singing marionette.

Team America is one of the funniest movies of the last twenty five years and it's a damn shame that Paramount pulled the plug. I'm not going to go conservative shrill on this move, but it is sad.

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