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Pac-Man’s A Bad Guy In First Pixels Clip

21 May 2015 7:53 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

I’m more divided on Pixels than on any other blockbuster hitting screens this summer. On one hand, it boasts Chris Columbus at the helm, and initial trailers have made the alien-invasion action-comedy seem like quite a lot of fun. But on the other hand, it has both Adam Sandler and Kevin James, two of the most detestable comedians working in Hollywood today. Here’s hoping that their distinctively lazy brand of comedy doesn’t derail the movie.

In honor of the 35th anniversary of Pac-Man, Sony has unveiled a new clip from the flick, which isn’t really anything more than an extension of a scene we already saw in one of the film’s earlier trailers, involving Denis Akiyama as Pac-Man creator Tōru Iwatani. Still, it’s the only moment from the preview that really warranted any laughs, so there’s no harm in the studio sending it our way once more. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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More Footage From "Pixels"

20 May 2015 8:06 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek more footage from director Chris Columbus' live-action comedy feature "Pixels", including popular video game characters, 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..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Pixels"...

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- Michael Stevens

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Never Ever F*** With 'Pac-Man'; Hilarious New Clip From Pixels Released

20 May 2015 4:57 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

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 (Kevin James) has to call on his childhood best friend, '80s video game champion Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), now a home theater installer, to lead a team of old-school arcaders (Peter Dinklage & Josh Gad) to defeat the aliens and save the planet. Michelle Monaghan plays the team's unique weapons specialist. Directed by Chris ColumbusPixels stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage, and Michelle Monaghan, and is set to be released on July 24th. What do you think of this first clip? »

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Pixels Gets A First Clip To Celebrate Pac-man’s 35th Birthday

20 May 2015 1:42 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

On May 22, 2015, Pac-man – one of the most iconic videogame characters in history – will celebrate his 35th birthday.

With the character coming to the big screen this summer in Sony Pictures’ Pixels, the studio is joining in to celebrate with a global birthday party of epic proportions.  In cities around the world and online, film talent will join with moviegoers and special guests to celebrate with birthday cakes, free play of the Pac-man arcade game, and special events localized to each city.

Pixels is set for release in theaters nationwide on July 24, 2015.

As kids in the 1980s, Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), Will Cooper (Kevin James), Ludlow Lamonsoff (Josh Gad), and Eddie “The Fire Blaster” Plant (Peter Dinklage) saved the world thousands of times – at 25 cents a game in the video arcades.  Now, they’re going to have to do it for real.

In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens discover video feeds of »

- Michelle McCue

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How the year 2012 helped redefine blockbuster movies

20 May 2015 11:43 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

2012: the year the movie universe sparked, Universal struggled, and young adult adaptations really took off...

The big blockbusters of summer 2011 were the ones that followed fairly straightforward rules. The majority of them were sequels in linear movie franchises - Harry Potter, Transformers, Pirates Of The Caribbean, Fast & Furious - and it felt for the most part like a template was being followed.

Sure, there were surprises. Bridesmaids broke through and proved to be a massive R-rated hit. X-Men: First Class, meanwhile, came through unscathed - and in fine shape - from its reboot, whilst Jj Abrams took us temporarily back to the 1980s with Super 8. But other than that, the pattern was set: the big, pre-ordained films took the lion's share of the cash, and regular sequels were the order of the day.

The signs of change were there in 2011, of course. Thor was a bigger hit than most were expecting, »

- simonbrew

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New Trailer for Adam Sandler's Pixels Action Comedy

20 May 2015 4:04 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Sony Pictures just unveiled a new trailer for its upcoming "Pixels" action comedy, starring Adam Sandler, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Monaghan, Josh Gad and Kevin James. Check it 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. Trailer: »

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Pixels: new trailer for Adam Sandler vs videogames movie

19 May 2015 10:34 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Pixels stars Adam Sandler, Pac-Man, Kevin James, Donkey Kong, Peter Dinklage and Space Invaders. Here's the trailer...

Sony and Adam Sandler might just have a hit on their hands with this one. Pixels, which arrives in cinemas in July, see Sandler and his chums (played by Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage and, yep, Kevin James) becoming experts at videogames in the 1980s. Fast forward to the present day, and aliens discover feeds of said videogames, and decide that the planet Earth has declared war. As such gaming experts are required to lead the fight back, with the help of some iconic videogame characters.

Pixels, then, weaves in the likes of Pac-Man, Donkey Kong and Space Invaders, and also features in its cast Ashley Benson, Michelle Monaghan and Brian Cox. Directing is Chris Columbus.

A new trailer for the film has arrived, which gives further examples of how gaming characters and live action are weaving together. »

- simonbrew

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Ellen Page, Allison Janney to star in 'Tallulah'

19 May 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Ellen Page and Allison Janney will star in Route One Entertainment’s dramatic comedy, with Good Universe has been touting to buyers on the Croisette.

Sian Heder will direct Tallulah from her screenplay about a free spirit whom everybody thinks has kidnapped a baby after she rescues the child from her reckless mother.

The woman pretends the baby is hers with the mother of her ex-boyfriend. When the baby is returned to her rightful mother the three women forge an unbreakable bond. ICM Partners represents Us rights.

Production is lined up for June, with Heather Rae producing alongside Route One CEO Russell Levine, Maiden Voyage’s Chris Columbus and Eleanor Columbus and Todd Traina.

Route One is the financier with Ocean Blue Entertainment on board as co-financier.

“We believe in emotionally charged stories with universal themes,” said Levine. “This project has award-winning talent teamed up with a gifted young writer-director who wrote a brilliant script.

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Adam Sandler And Josh Gad Lead The Gaming Champions In Second Pixels Trailer

19 May 2015 9:14 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Adam Sandler and his fellow gamers must save the world from Pac-man, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Centipede, and Space Invaders in the second trailer for Pixels.

As kids in the 1980s, Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), Will Cooper (Kevin James), Ludlow Lamonsoff (Josh Gad), and Eddie “The Fire Blaster” Plant (Peter Dinklage) saved the world thousands of times – at 25 cents a game in the video arcades.

Now, they’re going to have to do it for real.

In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens discover video feeds of classic arcade games and misinterpret them as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth, using the video games as the models for their assaults — and now-u.S. President Cooper must call on his old-school arcade friends to save the world from being destroyed by Pac-man, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Centipede, and Space Invaders.

Joining them is Lt. Col. Violet Van Patten (Michelle Monaghan), a specialist supplying »

- Michelle McCue

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Even More Video Game Icons Appear In New Trailer For Pixels Starring Adam Sandler

19 May 2015 11:08 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

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 (Kevin James) has to call on his childhood best friend, '80s video game champion Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), now a home theater installer, to lead a team of old-school arcaders (Peter Dinklage & Josh Gad) to defeat the aliens and save the planet. Michelle Monaghan plays the team's unique weapons specialist. Directed by Chris ColumbusPixels stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage, and Michelle Monaghan, and is set to be released on July 24th. What do you think of this new trailer? »

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New ‘Pixels’ Trailer: Kevin James Kills a Smurf as Video Game Champions Unite

19 May 2015 9:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

By now, you probably know if you’re going to see Pixels or not. Directed by Chris Columbus, the film stars Adam Sandler, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, Kevin James and Michelle Monaghan as former video game champions who are asked to save the world when real life video game characters invade Earth. Think Independence Day starring the cast […]

The post New ‘Pixels’ Trailer: Kevin James Kills a Smurf as Video Game Champions Unite appeared first on /Film. »

- Germain Lussier

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Q*Bert, Donkey Kong And More Star In Latest Trailer For Adam Sandler’s Pixels

19 May 2015 9:07 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

What’s old is new again in the latest trailer for Chris ColumbusPixels, which sees Adam Sandler and his gang of friends witness the earth come under siege from the very video game character they grew up with.

From Donkey Kong to Q*Bert, Pac-Man to Space Invaders, the clip is as bombastic as it is nostalgic, with a hoard of extraterrestrials misinterpreting our intergalactic search for intelligent life. Now, having travelled light years to find us, the aliens declare war on humanity leaving President Will Cooper (Paul Blart: Mall Cop star Kevin James) to call upon his childhood friends in order to prevent mass extinction at the hands of, well, malevolent pixels.

And so, it isn’t long before Cooper is joined by the greatest video game champs of the ’80s, replete with all of the old stereotypes one would expect from the generation. Alongside Adam Sandler’s »

- Michael Briers

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This international trailer for Pixels gives us more video game mayhem

19 May 2015 8:53 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

I do not have much hope for the quality of Pixels. Sure, Chris Columbus is a competent filmmaker and the best one Adam Sandler has worked with in years, but..it's Adam Sandler and Kevin James. Between Sandler's last decade of films and both of the Paul Blart movies, I am not confident that Pixels is going to be more than another lowbrow comedy with a wasted concept. Still, this new international trailer for the scifi comedy gives me a glimmer of hope. Sandler looks to have his man-child »

- Alex Maidy

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New trailer for Pixels sees Adam Sandler take on Donkey Kong

19 May 2015 8:46 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following the first trailer a couple of months ago, Sony have dropped a new trailer for Pixels, which sees Adam Sandler (Grown Ups 2) take on classic 80s arcade characters like Donkey Kong and Pac-Man.

