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You need to see Tetris and Donkey Kong vs Adam Sandler in crazy new Pixels trailer

3 July 2015 11:39 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The latest teaser for Adam Sandler's science fiction comedy Pixels turns Tetris and Donkey Kong into Earth's worst enemies.

The premise for Harry Potter director Chris Columbus's new movie is that alien invaders attempt to conquer earth by pitting our favourite '80s video game characters against us.

Naturally, Us president Will Cooper (Kevin James) has no choice but to call in the planet's best gamers - Sandler, Josh Gad and Peter Dinklage - to take down these invading aliens.

Our heroes get a little boost when they're joined by the army's chief weapons developer Violet van Patten ( True Detective star Michelle Monaghan).

The comedy was written by Timothy Dowling and Sandler's long-time collaborator Tim Herlihy, a former Saturday Night Live writer.

Pixels opens on July 24 in the Us and August 12 in the UK. Watch a previous trailer below: »

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Meet Josh Gad’s Ludlow Lamonsoff in Pixels featurette

29 June 2015 6:36 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Over the past week we’ve seen a couple of character vignettes for Pixels featuring Ashley Benson’s Lady Lisa and Peter Dinklage’s Eddie ‘The Fire Blaster’ Plant, and now Sony has debuted another featurette, which introduces us to Ludlow Lamonsoff, played by Josh Gad

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, »

- Gary Collinson

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Sherlock Holmes: 10 offbeat takes on the Great Detective

29 June 2015 5:49 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From spoofs to point-and-click adventure games, here are 10 of the most memorable unusual incarnations of Sherlock Holmes...

We don’t know a great deal about the content of the 90-minute Sherlock special set to air later this year, but one thing has emerged from the set photos and tantalising titbits of information we’ve seen so far. Sherlock Holmes and John Watson will be in nineteenth-century garb, pitching them back into the setting of the legendary detective’s original adventures: 1895, to be precise. Why that happens is as yet unclear, but all will be revealed.

For those still craving their Holmes fix in the meantime, the new film Mr. Holmes offers us Ian McKellen’s take on the character, musing upon an old case as he looks back on his long career from the vantage point of retirement. Jonny Lee Miller’s ultra-modern, Us-based Sherlock will be entering his fourth »

- louisamellor

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More Footage From "Pixels"

26 June 2015 12:12 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek more new footage from director Chris Columbus' live-action comedy 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..."

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

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- Michael Stevens

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Meet the Arcade Heroes in New Featurettes for Sony's 'Pixels' Movie

24 June 2015 11:43 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"The greatest hits of arcade game characters in one movie - it's pretty insane." Sony has debuted a set of featurettes for Pixels, the video game invasion movie still due out this summer. The first one introduces us to the "arcade heroes" that we follow - Adam Sandler as Sam Brenner, Peter Dinklage as Eddie Plant, Josh Gad as Ludlow Lamonsoff, and Michelle Monaghan as Lt. Col. Violet Van Patten. Kevin James also co-stars. The other featurette focuses on Ashley Benson as Lady Lisa, another video game character come to life. She plays a badass villain of sorts, fighting Ludlow with swords most of the time. From Sony: "Watch the cast of Pixels describe what it was like working with their favorite 80s arcade characters." Enjoy! Check out these two featurettes for Chris Columbus' Pixels - one about the "Arcade Heroes" + "Lady Lisa": Pixels is directed by Chris Columbus (Home Alone, »

- Alex Billington

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Annual Coney Island 'Flicks on the Beach' Screening Series Kicks Off July 6th with The Terminator

24 June 2015 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

On Mondays during July and August, a giant 40-foot inflatable screen turns the Coney Island beach at West 10th Street into an outdoor movie theater offering a mix of modern, classic, and indie movies. This year's great lineup for the fifth annual Coney Island Flicks on the Beach, presented by Alliance for Coney Island, Rooftop Films and NYC & Company, includes: July 6 - The Terminator (James Cameron, 1984) July 13 - The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson) July 20 - The Goonies (Richard Donner) July 27 - Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom (Steven Spielberg) August 3 - Big Hero 6 (Don Hall, Chris Williams) August 10 - Mrs. Doubtfire (Chris Columbus) August 17 - Guardians Of The Galaxy (James Gunn) August 24 - Tba To find out more info visit http://www.coneyislandfunguide.com »

- Pietro Filipponi

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‘Tallulah’ begins NYC shoot

23 June 2015 2:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Tammy Blanchard and Zachary Quinto are among a slew of new cast to join Route One Entertainment and Ocean Blue Entertainment’s dramatic comedy Tallulah, which has begun shooting in New York City.

