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New Night At The Museum 3,Secret Of The Tomb Received Mixed Reviews From Major Critics

19 December 2014 1:43 PM, PST | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

20th Century Fox released their new comedy film, "Night At The Museum 3: Secret of the Tomb" into theaters today, and all the reviews are in from the top,major movie critics. It turns out that they were pretty mixed or more to the negative side with this one, giving it an overall 45 score out of a possible 100 across 23 reviews at the Metacritic.com site. The film stars: Robin Williams, Ben Kingsley, Steve Coogan, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Ricky Gervais, Rebel Wilson, and Dan Stevens. We've added blurbs from a couple of the critics,below. Scott Foundas over at Variety, gave it a decent 70 grade, saying: "A most enjoyable capper to director Shawn Levy and producer Chris Columbus’ cheerfully silly and sneakily smart family-entertainment juggernaut." Claudia Puig from USA Today, gave it a 63 grade. She said: "The third installment of the Night at the Museum franchise, Secret of the Tomb, »

- Andre Braddox

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'Home Alone' Fun Facts: Did You Know Macauley Culkin Had a 30-Year-Old Stunt Double?

19 December 2014 | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

The folks at CineFix are back with another installment in their annual holiday series that takes you behind the scenes of some of the season’s most beloved films, and this year they’re tackling Home Alone. The new clip, 9 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Home Alone, takes you on a guided tour of Chris Columbus’ 1990 holiday classic wherein a young Macauley Culkin gets left alone for the holidays, and then outwits the criminals trying to rob his house. If you’ve never seen it, we have to wonder what you’re doing with your life!   The new video is chock-full of interesting trivia. The most fascinating piece is a revelation that Macauley Culkin’s stunt double was actually a 30-year-old man named Larry Nicholas. Nicholas...

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- Mike Bracken

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‘Night At The Museum 3′ Review: Pete Hammond On The Lively ‘Tomb’

18 December 2014 3:12 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

The third Night At The Museum installment hits theaters this weekend with one of Robin Williams‘ last performances, plus amusing turns by several series regulars, as I say in my video review above. The cast is led by Ben Stiller as the nightwatchman dealing with lively exhibits at the museum, played by Owen Wilson, Ricky Gervais, Steve Coogan, Rebel Wilson and Ben Kingsley with a terrific performance by Downton Abbey alumnus Dan Stevens as a gung-ho knight.

Veteran comedy helmer Shawn Levy directed from a script written by David Guion and Michael Handelman, from a story by the pair and Mark Friedman. Producers are Levy and Chris Columbus. Fox is handling distribution.

Are you going to see the film? Watch my review and let us know.

 

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- Pete Hammond

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Home Alone: the best Christmas movie of all time?

18 December 2014 3:10 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Could 1990 comedy Home Alone be the best Christmas movie of all time? James lays out his argument...

Gremlins is great and Elf is ace. Bad Santa is bitchin' and The Muppets Christmas Carol is sensational, inspirational, celebrational and Muppetational. Die Hard is dead good, Miracle On 34th Street is magic and It's A Wonderful Life is truly, erm, wonderful.

None of them, though, can confidently state that they are the Best Christmas Movie of All Time. Only one film can claim that title, and that film is Home Alone, which is undoubtedly and without question the Best Christmas Movie of All Time. There's legitimate space for a debate as to whether Home Alone 2: Lost In New York deserves the prestigious label but, really, with Home Alone being the original article I think it's only right that we let it stand as number one.

There's a chance that this might be news to you, »

- ryanlambie

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Pacman, Donkey Kong, Space Invaders And More In First Pixels Posters

17 December 2014 7:45 AM, PST | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Full marks to the marketing team behind Chris Columbus' upcoming feature length expansion of Patrick Jean's short film Pixels. They clearly know exactly what they've got in the retro video game themed story and are putting the focus on its 8-bit stars rather than those of the human variety (Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad and Brian Cox are the flesh and blood types in it) with a series of stellar teaser posters. Check those out in the gallery below along with the original short film....

