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Netflix to stream The Interview starting January 24th

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The Interview is coming to Netflix. In its quarterly earnings letter to shareholders, the streaming company announced that the controversial Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy will be available in the US and Canada beginning this Saturday January 24th — thirty days after its limited Christmas Day debut at independent theaters. Netflix says it's offering The Interview "exclusively," which suggests you may not be seeing it on Hulu Plus or Amazon Prime Instant Video in the short term. Sony today revealed the film — which made Sony Pictures the target of a massive cyber attack purportedly carried out by North Korea — has so far brought in $40 million in video-on-demand rentals and purchases. But momentum on that front is slowing, so making a somewhat quick leap over to Netflix isn't altogether surprising.