Additional arrivals who join the previously announced Ellen Page and Allison Janney are Evan Jonigkeit, David Zayas, Uzo Aduba and John Benjamin Hickey.

Good Universe handles international sales and ICM Partners represents Us rights.

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.

Route One and Ocean Blue finance Tallulah and Heather Rae is producing with Route One CEO Russell Levine, Maiden Voyage’s Chris Columbus and Eleanor Columbus and Todd Traina

The production »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Tammy Blanchard, Evan Jonigkeit Join Ellen Page’s ‘Tallulah’

23 June 2015 11:50 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Into the Woods” star Tammy Blanchard and Evan Jonigkeit from “X-Men: Days of Future Past” are joining Ellen Page and Allison Janney in the dramedy “Tallulah.”

Sian Heder is directing from her screenplay about a free spirit who everybody thinks has kidnapped a baby after she rescues the child from her reckless mother. The project was unveiled during Cannes and has started shooting in New York City.

Zachary Quinto, Uzo Aduba, David Zayas and John Benjamin Hickey round out the cast.

Route One Entertainment is financing, and Heather Rae is producing along with Route One’s CEO Russell Levine, Maiden Voyage’s Chris Columbus and Eleanor Columbus, and Todd Traina. Ocean Blue Entertainment is also financing. The production is partnering with Cutting Edge Group and Michael Lloyd to create songs inspired by the screenplay.

ICM Partners is handling domestic rights, while Good Universe is handling foreign rights.

Blanchard is represented »

- Dave McNary

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Ashley Benson is Lady Lisa in new Pixels featurette

20 June 2015 1:35 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following on from yesterday’s poster, a new featurette has arrived online for the upcoming sci-fi comedy Pixels featuring Ashley Benson as Lady Lisa. Check it out below…

See Also: New poster, featurette and TV spot for Pixels

See Also: Adam Sandler takes on Donkey Kong in Pixels trailer

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, »

- Gary Collinson

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'Pixels' Preview Teases 80s Video Game Characters and Epic Ending

19 June 2015 2:17 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Following yesterday's sneak peek that gave us more insight into Ashley Benson's Lady Lisa, Sony Pictures has released a new preview for Pixels, arriving in theaters July 24. Pixels stars Peter Dinklage, Kevin James, Josh Gad and Michelle Monaghan describe what it was like working with their favorite 80s video game characters who are brought to life. We also hear from crew members such as property master Timothy Wiles, who explained that the plush version of Q-Bert was a big hit on set.

Director Chris Columbus teases that the end of Pixels presents a world that includes practically every 1980s video game character ever, while others explain that the production tried to stay true to the essence of these games, as we see a scene where Adam Sandler's character explains that you have to shoot each Centipede in the head. As kids in the 1980s, Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler »

- MovieWeb

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‘Astronaut Wives Club’ Creator Stephanie Savage Grows Up from ‘Gossip Girl’

18 June 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

It’s easy to dismiss ABC’s “The Astronaut Wives Club” as just another sudser, but the limited series based on Lily Koppel’s chronicles of the Mercury Seven astronauts’ wives has more lurking in its atmosphere. Ahead of its premiere, creator Stephanie Savage (“Gossip Girl,” “Hart of Dixie,” “The O.C.”) talks to Variety about how her show differs from the similarly set “Mad Men,” how it’s made her grow beyond her teen-skewing roots and how a race to put the series on the air last year would have resulted in a crash and burn.

The Astronaut Wives Club” premieres at 8 p.m. June 18 on ABC.

Why did you decide to do a period story?

I love the period [of the 1960s]. I’m thrilled that I’m able to tell a story set in that time period for a broadcast network. Just for myself personally, I love the fashion and the music and the design. »

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Here's an Exclusive Look at the New 'Home Alone' Storybook

18 June 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Chris Columbus's Christmas classic "Home Alone" is getting a whole new look.

Kevin McAllister's unsupervised holiday adventure (he was forgotten by his family, remember?) has been reimagined as the colorful, lesson-filled "Home Alone: The Classic Illustrated Storybook" -- and we just happen to have an exclusive peek at some of its pages. In the preview above, you can see Kevin hanging stockings with care, coming to the amazing conclusion that he's somehow made his parents disappear, and watch one of his now-epic booby traps come to life on the page.

Published by Quirk Books and illustrated by Kim Smith, "Home Alone: The Classic Illustrated Storybook" hits shelves (and e-readers) on October 20th, just in time for the holidays.

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- Rachel Horner

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139 movie sequels currently in the works

18 June 2015 3:33 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From Zoolander 2 to 23 Jump Street, with 100s in-between. Here's our rundown of the assorted movie sequels in the works...

Think Hollywood is bereft of original ideas? You just might after this. Here's our look at the assorted movie sequels currently in the works. Since we last did a list like this, we've dropped films that seem to have died a death - Wanted 2, Spring Breakers 2 - but we'll keep this rundown up to date over the coming month.

Without further ado...

23 Jump Street

Sony is pressing ahead with a third Jump Street movie, as well as a possible Jump Street vs Men In Black film, and a female-headlined spin-off. For 23 Jump Street specifically, Rodney Rothman is back and working on the script (he wrote the second one). It's unclear yet if Chris Miller and Phil Lord can find breathing space in their schedule to direct. Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill are both expected back, »

- simonbrew

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Donkey Kong, Centipede & Q-Bert are showcased in this new Pixels featurette

17 June 2015 9:44 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Director Chris Columbus (Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone, Home Alone) hasn't directed a film for theaters since 2010's Percy Jackson, and if Wreck-it Ralph proved anything, it's that audiences like to see video games in their feature films. Pixels aims to bring arcade classics into a live-action realm as aliens assimilate arcade heroes and villains in order to destroy us. Sounds... Read More »

- Sean Wist

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Pixels TV Spot Reveals New Footage

17 June 2015 7:49 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Sony Pictures has released a new TV spot for director Chris Columbus’ upcoming action-comedy Pixels. The film 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. This TV spot offers up a tiny bit of new footage, including a look at the movie’s iteration of Paperboy. But for the most part it hinges on the same clips we’ve been seeing for the past few months now, including that Pac-Man scene that’s starting to get pretty old. But maybe it’s a good thing that Sony hasn’t showed off too much from the film just yet—though the most recent trailer did seem to reveal the movie’s big third act set piece. Check out the new TV spot below, »

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New poster, featurette and TV spot for Pixels

17 June 2015 2:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With E3 in full swing, it’s probably a good time for Sony to drop a new London poster, TV spot and ‘Arcade Characters’ featurette for the upcoming sci-fi comedy Pixels, which sees Adam Sandler leading a team of gamers in an effort to save the world from alien invaders who unleash iconic video game characters as weapons…

See Also: Adam Sandler takes on Donkey Kong in Pixels trailer

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. »

- Gary Collinson

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More New Footage From "Pixels"

16 June 2015 6:12 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek more new TV spot footage from director Chris Columbus' live-action comedy 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..."

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

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- Michael Stevens

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Plenty Of Awesome New Footage In Latest TV Spot For Pixels

16 June 2015 5:18 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 TV spot? »

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‘Minions,’ ‘Pixels,’ ‘Terminator Genisys’ Join Croatia’s Pula Film Festival Lineup

15 June 2015 1:53 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Kyle Balda and Pierre Coffin’s “Minions,” Chris Columbus’ “Pixels” and “Terminator Genisys,” which stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Emilia Clarke, are among the films selected to play at Croatia’s Pula Film Festival.

The international program competition includes George Ovashvili’s “Corn Island,” which won at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival; Jacques Audiard’s Palme d’Or winner “Dheepan”; Gabriel Ripstein’s “600 Miles,” winner of the Berlin Film Festival’s first feature award; and Alante Kavaite’s “The Summer of Sangaile,” which won the Sundance Film Festival’s world cinema dramatic directing award.

Fourteen films play in the competition section of the international program, and 14 features have been selected for the Croatian films program, which were chosen from the 28 movies submitted.

The fest is headed by Gordana Restovic, and the festival board includes Hrvoje Puksec, Mike Downey and Tanja Milicic.

Downey, who is also deputy chairman of the European Film Academy, »

- Leo Barraclough

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Pula fest unveils 2015 line-up

15 June 2015 1:55 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Innovations include showing Utopia as part of first TV offering at a Croatian festival.

Croatia’s Pula Film Festival (July 18-25) has announced the programme for its 62nd edition.

The Croatian programme saw 75 films submitted - 28 features, 47 shorts - of which 14 features, including Cannes hit The High Sun by Dalibor Matanić, and 16 shorts were selected. 

The International Competition includes 14 features, and 12 shorts out of competition. 

Pula will be the first festival in Croatia to show a TV series, Dennis Kelly’s UK production Utopia.

Other features to play out of competition include three Us crowdpleasers: Minions by Kyle Balda and Pierre Coffin; Pixels by Chris Columbus; and Terminator Genisys by Alan Taylor

Pula’s offerings also include the Short Matters short programme presented with the European Film Academy; the Dizalica strand for 16-to 21 year-olds; and the children’s programme Pulica.

Croatian Features We Will Be The World Champions, Darko Bajić The Girls - Life of Another, Andrea »

- wendy.mitchell@screendaily.com (Wendy Mitchell)

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