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"Pixels": Game On

17 December 2014 4:23 AM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Further to the exclusive open casting call, first reported August 2014, Sneak Peek the new posters supporting director Chris Columbus' feature "Pixels", starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad and Brian Cox:

"...When aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic 1980's arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults. The President of the United States has to call on his childhood best friend, an ’80s video game champion, to lead a team of old-school arcaders to defeat the aliens and save the planet..."

The Original Casting Call:

"Who: 1980s: 340 Youths, 12 – 16 years old. Of the 340 required, 310 will be males, 30 will be females. 1980s: 60 adults, 18+. Of the 60, 45 are males, 15 are females. Current day: Navy Seals. Males, 18+, looking for big, fit, muscular guys.

"What: The scenes that take place in the 1980's have specific hair requirements. »

- Michael Stevens

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Adam Sandler's Pixels Action Comedy Unveils Pac-Man and Donkey Kong Posters

17 December 2014 1:20 AM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Sony Pictures just unveiled four posters for its upcoming "Pixels" action comedy, starring Adam Sandler, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Monaghan, Josh Gad and Kevin James. Check everything out below. In the movie, aliens attack earth after they get a look at some old video games and misinterpret them as a declaration of war. Desperate to defend his country, the President (James) turns to his childhood friends for help. Sandler plays the President's friend, who's a former arcade champion. Dinklage is Sandler's former video game rival. Gad is a conspiracy theory-obsessed genius, and Monaghan is Sandler's love interest who is also a military weapons expert. "Pixels" is directed by Chris Columbus (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone) and is set to hit theaters on July 24th, 2015. Posters: (click to enlarge) »

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Pixels Banners Strike The Planet

16 December 2014 5:55 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

You have to feel for the big, iconic cities of the world. If they’re not being lashed by crummy weather, they’re being targeted by alien invaders and other cinematic catastrophes. With Pixels, giant versions of video-game enemies are attacking locales such as London, Paris and San Francisco. Yes, the likes of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Eiffel Tower and the Houses of Parliament are once more being assaulted, this time by Pac-Man, Centipede and Space Invaders. It’s all in service of Adam Sandler’s new action-comedy, which finds extra-terrestrials misreading video feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war. They decide to attack us using versions of ships and other icons from games and mankind has to fight back. To help out, the Us president (Kevin James) recruits his childhood friend and former video-game champ (Sandler) to lead a group of old-school arcade players.Peter Dinklage, »

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Pac-Man and Donkey Kong Invade Earth in Pixels Posters

16 December 2014 2:54 PM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Earlier today we brought you posters for Sony Pictures' Pixels featuring classic video game characters from Centipede and Space Invaders. Now we have two more to add to the collection with posters that include Pac-man and Donkey Kong invading earth and causing complete chaos. 

The film stars Peter Dinklage, Adam Sandler, Josh Gad, and Michelle Monaghan, whose characters must save the world from an invasion of several retro video game creatures that also include Galaga, Frogger, and Q*bert. The movie was based on an original short film of the same name made by Patrick Jean.

In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults.  President Will Cooper (James) has to call on his childhood best friend, ’80s video game championSam Brenner (Sandler), now a home theater installer, »

- Joey Paur

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'Pixels' Posters with Pac-Man, Donkey Kong and Centipede

16 December 2014 11:46 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earth is about to get some uninvited, yet very familiar, visitors in the upcoming summer adventure Pixels, with Sony Pictures releasing five new posters. These one-sheets show classic 1980s video games being used against us, with Pac-Man attacking San Francisco, Donkey Kong throwing his barrels at Toronto, a Galaga ship looming over Sydney, Australia, Centipede stationed over London and one of the Space Invaders setting up shop in Paris. We reported in July that Pixels will feature other games such as Frogger, Q-Bert, Missile Command, Dig Dug, Joust, Defender, Robotron and Wizard of Wor, so perhaps we'll get a new wave of posters soon.

