President Barack Obama speaks to members of the media during his last news conference of the year in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House December 19, 2014 in Washington, DC.

President Barack Obama speaks to members of the media during his last news conference of the year in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House December 19, 2014 in Washington, DC.

*President Obama just put the hammer down on both Sony and North Korea in his year-end press conference from the White House.

Obama said the studio “made a mistake” in deciding to pull its “satirical movie” The Interview in the face of what FBI investigators believe was a hack of the company’s computer systems by North Korea.

He added, “I wish they’d spoken to me first. I would have told them: Do not get into the pattern in which you are intimidated.”

The company’s decision not to release the movie sets a bad precedent, Obama suggested.

“We cannot have a society in which a dictator in some place can start imposing censorship in the United States,” he said. If a leader like North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un is able to inspire such concern over a “satirical movie,” he said, “imagine what they start doing” with documentaries or news reports they don’t like.

The hack “caused a lot of damage,” and the U.S. will respond in a way that is “proportional and appropriate” and “in a time and place and manner that we choose,” Obama said. The response is “not something that I will announce today here at a press conference.”

The president wouldn’t say whether he plans to screen “The Interview” – just to make a statement. Though, he did say he had a long list of movies he’s hoping to watch.

Listen to the Sony portion of President Obama’s year end press conference below: