Seth Rogen and James Franco vs. North Korea
The plot of The Interview – which sees Seth Rogen and James Franco playing journalists enlisted by the CIA into an assassination plot against North Korea's supreme leader, Kim Jong-un – pissed off that country's officials from the get-go. But it all came to a head in November when Sony's computers were hacked – likely by North Korea, according to the FBI – and a deluge of embarrassing e-mails wreaked havoc on Hollywood. The studio, in turn, tried to pull The Interview, especially when the hackers threatened to attack any theater showing the movie. But after no less than President Obama called the decision "a mistake," Sony about-faced, giving the film a digital and limited theatrical release. Rogen and Franco both responded to the news with exuberant tweets, the latter posting, "VICTORY!!!!!!! The PEOPLE and THE PRESIDENT have spoken!!!"