In Pixels, intergalactic aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them and attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults. President Will Cooper (Kevin James) has to call on his childhood best friend, '80s video »

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See 1980′s Video Game Characters Invade Earth in These ‘Pixels’ Posters

16 December 2014 10:30 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Columbia Pictures has released five new teaser posters for the upcoming Chris Columbus video game sci-fi comedy Pixels. The plot of the movie is about a group of video game experts who are recruited by the military to fight 1980s-era video game characters attacking our planet. Its been pitched as Ghostbusters, but with classic 80′s […]

The post See 1980′s Video Game Characters Invade Earth in These ‘Pixels’ Posters appeared first on /Film. »

- Peter Sciretta

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Pac-Man, Space Invaders and more featured in new Pixels posters

16 December 2014 10:25 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sony has released some brand new character posters for the up-coming sci-fi comedy Pixels. It seems that fans of iconic arcade games like Pac-Man, Space Invaders and Donkey Kong will be more than pleased with what Sony and director Chris Columbus (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone) have lined up for them.

The live action comedy starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Josh Gad, Michelle Monaghan and Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage will revolve around a group of arcade game fanatics who are called upon to save the earth when an angry race of aliens mistake classic arcade games as a declaration of war.  It seems safe to assume that this quirky little story has a strong chance of success with Columbus’ action and comedy knowledge and a pool of experienced acting talent behind it.

You can see some of your favourite arcade characters brought to life in the posters below… »

- Alfie Nobes

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First Posters For Pixels

16 December 2014 10:04 AM, PST | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

There's going to be a lot of crazy images on screen in Chris Columbus' Pixels, and I'm not talking about the sight of Kevin James as the U.S. President. The movies sees Adam Sandler, Peter Dinklage, and Josh Gad as a trio of washed up former video game champions who are the Earth's only line of defense when alien misinterpret classic arcade games as a declaration of war, and attack in kind. The first posters for the movie have come online (courtesy of Hey U Guys and Yahoo! Movie), showing us just what we're in for, giving us the awesome sight of Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, and a Space Invader attacking major cities. Check them out below. Released: 24th July 2015 (U.S.)/ 14th August 2015 (Irl/U.K.) »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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Earth Is Under Siege In First Posters For Pixels

16 December 2014 8:27 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It’s been a while since we last caught wind of Pixels, Chris Columbus’ bold adaptation that pits Adam Sandler and Co. against a group on oncoming aliens, but today, we’ve been treated to a trio of otherworldly stills that showcase a very familiar looking extraterrestrial threat.

The images, which you can feast your eyes on in the gallery below, depict the likes of Pac-Man and Space Invaders wreaking havoc on some of the world’s most famous landmarks. And so, with planet earth hanging in the balance, the world turns to Sandler’s Sam Brenner — a former video game champion who is now living out the rest of his days as a home theater installer. All that changes overnight, though, when Brenner must band together the finest thumbs in the business — namely Peter Dinklage and Josh Gad’s characters — to overcome the galactic threat.

Based on Patrick Jean’s wonderful animated short, »

- Michael Briers

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Centipede and Space Invaders Attack in 2 New Posters for Pixels

16 December 2014 8:02 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Sony Pictures has released two new posters for their upcoming film Pixels, which features an army of characters from classic video games attacking several major city around the world. The two posters here represent the games Centipede and Space Invaders, and they are causing havoc in London and Paris.

The film was produced by Happy Madison production, and it brings together a number of retro video game characters including Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Centipede, Galaga, Frogger, Q*bert, and Space Invaders. The movie was based on an original short film of the same name made by Patrick Jean.

