We watched The Interview!

After all the patriotic pomp and potential danger from screening The Interview we were worried that it'd turn out to be a dog (all that risk for nothing), but we were not disappointed. It's as super dumb and crass as you might expect, but we here at Ragtag are not too proud to appreciate the baser things in life. Now, it's not as good as, say, Superbad, but it's on par with This Is the End and Pineapple Express. And I think it's stronger than Neighbors. But, you know what you're getting into with Rogen and Franco, so I won't go on. What I will do is recommend two other North Korea-related movies that you might not be familiar with:

The Red Chapel (aka Kim Jong-Il's Comedy Club, 2009)  Documentary director Mads Brügger is a crazy, crazy man. Mads and two Danish comedians con their way into North Korea. What follows is frightening and surreal.

JSA: Joint Security Area (2000)  From Oldboy director Park Chan-wook. This excellent murder-mystery takes place in the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea.


The Red Chapel.