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I’ve been keeping a distant eye on the progress of Pixels for nearly five years now and, no, that doesn’t make me better – It makes me a little obsessive – but it’s still looking like a lot of fun.
Although Pixels doesn’t hit UK cinemas until August 2015, we’ve got a moving set of banners and then scroll down for a closer look. The film stars Peter Dinklage, Sean Bean, Michelle Monaghan and Adam Sandler, and tells the story of videogame experts, recruited by the military to fight 1980s-era video game characters who have attacked New York – Oh yes.
Check it out below and also click here for the previous look at the team.
Pixels opens in the UK next August, 2015. »
- Dan Bullock
“What are we talking about? I’m lost,” says Paul Thomas Anderson midway through a lunch interview, as he runs a hand quizzically through his unkempt brown hair. It’s a reminder that a conversation with Anderson can be akin to one of his own movies: a jam-packed jostle of characters, ideas, exuberant digressions and narrative curlicues that somehow align to form an inimitable whole. Still picking through his appetizer course, Anderson has already held forth on his love for Lena Dunham, “The Hunger Games,” his inability to read books that friends give him as gifts, and his habit of walking on the outer edges of his feet. But mostly, we are talking about “Inherent Vice,” Anderson’s seventh feature film — the first-ever authorized screen adaptation of a novel by Nobel Prize-winning author Thomas Pynchon.
The movie, bowing Dec. 12 in limited release, and opening wide Jan. 9, returns Anderson to a »
- Scott Foundas
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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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
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) »
If you're any kind of fan of old-school arcade games like Space Invaders, Pac-Man and Donkey Kong, then you have to be looking forward to Pixels, due out July 24, 2015. In it, a legion of space aliens misinterpret video feeds featuring classic arcade games as a declaration of war and decide to use those same games against us in an invasion of our planet. Naturally it's up to an old arcade champion (Adam Sandler) and a group of misfit gamers (lead by Peter Dinklage and Josh Gad) if the planet stands any chance against its... er, space invaders. Check out this great set of posters for the film that play off its themes by showing some of our favorite retro arcade characters destroying popular spots around the globe. As a bonus, here's...
- Erik Davis
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, »
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
Sure, those of us who celebrate Hanukkah get eight crazy nights of lighting the menorah, presents and parental guilt, but you know what we don't get? Literally hundreds of songs, television specials, or commercials about our December (sometimes November) holiday. Also, Christmas trees.
We're all for Santa Claus and Christmas miracles, but sometimes Jewish kids just want to feel the pop culture love too. Luckily, we've been given that gift on a few occasions. Put on your yarmulkes -- it's time to celebrate the eight best times Maccabees got a little love on TV.
1. The O.C.
All hail the greatest holiday of all: Chrismukkah! For four glorious seasons, we swooned over Seth Ezekiel Cohen's inventive day and the mad joy with which he celebrated it. Seth and his best friend/adopted brother Ryan Atwood never had to choose between celebrating Christmas or Hanukkah, and Jesus and Moses were always on their side to save them from »
Sony's Adam Sandler starring film about alien invaders using retro video games to take over the world, Pixels, is set to hit theaters next month, and today they've released a series of posters showing your childhood favorites menacing various locales around the world. Come inside to check them out!
Aside from a couple images of the human characters around the time of Sdcc, we haven't seen much of Sony's upcoming film, Pixels. We know it's about aliens who are attacking Earth using characters from classic video game series, and a team of expert arcade champions (including Sandler, Peter Dinklage, and Josh Gad) are tasked with saving the world. It's a goofy premise, but honestly, it could be a lot of fun too.
The posters are pretty neat, and evoke a certain nostalgia, though pixellated attackers don't necessarily fit in with the backgrounds of the posters. I'm chalking that up to poor photoshopping, »
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
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 »
Amy Pascal has led Sony Pictures for more than a decade. She’s endured activist investor Daniel Loeb’s calls for her head and the twin disasters that were “After Earth” and “White House Down.” She’s experienced the highs of the first “Spider-Man” trilogy and the lows of a Senate investigation into the torture depictions in “Zero Dark Thirty.” She’s developed a reputation for her shrewd creative sensibility, and has surprised people by her willingness to dispatch key lieutenants when it was expedient. She’s a survivor.
The hourglass may be running out on her time at Sony, however. The devastating hack attack has exposed emails that could jeopardize Pascal’s relationships with key talent throughout the industry. Most damaging from a public relations perspective is a series of racially-charged jokes Pascal made with producer Scott Rudin, during which the two suggested that President Barack Obama must enjoy “Django Unchained, »
- Brent Lang
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
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 (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 and Josh Gad) to defeat the aliens and save the planet.
Pixels is set to hit theatres July 24, 2015.
Source: Official Facebook Page »
- Philip Sticco
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.) »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
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
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.
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
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
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 James. Pixels opens in theaters on July 24, 2015. Posters via Yahoo! »
- Adam Chitwood
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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