The main cast of the film consists of Peter Dinklage, Adam Sandler, Josh Gad, and Michelle Monaghan. Here's the synopsis:

In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults.  President Will Cooper »

- Joey Paur

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Pac-Man & More Video Game Characters Invade on 'Pixels' Posters

16 December 2014 7:57 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

The first trailer for Adam Sandler's video game adventure comedy Pixels is coming with The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies this week, but before we get a good look at the summer movie coming next year, three teaser posters have arrived showing some familiar video game icons attacking around the world. Pac-Man, Space Invaders and Centipede can be seen attacking San Francisco, Paris and London respectively, and it looks like the aesthetic of the video game invaders from Patrick Jean's original short film has been kept mostly the same, though the giant 8-bit characters do look slightly more polished. Look now! Here's the three teaser posters for Chris Columbus' Pixels from Yahoo, HeyUGuys & Imp Awards: Another poster popped up featuring Donkey Kong attacking Japan: Get your first look at Adam Sandler and the rest of the cast of Pixels right here. Pixels is directed by Chris Columbus (Home Alone, »

- Ethan Anderton

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Pac-Man, Space Invaders, and More Destroy Famous Cities in First Pixels Posters

16 December 2014 7:48 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Sony Pictures has unveiled the first Pixels posters for director Chris Columbus’ upcoming adventure film, and fans of a few arcade games in particular will recognize the principal characters on display.  The comedy stars Adam Sandler and revolves around a group of 80s arcade game champions who are called upon to help defend Earth from alien invaders who have misinterpreted our classic arcade games as a declaration of war.  Columbus has years of experience in both the comedy (Home Alone) and adventure (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone) realms, and Sandler’s supporting cast is filled out by talented actors like Peter Dinklage, Michelle Monaghan, and Josh Gad, so I’m actually pretty hopeful about how this thing turns out.  This debut poster is a fine start. Check out the first Pixels posters after the jump.  The film also stars Brian Cox and Kevin JamesPixels opens in theaters on July 24, 2015. Posters via Yahoo! »

- Adam Chitwood

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Sony Unveils "Pixels" Character Posters

16 December 2014 7:27 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Sony Pictures has begun unveiling some spectacular posters for Chris Columbus' upcoming adventure feature "Pixels" which boast arcade game characters you'll be familiar with.

Adam Sandler, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Monaghan, Josh Gad, Brian Cox and Kevin James all star in the film in which a group of 1980s arcade game champions are called upon to help defend Earth from alien invaders who have misinterpreted our classic arcade games as a declaration of war

So far Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Centipede, Donkey Kong and Galaga have scored their own posters, although quite a few of them aren't available in large formats just yet (this page will be updated to include those when they are). Hopefully Frogger gets his own soon too.

Source: Sony Pictures »

- Garth Franklin

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Update #3: Pac-Man, Centipede & Space Invaders Posters For Sony's Pixels

16 December 2014 4:26 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Sony Pictures Entertainment has released new 'Donkey Kong,' 'Frogger,' 'Pac-Man,' 'Space Invaders,' and 'Centipede' posters for their upcoming movie, Pixels. The film is directed by Chris Columbus ("Harry Potter") and stars Adam Sandler ("Billy Madison") and Peter Dinklage ("Game of Thrones"). The premise is fairly simple: Aliens attack Earth by bringing classic video characters to life. They end up wrecking some stuff and that is when some expert gamers are brought in to help out. Just thank god their not hackers or that would be super-awkward. I'm looking forward to this film's premiere as Sony has taken a lot of heat for leaked emails that reveal Sony employees hold a low opinion of Adam Sandler and the films he churns out for them. So, the real question is which viral infection will Adam Sandler choose to avoid doing press for Sony's Pixels? Not every actor can »

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Pac-Man, Space Invaders and more are unleashed in these posters for Pixels

16 December 2014 3:10 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

If Wreck-it Ralph and The Lego Movie are any indication, audiences dig films that make them feel like a kid again, especially when childhood favorite games are utilized. Chris Columbus (Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone, Home Alone) aims to take advantage of that wave of nostalgia with his latest picture, Pixels. The story will revolve around aliens that misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war. In retaliation, they attack the Earth using the games »

- Sean Wist

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