Check out the trailer below:

Pixels is directed by Chris Columbus (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone) and also stars Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Kevin James (Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2), Jane Krakowski (30 Rock), Michelle Monaghan (Playing it Cool), Sean Bean (Jupiter Ascending), Josh Gad (Frozen) and Brian Cox (The Bourne Identity). Listen to the Flickering Myth Podcast review of the first trailer using the player below:

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- Luke Owen

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The New Pixels Trailer Is Somehow Even More Outrageous

19 May 2015 8:41 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

If you.ve ever had nightmares or apocalyptic visions where giant, pixelated, 1980s videogame characters come down from space and wreck up the joint, your premonitions are about to come true. At least in the world of Chris Columbus. latest Pixels, which just dropped a shiny new trailer that takes everything we.ve seen so far to absurd new levels. The basic premise of the Adam Sandler-starring sci-fi comedy is that, all the way back in 1982, Nasa launched a time capsule into space. It was full of artifacts of our culture, including videogames, intended as a message of peace to any alien intelligence that may be lurking out in the depths of space. The message was received and taken so, so wrong, and some kind of extraterrestrial presence attacks, using those very same beloved, if somewhat blocky characters as tools of destruction. Of course, the only way to stop »

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Smash More Pixels in Full-Length Trailer for Sony's 'Pixels' Movie

19 May 2015 8:33 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"We've never faced a threat like this before." Sony has debuted the second, full-length trailer for Pixels, the video game action adventure creation starring Adam Sandler and Kevin James and Pac-Man. It also stars Peter Dinklage, Michelle Monaghan, Josh Gad, and Sean Bean. After a fun teaser trailer, they finally explain more of the plot in thist railer, introducing each of the vintage arcade players who will take on these video game invaders (this does seem a bit similar to that "Futurama" episode). Pixels does look like it's going to be fun to watch, I'll give it that. I just hope the humor isn't so bad, but you never know. Enjoy! Here's the second trailer for Chris Columbus' Pixels, direct from Sony Pictures: Pixels is directed by Chris Columbus (Home Alone, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone) and written by Timothy Dowling (Role Models, This Means War) and Adam Sandler, »

- Alex Billington

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New Pixels Trailer: Adam Sandler vs. Pac-man, Donkey Kong and More

19 May 2015 8:25 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

We got a tease of what goes down when aliens attack Earth using characters from classic arcade games in the first Pixels trailer, but now it's time to meet the folks called upon to take them on, the President's (Kevin James) old-school arcade friends Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), Ludlow Lamonsoff (Josh Gad) and Eddie “The Fire Blaster” Plant (Peter Dinklage). Check out the brand new Pixels trailer below. The film also stars Michelle Monaghan and Brian Cox, and is due in theaters on July 24th. Aliens in the form of video game characters are invading Earth? Sounds like a job for the Nerds @PixelsMovie https://t.co/RLqLG4zFs0— Josh Gad (@joshgad) May 19, 2015 Turning the world into a giant video game isn't safe for anyone, not even a Smurf!  Though the new trailer has recycled some content from the first, like the ending, overall it gives a better (as in, »

- Allison Keene

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Watch: Your Favorite ‘80s Arcade Game Characters Try & Kill Adam Sandler & Friends In 2 New ‘Pixels’ Trailers

19 May 2015 8:20 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The premise is simple: aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games as a hostile act of war and so in preemptive retaliation, they send characters including Pac Man, Donkey Kong, the Space Invaders and more, from those same video games back to destroy earth. Call it a high concept comedy that taps into arcade nostalgia for the 1980s and the golden age of video games. If it sounds silly, well, it is an Adam Sandler film. Written by Tim Herlihy, a frequent collaborator of the actor, Sandler haters should know, it’s also coming from the mind of Chris Columbus, the crowd-pleasing four-quadrant director of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone” (2001), “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” (2002), “Mrs. Doubtfire” (1993) and “Home Alone” (1990) to name a few. The movie stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Monaghan, Brian Cox, Ashley Benson, and Jane Krakowski. The human »

- Edward Davis

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Donkey Kong goes on the rampage in the new trailer for Adam Sandler's Pixels

19 May 2015 8:05 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Donkey Kong, Pac-Man and all your favourite video game characters go on the rampage in the new trailer for Pixels.

The Adam Sandler comedy blockbuster also features Space Invaders and Frogger, who are dispatched by aliens to invade Earth after they mistake classic video games for a declaration of war.

The story kicks into gear when Us President Kevin James assembles a team of old-school arcade players and his childhood best friend, an ex-video game champ played by Adam Sandler, to defeat the extraterrestrial threat.

Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad and Michelle Monaghan co-star in the film, which is directed by Home Alone and Harry Potter's Chris Columbus.

Pixels is based on a video game-based short film by Patrick Jean, which became a viral sensation in 2010. Watch the full film below:

Pixels the feature film will open on July 25 in the Us and August 12 in the UK. »

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Donkey Kong goes on the rampage in the new trailer for Pixels

19 May 2015 8:05 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Donkey Kong, Pac-Man and all your favourite video game characters go on the rampage in the new trailer for Pixels.

The Adam Sandler comedy blockbuster also features Space Invaders and Frogger, who are dispatched by aliens to invade Earth after they mistake classic video games for a declaration of war.

The story kicks into gear when Us President Kevin James assembles a team of old-school arcade players and his childhood best friend, an ex-video game champ played by Adam Sandler, to defeat the extraterrestrial threat.

Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad and Michelle Monaghan co-star in the film, which is directed by Home Alone and Harry Potter's Chris Columbus.

Pixels is based on a video game-based short film by Patrick Jean, which became a viral sensation in 2010. Watch the full film below:

Pixels the feature film will open on July 25 in the Us and August 12 in the UK. »

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